It’s Halloween 1984 in small town Hawkins, Indiana. A group of nerdy kids (and their parents) are getting their lives back together after some highly questionable happenings a year earlier. Young Will is suffering PTSD (not surprisingly), the pumpkin crops are inexplicably decaying in the fields and things are not going well at a certain nearby government laboratory. Welcome to Stranger Things season two. Continue reading She Geek Critique – Stay Strange
This past weekend was the premiere of The Defenders on Netflix and, not surprisingly, I binged it (it’s only eight episodes). Overall, it was not quite what I was expecting in some ways, but it was good. Obviously there’s a lot of action, but it’s also well-paced and plotted. (Btw, I haven’t given any big plot spoilers in this post, so if you haven’t watched the series yet, feel free to read on.) Continue reading She Geek Critique – Defenders Assemble!
Back in 1986, Konami came out with the now classic action game for Nintendo called Castlevania. Set in the 1600s, players get to explore Dracula’s castle, with the ultimate goal of actually defeating Dracula. Along the way there are battles with Frankenstein’s monster, the Mummy, Medusa and more. The original game was followed by two sequels, plus a fourth game that retold the events of the first. The entire series has a lot of fans and now there’s an animated series to enjoy as well. Continue reading Playing Around – Storming the Castle
Have you ever considered what life was like for stars of major TV shows who were never hired after the show finished? What would Lee Majors have done if he wasn’t a big star after the Six-Million Dollar Man? If he had focused his entire acting career on one role and couldn’t act in anything else? His life would probably have been just like Richard Thorncroft, the man made famous for playing Mindhorn, the detective who can use his bionic eye to literally see if people are telling the truth. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – Literally See the Truth in Mindhorn
If you are a child of the 90s, there’s a good chance you watched Bill Nye the Science Guy in science class. If, for some reason, you didn’t have a cool science teacher, you may have watched the show on PBS along with other students who did have cool teachers, but were watching because it was cool and enjoyed having already watched the episode and knew what to look forward to when the teacher pulled out the VHS tape he had to rewind to a certain spot (because recording from television was really the superior method to having the library order the tapes. Also, kids whose parents haven’t given you the entire Disney collection from their childhood, ask your parents what a VHS tape is). Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – SCIENCE!