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I was looking at the amount of traffic I receive, and over the course of the last two months, I usually average about 4 hits on my blog per week.

Well, needless to say when I noticed how many of you have signed up to receive emails whenever I post something new, I was astonished. I never would have thought that around the world 153 people are reading my posts regularly. Sometimes I will just post what I think, or something I want to know, and thought maybe there was someone else out there who also wanted to know.

It was because of you, I am now a featured writer for a web magazine called www.nerdlocker.com. I will be their Movie rumors and interviews, and collectable toys reviewer. My first article which is an in depth look into the years worth of rumors surrounding a 3rd instalment of the Tron Series.

I will be writing many more articles for them, as obviously films are something I love. I am also looking into the upcoming Wolverine sequel, as well as a possible interview with Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in the new Star Trek series.

So what I wanted to say, is, to all 153 of you, THANKS, you make me feel like there is something out there I am writing for, and that there are people like me, reading stuff like this…

 

So, to you all: PEACE

Lance

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What is a nerd, and How do I know if I am one?


Well, Good day;

I have been noticing that a ton of people out there are still suffering from either denial about, or just don’t know that they are nerds.

Why is this important? you may ask yourself.

Well, the status of a nerd is actually rather two sided. For one, nerds tend to have an intelligence that outweighs that of the normal populace. There are people out there that collect toys, comic books, enjoy Science-fiction films and books, think about the validity of the number 42 as being the answer to everything in the universe, who can actually say an entire sentence in Klingon (Heghlu’meH QaQ jajvam; Today is a good day to die) and understand the fundamentals of how the Tron films are a study of Theology.

The other side of the equation is that for the most part, nerds actually provide humanity with many of the most important advances in history. From the cellular phone, to home computing, from flat screen televisions to Blu-Ray players.

For example, in the early 70’s a group of people that had learned that through simple manipulation of the tones a pay telephone makes, they could make free calls around the world. They went so far as to create a box that could be used to manipulate the tones a telephone recognized, and it was referred to as a “Blue Box”. These boxes were made up of circuitry and boards that would later revolutionize the world. Many of these people went on to later come up with technological advances needed in making computers more readily available, by creating motherboards in their garages for personal computers.

Another was a group of people that started meeting in 1975, in a group called the “Homebrew Computer Club” out of Silicon Valley, California. These people would meet regularly under the guise of working on making computers more accessible to the public.  They would meet and show plans, schematics, come up with ideas, and show off computer machines they created in their garages. Many of these people went on to work for many of the large computing companies. However, three of the members went on into infamy. Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniac, and Ronald Wayne(who later left Apple Computers when the company became incorporated) who are creators of one of the most successful computing company in the world.

So why is it important for me to understand that I am a nerd?

Well many of us have the belief that nerds are people who are socially outcast, have no social behaviors, collect toys, read comic books, and spend much of our time on the computers. People fail to think that these are all missconceptions brought on by the popular media about what a nerd is.

I for one, love the television series “The Big Bang Theory” yet find it to almost be a damning take on the nerd subculture. They show the main characters as being social outcasts, spending whatever free time they have either in a comic book store, or playing games in their apartment.

For the most part nerds are everywhere around us.

Nerds study and maintain certain habits through their lives. Politics, theological studies, business, science, writing, films, arts and crafts and many other things they enjoy.

Walking down the busy streets in New York city, I would wager a bet that the average person will pass about 500 people within three blocks. Out of those numbers I will also wager that over three quarters of them have hobbies in certain areas that most people would consider to be nerdy.

It is not just the collection of comic books, but think more of people who collect fossils, think of the stamp collector in the group.

It is important for us nerds to embrace what it is that sets us apart from the rest of the herd. To enjoy ourselves in our hobbies, and not feel that we are being subjugated to ridicule or belittled because of what we find to be fun.

We need to admit finally what we are, and open up to the rest of the world and show that we are not outcasts playing “Halo” in our bedrooms, while Mom makes grilled cheese sandwiches down stairs.

