Friday, September 21, 2012

Trust Him, He Knows What He's Doing!


          In addition to the two series of "Sherlock" the BBC has graced us with over the last couple of years, they also gave us "JEKYLL", one of the best adaptations/ re-makes of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel. Maybe now I can finally forget I ever watched "Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde".

         Don't you judge me! Sean Young was HAWT back in the day!

          I won't waste words trying to describe how incredibly awesome & balls-to-the-wall crazy the show is. Just watch these 3 clips & realize that nothing this bad-ass could ever be made on this side of the Atlantic before you head off into the wilds of the Interwebs to find and watch this gleefully insane 6 epsiode series!!

         Goddamn, but James Nesbitt is the man!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Future of Law Enforcement Needs Some Work...

Today saw the release of some behind the scenes photos of the in-production remake of the Paul Verhoeven '80s classic "RoboCop", one of which you can see below....

          I am not against the remake. Despite whether or not they still stand up (and you can be sure 'RoboCop' does), there are some films from my youth that I really wouldn't mind seeing remade. However, I repeat HOWEVER, is it so hard to try and be original with the new Robo's armor?! I mean, look at this POS! They slapped a barely tweaked Robo-helmetvisor on this dude wearing what looks like a left over Bat-suit from "The Dark Knight". EFFORT, Hollywood, you should try applying some!!

           You know, I wonder what the original RoboCop thinks about this.....


(Via Nerd Bastards)

1.21 Gigawatts of Energon!

          I know it's a t-shirt design. I know this. BUT......this has to become a real toy! THIS I COMMAND!! Hasbro, get on that!

(Via Nowhere Bad)

Deadpool, Merc of the Dance!!

        Deadpool makes everything better.... even 'Gangam Style'. Just saying.

(Via critiques4geeks on You Tube)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Video of the Day: "Go Go, Super Sentai!"

          From the climax of the 35th Super Sentai anniversary movie "Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle" , where every Super Sentai to date summons their respective mecha and puts their massively over-sized boots to monster ass in order to save the world one more time!!!

          I can only imagine the fight started somewhat like this.....

(Via charliedmh84 on YouTube)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"What If..... Pee-Wee Herman Was Batman?!"

          Just imagine if Pee-Wee Herman was Batman. Would that not represent the most epic collaboration of all time? Wonder if the 'secret word of the day' would be 'batarang'?


          Yep. Sure is.

(Via Holy Taco)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Video of the Day: "Your Entrance Was Good. His Was Better!"

           Yeah, yeah, I know. The San Diego Comic Con is over. Done. Finito. But I just keep finding videos from the event that are just so damn awesome. Take for example this video from the 'Iron Man 3' panel in Hall H. Not only did Tony Stark .... I mean, RDJ show up, he SHOWED UP! Dude comes dancing in to the tunes of of some old school Luther Vandross and gets up on stage and has the crowd completely eating out of his hand in less than 3 minutes. 

           Dude has swagger on an epic level. Just saying.

(Via Topless Robot)

Monday, July 16, 2012

"He Doesn't Have The Power, He IS the Power!!"

"Castle Grayskull-man hungers for your pay check! Also, your soul."

          As with any other self-respecting child of the'80s, I love He-man toys! One of my greatest regrets in life is not hoarding my "Master of the Universe" toys like Smiegel did the One Ring. Suffice to say, of all the awesome toys (like that SDCC exclusive Fall of Cybertron Bruticus) that were shown at SDCC this past weekend, the new line up of MotU toys had me wishing I didn't ruin my credit rating all those years ago. Credit cards are the Devil's playthings, after all. Poe Ghostal has a nice article, including pictures, of all the new merch from the line.  If you count yourself among the 'MotU' faithful, you should check it out!

          I'd sure love to buy these (and teh rest of the line) if I could afford such extravagance. Unfortunately, I can't and I'd have to buy these toys online. I don't trust the Internet but for just two things: the ability to download long forgotten cartoon shows from my youth and boobies! There's a lot of them out. Cartoons, that is.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Video of the Day: "Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't"

        In one of the best "Star Trek - DS9" episodes, "In the Pale Moonlight", Cpt. Benjamin Sisko ends the episode with one of the best monologues I've ever heard! The way Avery Brooks goes from indecisive to mournful to rage-filled and finally accepting of the situation is nothing short of astounding. Well played, sir!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

"Who He Is & How He Came To Be"

