ForeverGeek http://www.forevergeek.com Nerds are for Dorks Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:00:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The Greatest Gamer Fears http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/greatest-gamer-fears/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/greatest-gamer-fears/#respond Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:00:06 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63404 Hi, my name is Noemi. I’m an Injustice: Gods Among Us addict. My greatest “fear” is that the servers go offline, and I can’t get my battle rating up for the week’s tournament.

If you don’t think that’s silly at all, then you probably spend quite some time gaming yourself; and if that is the case, I bet you have at least one of the greatest gamer fears that Dorkly has put together. It’s a series of images that illustrates the things that give gamers chills down their spine.

Like when you don’t save for the longest time, and then you die because of something totally stupid.

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And, if your game is disc-based, there’s this.

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Then there’s EA taking over the gaming world.

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Do you think these deserve to be part of the greatest gamer fears? Check out more at Dorkly.

Get more gaming reads:

Video Games that Helped Shape a Generation
The Most Expensive Video Games
The Star Wars Games EA Should Make
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Con*Quest Adventure Journal – A Journal for Comic Cons http://www.stiqblox.com/conquest-adventure-journal-journal-comic-cons/ http://www.stiqblox.com/conquest-adventure-journal-journal-comic-cons/#respond Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:00:16 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63399 What do you do with all the stuff you get from a comic con such as the signed photos, stickers, business cards and other memorabilia? Stuff it in a box? Throw it all in a bag?

Wouldn’t it be more practical and way more cooler if you had one place you could keep all this safe as well as having a place where you could leaf through it all at any time when you wanted to reminisce about that one time you had your photo taken with Data from Star Trek TNG?

This is how Shelley Harper came up with the idea for Con Quest Journal a book designated for all your comic con memorabilia so that none of it goes lost or forgotten any more.

With each show, I continued to amass more stuff. Autographs I can no longer identify. Business cards for things I loved when I saw but now have no idea what caught my eye. My photo-op with Norman Reedus from the Walking Dead? Ended up in manila envelope in my desk drawer…

Shelley Harper – Con*Quest Creator

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The journal is divided down into seven sections or ‘Quests’ each for specific items that you collect from the cons you attend:

  • Autograph Quest -  No need to deface your comics any more or use crappy notebooks, here you can keep all those signatures in one place.
  • Artist Quest - If they have time you can ask all your favorite comic artists to draw a quick sketch into any of the panels.
  • Cosplay Quest - Instead of having all your cool cosplay snaps buried in a folder on your phone, PC or Facebook page you can print off the best ones to show off in your journal.
  • Panel Quest - Write down all your notes from panels here.
  • Peep Quest - Nope, it;s not what you think. This is for all your selfie shots, why keep them on your phone?
  • City Quest - Keep notes, snaps and memories of your favourite bars, restaurants and hang-outs in the different cities you visit.
  • Vendor Quest - Here you can keep all the business cards of the best vendors you visit.

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San Diego Comic Con is just around the corner and even though this will not be funded or produced in time they should have it ready for the rest of this years cons.

Con Quest Journal is currently at $3,897 of its $10,000 goal with 14 days to go.

 

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Tater Tots That Let You Play Tetris http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/tetris-tater-tots/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/tetris-tater-tots/#respond Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:00:45 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63393 tetris tater tots Tater Tots That Let You Play Tetris

Who doesn’t enjoy a game of Tetris? And who doesn’t enjoy munching down a bunch of tater tots?

Now what if you combine those two together and have Tetris tater tots?

I know we shouldn’t play with our food, but this is just too difficult to resist. Tetris tater tots are real, by the way, and not just a figment of our imagination. It’s called Puzzle Potatoes, and is made by Monarch.

So, anyone fancy a game of edible Tetris? Nothing can go wrong…

If games are what keep you going:

5 Ultra Entertaining Games You Want on Your Tablet

10 More Board Games for Adults

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SDCC 2014: Comic-Con Friday/Saturday Wrap Up http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/sdcc-2014-comic-con-friday-saturday-wrap/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/sdcc-2014-comic-con-friday-saturday-wrap/#respond Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:37:30 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63238 sdcc2014 marvel avengers ultron cast SDCC 2014: Comic Con Friday/Saturday Wrap Up Oof. This one’s late. But it’s no surprise. I spent all of last night from Friday 5pm onward in line for Hall H, which is the 6500 seat main panel room with all of the biggest movie panels at the show. I got in line Friday night 16 hours in advance to get into the Saturday Hall H panels and I was seated nowhere near the front. With the introduction of the new wristband policy, everyone panicked and lined up a lot earlier than usual, so it forced my hand, putting me in line with a few friends throughout the night, sleeping mere feet from the San Diego Bay waters, but surrounded by a fun group of people.

Once in Hall H, from start to finish, the panelists blew the roof off the dump. The show started with Warner Bros/DC giving us a quick peek at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and had Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Gal Gadot wave from the stage. Director George Miller made his first appearance at Comic-Con to show off a stunning reboot of Mad Max. Sir Ben Kingsley joined the cast of Box Trolls for his first time at Comic-Con as well. Stephen Colbert moderated the Hobbit panel in costume from his bit role in the film as the leader of the Laketown spy network. Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez brought out Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, and Jessica Alba to show off footage from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Guillermo Del Toro shared his return to gothic horror with Crimson Peak. The women of Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story, Orphan Black, Sleepy Hollow, and Game of Thrones filled out the funny and thoughtful Entertainment Weekly “Women Who Kick Ass” panel. And, of course, Marvel finished off the day’s programming with our first look at Ant-Man, featuring new director Peyton Reed, and stars Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas. They followed up with our first senses-shattering look at Avengers: Age of Ultron along with the entire cast (minus a pregnant Scarlett Johansson). And they finished the entire day off with a video clip of director James Gunn and star Chris Pratt announcing the release date of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (7/28/2017).

