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What’s a TORTOISE?! – 160524

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Voight-Kampff Atari 2600 module WINS THE INTERNETS
http://chrisroberson.tumblr.com/post/14 … ou-helping

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ALL OF THIS:

“Short story, the scientist create robots new edition by oscillator from himself. Mental peace is named robots this one had everything exactly like humans, except they don’t have emotions. Just and idea system decision as cause and effect. But one day The system in your mental peace born and result in conflict. It’s starting to have thoughts and feelings, as humans, it’s starting to feel in love with my boss and wants to take you along with the ideas to destroy the whole world to ashes.”

https://www.facebook.com/sinolstudios/v … 042936463/

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Thorough article about Geoff Johns’ ascension to co-lead the new DCCU, filled with optimisms.

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Go ahead and mark all of September as BUSY
http://mondotees.com/blogs/news/1268872 … ok-release

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Apparently, as the coral reefs collapse and the oceans boil, cephalopods are replicating like crazy, signaling the rise of a Lovecraftian Era. Or, it could be the general awesome of the Robot-Kraken Podcast!
http://gizmodo.com/swarms-of-octopus-ar … 1777790453

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New Preacher poster prints for every episode? Cool concept!
http://g1988.tumblr.com/post/1447865766 … rship-with

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“Don’t be so dramatic, Frank. It’s a COMEDY!”
http://geektyrant.com/news/seth-rogen-i … ew-tv-spot

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Netflix paid an obscene amount of money for the exclusive streaming rights to the Disney catalog. As someone who is a fan of, and supporter of, Netflix, which is the best of all possible paywall streaming scenarios, I think this is a good thing.
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/23/11745 … -september

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Yoshitoshi vs. Civil War!
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/05/16/c … ior-style/

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Thomas Lucas’ short ‘Death in Space’ is officially my favorite piece of animation ever. EVER.
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/hilarious-sho … 1776592395

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Finally, I know I’m something of an apologist about SNL. I hang on for the 12:55am sketch (PST)… where the real lunacy might happen. This sketch, The Potato Chip, I remember just being floored by. It’s not a laugh out loud sketch for me, as many become. It was more like watching a surreal Coen Brothers scene. It was so specifically crafted and 100% committed to, just loved it. Anyway, here’s an oral history of the sketch…
http://uproxx.com/tv/snl-potato-chip/3/


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Preacher makes me Sweat – 23 May 2016

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I’m stoked: I looked at it thrice before realizing the hero image isa NEW Steve Dillon piece representing the cast as opposed to the original comic looks and characters. RAD.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-preacher-tv- … 1777433915

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The new Star Trek trailer gives me some optimisms. It gives Lung whatever’s the opposite of optimisms. I don’t like seeing all the things in a trailer, rather than in the film, though.
http://www.startrekmovie.com/?gclid=CKG … fgod47kOCw

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I’m sure all of you have your own 1:1 scale foam facehuggers already, but for those that don’t, for some insane reason:
http://likecool.com/A_FullSize_Foam_Rep … -Gear.html

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JoBlo reports rumors that, among the other things we’ve heard recently about the Spidey film, that the Tinkerer will be the one to build Vulture’s crap out of recovered Chitauri gear, and that Stark will be giving Spidey more upgrades including nonsensical web armpit wings a la classic Ditko. That makes no sense. But I like them, so.
http://geektyrant.com/news/spider-man-h … d-villains

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Here, Mashable attempts to explain the ‘timey-wimey’ timeline screwyness leading into X-Men Apocatole. I have to say, this was a helpful video for me. Still confusing. But good effort.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvhHI38QzLM

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Finally, this report suggests that the Harley spin-off may actually be something more of a Birds of Prey or female-themed group dynamic film. Huh.
http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Harley-Q … 31197.html


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Robot-Kraken Ep 016 – Burning Down The House! – Game Of Thrones S06 E04

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Ep 016 – Burning Down The House! – Game Of Thrones Season Six, Episode Four Recap – Review

In Episode Sixteen of Robot Kraken, Thom and Kris review the newest episode of GAME OF THRONES [Spoiler alert!] in depth and discuss all sorts of cool geek news and artsy things – You might get what you’re after in this episode!

