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Community Season 6 debuts!

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The six seasons achievement has officially been unlocked and the first 2 episodes for the newest season of Community are now available for viewing on Yahoo Screen. New episodes will debut every Tuesday. Click the links below to watch Episodes 1 and 2.

Episode 1: Ladders

Episode 2: Lawnmower Maintenance and Postnatal Care

 

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Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling

Max Landis (writer of Chronicle and The Death & Return of Superman) has released his newest short film titled “Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling”. Beginning with his debut in the WWF in 1995 as a Connecticut Blueblood to his current role as Chief Operating Officer and leader of The Authority in WWE, Landis recounts all of the major arcs in Triple H’s career over the past 20 years. Furthermore, Landis uses this film to demonstrate that while wrestling may not be “real”, wrestling is something much more grand. As Landis states, “Wrestling is melodrama. Wrestling is mythology. Wrestling is action. Wrestling is comic books. The only thing wrestling isn’t is wrestling.” Check out the video below and be on the look out for all of the amazing cameos.

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Bartkira

As stated on the official Bartkira web site:

“Bartkira is a community art project in which hundreds of artists from all over the world are collaborating to recreate all six volumes of Akira, replacing all the characters with the cast of the Simpsons.”

Currently, Volumes 1 and 2 are available to read on the Bartkira web page while the Bartkira Tumblr page has several art submissions. Below are a few examples of this amazing work:

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On a more somber note co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, passed away this weekend. We here at Strawberry Scented Burnout send our condolences to the Simon family.

Thank you Sam.

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“Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F” Trailer

Freeza is back! (and is now apparently a Lakers fan). The newest Dragon Ball Z film (following 2013’s “Battle of Gods”) will debut in Japan on April 18th, 2015.

Also, a fan film titled “Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope” recently debuted. It’s a live action adaptation of “The History of Trunks” and certainly trumps the abomination that was Dragon Ball: Evolution.

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Childhood Rebooted

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Today it was announced that 3 classic 80’s cartoons would be rebooted for the 21st century: Inspector Gadget, Danger Mouse, and Ducktales.

Both Inspector Gadget and Danger Mouse will premiere on Netflix with the prior debuting in a few weeks on March 27th with brand new CGI-animation (click here for a short sneak peek) and the latter debuting in Spring 2016. British comedian Stephen Fry will voice Colonel K on Danger Mouse.

As for Ducktales, Disney XD will be relaunching the series in 2017 allowing a whole new generation of children to “WooHoo!” along side their parents.

In the meantime, let’s enjoy the classic opening themes for each respective show.

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POWER/RANGERS

Adi Shankar today released the latest of his “”Bootleg Universe” one-shot films, a re-imagining of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Joseph Kahn does a terrific job directing the short, showing a world in which these former “teenagers with attitude” must now deal with the ramifications of having been soldiers in an intergalactic war.

For an explanation as to why Adi Shankar chose to bootleg the Power Rangers, click here. Also, I highly recommend checking out his other shorts: The Punisher: Dirty Laundry and Venom: Truth in Journalism.

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Destiny Digest #3 : I kicked Atheon’s ass.

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On Friday night, I earned the “Raider” trophy as I finally beat Atheon.  I was in a 6-main raid with an acquaintance of mine met through our own Jonathan.  I was brought in as a ringer, since their slot was open.  How can I sum up my experience running the Vault of Glass?

Intense.  From opening the vault door, and making my way to Atheon, the entire raid didn’t drop in intensity.  It simply changed form.  From defending, attacking, hiding, and even platforming, the entire dungeon blended seamlessly to form one of the best MMO dungeons I’ve played in a long time.  Not to mention I got 2/3 raid gear armor pieces on my first try :).

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Loitering. Because.

With that in mind, I can probably say that Destiny is the standout GOTY for me.  I haven’t had this much fun playing a shooter in a looooooooooooooong time.

In other news, my Extra Live team, “Team Kupo Yo”, reached its fundraising goal!  We raised over $1000 for the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.  Big shoutout to our very own Abe, who was participating in the actual stream from the get-go, Jennice for being the team captain and getting the whole thing organized, Thanh for running the away operations, and to all the teammates and people that donated money, thank you!

What’s next for SSB?  More Destiny, more humor, and hopefully more comic.  Admittedly, I’m still working on the last part.

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-Francis

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Top 5 Most Anticipated New Shows of Fall 2014

1. The Flash (CW, Tuesday October 7, 8 p.m.) – I had the opportunity to catch an early screening of the pilot episode and The Flash definitely lived up to the expectations. Set in the same television universe as Arrow, The Flash certainly feels grounded in that reality while maintaining its own tone and idiosyncrasies. Grant Gustin is admirable as the titular character/Barry Allen but the real casting highlight for me is Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells. I’ve been a fan of Mr. Cavanagh since NBC’s Ed and am looking forward to what he’ll bring in the coming weeks.

