Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: Bosch (Season 2)

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There’s a lot of TV out there, and sometimes I sound like I am repeating myself, but that was before and I just finished season two, so here we are again.

Yup, I’m covering Amazon’s Bosch again.

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Amazing Back To The Future Behind The Scenes And Production Images

bttfcoverBack to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History can be purchased right now, but if you’d like to see some of the amazing production images and behind the scenes moments, jump after the break to check them out!

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Jack Ryan TV Series Lands On Amazon

In this case, Alec shot first.
In this case, Alec shot first.

Deadline is reporting that a new series based on Tom Clancy’s famous Jack Ryan character has landed on Amazon as a straight to series order instead of Amazon’s typical pilot try-out.  The series will bring a modern adaptation to the Jack Ryan character which, through several books, rose from the ranks of a CIA analyst to eventually become President.  Although I was a fan of the earlier Clancy books, the later ones got bogged down by too much outlandish right-wing politics and war-porn (many, many pages describing exactly how a cluster bomb works…I felt dirty).

Four actors have already played the character, it will be interesting to see what direction the fifth actor takes.

Batman Day = Money In Your Utility Belt

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If you’re like me you have a long list of Batman things that you want to buy.  You also probably have a pretty long list of Batman stuff that you already have.  But if you are working on your “buy list”, it’s a good time as Bat-sales are everywhere this week because of Batman Day.

Here’s a few of note, I’m sure there are more:

Happy Bat-shopping!

As well, here’s a list of Batman Day Events and visit your local comic shop for a free Batman comic which features a reprint of the first chapter of Batman: Endgame and a preview of the upcoming Batman And Robin Eternal.

Gabbing Geek 51: Battle Lines

Gabbing Geek 51: Battle Lines
Gabbing Geek 51: Battle Lines

Gabbing Geek 51, Battle Lines, is so contentious you’ll think it was a presidential debate where every single candidate is Donald Trump.  We talk about corporate wars at Marvel, the latest salvo in the battle of the video streaming giants, our epic Geek Book Club discussion of Armada, and our latest game: Battle Royale.  You can start listening to this amazing, ferocious episode right now or jump after the break to find out more!

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Amazon Prime Now Lets You Download Videos!

"Do you know how many Video division employees I made cry at their desk with this download option?  ALL OF THEM!  HA!"
“Do you know how many Video division employees I made cry at their desk with this download option? ALL OF THEM! HA!”

In a bold move on the streaming video front, Amazon yesterday announced that users of its Amazon Prime Video streaming service (which is part of a Prime annual subscription) can now download videos to mobile devices.  They’ve also dropped the word “Instant” from their video offering–perhaps as a nod to the ability to watch a video without streaming it that moment.  Downloading videos is currently supported on both the iOS and Android Amazon Video apps but will not be supported on laptop and desktop computers.  Not every title will be available for download but Amazon original series (Transgender and others you haven’t heard of) and several key properties that Netflix is about to lose (such as Hunger Games, 24, and Star Trek Into Darkness) are all downloadable today.

Netflix has been the industry leader in the streaming video space for years but Amazon has been pushing back hard both on the pricing option (comparable by itself but there are other benefits to Prime such as free shipping and streaming/downloadable music) and the original programming front.  Now that Amazon is pushing the functionality gameboard piece, we will have to wait and see if Netflix responds.  Netflix has always said that they would not support downloading content but they also didn’t have a major competitor offering downloads.

Will Amazon Prime Video’s new feature make it attractive to travelers and influencers?  Are you more or less likely to use this service now?

 

Galaxy Quest TV Series Coming To Amazon!

galaxyquestIf that headline doesn’t put a smile on your face then you have lost your emotional core.  Galaxy Quest is the rare science fiction movies that stands up within the genre even though it’s a parody of the genre itself.  As a send-up of Star Trek it succeeds and as a rousing space adventure/comedy it completely succeeds.  So the story that the movie is being rebooted as a long-form TV show on Amazon has so many intriguing possibilities, I cannot wait to see this!

Gabbing Geek 44: Freedom, Freed ‘Em, And Free Dumb!

Gabbing Geek 44: Freedom, Freed 'Em, And Free Dumb!
Gabbing Geek 44: Freedom, Freed ‘Em, And Free Dumb!

Episode 44 of the Gabbing Geek podcast covers Back to the Future reboot news, the new Apple Music service, and the just revealed Spider-Woman #1 cover.  Then we discuss some influential LGBTQ characters from geek properties before launching our toughest trivia contest yet!  Find out who wins by listening right now or jump after the break to find out more!

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5 Things We Know About The Star Wars Digital Release

starwarsdigitalDisney dropped a bombshell on us all last night when they announced the entire Star Wars movie collection would be released digitally this Friday.  Now that the news has percolated through the interwebz, here’s a handy guide to the 5 things we know.

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Breaking News: Star Wars Coming to Digital Media (Itunes, Amazon, Etc)

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Breaking news.  While watching the NCAA Championship I was shocked to see a commercial break geek news.  Star Wars is coming to digital delivery services like iTunes and Amazon in HD!  More to come!