Netflix’s “The Push”

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Derren Brown The Push was advertised as Brown attempting to use social coersion to convince one member of the public, Chris Kingston, who doesn’t know he’s being manipulated or filmed, to push another person off a roof to their apparent death, during the fictitious launch of a charity called ‘Push’.Derren Brown The Push was advertised as Brown attempting to use social coersion to convince one member of the public, Chris Kingston, who doesn’t know he’s being manipulated or filmed, to push another person off a roof to their apparent death, during the fictitious launch of a charity called ‘Push’.

 

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Things are about to get weird when Tony, Casey, and Betty get together weekly to provide a “nerd’s eye view of pop culture.”  These only children geeks have somehow managed not to kill each other, as they do battle with movies, television, and all things pop culture. If you like podcasts similar to “Nerdist” and “ID10T”, more diverse than “2 Dope Queens”, and completely opposite of  “My Brother, My Brother, and Me,” you should check out “Geek Vs.”  Proud member of the Giant Size Team Up Network

Netflix is Raising Prices – Will You Cancel?

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Can’t lie to you folks, it’s a short one this week.  What had happened as, we all went and saw Blade Runner and really wanted to talk about that, plus it was a slow news week.  Tony did check out Anime Weekend Atlanta for the first time ever, and his Netflix bill went up.

AIM is shutting down after 20 years

It’s a sad moment: AIM, AOL’s long-running instant messenger service that was core to many people’s first social experiences on the internet, will shut down once and for all on December 15th. AOL announced the shutdown today, acknowledging that people now communicate in new ways online, so AIM is no longer needed.

Netflix is raising prices

Netflix is raising two of its pricing tiers for US subscribers beginning next month, Mashable reports. The standard tier, which allows subscribers to watch on two screens at once, will be bumped up from $9.99 to $10.99 per month. The premium tier, which is available in Ultra HD and allows users to watch on up to four screens, will go up from $11.99 to $13.99. The Basic $7.99 per month plan will remain the same.

Bob’s Burger’s will have a movie musical in 2020

Coming off an Emmy win for best animated series, Bob’s Burgers will be make its way to the big screen in a full-length musical movie. Show creator Loren Bouchard and Stacey Snider, the head of Fox Film, just announced that the movie will be released summer 2020 (July 17, to be exact).

NYCC comic con cancels punisher panel after Las Vegas shooting

A New York story to the blood and bone, Marvel’s The Punisher has just canceled its October 7 panel at New York Comic-Con after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

“We are stunned and saddened by this week’s senseless act in Las Vegas,” Netflix and Marvel said in a joint statement today. “After careful consideration, Netflix and Marvel have decided it wouldn’t be appropriate for Marvel’s The Punisher to participate in New York Comic-Con,” the companies added of the gun and violence heavy Jon Bernthal starring series. “Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and those affected by this tragedy.”

Pauley Perrette leaving NCIS

The 48-year-old confirmed rumors she is exiting the CBS series after 16 years. She played forensic scientist Abby Sciuto.

So it is true that I am leaving NCIS after this season,” Perrette announced on Twitter Wednesday morning.

She continued, “There have been all kinds of false stories as to why (NO I DON’T HAVE A SKIN CARE LINE AND NO MY NETWORK AND SHOW ARE NOT MAD AT ME!).”

Overwatch Halloween Event kicks off

 

Overwatch’s 2017 Halloween Terror event is set to begin on October 10 and will have a selection of new themed character skins for players to earn. Thus far developer Blizzard has only officially revealed new skins for Reaper and McCree, but images of a few more appear to have leaked via Facebook.

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Matthew McConaughey as Ghost Rider | Geek Versus Week podcast #132

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We record late night after having a fun Game Night.  Judge Dredd and Deadpool are coming to TV.  Hellboy is coming back to the theatre.  A bunch of shows were cancelled and Tony and Casey can’t be more excited for one of the cancellations.  And Betty reviews your Netflix choice of “Beauty and the Briefcase.”

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (Spoiler Free) | Geek Versus Week #131

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Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter’s parentage is revealed.

Also in this episode, Game of Thrones, American Gods, Defenders, and your reactions to our Netflix v Hulu poll.

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X-Files is Back, and Casey may rampage | Geek Versus Week podcast #129

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X-Files is returning with 10 new episodes, and nobody is more excited than Casey.  However, with that excitement comes passion, and Casey may rampage if the X-Files doesn’t fulfill a promise.

The X-Files Renewed for 10-Episode (!!) Season 11 at Fox ? First Look

Wheel of Time is coming to TV, but none of us have read the books, so we have some interesting chatter about that.

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Also Betty puts herself out there, and lets you the fans control her fate.

All that plus Doctor Who, Arrow, Property Brothers, and Carmen Sandiego on episode 129 of Geek Versus Week.

 

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Carmen Sandiego is Back!

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I’m going to be highly disappointed if Rockapella doesn’t return!

Beloved superthief and globetrotter Carmen Sandiego has settled down at a new home: Netflix! The classic character is back for an all new animated series that doesn’t just want to ask where in the world she is, but also who.

Just announced by Netflix, the new series from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and DHX Media will be showrun by The Batman’s Duane Capizzi, with CJ Kettler (The Tick) and Caroline Fraser as executive producers alongside him. The series will be 20 episodes long, each lasting 22 minutes, and will tackle the mysteries of Carmen’s past, exploring her origins as she goes on even more international capers.

As rumored late last week the new animated series will see Jane The Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez play the lead. Meanwhile Stranger Things’ very own Mike, a.k.a. actor Finn Wolfhard, will lend his voice to the Player—in the old animated show, the unseen live-action character that bookended epsiodes as if they were playing out the game on their computers—described here as “Carmen’s chief accomplice and friend.”

Netflix’s Carmen Sandiego show is expected to launch on the service in 2019.

Way before Pentatonix, there was Rockapella!!!

Tony Guests on The GSTU Iron Fist Roundtable

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This week I had the pleasure of being a guest host on the Breaking The Panel podcast as we discussed Iron Fist and the controversy surrounding it.

Welcome to the Iron Fist non-spoiler Roundtable discussion.  Once again we’ve sent out an S.O.S. and podcast host from around the net found our messages in a bottle. We’re gonna talk all about the Netflix’s attempt at bringing K’un Lun’s living weapon to the small screen. Did the show meet expectations or were the early reviews on to something? With panelists representing various degrees of consumption, from 44 minutes to 13 full episodes; we’ll let you know if Iron Fist was fresh and clean or just an OutKast.

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The First MST3K Trailer

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Do you listen to the Geek Versus Week podcast?  Do you know me personally?  Have you seen me in passing?  If yes to any of those, then you know I’m not very excited about the remake of Mystery Science Theatre 3000.  I just never have a lot of faith in taking something that was good, and trying to remake it.  That’s how you end up with Mega Stuff oreos.  Either way, here’s the latest trailer.