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Nerdly News: Slinky Dog coaster arrives, Inhumans in IMAX

Rounding up some of the top geeky news items for today so you don’t have to go wandering the Internet (we know, you’re working):

VIDEO: Slinky Dog coaster cars show up at Disney World

It’s not just the new Star Wars World that has us excited to plan a trip to Disney World in the future. As part of its new Toy Story Land for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the company is building a Slinky Dog Dash Roller Coaster, which “will make guests feel like they’re shrunk to the size of a toy” from the Toy Story movies.

The Disney Blog has a video showing the new carts arriving and interviews with Disney creators about the ride.

Game of Thrones in modern times?

A mysterious video trailer popped up this week touting a new “Westeros The Series”, in which characters from Game of Thrones are suddenly thrust into a new world. The Telegraph has more details on whether this was just a fan-made video or something that might actually be produced.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2017/08/31/modern-day-game-thrones-everybody-hooked-mysterious-trailer/
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31 Aug 2017

Nerdly News: Disney to Leave Netflix, Start Own Streaming Service

Todays’ news:

 

In what should not be a surprise to anyone, Disney will pull its movies from Netflix and start its own streaming services in 2019. According to CNBC:

 

“CEO Bob Iger told CNBC’s Julia Boorstin Disney had a “good relationship” with Netflix, but decided to exercise an option to move its content off the platform. Movies to be removed include Disney as well as Pixar’s titles, according to Iger. Netflix said Disney movies will be available through the end of 2018 on its platform. Marvel TV shows will remain.” Full story here

King of the Hill May Be Revived at Fox

Fox television chairman and CEO says the network has had “preliminary conversations” with King of the Hill creators Greg Daniels and Mike Judge about bringing the Hill family back.

The Magnificent Zune Steals This Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Deleted Scene

io9 has the link. GoTG2 is out own streaming today and will be out on DVD and Blu-ray on Aug. 22.

‘Game of Thrones’ Dragon Battle Was Inspired by ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘Saving Private Ryan’

Director Matt Shakman tells The New York Times: “One of the first decisions I made was to focus more on Jaime and Bronn than on Daenerys — to focus on what it was like to be with these men on the ground in the middle of this horrific moment when war changes forever, when traditional fighting goes out the window and suddenly you have the introduction of something like napalm. That was the chief thematic focus of the episode. To hang it on Jaime’s shoulders as he sees his men dying was the most important thing for me.”

08 Aug 2017

Inside Game of Thrones’s Loot Train Attack

HBO has uploaded a really cool behind-the-scenes video, showing how creators pulled off the scene of the season (so far). The creative staff merged a CGI dragon the size of a 747 with a Spanish plain and a horde of horses, extras, and stuntmen, 20 of whom they set ablaze at the same time (along with pretty much everything else). If you loved the scene, this is worth the 13 minutes.

08 Aug 2017

The ‘benevolent’ Game of Thrones Season 6 blooper reel

There are not a lot of laughs in GoT, but there are many chronicled in Season 6 blooper real. Watch Peter Dinklage try (and fail repeatedly) to say “benevolent.” Watch Emilia Clarke butcher Dothraki (although, it kinda sounds like Dothraki always does). See what’s under Kit Harrington’s sheet, and more.

Whoever’s running HBO’s YouTube channel is killing it as of late, with the release of the blooper reel, the Season 7 production teaser, and the amazing Samuel L. Jackson guide to the first six seasons (NSFW/Kids).

26 Jul 2016

Kristen Chenoweth’s Mighty Game of Thrones Vocal Warmup

Actress and singer Kristen Chenoweth is a small woman with a big voice. Seriously, I met her once, she’s elfin. But get a load of the GoT warm vocal warm-up she’s got goin’ on. Wow.

01 Jul 2016

Lady Stoneheart is coming…or is she?

Catelyn Stark Game of ThronesEver since Catelyn Stark hit the ground at the Red Wedding, most Game of Thrones (or my favorite moniker, Tits and Dragons) fans — especially book readers — have been clamoring for the appearance of Lady Stoneheart.

 

Viewers have twisted and interpreted signs, nods, character appearances, and theories into two words: She’s coming. Then, when she doesn’t, up pops the next theory (usually the following season), which turns into: “No, really, this could be it.”

 

Well, with the recent appearance of The Brotherhood Without Banners and the awesomely named Lem Lemoncloak, io9 is theorizing this is it. This is not a drill.

 

Now Dad Geek Keith thinks she will not show up, period, But, with this season’s Hodor reveal, we know GoT can pull a six-seasons-in-the-making payoff and surprise the hell out of everyone. Are the producers intentionally staying away from Lady Stoneheart because they know everyone is waiting or have they been working a long con and just delaying the inevitable?

 

Watching the theories unfold and enduring the anticipation is half the fun of this exercise. And I would love to see Michelle Fairley return. Is this finally it? Who knows. But it’s fun to think about it. And, if Lady Stoneheart’s mute, mutilated corpse makes an appearance, prepare for the Internet to blow up in a way we haven’t seen since we last heard the final notes of “The Rains of Castamere”.

 

10 Jun 2016