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I Ship It Ep. 02 – She-Hulk & Daredevil

Rae, co-host of our weekly podcast series Screen Heroes, continues her quest to ship fictional character couples. In Episode 02, she switches gears from the DC Universe to Marvel Comics and looks at two superheroes who were both, at times, members of the Avengers, She-Hulk and Daredevil. Daredevil has been made very popular recently with the launch of his highly successful Netflix series but She-Hulk hasn’t had the same stint on the center stage. Check out Episode 02 of I Ship It as Rae talks about why She-Hulk and Daredevil are the perfect couple while also discussing some of the other love interests both characters have had over the years both in comic books and on screen.

So what do you think? Did Rae make the case for shipping She-Hulk and Daredevil? Do you think either one is better suited for someone else? Comment below with your thoughts and don’t forget to send us couples you’d like to see Rae ship for a chance to win some goodies like t-shirts and 3D printed stuff!

Stay tuned for next week’s episode of I Ship It. Rae will be shipping two more Marvel characters, Ms. Marvel and Spider-Woman. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you get a first peek at our latest videos.

I Ship It Ep. 02 – She-Hulk & Daredevil

I Ship It Ep. 01 – Batman & Zatanna

Welcome to the premiere episode of The Grid Daily’s first original web series, I Ship It, starring Rae, co-host of the weekly podcast series Screen Heroes and half of the cosplay duo Super Sirens. In this new weekly web series, Rae will Ship two characters from fictional universes including DC and Marvel comics, sci-fi TV and movies, fantasy novels, and more. Season 1 will focus on comic book characters with the first episode taking a look at one of DC Comics’ most iconic heroes and one of the founding members of the Justice League, Batman, along with one of the most powerful female heroes in the DC Universe, Zatanna.

Check out the video below, subscribe to our YouTube channel and let us know your thoughts in the comments! Help us make this show great!

There you have it folks, episode 01 of our brand new series, I Ship It! We hope you enjoyed it. As Rae said, we’ll be looking for viewer suggestions for character pairings AND if your suggestion is picked, you might just win some prizes along the way. So, stay tuned for next week’s episode and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

I Ship It Ep. 01 – Batman & Zatanna

Preview: “I Ship It” Web Series Debut

Here at The Grid Daily, we are always trying to come up with new ways to express our fandom. That’s why, beginning Tuesday, February 9th, we’ll be debuting our new web series I Ship It hosted by me (Rae of the Super Sirens)!

What’s the new series about? Every week, I’ll match-up two fictional characters whom I believe would just make the best couple ever. I’ll also take suggestions from viewers!

Now, these fictional characters can really be anyone from comic books, movies, TV, novels, etc. In Season 1, I’ll be focusing on comic book characters, primarily superheroes. So expect to see me Ship people from DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and more.

Why is the series called I Ship It? The term to “Ship” two people has been around for a little while and is basically short for “relationship”. Urban dictionary defines “shipping” as:

A term used to describe fan fictions that take previously created characters and put them as a pair. It usually refers to romantic relationships, but it can refer platonic ones as well. (Just think of “shipping” as short for “relationSHIP”.)

So, while Superman and Wonder Woman have been together at times in comic books, I’ll focus on some pairings that might not have been as obvious or provided enough development. I’ll also provide some pairings that you may have never considered.

I Ship It Logo

I Ship It is going to be a weekly web series via The Grid Daily’s YouTube channel. New episodes will go out on Tuesdays with the first one being February 9th. Be sure to head over to our YouTube page and subscribe to you’ll be the first to know when new episodes premiere.  Haven’t subscribed yet? You can do so here.

Our YouTube page includes lots of other great videos like unboxings of subscription boxes like the Funko Marvel Collector Corps and Smuggler’s Bounty, as well as our Twitch video game broadcasts.

I Ship Batman and Zatanna

That’s it for now. Please join me on Tuesday for our first episode where I match up Batman and Zatanna from DC Comics. And don’t forget to comment with suggestions of couples you’d like to see Shipped!

