Jurassic World

New Photo From Jurassic World From Colin Trevorrow!

I don’t know about you guys, but I was obsessed with dinosaurs as a kid. I could pronounce all of their names — seriously, quiz me! I loved every single one of the Jurassic Park movies and I’m over the moon about Jurassic World.

Today director Colin Trevorrow has tweeted a new pic from the film. The speculation is that this is the sign that Dennis Nedry knocked over while he was trying to leave the island with dinosaur gene samples in the first film. Thoughts?

Jurassic World opens in theaters June 12, 2015.

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Gotham

Gotham: New Pics From Episode 3 Before Tonight’s Premiere

Tonight we get our first look at Gotham, the Batman prequel from FOX. Today we have some new pics from the third episode, “The Balloonman.” Our friends at Coming Soon have a synopsis for us: “Detectives Gordon and Bullock track down a vigilante who is killing corrupt Gotham citizens by attaching them to weather balloons. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot returns to Gotham and gets a new job close to an influential figure in the underworld.”

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American Horror Story: Freak Show

American Horror Story: Freak Show — New Character Pics and a Promo

Okay, I can’t watch this show because of the clown posters they released a few weeks back, but I know a lot of you are fans of American Horror Story. Their newest season, Freak Show returns on Wednesday, October 8 (we’ll be recapping for you) and today we have some new character pics and a promo.

Check them out below. They’re kind of awesome! Still not watching. Clowns. Shudder.

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Fall TV Guide

Fall Geek TV Premiere Guide — Here’s When It All Begins

Our friend Audrey Kearns over at Geek Girl Authority bring us this handy dandy guide to all the geek TV coming up this fall. Check out the premiere dates for all your new and returning shows! We’ll be recapping a bunch of them so stay tuned! 

Fall television is a-coming and I am having a hard time keeping all the premiere dates in my head. I have a date tomorrow night with my DVR so I can set all my regular shows (plus a few news ones) to record. You probably want to do the same, so here is a Fall TV cheat sheet of when and on what network the most talked about geeky shows are premiering.

No bells and whistles on this Fall TV Schedule, just straight up, simple premiere dates so you can find your favorite shows! If I missed any, let me know so I can add it to the cheat sheet!

 

Monday, September 22, 2014

GOTHAM– Season Premiere, 8 p.m. on FOX

SLEEPY HOLLOW – Series Premiere, 9 p.m. FOX

SCORPION – Series Premiere, 9 p.m. on CBS

FOREVER – Series Premiere, 10:01 p.m. on ABC

THE BLACKLIST – Season Premiere, 10 p.m. on NBC

 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season Premiere, 9 p.m. on FOX

 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

ONCE UPON A TIME – Series Premiere, 8 p.m. on ABC

RESURRECTION – Season Premiere, 9 p.m. on ABC

 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season Premiere, 8 p.m. on The CW

GRACEPOINT– Event Series Premiere, 9 p.m. on Fox

 

Monday, October 6, 2014

THE ORIGINALS – Series Premiere, 8 p.m. on The CW

 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

THE FLASH – Series Premiere, 8 p.m. on The CW

SUPERNATURAL – Season Premiere, 9 p.m. on The CW

 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ARROW – Series Premiere, 8 p.m. on FOX

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW – Season Premiere, 9 p.m. on FX

 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

THE WALKING DEAD – Series Premiere, 9 p.m. on AMC

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The 100 – Season Premiere, 9 p.m. on The CW

 

Friday, October 24, 2014

GRIMM – Season Premiere, 9 p.m. on NBC

CONSTANTINE – Series Premiere, 10 p.m. on NBC

 

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Matt Key

Kneel Before Aud – #16 – Writer/Actor Matt Key

Our friends at Geek Girl Authority just posted the latest episode of Kneel Before Aud with Audrey Kearns. Check it out by clicking the link HERE.

In Episode 16 of Kneel Before Aud, I sit down with a very very good friend, Matt Key (Schmoes Know Marvel News from Marvel Fans, The Groundlings, There Will Be Brawl). A writer, improvisor and actor, Matt and I talk about his nerdly beginnings, his short turn at seminary school, being a part of The Groundlings and his love for Dr. Strange.

 

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Gotham

Gotham Premieres Tonight: Geek Girl Authority’s Preview

Our friends over at Geek Girl Authority have a preview for us for Gotham, the Batman prequel premiering tonight on FOX. IG-88 wrote this one and our own Christina Janke will be recapping it for us each week! 

Hey Geek nation, Batman is returning to live action television! Sort of. I mean, eventually, you know, when he grows up. That’s because in Gotham, FOX’s prequel-like new series, Bruce Wayne is just at the beginning of his journey into the Dark Knight business and so is everyone else. And if the series is anything like the pilot it’s going to be a dark, brooding and excellent ride.

Though we do get to meet a pre-pubescent Bruce Wayne on the now familiar occasion of his parents’ murder, Gotham is built around the detective who catches the case, a young and idealistic Jim Gordon. Admittedly, when I first heard that Warner Bros. TV/FOX were contemplating a Batman series with no Batman, I was skeptical. I wasn’t sure how much patience the television viewing masses (or yours truly) would have for a series without that famous cowl and cape. But my first viewing of the pilot set all those concerns at ease. And my second viewing made me straight up angry that I’d have to wait until Fall to see another.

