Irregular’s Intel – Going Dark

For the last several year there has been a trend in comics. This is a trope that is so old that soap operas and professional wrestling were almost founded upon this. It’s when the hero, or protagonist, goes dark. We’ve all seen it before. We all remember the classic episode of Star Trek where everyone ran into their evil self (usually in a goatee). Or in Knight Rider when Michael meets an evil adopted brother (who still looked like him), Garth. I can fully explain how and why this makes sense, just not here. Message me and we’ll talk! Or, the episode of South Park where the kids run into their evil selves (all in goatees)!  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Getting It Right

As I have mentioned before, movie casting is sometimes a big deal to me. This is especially in regard to geek properties, most especially comic book movies where the characters need to have a rather specific look. Regardless of abilities, I think it’s important to capture that look to truly capture the character. But even when the casting is not quite right, there can be moments in a movie when the acting, story and visuals come together so well that they get the character right. Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Not My Fandom

Obviously, geeks love their fandoms. That is, after all, a big part of what makes us geeks to begin with. Whether it’s the worlds created in books or movies or games or on television, one we find what we enjoy most we take a deep dive and immerse ourselves in it. Of course, not every fandom is for everyone and there are a few biggies that I just cannot get into.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Enlarging the Universe

If you’ve been reading my posts for a while, you know how I feel about creators messing with their creations after the fact. (I sort of went off a little on a certain comic book icon and a particular movie director about this.) I am of the opinion that once your creation is released to the world (no matter what form it takes), you should let it be appreciated for what it is and not try to meddle with it. Over the past few months, however, some changes have been announced for a couple of iconic works.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – There’s Hope!

On the night that I wrote this I went out to dinner with friends and their daughter (that’s not to say that the daughter is not a friend, she is, but not the point of what I’m about to say). She has recently discovered the Harry Potter series and is enamored with it. I mean, she is taking every possible moment to get into that book. Dinner barely separated her from the tome, and not for long. It was a thing of beauty!  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Good Ol’ Days of Krull

We all know that nostalgia puts a shiny, happy filter on the past, making it difficult to find fault in the things we love. As geeks, we know this all too well as the games, comics and movies of our youths are a beacon of what made us who we are. I was reminded of this over the weekend when I watched a movie I hadn’t seen in a very long time: Krull.   Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Celebrity Geeks

You know how I love to talk about “The Age of the Geek”, right? Well, I’ve been thinking about it and I wonder if it has been brewing just under the surface for a long time. Mainly in Hollywood and celebrities, in general… “What the heck are you talking about, Kylan?” you may ask. Come with me and see for yourselves!  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – What is Strength?

Merriam-Webster defines strength as:  the quality or state of being strong :  capacity for exertion or endurance. There are several other definitions, if you care to fact check me, but this is the first one and the one that applies to this piece. Recently, I saw a story on the world news that just tore me up and I was tempted to write about it in last week Irregular’s Intel, but opted for something else because I think I tend to be a bit too heavy, at times. I decided that I’d save it, but then it happened again and gave me even more reason to write this.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Not So Distinguished Competition

This weekend I realized why I am so negative about DC, both the comics and the movies. It’s not because I feel there needs to be a big rivalry between Marvel and DC, and I happen to like Marvel more. No, it’s because, for the past few years, DC and Warner Brothers have ruined the things I used to love about DC characters.  Continue reading