Here’s our triple bonus-sized 5 Geeky Minutes on Saturday in Hall H. Too much happened to cram into just 5 minutes!


PodBlasted – 5 Geeky Minutes on… San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Friday/Saturday Hall H

If you missed any of the previous installments, head over to PodBlasted.com for more.

And checkout my embiggened pile of pictures from the past few days including images from Saturday’s Hall H panels.

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80s Computer Hacking Supercut [Watch] http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/80s-computer-hacking-supercut-watch/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/80s-computer-hacking-supercut-watch/#respond Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:39:23 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63315 Don’t you just think it’s ridiculous how hacking is portrayed in movies? Fingers flying all over the keyboard; the hacker with a gun to his head (or something else that’s totally distracting, if you know what I mean); and then suddenly, he’s in!

As unreal as some of those computer hacking scenes may be, there’s something to be said about the ridiculousness of it all. That’s entertainment!

The guys at Found Item Clothing have gone through some 80s movies and given us some Friday viewing material: computer hacking in the 80s, a supercut.

Enjoy!

If you were to create your own supercut, what movies/scenes would you include?

We love the 80s!

5 Awesome 80s Movies You Can Watch On Netflix Instant
Five 80s Flicks That Deserve a Cult Following
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SDCC 2014: San Diego Comic-Con Thursday Wrap Up http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/sdcc-2014-comic-con-thursday-wrap/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/sdcc-2014-comic-con-thursday-wrap/#respond Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:25:13 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63236 sdcc2014 batman capes cowls exhibit joker SDCC 2014: San Diego Comic Con Thursday Wrap Up
Thursday is the first full day at San Diego Comic-Con, and it usually ends up being most people’s first glimpse at the massive event. I talked to two veterans of the Comic-Con experience, my friends Jessica and Holly, who gave their female point of view on the experience. Sure, the female point of view shouldn’t be much different than anyone else’s, but between their route in getting to the Gaslamp District to how they chose what parts of the event to take in during their limited visit, they had a lot to say.

In part 2 of our Comic-Con coverage series, we review the day in a short 5 minute “PodBlast”, courtesy of my site, PodBlasted.com. Take a listen to our 5 Geeky Minutes on San Diego Comic-Con 2014 – Thursday night review!


PodBlasted – 5 Geeky Minutes on… San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Thursday

And here’s more than a few images from San Diego Comic-Con 2014…

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To hear our comments on Wednesday’s preview night as well as check out some images, click here.

Images: Doug Kline

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7 Most Unhinged Movie Heroes Of All Time http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/7-unhinged-movie-heroes-time/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/7-unhinged-movie-heroes-time/#respond Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:25:43 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63312 Movie Heroes Who Are Friggin Insane 470x286 7 Most Unhinged Movie Heroes Of All Time

Some movie heroes are rough around the edges, and some are downright crazy.

In our opinion, the anti-hero has always been more interesting than your standard boy scout, and one look at the seven names on this list will cause you to agree. Let’s get started, but first, a word of warning: these bad good guys do not play by the rules.

(SPOILERS ahead!)

7. Martin Riggs, Lethal Weapon

Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) has no regard for his safety and well-being in the first (and best) Lethal Weapon. He’s physically unkempt, considers shooting himself at one point, and allows himself to be tortured for hours until he can finally get the drop on his tormentors. In the film’s final moments, with the bad guy dead-to-rights, he decides to first fight him on Murtaugh’s front yard instead of arresting him.

6. Leo Kessler, 10 To Midnight

Kessler (Charles Bronson) knows who a serial killer is, but he doesn’t have the evidence to prove it. Not a problem when you can just plant the evidence yourself. When the killer targets Kessler’s daughter, he responds as any dad would.

5. Creasey, Man On Fire

Creasey (Denzel Washington) isn’t just out for blood; he’s downright creative in how he gets it. Just how creative? I believe this is the only film ever to use an explosive implanted into a bad guy’s rectum.

4. Norman Bates, Psycho II

But… but… Norman Bates is a psychopathic killer, he’s not a good guy! In the original, you’re right. In the second, however, he very much is. Bates has been released after 22 years in a state asylum. Determined to get his life on the right path, he does all the right things until he becomes the target of a serial killer, who may or may not be his dead Mother. In the end, we find out that Bates is not the killer, but instead a victim of manipulation, and the true killer is the person who gets this:

3. Darth Vader, Return Of The Jedi

Vader is definitely the bad guy in Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. (We’ll pretend the prequels don’t exist. In ROTJ, though, he has a change of heart after doing the Emperor’s bidding for the first two acts. But when that change of heart finally comes, it’s a thing of beauty.

2. Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry

Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is not above torturing a suspect to obtain evidence. He’s also perfectly okay with splattering the SOB all over the quarry in the film’s final moments. No need for an arrest.

1. Critical Bill, Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead

And here he is: the craziest of all good guys. Critical Bill (Treat Williams) is probably the most paranoid character we’ve ever met. That paranoia comes in handy when an unstoppable hit man targets him and some other hoods with whom he’s chummy. Bill also uses dead bodies as heavy bags for his boxing workouts, and he’s voluntarily eaten poop.

Those are our picks for the craziest movie heroes. Did we leave any out? Share your thoughts below.

And for more movie-list fun, make sure you check out our 6 Stupidest Movie Premises.

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8-Bit Avengers Video Game! http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/8-bit-avengers-video-game/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/8-bit-avengers-video-game/#respond Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:00:43 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63286 The Avengers in 8-bit. That general topic is not new. We’ve seen The Avengers in 8-bit before, but what if there was an 8-bit Avengers video game???

I know many of you would play that in a heartbeat, but unfortunately, no one has gotten around to developing that kind of awesomeness yet; at least not that I know of.

Since that idea is probably stuck in your head, how about an 8-bit Avengers video game video instead? It may not be the real thing, but it still is a fun watch.

