Geeklings, a very happy Monday to you all. It’s a new week and with that new week comes a new writing schedule for yours truly. I’m in one of those rare moments of life where I have no shows to review for Fan Fest. Like none. Zero. They’re all on break and I’m feeling kind of hollow. What is life if I can’t review television shows? I’m still sort of reeling from that incredible Mr. Robot finale and am anxiously waiting to get into a re-watch of the entire series next year with the Adorable Creature. That’s going on my Geeky Resolution List though which will follow our Best of 2017 lists.
That’s right, I’ll be spending a lot of time here this week as my writing schedule is a little freer and we’ve got tons of things to cover before we start tackling the best of the year. For example, there was this little movie called Star Wars The Last Jedi that came out and I’ve got some serious thoughts on it. Plus, our number one item in the Week In Geek has got me with tons of opinions.
To be honest, I’m kind of happy knowing that I’ll be spending a bit more time with you guys. My writing schedule this year has been pretty busy and I know at times that means I sort of neglect my duties here a bit. I’m hoping to close out the year on a strong point and build momentum for 2018 for even bigger and better things. I Am Geek is constantly expanding and 2018 will be no different. But that’s all to come, today is Monday and on Monday we do a little thing called… The Week In Geek. So, shall we?
1. Disney Buys Fox- About a month ago it was rumored that this was something that was going to happen, and just as quickly as it became a rumor it was squashed. If we know anything about Disney and the Mouse it’s they are persistent, biding their times in the shadows, and then boom the purchasing of Fox becomes a real thing again. The fact that this went through is crazy town banana pants from a business standpoint and from a fanboy standpoint. On the one hand, I can’t believe it happened. On the other hand, I wonder what this means for the entertainment industry on a whole. We’ll take a deep dive into all of this later in the week but for now let’s celebrate the fact that Marvel has control over all its characters, which was DC’s biggest bragging right. We now live in a world where the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Doctor Doom, and Galactus (the very much non-cloud planet eater) can show up in the MCU. That my friends is quite the gift… so is the fact that this could mean that we finally get blu-ray releases of the original Star Wars films before George Lucas ruined them. That, to me at least, is a bit more exciting.
2. DC Dark Nights Metal #4– It has been a full month since we had our last direct issue of the DC Dark Nights Metal series, and while there have been some tie-ins, I’ve been anxiously waiting for this series to get rolling again. The evil Batmen from the Dark Multiverse seem to have things going their way. When last we saw things Superman had fallen into a pretty mega trap because #supermanisntbatman and things are looking grim for our heroes. Issue four looks to finally include Dream, from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, who had a cameo at the end of the first issue and looks to expand his role. This book has been pedal to the floor, rock n’ roll mayhem and I can’t wait to dive back in. The Batman Who Laughs could be one of the best villains in some time. Dude is creepy as hell.
3. John Williams’s The Last Jedi score- Over the upcoming week I’m going to say a number of things about the latest Star Wars movie, and you can see some of those thoughts on a Twitter thread from Friday (@iamgeek32), but I do want to take a moment and talk about the beauty of John Williams’s score. The music of Star Wars has always been just as big a character but in The Last Jedi it perfectly ties in the past of these films with it’s present. Big moments are punctuated by old themes and new themes find footing and start to become themes for a new generation. This is some of my favorite work from Williams and only enhances the film.
4. Rick and Morty One Shots- Oni Press, the publishing company that puts out Rick and Morty comics, announced last week that we would be getting some one-shot issues on some of the side characters of Rick and Morty, much to my excitement. Characters like the Vindicators, Sleepy Gary, everyone’s favorite assassin Krombopulos Michael, and a new Pickle Rick and Jaguar adventure will all get their moment in the sun. For all of us who love Pickle Rick, if you check out the cover of the Vindicators one-shot you can see him hanging out on the shoulders of one of the heroes which raise some eyebrows considering this story would take place before they appeared on the show. While I don’t read the Rick and Morty comics, I have a very full pull list, I’m very much looking forward to picking up a few of these books to spend some time with these incredible characters. Rick and Morty is the gift that keeps on giving.
5. Bright on Netflix- Netflix is about to drop the first movie I find myself legit interested in, and no, not one of those Adam Sandler train wrecks drew my interest. Bright starring Will Smith and directed by David Ayer (yes they teamed up on the “meh” Suicide Squad) looks to blend together cop movies with fantasy elements. Orcs and wizards and magic and police lights and Will Smith cracking wise… what more could you want? The premise has me curious as it looks to be one of the first big-budget films to make its debut on Netflix. On top of that, I was a huge fan of Ayer’s movie End of Watch (ugh that movie broke me) and hope that maybe he can recapture some of that here). At the very least it could provide some of you something to watch as you’re wrapping gifts this weekend.
There you have it Geeklings. What are you looking forward to the most this week? Sound off in the comments below or on our Facebook page or you can find me on the Tweeter (@iamgeek32). Let’s geek out together!