Monday, May 26, 2014

2014 Summer TV Part 2: EXTANT, THE STRAIN, OUTLANDER, UNDER THE DOME



Are women floating and working and being alone in space a thing?  Cause I feel like CBS is trying to take some of Alfonso Cuaron's juju by premiering a series starring another well known actresss.  Halle Berry is the astronaut on a lone mission, but comes back with some problems to deal with - EXTANT.  I won't spoil it for you, but if you do want to know what Halle has to deal with just look at the trailer.  I'm liking the fact that this looks like some real science fiction, and with a woman of color in the lead.  You probably know how truly rare that is.  The show actually looks deep.  Spielberg is Exec. Producer so it might have that special something.  EXTANT premieres July 9th at 9pm est.  And the week before, look for the return of UNDER THE DOME on June 30th at 10pm.  Stephen King is actually writing and extending the story beyond his original book.




Next up is Guellarmo del Toro's THE STRAIN, based on his and Chuck Hogen's novel trilogy.  There hasn't been much of a look into the show, but the teasers are creepy.  Check the one below to see what I mean.  I haven't read the books either, but the story deals with virus outbreaks and vampirism.  With Guellermo and FX behind it, I couldn't ask for more.  Look for the premiere on July 13th at 10pm est.



And on August 9th, another female lead takes a trip.  Not into space, but backwards through time.  Starz is featuring its new series - OUTLANDER.  Claire, played by Caitriona Balfe, is thrown back in time from 1945 to 1743.  She doesn't know why, but she's dropped in the middle of a war and has to figure out how to survive.  The story is based on the books by Diana Galbadon.



Stay tuned for 2014 Summer TV Part 3.



2014 Summer TV Part 1: WHETON, DEFIANCE, DOMINION, THE LAST SHIP, FALLING SKIES, CROSSBONES



SYFY has a couple new shows coming soon.  One of them actually starts this week (of this posting).  THE WILL WHEATON PROJECT is a show hosted by Will Wheaton, as you can tell by the title.  You remember the kid from Star Trek that always wanted to be with Picard and the ship's command. Yes, that Will Wheton.  Now he's piloting his own show, but we will have to find out if it flies to the stars or burns in the upper atmosphere.  Look for it airing on May 27th at 10pm est.  It's a World of Science Fiction in 30 Minutes. Their tagline, not mine.

Another show coming this Summer to Syfy is DOMINION.  Out of the two, this is actually more interesting to me.  I am skeptical.  But they do have my attention with the dystopian future that's set 25 years after the film Legion (2010).  It's the fact that the show is based on that wish-washy Angels vs Man film that makes me question if it will be a good series.  But the more I see of the show and the cast, the more I'm wondering if my judgements are misplaced.  Look for this coming in June 19th at 9pm est.

And coming back for the Summer for its second season is DEFIANCE.  I don't think the show hit its potential the first season, but I still liked the direction they went with, and the characters they featured.  It airs June 19th at 10pm est., right after Dominion.




TNT is premiering its 4th season of FALLING SKIES, which is coming back June 22 at 10pm est.  I didn't think the show would last, but by the second season, the humans vs. aliens drama found its legs and started running.  At least that's the report I get back from my fellow geeks that watch the show.  I plan on catching up.

And the network named after dynamite is also premiering another dystopian future show on the same night called THE LAST SHIP, where a virus has decimated the earth's population and a lone navel vessel has to find the cure.  Micheal Bay is producing this one, so don't be surprised at the amount of explosions.  Actually, from the trailer, there will be action, but probably more drama than giant robots.  Look for it on June 22 at 9pm before Falling Skies.





For you fans that like your action with a little more Swordplay than aliens and angels; there are two period shows coming this summer. One is a pirate adventure airing on NBC this week called CROSSBONES.  I featured it previously when posting the trailer Here.  I'm going to check this out because of two reasons - John Malkovich is playing Black Beard in a way I've never seen.  And there is a new and beautiful face with a sword in hand that might be the Michonne of this high seas series - Tracy Ifeachor is playing a character by the name of Nenna.  She's had minor roles in Doctor Who and other TV shows, but I think she, and some other new faces, might make an impact. Look for it on May 30th at 10pm.






