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Monday, 10 May 2010

The Week In Geek...

A round-up of geeky news you might have otherwise missed...

(1) Eric Holmes RIP: The 'old school' gaming community is coming to terms with the passing of another great, Dr John Eric Holmes aka Eric Holmes, who edited the first basic "blue book" edition of Dungeons & Dragons that me - and many others - hooked into the incredible, inspirational world of roleplaying games.

(2) Support The (Dalek) Troops: The wartime propaganda poster, featured in Victory Of The Daleks, is available exclusively from The Forbidden Planet.

(3) Face Of Mars: Adamant Entertainment has released a sneak peak of the cover for its forthcoming Savage Worlds adventure, The Face Of Mars.

(4) Getting Wild In Time: A new collection of four Iris Wildthyme novellas, Miss Wildthyme and Friends Investigate, is due for publication on May 31.

(5) Prachett Poo-Poos Who Stories: Best-selling author Terry Prachett questions the use of 'deus ex machina' in Doctor Who - and takes cheap shots at the special effects.

(6) Green Ronin Takes On Superman: Mutants & Masterminds publishers Green Ronin is to bring out a quartet of M&M books set in the universe of DC Comics.

(7) Be Brave And Bold: Precis Intermedia is producing a superhero supplement, Bold & Brave, for its genreDiversion 3E game.

(8) Return Of The Gelfling: A sequel to The Dark Crystal has been announced. Power of the Dark Crystal will be shot in 3D.

(10) Things You Possibly Know About Firefly: A taster of tit-bits from Firefly: Still Flying, due for publication on May 25.

(11) Lost Goes Out In Style: The season finale of Lost will be two-and-a-half hours long.

(12) Bruce Is Back: Batman: The Return Of Bruce Wayne begins this week.

(13) Return To Endor: Star Tours is closing down in August - with a massive send-off - before reopening in 2011 after a major makeover.

(14) Star Wars + Lego = Result: The original Star Wars Trilogy, told in Lego, in two minutes, 13 seconds.

(15) The Force Is With You: You - and your friends - can now 'appear' in Star Wars thanks to this website, celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back.

(16) I Am Spartacus: UK satellite channel Bravo is going to town to promote its exclusive screening of blood-thirsty gladiator drama Spartacus: Blood And Sand.

(17) Class Resumes In June: The reboot of The X-Men movie franchise, X-Men: First Class, will open in June 2011.

(18) Clint To Kick Ass: Mark Millar's new UK comics magazine, Clint, which hits shelves on September 2, will include content from Jonathan Ross and comedian Frankie Boyle, as well as the sequel to Millar's own Kick-Ass.

(19) End Of An Era: As of June 1, Geeklabel Tees will be closing down production of new shirts.

2 comments:

  1. (5) Interesting read. Looks like it's devolved into discussing what the term "science-fiction" means. To me it's stories that feature aliens, zooming through outer space and futuristic hi-tech devices. Doesn't have to be plausible.
    (6) That's great news - especially considering I'm playing in a M&M (2nd ed) game at the moment.
    (7) I don't think DC will be impressed with the "Bold & Brave" title.
    (8) Really? I loved Dark Crystal but I didn't think it was crying out for a sequel. (And, of course, it will be in 3D. Sigh)
    (13) That was a great ride, though even more impressive were the surroundings and the queuing area. Still, it was getting a bit dated (let's hope the new version isn't as disappointing, and over CGIed, as the Star Wars prequels ;-)).
    (17) They're going to have to get a move on to get it out by June next year! Let's hope it won't be a rush job. (Also, it's the first time I've heard there's going to be a Kung Fu Panda sequel. My daughter will be pleased)

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  2. (6) Although not an M&M player, I still might pick these up (depending on the price) as I do love my DC ;)

    (8) Not sure about a sequel at all, to be honest (and certainly not in 3D)

    (13) Before I was banned from such things (for medical reasons) this ride was a favourite of mine and was always the big draw when I first went to Disney parks.

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