Friday, December 5, 2014

Wes Anderson presents The Star Wars (Force Awakens Trailer)

We haven't had a post in awhile and despite no posts around here on the subject if you follow us on Twitter it pops up from time to time, seem to like some Wes Anderson.  This Star Wars trailer mashup isn't amazing but the fact that someone made it is good enough.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

TIL: There's a fan-made Star Wars: De-Specialized Edition

"Star Wars: Despecialized Edition" is a fan edit project with the goal to reconstruct the original theatrical releases of the Star Wars original trilogy (Episodes IV, V, & VI) at a quality comparable to the high-definition medium of our time. To learn more about this project, search the web for "Star Wars Despecialized Edition" or click the link below to be taken to the primary thread for this project on the forums:

Friday, May 23, 2014

It was SkyDome Big - Star Trek TNG Final Episode 20 Years Ago

Was reminded today that 20 years ago this date, Star Trek The Next Generation aired its series finale, the final episode "All Good Things...".  All the usual things can be said, great series, legendary cast, probably height of franchise etc.... but one thing I've said before, and I'll say it again - It was SkyDome big.

City TV in Toronto held a special viewing event in the SkyDome stadium, according to Memory Alpha attracting 40000 ppl. Speaking of attracting, for you Canadians - Monika Deol!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

True Detective watches the Star Wars Holiday Special

I'll admit, I haven't watched any of True Detective.... dunno if it's my thing, but heard all the rave reviews.  Might give it a shot later just to find more meme-able clips like this. Wow.

Also, does Woody Harrelson age into Ed O'Neill eventually as the story progresses?

And that legendary hypercheese Star Wars Holiday Special.... thought we had a copy of it around here somewhere but maybe not..who knows what tag it's buried under....Life Day? haha

Thursday, February 20, 2014

It's a Jurassic Unix System!

Kind of funny, geek-funny anyways, spoof of famous "It's a Unix System, I know this!" scene from Jurassic Park.
What's crazier beyond that is there's a whole subreddit I just stumbled upon devoted to the funny, over-the-top misrepresentations of computers and hacking we see all the time in movies & television. Find it on /r/itsaunixsystem naturally.

Maybe you just want to use the whole JP system ala Nedry's desktop..... like this guy is trying to recreate

Thursday, January 23, 2014

iPartment x Big Bang Theory - Chinese sitcom scene comparison

A recent article focused on the fact that The Big Bang Theory actually has a decent following in China.  Understandably, the younger, more modern and connected generation has more than a few geeks in its ranks and is drawn to the US sitcom.

More interesting is that Chinese tv producers have taken notice and like all things, have actually built multiple homegrown shows that appear to borrow (steal/plagiarize) plot lines and ideas from BBT.  Particularly is one popular show called iPartment. (爱情公寓)

While the show is a bit more general about some twenty-somethings living in Shanghai, some very familiar character-types and scenes appear in the show.  Sure enough, found this handy comparison video by some Chinese video site user that shows BBT clips and iPartment ones.  Wacky as always, see if you can follow along.

Of course, Big Bang is no stranger to imitation. There was that other story about the duplicate show out of Belarus, The Theorists, that even Chuck Lorre commented on in one of his regular end of episode vanity cards.  Of course, in that case, when the actors found out that they were cast in a rip of BBT, they wanted nothing to do with it. haha

Sources: Why Is The Big Bang Theory Big in China? and video found there 爱情公寓抄袭生活大爆炸片段

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lightning Strike! Lightning Strike! - Drake SNL

Drake's Saturday Night Live resolution for the New Year - less 'cosplay'.
Song and dance sequence on Drake's SNL episode about new year resolutions included a funny bit about less cosplay with these three guys acting the part.