fandom

The (Fandom) Elephant in the Room Since The Last Jedi debuted in theaters last month, Star Wars fan reactions predictably split right down the middle.  Some fans welcomed the new lore with open arms while others openly despised it.  I fancy myself a fairly reasonable person. (However, I stand firmly against so-called Hawaiian pizza and that’s final).  I understand that folks dislike movies for many reasons: cheesy dialogue, terrible plot and/or pacing, shoddy cinematography, etc.  Sometimes you can’t even put your finger on it, but you know that you disliked it.  These reasons, for me, are easily digestible.  What I fail to understand are fans who harshlyRead More →

discovery

The Geek Embassy returns talking about the newest Star Trek series for TGE Watches. Star Trek: Discovery is the most recent offering in the Star Trek universe. Airing exclusively on CBS All Access, this series releases every Sunday night. The second half of the season began again in early January. We start our discussion with episodes 10 and 11 and will continue to discuss episodes every other week until the first season ends in March. Don’t miss our previous episodes discussing the pilot movie, episodes 1 & 2, episodes 3 & 4, episodes 5 & 6,  episodes 7 & 8  and episode 9. Star Trek: Discovery From CBS All Access: Star Trek,Read More →

robert

This post contains spoilers for all seven seasons of Game of Thrones. In terms or war, defeats are often described as “bitter.” But in Robert’s Baratheon’s case, you could say he won a bitter victory. With his massive war hammer, he battled his way from the Vale to King’s Landing, unseating the Mad King from his throne and all but snuffing out the entire Targaryen family by killing Prince Rhaegar. His rebellion was successful. He won. But he lost the entire reason he went to war in the first place: Lyanna Stark. This turns him into a character that inspires pity despite his bold, jovialRead More →

Astral

The Golden Age of Wonder Woman One of the most fascinating elements of Golden Age Wonder Woman are the tools available to her. “Mission to Planet Eros” introduces the reader to a number of fascinating tools that haven’t been mentioned before (Marston 1). The story opens with Diana Prince dressing for work by putting on earrings. She notes, “When I visited Venus for the Justice Society, Queen Desira magnetized these earrings with her lips. […] She said the earrings would give me magnetic hearing, and she could speak to me from Venus. I have a feeling she’s trying to contact me now—oh—my ears are tingling!”Read More →

marvel's runaways

Greetings Geeks! The latest in the TGE Watches series: We discuss Marvel’s Runaways, the latest in the MCU airing weekly on Hulu. For our first episode, we discuss episodes 1-4 of the series. We meet our heroes and our villains. See things that cannot be unseen. Watch and wait as the story unfolds. See our insights about episodes 1-4, episodes 5-6. and 7-8-9. Official Marvel’s Runaways Description There are times when pretty much every teenager thinks his or her parents are evil — but what if it was actually true? That’s the situation six Los Angeles teenagers find themselves in when they stumble upon a terrible secret andRead More →

So I was browsing a small video sharing website one day, minding my business, passing time before having to leave for work. Scanning the homepage, a particular video caught my eye. A movie trailer for a particularly old internet phenomenon, to be produced by Hollywood, and as a horror movie no less. Interesting, I thought to myself. Finally, bringing an internet icon to the silver screen. Maybe it’ll score higher than 50% on Rotten Tomatoes. But as I watched this trailer, I wondered: hasn’t the Slenderman trend passed already? Is it as relevant as it was back when Marble Hornets first launched their YouTube channel?Read More →

Not Another New Year’s Resolution Post New Year’s Resolutions are a tried and trite trope.  When our planet returns to its arbitrarily determined starting point in its orbit around the sun we decide to start anew and resolve to do things that we quit, failed, or forgot to do in the past year.  New years symbolically have a tether in our brains to new beginnings, and I hate it.  I hate it because it’s trite and phony since we all try to do things that we hate doing.  Stop me if you heard these before. Pay my credit card bill on time Join a gymRead More →

marvel's runaways

Greetings Geeks! The latest in the TGE Watches series: We discuss Marvel’s Runaways, the latest in the MCU airing weekly on Hulu. For our first episode, we discuss episodes 1-4 of the series. We meet our heroes and our villains. See things that cannot be unseen. Watch and wait as the story unfolds. See our insights about episodes 1-4 and episodes 5-6. Official Marvel’s Runaways Description There are times when pretty much every teenager thinks his or her parents are evil — but what if it was actually true? That’s the situation six Los Angeles teenagers find themselves in when they stumble upon a terrible secretRead More →

Targaryen

This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is dominating the pop culture conversation this holiday season. Love them or hate them, the new batch of Star Wars films has an interesting villain in the character of Kylo Ren. After seeing the latest film for the first time, I commented to my husband how much he reminded me of Viserys Targaryen, the last surviving son of the Targaryen dynasty in Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones, at its heart, is all about family. Carrying the last name of oneRead More →

celebrating

Celebrating Year One To celebrate Wonder Woman’s first year of publication, creator William Moulton Marston spins a tail that draws Diana Prince, Wonder Woman, and Steve Trevor back together. Only the love triangle between these three is transformed into a love square involving Dolly Dancer, a young woman Diana trails Steve to meet at the Bohemian Club (Moulton 59). When Diana lays eyes on the girl she notes “She isn’t as pretty as Wonder Woman. I wonder what Steve sees in her” (Moulton 59). This is the natural response when one follows the man she is interested in meet another woman, right? Well… No. TheRead More →