And Here’s Our First Real Look At Star Wars Rebels

WonderCon is in full swing this weekend out in California which over the years has built a reputation as a more intimate and fan-friendly experience than its big brother San Diego Comic Con.

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So far one of the biggest pieces of news to come out of WonderCon is that attendees got a first glimpse of Star Wars Rebels, the new animated series which bridges the original trilogy and the three other shitty ones that George Lucas directed.

While I only watched a handful of Star Wars: The Clone Wars during its substantial run on Cartoon Network, I’m more apt to check out this series due to the fact that the pre-Original Trilogy time period has always been on interest to me.

Star Wars Rebels will air on Disney XD in Fall 2014.  With the busy convention season getting underway expect to see more from this highly anticipated entry in the now Disney owned LucasFilm galaxy.

via [ From Bricks to Bothans ]

Five Reasons Why You Should Be Watching The 100

Having successfully conquered lustful vampires and hooded heroes The CW has set its sights on the ever popular dystopian future with The 100.  It still is too early to call it a hit but the premiere episode drew in 2.7 million viewers, making it one of the most watched shows on The CW in nearly three and a half years.

The setup behind The 100 is pretty straight forward, for 97 years the remainder of the human race has been struggling to survive on a space station called The Ark in orbit over an Earth that was ravaged by nuclear war.  With resources dwindling, the ruling body of The Ark decides to send 100 juvenile delinquents to the surface to see if conditions are favorable to human life.

If you’re on the fence about jumping on The 100 bandwagon I’ve prepared a list of five reasons why you should be watching the best new show on The CW:

William Shatner Live Tweets The 100It’s no joke, apparently Captain Kirk loves this show so much that he live tweeted the most recent episode.

It’s Lord of the Flies meets The Hunger Games – So far they haven’t pulled any punches when it comes to injuring and/or killing people …. both on the surface and back in orbit on The Ark.  In space, crimes are punishable by “floating” the offender (or in Battlestar Galactica terms “airlocking”).  Meanwhile, back on Earth, the youthful settlers have found themselves in a gang mentality, leaving even the youngest criminals susceptible to mob rules.

Oh, Hi Paige Turco! – I’m not going to lie, I’ve had a thing for Paige Turco ever since she was cast as April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.  It’s nice to see her on screen again.

Earth SkillsSomething Survived The Nuclear Fallout – In what I’m sure will be a mystery that will be explored later in the first season humans did survive on the surface … but are they still human or have they devolved into cannibalistic neanderthals?  Remember how “The Others” on LOST seemed like a real threat early on? That’s where we are at right now with the “Grounders” and it’s a lot of fun.

Eliza Taylor, Marie Avgeropoulos, & Lindsey Morgan – It wouldn’t be The CW if it weren’t full of overly attractive people in lead roles and these three ladies are ridiculous.

the100girlsAnd with that I think I’ve stated my case …. The 100 airs Wednesday nights on The CW.

 

In Case You Forgot, Star Lord Is Completely Awesome

Marvel just released some great new images from their upcoming cosmic adventure flick Guardians of the Galaxy.  My favorite lot of the bunch is this close up of Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) in full Star Lord mode during filming.

53473ffc3c05dI’m trying not to succumb to fanboy overload but I am loving everything that I’m seeing coming from GotG. This film is a giant risk for Marvel but from where I’m standing I think this will fit into their mold of making interesting movies in which super heroes exist and not cookie cutter origin stories.

So … which company will be making full scale replicas of that helmet? I need that! JUST SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.

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The Best LEGO Ice Planet 2002 Fan Art You’ll See This Week

ice_planet_2002_by_mr__jack-d7d0imqIt’s been well documented here as well as on my Twitter and Instagram feeds that I am a huge fan of the short-lived Ice Planet 2002 LEGO Space sub-theme in the early nineties.  This gorgeous piece of fan art comes courtesy of Mr–Jack on DeviantArt and captures everything that was great about that theme specifically the trans-neon orange chainsaws!

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Yo Joe! Here’s A First Look At JoeCon ’14 Show Exclusives

With JoeCon ’14 getting underway in Dallas, TX  we are now getting our first glimpses at the exclusives available to attendees.  I’ve been a huge fan of how JoeCon has reworked the environmentally conscienceous ECO Warriors form the early nineties into a zombie fighting task force.

Flying Ninja Kick had our first look at the Eco-Force ECO Striker which is a direct homage to the original vehicle from 1992 and a repaint from the GI Joe: Retaliation line.  While I’ve all but stopped collecting modern Joes I’m getting a little bummed I didn’t find a way to snap up these exclusives.

More exclusives are going to be revealed throughout the weekend and for those hardcore GI Joe fans be sure to follow Generals Joes, Flying Ninja Kick, and Hiss Tank for more late breaking news from JoeCon ’14.