Movies & TV Updates June 24, 2019

Here are the updates since my big catch-up post last week.

I closed out the TV & Online 2016, TV & Online 2017, and TV & Online 2018 pages, basically just changing the header note. Same with the Movies 2016, Movies 2017, and Movies 2018 pages

Moved from Upcoming to Released in TV & Online 2019

  • Dark Season 2

Moved from Upcoming to Released in Movies 2019

  • Toy Story 4

Added to TV & Online Under Development

  • Star Trek: Lower Decks

  • Game of Thrones Prequel

  • What We Do In The Shadows Season 2

Added to TV & Online 2019

  • The Mandalorian

  • Infinity Train

  • Pennyworth

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • Motherland: Fort Salem

  • What We Do In The Shadows

Added to TV & Online 2020

  • Falcon & Winter Soldier

  • WandaVision

  • Loki

Added to Movies Under Development

  • Red Sonja

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2

  • The Trench

  • Black Cat

  • The Flash

  • Flash Gordon

Added to Movies 2015

  • What We Do In The Shadows

Added to Movies 2019

  • Joker

  • Men in Black: International

  • Terminator: Dark Fate

  • The Angry Birds Movie 2

  • The Lion King

Added to Movies 2020

  • The King’s Man

  • Onward

  • Soul

  • Bill & Ted Face the Music

  • Bond 25

  • The Witches

  • Venom 2

  • Morbius

Added to Movies 2021

  • The Batman

Added to Movies 2022

  • Aquaman 2

Ithorian: Neck Mechanism

Four years, four months, and two weeks later I have an update to my Ithorian costume!

After working on the eyes (my last entry), I started skinning the mechanism and ran into a problem. Really, it was more dissatisfaction with how things looked. The neck mechanism - the push rods and levers that extended the neck movements from my head out to the Ithorian eye stalks - was so far above the neck extension supports, that it forced the neck extension to be way too thick.

Push rod mechanism for extending my neck movements to the eye stalk - original design

Push rod mechanism for extending my neck movements to the eye stalk - original design

But you can see in this image, the Ithorian neck extension, when it gets to the eye stalk, is meant to be fairly flat.

Ithorian Galactic Senators of the Republic

Ithorian Galactic Senators of the Republic

So, time for a redesign. Which is what I was working on four years ago when I got distracted and then didn’t get back to it.

Until now. I’d had a plan for changing the mechanism and started working on some parts. After a couple of false starts I finally got to the following design

New push rod design with lever arms

New push rod design with lever arms

Adding the lever arms allows the push rods to run much closer to the extension supports, making the whole extension much flatter at the point where neck becomes the eye stalk.. Also, because of the angles on these lever arms, any neck movement I make will get amplified at the eye stalk.

I made the lever arms from 1/8” x 3/4” aluminum stock. My first attempt was a failure, but it gave me enough information to design the new arms:

Dimensions calculated to provide clearances

Dimensions calculated to provide clearances

All positions scribed onto the aluminum

All positions scribed onto the aluminum

I use a nail as a center punch

I use a nail as a center punch

Creating a divot to accurately guide the drill

Creating a divot to accurately guide the drill

I prefer using cutting oil and making a pilot hole

I prefer using cutting oil and making a pilot hole

Then open up all the holes to their target sizes

Then open up all the holes to their target sizes

The first piece was adjusted to work properly

The first piece was adjusted to work properly

I copied the fork of the first piece to the second

I copied the fork of the first piece to the second

And then beveled and removed rough edges

And then beveled and removed rough edges

The bends were added by brute force

The bends were added by brute force

Until it matched the angles on the calculated template

Until it matched the angles on the calculated template

The push rod attachment point is tapped for 4-40 threads

The push rod attachment point is tapped for 4-40 threads

Model airplane ball joints used on the push rods

Model airplane ball joints used on the push rods

And the lever arms are complete

And the lever arms are complete

By rotating my neck, the eye stalk rotates. Also, I can move my head forward and backward, and the eye stalk also goes forward and back. i can control the eye stalk as an extension of my own neck movements.

To clarify, this is how the headband connects my neck movements to the eye stalk

To clarify, this is how the headband connects my neck movements to the eye stalk

Movies & TV Updates June 2019

Okay, a lot of changes were made while cleaning up. I’ve gone through all the old pages and brought them up to date.

I’ve also added a fair amount of new information, however I’m sure there’s a lot more that I haven’t gotten to. I’ll just have to keep chipping away at it as I go forward with notices that come across my feed.

