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Who thinks Gravity is more enjoyable than NASA? What episodes of Doctor Who were released by the BBC? Why is this the worst thing for Doctor Who fans?
Find out in this week's 10 geekiest bits of the Internet.
By the Way...
This week my brother I discovered someone had stolen one of our posts 11 Nerdiest Jokes on FUTURAMA (And What They Mean) and posted it on IMGUR. When I say stolen, I don't mean they took parts of it and shared on IMGUR. I mean they took the entire post, text and images, and posted it as they're own. They didn't even change the words. This wholesale plagiarism is disturbing, but not unexpected. It's happened before, but not to this extent. As far as we know...
Links10. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Picked up for Full Season (via Deadline)
Jessica's assessment that the season so far has been "meh" (my review for the latest episode is below). But, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been picked up for a full season of 22 episodes. The series is TV’s highest-rated drama debut in nearly four years and ranks as the No. 1 new show of the 2013-14 season.
9. LIMITLESS: Bradley Cooper’s Film is being Turned into a TV Series (via FilmBook)
The movie, about a wonder drug that turns people into super-geniuses at a cost, has being adapted into a TV series. Bradley Cooper isn't starring.
8. "Stay Shiny" Firefly Shirt (Affiliate) (via Geek of Doom)
Everything is Shiny if you're a Firefly fan. Except there are no new episodes. So, that's not quite so shiny. Till then, wear this Stay Shiny t-shirt.
7. The 2014 'Godzilla' Remake Roars to Life in Leaked Comic-Con Teaser (VIDEO) (via Blah Blah Blah Yackity Smackity)
6. Neil deGrasse Tyson Fact-Checks ‘Gravity’; Buzz Aldrin Praises Film’s Realism (via /Film)
"I was so extravagantly impressed by the portrayal of the reality of zero gravity. Going through the space station was done just the way that I’ve seen people do it in reality." Aldrin
"Mysteries of #Gravity: Why we enjoy a SciFi film set in make-believe space more than we enjoy actual people set in real space" - Tyson
5. Here's the Gravity Review Round-Up
- GSB Film Review: GRAVITY (2013) - "I’m not sure why they called this film GRAVITY, because there sure wasn’t any!" (via Geek Soul Brother)
- 'Gravity' - Go see it. That is all. - "Seriously, it's awesome. A masterpiece. Go see it. My one recommendation is that you see it in the IMAX." (via MsMariah)
- Gravity Review - "The character building is minimal and the film occasionally feels a
little cold. But you are invested in Bullock’s character and on the edge
of your seat as she fights to survive." (via Alex J Cavanaugh)
3. Funko Justice League Plush Batman (Affiliate)
He's not the Batman Plush you want, but the Batman plush that you need. I don't think Batman's ever looked cuter.
2. BBC Releases Missing Episodes of Doctor Who
Back in the 1960s and 70s it was a common practice for the BBC to erase videotapes of television shows for economic reasons. This erased dozens of episodes of Doctor Who. There are 26 incomplete Doctor Who serials, with 97 of 253 episodes from the first six years of the show missing. After months of denials, the BBC has confirmed that they have recovered and remastered early episodes of Doctor Who. Early rumors said there were 106 episodes of Doctor Who found in Nigeria, but the BBC says they only found 11. The episodes make up two six-episode stories featuring the second Doctor, Patrick Troughton. "The Enemy of the World" and "The Web of Fear" are for sale exclusively on iTunes.
1. Why Was Doctor Who's Missing Episode Coverage The Enemy Of The Online World? (via Forbes)
“Imagine you were a James Bond fan, and sometime in the early 1970s, every single copy of the later Sean Connery films was wiped – no surviving prints of the movies anywhere in the world. Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, all gone. Everything you know about them is a few photos taken by people in the cinema and the soundtrack.
“Then, 45 years later, a surviving copy of one of those films shows up. Today, you get to see Goldfinger. Everyone who saw it at the time said it was amazing. The book’s brilliant. The photos make it look brilliant. But will the film be as good as you hope?
“That’s where I, and the rest of Doctor Who fandom are right now.” - Doctor Who fan Paul Condon
TVMarvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (01x03) "The Asset"
Synopsis: "When the brilliant scientist Dr. Franklin Hall is kidnapped, Agent Coulson and his SHIELD agents must race against the clock to locate him. Skye is their only way in -- pushing the team to their limits when the entire plan turns upside-down."
This is one of the better episodes this season, which doesn't say much. Don't get me wrong. I love the show for the possibilities it opens up, but the show doesn't pop for me. The episode itself, dealing with the discovery of a terrifying new technology, is "OK." But it sets up three major things: First, Skye (Chloe Bennet) finally stops complaining and takes her job seriously. Second, Melinda May (Ming‑Na Wen), who lived up to her "Cavalry" nickname last week, decides to take on combat operations. Third, and most importantly, we finally have a hint that the show will have real supervillains. Of course, the main villain is Ian Quinn (David Conrad). But, the final scene with Dr. Franklin Hall (Ian Hart) sets up the comic book villain known as "Graviton" and hopefully we'll see him come back soon. Have no fear true believers! Supervillains are coming soon!
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