Friday, July 22, 2016

This Week's Topics: Pokemon, Ghostbusters Box Office Performance, Star Trek Fan Film Guidelines Revisited & More!

(Note: These are my notes for this weeks episode, I went off my own script a few times in the actual video lol)


Hello and Welcome To The Basement… It’s Friday… so lets go over THIS WEEK with the Superheroes!


There is going to be a live-action Pokemon Movie… and it’s gonna be Detective Pikachu… and if he doesn’t sound like a cigar smoking half drunk detective from a noir film I’ll be disappointed… in fact get Danny DeVito to voice the part! In fact there is a great video made nearly seven months ago by Tealhollow here on YouTube shows that it is meant to be! Hell for years fans wanted Patrick Stewart to play Charles Xavier and the fans got it… and it worked out perfectly, so this is something that should happen… of course the dialog would be G-Rated… but the surreal factor alone would sell it.


That said, I have been playing Pokemon Go, and I only really mess with it too and from work… so I end up seeing the Pidgeys and Rattatas a lot, and to a slightly lesser extent Eevees… which means I’m in a prime area to catch a lot of those and evolve them up to Vaporeon, Flareon and Jolteon. Plus with the improved server stability in recent days, it makes coming across these commons in my area a lot easier. Which makes the only frustrating aspect left is when you miss with a pokeball… even hough the ‘throw’ was perfectly centered.


I’ll be honest, the reason you are getting a normal episode this week is because I really have no interest in seeing Star Trek Beyond… because I saw Ghostbusters last week, and Suicide Squad comes out next week.


Speaking of Ghostbusters, over the course of this week it has been limping at the Box Office in comparison to its 1984 counter part, counting for inflation, the new film is about 34% behind the original over seven day domestic period (Thursday to Wednesday). Case in point, the 1984 drew $23.2 Million in 1984 by the end of its first Thursday, which is about $98.9 Million today… the 2016 film domestically has drawn $65.3 million by the end of yesterday This week is gonna be interesting to see how much of a drop off the new Ghostbusters film has, because it could easily be damning


Marvel and Netflix announced Daredevil Season 3…. that comes as no shock… but I know people wishing Netflix saves Agent Carter… speaking of the M & N… the teaser trailers for The Defenders Iron Fist and Luke Cage all look great… but trailers can be misleading… but more often than not they tell the truth… but this leads me into something else, that I’ve ranted about before earlier in the year:


There are way to many ‘clips’ of Suicide Squad floating around, I refuse to watch them because I actually want to see them in the movie without spoilers! In fact, I hate that they give so much of a movie away before hand. What’s the point of going to the theaters when so much of the film is already watchable and with context of what’s the scene about? Yes, we are excited for Harley Quinn… and to much lesser extent the Joker… but stop giving away the damn movie… the ad revenue in no way makes up for what you can get at the box office.


Moving forward, I have been casually watching ‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’ on Netflix, and sure it’s your run of the mill mystery of the week show, but the settings and atmosphere of it being set in 1920s Australia gives it a unique tone. I love the period style costumes and the stories are engaging enough to keep a viewer interested.


Anyway people are still coming across my earlier video where I lead off with this subject… I’m going to close out this by banging the drum of common sense again


So let’s get the ball rolling with the Axanar Cult Leader Alec Peters getting on his soap box and hijacking a Battlestar Galactica relaunch panel by kicking it off by showing the abysmal trailer for his little ponzi scam film. Let me repeat that: PETERS HIJACKED A PANEL THAT WAS TO TALK ABOUT BATTLESTAR GALACTICA BEING RELAUNCED… and to make it better, he got permission to do that by Richard Hatch, who starred in the original Galactica as Apollo and became insane enough to want to be in Peters’ scheme of a film… and let’s not forget about Hatch’s history, where he wanted to make a direct sequel to the original Battlestar (which already exists in Galatica 1980), and lead a boycot against the re-imagined series until he got paid to appear on the new show.


Let me make this simple: CBS and Paramount own Star Trek, Peters does not… CBS and Paramount have set some reasonable guidelines


And to give you an idea of how fair CBS and Paramount are… let’s look at the STAR WARS rules shall we? Star Wars Fans Films can only be made for their film contest, LucasFilm (by way of Disney) own then, there is no dispute, you cannot post them online anywhere because LucasFilm owns them.… where as CBS / Paramount allows you to do so and you own your film…. LucasFilms states that the fan film can’t be longer than 5 minutes… CBS / Paramount gives you 15 minutes to work…. On top of that LucasFilms states you can only make ONE film a year… CBS / Paramount says you you can make as many as you want as long as the ‘creative’ guidelines are followed.


I could go on and on about this but the cult of Axanar will just continue to cry murder over something they are in the wrong of.


And on that note… we’ll wrap things up… tomorrow is Saturday and which means Doctor Who Tales From The TARDIS and we’ll be going over part 3 of The Sensorites.

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