Once upon a time, Marvel Comics got the comic book rights to, of all things, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Anyone who’s seen that movie knows it’s, well, an odd choice for any sort of adaptation for younger readers, but it still happened. It was also an ongoing series. Where do you take a story like that once you’ve recounted the story from the movie? This wasn’t Star Wars with the promise of ongoing adventures for the characters. Part of the answer for writer/artist Jack Kirby was to create a new character that would cross over to the main Marvel Universe, namely Machine Man.
That was not the only time a licensed character got into the main universe. That also happened with Bug.
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.
Neil deGrasse Tyson may be the most respected astrophysicist alive today.
So, naturally, when he had to weigh in on whether he preferred the U.S.S. Enterprise or the Millennium Falcon, he had a really scientific answer that was sure to enflame some nerds. See his choice and his reasoning after the cut.
Star Trek Next Generation undies! Impress your friends with captain’s status, if you dare show them. My advise is probably steer clear of the “red shirt” ones, only because we all know what happens to “red shirts.” That could really ruin a Monday!
Want some for yourself, Then head over to ThinkGeek – the pair will run you about $25.
Tired of all those “regular” family decals? Us too! Thanks to 4 Ever Retro, you can boldly display your love (or obsession) of your favorite galaxy explorers. Check out all the clever styles after the break:
Generally, a network will cancel a TV show that does poorly in the ratings. If there are no viewers, then there’s no way to get enough ad revenue to continue airing it. The occasional prestige, critical darling sort of show aside, networks rarely cancel anything that is doing well.
That would be why it was a surprise to fans when the Sci-Fi Channel canceled Farscape after four seasons. At the time, the show was the network’s biggest hit. It was also the most expensive, and it showed on the screen.
Paige Carpenter loves her some Star Trek. So much so, that she created this adorably accurate print of each of the incarnations of Star Trek from The Original Series all the way up to J.J. Abrams latest film. Everyone is here with carefully hand-drawn profiles and uniforms of every main character.
From top to bottom:
The Original Series
The Next Generation
Deep Space Nine
Star Trek (2009)