David Bowie passed away yesterday. Now, Bowie was one of those guys who got around, did a lot of cool stuff, and even with acting roles in Geek Favorites like Labyrinth, The Prestige, and The Man Who Fell To Earth, he also had another influence without his direct involvement.
Yes, for the first few seasons (before the whole thing was retconned out), David Bowie was supposedly the Sovereign of the supervillain labor union The League of Calamitous Intent on the Adult Swim series The Venture Brothers.
Anyway, after the cut there’s a fan video of the show set to Bowie’s “Heroes”. The video seems to mostly feature the Venture’s bodyguard, Swedish Murder Machine Brock Samson, but the Bowie character can be spotted a couple times, once shapeshifting into a bald eagle at the end of the song. Enjoy.
Did you love the 80s? The hair, the fashion, the movies, the interest rates? The 80s were totally tubular! Gabbing Geek has devoted an entire episode to this beloved decade. You can listen to it now or jump after the break to read more about it!
“I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave. Everything I’ve done, I’ve done for you. I move the stars for no one. I have reordered time. I have turned the world upside down, and I have done it all for *you*! I am exhausted from living up to your expectations. Isn’t that generous?” – Jareth from the Labyrinth.
Geeks around the world love Chris Pratt. Because Chris Pratt. After rallying a little-known-Marvel-property into one of the top grossers of 2014, Pratt seems destined to have another high-attention movie (notice I did not say top grossing – Ryan) with Jurassic World and he’s rumored to be the next Indiana Jones or in another Ghostbusters movie. In fact, Chris Pratt is rumored to be attached to just about any movie with a male lead. Which is just about every movie that doesn’t involve an all-female Ghostbusters film. So we thought it’d be fun to brainstorm movies that shouldn’t be remade starring Chris Pratt. It’s harder than you think. Find out what the Gabbing Geek editorial crew came up with after the break.