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New ‘Galaxy Quest’ Series Coming to Television


Paramount Television announced that they are working on a TV series based on ‘Galaxy Quest’. Pretty much every ‘Star Trek’ fan, if not every sci-fi fan, holds this sci-fi comedy in very high regard–perhaps second only to ‘Spaceballs’. Continue reading

Talking on the Set With the Cast of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ (Part 1)


Two weeks ago, Matt Blum got to visit the set of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and talk with some of the cast. Find out some of the details in this first part of the coverage of that event. Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: Wundercub Educational Temporary Tattoos


My two-year-old son loves temporary tattoos. The fact that my wife and I both have several tattoos probably doesn’t hurt, but a love of temporary skin art seems to be almost universal with kids. Wundercub will make kids’ love of temporary tattoos into a learning tool. Continue reading

Why Should Dads Read With Their Kids? I’m Glad You Asked …

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The statement “It’s important for dads to read with their kids” sounds painfully obvious, but, even though I’m a dad myself, I find myself saying that phrase more often than I’d like, and in more ways than you’d think. Continue reading

Make Wearable Art With Klutz’s ‘Shrink & Link Jewelry’

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I know I’m not the only one who has very fond memories of making things out of Shrinky Dinks as a kid. I recall only the pre-patterned pieces, though, themed for whatever was big at the time. There were so many. ‘Peanuts,’ ‘Garfield,’ ‘Smurfs,’ even ‘Mork & Mindy’ and ‘Buck Rogers.’ It wasn’t until I was an adult that I found plain sheets of the shrink plastic—even though they did exist when I was kid—but I was at a loss for what to draw on them. I needed ideas for projects. Still do. Continue reading

Razor’s Crazy Cart Brings ‘Mario Kart’ to Life

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Have you ever wished ‘Mario Kart’ were real? Of course you have. We all have. Well, it’s time to set up the Chain Chomps and prepare the turtle shells and banana peels; Razor’s Crazy Cart is bringing real-life ‘Mario Kart’ to your nearest empty parking lot. Boo-yah. Continue reading

Hey You Geeks #41: Daredevil Revolutionizes, Star Wars Fans Emote


This week on the Hey You Geeks podcast, we’re taking a deeper look at ‘Daredevil,’ the new Marvel/Netflix series we would argue has revolutionized superhero storytelling. After that, we do what Hey You Geeks has done since episode one, and talk about the franchise to top all franchises: ‘Star Wars.’ Continue reading

New ‘Jurassic World’ Trailer Released


When I was eleven, Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park made a huge impact upon me. I watched it in Texas with a dozen or more family members and what seemed like 100,000 people, packing the seats around me. We’d all been drawn to the creatures we’d loved all our lives. Oh, and we also wanted to see them just go nuts. Come check out the trailer for the newest installment Jurassic World. Continue reading

‘The Captain Is Dead Episode 2: Adrift’

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So you repaired the Jump Core and escaped the hostile alien ship—but now you’re in an asteroid field. Some aliens managed to stow away and are now sabotaging the ship’s systems, and on top of that, an asteroid has knocked the Jump Core offline. Again. Welcome to ‘The Captain Is Dead,’ Episode 2: ‘Adrift.’ Continue reading

World Cosplay Summit – North American Finals Results

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This last weekend, as part of the Midwest Media Expo, I was privileged to see the North American finals for the World Cosplay Summit. Nine duos from across the United States competed to see who would win the honor of being “Team USA” at the World Cosplay Summit 2015 finals in Japan later this year. Continue reading

‘Battlestar Galactica’ Charity Event Success


Katee Sackhoff and Tricia Helfer from ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ and Kurt Yaegar and Chris Reed from ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ were in attendance for the annual Tulip Ride and ‘BSG’ screening this past weekend. The event raised over $40,000 for The Humane Society for Seattle/King County. Continue reading

Graphic Language: How to Read Comic Books With Your Kid


Comic books can be exciting, rewarding reading material for young readers. But for parents who didn’t grow up reading X-Men or going to Comic Con, they can seem confusing and intimidating. I’ve been reading comics my whole life, and I’ve had more than one parent ask me, “But how do you READ THEM? Do I go panel to panel? Do I have to read the sound effects out loud? I don’t get it.” And that’s a normal reaction. Continue reading

Full ‘Fantastic Four’ Trailer Released and It Is Very Spoilery

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The full trailer for 20th Century Fox’s ‘Fantastic Four’ features some fantastic special effects and action sequences, but also some massive spoilers. Continue reading

The Tenth Doctor Returns to TV on Disney XD


Is David Tennant your favorite Doctor? Never watched ‘Doctor Who’ but want to start? Either way, you’re in luck! Disney XD will begin airing ‘Doctor Who’ seasons two through four–the ones starring David Tennant–on May 9 with episode one, “New Earth.” Continue reading

Expand Your Town With ‘Machi Koro: Harbor’


Your little town of Machi Koro is growing, and the citizens demand more than family restaurants and orchards. How about an airport and a harbor? Seafood? ‘Machi Koro: Harbor Expansion’ brings new establishments, landmarks, and some big changes to this excellent game. Continue reading

‘The Babadook': A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

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Australian director Jennifer Kent’s 2014 horror masterpiece ‘The Babadook’ made waves at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, and continues to spark fevered interest with its recent streaming and home media release. Continue reading

Speculate With Me Through Each Shot of the ‘Force Awakens’ Teaser

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When the first 90-second teaser for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ released in November of last year, I just had to write a speculation heavy, shot-by-shot dissection for GeekDad. Well, with yesterday’s release of the second, and dare I say even better teaser trailer at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, I had to do it again. Continue reading