There’s a lot of TV out there…and I haven’t done this column in a while for a wide variety of reasons, but then I subscribed to Acorn, an online streaming service for British television. About a five dollars a month. Can you beat that? Even with a stick? I sure couldn’t. Man, the stuff there…
2016. Did any of us think we’d live this long? Yeah, probably. We’re Geeks, not morbid.
So, what sort of Geek Entertainment has us here at Gabbing Geek at least a little curious? See behind the cut, with some items getting some expert Geek Commentary from the Geek Guru himself, Jimmy Impossible.
We here at Gabbing Geek love Sherlock. If you’re reading a site called Gabbing Geek there is a good chance you do too. If you haven’t seen it, you’ve got some time coming up over the holiday season with all your other shows likely shut down until the new year, to catch up.
I am a huge James Bond fan even if I don’t love every James Bond movie. Casino Royale was amazing and then Quantum of Solace came in and stunk up the place. Then we were given Skyfall, an amazing movie and my favorite Bond film of all time. So to have the entire creative team come back for SPECTRE made me incredibly excited.
Life got in the way of me seeing SPECTRE for far too long. This is the first Bond film I didn’t see on opening night since the 90s. But I finally did get to see it and I have to say, the mediocre reviews and sup-bar box office performance has me stumped because this is a fantastic James Bond movie. Here are 5 reasons why but be warned, they have some SPECTRE and Skyfall spoilers after the break.
The flash forward is a hotly debated tactic in geek media. I think Battlestar Galactica pulled it off brilliantly, other wrong people whose name rhyme with Schmatson disagree. Many shows have put their knees in tight and done the time warp to the future: Parks and Recreation, Desperate Housewives, True Blood, even Lost (sorta…kinda…not really). But a time jump…to the past? That’s bold. Actually, that was just plain text. This is bold. And this is italics. Ah, back to the story.
A recently revealed preview of the upcoming Sherlock special (which we’ll get before Season 4) surprised everyone by revealing its own time jump BACK to Victorian days. Sherlock is a bit more subdued but the same characters are there (“The dog one.” will be priceless to any Holmes fans) in the preview after the break. The BBC Sherlock series continues to deliver on impressive content–if you haven’t watched the previous three seasons (each consists of 3 episodes which are almost full movies) then you should do so immediately (check your Netflix).
Every now and again we come across an artist who creates awesome geek stuff, just like these light boxes imagined and built by Christina over at Burnt Pixels. The boxes are made of laser-cut MDF, which is painted beautifully to match the box theme. During the day the box is super cute, but when the lights are out and you place a flameless tea light candle (included) underneath, it lights up! I don’t know about you, but I feel like I need one by my bedside, and maybe even one on my fireplace mantle. Check out more of Christina’s work after the break.