Amazon's Lord of the Rings: What We Know So Far
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them. Many companies bid for the rights to produce the Lord of the Rings TV series, but it was Amazon Studios that made it out on top – committing to producing five seasons as part of it’s $250 million rights deal. We all knew it would be a massive undertaking, yet it feels like we’ve been waiting an age for the series to finally drop. Well, I can tell you that we’re no closer to seeing the first episode – but we are a little closer to the series’ production.
The Watch: What We Know So Far
Pratchett’s The Watch book series has sold more than 90 Million copies worldwide. It was back in 2011 that Pratchett fans perked up like meerkats at the prospect of The Watch being adapted for television. Prime Focus Productions. Pratchett’s own TV production company, Narrativia, went on to confirm reports in 2012 where Pratchett himself was said to be overseeing the writing of the script. The series was going to have a run of thirteen 60-minute episodes, with Pratchett’s daughter Rhianna as co-writer.
MCU: The Movies of Phase 4
The Infinity Saga has ended. The MCU can be credited with the rise in popularity of Superhero movies over the last decade, showcasing some dazzling special effects, costumes and casting choices. Now, however, Disney have some big decisions to make.
Geekology End of Year Awards 2019
The Rules Each year we ask our collective of geeks what they think the best movie, TV series and game of that year was. Their answers are put to a vote, each vote lasting 48 hours before being closed down. Nominations for the 2019 awards had to be released, naturally, in 2019. TV series had to have finished in 2019, ruling out anything that will only be halfway through at the time of polling. Series that were released after the final tallies, e.g. Netflix’s The Witcher will be allowed in the 2020 polls next year.
The Witcher: What Viewers Really Think
Netflix’s The Witcher runs the storylines of The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny alongside each other, with additions to flesh out the characters for the viewers. I found that, while sometimes it took me a minute to understand the time jumps, I was never so lost that I didn’t know what was going on. You could be questioning the slow pace one scene, laughing in the next, and unable to tear your eyes away from powerful imagery and heart wrenching dialogue in the following scene. Henry Cavill has managed to make the word ‘fuck’ a thing of beauty when Geralt of Rivia utters that single word as though plucking it from the viewers mind – because we’re all thinking it.
Diablo IV: What We Know So Far
It’s been over 7 years since Diablo III graced our consoles – and back in November we finally received the news that we’ve been waiting for. Blizzcon 2019 revealed rumours of a Diablo IV being produced to be true – and here is everything we know about it so far.
War of the Worlds: Where Did it All Go Wrong?
Ever since a very young age I’ve been obsessed with War of the Worlds. I was aware of and enjoyed the campy 50’s analogy of nuclear war but it wasn’t until I watched a school performance of Jeff Wayne’s seminal adaption (complete with Tripod paintings attached to wheeled netball nets and Martians emerging from silver sprayed wheelie bins with tinfoil) that it really piqued my adolescent imagination. It was an ambitious production for a state secondary school to attempt but I remember vividly going home with my head spinning. The thought of an Anglo-centric invasion, in Edwardian England, both filled me with excitement and tantalising terror.
'The Dragon Prince': What Comes Next
It took barely a single episode for The Dragon Prince to capture my heart. I found the characters to be lovable and the plot gripping – and right from episode one you are drawn into a world of adventure, mystery and a little sorrow. The creators plan on having the show run for seven seasons, Netflix permitting, and so far they show no sign of slowing down. You could say that the scripts are writing themselves.
5 LEGO Games That TT Games Should Make
Let me start by saying, this isn’t going to be a ‘we need sequels of XYZ’ article, or a list of old games that need remaking. Despite the fact I would love to see a DC Supervillains 2, and possibly a Marvel Supervillains or DC Superheroes game, and the fact that LEGO Lord of the Rings needs to be remade in a better way. I want to address the untapped movie/TV franchises that would make amazing LEGO games.
Review: 'LEGO DC Super Villains'
If you haven’t played it, go and buy it now. I was rather disappointed by my last two LEGO game purchases. I found Marvel Superheroes 2 to be convoluted and dull, while LEGO Incredibles was burdened by long, un-skippable cutscenes that made you feel like you were just watching the movies over and over again. Even so, I remained cautiously optimistic when I saw LEGO DC Super Villains.
Equality: Are We Chasing a Unicorn?
Equality; the state of being equal, especially in status, rights or opportunities. It can be hard to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Every individual has their own set of struggles as we try to do the best we can with our lives. As we get older, more struggles and obstacles become apparent after the ones we manage to overcome—but not everyone was put at the same starting position. Some were given a head start; they were born with a little extra status or wealth and while the security of their future is not guaranteed, if they play their cards right that head start will lead them on a path to success. Others were put at the back of the pack, unable to obtain the same opportunities as others merely through the circumstances of their birth. Perhaps their hard work will pay off later in life, perhaps they’ll get lucky, or maybe they’ll get left behind in the dust. We don’t know what the future holds for every individual, but surely we should be doing all that we can to ensure that everyone gets a fair shot in the beginning?