The Geekend Review | Taking a look back and forward at cool geek news.
The Geekend Review, “the cool form of uncool before uncool became a thing”. We take a look at some of the more exciting news stories to have dropped over the last week and what’s coming soon.
This week a guy spent an entire year building an Iron Man suit out of cardboard, another guy came dangerously close to being hit by a meteorite whilst skydiving – and has the video to prove it, Amazon enter the set-top box market, we take a look at the US pilot for the IT Crowd (Did we learn nothing from Red Dwarf?) and a look at one film on at the cinema this week.
I Am Cardboard Man!
Check out this video to see all of the above and more.
Skydiving Around A Meteorite, BRB.
This amazing footage hit the net this week of a guy coming very close to being hit by a falling meteorite. In real-time it’s difficult to catch but keep watching as the film is slowed down to witness a significant lump of rock hurtling towards the Earth and coming very close to taking out the skydiver filming the whole thing.
Amazon Fire TV Unveiled.
The box retails at $99 and is available in the US now. The comparable price in the UK is £59 though it’s likely that the box will be priced more towards £99 which pitches it neatly against the similarly priced Apple TV and Roku. No UK release date has been announced yet.
The IT Crowd US Pilot.
Not necessarily on trend this week but it’s still interesting to see another failed attempt at re-creating UK comedy in the US. Red Dwarf was a monumental flop in the past, though the Office went on to run for more seasons that it achieved in on this side of the pond. You can find a comparison between the UK and US pilots for The IT Crowd here.