Michael Bay: My Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Will Be Aliens

Videos Highlighting The Latest Search Trends.
March 20 2012 5:20 PM

Michael Bay: My Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Will Be Aliens

If Michael Bay has anything to say about it, turtle power now comes from alien planets, not radioactive waste in the sewer.

The bombastic movie director is getting lots of heat today from fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, for suggesting he may adjust the origin story of karate [[missing word?]] Donatello, Rafael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo in the upcoming remake of the ’90s franchise.

Advertisement

Angry TMNT fans got a little backup with the help of Robbie Rist, the voice actor for Michelangelo. In a comment that perhaps matched the quick temper of his old character, Rist suggested Bay was “sodomizing” the story about heroes in the half shell.

What’s next? Splinter is a giant chinchilla instead of a rat sensei? April O’Neal is a reality-TV star? At least there’s one thing from the original movie that could use an improvement: Michael Bay will hopefully get a better musical cameo than Vanilla Ice.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

Even by Russian Standards, Moscow’s Anti-War March Was Surprisingly Grim

I Wrote a Novel Envisioning a Nigerian Space Program. Then I Learned Nigeria Actually Has One.

The Best Thing About the People’s Climate March in NYC

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

John Oliver Debunks the Miss America Pageant’s Claim That It Gives Out $45 Million in Scholarships

Trending News Channel
Sept. 20 2014 11:13 AM Watch Flashes of Lightning Created in a Lab  
  News & Politics
The World
Sept. 22 2014 12:30 PM Turkey Just Got Forty-Six Hostages Back From ISIS. How Did That Happen?
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 22 2014 12:44 PM The U.S. Is So, So Far Behind Europe on Clean Energy
  Life
The Shortcut
Sept. 22 2014 12:31 PM Down With Loose Laces A simple trick to tighten your running shoes for good.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 22 2014 12:29 PM Escaping the Extreme Christian Fundamentalism of "Quiverfull"
  Slate Plus
Science
Sept. 22 2014 8:08 AM Slate Voice: “Why Is So Much Honey Clover Honey?” Mike Vuolo shares the story of your honey.
  Arts
Behold
Sept. 22 2014 1:10 PM One Photographer’s Beautiful and Devastating Response to Climate Change
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 22 2014 12:14 PM Family Court Rules That You Can Serve Someone With Legal Papers Over Facebook
  Health & Science
Science
Sept. 22 2014 12:15 PM The Changing Face of Climate Change Will the leaders of the People’s Climate March now lead the movement?
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.