‘Nat’ staffers do a trial run in the museum’s new escape room. (Photo sourced from linked page)
The San Diego Natural History Museum, aka The Nat, may be the first major U.S. museum to officially join in the “escape room” craze with it’s “Escape The Nat” room which will formally be opened tonight in a formerly closed section on its lower level.
The initial adventure is themed “Botanic Panic” and will see up to six “citizen scientists” locked in the room racing against a 60-minute clock to figure out mind-boggling puzzles, decipher clues and break codes to resolve the mystery to find the cure for a deadly virus threatening the world.
Source: San Diego Tribune
Funko have announced the release of a MacGyver Pop! Vinyl figure based on Richard Dean Anderson’s MacGyver due to go on sale Aug 30.
Funko Pop! are stylized vinyl figurines based on pop culture characters from Movie, Television, video games, comic books and other pop culture sources and have become a major pop culture collectible item around the world. Having MacGyver join the vast world of collectible Pop! is a testament to the iconic status of MacGyver around the world.
The MacGyver Pop! is listed on the Funko website as coming soon and is available on Amazon.com for pre-order with a release date of Sept. 12, 2018.
CBS announced on June 15th that they are in the process of remastering the original MacGyver series to HD and that Seasons 1-3 are already completed with all 7 seasons planned to be completed by the end of the year.
The news release on the CBS site includes a before and after video comparing scenes in SD with their new HD counterparts showing an impressive difference in quality.
This will of course raise hopes for a Blu-ray series for fans who have long been requesting an HD version of the show even going so far as to run online petitions in a bid to get CBS’ attention.
No word yet how the new HD versions will be distributed.
Take a look at the quality difference:
CBS have released their latest list of renewals today which includes MacGyver.
There had been some anxiety among fans of the hit reboot as they watched the season drawing to a close with only 2 more episodes to go and still no word of the shows fate. The show has been a ratings hit since it started, almost always winning it’s 8pm time-slot despite many fans of the original voicing their disappointment towards the show.
CBS will finish the current season as America’s Most Watched Network for the 14th time in 15 years. The Network will announce its new fall 2017-2018 schedule on Wednesday, May 17 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
The Phoenix Foundation Podcast is an episode by episode review and discussion podcast starting right back at the original pilot episode and running right through to the current reboot episodes. It also includes interviews with guests of various episodes such as Anthony De-Longis from ‘The Assassin’ , Darcy Marta from ‘Ugly Duckling’ and Kristina Wayborn from ‘The Escape’ episode plus others.
It’s well worth a look and listen.