We are the society of people that come up with wonderful ideas that first through trial and error, help the rest of humanity. We are a society of people that are constantly thinking of things that will maybe one day give us the answers to life and also have fun while doing it.

But, we may also just collect comic books, and toys.

 

Peace.

Lance

Here is some proof as to Rinzler’s identity.


When you watch the video I am posting below. there are two clues the makers of Tron Legacy were providing throughout the film, to show that Rinzler was infact Tron.

I however failed to see the second.

The first clue was the 4 boxes just below his neck line on his front.

a row of three, and directly below in the center a single.

such as this

This is Tron from the first film. Notice the 4 dots on his chest...

THis is Rinzler, Again notice Tron's signature 4 dots...

This was almost always noticeable when Rinzler was on the screen, his visor did however sometimes cover them at times… However they did give the viewers another clue as to his identity.

In the following video, you will notice something I failed to notice the entire film, the first 4 times I watched it. When Rinzler activates his discs, you will notice that the outer ring, when they are not on, is the same shade of red as the rest of the disc, but when he activates it, it turns bright blue…

The makers left this in the film, as a clue that even though Tron was reprogramed and renamed Rinzler, somewhere within his identity Tron was still there.

The Discs in the Tron films, are called in actuality “Identity Discs”. upon these discs are the actual coding for the program it represents, and everything that it has encountered in its life.

It is my belief that the outer edge of the disc actually glows blue, as deep within Rinzler’s persona lied the program of Tron still. Understanding what was happening, and waiting for an exit from the Rinzler programming. So, when Rinzler activates his Identity disc, Tron is actually giving a sign that he is still there waiting, needing help.

But, This is my opinion, I do know they did leave the blue ring on his disc there on purpose. The reason, which I am sure I have figured out, Will and should be explained in the 3rd film…

I thank you for reading this…

Peace.

Lance

A couple new posts, that didn’t make it here…


Here are some of my recent, and I believe better posts I have made, but have not been linked to my home page…

Here is an article about why I believe I have become a Nerd again… Two Words, Tron Legacy

https://mordfilm.wordpress.com/about/re-emergence-of-nerdy-me/

Here is an article close to me. It is about how Bartenders are the cheapest form of psychologist on the planet. and a couple stories I have personally experienced.

https://mordfilm.wordpress.com/mordfilms-thoughts/208-2/

and finally, here is some research I have dug up about 2 new Tron projects. The first is some information about the rumored Tron 3, which according to a video I found has been greenlit, and also a new Tron television series being released in 2012

https://mordfilm.wordpress.com/movie-blog/tron-3-update-1/

 

As always my friends.

Peace

Lance

Movie News that excites me


First of all, I want people to know I am not such a cynical person, I am light hearted by nature. I do enjoy some of the finer things in life, Mostly music, Movies, Video Games, Reading, Archaeology, Paranormal Investigations, and so much more.

With that said, I thought I would post a bit of movie news that is exciting to me, and that I am anxious to see myself.

So the introduction to Lances first ever…

Movie Blog

I am a huge, and I mean HUGE science fiction fan. Star Wars, and Star Trek lead along with some other films as being among my favourite films of all times (With the exception of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace… Really George?) Among the films that have always been in my favourites are the following:

