Jon Favreau has just released the first details about his live-action Star Wars TV series, called “The Mandalorian.” No major details have been revealed, but we do know a few of the show’s directors, and they are: Dave Filoni, Taika Waititi, Rick Famuyiwa, Bryce Dallas Howard and Deborah Chow. It’s one of several Star Wars shows that will launch on the Disney’s very own streaming service in late 2019. Continue reading for another video and to see Jon Favreau’s own description.
Fans of “The Simpsons” will instantly recognize the name “Kwik-E-Mart,” as it’s the local convenience store in the show, but a real-life version has just opened in South Carolina at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. It will eventually be the exit for a Simpsons 4-D movie, opening later this year at the local Aztec Theater, which will be themed after one of Springfield’s cinemas.
Yes, believe it or not, there’s a Samsung TV knockoff brand called SHAASUIVG, and their prices are out of this world, literally. Spotted on Chinese online store Pinduoduo, this 55-inch 4K TV will only set you back roughly $57 USD, comlete with a SHAASUIVG logo in a similar font and location to the official SAMSUNG insignia. Continue reading for a video of a Galaxy S9+ knockoff video and more information about this television set.
Photo credit: Chris Blasius
Knight Rider fan Chris Blasius was obsessed with K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Two Thousand) ever since it debuted on the show, thanks to its many high-tech features, or at least during that time: molecular bonded shell, turbo boost, voice synthesizer, pursuit mode, silent mode, surveillance mode, seat ejection system, and more. So, he decided to spend 2,000-hours and $50,000 building the world’s most accurate replica. “I told my parents at the age of 6, that I will own KITT someday. I actually begged them to buy me a new 82 Trans Am, and save it for me, until I could drive, because they were still new then. They said I would grow out of it…but I never did,” said Blasius. Continue reading for another video tour and more information.
Sure, the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones may not air until 2019, but fans at Comboe Studio have found a creative way to pass time. Two artists, Fernando Mendonca and Anderson Mahanski, decided to give many of the series’ most popular characters a Disney-style makeover, like the whimsical Daenerys above. Continue reading for more.
The space helmet-inspired JVC Videosphere just might be the strangest CRT television ever. It made its debut in 1970 and was sold up until the early-1980s. In addition to the white, red, black and orange colors, buyers could also opt for an alarm clock base. Due to its sci-fi look, a red model appear as a background prop in the 1999 film The Matrix, though they have appeared in sci-fi films since the early 70s. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Game of Thrones fans may have to wait a year to watch the final season, but for now, they can stay in a custom themed ice hotel in Finland. That’s right, HBO Nordic teamed up with Lapland Hotels to create a real-life Game of Thrones hotel, which was entirely hand-sculpted from snow and ice. Each one of the ten rooms features an ice sculpture, like a white walker with glowing blue eyes, an icy replica of Braavos’ Hall of Faces and of course, a life-sized iron throne. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Photo credit: Gustavo Viselner
Gustavo Viselner specializes in pixel art, or more specifically, recreating scenes from famous TV shows as well as movies. Starting off, we have a scene from the famous Netflix series, Stranger Things. “For me, pixel art is no longer just a graphics tool for games, but a form of art that can stand out without having a video game to support it. Having said that, I would love to take Saul Goodman on an exciting pixelated adventure. For now translating these fantasies into illustrated scenes is all I can do, and it’s delightful,” said Gustavo. Continue reading for more.
The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus (Daryl) has quite the collection of motorcycles, and this 1982 Yamaha XV920R by Classified Moto is hitting the auction block. This custom bike features a 2010 Yamaha YZF-R6R front end and a 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6S rear, complete with its swingarm, suspension, wheel, and brakes. Other modifications include: hooligan bars, a twin Dominator H1/Xenon headlight, and a retro Benelli Mojave 260 fuel tank. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Game of Thrones isn’t known for its technology, but that didn’t stop designer Javier Oquendo from creating an interesting series for Car Keys. First off, we have Daenerys Targaryen’s McLaren P1 LM, complete with dragon-inspired livery and the Targaryen Sigel. However, it’s the P1 GTR, powered by a 3.8L twin-turbo V8 engine and electric motors that generate a combined 986hp. Continue reading for more.