This Week in Geek


Hello. Lots of geek things happened! Are you ready? I’m excited. Let’s do this thing.


Listen, the discovery of seven (SEVEN!!!) earth-like planets is likely the coolest thing that will happen in any of our lifetimes, barring the robot apocalypse (which is also scary, but whatever). These planets, now known as the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, could *potentially* support life, and despite the fact that they are about 40 light-years away, I am ready to take an interplanetary field trip. Get all of the amazing space-deets here.


  • Marvel’s Inhumans TV show just announced that Iwan Rheon, aka Ramsay Bolton from Game of Thrones, will be playing Maximus. I have precisely zero idea what Inhumans is, or who Maximus is, but heck, I’m about this comic-books-on-TV lifestyle, and Rheon is a solid actor, so I am here for this! Get the low-down here.
    • Also, for anyone curious, according to Wikipedia, “The Inhumans are a fictional race of superhumans appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.” High fives for googling to increase nerd-knowledge!
  • In more comic-books-on-TV news, it has been announced that Jamie Chung will play Blink on Matt Nix’s as yet untitled X-Men show. I abso-damn-loutely love the X-Men, so I am mad stoked for this, as the kids say. More info here.


The first cast photo of the new Star Wars Han Solo film was released this week, and I am PUMPED UP. The cast includes my queen Emilia Clarke, aka Daenerys Targaryen, my king, Donald Glover (as friggin’ young Lando, it’s PERFECT!), and  young actor Alden Ehrenreich, who I’ve never heard of, but makes an excellent young Han Solo nonetheless. GAZE UPON IT’S MAGNIFICENCE (and if you want, slightly more details here).

Alright gang, that’s it for now. Keep geeking!



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