Female. 26 years old. Geek.
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I'm a great appreciator. I report nerdy news for Nerd Bastards. I occasionally review comics for Kabooooom!. Here is where I fangirl. Hard.
Yowzah! What a finale! Hope you don’t mind going absolutely bonkers waiting until November 23rd, amirite? For an episode that suffered an awful lot of hype, “The Name of The Doctor” no only withstood it, but completely twisted our expectations. Like a good episode of Steven Moffat-penned Doctor Who should. Moffat has stumbled in the past and I’ll be the first to admit he’s the king of convolution, but in this finale he managed to not only rewrite all of Who history, but at the same time, leave it completely untouched. An impressive feat, indeed. I’m sure most you of sat there, staring at your television screen, mouth agape, just stunned as the credits rolled. And there’s no better compliment than our stunned silence…
Let’s be honest, as desperate as many fans would like to see this happen (myself included), I simply can’t imagine Jackson having the time to do a Doctor Who episode. And I can’t imagine Moffat still being involved with Who long enough that he’d still be in charge when Jackson’s schedule frees up.
But, I will note there’s a lot of connections between the Moffat and Jackson camp that make this rumor sound promising. First, the two have worked together before, on Tin Tin. Ian McKellen just worked on “The Snowmen.” And those stars of Moffat’s Sherlock also have the distinguish of being Smaug and Bilbo, respectively.
By now I’m sure you’re all we aware I already contribute nerdy news for Nerd Bastards. We’ve started a new, weekly Ask column where you can - yes you! - ask questions and have one of us bastards answer them. Brilliant, right? I thought so, force you guys to do some work other than passively perusing our posts.
In the very first edition of Ask the Bastards I tackle a question about the point of having both a Batwoman and a Batgirl, especially when neither is Cassandra Cain. I like to think I give a thoughtful and thorough response. Tell me what you think!
On to the recent news! You’ve heard about this Justice League movie Warner Bros. is desperate to make, right? All us DC fans are hoping they can actually pull it off but somehow I fear it’ll pale in comparison to ‘The Avengers.’ That movie was simply PERFECT. Well, the rumor that blew up the internet last week was Ben Affleck was being sought to direct Justice League - EEK! - though it now appears to be bullshit. Like most internet rumors. But if there was ever any truth to there, it does seem to suggest DC and WB are seeking to make their Justice League gritty and dark. It’s a definite contrast from the flashy Avengers, will it work?
We’re still awaiting an official air date for ‘Doctor Who.’ Most of us are speculating it’ll air either August 25th or September 1st, but neither is soon enough! In fact, there’s an official press screening today in the U.K. and I expect they’ll make some kind of announcement then. At least, I hope. Meanwhile, Steven Moffat and co. are hard at work filming the Christmas special which appears to have a Victorian era setting. Here’s some recent set pics, but be warned, there are spoilers.
And here’s some wonderful news,Matt Smith will continue as the Doctor through 2014! Apparently, the scripts and the direction the show will take post-50th Anniversary is just too good, Smith couldn’t say no. I like to take comfort in this news because now I won’t fear Smith meeting some terrible end in the anniversary special. No regeneration, at least not yet.
Someone has started a silly rumor AMC might be considering a ‘Walking Dead’ movie. I’m hoping this turns up false ‘cause I feel a movie isn’t the right direction. Kirkman wrote these comics to be the zombie movie that never ends. A movie needs an ending, unlike a television series which can put that ending off for as long as it likes. I don’t know, I highly doubt we’ll be seeing ‘The Walking Dead’ in theatres anytime soon. (Unless, of course, you live in the Columbus area and come to the Grandview Theatre where we screen every episode of the series! For FREE. We’re cool like that. Oh, and we screen ‘Doctor Who,’ too.)
Lastly, a couple trailers for upcoming games I’m dying to play: ‘LEGO Lords of the Rings’ and Catwoman’s trailer for ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’, the new DC fighter. The LEGO games are awesome. If you’ve never played them you’re doing yourself a disservice. I really, really, really want to get the ‘Lords of the Rings’ one - and I believe my reasons should be obvious - but I need to finish ‘LEGO Batman 2’ first. ‘Injustice’ is a game I’ll probably pick up once it releases because, HOLY CRAP, you can punch people through walls and throw them into outer space.
All right, Dragon*Con is in 17 days! Who can I expect to see there?
