Sean Fallon

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Loot Crate has announced the theme of their subscription box for March, and it’s titled “COVERT”. The description reads:

Calling all Agents of Loot!: We’re entrusting you with this top-secret (until now) intel: March’s Loot Crate is a dynamite, jam-packed collection of COVERT operations! We have compiled the very best of spies and undercover agents, operatives and espionage of some of your favorite spy & thriller themes and franchises. Among the assets we’ll be delivering are an EXCLUSIVE, officially licensed Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD replica collectible (complete with certificate of authenticity!); plus a Loot Crate Exclusive Orphan Black item; the return of an EXCLUSIVE t-shirt (not black!), plus some incredibly cool undercover-rrific wearable accessories; and much more! So study the mission and get ready to embark on an adventure in March!

Sounds like it’s going to be awesome. They also included an image of the cover of Goldeneye for the N64 in the announcement email which may or may not mean anything.

If you’re thinking about giving a Loot Crate subscription a try, you can check out our reviews for the January and February 2015 boxes to get an idea of what you can expect.

You can even get 10% off your subscription when you use the code “NERDAPPROVED” at checkout.

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The last few months have been big on nostalgia. We’ve got the return of Star Wars of course, but there’s also Neill Blomkamp’s Alien film, Twin Peaks, the Terminator reboot, and even DuckTales and Inspector Gadget for crissakes.

Now comes word from Variety that Harrison Form is confirmed for a return as Rick Deckard in the Blade Runner sequel. Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve is in negotiations to direct.

The script comes from Hampton Fancher (who co-wrote the original film) and Michael Green with input from Ridley Scott. All we know about the plot thus far is that it will take place several decades after the original film.

Ford recently said that the script was “the best thing that he ever read”, which may or may not mean anything. Regardless, how do you feel about the reality of a Blade Runner sequel?

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We got our hands on Nerd Block’s Classic Box for February 2015, and if you’re thinking about a subscription and want to see what’s inside, follow along after the break.

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First it was DuckTales and now Inspector Gadget and Danger Mouse. I’m old enough to be absolutely giddy about this.

Variety reports that the shows will air on Netflix with Inspector Gadget dropping on March 27th with a full 26-episode series (it’s already aired in Europe).

Danger Mouse will debut in the Spring of 2016 and will feature Stephen Fry as the voice of Colonel K.

Check out an image of the updated Danger Mouse after the break…

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Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie is moving forward, and now it seems as though the film will disregard Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection in favor of “a proper finish” after Aliens. Though it’s unclear whether or not the new movie will ignore the last two films altogether.

Also, Sigourney Weaver is definitely on board—which was already a given.

Check out the interview with Blomkamp and Weaver after the break and let us know what you think. Should the film acknowledge Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection or completely dismiss them?

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Can Rescue Rangers and Darkwing Duck be far behind? We hope not.

Major nostalgia alert for people in their thirties. Disney XD is bringing back DuckTales for a 2017 launch! From Deadline:

The new series will follow Scrooge McDuck, his curious and mischief-making grandnephews — Huey, Dewey and Louie — and the optimistic yet temperamental Donald Duck as they embark on high-flying adventures worldwide. Other beloved characters slated to be in the new stories are: Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell & Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley and Webbigail Vanderquack.

That’s awesome and everything, but seriously. We need more Gadget Hackwrench and Darkwing Duck.

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If you’ve dreamed of a gritty Power Rangers reboot full of sex and violence, then good news: it just dropped in your lap thanks to director Joseph Khan. First off, check out the cast:

Katee Sackhoff – Kimberly/Pink
James Van Der Beek – Rocky
Russ Bain – Tommy/Green
Will Yun Lee – General Klank
Gichi Gamba – Zack/Black

From the description:

My take on the FAN FILM. Not a pilot, not a series, not for profit, strictly for exhibition. This is a bootleg experiment not affiliated or endorsed by Saban Entertainment or Lionsgate nor is it selling any product. I claim no rights to any of the characters (don’t send me any money, not kickstarted, this film is free). This is the NSFW version. An alternate safe version is on youtube.

Holy crap. This is insane…and marvelous. Watch the 14-minute video after the break. We’ve included both the “safe” YouTube version and the very NSFW original. UPDATE: The original Vimeo version was pulled, but the safe YouTube version is still available for now.

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The February 2015 “Play” box from Loot Crate arrived on our doorstep yesterday and we couldn’t wait to find out what was inside. If you can’t either, continue on past the break…

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Would Chris Pratt make a good Indiana Jones? As we’ve noted before, Chris Pratt would make a good anything.

Most of the Internet seems to be on board with the idea, and it looks like Steven Spielberg is in that camp as well. Deadline is reporting that he would love to direct the film so long as the script “comes in to his satisfaction.”

Keep in mind that this is the man who went forward with the Crystal Skull script. Though, George Lucas’ involvement (or lack thereof) this time around may have an impact on how this film proceeds.

Of course, this is all far from official. There have been no casting announcements and there’s no script at this point. But it’s interesting to think about. Assuming Chris Pratt does take over the role, would you like Spielberg to be on board or should this reboot start completely fresh?

(via /Film)

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If turning your iPhone into a DeLorean time machine is a bit over the top, adding one of these Avengers: Age Of Ultron charms is the next most ridiculous thing.

Actually, they’re probably a little too awesome and unwieldily to be charms. I mean, they’re 3-4 inches tall and they light up.

The other problem is that you have to purchase them in a set of five for $73.50. Pricey yes, but wait until you see the Hulkbuster version after the break…

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