Posts Tagged ‘Chuck’

geekgasm

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Went to see Star Trek on the weekend. Enjoyment was obtained. Overall, the actor selections were equal to our collective nostalgia – Chris Pine is a nice bit of toffee, and Zachary Quinto was made for the part. These two carried the show, as they should. Karl Urban and Simon Pegg brought great guffahs as McCoy and Scottie. John Cho got more action in this movie than Sulu did during the original series, I think. Zoe Saldana is beautiful and the role was meant to bring more “power” to Uhura’s part in the team, but she still seemed pretty superfluous. Though there is the connection to Spock that mostly worked even though the origins and duration were left off-screen–nevertheless, it was more about what makes Spock than what makes her.

The opening sequence wherein we see Kirk’s father was some pretty good film – visually stunning, it was surprisingly emotional and brought everyone in from the get-go.

The visual effects were pretty spectacular throughout, actually (though if that was a “mining ship”, I’d hate to see what the Romulans were spending on their primary fleet). Few too many scenes with Kirk hanging by his hands over a precipice and being choked (sometimes in the same scene). Minor quibbles, though, really.

There was enough there for Trekkies and for newbs. I think I clapped a couple of times in the middle. I know some people aren’t too happy with the alternate timeline, and I think there’s a point to be made that there was a little too much time with Spock Prime.

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Still and all, what makes the weekend absolutely a geekgasm is…

1. Dollhouse is renewed

2. Chuck is renewed.

Ahw00t!

get yer geek on

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Looks like Chuck is renewed!

Chuck!

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The Interwebs seem concerned that Chuck won’t be renewed, but I can’t see how this could be so. This show is about the most nerdgastic 60 minutes on television. I mean it’s not even Fox, so there must be a chance, right?

An old-skool arcade geeks battled it out in the middle of Buy-More with a secret code embedded in Tom Sawyer. Eating a urinal puck in a showdown of dare. Using a borrowed down payment for an apartment on a 1982 Delorean. A wedding started with Mr Roboto and ended with Kung Fu (in sneakers).

Long live the Nerd Herd.

Geektastic

Monday, October 27th, 2008

I’ve just watched an episode of Chuck that is bound to become a classic. Chuck discovers the key to beating “Missile Command” is a mathematical algorithm hidden in Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” in front of a crowd of 40-year old game geeks at the Buy More.

He saves the world with the kill screen because the game was hooked up to a real missile. Natch.

Wink at the end to the Canadian quarter.