Episode 86: SDCC From NYC Wrap up!

Episode 86:  SDCC From NYC Wrap up!

You can listen to the most recent episode of our show, (Episode 86:  SDCC From NYC 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 of the things we discussed as well as Bonus content on all things SDCC.

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SDCC From NYC East Cost Times for West Coast Panels

SDCC From NYC East Cost Times for West Coast Panels

It’s that time of year again CON TIME! SDCC is back, and for those of us not lucky enough to be in attendance, the free livestreams of panels are our geeky life blood. Since it’s inception Nerd HQ, has always provided those of those of us on the interweb with a link to watch their amazing Conversations for a Cause panels, allowing geeklings all over the world to partake in the joy that is the annual convention. Last night,  Nerd HQ released some of their panel times, which of course are all listed in PT.

But because we over here at It’s All Geek to Me love you so much, once again we decided to make it a little easier for you you east coasters to catch the panels you really wanna see. After the cut you can find the East Coast times for this year’s Nerd HQ panels/events happening at SDCC.

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Sherlock Titans 221B Baker Street Collection

Sherlock Titans 221B Baker Street Collection

Fans of the BBC’s Sherlock, and the sultry voiced Benedict Cumberbatch alike REJOICE! Titan has announced that they will be releasing blind box figures of the hit series, due out in September 2015. Click more for concept art and ordering info.

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Episode 65: Mid-Season Break, Boo Hiss

Episode 65: Mid-Season Break, Boo Hiss

You can listen to the most recent episode of our show, (Episode 65: Mid-Season Break, Boo Hiss) HERE, in archives. OR now we are on iTunes, so you can now download us directly on to your listening device of choice!

 

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Fave Five Fridays: Pilots Edition

Fave Five Fridays: Pilots Edition

Happy Friday Geeklings! Since we have TONS of fall tv, both new and returning starting up next week, we decided to take a mo-mo and come up with our fave pilots for this week’s Fave Five Friday.

Keep in mind, we are only talking about pilots here. Some shows have great pilots and then end up being horrible, and then others have not so great pilots, but go on to be awesome shows. So here they are, in no particular order, Click below to check it out:

Fave Five Friday’s Pilots

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1) Arrow “Pilot” (CW, 2012-)

Ok, to be fair I may have been predisposed to love this show. I mean a superhero show, starring Stephen Amell, who let’s be honest is pretty easy on the eyes, what’s not to like? But over all the show’s pilot was really strong full of just the right amount of action and mystery to keep me wanting more. And the reveal at the end?

2) The River “Magus” (ABC, 2012)

I always thought The River got a bum rap. The series ran for only  8 episodes and was one of the creepiest things I’ve seen on tv. Seriously, if you haven’t seen this show, you should, just don’t watch it late at night…trust me. “Magus” was just the right amount of sinister to get you invested and creeped out. Bonus: the show starred Paul Blackthorne aka Det. Quentin Lance, 2012 was a big year for Mr. Blackthorne.

3) Psych “Pilot” (USA, 2006-2014)

There is a reason Psych was one of USA’s longest running shows, it was good wacky fun right from the start. It’s clear from the very first episode that this is a show that doesn’t take itself too seriously. I’m a sucker for witty fast-paced dialogue and James Roday is both hysterical and utterly charming as Shawn Spencer.

 

4) Awkward “Pilot” (MTV, 2011-)

This is a perfect example of a wonderful pilot, of a show that ended up awful. I was OBSESSED with this show it’s first season. The pilot was fun and quirky, yet some how even with it’s slightly ridiculous pretense, can still be really relatable. And, Brett Davern’s Jake Rosati is the perfect High School Dreamboat. [Please Note: Brett Davern is of legal age so crushing on him is not as creepy as it seems]

 

5) Sherlock “A Study in Pink” (2010-)

I have often said, “Brits do it better…”, this is a prime example of British Awesomeness. A brilliant cast starring, the then pretty much unknown, Benedict Cumberbatch, and the creative brilliance of Steven Moffat & Mark Gatiss, it would be hard to go wrong. The modernization of classic tales made them easily accessible to a wider audience. Plus “A Study in Pink” lead to this Brilliant gif.

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1) Downton Abbey “Episode #1.1” (BBC, 2010-)

Possibly the greatest pilot I have ever watched. This pilot kept me watching this show and sucked me in ten minutes in. There was no awkward ‘we’re just trying to pitch to a network, so this is jumbled information’. It was perfect and fanatic-inducing. Bravo, BBC.

2) Castle “Flowers For Your Grave” (ABC, 2009-)

Yea, okay. Watching this pilot now, 6 seasons and an epic love story later, it is laughable. But laughable in a fabulous way. Beckett was a redhead, Castle was a scruff-faced lothario and the precinct was actually two different precincts! This is also the only episode of the show (half of it, really) that was filmed in NYC. It is amazing how far this show and the have come in 6 seasons.

3) Firefly “Serenity” (FOX, 2002-2003)

So, when The Almighty Fox originally aired Firefly, they chose not to air the two-hour pilot, but to make the first episode viewers got to see ‘Train Job’ … Mm, yea. Bonehead move. This pilot shows us who our crew of misfits were before we knew them. It answers a lot of questions about these people who make us understand why they do what they do. How do you learn to love characters you aren’t introduced to? Exactly.

4) The X Files “Pilot” (FOX, 1993-2002)

Guys, this pilot. Oh, this pilot. Scully was a brunette, Mulder was baby-faced and Cigarette Smoking Man was just an extra. This is pure 1993 at its finest. I love this pilot for so many reasons, but mostly because it is the beginning of something iconic.

5) The Fall “Dark Decent”  (BBC, 2013-)

You all have heard me talk about this show. The pilot starts out very slow. We slowly meet Stella Gibson, Our serial killer, Peter and his first victim. We get to know her, like her, what her hopes are. And then we watch him kill her. This show portrays women in such a different light than any crime drama I have ever watched. Our lead character is in charge of more than just the police station, she is in charge of her femininity, her sexuality and she isn’t ashamed or afraid of it. She very obviously holds all the power and what a thing that is.

Episode 44: The Fall Line Up!

Episode 44: The Fall Line Up!

You can listen to the most recent episode of our show, (Episode 44: The Fall Line Up!) HERE, in archives.

And below you can find links to some of the things we talked about on the show:

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