Friday, November 24, 2017

Needless Things Podcast 188 – Justice League


The Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to discuss the newest entry into the DC Comics movieverse, Justice League!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

A Thanksgiving Turkey – The Last Dinosaur (1977)



By Jerry Chandler

So, we so far served you up two turkeys this month. We’ve given you The Ghost Galleon, but, at best, that’s a minor bird. It may be the film where it was obvious that the Blind Dead franchise was heading off the rails, but it’s still a hugely enjoyable horror film with an absolutely amazing looking threat in the Blind Dead themselves. We then gave you The Bermuda Depths, a much larger bird by far. Despite its saving graces, it is certainly deserving of the label ‘Turkey’ and then some. This week, we give you a giant, prehistoric turkey in the form of The Last Dinosaur.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Toy Review – One:12 Collective Deadpool from Mezco

By Dave


Some people complain about the constantly shifting (retreating) release dates on Mezco’s One:12 Collective line of action figures.

I totally understand.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Needless Things Podcast 187 – GI Joe: The Movie Needless Commentary


Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

November Turkeys - The Bermuda Depths (1978)



By Jerry Chandler


Okay, so let’s set the stage for this one. Arthur Rankin Jr.- he of Rankin/Bass Productions fame -decided he wanted to creatively branch out a bit. So, after decades of becoming famous for children’s holiday specials like Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, Mad Monster Party, Frosty the Snowman, and variety shows like The Jackson 5ive and The Osmonds, he decided he wanted to make more adult oriented television movies with 1977’s lost world adventure The Last Dinosaur and 1978’s horror offering, The Bermuda Depths. There would also be a third film, 1980’s The Ivory Ape, but the less said about this film the better. Having had some luck working with Japanese production companies years earlier with 1967’s King Kong Escapes, and possibly because everyone else laughed at the proposals for the films, he struck a deal with a somewhat past its prime Tsuburaya Productions to handle much of the monster FX works. So, basically, you’re talking about a great recipe for total disaster.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Christina's Addiction To Essay Books: The Geek's Written Obsession

 By Christina


Hi.  My name is Christina.  And I’m addicted to essay books.

“Hi, Christina.”

Yup.  I am admitting it freely. I have an extreme and downright obsessive addiction to essay books.  The Buffy scholars have filled the world with them, every TV show and movie worth its salt has them.  I can’t get enough of this non-fiction delve into the psyche of characters, breakdown of episodes, and understanding of how certain tropes speak to a need for feminism, industrialism, or whatever “ism” that the writer is trying to describe.  Whether or not I agree with any view, I just can’t get enough of exploring them all.  So the question I imagine you are asking is this:   What is an essay book and what has she been babbling about for an entire paragraph?  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Movie Review: Thor: Ragnarok

by Beth

I hope I don't get kicked out of geek club for this. I seem to be one of the few people who didn't unreservedly love Thor: Ragnarok, and I feel like I need to express some of my dissatisfaction. I liked it, but had far more problems with it than I had expected. If my friends who don't love superhero movies as much as I do liked it more than me than I feel that there's a problem that needs to be addressed. There are probably some spoilers here so read at your own risk.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Toy Review – Star Wars Toybox Kylo Ren from The Disney Store

By Dave


Since I’m still excited about Disney’s new line of Toybox action figures, today I’m going to take a look at Kylo Ren from the Star Wars branch!


Friday, November 10, 2017

Needless Things Podcast 186 – Kamikaze Zombie


Dave talks to Clint from Birmingham, Alabama horror punk/metal band Kamikaze Zombie!


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Disney Buying 20th Century Fox? No Thanks.



By Jerry Chandler

Some ongoing news popped its head up into the social media world this last week, and fandom suddenly felt its heart grow three sizes that day. Unfortunately, this was one of those things where fandom really needed to stop and think and maybe play the part of the Grinch a little more. Outside of seeing some interesting speculation with regards to some Marvel properties (which was what most of the people I saw salivating over this were initially talking about) I saw little about this that made me think it was a good idea. Even seeing the Marvel properties “go home” to Disney- while that could open up some interesting possibilities for the next phase of Marvel films -might not ultimately be the great thing some initially thought it could be. To be honest, perhaps the only good thing in such a deal would be straightening out a lot of the remaining issues around Star Wars: A New Hope.