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Geek Bits: Cats View of 'Alien', Jabba Cake, Black George Lucas, Blog Award [Links]

This weeks links feature our latest blog award, a white guy winning an NAACP award and the most disgustingly nerdy cake I've ever seen.

1. Trivia Question
2. Motivational Geek Quote
3. Award
4. Links
4. Trivia Answer

1. Trivia Question

What series of Star Trek won the first Emmy award for the franchise?

2. Motivational Geek Quote
"You know, Captain, every year of my life I grow more and more convinced that the wisest and the best is to fix our attention on the good and the beautiful. If you just take the time to look at it."
- Lt. Ray Makonnen The Phantom Planet (1961)

3. Award
This week the "Pied Piper Most Deserving Blog Follower" award goes to CineMarvelous for hitting 300 Followers! Are you following him? Nebular's a huge movie fan and I always find his reviews to the point and well thought out.

Rules: On your blog, name three bloggers you'd like to give it to that deserve their followers. They can be people with lots of followers or ones you think deserve more.

Congratulations Nebular!

4. Links

  • CaptD is hosting an Oscars Poll
    Here are the rankings so far.
    War Horse - 11 votes (29%)
    The Tree of Life - 3 votes (8%)
    The Artist - 4 votes (10%)
    Moneyball - 2 votes (5%)
    The Descendants - 5 votes (13%)
    Midnight in Paris - 0 votes (0%)
    The Help - 6 votes (16%)
    Hugo - 4 votes (10%)
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - 2 votes (5%)
  • io9 asks us to Read Alien, retold from the cat's perspective
    Novelist and film critic Anne Billson wrote "My Day by Jonesy," a recap of the first Alien film from Jones' point of view. Apparently, Jones spent most of the film fretting over his food and being annoyed that the humans (or "can openers" as he calls them) keep waking him up from his naps. But he does take some interest in the xenomorph, which he refers to as the "hairless kitten."
  • M.Pax says her next novel The Backworlds is on it's way to the editor!

  • SuperPunch has a fantastic Shark sleeping bag that lets you pretend to be eaten by a shark. Not sure I'd get much sleep in it though.
  • As unappetizing as it looks, The Official Star Wars Blog says someone made Jabba the Cake!
  • io9 says someone designed a beautiful Transformers engagement ring . Call me a romantic, but nothing says love like the Decepticons.

  • Comic Book Resources has a story about Indiana Pacers Forward Danny Granger Building a Batcave. "It's based on the Batcave from the first set of Batman movies -- starting with Michael Keaton," Granger said. "It will have a few aspects from the Christian Bale movies, like a drive-in pathway or tunnel that lights up as you drive through it. It’ll also have this kind of circular island, where you park your car on this big circle, and the circle spins, so that you never have to back the car out." I am now a huge Indiana Pacers fan.
  • /Film has one of the most original cosplay costumes ever: Harley Quinn mocks Supergirl

  • MTV Movies Blog says 'Battleship' Director Peter Berg Always Wanted To Make A Navy Movie  so he made a movie based on a board game. Makes perfect sense.
  • Alex J Cavanaugh has his monthly run-down of March Movies and it's slim pickings with the exception of John Carter and The Hunger Games.
  • Mania says Bay Confirms Transformers 4 Date 
4. Trivia Answer
"How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth" from Star Trek: The Animated Series in 1975. The animated series of Star Trek won a Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Entertainment Children's Series" for the 1974-1975 television season. It beat Captain Kangaroo and The Pink Panther. It's the only Star Trek franchise to win a "Best Series" Emmy.

Bonus Question: Which Shakespeare play did this title come from?
What do you think of this week's news? Let us know in the comments.


  1. Never would've guessed one of the animated shows won the award.
    The sleeping bag looks wicked.
    Thanks for the shout out.
    And big congratulations to George! His site rocks.

  2. Yeah Alex, I feel bad for never having watched a single episode in my life. Netflix here I come!

  3. Worf was one on my favorite characters. Congrats to Nebular.

    That Jabba cake does not look great. I came up with my 5... :)

    Happy Weekend.

  4. Thanks for the lovely award, Maurice. I deeply appreciate it. Does it mean I should pass it to three other blogger? :)

    And I haven't been following this amazing blog? What the hell is wrong with me? LOL.

  5. Thanks for the mention Maurice! Nice rundown of info...

    (PS I've saved that pic of that RAD shark sleeping bag!! Gonna be sharing it on FB later today :D )

  6. M Pax, Worf is one of the greats. He's going to be at comic-con in AZ this year and I'm hoping to meet him! Looking forward to the 5!

  7. Nebular, yep. You just do a blog post with the award and send it to three other awesome bloggers! Glad your following us! We appreciate it.

  8. njferns I'll be checking out your Facebook page! Keep up the great work.


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