Category Archives: My Inner Nerd

Nerd news…


Now for something a bit different than my descent into heresy and apostasy.

  • There is no way this is happening, people. No way. Everyone at Sony is going to sober up or come down off their high, realize the terrible, awful things they have done, and disavow this very quickly.

    "I GREENLIT WHAT?"

    “I GREENLIT WHAT?”

  • On the other hand, an Aunt May movie does sound a hell of a lot better than what Fox is doing with the Fantastic Four reboot.
  • Not sure we need another Exodus movie, but it is a good story thematically, and it stars Batman as the prophet you deserve, not the one you need right now, so here’s a TV spot for it:

  • Anything that brings more Bruce Campbell to my TV is great news even if it means subscribing to Starz.

Nerd News Roundup


Army of Darkness 2

And now, the exception that proves the rule. This is absolutely necessary. This must absolutely happen. Why? Bruce Campbell.

The last one was 22 years ago. I just haven’t been racing to do it. Sam Raimi is just a little bit busy making the biggest movies in Hollywood. I use to be busy. Now I’m not. That’s why I’m here. . . Ash would have to stop occasionally from chasing some deadite to catch his breath. Maybe we could do that, I guess. That would be exciting. Fight in a walker. That would be alright. Hit them with my cane. Fake them out, have a fake heart attack, distract a zombie. I like it. . . Alright sir, the answer is yes.

Presumably, given the post-credit sequence I heard about, this would likely involve his teaming up with the sequel/reboot’s star Jane Levy in some capacity to kill more undead.

Marvel

Now that Marvel has the film rights to the Punisher and Daredevil back in the house, there remain questions as to whether or not we’ll see Matt Murdock and Frank Castle show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. To which Kevin Feige replied essentially, “Maybe, I don’t know right now…”

We’re trying to figure out what to do with Daredevil now. Punisher could show up at one point. You know, once we get characters back into the Marvel fold we don’t want to do something right away, we want to do the smart thing at the smart time.

Nerd News Roundup: Unnecessary Sequel Edition


Jurassic World

Idris Elba is reportedly going to get his chance to visit the world’s second worst theme park. Yeah, that’s right Epcot Center, I’m looking at you…

Beetlejuice

In the annals of films that don’t need a sequel, I think Beetlejuice is probably in the top 100 at least. So, of course, someone wants to make one. Tim Burton is considering coming back to direct it.

Nerd News Roundup


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Cinema Blend has an interview with Hobbit star Evangeline Lily.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Evangeline-Lily-Introduces-World-Tauriel-Set-Hobbit-39902.html

Thor: The Dark World

Here’s a clip of the Warriors Three fighting dark elves and Thor, who knows how to make an entrance.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman

(h/t io9) http://io9.com/how-many-beloved-characters-will-die-of-the-walking-dea-1447482786

Here’s a picture of our time travelling canine and his human companion… which sounds familiar, did the Doctor ever own a puppy?

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I grew up with this stuff second hand (my old man liked the Bullwinkle cartoons so much when he was younger that he watched them whenever they were on while I was growing up) and this looks like it might not be entirely awful.

Frozen

And here is the trailer for Disney’s movie Frozen, their retelling of The Snow Queen.

Nerd News Roundup


Pacific Rim 2?

Guillermo del Toro has this to say about a sequel to his monsters vs. giant robots movie.

“Legendary gave me the absolute go-ahead with writing the screenplay, so Travis Beacham and I are working on it. As far as giving it a green light, that’s the big step of the process. We need to put together a budget and then they’ll make that decision, but everybody is unwavering in their love for the movie.”

If I had to guess, I’d say they’re probably going to wait and see what the Blu-ray sales are like before they decide on how much money they want to give the director.

News:

Underwater internet…

Wi-Fi can now be found in Africa’s grasslands, around the glaciers of the North Pole, and in airplanes flying high above the Earth’s surface, but underwater is one place the Internet still can’t go… until now.

Researchers at the University of Buffalo in New York are developing a “deep-sea computing network” that can beam data from submerged sensors in oceans, seas, and lakes to users’ wireless devices in real time.

The goal of creating underwater Internet is to help people get a better gauge of what’s going on in the oceans’ depths. For example, underwater Wi-Fi could help scientists detect tsunamis and send warnings to coastal residents, collect data on water pollution, and monitor offshore oil and natural gas rigs.

Finally… now, when my wife and I take that dream vacation in the future and go diving, I’ll be able to continue posting updates on my Twitter feed.

“OMG! Saw a fish.”

“More fish”

“Can’t believe there are so many fish!”

“A shark! That’s a type of fish.”

“Okay, shark bit off my arm. Still good. I wasn’t holding the phone with that hand.”

On the plus side, it should make detecting the next kaiju attack that much easier.

Nerd News Roundup


Superman

Happy 75th anniversary. Here’s a video from Bruce Timm and Zach Snyder celebrating it. It’s pretty cool.

