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!

(Click the above link to download the episode or click HERE to stream it)

         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!!

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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.