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The Best of AOTB

Epic April has come to an end, but that doesn't mean you have to stop enjoying the epic content that has kept a smile on your face all month long. Go ahead and treat yourself to another helping of the best items at the AOTS buffet, including the Star Wars Charity Car Wash segment with Playmate Sara Jean Underwood and the very steamy Star Wars Charity Car Wash Photo Gallery, as well as the three part tour of Skywalker Ranch and ILM (and if you like Star Wars, you'll love St*r Warz Burlesque Presented by The Devil's Playground)!

There's also a great discussion about Bungie's Deal with Activision, A Nightmare on Elm Street preview, an interview with the film's star, the new Freddy Krueger, Jackie Earle Haley, and a review of the killer new HTC Droid Incredible phone!

Plus, for you inquisitive folks who enjoy looking behind the curtain, there're behind-the-scenes interviews with Community's Danny Pudi and the aforementioned Jackie Earle Haley. That's not to mention the Attack of the Staff interviews with comic book expert, Blair Butler, film reviewer Chris Gore, the cheater we all love, Kristin Adams, gadget guru Chris Hardwick, the beloved jokester Blair Herter and G4's fearless field correspondent Alison Haislip. That should keep you busy for a while!

In an interview with Fresh Ink’s Blair Butler, comic book author Mark Millar said he’d like to make a trilogy of films for a re-booted Superman series, and it might happen. Millar's vision for a new Superman:

"I've had this plan for like 10 years for a big three-picture Superman thing, like a Lord of the Rings epic, starting over from scratch again with a seven-hour Superman story. One to be released each year." Millar said.

Millar says there's nothing firm yet,  but he hopes to get word over the next few weeks. If everything goes perfectly, they'll be shooting next summer. Check it out below:

Mark Millar Interview: War Heroes, Kick Ass, and Superman »


Do you like movies? Do you like art? Do you like artistic interpretations of cult films? Can I stop asking you questions now?

Last week, the Crazy4Cult 2 art show opened at Gallery 1988, hosted by none other than Kevin Smith and his producer, Scott Mosier. After the success of last year's Crazy4Cult show, Kevin immediately agreed to continue the tradition for at least another year, and chances are for many more years to come. This year's show is three-times as big as last year, with over 150 pieces of art commemorating films like The Wizard of OZ, Donnie Darko, Strange Brew, and Total Recall just to name a few. To cover this marriage of film and canvas, we sent our very own Blair Butler for a special artsy-fartsy edition of Geek Out. Enjoy getting some culture.


Crazy4Cult 2: This Time It's Personal »


If you're in or anywhere near Los Angeles, you owe it to yourself to check out Crazy4Cult 2 in person at Gallery1988 on Melrose at La Brea.  The show runs thru Sept 12th.

Gallery1988 Crazy4Cult 2 Website

As if Comic Con 08 couldn't have been any bigger, Earthworm Jim Creator Doug TenNapel, Doug Jones (Hellboy 2, Pan's Labyrinth) John Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Dan Heder were all on site to promote the newest episode of Sockbaby. Sockbaby 4 is the latest in a series of hilarious shorts written by Doug TenNapel and John Soares. It features the adventures of Ronnie Cordova and his companion Burger. If you haven't seen it, first feel ashamed, then check out the pictures from the Panel here then go see the Sockbaby 1-4 at Sockbaby.com

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G4 recently sat down with legendary videogame creator Doug TenNapel.

Doug gave us a treat by taking us on a trip down memory lane with Earthworm Jim one and two, then gave us a some insight to Jim's next big adventure on the next-gen systems. He also gave us a look at his newest graphic novel Monster Zoo and let us in on his Movie deal with Sam Raimi. ..but wait! there's more TenNapel than you can shake a worm with...Doug's just sent us the link to his new project, SOCK BABY...check it out here!

Geek Out: Doug TenNapel Exclusive Interview »

--Ernie Moreno


We told you to come back this week. Did you think we were lying? What do you think we are, a bunch of frakkin' Cylons?

Last week, Blair Butler took you backstage with BSG Composer Bear McCreary and the musicians of the BSG Orchestra when they performed live at the Roxy in Los Angeles. Well, you wanted to see more music, and that's exactly what we have for you today.

Check out these two concert videos we've put together featuring Bear and the BSG Orchestra, as they perform Fight Night and Roslin & Adama.


BSG Live: 'Fight Night' Music Video »


Roslin and Adama below the cut.

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Geek Out: BSG Live!

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Posted May 8, 2008 - By Yodapollo

This past Tax Day, April 15th, a very special event took place at the Roxy in Los Angeles, California. Nerds from all over crowded together for a sold-out show where composer Bear McCreary brought the music of Battlestar Galactica to a live concert venue.