Preview: “I Ship It” Web Series Debut

Twitch with The Grid Daily

Do you like video games? Well then we have something for you! This past week, The Grid Daily launched our very own Twitch channel! What is Twitch? Twitch is an online service that allows people to watch live video streams of video game play. It also allows viewers to talk to the streamers via chat. We’ve only just started producing content for our channel but there are several videos available right now! That’s right, Twitch allows us to save our live broadcasts, making them available on our Twitch channel and allow us to export them to our YouTube channel. Check out our game play of the original Borderlands below, where Ryan (Screen Heroes and Buster Costumes and Props) joins me for my first play-through of the game.

If you liked our video, please subscribe to our YouTube page and our Twitch channel so you don’t miss our latest videos and game streams. We’ve got a lot planned including so classic video game play on consoles like the SNES and N64 as well as brand new games like Rocket League.

Are there games you’d like to see? Comment below and we might just make it happen!

 

Twitch with The Grid Daily

Lazer Team – The Unexpected Review

I have never watched Red vs. Blue. Not really, at least. I was at a friend’s house a long time ago and was subjected to it for 2 hours and nearly clawed my body apart. Needless to say, it wasn’t for me.

Flash forward to 2016 and I’m scrolling through the social medias instead of working, like you do, and I see that Rooster Teeth (the production company behind Red vs. Blue) have their very own movie coming out. That day. With aliens and shenanigans and inappropriate behavior for adults.  Knowing that my boyfriend absolutely loves all of these things, I immediately bought tickets, because I’m a good girlfriend.  That movie was called Lazer Team and it was absolutely worth it.

Lazer Team: The Good

The premise behind Lazer Team is simple: four unsuccessful men stumble upon a crashed space craft and rifle through it, discovering a power suit made for Earth’s champion. Instead of delivering the suit to the military, they all don a piece and haphazardly ban together to be said champion.  Their horrible attempts at being a team make for some incredibly awkward and hilarious moments. Taking what is a simple and sometimes overused plot line and turning it into something unique is exactly what Rooster Teeth did here.  There are so many movies where the underdogs win, where the losers get the prize in the end, where we all come out the other side loving unlikely heroes, that it becomes exhausting.  This movie isn’t like this. It embraces the cliche. It looks the cliche in the eye and gives it the bird.  The story is familiar, but the humor isn’t.  There were quite a few moments that had me belly laughing, and that’s strictly because of the main characters. Burnie Burns (Church of Red vs Blue) leads the four-man team so well that I feel like he’s been on the big screen for years. Their comedic dynamic is so strong it reminds me of other successful comedy troupes such as Broken Lizard (Super Troopers).  I expect that while Lazer Team opened to limited theatrical release, we may be seeing the rise of some new comedy giants.

Lazer Team: The Bad

There’s honestly not too much to complain about when it comes to this film. I went into it thinking that it was going to be a girlfriend service film (something you see because your partner wants to).  But I was more than pleasantly surprised.  The exact reasons I applauded the film, however, could also be reasons why some critics have panned it.  There are times when the film cliches are so glaring that you’re not entirely sure if it’s satirizing them or falling into the trap.  I’d like to think that Rooster Teeth knew some of these moments were just that cheesy and decided to go with it, but there are some scenes where I just wasn’t sure.  As for the team aspect, that, too, can be seen as a disadvantage.  It’s not strange for Hollywood types to always work with the same people, but rarely do all the members of a comedy troupe succeed at the same rate. To compare Broken Lizard again, certain members broke off and got involved in different projects, making the whole group lose momentum and making future group endeavors risky.  Say Colton Dunn’s role in Parks and Recreation took off and he had been approached for a few bigger things.  Would he still have starred in this film? Maybe.  My point is success can be difficult when the ensemble is the best part of the film.  As fans, we’ll want that ensemble to continue despite if its the best thing for the group itself.

Overall the film was a blast and I plan on seeing it again (but not until I watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens a few more times).  Check out the trailer below and make sure to see Lazer Team  if it is showing at a theater near you.

Lazer Team: Official Trailer #1

I give the film 3.5\5 UFOs.

The Grid Rating Saucer 3.5

Lazer Team – The Unexpected Review