In this edition of Nerdy News a grumpy girl will get even grumpier, a group of L.A. kids gets some exposure and we say goodbye to a star composer.
May 30, 2008
On behalf of the Dharma Initiative, Octagon Global Recruiting is currently seeking volunteers to contribute to an important new research project.
May 29, 2008
Actual conversation I just had with my mom.
May 28, 2008
If you understand that, we are kindred spirits. If you don't, well this post probably won't interest you, but read it anyway! I attended my first ever Star Trek convention...in March...and I'm finally getting around to telling you about it.
Auburjonois took the stage next and didn't really need anyone to ask him any questions, he was quite capable of entertaining us with his stories about his past, like his role on Benson and about how his family is doing. Though he got one of my favorite questions of the day. A fan asked if he thought his character Odo could get "Borged." Auburjonois went on for about five minutes about how he was sure Odo got "bored" occasionally until the fan corrected him. He then turned to the audience and said, "Did you know that's what he meant?" To which we all replied, "yes." He at least got a chuckle out of that.
The highlight of the convention for me had to be the door prize giveaway. No, I didn't win anything, someone else got something very special. Here is her own video explanation.
May 27, 2008
May 26, 2008
In case you didn't get that, it's Bizarro speak for, I hate baseball. Actually, hate is a strong word, I just couldn't care less for sports. But for those of you who love sports and comics, Sports Illustrated has something extra special on stands today.
May 23, 2008
May 22, 2008
In the highly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocolyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and it's army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares it's final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet's operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.I've known Christian Bale was going to be playing John for a while now but I'm surprised to hear that he has actually signed on for three films considering his current involvement with the Batman franchise. With that said, I'm shivering with anticipation of this one. It seems they are distancing themselves in a way from the previous three films, notice there's no talk of Arnold Schwarzenegger making an appearance. All I want to see is all out war with the machines and Terminator skeletons walking around blowing things up.
May 21, 2008
Lost hundreds of years ago, the Slayer's tarot is an important artifact from Slayer history that came into existence after a group of women shared a vision of a rogue Slayer who would love a vampire and who would be aided in her fight against evil by a group of mystical allies. The heretical prophecy led to the suppression of the deck by the Watcher's Council.
Written and conceived by Rachel Pollack, author of twelve books on the tarot, including the renowned 78 Degrees of Wisdom, she teams with long-time Buffy artist Paul Lee to create this one-of-a-kind tarot card set.
Shiver me timbers! Avast ye landlubbers! Prepare the futtock shrouds and batten down the mizzen! Get the powder monkey to holystone the poop deck!
May 19, 2008
Game publisher THQ grabbed the rights to a huge franchise earlier this month, Marvel's "Super Hero Squad" animated series, which doesn't even have a network to air on yet.
May 16, 2008
Welcome to Rapture. Or should I say Hollywood?
May 14, 2008
Clap! Clap! It's time to dance your cares away. The Fraggles are back.
May 13, 2008
In case you're interested, EW.com has an exclusive first look at DC Comics Final Crisis. The article previews five pages from the first issue with art by J.G. Jones and dialogue by Grant Morrison. You can also choose to view the pages in Morrison's original detailed-script form. Also included is Jones' design work on Darkseid. And that's all I'll say because I didn't look at the pages. I for one, want to go in fresh. Final Crisis begins May 28th.
"Featuring movie costumes, avant-gard haute couture, and high-performance sportswear. it reveals how the superhero serves as the ultimate metaphor for fashion and its ability to empower and transform the human body. Objects are organizes thematically around particular superheroes, whose movie costumes and superpowers are catalysts for the discussion of key concepts of superheroism and their expression in fashion."
How could I have gone my entire life and not seen Flash Gordon? I have no idea but it sure cost me major geek points last night.
May 10, 2008
May 7, 2008
Holy crap. "Grant Theft Auto IV" made half a billion dollars in it's first week. Yes, I said half a BILLION!
May 5, 2008
May 2, 2008
The favorite day for comic book readers, besides Wednesday's, is tomorrow. I'm talking about Free Comic Book Day of course.