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Weekly Geeky Question #38: Saddest Comic Books

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 #38, and this week, Rod’s question allows us to reflect on some of my favorite comic books:

What are the saddest or most poignant comic stories I’ve ever read?

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 6 (#50-41)

And the countdown to my favorite fictional hero continues.  In today’s episode, we have four characters from Doctor Who, two superheros, one short semi-humanoid who becomes central to an epic fantasy adventure (and he’s not a Hobbit!), one police officer, one smuggler and one English gentleman.

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Read previous posts here:
Part 1 (102-91) and rationale for the lists
Part 2 (90-81)
Part 3 (80-71)
Part 4 (70-61)
Part 5 (60-51)

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 5 (#60-51)

And the countdown to my favorite fictional hero continues.  In today’s episode, we have three comic book characters, two starship captains, one lawyer, one resistance leader, one Jedi knight, one former spy, and one simple warrant officer on an ordinary mining ship.

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Read previous posts here:
Part 1 (102-91) and rational for the lists
Part 2 (90-81)
Part 3 (80-71)
Part 4 (70-61)

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 4 (#70-61)

And the countdown to my favourite fictional hero continues.  In this instalment, we have three, count ’em, three artificial life forms.  And a guy who is mistaken for an artificial life form.  And there are four female characters, which is tied for as many as we’ve had in a single list.  Two of them are attractive European-accented brunettes, one is an animated Mom, and one is a child from a book.

If you want to look at previous posts in this series you can look here:  102-91 (and rationale for the lists), 90-81 and 80-71.  Anyway…let’s get to it!

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Weekly Geeky Question #37: Patrick Stewart’s New Star Trek Project

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 #37, and this week, Rod’s question is very topical from a Geeky perspective:

What’s my suggestion for a new Star Trek project featuring Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard?

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 3 (#80-71)

After a dying-computer related delay, we return to my countdown of favorite fictional heroes.  Hmm, that makes me want to make a list of my favorite fictional dying computers.  Hmm…HAL 9000, K-2SO, Data, the first Terminator…

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 2 (#90-81)

Last time I wrote about what makes a character a “hero” in my mind, and I shared the low end of a countdown of favorite heroes I recently made up.  You can read all about that, and all the process that went into developing this list, here–as well as the bottom section of the countdown.

For now, let’s continue with the next ten spots on my Favorite Fictional Heroes countdown.

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Weekly Geeky Question #36: What is a Hero? [Plus Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 1 (#102-91)]

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 #36, and this week, a variety of circumstances have resulted in Rod not being able to give me a new question, so to fill in I’ll do something of my own:

Who are my all time favorite fictional heroes, and why?

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Doctor Who: Seasons of Fear [Big Finish]

Seasons of Fear is an interesting audio drama from Big Finish, a relatively early entry featuring the 8th Doctor as played by Paul McGann.  It comes third in a run of six dramas about the 8th Doctor, which all set up a massive confrontation with a new menace known as Zagreus.  This story is not actually about Zagreus but plants some of the big seeds that take us there.

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Weekly Geeky Question #35: The Best Shark Movie For All Time, Ever

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 #35, and this week’s question has a strange thematic connection with last week’s.

Why can’t Jaws be beat as the best shark movie of all time?

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