        Amongst the many, many things I love with an unholy passion (among which I count my love of shitty sci-fi movies from the Asylum & badly dubbed toy commercial/anime cartoons) is nerdcore rap & hip-hop. And foremost in that playlist is Adam WarRock (former lawyer-turned-nerdcore rapper Eugene Ahn). Though I have been listening to his awesome work for awhile now, I haven't been able to find out a lot about how he got his start and where he draws his influences from. Then, I stumbled upon this interview video on YouTube where WarRock is being interviewed by Nerd Caliber, an online nerd culture website. He talks about how he got his start (both as a rapper and a nerd) and you even get to see him perform a couple of tracks live at a Boston area comic store.

The Secret Origin of Adam Warrock!

        Seems like a really cool dude! If (and that may be a HUGE if) he ever tours through the Great White North, I highly recommend you go to the show. I'll see you there!

Adam WarRock's website - "Adam WarRock and The Infinity Watch | Hip Hop & Comic Books"

UPDATE: The video wouldn't embed properly for some reason.
Click on the title above and you can still check it out on YouTube.

Monday, May 28, 2012

"A Young Fanboy's Dream Cross-over"

          There are not enough words to convey how @%$#-ing awesome this image is! Galvatron, the 'nuttier than a squirrel's turd' leader of the Decepticons, leading an assault against Godzilla, the 'King of the Monsters, who is backed up by fellow 'kaiju' Rodan and the freakin' Dino-Bots!!! AAAAHHHH!!! *lapses into nerdgasm-induced coma*

(Via KaijuSamurai on DeviantArt)

"Ninja Turtles Thru The Ages!!"

         Found this while perusing (It's a really awesome site for animation news. Check it out!) and I came across this article about a recent preview event for the new Nickelodeon-based "TMNT" animated seriesThe best part of the article was the above picture that shows Ninja Turtle toys thru the last almost 25 years! I had some of these at one point or another. Wish I would've held onto them a little better!

          I am actually looking forward to this new show. Having seen the new character designs and knowing who is voicing each of the 'Heroes In A Half-Shell', I can honestly say that this series could be really kick ass!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Video of the Day: 'TRON-a-palooza'!!

          In the course of my research for the latest episode of "Authentic Geek The PODCAST", I found several awesome 'TRON' videos on the YouTubes! Check'em out!

#1: 'TRON - The Next Day" -- See what happens after the end of "Legacy" when Sam takes over ENCOM.

#2: "TRON 3" Teaser -- A special scene included on the "TRON Legacy" Blu-Ray, hinting at the involvement of the Dillingers in the anticipated sequel!

#3: "TRON Destiny" Fan-Trailer -- A rather well-made fan trailer for the thrid TRON movie. It's seriously awesome!!

#4: "TR3N" Trailer -- Another fan trailer for the potential 3rd film in the franchise, cut together from "TRON - The Next Day", the "TRON Destiny" trailer, "Inception", Daft Punk's "Derezzed" music video and scenes from the video game "TRON Evolution".

Authentic Geek, The PODCAST -- Episode 13 - "Greetings, Programs!

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         Greetings & salutations, Programs! "Authentic Geek" is back on the air! After a 4 month hiatus, the Geeks are back in action. Well, one of them is anyway! With Doug away, JT has called in his friend, TFG1Mike, co-creator of the GeekCast Radio Network, to geek out on all things 'TRON"! They talk about it all! They speak on the first film and the sequel, 'TRON Legacy', the games, the comics and the new 'TRON Uprising' cartoon! Their opinions may be divided on some topics, but JT & Mike can both agree that 'TRON' is awesome!!

        Also, be sure to check out for all your geeky podcasting needs! They talk about all things geeky. Movies, cartoons, Batman and Power Rangers. They have it all!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

So, No 'YO JOE" 'Til Next Year?! Uh-oh!!

          In the infinite @%$#-ing wisdom of Hollywood, the forth-coming action film "G.I. Joe - Retaliation" has been pushed back nearly A YEAR so it can be converted to 3D. Now, this is pretty much being done for over-seas markets, where 3D movies are big money. But, beyond that, I really think this a stupid move. I mean, the movie was only 36 days away! The movie was done, ready to go. I know it. You know it. So, don't be surprised in the film magically appears online in the next month or so.

