Stephen Colbert’s Rubik’s Dice Drama Parodies ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

Stephen Colbert's Rubik's Cube Drama Parodies 'The Queen's Gambit'

Netflix made chess compelling and evocative for even non-players with The Queen’s Gambit, and Stephen Colbert thinks he’s discovered the following huge drama in one other the Rubik’s Dice. The colourful puzzle isn’t a sport as a lot as it’s a problem, however on The Late Present With Stephen Colbert phase on Thursday evening pitched the dice as the way forward for Hollywood.

Colbert talked about a sourceless report {that a} Rubik’s Dice film is within the works in Hollywood, beginning a riff the place he imagined simply what that film, and a possible sport present, would possibly appear like.

“Little hint for the contestants, just peel off the stickers, rearrange them and pretend you’ve won,” Colbert mentioned. However he additionally mentioned he thinks “this Rubik’s Cube thing has legs” and pitched what his model of a cube-filled drama would appear like. It’s a 14-part sequence constructed for a streaming service, and the intent of the present is obvious.

“It mixes the element of The Queen’s Gambit with the strong desire to make a lot of money on the popularity of The Queen’s Gambit,” he mentioned.


“I had to overcome a lot,” a red-haired protagonist mentioned throughout a montage. “Sexism. A sprained wrist. Temporary color blindness.”

The mentor within the clip teased educating her a secret transfer that solely skilled cubers would be capable of deal with.

“Turn the left bottom middle forward to the front-facing part,” the man mentioned. “It’s not like chess, we don’t get to have cool names for things.”

And identical to the present it’s loosely based mostly on, there’s additionally a whole lot of crying and substance abuse.


It’s humorous to see Colbert’s spoof right here, however aggressive Rubik’s Dice fixing truly does exist and people who do it are wildly proficient. If you happen to actually do wish to see some spectacular Rubik’s Cubing, Netflix already has you coated with a fast and actually pretty documentary about velocity solvers.

It in all probability isn’t as dramatic as The Queen’s Gambit, however it does inform a pleasant fast story that can scratch your fixing itch till the film Hollywood cooks up turns into actuality.

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