Brought to you by CineFix, who says:

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! CineFix presents THE AVENGERS, retold via old-school 8-bit (and a little 16 bit ;) game tech. No quarters or controllers required!

What could possibly make a better video game than a classic team-up like The Avengers? We’re proud to bring you the video game you WISH you’d had as a kid: THE AVENGERS

8-bit Cinema “gamifies” your favorite Hollywood Blockbusters into 80′s arcade and NES inspired action!

Enjoy!

And we wish it were a real, playable game…

Console yourself with more 8-bit instead:

Pixel Panties, the World’s First 8-Bit Underwear

8-Bit Terrariums Inspired by Videogames

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Extend Your Batman Day Celebration with the Best Batman Memes http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/extend-batman-day-celebration-best-batman-memes/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/extend-batman-day-celebration-best-batman-memes/#respond Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:12:17 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63264 Yesterday was Batman Day, a new holiday declared by DC Comics. So every year, from now on, July 23 will be a great excuse for Batman fans to go extra crazy about their favorite superhero.

Of course, there’s also DC benefitting from this, what with its assortment of collectibles.

Whatever you did to celebrate Batman Day yesterday, there’s no reason not to extend that. Why don’t we have some more fun with the best Batman memes online?

Truth be told, there’s more than one post can handle, but here’s a select “few” of the best Batman memes to make your day.

Note: Apologies in advance for the inconsistent sizing of the images. That’s how it goes with memes I guess…

Best Batman Memes

Batman and his parents

We all know Batman’s/Bruce Wayne’s deepest struggle lies in the death of his parents. That hasn’t stopped the Internet from making fun of him…

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Batman is awesome

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Battfleck

The latest Batman has brought all sorts of reactions to light, with Ben Affleck mainly being made fun of. But not all memes hit out at him.
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Batman and Superman

We all know that there’s little love lost between Batman and Superman, more so when it comes to their fans. So who’s the better superhero? You decide. It’s a personal thing, don’t you think? (I can hear the arguments coming aplenty.)
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And we leave you with this…

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Happy 75th, Batman. Here’s to another 75 years and more memes!
Images via idigitaltimes, fandango, Hollywood Reporter, cosmicbooknews, memecenter, thumbpress, funny-memes, Official Batman Memes

Well, here’s more Batman for you:

The Many Faces of Batman: The Best Batman Fan Art

Have You Seen the Animated Short to Celebrate 75 Years of Batman?

These 1966 Batman Valentine Cards Will Make Your Day

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Forever Geek is at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 – the King of All Cons! http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/forever-geek-san-diego-comic-con-king-cons/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/forever-geek-san-diego-comic-con-king-cons/#respond Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:52:51 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63234 sdcc2014 show floor Forever Geek is at San Diego Comic Con 2014   the King of All Cons! Whether you could make it to San Diego Comic-Con 2014 this week or not, Forever Geek has got your back!

We’ll be roaming the halls of the convention center and the streets of San Diego to bring you our man-on-the-street view of the happenings throughout the week, with exclusive words, images, and maybe even sounds to make you feel like you’re really there – or at least make you feel like you’re sitting in a different line than the one you’re currently in (which is half the experience).

In the first of a series, I sit down with the first of many friends at Comic-Con 2014 and we review the day in a short 5 minute “PodBlast”, courtesy of my site, PodBlasted.com

I know it’s only preview night, and most of the outside stuff isn’t even constructed yet, but here’s our first glimpse at the madness that has descended upon San Diego this week!

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Whether it’s comics, movies, television, gaming, or any one of the various crazy exclusive events throughout the week, we’ll be here to cover it. We hope you’ll follow along with us and share your thoughts on everything that’s happening in the comments below.

Images: Doug Kline

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Go Nuts Over LEGO Batman and Robin, Joker’s Funhouse http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/go-nuts-lego-batman-robin-jokers-funhouse/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/go-nuts-lego-batman-robin-jokers-funhouse/#respond Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:13:29 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63251 How could we not have discovered this earlier? LEGO Batman and Robin, Joker’s Funhouse – that’s a recipe for awesome nuts! Created by Paul Hetherington, also known on Twitter as @LegoBrickbaron, LEGO Batman and Robin, Joker’s Funhouse is everything a Batman and LEGO fan wants.

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Here’s a closer look so you can see the minifigs.

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And an even closer look.

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Of course, other Batman characters are part of the funhouse. Here’s one of my favorite shots.

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This LEGO Batman and Robin, Joker’s Funhouse creation is certainly something that we would want in our homes, yes? If you want to use it as inspiration, check out the rest of the photos here.

But here’s another treat before we go – the animated version.

Aren’t you just giggling with glee? No one’s so serious now!

More LEGO for you:

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Lego Tribute
This is the Largest LEGO Imperial Destroyer Ever, and It’s Accurate, Too!
DIY Weekend: Make a LEGO Key and Cable Holder
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4+ Summer TV Shows to Keep You Busy While Waiting for the New TV Season http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/summer-tv-shows-keep-busy-waiting-new-tv-season/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/summer-tv-shows-keep-busy-waiting-new-tv-season/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:51 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63145 Is your mom bugging you to go out and enjoy the weather instead of staying indoors and keeping your eyes glued to the TV or computer monitor, as the case may be? Whether she is or not, I am pretty sure that you are missing your favorite TV shows, and you may see summer as a long dry spell. I know I am!

The good thing is that there is no lack of old TV series that you may not have watched yet. There is no better time than now to catch up! Additionally, there are some summer TV shows that are actually good and will keep you satisfied till Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and The Big Bang Theory come back on.

Here are 4+ TV shows to keep you off the streets this summer.

The Strain

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IMBD’s description of The Strain:
“A thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.”

I’ve only seen the pilot, and it really is promising. While I spent a lot of time averting my eyes due to the fact that I am easily grossed out, this TV show is one to follow. Oh, and if you need another reason: Guillermo del Toro.

