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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Gabbing Geek 58: The Podcast Awakens

Gabbing Geek 58: The Podcast Awakens
Gabbing Geek 58: The Podcast Awakens

Wait a minute–we have a podcast?!?  It’s been a while since the Geeks were able to record but there was no stopping us talking about a certain new movie that came out last week.  So join the entire gang (and we mean entire gang) for a bonus-sized conversation about everything The Force Awakens!  Give us a listen right now or jump after the break to read more!

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Star Wars Rewatch: Return Of The Jedi

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And now, we come to the end.

Yes, it’s Return of the Jedi.

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Star Wars Rewatch: The Empire Strikes Back

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Man, now that the prequels are done and over with, the series just keeps getting better and better.

Let’s talk about The Empire Strikes Back.

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Star Wars Rewatch: Star Wars (A New Hope)

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And now we get to the original Star Wars.

It’s about damn time.

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Awesome Cosplay Of The Day: Geisha Leia

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You have to see this beautiful and creative spin on Princess Leia. Cosplayer Hendo Art and photographer Nelsphotos got together to give us a Geisha like Leia, which is not only super cool, but also super tranquil and mesmerizing. Check out some of her Instagram photos after the break:

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20 Thoughts On Marvel’s 1977 Star Wars Comic Book

Forget asking if Luke will destroy the universe (was that ever an option?)–I want to know why Darth Vader has a green helmet!

Rumor has it there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out in a month and while geeks everywhere struggle to not lose their minds counting down the days we’re also trying to find ways to distract ourselves.  Over at the Comixology podcast, Matt and Kara are holding a Star Wars comic book club and the first session focuses on the original Marvel comic book of Star Wars.  Launched in 1977 just a few months after the movie came out, the first six issues retold the original film and then went into some strange, we-didn’t-know-anything-about-Empire-Strikes-Back territory.

The first comic book club only covered these original six issues and I thought it was easier to present my thoughts visually and here on Gabbing Geek as well.  It was strange to read these issues–not only because it recreates a movie we’ve all seen so many times, but also because it retells that movie through the strange conventions of 1970s comics.  And the things it has to translate onto the page (like Artoo’s whistles or Chewbacca’s howls) definitely presented some issues to the creative team.  So jump after the break to see 20 thoughts I had upon reading this comic book.

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Highly Memorable Costume To Be Retired?

Yeah, take a good look...it may be your last outside of your DVDs, old comics, the Internet, wax museums, various action figures...
Yeah, take a good look…it may be your last outside of your DVDs, old comics, the Internet, wax museums, various action figures…

If you are a heterosexual man of a certain age, you probably remember that one outfit Carrie Fisher wore in that one Star Wars movie.  No, not the one with the cinnamon bun hair braids.   You know the one I speak of.  It was a punchline to that one episode of Friends.  Just look up from these words, OK?

Well, about that costume…

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What If Disney Princesses Dressed as Superheroines?

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What if our favorite Disney Princesses decided to don a new look, and dress up as Superheroines? Who would they be? Well, thanks to Artist Isaiah K Stephens we can see what these amazing women would look like with their alter egos. For example,  Aurora  above has chosen to dress up as Daenerys Targaryen. See Belle, Ariel, and so much more after the break.

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Star Wars Propaganda Posters

ye56gKTSo many fan offerings from the Star Wars universe are as good as anything the studios can produce.  These posters, in the style of WW2 era War Department propaganda posters are fantastic.  More after the jump!

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