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[ Aug 2012 ]
Crystal Skull

The prosecution isn’t done with this case yet…
by Chris Nagy
A couple of issues back, we explored some of the more notable crimes committed by George Lucas against the fans of his most famous franchise, Star …

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[ Aug 2012 ]
vampire

No more vampire sunscreen, psychic powers and sparkling! Laying down the law on vampire lore.
by Amy Sharma
Last month I argued (rather well, if I do say so myself) in a Geek VS. Geek that we need some …

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[ Aug 2012 ]
Justice League 1

Why DC Comics’ reboot experiment has been a disaster for the JLA
by Kim Sorensen
I am huge comic-book geek. Every Wednesday I drive to my local comic book store and purchase the week’s new comics. I …

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[ Aug 2012 ]
Kryten

A celebration of the UK’s most hilarious sci-fi sicom, ahead of its forthcoming tenth season…
by Katie Hager
I don’t like being a hipster. Really, I don’t. I mean, I know I’m pretentious and obnoxious, but I …

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[ Aug 2012 ]
Doc Brown

 Why The Top 13?
Sure, there’s Saturn 3, Babylon 5, Blake’s 7 and District 9. But what number could be geekier than 13? Not only is there its inherent creepiness, but there’s also The 13th Immortal, …

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[ Aug 2012 ]
Winters Tale 2

Generally, when a director announces that s/he is filming an adaptation one of my favorite novels, my response is cautious optimism, and sometimes even wild enthusiasm. I was all about Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games, …

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[ Aug 2012 ]
Enders Game

I have to confess that I am not as enraptured by Mark Helprin’s 1983 novel Winter’s Tale as is my opponent in this debate. Kate lists it as her favorite novel of all time, rhapsodizing …

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[ Aug 2012 ]
Perception

Twelve new shows attempted this summer… how did they do?
by Rachel Hyland
With the summer TV season drawing to a close, it is time to take a quick look back at the new shows with which …

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[ Aug 2012 ]
mailbox

It is not often that we here at Geek Speak are left speechless, but that is exactly what happened this month when, amidst all of the usual – and, as always, greatly appreciated! – notes …

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[ Aug 2012 ]
Paranorman

Written by: Chris Butler
Directed by: Sam Fell and Chris Butler
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Tucker Albrizzi, John Goodman
US Release Date: Friday, August 17, 2012
In Short: Weird kid sees dead people …