And of course what would a British television network like BBC America be without doing a series based on THE MUSKETEERS.  The interesting thing about this series though is that one of the famous fencing warriors is of mixed race.  Kind of like the original author of the Book series, Alexandre Dumas.  Look for the All For One cheer to premiere June 22nd at 9pm.







Sunday, May 25, 2014

Test Your 1980s Horror Movie Queue!


You horror fans proudly brag on how many horror films you've seen. I'm especially talking to you 80s kids that stayed up past your bedtime watching scary films on cable, or sneaking into some R rated horror film with your teen crowd. Well, let us see how you blood splatter aficionados measure up when it comes to your 1980s Horror Movie Queue. It's you comparing your horror movie history with this list of 250 horror films from the 1980s. I created the list recently from an imdb search. But if you go back and check again, the order will probably change. It depends on the voting that day.

And for you 90s Sci-fi fans, I did the same thing with Test Your 1990s Sci-fi Movie Queue, and some people were struggling to make it far down the list.

So just to give you scream junkies a chance, I'll ask you to check off and comment below on the First Three horror films you haven't seen on the list (even partially), starting with 1. The Shining. That should give you a good running start.

And because I know some of you are wondering what my first three stumpers were - 55. Paperhouse, 69. Santa Sangre, 109. The Company Of Wolves. I'm a lot better at my Sci-fi, but I'll have to go back and watch these bloody oldies.

