“King of the Nerds” Season 2 Flies Into Action

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the... well, crap, there's absolutely nothing within my line of sight that one could call nerdy... "Sylvanas is the Banshee Queen of the Forsaken."  Betcha didn't know that, now, did you? Thursday night saw the much-anticipated return of the TBS reality competition series King of the Nerds.  I absolutely loved the first season, and have been waiting on 17-pin connectors and needles for last night's premiere.  The producers … [Read more...]

“American Hustle” – A Scorsese Homage Loved by a Scorsese Hater

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the Darth Tater Mr. Potato Head on his desk, whose back has been turned to him for weeks now... I don't like Martin Scorsese films. *ducks* As a lover of American cinema, those words are considered blasphemy to many, but I can't help it.  It's just how I feel.  I've seen only a few Scorsese films, but enough to know that there's something about the director's style that just doesn't connect with me.  That's why whenever a … [Read more...]

GGR Reviews Helix — “274″

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the stuffed dog sitting on the shelf beside him, which now looks completely more menacing than it did at 4 years old... Here be spoilers. "Where the hell is my monkey?" More questions are asked than answered in "274", the third episode of Syfy's latest original series, Helix.  Picking up from episode 2, we find others have been infected, and Julia is trying to cope with the fact that Peter has assaulted her and infected her with … [Read more...]

SyFy’s “Helix” Poised to Infect

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, who's thinking that monkey from Outbreak is looking pretty cuddly right now... "This thing doesn't kill, it annihilates." SyFy's newest original series, Helix, premiered over the weekend.  I wasn't going to watch it, because I couldn't stand the last SyFy series that was properly hyped, Defiance, past its pilot episode.  But then I learned that Ron Moore, the executive producer behind the gargantuanly stellar Battlestar Galactica, was behind … [Read more...]

GGR Reviews Community — “Basic Intergluteal Numismatics”

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the change jug on his shelf, which now gives me the cold shivers every time I look at it... Before I go into my review of Season5/Episode3 of Community, I have to warn you that some of the language found here is not what I normally use, but it's unavoidable, given the topic.  Let's jump in, shall we? "I am the Ass Crack Bandit.  Humans make better banks than piggies.  Whenever I get more change at the store, I can't wait to … [Read more...]

“Inside Llewyn Davis” Hits the Right Notes… For Some

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the acoustic guitar that sees dust more often than it sees my hands... Christmas Day was weird in geekland -- it was the first Christmas Day in 10 years of marriage that my wife Julie and I actually had the entire day to ourselves, and we took full advantage of the time.  We relaxed, had Chinese food, and took in a movie.  Then only in limited release, Inside Llewyin Davis was playing at only one theater in the St. Louis area, … [Read more...]

The Spoils of Babylon: Sweetly Satirizing ’80s Television

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the worn paperback copy of Roots he left in his high school locker... When I was growing up in the glorious 1980s, there was a lot about the decade I missed, because I turned double digits during the latter half.  Much of the pop culture of the day went over my head, or I wasn't old enough to appreciate it.  My wife and I even had a discussion about what decade we would go back to if we had a time machine, and I chose the '80s, … [Read more...]

GGR Reviews Sherlock – “The Empty Hearse”

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the 9 inches of snow piled up against his car... "...the holiday is over, brother dear." I'm seriously geeking out right now, because while PBS will not be premiering the first episode of Season 3 of the BBC's Sherlock until January 19th, I'm watching episode 1, "The Empty Hearse", right now. How, you might ask?  I'm afraid I can't say because I'm not 100% sure it's legal.  You see, there are places on the interwebs that you … [Read more...]

“Community” Returns With a New Face

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the naked blanket he has wrapped himself with, although he is not naked... Stop picturing it. There is a certain voice that, when heard, gives cause for celebration, a hope of magical, whimsical moments of absurdity, and a guarantee that there will be virtually nothing stress-inducing for the next 30 minutes.  Over a low-quality school-grade public address system, we hear the jolly tones coming out, carrying news which could be … [Read more...]

Muppets Invade Culinary World… Sort Of

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the bed that is beckoning him from miles away to just give up and take that 17-hour nap... I've become more familiar with BuzzFeed over the last 6 months than I care to.  For those not indoctrinated, they make, among other things, lists.  Most of the time, the lists aren't that special, and seem arbitrary, depending on who creates them. However, yesterday, they did something right by teaming with Disney to premiere an exclusive … [Read more...]


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