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

Stream on itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-kraken-comic-cons-geek/id1079681861

Download from Squarespace: http://deeplydapper.squarespace.com/robot-kraken/gots06e04

Ragnarockanrolla – 20 May 2016

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Well, looks like Jeff Goldblum wasn’t being courted for the Spider-Man villain after all. Apparently he’s been cast as the Grandmaster, one of Marvel’s space-LSD-era’s wierder demigods, and I’ll hazard a guess, the one responsible for a Planet Hulk type situation in Thor: Ragnarok.

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Grandmaster, or as I used to call him, Gamesguy

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Meanwhile, Tessa Thompson will play Valkyrie, Cate Blanchett is confirmed as Hela, and Karl Urban will be Skurge (oddly without Enchantress?)… Hey, I drew him awhile back, as seen above.

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Founding Beastie Boys member from their punk years, John Berry, died this week. Easy to forget the origin of this band, and that before Luscious Jackson, it was even multi-gender…
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ … 2-20160519

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Lung forwarded to me this excellent Xavier School recruitment video via 80s TV commercial style. Love that computer lab!
http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/traile … g#/slide/1

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Even Lung admits that Powerless looks intriguing. I can’t believe we live in a world [cue trailer guy voice: IN A WORLD…] where we have rival DC and Marvel normal-people-in-supers-world comedies on the fall schedule. I was surprised at the cast that they put together here. Pretty impressive!
http://geektyrant.com/news/powerless-tr … omics-show

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In an interview about his acclaimed new show Lady Dynamite, Hurwitz confrmed everyone’s on board for an AD Season 5… but more interesting to me at this juncture: they recut Season 4 as a 22 episode traditional season of AD with the cast and scenes interwoven and the narration redone. That sounds exciting…
http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv … -dynamite/

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This is easily the most awesome thing ever to appear on the interwebs. Seth Rogan sweded the Preacher trailer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=568-C9MjDTs

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When it was announced earlier this week that Supergirl was moving to the CW, many fans began to anticipate the crossover potential. CW is wasting no time, teasing a mega crossover in December with characters from Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and Toles of Tomorrow (itself an ongoing crossover of sorts, I guess)…
http://geektyrant.com/news/the-epic-sup … -to-the-cw

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Ha, love this idea: Chris McQuarrie posited that he’d do a SW spin-off if he got Michael B Jordan and Lando as the subject. I’d be down.
http://geektyrant.com/news/christopher- … -wars-film

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Michael Keaton is not only back in the running for the Vulture, but in final negotiations… I’m pleased with this possibility. Even if Keaton playing the Vulture is pretty on the nose. Or on the beak.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-v … ing-891374

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This may be the coolest thing to come out of Age of Apocatole…

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Misc. Weird:

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Witness: FUTURE ME!

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This

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THIS!

From my latest trip to Toys R Us:
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This Ant-Man figure comes with a massive ant, which is DOPE

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However, this Sadfleck Batman glider toy is sad.

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And with that, I leave you to your aches and pains. New Robot-Kraken Podcast coming soon!


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DAMAGED They All Said – 160519

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Rafael Albuquerque posted this variant cover to his IG account, and people are speculating DC is transitioning some of Leto’s Joker look into the comics, as they did with Gadot’s WW. I note the decided lack of tattoos. I have no issue with the movies influencing the comics. If it works as a story, that’s all that matters. And I’m bored to tears with all of the traditional comic versions of Joker anyway. Side note: in the comments, people were whining about how every few years Joker seems to be a different character: robber, terrorist, serial killer, super villain… based on the conceits of the creative teams using him. Grant Morrison floated a great theory: that Joker has sequential MPD. They are all the same guy, reinventing himself.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/is-this-our-firs … 1777376439

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Dig on Daryl Mandryk’s interpretation of a dark force version of Yoda. Interesting.
https://www.artstation.com/artist/mandryk

