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The Doctor Who TARDISBlend 125: The End (Final Episode)
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The Doctor Who TARDISblend 125: Greg Davies

It’s never easy when the Doctor loses a companion during her/his travels, and the same is true of close friends in real life. As we previously reported, dear friend and longtime Geeks of Doom contributor Greg Davies (also known as cgt2099), passed away suddenly last week. For 124 episodes, Greg and I delved into complex discussions to deliver a critique of Doctor Who via the TARDISblend podcast. While the podcast has come to an end, my fellow GoDs and I wanted to do something to celebrate our fallen mate.

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RIP Greg Davies: Farewell and Dilligaf, Old Friend
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Tom Cheredar   |  
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Tardis Farewell

Greg Davies, a long-time Geeks of Doom contributor and friend, passed away Tuesday. He was one of the first internet friends I made at the dawn of the social media and news-sharing era over a decade ago. He went by the handle cgt2099 and regularly used a silver alien head as his avatar. He immigrated to America from his home down under in Australia, and often ended discussions with the word “Dilligaf*.” And unlike the majority of folks I encountered in those early days of the social web, this guy was always hyper interested in two things: the most important news of the day, and figuring out a way to build a community around it that had more humanity than a rowdy comment section.

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SXSW 2018: ‘Gym Buddies’ Celebrates The Ridiculousness Of Fitness Culture
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Tom Cheredar   |  
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Gym Buddies Internet Plan

I think we can all agree, the rise of fitness-minded products, services, and trendy exercise activities (like goat yoga or punk rock aerobics) is a topic that’s rife with potential for ridicule and humor.

That’s also the basis behind new web series Gym Buddies, which follows the tale of Aparna (Nikita Redkar), a social-media obsessed millennial stereotype in her 20s, as she sets out on a huge healthy lifestyle change prompted by a recent breakup. She enlist her best friend Quinn (Chelsea Lane) to be her designated gym bud, to which Quinn begrudgingly agrees to.

You can check out the first three (of five) episodes below, including the most recent musical episode “Internet Plan.”

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SXSW 2018: How Syfy’s Superman-Less ‘Krypton’ Will Still Embody The Man Of Steel
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Tom Cheredar   |  
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Syfy's Krypton

Creators of the upcoming Syfy series Krypton were on hand at DC’s pop-up SXSW store this weekend to share what fans can expect from a Superman TV show, which doesn’t actually include Superman himself.

For those living under a rock, Krypton is a prequel series set about 200 years before the explosion of the planet Krypton, which comic geeks will know is the event that led to baby Kal-El to be sent off in a rocket headed for Earth. As such, the show will focus on Superman’s grandfather Seg-El, father Jor-El, and a smattering of characters from the greater DC universe. And since the planet Krypton orbits a red sun, Kryptonians won’t exactly have the sort of powers we’re used to seeing in Metropolis, so to speak. Still, Krypton’s show creators explained that this makes for fertile ground when it comes to storytelling.

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SXSW 2018: Journalism Is A Central Theme In Brian Bendis’ Upcoming Superman Run
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Tom Cheredar   |  
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Superman Logo

While past reboots of Superman have put a greater focus on the Man of Steel’s life as reporter Clark Kent, newly hired DC Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis’ take on the character will be closely tied to the ideals of good journalism, the scribe explained during a panel at this year’s SXSW.

“I actually spent the day shadowing an Oregonian [journalist], just to show you how important the daily planet is to the stories we’ll be telling,” Bendis told Geeks Of Doom in response to a question about how the current climate of “fake news” and misinformation currently plaguing society might impact the storytelling. “On top of that, Journalism [is] under siege in my lifetime like it’s never been before.”

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SXSW 2018: DC Creators Talk The Future Of Superman Ahead Of Action Comics #1000
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Tom Cheredar   |  
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Superman Donut wall

One huge benefit of reuniting Superman with his iconic red trunks is the amount of attention it creates, which is very useful for DC Comics as it embarks on a brand new era for the Man of Steel. Case in point, the promotion pairs red underwear featuring #thetrunksareback hashtag on the back as well as a wall of Voodoo Doughnuts in the shape of Superman’s shield at this year’s SXSW (see photos above and below).

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SXSW 2018: DC Comics Popup Is Filled With Batmobiles, Kryptonian Statues & Fun
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Tom Cheredar   |  
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The thing about SXSW is that it makes you superhumanly exhausted. It’s why DC probably pulled out all the stops with its presence at the event this year, including showing up with Batman’s signature ride(s), a sneak peek at Syfy’s upcoming Superman prequel series, free coffee (because of course), and so much more. Check out details from the event here below.

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SXSW 2017: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Showrunners Tease Season 7 & 8 Details
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Tom Cheredar   |  
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SXSW 2017 Game Of Thrones Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams

With HBO announcing the premiere date for the highly anticipated seventh season of Game of Thrones, the series showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss joined an anxious crowd today at SXSW in Austin, TX, to talk about what’s to come.

Normally, fans are treated to new seasons of the show in April soon after SXSW is held. However, due to a more intense filming schedule that required utilizing seasonal weather, we’re having to wait until July for Season 7. As such, to the folks attending this panel it felt much like a support group (e.g., “Hi my name is Tom, and it’s been 10 months since I consumed fresh episodes of Game Of Thrones.”)

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SXSW 2017: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Showrunners Want To Do An Episode Of ‘Rick and Morty’
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Game of Thrones panel SXSW 2017

At the Game of Thrones panel at this year’s SXSW, showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff said they’d love to do an episode of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty once the HBO series concludes.

The response came from a question about what the pair’s plans are beyond the show. As a bit of a surprise, neither hesitated to respond in agreement about collaborating on the sleeper hit cartoon series co-created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. There was, however, one big catch…

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SXSW 2017: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7 Will Feature An Ed Sheeran Cameo
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Hall Of Faces Game Of Thrones

Die hard Game of Thrones fans will know that there have been several instances throughout the run where well-known musicians made subtle appearances. And at SXSW 2017 today, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss revealed that this season is no different.

While neither made mention of the exact episode or scene, it was confirmed on stage that musician and adult-Ron Weasley lookalike Ed Sheeran will be making his way to Essos.

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