Simpsons Did It!: “Marge Vs. The Monorail”

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Let’s face it:  whatever your thoughts for this Conan O’Brien-penned episode, they are bound to be better than your thoughts on the last thing we reviewed with a “Vs” in the title.

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Tom’s Geek Year In Review

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2015 is over in a few more hours, so how was the year we just had?  You know, from a Geek Perspective?

Some good, some bad.  Like every year.

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Tom Recommends: Fringe

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The entertainment industry has often used blatant rip-offs to make money.  Everybody knows this.  One successful movie, TV show, indie singer, etc, will lead to a slew of copycats that are often lesser versions of the original.

However, sometimes that look can be deceiving.  Though originally appearing to be something of an X-Files rip-off, the sci-fi drama Fringe soon evolved into something just as good, and in many ways better, than the prior show that it turned out it had little in common with beyond some superficial similarities.

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Star Trek Present Honors The Star Trek Passed

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Omaze.com is giving away the chance to be in the next Star Trek film: Star Trek Beyond.  To enter, you’ll need to make a charitable donation and potentially get some swag in the process.  Check out the website for more details.

After the cut, watch the video for this weeks charity St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  A cause apparently near and dear to the heart of the late Leonard Nimoy.  Zachary Quinto has some words of honor for the former Spock and the new cast give a fitting tribute.

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Gabbing Geek 28: Clue, Death, And Taxes

It's Gabbing Geek 28: Clue, Death, And Taxes!  It's real, and it's fantastic!
It’s Gabbing Geek 28: Clue, Death, And Taxes! It’s real, and it’s fantastic!

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On Our Heroes Dying

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The entire geek portion of the Internet was united recently by the death of Leonard Nimoy.  It was enough to get a lot of stupid talk about a dress off my Facebook feed, so even if it wasn’t enough Nimoy was one of the people who led me to science fiction, he has my gratitude for that one final favor.

And while I am a little saddened by the death of a man who I honestly never met, I am also not as shocked as I was by some past deaths.  Nimoy’s health has been rather bad for a while now.  There’s a reason even when he did some acting work, that it was done to keep his actual appearance to a bare minimum.    But there’s something else to consider:  Nimoy was 83 years old.  As timeless as performances captured on camera can be, Spock got old, and he died.  He wasn’t the first, he won’t be the last, and its something we will all do ourselves.  What do we do when people we have never met, but have touched us in some way as we became the adults we are, die?

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Our Leonard Nimoy Memories

nimoyIt was a sad day for geeks everywhere when we learned of Leonard Nimoy’s passing.  While we noted the sad event last week we also wanted to take some time to collect our thoughts and pay our respects to this great man and geek idol.  Here now are the collected thoughts from the Gabbing Geek crew.

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Sad Breaking News: RIP Leonard Nimoy

He lived long and prospered.
He lived long and prospered.

It is a sad day in Geekville as we’ve just learned that Leonard Nimory, aka Star Trek’s Mr. Spock has passed away at the age of 83.  Look for more of our memories of this geek icon in an upcoming post.

The New York Times has an extensive write up about Mr. Nimoy.