The Knick


The Knick premieres on August 8 on Cinemax. The story takes place at the Knickerbocker Hospital (“fondly” known as the Knick) and revolves around surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, and who push the boundaries of medicine during an era where medication such as antibiotics were unknown. Academy Award and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh directs all 10 episodes of the series’ first season.

Extant

Halle Berry 4+ Summer TV Shows to Keep You Busy While Waiting for the New TV Season
Extant is a sci-fi show that premiered on July 9. To date, it already has received reasonably good ratings on IMBD. The story is about an astronaut who becomes pregnant while on a 13-month solo space mission. Oh, and Halle Berry.

The Leftovers


On its fifth episode already, The Leftovers has received a decent 7.2 rating on IMDB. The story is about people mysteriously disappearing around the world, but focuses on a group of “survivors” in the suburban community of Mapleton. It’s a good show for your post-apocalyptic story fix.

Quirke

Quirke 4+ Summer TV Shows to Keep You Busy While Waiting for the New TV Season
Quirke is actually a mini-series, and it aired earlier this year, but it hasn’t really gotten popular so the chances are you haven’t seen it. Set in the 1950s, the story revolves around the life of Quirke, chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue. While it hasn’t gotten good ratings, I do think that the mini-series is worth checking out. Plus, it’s got good actors such as Michael Gambon.

Rosemary’s Baby


Another plus in this list is Rosemary’s Baby, which is also a mini-series. It’s an adaptation of the novel by Ira Levin, where Zoe Saldana plays the lead role. All four episodes have aired, so it’s perfect for binge watching if you’re into horror-thrillers.

More TV reading:

What You Need to Know if You’re Planning a TV Show Watching Binge
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Indie Superhero Film: “The Posthuman Project” http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/indie-superhero-film-posthuman-project/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/indie-superhero-film-posthuman-project/#respond Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:09:34 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63213 You know we’re fans of indie everything, simply because we believe that you don’t have to be part of a mega franchise to create something great; and that’s why we’re featuring “The Posthuman Project”, an indie film directed by Kyle Roberts, who has made some great stop motion videos in the past.

“The Posthuman Project” is all about Denny Burke, who is finally about to graduate high school. The plot:

Senior year has been one bad thing after another: a broken leg, a broken heart, and — worst of all — a broken home.

With four of his closest friends, Denny goes on one last rock-climbing trip to prove he’s ready to start his adult life… On their trip the five teens receive a genetic boost beyond anything they’d ever imagined. As they race the clock to find out the secret of these new abilities.

Where they get the genetic boost, we don’t know, but if we watch the film…

Here’s the second trailer of “The Posthuman Project” to give you a better idea of what it’s all about.

You can also check out their website for more info. Oh, and if you’re going to SDCC, make sure you go to their West Coast premiere on Saturday July 26th at 11:35am.

Some SDCC tidbits:

SDCC 2014 Preview: NBC Announces their TV Panel and Events Lineup
SDCC 2014 Preview: Marvel Method Cosplay at Comic-Con
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Giveaway: #LucyMovie Goodies PLUS a $25 Visa Gift Card http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/lucy-movie-giveaway/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/lucy-movie-giveaway/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:17 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63205 Lucy Banner Giveaway: #LucyMovie Goodies PLUS a $25 Visa Gift Card
What do you get when you put Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, and Luc Besson together?

An awesome movie.

At least that’s what we’re expecting from Luc Besson’s new movie titled LUCY. Premiering on July 25 in the US, LUCY is an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

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Seriously, they got me at Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman.

Here’s the trailer in case you didn’t fall for those two names.

Find out more about Lucy:

The Lucy Movie Giveaway

What do we have for you this week?

  • A $25 Visa gift card
  • A LUCY T-Shirt & Hat

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All you need to do is follow the Rafflecopter instructions as usual, and you can be the winner for this week’s giveaway.

IMPORTANT: Giveaway is open to US residents only. It starts today, July 22 and ends on Thursday, July 24. We’ll announce the winner on Friday, July 25. Good luck!

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SDCC 2014: Try These 22 Other Panels at San Diego Comic-Con http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/sdcc-2014-try-22-panels-san-diego-comic-con/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/sdcc-2014-try-22-panels-san-diego-comic-con/#respond Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:02:40 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63216 comic con hall h crowd SDCC 2014: Try These 22 Other Panels at San Diego Comic Con
There’s a lot of noise made about the big studio panels that take place in Hall H and Ballroom 20 at San Diego Comic-Con. And that leads to people standing in line days in advance just to get inside. For those of you who just don’t feel like blowing a day (or night) in line just for a few hours of geeky bliss, here’s a list of other, lesser known panels taking place at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 that are just as interesting and fun. These selections caught my eye and represent almost every major corner of geekdom, but probably don’t require you to stand in line forever. You might just discover something new.

Be aware that since they are in smaller rooms, you can expect them to fill up pretty quickly, so get there early! And, of course, schedules are subject to change at any moment.

