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Wild, Weird, Wonderful Geek News Wrap Up 1/21-27

This week was a little bit slower, but that doesn’t mean nothing is going on in the world of fabulous fandoms and awesome science.

TV: TNT’s Librarians has been officially greenlit for season 4, and if you haven’t watched The Librarians, it’s a lot of fun and quite smart. Fox has ordered an X-Men Pilot about a family with Gifted children on the run from the government, and hopefully, enough fans will overlook the network’s past series cancellation burns to give this show a chance.

Those Gleeks who have been on the edge of their seats, waiting to find out who would be cast as Music Meister in the upcoming Flash/Supergirl crossover musical episode are pretty excited that Glee alum Darren Criss  will be the crossover’s villain.

Movies: The new King Arthur movie looks a little more interesting every time I see a new snippet or story about it.

Books:

Indomitable classic, 1984 is a bestseller all over again. Octavia Butler’s Kindred has been adapted to graphic novel form with an introduction by Nnedi Okorafor.
Science:

A lot happened in the world of Science this week (or, if not happened this week, I read about them this week). First up, in a move that has the potential to revolutionize space travel, in an interesting bit of alchemy, they have found a way to turn hydrogen into metal.  Second, while it did happen a while ago, I read about it this week. Stem cells have been used to help give a quadriplegic back some use of his arms. And, if those two interesting things weren’t enough, a breakthrough in genetic engineering has become a breakthrough in cancer treatment, having cured two babies of their leukemia.

Deaths:

Mary Tyler Moore (80) of The Dick Van Dyke Show and the Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Mike Connors (91) of Mannix

Sir John Hurt (77) Doctor Who, Alien, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Merlin

Interesting Find of the Week:

https://funko.com/blogs/news/london-toy-fair-reveals-twin-peaks-pop-s-action-figures

Agent Cooper Funko! (Image: Funko) https://funko.com/blogs/news/london-toy-fair-reveals-twin-peaks-pop-s-action-figures

 

At the London Toy Fair, Funko revealed their very awesome and, in my opinion, must have, figures.

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