1/24/2014


Awesome Lego Kaneda's bike from Akira (Gizmodo)
Who had a bitter, and hilarious, Twitter war? What are the catchphrases from all the Doctors on Doctor Who? Where will we see the next Stan Lee cameo? When will Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. get it's first major supervillain? Why did Boba Fett's helmet change over the years? How many impressive costumes are there from Star Trek: The Next Generation?

Find out all of the Internet's greatest moments in this week's "Geek Bits."

Links

10. The Most Impressive Costumes from Star Trek: TNG's First 3 Seasons (via io9)
This gallery of a whopping 229 costumes includes Yar's "sexytime outfit" from "The Naked Now."

9. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Trailer To Debut During Super Bowl? (via Screen Rant)

No.

8.  Deathlok & Lorelei Characters Joining ‘Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ (via Deadline)

For those complaining about the lack of supervillains in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, here's the best news you'll hear all day.

The character Mike Peterson, played by J August Richards on the series, will become the cyborg [Deathlok]. “We’ve been leaving breadcrumbs along the way,” Loeb said. “This is a major Marvel character appearing on TV, on film for the first time.”

He'll appear in the next new episode on February 4th titled "Tracks" which will also include a cameo by Stan Lee. This is big news. Should I write a whole post on this topic?

7. Stephen Amell Sets The Record Straight On That Justice League Story (via Bleeding Cool)
Earlier this week rumors started that Stephen Amell was talking with the studio about playing Green Arrow in a future Justice League movie. Here's Stephen's denial. He couldn't be more clear.
"Something I need to get off of my chest.
"When I do press, I try and be open, honest and thoughtful. That being said… I find it incredibly discouraging to see a headline like the ones I’ve been seeing this morning. Headlines that aren’t just a stretch, they’re totally fabricated. At no point, have I had “studio level” discussions about any feature films at Warner Bros.
"In this particular instance, when I read articles that take a pretty straightforward answer and slap a title on it that has little to no correlation to what I’ve actually said, it makes it seem as though I’m disrespecting my current position. Which is bulls**t. And why would I do that? I mean… I’m not the smartest dude in the world. (After all… I picked a career in acting.) But would I really just casually subvert a process cloaked in secrecy? A process – by the way – being run by the company who currently employs me. C’MON!
"We’re making a kick a** show. We will continue to make a kick a** show. And I will continue to interact and provide interesting content for our fans. Because I love our fans. If every once and a while, some d***weed wants to pull a headline out of thin air to generate page views, then that’s the price we pay." - Stephen Amell
6. RoboCup Says, “Your Move, Coffee.” (Via The Mary Sue)


5. Batman Recut: A Heartfelt Coming-of-Age Story


4. The StarWars.com 10: Best Jedi (via Star Wars Blog)
Number one is Luke Skywalker, but the rest of the list is good too.

3. Read a hilariously geeky Twitter exchange between Star Wars and Marvel (via Blastr)

2. Image of the Day: The history of Boba Fett's helmet in infograph form (via Blastr)


1. Know Your Doctor Who Catchphrase (via /Film)

Reviews

TV

Almost Human (01x08) "You Are Here" Recommended
Official Synopsis: A self-guided bullet that can track and kill specific targets is investigated by Kennex and Dorian. Meanwhile, Maldonado takes another look at the ambush that almost killed Kennex.
A good episode that takes the plot of the Tom Selleck movie Runaway (1984) with a nice moment between Kennex and Dorian that ends with the phrase, "I like you to." What makes this episode slightly confusing is it was actually supposed to be the second episode of the season. That means there are some plot points from the pilot that were dropped. For example, Kennex goes to an anger management class, the investigation into the police ambush and Kennex' ex-wife. What happened to all that?
What did you think of the episode?

Arrow (02x11) "Blind Spot" Recommended


Official Synopsis: Laurel asks the Arrow to investigate Sebastian Blood, but Oliver is unsure whether to believe her accusations against the man he supports for mayor. Meanwhile, Sebastian exposes Laurel's drug addiction and has her arrested; and Roy reveals his new super strength to Sin, who wants to test out his abilities. Back on the island, Oliver is surprised when Sarah reveals a secret about Laurel.
There are some major character changes in this episode and most involve secrets being revealed. All of them are exciting, but the most exciting is the revelation about Laurel's drug addiction. They've teased for a while that the character will undergo major changes to become "Black Canary" and we may be seeing the beginning of that. Plus, Roy punches through a brick wall! Whaaaaaaat?! No wait. it's the return of Deathstroke that's the real star.
What did you think of the episode?

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8 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looking forward to the villains on S.H.I.E.L.D.
Still really digging Almost Human.
And trying hard to forget THAT Star Trek outfit.

Pat Dilloway said...

I finally watched the first few episodes of Arrow and I liked it. It's like a TV version of the Nolan Batman movies. At some point I may get caught up.

jeremy [retro] said...

shield keeps getting more interesting with each new episode... i think you mentioned it, but sif from thor is coming... and you is my new go to girl! don't tell my wife.

Tony Laplume said...

I guess that answers Deathlok...

DAVID WALSTON said...

Love the use of Doctor 8's minisode!

I waited the whole episode of Arrow waiting for Deathstroke, and was not disappointed!

TS Hendrik said...

But, I want a trailer for Guardians now. At this point I'll settle for a teaser trailer for the trailer.

I gave up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D awhile back. I really expected better of Marvel all things considered.

Rusty Carl said...

I'm bummed there won't be a Superbowl trailer for GoTG. I wasn't expecting one, but just mentioning it wasnt' going to happen made me want one.


And the Robomug.... priceless

Sci-Fi Gene said...

Waiting to find out Peter Capaldi's catchphrase: what are the chances it will be "F***ing reverse the f***ing polarity of the f***ing neutron flow you eff star star c***"?

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