Blog, Saturday Recap — September 13, 2014 12:11 pm

Saturday Morning Recap: Vol. 24

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Remember when Saturday mornings were worth getting up for? While we can’t provide a four-hour block of programming, here’s some retro news you may have missed (or simply want to revisit) from the past week.

Saturday Morning Programming:

The Smurfs hold a special place in Linz’s heart– she watched it every weekend morning with her dad while her mom slept in. When mom would wake up, dad would exclaim, “AHHH! It’s Garga-mom!” This did not go over well. And we still call her that.

Video Games:

Mortal Kombat X has a release date… and other neat stuff! This bad boy, which also includes Goro, will be released on April 16, 2015. Let’s see if we end up with green blood– oops, I mean sweat– this time around.

Video Game-Related Movies:

Although the movie itself is… special… the Blu-Ray version of the Super Mario Bros. movie sounds like it’s actually worth buying! The blu-ray will be available on November 3, 2014 and includes This Ain’t No Video Game (60 minute documentary featuring new interviews with: Co-directors Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, Producer Roland Joffe, Actors John Leguizamo and Richard Edson, Writer Parker Bennett, Production Designer David Snyder, Art Director Walter Martishius, FX Artists Paul Elliot, Vincent Guastini and Rob Burman, Visual FX Designer Chris Woods, Editor Mark Goldblatt and Creature Designer Patrick Tatopoulos. Archive interviews with Bob Hoskins and producer Jake Eberts) AND a Making of Featurette. There’s other stuff, but considering all the stories we’ve heard from the film’s less than optimal making… these should be more entertaining than the movie itself!

Video Games and Music, Together At Last:


A new documentary series, Diggin’ in the Carts, explores the history of video game music. That. Is. Awesome.

TV Show Meta-ness:


The Simpsons will be doing another crossover episode.  No, the Critic isn’t making a fourth appearance on the show.  In what seems too self-aware, yet entirely appropriate, the Simpson family will be encountering their 1980s version of themselves.  Pretty sure I saw this in a Ninja Turtles movie a few years back…


Regular Movies:

Top Gun 2 is apparently getting closer to becoming a real thing. Justin Marks has signed on as the writer for the Top Gun sequel.


Bill Murray has female cast members for Ghostbusters 3 in mind. Not to spoil the article, but: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini, and Emma Stone. Our take? OMFG YES.  Though, Kristen Bell is notably missing on this list.  Come on, she’d make a great Ghostbuster.

Regular Music:

David Bowie will release two new songs this fall along with a career-spanning compilation, Nothing Has Changed, which contains hits and previously unreleased tracks from his 50-year career. This bad boy gets released on November 18.

Regular Amusement Park Rides:

msbeard_001Time to say goodbye to the beard forever.

It was announced this week that EPCOT would be replacing the iconic 1988 Maelstrom ride with a Frozen attraction.  I hear there’s some room in that warehouse full of Horizons props.

In Case You Missed It:


Lee delved into soft drink history with 7 Unexpected Celebrity Coke Endorsements.


Then Linz randomly got obsessed with Smooshees (you’ll know ’em to see ’em) when she found one in a box of other junk.


Roger Moore, Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel, Jaws actor from James Bond, passed away at the age of 74.

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