Week in Geek: January 22nd, 2014 | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek: January 22nd, 2014

Posted by Jeff Penner Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Want to know what happened the past few days in nerd culture? WEEK IN GEEK is your quick fix to catch up with the rest of the fanboys out there.

Nerdy current events in geek culture for this week

MOVIES

Ant-Man details coming out weekly?

My take: I know I should be talking about Avengers 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but man am I excited for Ant-Man. When they cast Paul Rudd, I jumped for joy. Marvel has done such a great job on pretty much every single one of their films, I can't wait to see how "fun" they make a movie that is specifically being MADE to be a fun movie.

Avengers 2 "darker" and more "cerebral."

My take: Speaking of! … Scarlett Johannson dished a little on Avengers 2 last week. I don't mind the thought of part 2 being their Empire Strikes Back, knowing a third is inevitable. Mark Ruffalo says the Hulk will have some more great moments, but I wouldn't mind if this film ends with them in the worst possible situation and all at odds with one another. Part 3 would bring it home in "true Marvel fashion." Excelsior, and all that.

Josh Holloway may be cast as Aquaman.

My take: Only rumours and not likely, but he would be a perfect choice. DC always wants Aquaman to have that edge to him that rarely works. Holloway would nail it.

TELEVISION

Lady Sif to appear on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

My take: Good, Jamie Alexander's role in The Dark World got cut after she was injured during filming (she slipped on some stairs and was out for weeks). Though I'm not the biggest fan of this TV series, I'm a big fan of the MCU and anything that helps expand and propel it; I say game on.

The Flash casting news.

My take: Jesse L. Martin cast as Iris West's father. I'm only commenting that I'm glad some straight-up, known names are being used. When Arrow came about and everyone's names were all twisted around so only comic fans would "get the joke" or figure out who someone was destined to become, I thought that was pointless.

1966 Batman DVD's to come out.

My take: After Nolan's take on Batman has updated and redefined the character for people while Batman: Brave and the Bold was on the air, the campy live-action Batman series is finally understood. It's sad that I don't think this set will sell very well. With no continuity and repetitive stories, it serves nostalgic purposes only.

COMIC BOOKS

Lex Luthor to join the Justice League

My take: Ugh, just more of DC being behind the times, thinking that putting a villain in control is new? Marvel did it best during "Dark Reign," and DC just keeps throwing nonsense at the wall to see what sticks. I'm glad I dropped them and apologize to their supporters, but they're doing so much for the right reasons but in so many wrong ways.

Batman Batman Batman Batman

My take: Again, DC, you KNOW that Batman is your only good book, so you're going to just cram the character down our throats now. "Batman Eternal" kicks off a weekly Batman series, and I don't think it will be long before sales on every other Bat-book start to suffer once people get over Bat-mania.

HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES

Russell Johnson, "The Professor" from Gilligan's Island, passed away.

My take: I remember him being my favorite character, as the only useful member of the group and the only one who seemed aware they were in over their heads. Yes, I'm suggesting he was the grounding, "relatable" one. When I saw my first MST3K movie, This Island Earth, I was excited to recognize him as one of its cast members!

TECHNOLOGY

First Google Glass court case decision ruled!

My take: Judge found in favor of the accused, Cecilia from California. Only on the technicality that it wasn't proven that the glasses were "on" while she was driving. I think it's crazy when I see people's giant GPS screens on their dashboards, so it will be interesting to see new laws sprout up as stats start to come in on things like Google Glass use. Once the next-gen glasses come out, that is. Nobody's dumb enough to waste money on Gen 1. Am I right, folks?

Watch out for this segment each and every Wednesday. We'll see you next week!


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