The reasons for this lie chiefly in the fact that series creator Bruno Heller (HBO’s Rome) and director Danny Cannon have wisely chosen to give this TV Gotham a decidedly Christopher Nolan-ish vibe. It’s all very feature film-like with smart writing and an excellent cast that includes Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon, Donal Logue as Gordon’s shady partner Harvey Bullock and Jada Pinkett Smith as sexy/violent mid-level crime boss Fish Mooney. Also featured in the series are a slew of Batman’s most dangerous villains in their nascent forms. We meet a 12 year old Ivy Pepper/Poison Ivy, a parcour running but silent Selina Kyle/Catwoman and, briefly, an already riddle obsessed Edward Nygma/The Riddler. But the most interesting baby villain is definitely good old Oswald Cobblepot, the future Penguin played by the excellent Cory Michael Smith.

Still, even with this capable cast, the most satisfying character in the show has got to be Gotham City itself. Heller and Cannon give us an expensive looking world to play in. It’s a grimy, noisy, decaying urban space where the only thing more crooked than the crooks are the cops. It’s already a city struggling for its life while being strangled by petty and organized crime, random violence and rampant corruption. It’s pretty grim. But underneath all the soot and shadows one can see that a better city once existed and, with a little help, might one day exist again.

There’s tons more in this jam-packed pilot, but I’ll leave a little something to the imagination. Suffice it to say that this fall I’m going to lock Gotham into my DVR and you should all do the same.

NEN

Legion of Leia Profile: Comic Book and Fine Artist NEN

Today we’re chatting with NEN, a concept artist, illustrator and self-described “low brow artist who occasionally dabbles in comics​​.” NEN’s work is absolutely gorgeous and I’m proud to say that she’ll be on my Women in Media panel at the Nashville Comic Con next weekend.

Here is a little info about her work: “​NEN has worked on SHINOBI CLANS for Posthuman Studios, Project: Paradigm, and many other independent games. She has appeared in Menton3’s THE MEMORY COLLECTORS and been featured repeatedly as a cover artist for SUGAR NINJAS. Currently, NEN is illustrating for Legend of the Five Rings, Synthicide, and several other undisclosed projects. She is also preparing to return to more fine art related pursuits with a low brow gallery showing called PORTRAITS OF A DEAD GIRL related to her personal graphic novel project ISCARIOT, a surreal horror book about two Asian American girls fighting over a heart transplant.”

Check out what she has to say about sex positive feminism, working in the medium and her technique.

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Legion of Leia: You described your belief in “sex positive feminism,” which I love. Can you tell the readers more about what that means?

NEN: A woman’s view of feminism can vary drastically based on her upbringing, social climate, race, class structure, and prior sexual experience so I always have believed that feminist belief is very personal from woman to woman. For the sake of simplification, sex-positive feminism is a form of feminism where sex is not considered to be a negative thing in and of itself and is a positive, strengthening experience for a woman. Very much simplified, and again to reiterate, every woman’s views are influenced by her history and experiences through life.

For me, sex-positive feminism is about the freedom to do what one wants with who one wants without fear of judgement or shame, to identify with whatever gender one feels comfortable with whenever one feels comfortable doing it whether it is on the scale of male/female or not, to wear what one likes because one likes it and not because one is adhering to a construct of what is deemed acceptable or sexy by a patriarchal society, and to pretty much just do as one will without fear of backlash, shame, or violence in reaction to ones choices. I don’t believe that all consensual sex is positive sex, but I also don’t think that sex or anything relating to sex is something to be ashamed of. The stigma attached to sex and the silence with which the majority approaches it would be better served with openness and acceptance, but that would get in the way of shame. I believe that shame is the primary vehicle through which cis-women, trans-women, and anyone who even identifies as female even 10% of the time are controlled. The goal of feminism, for me, is to overcome that climate of shame and step beyond it, to take control of how I portray myself, and to not feel ashamed for any decision I make, sexual or not.

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Legion of Leia: There is quite a negative climate in terms of women in comics these days. You have companies that both court female readers and then show them things like the Spiderwoman variant cover. What do you think is the reason for this and what can we do to change it?

NEN: I believe quite strongly that in order to truly support female readership, one has to support female creators and creators who are making a genuine effort to create women in the media. Not “strong female characters”. But female protagonists. Female antagonists. Any sort of woman who makes a decision that doesn’t immediately validate or seek the approval of a man. I’ve talked about this a lot in the multi-cultural panels I’ve chatted on where a lot of the primary focus is on how comics have been changing the race of a character to be more palatable to minorities, and I do believe that very little of it is genuine. I think most of it is marketing ploys in order to reach past the typical white male audience of comics– and I don’t think that the way that women are treated in mainstream comics is much different. In order for us to break out of this cycle of creating “strong female characters” we need to focus on telling new stories and not retelling old ones. Women have a point of view and we are in a position to publish, to draw, to write, to speak our minds. All anyone else has to do is listen. All anyone else has to do is read.

