Unless you live under a SyFy rock, you have heard that the beloved series The X-Files, originally created by Chris Carter, starring Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, has been released as a new comic series. For months I patiently awaited the day that The X-Files season 10 issue #1 was released. Not only is it the first comic that I have ever pre-ordered, but it is the first comic that I have ever owned. (This has since been rectified, but still, it was a momentous first.) June 19th came and went and I waited patiently for my boarded and bagged copy to come in the mail. I tore into the envelope with vigor only to stop … and realize that I had my comic boarded and bagged and it was sealed with a nifty tfaw.com sticker … I just couldn’t open it. It’s issue ONE. You don’t soil issue #1 with hand oils and the light of day! Good God, man! Well, needless to say, I have since cracked it open, letting it be a comic before it gets put away for 30+ years for my children to find and think ‘why was this important?’
It was said this weekend at San Diego Comic Con by one Chris Carter that the comics will take on their own lore and their own mythology. This is true from the third page as we are introduced to ‘the Blakes’ formerly known as ‘Spooky’ Fox Mulder and Dr. Dana Scully. It seems as though the storyline picks up sometime after the last movie (with Scully having taken to her old 90’s hair cut) with Mulder and Scully in witsec being visited by dear old Skinner to warn them that someone may be after them. The story quickly escalates as William is brought up in an emotional conversation between our dynamic duo and Scully runs away to bury herself in work.
Without giving away the entire story of this issue (it is, after all, only 22 short pages), let me just say that for any Phile out there thinking about picking up this comic … try to buy a few issues at a time if you can. The plot quickly thickens and just when you become engrossed, you are left off until the next issue arrives in another month. I cannot wait to see where this goes and just what Mulder and Scully get themselves up to and into. The dialogue is the same snappy techno-garble we are used to from the original TV series which makes it that much easier to welcome our old FBI agents back from their sabbatical. With Mulder taking on a new profession and a rather terrifyingly drawn nemesis, I am pretty sure this will be the comic I walk into work and ask my boss at the comic shop ‘did it come yet? DID IT COME YET?’ Stop by your local comic shop and start a subscription. You won’t be sorry!
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So this year Nerd HQ is hosting a Serenity viewing at Petco Park, with Nathan Fillion and Alan Tyduk, which let’s be honest, sounds EPIC.
However, as fabulous as Nerd HQ is about streaming their Conversations for a Cause panels live, so those of us not in attendance can share in the joy, we here at It’s All Geek To Me, doubt they will be streaming the film.
Being as we are both big Firefly/Serenity fans, we decided not to let that spoil the fun. We are going have our own little viewing, and you are all invited.
We will be showing simultaneously with the Nerd HQ viewing, so for those of you on the East Coast that’s 12am (late Saturday night/Sunday morning). We will be live tweeting with fun facts, trivia and assorted Browncoat geekery, so make sure you are following us on twitter at @AllGeek2MeRadio You can also check out our Facebook page for more details.
Go on, grab your beloved BluRay/DVD, or for those of you who don’t own a copy, queue up your Netflix, and enjoy sharing in the experience with us and fellow geeklings.
For those of us geeks who can not be in attendance at SDCC this year, the free livestreams of panels are a godsend. Since it’s inception Nerd HQ, has always provided those of those of us on the interweb with a link to watch their Conversations for a Cause panels, for which we will ever be grateful. Below are the East Coast times for this year’s Nerd HQ panels/events happening at SDCC.
12pm – Psych
2:30pm – Seth Green & Stoopid Buddy
5:45pm – NASA JPL
7pm – Maze Runner
8pm – PBS Sherlock
9pm – Zac Levi
12:30pm – Hannibal
2pm – Zac Levi & Mystery Guests
3:15pm – I, Frankenstein
6pm – Orphan Black
6:30pm – RIDDICK
7:15pm – 300: Rise of an Empire
8:15pm – Joe Manganiello
9:30pm – Haven
1pm – Joss Whedon
2:30pm – The Thrilling Adventure Hour
3:45pm – Tiny Commando
5pm – Doctor Who
6pm – Kickass 2
7pm – Evangeline Lily
8:15pm – NTSF/Childrens Hospital
12am – Serenity in Park with Nathan Fillion & Alan Tudyk (not a livestream panel)
2pm – Nathan Fillion
3:30pm – Nathan Fillion #2
5pm – Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles
More panels, info and livestream links to follow, so keep checking back!
Ladies and gentlemen, the time is finally upon us. The time for throngs of people to come together to celebrate collective geekery. To watch previews of upcoming movies and shows. To hear panels from your favorite actors/writers/authors/artists. To dress up as your favorite characters and act a little kooky.
That’s right, it is time for the masses to defend upon San Diego, California for SDCC 2013. Yeay!Except, what if you, like us, are one of the millions of geeklings who aren’t there? Fear not, we are here to help ease the pain. Two years ago, we created what we have lovingly dubbed SDCC from NYC. With the emergence of Nerd HQ, who amazingly live streams all their panels, we were now able to share in the fun, so we took to Twitter.Once again, we will be tweeting thoughts, reactions and random geekery, this time from our new joint account, which you should follow by the way, @allgeek2meradio
with the hashtag #SDCCfromNYC. However, this year we are taking it a step further by launching our new podcast/radio show It’s All Geek to Me. Stay tuned for first air date.
Between the two of us we have a vast and varied knowledge of pop culture, which is one of or favorite things to talk about. We’re gonna be coming to you weekly talking about all sorts of things, like tv, movies, comics, theatre, and just about everything in between. It is a great time to be a geek, and we want to celebrate that with you. So join us for fun and mild debauchery.
-Cate & EM