Fact: Everyone would love be immortalized in toy-form. Actually, I'm sure someone, somewhere, is incredibly freaked out at the possibility of that. Perhaps they believe their soul will be stolen by the plastic effigy in some kind of 1980s low-budget, straight-to-VHS, kinda way. I don't really know. What I DO know is that, thanks to Cubify, you can have your very own 3-D printed figurine -- and it'll be "Star Trek"-themed! Yep, as you sit in theaters this weekend, watching "Star Trek Into Darkness", a tiny version of you could be tucked in your pocket, decked out in an official Starfleet uniform. Hey, that's far less creepy than any other situation we can think of that would involve you touching yourself in your pocket.
Read on for all the figure-making info, including comparison photos!
By Patrick A. Reed
By now, you've probably heard the news that ABC has ordered a full season of "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.," the show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and masterminded by Joss Whedon. But what you might not be familiar with, if you're not a hardcore comic reader, is the background of this mysterious S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. We break it down for you, in MTV Geek's History of S.H.I.E.L.D.
TODAY Random House is releasing the 10-year anniversary deluxe edition of the best-selling "The City of Ember." The new printing includes a full color poster, a new intro, and an all-new chapter written by Jeanne DuPrau about the day the Disaster began.
And guess what...we've got an exclusive excerpt for that very chapter!
The chapter, "On the Day of the Bombs" is first piece of new material written for the "Ember" series since the publication of the final book, "The Diamond of Darkhold" in 2008.
Welcome to the first installment of Watch This Now!, our weekly look at what's new on DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD.
The Wachowski/Twyker joint/flop/masterpiece "Cloud Atlas" finally comes home along with a Criterion disc for the classic Western "3:10 to Yuma"; meanwhile, with "Liz & Dick," Lindsay Lohan continues to prove that people will pay her to be in things (even if it's just for the spectacle of the actress waiting out a scene so she can do something else with her time).
By Matt Wilson
The rumors that former "Angel" co-star J. August Richards would be playing Luke Cage in the new "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." TV series seemed to be confirmed by the teaser trailer ABC and Marvel released over the weekend. In it, a young, black man performs some pretty incredible feats of strength and agility.
But Luke Cage obviously isn't the only black, super-powered hero in the Marvel Universe, and it wasn't long before former UGO editor Chris Radtke sussed out who the character really is. According to the two-second Marvel bumper at the start of the trailer, it's Elvin Daryl Haliday, a.k.a. Rage, best known for his run as a New Warrior in the early 1990s, later as one of the trainers in the "Avengers: The Initiative" series.
So what makes Rage tick? Here are the basics:
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By Kendra Beltran
There are people who like superheroes, and then there are people like Laura and Seth. See Seth’s first love after Lauren is Nightwing and for Lauren, she’ll always have more than enough room in her heart for Batgirl. So when the two decided to get married, those fandoms had to come through in every aspect. Even their proposal was super, uh, popping the question while skydiving? How much closer can you get to being a caped crusader?
From their engagement photos that showcased the crime fighting couple posing alongside their favorite action figures to their invitations adorned in the respected logos, nothing was left untouched by their Nightwing and Batgirl love.
Watch: Da Vinci's Demons Stunts
Have you been checking out "Da Vinci's Demons," the series featuring the famed artist and inventor's swashbuckling adventures? Series creator and Nolan-verse "Batman" writer David S. Goyer is in this making-of video talking about the action and stunts from the steampunk series.
NYC Arrested Development Banana Stand customers/Photo: Aaron Sagers
By Aaron Sagers
There must be money lining the walls of Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana stand because Netflix was just giving away the chocolate-covered goodness today in New York City.
To celebrate 15 new episodes of cult comedy “Arrested Development,” premiering May 26 on Netflix, the on-demand Internet streaming company brought the big yellow banana stand from the show on a road trip from the Oceanside Wharf on Balboa Island to right across the street from Radio City Music Hall. OK, so this is just a replica of the stand from the show, but after it debuted in London last week, this is the first U.S. stop for the Bluth family business on a tour around the country leading up to the new season.
By Sean Kleefeld
In the summer of 2010, Tokyopop founder Stu Levy took a cast of six American otaku and a film crew in order to explore otaku culture in the continental U.S. and find "America's Greatest Otaku." Otaku is a Japanese word used to refer to people with obsessive interests, particularly anime and manga. Historically, it’s had a relatively negative connotation, but somewhat in tandem with the acceptance of “geek culture” here in the United States, being an otaku has become more acceptable. Christopher Wanamaker was the winner named as America’s Greatest Otaku, and is founder and president of the DC Anime Club.
Watch: Stan Lee On MAD's Man-Spider
When Stan Lee joins this week's episode of "MAD" on Cartoon Network, he tells the exciting but little-known story of Peter Parker's metamorphosis in the the Amazing Spider-man: what happened to the poor spider that bit him.
By Zack Smith
Yes, He-Man's sister is back...sort of...in this new Funny or Die video that brings the Princess of Power to NBC in a new series that keeps getting retooled...and retooled...and retooled.
By Zack Smith
UPFRONTS! Is there another word more thrilling to the human soul?
Yes, it's that time of year once again when the networks announce their new fall schedule. Which shows will be this year's "Mob Doctor" or "Partners" or...okay, last season wasn't very good. But let's see what shows might be better this year...
I actually had the chance to read some of the scripts for these shows before they were even shot, to give me a taste of what to anticipate, other than, you know, spin-offs and remakes of British shows, and stuff about cranky geniuses.
Here are some of my findings.
DISCLAIMER: A show isn’t in its final form until it actually airs. There may be recasts, reshoots, retitlings, retooling and a complete and an utter change of everything the series is about in the journey from script to screen. These are just impressions based on the initial scripts sent out. You have been warned.
By Jorge Solis
With his hit series, "The Legend of Luther Strode," Justin Jordan proves he knows a thing or two about writing teenagers with superpowers. Starting with issue #20, Jordan now takes over the reins of the "Superboy" series. I chatted with the writer about the upcoming story arc, "Blood And Steel," the themes behind his storytelling, and what readers should expect from upcoming issues.