Tuesday, July 29, 2008

We're a Star Trek Partner!


Hyde & Geek was officially accepted today as part of Paramount's Star Trek webmaster program.

What that means for you, dear reader, is that you'll be getting first news, goodies and whatever else Paramount provides us with right here on the Hyde & Geek blog!

For those of you who've been living under a rock, the quick skinny is that the new film is a prequel to the original series telling the tale of the early adventures of Kirk, Spock and Bones (played by Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban). It's directed by J.J. Abrams who made a little television program about plane crash survivors "Lost" on an island...but I can't remember the title.

Oh! And the new Scotty? Simon Pegg!

I'm keepin' my eyes peeled on this one and you'll get all the news here as I get it.

For now check out the teaser trailer below...

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Don't forget to bookmark the official Star Trek movie website at StarTrekMovie.com

More to come...

Monday, July 28, 2008

TR2N

Yes.

The title implies exactly what your fevered geeky mind thinks...they're FINALLY making a sequel to TRON!

Here's the bootleg crap video quality teaser from Comic-Con. I won't say anymore. You just have to see it.

It's hosted on YouTube, so watch it before the big-wig movie guys find out it's there and pull it.

Update 08/01/08: The trailer's gone again. I'll try to find one that I can host here instead of using YouTube.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The US Officially Gets "Spaced"


I've been a fan of Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright's "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" for years now but, amazingly, I'd never seen their television program "Spaced" until this last week.

This program aired on the BBC's Channel 4 in the UK in 1999-2001 and apparently became a big bootleg DVD hit with geek culture on both sides of the big pond since then. I'd heard of it in relation to "Shaun of the Dead", but never took the time to track it down.

When I heard it was being released with region 1 DVD coding this past week, I figured "why not?" and picked it up.

Over the next two days, I watched all 14 episodes of the 2 season set and I have two words to say to Simon and Edgar:

FUCK YOU!

Fuck you for making only 2 seasons! There should've been more! Where the Hell is season 3!?

There's a reason this show has such a geek following. It is simply brilliant!

The first thing that shocked me was how closely the characters resembled pieces of myself and my friends about 10 years ago...and even now to an extent. Yes. This is a British comedy, but the characters are spot on with the kind of slacker/geek culture that you'll find in any country around the globe. It's a kind of universal language.

The other cool thing is how many inside homages, jokes and film references are hidden throughout.

I'm currently watching season 1 a second time and listening to the commentary track and I'm already finding film references that I missed the first go 'round.

This is definitely taking a treasured place on my DVD shelf along with "Arrested Development" and as a series that I can watch time and time again.

I don't know if I'd say it's my new favorite yet, but it may take that honored spot if it can hold up to my repeated viewings.

At least it'll give me something to watch until Simon and Edgar get off their asses and make a 3rd season...or another movie!

Oh. And one last cryptic note for those of you who, like me, want more "Spaced"...skip to the end.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is Now Online!

Don't ask questions. You only have until MIDNIGHT TONIGHT to see this one-of-a-kind hilarious, musical comic book comedy! (Yes...I said musical...and one that I enjoy...bite me.)

Watch it by clicking HERE!

'Nuff said!