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THURSDAY

  • 11:15-12:15am – Toy Story that Time Forgot – Okay, sure, it’s a Disney/Pixar panel. Not exactly a small indie company, but it is in one of the smaller rooms at Comic-Con. Get a sneak peek at the next Pixar holiday special with voice cast and creators in attendance. (Room 6A)
  • 11:30-12:30 – Spotlight on Bill Finger, the co-creator of Batman – On Batman’s 75th anniversary, finally give the man who co-created him his due, more than 40 years after his death. Since he died before San Diego Comic-Con even existed, his family will gather to talk about his contribution to just about every corner of the Batman mythos. (Room 4)
  • 12-1pm – Meet Bill Plympton – The King of Indie Animation will show clips from and discuss his new animated feature “Cheatin’” (Room 23ABC)
  • 3-4pm – I Can’t Write, I Can’t Draw, but I Love Comics! – Join the annual jobs panel that can hook you up in the world of comics, animation, and gaming. (Room 9)
  • 3:30-4:30pm – Captain Action’s Con Custom Contest – 1/6th scale action figure customizer competition. Fans can make their own custom designed figures to be judged by the judges and the crowd to win prizes. (Room 24ABC)
  • 4:15-5:15pm – Skybound’s the Walking Dead – You watch the show, but have you kept up with the comic? Creators Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard talk about what’s happened so far and what’s to come. If you’re not caught up, expect spoilers. (Room 6A)
  • 5-6pm – Costume Designer’s Guild: Costumes as a Career – Learn how to design costumes for tv shows and movies? Experts show you how it’s done. (Room 23ABC)

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FRIDAY

  • 10-11am – From Fan to Creator: Making the Dream a Reality – Learn to move from one side of the table to the other. Douglas Neff shares tips in this workshop on how to set, work on, and achieve your goals. (Room 23ABC)
  • 11am-12pm – Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy – Lucasfilm opens its archives to show the comprehensive storyboards for the original trilogy with Joe Johnston and moderated my J W Rinzler. (Room 7AB)
  • 12-1pm – Is It Steampunk? – Learn what distinguishes this subgenre from other branches of science fiction, featuring experts in the steampunk world. (Room 29A)
  • 2:30-3:15pm – adult swim’s Mike Tyson Mysteries – The most insane adult swim show yet. It’s really Mike Tyson! And he solves mysteries for some reason! There’s probably going be a tiger involved and somebody’s going to lose an ear! (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront)
  • 8:30-9:30pm – Klingon Lifestyles – Live action bat’leth battles, 21st annual Klingon stage play. Plus, costume contests. All alien races welcome (Room 6A)

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SATURDAY

  • 12-1pm – Berkeley Breathed: The Last Comic-Con Panel! – Creator of Bloom County and Opus makes a rare appearance at SDCC… and it could be his final appearance! (Room 9)
  • 12:30-1:30pm – Kodansha manga – Kodansha Comics manga talk about Sailor Moon, Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, Vinland Saga, No 6 manga (Room 8)
  • 3-4pm – The World of Indiana Jones – Indyfans gather to talk about the 30th anniversary of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Room 29A)
  • 3:30-4:30pm – The Wonderful World of Weird Al Yankovic – Join a Q&A on his life, music, and his new album Mandatory Fun. (Horton Grand Theater)
  • 4:30-5:30pm – Creepy & Eerie: 21st Century Horror – Join the panel that shows the impact and influence of classic Warren horror titles on modern creators, film, TV, and comics. (Room 24ABC)
  • 7-8pm – Fight Club: from Page to Screen and Beyond – Writer Chuck Palahiuk, director David Fincher, and Gerald Howard (Doubleday exec editor) discuss the novel to film and beyond. (Room 25ABC)

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SUNDAY

  • 10-11am – The Fifth Beatle: The Beatles, The Big Screen, and Beyond – Writer/creator Vivek J Tiwary discusses how the award winning graphic novel came together and its plans to be made into a major motion picture. (Room 24ABC)
  • 10-11:15am The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel – Len Wein, Scott Shaw!, Charles Kochman, attorney Paul S Levine, and members of Kirby’s family, moderated by Mark Evanier, discuss the ongoing legacy of the comic book icon. (Room 5AB)
  • 3-4pm – Browncoats Meetup – Firefly fans unite! Shiny! (Room 29A)
  • 3:30-5pm – “Once More with Feeling” Buffy musical – Join whedonopolis.com, the fan club for all things Whedon, to sing and recite every line, word for word, of the classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode with a room full of fans to close out the week. (Room 6BCF)

There are hundreds more panels to choose from (if not thousands). Diversify your schedule with these selections or go over the schedule yourself and make your plan using the official San Diego Comic-Con website and connected MySched app, available for download on both Apple and Android devices.

Images: Doug Kline, Skybound Entertainment/Image, Warner Bros/Adult Swim, RCA Records, Dark Horse Comics

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RxMen: In Case You Get a Bad Case of Superhero-itis http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/rxmen-case-get-bad-case-superhero-itis/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/rxmen-case-get-bad-case-superhero-itis/#respond Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:00:29 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63198 Before you ask, I have no idea what superhero-itis is, so you can give it whatever definition you want. RxMen, though, is whole new story. The guys at Shutterstock came up with a cool compilation of original artwork featuring cures (RxMen, Rx; get it?) for possible conditions that our superheroes may have. After all, many of them are human – or partially human – just like us.

So in case you turn out to be like your favorite superhero, and you get sick, make sure you know your RxMen.

Armorol for Tony Stark

 RxMen: In Case You Get a Bad Case of Superhero itis
Just in case you get a really bad case of heartburn due to that immense source of power you’ve got embedded in your chest like everyone’s favorite cocky billionaire, genius, and playboy (well not anymore).

Purple Smash for the Hulk

Purple Smash RxMen: In Case You Get a Bad Case of Superhero itis
Dr. Banner may have said that his secret is that he’s always angry, but Purple Smash might just save him from having to be in that constant state of anger. For those of you who have extreme mood swings triggered by whatever, keep this RxMen cure in mind.

Cerebrex for Charles Xavier

 RxMen: In Case You Get a Bad Case of Superhero itis
Having the ability to read and control minds is awesome, but that probably gives you one heck of a migraine on a regular basis. Whether you have super mind abilities or not, if you get massive migraines and nothing seems to work, maybe this is what you have been looking for all your life.

Tortoisol for Barry Allen

 RxMen: In Case You Get a Bad Case of Superhero itis
The Flash is the fastest man on Earth, but I am sure he could use some calming down from time to time, hence this prescription. After all, even the fastest superdude could use some down time. And, if you’ve been called hyperactive one time too many…

Want more? Get them here.