  1. The Shining (1980)
  2. Maximum Overdrive (1986)
  3. The Lost Boys (1987)
  4. The Thing (1982)
  5. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  6. Pet Sematary (1989)
  7. The Evil Dead (1981)
  8. Poltergeist (1982)
  9. Christine (1983)
  10. Godzilla 1985: The Legend Is Reborn (1984)
  11. Gremlins (1984)
  12. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  13. They Live (1988)
  14. Fright Night (1985)
  15. Cannibal Holocaust (1980) (Much Female Violation, Trigger Warning)
  16. The Fog (1980)
  17. Child's Play (1988)
  18. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
  19. The Fly (1986)
  20. Hellraiser (1987)
  21. Re-Animator (1985)
  22. Angel Heart (1987)
  23. Friday the 13th (1980)
  24. Evil Dead II (1987)
  25. Children of the Corn (1984)
  26. The Monster Squad (1987)
  27. Videodrome (1983)
  28. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
  29. The Wraith (1986)
  30. The 'Burbs (1989)
  31. Cujo (1983)
  32. The Seventh Sign (1988)
  33. Sleepaway Camp (1983)
  34. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
  35. Scanners (1981)
  36. Jaws 3-D (1983)
  37. From Beyond (1986)
  38. Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
  39. Critters (1986)
  40. Near Dark (1987)
  41. Lifeforce (1985)
  42. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
  43. Dead Ringers (1988)
  44. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
  45. Day of the Dead (1985)
  46. Psycho II (1983)
  47. The Dead Zone (1983)
  48. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
  49. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
  50. Altered States (1980)
  51. Halloween II (1981)
  52. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
  53. The Blob (1988)
  54. Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
  55. Paperhouse (1988)
  56. House (1986)
  57. Cat People (1982)
  58. The Toxic Avenger (1984)
  59. The Hunger (1983)
  60. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
  61. The Changeling (1980)
  62. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
  63. Creepshow (1982)
  64. Swamp Thing (1982)
  65. Vampire's Kiss (1988)
  66. Prom Night (1980)
  67. Pumpkinhead (1988)
  68. The Howling (1981)
  69. Santa Sangre (1989)
  70. Prince of Darkness (1987)
  71. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
  72. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
  73. Firestarter (1984)
  74. The Entity (1982)
  75. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
  76. Night of the Comet (1984)
  77. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
  78. Poltergeist III (1988)
  79. Bad Taste (1987)
  80. The Gate (1987)
  81. Once Bitten (1985)
  82. Creepshow 2 (1987)
  83. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
  84. Silver Bullet (1985)
  85. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
  86. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
  87. Leviathan (1989)
  88. Phenomena (1985)
  89. Ghoulies (1985)
  90. Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
  91. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
  92. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
  93. Troll (1986)
  94. The Burning (1981)
  95. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
  96. Cat's Eye (1985)
  97. Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
  98. Critters 2 (1988)
  99. C.H.U.D. (1984)
  100. Maniac Cop (1988)
  101. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
  102. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
  103. Psycho III (1986)
  104. The Keep (1983)
  105. Evilspeak (1981)
  106. The Hidden (1987)
  107. High Spirits (1988)
  108. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
  109. The Company of Wolves (1984)
  110. The Stuff (1985)
  111. King Kong Lives (1986)
  112. Hobgoblins (1988)
  113. Dreamscape (1984)
  114. The Fly II (1989)
  115. Dolls (1987)
  116. Robot Jox (1989)
  117. Galaxy of Terror (1981)
  118. Lady in White (1988)
  119. Maniac (1980)
  120. Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
  121. Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)
  122. Demons (1985)
  123. Night of the Demons (1988)
  124. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
  125. Halloween 5 (1989)
  126. Night of the Creeps (1986)
  127. Vamp (1986)
  128. Cannibal Ferox (1981)
  129. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)
  130. Warlock (1989)
  131. Motel Hell (1980)
  132. Basket Case (1982)
  133. Monkey Shines (1988)
  134. Possession (1981)
  135. The Beyond (1981)
  136. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
  137. Mother's Day (1980)
  138. Nekromantik (1988)
  139. Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)
  140. Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)
  141. Shocker (1989)
  142. Ghost Story (1981)
  143. DeepStar Six (1989)
  144. Deadly Friend (1986)
  145. Future-Kill (1985)
  146. City of the Living Dead (1980)
  147. Inferno (1980)
  148. House II: The Second Story (1987)
  149. April Fool's Day (1986)
  150. Return of the Living Dead 2 (1988)
  151. Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)
  152. The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
  153. Tenebre (1982)
  154. Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)
  155. Bride of Re-Animator (1989)
  156. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
  157. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
  158. Watchers (1988)
  159. Gothic (1986)
  160. Trick or Treat (1986)
  161. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
  162. Alligator (1980)
  163. The Funhouse (1981)
  164. Waxwork (1988)
  165. Prom Night II (1987)
  166. Angst (1983)
  167. Silent Rage (1982)
  168. Devil Fish (1984)
  169. Phantasm II (1988)
  170. Crawlspace (1986)
  171. Forbidden World (1982)
  172. Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989)
  173. Final Exam (1981)
  174. Clownhouse (1989)
  175. The House by the Cemetery (1981)
  176. Deadly Blessing (1981)
  177. Invaders from Mars (1986)
  178. The Hand (1981)
  179. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
  180. Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)
  181. Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)
  182. Ninja III: The Domination (1984)
  183. Brain Damage (1988)
  184. Xtro (1983)
  185. The Believers (1987)
  186. The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
  187. Curtains (1983)
  188. Creature (1985)
  189. Communion (1989)
  190. Student Bodies (1981)
  191. Dead & Buried (1981)
  192. Amityville 3-D (1983)
  193. The Incubus (1982)
  194. Street Trash (1987)
  195. Eaten Alive! (1980)
  196. Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
  197. Nightmare City (1980)
  198. The Beast Within (1982)
  199. Spellbinder (1988)
  200. Chopping Mall (1986)
  201. Witchboard (1986)
  202. Opera (1987)
  203. Terror Train (1980)
  204. Crimewave (1985)
  205. Without Warning (1980)
  206. The Island (1980)
  207. House on the Edge of the Park (1980)
  208. Cutting Class (1989)
  209. The House on Sorority Row (1983)
  210. Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989)
  211. Not of This Earth (1988)
  212. The New Kids (1985)
  213. Nomads (1986)
  214. The New York Ripper (1982)
  215. He Knows You're Alone (1980)
  216. The Prowler (1981)
  217. The Fan (1981)
  218. Bloody Birthday (1981)
  219. The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)
  220. Dead Heat (1988)
  221. Epidemic (1987)
  222. My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1987)
  223. 976-EVIL (1988)
  224. Q (1982)
  225. Monster in the Closet (1986)
  226. Death Ship (1980)
  227. Pieces (1982)
  228. Demons 2 (1986)
  229. White Dog (1982)
  230. Hell Night (1981)
  231. Prison (1988)
  232. Anthropophagus (1980)
  233. Men Behind the Sun (1988)
  234. TerrorVision (1986)
  235. Society (1989)
  236. The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)
  237. Nightflyers (1987)
  238. Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
  239. Razorback (1984)
  240. Ghoulies II (1988)
  241. Visiting Hours (1982)
  242. Alice (1988)
  243. Return to Horror High (1987)
  244. Slaughter High (1986)
  245. Zombie Nightmare (1987)
  246. Eating Raoul (1982)
  247. Dead of Winter (1987)
  248. Intruder (1989)
  249. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)
  250. Death Spa (1989)

So how far did you go? Comment below and lets have some fun checking each other's horror geek card.  If you've made it down to Death Spa, you are the Grand Poobah of Horror!!


