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Why are they Looking at Harley Changing Dunno -11 April 2016

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The new SS trailer, which I again told myself I wouldn’t watch and then immediately watched, gives a good deal more dialog and a few new story beats. I like everything I’m seeng and hearing. After Civil War and Preacher, this next in my hotlist. Speaking of hotlist… that Harley though…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPu1qUM3voM

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Related, Ayers tweeted an amusing takedown on the ‘comedic reshoots’ thing…
http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/6 … s#/slide/1

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Old school RPG joke!

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PREACHER I CANT EVEN.
I was watching the sneak clip they released today (love the S curve) and was just so down. I still am thrilled that two of the best actors from Misfits are in this.
http://www.amc.com/shows/preacher/video … s-premiere

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Supposedly we’ll know casting and director assignments on Captain Marvel this summer or thereabouts. Cross fingers…
http://io9.gizmodo.com/well-find-out-wh … 1770273297

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Kris brought this up in our last Robot-Kraken podcast, but Sister of the Snake Jessica Henwick has been cast as Colleen Wing in the new Iron Fist series. Most excellent. Especially not blonde.
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/04/01/ir … ca-henwick

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Rumored for a few months, Cinemax admits officially that Rogen and co. are developing The Boys for the premium channel. I hope they go ALL IN on this one. Anything less than that will feel like a pale impersonation of what the comic maybe sounds like if someone were to tell your grandmother about it or something. Same issue with the Nemesis project, and I suppose what apparently plagues Powers.
http://www.newsarama.com/28715-report-t … nemax.html

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I am less enthused about the producer of Chuck developing a US version of Misfits. I don’t see how they’re going to get there from here.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-us-remake-of … 1769836999

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Here’s an idea: disguise a handgun as a Nintendo pistol. What could go wrong. Way to illustrate how seriously you take firearm handling.
http://mashable.com/2016/04/09/glock-ni … JEArFteiqa

So, another podcast will be recorded tonight, but assuming we survive it, see you here tomorrow for more news dorkery.


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Robot Kraken Episode 10

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The New Episode of ROBOT KRAKEN is out!

Ep 010 – I LIKE ME SOME BABY GOOSE!

In Episode Ten of the beloved podcast, Thom and Kris discuss Kris’ recent appearance at the Gem State Gaming Con, Sauerkraut, DC Movies, Marvel TV, Blade Runner and more!

Be sure to check out the Kickstarter project we discuss – FORLORN here – http://www.forlornthegame.com/

This is a STANDARD NERD Podcast.

ROBOT KRAKEN is a semi regular podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey at robot-kraken.com

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple

Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper


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I REBEL and other things 8 April 2016

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Look, we’ve covered this in three posts plus talked about it like 33 hours worth (and not even on Robot-Kraken podcast yet) so I’ll just leave this here as a reminder that it’s only been two days or so since the trailer was released, and I already am having fever dreams about it.
Here’s a good analysis from the usual suspect:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_WLZ0K … youtu.be&a

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This Behind The Scenes/ Easter Eggs/Development video by my man Mr Sunday Movies was pretty good. His Easter Egg video for the film was pretty comprehensive as well. In this one, I was struck by how, on the one hand, concept Doomsday was more interesting proportions (I love drawing beasties with hunch musclebacks and long arms) but on the other, STILL MUTED BROWN. Imagine had they given him a striking blue or green look? I’m so tired of drab designs for major characters.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UBipoQ … _WLZ0KMBHg

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Cloak and Dagger was one of the projects that a poorly realized April Fool’s announcement someone made had been supposedly greenlit (along with She-Hulk and several others)… however, a few days later it was officially announced as a real series deal for the formerly ABS Family channel, Freeform. I doubt the two were related, but it sucked for the project announcement because I ignored it for days, assuming it was fake.
http://geektyrant.com/news/marvels-cloa … l-synopsis

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So, it’s going to be hard to beat Doctor Strange buying Doctor Strange while dressed as Doctor Strange… GREAT MARKETING.