Just can’t get enough…of superheroes?

Superheroes in a Drop of Water

I Don’t Know What To Feel About This: Hipster Superheroes

DC Superheroes Go All Mortal Kombat

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Check Out the Super Hero Speak Podcast http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/check-super-hero-speak-podcast/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/check-super-hero-speak-podcast/#respond Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:55:35 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63194 shs sonotsuper2 Check Out the Super Hero Speak Podcast
Can’t stop talking about superheroes? Are your friends getting tired of your “imaginary” world? Looking for people to actually get what you’re talking about and have the same amount of passion about it?

Well, here’s a podcast that you will want to check out: Super Hero Speak.

Ben, John, and Dave are the three comic book nerds behind the podcast, and they sure know what they’re talking about. They don’t call themselves comic book nerds for nothing.

So if you’re looking for a good listen, a good discussion – or argument, as the case may be, give Super Hero Speak a listen, and see if you like it.

If you’re really into podcasts, here’s a great reference:

5 Geek Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

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Robert Downey Jr Has Never Looked This Good, But You Might Disagree http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/pin-up-robert-downey-jr/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/pin-up-robert-downey-jr/#respond Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:46:22 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63170 I love, love, love Robert Downey Jr. Ask anyone who knows me, even remotely, and you’ll find that out; and I think I wouldn’t be wrong in thinking that majority of our readers feel the same way. The following set of images portrays RDJ in a whole new light, though.

What do you think of the idea of pin up Robert Downey Jr?

Whether or not the thought has ever occurred to you, someone has beat you to the punch. Take a look at these darling images.

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That’s the best of the lot in my opinion. Certainly not Iron Man, but now we know what happened to Amelia Earhart.

So what do you think of these? If you like them, you can find more pin up Robert Downey Jr here.

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Pre-Order Appleseed Alpha and Get the Blu-ray at 36% Off! http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/pre-order-appleseed-alpha-get-blu-ray-36/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/pre-order-appleseed-alpha-get-blu-ray-36/#respond Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:30:34 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63155 From the of Ghost in the Shell and the director of Appleseed comes the intense post-apocalyptic prequel, Appleseed Alpha. Much awaited by fans, the prequel is based off of the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. The franchise has reached quite some success, with videos, movies, and games being made about it.

Come the 22nd of July, you can get your hands on the 93-minute movie on Blu-ray, and if your pre-order on Amazon, you pay only $19.96 instead of $30.99!

Whether you’re already a fan, or you just love the idea of a manga-based game and movie, then you might want to grab this chance. Or, you can give it to the anime lover in your life as a gift!

Here’s a little something to show you more. One thing’s for sure, the CGI is awesomely slick!

More anime? Yes, please!

10 Socially Awkward but Likable Anime Characters
Anime Movies to Watch Out for in the 2nd Half of 2014
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5 Ultra Entertaining Games You Want on Your Tablet http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/5-entertaining-games-tablet/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/5-entertaining-games-tablet/#respond Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:25:01 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63160 What do you use your tablet for? Whether you have an iPad or an Android device, the chances are that you use it a lot for gaming. It’s nothing to be ashamed of – having a not-so-cheap device for playing mobile games. It also serves as a social media device, if I am not mistaken, not to mention the occasional important email, yes?

When it comes to the point, we all have to admit that awesome games can be seen as a savior in so many situations. Games are part of our modern lives, and if you’re looking for new entertaining games to get hooked on, here are five to choose from.

1. Real Racing 3

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Racing at its best. That’s really the only proper way to describe Real Racing 3. It’s not the #1 top free app in over 90 countries in the Apple App Store for nothing, and it’s also available on Google Play. If you like your supercars, challenging race tracks, and real tracks, then this game has to be on your tablet.

2. Injustice: Gods Among Us

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I have been playing this game on the iPad for almost a year, I think, and I still am not tired of it. If you are a DC fan, then Injustice: Gods Among Us is the game for you. You get to fight using your superheroes of choice against other superheroes. You can level them up, use extra powers, and earn gear to make your characters even stronger. It has a regular mode, challenge mode, and online mode. Give it a try, and I am pretty sure you’ll be happily swiping away.

Get it from the Apple App Store.
Get it from Google Play.

3. Assassin’s Creed Pirates

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A relatively new game, Assassin’s Creed Pirates is all about you living the life of a pirate captain. You can fight naval combats, build up your crew and ship, and enjoy the beautiful visuals of this game. New it may be, the game has high ratings already. It’s made by Ubisoft and available for both iOS and Android.

4. 2048

2048 5 Ultra Entertaining Games You Want on Your Tablet
For those with an aptitude for numbers, 2048 is the new game in town. It has taken the niche by storm, and has very high ratings as well. The idea is to swap tiles, with each tile having a number on it. When tiles with the same number touch, they merge. The goal is to reach the 2048 tile and get the highest score you can. It has a web-based version, but you can download it on your iOS or Android tablet so you can play it any time, anywhere.

5. Bejeweled Blitz

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Bejeweled Blitz has been around for a very long time, but it still remains the most popular puzzle game out there. PopCap has a goldmine in this game, tapping into the competitive spirit of puzzle lovers by allowing players to connect to their Facebook accounts so that they can compete with their friends for the highest score of the week. It’s already a classic on its own right, and if you’re still not playing it, it’s about time you did.

Get it for iOS here.
Get it for Android here.

Take a look at this:

Who Says Games Aren’t Art?
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5 Big Reasons Comics Had to go Digital http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/5-big-reasons-comics-go-digital/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/5-big-reasons-comics-go-digital/#respond Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:27:31 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63146 marvel unlimited brand com 470x294 5 Big Reasons Comics Had to go Digital

There was a time not too long ago where if you wanted to get a comic book you had to go to the comic book store and wade through box after box of issues until you found the one you were looking for. While there’s a feeling of reality and nostalgia to think that this is how people have looked for the comics they’ve wanted for longer than you’ve been alive, the system of buying comics has grown stale. Comic book shops attract a very unique niche of people that truly love the experience.

