Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

TBBT:123.613.The Bakersfield Expedition

First things first. Sheldon dressed as Data = HOT!
I was a bit worried about this episode as a female nerd seeing the girls entering the store and make it a big deal reminded me of the stereotype that girls don’t read comics or like nerdy stuff (hence in my prediction for the show I’m hoping for Raj to get a truly nerdy girlfriend in the show) but it turned out that for the girls that love nerds all they needed was to give it a chance and they started to argue like we fans do it on regularly, Stuart was right about that, oh so right. The homage to TNG keeps going (Sheldon dressed as Data = HOT!) I would have made Raj into Geordi personally and Howard into Riker (I mean really Riker was the seducer of the ship no one better than Howard for that role). But I guess it was too obvious.
Sheldon was so annoying with his voice on the GPS. Although personally would love if my GPS had his voice if possible, but he had another human moment feeling stupid with all those people looking at them and the driver that threw the drink to him, I know the feeling every nerd has had this moment of doubt and ridicule at some point. Raj was adorkable trying to lighten the mood and keeping the spirits up. Leonard was really cute with taking pictures of Penny so people will believe him. Howard talking about mom as usual.
The girls were really good I love how Bernadette is always trying to be a better wife and partner and the other girls follow her lead (Catholic girls FTW!) and Penny is also slowly trying to be more understanding of Leonard’s world. Is it me or Amy is about to explode? The sexual innuendo was on Warp 9, if you excuse the pun, Sheldon better get that one going or she is going to end up melting his action figure collection.
Overall great episode, some jokes were a bit off so I will give it 3 1/2 Bazingas out of 5.

Sheldon dressed as Data = HOT!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Star Wars Vs Star Trek

I’m a fan of both, personally and I’m hoping in raising LO as a moderate Nerd like me. Meaning not wars about what to like or not and how that reflects according to your peer group of nerds. I’m a veteran from Marvel vs DC and in the end we are all comic book fans and are happy that Hollywood is finally investing on our stories to make them come to live in the big screen. Of course is far from perfect. Spider-man reboot was too quick.  I haven’t watched it BTW, the combo of the first ad looking like a rip-off of a famous video game and Toby is my Peter Parker, really didn’t get me the need to watch it (I know bad nerd, bad nerd). Aside from the Batman franchise masterfully directed by Christopher Nolan, DC is the new Marvel on making bad movies of every superhero. Maybe the youngest crowd doesn’t remember but once upon a time every single Marvel movie was a piece of unwatchable crap. The worst offender 90′s Captain America…ugh I’m saving a review of it for the Nerdrage section when I master the courage of accessing the part of my brain those memories jailed. DC still doesn’t has the Justice League movie we are all waiting for and Superman is the most anticipated franchise that doesn’t seem able to get established sadly for us fans of the Big Blue, hopefully Zack Snyder with Man of Steel gets the right movie to start. Marvel had fantastic movies leading up the nerdgasm of The Avengers done by the seasoned Joss Whedon, although both houses are lacking in the female superhero area. So things are not perfect but we are going into a good place, me thinks.
So is there a point on comparing and choosing? I don’t think so in the end we all are just lovers and we want to enjoy our fictional universes and franchises. Jedis, Trekkies or both in the end should come together breed and take over the worl…  I mean we should share in peace our loves without making it about competition.
So May the force make you live long and prosper.
I was inspired to write this post because of this graphic courtesy of Barnorama.

My ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Romantic Predictions for 2013

Since I was a kid I always loved to try to guess what my favorite fictional characters will do next. Especially the couples and although still bitter that Mulder and Scully never had a “release our sexual tension moment” in the silver screen (Curse you Chris Carter!) I still like to play this game with other ships. Here is what I think it will happen with our beloved Geeky Bunch.
Amy and Sheldon (SHAMY) will get physically closer.
I don’t think we will have full-blown sex this year, but I surely think they will at some point. But I think is obvious by Sheldon picking to spank Amy as disciplinary measure that she is breaking him slowly to get him to see her as more than just a “girl’ that is his “friend” I will predict a kiss initiated by Sheldon or a make out session, maybe initiated by Amy, but that will get at least “That was not as repulsive as I was expecting” or a “We might add kissing to our relationship contract” from our adorable asexual-in-transition-to-stud genius.
Bernadette and Howard (HOWARDETTE) get a pregnancy or pregnancy scare.
Well we already know that the theme of the kids is a difficult one so having the possibility of getting one this early has the potential to get our newlyweds closer or to bring a lot of issues to the surface I also think the grandparents scream match about what religion that poor kid is going to be, will be hilarious.
Penny and Leonard (LENNY) Penny proposes to Leonard.
We know there is a love triangle brewing with someone who can give Penny a run for her money and Penny has shown commitment issues over Leonard, I think the right combo might make her realize that she indeed wants the rest of her life with him and given that this show already had one of the couples tying the knot is only natural that they are the second. It will also be fun to see Amy arm-wrestling the bouquet from anyone that dares to try to take it.
Raj... will get a girlfriend or boyfriend?
This one is announced to happen I’m 51% thinking that Raj should get a geeky girlfriend, he has tried with more conventional girls with no success I think one of us should be the next and definitive one. I also think it would be interesting if she is an African-American or a Latina (My vote would be for Tyra Banks, America Ferrera or Dania Ramirez to play her) given that we don’t have any on the show at this point, and it will enrich the representation of all types of geeks, no to mention we have enough blondes already.
Now my 49% is for Raj to get a boyfriend, I’m not so much into this development because “Rule of Funny” says that it would kill the pun of his jokes and is kind of lame “The guy suspected gay for a bunch of stereotypes was actually gay!” hear the rim-shot and the laugh sign to the audience. In any case if they go this route I think they should go with Stuart (RAJTUART? STUARJESH?) since he has taken the place of Howard as pathetic single and he is the only one that gets the homo-eroticism of his puns, it seems like a match make on geek heaven.
Now to wait and see what new exciting development will, Chuck Lorre and his team, bring this new year the first since 1987 without repeated numbers.
Originally published in Yahoo Voices.
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