The first trailer for Good Omens makes the apocalypse look delightful

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens is a book that I've revisited many times over the years. Each time that I do, it feels like I'm spending time with an old friend: nothing much has changed since the last time that we saw each other, but I enjoy the book's presence in my life, nonetheless.

The first trailer for Amazon's Good Omens doesn't give me those feels. That's not a bad thing. The mini-series, staring Michael Sheen and David Tennant as Aziraphale and Crowley, feels vital and expansive compared to the cozy confines of the novel I've enjoyed so often over the past few decades. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the production interprets the work.

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David Tennant basically recorded ASMR for cats and dogs

Here’s something you didn’t know you needed: Former Doctor Who star David Tennant reciting relaxing passages to soothe stressed out house pets. The British insurance company More Than created the two films, which are “scientifically designed with the intention of reducing stress caused by fireworks and loud noises.” There’s one for dogs and one for cats, but they both work equally well for humans battling post-election stress too.

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David Tennant makes an adorable Star Wars droid

I know I just posted about Star Wars, but I really can't help myself after reading this story. Former Gallifreyan Doctor David Tennant lent his voice to a droid character named Huyang for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. His episode, "A Test of Strength," will air this Saturday, November 10 at 9:30 AM on Cartoon Network. (For now, at least. Due to the Disney/Lucasfilm deal, the show is expected to end its five-season run in 2013, then move to Disney XD.) In the meantime, watch an exclusive clip at IGN. You will probably agree that Tennant is pretty much perfect as a droid.

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