6/05/2015


I'd love to hear what you think of the Internet's strangest and geekiest moments in this week's "Geek Bits."

Poll

This week's poll question is about National Donut Day which happens every year on the first Friday of June. Randy's Donuts is a landmark donut shop in Inglewood, California, near Los Angeles International Airport. Director Jon Favreau said Randy's Donuts was the perfect place for Tony Stark to recover from his hangover. "The idea was, 'What’s this guy like the morning after?' 'Where would this guy go if he had a hangover?' And then the answer we came up with was 'He would go to Randy's Donuts.' "

 Which is your favorite donut scene in a movie and why? Let us know in the comments!

Links

Shai LeBouf Tells Batman to "Just Do It!"
Shai LeBouf did a bizarre motivational speech for art school against a green screen.  So, of course, the internet remade it. Here are two of the best
Batman and Superman


Superheros






Speaking to Domhnall Gleeson for Interview magazine, she admitted: "I'm personally a Boba Fett fan." She said: "Can Boba Fett have a missus? Well, put in a good word for me, then."


South African Dane Grant was Tom Hardy's temporary stunt double in Mad Max: Fury Road, in the Namibian desert and met his future wife, Dayna, who was Charlize Theron's stunt double. "I remember that first day meeting her in the stunt rehearsal gym. She stood out for all the right reasons," said 37-year-old Dane.


The Stark Malibu mansion in the movies is supposedly on Point Dume in Malibu. But a replica of Tony Stark’s mansion in Iron Man 3 was built on the cliffs of the Island of Ibiza. Es VedrĂ  is a small rocky island of the south western seaboard of the Spanish island of Ibiza. Described as "featuring all the comforts you would expect from an Ibiza Summer Villas property, including breathtaking sea-views, a helipad and a dedicated A.I. butler, Stark Mansion provides the perfect setting for a week of rest and relaxation. Whether you are looking for a quiet spot to enjoy a romantic getaway or a spacious pad to accommodate all of your friends, this villa will help you make the most of your vacation." Prices available only by request.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Now Officially a Japanese Citizen
Shinjuku Ward, who opened that Godzilla themed hotel, have drawn up a special residency document that officially makes Godzilla a citizen of Japan

Reviews

Television

Star Trek: The Animated Series - "The Slaver Weapon" (01x14) - Recommended

Official synopsis: Spock, Sulu and Uhura are captured by the Kzinti, who are trying to learn the secret of an ancient weapon.
This episode is written by the great science fiction writer Larry Niven. He wrote a short story called "The Soft Weapon" in 1967 about a series of mysterious boxes left behind by an ancient race that an evil alien race tries to exploit. They pretty much adapted it completely for the show using different characters. Spock scientific curiosity for a stasis box leads the shuttle crew into a trap and it's wonderful to see him face his hubris. Since the entire episode focuses on the three characters they get the rare time to shine. When we watched the episode last week we got a kick out of it and agreed it's one worth watching.

If you're on Twitter next week we're doing a live Twitter chat of the next episode "The Eye of the Beholder" on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM EDT. You can watch it on Hulu or Netflix. Join us!

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20 comments:

Pat Dilloway said...

Mmmmm donuts. I really can't think of any other movies featuring donuts right now.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

About time they made Godzilla a citizen.
Cool about the stunt doubles. That movie is still batcrap crazy from start to finish. I may have to go see it a third time.
Can't think of a movie. Donuts and Simpsons are forever ingrained in my mind together.

Meradeth Houston said...

I personally think it's a travesty that Missoula (the middle-of-nowhere where I live) has no donut place. Not sure how I'll celebrate tomorrow ;) And as much as I didn't care for 2012, the donut rolling down the road is funny! Now if only I could afford to rent the pad on Ibiza...

Maurice Mitchell said...

That is tragic Meradeth, but it could be a good side job for you guys! Yes its probably a bit on the pricey side but I'm sure is worth every penny.

Maurice Mitchell said...

That was the first thing I thought about two Alex and I almost put that one in. And everything over the stunt doubles in the movie did a lot of work.

Armchair Squid said...

Watching over Twitter was fun. Already excited for next week!

Ashley Kolpak said...

I want to win so I can take my boyfriend to see it. And I love T Rex

Karen Woodham said...

Hang on a minute, there's a national donut day! How the heck did I not kow about that, right then off to get some donuts ;)

LDianeWolfe said...

I missed National Donut Day? Can I hit Dunkin Donuts and celebrate today instead?

I like the Mars Attack scene. Such an odd but funny film.

Jaclyn Reynolds said...

Stegasaurus has been my favorite since I was a kid!

MedeiaSharif said...

No wonder that donut is so familiar. It's been all over the place. Funny Shia videos.

Maurice Mitchell said...

It gonna be awesome Squid!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Celebrate every day L! Mars Attacks was a fun movie and not as graphic as the cards which is good.

Maurice Mitchell said...

The place has been everywhere Medeia!

shelly said...

I want to see this latest installment! I have seen all of the rest and my favorite dinosaur is the velociraptor.

Karen Woodham said...

lol ... I may just have to have a donut every other day throughout June ;)

MilaXX said...

I want to see it because Chris Pratt. Wait? There are dinosaurs in this? Just here for the Pratt party.

Lesley F said...

A huge fan of these movies and I like the raptors

jeremy [retro] said...

mmmm donuts and the crazy inspirations by witwicky... thank you, weekend complete.

Susan said...

Ichthyosaurs would be my favorite because they look like dolphins. I saw Park in 3D and it was looked so unbelieveably real. Can't wait to world 3D

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