Pick of the Geek – February 20-26 2017

It’s that time again for the Geekend Gladiators to present the top things to look out for in this geek-tastic week.

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About that theme park: An o-pun letter to Nickelodeon

Dear Nick,

I want to start off by saying, I’m a huge Nickelodeon fan. My childhood (and even an embarrassing chunk of my adulthood) has been shaped and molded by your programming. I was that kid solving puzzles with Steve and Blue, thinking I was the Sherlock freaking Holmes when I figured it out early. I grew up with Kenan and Kel, I cried my little heart out when Kenan moved to Pumice, Montana. And Hey, Arnold! Man, Hey Arnold. Damn it if I don’t know all those kid names like they were my real life best friends. All of this was before the advent of Spongebob in which most of my “humor” as an adult person is based on. The point I’m making is: I’m a HUGE fan but grab a Blue’s Clue and figure it out, you’re making a huge mistake with this Palawan Theme Park thing.

Don’t get me wrong, an underwater Nickelodeon theme-park sounds like its All That, but building it on top of one of the Philippines’ most pristine locales is a bad idea. Someone has to have the Global Guts to say it. Palawan is one of our most beautiful and untouched natural wonders. We love it. We’re proud of it. We want to see our little Rugrats experience it. It’s home to 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Tubbataha Reef and the Underground River. We don’t want to see it reduced to a legend in the Hidden Temple. I get that you’re going to enact safeguards and such to preserve the native marine life but maybe you should take a cue from Dora and go explore some other options.

Clarissa doesn’t have to explain it all for you to know what sort of damage 100 Hectares of Underwater Theme Park could do to a fragile aquatic eco-system. Noah knows you have to make room that those “signature underwater restaurants” somewhere. This is a move straight outta Big Bob Pataki’s playbook and unlike him, we don’t want to see the fishes go the way of the beeper. We haven’t even talked about waste management yet. The fact of the matter is there’s going to be a lot of Invader Zims to the local eco-system. There’s all the waste the park’s visitors will produce, as well as its employees. There’s also all the maintenance gunk your pump in to your machines once it’s operational and let’s not forget about all the dust and smoke and crap you’re going to produce just building the whole thing to begin with.

I know you mean well, Nickelodeon (and your partner Coral World Park) I’ve trusted you with my childhood now trust me when I say this: if you go through with this and you inevitably end up ruining one of our most-prized national treasures, all your good will here will go Kablam! and you’ll be branded as real monsters.

Now there’s some vital information for ya.


Raffy Leynes is the Dan Schneider of Geekend Gladiators. He’s watched so much Nickelodeon as a kid he is barely an adult in his modern life. Whenever he cracks a joke he’s always half-expecting applause from a live studio audience or slime.

GladsGO! Asia Pop Comic Con Manila 2016

We’re kicking off our new video series called GladsGO! with our experience at Asia Pop Comic Con Manila 2016! Continue reading “GladsGO! Asia Pop Comic Con Manila 2016”

Asia Pop Comic Con Manila 2016: Best of the Show!

Asia Pop Comic Con was an absolute blast! Mostly because it was a celebration of all things geeky!

Every fandom was represented, Videogames, Toys, Cosplay, Comics, Anime, Wrestling, Movies, TV!

There was even a frickin’ Bouncy House!!!

It was super magical to be around people you like the same stuff that you do and talk about it.

It’s also just as awesome to be in the pressence of people with fandoms you aren’t necessarily into and see how crazy and passionate they are about it!

It’s nothing short of amazing, We’re absolutely going again next year~!

Here are some of our best photos!

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Daredevil Season 2: Things we loved and everything else

This serves as our pseudo review for Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2.

After binge-watching the whole season, and then re-watching it again cause it’s just so damn good, here’s what we loved and what we slightly did not love about the entire season.

Spoilers, of course, so turn back if you haven’t seen or finished it.

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Supergirl Episode Review: Worlds Finest

The Flash gets transported in a different universe and we finally get the DC TV universe crossover we’ve been clamoring for.

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In the Car After (Ep. 14) The Revenant

Hey there boys and girls! It’s that time once again! Here’s Episode 14 of In the Car After! This week were talking about the Revenant! and watch out for some freaky sh*t going down during our recording just when we start talking about ghosts and such!

Also in this episode’s But First Some News, we get to into our recent Taiwan trip to cover Taipei Game Show 2016 and give you some Playstation VR impressions. We also talk a little bit about the Amazing Race Season 28, WWE Fastlane and of course, Leonardo DiCaprio finally taking home his very first Academy Award!

Enjoy!

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 5 Geeky Gift Ideas for Your Nerdy Special Someone

 

Valentine’s day is right around the corner and if you’re looking geeky gift ideas, Here are some that your nerdy special someone will surely love!

 

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Supergirl “Childish Things” Episode Review

A familiar DC Comic villain makes his debut in Supergirl. Meanwhile, plenty of relationship drama in this week’s episode.

Supergirl 10.3

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Pick of the Geek (18-24 January 2016)

 

5th wave

This week promises to be a big one as some of our favorite TV shows are back after the Christmas break. Also, a much awaited debut of a particular superhero show premieres this week. On the same note, it looks to be another big week in the realm of comic books.

So here are the highlights for this week.

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