The Live Action Jem & The Holograms

jem and the hologramsIf you grew up in the 1980s, you might remember the cartoon show Jem & The Holograms and now there will be a live-action reboot by Jon M. Chu, Jason Blum and Scooter Braun.

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Viral Video Friday: Animated Games of Thrones Opening

gamesofthroneanimationA tribute to HBO’s Games of Thrones, animation students at Atelier de Sevres do a great job with an animated credit opening.  A big thumbs to Mathilde Loubes, Jory Bertrand, Alison Dulou and Ramin Djawadi.

For more info, go to:  Vimeo – Games of Thrones Opening.

STAR TREK – Phase II web series continues the original “five year mission”

Created by EmbellishFor those of us that don’t know, there are Star Trek fans of the original 1966 series that have chosen to boldly re-create and go where a fan must go in order to fulfill the five year mission that the original series never completed for the final frontier. The original series was cut short of two years and Star Trek fan, James Cawley, founder of Retro Film Studios, has produced episodes as if the show hadn’t been cancelled!

Star Trek Phase II (formerly known as Star Trek: New Voyages)  Click here   Star Trek New Voyages   to go to the website


Get your own Adventure Time Swords

finn swordHalloween 2014 maybe months away, but you can grab these fun Adventure Time toy swords.  Two swords available – The Adventure Time 24″ Finn sword comes with Finn mask and The Adventure Time 21″ Jake sword with Jake mask.  Now you are ready for the Land Ooo and no batteries required.

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Star Trek Select Captain Jean-Luc Picard

star trek selectIf you remember the long-running sci-fi TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation?  Patrick Stewart was awesome as Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Star Trek Select kick-offs the New Year with this new 7″ action figure.  The figure has some articulation for pose-ability and a detail dead Borg-base stand.

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Syfy: HELIX – The first 15 Minutes

helixFrom creator Cameron Porsandeh comes HELIX on Syfy which premieres tonight January 10th, 2014 @ 10|9c.  Let’s see if you like it or not, here’s the first 15 minutes:

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Viral Video Friday: Simpsons Anime Tribute

simpsons animeA Simpsons tribute to anime and all things Hayao Miyazaki.

Daenerys Targaryen: Lead my Dragons!

games of throneFans of HBO series Game of Thrones are eagerly awaiting the new 2014 season to kick off, but in the meantime, here’s a nicely detailed statue of Daenerys Targaryen.

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Leaked: LEGO The Simpsons House 71006

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Image via The Brothers Brick

Images have leaked online of LEGO’s upcoming The Simpsons line.  The first images is the iconic Simpsons’ House numbered 71006.  This set has 2,523 pieces of building fun and comes with 5 mini-figs:  Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and Ned Flanders.  The set will probably retail around $250USD.  The LEGO Simpsons House looks to ship out this February 2014.

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NYCC: Look at who’s behind Doctor Who!

Ramen and a Half interviews Andrew Sumner to find out what Titan Entertainment Group is all about at New York Comic Con. Retrenders NYCC - Andrew Sumner and Jonelle MarieFirst and foremost our team at Retrenders reviews many of Titan Books and we’ve grown to love what they do, because we simply love the content they publish and re-publish. Titan Entertainment is known to reinvent and revive content that had once had their moment in time from cult classics novels, comics, and they publish niche content about historical arts, artists, musicians, early filmmakers and much more. It’s as if Titan reflects on fascinating content and say - “This is entertaining – let’s revive it!”

Titan Entertainment Group is also an official licensee of Doctor Who products and works with popular media entertainment and culture. You can find out about their latest releases and featured products at Titan Merchandise.

Veronica Mars back to Neptune

veronica marsVeronica Mars fans are eagerly awaiting for the new movie to come out and here’s a sneak peek of the film with cast interviews.

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Once Upon A Time: Behind The Magic

OUAT CoverWith the third season of ABC’s hit fantasy drama Once Upon A Time underway this past weekend, Titan Books releases a behind-the-scenes book for fans of the TV show.  Thanks to Netflix, with snacks in my hands and a big bucket of tapioca coffee milk tea, my Once Upon A Time all-night marathon of seasons 1 and 2 is all finished!  Now I’m excited and hyped for the new season.

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J.J. Abrams’ Newest Mystery Project

Say what you will about JJ Abrams (I’m personally a fan). There’s no denying that he has a P.T. Barnum-esque golden touch when it comes to marketing. Fans online have been frothing at the mouth since Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot, released “Stranger,” a mysterious one-minute teaser.

The teaser begins with a typically melodic Michael Giacchino score, as a man washes ashore. A brooding voiceover cryptically intones:

“He arrived knowing nothing of himself. Who is he? Soon he will know. Because what begins at the water shall end there… and what ends there shall once more begin. This is what happens. Men become lost. Men vanish. Men are erased and reborn.”

The final image of the teaser is of another man, with his lips hauntingly stitched together.

Little is known about “Stranger.” It could be any number of film or television projects Abrams has on his busy slate. Via Bleeding Cool, the latest speculation involves a book Abrams co-wrote with writer Doug Dorst. Whatever it is, color me intrigued.

