Category: Movies and TV

Movies and TV shows are things nerds definitely like. I like mostly action and science fiction so those will have the most posts.

Movie Characters Who Achieved Success While Wearing A Bathrobe

Movie Characters Who Achieved Success While Wearing A Bathrobe

The bath robe, or dressing gown as it is also commonly known, is the piece of clothing that signifies comfort and cozy. It’s a statement. Consider the following examples as bathrobe pioneers, proving that things can be achieved while adorned in chenille.

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The Avengers Destroys Summer Competition

The Avengers Destroys Summer Competition

The Avengers released last weekend to intensely long lines and intensely satisfied viewers. Breaking pretty much every opening weekend record, the highly anticipated 4 way crossover super movie kept fans wanting more.

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The New Companion

The New Companion

Stephen Moffat recently announced that Jennifer-Louise Coleman of “Emmerdale” and “Waterloo Road” will replace Gillan as the new companion on Doctor Who.

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Ghost Rider’s Failure is More Evidence of Cage’s Shortcomings

Ghost Rider’s Failure is More Evidence of Cage’s Shortcomings

Sadly, it remains to be seen whether Nicolas Cage can turn his life and career around. He used to receive rave reviews for his performances in various films. Now he is typically lambasted by fans and critics alike.

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The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man

The words reboot and re-imagining are among the most hated in a purist’s vocabulary. When Marvel announced plans to reboot the Spider-Man film franchise with a new creative team and a new cast, fans instantly took to the Internet in droves to voice their displeasure.

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Sci-fi and Superhero films to look forward to for 2012 and 2013

Sci-fi and Superhero films to look forward to for 2012 and 2013

The year 2012 holds the release of many widely anticipated films. There’s such a huge variety of titles being released too, that there is surely something for everyone and everyone’s taste! Here we will give you a low-down of the biggest names and the films you should definitely be looking forward too!

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Five of the Most Wicked Sci-Fi Villains

Five of the Most Wicked Sci-Fi Villains

Without a dastardly villain, our sci-fi heroes would have very little to do. Moreover, a science fiction movie is only as good as its nastiest bad guy. Here are five of the worst villains in sci-fi movies, or maybe five of the best.

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Why Do Superheroes Insist on Fighting in Their Underwear?

Why Do Superheroes Insist on Fighting in Their Underwear?

In the dangerous world of super-crime, the super-hero trend has been to avoid the use of protective gear altogether and simply strip down to the bare minimum.

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The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

If you’re not old enough to remember when the show aired on prime time, there’s a good chance you’ve seen at least part of an episode of the original Twilight Zone television program.

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You know you are saying KHAAAN!! right now

Star Trek 2 – To Khan or Not to Khan?

So, like a typical fan-boy I got thoroughly excited when rumors started spreading about Benicio del Toro playing Khan in the new Star Trek. In my opinion, del Toro’s intensity would have been prefect for the role.

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Life is a Stage or a Holodeck?

Life is a Stage or a Holodeck?

Star Trek has been off the air for years, but perhaps with the reboot of the series on the silver screen has given the shows esteemed alum a reason to come out of obscurity and walk across the Broadway Stage.

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Golden Globe Nomination for The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki

Golden Globe Nomination for The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki

Johnny Galecki, star of the CBS geek friendly sitcom The Big Bang Theory, received his first Golden Globe nomination this week for his comically well timed performance in the role of Leonard Hofstadter.

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What Will Become of Ender’s Game When it’s Shoved on the Big Screen?

What Will Become of Ender’s Game When it’s Shoved on the Big Screen?

It would truly be a shame if anyone ruined what could be considered one of the greatest science fiction novels of the modern era.

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Star Wars Vs. Star Trek

Star Wars Vs. Star Trek

A conflict that is decades old involving a captain of the Starship Enterprise and a gold bikini clad princess from a galaxy far far away has recently resurfaced. The actors portraying these iconic characters have taken a few jabs at one another over which science fiction franchise is superior.

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Will There Ever be a Movie Based on the Legend of Zelda?

Will There Ever be a Movie Based on the Legend of Zelda?

The original Legend of Zelda was the fourth best selling game of the NES platform, and Spike TV has decided to grant the title its inaugural Video Game Hall of Fame award. The series has been adapted as a number of manga volumes that were not only endorsed by Nintendo, but also reportedly commissioned by […]

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Did The Walking Dead Take Mid-season Break With A Bang?

