The Rise Of Cinematic Universes

I'm sure it is only a matter of time...
I’m sure it is only a matter of time…

Recently, it was announced that a new Scooby Doo movie would launch a Hanna-Barbera cinematic universe.  We also know that the Men in Black/21 Jump Street movie is supposed to actually happen.

Basically, that means that anything can be a cinematic universe these days.  While sitting around the Gabbing Geek Editorial Office, I came up with a few of my own.  See them after the cut.  Hollywood, feel free to use these for a small piece of the gross.  Not the net.  I won’t be screwed over that way.

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Teaser Time: Orphan Black Season Four

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One of my biggest regrets for cutting my cable was having to wait for season three of BBC America’s Orphan Black to go up to a streaming service and being unable to watch it when it was new.

Well, good news for those who aren’t me:  season four is coming soon.  See a really short, really odd teaser after the cut.

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Have You Seen Orphan Black?

Half of these people are the same woman, and she's incredible as all of them.
Half of these people are the same woman, and she’s incredible as all of them.

Have you seen Orphan Black?  How can you call yourself a geek and not have seen Orphan Black?  Tatiana Maslany is outright incredible playing roughly five different regular roles plus a handful of others (the only misfire being a pre-op transgender, but nobody’s perfect)  This BBC America cult hit should be appointment television for the geek crowd.  It’s actually rather impressive on all levels, and aspects of the show act as domestic comedy, medical show, paranoid suspense yarn, and police procedural all at the same time.  And seriously, this show would not work without a fantastic lead actress in the main role(s).  Amazon Prime has the first two seasons streaming for free right now, and the third comes to BBC America sometime this spring (and, like Justified, I can’t see the new episodes right away dangit!).

Trailer for season three below the cut.

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Podcast Reaction: The Recommendations Edition

You should read this.
You should read this.

Let’s hear it for peer pressure.  After Watson, myself, and a podcast listener told them so, the crew of Gabbing Geek will be reviewing Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

In light of people giving and getting recommendations, here’s my recommendations for reading, watching, and playing.

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“Hello, Ladies! “Or “The First Rumors About the First Star Wars Standalone Revealed!”

I was just discussing with Ryan that despite being due out next year, we had NO info on the first Star Wars standalone movie other than it was set to premiere December 2016 and was being directed by Gareth Edwards. But today we can say we know…well we KNOW nothing, but how about some rumors?

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