August 16, 2012

Nerd News: Expendables 3, 80s Star Wars illustrations, new webseries and more

Vol. 3, Issue 33

Good morning, friends. I am sleepy, and therefore without much in the way of wit, so let's jump right in.

In TV news:

Here's a new teaser for Revolution:

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Here are a few new webseries(es) you might find interesting:
  • Star Trek: Secret Voyage fills in the gap between the Original Series and the first motion picture.
  • Batgirl: Spoiled, about Stephanie Brown's stint as Batgirl.
  • Save the Supers, which documents a group of Justice League-esque super heroes dealing with mundane things in funny ways. (Thanks, Wes!)

These ladies are a looking bit creepy, but also very badass—especially Belle. (Thanks, Colt!)

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In movie news:

A few vids:

Great Expectations


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The Expendables 2


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Looper


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Red Dawn


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Resident Evil: Retribution




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I really need to ramp up my sewing skills so I can have a Ravenclaw dress.

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From TGG, in game news:

And a bunch of trailers to peruse:

I ran across this: Pitfall has launched an iOS game for the franchise's 30th anniversary.

Superhero (mostly) cats! Always a good time.

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Still loving anything Avengers, and these fan posters are no exception.

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From TCC, in comics news:

And I found this first look at Rorschach in his Before Watchmen appearance.


SCIENCE! And tech news:

The future Murtis child definitely needs this Katie Cook piece as a poster in its nursery.

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Another example of Katie's great works:

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And finally, I LOVE these "reimagined" illustrations of the Star Wars crew in 80s gear. Think of the cosplay possibilities ... Dibs on Leia!

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24 comments:

  1. lego lord of the rings, lego lord of the rings, lego lord of the rings!! Ok, I'm calm now... but woo!!

    I love the disney drawings, the robin hood one is awesome. Also the superhero cats are amazing too. Nerd news is my favourite!!

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    1. Aw, thanks! I'm glad you enjoy it. :D

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  2. Some thoughts & reactions, in no particular order:

    - Had not heard about that Michael J. Fox show; awesome news & good for him! I'm definitely rooting for him and hope the show is a success.
    - That Great Expectations trailer looks amazing.
    - Third Bill & Ted movie: DO NOT WANT.
    - The Ender's Game movie, however, cannot get here fast enough.
    - I hope you won't think less of me for wanting to play Lucius!! D:
    - I hope you also won't think less of me for looking forward to Breaking Dawn Pt. 2--not because I care about the movie, but because I can't wait to see the inevitable media shitstorm that's going to erupt around Kristen Stewart when she's forced to lay in her own bed at the premiere. I heard she already got booted from SWATH part 2, the hoebag.
    - Did you see this? http://www.sciencedump.com/content/tiny-dragon-discovered-indonesia OMG DRAGONS!!!

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    1. I'm really excited/nervous about the Ender's Game movie. I love the books, but I'm not sure how well it will translate. And I think I'll skip the IMAX unless they're actually utilizing the IMAX equipment a la Dark Knight/Dark Knight Rises and even then not every director is Chris Nolan so it might not be worth it.

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    2. I share the same feelings, but honestly it has been so long, SO LONG, for this movie to even get to this point, after years and years in production limbo. I'm just thrilled that the wheels are turning at all.

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    3. I'm looking forward to Breaking Dawn Part 2 because I used to be a MASSIVE Twilight fan. So I hope you won't think less of my for that. ;)

      Also, those dragons are adorable.

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    4. Of course not! I don't judge people by their fandoms, musical tastes, etc. After all I'm into some pretty weird things myself!

      I got wrapped up in Twi-mania briefly when I read the first book, but by the middle of New Moon it all started to go south for me. I read the other books because I'm just the type of person who has to finish something once I've started, but they REALLY disappointed me; bad writing, uninspired characters, and Mary Sue-isms galore. A couple of my girlfriends are definitely what you'd call "Twihards", so they have of course dragged me to see all the movies with them, which, for me, is some of the best comedy a $10 movie ticket can buy. I'm sure we'll all go together to see the last one too and it will be a laughfest, as always.

      So when I make fun of Twilight, it's at least coming from a position of informed experience, and not just because it's cool these days to hate on it. And of course, it's nothing personal against anyone who likes it. We all have our things!

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    5. That's a great view on the whole situation. :)

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  3. I was just venting about remakes the other night but the trailer for Red Dawn has me a bit intrigued. Probably because thor is in it

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  4. AHMAGAD CREEPYDISNEYPRINCESSES YESSSS

    Is it bed that I like the Slytherin dress the best? Does that make me Slytherin? Because, I'm okay with that. Ha ha.

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    1. The Ravenclaw dress is actually my third favorite. So, I say, like whatever you want!

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  5. Ah-hem... Excuse the typo...
    "Is it BAD that I..."
    ;)

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  6. i love the hufflepuff dress... is that wrong?

    is it just me or is 80s luke basically just marty mcfly?

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    1. Not at all. And he is! Wes asked me that same thing, haha.

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  7. I'm getting a Princess Mononoke vibe from creepy Pocahontas...

    Katie Cook can do no wrong. LOVE IT.

    also, Han with a mullet and an "I shot first" cut-off tee? no words.

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    1. I want to be friends with all of them, haha.

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  8. LOVE the badass Disney princesses. They all look uber creeptastic, but I think I'm leaning toward Belle as my favorite as well.
    Cannot wait for The Expendables 2. CHUCK FREAKIN' NORRIS, baby!! I am also really looking forward to Red Dawn, although Bryan doesn't really want to see it, so I guess I'll be going solo. :)

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    1. Bryan! What a turd. If we go, I will be sure to invite you. :*

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  9. I'm definitely going to be watching at least the first episode of Revolution. I want to know what happened to all the people.

    Why is Luke Skywalker dressed as Marty McFly?

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    1. Same! I could understand some people dying if planes fell, but where'd everyone else go?

      Also, haha. You're the third person to ask this. I'm not sure. :)

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  10. I'm really curious about those deleted Prometheus scenes! Also, I LOVE the superhero cats:)

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    1. Yeah! I can't wait to see them.

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