Nerdy News

A few blog-worthy bits of Nerdy News today…

Via we have this lovely Watchmen cover from this weeks Entertainment Weekly. Likely one of the many that will be appearing between now and when it’s released in 2009, this one in particular seems to be filled with nerdy bits. Star Trek, Terminator and more!? I’m sold. Here is the link to the article itself online with some other pictures.

Of course your Watchmen fix could not be complete without seeing the first trailer which Apple posted today. I haven’t watched it yet actually, I’m waiting until I see it in theaters before The Dark Knight this weekend.


Once again, The Sun has solidified it’s foothold as one of the most dedicated media outlets in the world. They’ve discovered our sweet, charming Black Canary has dabbled in S&M. I know, I know, it’s tough to hear. Personally, I’m holding back tears. Not our Dinah!

They’re actually reporting that the Christian Voice has an issue with this new Black Canary doll. She’s part of Mattel’s fall line of collector edition Barbie’s that also include Batgirl, Supergirl, Wonder Woman and some REALLY creepy baby dolls of Batman and Catwoman.

“Barbie has always been on the tarty side and this is taking it too far,” the Christian Voice said, “A children’s doll in sexually suggestive clothing is irresponsible – it’s filth.”

Sigh. Where are the days of innocent Malibu Barbie? Oh wait, we all know how well THAT turned out.


And last, but not least, it is my pleasure to inform you that a geek-filled show from Britain is about to be available in the U.S. Oh yeah, I’m talking about Spaced.

I remembered seeing it was going on-sale months ago but completely forgot about it until Freakgirl and Geekboy reminded me today. I was turned on to Spaced this year by my boyfriend and a few other friends who told me I’d love it. I’m usually hesitant when people push something on me like that but I eventually gave in and…I loved it of course.

It’s a fairly simple comedy, starring Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson (Hynes) about a girl and a guy who pretend do be seeing each other in order to get an apartment. Throw in a few crazy neighbors, two best friends and almost non-stop geek references and you’ve got yourself a winner. There were two seasons but they are both on this version coming out Tuesday.

If you’ve never seen the show, do yourself a favor and just buy it. I can’t give you a money-back guarantee but I’m pretty confident in saying you’d be making a fine purchase. But if that’s not good enough you can get your look at the series on BBC America starting July 21 at 3 a.m. Ok, you might have to DVR those, you’re not all night owls like me.

6 Responses to “Nerdy News”

  1. there is a real sense of irony having the Watchmen on the cover of EW.

  2. superduperman says:

    I think it’s the fishnets. Wait! OMG! She’s a skank!! What in hell is this world coming to?! Fishnets? On Barbie?!!

    Think of the children! Oh, won’t somebody please think of the children!

    For the dude who complained.. quoting the great GREAT Shatner..


    Now, back to my Saturday morning toons.

  3. Of course you’d love it Kev. :P

    Not even that guys but most of the Barbie’s I had growing up wore less than that Black Canary one or had more questionable attire in general. I don’t know why they decided to pick on her. She’s gonna kick their ass!

  4. Earth-2 Randy says:

    All the problems in the world and they’re getting up in arms about a doll based on Black Canary.

    Crazy world.

  5. GeekBoy says:

    Love me some Spaced.

    And that EW cover makes me glad that Freakgirl has a subscription!

    Meanwhile, until Mattel comes out with a Jenna Jameson line of Barbie, the Christian Voice just needs to calm down. Go after that skeezy Bratz cartoon or something.

  6. Kevo says:

    New generation Barbie doesn’t look too bad. :-P