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

Above Image: Nathan Fillion beams onto the bridge of the Enterprise (via Blastr)


10. I Heart Batman (via He Geek She Geek)

9. SpongeBob and friends put on the greatest version of Watchmen ever (via io9)

8. Karen Gillan Talks the Doctor Who Finale Cameo That Broke All Our Hearts (via The Mary Sue)

Fans of Eleven and Amelia, are you not sad enough yet? Have at you:

“It’s so weird just watching from the outside all of a sudden. I was thinking ‘This is their TARDIS now’. Then seeing [Peter] Capaldi walk in the studio was funny because it was really dark inside and light outside so when he walked in the first time he was just this silhouette. I was like ‘Oh my god!’ as he came towards us dressed in the Doctor’s clothes.”
7. ‘Gotham’: Jada Pinkett Smith cast as new villain in Batman series  (via Hero Complex)
Jada Pinkett Smith, has been cast as Fish Mooney, in "Gotham." She's described as "A sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner, Fish Mooney's got the street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book."

6. Batman and Villains  made Out of Folded Paper (via /Film)

5. The First ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Poster is Awesome (via Screen Rant)

4. Seth Green & I Share A Similar Opinion On Ben Affleck’s Batman Casting (via The Mary Sue)

“I guess it really depends on what Batman you’re playing, and I think that comic book fans have gotten used to the idea that modern, mainstream is accepting of interpretations of this characters with more gravitas. You know we’re past the time of Adam West’s kind of goofy interpretation of Batman,” he initially told King.

“You gotta remember that at the core of that character, Batman’s a crazy person. Batman has no powers,” he argued. “Batman is a rich, screwed up kid whose parents were killed in front of him who, with his money and insanity, decided to become a vigilante symbol to combat darkness.”

So what’s his actual argument against Affleck?

"The notion of Superman versus Batman or Superman and Batman is, that’s a long-standing thing in the comics. It’s a long-standing thing in the comic. When they were in the Justice League together, the most common bump between them is that Superman is like, ‘I won’t ever kill people,’ and Batman is like, ‘Well you do whatcha gotta do.’ And they bump heads a lot. If this movie is meant to be the idealistic alien, humans before all else Superman, and this is supposed to be the grizzled, weathered Batman who’s been living in Gotham, fighting crime himself for 10 years, you need a guy who’s older, you need a guy who’s got more weight, and you need a guy that a Henry Cavill Superman is gonna be actually scared of. You have to remember that Batman is just a dude. He’s got no powers. So the fact that Superman is scared of him, says something about the gravitas that he carries. And it’s not just because he’s willing to kill. He’s scary.

But, King interjected, “Affleck is a very good actor, and you’re supposed to act.” Green replied, “Yes, but, there is only so much that you can act a role before people are or are not going to believe you in that role. I’m never going to play, um, you know, an MMA fighter, because I’d step into the ring with an actual MMA fighter like Batista and I wouldn’t look correct. So there is a physicality of it.”

3. Fox Is Airing Episodes of ALMOST HUMAN Out of Order?! (via GeekTyrant)
Below, check out the order that the episodes aired paired with their true episode numbers to the right in parenthesis. 
  • 1 Pilot (1)
  • 2 Skin (5)
  • 3 Are you Receiving?(6)
  • 4 The Bends (7)
  • 5 Blood Brothers (8)
  • 6 Arrhythmia (3)
  • 7 Simon Says (10)
  • 8 You Are Here (2)
  • 9 Unbound (9)
  • 10 Perception (4)
  • 11 Disrupt (11)
  • 12 Beholder (12)
  • 13 Straw Man (13)
2. 11 TIME LORD VADER jokes (via Blah Blah Blah Yackity Smackity)

1. Leonard Nimoy hosts 1983 Return of the Jedi set visit in this awesome, long-lost clip (via Blastr)

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Pat Dilloway said...

I hate when networks air things out of order. It's funny in the fourth season of FX's "Archer" they aired an episode where they mention a character dying before they aired the episode where the guy actually died. Unfortunately it's that way on the DVD too. With "Almost Human" it's annoying because the earlier episodes talk about that ambush that lost Kinnex his leg while the later ones don't dwell on it so when they air them out of order they don't mention it for weeks and then all the sudden he's obsessing about it. SMH.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cool clip with Nimoy.
Seth Green does have some good points about Batman. He should be a weathered character. That said, I don't have a problem with Affleck playing Batman.


Nathan Fillion is one cool Dude! I love Watchmen it is one of my favorite movies and comics, that being said the SB version is very disturbing. Look Karen Gillan and Matt Smith with hair! I can see where Green is coming from, I just have hope that Snyder and Affleck get it right. Thanks for the shout out!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love the shadow Batman. The best I can do is a horse.

Tyrean Martinson said...

That was a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing! I have to admit I agree with Seth Green on Batman. And that shadow Batman - very cool The image with Fillon on the Enterprise was sweet, and that clip with Leonard Nimoy - very cool.

Meradeth Snow said...

I've been incredibly out of the loop lately, so thanks for the the updates! And I agree with Seth on Batman. Really not sure what they were thinking there!

Rusty Carl said...

So when is this Seth Green MMA movie coming out?

I do think Affleck is not who I would have chose at all, in fact, I'm totally against casting famous actors for iconic roles anyway. Well, unless it's perfect, like Patrick Stewart as Prof X. But as a rule of thumb going with relative unknowns is the way for me, that way I'm not staring at the actor and instead am getting into the character.

And that spongebob/watchmen clip. Wow.

Liesel Hill said...

Love the Nimoy clip. Interesting to see an original, old school trailer for Return of the Jedi, as well as getting Nimoy's input. :D

Maurice Mitchell said...

I thought it was weird too Pat. Like when he's going after his ex-wife in episode six (?). I thought "why did he forget about her?" It's very confusing, but hopefully the rest of the season will play out OK.

Maurice Mitchell said...

I'll wait and see since Daredevil was pretty weathered and broken in his own way. I don't have a problem either Alex.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Fillion is always cool David. Even when he's on the Enterprise. The funny part is they both wore wigs for that Doctor Who episode. LOL

Green makes good points, but they said the same thing about Michael Keaton.

Maurice Mitchell said...

I still can't believe it L. I can do a couple of things, but nothing that elaborate. I also like that he had a beer bottle in there.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Yeah Liesel. The idea that they had to convince people to go see Star Wars is inconceivable now. Fun stuff!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Glad we can get you caught up Meradeth!

Maurice Mitchell said...

An unknown would have been more powerful Rusty. Just like Reeve back in the day.

TS Hendrik said...

I can respect Seth Green's stance, but ultimately when I think of Affleck in the role I think of his turn in Hollywoodland. That inner torment that he can bring across for an older Batman is what I think we'll see, and it'll be great.

At any rate it's going to be more important how the rest of the film is setup around them. The thing with both Bats and Supes is that they're ultimately the straight guys in the comics. It's the insanity that unfolds around them that makes their characters interesting.


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