Update: It seems we have a Grand Poobah of horror! @Ponderiss on twitter has seen, at least in part, everything on the list except Street Trash & Santa Sangre!! Congratulations!!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The 3rd Marvel Film No One Is Talking About - BIG HERO SIX

I know you guys love your Marvel Movies!  And everybody went crazy over CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER.  I'm sure the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY isn't going to disappoint audiences either.

Marvel said they were going to produce two superhero films a year.  But Marvel is owned by Disney, and Disney didn't pay 4 Billion Dollars to just come out with a few Superheroes a year.  They own rights to 5,000 Marvel characters. The story potential is virtually unlimited.

Even though we are getting two Marvel live action films this year, we are actually getting three films altogether - BIG HERO 6. A 3-D animated film based on a Marvel comic (see below).  The Disney rendition won't be as serious a story as the comic I'm sure. But it might be a fun ride for the family.  Check out the trailer below. But don't pay attention to the end premiere date, the film is coming out this Fall.





THE BIG HERO SIX COMIC, created in 1998 by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau. These are the same guys behind Ben 10 and other successful animated properties.








GSB Podcast: Kaiju 2: The Godzuki boogaloo!

The Nerdy Venoms were going big in this episode.  First they reviewed GODZILLA 2014. The film seemed popular with all present, but then Big Baba Rob from THE BLACK GEEKS had to give his rebuttal. He was so disappointed.  Then the nerdiness continued with a talk about some of the classic Kaiju that Godzilla films featured in the past.  Geek Soul Brother wasn't on the call just yet, but I backed the gang up on the chat. Enjoy.





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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fox's HIEROGLYPH! Ancient Egyptians are Very Very... British!


I didn't know Egypt was conquered by the British!  But as you can see, a few must have traveled back in time by way of the Tardis from Doctor Who, and taken roles among the royalty.  At least that's the only reason I can use to explain the cast of the upcoming Fox show HIEROGLYPH. 

From the trailer, and what I heard on the geek streets, this might be Fox's attempt to make their own Game of Thrones type of show.  A little drama, a little sex, and some magic in an ancient world sounds about right.



As for the representation of Ancient Egyptians, many people are hatin', and saying Fox totally missed the mark.  There are some PoC in the show, but not enough for me to believe that this is authentic. For those of you that say "What's the big deal?" it's always been a problem for Hollywood to represent Ancient Egypt the way scientific research has shown it to be.  I'm glad they at least went with Condola Rashad as Nefertari, and lead actor Reece Ritchie is on the mixed side also.

Still, in my opinion the Pharaoh Ramses II...


... looked a lot more like this Guy from Sudan...
... than what Hollywood usually portrays.

So are you going to watch it?  Or give it a thumbs down for one reason or another?  If you choose to watch, look for it coming soon to Fox.
 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Test Your 1990s Sci-Fi Movie Queue!

So you are a Sci-fi movie fan! And you're a die hard Nineties kid.  You wear both medals proudly.  But just how many Science Fiction films from the 90s have you really seen? I got this list from a search on imdb.  I actually posted this a while ago, but did a new search for this update. At the time of this post the 2014 Godzilla film came out, which probably explains why Godzilla 1998 is third.  The search results change daily, but let's stick with this for now.

Go down the list and mark the first three films that you have never seen before, even partially. If you want to skip movies that you intentionally didn't watch then that's okay; I can't blame you for your possibly good tastes. The real test is to see which popular movies you missed entirely, whether in the theater or after the fact on TV.  So how far can you get? Past 50? Past 100? Past 5? I guess we will see.

