Leonardo DiCaprio eyes Captain Planet revival with a contemporary twist

October 19, 2016 by  
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Leonardo DiCaprio may have found his next project to help the planet: a movie starring 90’s cartoon environmental superhero Captain Planet . Captain Planet and the Planeteers ended in late 1992, but it seems DiCaprio thinks the themes from the old TV show are relevant today. There’s a twist: sources told The Hollywood Reporter we might see Captain Planet in a new light, as a ” washed-up has-been .” DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way Productions and Paramount are reportedly attempting to obtain the rights for the TV series. DiCaprio would be a producer on the film – no word yet on whether or not he would play one of the characters. Jono Matt and Glenn Powell’s names have been floated to pen the screenplay. Related: Leonardo DiCaprio could be headed to Mars with SpaceX The original Captain Planet TV series followed the adventures of five children possessing magic rings that, when used together, could summon the environmental superhero. Sources told The Hollywood Reporter a DiCaprio Captain Planet film would be set after the timeline of the TV series. Instead of the hero taking “pollution down to zero,” Captain Planet could be portrayed as a ” washed-up has-been who needs the kids more than they need him .” Actor David Coburn, who voiced Captain Planet, has said he’d love to be involved with a Captain Planet movie. He told The Hollywood Reporter , “There’s nobody better to play Captain Planet than Leo. Well there’s me, then there’s Leo. But if it can’t be me, if Captain Planet can’t be a 51-year-old Jew, then Leo’s a good second choice.” Even though the TV show ended decades ago, Captain Planet is still making his mark through the Captain Planet Foundation , an active organization that works to inspire kids to become ” agents of environmental change ” through clubs, programs, and events. Via The Hollywood Reporter Images via Leonardo DiCaprio Facebook and Captain Planet Facebook

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Inflatable Second Dome transforms from small bubble to huge event venue in minutes

October 19, 2016 by  
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Photo by Iwan Baan The Second Dome was commissioned by creative workspace provider Second Home as a space where families of East London can gather and attend film screenings, design workshops and other community activities. The Second Dome can be quickly installed to accommodate different activities and span large areas. With a thickness of less than a millimeter, the pneumatic structure responds to wind and pressure and requires little energy for fabrication or assembly. Related: Tent Made From Inflated Airbags is a Prefab Pneumatic Gallery Founders Forum 2016, a community organization for global entrepreneurs , also commissioned the Second Dome for a series of events centered around innovation and design, with speakers David Adjaye and iPod co-creator and Nest founder Tony Fadell. + DOSIS Via Archdaily

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"Vibranium" hyperloop pods will be 10 time stronger than steel

May 25, 2016 by  
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When Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced that it would be using a new type of carbon fiber to make its capsules, what stuck out to many comic and film fans wasn’t the technical details of the innovative new material, but the name: “Vibranium.” The material takes its name from the fictional metal used in the Captain America comics to create the hero’s nearly indestructible shield. However, the name isn’t the only exciting thing about the startup’s announcement. Unlike the…

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Dream/Dive Platform made from salvaged materials is the ultimate summer hangout

May 25, 2016 by  
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Created as part of a collaborative weekend project, the Dream/Dive Platform comprises a 64-square-foot timber base with a covered space for sleeping on one end and a cantilevered diving platform on the other. The majority of the structure was built using reclaimed materials found locally and supplemented with 2x4s from a hardware store. Left unpainted, the minimalist building blends in with its forested surroundings and rocky, moss-covered landscape. Related: Low-energy Lake House is a chic…

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Pete Bethune Says Sea Shepherd Deliberately Sunk Its Own Ship to ‘Garner Sympathy’

October 7, 2010 by  
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It’s been a couple months since Captain Pete Bethune (then of Sea Shepherd) was given a suspended sentence by Japanese authorities for boarding the Japanese whaler whi… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Fishing Charter Boat Captain Sings the Deepwater Disaster Blues (Video)

May 13, 2010 by  
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There’s an increasing amount of good video coming out of the Gulf documenting the BP Oil Spill, including some dramatic aerial footage yesterday. That was literally the bird’s eye perspective

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UPDATED: Coal-Carrying Ship Wrecked on Barrier Reef – Captain and Crew Think It’s No Big Deal

April 7, 2010 by  
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Photo via Physorg, Credit Australian Maritime Safety Authority Last Saturday morning, a coal-carrying ship – the Chinese Shen Neng 1 – ran around on Douglas Shoals in the Great Barrier Reef . The ship was inside a marine protected area.

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Warmer Temps Mean UK Flowers Emerging Earlier Than At Any Time in Past 250 Years

April 7, 2010 by  
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photo: Stav via flickr. It’s the start of spring in the northern hemisphere, so it’s time to (again) look at how much earlier trees are budding and flowers emerging..

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