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There’s a whole lot of nothing happening in this teaser for the Star Trek paywall series coming in 2017, other than that the blurb confirms new crews, villains, worlds, etc… reinforcing the rumors that it will be an anthology.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-star-trek-tv … 1777441431

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Welcome to Lung’s next project:
http://gizmodo.com/this-build-it-yourse … 1776016407

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While I admit I have, but haven’t seen, Spectre, I’m still bummed .
http://geektyrant.com/news/daniel-craig … james-bond

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Here’s a piece Chris Weston just completed…

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I don’t know what my problem is. I SHOULD like Assassins Creed. I like period adventure. I like sneaky shit. But the game I found overwhelming and hard to commit to (at least on one sitting) and while I love Michael Fassbender, and what I think of Marion Cotillard is not for general audience consumption, I’m not feeling this film. yet. I’ll try to be optimistic…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfJVoF5ko1Y

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Epic is surprisingly good for a kids’ CGI film. It ran cold for me in the trailers, feeling indistinct… but the design work is actually really impressive, and it’s up there for non Pixar stuff. Anyway, my favorite scene in the whole thing is this 9 second interaction with a fruit fly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XASDidJZn4c

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Be right back… I’m off to buy a Hyundai Wearable Prototype. Then off to Elysium with me.
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/13/11669 … e-pictures

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And dig THIS new piece from biomechanist artist Vitaly Bulgarov. I’m struck by how this design, still in progress, just happens to be radder than Vader and Kylo Ren and Darth Maul combined.


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K-250 Rules Everything Around Me – 160517

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Well, this previow of a tie-in sourcebook for Rogiue One answers several questions. The white cloaked badbro is Kressic, not Thrawn (and wears black pants to ruin his ensemble)… Tudyk is playing K-250, a former Empire enforcer droid… and there are new/old starfighter and TIE Fighter designs.
http://geektyrant.com/news/cool-new-rog … er-details

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Apparently WB just greenlit a Harley Quinn solo film, months before SS even launches. I mean, I assume we’re all on board on principle.
http://variety.com/2016/film/news/harle … 201776011/

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This unsubstantiated rumor again claims we’ll see, among others, a Moon Knight series on Netflix. You know Fenster’s down…
http://moviecreedlive.com/entertainment … t-netflix/

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Here’s the trailer for Zorn!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPnlQTi8heM

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Singer pitched X-23 as the next-gen Wolverine, because obviously. Doubtful.
http://geektyrant.com/news/bryan-singer … -wolverine

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Here’s a largely symbolic petition to get Netflix to pick up Agent Carter. I mean, because we’ve been groomed to believe that internet whining gets results. Sorry to sound pessimistic. But the cast, including Atwell, endorsed this petition, and yet she is already go for launch on another, less interesting series. So I assume this would only work if filmed later and for typical Netflix binge release. And if Netflix even wanted it. Of course I’d love it if so…
https://www.change.org/p/netflix-save-a … =542306054

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Interesting story making the rounds this week: Shane Black says Maya was supposed to be the real Killian, but Marvel corporate nixed it due to fears over toy sales. In the Perlmutter era that was pretty typical. I like the actress and definitely wanted more form her in the film we got.
http://uproxx.com/movies/shane-black-th … ron-man-3/

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Finally, some iconic shots from the original trilogy, sadly not hi-rez…
https://www.buzzfeed.com/bullo/star-wow … .pwKEraGjA


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Robot-Kraken Podcast Ep 015 – Ollie Ollie Oxen-Free!

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Ep 015 – Ollie Ollie Oxen-Free! – Game Of Thrones Season Six, Episode Three

In Episode Fifteen of Robot Kraken, Thom and Kris review the newest episode of GAME OF THRONES [Spoiler alert!] in depth and discuss all sorts of cool geek news and artsy things – it’s an oathbreakin’ hullabaloo!

Stream from itunes like a deep sea boss here!

Or download it directly, here!