My first film that got me was 147 - The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999). I can't quite recall seeing it thought I've heard of it before.  Since the full film is on Youtube, I'll probably be checking it out.  Looks like a Mating Guide out of Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe.

I hope some of you go back and watch the ones you might have missed. And if you didn't make it pass the first one, you need to attend the Geek Soul Brother school of Classic Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror before it becomes critical. I wish I had a school like that because it would be a crazy job that I would do all day.  Stay tuned for more lists from other decades. Later geeks.


  1. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
  2. The Matrix (1999)
  3. Godzilla (1998)
  4. Jurassic Park (1993)
  5. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
  7. Mars Attacks! (1996)
  8. Armageddon (1998)
  9. The Fifth Element (1997)
  10. Galaxy Quest (1999)
  11. Lost in Space (1998)
  12. Independence Day (1996)
  13. Stargate (1994)
  14. Starship Troopers (1997)
  15. The Truman Show (1998)
  16. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  17. Gattaca (1997)
  18. Waterworld (1995)
  19. Total Recall (1990)
  20. Mortal Kombat (1995)
  21. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
  22. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
  23. Space Jam (1996)
  24. Men in Black (1997)
  25. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
  26. Super Mario Bros. (1993)
  27. Alien: Resurrection (1997)
  28. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
  29. The Faculty (1998)
  30. Alien³ (1992)
  31. The Iron Giant (1999)
  32. RoboCop 2 (1990)
  33. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
  34. Dark City (1998)
  35. Event Horizon (1997)
  36. Face/Off (1997)
  37. Tremors (1990)
  38. Contact (1997)
  39. The Rocketeer (1991)
  40. Back to the Future Part III (1990)
  41. Judge Dredd (1995)
  42. RoboCop 3 (1993)
  43. Deep Blue Sea (1999)
  44. Deep Impact (1998)
  45. Pi (1998)
  46. Tank Girl (1995)
  47. Arachnophobia (1990)
  48. Small Soldiers (1998)
  49. Demolition Man (1993)
  50. Frankenstein (1994)
  51. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
  52. Species (1995)
  53. Street Fighter (1994)
  54. Coneheads (1993)
  55. Godzilla 2000 (1999)
  56. Cube (1997)
  57. Wild Wild West (1999)
  58. Predator 2 (1990)
  59. The X Files (1998)
  60. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
  61. Universal Soldier (1992)
  62. The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
  63. Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)
  64. Outbreak (1995)
  65. Darkman (1990)
  66. Bicentennial Man (1999)
  67. The Postman (1997)
  68. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
  69. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
  70. Escape from L.A. (1996)
  71. Powder (1995)
  72. Mystery Men (1999)
  73. Blast from the Past (1999)
  74. Open Your Eyes (1997)
  75. The Avengers (1998)
  76. Inspector Gadget (1999)
  77. The City of Lost Children (1995)
  78. The Lawnmower Man (1992)
  79. Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
  80. Mighty Joe Young (1998)
  81. Volcano (1997)
  82. Congo (1995)
  83. Soldier (1998)
  84. Strange Days (1995)
  85. Captain America (1990)
  86. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
  87. Flatliners (1990)
  88. Village of the Damned (1995)
  89. Sliding Doors (1998)
  90. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
  91. Mimic (1997)
  92. Baby Geniuses (1999)
  93. eXistenZ (1999)
  94. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
  95. Sphere (1998)
  96. The Nutty Professor (1996)
  97. Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)
  98. My Favorite Martian (1999)
  99. Lake Placid (1999)
  100. Junior (1994)
  101. Deep Rising (1998)
  102. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
  103. Species II (1998)
  104. Star Trek: Generations (1994)
  105. The Saint (1997)
  106. Phenomenon (1996)
  107. Flubber (1997)
  108. Forever Young (1992)
  109. Screamers (1995)
  110. Barb Wire (1996)
  111. The Meteor Man (1993)
  112. Virtuosity (1995)
  113. Delicatessen (1991)
  114. The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
  115. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
  116. Fire in the Sky (1993)
  117. Body Snatchers (1993)
  118. Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
  119. Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)
  120. The Arrival (1996)
  121. Phantoms (1998)
  122. Disturbing Behavior (1998)
  123. Double Dragon (1994)
  124. Virus (1999)
  125. Chain Reaction (1996)
  126. Timecop (1994)
  127. Muppets from Space (1999)
  128. Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
  129. Multiplicity (1996)
  130. The Relic (1997)
  131. RocketMan (1997)
  132. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