Man, I don’t know how much collaboration between the two happened, but if this was the result, I’ll just say that damn, I wish Warner Brothers would get Timm involved in the live action movies too as a writer, producer, consultant, whatever. The guy gets their superhero characters.

Arrow

Hey, Black Canary is in town. Here’s a pic that Stephen Amell tweeted of Green Arrow working with her.

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Kingdom Hearts 3

And here’s a gameplay trailer for the next game in the Kingdom Hearts series wherein your favorite Disney characters team up with your standard JRPG heroes to stop the standard evil threat to the multiverse.

Looks fun.

Nerd News Roundup


Thor: The Dark World

io9 has a description of 30 minutes of footage from Thor: The Dark World.

Just watched a 30-minute clip. It is composed of many smaller clips, so the plot is not consistent.

It begins with Loki wearing handcuffs in Asgard. Guards escort Loki to Odin’s throne where Frigga tells Loki not to repeat his past mistakes. Loki retorts what is “repeat?” To punish Loki, Odin informs him that he will be permanently locked away in a dungeon, and tells him that his brother Thor will be the king.

Then the scene cuts to Thor and the Warriors Three fighting in a village. Thor and Sif have a banter. Sif is seen shielding herself from an arrow. The scene concludes with Thor smashing a stone-like creature (Kronan).

Next up, a brief dialogue scene between Thor and Heimdall, as they look at the stars from the end of the Bifrost (Rainbow Bridge).

It goes on from there.

Star Wars

Here’s a look at one of the new villains we’ll be seeing on the animated Star Wars: Rebels show coming to Disney XD: The Imperial Inquisitor.

With each successive villain wielding even less practical weapons, I predict the next Star Wars villain will use a Krull-saber.  If you've never seen Krull, you won't get this joke... but seriously, it's not worth watching Krull to get it. Trust me.

With each successive villain wielding even less practical weapons, I predict the next Star Wars villain will use a Krull-saber.
If you’ve never seen Krull, you won’t get this joke… but seriously, it’s not worth watching Krull to get it. Trust me.

The inquisitors were a group of dark Force users serving under Darth Vader. Some were turned Jedi, others were trained from their youth. They were used to hunt down the surviving Jedi, which means that it’s likely that there will be at least one Jedi protagonist in the series as well who will cause this particular inquisitor a great deal of grief every week.

Anyway, if it all sounds goofy, it sort of is.

Doesn’t mean I won’t watch it.

Because I am a dork.

Sigh…

General

If you’re a user of the Chrome browser, you might want to regularly clear your cache.

Feinman: Chrome has several databases and files that store information on users’ computers. One of those databases is encrypted and designed specifically to store passwords securely. However, other unencrypted databases and files store strings of text regardless of their sensitivity.

These files are where Identity Finder was able to find unprotected credit card numbers and other personally identifiable information. This means a lost or stolen computer or one infected with malware could lead to identity theft even without access to the underlying Windows account.

Nerd News Roundup


Not much in the way of Entertainment news today.

Agents of SHIELD

I hate typing periods for SHIELD, so I’m not going to do it.

Anyway, good news if you’re actually watching the show and you’re a fan (like me.) It’s been picked up for a full order of 22 episodes this season.

I wouldn’t call it the greatest thing on TV, but it is a decent to good show with potential which puts it in the 95th percentile of TV shows.

Astronomy

Scientists have found a planet drifting about out there free from any star.

Eighty light-years from Earth, there’s a world that’s just six times more massive than Jupiter, floating all alone without a sun to keep it warm, astronomers reported Wednesday.

Such free-floaters have been reported before, but in the past, it hasn’t always been clear whether these were orphaned planets or failed stars. This time, the scientists say they’re sure it’s a planet.

“We have never before seen an object free-floating in space that that looks like this,” team leader Michael Liu of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa said in a news release. “It has all the characteristics of young planets found around other stars, but it is drifting out there all alone. I had often wondered if such solitary objects exist, and now we know they do.”

Scott Carpenter, the second man in orbit, passed away yesterday following a recent stroke. He was 88.

Nerd News Roundup


Star Wars

Here’s a promo for Star Wars: Rebels, the new animated series that replaces Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

In the movie universe, reportedly Sir Ben Kingsley has auditioned for a role for Episode VII.

Wonder Woman

This isn’t an announcement for a movie or a TV show or even another DTV animated movie. Nope. It’s an announcement that they would really like to do one of those things with the character, which might make you wonder since they own the property and have the money to do it, why the character sits on the shelf right now gathering dust.

The Hollywood Reporter was present for an entertainment law conference this past weekend and during the proceedings Tsujihara said that the studio is prioritizing some kind of Wonder Woman project, but that at this time what that project will be is unknown. Noting the studio’s lack of superhero movies outside of Batman and Superman as “missed opportunity,” the executive said that there are “huge plans for a number of other DC properties on TV” and that they “need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV.”

Judging from the past few ‘projects’ they commissioned, in which she was Single Female Lawyer, I’m guessing she’s sitting on the shelf because they have no clue what to do with her.

Marvel

Want.

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