Did The Walking Dead Take Mid-season Break With A Bang?

Recently, the hit series played its seventh episode of season two, which was the mid-season finale. It was titled “Pretty Much Dead Already”, and the series will not be back until February.

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Witchblade: With so many Choices, Which one will Film Producers Choose?

Witchblade: With so many Choices, Which one will Film Producers Choose?

Some fans might already be familiar with the fact that there is a feature film version of Witchblade in the works. Originally, there were talks about releasing the movie in 2009, but so far, the release date has been pushed back to 2013. Lately, fans of science fiction and fantasy in general have heard about […]

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How Many Times Do You Have to Reboot a Series?

How Many Times Do You Have to Reboot a Series?

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. This seems to be the motto of Hollywood producers, especially when it comes to science fiction and super-hero flicks. Every time an attempt to remake a movie fails, or whenever an actor decides their done with the series, Hollywood just starts from scratch. I can understand […]

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Horror Films of 2012

Horror Films of 2012

I must say I am not a huge fan of the genre. I can sit through a techno-horror film, like where they are stopping a contagion or some alien monster is stalking your crew members. Otherwise they make me uncomfortable and fidgety until i turn the TV off.  I know some geeks are into horror […]

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Strong Women in Sci-fi and Fantasy

Strong Women in Sci-fi and Fantasy

Speaking from a male perspective, I feel I am in a position to examine a phenomenon that is the by-product of the science fiction and fantasy genre. Namely, what is it about the beautiful and often violent women of these genres that draw men in and attract their undying attention? The first thing that comes […]

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Daniel X: Extremely Good or Extremely Unfaithful?

Daniel X: Extremely Good or Extremely Unfaithful?

James Patterson’s The Dangerous Days of Daniel X is possibly going to transition to the silver screen. One of most incredible things about the situation involves the speed at which the novel was optioned. Daniel X was released in July 2008, but New Regency Productions had already obtained the rights to make a movie in […]

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Where Are They Now? The Ladies of Star Trek: TNG Edition

Where Are They Now? The Ladies of Star Trek: TNG Edition

It’s been 17 years since Star Trek: The Next Generation wrapped after seven successful seasons and a huge collection of awards including 18 Emmys. The series also spawned three successful feature-length films. We’ve already explored what’s going on with the gentlemen of the series, but what about the lovely ladies of the Enterprise D? Read […]

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Top 5 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Do-Overs

Top 5 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Do-Overs

Unlike in golf, do-overs of your favorite sci-fi and fantasy works generally suck. Not always, no, but it can be hard to improve on perfection. Just ask Johnny Depp about that creepy Willy Wonka re-make, or anyone that’ll acknowledge the Planet of the Apes do-over. So here’s our list of the ones that work 5) […]

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World War Z Shuffles Away From Being True to the Novel

World War Z Shuffles Away From Being True to the Novel

World War Z is not your traditional zombie story. Max Brooks managed to create a real and vibrant world where zombie hordes took humanity by surprise in blood and gore and fear. The book is a collection of interviews from a United Nations worker taken after the rise of the zombies and the slow defeat […]

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The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh… Wait, Why Pittsburgh?

The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh… Wait, Why Pittsburgh?

With filming complete in India, The Dark Knight Rises has descended on Pittsburgh. While Batman Begins and The Dark Knight were filmed in Chicago, the latest installation is being filmed in various locations in and around Pittsburgh. While The ‘Burgh has a reputation for excellence in football and hockey and is also noted for both […]

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Transformers Blows Up Box Office: Reactions Mixed

Transformers Blows Up Box Office: Reactions Mixed

  Transformers: Dark of the Moon (and oh how that title screams for another noun, like SIDE) has raked in $97.4 million dollars, making it the top-grossing opening weekend in film this year. Some fans are blowing up the ‘net, raving about the awesome graphics and 3D shooting techniques. However, critics and a boatload of […]

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Supporters Save Series, But Could They Back One?

Supporters Save Series, But Could They Back One?