          The summer movie season is a huge money maker for film companies, so to push back what would have been a potentially huge film is already a bone-headed move. And I don't even want to think of what kind of bull Paramount piled up to get all the parties involved (Skydance Productions, MGM and Hasbro) to let this happen. I am especially perplexed that Hasbro has let this go through. I mean, the potential losses in toy sales,  marketing and media promos is staggering to say the least. I was actually looking forward to picking up some of the toys, specifically the Rock/Roadblock & Bruce Willis/Joe Colton action figures.

         OH, I almost forgot to mention that when "G.I. Joe - Retaliation" DOES reach theatres next year, it's going up against "The Host", a film based on Stephanie Myers' other book series. That's right! John McClane & The Rock are going up against the creator of "Twilight" & her legion of slavishly devoted 'tween fans/minions. I weep for their children.

         I was really looking forward to this movie for two reasons. One was that the first film was weak sauce (and I mean the weakest of sauce) in it's depiction of the franchise. Second reason was, based on the trailers, "Retaliation" looked to be a big, dumb and fun summer blockbuster, just like the movies of my youth. Ninjas, explosions and Cobra Commander. OH MY!

          So, in summation, I would like to express my opinion of this monumentally stupid decision thusly:

          Yes, indeed. Go fuck yourself, Hollywood!

(Via Topless Robot)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"Hey You Guys, TOM Is BACK!"

          Eventually one's prayers are answered because it was announced today that Cartoon Network is bring back it's TOONAMI block of programming after a 4 year rest! Hells Yeah! TOONAMI was my introduction to so many awesome anime series, such as "Cowboy Bebop", "Outlaw Star" and my personal fave, "Gundam Wing". I can almost hear the choir of angels now...

          But you may be tempted to say "uh, JT, we don't have Cartoon Network in Canada." I beg to differ, mon frere, because we does so! Cartoon Network - Canada will go active on July 4th, 2012, which also happens to be THIS nerd's birthday! Hehehehehe, what a wonderful birthday gift. Thank you, God!


Monday, May 14, 2012

"Oh Hai, Green Arrow"

          After a 5 year love affair on "Smallville", the CW (that unholy union of the beloved WB network and UPN) has picked up "Arrow", a new TV series about Oliver Queen/Green Arrow to debut this fall. And I have to say I am really looking forward to this show. Aside from Spider-man & Superman, one of my favorite heroes growing up was Green Arrow. Sorry, Hawkeye. The concept of a guy fighting crime with nothing more that a bow and tricks arrows seemed so insane to me a kid. But the idea of one man fighting to maker a difference with only his skill and his will (heh, rhyme!) was something that has always appealed to me. And the inclusion of GA on "Smallville" was one of the things I loved about that series. Well, that and Erica Durance as Lois Lane, but that is besides the point. 

          There's just one thing that this show needs to make it perfect ....


          Aaaaw yeah, that's what I'm talking about!

Friday, May 4, 2012

"Happy STAR WARS Day!"

         "Authentic Geek" would like to wish a Happy "May the 4th" to one and all! Celebrate this day by watching the Original Trilogy, wearing your Jedi robes/housecoat to the store or practising your Yoda-speak. I'm going to begin the celebration by watching Darth Vader totally school Hitler in a rap battle! See you next week!!

"Epic Rap Battles of History: Darth Vader vs Hitler, Part 1"

"Epic Rap Battles of HistoryDarth Vader vs Hitler, Part 2"

"Yessir, I Like It!"

          Did you know that the Internet has rules? Oh yeah, they exist. For example, Rule 63 states "For any given male character, there is a female version of that character." 

         Y'know something?! I love Rule 63!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

"The Expendables II" Trailer Just Kicked My Ass!

          When you were a kid, did you ever think of how freakin' awesome it would be like if Rambo, the Universal Soldier, John McClane, the Terminator and Walker, Texas Ranger were in a movie together?! Well, wonder no longer and behold the trailer for just such a movie, that contains more testosterone and awesome-ness than any such movie has a right to!

          I'm not ashamed to say I shed a tear of joy when I watched this. Just saying. I can also say that my father (God rest his soul) would've been in line IN FRONT of me at the theatre when this manliest of movies opens on August 17th this fall.

(Via Nerd Bastards)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

You Have Got To Be Kidding Me?!

          Really? A 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' porn parody movie?! You know, whoever said there was "no original ideas in Hollywood any more", clearly never thought to apply that to the adult film industry. I will admit the casting of Lexi Belle as Buffy is nicely done. Seriously though, what next?! Ex-WWE Superstar Chyna playing She-Hulk in an 'Avengers' porn parody?

