This Week in Geek

  • Posted by CPerny on Mar 17 2017

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, nerds! Let’s get down to Geek biz!

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TEPID MARVEL GEEKING:

For anyone who follows this blog, you may have noticed that I was extremely excited for the premier of Marvel’s new Iron Fist Netflix show…but alas, the past two weeks of early reviews have crushed my spirits, along with my anticipation. Almost all the reviews from outlets that received screener copies of the first six episodes were negative. However, none of that changes the fact that today is the day Danny Rand punches his way into our TV screens…and more importantly, the day Colleen Wing kick-fights her way into our hearts. If you’re like me, you’re just going to get lots of wine, buckle down, and watch this thing, hoping and praying for lots and lots of Colleen/ Claire Temple scenes, because at least those can’t be a disappointment, right? RIGHT?!

Colleen Wing

Yes, Colleen. So badly. (Source: Giphy)

GODS GEEKING:

This week, the trailer for the American Gods TV show aired, and OH MY GODS! It looks amazing! The premiere date is April 30th, on Starz, and I have nothing more to say. Well, that’s a lie; I always have more to say, but in this case, it’s mostly incoherent excitement. Go watch the trailer and share my joy!

TABLETOP GEEKING:

It has recently come to my attention that the CIA uses board games for training. What’s more, these games actually sound pretty awesome! In an article from Popular Mechanics, it was reported that David Clopper, Senior Collection Analyst at the CIA, got bored with traditional training methods in 2008, and decided to incorporate his love of video- and tabletop gaming into the learning process. The result is a game called Collection, which is apparently something like the wildly popular game Pandemic. The point of Collection is to collect crtitical intelligence in order to solve three problems around the world. There can be up to seven people per team, although each team must contain at least a political, military, and economic analyst.

I really love that this just seems like putting together an excellent D&D party, except in a real-world super-serious CIA setting. I also love how nerdy this is. The full article (HERE) is a very interesting read, and I highly recommend it!

 

That’s about it for this week. Celebrate (or binge watch) wisely, if that is what you are doing tonight for Saint Patrick’s Day/ Iron Fist day. And of course, keep it geeky!

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This Week in Geek

  • Posted by CPerny on Feb 10 2017

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Hello, from the frozen wilderness of New York? Okay, so it’s not exactly a “wilderness,” and it is somewhat more “slushified” than frozen at this point, but I’m going with it. Is your body ready for what happened this week in geek? (Fair warning: this was a good week for comic book adaptation situations)

Chang My Body Is Ready

COMIC BOOK ADAPTATION SITUATIONS GEEKING:

I love comic book adaptations more than Damian Wayne secretly loves kittens. They’ve done a lot to bring nerd culture into the pop culture spotlight in the past few years, and I like that. From Iron Fist to “Strange” dance moves, some good stuff happened:

  • THE FIRST COMPLETE TRAILER FOR IRON FIST WAS RELEASED AND I AM SO EXCITED!!! First, go and watch it HERE. Okay, now we can talk. Did you see Colleen Wing? She fights martial arts like a champ and totally DGAF what anyone thinks! And The Hand–the evil group of ninja villains, for those who need a refresher–is back! Also, I think Ser Loras Tyrell makes a pretty great Danny Rand. Of course, Claire is a constant gem. Basically, I’m stoked for this show, and I can’t wait to see all the different things that will be punched into explosions, but am waiting to see Finn Jones sport that amazing green spandex body suit of a costume.
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This is actually just how Danny Rand enters every room. Source: Giphy

  • In other exciting trailers” news, the trailer for the new Teen Titans: The Judas Contract flick dropped this week (see it here), and it also looks excellent. Deathstroke is there being a meanie, Raven does some super-powered sorcery (she’s my fav, tbh), Nightwing is there (another fav), and Robin admits to rarely bathing (I relate to that small murderous child more than I should admit). In short, it’s gonna be good.
  • News I did not expect to hear this week: Coolio has confirmed that he would have played Scarecrow in the next Joel Schumacher Batman movie, if only the studio hadn’t scrapped it. I have a soft spot for those 90’s-tacular films, so I would not have minded seeing another one just to get a few scenes of Coolio as a villain based around a farmhouse prop to scare birds away…
Coolio Batman

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  • Lastly, some of the Doctor Strange gag reel was revealed on Nerdist.com, and while Benedict Cumberbatch does bust out some fantastic dance moves, I still have a tough time getting used to hearing him speak in an American accent. That said, this seems like a good time to remind everyone that Harper Voyager author C. Robert Cargill (The Queen of the Dark Things) was one of the script writers of Doctor Strange.
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NETFLIX GEEKING:

Henceforth, Netflix shall be known as The Home of the Geeks

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AWARD GEEKING:

  • Congratulations to Richard Kadrey’s THE EVERYTHING BOX! It was nominated for a 2017 Audie Award, and we are so proud!

SWEEPSTAKES GEEKING:

  • In case you hadn’t heard, we’ve partnered up with several extremely cool organizations to launch this equally extremely cool sweepstakes, to give one lucky winner a chance to go to a fan convention in Orlando Florida, and have a one-on-one meeting with Becky Chambers. More details here.

Thus concludes the latest This Week in Geek. Not with a bang, but with a bunch of Storm Troopers dancing for some reason.

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