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This was a great pic from vintageeveryday.com, which I check out, well, every day. Anyway, girls don’t read comics uguise. Except for where they do. And in 1947 even.

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Just… look, Game of Thrones is about to start again. DYING CANT WAIT GAHHHH.
April 24th…

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The Honest Trailer for Force Awakens was good. The trope about it being a clone (so to speak) of New Hope, thats kind of tired, but the rest of it was fun. “Han Solong”… and my favorite, above, Rey’s so poor she has to make her own action figures.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs3sVrm_W4o

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I had this whole elaborate rambling conversation with an interfriend about great female superhero film characters, who our favorites were, etc and the friend was positing that Gadot as WW was the best we’ve had yet. I still argue that Hayley Atwell’s Agent Carter takes it. She’s amazing.

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Her ROYAL THIGHNESS indeed.

Seriously, though, between Atwell’s acting, her character’s dialog and story arc, and the thematic material, she owns it.

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Unrelated, this cracked me up.

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Unrelated, Kingsman 2 is pushing hard on a supposed return of Colin Firth’s character. I suppose if he didn’t need a brain… or an eye… spoiler alert I guess.
http://nerdreactor.com/2016/04/07/new-k … lin-firth/

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Meanwhile, Pedro Pascal has joined the film as Jack Daniels. That takes me back to Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (WTF WAS THAT EVEN)
http://deadline.com/2016/04/games-of-th … 201725794/

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This, BTW, was my birthday gift from my lovely wife. Amazing, is it not.

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This lifesize AT-ST recreation is desirable. I’d use a retractable ladder I think. Side note, I heard a great reference the other day: why do we call them ‘at-ats’ but not these being ‘at-stttttts’
http://epicstream.com/features/This-Lif … Astounding

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I don’t even get all these random not in continuity projects Marvel’s been doing, around Gwen Stacy. I liked the look of Spider-Gwen, and I wasn’t surprised they’d bring her into the new continuity… but Gwenpool is killing me here. Sells well, or so I read…
http://geektyrant.com/news/marvel-comic … gwenpool-1

To be fair, I only posted because I LOVE the MODOK plushie, there.

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A bunch of posters were released for X-Men Apocatole… and then a bunch more. The four horsemen ones were the best, and this was the best of those. Yet, while I’m sure I’ll enjoy this film, it bodes ill that I’m not even motivated to research when it’s coming out…

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Meanwhile, I’m ALL ABOUT CIVIL TOLE. I don’t want any more new trailers or reveals. Just get this month over with already.

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This Batman fanart, which I’ve lost the reference to, really struck me because the way the arms and cape wings are structured much like a real bat. I love it.

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Dig this panoramic of the Force Awakens creature shop. MAN to be set loose in there. My head would melt.
http://epicstream.com/news/360-Degree-P … p-Released

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All you Need is More Kill (my title) is continuing again under Doug Liman, but with new, albeit capable, writers.
http://nerdist.com/edge-of-tomorrow-seq … iting-duo/

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Finally, the new Wonder Woman has courted controversy because gosh, how DARE they show what happens on an island without males… I mean, 2016, and this is still a problem for people. Le sigh.
http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/04/06/ … ty-changes


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INSTANT BESTIES and other things 4 April 2016

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This has had me cracking up all weekend.

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Civil War Trailer 6… I resisted a whole 45 minutes…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz-WObm … e=youtu.be

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Regarding all that WW snaps that have been circulating, on the beach, etc etc… can I tell you how much i like seeing WW1 era European soldiers attempting to dorm an assault position on a beachhead?
http://geektyrant.com/news/cool-photos- … de-trailer

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I saw 33 versions of the article about the guy that built a Scarjo fembot… this was the only one that even bothered to portray it as anything other than a sex toy, let alone a ‘scary hunterkiller omen’… so I went with that. Because they put effort into all those typefaces.
http://www.vulture.com/2016/04/engineer … ot-hm.html

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chainsaw drone
http://gizmodo.com/chainsaw-drone-is-li … 1768671339

