Nerd-Bait

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In an effort to get the Harry Potter nerds to dummy up, let me offer some random pieces of news and gossip to occupy their time until some other flotsam washes up  on The Geek Isles.

Julius Caesar got killed on Rome last night.  Who saw that one coming?  What a ballsy move for HBO to kill one of the major characters like that.  I’m going to guess that next season will have Marc Antony and Octavian team-up somehow to go after Brutus and the other conspirators.   Expect Pullo and Vorenus to be involved one way or the other.

According to AICN, a new version of The Prisoner is being developed.  This has some real potential.  The original show is a little dated.  If they give it the Galactica treatment, it ought to be good.

Speaking of Galactica, new episodes will start airing in January.  And season three has just been given the green light.

The teaser trailer for Superman Returns is online here.  Using Johnny Williams’ music and Brando’s voice isn’t going to keep this from sucking.  I just can’t buy a Superman that looks like Max Fischer from Rushmore.

Civilization IV has been released.  It has sold over five million copies since it came out a couple of weeks ago.  It retails for around fifty bucks.  I’m not good at math, but that’s a lot of dough.   

As for the Harry Potterites, you have to quit bitching about Gambon’s portrayal of Dumbledore.  The fucker dies on page 596 in whatever the latest book is.  There, I just saved you a couple hours of your life and thirty bucks.  You can even buy the t-shirt for that here

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6 Responses to “Nerd-Bait”

  1. Katherine Coble Says:

    I TOLD you there was a lot of Nerd-Bait out there.How could they kill Caeser? That’s so wrong! Thanks for spoiling it for me. On the other hand, yes I’m overboard geeked about Galactica, but almost MORE geeked about The Prisoner. That’s a show that’s long overdue for the Galactica treatment. Now if only I could make up my mind about Aeon Flux.

  2. Sarcastro Says:

    Aeon Flux is gonna blow chunks. Part of what made the cartoon cool was how there wasn’t a lot of exposition. You were put into a reality that you had to accept what was going on. With the new version, they want you to know that it is 400 years in the future or some Hollywood horseshit. Before you had to read between the lines to figure out what was going on and who was really a bad guy and who was not. That element of ambiguity will be missing from the film version.

  3. jag Says:

    Oh, man. That hurts. No spoiler alert or anything? Ouch.

  4. Exador Says:

    I have the first season of The Prisoner lined up on NetFlix. I’m made through The pilot and the first episode. It’s as much of an acid trip as I remember.

  5. Michael Says:

    You know, I’m not sure about this whole remake of the Prisoner thing….It could go either way.

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