Thought I would try for a week in review for happenings in the World of Geek and Nerd. Totally backwards from the way I posted the title, but hey, I am what I am, and I like to shake things up a little bit.
I think the big news this week, as well as the most depressing, is that the Season 4 finale of Game of Thrones surpassed The Sopranos to become the most watched HBO series of all time. Of course, this is depressing because now, we wait. Also, a record 7.1 million people tuned in to watch the season finale. I, alas, was not one of them, being late to the GoT party. I am quickly catching up, however, which means I frequently burst out into rants about the Lannisters and lament Ned not keeping his damn mouth shut. (I think I am going to blog about how I really feel about GoT this weekend!)
In Doctor Who news (because there’s always Doctor Who news), Paul McGann announces a “Five(ish) Doctors Reboot” Sequel. As you probably know, as part of the 50th anniversary celebration last year, McGann teamed up with Peter Davidson and Sylvester McCoy in a short comedy video about Doctor Who, as they fought with Moffatt and even Russell T. Davies for a part in the Day of the Doctor.
Paramount announced that Star Trek 3 and Transformers 5 will be released in 2016. My friends and I wait with bated breath to see what the next Star Trek storyline is. Opinions on this anyone? I really wish they would somehow work Shatner in as they have Nimoy.
And in other galaxy news concerning JJ Abrams, it appears that he will NOT be directing Star Wars beyond Episode VII. Rian Johnson will be directing and writing episodes VIII and IX. Johnson is best known for Brick, Looper and the Ozymandias episode of Breaking Bad. This news does not upset me too badly, I want Abrams to focus on Star Trek.
John Barrowman was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honors’ list. I think he should dress as Captain Jack when he goes to Buckingham Palace.
The Hyundai Tuscon “The Walking Dead” edition was introduced this week. I wonder if it has pop out spikes on the front so you can plow down walkers?
In book news, Daniel Keyes, the author of Flowers for Algernon, died at age 86. Keyes passed away due to complications from pneumonia. Also, on a much lighter note, the latest book from Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A Novel, will have stickers! For adults! To decorate the book! Will there be room around that title? What a mouthful. If you want to see the stickers, please read “Haruki Murakami and the marketing madness of publishers,” on The Guardian.
Thanks for reading, please bear with me as I try to get better at this Geek/Nerd Week in Review stuff. I also have my own personal week in review coming up soon. What I read, what I watched, what I drank, wore, ate…No, just kidding there. But, in lieu of full book reviews, I do plan on doing my own WiR to briefly review a few books that deserve a mention but that I’m not sure I could do justice by a whole article. Until then……