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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Star Wars The Unaltered Trilogy Coming to Blu Ray

comicbookmovie.com
A couple of days ago I saw a rumor on the AV Club's website stating that Disney may be releasing the original unaltered Star Wars Trilogy on Blu Ray. What wonderful news I thought!!! Gone forever would be the awful CGI Jabba the Hut, and other horrendous CGI alternations, leaving us only models, puppets, and mat paintings remaining. The pure joy of it!!

But as the article points out this may not happen since Disney doesn't own the distribution rights, 20th Century Fox does. But I don't understand why these two huge movie companies wouldn't work together on this project and make this happen??

With DVD sales down across the board, this would be a sure fire way to make some money. Wouldn't it? I love the original trilogy and would in a heart beat buy the original version of the films on Blu Ray. If we can get The Wonder Years and the Adam West Batman on DVD, we should be able to get this to happen??

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Ricky Gervais Podcast

For the past two weeks I have been re-listening to one of the greatest podcasts ever...The Ricky Gervais Show. If you not familiar with the Ricky Gervais show, it was the first REALLY popular podcast. It began around 2005 and according to Wikipedia has been download by over 300 million people.

Joining Ricky Gervais is Stephen Merchant, and the now legendary Karl Pilkington. It's Karl and his insane theories on life that make the show. I really can't describe it, you really need to experience it yourself.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Two Cool Things

www.express.co.uk
This week I discovered two really interesting items. The first comes from the street artist Banksy. The name of the piece is called "Mobile Lovers" *Details here. I absolutely love this piece. I think it does an incredible commentary of how much society puts social media presence as the number one priority over physical contact.

The second item involves my cousin Matt. He wrote this really interesting blog post entitled: "The Truth of Seinfeld Can Be Applied to Comic Strips". Matt discusses how most comic strips are self contained, and how they could benefit from a longer narrative. I think this is a really interesting concept, and would love to see comic writers apply this.

I understand why they keep it self-contained but sometimes to grow your readership by creating longer stories that get you invested into the characters.