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2. A to Z (NBC, Thursday October 2, 9:30 p.m.) – Seemingly the heir apparent to How I Met Your Mother (even going as far to include narration from another iconic 90’s parent – Katey Sagal), this show stars The Mother herself Cristin Milioti, and Ben Feldman previously of Mad Men. Of all the new rom-com shows debuting this Fall season, A to Z appeared to be the most promising based on preview trailers alone. And luckily after viewing an advanced online stream of the pilot, I was able to confirm those assumptions. Milioti and Feldman have an undeniable charm and chemistry as Andrew and Zelda. My hope is that the writers will be able to sustain a consistent engaging narrative while further developing supporting characters like Stu, Stephanie, Lydia, Lora, and Dinesh into individuals we can invest in as well.

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3. Black-ish (ABC, Wednesday September 24, 9:30 p.m.) – Some of my favorite shows growing up were family comedies primarily starring minority actors. Family Matters, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and The Cosby Show were all programs that engaged me in a socially-conscious way and as pure entertainment. Over the years, however, there has been a sharp decline in programs predominantly starring diverse lead actors on all networks. Fortunately, ABC has remedied that this coming season and is coming out with 3 new comedies focusing on Mexican-American families (Cristela), Asian-American families (Fresh off the Boat), and African-American families (Black-ish). The story of Black-ish is described as “A family man (Anthony Anderson as Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson) struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.” And on one of the preview clips we see Andre’s son discussing his desire to convert to Judaism in order to throw a bar mitzvah. Black-ish also stars Tracee Ellis Ross as Andre’s wife Rainbow and Laurence Fishburne as “Pops”. With a great time slot following Modern Family, a loveable cast, and a take on the family comedy looking at the ever-evolving meaning of being a minority in America, here’s hoping Black-ish can connect with all audiences like The Cosby Show did 30 years ago.

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4. Gotham (FOX, Monday September 22, 8 p.m.) – I wasn’t sure what to expect from this show when it was first announced. Christopher Nolan’s trilogy recently finished and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is a short couple of years away. And despite The Dark Knight being one of my favorite super heroes ever, I’m a bit fatigued with Bruce Wayne and his alter ego. Still, serving as an origin not only for how James Gordon would become the Commissioner we know but also for the various villains Batman would one day combat, there is certainly a lot of fascinating material to be covered. Moreover, as a self-professed fan of The O.C., my interest was certainly piqued when Ben McKenzie was announced as Gordon (although Donal Logue signing on to be Harvey Bullock is my favorite casting choice). And as clips were released and reports began coming in about every episode in the first season featuring a character that could potentially become The Joker, Gotham eventually became a must see show.

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5. Star Wars: Rebels – (DISNEY CHANNEL, Friday October 3, 9 p.m.) – It’s a new dawn for the Star Wars universe. With the previous established Star Wars Expanded Universe now no longer canon and new shows/books/films coming, we find ourselves in a period of civil war endless story possibilities. One of the new stories that will be told revolves around a “crew of the starship Ghost — cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the muscle Zeb, warrior firebrand Sabine, and cantankerous old astromech droid Chopper” set 14 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith and 5 years before A New Hope. Now one of the reasons I’m really excited for this show is that the animation style is inspired by Ralph McQuarrie original Star Wars concept art. That sets the animation apart from the previous (and unjustly canceled) Star Wars: The Clone Wars series that was on Cartoon Network. Nevertheless, the style and tone of Star Wars: Rebels is a welcome one.

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Also recommended:

Foo Fighters Sonic Highways (HBO, Friday October 17, 11 p.m.)

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Wash lives! Joss Whedon drew it, so…it’s canon!

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He also brought us more Buffy The Vampire Slayer!

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Unfortunately, he also recently had knee surgery and had to miss Comic-Con this year.

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Your presence was surely missed at the Marvel Hall H panel (as well as the after hours dance floor). May you have a speedy recovery sir.

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E.T.’s Home Found in New Mexico

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In September 1983, it was reported a mass burial of unsold Atari consoles and video games occurred in a New Mexico landfill. The game most associated with this event was the much-maligned Atari 2600 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. For over three decades many believed this to be an urban legend. However today, April 26, 2014, this burial was uncovered.

Based on the critically acclaimed 1982 movie of the same name, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial game is reported to have only sold 1.5 million copies despite a production of approximately 5 million copies. To make matters worse, many consumers returned the game citing general dissatisfaction with repetitive gameplay and poor graphics. Many observers have cited this game as one of the direct causes of the North American video game crash of 1983. To this day the game is regarded as one of the worst, if not the worst video game ever made.

Nonetheless a year ago Alamogordo, New Mexico officials approved an evacuation of the landfill. Then 2 weeks ago Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios and a documentary team began putting the plans in motion. Finally this morning was the moment of truth. Lo and behold, the landfill was indeed found and suddenly I have a craving for some Reese’s Pieces.