Most of us were sad that Voltron: Legendary Defender season three was only half the episodes of seasons one and two when it hit this last August, but the promise that season four would quickly follow in October held us over. Well, we’re getting closer to the show’s return, so Dreamworks and Netflix have put out the first trailer for the season.
It’s not much, but it definitely whets the appetite.
We’ve said it before, but Voltron: Legendary Defender is a pretty amazing. It took a butchered anime series and turned it into one of the best animated science fiction franchises out there. It’s hard to believe that Legendary Defender has only been around for a couple of years.
All six episodes of Season Four hit Netflix October 13th.
What kind of episode do we record after spending forty-five minutes trying to get our cameras to work and failing? Apparently a fairly normal one, albeit an audio only installment. In this, we discuss the Good Omens casting news, the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, and Netflix’s atrocious Death Note adaptation. Then we hit the con scene, where we talk about the Avalon Expo organizer disappearing mid-con and how much fun we had at Geek.kon last weekend.
And yes, we address the Nazi cosplayer and a bunch of other stuff.
This weekend I’m sure most of you sat down to branspike/binge the latest Netflix Marvel series The Defenders. I mean, the streaming service has been building towards this for years, and the show is kind of amazing. What you might not have noticed (or maybe you just haven’t gotten there yet) is that Netflix shared a teaser trailer for their next Marvel series, The Punisher, after the credits of the final episode.
It’s been ripped from Netflix and reposted to Youtube a bunch of times, so we’re not sure if it’ll stay online. It’s only a minute long, but it’s a great little look at the tone of The Punisher. I’m excited about the show, and I’ve never really even liked the character.
The Punisher is expected to be released this fall.
With The Defenders premiering on Netflix tomorrow, we had assume that the video we saw earlier this week was the final trailer for the series. This, of course, has turned out to be completely untrue — as Netflix has put out another one.
Honestly, if trailers are designed to hype up people for something, they’re definitely succeeding with particular one. We get more of Sigourney Weaver’s character monologuing, some cool fights, and just enough to make me say “I guess Iron Fist was worth it.” I know what my plans for this weekend are at least.
I’m just going to be honest here — Godzilla: Monster Planet‘s new trailer looks plain amazing. We got our first tease of the film last month, but now we have a much better look at the film, and I couldn’t be more excited.
The premise is simple — monsters have taken over the earth. Humanity tried to find a new home, but was unable to find a suitable new planet to live on… so they have to go back and actually deal with Godzilla. The film was first announced back in the spring, and it’s just super neat looking.
Godzilla: Monster Planet comes to theaters in Japan this November, followed by an international release on Netflix.
Netflix’s The Defenders will be here at the end of the week, so what better way to start it than with the final trailer for the miniseries? This newest set of clips puts Danny Rand front and center, and I think that (while he was a bit annoying as the central protagonist) he’ll balance nicely with the more jaded members of the team.
That would be “everyone else” if you were curious.
Honestly, I’m excited for this, and fully expect to finish it before the weekend is out. It’s hard to believe that we’ve only been living in this corner of the MCU for two years, but this event series definitely feels earned. It’s just plain cool.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we make our triumphant return to video! We talk about the Anime News Network hack, Disney planning its own streaming service, and Netflix buying Millarworld. Then we head to the con scene, where Angry Goat Productions is at it again (and using a different name), five GeekGirlCon staffers have quit claiming “reverse racism,” and Otakon had a rain drainage system dump all over their artist alley.
Streaming company Netflix has announced that they’ve now purchased Mark Millar’s Millarworld. Millarworld is the imprint that Millar uses to publish books under four different publishers, most notably Wanted, Chosen, The Unfunnies, Kick-Ass and War Heroes. This gives the streaming service and studio the ability to make films and television series based on Millar’s work without having to pay licensing.
Well, except for Kingsman, because those rights are tied up elsewhere.
Or Kick-Ass for the same reason.
Honestly, as I’m not a huge fan of Millar’s work, I’m not personally super excited by this. That said, it’s still a smart move for Netflix to grab some original properties for themselves. Millar’s writing is flawed, but prolific — and it might be interesting to see what the studio makes of it.
It’s hard to imagine that until a year and two months ago, Voltron was a campy, butchered Anime series from the eighties that people people kept trying to revive. I mean, most people only remember the GoLion bits from the original show. Then Voltron: Legendary Defender came into our lives, and not only did everyone know names like Lance and Keith… but they actually finally became three dimensional characters.
Legendary Defender is the definitive version of the franchise.
The third season hits tomorrow (August 4th) and we’re super excited about it. We get a new main villain (Lotor), the Black Lion needs a new pilot, and everything looks super, super awesome. The season will only be seven episodes long, but as Season 4 is coming in October, you won’t have to wait too long for even more. There have been two main trailers for the season (the most recent released earlier this week), and I just plan on watching them over and over again until the season premieres.
Netflix’s Stranger Things was a show that kind of hit us out of nowhere last year. I remember watching the trailer for the first season thinking that it looked interesting, but that I might not bother watching it right away. Then, just days after it was released (and all of my friends were explaining how great the show was), I gave it a shot.
And it was amazing.
Thankfully a lot of people shared that opinion, and Netflix renewed the show for a second season. We got a brief teaser back in January for it, but it wasn’t until this last weekend’s San Diego Comic Con that we got a real taste for the show’s next outing. We’ve embedded the trailer below, and you should probably watch it as soon as possible.
Stranger Things season 2 premieres October 27, 2017.
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