“Why are there so many superhero movies?”
“What’s with all the comic book stuff?”
“When is Hollywood going to move on from comics?”
These questions seem to come up a lot from movie-goers, primarily the Norms (i.e., non-geeks). So let me say this first: I enjoy super hero movies and don’t think there are too many of them. Now that that’s out of the way, let me explain.
If you either know me personally or have listened to Geek Watch One for any length of time, you have heard me mention my love for conventions. I get such a rush from being surrounded by fellow geeks…”my people”! It can be a general geek gathering like Dragon*Con or a comic related one like the Motor City Comic Convention in Detroit. Heck, I’m extra down for getting with my fellow Steampunks at The Steampunk Empire Symposium. The thing is, in each of these instances, I am an attendee. I am present to be an active participant and observer, to take it all in for me personal enjoyment.
That’s right, geeksters, we have yet another special edition cross-over episode with the gang at We Be Geeks. This time it’s coverage of the recent D23 convention, so you know what that means: all things Disney! But you also know that included under that umbrella now are Marvel and Star Wars. So there’s a full range of fandoms to choose from and so much news to talk about. Of course, there’s no way we can cover it all in one vrief episode, but we tried to hit the high points so you get a good feel for what’s coming up in the next year or two in this corner of the geek-verse. So catch our latest special edition right here.
Now, as a geek, I have a confession to make. I am not a huge Star Trek the Original Series fan, but I do love the original Planet of the Apes movies. I have yet to see the new movies, but I do like the Star Trek reboot movies. So this IDW Published graphic novel was a no brainer for me—they have great storylines, and I really enjoyed their Star Trek : Next Generation/Doctor Who crossover. Continue reading
In Issue 13 we did a review of Ernest Cline’s book Armada. Here’s the review I posted on Goodreads:
First of all, I want to give this 4.5 stars, not 4 but this site doesn’t allow half stars so there you go. The reason I didn’t give it 5 is because I enjoyed Ready Player One (RPO) just that little bit more. But that being said, this is still a really good novel.