Gabbing Geek Box Office Report: The Martian. It’s Still The Martian

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Look, we know you’re busy.  We know you have things to do.  So do we.  But the Box Office Report isn’t going to write itself.  We know.  We tried to see if that would happen.

So, who made money this past weekend?

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Gabbing Geek 55: Not A Fangirl

Gabbing Geek 55: Not A Fangirl
Gabbing Geek 55: Not A Fangirl

Gabbing Geek episode 55 is not what you’d expect–if you were expecting the promised Geek Book Club about Fangirl.  That has been unexpectedly delayed to episode 56 and you’ll find out exactly why.  We also talk about Lego Dimensions, Gotham, the Martian (movie version!), and play an alien trivia game.  Give the episode a listen right now or jump after the break to find out more!

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Gabbing Geek Reviews: The Martian [Spoiler-Free]

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The Martian hit theaters this week, and we couldn’t be more excited here at Gabbing Geek. For those of you that didn’t listen to our book review of Andy Weir’s  New York Time’s best seller, here is a quick synopsis:

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew (Jessica Chastain, Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, & Aksel Hennie). But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet with only the NASA crew (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean & Donald Glover) as his source of communication.

Does director Ridley Scott do The Martian justice? Or is this just another failed mission to Mars? Find out what the geeks think after the break:

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Podcast Reaction: Wait, More Villains?! Edition

"I'm going to go menace a St. Bernard, Scully."
“I’m going to go menace a St. Bernard, Scully.”

This week on the podcast, there was no Jenny.  That means a lot of boring stuff about box office numbers that haven’t happened yet.

I mean, yeah, there was some Mars talk that proves Watson is as bad at counting as Jenny, but at least they didn’t get into some really complicated numbers over how many rocks from the Sun Mars happens to be when Mars has two moons of its own to screw with his totals even more.

Then there was a List O’Truth for movie bad guys…

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Gabbing Geek 54: Look Out

Gabbing Geek 54: Look Out
Gabbing Geek 54: Look Out

Watson and Ryan hold down the fort for Episode 54 of the Gabbing Geek podcast while Jenny recovers from Tiredofputtingupwithalltheircrapitis.  It’s going around.  So the Y chromosomes talk about Star Wars, Hunger Games, Mars, Alexander Hamilton, movie villains, and the summer of 2016 in movies.  You should listen to it right the heck now, or jump after the break to read even more!

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Dr. Who Villains Through Time [Infographic]

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Dr. Who has graced our screens for over 50 years.  That’s right, 50 years! Can you believe it. And in all the time, the 12 different Doctors have racked up some very iconic villains. From the Daleks to the Cybermen, we take a look at the most notable enemies from the Dr. Who franchise. Check out the villainous list after the break:

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Matt Damon Would Approve of This Martian Thumbs Up

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We’re pretty sure that Matt Damon himself would approve of this awesome fan art by RHADS. If you haven’t read The Martian yet – stop what you’re doing, and pick up the book. I mean it. Just stop everything and go read it. Thank me later.

Be sure to check out RHADS other works of art – they are truly stunning!

Gabbing Geek 47: Red, Beans, And Smaller Than Rice

Gabbing Geek 47: Red, Beans, And Smaller Than Rice
Gabbing Geek 47: Red, Beans, And Smaller Than Rice

The latest episode of your favorite weekly geek podcast is here!  The Geek Book Club discussion of The Martian, a fun trivia game about a movie character that you think always dies…BUT DOESN’T…and a detailed conversation about Ant-Man is all yours for the listening right this very second!  Or you can jump after the break to find out more.

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J’onn J’onzz, Redheaded Stepchild Of The Justice League

As first appearances go, this may be one the most long-lasting weird looks in comics.
As first appearances go, this may be one the most long-lasting weird looks in comics.

Justice League fans of a certain age (namely mine) often believe that J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter, is the heart and soul of the Justice League.  A hero who’s been involved in every incarnation of the League, J’onn is the wise father-figure, the mentor, the strategist, and the backbone that holds the Justice League together.

Sadly, it’s not quite true.  While he was one of the original founders of the team, he was also the first to leave the team to do other things for a while.  Whether it was due to redundant powers next to Superman or just the fact that he’s generally been one of the few major Leaguers to not hold down a solo series for very long, J’onn has been removed from the League more than once, and may be just shy of iconic for many fans were it not for his appearance as one of the founders on the Bruce Timm-produced Justice League animated series.

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Gabbing Geek 24: Martian Reading Rainbow

Episode 24.  Or as Jenny likes to call it...the number after 16.
Episode 24. Or as Jenny likes to call it…the number after 16.

Episode 24 of the Gabbing Geek podcast is live.  You should listen to it right now! Continue reading Gabbing Geek 24: Martian Reading Rainbow