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I’m not one to get too worked up about rights to things posted on other services’ sites like FB and IG and such. You put it on the net, it’s in the wild, I say. Sure, they can steal images from my personal pages despite copyright notices and go to town on them, but in the end, what can you do. And social media sites are a more sensitive one because people tend to think of them as private even when they aren’t, and more and more, particularly young people, overshare. Less on FB (as young people have moved on) but still. HOWEVER. I have to admit, the terms on Oculus Rift should give pause. That’s a whole new level of personal data collection, given how little we know yet about the way VR will integrate into personal life.
http://gizmodo.com/there-are-some-super … 1768678169

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Best Twitter account in the history of Twitter accounts for today.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/this-genius-twit … 1768904880

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You surely saw all the Dr. Strange photos over the weekend, in which the costume is fully visible and he looks pretty damn amazing. However, these were posted this morning. I like the practical effects here, considering this is what they have committed to independent of whatever CGI they’ll add. I love it.
http://geektyrant.com/news/mads-mikkels … set-photos

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One day after he posted this photo, Bautista put a video up on his FB feed announcing he has been cast in Blade Runner 2, which is pretty cool. I love that guy. Also, uncommon that they let him do the newbreaking instead of Deadline or Variety…
https://www.facebook.com/DMB.Official/v … 464650540/

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The trailer for Search Party interested me. I like everyone in it, and sure, it’s a post-Hangover Hangover…. but I liked the setup.

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Also, triple crossbows, so.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtVaYLDgUAQ

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Hey… you like clowns?

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http://www.sadanduseless.com/2016/01/creepy-clowns/

Hey. HEY! You like clowns, I says?

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http://dangerousminds.net/comments/unse … portraits1

You want to stay in a creepy as hell clown motel adjacent to a massive graveyard that spectacularly outpaces the living population of this desert town?

Good news!

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http://www.lostateminor.com/2016/02/16/ … da-desert/

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Lastly, to endcap on the same theme…
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Manic Pixie Dream Supergirls with Ice Creams – 1 April 2016

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Like an ice cream cone provided at superspeed by the young TV Flash… I present, THIS:

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Leto is doing interviews, going on about reinventing the Joker character as an auteur… to me, there’s not enough humble fun in his responses. I think he sounds like he’s intimidated and defensive in the wake of Ledger. You have to do your own thing, absolutely, and the weirder the better (I wasn’t into it, and now I am) but to me the smart play would have been to say ‘Ledger was the best Joker ever EVER, but I’m just going to make mine a wild garbage fire and have fun with it.’
75 years of brilliance my ass.
http://www.gamesradar.com/jared-leto-ta … ide-squad/

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In news that retroactively sounds precisely 0% surprising, Bale patterned Bateman off Cruise.
http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/14/chr … n-psychoi/

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This is an old article, but the instagram link embedded therein is one of my favorites from Holland’s account, and I can’t find it in his stream right now, so. Watch the final pass he does, and then imagine it in costume, dodging gunfire.
http://www.hitfix.com/harpy/looks-like- … st-of-ease

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Alien + Iron Man = SWEET AS
http://geektyrant.com/news/astonishing- … ure-mashup

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EVE Online megabattle commencing… this is beyond surreal. So, scores of thousands of players in this space battle sim have been slowly amassing as an empire and now face defections and a war brought on by a rival coalition… all virtual… and right now, you could join that game, enlist and start fighting as a soldier for one of those groups. Virtual war.
Surreal. I wonder what William Gibson thinks…
http://kotaku.com/eve-online-is-moving- … 1768178037

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More Amazonians being Amazonian. Poor thighs… that’s gotta chafe.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-amazons-ride … 1768482141

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I don’t think I actually ever posted the first official pic, but here you go: more Amazons Amzonianing.

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So Josh Boone is directing the New Mutants film, and now apparently Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams and The Witch star Anya Taylor-Joy have been signed as Wolfsbane and Magik, respectively.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/game-of-thrones- … 1768359936

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Lastly, a gif (oversized, I know) if Savage preppin and reppin, from yesterday’s Hellboy costume story…
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Episode 009 of Robot-Kraken is now live, for science

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Ep 009 of Robot-Kraken is now live!

