Bento Review: Battlestar Galactica Memorial

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Normally, I’d avoid a comic based on a licensed property like the proverbial plague, but Comics Bento just ships stuff, so I end up with stuff I normally wouldn’t, like that Youngblood volume, or this trade from Dynamite based off the original Battlestar Galactica.

How was it?  See after the cut.

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Bento Review: The Fifth Beatle

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The Beatles were one of it not the most influential and popular rock bands of all time.  The Fab Four have often had various other individuals referred to as the “Fifth Beatle,” but Vivel J. Tiwary and Andrew C. Robinson’s hardcover biography, The Fifth Beatle:  The Brian Epstein Story from Dark Horse Comics, suggests the real Fifth Beatle was the band’s manager, Brian Epstein.

Review and maybe some SPOILERS after the cut.

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Year In Anticipation: What We’re Looking Forward To In 2016

The face of every Geek on at least some of the things on this list.
The face of every Geek on at least some of the things on this list.

2016.  Did any of us think we’d live this long?  Yeah, probably.  We’re Geeks, not morbid.

So, what sort of Geek Entertainment has us here at Gabbing Geek at least a little curious?  See behind the cut, with some items getting some expert Geek Commentary from the Geek Guru himself, Jimmy Impossible.

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Gabbing Geek 45: Geek World Cup Draft!

Gabbing Geek 45: Geek World Cup Draft!
Gabbing Geek 45: Geek World Cup Draft!

The latest podcast episode covers new July movies, Star Wars news, Ghostbusters, and an amazing all-geek all-female soccer draft that will blow your mind!  Give it a listen now or jump after the break to read more!

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Geektastic Elastic Leggings Are Too Hot To Handle

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Like ZZ Top once said, She’s got legs, and she knows how to use them. Especially when they are covered with amazing geek leggings that are adorned with the Battlestar Galactica Starbuck emblem, or the Star Wars Rebel Alliance, or even the Star Trek Federation insignia. Thanks to Etsy shop owner DeelaDesigns, there are so many to choose from. Now you just have to find your favorite after the break. And – if you don’t like leggings, then Deela as skirts too! Win!

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Podcast Reaction: The Ryan Edition

Ryan likes this movie.
Ryan likes this movie.

I’ve been doing podcast reactions for a while now, even before I got tapped to write for this site.  In that time, I have picked on Jenny and Watson quite a bit.  Why not?  Jenny is three ducks in a woman suit who doesn’t know who Max von Sydow is despite his memorable roles in both The Exorcist and Flash Gordon–leading to my theory that someone is finally continuing Flash Gordon‘s “To be continued” tag when Ming the Merciless is revealed to be the bad guy in Star Wars Episode VII.  Watson just has that one picture that makes it rather easy.  Heck, it doesn’t matter what other pictures I use, that picture will be the one that appears on Facebook for any article I write and use it for.

But aside from pointing out just how much Ryan likes the awful, awful Krull, I don’t pick on him that much.

I’m not going to pick on him now, because this post is an intervention.

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Gabbing Geek 38: Maxi-Mom Endings

Gabbing Geek 38: Maxi-Mom Endings
Gabbing Geek 38: Maxi-Mom Endings

The latest episode of your favorite weekly geek podcast is here and we’re covering Mad Max: Fury Road, a fun game about moms of geek characters, and we rewrite endings to our favorite geek properties.  Listen to it now or jump after the break to find out more!

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Gabbing Geek 30: Future Directions

Gabbing Geek 30: Future Directions
Gabbing Geek 30: Future Directions

The latest episode of Gabbing Geek is now up.  Come listen to the audio if you didn’t get a chance to watch our live streaming Meerkat of the whole session!

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Original Geek Art: STAR WARS

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In this weeks edition of “Original Geek Art” we’d like to bring your attention to these beautiful Star Wars hand drawn and colored posters. All credit goes to Ben over at Bensmind. Ben states that when he was younger he used to make books about going out and about in the world where he’d write and draw about his experience. Now, all grown up, Ben is a graphic designer. The Star Wars prints came about because he proclaims himself as a massive sci-fi geek. His ETSY shop proves his passion. You can see anything from what we are featuring, to Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Dark Tower, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, Breaking Bad and so much more! See more of Ben’s amazing work after the break…

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Aliens Considered

Starfire's people supposedly evolved from cats.  The X-Men's Shi'ar supposedly evolved from birds.  Too bad that was never followed up on during the X-Men/Teen Titans crossover of 1982.
Starfire’s people supposedly evolved from cats. The X-Men’s Shi’ar supposedly evolved from birds. Too bad that was never followed up on during the X-Men/Teen Titans crossover of 1982.

Most superheroes at some point deal with aliens.  Heck, many of them are aliens.  I’m looking at you, Superman.  The same holds true for science fiction that goes into space in any way, shape, or form.  In fact, space-based sci-fi that completely omits aliens might be more noteworthy than the ones that include them.  Aliens have a tendency to be silly at times when they aren’t handled right, and it is way too easy to not handle them right.  Glue a forehead ridge on an actor, give him a couple of odd quirks, and then call it a day.

Aliens in fiction offer too much of an opportunity to really stretch a creator’s creativity.  It is easy to see why so many would look down on aliens, so let’s consider some of the more successful attempts to create otherworldly races and cultures.

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