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GonzoGeek to Cover Austin Comic Con

Stephe and I have attended the Texas Wizard World Conventions every year since their inception. Those conventions have historically been held in Arlington, Texas. That was until last year when they cancelled the Con altogether.  This year, Wizard got back on the horse and moved the Con to Austin, Texas. We're going again, and, for the second time, we're going as media.  That's right, GonzoGeek will be there to cover it all for you. "We are pleased to return to Te...

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"Hollywood Treasure" Coming to SyFy

If there is one thing geeks love more than anything its collecting.  From comic books to rare import vinyl, geeks use the emphemera of their obsessions to gauge their standing among their peers.

Someone has finally figured that out and they are bringing an inside look at the world of high end entertainment collecting to a television near you.

This week, NBC Universal and SyFy are debuting Hollywood Treasure.

From the press release:

Two back-to-back half hour episodes
Wednesdays (10:00 - 10:30 p.m. and 10:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Syfy
Starting October 27

Syfy's new reality series, Hollywood Treasure, featuring Joe Maddalena, will premiere Wednesday, October 27 with two back-to-back half-hour episodes at 10:00pm and 10:30pm.

Hollywood Treasure is a weekly documentary-reality series that delves into the intricate world of collecting of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia, including science fiction and fantasy props and costumes.  The series follows Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History and the world's largest auctioneer of original movie, television and pop culture collectibles.

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The Ultimate Fighter - Season 12, Episode 1

Yes, I know I'm horribly late on this, but I'm going to get us caught up dear readers.  Just hang tight.  I've been watching them.  I just haven't had time to write about them.

The 12th season of the UFC and Spike TV's MMA reality show focuses on the lightweights as well as the escalating tensions between coaches Josh Koscheck and Georges St-Pierre.  Why?  Because at the end of the season Koscheck will fight St-Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Title.

Twenty-eight fighters we given the golden ticket to show up at the UFC training center in Las Vegas and fight for their way onto the show. 

UFC president, Dana White, also announced the return of the wild card fight to determine who will get the 8th spot in the quarter finals.

In a single hour, Spike gave us a few fights and a lot of highlights.

When the smoke had settled and the fights were fought, these were the fighters who make up your cast:

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Elvira's back (and front) are back!

Everyone's favorite horror hostess is back and coming to a television station near you this weekend.

Elvira's Movie Macabre returns to the small screen to bring you cheesy horror movies, bad puns and good old fashioned snark.

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Man-Thing - The Review

Whatever knows fear burns at the touch of the Man-Thing.

Believe it or not, there was a time when movies based on Marvel comics were a crap shoot.  Sure, they started out strong with the firstX-MenSpider-Man and the first two Blade movies.  But then, before a certain armored Avenger made his presence felt at the cineplex, things got bumpy.

Daredevil?  Not very good.

Hulk?  Ang Lee proved he had no idea how to make a comic book movie.

The Punisher?  Thomas Jane?  John Travolta?  Next.

Sure, they rebounded pretty well with X2 which I think still stands as one of their best, but it was followed by things like the firstFantastic Four movie and Elektra.

It was rough going at the House of (Movie) Ideas.

Enter Man-Thing.

What's a Man-Thing you might ask?  The simple answer is he's Marvel's answer to DC's Swamp Thing, although, I believe Man-Thing (let's call him Manny from here on out) predates Swamp Thing by a year or two.  You want the more complex answer?  Read this, then get back to me.

It looked like Marvel was scrapping the bottom of the barrel, almost literally, to bring the muck monster to the big screen.  Things didn't work out.  The movie was created as a direct to video release.  However, as superhero movies took off, the powers that be decided to schedule it for a Halloween release.  They wisely reconsidered and moved it back to the straight to video queue.

The movie was eventually picked up by SyFy (then Sci-Fi) as a "Sci-Fi Original" and has gained a bit of a cult following since then.

What does all this mean to you my dear reader(s)?

It means I stumbled across Man-Thing during last Saturday's vegetative monster movie marathon on SyFy and was finally able to record  and watch the damned thing.

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You Might Want to Check Out…WITHIN

Rachel Weiss can see evil spirits. She is a sweet girlwith a troubled soul caused by this unique gift. After witnessing the brutal killing of her mother, Rachel and her father look for a fresh start by moving to a small town. Rachel quickly warms to her new schoolteacher Abby Miller, and becomes ‘best friends’ with classmate Michelle Lowe.

When Michelle’s penchant for schoolyard pranks turns from goodnatured fun to potentially deadly, Rachel suspects that her friend may be less than friendly. Rachel’s visions could be the key to stopping a series of violent attacks against the town’s children and unlocking the puzzle behind a decade-old disappearance.

So reads the press release for the new movie Within which makes its debut this Saturday on Lifetime at 9pm EST.  Its a stark departure for the network that largely pioneered "chick flicks." 

Within won "Outstanding Feature Film" at the Big Bear Horror Film Festival, as well as awards at several other festivals.

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Not only that, but he does it repeatedly. And comically. This guy has been up to a lot for a long time now. Say what you want, but there's never been any moss grown on him. Please enjoy what is purported to be the full catalogue of Ahnulds Japanese TV commercials. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcfI0gf9oDc&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ehuffingtonpost%2Ecom%2F2009%2F08%2F19%2Farnold%2Dschwarzenegger%2Dcom%5Fn%5F263727%2Ehtml&feature=player_embedded#t=67]

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LOST Notes, 516: The Incident

Jacob: It takes a very long time when you're making the thread...but I suppose that's the point, isn't it? OR Rose Nadler It's always something with you people. LOST, Season 5 Finale The Incident I. In Which The Mysterious Puppeteer Is Not Only Real, But He Looks Kinda Like Your Fuck-Up Uncle. A. I'm going to take issue with the perception of Jacob as all-knowing, all-seeing or all-anything (besides perhaps first team All-Island for dodgeball or fishing or weaving or some...

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LOST Notes, 515: Follow The Leader

Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: All right, dude. We're from the future. Sorry. LOST, Season 5, Episode 15 Follow The Leader I. The Part Where Richard Looks To Be In His Early 40s And Helps Some Of The Castaways Pursue Their Definition Of Destiny. A. For all the Kate mockery over the past several seasons, I totally get it now. If the reason she was kept around this long was just to deliver that look after Jack admitted they were with Faraday, then everything that Jack wants to erase was worth i...

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LOST Notes, 514: The Variable

James "Sawyer/LaFleur" Ford: Whatever her reason is, helping H.G. Wells here talk to his mommy ain't got nothing to do with it. LOST, Season 5, Episode 14 The Variable I. The Manchurian Physicist A. "Hey, sorry guys, my mom says I'm too smart to take piano lessons any more. What's that? My lunch money? No, I packed a...oh dear." B. Seriously if Ma Faraday's "destiny" is to help her son hone his mind to be as sharp as possible, then she has a poor understanding of the college admiss...

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