The mocking of terrible movies will be resuscitated with Netflix’s announcement that it will be the new home for the anxiously awaited reboot of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
The revival of the cult comedy series will reunite creator Joel Hodgson with original cast members Mary Jo Pehl, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy (Pearl Forrester, Brain Guy and Professor Bobo, respectively) and also introduce a few new faces.
Jonah Ray will play new host Jonah Heston, while Hampton Yount and Baron Vaughn will act as the new voices of Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo. In addition, Felicia Day will appear as Kinga Forrester and Patton Oswalt will play Son of TV’s Frank.
If that wasn’t enough, Joel McHale and Dan Harmon of Community fame are on board as writers along with the previously announced The Daily Show vet Elliott Kalan.
There’s no word on when the reboot will launch, but after waiting this long for a return, MST3K fans can surely hold out a little longer. [click to continue…]
Super-Fan Builds drew inspiration from Back to the Future and Hot Tub Time Machine to create a DeLorean hot tub that will take everyone on a mental journey back to the 1980s.
The device was made from an actual hot tub and DeLorean chassis and includes a bevy of bells and whistles, including functional gull wing doors, a flux capacitor and the all-important Mr. Fusion.
Unfortunately, the creation was a one-off that was presented to one thrilled fanatic.
Check out the creative process and unveiling below. [click to continue…]
Marvel has made good on its proposal to create a 13-foot-tall Captain America statue for the character’s 75th anniversary.
As previously reported, the statue is slated to debut at Marvel’s booth during San Diego Comic-Con before being shipped to Brooklyn, where it will be unveiled in Prospect Park on August 10th. After a month on display, the statue will reportedly be moved to the Barclays Center before heading to Sunset Park in October.
As if this isn’t enough, Entertainment Weekly reports that a special 75th anniversary comic will also be released at Comic-Con which depicts Captain America kicking it with the bronze representation.
Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]
In order to bring some joy into the lives of patients at the Memorial Children’s Hospital in South Bend, Indiana, construction worker Jason Haney decided to create a construction site edition of “Where’s Waldo?”
Haney and his daughter fabricated an 8-foot-tall cutout of Waldo which he then hides at a building site next door. As soon as Haney learns that the kids have found Waldo, he moves the cutout to a different location to keep the game going. It’s absolutely brilliant. Check out additional pics below, and see if you can spot him yourself. [click to continue…]
PoshTots is now offering this headboard so that a T-Rex can hover over your kid all night and inspire nightmares of becoming dino dinner.
Created by artist and craftsman Jason Hulfish, the headboard reportedly fits any standard twin bed frame and offers precise handmade details that “must be seen in person to be believed”.
In addition, it comes with a hefty price tag, ensuring screams of terror for adults as well.
T-Rex Headboard ($1,560)
Now you can illuminate your garden at night with this solar powered LED Cheshire Cat statue. It’s sure to scare of any rabbits that try to make off with your carefully tended garden growths.
Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]
If there’s anything nerdier than Star Wars, it’s John Williams’ legendary Star Wars theme played on the “Floppotron 2.0”.
As you’ll see in the video below, the “computer hardware orchestra” consists of 64 floppy drives, 8 hard disks and 2 scanners, and will surely result in flashbacks to 8-bit games of yore.
It certainly isn’t the first time we’ve seen the Star Wars theme played on old hardware, but it just might be the best rendition yet. [click to continue…]
If you’re sick of the crowds for IMAX movies and rich as hell, you’ll be interested to know that the company is providing the option to install a genuine IMAX theater system in your home for $400,000.
The high-definition, floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall, officially calibrated IMAX theater system includes dual 4K 2D/3D projectors, a proprietary IMAX sound system, a touchscreen remote and seating for 7-18 people.
Unfortunately, if you want the secure, set-top box required to play new IMAX releases, you’ll have to shell out another $10,000—plus rental fees for each movie. For $1 million you can also increase seating to 40 people.
This move is part of IMAX’s effort to tap into the on demand market and the pockets of the tiny minority of people who can afford such extravagance. But hey, chin up broke movie lover! Bloomberg notes that a smaller version is also in the works that will run you a mere $200K. Well, sh*t. Let me check the couch cushions.
(Bloomberg via Engadget)
The California art and engineering collective Carv created this Theo Jansen Strandbeest-inspired bicycle that is completely impractical and weird, but also strangely fascinating.
I know the perfect person to ride it.
The device utilizes walking spider legs in place of a rear wheel and was built over a 700 hour period using 450 custom made components. Needless to say, it would generate a ton of attention on the street, but probably just as much frustration when you’re in a hurry.
Check out more pics and a video below. [click to continue…]
This 3D Foam Pen puts a twist on conventional 3D printing pens by utilizing foaming liquid hand soap rather than melted plastic, allowing users to create rub-a-dub-soap-sud sculptures.
The pen automatically froths the soap into foam, eliminating the need for manual pumping, and the creative process can be started by the push of a button. It also comes equipped with accessories such as two plastic foam bases, a bubble-shaping spatula and three different heads for creating shapes like smiley faces or stars. Sets of eyes, ears and noses are also included. Sadly, it is not waterproof and cannot be used in the tub, which means the developers really missed the boat on the bath market.
The pen is currently available for pre-order with an expected release on July 15. See it in action in the video below. [click to continue…]