Link Tank: Celebrating 30 Years of Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon is three decades old, God of War is headed for television, why this The Batman performer was turned down for an old DC part, and more in Link Tank!

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Thirty years ago, the iconic anime series Sailor Moon debuted in Japan and has taken over the world since then. Let’s take a look back on some of the most iconic moments from the beloved anime.

“On March 7th, 1992, the very first episode of Sailor Moon aired in Japan. Thirty years later, Naoko Takeuchi’s creation is still one of the most impactful series in pop culture—not just in Japan, but all around the world. While the Champion of Love and Justice wouldn’t arrive in the U.S. until 1995, the anime holds a special place in my heart as being one of the first series I’d seen where the heroes were all girls.”

Read more at The Mary Sue

The popular video game God of War is being adapted into a live-action series for Amazon Prime, but who could potentially play the iconic Kratos in the show?

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“Yesterday, Deadline reported that producers from two of Amazon’s best series, The Expanse and The Wheel of Time, are nearing a deal with Sony to adapt God of War as a new series for Prime. If so, there are two major questions about such a production. 1. Are we starting with the original God of War Kratos at the true beginning of his story, or the more recent, beloved reboot? 2. Who can possibly play live-action Kratos effectively?”

Read more at Forbes

A decade before she became DC’s new Catwoman, actress Zoë Kravits said she was turned down for a part in The Dark Knight Rises for some suspect reasons.

“Zoë Kravitz made her official DC universe debut in Matt Reeves’ The Batman as Catwoman (The LEGO Batman Movie doesn’t quite count), but she had her eye on being in a Batman movie for a while. In an interview with The Guardian, the multi-hyphenate star says she tried to audition for a role in The Dark Knight Rises back in 2012 but was told she was too ‘urban’ for it—which is code in Hollywood for ‘not white enough.'”

Read more at The A.V. Club

Pamela Anderson has been in the spotlight again after multiple shows have chronicled her controversies in the 1990s, but she’s not on the verge of a career upswing with an upcoming broadway play.

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“It’s a Hollywood story we all know and love: the celebrity renaissance. We’ve successfully ‘sanced the likes of Matthew McConaughey and Laura Dern, watching their respective backslides into snoozy romantic comedies or bloated action films followed by meteoric rises to Oscar winners. Yet, of all our fallen stars, one has waited patiently, clearly plotting her time to shine again: Pamela Anderson.”

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As much as you want to fulfill your 80s kid dreams of riding your bike around town late at night, sometimes it comes off a bit scary. However, this new technology could potentially change that.

“Although Apple didn’t call out bikes specifically when it recommended iPhone users not mount their iPhones to motorcycles and scooters, anyone who’s ever tried to attach a smartphone to a bicycle’s handlebars knows it can be just as risky. But of all the other ways there are to get GPS directions while out for a ride, having a big directional arrow projected on the road ahead of you is, hands down, the coolest.”

Read more at Gizmodo

Horizon Forbidden West has been one of the most popular games to release so far in 2022, but was the ending of the epic adventure a dud?

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“I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a game as much as Horizon Forbidden West whose big third act reveals ranged from underwhelming to utterly ridiculous. Maybe Mass Effect 3? Forbidden West has different problems, and it feels like the middle of a trilogy rather than the end, but there are more than a few similarities with BioWare’s sci-fi RPG trilogy. Sometimes the headiest plot threads are better left untangled. Forbidden West has more than a few that should have stayed that way.”

Read more at Kotaku