Gabbing Geek 51, Battle Lines, is so contentious you’ll think it was a presidential debate where every single candidate is Donald Trump. We talk about corporate wars at Marvel, the latest salvo in the battle of the video streaming giants, our epic Geek Book Club discussion of Armada, and our latest game: Battle Royale. You can start listening to this amazing, ferocious episode right now or jump after the break to find out more!
This week on the podcast, the Gabbingest of Geeks stopped to discuss the fact that they took the podcast’s birthday off.
They also discussed time travel. But I covered my time travel thoughts a long time ago, so I am not doing that again any time soon. Besides, it looks like Jimmy is covering the time travel stuff just judging from his title, so I’ll leave it be.
Instead, let me say a few things about the current Secret Wars.
Holy smokes! It’s the one year anniversary for the Gabbing Geek podcast and we celebrate it in style with The Big 5-0. Traditional one year anniversary gifts are paper so we cover some comic books; modern one year anniversary gifts are clocks so we cover some time travel movies; and we also celebrate our birthday with an epic trivia challenge that must be heard to be believed. Listen to the episode now or jump after the break to read more!
First Impressions is a column where we review comic books that meet two criteria: they must be Comixology Submit titles (self-published digital books) and they must be a first issue. The comic book genre is a treasure trove of creativity even outside established publishers–you owe it to yourself to check out some of these gems. Next up, we review Fashion Forward.
Judging by this weekend’s box office it looks like the Terminator won’t be back and that’s a shame. Because Terminator: Genisys was actually an excellent attempt to reboot this franchise while staying within the confines of the universe it created. It is certainly better than the third and fourth films in the series even though it has the lowest Rotten Tomatoes score of the entire franchise.
I have a reputation for geek-raging on movies for no reason–naturally I believe my reasons to be appropriate. I hated Jurassic World because it was the same story as the original and they didn’t try to do anything new. So I was less inclined to forgive the silly mistakes because they weren’t even trying. I loved Genisys because it tried to be a new story and take a familiar property in new directions–that’s bold for a franchise, especially one involving time travel. Unfortunately, even Terminator Genisys can’t avoid some time travel problems. So after the break we’ve got the top 6 mistakes made by an otherwise entertaining summer flick.
SPOILER WARNING: THE REST OF THE POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR TERMINATOR: GENISYS.
Episode 44 of the Gabbing Geek podcast covers Back to the Future reboot news, the new Apple Music service, and the just revealed Spider-Woman #1 cover. Then we discuss some influential LGBTQ characters from geek properties before launching our toughest trivia contest yet! Find out who wins by listening right now or jump after the break to find out more!
One of the four basic building blocks of science fiction is time travel. Alongside artificial life, space travel, and aliens, time travel has been explored in numerous ways in fiction going back at least as far as H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine.
But what if a person was forced to relive his or her life in repetition? That’s the central premise behind Ken Grimwood’s 1998 novel Replay. Review and some spoilers after the cut.
I could use a bunch of words like “time-travelling cop” and “kung fu Hitler” and “half-man, half-dinosaur” but I’m not going to. Instead I’m just going to say you can now watching this entire over-the-top crowdsourced film right here after the break. Do yourself a favor and block out 30 minutes to watch it all after the break. You’re welcome.