Overnight/Weekend Open Thread - Dallas Sci-Fi Expo Edition

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 8:03 pm


If you're in the Dallas area tomorrow, a group of TR regulars are planning to meet up around midday at the Sci-Fi Expo in Irvine. Email eventmeetupdfw-at-gmail.com if you're interested in attending. I can't make it, myself - got my father-in-law's belated memorial to attend.

Here are a few items still on my desktop before we call it a week:

-If James T. Kirk were a woman, wouldn't she just stay home and fondle herself?

-It's a zombie schoolgirl arcade game that turns into a dance game! It is, of course, Japanese.

-Crime dog McGruff really let himself go.

-Ye Olde Facebook, from 1902.

-Goat Simulator: The Game. Most likely not going to be made for real, but would you not play the shit out of it?

-Sweded feature-length Robocop, with some unique scene interpretations.

-The best 10 minutes of all three Bayformers movies - the transformations.

-Speaking of which, a trailer for Transformers Universe Online. Looks to be using Prime designs.

-Gary Oldman will probably be in the next Star Wars. You may remember he was to play General Grievous originally but declined because of union strikes.

-Live-action Patlabor trailer.

Some of these tips are from SlyDante777, Gallen_Dugall and Anyone00

The Weekend Hangover: Dune, Dreamcast, Dan Aykroyd?

Monday, February 3, 2014 at 8:00 am


There was the Superbowl.

There were commercials.

It's easy to imagine you might have missed anything else that happened. So here are the highlights of the open-thread reader submissions. This week's tipsters include James.k.Polk, Anyone00, SlyDante777, Gallen_Dugall, scarfdemon, Citrus_King, skrag2112

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The Long Weekend Hangover: Attack on Titan Porn, Chogokin Hello Kitty, Dinos at a Gun Show

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 8:00 am


If you weren't glued to your computer all week, here are some of the stories you missed from the open thread. Submissions this week came from Anyone00, SlyDante777, Timely-Tardis-Lego, NOT.DrAbraxas, Gallen_Dugall, troi, skrag2112, Rx79immigrant84, rkwsuperstar, James.k.Polk.

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Overnight/Weekend Open Thread - Batfleck Re-Begins, 3D Fetus, Boba Fett Retcon?

Friday, January 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm

It's a long weekend for me because of the MLK holiday on Monday, so have fun taking this page extra long. Before I leave off, though, a few items I didn't have room for today...


-Batman Vs. Superman Featuring Wonder Woman and Others has been pushed back a year to 2016. Official word is that it's to give the visuals time enough, but I've also heard Affleck might have injured his leg.

-A company called 3D Babies is offering life-size 3D models of your fetus, based on ultrasound photos. Not creepy in the least. (h/t FakeAssName)

-Yes, Marvel Select's new Movie Spider-Man figure will come with the fireman hat.

-Rumor: Boba Fett to be retconned for stand-alone movie. Clone version will reportedly be killed by someone else who steals the armor just before the OT era. Does this mean we get to un-dub Temeura Morrison's redubbed lines in the Empire Blu-ray?

-New teaser for Showtime's Penny Dreadful, featuring Frankenstein, Dracula and Dorian Gray, looks like a classy reboot of LXG. No, not Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic - LXG the movie version that made him madder than he's ever been since the last thing that made him mad.

-New Maleficent footage shows it to be more of a shot-for-shot remake than I think anyone would have hoped.

-More concept art from the Gore Verbinski Bioshock movie that'll never happen because nobody wants to spend Lone Ranger-level money on an R-rated film. (h/t SlyDante777)

Happy weekend, all. Maybe consider discussing these stories before doing the customary instant document dump?

Just a suggestion. Do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.

The Weekend Hangover: Simpsons Lego, Levitating Soundwaves, King Tut Erections

Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:00 am

Collecting highlights from all the all the tidbits you might have missed over the weekend.


Everyone LOVES to bash The Simpsons on the weekend thread. But I dare you try and bash this.

This week's contributors include Anyone00, Timely-Tardis-Lego, rkwsuperstar, SlyDante777, Gallen_Dugall, troi, skrag2112, andre_morello, troi.

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LET'S DO THIS! Michael Bay Ninja Turtle Art Contest

Friday, January 3, 2014 at 5:33 pm


Wanna score yourself a gray T-shirt with the above logo on it? Sure you do. It's free.

Okay, so...earlier today, we found written descriptions of what, supposedly, the new movie Ninja Turtles, April, Splinter and Shredder will look like. But no pictures.

MAKE ME THE PICTURES. In any medium (no animation or animated gifs, though - static images only. You can sculpt, but the submission will be the photo of your sculpt.). You can draw up a movie poster, a scene from the movie, a rendering of the potential toys in package...it just has to include at least one of the characters as described in that article. Then post it below in comments.

Obligatory contest rules & stuff: you must be a registered commenter with an email address on your profile. I have NO mens XL shirts, and limited L/XXL. If you choose a men's or women's SMALL, you have the option of the old-style shirt with the robot on it. Enter as often as you like: I will pick TWO winners, but both of them could theoretically be the same person.

Contest ends Monday at noon. Get drawing!

The Weekend Hangover: Strippable Hug Pillows, Home Alone Memes, Rambo Meets Santa and More...

Monday, December 16, 2013 at 8:00 am

Highlights of the nerdy news bites you may have missed over the course of the weekend open thread...


-That one time (German-accented) Santa and Rambo teamed up (SlyDante777).

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The 20 Coolest Illustrations from Star Wars Fanzines

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 6:00 am

Unlike the deluge of Star Trek fanzines in the 1960s and 1970s, which we looked at last time, there don't seem to be quite as many Star Wars fanzines. There are still plenty, but not quite as much of a slew as there had been for Trek. Part of this, I suspect, is because the largely adult / female fan base for Trek was a bit more industrious than the teenage / male base for Wars. I'm aware that I'm speaking in generalizations, and of course the fandoms span generations and genders, and I don't want to ruffle any male feathers, but the earliest Trek fans and zinesters were women, plus the majority of the 'zines we'll look at below were edited by women - a fact that was not lost on some of the male readers at the time. The merchandise-and-marketing train was also already barreling forward by the time the movie came out, so there just wasn't as much of a niche for 'zines to fill, and Lucasfilm's open disapproval didn't help. But they were made all the same, so let's enjoy some of the best art from 'em!

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Concept Art and Trailer for an Epic Hellraiser Reboot Pitch

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm


If this can be made on almost no budget, Dimension has definitely been doing the sequels wrong.

Director Mike Le Han's most prominent directorial credits are on various UK true-crime reconstruction shows. With the aid of concept artist Paul Gerrard (Wrath of the Titans, Seventh Son) he has done one hell of a lot more than simply reconstructing Clive Barker's world. Think Hellraiser meets Silent Hill meets whatever other Japanese video games have depicted Hell over the years.

Since this was put together, Barker himself got the go-ahead to write a new script, so the odds of this particular version happening are slim. But what could have been is fascinating - and suggests a lot of potential even if the Weinsteins don't go super huge with the funding.

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The Weekend Hangover: Facehugger Bong, Dollar Sex Toys, DC Cheaps out While Joe Dante Begs, More

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:00 am

Some of the best reader submissions from the Weekend Open Thread.

It's a Patrick Swayze Christmas! (SlyDante777)

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