          ......there are some things you just can't unsee.


Monday, April 30, 2012

Video of the Day: "My Kind of Disney!"

         You know, if Disney actually made films like this, I'd give the 'House of Mouse' more of my money! Just saying.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

"Knowing Is Half The Battle.... The Other Half Is Status Updates"

          So, say you like Facebook. Status updates, Farmville, etc. And let's also say you like G.I. Joe. Tricked out war machines, red & blue lasers AND king pimp Destro! Seriously, even his action figure has swagger.

          Well, come the beginning of June, you can get those two great tastes together in a new online game called "G.I. Joe. Special Ops". Available on Facebook & SyFy Games (, 'Special Ops' is an arena based online game where you fans of the 'Real American Hero' (I include myself among you) can join up with the Joes or COBRA and create the sort of fan battles you never got to see in the cartoon, with access to many of the characters & vehicles from the franchise's 25+ years history.

          Goddamn, but I miss the 80s, where you solve any problem with explosions and red/blue lasers!

(Via Forces of Geek)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"It's 3 AM. Do You Know What's In Your Xbox?!"

         For those that came in late, I work in an off-sale 'til the wee hours of the morning.  And after a hard evenings work, and depending on the intellectual level of the patrons I've served (believe me, stupid people drink A LOT), I need the proper tool to unwind. Sometimes, it's a good book. Sometimes, it's a 5 inch high pile of comics. Occasionally, it's a stiff drink. Actually, it's more like a few, but I'm getting off topic.

          However, most of the time, nothing satisfies more than rocking out on my Xbox 360 with my copy of "Borderlands", the purest distillation of everything I have ever wanted in a First Person Shooter.  And what I mean by that is I wanted to be outfitted with as many things that 'make BOOM' in as many different ways as possible.

          Shotguns, rocket launchers and machine guns, OH MY! You got lightning guns, acid rocket launchers and sniper rifles that can set you on fire. You can even get grenades that stick themselves to enemies and go BOOM or fly into the air and rain more BOOM down on some masked berserker or they cover attacking axe-wielding maniacs in what appears to be the same acid that melted that dude in "Robocop". You know what I'm talking about.

         So, yeah. I have a lot of pent up aggression. At least I have found an outlet. It was either this or go back to plotting world domination. I figure the lesser of two evils won.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Coming Soon!!

        Coming soon, the reboot of 'Authentic Geek'!  Sooner than you think and later that I would have liked. Geez, I gotta' stop drinking! New posts, new podcasts and world domination for all! Won't that be nice?! 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Video of the Day: "Wrath of the Titans" Trailer!!

         "Clash of the Titans" was a little underwhelming for me. The first film had SO MUCH set-up, it was boring. Like 'listening to Ben Stein reading my tax return' kind of boring, However, from the look of the trailer, Perseus is going to have to embrace the suck right from the get-go. "Wrath of the Titans" looks like it'll be a lot more fun. Brainless, summer blockbuster, 'munch your popcorn and shut up' kind of fun! Just the way I like it!

         Yes, it's in 3D. Show of hands who DIDN'T see that one coming?

(Via Topless Robot)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Authentic Geek, The PODCAST -- Episode 12 - "We Only Just Got To Know You"

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It's the start of the new year and as they nurse their respective hang-overs, the Geeks are of a mind to take a look back at the year that was. JT & Doug ramble on about celebrities they loved and lost, TV shows that lived and died, movies that caught their eye and video games they loved. There is a bit of ranting here and there (mainly JT), but not too much. So, if you would be so kind, nerds, gamers, bloggers, give them your ears!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Video of the Day: "You Can't Resist The Prince"

         Goddamn, but I miss this show! 15 years gone and it still kicks the crap out of most of the sitcoms on TV today!!

(Via Forces of Geek)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Video of the Day: "Why Can't We All Just get Along?"

This fan-made trailer, created by YouTuber videoprototype87, is actually pretty damn good, mixing clips from the various MARVEL movies to date. I gotta' say that I'd pay money to see this. But I also paid money to see "X-Men Origins: Wolverine". Make of that what you will.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Video of the Day: "Midi-chlorians Give Me Gas"

I offer this unto you, my geeky brethren. If you can't laugh at this or even crack a smile, you have no soul.

(Via Topless Robot)