Week in Geek #32: Young Justice Outsiders, Star Trek 4 Shelved and More | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek #32: Young Justice Outsiders, Star Trek 4 Shelved and More

Posted by Anthony Mango Friday, January 11, 2019
Welcome to another edition of WEEK IN GEEK here at Fanboys Anonymous—a rundown of some of the events, news and stories that went down over the past few days in the geek culture spectrum.

This week in geek culture Fanboys Anonymous nerd recap

Here are some of the topics I felt like voicing my opinions about:

Young Justice: Outsiders

The first 3 episodes were released. This is a show that I have tons of problems with, but I love so much. My problems are largely that I feel like things are always a bit chaotic in that they skip around the timeline too haphazardly and want to fast-forward storylines without the proper setup. I almost feel like this should be season 5 or 6, just like I feel season 2 skipped a full season or two that I wanted to see them cover. But hey, I find the characters interesting and I like the animation style and how adult it is AND how they dig deep into the pantheon of characters.

So, keeping that in mind. We've got Ice, Steel, Black Lightning, Katana, Batwoman (not a fan, CW pandering a bit and this character is pointless outside of the LGBT pandering), Hardware (who I know nothing about, admittedly), Arrowette, Halo (largely an unknown to me), Thirteen (who I know nothing about, either), Spoiler (awesome), Troia....I love it.

The design of Dick Grayson is weird in the sense that when his mouth is covered up, with that hairstyle, he looks exactly like Superboy. Why didn't they notice that? Also, I'm simply not a fan of the face mask compared to what Nightwing should look like. But I always love when Grayson is treated well because he's such an underrated character and seeing him kick ass is great. Also, is that Oracle on the com?

Why is Roy Harper now going by "Will" and why haven't we addressed Wally yet?

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five Casting Announcements

Kevin Conroy as Batman is always A+, as well as Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman and George Newbern as Superman.

Most of the other ones are kind of unknown to me at face value, like Peter Jessop (Thorak), Matthew Yang King (The Persuader), Sumalee Montano (Emerald Empress), Philip Anthony Rodriguez (Mano), Daniela Bobadilla (Miss Martian). Curious about Kevin Michael Richardson as Mr. Terrific, as I don't picture him having that deep of a voice. Noel Fisher as Brainiac 5, Tara Strong as Saturn Girl, Elyes Gable as Starboy, neat. Interested in hearing Diana Guerrero as Jessica Cruz and having that character appear in general, as for some reason, I've always thought if I could retcon things, I'd like Green Lantern to be a woman and Cruz fits the bill, obviously, even though I don't personally know much about the character's ins and outs.

In any fashion, I'm naturally seeing this and will be reviewing it, so stay tuned.

Batman: The Long Halloween Coming Soon

A two-part film based on this story? Awesome! Especially when it comes to Troy Baker most likely returning as Joker, as he's the next best underneath Mark Hamill in my mind.

Star Trek 4 has been Shelved?

Deadline is saying the fourth film has been put on hold, which would make sense, as there are a handful of problems with trying to get it off the ground. What do they do with Chekov? How do they figure out all the scheduling of all those big stars, including apparently Chris Hemsworth if they want to do some story of bringing him back into the fold? What about the focus on the TV shows? It just seems like they might need to call it quits.

Superman: Red Son Animated Film Coming Soon

Supposedly (and not surprisingly) this is one of the movies DC Animation plans on making. I'm down. I never read the story, but I know it's a wildly popular one that people tout as being great, so you don't need to sell me past that pitch.

Lady Sif Series Coming to Disney+

Good! She should get her own limited series. The whole bunch of them should have. There should be a Lady Sif and The Warriors 3 series and the other three shouldn't have died, especially so poorly. At least they didn't just kill off Sif in some off-screen fashion.

Avengers: Endgame Screening Early for Terminally Ill Fan

Someone with a whole slew of health problems, who may not make it until April (or even be in the right health to see the film) is going to get to see Avengers: Endgame early. This is the type of good stuff I love to see. Obviously, it would be better if the guy wasn't sick to begin with, but in the worst of situations like that, it's great to see people willing to put a smile on his face while they still can.


Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.