Happy Friday! This Week in Geek, lots of stuff happened, including the fact that my life has mostly been taken over by the release of the Nintendo Switch/ Zelda: Breath of the Wild (she said, surprising no one). Let’s get to it, shall we?
MEDIEVAL ZOMBIE GEEKING:
Netflix has announced that it’s making an eight-part zombie series set in medieval Korea (get the skinny here). I love zombies, and I always will–and medieval zombies? Running amok in the midst of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty? SIGN ME UP I WILL WATCH THIS! This sounds to me like such an exciting spin on a genre that, while I love it, can sometimes be a little…tired. But help me out here, internet. I saw this on Monday afternoon, and I got really excited–and then I told my circle of pals and none of them freaked out! So please be excited about this show with me?
ASGARDIAN FOLLICLE GEEKING:
So, Entertainment Weekly granted us our first look at Thor: Ragnarok (here), and there are two extremely significant things to note here:
- Thor has gotten a hair cut, which is exciting and working for me in a big way
- Cate Blanchett, hallowed be her name, is playing Marvel’s first female villain, Hela, and she looks like my Goth Queen. Seriously, everything about the way she looks is my aesthetic #goals, and it doesn’t hurt that apparently she trained in capoeira for this role. Also of note, her stunt double is Zoe Bell, a favorite of mine ever since I saw her in Grindhouse.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY GEEKING:
Star Trek: Discovery has cast it’s captain, and he is every Slytherin’s dad! Jason Isaacs will play Captain Lorca, and I am stoked for this–but I am honestly just more stoked to see Sonequa Martin Green and Michelle Yeoh in the starring roles, because the only thing I love more than representation is representation is space! And also, I am a big fan of Michelle Yeoh for her time as a Bond girl who didn’t take no guff, and I continue to root for Sasha every week on TWD. I sincerely hope they insubordinate Captain Lorca on the regular! Get more info from Entertainment Weekly, here.
JUST MORE NINTENDO GEEKING:
Presented without comment: since the release of the Nintendo Switch, apparently porn traffic has gone way down. The only exception to this is that searches for Zelda-themed porn have gone up. If you want more information, Mashable is the place to go.
And on that note, fellow geeks, I think I’ll wish you all a good weekend. May you all have as good of a time as my videogame boyfriend Nathan Drake is having in this here GIF:
Keep it geeky!