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Doctor Who “Extremis” & “The Pyramid at the End of the World” Review

Hello Whovians! Missed a week last week due to being out of the country, but we’re back in the TARDIS again for a trip to the Vatican in an episode that feels like an odd sci-fi love letter to Dan Brown and the second episode on the story that is a pyramid episode that makes me wish it was on Mars. But alas!

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Riverdale Season One To Blu-Ray And DVD

Riverdale: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 15 via Warner Bros. If you can’t wait, it’s currently streaming on Netflix. A second season is in the works from The CW.

Special features are listed below.

  • Riverdale: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
  • Riverdale: The New Normal
  • Riverdale: The Ultimate Sin
  • I Got You – musical piece
  • These Are Moments I Remember – musical piece
  • Deleted scenes
  • Gage reel 

Interview with award winning actress Klara Issova regarding her role as Marie Curie on National Geographic’s GENIUS

Czech Republic – Geoffrey Rush stars as Albert Einstein in National Geographic’s Genius (National Geographic/Dusan Martincek)

Klara Issova plays Marie Curie, the only person to win the Nobel Prize in both Chemistry and Physics, in National Geographic and Ron Howards’s new TV series, GENIUS. The award winning actress who has been in over 60 films spoke with me regarding her role as Curie, Curie’s influence she had on Einstein and gave one of the best answers to my space pirate question I’ve ever heard.

Geek Nerdery: Thank you for speaking with me and Geek Nerdery. I know you worked with National Geographic in the past, what drew you to this project with National Geographic?

Czech Republic – Zoe Telford (Clara Haber) with Johnny Flynn (Albert Einstein) in National Geographic’s Genius (National Geographic/Dusan Martincek)

Klara Issova: Well I worked with National Geographic on Killing Jesus two years ago and that was great and interesting and so happy they have made so many  great feature TV series and movies about strong characters and this was another one and also the second thing is that the whole thing was filmed in Prague and I cooperate with people who worked on another TV series I worked on called Legend starring Sean Bean and it was nice to work with the same crew and showrunner from Prague and the same team working on another great project.

GN: And you are from Prague so you got to work close to home.

KI: Yes, that was really nice so I didn’t have to travel around and got to stay in my own apartment so it was really lovely.

GN: Before you prepared for your role as Marie Curie, were you aware that she had such an influence on Albert Einstein’s life and work?

Czech Republic – Zoe Telford (Clara Haber) with Johnny Flynn (Albert Einstein) in National Geographic’s Genius (National Geographic/Dusan Martincek)

KI: I wasn’t aware of this specific information that they were quite close friends but I read and did research on the role I’m going to play and this it was really special and she is very famous around Europe because she is Polish and Poland is our neighbor and she is an Icon here for people and around the world and of course I read some books about her life and from her childhodd and it wasn’t easy and there were so many challenges in her way but I didn’t know about Einstein and her relationship before, it was suprising for me as well and new information that people will get known from this TV series. 

GN: Especially the way Einstien worked with his wife and how influential she was with the relationship with her husband and the fact Pierre Curie wouldn’t accept the Nobel unless Marie was listed on it.

GN: What do you think Marie Curie would think of the modern woman?

KI;  (laughs) That is a great question! I would like to add something about what you mentioned about the beautiful contradiction regarding the TV series which I totally love and where you can follow Einstein and his wife and on the otherhand you can follow Marie Curie and Pierre Curie’s life and quite similar destiny but both marriages ended in very different ways and that was very interesting to me but (laughs) What would she think? I think tell them we are so lucky to live in this time period with all the equipment and internet and everything and everyone has the possibilities and can do anything almost and follow your dreams and women don’t lose this opportunity and to do what you really want to do.

GN: I agree, excellent answer, excellent answer.

KI: Thank you

GN: What do you think geeks will like about this movie?

KI: I think what really is wonderful showing strong characters they have so many obstacles and they fight and they fail and they follow and they try again and again and have to be so patient and so strong and it is crazy to see all the obstacles they had in their way and still stay on their journey and you do the best that you can and with Marie Curie she was really poor and when she was young, when she came to Paris, she starved and she didn’t have any food and kind of things like this, she was cold and hungry and she had permanent obstacles in her way and she stayed on her course and finished school, she studied she became a scientist etc. etc. etc. so I would say it is very inspirational to people and people will see they had positive things in their life and they are heros, Einstein is a hero and Marie Curie is a hero and I don’t know they also had shadows and black moments in their life and people will see they were normal people everybody trying to do their best and so much information about their peronal life this will show. People will see what other people did for us and learn from the history and be thankful and to be so lucky that we don’t have to go thru what they did. We have almost everything and they didn’t.