In Episode eight, Thom and Kris continue to discuss Kris’ recent marathon of the Marvel movies. In Episode nine, Thom and Kris discuss Kris’ recent marathon of the Marvel movies. In this episode, we talk about the second three – THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA, The First Avenger and The AVENGERS. We also talk about the comic book series RUNAWAYS.

ROBOT KRAKEN is a semi regular podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey at robot-kraken.com

Lets Make Harley Even Loopier and Ruin SS 31 March 2016

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Precisely what we DIDN’T need from WB in the wake of BvS: overreaction and misplaced compensation for the tone of that film, by reshooting an already darkly funny, but generally urgent, film like Suicide Squad. GREAT.
http://superheronews.com/report-warner- … -more-fun/

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Even though I liked the Lego Movie, I wasn’t generally thrilled with the prospects of a Batman Lego movie. I figured I’d see it with the kids, but more important things had my attention. However. HOWEVER. The trailer looks great. I love it. MY PARENTS ARE DEAAAAAAD! Callbacks to all the films was fun too.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q … 3451,d.cGc

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Preacher is looking good. I’m stoked. First, Daredevil S02 makes BvS look bad… and now Preacher is going to own. I love love LOVE these comic adaptations being allowed to breathe over the duration of a series order.
http://geektyrant.com/news/review-amcs- … asterpiece

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“A team of four (a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor) set out into a place known as Area X. The area is abandoned and cut off from the rest of civilization. They are the 12th expedition. The other expeditions have been fraught with disappearances, suicides, aggressive cancers, and mental trauma.”
Alex Garland’s Annhilation
http://www.tracking-board.com/exclusive … ihilation/

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Kingsman: Golden Circle. That’s the name. Kind of weak. However, traveling to the US to meet the american version of the Kingsman, which is apparently batshit crazy, almost as bad as the domestic villain, that all sounds pretty interesting. Casting, too.
http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/6 … t-revealed

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Robin Wright is everything right now. First, she’s shown as one of the Amazonians in the WW film (great casting choice)… and now, she’s on board the Blade Runner sequel… as a replicant? Maybe? Who’s to say?
http://geektyrant.com/news/house-of-car … e-runner-2

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Thermite launchers are now a thing, because he created them.
http://geektyrant.com/news/we-now-live- … s-are-real

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Hans Zimmer claims to be retiring from superhero film scoring… what a strange (and saddening) statement. My sense is that he’s spent a metric ton of time on this, especially on Man of Steel and BvS where he collaborated… and then the films are panned enough that it feels like a slap. His work on the Nolanverse is legendary (and not just my viewpoint; they are widely accepted as part of what established the tone of the film) but look, I wasn’t even a superfan of these last two super scores. His work on Inception was awesome, and his Interstellar is his BEST WORK. So, if less ‘superhero films’ means more Interstellar scores, I’m game. But not more Kung Fu Panda scores. It’s always linked to the type of project, the director’s vision, and the tone. Just like the Batman stuff, Interstellar was Zimmer and Nolan in sync.
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35925151

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Supposedly, you can find Wayne Manor on Google Maps, and dive down and do Streetview inside the Super Clean Industrial Design Wet Dream Batcave. I couldn’t find it. I spent three minutes! But I did find a clever Wayne Manor BS listing…
http://www.movoto.com/il/gotham-city/wayne-manor.html

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Lastly, Adam Savage was at Silicon Valley Comicon as Hellboy, and kicked ASS with the costume…


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Box Office Superpoison and other things 24 Mar 2016

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The film may be hovering at catastrophic levels on Rotten Tomatoes… but it’s actually at 33% which I consider a really good sign! We’re off to see it tomorrow, so stay tuned…

In other newsy news:

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1. Its No Mountains of Madness But I’ll Take It: Ron Perlman and Chris Plummer have joined the vocal cast of the new HP Lovecraft animated film.
http://deadline.com/2016/03/christopher … 201724296/

