Shadow of the Colossus Movie

Shadow of the Colossus is one of my favorite video games. It probably wasn’t the best game, but it had something special. The desolate landscape along with every encounter of the sacred colossal beings led to a magical adventure:

Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus

The mysteries of the land of the Colossus is truly alluring. Imagine having any one of the Colossi from the game as a guardian overlooking the entrance to your house! Too cool. My favorite Colossi was the flying horn-backed desert eel called Phalanx. He is the largest Colossi, but also the most docile:

Phalanx

Phalanx

There is talk of The Shadow of the Colossus being turned into a movie. Spanish director Andres Muschietti, known for the 2013 horror film Mama, is taking the reins. This is the current logline for the film:

A man named Wander attempts to bring his dead lover back to life by defeating a series of colossal stone creatures.

The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian

Apparently The Last Guardian video game will be somewhat of a sequel to the Colossus, but it is still in development. I will certainly be watching the movie and buying the sequel! Who is your favorite Colossi? Here is a list of the 16 Colossi.

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Silence of the Lambs – Bite Masks

Silence of the Lambs won academy awards for all of the major categories in 1991. The sinister mask that Anthony Hopkins wears in the film was not easily chosen:

Anthony Hopkins - Dr Hannibal Lecter

Anthony Hopkins – Dr Hannibal Lecter

Here is Sir Anthony screen testing a few of the short listed masks for the film:

Mask 1:

Mask 1

Mask 1

Mask 2:

Mask 2

Mask 2

Mask 3:

Mask 3

Mask 3

Mask 4:

Mask 4

Mask 4

Mask 5:

Mask 5

Mask 5

I love Silence of the Lambs (and not only because i have a crush on Jodie Foster), but because the horror in this film was real. Buffalo Bill could be living next door to any one of us – that makes the fear real (not like supernatural horrors). Also; seeing a female in a physical lead role and being the hero is really awesome; i think we need more ambitious badass ‘real life’ female heroes.

Who is your celebrity crush?

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Merchandise Monday #20

Here are some of the new Pokemon card decks and tins i received:

Pokemon Card Decks and Tins

Pokemon Card Decks and Tins

I got the 2014 Kalos Power Ex Collectible Tin – Delphox; and the XY Furious Fists theme deck – Pangoro.

Booster Packs

Booster Packs

I got a few shiny/foil and uncommon cards; and hardly any repeats which is great 🙂

Pokemon Playing Cards

Pokemon Playing Cards

However, the cherry on top was getting an ultra rare full art gold Reshiram holo. This card was in the first booster pack i opened! How lucky! I felt like Charlie when he got his golden ticket in the chocolate Wonka bar 😎

Rare Pokemon Card

Rare Pokemon Card

If you look at the bottom right corner of the Reshiram card you will see it is number 114/113. As soon as the card number exceeds the number of cards for that set then you know it is rare. Also, you will see a hexagon-like symbol next to this number. Every card has a symbol, which also helps to classify the cards rarity. Depending on how mint this card it; it can cost you anywhere between $20 – $80, but its generally accepted that the card is worth $50.00.

Pokemon Card Collector

 

 

 

 

Do you have any rare Pokemon cards? Which is your favorite card?

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Batman Through The Ages

Here are some cool creative renditions of what Batman would look like through the ages:

Revolutionary Batman

Revolutionary Batman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time has been both cruel and kind to our beloved Dark Knight:

Zombie Batman

Zombie Batman

I would have liked to have seen an astronaut Batman 😎

Steampunk Batman

Steampunk Batman

To see more variations of Batman in time click here.

Who is your favorite Batman?

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Nerd Knights!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What did you guys get? I will be showing you what my brother and i received during the next few ‘merchandise Mondays’ to come:

Christmas on Tatooine

Christmas on Tatooine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a wonderful day of happiness, love and laughter with your families!

Love – Dr Slater.

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Merchandise Monday #19

This merchandise Monday is celebrating some Summer heat with the Balrog – Demon of Shadow and Flame Statue:

Balrog

Balrog

Rivalling Erebor in its prime, the great Dwarf city of Dwarrowdelf was a celebration of the wealth and power of Durin’s folk. But, as it would come to be understood in aftertimes, the Longbeards delved too greedily and too deep…

Balrog Back

Balrog Back

Far beneath the ground, tunneling for Mithril in sunless black rock, the Dwarves disturbed something that had remained safely entombed since ages past, a being of unfathomable terror, relic of a time of gods and giants, a creature of which like should never walked again in Middle-earth and for whom there were few equals remaining in the world, a Balrog of Morgoth. A demon composed of shadow and flame, the Balrog could be harmed by no blade or device of Dwarf design. By the hundreds, Durin’s people and the Dwarf King himself fell before the beast, after named Durin’s Bane.

As you know; our boy Gandalf took the Belrog down. Who is your favorite evil creature/person from Middle Earth? I like Carcharoth 😎

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Nelson Mandela – 1 Year Anniversary

Its been exactly 1 year since Nelson Mandela passed; so naturally its a big deal here in South Africa:

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

I’ve kept the newspapers above from the day the news broke of his passing. On this day you can honor his legacy by wearing one of his print t-shirts. Does anyone else collect newspapers from the day a major worldwide event occurred? I also have newspapers from the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the day the tsunami hit Phuket.

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Scale of the Universe

From nanometers to gigaparsecs; a journey through the scale of the universe is fascinating. From the seen to the unseen; both small and large – this Excel document will reveal it all:

The Universe

The Universe

Click below to download the document; so that you can travel through our universe at your own pace:

Scale of the Universe

What parts of our universe intrigue you most? For me; it’s space (the Pillars of Creation is where i’d like to end up one day).

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Merchandise Monday #18

Hello merchandise Monday! Check out my Topps Force Attax Star Wars card collection:

Topps Force Attax Card Collection

Topps Force Attax Card Collection

There is a series 1 and series 2 version of the cards. Each series has over 200 unique cards to collect. I have over 300 in my collection (some doubles, triples etc).

Card Binder

Card Binder

With any collection based game; you will have rare and common items. The rarer cards in Force Attax are Shiny silver, or rarer still are the Shiny gold/rainbow cards (i only have like 4 of these):

Rare and Shiny Cards

Rare and Shiny Cards

If you are interested in starting your own collection; then here are the rules of the game:

Rules of the Game

Rules of the Game

Which Star Wars character would you be the most excited to get in your Force Attax collection? I was happy when i got Salacious Crumb 😎

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