Star Wars, Binge Viewing and Intelligent PCs (All Nerds Welcome)

Bellyfeel Weekly RoundupThis week we start on a “What If”, with films from another time and place.

Google are at it again, this time by revolutionising the way we watch TV with their new Android TV set to be launched at their upcoming conference in San Francisco.

According to Nielson, Binge viewing is on the rise as 88% of Netflix users and 70% of Hulu Plus users stream three or more episodes of the same TV show in one day.

SVoD Powerhouse Netflix agrees with a break down of it’s own online hit House of Cards.

Fortunately Skippable is on hand with the essential guide to saving time while binge viewing.

Holding true to it’s binge watching model, Netflix is planning to release all 12 episodes of its up-coming original series BoJack Horseman (starring Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul) simultaneously around the world this August.

In (almost) related news, according bigstory.ap.org, Breaking Bad’s final season still leads the way in second screen social networking.

Here are two BTS documentaries that EVERY filmmakers must see… 2001 a Space Odyssey and The Shining… Enjoy.

Check out this incredible cut of Star Wars created with scenes of the films that inspired George Lucas.

From Star Wars to Star Trek – Listen to ubernerd (and one of Lee’s personal heroes) Wil Wheaton on why it’s a great time to be a geek.

Sticking to the video theme, watch this video hosted by Ted Hope that examines the feature film and future forms of storytelling (as explained by Transmedia Media Makers)

And finally here are the 20 most powerful storytelling videos of last year according to visual.ly (all of the above are to be binge watched at your leisure).

This week in games, Watchdogs breaks Ubisoft’s record and provides fresh hope for original games.

And Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has caused some controversy by realising a spoof game that only took him 2 hours to create.

And finally an answer to “But When”… here’s something that will either cause every nerd’s to head explode or strike fear in their very souls -(Skynet anyone?)

 

Until Next Week…

 

“Things every person should have: A nemesis, an evil twin, a secret headquarters, an escape hatch, a partner in crime and a secret identity.” – Wil Wheaton. 

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