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Unveiling the Sci-Fi Spectacle: NextCypher's "Deathlands" Directed by Jonathan Frakes

Jeff Garzik's production company, NextCypher, has enlisted the talents of Star Trek's Jonathan Frakes to direct an adaptation of the sci-fi novel Deathlands. Frakes, known for his role as Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, brings his experience as a veteran director who has worked on TV shows like Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Star Trek: Picard, and Leverage: Redemption to this project. Garzik expressed his excitement by stating that he was "incredibly humbled and blessed" to have Frakes on board. Key Points: Deathlands Adaptation: Based on a series of novels by James Axler and Jack Adrian, Deathlands follows a group of survivors navigating a post-apocalyptic world using teleportation technology. Garzik described the show as a blend of "Mad Max meets AI meets the monsters from Tremors." Refreshed Adaptation: Garzik highlighted that the TV series offers a modern take on the original post-Cold War, post-nuclear war scenario presented in

Unveiling the Solana Saga: From Microwaves to NFTs

The recent stunt involving a Solana Saga smartphone being microwaved by influencer Bangerz has sparked both controversy and intrigue within the crypto community. Here's a breakdown of the events and the aftermath:

The Saga of the Solana Saga Smartphone Microwaving Incident

  • Bangerz, a self-proclaimed "washed-up influencer" and CEO of NFT launchpad 3land, posted a video of herself microwaving one of the limited 20,000 Solana Saga smartphones.
  • The video depicted the smartphone emitting crackling sounds, steaming, and eventually dripping a mysterious liquid as the screen bubbled off the hardware.
  • Following the microwave stunt, Bangerz minted 3,333 commemorative Solana NFTs inspired by the video, all free to mint via 3land.
  • Solana co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko and other Solana users reacted to the NFT release, with the message "Saga phones are now deflationary" gaining attention.
  • The Saga Microwave NFTs were quickly minted and started trading on secondary marketplaces, initially selling for about $25 worth of Solana but subsequently dropping to around 0.045 SOL (just over $4) on Tensor.
  • Despite the initial hype, the NFTs have generated approximately $33,000 worth of trading so far.

3land's History of Meme-Inspired NFT Drops

  • 3land is recognized for its meme-inspired NFT drops on the Solana network, with previous releases including the "Saga Bust of the Year" collectible based on negative feedback from popular tech reviewer Marques "MKBHD" Brownlee.
  • The project also introduced NFTs inspired by the Solana meme coin "A Gently Used 2001 Honda" as part of its creative offerings.

The controversial microwave stunt and subsequent NFT release by Bangerz have stirred the Solana community, raising questions about the intersection of technology, art, and provocation in the crypto space. As the trading of Saga Microwave NFTs continues and their value fluctuates, it remains to be seen how this event will impact the broader narrative surrounding Solana and NFTs.

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