Sunday, March 1, 2015

Beyond the Mask trailer


Here's a twist, an action adventure with virtue and morals. And a load of pulp action. This may be one for the whole family.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cubicle 7 is a wonderful company

Cubicle 7 is a wonderful company. The most evident reasons would be the extremely high quality game books they publish. Here is just one other less obvious reason:
As some of you may know we had a small, but significant issue with the printing of the spine of the Second Doctor Sourcebook. 
The tiny section of the Doctor Who logo, which builds up as you collect all the sourcebooks was missing. Our printer thought it was there in error, and removed it. Frustratingly we missed this tiny change, and so the books were printed without it. 
What we've done about it 
We have arranged for the books to be reprinted with that missing piece. The reprinted versions are now in our US warehouse, and en route to the UK. 
All subscribers will automatically be sent a new copy free of charge, and with our compliments. There is no need for subscribers to take any action to receive this replacement. US copies will begin shipping in the next few days, UK, European and "Rest of World" copies will begin shipping this month. 
If you have bought a copy of the Second Doctor Sourcebook outside of the subscription deal and feel that missing piece of logo will spoil your collection, then please drop us a line on info AT cubicle7.co.uk with a photo of your book, and we will replace it for you free of charge. It would be helpful to us if you could use the subject line "Second Doctor Sourcebook Spine".

Thank you for your patience in this matter, and we're very much looking forward to seeing some photos of your completed collections in the coming months!
And they did it, just as they said. Here are the images of my first copy with the replacement copy. Thank you Cubicle 7!






Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Power Rangers NOT FOR KIDS!


James Van Der Beek and katee Sackhoff star in this grim dark Power Rangers fan film. NSFW.

It will be a while yet before we see what Lionsgate and Saban Entertainment have in mind for their 2016 reboot of “Power Rangers,” but it’s a safe bet it won’t resemble this new fan film by “Torque” and “Detention” director Joseph Kahn. 
Produced by Adi Shankar (“The Grey,” “Dredd”), who was behind the Punisher and Venom fan films “Dirty Laundry” and “Truth in Journalism,” “Power/Rangers” is an incredibly dark and violent sequel of sorts to the long-running children’s franchise set in the aftermath of the war with the Machine Empire. (Be warned: The film contains blood and nudity.) 
“The thought that weaponizing youth and training them to kill could’ve turned out so ugly for so many of them,” James Van Der Beek’s traitorous Rocky tells his prisoner, Katee Sackhoff’s Kimberly, in the 14-minute short, which finds most of the Power Rangers murdered. 
Yes, it turns out “Power/Rangers” is the “super secret job” Sackhoff teased in August, sparking another round of speculation that she’ll play Carol Danvers in an upcoming Marvel Studios film. Kahn’s project also stars Russ Bain as Tommy/Green Ranger, Will Yun Lee (“The Wolverine,” “Bionic Woman”) as General Black and Gichi Gamba (“Torque”) as Zack/Black Ranger. 
“There were a couple of things [about ‘Power Rangers’] that were appealing to me,” Kahn explains to HitFix. “One, as opposed to like taking something like Barney and doing your dark version of Barney, there’s at least a mythology there. The original mythology is really expansive and kind of silly in how many different […] I mean, these guys turn into dinosaurs. How do you take that seriously? But there’s enough of like a groundwork of the original source material that they based off this repurposed Japanese show that has like norms of anime and kung fu and all that stuff that appeals to me because I’m an anime and kung fu guy anyways. I just took pieces that I liked and then streamlined it and made a bare-bones version and really expressed the versions that seemed like they naturally fit within the down-the-middle dark and gritty reboot.”
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Masters of the Universe logo?


This image appeared on Twitter over the weekend. It came from Devon Franklin, the Senior VP of Production at Columbia Pictures (a division of Sony).

Interesting.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

ThunderCats

Today I watched the pilot episode of the original ThunderCats series and found it to be rather well done, better than I remember or gave it credit for. For pilot episodes this one and the pilot for it's sibling, SilverHawks, were quite enjoyable, well written and aged quite well. Better than their contemporaries, say He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Blackstar, or Thundarr the Barbarian, most of which I have recently sampled.
ThunderCats by jerica128

My kiddos and I are currently enjoying the 2002 remake of the Masters of the Universe and enjoying it a great deal. This new version is clearly superior to the original. I was curious if the same could be observed in the original verses the 2011 version of ThunderCats. Well, I just watched the pilot and have to admit that the new version is a great deal superior. It was rather well crafted all around, actually. Very enjoyable and worthy of one's consumer vote.

ThunderCats + One Sweet Day + by dou-hong