GN: Yeah at the end of the day Einstein was a man and Marie Curie a woman and dealing with all of the problems that people deal with every day.

GN: I don’t know if this will translate  but do you know what a space priate is?

KI: A what?

GN: A space pirate, a popular example would be Han Solo in Star Wars.

KI: Oh okay. I don’t know who that is.

GN: Who would be your favorite space pirate?

KI: Ohhhhhh, my favorite? I don’t know if he is a pirate but for me it,  would ET count? I would say ET. I was in love with ET when I was really young and always wanted to be his friend and it was a beautiful movie always liked ET and I would say him. 

GN: Technically, yes ET would count as a space pirate because he not only stole Reeses Pieces, he also stole our hearts so yes he would count and kudos to you for being the first person in history to define his as a space pirate. Well done.

KI: (laughs) Thank you 

GENIUS airs Tuesdays on the National Geographic Channel, check your local lisitngs. http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/videos/genius-teaser-trailer/

 

(The Very Belated) Doctor Who 10×5 “Oxygen” Review

In the fifth episode of this season of Doctor Who, The Doctor, Bill, and Nardole find themselves caught up in new dangers as they answer a distress call coming from deep space, the sort of thing that’s never just an easy rescue. Especially when big corporate who only cares about the bottom line is involved. And so we have “Oxygen”, which feels like a space take on zombies-but-not-zombies. This review is very belated because much like the Doctor’s capers, shit happens that puts a wrench in things, like moving apartments and not having a desk or knowing where  you packed your laptop for a few days. I digress.

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Michelle Gomez’s Missy To Leave Who

With the newest season of Doctor Who seeing the departure of not only Peter Capaldi as the time travelling Time Lord and Peter Moffit saying goodbye as show runner, we have another casualty to report.

Fan favorite Missy (The Master’s latest incarnation), played with villainous glee by the amazing Michelle Gomez will also be leaving the show.

“My pals are going so I’m going,” Gomez said in an interview with RadioTimes.com. “Everybody’s leaving, so I’m going too. I mean, what would I do without Peter and Steven? Who would I be? ”

Missy made her debut in the 2014’s Deep Breath only later to be revealed as The Doctors arch villain The Master and has appeared in a whopping 9 episodes over the last few seasons and is scheduled to appear in 3 more this season, including a highly anticipated appearance with the John Simms, the previous Master.

“[I’ll miss] the fact that it was probably one of the best jobs I’ve ever had, the fact that I’m a woman of a certain age who’s this ass-kicking action figure.

“I won’t miss the corset because that was agony, and I’m a woman that likes a big lunch. And that’s not fun to wear after you’ve had two helpings and dessert.

“So I won’t miss that. But I’ll miss the amazing, wonderful, incredible Peter Capaldi, who I think is one of the best Doctors we’ve ever had. I’ll miss somebody like Steven Moffat writing me the best lines I’ve ever had in my career.

“I won’t miss the rain in Wales, but I will miss Wales. And the incredible crew that work so hard. It’s not work for them, it’s a passion, and that’s wonderful to be surrounded by. It’s very inspiring and energising.

“Yeah, I’m gonna miss a lot about that job,” she concluded. “It was a great job.”

BBC wasn’t kidding when they announced season 11 would be a total fresh start for the long running series. Hopefully we don’t lose Bill and Nardol along with them.

We’ve Got Movie Sign! MST3K Announces Live Tour!

Get ready to join the Satellite of Love when Jonah, Tom, Crow and the gang take Kinga Forester’s newest experiment to a city near you. Joel Hodgeson, creator of MST3K, announced via Youtube a 26 city tour this summer beginning in July in Boston and wrapping up in August with a stop in Atlanta with the highlight being a 2 night engagement at the San Diego Comic Con. Jonah and the Gang will be taking on the seminal teen cave man story Eegah! Check out the announcement below followed by the full list of tour stops for the Mystery Science Theater 300 Live! Watch Out For Snakes Tour.

