Best Geeky Finds – A Look Back at The Dark Crystal

Blog-BGFI’ve been thinking a lot about nostalgia lately. There are a lot of movies and TV shows from my childhood that have been remade during this and last year (Ghostbusters, Girl Meets World, Fuller House), and there are more which have been in talks about remakes and sequels (Spaceballs, Labyrinth). After Dawn’s post a few weeks ago about classic films geeks love, I started thinking about these films I continue to love. I also thought about movies from my childhood others my age love with a passion. Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Gene’s Dream

Blog-IILast weekend Star Trek Beyond opened and, of course, I went to see it. I really enjoyed it and it finally feels like the spirit of the series has returned. But, it also got me thinking. Gene Roddenberry held high hopes for humanity. In his 23rd century, mankind has eliminated poverty, starvation and disease. We have eliminated racism, sexism, discrimination based on religion and/or sexual orientation. Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Blog-MDMYes, it’s once again that time of the year when geeks gather together in California (or on the internet) for the latest and greatest rumors, releases and news. That’s right, San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) took place last weekend and, as usual, some long awaited trailers were released and there were a few surprises along the way. Here are some of the things I paid attention to (with links so you can check things out, of course). Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Zombies, Zombies Everywhere: A Review of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Blog-BGF“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”

 

As beautifully stated in Jane Austen’s original masterpiece “Pride and Prejudice,” Seth Grahame-Smith explained the state of zombies in his parody piece. Not only did this reproduction spam a prequel and sequel novel (not written by him), but a feature film. In the film, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” the zombie virus (brought to England by the French, as Mr. Bennett explains) has stricken London to the point that both an inner wall around London and an outer wall around England have been build, leaving a majority of the zombie hordes swarming the land in the middle—the in-between. This doesn’t stop the virus from spreading through London however. Thankfully Col. Darcy has arrived in London with his friend Mr. Bingley to investigate these occurrences. Continue reading

The Gamer Geek Blog – NX Wish List: F-Zero

GGBHere’s another of the games on my NX wish list.

F-Zero

Speaking of easy games (like Mario Galaxy 2 that I mentioned last week), bring back F-Zero. Those games are so freaking hard and bringing them back would show kids what games were like! This new age of games being super hand holdy is just goooah! Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – Rebooting the Busters

Blog-MDMNot surprisingly, I saw Ghostbusters over the weekend. I’m not going to make this a full on review or anything, but I will say it’s the most fun I’ve had at the movies in a long time (and that’s saying a lot, considering the kind of movies I typically see). One of the best aspects was the mix of old and new. Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – A New Bite of an Old Classic

Blog-BGFTwilight – sparkly vampires and werewolves + Nightvale = Carmilla

This seems like a strange pop culture equation for a YouTube series based on a 17th century short story collection (especially one that includes Twilight, but don’t worry, it’s not very much like that, so you won’t want to kill any characters yourself), but the common supernatural tropes concerning vampires Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu created in a pre-Dracula world have survived for centuries in horror and supernatural fiction and film. Continue reading