I’ve been a huge fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000 for years. The concept was simple: some mad scientists, in an attempt at world domination, subject some poor guy and a pair of wisecracking robots to the worst movies the scientists can find in an attempt to find the one that will break their spirits. The concept doesn’t matter, really. It was basically an excuse to make jokes while watching bad movies.
Carlos Pardo, a graphic designer in Paris, has created the most detailed blueprint/poster of the Death Star you’ve ever seen. He’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to help him finish the task and it’s already far exceeded its goals. In fact, all the posters are currently sold out. If you want one of these giant detailed posters for yourself you’ll have to keep an eye on the campaign to see if he adds more prints, or you can still order a set of 9 postcards that can be put together to form the entire image and remind you that there’s a bigger, cooler version out there that you don’t have.
So, YA movies are the big thing, and when they do well enough to earn a sequel, or at least the contract that got signed more or less suggests the studio is going to do a sequel anyway, but most likely the former, then sometimes the director will be in demand for other things.
That’s what happened for Maze Runner director Wes Ball, whose been tapped to direct something about the Norse gods.
I could use a bunch of words like “time-travelling cop” and “kung fu Hitler” and “half-man, half-dinosaur” but I’m not going to. Instead I’m just going to say you can now watching this entire over-the-top crowdsourced film right here after the break. Do yourself a favor and block out 30 minutes to watch it all after the break. You’re welcome.
I don’t often read comics (insert my diatribe about commitment issues and how much I hate Jimmy here), but in the Gabbing Geek Editorial bullpen this weekend, Ryan mentioned a standalone TPB story about heroes gone mad and how the normal people try to survive. Sounded intriguing, so I spent a little money at Comixology and give it a try. What did I think? Click on to find out.
CES is a magical time of year for gadget lovers. Right out of the gate, Engadget has a hands on look at Bragi’s Dash earbuds. They’re wireless. They connect to your phone and each other. They have an accelerometer, a heart rate monitor, and an oxygen saturation sensor. It offers a personal trainer mode to provide you with feedback while working out and even an ambient noise mode to let you hear sounds from the outside world (like a friend saying “Cool earbuds!” or a concerned citizen screaming “THERE’S A BUS COMING DOWN THE–oh, hey, cool earbuds!”).