Need a 'CSI' fix?

Cary Ashby
Mar 29, 2010

 

Truthfully you'll have to do that by watching reruns. I'd recommend Spike TV, where you're more likely to see episodes from previous seasons.

 

But there has been a small amount of "CSI" news recently:

 

• William Peterson (Grissom) is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. (Why, I don't know, but there it is. I mean what has he done besides play Grissom since the show started?) Other notables getting the star treatment whom I believe actually are more deserving: Hugh Jackman, Cameron Diaz, Robert Downey Jr., Tim Burton, Kyra Sedgwick and The Village People. Discuss.

 

• So you're missing Warrick after he got killed off at the end of the season? Have no fear since actor Gary Dourdan voices Gotham Police Detective Crispus Allen in the PG-13 animated movie (technically a series of six shorts), "Batman: Gotham Knight." (Check out my March 20 blog for more on the yet-to-be released DVD.)

 

Over at www.blackfilm.com, Dourdan gave an interview about his involvement in the project. Here's what he said when asked what attracted him to do Crispus Allen's voice: "What got me to do this character was the project, the animation. I always wanted to do more animation voiceover stuff, so the opportunity came along and I jumped on it. Plus, it’s a Batman project so how could I say no." Click here for the full enchilada.

 

Thanks to Warner Bros. Home Video, I got an advanced copy of the "Gotham Knight" DVD on Monday and have managed to all but the last few minutes of the last adventure. Allen is in three of the adventures. He goes from being someone who virtually spits when calling Batman a "vigilante" to checking in with the Dark Knight when a marksman comes to town, much like his boss: Lt. Jim Gordon, the head of the Major Crimes Unit in which Allen serves.

 

Once I've seen all the episodes (I might rewatch them if I have a chance) and the extras (a preview for an upcoming Wonder Woman animated movie!), I'll be sure to write an in-depth review — as promised in my May 22 blog. It's a unique, yet thoughtful approach to Batman. Check back here for more.