Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jun 30, 2016
June 30, 2016
Today's police blotter:
A Florida robbery suspect got a taste of instant karma.
33-year-old NOAH DASSAT allegedly broke into a Charlotte County home, armed with a baseball bat. But, police say the man of the house immediately tackled Dassat. Then, his wife snatched the bat and beat Dassat with it. By the time cops arrived, the suspect had sustained "severe" injuries. The couple was home with their three young children at the time. Luckily, none of the victims were injured. (Still)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
Netflix is reportedly putting together a remake of the classic sci-fi series, "Lost In Space." The original series began in 1965 and was about the Robinson Family, who were taking a five and a half-year journey to another planet. But an enemy agent, Dr. Zachary Smith, sabotaged the mission, causing the ship to veer off course and become (wait for it...) Lost In Space.
Deadline reports the new series will likely begin in 2018. No word on casting, yet.
Overheard on Sunset Blvd:
"Star Wars" geeks will soon have a new place to spend their milk money as Lucasfilm is launching a new line of "Death Trooper" gear. TMZ.com reports the company just filed documents in Europe to sell all sort of goodies, including clothing footwear, toys, games, party hats, birthday favors and (wait for it...) Christmas tree stands. Speculation is the Death Troopers will make their grand debut in the upcoming movie, "Rogue One." (Lee)
Speaking of sci-fi fanatics, ThinkGeek.com is now selling a "Star Trek" communicator that was made using 3D scans of the authentic prop used in the series. It pairs up with your Bluetooth-enabled phone just like a wireless speaker or a pair of headphones would and ...yes, it plays authentic sound effects and voice fragments from the series as well. Check it out HERE.
Wasted away again in Margaritaville:
Some people just refuse to take responsibility fo their own actions. GORDON SAVAGE of Texas is suing W.W. Fairfields for one million dollars for serving him drinks for eight hours, causing him to crash his car into a concrete wall on the way home. According to the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission, a bar canbe held liable. The jury will have to decide what percentage of responsibility belongs to the bar and what part is solely on Mr. Savage. (Myers)
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