Archive | February, 2015

A Brief Appreciation of Leonard Nimoy

28 Feb


Like many of you in geekdom, I felt a slight bit of sadness upon hearing the recent news of Leonard Nimoy’s passing. While a lot of his friends, peers, and fans who have met him over the years have laid their own tributes as of this writing, I thought I should talk about how he influenced me. Or in this case, how his iconic performance as Spock influenced me.

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ARROW Season 3×15, “Nanda Parbat” recap

26 Feb


Welcome back, Arrowheads! A lot has gone on in Starling City since Ollie has come back (again), and most of it involves family. Thea knows about his secret vigilante persona (which she takes well) and that Malcolm made her kill Sara (which she takes badly). I have a bad feeling she’s not going to handle this alliance with her crazy father against Ra’s al Ghul very well. Meanwhile, Ollie is becoming aware he’s part of a team now than just being a team leader, Felicity is full-on helping Ray Palmer with his ATOM exo suit, and Laurel’s dad is a bit broken by a number of things that have come to light. Things are getting really dicey around Team Arrow, aren’t they? Continue reading

Take a trip with This American Journey

24 Feb

The first thing you need to know when planning a trip? Where the best diners are. And that is exactly how the route for the cross country trek at the center of Paul Blackthorne’s This American Journey begins. Which tells me that I picked the right film to watch.

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Stargate SG-1 Minicaps / Season 2, Eps. 1-4

22 Feb
The Stargate SG-1 Season Two Minicaps would like to welcome our new Goa'uld overlords.

The Stargate SG-1 Season Two Minicaps would like to welcome our new Goa’uld overlords.

Stewart here…

So at the end of season one, we had SG-1 go rogue and end up on one of Apophis’ Goa’uld pyramid ships on its way to Earth. Add to that Skarra is now Apophis’ son, Klorel, and O’Neill having to kill him, the trouble keeps piling up as Apophis and his invasion force are about to start their invasion. So how will this go down for the outmanned and outgunned SG-1? Well, let’s jump into season two and find out… Continue reading

Daytime TV is for the birds!

20 Feb

I have been sick at home since Wednesday evening… nice to be able to get the rest I need but man, is it boring! Yesterday, I discovered that TBS runs episodes of American Dad and Family Guy in the afternoon and happily spent a few hours enjoying that. Do you know what I noticed? That apparently if you are at home on a weekday watching cartoons, it is apparently because you have a drug abuse problem and you need to go seek treatment at Passages Malibu.

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ARROW Season 3×14, “The Return” recap

18 Feb


Welcome back, Arrowheads! So, Thea knows about Oliver being the Arrow! Quentin knows about Laurel being the Canary and Sara being dead! While Quentin might be off to get a drink (which, uh-oh), Ollie and Thea go off to train on Lian Yu! Also, we find out in those five years missing, Ollie has been back to Starling City, but for what?

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Guest Post!!~ Geek Mom Raising a Geek Baby

16 Feb

NerdLush friend, Jackie, is back with another guest post– this time she returns to the topic of raising a baby in a world of geek.


I’ve attempted to write this piece for several months now. It first started out as a piece on my experience taking a toddler to the Chicago Comic Con back in August. Then it evolved into a piece about finding “geek” and “super hero” clothing that’s for girls and doesn’t include a tutu. Then I sat back and realized I’ve written on both of these topics before. Continue reading

Stargate SG-1 Minicaps / Season 1, Eps. 19-21 and Season One Overview

14 Feb
The Stargate SG-1 Season One Minicaps is going out on a cliffhanger.  Deal with it.

The Stargate SG-1 Season One Minicaps is going out on a cliffhanger. Deal with it.

Stewart here…

We’ve been spending this first season with SG-1 fighting Apophis’ forces, discovering (and occasionally alienating) new civilizations, but still not closer to finding or curing Sha’re or Skarra. Well, we’ll get one step closer in this round of minicaps, so let’s jump into it… Continue reading

ARROW Season 3×13, “Canaries” recap

12 Feb


Welcome back, Arrowheads! So Ollie’s back in town to help Team Arrow, who managed to do okay without him. Then there’s Ollie aligning himself with Malcolm Merlyn so they can fight Ra’s al Ghul when he comes for them. Oh, and Thea’s DJ buddy Chase, is a League assassin. Plus, how’s Ollie going to take another woman he slept with becoming a vigilante wearing her sister’s outfit? Well, let’s all find out… Continue reading

Stargate SG-1 Minicaps / Season 1, Eps. 15-18

8 Feb
The Stargate SG-1 Season One Minicaps has not developed robot surrogates...yet.

The Stargate SG-1 Season One Minicaps has not developed robot surrogates…yet.

Stewart here…

What’s there to really recap from last time? The team has learned a lot of new things about Teal’c (surprise, he killed a lot of people under Apophis’ orders) and about how Goa’ulds reproduce (basically its like normal sex, but instead of a baby, its a tub full of larvae). Let’s see where this next round of minicaps takes us… Continue reading

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