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I Corpse and I Know Things – Robots Root 5 Nov 2018

Reportedly, the new final season of Game of Thrones will have the ‘biggest battle ever filmed’ which surprises precisely zero followers of GoT. I’ve been thinking a bit lately about how the final act was to be a few full length telefilms, and then they broke it into a string of long episodes over a short season. I fear the original plan would have worked better, because less ‘filler’ to stretch out events, while at the same time, the latter approach allows us more time for character work. I truly love that show, and I’ll take all that i can get. But as much as I have demanded, on the podcast, to know how it is that we can get all the way up to the final few episodes without the whole Winter Having Came… i’m less interested in all the big set pieces and more these final interactions with all of these beloved characters, especially as so many will be corpses well enough. Or worse, like ole’ Wun Wun (maybe)…

Meanwhile, for science:

  • First test screening reports indicate Hellboy was a hot mess. But do they really, is it really, and should this matter? I saw a test screening for Terminator 2 after all. Lots of comments on that card. That’s the POINT. I retain my grip on optimism with a red right hand!
  • Speaking of Hellboy, or older Hellboys, or actually prior Hellboys who are also older, here’s a preview for Asher, a fairly by the book looking ‘hitman retiring’ story, but with an intriguing cast: Ron Perlman and Famke Janssen, among others. I like it. I’ll give it a go.
  • Alien Nation is being remade, and by Jeff Nichols, who I don’t know much about since I never saw any of his films… though I DO get a red flag when I see that he refers to himself in the third person. Not even Barton Fink self-applied ‘that Barton Fink feeling.’…
  • Brianna Hildebrand has joined Persephone, and all you need to know is that it’s spacey and it includes Brianna Hildebrand. Sold.
  • John Cena is sniffing around Captain America, throwing out cryptic hopeful images on Twitter and what have you. Thing is, though: he’d make a great USAgent…
  • Can’t believe the Deadwood film is actually happening. I have to say, reading the premise: that’s a smart move.
  • This video about Pixar Halloween traditions was great. It’s animated, but you get the idea. Love the tech support idea!

Finally, a great article on how to deal with loving video games once you have no time to play them. It didn’t really help ME, because time isn’t technically my problem, it’s competition for scarce resources: I feel like that time needs to be spent on my art projects. But still, good reminder that playing in short bursts, the RIGHT kind of massive game, with lots of smaller side quests, can be satisfying. Looking at you, Red Dead!

Anyone Not Wearing One Million Sunblock – 160916

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It astounds me how much people are griping about these new Japanese Rogue one posters that came out this week. I think the juxtaposition of the idyllic beach and the DS in the background are perfect. In fact, the tropical beachhead setting for that component of the film fascinates me in general.

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ITEM: Great article on how to approach the way Disney/Lucas canon is formed and maintained, and how the retcon/infill nature of projects like Rogue One must be viewed, here. As a creator of a much smaller, but thoroughly complicated, universe of continuity, I totally get it. One of my gripes (to be featured on a Robot-Kraken podcast soon) is how continuity police freak out about things in canon that are tied to either the technology of the day when the project was created, or the entirety of that continuity prior to the inevitable retconning. This has to be a fluid history, or it doesn’t work. The inability of some fans to separate from elements of canon that were the product of production (actor fired or killed, technology limitations, limited plot vision) vs. the elements that are retcon baffles me. via

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ITEM: Henry Cavill’s manager stated that he is in pre-production on a Man of Steel sequel beyond Justice League. That’s not really news. It doesn’t even need to be accurate. It just becomes interesting for non-industry readers who click through and discover Dany Garcia (manager in question) is also manager/ex-wife of Dwayne Johnson AND a competitive bodybuilder as well. It’s steroid city!!! via

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ITEM: Cailee Spaeny has been cast as a lead in Pacific Rim 2. Is casting an unknown pop star a good or bad sign on this project? via

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ITEM: Forwarded to me by One Lung, this has me written all over it. Or rather, all over the cockpit window of one of these if I were unfortunate enough to pilot it. In organ paste. I remember the last round of this. I don’t care how staged it all is, I still endorse it like a heat sink on a plasma rifle!via

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ITEM: By Cthulu, the degree of my want is massive. MASSIVE. A little TINKERING, they say???
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ITEM: Secret Agent Stan Lee coming your way… I was waiting on this one, for, like, a next day debunk, but none has been forthcoming, so who knows. Hey, film it and they will, you know, but seriously dude. No Big Hero 6 sequel… but THIS is happening. via

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ITEM: Welp, they can have like 33 ryes and do THIS. I can’t. There goes the big plan of shooting one of its legs off…via

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ITEM: Jeff Nichols remaking Alien Nation? Sure, OK. I mean, District 9 was better, but… wait… WAIT… that was Mandy Patinkin in that prosthetic dome?!? via

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ITEM: Fury Road without FX is 99% Fury Road. Amazing. via

And with this, I leave you… for eternity. Or a day or so.


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