Stephen Colbert Explains How the Star Wars Episode VII Lightsaber Works


The teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has had the internet abuzz for a week now. It has X-Wings buzzing a lake, the Millenium Flacon playing sand tag with tie-fighters, and a rather anxious John Boyega as a stormtrooper on some desert planet somewhere. But what has stirred the most debate from the video is the shot of an (apparent) Sith lighting up a rather wicked-looking lightsaber with laser-pommel guards. Continue reading

GeekDad’s Celebrate #Rudolph50 Giveaway (Sponsored by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)


Celebrate Rudolph’s 50th Anniversary with six new books, a special hashtag and a GeekDad giveaway! Continue reading

Batman: The Complete Television Series Finally Arrives on Blu-ray


After more than 50 years, scores of Batman adaptations and complicated rights issues, the original 1960s Batman series is finally available to own. This week, Warner Brothers Home Entertainment released the long-awaited Batman: The Complete Television Series in a stunning limited edition Blu-ray. To the Batcave! Continue reading

Groovy! Evil Dead (with Bruce Campbell) Returns as a TV Show Next Year


Via a story on The Verge this afternoon, cable channel Starz will be airing a 10-episode Evil Dead series that will be a direct sequel to the original trilogy of films, and will see the return of geek-icon Bruce Campbell as Ash. Continue reading

Monsters, Robots and Masked Vigilantes: A Home Video Roundup

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As far as I’m concerned, the new fall season can’t get here fast enough. Every summer I manage to find a couple of series to get me through the doldrums, but I still tend to split most of my TV time between Netflix and Blu-ray/DVD releases of older fare. Continue reading