We were the only ones given full access to everyone and everything inside the club. Sure we could be selfish and keep all the BSG-sweetness for ourselves, but we're not like that. We're about sharing.

Bear, his brother Brendan, the lovely Raya Yarbrough, and the Galactica's own Kandyse McClure all found time to sit down with us and talk about this unique concert event that brought musicians, performers, and geeks together like nothing has before.

Geek Out: BSG Live: The Music of Bear McCreary »

This is the only place where you can see this footage! Also, be sure to check back next week, where we'll have some more BSG Live surprises up our sleeve.

On this special edition of Geek Out, we travel to Gallery 1988 to take a look at their newest art show, "Toys," featuring works of art influenced by the toys the artists love. Also, 40 artists customized 6x9" Hot Wheels vans to sell for charity, so that's nice. Watch it, and see.

Geek Out: Gallery 1988 'Toys' Show »

Blair Butler, geek goddess and queen of all things rad, recently caught up with Casper Van Dien, Jolene Blalock and writer/director Ed Neumeier at WonderCon '08 to discuss the upcoming bugapalooza - Starship Troopers 3.   Check it out below.


Geek Out: Starship Troopers 3 »


EDIT: To answer some of the questions in the comments section... this movie will go straight to DVD.  Since its a Sony film lets all hope that means Blu-ray too.

You can learn more about the film here


There is a massively awesome art show going on right now in Los Angeles. 

Gallery 1988 is currently sporting Under the Influence: A Tribute to Stan Lee, where literally dozens of talented and recognizable artists have created works in their own style that pay personal homage to the characters and influence of one Stan "The Man" Lee.   Perhaps you've heard of him.

TheFeed chased down and snuck in behind Blair Butler as she attended opening night.  Incredibly, she allowed our Geek Out team to shoot her while she shot the shoot with a grip of gifted artists, Gallery 1988's bounding and boundless curator Jensen Karp and...wait for it...no, really...stop it, you're killing us...The Marvelous One himself.   

We swear on our mothers, it's the truth.  The video below proves it.   The only problem was that we had to go back and redub everybody's voices, as the original audio was rendered useless by the relentless sound of jaws hitting the floor.

For Paste-Pot Pete's sake, don't miss this show.

Under the Influence: A Tribute to Stan Lee runs only until this Friday, Feb.1.  

Geek Out: Art Tribute to Stan Lee »

Blair Butler had the unique opportunity to spend some time as an inmate of an asylum...a scary asylum full of some of the creepiest creatures you've ever seen in your life. Watch as the Geek Out queen spends a little time getting scared at Knott's Scary Farm's Halloween Haunt, and then turns the tables on some unfortunate guests.

It's a scream. No, literally, a scream. Watch.


Geek Out: For the Love of the Scare »


For more information on Knott's Scary Farm's Halloween Haunt, go to their website and take a look.


 Hey, everyone! It's Friday, and that means the end of ouf very special Geek Out: 5 Days of Niles series. But, Steve goes out with a bang, telling us a little about 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails, which is coincidental, since today is the last episode of the series.

So, watch the interview, and then watch Chapter 7, or start at the beginning and watch the whole thing. Then, go directly to your local movie house and check out 30 Days of Night, which opens today!

Thanks for watching!


Geek Out: 5 Days of Niles - Day 5: Blood Trails »

30 Days of Night: Blood Trails - Chapter 7 »

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In which our own Blair Butler goes shopping with the aforementioned horror superstar writer Steve Niles. Watch as they hang at Dark Delicacies, one of the coolest places on Earth, and talk about influences, authors, and the different sides of Hannibal Lecter action figures.

Step right this way...

Geek Out: 5 Days of Niles - Day 4: Dark Delicacies »

It's Hump Day, and you know what that means, don't you? How about the 3rd episode of Geek Out: 5 Days of Niles? Today, Steve talks to Blair Butler about the comics he's working on now, and the ones he hopes to be working on in the future.

We call it Day 3: Batman and Beyond. You'll call it fun.

Geek Out: 5 Days of Niles - Day 3: Batman and Beyond »

Did you watch our Geek Out episode yesterday? The one with the first part of our 5 Days of Niles? If not, we suggest you go back and do that now. And then come back for Day 2, in which Steve talks to our old friend Blair Butler and gives her the background on 30 Days of Night, including how both the original graphic novel and the screenplay got written.

So, if you like vampires, you should really check this out.

Geek Out: 5 Days of Niles: Day 2: 30 Days of Night »

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