This Week in Geekdom

Whew! The past few days have been a whirlwind of awesome. There will be a full recounting of all the fun demos, conversations with developers, and dealer hall hijinks next week. In the meantime, you can check out pictures from PAX East 2014 on either our G+ or our Facebook page. Otherwise, I'm just hoping that this post is even remotely coherent as I'm presently both endorphin-riddled and exhausted. It was a pretty interesting week in Geekdom, even excluding PAX, so let's get down to it.


**SPOILER ALERT** Archie Comics is about to undergo some major changes following the death of a major character.

Extinction Parade is a graphic novel from Max Brooks, the author of World War Z. The guys at Adventures in Poor Taste conducted this interview to get the background on this vampires-versus-zombies saga and how Max feels about the future of the undead-dominated genre.

Though the rebooted version of Teen Titans is set to conclude on April 30, the series won't be dark for long. Beginning July 1, DC will be re (or re-re) launching Teen Titans with writer Will Pfeifer and artist Kenneth Rocafort at the helm. 

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Check out these gorgeous retro-inspired posters of the ladies of DC comics as WWII-era pinup girls.


The Syfy network and Eureka producer Karl Schaefer are teaming up to produce at least 13 episodes of a new zombie drama series. The forthcoming show, titled Z Nation, will be the first of several such zombie-centric TV releases due out this autumn hoping to capitalize on the popularity of the Walking Dead. Reading over the premise of Z Nation, I couldn't help but think that it sounded eerily familiar to Y: The Last Man. Speaking of which, why hasn't that been made into a series yet?


Battlestar Galactica has already gone through five, count 'em, five incarnations on the small screen, but apparently there's enough interest in the property to potentially bring about avatar number 6 (how appropriate). Universal Studios confirmed that they are in the process of preparing for a movie version of Battlestar. The cinematic version is slated to be a 'complete reimagining', much to the dismay of Edward James Olmos fans.


We've chatted before about Schrodinger’s cat and concept of the superposition of states, but why can't that concept be applied outside of quantum physics? Arkady Bolotin of Ben-Gurion University provides this potential explanation.

While we're on the subject of all things quantum, researchers at Durham University offer this articulation of how they used quantum techniques to build the world's first entanglement-enhanced telescope.

The next few weeks are going to feature not one, but two total eclipses. Click here for all the details on these forthcoming celestial events.

On Thursday, astronomers announced the possible discovery of the first observed 'exomoon'. 

In the weeks following this breakthrough concerning the probable origins of our universe there's been a deluge of related questions that have cropped up in response. Not least of which amongst these is "How can the universe have been formed from nothing?" Well, Dongshan He and his peers at the Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics may have an answer for that.

Getting something from this case, a universe.

File this under Real Life Transformers: a helicopter that can become a truck


It never fails. There's a horrific act of violence and it takes the media mere nanoseconds before the blame is shunted upon 'violent video games.' Well, according to this new study, the feelings of aggression that players experience does not appear to be at all tied to the imagery or narrative of a game. 

Esports has been a burgeoning force in global entertainment for years now, but just how popular are they? Red Bull breaks down this gaming juggernaut in these five factoids.

General Awesomeness

Decades after Knight Rider went off the air, fans are still keen to pay tribute to their favorite talking car. Case in point is this insanely detailed replica of KITT, which was just auctioned off for $152,600 USD.

I leave you guys with this Lego video shout out to a staple of the host city of both PAX East and the Care and Feeding of Nerds. As always, best wishes for an excellent week ahead!

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