Deleted from Movies Under Development

  • Aliens 5

  • Alita: Battle Angel

  • Avatar

  • Bloodshot

  • The Boys

  • Deadpool Sequel

  • Dracula

  • Dune

  • Dungeons and Dragons

  • Harley Quinn Sequel

  • Hellboy

  • Independence Day 2 & 3

  • The Invisible Man

  • Mortal Engines

  • Shang-Chi

  • Sinister Six

  • Suicide Squad Sequel

  • Transformers 8

  • Tomb Raider

  • Z

Added to Movies Under Development

  • Black Panther 2

Changed to Released in Movies 2017

  • Logan

  • Kong: Skull Island

  • Beauty and the Beast

  • Atomica

  • Power Rangers

  • Ghost in the Shell

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

  • The Mummy

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

  • Wonder Woman

  • Transformers: The Last Knight

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

  • The Lego Ninjago Movie

  • Alien: Covenant

  • Blade Runner 2049

  • Geostorm

  • Thor: Ragnarok

  • Justice League

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Changed to Released in Movies 2018

  • Black Panther

  • Pacific Rim: Uprising

  • Ready Player One

  • Avengers: Infinity War

  • LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • Bumblebee

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

  • Venom

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

  • Aquaman

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Removed from Movies 2018

  • The Flash

  • Toy Story 4

  • X-Men (untitled)

  • Avatar 2

Added to Movies 2018

  • Deadpool 2

  • Mortal Engines

  • Tomb Raider

Removed from Movies 2019

  • Ascendant

  • jungle Book: Origins

  • Deadpool 2

  • K9: Timequake

  • Justice League 2

  • Transformers 7

  • Indiana Jones 5

Added to Movies 2019

  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

  • Frozen II

  • Alita: Battle Angel

  • I am Mother

  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

  • Toy Story 4

  • Dark Phoenix

  • Hellboy

Removed from Movies 2020

  • Cyborg

Added to Movies 2020

  • Dune

  • Black Widow

  • The Eternals

  • Birds of Prey (And the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

  • The New Mutants

  • Bloodshot

  • The Invisible Man

Added to Movies 2021

  • Doctor Strange 2

  • Shang-Chi

  • Avatar 2

  • Suicide Squad Sequel

Removed from TV & Online Under Development

  • Altered Carbon

  • Black Mirror

  • Borderlands

  • Damage Control

  • Daredevil Season 3

  • Marvel’s Most Wanted

  • Jessica Jones Season 2

  • Frequency

  • Galaxy Quest

  • Halcyon

  • Happy

  • Hellfire

  • incorporated

  • In Time

  • Krypton

  • Myst

  • Mystery Science Theater 3000

  • The New Mutants

  • The Punisher

  • Runaways

  • Snowpiercer

  • Son of Zahn

  • Time After Time

  • Transylvania

  • Untitled Mars Project

  • Untitled Paranormal Project

  • Untitled X-Men Project

  • Unveiled

  • Watchmen

  • X-Force

Added to TV & Online Under Development

  • Dune: The Sisterhood

  • The Chronicles of Narnia

  • Undone

  • Magic: The Gathering

  • Hungry Ghosts

Changed to Released in TV & Online 2017

  • The Gifted

  • Midnight Texas

  • Ghosted

  • The Orville

  • Star Trek: Discovery

  • Inhumans

  • The Defenders

  • Into the badlands Season 2

  • The Tick

  • Death Note

  • Bright

  • Titans

Removed from TV & Online 2017

  • The Crossing

  • Black Lightning

Added to TV & Online 2017

  • Happy!

  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return

  • The Punisher

  • Runaways

  • Time After Time

Changed to Released in TV & Online 2018

  • Cloak & Dagger

Added to TV & Online 2018

  • Altered Carbon

  • Daredevil Season 3

  • Legacies

  • The Crossing

  • Midnight, Texas, Season 2

  • The Gifted, Season 2

  • Black Lightning

  • Black Lightning Season 2

  • The Orville Season 2

  • Into the Badlands Season 3

  • Krypton

  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return Season 2

  • Runaways Season 2

  • Titans

Added to TV & Online 2019

  • Carnival Row

  • The Rook

  • Stranger Things 3

  • Jessica Jones The Final Season

  • Stumptown

  • The Boys

  • Batwoman

  • Supergirl Season 5

  • The Flash Season 6

  • Riverdale Season 4

  • Nancy Drew

  • Supernatural Season 15

  • Legacies Season 2

  • Charmed Season 2

  • Black Lightning Season 3

  • The Tick Season 2

  • Cloak & Dagger Season 2

  • Star Trek: Picard

  • Harley Quinn

  • Happy! Season 2

  • Krypton Season 2

  • The Punisher Season 2

  • Snowpiercer

  • Titans Season 2

  • Watchmen

  • Project Blue Book

Added to TV & Online 2020

  • The Orville Season 3

  • Project Blue Book Season 2