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Geek Bits: SIMPSONS Meets AKIRA, PACIFIC RIM Animated Series and More [Links]

DeLorean Stretch Limo (via /Film)

Which Simpsons character makes a perfect Akira character? What 80s remake is getting a director? Where is the George Lucas Star Wars museum going to be? Why are people scared Marvel's losing the Avengers? How would the Spider-Man kiss scene look if MJ were a dog?

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

By the Way... 

There's a new Geek Twins coming! We're not making a big deal about it, but along with the new look will be some significant changes behind-the-scenes. Stay tuned...


10. Bart Is Kaneda In The Perfect Akira/Simpsons Couch Gag (via io9)

Marvel About to Lose the Rights to Key Characters?? (via Comic Book Movie)
An over sensationalist title about the recent Supreme Court battle between Jack Kirby's estate with Marvel of the rights to key Avengers characters.

8. Spider-Man's Upside Down Kiss Is Vastly Improved By Adding a Dog (via io9)

7. L.A. Mayor Tries to Convince George Lucas to Build Museum There, With Hilariously Last-Minute Twitter Campaign - "The shield is down! Commence attack on the Lucas main reactor!" (The Mary Sue)

It didn't work. He's building it in Chicago.

6. ‘WarGames’ Remake Lands Director and Screenwriter (/Film)

Sure, why not drop news of another reboot? The ’80s film WarGames, which originally starred Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy, is being remade by MGM. (The studio has already created a series of other remakes, including RoboCop, Carrie, and Red Dawn, and has Poltergeist and The Town That Dreaded Sundown to come.) Now the studio is poised to hire Dean Israelite to direct and Arash Amel to write the WarGames remake.

5. ‘The Flash’ and ‘Arrow’ Season 3 Get Premiere Dates (via Screen Rant)

Flash at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 7 and Arrow season 3 at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 8

4. FREE DRAWING: Win A Copy Of The BATMAN: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS Hardcover (via Comic Book Movie)

3. Netflix "Daredevil" Casting News

Rosario Dawson is playing an unknown character (love interest?) and Elden Henson is playing Foggy Nelson. They're joining Charlie Cox, who's playing Matt Murdock (Daredevil), and Vincent D'Onofrio, who's playing Wilson Fisk (The Kingpin).

2. 10 Superheroes Who Should Never Get A Movie (via The Non Review)

1. Guillermo Del Toro Reveals ‘Pacific Rim’ Animated Series As Universal Confirms Film’s Sequel For April 2017 (via Deadline)
I literally screamed out loud when I saw the title...



The Last Ship (2014) (01x01) "Phase Six" [Recommended]
The Last Ship (2014) (Source)
Official Synopsis: This summer, TNT is going to take take viewers on an action-packed ride with the exciting new drama series The Last Ship, starring Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy) and executive-produced by blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay(Transformers). The Last Ship opens with a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan Jamesavoids falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now, Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors.Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) plays Rachel Scott, a strong-willed, intelligent and fearless paleomicrobiologist assigned to the ship. Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck) is XO Mike Slattery, a former homicide detective and Chandler's second-in-command. Also starring in The Last Ship are Travis Van Winkle (Heart of Dixie), Charles Parnell(Pariah),Christina Elmore (Fruitvale Station),Sam Spruell(Snow White and The Huntsman) and Marissa Neitling(Leverage). Based on William Brinkley's popular novel, The Last Shipcomes to TNT from Bay's Platinum Dunes and its partners, Brad Fullerand Andrew Form, whose credits include the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Bay, Fuller and Form serve as executive producers, along with showrunner Hank Steinberg(Without a Trace, The Nine), Steven Kane (The Closer) and director Jack Bender (Lost). Steinberg and Kane wrote the series pilot, which was directed by Jonathan Mostow (U-571).
This show about a ship stuck in the ocean after a global pandemic is really good, and since both Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are done for the season, there's plenty of time to watch it. Eric Dane does a great job as the Commander Tom Chandler although he lacks a certain gravitas. He would have been better cast as the executive officer. On the other hand, Adam Baldwin rocks as the XO and should have been the captain. Jonathan Mostow does a great job giving it a feeling of isolation and desperation.

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  1. Thanks for linking my site. You're the best!
    I need a DeLorean stretch limo. I don't know what I'd do with it, but I need one. haha
    However I'm pretty sure I can live without a WarGames remake. Unless they agree to use the old modem from the original. High-tech stuff. They should remake the sequel. There's a movie so bad it was kind of funny.

  2. Just saw that they are making another Pacific Rim - awesome! More monsters, more robots.
    Do we really need a War Games reboot? Sorry, redundant question...

  3. Significant behind the scenes changes? That sounds ominous. Or maybe you'll reveal there's a Geek Triplet? Or Geek Quadruplet?

    So apparently all MGM is doing these days is terrible remakes and all those listed did suck. War Games was so 80s I don't see how you can really make it work for modern times.

    I don't know why Lucas is putting that museum in Chicago. What relevance does Chicago have to Star Wars? San Francisco would have made more sense since that's around his home base.

  4. Are the Mitchells being replaced by the Snitchells, who spoil everything???

  5. Did I miss a spoiler warning on something Tony?

  6. Can we just stop with the remakes? War Games is one of my all time favorites and I just can't imagine it being better in any way. Ugh. In other randomness: have you seen the other recent film by the makers of Akira? I was wandering the web the other day and noticed it. Looking forward to checking it out.

  7. Don't worry Pat, it's just rampaging kill-bots. Yeah, I can't imagine a WarGames movie being good. At best it'll be "OK" like the Robocop remake. Chicago must have had the best tax incentive.

  8. Its like the best and worst of all upcoming movies Alex.

  9. The WarGames sequel was horrid Tim! It was so self-aware it was terrible. You could feel everyone making it thinking, "this isn't as good, but..." I might get remarried for the DeLorean but a prom would work too. That article was fun Man. I had to squeeze it in the top ten.

  10. I haven't Meradeth! I'll check it out! Do you have a link?

  11. I hadn't heard of The Last Ship, but it sounds good. Also, I would always opt for a stretch DeLorean over a limo. Always.

  12. No. But I was guessing what the shakeup would be behind scenes. And trying to be funny. Emphasis on "trying." I never win those caption contests!

  13. Oh. LOL Sorry. I was scared my review has spoilers somewhere.

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