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The Hot Toys Hulkbuster is available for pre-order. It’s $825. (via /Film)
I'd love to hear what you think of the Internet's greatest moments in this week's "Geek Bits."


10. VOTD: Patton Oswalt Pitches His Dream Sequel: ‘Unbreakable 2′ (And ‘Unbreakable 3′) (via /Film)

9. Excellent-Human-Being Weird Al Yankovic Performs Classic “Yoda” With Autistic Children for Charity - No jokes. This is just really great. (via The Mary Sue)
On Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars autism charity event, Weird Al Yankovic performed his classic “Yoda” song accompanied by fourteen-year-old Jodi DiPiazza, a student at Mannes College of Music who was diagnosed with autism at age two. DiPiazza previously appeared on the charity show in 2012 with Katy Perry and wrote the song “Heroes of Autism,” a song that helped Toys R Us raise over three million dollars to help children with autism.

8. Watch The Original Pixels Short Film Which Spawned The 2015 Movie (via /Film)

7. Neil deGrasse Tyson's new science + culture late night show StarTalk to debut on 4/20 (via Blastr)

6. Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Produce and Star in ‘Fraggle Rock’ Movie (via /Film)

Variety broke the news of the Fraggle Rock movie. Here’s Gordon-Levitt’s quote:
The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on ‘Sesame Street,’ and then on ‘Fraggle Rock. Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise. From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I’ve never stopped loving his work, even as a young frisky man, and on into adulthood. Collaborating with Lisa Henson makes me confident we can do something that Jim would have loved. I’m grateful and excited to be working with New Regency on this project.

5. Doctor Who leggings! (via Blogtor Who)

4. ‘The Flash’: Time Travel Theories & Powers Explained (via Screen Rant)

3. ‘Back In Time’ Trailer: ‘Back to the Future’ Documentary Will Open October 2015 (via /Film)

Malka Media Group, Patchwork Media, and Director Jason Aron are pleased to announce that the documentary feature film BACK IN TIME will premiere in Hollywood, California on October 21, 2015, as a part of the We’re Going Back fanfest honoring the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future. The film will release digitally and on Bluray/DVD on or shortly after October 22nd, and will be available for preorder via a Kickstarter campaign beginning March 9th.
BACK IN TIME offers an unprecedented look into the overwhelming cultural significance of the Back to the Future trilogy. The film crew trekked across more than a dozen states and through two continents capturing footage for the feature. They conducted more than 50 interviews with cast, crew, and some of the trilogy’s biggest fans. The film features cast members including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Tompson; production members like Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, and Alan Silvestri; as well as fans like Dan Harmon, Stephen Clark, Adam F. Goldberg, and Joe Walser.
The new Kickstarter campaign (the feature initially funded shooting through Kickstarter in mid-2013) is aimed at funding enhanced post production work on the film, plus expanding the film’s distribution to include exhibition at festivals across the country, allowing more people a chance to see it on the big screen. Backers who pledge to the new campaign are being offered perks which range from digital copies of the film to branded shirts, posters, and signed memorabilia, as well as some truly exclusive collectables and packages.
More specifics on the documentary—such as Kickstarter details, information on October’s Hollywood premiere, and film festival dates—can be found on www.backintimefilm.com as they become available.

1. GEORGE LUCAS Visits NYC Comic Shop For STAR WARS COMICS (via Newsarama)

Midtown Comics tells story of the STAR WARS creator visiting their shop Tuesday looking for the new series.


Star Trek: The Animated Series - "One of Our Planets is Missing" (01x03) - Not Recommended

Official Synopsis: "Starfleet Command dispatches the Enterprise to investigate the presence of an eight-hundred thousand kilometer-wide cosmic cloud, a bizarre mixture of matter and energy that has suddenly appeared from beyond the boundaries of the Milky Way galaxy, and which may threaten the existence of Mantilles, a Federation colony of 82-million people located in the Pallas XIV system, near the galactic rim.

The Enterprise intercepts the cloud near Alondra, one of the system's uninhabited outer worlds, where the crew observes the cloud devouring the entire planet it adopts a direct heading for Mantilles. With the cloud only hours away from the densely populated colony world, Captain Kirk contacts the planetary governor, former Starfleet Commodore Robert Wesley, with a warning about the rapidly approaching danger. Wesley, an old friend of Kirk's, is grateful for the opportunity to save at least some of his constituents, and immediately begins trying to evacuate some five thousand of the colony's children
The concept of a massive cosmic cloud consuming planets and stars from outside galaxy is pretty powerful. The actual episode could have been better. The best scene is when Spock uses computers to contact and connect with the cloud. When you're dealing with a topic like this, which Star Trek has done many times, it's a good idea to keep it grounded and that's where the first movie failed. The emotional charge of the children is great but overall it's a good episode to skip if you're looking for the best episodes of the animated series.

Here are some of the other reviews from my friends in the blog hop
Would you buy the Hulkbuster? How would you do an Unbreakable sequel? Do you think Fraggle Rock should come back? How awesome is Weird Al Yankovic? Would you watch Neil deGrasse Tyson's new show? What do you think of this week's links?

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  1. That episode does seem kind of like the first movie. My suggestion for an "Unbreakable" sequel is "Don't."

  2. The Weird Al clip was great. That young lady is talented. Plus she got to sing with Al!
    Gordon-Levitt is doing everything these days.

  3. I'm so hyped to see the Hulk Buster in action.

  4. I so want the HULKBUSTER figure... sadly never enough to spend, mortgage or toys...


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