Lost in space

 

It’s summertime! That means the kids are out of school, vacations are happening, cookouts, family reunions, and pool parties! But that also means blistering heat, sunburns, and of course being forced to interact with other human beings. What better way to combat the downsides of summer than to kick back with a snack and something cold to drink and binge watch some tv??? Netflix to the rescue! Even if the “are you still watching?” message does come across as more than a little condescending…

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The hot shot pilot. It’s a role that as old as the genre whether we’re talking about Han Solo, “Howling Mad” Murdock, Starbuck, Wash, Poe Dameron, or just about anyone from Top Gun. If you show has a flying device of any kind, you’re going to need a flying ace to take the stick and sound really cool and cocky while doing so. Enter Ignacio Serricchio. The Argentina-born actor will be stepping into the pilot boots of Maj. Don West for the upcoming Netflix remake of Lost in Space. (more…)

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In January 2016, Netflix had announced  a 13-episode straight-to-series order for Lost In Space, a remake of sci-fi master Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic. In the time since the announcement, only one cast member had been revealed with Falling Skies actress Taylor Russell locked-in for the part of Judy Robinson, the eldest daughter of the Robinson family. With that one casting announcement, Netflix revealed this version of the Robinson family will either be an all-black or a bi-racial family.

With a progressive prerogative clearly in mind, Netflix has just revealed another unexpected but welcome change to the Lost in Space cast.
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Netflix has been pretty damned good about bringing viewers some quality “television” shows over the past few years. Their foray into producing their own series has brought us such amazing programs as House of Cards, Daredevil and more. Now they’ll be jumping on the reboot bandwagon, though the property they’ve chosen to bring back is one that just might be ripe for a new interpretation. What show is that, you ask? The 1960s sci-fi classic Lost in Space. (more…)

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After tossing the idea around “behind the scenes” for several months, the powers-that-be at Netflix have officially signed on to produce an updated version of Lost in Space, the science-fiction saga first created for TV by Irwin Allen back in the 1960s.  The streaming service reportedly won a bidding war in order to be the new home for the show.

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Since everything old is new again in modern Hollywood, it’s almost shocking that no one’s had this idea. I mean lately. After butchering the Granddaddy of vampires in Dracula Untold, at least that’s the consensus of Rotten Tomatoes, writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless are taking on a reboot of Lost in Space for Legendary TV. The space age take on Johann David Wyss’ Swiss Family Robinson was a hit for three seasons in the 60s and has remained active in the pop culture memory in the nearly 50 years since. Despite numerous attempts to revisit the story, the magic of the original has never been re-captured, but like the old saying goes, “If at first you don’t succeed…” (more…)

Dick Tufeld – Losing a Voice From the Past

Who’s gonna warn Will Robinson of danger . . .

Dick Tufeld queitly passed away Sunday, Jan. 22 at his home in Studio City. He was 85. Most people won’t know who he was or what a big part he most likely played in their nerdy lives. Dick voiced the B-5 robot in the original Lost in Space television show and the 1998 movie. His work is a list of all the scifi shows that paved the way for today’s nerdy airwaves, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Time Tunnel, Lost in Space, The Fantastic Four, Spiderman and His Amazing Friends, and the one that really hit home with this NerdBastard, Thundarr the Barbarian.

Survivors include his brother, Howard, sons Bruce and Craig, daughters Lynn and Melissa and grandchildren Jason, Amanda, Sammy, Tali, Aiden and Clara Rose. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Sinai, Hollywood Hills.

Dick’s voice and therefore his memory will always live on in Nerd history, as nerds pass on their favorites to the next generation, Dick’s voice will be there, warning them of danger. 

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Every now and then, the Internet displays something that just makes you wonder how someone was able to come up with it (and just the sheer amount of time it takes to do it)!

Case in point – Andy Rash, an  illustrator who created pictures known as “iotacons”, or extremely low resolution portraits. of famous movies and TV characters (be sure to visit his website to see even more iotacon madness.

Enjoy!

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Hope y’all enjoyed your Labor Day weekend as once again it’s a Tuesday and as always, NerdBastards got you covered with the weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what was released and recommend if the movie is either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. Not much came out in the new movie section but we do have a freaking stacked list of Old Movies are New Again. Also, the TV Show DVD section got quite the releases this week so check that out. Unfortunately, both the Anime Pick and the LOL/WTF Release is taking a break this week. So what are you waiting for, check after the jump to see was released and see if there is something you want!

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There is a huge Lost In Space cult out there. Not unlike Star Trek and Star Wars, just, ya know, not nearly as large or epic, but huge in a different way. So, for you Lost in Space enthusiasts and model fantatics we have a piece of bit of techy gear you might like. This marvelous tech can also be used for other nerdy applications but more on that later.
Tenacontrols , make two type of Fusion Core LED Sequencers for the Lost in Space Jupiter 2 model. One is for the 12 inch model sold by Polar Lights and the other is for the 18 inch model sold by Moebius. This board simulates the engine on the Jupiter 2 rotating when hovering and flying.
This Lost in Space J Fusion Core LED Sequencer for Jupiter 2 model is designed to have 2 LED’s on while sequencing 360 degrees in keeping with the show.

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