  • Star Wars Saga
  • Star Trek
  • The Last Star Fighter
  • Tron
  • The Chronicles Of Riddick
  • Space Balls
  • The Black Hole
  • The Crow
I am pleased as a new father to announce a little news about some of the franchises I have also listed above.
Some of the biggest news was an announcement a while back, that George Lucas has shown interest, and is Green Lighting a new Live action Star Wars television series, which he is helping pen, that has unfortunately a tentative release time of 2015… Now if the Aztecs were right, we don’t have that kind of time…
Here is what www.movieweb.com has to say about the series…
It takes place between episodes three and four, when Luke Skywalker was growing up as a teenager, but it has nothing to do with Luke. Basically, it is like ‘The Godfather’; it’s the Empire slowly building up its power base around the galaxy, what happens in Coruscant, which is the major capital, and it’s [about] a group of underground bosses who live there and control drugs, prostitution.
Really? Is this an important aspect of the Star Wars empire? Star Wars was built around a hero and a protagonist. Any new show should feature something along the same lines. Do I really want to watch a show about gangsters in space? If so, maybe someone could create a show called “Godfather In Space”. They could have it written by the guy who wrote Babylon 5, then no one would watch it, and we could get it over and done with…
I don’t know. Why must we be subjected to another crazy attempt in revamping the Star Wars series?  But you know what? Truth be told, I will watch it, and most likely love it, for what it is, an extension of the Star Wars universe, that brings us closer to the politics, and strugles being faced by the populace of a “Galaxy far away…”
Also on the agenda is a new Star Trek film. Again being directed by no longer the new guy, J. J. Abrams (Cloverfield, Mission Impossible: III, Super 8), and penned by Damon Lindelof, who many don’t recognize the name. However soon many of you will…
Damon was responsible for writing around 35 of the episodes of the popular television series “Lost”, which oddly enough also had J. J. Abrams as one of its many directors.
For those who don’t know, Star Trek, 2009, was an amazing action film set in the Star Trek universe. It features the characters from the original series, Captain Kirk, Spock and crew, in an alternate time line for the crew. Events in the film happen in a crucial junction in the Star Trek history, and the film then follows an alternate time line allowing for slight divergence from the Star Trek stories that we know from the series…
Vin Diesel recently posted on his website a video of himself and director David Twohy (Pitch Black, The Chronicles Of Riddick, A Perfect Getaway) going over a proposed sequel to the popular Riddick franchise.
Here is what the synopsis is looking like so far, as reported again by movieweb.com:
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick(Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddickunleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.
Both Diesel, and Twohy want to take the Riddick character back to the darker feeling of the original “Pitch Black” and put him again in a position alone against great odds. It should be a rollercoaster ride through the person of Riddick, which I don’t feel was explored enough in “The Chronicles Of Riddick” including his back story, and the history on the planet they kept referring to in both films, and the video Game which was the prequel to the first film…
Also in the reported works are the following:

The Crow

After the tragic death of Brandon Lee during the final day of filming of the original The Crow, the series has taken a drastic down fall, three sequels featured prominent actors and actresses the likes of:
Kirsten Dunst (Spider Man) Iggy Popp (Singer) Thomas Jane (The Punisher) Fred Ward (Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Tremors), David Boreanaz (Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV) Angel (TV)) Tara Ried (American Pie Series) and Edward Furlong (Terminator 2)
All of which have failed miserably, to the point that numbers 3 and 4 went straight to DVD, and never had any screen time…
They are attempting to keep the series alive by bringing the original hero, Eric Draven’s story to a larger budget, and closer tied to the comic books.

Tron (Untitled 3rd film)

Following the massively successful limited theater release of Tron: Legacy in December 2010, Disney studios has officially green lit the next instalment. The writersAdam HorowitzEdward Kitsis, who wrote Legacy, have hinted at the fact that they are attempting to write a trilogy out of the new sequels. This means, as always 1982’s Tron will stand alone, and Legacy will be the first in a trilogy, in the further liberation of the computer world known as “The Grid”. The characters are as of yet unknown, but if the end of Legacy is any clue (No Pun intended) Sam Flynn, Quorra, and Tron will definitely be back, and true fans of the series will not allow Kevin Flynn to just die out with his alter ego in the computer universe Clu…
So here is hoping it keeps the Tron universe as an amazing Digital Fairy tale, and not dilute it too much with mainstream stories and plot lines, which have thinned many other film sequels in the past… (See the Star Wars Prequels, mainly Episode 1)

