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Category Archives: MCU
First Looks: InHumans Trailer
It’s here! The first trailer for Marvel/ABC’s television series InHumans! Click below to check it out!
It’s All Geek To Me Radio’s Guardians of the Galaxy LIVE SHOW!
We’ve been bitten by the Live show bug. On Monday night we went live on Facebook and BOTH on Our Instagram account @allgeektomeradio AND Cate’s cosplay page @Starbuck_Cosplay . The full show is now available on our Facebook page, we’ve included the link to the show and a bunch of bonus links, just because we love you so.
First Looks: SNL Posts New Trailer for Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hosting Stint
Two VERY Important things are happening in the Nerd World this weekend:
- The US release of Marvel’s Doctor Strange
- Benedict Cumberbatch is hosting Saturday Night Live
This morning SNL release a new 19-second promo video to get you ready for the Oscar-nominated star’s episode. Click below to check it out for yourselves.
Episode 96: NYCC 2016 Wrap Up!
We’re back, and only slightly worse for wear, from four glorious and fun-filled days at New York Comic Con! Naturally it only makes sense that we do a full on wrap up.
You can listen to the most recent episode of our show, (Episode 96: NYCC 2016 Wrap Up!) HERE, in archives. OR now we are on iTunes, so you can now download us directly on to your listening device of choice!
Below you can find links to some BONUS links because we love you all that much!:
Episode 93: Talking TV: Agent Carter with Captain Cosplay!
You can listen to the most recent episode of our show, (Episode 93: Talking TV: Agent Carter with Captain Cosplay!) HERE, in archives. OR now we are on iTunes, so you can now download us directly on to your listening device of choice!
This week we were joined by our amazing friend Captain Cosplay, to join us and talk all about Agent Carter and all sorts of geeky tomfoolery. Come Join the fun
Below you can find links to some BONUS links because we love you all that much!:
An Open Letter to ABC/Marvel/Disney – Agent Carter
To Whom it May Concern,
I would like to start off by saying thank you. Thank you for giving us two seasons worth of this amazing female character headlining a show that we have come to cherish. Thank you for making her relatable, for making her human and for making her kick ass like the best of the boys. Thank you for lines like “I know my value” and “Do as Peggy says.” Thank you for casting the abundant talent such as Hayley Atwell, Lyndsy Fonseca, Bridget Reagan, Wynn Everett, Lesley Boone, Lotte Verbeek and so many others. Thank you for giving us more than just a television show, but a moral compass to live our own lives by. Most importantly, thank you for giving Agent Peggy Carter a shot.
I have had the question posed to me many times over the last year, ‘why do you like Agent Carter?’ My answers always vary because there are too many reasons to list in a quick conversation, but ultimately it comes down to the line that I hear most quoted from season one of the series, “I know my value.” I have met many friends since I began watching Agent Carter and cosplaying Agent Carter that have regaled me with stories of just how much that line, this character and this show meant to them while they went through X, Y, or Z. Peggy Carter has made the women of the world sit up and say to themselves, “I know my value” which, pun fully intended, is more valuable than you can imagine. We live in a world that tells us how we should be, how we should act, how we should dress and that we are worth nothing without a pretty face. The mainstream media beats us over the head with it the moment we are old enough to comprehend the difference between girls and boys. And why should there be a difference? Why should there be ‘girl’ toys and ‘boy’ toys or ‘girl’ colors and ‘boy’ colors? Why are we put into a box by society when all we want is to be ourselves outside of that box and beyond our reach?
This season of Agent Carter has put some serious issues that women face just there: in our faces. We watched this season (SPOILER WARNING) in a flash back as Peggy was placed inside the box of a ‘perfect lady’ by her mother and by 1930’s-1940’s society when what she really wanted, who she really was, was to have adventures of her own, on her own terms. How many of us are put into a box by society, our families and the world around us when what we really want is to create our own adventure that we call life? If you wanted your show to say something, it has said something huge: “Ladies, know your value.” The sexism, the racial issues, the friendships, all of these are secondary to the importance of knowing and loving oneself. Peggy Carter is flawed just like every other woman on this planet. She has fears, she loves, she hates, and she messes up. She is every woman.
Now let me touch on the other important issues that the wonderfully talented creators of your show, Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, have put on the screen. Firstly, outside of the good vs. evil struggle, no women are in competition with each other. In a world where women constantly try to one-up each other to get ahead, it is refreshing to see two women able to be friends or colleagues and do nothing but lift each other up and support each other. Whether you know if or not, we the fans take that to heart. Communities have formed on the internet that bring like-minded women (and men) together from across the globe because of our mutual admiration, love and respect for Agent Carter. We strive to be more like her, to treat each other the same way that she treats other women. Not once has she looked down at another woman because she chose to be a waitress, a phone operator or a nurse like society told them to and that in itself is stunning.
Secondly, we’ve seen an increase in the diversity of the show. Last season there was a lack of much diversity and we the fans were so pleased to see that change this season. The way that it was handled was perfect and making our girl Peggy stand up for what is right, angrily and very strongly, in the face of the social issues of the time just made us love her more. Having a man of color be a love interest for her and to make her colorblind was brilliant and touched on our own social and diversity issues going on at this very moment in time. Your show so smartly puts these issues right in our faces and makes us realize we aren’t really all that different than we were 70 years ago and that is a problem we need to strive to change. We need to be colorblind and gender-blind like our best girl Peggy.
The importance of a television show may seem trivial to some, but is it any less an art form than theatre, music, literature or painting? A song can inspire, live theatre can cause an uprising, paintings move the soul. So can television. Television shows like your show are so important whether the so-called ‘numbers’ are there or not. The big picture that Agent Carter is creating is important. Young women, older women, women of a certain age, teenage girls and young girls all need a heroine like Peggy Carter. We need to know that knowing our value, standing up for what we feel is right and having our own mind are things to be nurtured, not hindered or squeezed into the societal box. Agent Carter tells us that this is acceptable. If there was ever a reason for a show to be on and kept on TV, the future of our young women is it.
Please give this beautiful show another season. Keep it in the same season slot that it is in, lessen the episodes if you must, but, I beg you, give us a third season. Give Agent Peggy Carter another shot and allow the women of the world to know their value for a third year in a row.
New Marvel Pilot for ABC to star Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood
You read that post title correctly, geeks, I promise. Back in April there was a rumor floating around the inter webs that Marvel was going to do an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff, but nothing much came of that news. Now, they have changed their course, as it were, and are ordering a Mockingbird-centric pilot. But wait, there’s more! Said pilot will be titled Marvel’s Most Wanted and center around Bobbi Morse and her on-again-off-again relationship with none other than Nick Bloods Lance Hunter.