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Its not Easy Being Aquamarine – Robots Root 25 January 2018

Welp, not one day later, here we are with the first photos. Outrage! Delight! The interweb is confused, but angry! But not! So, here’s my two thoughts on it. No, three thoughts.

  1. The colors evoke classic Kree military green and white
  2. The Avengers Infinity War and 4th Film are, I believe, going to give us either alternate reality, or timey-wimey monkeying around, so this could be one VERSION of her. In fact, she could even be used as the narrative gateway to the changes. Ie. look, she’s checking out a newspaper. Classic time travel/ mirror universe situational awareness stuff.
  3. Check out how Marvel’s approach to the powerful woman, once again, is a fully costumed and even armored, character, despite the actress being easily sexualized if they chose to. Black Widow, Wasp, and now Captain Marvel.

Moving on, here’s some Robot’s Root!

  • Salvador Larroca has illustrated some of my favorite runs. I’m saddened to see what’s happening on Star Wars. In his defense, I’m wondering if editorial is smooshing some photmanip onto those faces in post? It’s possible (sniff) that he’s the one doing it, as he’s definitely relied on photo ref a lot on his portrait work, along with many other artists. But this is beyond the space pale.
  • I’m currently investigating if I can download the Phillip P Dick anthology offline for my upcoming international travels. Here’s a ranking of all the episodes…
  • That John Wick series on Starz is set to focus on the Continental… Keannu appearances not confirmed. I’m cool with it. I love love LOVE assassins guilds. We have one in the TRDL Universe in fact.
  • I find the backstory about Phasma, from her armor being made from Palpatine’s Yacht plating, to her involvement in Hux’s assassination of his own father, immensely interesting. GRUMBLE.
  • Check out this collection of photo ref studies for Moebius!
  • Tintype Star Wars photos yay!

 

Finally, remember, if you’re going to the big house, at least do it with style. BACON BATTERY STYLE!

 

Home Again Home Again Jiggity Jig – 20 Dec 2016

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Welp, while I would argue that visuals would be the LEAST of the risk factors in bringing a Blade Runner sequel to life, I’m 100% on board and plan to love it. link!

Meanwhile, in space:

– The lead (1st officer) in ST: Discovery has been cast. A favorite of fans of Walking Dead: Sonequa Martin Green…
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– Pretty good example of nerd press going apeshit as they’ve been manipulated into doing: Megan Fox buys some Poison Ivy/Harley books and expresses interest in the role, and all of a sudden it’s a thing. I could generate a pretty solid list of projects Megan Fox might have an interest it. Not that I have any particular issue with her or her in that role. Though I prefer when she’s not playing the ‘hottest girl in the room’ character type. She HAS played other variations. Such as ‘hottest girl in the room who is actually somewhat nerdy’. hahaha. link!

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– I still have no idea if Aquaman will be good or not. But he DOES look good. That’s at least something, right? link!

– Build your own mecha gloves. And do me a favor, build me some too. link!

– Ouch. Smearing Tilda Swindon can backfire. link!

– The word on the street is that Han Solo starts filming in Spring. Rogue One pulled off retconning in the best possible way, not hashing into the story that pre-existed, but supplementing it. Much more difficult challenge ahead for this film. link!

– I have very little confidence in this film. But the reason i bring it up is that it makes me think that the costume designers must rejoice when modern John Cusack is cast, because they can take the time allocated to him and spend it on Angry Birds or whatever. Because same. Every time. And he dresses this way in realLife by the way. I saw him at Rose City Comic Con, same deal. link!

– Jessica Camacho has been cast as Gypsy on Arrow. Now look, I haven’t seen her work, and I haven’t come across Gypsy as a character since flipping through the DC Who’s Who books in the 80s… this character needs an update badly (even Marvel has bypassed a lot of that cultural trope, at least on film, with Scarlet Witch) but it’s again good to see actors of different ethnicities in these roles. link!

– The teaser was already great, and of course I was presold, but this full trailer for John Wick 2 is GREAT. link!

– Plus, misc. items thus:

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Corey Smith’s DD Redesign looks AWESOME, but I’ve always felt it is key that DD’s look not broadcast he is blind. There are plenty of characters where this is a thing, and I love it, but his secret identity and a good chunk of his character concept is based on this being hidden.

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Best VENN Diagram ever

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I noted this in our Robot-Kraken Instagram (Red Tentacle) but this was one of my favorite parts from the recent Darth Vader comics. He THREW the lightsaber and broke a Y-Wing, like it’s no thing.