By Guest Contributor:  Tristan Thai

Fringe: The Burning Man

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If fans of the cult-hit Fringe TV series on FOX can’t get enough of the characters and it’s Fringe universe, critically acclaimed pulp-fiction author Christa Faust is back with second of three prequel books based on the 3 main characters from Fringe – Walter Bishop, Peter Bishop and Olivia Dunham.  This second book – Fringe:  The Burning Man focuses on the younger Olivia Dunham before she became a special agent for the government’s secret Fringe Division.

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Bricking Bad

With only a handful of Breaking Bad episodes left, here’s your chance to reenact all your favorite Walter White and Jesse Pinkman meth lab scenes. Citizen Brick has created a custom-designed playset based on AMC’s critically-acclaimed series. The set even comes with a Gustavo Fring minifigure for you to blow up if you so dare.


For more info, go to: Citizen Brick Superlab Playset

By Guest Contributor:  Tristan Thai

New Doctor Who Swag on the Market

Only a TARDIS hurtling through space and time could react faster. Less than one day after the Twitter-verse exploded with news that actor Peter Capaldi was slated to play the 12th reincarnated version of Doctor Who, crafty fans were already posting their geek friendly wares on Etsy.

Capaldi shirtEven without the foreknowledge of what sartorial tastes the newest incarnation will have, a T-shirt depicting the outline of the slender Scottish actor’s visage wearing a collared jacket is already on the market.

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SDCC 2013 Panels

sdccIf you weren’t able to make it to SDCC 2013. Here’s some cool panels to watch from San Diego Comic-Con. So, if you want to take a long cubicle work break, sit in a comfy chair and grab a headphone and watch away!

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Marvel Panels and Panels @ SDCC 2013

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Deadpool drinks Dr Pepper!

There will be panels galore for Marvel Comics.  And yes, unlike our Ramen host Ramon who is a big DC Comics fan, I’m a big fan of Marvel fanboy.

What Marvel panels excite me this year?

Superior Spider Man Panel – July 18, 2013 – 4:30pm-5:30pm PDT – Room 6DE

Spidey comic fans will want to chit chat with this Spider Man panel of Marvel editors and writers.

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Peter Cushing: A Life in Film by David Miller

peter cushingFor us Americans we remember actor Peter Cushing from Star Wars as the villian Grand Moff Tarkin.  If you’re a fan of horror classics from the 1950s-1960s, the studio Hammer Films released many fright films that Mr Cushing starred in.  He was well known for playing Baron Frankenstein and Doctor Van Helsing.

Author David Miller delves into the life and times of the actor in Peter Cushing:  A Life in Film.  The 192-page book is not just a Wikipedia of his films, TV appearances, and stage work, but is truly a no holds-barred look into the journey of Peter Cushing’s up and down life in front of the camera and off.  Life changed after his wife Violet Helene Beck passed away in 1971, as Peter contemplated suicide many times and mentions when someone who is very close to you dies it is never the same again.   The book also includes many B&W and color photos from his iconic films, movie posters and chronology of his appearances on film, TV and plays.

Peter Cushing:  A Life in Film is an in-depth comprehensive chronicling of Peter’s career as an actor and a look into his private life.  And when you’re done reading the book, you young kids and film buffs should try to watch many of his classic Hammer Films.


Hardback:  Peter Cushing – A Life in Film

Author:  David Miller

Publisher:  Titan Books

MSRP:  $24.95USD

Available:  Now

Venture Bros. Action Figures

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More Venture Bros. goodness – here are the latest 8″ action figures of Brock Samson, Killinger, Molotov and Billy Quizboy.

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Lego: The Yoda Chronicles on Cartoon Network

lego yoda chronicles

To kick-off LEGO:  The Yoda Chronicles premiering on the Cartoon Network on May 29th 2013, LEGO unleashes an incredible 1:1 scale LEGO Star Wars X-Wing fighter at Times Square New York City.  This project took about 4 months to build using  5 million bricks and over 30 Master LEGO builders.

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Arrested Development Outline of Jokes

arrested development outline

This Sunday on Netflix 15 episodes of Arrested Development Season 4 finally kicks off.  If you’re new to the series and want to know what this running joke about the various characters is about, go to:  Recurring Developments for a outline map of all the running jokes from Seasons 1-3.  This should be helpful if you’re not going to have a Arrested Development DVD marathon before it Season 4 premieres on Sunday.

Go to:  Recurring Developments – Outline Map of Running Jokes.

Arrested Development Season 4 Trailer

Arrested Development is back with season 4 exclusively on Netflix on May 26, 2013.

Kylie Minogue as Princess of Power: She-Ra


Not to be out done by ABC Network picking up Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., NBC has the Princess of Power – She-Ra starring Aussie Princess of Pop – Kylie Minogue.  Okay, so it’s only a parody by Funny or Die but this looks really good as a live-action program. Check out the video below:

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Well, after months of fanboy speculation and rumors, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a reality.  ABC network has picked up the series and here’s the teaser trailer:

‘Nuff said!


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