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Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 09:21

Another promising project, another let down. Spoilers to come

Story

We meet out royal family on a technologically-shielded moon city, Attilan, and learn that they have been there for quite some time, after having fled from tensions on earth. The story then quickly proceeds to tear the protagonists apart and leave them scattered on earth to start their individual journeys. Meanwhile, Maximus, the rebel brother of king Black Bolt, is left to manipulate their home into his own.

The following 6 episodes are spent with our family forming bonds and enduring struggles of their own on earth including being lost in the wilderness, arrest, and experimentation. Through interaction with secondary characters, we learn of some of the backstory to the Inhumans and bit-by-bit they reassemble. Through a few obstacles, they return home to overthrow Maximus and take back their people.

The story’s strength lay within its integration into the wider MCU as well as its...

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Monday, November 20, 2017 - 09:33

We open up a fresh bottle of rum, braid our hair & talk about the Due South episode 'They Eat Horses, Don't They?'

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Theme Tune: Performed & Arranged by Matt Lees Music / Lyrics by Squee

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 19:53

Deadline today anounced that the release date for the Wonder Woman sequel has been brought forward by a month and a half.  Originally scheduled for December 13th 2019, as announced at SDCC'17 this year, Gal Gadot and Co will now return to the big screen on November 1st 2019.

What do you hope to see in the sequel? Let us know your thoughts over on Twitter.

(source: Deadline )

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 18:18

Netflix is adding another feather to its cap, its very own Comic Book.

Mark Millar today announced the name of the first franchise he will be working on, since Netflix bought out Millarworld back in the Summer.  Titled "The Magic Order" it will be the first comic book for Netflix, and the first new comic created by Millar since the Netflix acquisition.  

Described as "Magic meets the mob" it will be the story of "Five families of magicians sworn to protect our world for generations must battle an enemy who's picking them off one by one.  By day they live among us as our neighbors, friends and co-workers, but by night they are the sorcerers, magicians and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness"    

Due for release in Spring 2018 in both print and digital formats, the six issue run will be written by Mark Millar, with the artwork being handled by Olivier Coipel (Thor, The Avengers, The Amazing Spiderman)

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 14:36

Welcome back to The Wonky Gamer! Episode 30 Chocobo's, Foxes and Dangerous Fantasies, In this episode, we will be discussing the fallout from E3, the odd game we missed, and the ressurection of retro games, as well as some dodgy games developer practices! All this and more at the Wonky Gamer Podcast!

Please leave us your thoughts in the comments section. We have changed things up a bit this week and we'd love to hear your opinion! Also make sure to like and subscribe.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 13:10

We dive into the first episode of Due South to feature Leslie Neilson, Squee helps out Darth Vader, Diefenbaker breaks down a door & for no good reason we sing a lot.

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Theme Tune: Performed & Arranged by Matt Lees Music / Lyrics by Squee

Edited by Mike Mann

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Monday, October 30, 2017 - 12:31

Building up to the next instalment of the MCU, I couldn’t help but have a few worries. Yes, Marvel make great movies but, also yes, they have a few reoccurring troubles which I wasn’t sure if this film would avoid or not. Rather than posting the concerns, I thought I’d review the film considering them. I’ve linked to the full details of those concerns in an appendix/footnotes style. A few very minor spoilers ahead but let’s get on with it.

Worry 1: the plot with be fragment and/or chaotic (1)

We are introduced to a Ragnarok storyline with a thoroughly well embedded Planet Hulk subplot. The two are weaved together nicely and Hulk’s story does not feel gratuitous in the slightest. The story itself gives us some idea of what Thor and Banner have been up to for 2 years as well as the status quo of Asgard in general. The pacing is fast but this does not put off the viewer at all. Through the introduction of Hela, we are granted an expanded glimpse into the history of the...

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Monday, October 30, 2017 - 09:20

My second ever con fell on my birthday weekend and as such a group of 6 of us took to Glasgow for some time away to nerd-up and chill-out. This time I decided to give cosplay a go and spent the summer on and off planning and building myself a reasonable Adrian Toombes (“Vulture”; Spiderman: homecoming) costume. It’s not the most amazing but given that it was my first go at this I am quite proud. The con itself was another exciting demonstration of the vast array of nerdery and the cosplay lived up to this. From casual dressers to occupational cosplayers and from niche subcultures through to Marvel and WWE we had it all. Particularly well represented were Deadpools, Spidermans, Harley Quinns, and Ricks. But enough of that, what about the strengths and weaknesses of the con as a whole?

Location/Venue

The location was the SECC which was easy to access by both road and train. There was ample parking available both directly at the venue but also 10mins away at the Glasgow...

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 14:24

This film caught my eye upon first viewing the trailer. Having enjoyed biopics/semi-biographical films such as Creation (Charles Darwin), Finding Neverland (J M Barrie), and Black Mass (Whitey Bulger), the idea of a human story behind one of the most beloved childhood stories seemed a sure bet. What I experienced did not let down and whilst it was not perfect it was a warming, enjoyable, and emotionally engaging story.

We meet A. A. Milne post-world war one, despondent with the way people are acting as if nothing happened and sure of humanity repeating their mistakes. Through the struggles of family and the world, we experience the journeys of both Milne and his son Christopher which ultimately leads to the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories. The principle characters are wonderful, engaging, and convincing from the start. From the troubled but good intentioned Alan Milne (Domhnall Gleeson, About Time), through the detestable Daphne de Selincourte (Margot Robbie, Suicide...

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:07

Hello, and welcome to a very special edition of NerdVsWorld.  On this episode I chat with Pop Music Academic and Pop Culture Nerd, Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, about her latest book “Why Vinyl Matters.”

In “Why Vinyl Matters”, Jen chats with some great and notable names within the music industry (Henry Rollins, Lars Ulrich, Nick Hornby, Norman Cook, Fat Mike.. and many more) about their memories of vinyl.

We discuss these memories on the podcast, looking at how one’s connection to creating music can affect the way in which you idolise the vinyl medium. We also talk about the similarities between record collectors and comic collectors, how our collections help define us, the love for physical media, and what comic shops could learn from the resurgence and relevance of the modern record shop.

Jen also adds her Five Films to our “NerdVsWorld Films You Have to See” list.

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