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Above Image: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Spock (Zachary Quinto)
Who owns the rights to the Star Trek comic books? What would Captain America look like as a girl? Where are Kirk and his crew in Star Trek Into Darkness? When will Professor X lose his hair? How boring is Jack the Giant Slayer?
Find out all this and more in this week's "Geek Bits"
- Star Wars
- Star Trek
- Jack the Giant Slayer
- Pacific Rim
- Cosplay of the Week
- Blog of the Week
- Odds and Ends
Homemade "Sweded" Man of Steel (2013) trailer. The special effects are pretty clever.
(Via Geek Tyrant)
Empire Magazine has some exclusive pictures and covers from Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and the following description of the film “With Earth under terrorist attack from Benedict Cumberbatch’s ex-Starfleet employee John Harrison, Kirk is this time forced into a rash decision that breaks a critical Starfleet command, puts his crew in danger & costs him his captain’s chair. Now out of uniform and dressed down in space civvies of black leather jackets and boots, our three heroes have separated from the Enterprise and headed off on a mission to try and rectify his mistake…” (Via Bleeding Cool)
Leonard Nimoy hosted Star Trek's movie premiere in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Draft Theater (Via Spacer Guy)
Does Disney now own the rights to the Dark Horse Star Wars comics?! No... (Via TheForce.net)
Snow At-At Sculpture (Via Geek Tyrant)
Jack the Giant Slayer
Synopsis: Jack the Giant
Just when you couldn't get the movie couldn't get any more boring, the studio releases 10 boring pictures from the production. Not only does the star Nicholas Hoult (Jack) look bored, but so does everyone else. Even the soldiers! I have a bad feeling about this...
Read a review of BATMAN AND ROBIN #15 by
Unsurprisingly, The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises were both on the list of the most pirated movies of 2012. (Via /Film)
James McAvoy talked Total Film about Professor X losing his hair...
"[Screenwriter] Simon Kinberg and I had a chat about it and we came up with a whole bunch of idea about how, why and where he might go bald. It’s got to be linked to the plot though. In the comics, he lost his hair as soon as his powers awakened, and we clearly didn’t follow the source material. It can’t just be that he looks in the mirror at the end of the film and goes ‘Oh [frick], I’m losing my hair’. Although that could be quite funny with all this s**t going on… he goes ‘Arge, I’m really stressed…’" (Via /Film)
Sci-Fi Action Adventure. When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Pacific Rim will be released in 2D, 3D and IMAX on July 12th 2013.
Cosplay of the Week
Allison Brie as Lady Captain America (Via ScreenRant)
Blog of the Week: NEW RETRO CINEMA BY JAMES M. TATE
It's a retro flashback every week. Great interviews too!
Odds & Ends
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1. The Twilight Saga (35,593 votes)
- Short film Flashback stars Star Trek original cast member Walter Koenig (Chekov) as Dr. Joseph Griffin. An inventor who has created a device meant to allow people to relive their fondest memories. However, he uses it to relive his greatest regret.
- Never Mind Pop Film has the first look at the Sci-Fi comedy "At World's End"
- How to find the "bad part of town" to fight crime
- Three sad deaths this week: Gerry Anderson (Creator of Space: 1999 and
Thunderbirds), Charles Durning (character actor from The Sting, O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Tootsie) and Jack Klugman (actor from The Twilight Zone, The Odd Couple and The Defenders)
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[Image Source: Empireonline.com]
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