Saturday, May 7, 2016

A Day of Geeky Goodness

Today was a fun day.. worked out at NerdStrong then went out to lunch with some fellow NerdStrongers. Went home, showered up and then Lauren and I went over to the Federal/Blast Off Comic Book day. I've done comic book day in the past but this year it was a huge event behind the Federal Bar building in their parking lot. There were people cosplaying, food, games and of course comic book and comic book artists. We ran into some friends as well as come comic book artist friends. We got our free books and then walked around a bit. Afterwards we headed over to Blast Off comics to pick up some more free comic books and to see what kind of sales they were having. Lauren wanted to pick up a graphic novel and I wanted to buy some comic books but it was packed and the line was crazy so we just grabbed our free books and headed back to my place.

We hung out for a bit at my place before heading over to the Arclight Sherman Oaks to meet up with some other friends to see Captain America: Civil War. I've been really looking forward to this movie for a while as Captain America is my favorite of the Marvel heroes and I've really enjoyed Captain America and Captain America: Winter Solider. Joining Lauren and I at the movies was Joe, Zack, Dallas, Aaron, Mel and Leen.

As for my movie.. of course I LOVED IT... It felt more like an Avengers movie though Captain was the featured character. It was nice seeing the close relationship that Bucky and Cap have. The introduction of Spiderman and Black Panther was fantastic. And Ant Man growing big was amazing. Lots of humor in this installment but also lots of character building. I have never been a fan of Ironman and this movie made me dislike him even more. Though I will admit he wasn't completely in the wrong.. still not an Ironman fan. I like how this ended. Could there be more Captain America movies. If there's not I'd be okay with the way it concluded. It will be interesting to see these super heroes team back up for the new Avengers movies, if they team back up.. not a clue what's coming next.. all I know if I can't wait!!

After the movie Lauren and I continued our day of hanging out by grabbing some dinner in Hogsmeade at The Three Broomsticks. We then walked around Hogsmeade for a bit and rode a few rides before calling it a night.

Super fun day.. workout, brunch, free comic book day, movies (Captain America) and Universal (Hogsmeade). Thanks Lauren for being my sidekick today!!!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Quidditch Skydiving and Dining in the Sky

A hodge podge of geeky news for today.. first up Coltan Hayes from Arrow fame came out of the closet, you can read more about it HERE. I think it's great when young celebrities come out of the closet, his outing didn't sounds easy but like most of us gay man, he too had and is continuing to fight depression. I hope he can finally find happiness and peace.

Came across this video of skydivers playing Quidditch. I've played Quidditch on the ground but never in the sky.. it's pretty fantastic.

The next video seems unreal.. I don't think I could do this but people do. The one featured in this video is in Las Vegas. Could eat hanging in the middle of the air?

I attempted to airbrush my Lekku for my Jedi Twi-lek this evening. It was my first time using an air brush and it wasn't much of a success. Instead I just used a regular brush to paint the Lekku and then at a later date will attempt to air brush over the paint lines. I need to find someone who knows how to use an airbrush to make sure I was using it properly.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

New Power Rangers and Han Solo

Check out the new Power Rangers.. they released the first image of the new, re-imagined Rangers. I was 23 when the first Power Rangers hit Fox TV, called Mighty Morphing Power Rangers and I remember seeing it here and there, but I was never a fan of it. I've probably seen about half of the first few seasons but then tapered off for later seasons. But now it looks like it's making a return as a movie but this isn't the 90's Power Rangers.. I've read that this new Rangers is in comparison to the old Batman TV series and the current Batman incarnation. If that's the case then I'm all on board. And from the costume alone it looks like this is the case. I'm actually looking forward to this movie and to see what they do with this kind of cheesy kids show.

After months of speculation they have finally announced the actor who will be playing the "young" Han Solo in the new "Han Solo" solo movie. His name is Alden Ehrenreich, I don't know much about him. I guess he had a memorable roll in the comedy Hail Caesar!. I actually like the fact that he is pretty much an unknown. To take on such an iconic role you really do need someone with nothing really attached to them. I'm really looking forward to seeing more from him and I'm super excited to see the unnamed Han Solo movie.

