Week in Geek #76: Maclunky, New Sonic, Doctor Sleep and More | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek #76: Maclunky, New Sonic, Doctor Sleep and More

Posted by Anthony Mango Sunday, November 17, 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:

People's Choice Awards

Movie of 2019 = Avengers: Endgame
Comedy Movie of 2019 = Murder Mystery
Action Movie of 2019 = Avengers: Endgame
Drama Movie of 2019 = After
Family Movie of 2019 = Aladdin
Male Movie Star of 2019 = Robert Downey Jr, Avengers: Endgame
Female Movie Star of 2019 = Zendaya, Spider-Man: Far From Home
Drama Movie Star of 2019 = Cole Sprouse, Five Feet Apart
Comedy Movie Star of 2019 = Noah Centineo, The Perfect Date
Action Movie Star of 2019 = Tom Holland, Spider-Man: Far From Home
Animated Movie Star of 2019 = Beyonce, The Lion King
Show of 2019 = Stranger Things
Drama Show of 2019 = Stranger Things
Comedy Show of 2019 = The Big Bang Theory
Reality Show of 2019 = Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Competition Show of 2019 = America's Got Talent
Male TV Star of 2019 = Cole Sprouse, Riverdale
Female TV Star of 2019 = Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Drama TV Star of 2019 = Zendaya, Euphoria
Comedy TV Star of 2019 = Kristen Bell, The Good Place
Daytime Talk Show of 2019 = The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Nighttime Talk Show of 2019 = The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Competition Contestant of 2019 = Hannah Brown, The Bachelorette
Reality Star of 2019 = Khloe Kardashian, Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Bingeworthy Show of 2019 = Outlander
Sci-Fi / Fantasy Show of 2019 = Shadowhunters
Male Artist of 2019 = Shawn Mendes
Female Artist of 2019 = Billie Eilish
Group of 2019 = BLACKPINK
Song of 2019 = Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello "Senorita"
Album of 2019 = Taylor Swift, Lover
Country Artist of 2019 = Blake Shelton
Latin Artist of 2019 = Becky G
Music Video of 2019 = BLACKPINK "Kill This Love"
Concert Tour of 2019 = BLACKPINK, BLACKPINK 2019 World
Social Star of 2019 = David Dobrik
Beauty Influencer of 2019 = Bretman Rock
Social Celebrity of 2019 = Ellen DeGeneres
Animal Star of 2019 = Doug the Pug
Comedy Act of 2019 = Kevin Hart
Style Star of 2019 = Harry Styles
Game Changer of 2019 = Simone Biles
Pop Podcast of 2019 = Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley and Tanya Rad

My thoughts...well, I'm glad Avengers got some love. I totally don't know a lot of the other things, as I'm 32 and I couldn't care less about the Kardashians and current music culture and whatnot. I can't see much validity in an award that had Sophie Turner from Dark Phoenix as a potential winner, for instance.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

This is the supposed title of the new Ghostbusters film. That makes sense...at least, without knowing what the story is. Afterlife of the original Ghostbusters team, with one of them having passed away and so forth.


Apparently, they've changed Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope again with Greedo now saying "maclunky" before Han shoots him. What??? That seems like such a weird thing to adjust. But hey, what the hell, why not, right? It's only like the fifth change they've made haha.

Sonic the Hedgehog New Official Trailer

This seems like it's MUCH more suited to please audiences than the previous one. Sonic looks better (albeit fake, as he's still a CGI character in a real world and it's hard to look at that and not think otherwise) and the humor is childish, but it's supposed to be for kids, so that's the right idea. Thumbs up.

Doctor Sleep

Finally got a chance to see this and I enjoyed it a lot! I definitely recommend it.


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.