The Nielsen ratings are not always the infallible statistics critics and pundits would have us believe. In fact, there are a veritable truckload of shows that have been saved by a loyal fan base expressing their outrage at an undeserved cancellation. When pleading, threatening, sending postcards, and spamming the network’s contact email doesn’t work, fans […]

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The Three Most Embarrassing Moments of Star Trek TV

The Three Most Embarrassing Moments of Star Trek TV

As a life-long fan of all thing Trek, I’m sure I’m not alone in being nonplussed, outraged, or simply stupefied by some of the dubious decisions made for the shows. Casting, opening themes, and even some of the plot elements have caused me great pause over the course of five television series. My peeves concerning […]

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Sci-Fi Retro: DS9 Series Finale Revisited

Sci-Fi Retro: DS9 Series Finale Revisited

June 2nd will mark the 12-year anniversary since the series finale of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Having recently re-watched all seven seasons in sequential order over the last few months, primarily while working at my computer, I am left with quite a mixed reaction to the series finale. Whether you think the Bajorans were […]

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Transformers Fans Inquire: Who is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley?

Transformers Fans Inquire: Who is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley?

With Megan Fox not reprising her role as Mikaela Banes, director Michael Bay was forced to consider a new love interest for the upcoming film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Instead of plucking an actress from the A-list ranks of proven, bankable names, Bay has chosen Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Who? Exactly. Rosie was discovered by Profile […]

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Once Upon a Time Coming to ABC

Once Upon a Time Coming to ABC

It seems that the major networks are taking to fairy tales for their fall line-ups. NBC has a trailer up on IMDb.com for their new series, Grimm: Once Upon a Crime, and ABC has put together a very respectable cast for their new venture entitled Once Upon a Time. Featuring such names as Jennifer Morrison, […]

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Where The Real Vampires Came From

The concept of the vampire is nothing new, they’ve been cropping up in literature in one form or another for hundreds of years but recently they’ve become more popular than ever as they’ve transformed from Gothic creatures of horror to Romantic heroes for teenagers everywhere to fall in love with. As with anything, you have […]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in the News: Will He Be Back?

Arnold Schwarzenegger in the News: Will He Be Back?

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s personal and professional lives have been front-page news lately. The announcement of his separation from his wife of 25 years last Monday was indeed sad news, but other recent reports concerning the fifth installment of the Terminator series has caused a flurry of excitement from fans. At a well-preserved 63 years old, Arnold […]

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What’s Happening with Firefly/Serenity?

What’s Happening with Firefly/Serenity?

For a series with a lifespan almost as short as its namesake, Firefly sure has created a lot of flutter. Running for three months from September 20, 2002 to December 20, 2002, the series suffered from ho-hum ratings and high production costs that forced Fox to pull the plug. In the summer of 2005 Serenity, […]

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This has never happened before

The Ten Worst Cliches of Fantasy and Sci-Fi

While it is true there is nothing new under the sun and that there are only seven stories in the world, some plot elements are over-used so often that the mere mention of them in a new piece of fiction is anathema. Whether you’re a budding writer, avid reader, or a film aficionado, here are […]

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Assimilation Complete

The Ten Foxiest Women of Sci-Fi

In science fiction, it isn’t enough to simply stand there and be beautiful. After all, nerdy, intelligent men like nerdy, intelligent women! One-dimensional women bore a smart man, and these ladies are anything but boring. Here are the top ten most foxy -and- gutsy women of sci-fi. Katee Sackhoff Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on Battlestar Galactica. […]

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No, ET didnt make the list

The Top 9 Lamest Alien Races

  In the world of sci-fi, there are many outstanding races, species, and cultures. The majestic Klingons, with their frightening dentition and enthusiastic mating rituals. The exotic, beautiful Na’vi. Even the Jedi, with their mixing of cultures, are fascinating in their variety. However, there are times when you feel the urge to leap to your […]

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Yes, it has been done before, but not like this!

Star Wars vs. Star Trek: Make It So

  Should the Q ever indulge a sci-fi cross-over, Star Trek versus Star Wars would be the ultimate confrontation. Initially, First Contact and diplomatic relations would be established. Chewbacca and Worf would spar on the holodeck, Leia and Captain Janeway could discourse on the merits of one bun or two, and of course Luke and […]

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Ten Nerdalicious Non-Mainstream Movies

Ten Nerdalicious Non-Mainstream Movies

Bored and Nerdy? Here are some ‘off the beaten path’ movies you need to put on your netflix queue:

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10 Things To Do While Waiting for Tron Legacy

10 Things To Do While Waiting for Tron Legacy

All those years ago when the original Tron came out, everyone hailed the film as being ahead of its time. Well, if the upcoming release of Tron Legacy is proof of anything, it’s that Tron’s time has finally come. Now, we’re not going to discuss too much about the new film, as certainly a lot […]

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