Prometheus

Some film makers begin destinies in film. Howard Carpenter (Halloween) Wes Cravin (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream) George Lucas (Do I really need to write Star Wars Here?) Steven Spielberg (Indiana Jones, with George Lucas as well) and Finally comes Ridley Scott…
Not so much as having directed every sequel in the series or its spin-off series, however having the creative vision to create an iconic villain that ranks among the top of every single chart on the planet… The Xenomorph, also known as The Alien…
Having watched a studio seemingly whore out his creation after the second instalment, it seems Ridley has decided to resume the helm of the series by creating a pseudo-prequel entitled Prometheus.
The Prequel will take place in the same story universe as the Alien films, however is rumored to give the origin of the “Space Jokey” seen in both the First film, and the Directors cut of Aliens. He is reporting that it will feature, such as the original film, a single alien in the film, but not the one seen in the Alien films…
Here is the report from movieweb.com:
It’s set in 2085, about 30 years before Ellen Ripley. It’s fundamentally about going out to find ‘Who the hell was that Space Jockey?’ The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle. This is an explanation of who the space jockeys were. [The film] is about the discussion of terraforming, taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them with the possibilities of future life.
I am a huge Alien fan, and still believe that the first two mark major points in the genre’s that they are prominent in.
Alien = Horror
Aliens = Action
The isolation and darkness of the original film was something that I will remember my entire life, and is the basis for many of my stories. The psychology of the crew attempting to survive something so unknown, and unseen throughout the film will always make Alien one of my all time favourite horror films.
Aliens on the other hand, written and directed by one of my all time favourite directors, James Cameron, is an exploration into the action film scene that had up to that point never been seen. His idea of having more than a single main character as the hero, and placing it in a science fiction universe was unseen. Up to this point Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stalone were the largest action heroes, and the sole heroes in their films. All films were based in some point on the revenge of some bad deed, (With the exception of Terminator, which was also a Cameron film.)
I have high hopes on this film, as I love almost every film Ridley has made to this point, Alien, Blade Runner, Legend, Gladiator, GI Jane, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom Of Heaven, Robin Hood (2010). The Scott vision in motion pictures is unfounded, and unsurpassed… And given the ability of modern technology in film, and his vision for horror as well as story telling, Prometheus should be a blockbuster film prior to its theatrical release!!!

The Black Hole

In 1979, Disney decided they wanted to take a chance in a film that explored new territory, yet retold a classic story Disney had turned into a popular film in the 60’s.  20,000 Leagues Under The Sea…
Here is what Movieweb.com wrote about the working sequel:
Joseph Kosinski and Sean Bailey, the director and producer of Disney’s upcoming Tron Legacy, and screenwriter Travis Beacham are teaming up for a reinvention of the 1979 sci-fi film The Black Hole.In the original, the explorer craft U.S.S. Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the magnificent U.S.S. Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled by Dr. Hans Reinhardt and his monstrous robot companion, Maximillian. But the initial wonderment and awe the Palomino crew feel for the ship and its resistance to the power of the black hole turn to horror as they uncover Reinhardt’s plans, which involve turning his former crew into robots and flying through the hole. As they try to escape, a meteorite shower damages the ship, and the survivors hang on as they are plunged into the most powerful force in the universe, heading toward the blinding light that holds whatever eternity awaits them.

The details of the update are being kept secret, though the take does involve grounding the story in the science of a black hole, much more so than in the original. The 1979 film was a loose retelling of Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!

To me, the team up of Kosinski and Bailey are working on films that are advancing the typical Disney fare, Tron Legacy, its sequel(s) and now a rewriting of The Black Hole. Now as a self proclaimed nerd, and founder of the new facebook group N.E.R.D. Nerds Experiencing Recent Denial the thought of the unfathomable power of a black hole is a draw that cannot be denied… (Pun intended)
I loved the original film as a child, and find it still an amazing film, but maybe too dumbed down for a younger audience. Keep it aimed for an adult audience as Disneys Tron franchise, and it will be a success. A film with grounds in real science, with science fiction bringing in troves of nerds and scientists, along with the average joe…
This is just some of the films I am excited about. I wanted to give you a chance to experience information, and maybe a little of the excitement I am feeling toward them. Maybe you will share my enthusiasm toward them, maybe not. This is what makes us individuals, and special.
If you have any questions about films you may have heard rumours about, and would like some information, then feel free to write me with details, and I will feature it in the next Lances Movie Blog posting.
I thank you for reading…
Peace
Lance