Week in Geek: February 5th, 2014 | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek: February 5th, 2014

Posted by Jeff Penner Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Want to know what happened over 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


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Super Bowl trailer.

My take: Ugh. What? It looks like Jim Carrey's Riddler and Jamie Foxx's Electro have extremely similar origins. And Batman and Robin was a really good movie, right? I am so tired of superhero movies where all the hero does is save his own ass. How about a hero movie where the hero saves the day instead of his own ass?

Captain America Super Bowl trailer.

My take: Wow. This movie looks like it has at least two or three amazing action sequences. I'm really looking forward to this! However, I hate the idea of the Helicarrier's fall being a plot point AGAIN.

Transformers: Age of Extinction Super Bowl Spot

My take: Why are the Dinobots life-sized? The Autobots already have to live in an Air Force hangar. Also, I don't see how the character "redesigns" look any sleeker or easier on the eyes. They still look like piles of shrapnel that are held together with glue and spray-painted.


The Super Bowl happened.

My take: It was quite the nail-biter.

Super Bowl ads.

My take: Even non-Super Bowl ads are getting a lot of attention. An ad by Scarlett Johansson and another by Anna Kendrick got as much hype (and possibly more sharing) than actual SB ads. I see this "we couldn't get a Super Bowl Ad" ad being a new thing companies are going to jump on, and we'll get a lot more content out of it in the future, so game on!

Seinfeld TV spot.

My take: The big mystery was finally revealed, and Jerry and George gave all their fans a two-minute conversation to promote Seinfeld's Acura web series. Personally, I never got into Seinfeld, so I hope fans enjoyed it.


Geoff Johns and Romita Jr. to "reset Superman and his universe."

My take: Are you kidding me, DC??? You literally JUST rebooted your damn universe. You're killing me, DC, just killing me.

Marvel trying to steer away from scantily clad female heroes.

My take: Fine by me. Even as a fanboy, I get that sex sells, but it doesn't make for positive role models. As a man with two young daughters, I'm happy to see stronger female characters being created.


Last week, Leonard Nimoy addressed his health concerns.

My take: Listen to Spock and don't smoke! His condition is one that gets worse over time. COPD is caused primarily by smoking. So stop smoking immediately. It will soon rob us of having Nimoy in our lives.

Philip Seymour Hoffman dead.

My take: The worst takeaway from this event was how the media clamped on to rumours that it was a hoax. Could none of these "real" news agencies confirm genuine information rather than relying on the public's curiosity to feed their ratings? Disappointing.

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