Who Review – Into the Dalek

Doctor-Who-Season-8-Pic-31Hey there, Evil Geeks! Last week we finally got to properly meet Peter Capaldi’s twelfth Doctor and while we fans think he’s certainly a kick ass descendant to Matt Smith’s exiting eleventh Doctor, it seems those closest to him, particularly Clara, still aren’t so sure about the new guy.  Even the Doctor himself is unsure of who he is, as he straight up asks Clara if he’s a good man.  She doesn’t immediately answer the question and when she eventually does, it might not be the answer the Doctor wanted to hear.  Is this slightly dickish Doctor still a decent person or did his regeneration leave him without the sense of compassion and kindness that’s been the Doctor’s trademark all these centuries?

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Your Weekend Creature Comforts: The Formics

Last week we discussed The Ood, a phenomenal alien species from the Who Universe, but it got me thinking about more “hive minded” alien species. And what better example than the classic “bugger” species known as “The Formics”? So today we will venture in to the mind and times of Ender Wiggin and discussed The Formic species for our creature comforts spotlight.

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Evil Geek Book Report – Rocket Raccoon & Groot Steal The Galaxy!

Riding the high of the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie, I wanted more. While waiting 2 months for Amazon to fulfill their backorders of the Abnett & Lanning Complete Collection of Guardians, I turned my attention to a novel.

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Dan Abnett wrote, “Rocket Raccoon & Groot Steal The Galaxy!” Marvel’s first original prose novel which was released a few weeks ahead of the movie. At the time when I bought it, I couldn’t find too many reviews on it, so I figured what did I have to lose?

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TV From The Crypts: Star Trek: The Original Series (Season 1)

That’s right nerds, your very own Lilith Assisi is embarking on another mission in to the crypts of retired TV shows. I am going to boldly go where no other Star Wars fan has willingly gone before. I am going to watch all of the old Star Trek TV series and movies. It might take me a year, or three, but I will do it. You can thank J.J. Abrams and my muse The Veganaut for inspiring me to tackle this mission in the first place. Like many children of the 80’s and 90’s I was and forever will be a Star Wars fan. But what my young and elitist mind did not know was that Star Wars and Star Trek do not have to be mutually exclusive. Yes, they are two very different science fiction stories, but contrary to popular believe you do not have to side with just one storyline. While it is later in life than I would have liked, I am now learning I can balance my use of the force with my Vulcan mind melds.

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In the last month I went as far back as I could and started with Season 1 of the Original Star Trek Series. That’s right, William Shatner and Leonard Nemoy galore, with all the 60’s props and effects you could hope for. I now bring you my favorite aspects of this season and why you too should travel back (or forward depending on how you look at it) in time to enjoy this masterpiece from Gene Roddenberry. Spoilers to follow, continue at your own risk.

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Evil Geek Book Report – Indie Spotlight: Jorund

Welcome one and welcome all to another edition of the Indie Spotlight. I, of course, am your devourer of souls and filler of holes (ladies) Arthur Harkness, and today I bring to you something that is right up my alley. As most of you know, I am a huge fan of anything and everything that has to do with my adopted ancestral Norsemen, going so far as to leave dishes of cod oil out on my front doorstep every night….just in case. When C-Mart said he was given something that would get my blood going, I immediately thought he was given some goat’s blood or some sort of human sacrifice, unfortunately that was not the case, but fortunately it was something that I would enjoy. Ladies and Gentlemen, come with me as we take a look at a new indie comic titled Jorund by James Mulholland with art by Julio Falkenhagen. Make sure to bring a change of clothes too, as this one is going to be somewhat bloody…like most of my dates.

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Taking A Deeper Look Into Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

I would rank the original 2005 Sin City as one of my favorite comic book movies. Waiting 9 years for a sequel that was announced pretty shortly after the release of the first one felt like an eternity. Especially after it was given an October 2013 release date and then pushed back to August 2014. Needless to say, I was looking forward to this movie yet as the reviews started to pour in after opening weekend I got real nervous.

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I immediately noticed a trend in the reviews. Ones that seemed to be from comic book related websites spoke favorably and seemed to “understand” it. While mainstream media outlets all had pretty damning things to say. Typified with Rotten Tomatoes listing it at around 40% yet IMDB ranking it at about 7/10. What’s the truth? I’d say somewhere in the middle (good, but not great) but not nearly as bad as some websites would have you believe. I figured I’d do my best to address some of the facts.

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