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Invasion of the Nerds

12th August 2011 | 0 Comments

And so begins my weekend at Chicago Comic Con. I haven’t been back in several years, so it should be interesting, to say the least. I’ll be resurrecting my typical battle plan: Day One – scour the booths for 50% off graphic novels and novelty items, armed with a prioritized list; Day Two – check […]

Mini McBain Movie

11th August 2011 | 0 Comments

Some enterprising soul discovered that if you take the snippets of McBain that’s appeared on the Simpsons over the years, you get an actual mini-McBain movie. Wish I had that kind of time on my hands. McBain: The Full Movie – watch more funny videos (via PBH2)

No Spoilers

21st April 2011 | 0 Comments

There are about a hundred different things I could dive into about the first two hours of Doctor Who: Series 6. I could easily spend thousands of words on analyzing clues and subtext, attempting to untangle plotlines and deducing the direction this season will take. But I won’t. As a wise (but maybe not quite […]

There’s a sneak preview of the first 2 hours of Doctor Who Series 6 tonight in Chicago…

20th April 2011 | 0 Comments

…and guess who got lucky enough to get on the RSVP list?!? This is turning into an annual tradition – last year the husbeast and I got to see the first two hours of Series 5 at a special screening at C2E2. Getting to see events like these on the big screen is great, but […]

Actress Elisabeth Sladen passes away at 63

19th April 2011 | 0 Comments

I couldn’t believe it when I saw the headline in my Facebook feed. British actress Elisabeth Sladen, best known for her role as The Doctor’s intrepid companion, Sarah Jane Smith, on Doctor Who, passed away today at the age of 63. Sladen had been battling cancer for quite some time, but had managed to keep […]

Stetsons are cool

4th April 2011 | 1 Comment

Less than 3 weeks until the premiere of Doctor Who Series 6 and I can’t wait! I’ll always love David Tennant’s suit-wearing, faux-hawked, hipsterish Tenth Doctor, but Matt Smith’s gobsmacked, gangly, bow-tie-wearing Eleventh Doctor has lodged himself firmly in my geeky affections. Smith most definitely deserves to be among his illustrious TARDIS dwelling forebearers and […]

Thundercats, HO!

4th April 2011 | 3 Comments

[UPDATED: Finally figured out how to get videos embedded in my posts. I can haz technology, plez.] Anyone who’s read my Michael Bay’s Transformers rant knows how I feel about reboots of cherished childhood cartoons. So it shouldn’t surprise you to know that upon hearing the news that Cartoon Network will be releasing a new […]

Transformers Go Home (or How I Learned to Stop Being Excited About Giant Robots and Hate Michael Bay)

3rd October 2010 | 0 Comments

As a self-professed sci-fi geek, cartoon freak and child of the 80s, I have a painful confession to make: I could care less that Transformers 3 was being filmed in my hometown of Chicago, and right outside of my office no less. Michael Bay and co. ran around the city for nearly a month pretending […]

I hope I don’t lose my nerd cred for almost missing this

9th September 2010 | 0 Comments

Yesterday was the 44th anniversary of the original Star Trek series. I’ll admit it, I’ve always come down a bit more on the side of Star Wars, but I’ll always have a soft spot for the original Trek, if only because of the genius of Leonard Nimoy. Both my parents were Star Trek nerds – […]