The Red Right Hand – 16 May 2016

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This is amazing. Seussified mashup of Nic Cave lyrical imagery from one of his best tracks. Dying…
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/nick … _dr._seuss

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I’m still going to see it… maybe… but I keep saying, if they can’t make STILLS look good… I mean, she looks so uncomfortably awkward here.

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Best Slave Leia ever posted on May the Fourth. That’s Elizabeth Banks in Slave gear AND A TRACK SUIT. Trollin…

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I have come to the conclusion that THIS is the guy I should be playing on Star Wars Battlefront. I suck mightily.

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THIS

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Cool Killing Joke cover homages here…
http://geektyrant.com/news/deadpool-pay … o-dalfonso

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Glen Brogan aka Albinoraven is an artist I follow on IG. I love this poster design, for a few obvious reasons.
http://www.albinoraven.com/artwork/art.html

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JOCK WHY ARE YOU TORTURING ME

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I know TMNT2 will be garbage, but I still like the Krang design. I like the armored form more, but that there tolly looks like comics Krang.
http://geektyrant.com/news/new-footage- … 3-tv-spots

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Dig this Lego Bow and Arrow Zoe made. Note the little tile with musical notes on it. She says if you’re struck you have to sing long songs for eternity. Eternity was my word.

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Crossing my fingers. Even if I can’t ride there GODDAMMIOT I’d still be down with a Lucas Museum on Treasure Island. I am so hot to go to this future place filled with wonderful things.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ro … o-10064457

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LEGIT!

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I love this one going around.

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That Michael B Jordan would join Black Panther is not surprising, given his relationship with the director… what WILL be interesting is: what character? You don’t waste Jordan on a throwaway villain. I don’t know enough about Black Panther continuity.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-v … dan-893845
http://www.themarysue.com/black-panther … -b-jordan/

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Word on the street, and by street, I mean carefully orchestrated rumor buzz, is that the X-Files crew is close to sorting out a way to do another season. Just imagine, this time more episodes less crushed together with less hot mess and more fun! Maybe?
http://deadline.com/2016/05/the-x-files … 201757146/

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I’m slowly working my way through the Prequels with the kids. I still have many issues with them, and not just plot, dialogue, acting, direction, sound FX… I run hot and cold on the art direction. I can’t fathom the choice to put uninteresting Droid armies up against uninteresting other armies on a grassy field in broad daylight. There are many vehicle designs I dislike. BUT. One thing that continues to stand out is how much I love the the imagery associated with the elected monarchy (?) of Naboo. The buildings, clustered over waterfalls, the beautiful clothes, the neat hair, the tall civic building interiors… even the chromy starships. So, credit where its due.

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BEST INCARNATION OF JUSTICE LEAGUE POSSIBLE

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Well, Gareth Edwards just dumped Godzilla 2… which doesn’t bode well. Supposedly amicable, supposedly wants to focus on Rogue One and then his smaller projects, all of which I can dig. But his direction, and DP choice, sort of made Godzilla work for me in the first place. I need to re-watch it, while not on a plane to Singapore with 10 rums in me.
http://geektyrant.com/news/insert-roar- … godzilla-2

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Supposedly Snoke is not the reincarnated Plagueis, is this producer tweet is to be believed. I don’t needhim to be related to any other character, frankly, but some in the fan community will be frustrated. So many hours of fan theorizing, in the dumps! UNLESS, it’s another bait and switch. Perhaps Plagueis was a reincarnation of SNOKE, so it’s an artful dodge! But it isn’t.

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Rian Gonzales is a wonderful watercolorist. I’ve been following her work for some time. I like that her pieces are playful, pretty and not particularly suggestive, but at the same time, spicy. You bring your own spice! As someone who has done a fair amount of 000 brush work over the years, I’m always interested in micro-painting. This is very impressive stuff.
http://rianbowart.deviantart.com/

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This is the SHIT. I have never wanted to be Jaws for Halloween, but the integrated scuba tank and hand, even if the scales are screwy, sell it for me. Wow.
http://geektyrant.com/news/the-first-of … ody-brutal


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