I try my best to keep Nerd-Base on the positive end of the spectrum when it comes to our beloved geek-stuff. I really try not to complain. I think I do a decent job of trying to find the light in almost everything. Alas, I’m only human (mostly). I was disappointed in the last Trek and I was really hoping that with JJ off the helm of this and on a franchise he actually cares about, that maybe the studios would give back to the fans. Maybe they’d bring the magic of Star Trek back home. Alas, we’re living in a world where Superman movies are completely devoid of hope and joy, so perhaps I was asking for too much. Continue reading
Rhode Island Comic Con 2014
This year’s Rhode Island Comic Con was a general success. The Comic Con attendance greatly exceeded the organizer’s expected turnout compared to all prior years. In fact, the Rhode Island Convention Center exceeded their expected numbers compared to all other events… ever! (Nerd pride.) However, the convention was not without problems. You can read about the over-capacity debacle here:
But for now, let’s focus on the other experiences, which were generally positive. The con took place on November 1st – 2nd with a Halloween party the night before (on Halloween). The party was decently attended. I enjoyed the drink list which had tasty choices such as the Ecto-1, the Ooze, and the Beetlegeuise. And of course, it was a great place for the cosplay to begin.
Late To The Party: Sherlock
LTTP (Late To The Party) will be a new feature series on Nerd-Base. The general idea is to feature something that we missed as it was happening, but finally got around to watching after having it recommended repeatedly. In the inguinal article I’m covering BBC’s Sherlock. Continue reading
Infographic: (Science) Fiction to Reality
I’ve just received an email from a fellow named Tyler Moore, linking me to this info-graphic he helped create.
It’s a really neat timeline comparison between the appearance of certain gadgetry in science fiction and the appearance of their real-life counterparts which is all well and good, but I still don’t see the hover-board on this. *sigh*
George Takei as the Doctor!?
Written by: Christopher Lee
My friend Sarah (check out her blog) just picked up a ukelele and learned how to play “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”. She posted the achievement on facebook, to which I replied by posting the camping scene from “Star Trek V” where the crew sings along to Spock’s plinking on his Vulcan Lute. This, of course, resulted in me watching a few more clips from the classic adventure where I noted a quick, funny little thing…..
Sulu, better known as the social media giant George Takei, performing a quick little scene that, to me, felt VERY reminiscent of a certain “3rd incarnation” of everyone’s favorite travelling Doctor. As if we needed more proof of Mr. Takei’s awesomenitude (yeah, I just made that up, but it’s fitting and you like it.)
Watch from about :20 to :34…
I mean, c’mon…the “capelet”, the “judo” (though, to be picky, it looks more like Aikido), the “sonic screwdriver-esque” tool he uses. It’s too obvious to me to NOT be a “nod”. What do you think?
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