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GEEK OUT! ALIEN: COVENANT – PROMETHEUS SEQUEL REVEALED AS THE FIRST PART OF AN ALIEN PREQUEL TRILOGY. OH WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN?

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Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

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GEEK OUT! DOCTOR STRANGE – HOW MARVEL IS GETTING ROUND SUPERHERO MOVIE FATIGUE

Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) Photo Credit: Film Frame  ©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Are you tired of superhero movies?

Considering that 2016 had the most superhero movies to date (SIX!) – a valid concern would be creeping fatigue – would the sheer volume of such movies turn people against superhero movies in general?

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GEEK OUT! FREQUENCY SEASON ONE EPISODE THREE

Frequency -- "The Near-Far Problem" -- Image Number: FRG103b_0136.jpg -- Pictured: Peyton List as Raimy -- Photo: Liane Hentscher/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
Frequency — “The Near-Far Problem” — Image Number: FRG103b_0136.jpg — Pictured: Peyton List as Raimy — Photo: Liane Hentscher/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

“THE NEAR-FAR PROBLEM”

Spoilers, doh!

A certified sleeper hit already! Amazingly Frequency maintains the high quality of the first two episodes with Reimy and Frank Sullivan trying desperately to save Julie by finding the Nightingale killer across the chasm of two decades.

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GEEK OUT! WESTWORLD SEASON ONE EPISODE THREE

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“THE STRAY”

Curiouser and curiouser. As more revelations are brought to light, we begin to understand why the Hosts are beginning to ‘malfunction’ on a regular basis. The fact is that Bernard Lowe has been having clandestine meetings with Host Dolores Abernathy and stimulating her evolution towards sentience – whether intentional or not. Dr. Robert Ford also provides backstory as we are introduced to ‘Arnold’ – his former partner, who may have introduced the coding that is causing the problems experienced at Westworld. Of course, Dr. Ford has his own mysterious agenda as well.

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These insights are provided alongside a prolonged look at a plot line involving Dolores and her ‘love-interest’ Teddy Flood which now includes a new dark sub-plot with Wyatt, a former army colleague of Teddy’s who has gone all psychotic (if Hosts are not real, why should we care?). In addition, two Westworld staffers (Ashley Stubbs and Shannon Woodward) encounter a stray Host (hence the title) which predictably goes crazy on them, with consequences surely to ripple throughout the series.

It’s all rather ponderous and stretched out but at least the story is being developed at a deliberate pace rather than being rushed through to the inevitable moment when the Hosts rebel against their makers. And what about the Man in Black??

More info at IMDB 

… still there’s more …

GEEK OUT! ANIMATION NATION 2016 – THE RED TURTLE

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The final film for the upcoming Animation Nation 2016, an animated film festival organised by the Singapore Film Society (SFS) is the award-winning The Red Turtle, a joint production between Wild Bunch (France) and Studio Ghibli (Japan), directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit.

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GEEK OUT! SPEECH BUBBLE – OPENING NIGHT

From BigO circa 1993, lyrics from Gum, illustrations by Eric Khoo.
From BigO circa 1993, lyrics from Gum, illustrations by Eric Khoo.

Organised jointly by cartoonist Sonny Liew and writer-historian CT Lim in conjunction with the National Library, Speech Bubble is a exhibition showcase of the marginalised art form popularly known as comic books. The opening night event was held last night at the National Library, Basement 1 Central Public Library and I was fortunate to get invited!

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