The Geeky Weekly: January 10 – January 17January 17, 2016
This week was undoubtedly hard, loosing both David Bowie and Alan Rickman (and I will add Celine Dion loosing both her husband and brother as well). Broadway’s Hamilton creator and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted out the kind of message I’d like to extend to you, in case you are still very sad about these untimely and premature deaths of great people.
Good morning. Listen. It’s going to be that kind of week. Surround yourself with the work they left behind. The work’s not going anywhere.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 14, 2016
Here is news you may have missed in this weeks Geeky Weekly:
∴ Believe it or not but Pokemon celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The anime that has dominated our lives and saturated our pop culture with dueling pocket-sized animals has some goodies for us, yet not all the details have been announced. Nintendo, which produces Pokemon’s games, dropped a few announcements on us this past week, informing trainers all over the world that many rare and mythical Pokemon that have either not seen the light of day or haven’t seen it in a few years. In addition, there will be special events and anniversary products.
Check out more details in Nintendo’s video:
∴ Big fan of Batman? Big fan of 1960’s Adam West Batman? Of course, who doesn’t love a giant dollop of nostalgia. LEGO knows this, which is why they have come out with a gorgeous Batcave set. The 2,526 piece set includes all of your classic favorites, Batman, Robin, Alfred Pennyworth, The Joker, Catwoman, Dick Grayson, Bruce Wayne, The Riddler, The Penguin, and Bat-gadgets, Bat-poles, the Batmboile and other Bat-paraphernalia. It comes out in March of this year and retails for $269.99. Gadzooks, Batman, thank you LEGO!
∴ Idjits! Bobby Singer is returning to Supernatural in the 16th episode of Supernatural this season. Uncle Bobby, will not be appearing as a ghost, but as actor Jim Beaver said to Nerdist, as a flashback with Rufus. Sam and Dean Winchester will be investigating a case from the fifth season of the show, and the flashback scene will play into the modern-day events. We have missed you dearly Bobby.
∴ The Chronicles of Narnia are coming back in a big way, a reboot of the movie series. Despite the new movie being based on The Silver Chair, a book in the middle of the series, the Mark Gordon Company is adamant that it is a reboot and not a sequel. Walden Media, who held the film rights to the series to produce the original trilogy, lost the rights in 2011. In 2013, the Mark Gordon Company was announced to be the new title holders by the C.S. Lewis Company. It’s about time to go back into the wardrobe.
∴ While the entire creative team dropping out of the development process of the X-Men Fox’s TV show Hellfire bares an uncertain future, FX’s show Legion is still pushing for a release sometime this year. At the recent TCA event, X Networks CEO John Landgraf confirmed a cast is coming together. The show, is, however, different from the universe the X-Men movies are set in. Regardless, how do you feel?