We can create a new mythos that challenges what it is to be a “strong female character” and show everyone that you don’t have to be a cisgendered man to be a hero.

Legion of Leia: How did you get into art and what influenced your style?

NEN: When I was a kid, I actually collected X-Men cards with my father. He died when I was nine. I kinda reclused after that, creating my own characters and stories and constantly drawing things. My style is definitely influenced by my multi racial background and my endeavor to find identity with my Asian side and figure out where I stood in that.

Legion of Leia: I read that you work in traditional mediums and rarely digitally. Can you talk about your process?

NEN: I work entirely in watercolor and ink. Typically, I’ll design the character that I’m going to use separately, then I pencil the composition, ink it, and then paint it. On average, it takes about forty hours to complete a painting, but it can take up to 150 depending on the size and the amount of detail involved.

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Legion of Leia: Who was the first sci-fi/fantasy character you connected to as a kid?

NEN: The first character I really connected with as a kid was Alita from Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel. She began very vulnerable and became stronger and more independent as she realized that she was really ultimately abandoned and had to stand alone. She is still very close to my heart.

Legion of Leia: What are you working on now?

NEN: Currently, I’m working on a few cards for Legend of the Five Rings and am working on a few RPG source books that I can’t really discuss just yet. I’m also working on my personal graphic novel project Iscariot and an accompanying low brow gallery showing.

Legion of Leia: What other comic book artists should we be watching?

NEN: I really like the work of Templesmith and Menton3. My friend Joe Dragunas also does a super cool pen and ink comic called The Sires of Time. I don’t follow a lot of comic artists, mostly painters like Brom, Yoshitaka Amano, and Takato Yamamoto.

Check out NEN’s art here:

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Watch Emma Watson’s Speech on Feminism for the HeForShe Campaign

Hermione, you really are the brightest witch of your age. Legion, TheMarySue posted this video from a tipster of UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson giving a speech on feminism for the HeForShe Campaign.

On their official site, the HeForShe Campaign explains, “The movement for gender equality was originally conceived as a struggle led only for women by women. In recent years, men have begun to stand-up in addressing inequalities and discrimination faced by women and girls. Now it’s time to unify our efforts.

This speech is amazing. Watch it. Watson knocks it out of the park.

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GGA: The 7 Best Sci Fi Quotes and Fantasy Quotes of the Week – #12

Our friend Audrey Kearns from Geek Girl Authority just posted her weekly Best Sci-Fi Quotes and Fantasy Quotes of the Week! Check it out!

Welcome to The Best Sci Fi Quotes and Fantasy Quotes of the Week – #12. We have some variety this week and over the next few weeks, there should be even more as all our fave TV shows roll out their new seasons. I’m looking forward to a Fall season of sitting on my butt in front of the television. Yep.

Enjoy!!

7. EXTANT

Astronaut Katie: There was no way I was going to be rescued in time.

Astronaut Sean: But you were.

Astronaut Katie: Yeah, by the freaking French.
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6. HIGH MOON

Leon: Somebody cut that?

Marty: Sabotage.

Leon: Probably the Russians.

Marty: They are history’s villains
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5. MANHATTAN

Paul: Well, is it true?

Glen: The opposite of a fact is a falsehood. The opposite of one profound truth may well be another profound truth.

Paul: What does that mean?

Glen: I don’t know I haven’t had my coffee yet.
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4. DOCTOR WHO

Clara: Did we come to end of the universe because of a nursery rhyme?
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3. Z NATION

Garnett: When was the last time you made contact with them?

Hammond: About a month ago

Warren: A month ago? That’s like two years apocalypse time!
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2. HIGH MOON

Ian: General, my job is to separate the chaff of deceit from the wheat of truth and that man is a bushel of un-shucked grain.
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1. DOCTOR WHO (tears)

Clara (to a certain young Time Lord): Listen. This is just a dream. But very clever people can hear dreams. So please just listen. I know you’re afraid, but being afraid is all right. Because didn’t anybody ever tell you? Fear is a superpower. Fear can make you faster, and cleverer and stronger. And one day, you’re going to come back to this barn and on that day, you are going to be very afraid indeed. And that’s okay, because if you’re very wise and very strong, fear doesn’t have to make you cruel or cowardly, fear can you make you kind.

It doesn’t matter if there’s nothing under the bed or in the dark so long as you know it’s okay to be afraid of it. So listen. If you listen to nothing, else listen to this. You’re always going to be afraid, even if you learn to hide it. Fear is like a companion, a constant companion always there. But that’s ok, because fear can bring us together. Fear can bring you home. I’m going to leave you something just so you’ll always remember: Fear makes companions of us all.
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The Walking Dead

Two New Trailers For The Walking Dead Season 5

AMC has released two new teaser trailers for The Walking Dead Season 5, called ‘Hunt’ and ‘You Are Not Safe.’ So, no fluffy bunnies this season? We’re jumping in shortly after the end of the last season, and things aren’t looking good. Check it out below and make sure to stay tuned for our weekly recaps by Mike Spring!

The Walking Dead Season 5 debuts on October 12 at 9 PM ET on AMC.