Doctor Who to Officially Materialize in Minecraft

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 11:30 am

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Starting with skin packs of six Doctors each, Minecraft will begin adding multiple characters and aliens from the show starting in September. You've got to have those companions in order to teach the Doctor how to tame a horse.

While I love how they've captured Peter Capaldi in the simple block style, does anybody else maybe suspect that with a slight color swap, he'd reveal himself to love lasagna...and hate Mondays?

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I'd add the cat ears except that I have no idea how to do it and not make it look terrible.

Blu-ray Today: Zombie Apocalypse, Nuclear War...and Legends of Oz

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8:00 am

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The Walking Dead Season 4 - It's getting to where the quality of the shows themselves really don't matter so much when it comes to Blu-ray sales, as the McFarlane packaging alone is almost worth the cost. Last year it was floating heads in fishtanks (mine have grown an impressive layer of mold); this year, it's a tree zombie whose head and arm move when you pull the discs out, making it more articulated than most classic Spawn figures.

The show itself was iffier this season once it got rid of the Governor - the solo episodes are less fun, and the new characters en route to Washington haven't made much of an impression. Here's hoping Terminus itself will be more compelling than the build-up to it.

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4 Things the Porn Parody Doctor Whore Gets Right, and 3 It Doesn't

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Even though so many nerd properties are now pretty much mainstream, it's still a special time when a nerdy property gets popular enough for a porn parody. This has been true for things like The Avengers, James Cameron's Avatar, and Star Trek. And now it's true for Doctor Who as well.

Today, to celebrate, we're looking at Wood Rocket's Doctor Whore, a recently made (and free to watch online if you're 18) parody, that mainly focuses on the era of the 11th Doctor. This is actually the third Doctor Who skin flick I've heard of; its predecessors being Dr. Loo and the Filthy Phaleks, and Doctor Screw. (Nobody seems to have gone with the more obvious "Cocktor Who" yet.) Doctor Whore's name might not roll off the tongue as well its predecessors, but it still is something to look into.

This is your last warning: get your kids, pets, and whoever else will make you feel guilty out of the room, and hit the jump.
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Top-Down Smackdown: Guess What - Cena Turned Heel a Long Time Ago

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 5:21 pm

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It's the most common lament of the modern wrestling fan: "Why won't John Cena turn heel?"

And yet, in a time when characters portrayed as out and out villains - like Bray Wyatt and Wade Barrett - get loud cheers everywhere they go, you need to ask yourself what a heel actually is.

A heel in pro-wrestling is a guy the fans hate, who's good at egging them on to hate him, always getting booked in matches where the stipulations ought to finally lead to his comeuppance only to escape intact, and occasionally, at big-ticket events, the guy who finally gets his ass righteously whupped to send the fans home happy.

Beg pardon, but...you do realize John Cena fulfills ALL of these conditions, right?

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Tags: John Cena, WWE

Funko to Make Blind-Boxed Minifigs of EVERY Sci-Fi Character You Like (Seriously).

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2:07 pm

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Holy, holy crap. We are all going to go broke.

Alien. Predator. Tron. The Rocketeer. E.T. Mars Attacks. Mr. Spock. Mal and Jayne. Judge Dredd. Robocop. Robby the Robot. The Metaluna Mutant. All in the same style and line. And by the looks of it, sporting some articulation. It's like Disney Infinity without having to buy an expensive game.

I'm all out of smartass comments here. It's like you get to be the Beyonder and hold the best Secret Wars ever.

Talk and Relevant Discussions in Snark 8.1 - SPOILER Thread

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:00 am

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For Pete's sake, what did you think of Capaldi's debut? My quick thoughts below the fold...

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Weekend Open Thread: Become Robocop, Shake Some Tail and Drone in on Disney

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:05 pm

There won't be a Weekend Hangover post on Monday, as Monday morning's list will be Liz Ohanesian's report from Power Morphicon. So let me try to throw as many items as I can out there now:

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-Rob Liefeld just looks like he's blatantly feeding the trolls with that variant cover above.

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I READ YOUR FANFIC! "The Quest for the Holey Grail" by KingAurthr2

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 8:00 am

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If you want to submit fan fiction for me to read, please send it - or a link to it - to toplessrobot-at-gmail-dot-com with subject line "Read my Fanfic!"

It finally happened.

I found the fanfic that broke me.

We're talking about a creation that severely impaired my own ability to read it.

So how bad could it be?

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The 17 Coolest Things in Starlog #009: Star Wars Ascends, Star Trek Descends, and Shatner Absconds

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

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The ninth issue of Starlog hit the stands on September 1, 1977, the sixth of the eight-times-a-year issues. The focus is primarily on television, including the surely-going-to-happen new Star Trek series intended to replace the definitely-not-gonna-happen Star Trek feature film, but Star Wars continues to pull focus. And William Shatner tries to walk away from it all.

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Haters Gonna Hate

Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 8:00 am

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Martha Boyd is not just Luke's mother-in-law - she's also an ex-cop, a landlord, a self-described crazy cat lady, a major Star Trek geek and the widow of a green beret. So go ahead: ask her anything. And we mean anything.

But get on her bad side, and she's gonna let you know...

Hello, hello. I have several things to rant about this week, and as I did not get alot of questions, I have lots of room to vent. I have both good and bad to comment on. Let's get the bad right out of the way...


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