And just a quick note to say Happy Birthday to my Brother Michael.. 41.. man you're old!!! Love ya!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Star Wars / Hamilton Parody

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!!!! People call this Star Wars day because May the 4th sounds like May the Force but the true Star Wars day is the premiere day of the original Star Wars movie, which was May 25th.. but you can't have to many days dedicated to the best sci-fi/fantasy movies of all time.

Speaking of Star Wars... I came across this amazing Star Wars / Hamilton parody of one of it's songs with a Star Wars twist called Luke the Son of Anakin... it's pretty fantastic.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Leno Swag, Labyrinth Comic & TNG Animated?

Today while at work we got some swag, not all of the shows I work on make shirts and/or hats or other items with the shows name on it but Original has always made a ton of swag for their popular shows like Monster Garage, Monster House, Deadliest Catch and now Jay Leno's Garage. I got this very soft t-shirt with Jay Leno's Garage on the back and a cap also with Jay Leno's Garage printed on it... both are pretty cool.

I'm a huge fan of Labyrinth so when I read this news I as super excited!!! BOOM studio's announced that in August they will be releasing the Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special, which will be 48-page comic book comprised of some short stories based on some of the ancillary characters of the world: Sir Didymus, Ludo, Ambrosius, Hoggle, some of the iconic figures that Sarah came across in her journey through the labyrinth. Unfortunately Sarah and Jareth are not be part of those stories. I can't wait for more news about this comic book. You can read more about and see some pages of the comic book HERE

Michael Dorn (who played Worf in the Star Trek universe) tweeted "Just curious, would you guys be into an Animated TNG Series?" and attached this picture. I would totally love to see a Star Trek The Next Generation animated series. As the actors continue to age I can seem them lending their voice to this project, I mean most of them did voice acting when they were doing TNG back in the 90's. I know this is a just a dream and it will never see the light of day (especially with the new Trek movies and TV series) but a fan can dream.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Neverending Story Commercial

I came across this "making of" video for an ad for Spotify. It's a kind of spoof on The Neverending Story. They got Noah Hathaway who played Atreyu and recreated Falkor. It's a cool behinds the scenes video. I then had to search for actual ad and found that as well. It's crazy to think that
The NeverEnding Story theme song by Limahl was released in 1984,​ ​yet it’s still streamed every day.. talk about a nevereneding story.

Here's the Ad:

Here's the Behind the Scenes video:

Sunday, May 1, 2016

MASH Podcast & Testing Body Make-up

Geekyfanboy Productions released a new episode of the MASH 4077 Podcast. This is episode 128, covering Season 6 Episode 6, "The Winchester tapes"

Klinger delivers mail; the stock market is in decline and BJ's Peggy gets poison oak. Nurse Nancy Gilmore, recently disengaged (no longer about to marry a Navy dentist) asks Hawkeye to meet her in Seoul. Winchester complains about the 4077 and Korea via tap

You can Download from itunes , listen on Stitcher Radio or listen and get direct download from our main website

Went to Namies today, Namies is a professional Make Up, Wig, SFX store in the Valley. I've gotten wigs and other items from them in the past. Today I went to find some body make up for my Twi-lek Jedi that I'm planning on cosplaying at SDCC this year. I've done a bit a research on what kind of make up I should use, alcohol vs water base but I want to see what they have there.

Namies has two different brands and about five different colors of green. I wasn't sure how dark I wanted to go so I tested some colors on my arm and then put the picture out there on social media to get peoples opinions and opinions I got. About 90% of the people agreed with the one I ultimately chose, bottom right. What's crazy is that a 5 oz bottle is super expensive ($45) and this one is more for testing.. so I'm sure I'll have to purchase another one at some point in the near future. Cosplaying is expensive... but fun.