Gone Fishin’

Heyo!

I have some good news and some bad news. It’s actually the same piece of news and it’s either good or bad depending upon how you look at it. And perhaps dependant upon your current mood. Knock on wood – you’re currently content.

Just as we did with our YouTube channel late last year, Sexy Nerd Girl is going on indefinite hiatus across all platforms.

We are about to start seeking distribution for our feature film version of Season 1 of Versus Valerie and need to give that process our undivided attention. The fine folks at the Independent Production Fund – which helped fund part of Season 1 – have put our Season 2 funding on hold until next year. Once we’ve found a distribution channel for our Season 1 feature, we’ll re-apply with them next year for our Season 2 funding.

So the soonest you will be seeing any new Sexy Nerd Girl or Versus Valerie content will likely be 2015.

Until then, stay shiny. :)

Trailer Watch – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Internet’s blowing up today with the first look at the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

From such a short look, it’s tough to say what it’ll be like. I kind of agree with this YouTuber:

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Also, I have to note that I really don’t buy Megan Fox as April O’Neil. She just… isn’t. Hopefully, I’m wrong about that and she knocks it out of the park – though I’ll be holding my breath until I see more. Check it out for yourself and leave a comment below!

Trailer Watch – X-Men: Days of Future Past

Braaaaaand new Days of Future Past trailer here!

It looks dark, or at least a little darker than your average Marvel movie – but I like it. The desperation over being on the verge of extinction feels real too, and then throw time travel and manipulation of events into things…

…hoooo, you’ve got a late spring blockbuster on your hands. May 23rd, here we come!

7 Most Annoying People to Watch TV With

Dorkly.com’s hit this thing on the head! We’ve all encountered people who just don’t seem to do well in front of a TV. You think binge-watching is easy? It is an art form, I tell you.

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Okay, I admit I’m guilty of #1… and definitely #2. But I’m telling you, Guy is a WAY worse #2 than I am (which is why I’m surprised there isn’t an “type” just for him. Shhh!).

Enough of my prattling. Check out the 7 most annoying people to watch TV with with the full list here!

Trailer Watch – The Signal

Hot off the trailer press (it’s a actual machine, guys) comes sci-fi pshychological thriller The Signal, starring Laurence Fishburne and Brenton Thwaites. The plot follows two MIT grads with a passion for hacking as they encounter something very strange in the Nevada desert.

It looks like a mend-bending but beautifully shot trek into the imagination. And there’s more – ruagitated.com confronts the us with an interactive computer terminal that no doubt lets on to some secrets – with the right commands…

Check out the trailer below, or the crazed teaser here. The Signal hits theatres in June 2014.

P.S. I may have lied about that trailer press thing.

Ten Second Songs is a Dark Horse Contender for My Favourite Vid

YouTuber Ten Second Songs has created an amazing video of Katy Perry hit “Dark Horse” sung in 20 different styles.

Even if you’re a straight-up Katy Perry fan (or, maybe you just secretly like “Roar“), this video is so much fun. It features a huge range of styles, everything from Frank Sinatra, to ‘N Sync to Iron Maiden. Oh, and the singer nails every style. This guy has PIPES, friends!

Beyonce’s ‘Drunk in Love’ Goes 1940s Swing

The B and I are pretty close: I groove to her tunes, she sings them unaware. I petition her to do the Single Ladies dance with a mash-up of my favourite superheroes (can you imagine?), she…goes about her day, completely unaware.

Okay, so this thing is kind of a one-way street. Good thing I have other friends!

Thankfully Scott Bradlee‘s heard my prayers and done what he does best – classy song remixes. Check out his swing redo of Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love” featuring awesome vocalist Christina Gatti! I dare you to not snap your fingers along with this little ditty.

P.S. You snapped your fingers, didn’t you? BUSTED.

Superman Gets a GoPro

By now we know GoPros can show us some pretty amazing stuff from up close, like a man falling from orbit or crazy parkour regimens. But what happens when a superhero straps on a cam and goes about their day, fighting crime and leaping tall buildings in a single bound?

It’s a bird… it’ a plane… it’s an overused anti-climactic build-up! But really, it’s an awesome video by YouTubers CorridorDigital featuring a first-person day in the life of Superman that you’ve GOTTA see:

New Harry Potter Words from J.K. Rowling

Whether it’s the effect from a concealment charm or just plain natural stealth, J.K. Rowling’s suddenly published new writing set in the world of Harry Potter.

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Now, before you get hyped and start salivating at the mouth, there are some things you should know:

1. The piece is called History of the Quidditch World Cup, and it’s not a direct prequel or sequel to the HP series. Rather, it’s in the same vein as other companion novellas Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages.

2. The first half has been published online. For free. BRILLIANT.

3. It’s only available right now on Pottermore.com, of course, and you do need an account to read it. The good news is that signing up is painless and getting started on your journey to wizard or witchhood is actually pretty darn fun. Of course, if you want to skip discovering the wand for you or choosing a pet, you can go right to new stuff.

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If you’re a fan of magic, even just the tiniest little nub, do yourself a favour and check out Part 1 of new Harry Potter literature. Part 2 is set to be released this coming Friday, March 21!

Star-Studded Cast of BBC America’s Real History of Science Fiction Announced!

HOLY COOL PERSON-PACKED AMAZEBALLS TV SHOW.

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BBC America is putting together a 4-part series called The Real History of Science Fiction, and it’s got some of the biggest and most respected names in the genre talking about how it all came to be.

We’re talking William Shatner, Nathan Fillion, Zoe Saldana, Steven Moffat, David Tennant, Ronald D. Moore, Neil Gaiman, Edward James Olmos AND MORE. Here’s the synopsis from the BBC America site:

“From Star Wars to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and from Jurassic Park to Doctor Who, each program is packed with contributors behind these creations and traces the developments of Robots, Space, Invasion and Time. Narrated by Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who writer, actor, and co-creator of the BBC’s Sherlock, the series determines why science fiction is not merely a genre… for its audience it’s a portal to a multi-verse – one that is all too easy to get lost in.”

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So say we all! You can watch the trailer here and check out all the cast and info for The Real History of Science Fiction here. Live long and TV!