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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Horror of Horrors: The Strain


Vampires are even more popular than zombies in our popular culture these days, but I have to ask, what has happened to our vampires? I mean, let’s see…Vampire Diaries, Twilight, True Blood, Angel in Buffy, The All Souls Trilogy, and the list goes on: what is something all these vamps have in common? They want to hold on to their humanity from before they were turned and love humans despite their new nature’s need to feed on them. They toss away human blood for animal blood or True Blood as a replacement.  I am not the first to recognize this. I personally think Damon commented on it best, the then evil-vampire brother in the Vampire Diaries, who put it in a conversation with his then compelled (bewitched) human girlfriend while reading one of the Twilight books:

Damon (while paging through Eclipse): What’s so special about this Bella girl? Edward is so whipped!

Caroline: You have to read the first book first, otherwise it won’t make sense. Damon: Uh, I miss Ann Rice, she was so on it.

Caroline: Hey, how come you don’t sparkle?

Damon: Because I live in the real world where vampires burn in the sun…

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Evil Geek Book Report – All-New X-Men #11

Long time no see, right?  It’s actually weird and kind of relevant to this comic, I was whisked away to the future for a few months to help my older self out of a jam. Nothing major, he was moving and he needed some help with that plus he also had like six appointments in one day and needed someone to pick his cat up from the vet, because if you wait until after 3 they charge you for another day or something.  Anyway, I’m back and I’ve read a whole bunch of fresh All-New X-Men issues!

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Evil Movie Reviews: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

What’s up NERDS!

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The DCAU’s last movie of 2013 is finally here! Based on the Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert mini-series Flashpoint, the animated film shows us a world where one small change can change the course of everything, and like the name says, The Flash takes center stage! Does it match up to the source material? Is this another Dark Knight that you’ll watch over and over again? Or is it a stinker like Superman: Doomsday? You gotta read on to find out, just beware…there will be spoilers!
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Let Me Put My Suggestions In You: The Newsflesh Series

 

There seems to be an obsession with the zombie apocalypse in our current culture, not that I am complaining. With the CDC coming out with regulations here I think we all know we need to be prepared, and I will be. The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later, and World War Z are a few of the amazing movies and shows that have come out in recent years depicting the zombie apocalypse, leaving you terrified, thrilled, and blood-thirsty in your own way, even if it is for zombie brains on a baseball bat. So now seems like the perfect time to recommend what I find to be the best series of novels I have ever read, it just so happens to be a zombie series. The Newsflesh Series just surprised and blew me away, and it bodes well that I recommended it to several people who have never read a “zombie novel” and they agreed it was one of the best novels they have read too.

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The Weekly Skitter Report: Journey to Xilbalba

Fear not, Evil Geeks, for the heavens hold no terrors horrifying enough to stay Brotherhood’s hand from wielding the literary sword that is The Weekly Skitter Report!  Last week I was griping about the overall pace of this season.  To me it seemed like there was a whole lot of place setting going on, with zero payoff story wise.  Charleston seemed to be to the writing staff, what Waterloo was to Napoleon.  The plot was going nowhere fast, so with only two episodes left to go in season 3, I was keeping my fingers crossed in hopes of finally getting some sweet story action.  Would the humans and the Volm finally strike at the heart of the Espheni war machine? Would Journey to Xibalba be the episode that rockets the story forward?  Could I actually be the only person to keep referring to this episode as “Journey to Sebulba?”  So many questions need answering before this season wraps up!

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Ep 036 – The Week in Geek and TGIF

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Hey now Evil Geeks, it’s podcast time!  This episode of Transmissions From the Evil Lair finds the Geeks sitting down to talk about the latest happenings in geek entertainment news, then later the conversation veers into a discussion of ABC’s now defunct TGIF TV lineup and the bizarre final season of Family Matters.  We’re Evil. We’re Geeky. We’re all about pop culture!

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