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We’ve just added a whole mess of faux knit designs in our new TeePublic Merch Store!

The patterns are as nerdy as they are ugly, so head on over to the store to get yours in time for the holidays.

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Director Colin Trevorrow has stated that the upcoming Jurassic World will feature a new dinosaur made by the park’s geneticists. Newly leaked photos of LEGO sets featuring Jurassic World’s dinosaurs could showcase that creation, which has been dubbed the “D-Rex”. Chinese LEGO store Taobao posted the images online, and while we don’t have details to accompany the pictures, the dinosaur above sure looks like something different. I can’t wait to see that dinosaur on the big screen.

See more photos of the brick dinos after the break.

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Ok, so remember when we posted the news about Iam8Bit’s art show, Sequel? For those who may have forgotten, the event is currently showcasing movie posters for sequels that most of us would love to see.

The event is taking place in Los Angeles, and you can check out the art in person until November 23. But the good news is that prints can now be purchased online for cash-monies!

Header image: Labyrinth by Ruben Ireland

Take a look at some more posters you can pick up after the break…

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We’ve added six new shirts to our new TeePublic Merch Store! Head on over to see all of the designs and get in on the $14 sale.

Better hurry though. Today is the last day!

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We’ve teamed up with TeePublic to launch a shirt store that features hand-selected designs from some of our favorite artists (like Megan Lara, Karen Hallion, Captain RibMan and more). But the best part is that all of the shirts are on sale for just $14 through Friday. So grab them while you can!

Head on over to the store to see all of the designs. And stay tuned because more designs will be added regularly.

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Isaac Asimov’s Foundation books are coming to television with a series set for HBO. The Wrap reports that Interstellar writer and Person of Interest showrunner Jonathan Nolan is in charge of the adaptation. Currently, Nolan is also working on adapting Westworld for HBO.

The books were once set to be adapted into a film by Roland Emmerich, so news of a series is a big deal. However, there is no word yet on whether it will be a full-fledged series or a miniseries event. Given the amount of material in the Foundation books, it wouldn’t be a stretch to produce several seasons worth of shows.

(via io9)

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We knew that Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell were cooking up an Evil Dead tv series, but at that point it was just a lot of talk. Given all of the unfounded rumors on the issue of Ash’s return over the years, we took it with a grain of salt.

This time things are different. It’s actually happening.

Starz has ordered a 10-episode series called Ash Vs. Evil Dead for a 2015 premiere. Bruce Campbell will star and co-produce the series and Sam Raimi will direct (the first episode at least). And yes, it will serve as a followup to to the films. Essentially, it’s the Evil Dead 4 that we’ve been waiting for:

Campbell reprises his role as the title character Ash, a stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last three decades avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons — personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its evil grip.

Rami added:

“Evil Dead has always been a blast,” Raimi said. “Bruce, Rob, and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the next chapter in Ash’s lame, but heroic saga. With his chainsaw arm and his ‘boomstick,’ Ash is back to kick some monster butt. And brother, this time there’s a truckload of it.”

Truckload indeed. Instead of and hour-and-a-half of Evil Dead on the big screen, we’re getting five hours to enjoy on television. Personally, I couldn’t be more excited about it.

(via Deadline)

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As we revealed over the weekend, LEGO is set to produce a Big Bang Theory set. Unfortunately, two of the sets that it was up against for approval were Doctor Who-themed. Don’t worry though! If you watched the announcement video through to the end  you would have learned those two sets aren’t dead yet. Lego Ideas team member Peter Espersen notes:

This review period featured two Doctor Who concepts, and the LEGO Review Board is evaluating them. We’ll let you know when we decide whether or not one will be produced as a LEGO set.

Yes! This seems to indicate that the licensing issues over Doctor Who have been worked out and that the Lego people are just trying to decide which set they should produce. Their current choices are a set called Doctor Who by GlenBricker or a set called Doctor Who and Companions by AndrewClark2, both of which look great. They should just make it easy on themselves and build both because you know every Whovian out there would be more than happy to own two sets.

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Lemony Snicket aka author Daniel Handler is teaming up with Netflix to produce a new adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events. The Hollywood Reporter quotes Cindy Holland, VP of original content for Netflix, as saying:

“On the search for fantastic material that appeals to both parents and kids, the first stop for generations of readers is A Series of Unfortunate Events. We are proud to start work on a series for a global audience that already loves the books […] The world created by Lemony Snicket is unique, darkly funny, and relatable. We can’t wait to bring it to life for Netflix members.”

As you may recall, the books first came to life in a 2004 film starring Jim Carrey. The movie took the first three books and turned them into one movie, but there are 13 all together. They follow the story of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire as they try to solve the mystery of their parents’ deaths and keep away from Count Olaf. Snicket said of the partnership with Netflix:

“I can’t believe it. After years of providing top-quality entertainment on demand, Netflix is risking its reputation and its success by associating itself with my dismaying and upsetting books.”

Terribly, horribly dismaying and so very exciting!

(via The Mary Sue)