  133. Beowulf (1999)
  134. Star Kid (1997)
  135. The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
  136. Fortress (1992)
  137. Suburban Commando (1991)
  138. Steel (1997)
  139. Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
  140. Wing Commander (1999)
  141. Hardware (1990)
  142. No Escape (1994)
  143. Split Second (1992)
  144. Dark Angel (1990)
  145. Critters 3 (1991)
  146. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
  147. The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999)
  148. The Fantastic Four (1994)
  149. Joe's Apartment (1996)
  150. Freejack (1992)
  151. Nowhere (1997)
  152. Godzilla vs. Destroyah (1995)
  153. Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994)
  154. Brainscan (1994)
  155. Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)
  156. Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994)
  157. Guyver (1991)
  158. Freaked (1993)
  159. Unforgettable (1996)
  160. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
  161. Last Night (1998)
  162. Return of the Living Dead III (1993)
  163. The Mangler (1995)
  164. Kafka (1991)
  165. Frankenhooker (1990)
  166. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
  167. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1993)
  168. The Puppet Masters (1994)
  169. Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)
  170. Death Machine (1994)
  171. Brain Dead (1990)
  172. Fist of the North Star (1995)
  173. Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)
  174. Les visiteurs (1993)
  175. Jackie Chan's Who Am I? (1998)
  176. Class of 1999 (1990)
  177. Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn (1995)
  178. Space Truckers (1996)
  179. Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1994)
  180. Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
  181. Late for Dinner (1991)
  182. Dark Planet (1997)
  183. Guyver: Dark Hero (1994)
  184. Moon 44 (1990)
  185. Drive (1997)
  186. Ticks (1993)
  187. Spaced Invaders (1990)
  188. Gojira vs. Mosura (1992)
  189. Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - The Tree of Might (1990)
  190. Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993)
  191. Breeders (1997)
  192. Wedlock (1991)
  193. Nirvana (1997)
  194. Disaster in Time (1992)
  195. Beach Babes from Beyond (1993)
  196. Solo (1996)
  197. Man's Best Friend (1993)
  198. Femalien (1996)
  199. Jetsons: The Movie (1990)
  200. Bridge of Dragons (1999)
  201. Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
  202. Ghost in the Machine (1993)
  203. Electra (1996)
  204. The Omega Code (1999)
  205. Bats (1999)
  206. Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)
  207. Prayer of the Rollerboys (1990)
  208. Critters 4 (1992)
  209. Virtual Sexuality (1999)
  210. Dead Space (1991)
  211. Philadelphia Experiment II (1993)
  212. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)
  213. Veronica 2030 (1999)
  214. Until the End of the World (1991)
  215. Naked Souls (1996)
  216. Shatterbrain (1991)
  217. Solar Crisis (1990)
  218. Memories (1995)
  219. Killer Condom (1996)
  220. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
  221. Lolita 2000 (1998)
  222. Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (1995)
  223. Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders (1990)
  224. Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991)
  225. Prehysteria! (1993)
  226. Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)
  227. Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe (1990)
  228. Komodo (1999)
  229. Omega Doom (1996)
  230. Nemesis (1992)
  231. Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992)
  232. Oblivion (1994)
  233. Mosquito (1995)
  234. Class of Nuke 'Em High Part II: Subhumanoid Meltdown (1991)
  235. Carnosaur (1993)
  236. Alligator II: The Mutation (1991)
  237. Black Mask (1996)
  238. Time Runner (1993)
  239. Femalien II (1998)
  240. Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996)
  241. Meet the Applegates (1990)
  242. Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! (1991)
  243. The Moment After (1999)
  244. The Dark Side of the Moon (1990)
  245. Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest Man (1990)
  246. Trancers II (1991)
  247. The Demolitionist (1995)
  248. A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell (1990)
  249. Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge (1991)
  250. Retroactive (1997) 
If you made it to the end of the list then you are the Grand Poohbah of 90s Sci-fi.  Congratulations!!




Saturday, May 17, 2014

TOUCH - A Short Scifi Film by Shola Amoo

I love little short Scifi films like this. Particularly with a black cast and by a black director.  I'm glad more are being produced.  And casting a beautiful woman like Tanya Fear is a win win.  I especially love the subtle storytelling style that Shola Amoo uses.  Shouts to Shadow and Act for posting this a while back.


