Category Archives: Sci-Fi

Rick and Morty Anime Opening

This is easily one of the most creative and well made fan animations that I have seen for Rick and Morty so far. While most of us are patiently waiting for the fourth season of Rick and Morty to air, the fine folks over at Malec have made an awesome anime style opening for the show. Honestly this is just bad ass. The creators obviously know their anime openings and if I didn’t know any better I would think that this was the real deal. The way the music begins is a great mix of the original show theme and some awesome J-Pop. Honestly this is just a really cool tribute to a really great show. If you are a fan of anime and/or Rick and Morty then you will definitely love this short animation. 

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Reveal

If you like cyborg butts and boobs then Cyberpunk 2077 might just be the game for you. Honestly though this game is definitely dark and gritty but also looks amazing. In fact, this might just be one of the most ambitious projects that we have seen since No Man’s Sky and we all know how that turned out…at least at launch. Today an almost hour long gameplay walk through was released and this game looks absolutely amazing. However, the developers stressed several times throughout this video that what is being shown is not the completed game, and everything we see could be subject to change. Now unlike No Man’s Sky I definitely appreciate them telling us this rather than saying these things are set in stone.

D.Va Overwatch Short – “Shooting Star”

Finally D.Va gets her own animated short! Once again Blizzard has delivered us some more awesome Overwatch content and this time it’s another animated short featuring our favorite mech pilot D.Va. Sometimes blizzard has a way of pulling on our heart strings with these shorts, but don’t worry you won’t need the tissues for this one. This Overwatch animated short is titled “Shooting Star” and it definitely fits D.Va’s character. Of course the animation quality is on point once again and honestly Blizzard could give Disney a run for their money. Personally I would love to see a feature length Overwatch movie done in this style of animation, just as long as the original voice actors would be willing to do it also.  

DOOM Eternal Gameplay Video

So for those of you that weren’t aware Bethesda announced their sequel to the 2016 hit DOOM at E3 2018. Well a couple days ago they released a 20 minute gameplay video at QuakeCon for the new DOOM Eternal game, and it looks even more intense than any of other games that has come before it. Personally I am a huge fan of the DOOM franchise and really enjoyed the last one that came out. I played it a lot on PS4 and even streamed it quite a bit on our Nerdgasm Needs YouTube channel. The environments and level designs were great, the multiplayer was fun and fast paced, the customization for your multiplayer character was awesome, and judging by this latest video things are only gonna get better!

Cowboy Bebop Movie in US Theaters This August

One of the greatest anime series of all time is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and, coming off of Anime Expo 2018 I’m all about anything anime related right now. Funimation has announced that it will be showing Cowboy Bebop The Movie: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door in the US August 15 – August 16 in select theaters. If you prefer you anime subbed and not dubbed then the August 15th showing is for you. However, if you like the English dubbed version then you should go on August 16th. The film originally opened in Japan all the way back in 2001, and previously screened in the U.S. back in 2002 and 2003. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to see it back then so I’m glad I get a second chance at seeing it on the big screen.

Halo TV Series Starts Production in 2019

It’s been a long time since the plan for a live-action Halo TV series was first announced. 5 years is a long time to wait. In all honesty there was a point where I didn’t think that it was actually going to happen, but here we are with some exciting news. Showtime has officially ordered 10 hour long episodes for the first season, with production set to begin sometime in 2019. The series comes from director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Kyle Killen (Awake), and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. There are so many exciting things that could be explored with this series, and I just hope that the people in charge have as much passion for this project as the fans have for the games. 

Bandai Mini Classic Voltron Figure

If you were a kid who grew up in the 80s or just a fan of the popular animated series Voltron then you have to check this out. Bandai has released a new mini-figure for pre-order that actually comes with 5 lions to combine into the defender of the universe Voltron or Beast King GoLion as he is known in Japan. Fully combined this figure stands at only approx. 7.1″ tall, but is still highly pose-able and very detailed. The paint scheme on this figure is nice and bright, and very reminiscent of the original animation. This new Voltron figure is going to be part of Bandai’s Shokugan Mini Pla series which means that the figures will have some die-cast in them.

The Predator Official Trailer and Thoughts

It’s been 8 years since we last saw the Predator in his own movie. Finally after all these years we get another stand alone Predator movie appropriately titled The Predator. I can’t tell you how excited I’ve been for this movie especially knowing that the original screen writer Shane Black signed on to write the script for this movie. We’ve been given movie posters, screen shots, and a trailer teaser but for a big Predator fan like myself all I’ve wanted to see is how he was going to look in this movie. Thankfully I have to say that this new Predator’s armor, weapons and mask look completely bad ass. However as for the movie it’s self, that might be another story.