The Geeky Weekly: September 20 – September 27September 27, 2015
Goodbye summer and hello fall, and everything wonderful and magical to take place in the fall. Gotham kicked off the fall TV premieres, and we got you covered on the review. In the coming week, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns followed by Arrow. You can of course read our synopsis’ of returning fall TV shows here.
∴ We open this week’s Geeky Weekly with some rather sad news. Jack Larson, the man who played Jimmy Olsen in multiple Superman/Supergirl reincarnations passed away this week at the age of 87. Known especially for this portrayal of the character in The Adventures of Superman, Larson made cameos in other Superman-related work. He even was invited to a San Diego Comic Con panel in 2013 to receive Comic Con’s Inkpot Award. To Mr. Larson, thank you for staying with the iconic franchise and entertaining generations of fans.
∴ In more Superman-centered news, Director Zack Snyder announced Man of Steel 2 is coming soon. How soon? Well, the director stated that the sequel is actually Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Snyder told Canoe in an interview that Batman v. Superman is pretty much the sequel, but doesn’t count out the possibility of a standalone Superman sequel. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released on March 25, 2016.
∴ J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter website, Pottermore got a complete redesign over the week. Most notable is that there is no more login and interactive reread of the novels. Instead, the new Pottermore site is chock full of new information. What’s even better is that Rowling herself has written lots of the new information. See what you can dig up on the site here. (A good starting point would be to read about the Potter family)
∴ Virtual reality will soon be something very real for the everyday person. Samsung’s Oculus has gotten a price tag and one that is very lucrative for the consumer. Samsung Gear VR is an attractive $99, but works with only Samsung powered phones and devices. No exact date is given when virtual reality becomes actual reality, but Samsung’s SVP Peter Koo said it will be out before Black Friday.
∴ Remember a few weeks ago when I was typing out about the expansion of Disney to include a Star Wars park? It is still exciting news, right? Yes! However, to make these dreams happen, Disney is going to have to temporarily shut down some of its other attractions. Disneyland and Disney World are both getting the new Star Wars park called Season of the Force, but Disneyland will have to put the Do Not Cross tape on the following attractions: Disneyland Railroad (all 4 stations), Fantasmic! show, the Mark Twain Riverboat, the Sailing Ship Columbia, the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes and the Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyer Island. The construction for both parks begins January 2016.