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Video: Daily Nerd Brief September 24 20183

All the Nerdy News that is fit to know for Monday!

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Spider-man Legendary scale statue from Sideshow Collectibles
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The House with a Clock in its Walls takes first place at the box office
Aliens and Superman III actor, Al Matthews, passes away at age 75

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Avengers have a new base of operations
Liefeld working on big X-men cross-over story for Marvel
Star Wars Reads Day is October 24th

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TNTM: Alien: Covenant Directed by Ridley Scott

Alien: Covenant is the sequel to Prometheus.  It is the second installment in the Alien prequel series.  It marks the third time Ridley Scott will be back in the director’s chair. The film is scheduled to be in theaters on May 19, 2017.

The film stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby.

The story has the colony ship Covenant bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy.  The crew includes Walter, an android similar to David (a survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition).  They find an uncharted planet which appears to be perfect for colonization.  Unfortunately all is not as it seems.  The world is a very dangerous place inhabited by the original David and the Alien creatures that start to hunt them.

Initially Ridley Scott stated the film would feature no xenomorphs, “The beast is done, Cooked.” Later Scott made statements that were contradictory, stating what is planned and confirming the xenomorphs’ presence in the film.

Ridley Scott confirmed that he is planning another two Prometheus sequels to follow Alien: Covenant before the Prometheus story-line meets up with the original 1979 Alien. Alien: Covenant and the following two films will be origin stories.  This films will answer the questions: why the alien, who might have made it, and where did it come from?

We are really looking forward to finding out more about the Alien’s origins and how they spread to other planets.

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TNTM: Dark Horse celebrates Alien Day April 26

Dark Horse and 20th Century Fox celebrate Alien Day on April 26th. The xenomorph from the Alien series of movies is one of the most iconic monsters of modern cinema.  The Alien has been causing screams and hidden eyes ever since the first movie hit the silver screen in 1979.

Aliens is one of the rare movie monsters that has successfully crossed over into comic books.  Dark Horse has been printing great stories expanding upon the Aliens universe for years.  They have starred in crossovers with other movie monsters like the Predators and the Engineers.  They have even been in comics with big time characters like Judge Dredd, Vampirella, Witchblade, Darkness, Superman, Batman, and even Archie.
The reason for picking April 26th might not be apparent at first glance.  It is a nod to LV-426, the planet from the iconic ALIEN films.

Twentieth Century Fox

Twentieth Century Fox is kicking off the Alien Day celebration with the ALIEN: Ultimate Trivia Challenge on Twitter. Every 42.6 minutes a new ALIEN trivia question will be asked via the official Alien Anthology twitter account (@AlienAnthology).  To participate you will need to pre-register your Twitter handle on the ALIEN Anthology website (http://AlienAnthology.com).
Each trivia question will have various prize packages from 20th Century Fox’s ALIEN franchise licensing partners. To qualify to win the corresponding prize you must “Reply” to the initial “video question tweet” with the correct answer to the question.  The #AlienDay426 & #Contest hashtags must be used. A winner(s) will be selected for each of the questions.
Complete rules for the ALIEN: Ultimate Trivia Challenge can be found here: http://AlienAnthology.com

Dark Horse Comics

dead orbitDark Horse will release the four issue series Aliens: Dead Orbit.  This series starts with an engineering officer trapped in a space station after a horrific accident. The engineer is forced to use all available tools to survive an attack from the deadliest creature known to man.
They will also put out Aliens: The Original Comics Series Volume 2 hardcover.  Volume 2 finds Earth overrun by xenomorphs with no hope of saving it for humanity. This doesn’t mean humans are ready to give up their home without a fight. Ripley hatches a plan to capture a “Queen Mother” and bring it back to Earth. Ripley believes the Queen Mother will command the xenomorphs to gather together where she can detonate a nuclear bomb to destroy them.

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TNTM Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens

Do you like Judge Dredd?  How about Predator?  Are Aliens more of your thing?  If you are like me and you enjoy all three franchises you will want to check out this new title from Darkhorse Comics.

This ultimate science-fiction crossover pits the legendary lawman Judge Dredd against the universe’s supreme hunters, the Predators, as they both try to survive an onslaught by the galaxy’s ultimate killing machines, the Aliens!

Dark Horse recently revealed their plans to join up with IDW and 2000AD to bring these three iconic characters together starting July 27. Christened Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens, the series will be written by John Layman (Chew) with art by Chris Mooneyham (Predator: Fire and Stone) and cover by celebrated Preacher artist Glenn Fabry. Dark Horse’s official press release describes the upcoming futuristic showdown:

“Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson have tracked a criminal cult across the Cursed Earth and into the Alabama morass, where a mad genetic scientist with destructive designs has acquired the best genes that evolution has to offer—a xenomorph skull! A Predator, attracted to the warm climate and superior prey, has declared hunting season as he calls for backup. All paths will cross in a mind-blowing sci-fi showdown with the fate of the Earth at stake!”

Writer John Layman admits to being a huge fan of both series and that this crossover is “the sort of concept that would have Teenage John Layman wetting his pants with excitement.” While discussing the book he dove into the premise of the new series, revealing the fun twist which kicks off the limited run:

“We open the book with a crash landed predator. Instead of being the hunter as usual, the predator is the prey. He’s crash landed in a jungle overgrowth in the middle of the Cursed Earth. He is pursued by an Island of Dr. Moreau group of man-animal hybrids, creations of a crazed genetic engineer. And this crazed scientist recovers not just the predator, but some of the predator’s hunting trophies—including a Xenomorph skull and the Xenomorph’s DNA contained therein. You can probably see where this is headed but add to it Dredd chasing the robot leader of an apocalypse death cult and everybody on a collision course. Then s*** gets nuts!”

Layman admits his money is on Dredd to win this fight, but he promises to put him and his world through a lot of hell first.  Having all 3 of these characters together in one book promises to be a great story.  I only wish there was a way to bring Robocop into the fold.  John Layman has proven his story-telling ability with Chew, so I am looking forward to this title.
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