SquirrelMonkey published this mock 90′s video tutorial from the faux ‘Wonders of the World Wide Web’ internet series. If the series actually existed, and if The Facebook–as it was originally called–was setup in the 90′s, it might look something like this. The video is featured on Retroist and Mashable.
Remember when Zoobooks only existed on the page and in our imaginations? Well, hold on to your hats, die-hard Zoobooks fans, because that’s all about to change: The Zoobooks World theme park is opening in San Diego early next year!
BEST. NEWS. EVER.
The park is designed to capture the spirit of the series, down to the smallest detail. You can expect the Indian leopard from the “Big Cats” issue, the black crested gibbon from “Apes,” and the fan-favorite polar bear from “Polar Bears.” And that’s only what’s been announced so far!
Lead park designer Henry Taylor has ensured that every tiny detail is tended to in Zoobooks World.
“We want fans to let their imaginations run wild,” said Taylor. “In the park, we want the Zoobooks universe to feel real. To be real.”
According to Taylor, each animal will get its own enclosure with a realistic-looking habitat from the Zoobooks universe, so guests will feel like they’re actually living their favorite Zoobooks! In classic Zoobooks style, each exhibit will have a placard in front of it listing some basic facts about the animal. Awesome!
“We were true to the source material,” said Taylor. “We want everything to look just like it did in the magazines. Fans always notice if you don’t put in the effort.”
The experience is so immersive, some sections ofZoobooks World actually let you touch real Zoobooks creatures. And Taylor promised the whole cast will be there: polar bears, wolves, leopards, koalas, sea otters, and a giant enclosure filled with all different types of birds.
Even with all the confirmed animals, there are still secret surprises that Taylor has guaranteed will reward the biggest fans.
“I’m not gonna give away any more details,” teased Taylor. “But let me put it this way: ‘Insects 2’ fans will not be disappointed.”
Back in the late 1980′s, the video games market had a rebirth, thanks mostly to Nintendo and their Nintendo Entertainment System. In 1991, Nintendo introduced their new system, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, with better graphics, more computing power, and better games. But it came with the steep 1991 price of $200. That’s around $331.46 today.
The nightly news gave a ridiculous report on people who were “Ninten-pendent”, and were upset about the high price of the new system. The classic video clip is featured on Guyism.
“Long before we moved into the Pacific Northwest, we were playing around with this idea of the plains and a place far away from the world. But what we really lacked was that sense of mystery in the forest and the darkness that moving a little further west had.” —Mark Frost
2. The show’s creators didn’t want to reveal the identity of Laura Palmer’s killer.
“The murder of Laura Palmer was the center of the story, the thing around which all the show’s other elements revolved — like a sun in a little solar system. It was not supposed to get solved. The idea was for it to recede a bit into the background, and the foreground would be that week’s show. But the mystery of the death of Laura Palmer would stay alive.” —David Lynch
3. Before Twin Peaks, co-creators Mark Frost and David Lynch teamed up to write a Marilyn Monroe biopic, titled Goddess, which was never produced.
They even worked their failed venture into Agent Cooper’s monologue in the series premiere: “There are two things that continue to trouble me, and I’m speaking now not only as an agent of the bureau but also as a human being. What really went on between Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedys, and who really pulled the trigger on JFK.”
4. Actor Kyle MacLachlan axed the romantic storyline between Agent Dale Cooper and Audrey Horne.
“I’m not supposed to say it. But David knows I tell what happens, and what happened was that Lara [Flynn Boyle] was dating Kyle [MacLachlan], and she was mad that my character was getting more attention, so then Kyle started saying that his character shouldn’t be with my character because it doesn’t look good, ’cause I’m too young. Literally, because of that, they brought in Heather Graham — who’s younger than I am — for him and Billy Zane for me. I was not happy about it. It was stupid.” —Sherilyn Fenn
5. You can stay at the Great Northern Hotel for $230 a night.
According to the fan site Welcome to Twin Peaks: “It was supposed to be only a fraction of that, but afraid its viewers wouldn’t be able to relate to such a small town, ABC demanded Twin Peaks to be more populated. So David Lynch and Mark Frost appended a ‘1’ at the end.”
7. Despite the show’s success, the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me was booed at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival, and bombed at the U.S. box office.
“The movie is a true folly—almost nothing in it adds up—yet it isn’t jokey and smug like Lynch’s last film, Wild at Heart, or his recent TV series, the gruesomely wacked-out On the Air, which seemed to pick up where the disastrous second half of Twin Peaks left off. In Fire Walk With Me, he’s at least trying to recover his poetic sincerity. There have always been two sides to Lynch: the inscrutable, demonic prankster and the rhapsodic dreamer. If only his dreams weren’t starting to look like reruns.” —Owen Gleiberman, EW
8. At one point, Mikhail Gorbachev persuaded George H.W. Bush to help him unearth who killed Laura Palmer:
Gorbachev made HW Bush try and get Lynch to admit who killed Laura Palmer
— JahHills (@Ryan Hamilton Walsh)
9. Steven Spielberg was attached to direct the second season premiere, but Lynch insisted on directing the episode himself.
“Because we were friendly we talked about it a lot and he said to me in passing how fun it would be to direct an episode so I went to Mark over the summer and said, ‘This probably is not a bad way to kick off the second season, right?’ So we sat down with him and had this very long meeting about the second season and Steven just said ‘I want it to be as weird as possible, it’ll be so much fun’ so whether or not he would have even done it – we’ll never really know, but when Mark told David he didn’t even hesitate saying, ‘No, no, I think I’ll direct the first one. Maybe he can direct later in the season’ – which he obviously didn’t.” —Twin Peaks producer Harley Peyton
10. It only took 20 minutes for David Lynch and composer Angelo Badalamenti to come up with the theme song.
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“The Love Theme, which is heard repeatedly throughout the series, is a short, twisted piece of music, lasting about three minutes. But the sheer speed and ease of its composition indicate what a happy collaboration Badalamenti and Lynch share.” —Ron Givens, EW
11. The bizarre vocal patterns in the Red Room were achieved by having the actors read their lines in reverse.