Balance of Terror is widely considered one of the best episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS for short). The 14th episode of the series, Balance of Terror aired on December 15th, 1966, involving a game of cat-and-mouse between the USS Enterprise and a Romulan Bird of Prey. The episode was the first to feature a large scale battle between two Starships; all the preceding episodes ...READ ON!
“Skip to the end.” Though not a term exclusive to the 1999 UK television series Spaced, the phrase quickly became one of the show’s running jokes, being recited throughout both seasons frequently and even serving as the name of the Documentary about the making of Simon Pegg’s breakout show. Spaced was created & written by Jessica Hynes (who also appeared in Shaun of ...READ ON!
This year I’ve had to review some stinkers (Hardcore Henry, X-Men: Apocalypse, Independence Day: Resurgence), a bunch of mediocre films (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Ghostbusters, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, The BFG), three good movies (Central Intelligence, Green Room, Keanu), and a great movie (Captain America: Civil War). Yet, none of these had me as excited to ...READ ON!
Earlier today saw the release of the final trailer for Star Trek Beyond, which hits the silver screen this Friday!… I’ve gone and done it again… I’ve killed someone for sport captured all the most exciting moments in Screengrabs for your easy enjoyment. I focused on the glory, action shots, because, let’s be real, we’ve seen all these actors in the same ...READ ON!
It is a great day (and week) indeed, fellow Trek fans! Not only was the final, “short and oh-so-sweet” trailer released for this Friday’s Star Trek Beyond, but Paramount also treated us to the official plot synopsis for the yet-to-be-dated “new” Star Trek 4! First, the final trailer for Star Trek Beyond: Exciting, no? There’s nothing wrong with a few ...READ ON!
In what seems like one of the most “un-Star Trek-y” moves ever, there is a new, final, trailer #3 for next month’s Blockbuster Star Trek Beyond complete with a Rihanna single written exclusively for the movie? What the Fuck? Are you Battle-Shitting Me?? The 1st trailer, released last December, featured a Beastie Boys’ song, “Sabotage” and fellow Geeks reacted ...READ ON!
You know me, I like Screengrabs (and they sell, baby!). Here are some I made on my own, originals if you will, covering EVERY shot in the trailer (mostly…mostly). Because I’m nothing if not a completist. Yes, they are all HD. But these are moving pictures, kiddies, so sometimes they come out blurry. Trust me, I’m an expert.Star Trek Beyond comes out in exactly two months, July ...READ ON!
Wow, it took them (Paramount) long enough, but we finally have our 2nd trailer AND the 1st poster for Star Trek Beyond! Seeing as how the movie is only 2 months away, this is cutting it close for a full theatrical trailer, especially considering the teaser came out in time for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, over 5 months ago! Often, a lack of footage and poster this late in the game can spell ...READ ON!
After being indoctrinated by NBC’s Constantine TV show and the Vertigo/DC comics, Nick and Andrew attempt to conquer the 2005 film starring plain-toast Keanu Reeves as Nick’s favorite ‘Master of the Dark Arts.’ They fail. The dynamic duo cover this week in Geek news, from further Mallrats 2 casting news to the first trailer for 007’s latest adventure, SPECTRE. Our ...READ ON!
Nick and Andrew have a full plate this week, starting with trailer talk about ‘Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation,’ and the latest ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ TV Spot. Tangents abound, our heroes hit topics like ‘Mallrats 2,’ the ‘Legend 0f Zelda’ Netflix show (or lack there of), Star Trek villain rumors, live action ‘Star Wars’ ...READ ON!
Nick and Andrew play the 2nd and final round of the Oscars Game: 2015! Arguments over the Street Sharks “Jawsome!” legitimacy lead to Nick and Andrew’s ‘Elektra’ lament. They watched the ‘Daredevil’ spin-off as part of their “POS Film Series” and you get to hear about it… without having to watch the not-so-Jawsome movie yourself! Talk ...READ ON!
Nick and Andrew honeypot/honeydick you into the world of Breaking Geek. They discuss the excellent film, ‘Blue Ruin,’ and come back around to ‘The Interview’ before launching into comic book movies and TV shows including Marvel’s teasers for Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Ant-Man.’ Also, an update on the DC Cinematic Universe (DCCU) and ...READ ON!
The first Breaking Geek Podcast is…. Now… ...READ ON!
It’s no secret that I am a HUGE Benedict Cumberbatch fan, a member of a group of fans often referred to as Cumberbitches. I’m not gay (I like how every straight man has to clarify that, yet gay people never have to preface with ‘Now, I’m not straight…’), not that there is anything wrong with that. But I do have a big ole’ man crushes on Cumberbatch (and ...READ ON!
I may be an obsessive geek (I am), but whenever I am down, lately (since it’s Bluray release) I watch my favorite scene from STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS. The characters stir up emotions I could only hope to feel. The best scene of the summer (or year?) is the conversation between Captain Kirk and Khan in INTO DARKNESS. I’ve watched it countless times this fall, whether drunk… or ...READ ON!
Several days ago, on Monday September 16th, I waited in line twice to pick up my pre-ordered copy of GRAND THEFT AUTO V from Gamestop. First, I had to stand in line to get my group number at 6pm. Then, I had to wait in line from 11:00pm to the 12:01am Tuesday release date of the game. I’m not complaining, bitching, or moaning; I could have (and should have) just picked up the game Tuesday ...READ ON!
There are many types of geeks. To be a geek is to be obsessed… with anything. You don’t have to be big into ‘geek culture’ like comics, video games, STAR TREK films, yada, yada, yada. This obsession… or extreme passion, fuels the geek. Are you obsessed over sports? Do you know baseball or football stats? You’re a sports geek, not a jock (unless you also play ...READ ON!
Fact: Khan was never one of Starfleet’s “Top Agents.” So Benedict Cumberbatch is like a Jason Bourne, 007, or just a badass navy seal? With a vendetta against Starfleet? Sweet. More thoughts after ...READ ON!
Last night, sports geeks gathered around the TV, but the real feast was to be had for cinephiles like myself. First, an extended look (or extensive look, depending who you ask) at IRON MAN 3, featuring more dialog from the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) and a scene where Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has some very important decisions to make. Click Here for that! Check out the new STAR TREK INTO ...READ ON!
Watch it now by clicking here! Keep in mind, the previous trailer was the “Announcement.” This is the “Teaser.” Confusing trailer titles don’t shroud the plot any extra, JJ. Hit “Read More” to see my thoughts and read Pike’s latest speech to ...READ ON!