On this episode of Nerd & Tie Nick and Gen go it alone, as Skype decided it hated Trae just before the episode began. The two of them discuss Netflix’s renewal of Mystery Science Theater 3000, The CW’s firing of Andrew Kreisberg, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green’s departure from American Gods, Anime Boston’s lawsuit against Boston AnimeFest (with Trae chiming in in post-production), and how Waxacon wrote some bad checks.
Netflix’s adaptation of Richard Morgan’s 2002 cyberpunk novel Altered Carbon hasn’t seen a lot of hype, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look amazing. The streaming service has dropped it’s first teaser trailer for the show, and it looks dark, moody, and just plain interesting.
Set five centuries in the future, it’s set in a world where people are able to transfer their minds electronically. The rich are able to effectively gain immortality by repeatedly replacing their bodies. Entertainment Weekly has additional information (and a lot more photos), so you might want to check out their piece on the show.
All ten epiosdes of Altered Carbon hit Netflix on February 2nd.
Netflix’s Stranger Things is probably one of the more remarkable, unique television series out there these days. The show’s second season premiered this last October, and it was just as strong as the first. With that in mind, it should surprise absolutely no one then that Netflix has decided to renew the show for a third go round.
The renewal was announced to the public in a tweet by the official Netlfix twitter account:
FOR THE LOVE OF STEVE, DUH! So hold tight baby darts — season 3 is officially happening.
Part of the problem with a small blog like ours is that when we all take a holiday off, no one reports on the big news. So, of course, it was bound to happen that on Thanksgiving Day, during their annual Turkey Day Marathon, it was finally announced that Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s revival was officially renewed for a second/twelfth season on Netflix.
We don’t have any other details besides just the news that the show is coming back, but that’s enough for most of us. The first revival season took over a year to get to screens, and it was well worth the wait.
Another trailer dropped for Bright this week, and Netflix’s first foray into blockbuster film making continues to look really, really good. It hits the same notes that we’ve seen in earlierpromotional materials for the film.
Will Smith plays a cop who gets assigned an Orcish partner (played by Joel Edgerton). There’s tension between them (as there’s an obvious racism allegory happening with the Orcs), and the two run across someone with a magic wand. A magic wand is, apparrently, “like a nuclear bomb that grants wishes.”
So, y’know, a little bit of a big deal.
This is the most I’ve ever been excited about a David Ayer film in my life. I mean, it’s a buddy cop modern fantasy film — we haven’t exactly seen that before. Getting something new out of Hollywood apparently took a streaming service.
We’ve gotten a couple of trailers already for the upcoming anime film Godzilla: Monster Planet, and now we have yet another one. And this one has Godzilla fighting spaceships.
That’s pretty neat.
For those of you who don’t speak Japanese (including me actually), the film is set in the distant future where monsters have taken over the earth. Humanity tried to get away and find a new home, but was unable to find a suitable new planet. Stuck with the choices of “Earth” or “Going off to die in a vacuum,” they have to go back and actually deal with Godzilla.
Godzilla: Monster Planet comes to theaters in Japan this November, followed by an international release on Netflix.
Netflix’s newest entry into the MCU is the forthcoming The Punisher series. And while we’ve gotten a couple of trailers, there have been some concerns that the streaming service would delay the show’s release in the wake of one of the largest mass shootings in American history (which did prompt the cancellation of the show’s panel at New York Comic Con).
Well, it looks like Netflix is marching forward, releasing another trailer for the show and finally giving us a solid date for when the first season will be released: November 17th.
Honestly, it’s a Punisher series. As long as this country continues it’s ongoing problems with gun violence, there probably won’t ever be a tasteful time to release a show about a white guy with an arsenal who shoots lots of people. It’s one of the reasons I’ve never been too fond of the character. Based on their track record though, Netflix is capable of putting enough nuance in the series where I’m more than willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.
I guess we’ll all find out when The Punisher comes out in a month.
The second season of Netflix’s surprised hit of 2016, Stranger Things, is coming in just a couple of weeks, and the streaming service has now put out a final trailer. There’s so much in there, and we don’t like to unpack things in detail (so you can enjoy them for yourself) — but boy does it look neat.
While the previous trailer set a phenomenal (and fun) tone for the series, this one’s a lot darker. It also gives you way more information than the first one – so people who like to go in blind may just want to hold off until the show comes out.
I mean, you won’t have to wait long.
Stranger Things season 2 premieres October 27, 2017.
Netflix’s horror comedy The Babysitter bills itself as “human sacrifice with hot people,” and if the trailer is any indication, it’s truth in advertising. While it starts out by looking like a regular slasher film, it kind of turns the concept on it’s head — the hot teenagers aren’t the victims, but the killers. The official synopsis is pretty straight forward:
The Babysitter, directed by McG, follows Cole (Judah Lewis), who is madly in love with his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving). She’s cool and awesome in all the ways Cole is not. One evening while Bee is babysitting, Cole witnesses the unthinkable. Now he must survive a night full of first kisses, first broken hearts, and first encounters with homicidal maniacs (played by Bella Thorne, Andrew Bachelor, Robbie Amell, and Hana Mae Lee).
Honestly, the whole thing looks like it’ll be pretty entertaining.
If there were any concerns that Netflix’s The Punisher would be a sanitized version of the character, they can be easily dismissed. While we got a teaser after the credits of this August’s The Defenders, the streaming service has released the first full trailer for the show.
It’s very, very dark and very, very bloody.
And if you’re a fan of The Punisher, that’s probably exactly what you want. I mean, as bullets fire to the beat of Metallica’s “One,” it’s hard to imagine any other way this series could more accurately capture the tone of the character. That said, it will be interesting to see how audiences react to the show, considering how much darker it is than the rest of the Marvel properties.
The Punisher season one is expected to hit Netflix this November.
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