The experience of walking through a good shop is hard to beat, and the feeling of finding that exact book you’ve been looking for is the stuff of legend, but in today’s digital age this isn’t the answer for many people. The digital revolution has disrupted just about every aspect of our lives, and comics are the next big market to be affected.

In other words, getting digital comics can be a far more direct method of obtainment that gives the reader all the power. There’s more to digital comics than going to the source however. While there’s arguments for and against digital comics and which is better, there really isn’t any argument for the need for digital comics. Check out the five reasons below to see why comics had to go digital

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1. No More Long Boxes

For some people, a cellar full of long boxes is a thing of beauty. Seeing all those issues neatly stacked and organized in your own methodical system is definitely something to brag about, but while you might love it, it’s not for everybody.

Speaking for married guys and people that don’t have a lot of room to store them, keeping a large physical collection of comic books is next to impossible for many people. This has no bearing on their love of the medium, but as the generation of comic book fans grows up and get apartments and houses, keeping a physical collection isn’t easy and is sometimes impossible.

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Comics had to move to digital to help these people consume the books they love. Instead of needing tons of floor space now all you need is an iPad. That dramatic shift in storage space needed is a boon for the space-challenged crowd.

2. Never Out of Print Again

If you’re a fan of comics I’m sure there’s been at least one time that you’ve tried to find that one book to complete a series and it’s out of print, making it nearly impossible to find without shelling out a small fortune to get it.

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There’re also those Holy Grail books that are so rare and expensive that even if you have a copy you’ve probably never read it. With digital comics however, this isn’t a problem. For example, you can read “All Winners” #2 with Captain America and the Human Torch from 1941 in the Marvel Unlimited app for iPad and iPhone, but it’s a pretty safe bet that you wouldn’t find that in your local shop.

This means that classic books can still be read and enjoyed. Remember, it’s those classic stories that made the characters you love today, so show them some love and see where they actually came from.

3. More Approachable to a Wider Audience

We mentioned above that there are few things that are as great as an awesome comic book shop. The look, the smell, and the people make for just the right place to get your comic fix, but what if you’re new to comics and feel out of place in a comic book shop?

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If the niche of people and experiences that’s in every comic shop isn’t appealing to some people, they can be left out in the cold. People that have come into comics later in life might be put off by looking through a comic shop, but searching an iPad app is easy and you don’t have to find a shop that has the books you like.

4. People Demand Libraries to be Mobile

The thought of having a library of anything today that isn’t digital and searchable seems crazy. We want our contacts in an electronic address book, our books on a Kindle, and now our comics on our tablets.

Being able to keep your entire comic book collection with you wherever you go is a huge plus to comics, and a necessary move as we go more and more digital. Besides, it makes it easier for that 40-year old businessman to read his comics while on his lunch break and not look ridiculous to his coworkers.

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5. Young Audiences Demand Digital

Finally, as new generations come into loving comics, they bring with them a need for digital. Most of us still love paper comics because we’re used to the feel, sound, and even the smell of the books. Kids that are just starting to read comics today don’t have that same nostalgia.

Think of it this way, the thought of looking a phone number up in a phone book today seems insane, but your grandparents probably wouldn’t have it any other way. It probably feels better for them to physically touch and see the number before calling it.

The same goes for the generation moving into comics right now. They want to see things on their computers and iPads, which means if comics didn’t move to the new medium they run the risk of going the way of newspapers; a slow and painful death. Growth is needed or else another industry will step over the antiquated one. We don’t want comics to ever be antiquated so digital is here to save the day.

More Comic News on ForeverGeek

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6 Stupidest Movie Premises http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/6-stupidest-movie-premises/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/6-stupidest-movie-premises/#respond Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:00:44 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63132 Stupidest Movie Premises Dont Always Mean Stupid Movies 470x286 6 Stupidest Movie Premises

The stupidest movie premises don’t always turn out the stupidest movies. We’ll get that out of the way from the front. Some of the films on this list are pretty good in spite of the log lines they were dealt. Nevertheless, it doesn’t make them any less outlandish. Give these six a look and see if you agree.

6. Machete Kills

Okay, so the first Machete wasn’t exactly Stanley Kubrick, but it at least had enough of an actual Grindhouse vibe to get us wrapped up in the narrative. Adding Danny Trejo as a leading man after years of playing the heavy was a nice touch, too. Unfortunately, it was just successful enough for this abomination to happen. In Machete Kills, everything that made Planet Terror, Death Proof, and Machete great homage to a forgotten genre of film, is gone. In its place is a disrespectful parody that can’t stop calling attention to what it’s trying to do long enough to entertain. The premise is really stupid, with Machete being saved from certain death by the President of the United States (Carlos Estevez, or Charlie Sheen) and given the mission of basically wiping out every drug cartel in Mexico. It’s like something I would have dreamed up when I was seven years old, and no, that’s not me bragging. That’s me saying that there’s a reason we don’t make films based off the writing and directing of a seven-year-old. It’s moronic.

5. Teeth

A virginal teen’s vagina grows teeth and begins making victims out of the worst boys in the worst possible way. In other words, they all have it coming, but teeth!? Thanks for ruining sex forever, Tinseltown. Still, pretty good flick.

4. Bait

This forgotten Jamie Foxx vehicle follows his character, Alvin Sanders, a prawn thief — pretty much like shrimp but only bigger — who goes from goofball hood to noble action hero in the space of two hours. Until this point, Foxx was mostly a goofball comedy actor. This was the beginning attempt at turning him into a tough guy.

