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This month our bad ass evil geeks are going to share with you what they are salivating over for their stockings or dreaming about for under their tree. What better way to embrace your inner evil geek than get fully into the capitalistic celebration that the holidays have become? Today Lilith is going to share with you what she’s hoping she’ll get for her lair.
First let me say that’ I’m in the minority of people who really enjoyed Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. You may recall me starting a series of articles reviewing all of the Alien movies, I stopped after the second one but do plan to some day pick it back up. Alien is one of my all time favorite movies, so when I heard that Dark Horse was going to begin doing more comic book stories with the franchise I jumped at the chance. Especially since two of the titles would also tie into Prometheus. The other two were centered around Predator as well as the Aliens Vs. Predator series. That’s not my thing really, so today we are going to focus on both the 4 issue Aliens miniseries as well as the Prometheus one, both subtitled Fire & Stone.
There is quite a plethora of alien races and species out there. From the worlds of Wookiepedia to the wonders of the Whoniverse, we’ve all met and loved many aliens from different imaginations. Sometimes I really wish there was a way to have more overlap. A way for species stuck in one world could become more believable by making appearances in others. I know that there are probably copyright laws and other barriers that prevent this from happening, but one of those species that I wish could break out of its current storyline in to others are The Vogons. That’s right, those poetry loving, slobbering monsters from Vogsphere in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy would fit in perfectly with a Star Trek episode, or better yet an encounter with the Tardis.
Vogons are just so hilarious how could you not want them showing their faces in more adventures? Unless of course you ended up face to face with one. I guess it’s better to just hear about them, or imagine them, and not their poetry. I particularly love their origin story. I am a believer in evolution after all, none of that creationist crap for me. But it has been said that the forces of evolution have feelings too, and they were so disgusted by their creation of the Vogons they refused to work on the species any further. So how did they not die off do you ask? Well they are just so goddamned stubborn they decided to keep on living on their own.
Happy weekend Star Wars nerds! Today we are venturing a little bit aways from Jabba’s Palace though staying on the planet of Tatooine. Today we meet a monster that will bring you a thousand deaths over centuries, a creature used for torture and punishment, an alien that should be both feared and revered: The Sarlacc.
As soon as we started doing a series to celebrate the famous women of “geek” culture I knew I had to write about Ellen Ripley. Even if that meant facing off against Arthur Harkness in a steel cage death match, I was going to do this.
Ripley is the main protagonist of the Alien film franchise (barring the exception of the prequel Prometheus) she’s a no nonsense, hard talking, unadulterated badass. Starting off as the warrant officer aboard the spaceship Nostromo her life would forever become tied to the predatory extraterrestrial Xenomorphs. Which, I’d like to point out could have been wholly avoided had the crew listened to her in Alien and not letting an infected crew member return to the ship before a 24 hour decontamination period.