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Weekly Geeky Question #46: Comic Book Recommendations for Non-Comic Readers

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #46, and today’s question is one that Rod describes as quite basic–indeed, he wasn’t sure if it was something he’d already asked. But he hasn’t, and so hear we go.

What are some comics I’d recommend to a non-comic reader to get them started?

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Movies on a Plane: Towering Inferno / Die Hard mash-up, funny spies, derivative dystopia, video game adaptation reboot prequel & some serious drama thrown in to boot

As promised last time, there was a flight back from New York to Perth, and thanks again to Qatar Airways top-notch in-flight entertainment system, I watched a whole lot of stuff.

My usual go-to viewing in situations like this is cheap entertaining fluff films that are engaging enough to hold my interest but not so taxing as to require any real focus.  As we’ll see, I stayed true to form for much of this trip, but not all of it…

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Weekly Geeky Question #45: Revisiting & Revising “Lost” (Season 6)

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #45, and the question has taken me three weeks to answer, with an absurd number of words.

How would I have done things if I’d been charge of the last three seasons of Lost?

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Movies on a Plane: Genetic engineering, inept thieves, courtroom romance, Star Trek pastiche, and bizarre experiments

A long trip to the USA and back, all in just over a week, can only mean one thing…

Actually, it can mean a whole lot of things.  But amongst those things is that there’s bee a whole lot of on-board ocean-traversing movie-viewing going on.  Let’s summarize!  Warning:  most of these things are not very good, and there are plenty of spoilers lurking about.

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Doctor Who: Embrace the Darkness [Big Finish]

Embrace the Darkness is Big Finish’s 31st release of its main range of Doctor Who audios, that was released way back in 2002.  It was the fourth of a series of six audios that featured the 8th Doctor, the second such “season” of 8th Doctor’s audios.  Paul McGann is back as the Doctor, of course, along with India Fisher as his original-to-audio companion, Charley.  Spoilers ahead.

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Weekly Geeky Question #44: Revisiting & Revising “Lost” (Season 5)

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #44, and the question has taken me into a deep pit of dredging up old memories best forgotten, so I could answer it effectively:

How would I have done things if I’d been charge of the last three seasons of Lost?

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Weekly Geeky Question #43: Revisiting & Revising “Lost” (Season 4)

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #43, and the question has taken me into a deep pit of dredging up old memories best forgotten, so I could answer it effectively:

How would I have done things if I’d been charge of the last three seasons of Lost?

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Once (2006)

I’m a bit late to the party when it comes to Once, the Irish musical romantic drama by director John Carney.  It’s a small project, shot on a very low budget for a feature film (less than $200,000 apparently) but won wide-spread critical acclaim upon its release and even won an Oscar for Best Song.

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Weekly Geeky Question #42: Backtracking the DCEU–Three Wishes

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #42, and the question is a follow-up to the previous question, which I answered in posts of astonishing length over the last two weeks:

What are my three wishes for what I would change in the DCEU?

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Weekly Geeky Question #41: A DC Extended Universe Gameplan

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #41, and this time around the question is the same as it was last time, because I didn’t finish it last time:

How would I save the DC Extended Universe (again)?

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