Geek Shall Inherit Episode 075 – A Nu Start
June 4, 2013

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Wow. Episode 75. Superman turns 75 years old this year and we just hit 75 episodes. Same thing, right?

We’ve both absorbed the entire new season of Arrested Development on Netflix and we are ready to talk about it. My viewing started about 12:20am on Sunday morning. Jason started on Sunday afternoon of the holiday weekend but has already watched it once all the way thought and started on a second viewing. That’s what the experts now call “binge viewing” whereby you watch hours of back to back episodes or even seasons of a TV show. And for a show as intricate, well written and brilliantly woven together its the perfect program to sit down and enjoy 15 new episodes of Arrested Development. The first new episodes in seven years!

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • - Orphan Black started slow but picked up and was worth watching.
  • - Jason saw ‘The Blacklist the James Spader pilot that will be on this Fall.
  • - Amazon.com greenlights five new original series.
  • - New “Avengers Assemble” on Disney XD this past weekend.
  • - Disney Taps ‘Kon-Tiki’ Filmmakers to Direct ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′
  • - Glenn Close cast in Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ as the head of the Nova Corps.
  • - Shane Black looking at “Doc Savage” as his next film.
  • - Henry Cavel in talks to be the lead in a Man from U.N.C.L.E. feature film.
  • - Evan Peters -Kid from American Horror story cast as Quicksilver in X-men DOFP –AND Joss Wheedon says he’s using Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Avengers 2. How’s THAT gonna work?
  • - The new Kingdom Come fan trailer.
  • - Hasbro SDCC exclusive Star Wars Angry Birds set.
  • - Hot Wheels has put out a ‘Rockford Files’ car.

All that and more in episode 75!

You can listen to it here or on iTunes.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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