The full tour is as follows…

  • JUL 6 – Boston, MA (Eegah @ 7pm) 
  • JUL 7 – Philadelphia, PA (Eegah @ 7pm / Secret Surprise @ 10pm) 
  • JUL 8 – New York, NY (Eegah @ 6pm / Secret Surprise @ 9:30pm) 
  • JUL 9 – Washington DC (Eegah @ 6pm / Secret Surprise @ 9pm) 
  • JUL 12 – Columbus, OH (Eegah @ 8pm)
  • JUL 13 – St. Louis, MO (Eegah @ 8pm) 
  • JUL 14 – Royal Oak, MI (Eegah @ 7pm / Secret Surprise @ 10pm
  • JUL 15 – Milwaukee, WI (Eegah @ 7pm / Secret Surprise @ 10pm) 
  • JUL 16 – Chicago, IL (Eegah @ 5pm / Secret Surprise @ 8pm) 
  • JUL 18 – Denver, CO (Eegah @ 8pm) 
  • JUL 20 – Phoenix, AZ (Eegah @ 8pm) 
  • JUL 21 – San Diego, CA (Eegah @ 7pm) 
  • JUL 22 – San Diego, CA (Secret Surprise @ 7pm) 
  • JUL 23 – Los Angeles, CA (Eegah @ 5pm / Secret Surprise @ 8pm) 
  • JUL 26 – San Francisco, CA (Eegah @ 8pm) 
  • JUL 27 – San Francisco, CA (Secret Surprise @ 8pm) 
  • JUL 28 – Portland, OR (Eegah @ 8pm)  
  • JUL 29 – Seattle, WA (Eegah @ 7pm / Secret Surprise @ 10pm) 
  • JUL 30 – Vancouver, BC (Eegah @ 7pm) 
  • AUG 1 – Salt Lake City, UT (Eegah @ 8pm) 
  • AUG 3 – Kansas City, MO (Eegah @ 8pm) 
  • AUG 4 – Minneapolis, MN (Eegah @ 7pm / Secret Surprise @ 10pm) 
  • AUG 6 – Green Bay, WI (Eegah @ 7pm)
  • AUG 8 – Cleveland, OH (Eegah @ 8pm) 
  • AUG 9 – Baltimore, MD (Eegah @ 8pm) 
  • AUG 10 – Richmond, VA (Secret Surprise @ 8pm) 
  • AUG 11 – Nashville, TN (Eegah @ 7pm / Secret Surprise @ 10pm) 
  • AUG 12 – Atlanta, GA (Eegah @ 7pm / Secret Surprise @ 10pm)

Season 29 Episode 15: The True Champions

It’s finally the finale and we’re here to break it out. We review the final, our favorite contestants, challenges and eliminations of the season. This officially wraps up Season 29 of The Challenge and Season 1 of Challenged. See you all next week for Season 2.

Season 29 Episode 13 & 14: Math is Hard

We were out last week, but we make it up to you with this two-fer presenting the last 2 episodes. The Final begins, and as TJ says, it’s no joke. This episode we cover Nelson’s near death experience and Cory’s infinite disappointments.

Doctor Who: “The Pilot” and “Smile”

Doctor Who finally returns after a long hiatus for it’s tenth series (of the NuWho ones anyway) and as an avid Whovian: Attender of Cons I asked to tackle reviewing the current season and decided to review the first two episodes together to get a better sense of how this series, showrunner Steven Moffat’s last, felt at the kickoff. Initially I’ll say this, my feelings are mixed and traditionally I find myself more aggravated with Moffat than appreciative, but as I generally have kept my expectations low with Moffat!Who, I can say I have been pleasantly surprised so far.

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Season 29 Episode 12: Caged

We finally see the end of the Underdog eliminations and say goodbye to our favorite Underdog. The Champs fight for their last chance to pad out their team bank account. We start our final Champ elimination, but as per usual do not finish it.

We’re out next week, but hang tight for the finale.

MST3K Swag Giveaway From Comet!

In honor of the new season of MST3K dropping we’re teaming up with Comet to give away some pretty awesome swag.  This is what you’ll get.

Now I want a real MST3K fan to get these so the contest is that in the comments below you have to leave a Space Mutiny nickname for yourself.  The best nickname will win this awesome prize pack.  A winner will be decided on May 1st.  So get to it.

Each household is only eligible to win COMET / MST3K Classic Episodes Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Also this Earth Day Comet is doing an Earth Day Marathon.  Check out their line up below:

PLANET IN PERIL EARTH DAY MARATHON
SATURDAY APRIL 22 STARTING AT NOON/11AM C

Frogs (1972)
Saturday April 22 at NOON/11AM C

Die, Monster, Die (1965)
Saturday April 22 at 2/1C

Empire of the Ants (1977)
Saturday April 22 at 4/3C

Contamination .7 (1993)
Saturday April 22 at 6/5C

Netflix Bringing Back Carmen Sandiego

Marvel, Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, Santa Clarita Diet, Mystery Science Theater 3000, it seems that Netflix is suddenly becoming the go to media empire for sheer awesome, so how do you follow up a string of successes like that? Well, they bring back the Queen of 80’s Thievery, Carmen Sandiego.

Little is known about the show at this stage except that it will be animated and will follow closer to the legendary edutainment games from the 80’s. However they do have decades of material to pull from from animated shows, game shows and chose your own adventure books.

The Tracking Board is also reporting that Netflix has signed none other than Jane The Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez to voice the globe hopping, landmark pilfering master criminal herself.

DO IT ROCKEPELLA! (I just can’t resist)