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Geek Bits: Disney Excluding Female Superhero Marketing, TRON Bike for Sale and More [Links]

Layers and Dark Dunes on the Surface of Mars (via NASA)
Above Image: "This image of a circular depression on the surface of Mars was acquired on Jan. 5, 2015 by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The spacecraft has been orbiting Mars since March 2006 and completed its 40,000th orbit around Mars on Feb. 7, 2015." - NASA.gov

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

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10. Mike Colter Talks About What It’s Like To Be Luke Cage, Gets Pumped For All The Grittiness - Spoiler alert: it sounds neat. (via The Mary Sue)

9. ‘Black Panther’ Rumor: Ernie Hudson Circling King T’Chaka Role  (via Screen Rant)

8. Marvel Releases Vision Character Poster For Avengers: Age Of Ultron [Spoiler] (via Bleeding Cool)

7.Smashing The "Fastest Comic in Production with the Most Contributors" World Record In Arizona (via Bleeding Cool)

6. Huzzah! Syfy Just Lost Wrestling! (via io9)

5. Shocking Story of Why Disney Stopped Gamora & Black Widow From Merchandise, And What We Can Do About It (via The Mary Sue)
"While working at Marvel post-acquisition, I saw a deck circulated by Disney’s Brand Marketing team...the desired demographics had no females in it whatsoever. I asked my supervisor why that was. Ever the pragmatist, he said, 'That’s not why Disney bought us. They already have the girls’ market on lockdown.'”

4. Now you can have your very own remote-controlled Doctor Who K-9 (via Blastr)

3. This TRON Motorbike Is Totally Functional, And Yes, You Can Buy It (via io9)

2. Jared Leto Pays Homage to BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE in Latest Photo (via GeekTyrant)

1. See Drew Struzan’s Six Star Wars Posters Recreated With Lego (via /Film)


Star Trek: The Animated Series - "The Survivor" (01x06) - Recommended

Wikipedia Synopsis: "Patrolling near the Romulan Neutral Zone, the USS Enterprise finds a ship manned by Carter Winston, a Federation citizen and philanthropist who has been missing for five years."
This is a great episode as the main crew gets a chance to show their signature personalities when dealing with a curious event. Kirk and Bones are so star-struck by the return of the legendary Carter Wilson that only Mr. Spock asks the obvious question of how it's possible. Chaos ensues. This is another episode that was supposed to be a Original Series episode called "The Chameleon". Two voices of note are Ted Knight (The Mary Tyler Moore Show) as Baxter and Nichelle Nichols as his fiancee Lieutenant Anne Nored.

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  1. For such a "family" company Disney sure is evil. Michael Offutt's blog was talking about how they've ended titles like the Fantastic Four and Wolverine because those movie properties are owned by other companies.

  2. Yes I would like one K-9 please added to the Christmas list. ;-)

  3. I never understood wrestling on SyFy anyway.

  4. I need 2. One for work, and one for weekend cruising when I want to let my hair down.

  5. I didn't realize "The Survivor" was also originally a TOS idea. It certainly feels like one, the closest to the originals so far.

  6. Theres lots of cool action in this animated Survivor episode. I think its neat seeing alien Winston the shape changer getting hit on by Nored even after all the antics aboard the ship. Nored still wants a life with an Alien, whose human memories are slowly changing him into Winston.


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