Maybe it’s because no on else likes him. Maybe it’s because I adored John DiMaggio’s OUTRAGEOUS incarnation on ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’. Maybe it’s because I’ve got a thing for blondes. I don’t know, but I’m an Aquaman fan. Move along, haters.
In this week’s round-up of reviews at Kabooooom! I reviewed ‘Aquaman’ #11 from Geoff John’s current run. It’s, sigh, only okay. ‘Aquaman’ was such a strong book when the DC’s New 52 launched I hope it can pick back up again. You can read my review here - as well as other great reviews for ‘Winter Soldier’ #8, ‘Godzilla’ #7, ‘National Comics: Eternity’ #1- and if you’d like to start reading ‘Aquaman’ I suggest waiting until this “The Other League” story wraps up in an issue or two.
And finally, it’s official, Peter Jackson has decided to make ‘The Hobbit’ into three movies. Possible titles for the third film are ‘The Desolation of Smaug’, ‘Riddles in the Dark’, or ‘Milkin’ Middle Earth for All its Worth’. In all seriousness, though, I’m really excited for there to be three more films set in Middle Earth directed by the impeccable hand of Jackson. I mean, really, if the man wants to make another movie who’s going to tell him no?
Two wrap up this round-up of recent articles, it’s a ‘Doctor Who’ news blitz. The season seven premiere is inching ever closer, with early September the expected air date. Next year will be the series’ 50th anniversary, a remarkable milestone for the science fiction show. To put it bluntly, ‘Who’ is big deal right now and I’ve been reporting on a lot of ‘Who’ news lately,
Yup, I reviewed ‘The Walking Dead’ 100 for Kabooooom! It’s in our new format which is a weekly roundup of shorter reviews. Definitely do no read if you haven’t read the book. It may be short, but I spoil the issue from the get go. How could I not?
If you have read it, please check out my review of the best selling comic of the century, - not kidding, Kirkman must be rolling it - ‘The Walking Dead’ 100.
In other I’ve been writing stuff news, here’s the last of my Comic-Con coverage: SDCC12: Official ‘Man of Steel’ Teaser Poster Revealed! Honestly, I’m not all that excited about ‘Man of Steel.’ I like Superman, but he’s never been a favorite of mine. Though I’ve heard the footage is pretty amazing, and a teaser will play in front of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ which I’m really, really, really, really, really, REALLY excited for. TWO DAYS!
Seriously, the man is Tony Stark. And, uh, I guess I’ve just shared the best part of the panel, but still, check ‘em out if you’ve got the time.
If you think RDJ had a blast at Comic-Con, then you need to check in with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill. From everything I saw they simply had the best time at the con. Here’s their Q & A from Nerd HQ’s on Saturday night, which thanks to the live feed I was able to catch live,
Thanks to Karen, I’m now working on my own Dalek impression, and I’ve gotta say, it ain’t bad. I have heard a lot of Daleks in my time, so it’s not something I’m unfamiliar with.
And finally, I feel as if I’ve been reporting on this forever, but guess what? There’s more rumors around Benedict Cumberbatch’s villain in ‘Star Trek 2.’ Mainly, that we’re all wrong. Roberto Orci sets us straight, but he does confirm Cumberbatch’s character is someone from ‘Star Trek,’ so we’ve met him before. Gah! Who can he be?! The suspense is killing me. Only 10 months to wait!
[Note: This review grew into a small monster and is insanely long. I’m sure it’s enjoyable if you’ve been obsessing over Sherlock like I have for the past few weeks. Still, when will I learn to stop typing? Anyway, enjoy.]
What a way to wrap up one phenomenal season. I mean, wow guys. I tip my hat to the folks behind “The Reichenbach Fall” for making it one hell of a televised event. Were you to check the Sherlock tag on Tumblr you’d see such an incredible outpouring of emotion over this episode. And it is emotional, there’s no doubting that. Based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s story, “The Final Problem”, this episode written by Steve Thompson tackles the epic showdown between Sherlock and Moriarty and the death of the famous sleuth.
Sorry. I don’t really consider his death a spoiler. The story has only been available for like, 100 years. Spoiler warnings must lapse eventually.
Anyway, Sherlock dies. End of series, right? Nope, Steven Moffat and the BBC have a already confirmed Sherlock will get a third season. Soo - how does that work? Let’s continue.