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2. So Many Shorts: As an artist, I want these infographics on EVERY CHARACTER EVER. Such a great resource. Reminds me, also, that the WW design from Miller’s DKII and DKII that I despise so much is pulled from her early days…
http://geektyrant.com/news/8o2d6n2pqqgo … 8r5t7ujuk5

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3. Heels in Sand are Challenging, But: And speaking of her early days, here’s the first promo shot of young Diana in training or whatever. Having just finished the latest House of Cards season, I’m so pumped (so to speak) to see Robin Wright in this film.
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/03/24/wo … ie-nielsen

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4. Slow-Close Makes it Better: the best part of this maker video on this awesome lego table is how he uses a brick as a handle to work with the base gray sheets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REQrgqNVLlw

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5. Ditko Eyes FTW: Great close-up study on the HR version of the trailer… the optical shutters, the seams in the costume, the way the web graphic works… it’s very promising. We still have an unnecessary texture to the material but I’m not sure we’ll ever escape that at this point.
http://www.hitfix.com/harpy/so-we-need- … ar-trailer

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6. I’m with Team Stark: Now that DD S02 is done, i can set my sites on next month’s return on Game of Thrones. I like, in these EW promos, that Cersei’s hair has remained short and rad and Sansa is back in post-Littlefinger badass form again.
http://geektyrant.com/news/sansa-pulls- … n-6-photos

That’s all for now. Back in your dragon dungeon!


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Tiara Flies and Inner Thighs and other things 22 Mar 2016

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T-minus three days until THIS… and some dudes punching each other, etc. Flames,. guitar solos…

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1. Believable for a Reason: Andrew Bowser has a pretty solid resume on mockumentary and parody material on youtube and has done some indie film work. But I watched this one cold, having no idea. I mean, 33s into his deal, I knoew it had to be a thing. But what a glorious edifice to THE HOUSE THAT BEEF BUILT.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-mlPE8 … e=youtu.be

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2. SWEAR TO ME!: History of Batman on film and TV… pretty rad, especially for guys like me that didn’t see all the cartoons and such, and intend to never watch those older films again. EVER EVER.
http://boingboing.net/2016/03/21/watch- … 70-ye.html

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3. The Panting is the Thing: Great study on DD’s Fighting Style, from early choreography to the refined version we’re accustomed to now. Just saw the Season 02 nod to the Season 01 corridor, and it was less effective because of the camera angle, but more impressive overall.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-secret-to-ma … 1765773108

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4. This is What My Parents Think is Inside Their iMacs… watch parts meet Rube Goldberg machinery…
http://gizmodo.com/the-worlds-tiniest-r … 1766023470

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5. If Only They Could Explain the Oily Exhaust Ports: More on painting toys to be feature-ready models.
http://toyland.gizmodo.com/a-masterful- … 1766131211

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6. I Mean Birds and Booze Amirite: Cavill is honest at least.
http://jezebel.com/henry-cavills-press- … 1765323349

Meanwhile, early responses are positive:
http://comicbook.com/2016/03/21/first-r … -positive/

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7. Farewell, Quint!: Another amazing poster. I love it.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/say-goodbye-to-q … 1766169532

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8. I Was Promised AT-ATs: Things never said in SW, directly. Funny how merch influenced the canon. And certainly my memory…
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/23-things-tha … 1765674482

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9. Those Dulcet Tones: Jungle Book actors with characters they voiced. Simply stunning!
http://www.people.com/article/jungle-bo … idris-elba

Thats all for now. Back to your stasis pods!


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Ep 008 of Robot-Kraken is now live!

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Ep 008 of Robot-Kraken is now live!

In Episode eight, Thom and Kris discuss Kris’ recent marathon of the Marvel movies. In this episode, we talk about the first three – IRON MAN, THE INCREDIBLE HULK and IRON MAN 2. We also talk about the new trailer for Civil War and SPIDERMAN.

Thom also abuses himself when he swears. This is a thing that happened.

ROBOT KRAKEN is a semi regular podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey at robot-kraken.com