The buzz on the soon-to-be-released ‘Daredevil’ Netflix series has been pretty positive. Plus, it’ll on Netflix, so you’ll be able to watch the entire run in one sitting (if you’d like). It comes out April 10th.
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A reboot of ‘Thunderbirds’ with special effects by WETA? Sign me up! Too bad the characters aren’t more reminiscent of the original ‘supermarionation’ style, but the live-action sets are on point. Plus, it still beats the pants off of that crappy ‘Thunderbirds’ movie released back in ’04.
‘Thunderbirds Are Go!’ debuts on April 5th in the UK, and April 12th in Australia, with no word on a US release (yet).
The Christmas Day episode of BBC 2′s James May’s Toy Stories featured Action Man. For those of you unfamiliar with Action Man, he was the British version of GI Joe. Here is the trailer.
To watch the whole episode, visit Daily Motion.
In case you missed it, AdultSwim.com is still hosting the Venture Bros. ‘All This and Gargantua-2′ special, including the epilogue which wasn’t included in the original broadcast, for free. Not only is it a full hour long (well, 50-ish minutes), but it sets up Season 6 in a majorly huge way.
I’m far from adverse when it comes to sharing Adult Swim programming on this website, although this one might be a bit ‘out of left field’. Just remember when watching it:
1) It’s extremely surrealist humor
2) You’re doing yourself no favor if you don’t watch the whole thing
3) If you have to skip ahead, it picks up around the 4 minute mark
It’s not quite Venture Bros., but it has a somewhat similar feel, given that it’s a parody of various Hanna-Barbera properties, principally Scooby-Doo. Plus, Norm Macdonald as an alcoholic pigeon just feels… right.
You can catch the first episode here: www.adultswim.com/videos/mike-tyson-mysteries/the-end
A while back we featured an article on the Australian series Danger 5:
From David Russo and David Ashby, the creators of Italian Spiderman, comes the ultimate 60′s era-style spy show you never knew you wanted, but know you have to see. Set in an alternate WWII, 5 Allied spies: Jackson from the USA, Tucker from Australia, Lisa from Russia, Claire from Britain, and Pierre from Europe, battle Hitler and the Third Reich’s evil schemes world wide, facing such foes as lizard men and Japanese robots.
Great synopsis, huh? You know you have to see the second season, which reportedly will begin airing next month.
In true teaser fashion all we get is a few flashes of some backgrounds, the promise of a Gargantua-2 special later this year, and…. oh, yeah, a mysterious new man clad all in blue who’s been bumping off members of the Guild of Calamitous Intent. Who could it possibly be?
Halo: Nightfall is the upcoming Ridley Scott produced live action series based in the Halo universe. As you can see in the above image, members of the Colonial Guard forces in the series are wearing HELIKON-TEX CPUs (Combat Patrol Uniform) in PenCott BadLands camouflage.
To find out more about Halo: Nightfall, visit: www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/halo-nightfall
This video combines two of my favorite entertainment forces, Batman and Dethklok, into a fusion of metal and vigilantism. Fair warning, it’s a bit weird.
GOTHAM is the upcoming series which stars Ben McKenzie as a young Jim Gordon working as a cop in Gotham City, also doubling as an origin story for Batman and many of his most famous villians. If this trailer is any indication, they’re being very liberal with many of Batman’s eventual rogues gallery, given many of them seem to be adults when Bruce Wayne himself is only a child.
Behold the craptasticness that is the Star Wars Holiday Special, complete with the commercials it originally aired with. So bad, it’s still pretty damn bad.
Remember, Lucas, this came out in the late 70s. If you were going to wipe it off the face of the Earth, you missed your chance ages ago – the internet never forgets.
The latest Archer ISIS orientation video has been released. Only one month to go before this series is back on tv!
In case you haven’t heard, the NFL recently denied a commercial by Georgia-based firearms manufacturer Daniel Defense to be played during the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII on FOX, on the grounds that it violates the firearms portion of the NFL’s Prohibited Advertising Categories:
“5. Firearms, ammunition or other weapons are prohibited; however, stores that sell firearms and ammunitions (e.g., outdoor stores and camping stores) will be permitted, provided they sell other products and the ads do not mention firearms, ammunition or other weapons.”
The commercial, which can be seen above, doesn’t technically violate the NFL’s policy, with (arguable) exception to the DDM4 silhouette logo at the end. Daniel Defense offered to replace the potentially offending logo with “…an American flag and/or the words “Shall not be infringed.””. The NFL countered the offer with an additional non-negotiable denial. Surprisingly, Daniel Defense had no trouble running a commercial in local Georgia markets during the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI on NBC.
You know that new show on Fox? The one that takes place in modern times with an undead(?) Ichabod Crane going after the headless horseman that turns out to be DEATH itself? Well, one of the characters in the show was spotted wearing a Shellback Tactical Banshee PC.
Today I learned that negligence is considered a malfunction, and not a violation of common sense.
We start this morning off with everyone’s favorite super spy Sterling Archer and celebrity chef Alton Brown showing us how to make Eggs Woodhouse, with predictable results. Man, this show really needs to come back on television.
Chromecast is an inexpensive device that allow you to stream from your computer directly to your television over your Wi-Fi connection. Actually, while that’s true, there are some restrictions. Specifically, Chromecast is designed to work best with certain devices and certain services/programs: if you want to stream YouTube, Google Play videos, or Netflix from your iOS, android, or computer you’re completely covered. Also, true to its name, it’s specific to the Chrome browser, so if your running it from your computer you’ll have to do all your surfing using Chrome for the device to work.
In my experience, you could project virtually any website to your tv if you wanted, although the stream to screen ratio was far from 1:1; lowering the stream quality from 720p to 480p helped a bit. You can almost get away with running ‘third party media players’ like Vimeo for a few seconds to a few minutes, until the stream decides to crash on you and you have to restart it. Overall, if you’re a Netflix or YouTube junkie without a game console or blu-ray player capable of streaming these services to your television, this might be the solution you’re looking for.