 
Touch (Short Film) Directed by Shola Amoo Starring Tanya Fear (Kick Ass 2) from Shola Amoo on Vimeo.

Friday, May 16, 2014

GSB Podcast: SIDEKICKS AND TV CANCELLATIONS


Though this episode should probably have been called Let's Yell At MDawg, the Five Nerdy Venoms ran down the list of memorable Hero Sidekicks and even Villainous Henchmen.  But first the gang talked about all the TV shows that got canceled recently. Particularly bothersome was the axing of our geek favorites like THE NEIGHBORS and ALMOST HUMAN among others.  Toby-Wan hosted again and asked everyone questions like Why do we need sidekicks and What happens when partners turn into sidekicks? 



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GSB Flashback: THEM! (1954)


Today I'm bringing the big bad bug fest from the fifties.  Nuclear fallout and animal mutations were fertile ground for Sci-fi filmmakers of that time.  One of the most famous was a thriller called THEM!

Even though the Giant Ant Models looked horrible (maybe even for that time), the tone of this sci-fi favorite took a serious look at the dangers of radiation and the disruption of the environment.  The story sets up a good mystery with questions like "Why are these people dying?... What are these big footprints?... What is that crazy noise that sounds like a bad Fan Belt in a car?".  And after the reveal that it was indeed giant insectoid killers, it was all about saving people and stopping the spread of a humongous ant colony.  It was pretty cool the way they kept the tension and fear going throughout the movie.  Hope you enjoy 1954's THEM, one of the top 'Over Grown Monster Animal' movies ever!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Look at NBC Trying To Actually Get CONSTANTINE Right!


We're already getting previews of new shows for the fall.  And I have to say that this is not a bad start.  The Keanu Reeves' Constantine left fans of the comic a little sour.  I personally liked it to a certain extent, but what do I know?  I haven't taken the chance to read any Hellblazer stories really.  I do know this though, a brunette haired American talking Constantine is a big No No.  On the other hand, for the good guy that treads the lines between Heaven, Earth and Hell, it looks like they got more than the hair color and dialect right.

Matt Ryan is Constantine, the rough edged London anti-hero that just can't let evil spirits do their evil things.  Harold Perrineau is Manny, an angel and maybe voice of reason.  Lucy Griffiths plays Liv, the young woman that is suddenly drawn into Constantine's world.  For those of you geeks out there that know the stories, tell me if this Fall 2014 series looks promising by the trailer:





Five of the Best Mothers of Sci-Fi

Happy Mother's Day to all the geek and non-geek mothers out there.

Mothers go through so much. Childbirth, crying kids, cupcakes, birthday parties, runny noses, sad days and happy days. But most handle it with love and tenderness. I know my mother did. Being a black kid that had a propensity for daydreaming and a love for the unbelievable, I have to say that I had an awesome mom. And growing up, she certainly added to my geekiness by taking me to movies like Logan’s Run, Close Encounters, and Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster.

But few mothers go through what these Mothers of Sci-Fi go through. Cosmic kids, ghost attacks, transmutations, protecting the future of mankind. They’ve dealt with some pretty heavy situations. Here is Geek Soul Brother’s list of the Best Mom’s in Sci-Fi.



Sarah Conner – Sarah is the number one best mom. Chased by not one but 2 Terminators, she protected herself and then her son. And she wasn’t some babying mom that sheltered her kid. Oh no, she taught him everything he needed to know to survive and best Skynet in the future.



Sue Storm – Loving wife, caring mom and a damn powerful superhero. Mrs. Storm has had it tougher then 99% of all the other superheroes. Balancing her motherly ways while battling world threatening villains; the Invisible Woman is one of the best moms ever.






Lt. Sharon ‘Athena” Agothon – Who says a synthetic human can’t be a real mom? Not Sharon Agothon, Athena if your nasty. This number Eight model of the Cylons had a mission to ‘get busy’ with a human. But Sharon had something special in her circuits to fall in love with daddy and have a beautiful human-cylon baby named Hera. And when anybody came between her and her baby not even a fleet of starships, nor her troubled twin could stop her from getting her kid back.




