Disney has officially joined the streaming business with the debut of its Disney+ service. The company hopes that its $6.99-per-month service will attract millions of subscribers with its mix of Marvel / Star Wars movies, TV shows, classic animated films, new series and lots more. The most highly anticipated original show is “The Mandalorian,” a live-action “Star Wars” series created by Jon Favreau. Read more for a video that tells you all about the service and additional information.
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Earlier this year, in March, LG Electronics filed a patent for a ‘television receiver with flexible display,’ and it was recently approved on September 13, 2019. The patent sketches show a TV with a flexible display consisting of six equal sections that can be folded in a zigzag. Its frame on the sides protects the display when folded, while also serving as a stand when necessary. Read more for the patent sketches and additional information.
Scheduled to premiere on Disney+ on November 12, 2019, Star Wars: The Mandalorian takes place five years after the events of Return of the Jedi and follows a Mandalorian bounty hunter beyond the reaches of the New Republic. The main character is played by Pedro Pascal, who portrays Mandalorian, a lone gunfighter and bounty hunter with a Clint Eastwood-esque vibe as well as advanced combat skills and questionable moral character. Read more for the latest trailer and additional information.
The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau released the first official trailer for the show today at the D23 Expo, and it’s set to debut exclusively on Disney+ on November 12th. This show takes place a few years”after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. It follows a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. Read more for the trailer and additional information.
Patrick Stewart introduced the first trailer for Star Trek: Picard at San Diego Comic-Con today, and fans attending were able to preview the series before the internet. The trailer opens with Picard in the vineyard where he opens some doors and looks at his old belongings. We find out that Data sacrificed his life for Picard. “I wanted to belong here, but it never felt like home,” said Picard. Read more for the video and additional information.
Stranger Things Season 3 (July 4) is nearly upon us, so it only makes sense for Nike to release themed sneakers and clothing based on the hit show. This new Hawkins-inspired collection features the Cortez, the Tailwind, and the Blazer Nike Classics sneakers, set for a first drop on June 27th. On the apparel and accessories front, you’ll find hoodies, tees, as well as t-shirts emblazoned with the Hawkins High School crest. “In the summer of 1985, several transport vehicles departed from Nike HQ in Beaverton, Oregon, carrying special product shipments headed to multiple locations across the US,” said Nike. Read more for additional pictures and information.
HBO partnered exclusively with VIVEPORT to launch an immersive VR experience based on the massive hit show “Game of Thrones”, and it’s finally here, only on Viveport Infinity. “Beyond the Wall” transports players to the northern border of The Seven Kingdoms to fight and defend The Wall where they can test their sword-fighting skills against a terrifying undead polar bear and hoard of wights. “VR is the perfect pairing for Game of Thrones fans who can now step onto the battlefield of Beyond the Wall as part of Viveport Infinity. Beyond the Wall gives you the first-hand experience of joining the Night’s Watch and protecting the realms of men with your flaming sword from the army of the dead,” said Rikard Steiber, President of Viveport. Read more for a trailer video and additional information.
Game of Thrones Season 8 is well underway, and one Belgian designer wanted to reimagine the title sequence in the style of another one of his favorite shows, Westworld. Called “Westerosworld”, this mashup consists of Westworld’s opening credits and throws in dragons, the house flags, Night King, as well as the Iron Throne, complete with a reimagined Game of Thrones’ theme song. Read more to watch.
Fender’s Game of Thrones Sigil Collection guitars will not only appeal to fans of the series, but just anyone who wants a cool-looking musical instrument. They were created by Ron Thorn of Fender’s Custom Shop and the Principal Master Builder, with each guitar representing the three primary houses: House Stark, House Lannister, and House Targaryen. One caveat: they range in price between $25,000 and $35,000. Read more for a video additional pictures and information.
Fans at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago got their first look at the Disney+ series The Mandalorian on Sunday, when Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy and executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni revealed a teaser clip. This eight-episode series will make its official debut on Nov. 12 as one of the Disney+ streaming service launch shows. “If you look throughout history, it’s fun at first, but it gets very complicated very quickly. The idea of that world after The Return of the Jedi and what would happen and what sort of characters would survive, and what it was like until the new Republic took over. You have vestiges of the Empire. You have only the strong surviving. You have chaos taking over the galaxy,” said Favreau. Read more for the video, additional pictures and information.