1/10/2014

Godzilla is a gentleman (via Blastr)
Who spent $30,000 to build her own personal Enterprise? What would a robot dentist look like? What would Chebaca look like as a housecat? When will we see the next episode of Arrow? How does Amy Adams feel about a love triangle with Wonder Woman?

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

By the Way

This is insanely late, but I spent most of the night awake because of my new baby boy. Next week things get a little more normal, so thanks for visiting!

Links

10. "Norman Rockwell Style Sci-Fi Pinocchio Art" (via GeekTyrant)


9. Exclusive: Amy Adams on Wonder Woman's Presence in Batman vs. Superman (via Superhero Hype)
Amy Adams talks about the potential of Wonder Woman and Lois Lane having a love triangle in Batman vs. Superman.





8. "Agent of S.T.Y.L.E." The Alternate Versions of Doctor Who"  (via The Mary Sue)
Over the years, there have been other interesting alternative takes on the Time Lord scientist of the planet Gallifrey. So this time around, we're looking at the "what could have been" and "almost were" versions of the Doctor, along with costumes the character has worn in licensed media.


7. New X-Men: Days Of Future Past Images Reveal Quicksilver (via Bleeding Cool)



6. Mewbacca the Wookiee Cat proves today is a great day for cat cosplay (via io9)


5. "Batman Returns his Books to the Library" (via /Film)


4. "Arrow" Debuts Extended Promo For Midseason Premiere (via Spinoff )
Here's the official synopsis:
"Oliver must tackle a new threat to the city when bombs start to go off in Starling City. Felicity discovers the person setting them off is Mark Sheffner (guest star Sean Maher), a man who goes by the nickname Shrapnel. Arrow discovers Shrapnel’s next target is Sebastian Blood's (guest star Kevin Alejandro) 'Unity Rally' and tries to talk the alderman out of hosting it, but he refuses. Arrow sets off to stop the bombing, but Shrapnel tricks him and traps him in a bomb-laced antique store where he is unable to move without setting off the device. While Felicity helps Oliver, Diggle races to the plaza to find the bomb before it goes off. Meanwhile, Roy continues to hide his new strength from Thea but, after she witnesses his super strength in action at the rally, she demands answers. Laurel’s suspicions about Sebastian grow stronger once she learns that he grew up with Cyrus Gold, the man who killed Lance's partner. After Donner (guest Star Dylan Bruce) refuses to help her investigate, she turns to Arrow for help."

Did anyone else catch the reference to Roy's "super-strength?"

Arrow returns Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

3. "STAR TREK Fan spends $30,000 to Turn Her Basement into the Enterprise" (via Agents of Geek)


2. Kirk and crew derp it up in the blooperized Star Trek trailer (via io9)


1. "Lucasfilm Have Convened A Star Wars Story Group And They're Working On Defining A Single, Coherent Canon" (Via Bleeding Cool)
"Star Wars Canon is now determined by the Lucasfilm Story Group which [Pablo Hidalgo] and I are both a part of. Story Group has a hand in all facets of Star Wars storytelling, including movies, TV, games, and publishing. More so than ever, the canon field will serve us internally simply for classification rather than setting hierarchy.[Disposing of the hierarchy and having one cohesive canon is] definitely a primary goal of the Story Group."

Reviews

TV

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "The Magical Place" (01x11)

Synopsis: "'The Magical Place' will have Coulson uncovering some very important details surrounding the mystery of his death. Centipede is hot on their trail though, and the newfound information will cost one of the members of SHIELD. Guest starring on this episode are Saffron Burrows as Agent Victoria Hand, Ron Glass as Dr. Streiten, Ruth Negga as Raina, Aiden Turner as Vanchat, Cullen Douglas as Po, and Felisha Terrell as Emily Deville."
[Spoiler Warning] They finally explained what happened to Coulson and it's insultingly simple. Fans have speculated everything from Asgard to a robot and it turns out it was brain surgery. That's it. Otherwise it was an OK episode that explored the hierarchy of "Centipede" and the mystery of the "Clairevoyant." It was nice to see Skye becoming part of the team.

Doctor Who "The Time of the Doctor" (07x16)

Synopsis: "Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them - the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe."
This is a wonderful episode and explores his relationship with Clara, which is 100% platonic, and his willingness to give 300 years of his life for a small group of people living in a town called "Christmas." My favorite parts are the incorporation of Matt Smith's real-life leg injury and shaven head and the scenes with "Handle" the Cyberman head that echoes his relationship with K-9. Seeing him with his "new set" of regenerations and Capaldi are signs of big things to come.

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12 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yeah, about time they took that bracelet off Skye.
Really stoked about the next X-Men.
That cat makes a scary good wookie.
Now off to watch Star Trek blooper trailer.

Pat Dilloway said...

After I stopped going, "Ewwww, gross!" I started to think, "Oh, so that's it?" about Coulson's "resurrection." Very weak payoff. When this gets cancelled I hope Whedon doesn't complain about stupid network executives because in this case they've given his team the chance and they've pretty much fumbled it.

TS Hendrik said...

Best Wookie ever!
So far not impressed with the Quicksilver outfit, but meh, seems like a standard Bryan Singer design.
Congratulations on the new baby!

DAVID WALSTON said...

My favorite alternative version of Doctor Who was Rowan Atkinson in The Curse of Fatal Death. I thought he would make a great one. In TOTD I like the idea that Handle was a makeshift companion to get him through time passing by, much like you stated a K9. I can't wait for Arrow to return, I like his new look with the mask.

jeremy [retro] said...

that cat is the tops! great links... i would so build my personal enterprise... though if possible some day full scale and operational.

Maurice Mitchell said...

It's worth the trip Alex. For some reason I couldn't get the embed code.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Thanks TS! Yeah, I was looking forward to his trademark hair, but it's very Singer.

Maurice Mitchell said...

I would too Jeremy. I'd do the TNG bridge though. Which bridge would you make?

Maurice Mitchell said...

Rowan's Doctor was hilarious David. They should have him do a cameo. I love how Arrow's slowly becoming the superhero from the comics.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Yeah, it was weak Pat. The show is good, but it's biggest problem is Whedon doesn't write or direct any episodes. I'm hoping he'll do the season finale.

jeremy [retro] said...

last episode "all good things" tng... the future version.

Tony Laplume said...

Happy fatherhood!

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