Anyway, the force is with you and you are one with the force, if you’re lucky…


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Just My Ghost – 23 September 2016

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I know there’s a ton of resistance to the live action GITS production, but everything I’m seeing from these little sneak clips looks on-model to me. I remain 100% enthused and have 100% confidence it will be perfect in every way. Or it won’t!
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Bernthal’s attendance at NYCC was shortened due to Netflix production commitments. Since iron Fist is the only show currently in production, math was done.

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ITEM: ALL THE DROIDS!!!
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ITEM: This $100 cable minder and shit storer is a bit much… but I get the appeal. And that one bit IS pretty clever.via

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ITEM: This fan film was REALLY well crafted. Worth the watch. Poor Stormies. I love the ‘view from the enemy’ stories. via

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ITEM: Duncan Jones has begun production on MUTE, and he’s indicated it does tie into Moon. Prepare for your new favorite movie!
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ITEM: Iger is being cagey with investors regarding his projections for how well Rogue One, the ‘experiment’, will do. People seem to be taking this as a vote of no confidence. I think he’s just being conservative about a very different kind of SW movie.
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ITEM: Generic non-present villain player Ed Skein has joined Battle Angel Alita and will carry the Sword of Damascus. If it’s anything like the version in my TRDL Universe, that’s dangerous.
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ITEM: Despite loving Charlie Day and most of the cast, I wasn’t initially sold on this film. I don’t know if its coming off of Vice Principals, or just a well-crafted trailer, but I’m into it now.
http://geektyrant.com/news/fist-fight-trailer-ice-cube-wants-to-brawl-with-charlie-dayvia

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ITEM: Here’s another trailer for Gattaca! I mean Elysium! I mean Incorporated! Ha, I’m still down.
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Finally, I leave you with the best news of the week. A storm is coming…


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CW Anticipation is Peeling My Skin from the Inside – 160502

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GAH CIVIL WAR IN ONE WEEK.

In other news, which includes more of the same news…

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One of many fake news virals for Civil Tole… not much content here, but not spoilery and actually done professionally enough to feel real.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvkZx3L … e=youtu.be

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Little is known about this film, but I’m completely on board. I like Mark Strong, I like deep space drama, I like awesome spacesuit designs…
http://geektyrant.com/news/mark-strong- … wn-trailer

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This set of outtakes pulled from (I think) bonus content from old videos or something, is all pretty cool, especially when droids collapse. But man, watching Prouse catching the pistol over and over is hilarious. I mean, Sith or not, I’m guessing it’s pretty hot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnsWSCoVBkY

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Saw this in front of the MINI dealership last week. That will surely buff out.

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Yeeee! Alien:Covenant! I don’t care whether you were down with Prometheus or not… I’m still optimistic.
http://geektyrant.com/news/check-out-th … n-covenant

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I’m not 100% on the production of this, or the tone of the animated films in general other than those Japanese imports, but I like a few cuts here, especially that slow look-up by Barbara.
http://geektyrant.com/news/first-traile … mated-film

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And now, Batman by Jeff Matsuda.

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Truer words.

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So many Macrossessssssss. I follow a dude on IG who always posts toys from my childhood, the purchased-at-great-cost-from-Japanese-general-stores-in-LA type stuff. Don’t even get me started on his multiple Orguss toys!

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I don’t know much about this game, this being a promo and all, but what a sick website. Keep scrolling down. It’s like the interface dream of 1990s interweb but with modern technology but done old school, featuring 80’s visions of the cyberpunk 2020’s!
http://ruinergame.com/

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And lo, the Russos brought their pals in from John Wick to help set up some of the action sequences!
http://collider.com/captain-america-civ … interview/

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I found this in the house the other day. A Skywalker Stormtrooper? Is that canon?

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I didn’t like the samurai supers figures until I liked them. Once I looked closely at them I was astonished at the awesome details. Then my man Blake brought me a samurai Boba Fett from Tokyo and my world imploded with rad. So now, here we have a Spidey samurai figure. I wasn’t immediately down with the mask… but what got me was the scalloping of the chestplate armor. DOPE!
http://geektyrant.com/news/amazing-samu … y-unveiled

That’s all for today. Still reeling from last night’s GoT podcasting session, Tooth Fairy management, and a brutal windy ride. So many tiny violins playing while hovering like paused blaster bolts.


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