Eras End

"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Captain America: Civil War Teaser Trailer

The first teaser trailer for Captain America: Civil War was released during Jimmy Kimmel tonight. The tease shows a glimpse of Black Panther and that a conflict occurs between the super heroes due to world wide government response to the events of The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Dragon Ball Z: The Fall of Man

Below is an excellent fan made short with Cell as the big bad that shows the potential of a live action Dragon Ball Z film if done by the right hands.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Mythbusters Ends in 2016

For many today was Back to the Future Day but for me its just a sad day. A true end of an era as one of my favorite TV shows has been officially cancelled. The news came via press release and Entertainment Weekly in an interview with the two hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman (worth reading as the PR filters drops a bit). The claim is ratings, which isn't really surprising. If you have been watching the show you probably are aware of how hard it is to watch new episodes of the show. Discovery seems to have spent the last five or so years going out of their to figure out ways to kill the show by moving it randomly all over the schedule, announcing new episodes with almost no advance warning and little advertising support. Finally the extremely shortened seasons and exile to Saturday gave them the justification they wanted and so the 14th and final season will start airing on January 9, 2016 ending the show with 248 episodes and 2,950 experiments. The final Mythbuster Tour also begins in November so if interested click here for details. On a lighter note, in celebration of Back to the Future, here is the Honest Trailer.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Apple Announces New Lineup of iPhones and iPads

Today Apple held their press conference to announce their updated line up of iPhones, iPads, and iWatch accessories. Over all the iPhone 6s and iPad mini 4 are just another incremental in processor speed and camera capabilities while the Apple TV is getting a performance boost and OS upgrade. The regular size iPad didn't get any bump in favor of a new model called the iPad Pro which is really just the regular iPad with a larger screen and ability to work with an Apple only stylus pen along with adding the iWatch's Force Touch (now called 3D Touch) to all the new iDevices. 3D Touch allows for the apps and the screen to provide options based on a tap vs press vs deep press. Also they will all come out with iOS9 which will be released to older devices on September 16th. On to the overview.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Lego Hyrule Castle

Check out the video below for a look at a large scale (unofficial) Lego Hyrule Castle from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess that took two years to build. In the video master builder Joseph Zawarda talks about his creation. For more details about the build click here. For pics of his other Lego Legend of Zelda builds click here.

Nerd HQ San Diego Comic-Con Panels

One of the fun things (at least for those that can't attend) about the San Diego Comic Con is the panels. However, while sometimes the actors and what not embrace the whole experience, most stay in "sales pitch" mode. As a result, 5th annual Nerd HQ results in much better panels as the more intimate setting (only a few hundred people in the room) along with panelists who are volunteering their time rather then completing some marketing obligation The highlights this year, besides the always entertaining Nathan Fillion and Joss Whedon, include the cast of Doctor Who, cast of The Maze Runner, Once Upon a Time, Stephen Amell (Arrow), cast of Mr. Robot and a whole bunch more. If you want to pick and choose which videos to watch, click here.