2/10/2012

By now you've noticed we switched to the domain http://www.thegeektwins.com/. Make sure you update your bookmarks and favorites. Did you know there's a working time and invisibility cloak? Can you name the members of Biff Tannen's gang? What would you do if your boyfriend or girlfriend didn't like Joss Whedon's Firefly?

Here are some of the bits and news from the Internet you may have missed this week.
1. Trivia Question
2. Motivational Geek Quote
3. Links
4. Trivia Answer

1. Trivia Question
In the Back to the Future trilogy "Biff" Tannen has three friends that hang out with him. What were their nicknames in the 1950s?
(Answer at the end of the post)

2. Motivational Geek Quote
"Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda (Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)

3. Links
Pop Culture Whore has a post featuring The Amazing Spider-Man Full Trailer! We just added it to our YouTube channel, so don't forget to subscribe to our channel to get the latest trailers.


I was going to do a post with screencaps till I found that Superheroes-R-Us has 194 Images from The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer. Here are my favorites.



  
Marooned has a post featuring the creepy 1960's Outer Limits trading card: “Bring in the Earthmen” 

M. Pax has a post Cloaking Finds its Way into Reality that talks about the efforts to build a working invisibility cloak. They're closer than you think!

The motivational geek quote from a few weeks back was on Dune. Now io9 details What Frank Herbert's Dune Can Teach Us About the Power of Positive Thinking 

Reid Kemper asks Is 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' Worth Watching in 3D? 

/Film has a post asking the question What Can We Learn From the Official Synopsis For ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’? 

All Things X has a great review called Chronicling the Chronicle Movie (Review)

Alex J. Cavanaugh has a great list of great low-budget films from Stephen Tremp called Digging the Low-Budget Films! including The Blob. Who knew?

Born for Geekdom has a post full of Parody Rock and Mikey Mason's "Impotent Nerd Rage" featuring the classic song lamenting his perfect girlfriend's only flaw: "She Don't Like Firefly."


Speaking of geeky songs, Sci-Fi Songs has an original song called The "Steampunk Girl" Song. Free Download

Sci-Fi Storm reports Universal drops Stretch Armstrong meaning that the film based on the toy Stretch Armstrong is now up for grabs by another studio. That also means Taylor Lautner is out too.
4. Trivia Answer
In Back to the Future (1985) Biff's friends were nicknamed "Match", "Skinhead" and "3-D." Match was played by a young Billy Zane and always had a matchstick sticking out of his mouth. Skinhead was played by Jeffrey Jay Cohen and always had close-cropped hair. 3-D was played by Casey Siemaszko and always wore a pair of red and blue paper glasses used for 3-D movies.

That's it for this week! Thanks for stopping by for this week's "Geek Bits." Now make like a tree, and get outta here.


What do you think of this week's news?
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3 comments:

AlexJCavanaugh said...

I've only seen the Back to the Future sequel once, so didn't remember the names. Or that Billy Zane was in the movie. Thanks for mentioning Stephen's low-budget movie post. And thank God my wife likes Firefly!

Michael Offutt said...

I'm not even remotely excited about seeing the new Spider-Man.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Yeah it's hard to top the Raimi versions.

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