Geek Triumvirate Podcast #04 – San Diego Comic Con

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DragonCon 2014 Cosplay – Updated 8/25

Excited for Dragon Con as much as we are?  A big part of Dragon Con is the amazing, unique, and skillfully crafted cosplay.   He is a glimpse into what we are doing this year and have done in the past.  For more information about Dragon Con visit Dragoncon.org

 

Again this year for Dragon Con I will be cosplaying as Robert Muldoon from Jurassic Park.  Last year I went as Muldoon but combined elements of the video game Borderlands.  This year I purchased a superior fitting hat then previous one.  Also purchased a SPAS-12 shotgun seen in the sequence where Muldoon is hunting the escaped raptors. – Nate (8/01)

In addition to Jurassic Park cosplay I will be dressing as the 11th Doctor from Doctor Who and possible as a House Ravenclaw student from Harry Potter films and books. – Nate (8/22)

 New for this year

 

Dragon Cons’ of the past

 

45 Days Until Dragon Con

Geek Triumvirate will be making its annual pilgrimage to DragonCon in Atlanta again this year.  To countdown the days we will be sharing images, videos, and helpful tips from our previous visits.

Trailer for new season of Doctor Who was released.  Whovians are strongly present and DragonCon and imagine this year will be no exceptions.  Below is a picture from 2012.

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Amanda and Doctor Who cosplayer at DragonCon 2012. Amanda is a Sith and women is wearing a K-9 poodle skirt and 4th Doctor scarf.

 

56 Days Until DragonCon

Geek Triumvirate will be making its annual pilgrimage to DragonCon in Atlanta again this year.  To countdown the days we will be sharing images, videos, and helpful tips from our previous visits.

Here is a picture of Garret Wang aka Ensign Kim for Star Trek: Voyager.  He was director of the Star Trek trax that year at DragonCon and spent a good 20 minutes talking to us about his clothing line Cosmic City, our impressions of DC, other cons in the Southeast.  A great experience and big reason we keep going back is great encounters with the geek/nerd culture.

Garrett Wang showing off his Cosmic City Doctor Who steampunk t-shirt http://cosmiccitytees.bigcartel.com/
Garrett Wang aka Ensign Kim of Star Trek: Voyager showing off his Cosmic City Doctor Who steampunk t-shirt. From DragonCon 2012

The Time of the Doctor Updated 12/18/13

Get your tissue ready. All reports from filming, the regeneration scene from Smith to Capaldi will be gut wrenching and tear inducing. The official synopsis goes as follows:

Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars… Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.

The BBC has also released 2 promo posters, with key differences:

capaHere you can see the attire that they both will be wearing, as well as a cyberman who looks like he drank too much the night before, and then the clock tower in the background that is stopped at midnight. Also, if you look really close, between the cybermans disembodied head and Smith’s coat, you will see a lantern with Peter Capaldi’s face in it.

mcganThis is practically the same picture, just in landscape format. Here, you can see 3 Silent’s in the back, as well as what appears to be Weeping Angels reaching out of the snow. There is also a lantern between The Doctor and Clara with a face in it, but this time the face is Paul McGann. Will we possibly be seeing him again for some more screen time at Christmas?

Updated 12/5/13

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Nothing really much to see here, from the various bits that are in the BBC’s Christmas trailers for all their shows, it looks like the Alliance from Season 5’s finale is back and in the mix in this one. The most shocking of the pictures is the last one, because he is walking away from The Silence, and if rumor’s are accurate, he has formed some kind of alliance/truce with them, which right now is kind of confusing, given what we know (or what we think we know) of them and their motives.

Updated 12/6/13

Another set of pictures, but this time they are quite interesting:

xmas8 xmas9 xmas10 xmas11 xmas12 xmas13 xmas14 xmas15 xmas16 xmas17First off, is there anything better than a wooden Cyberman? I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that it was made by either The Doctor or one of the inhabitants of the Christmas town on Trenzalore. I’m not quite sure of the purpose of said Cyberman, maybe a sentry of some sort, since the circle is a different color than the normal metal ones. Somehow The Doctor has gotten another Dalek eye-stalk, more than likely for some sort of whimsical purpose no doubt. The most interesting of the bunch would be of the last two. I’m going to assume this is the Papal Mainframe that we last heard of in A Good Man Goes To War.

This Christmas special is gearing up to be jam packed, and in this case, that is a good thing.

Updated 12/11/13

The BBC released the trailer for the Christmas special, as well as more pictures,  so here you go 🙂

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Updated 12/18/13

The Gift of Gifting: Part 1

First installment of our geeky holiday gift guide.

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Doctor Who: Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-ray Giftset

Available at Best Buy and Amazon for $299.99.  Set includes Series 1-7 which is both Russell T Davies and Stephen Moffats series. Series features 9th Doctor Christopher Eccelston, 10th Doctor David Tennant, and 11th Doctor Matt Smith.   Collection also includes remote sonic screwdrivers, comic book, and Doctor lithographs.