3. Die Another Day

It always bothered me how stupid this movie got after a fairly decent opening. It’s always been hard for me to describe all the ways I hate the film, though. Then I stumbled upon this Redditor, who did it perfectly:

The main villain, who was originally the son of a high-ranking North Korean general, is pushed off a cliff by James Bond and we (as in, the audience) are led to believe that he is dead… but in fact, he obtained DNA replacement therapy (involving the transfer of bone marrow, as though human beings could survive such a process) to turn himself into an Englishman. He did this in the span of fourteen months!

“Not only that, but in those same fourteen months, he somehow acquired the identity of an Argentinian orphan, started a diamond conglomerate using that alias, became a world-famous billionaire, and finished construction on a giant space laser orbiting the Earth. And in the end, we learn that it was all so North Korea could invade South Korea.”

See what we mean?

2. Chill Factor

Speed was ridiculous enough, but taking the same basic premise and applying it to a couple of guys in an ice cream truck? Good Lord.

1. Face/Off

An FBI agent (John Travolta) has his face and voice put on to his archenemy (Nicolas Cage) after putting him into a comatose state. Then, his archenemy wakes up and has the agent’s face and voice put onto his own. Now the two are living each other’s lives. Do I really need to say anything else?

Which of these stupidest movie premises are the worst, and which ones should have made the list? Sound off in our comments section. And for more movie list fun, check out 6 Movies We’d Like To See Again For The First Time.

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Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Lego Tribute http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/doctor-50th-anniversary-lego-tribute/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/doctor-50th-anniversary-lego-tribute/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:24:42 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63139 I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of Doctor Who, and when the 50th anniversary of the TV show came up, the passion just reached its heights. That’s done and over with, but the Doctor Who fever is still on. At least for us Whovians, right?

So here’s a little something that will make Whovians AND LEGO fans go gaga: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Lego Tribute.

Enjoy!

You’re welcome, by the way!

Because we know you love Doctor Who as much as we do:

Doctor Who Monopoly: 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

10 Ways to Extend Your Doctor Who 50th Celebration

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Make a DIY 3D Printer From Old Inkjet Printer Parts http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/make-diy-3d-printer-old-inkjet-printer-parts/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/make-diy-3d-printer-old-inkjet-printer-parts/#respond Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:00:32 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63142 diy 3d printer Make a DIY 3D Printer From Old Inkjet Printer Parts
3D printing is all the rage these days, and it has gone so far that you almost anyone can buy his own 3D printer. If you’re in the market for one, Tom’s Guide has a handy reference on the best 3D printers in the market, with prices ranging from $349 to $2,899. Then there is the Peachy Printer, which was a successful Kickstarter campaign, aiming to sell the first $100 3D printer. Yup, it is easy as pie to get a 3D printer without breaking the bank.

But what’s a geek/nerd for if he can’t build one for himself, right?

If that’s a measure for you, then Michael Ball may very well be crowned the 3D printer king, for he is working on a DIY 3D printer using old inkjet printer parts! How awesome is that???

While there is no doubt many of us still use laser printers and inkjet printers, asking questions like, “Why HP Toner Cartridge?” and “Should I use inkjet refills?”, I am pretty sure that you have one or two old inkjet printers that you can use to emulate Michael Ball. And, even if you don’t have one sitting around, it’s still easy enough to get your hands on the devices that Michael Ball suggests for the project – even easier and more affordable than buying a ready-made 3D printer.

He shares his story in his blog, where his journey starts with the question:

Why are there not many hobbyists re-using old All-In-One or Multifunction printers to scavenge parts from?

For sure, there must be a good reason why this is not happening, but that did not deter Michael, and he went on to purchase a printer and a printer/scanner and took the parts he needed to put a DIY 3D printer together.

But that was the easy part. He shares that his project couldn’t be totally made out of salvaged parts, and that he still needed to buy certain things such as some 80/20 T-Slot aluminum extrusion.

In short, he’s made some progress, but he’s still got some ways to go. In a more recent post detailing his work on the DIY 3D printer, he talks about DC motors – so you know this is going to get even more complicated. But you have got to admire this guy!

While it is so easy to shell out several hundred dollars for a 3D printer (assuming you have the money, of course), it takes something else to commit to a project that will not only take time and money, but also a lot of creativity, research, hands on work, and patience.

Take a look at what he has got so far, and be motivated and impressed!

Sure, a DIY 3D printer may not be the easiest and most cost affordable option, but imagine the immense sense of self-achievement that you will have at the end of it all. Not to mention geek cred. Sky high geek cred.

What say you? Challenge accepted?

Postscript: In case you’re wondering who the heck is Michael Ball:
He has survived various roles in the IT field for the past 25+ years from Hardware developer with the National Research Council, through Network Administrator, and teaching Computer Science, to Network Architect and CISO of a prominent Insurance company. Most recently, he is currently in the Position of Information Security Architect for a Canadian Financial Institution.

So check out his blog, Arduino-Pi Ramblings. Who knows, you might make a new friend!

Here’s a little more on 3D printing to whet your appetite:

3D Printing Just Keeps Getting Cooler and Cooler [LEGO Alert!]

Crania Anatomica Filigre Is How 3D Printing Should Be Done

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Did You Know R2D2 Loves Michael Jackson? [Video] http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/know-r2d2-loves-michael-jackson-video/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/07/know-r2d2-loves-michael-jackson-video/#respond Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:19:44 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=63129 What’s your favorite Michael Jackson song? If you’re a huge fan, then you’ll probably need a little think to choose just one. For many, though, Thriller and Smooth Criminal are some of the most recognizable tunes.

And, guess what? R2D2 loves those songs! Want proof?

Take a look at this video where R2D2 shows his love for the King of Pop by dancing to two of his most popular songs.

Can you beat those moves?

Let’s have some more of R2D2, shall we?

This R2D2 BBQ Will Force You Out of the Basement

Star Wars Droid Bathing Suit. R2D2 Has Never Looked So Curvy

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