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Our favorite geeky TV news from San Diego Comic-Con

OK, we’ve covered the new movie trailers from San Diego Comic-Con – let’s switch to the smaller screen. Here are a bunch of trailers for new series, new seasons and other TV-related stuff that debuted over the past few days at the geekfest known as SDCC.

Star Trek: Discovery
Something about the title bothers me – maybe it’s the fact that it reminds me of a cable channel, or a credit card. Or maybe it still bothers me that in order to see this series, you’ll have to subscribe to another Internet service. Listen, we love Star Trek, but do we love it enough to shell another $6 per month? When you consider subscriptions for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon (if you’re paying for Prime) and HBO Now, these are starting to rack up.

Maybe we’ll change our mind if we see something more than just a ship and a title (maybe some additional plot details? Some character profiles? Anything?)
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24 Jul 2016

Watch us open the June 2016 Marvel Collector Corps box

Our junior staff members are back at it, unboxing the Marvel Collector Corps box that contains several Funko collectibles, a T-shirt, pins, patches and a comic book.

For the June 2016 edition, it’s “Women of Power”, featuring some of the female super-heroes we all love and adore. (Editor’s Note: We realized after we finished filming that our unboxer kept saying “Scarlet Spider”, when in fact it was Spider Gwen. Don’t send us any angry comments!)

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24 Jun 2016

X-Men Apocalypse: Should kids see this movie?

X-Men: Apocalypse

OK, this isn’t a formal movie review like you’d see on other sites or blogs — if you’re looking to see whether you should go see X-Men: Apocalypse or not, there are other reviews out there (although I really enjoyed the movie).

This being a Geek Parent site, I’d rather answer the question, “Should my kids see this movie?” With a rating of PG-13, this raises lots of questions for parents who might be considering taking younger children to see the film, especially if they’re fans of the other Marvel movies or the X-Men comics.

The first thing to consider is whether your kids have seen previous X-Men movies, especially the last one, Days of Future Past. The X-Men movies in general are a bit darker thematically than those in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Iron Man, Avengers, Captain America, etc.). Mutants — and humans’ reaction to mutants — are often a metaphor for real-world issues of racism to those who can recognize them (especially when they discuss Magneto’s past in the World War II concentration camp). If they have seen those previous movies, then this one just continues some of those themes, so they should be fine.

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27 May 2016

Geek parenting for the win…

Baby MarvelRight after we had finished watching the season finale of The Flash (did anyone understand that ending?), my 6-year-old daughter comes in the room and presents us with this drawing.

Yep. So proud. If anyone from Disney or Marvel would like to talk about creating the TV show, movie or comics, just let us know.

BTW, the character on the right is Baby Deadpool, which we think is the white costumed version (No, we didn’t let her watch the movie).

24 May 2016

Warner Bros. debuts Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad exhibition

If you can’t make it out to Warner Bros. in Los Angeles, L.A. Weekly has a cool (ad-free!) slideshow of props from Batman v Superman and the upcoming Suicide Squad. A few samples below, the rest are definitely worth your clicks here.

Harley Quinn costume Suicide Squad

Harley Quinn’s Suicide Squad costume. Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly

Try your hand at Kryptonite. Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly

Try your hand at Kryptonite. Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly

Joker props from Suicide Squad / Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly

Joker props from Suicide Squad. Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly

23 May 2016

X-Men’s McAvoy Shaves Head With Help from Patrick Stewart

That time when McAvoy shaved his head under the FaceTime tutelage of original Professor X Patrick Stewart.

13 May 2016

Watch this: X-Men Apocalypse trailer in LEGO form

Lego X-men Apocalypse

CREDIT: Toscano Bricks via YouTube

One of my favorite YouTube channels is Toscano Bricks, which lovingly recreates popular movie trailers in LEGO form.

They’re back at it again, this time with a version of the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer. Take a look.


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13 May 2016

Supergirl gets Season 2 and a new network

supergirl

The CW said it wasn’t going to happen — even though the recent Supergirl-Flash crossover was a ratings winner — but now it’s official: Supergirl gets a Season 2 and it’s on The CW, Variety reports. Could the network be looking for a female PR bump after getting a beating following the murder of Lexa on The 100? They wouldn’t pick up an entire series just for PR, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.
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12 May 2016