MLMWD001lgAMC® The Walking Dead® Officially Licensed Michonne’s Katana with Display Stand

Michonne katana from The Walking Dead. This katana is a licensed replica of Michonne’s sword. It is crafted with traditional Japanese sword making techniques and is hand-forged from 1045 high-carbon steel. The handle is wrapped in genuine ray skin and leather. Don’t be fooled by the imitators. This is a limited edition sword and only 5,000 pieces will be made.  Comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity. Fight the Dead. Fear the Living! Priced from $220-280.

Various Funko POP! figures

Funko’s POP! figures are some of the hottest items this year.  They keep adding more and more pop culture collections.  Jump over to our friends at JMD Retail to purchase these and many others.

Silence Will Fall

This is it. Matt Smith’s regeneration. He somehow finds himself back at Trenzalore, but before the final battle that costs him his life. Who will cause the regeneration? We got The Silence, Daleks, Cybermen, and Weeping Angels.

Why do I hear Billie Piper?

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary (updated 11/15/13)

This coming Monday begins filming for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary. Stay tuned here for updates (pictures, set reports, rumors). I will be doing my best to keep this up to date for everyone

As of March 30th, David Tennant, Billie Piper, and John Hurt have been announced to have some sort of starring role in the 50th. And just so no one thinks I was kidding, here is the first photo from the 50th, shot shortly after a read through

mattdaviJoanna Page (Gavin and Stacey, The Syndicate) has been announced as a guest star for the 50th.

The Zygons will be returning for the 50th anniversary. Other than being mentioned (The Pandorica Opens, The Power of Three), they have only been in one Doctor Who story. So after 30 years (the Fourth Doctor story, Terror of the Zygons). In “The Pandorica Opens”, they were among the aliens said to be amassing over Stonehenge. In “The Power of Three” they were mentioned to having a ship under the Savoy Hotel back in 1890, where they replaced half the staff with duplicates. They have been a fan favorite, so it looks like the Moff is really pulling out all the stops with the 50th, and this geek is happy about that. zygonJemma Redgrave will be returning for the 50th Anniversary as Kate Stewart.

Here is a photo of Matt and David in front of the TARDIS, obviously trying to figure out what the hell is going on50thfilm525203_578315105534730_224299046_nUpdate 5/20/2013

Another update on a returning villian…The only thing that we don’t know is who will be playing him

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Yup. Omega will be back for the 50th. It makes sense, all the symbols we have been seeing in the banners and on the Cleric’s uniform. (This is beginning to seem less likely, since nothing further has come out, or he could just come out of nowhere, being behind everything that has been going on .)

Update 10/19/2013

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The BBC just released a little minute long trailer with stuff from the past 50 years. Rumors of an actual 50 trailer within the next week or so, so here is hoping we also get that. So, in case you haven’t seen it

I’m thinking John Hurt might be playing an incarnation before the 1st Doctor, but I think that might be too much to ask. He will more than likely be playing a forgotten doctor between 8 & 9, doing what needed to be done during the Time War. The uber nerd in me is REALLY hoping for John Hurt to be playing The Other.

Click the link below to read up on The Other.

http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Other

Update 11/4/2013

Here is the official synopsis for the 50th anniversary special:

The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th Anniversary Special: in 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.

If I remember correctly, the National Gallery was where the Pandorica was located for filming, so there is that to think about. I’m not sure what is going on back in 1562, but obviously the ancient battle is the Last Great Time War, where I think that the Hurt Doctor sides with the Dalek’s, since the Time Lords were gonna wipe out all creation to become creatures of consciousness.

Update 11/9/2013

I know many of you probably saw the “leaked” trailer yesterday, but I waited until today to put it up, in case it was embargo’d, and I didn’t want to incur the wrath of the BBC and/or the Moff

There will be a 2nd trailer tomorrow as well, but until then, here is another little teaser trailer, and hopefully you can see what is just “impossible” about it

This is the 2nd trailer, seems they decided to release it today instead of tomorrow like they originally said. This one seems to have more of a focus on the time war.

A few screenshots from the trailer.

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Updated 11/14/13

Introducing John Hurt as, The War Doctor

This was amazing. I know Paul has his work in the Big Finish audio tapes, but it would have been good if they brought the show back with him as The Doctor. I can kinda see why they didn’t though, seeing as the movie was seen universally as a complete and utter failure (not because of him, mostly due to the writing)

Updated 11/15/13

I guess whatever was in those paintings got free and sent back to 1562 (Zygons maybe?)

The Crimson Horror

tchStrax possibly talking strategy with Vashtra and Jenny

tch2The Sweetville candy factory

tch3Good to see this room back, wonder if she will be drinking blood again

tch4What did he just find?

tch5There always seems to be some sinister old woman behind everything that is dastardly

tch6The graininess of this shot seems to be important, and timey-wimey

tch7Oh, eye see what you did there….

tch8Strax finally gets to shoot things

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Teasers

  • The Doctor has a bit of an accent
  • “My special Monster”
  • You’ll meet the first ever Tom Tom
  • Something happens to Clara that many a fan boy wish they could do
  • I think the Doctor has a bit of a thing for Jenny
  • The chair is mightier than the ***********

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Attack of the Super Models