Diane Freeling – I know it's not Sci-Fi but I thought she deserved to be in the list. This joint smoking soccer mom was doing a fine job taking care of her family, until an evil Poltergeist started haunting them. Now she doesn’t get any points for treating things as ‘cool’ with letting her daughter magically slide across the kitchen floor. I would have been outta there! But she made up for it when little Carol Anne got taken into purgatory. Talk about your Amber Alert. And with just a rope tied to her waist and a shaky husband holding the other end, she brought her little angel back from the edge of the ‘light’.




Amanda Greyson – Even with a cranky Vulcan husband who’s romanticism is that of a Sea Salmon, and a son with a chip on his little Vulcan shoulder, Spock’s human mother has always been there for her family. Ready with encouraging and sometimes stern wisdom for her son, Amanda shows the love that’s needed for an officer of Star Fleet. A moment of silence for her passing at the hands of J.J. Abrams and friends.


I'm sure you have many more suggestions. These are just some of the Mothers I thought of. Come on and tell me who you would put in the list?

Saturday, May 10, 2014

What Book(s) Would You Want HBO to Make into a Show?

In light of GAME OF THRONES, I thought a new series on HBO would be a good theme for my GEEK SOUL BROTHER QUESTION OF THE WEEK - #GSBQOTW. So What Book(s) would you love to see HBO produce into a series? I asked my Twitter Family (months ago) what they thought.  They tweeted back some great suggestions. My book reading queue just exploded.

The first answer I got was from my buddy - Papa Kenn Media (‪@PapaKennMedia) - ‬ Locke & Key - a graphic novel series by Joe Hill (aka Stephen King's son). It seemed the most requested were novels by Octavia Butler, African-American Science Fiction Author. And Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER was a popular choice. I'm sure if you take a look at this list you will find something that you might not have read. Thank you so much to all my followers.

Locke & Key - by Joe Hill
 

Rob Thurman's Cal Leandros series
 

Brian Lumley's 'Necroscope' series.
 

Any novel by Carl Hiaasen
 

The Dark Tower by Stephen King
 

Lilith's Brood by Octavia Butler




The illiad / odyssey
 

Seven Waters trilogy by Juliet Marilier.
 

Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan's "The Strain" trilogy
 

Sandman Slim! Or The Grimnoir Chronicles
 

Hop on Pop?
 

Illuminatus! by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
 

A Kubrickesque version of Madeleine L'Engle's Wrinkle In Time books.
 

Tripping on Wisconsin, 666 Newark Avenue by Anthony St. Thomas (he suggested his own books lol)
 

Repairman Jack Books by F. Paul Wilson






The Saga of the 7 Suns by Kevin Anderson
 

Amelia Jones PI series by Pandora Richardson
 

Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
 

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
 

Mark Gatiss' Lucifer Box series
 

Kindred or The Parable of the Sower & The Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler
 

Legend of the Seeker, and Dragon Age by David Gaiden
 

Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
 

The USA Trilogy by John Dos Passos
 

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The “Gone” series by Michael Grant
 

Carl Weber - Married Men.
 

Preacher by Garth Ennis
 

Sleeper by Ed Brubaker
 

World War Z or Harry Potter, but more-realsitically, a new version of The Stand.
 

The "Kenzie/Gennaro" series of books by Dennis Lehane
 

The "Easy Rawlings" books by Walter Mosley
 

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
 

GOTHAM CENTRAL
 

Chronicles of Narnia






Y the Last Man
 

African Immortals series by Tananarive Due
 

The Mayfair Witches trilogy by Anne Rice.


The "Ware" series by Rudy Rucker
 

Dragonlance Chronicles & Legends
 

The Crystal Shard Series
 

Captain Alatriste novels.
 

Orleans Sherri Smith
 

The Punisher series get the spawn treatment.
 

The Dragon Quartet (series) - Marjorie Kellogg
 

Dresden Files, Black Dagger Brotherhood, Night Angel, Old Mans War
 

All the Elmore Leonard works ‪
 

American Vampire!
 

Global Frequency would make a great series.

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Novels by Ursula Le Guin
 

Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King
 

Asimov's Foundation series or Morrison's Deus Ex comic series
 

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

So which book or book series would you love to see HBO produced? Or any other network for that matter. - GSB