The week in geek: Star Trek Four no extra, Glass half empty, and Carol retains Marveling

Here we’re on the finish of the primary full week of 2019. It’s been quiet; a bit too quiet? Maybe. But that does not imply there’s nothing to speak about. As we gear up for a really busy week forward (The Punisher, Carmen Sandiego, Glass, Star Trek: Discovery Season 2, Deadly Class), there are nonetheless some fairly large information tales popping out proper right here, proper now.

Here they’re, the 5 largest tales from… The Week in Geek!


It’s been an enormous week on the planet of Star Trek. We’ve heard about extra animated sequence on the best way, we bought a “non” on Kirk showing in Star Trek: Discovery, and we realized that the destruction of Romulus that arrange Star Trek 2009 may have a huge effect on that Picard sequence.

On the subject of the Star Trek cinematic aspect of issues, we realized this week that the untitled Star Trek 4 will, for now, collect mud on the shelf. This is very unlucky information since S.J. Clarkson was set to direct, which might have made her the primary lady ever to direct a Star Trek movie.

As far again as August 2018, rumors had begun to leak that Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth (who have been each purported to reprise their roles as James and George Kirk, respectively) had left the negotiating desk. The full rumor is that Paramount Studios, involved after the poor field workplace displaying for Star Trek: Beyond, have been on the lookout for Pine and Hemsworth to take a pay lower. If that’s true, it seems like Pine and Hemsworth weren’t .

With all of the streaming Star Trek exhibits popping out this 12 months and past, the query turns into: Where do these J.J. Abrams Trek films match? Do they nonetheless match in any respect? It appears, for the second at the least, the reply is “no.”


Next week, the third within the (shock) trilogy of Unbreakable movies, Glass, will premiere in theaters. The movie, which groups M. Night Shyamalan again up with Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, and Anya Taylor-Joy, has quite a lot of followers excited, myself included.

Unfortunately, any pleasure is perhaps greatest tempered because the opinions of Glass this week have been… not nice. With 36 opinions displaying up on Rotten Tomatoes thus far, 23 of them have been adverse. 

When Unbreakable was first launched approach again in 2000, it did the unthinkable by deconstructing the narrative of the fashionable superhero film earlier than the fashionable superhero film had even gotten began. Unbreakable stays probably the most forward-thinking, ahead-of-its-time films in regards to the comedian e book medium ever made.

And but, it is price noting that Unbreakable solely has a 69 p.c Rotten Tomato ranking — simply one thing to bear in mind this week as you hear adverse press a few film most individuals have not seen but.


The Golden Globes Awards have been held over the weekend. Not an enormous displaying for nerdy stuff, however Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse did win. That was good. Also, Christian Bale thanked Satan? It was a bizarre evening.

Smack in the course of the awards, there was an HBO trailer. People are calling it a “Mega Trailer” as a result of it confirmed clips from a bunch of exhibits, together with Veep, True Detective, Big Little Lies, and a bunch of different new sequence that can begin this 12 months.

But all y’all care about is Game of Thrones, and there have been quite a lot of ideas over one line specifically. The line: “Winterfell is yours, your grace,” which was spoken by Sansa Stark to Daenerys Targaryen. Was Sansa being honest or is she mad about it? Is this the start of the downfall of the Mother of Dragons?

There are solely six episodes to finalize the story. HBO CEO Richard Plepler mentioned that each episode will likely be over an hour and every one will, primarily, be its personal little film.

So, yeah. All that over about 5 seconds. That’s the facility of Thrones, y’all.


While the rumor is that the Avengers will assemble on the Oscars earlier than they hit their Endgame, the hero who dominated the week is Carol Danvers herself, Captain Marvel.

Plenty of issues occurred with Carol this week: She bought a brand new #1 situation courtesy of Kelly Thompson and Carmen Carnero, her preliminary run as Ms. Marvel bought a brand new re-release, and he or she bought a brand new trailer-ish factor you’ll be able to see above.

But perhaps the most important little bit of Carol information is the knowledge that we weren’t purported to get. In an interview, Samuel L. Jackson sorta-kinda-maybe let it slip that Captain Marvel can journey in time, and I do not assume he meant the linear, strict development, cause-to-effect sort of time journey. He meant the opposite one. The wibbly-wobbly one. Which implies that fancy Time Stone Thanos had? Yeah. Not the one recreation on the town. 

So. I suppose we all know a bit extra now about how that entire snapture factor is gonna get undiddled.


It’s a quiet week and I name the pictures on what goes on this write-up, so I’m calling it: The Good Place coming again is among the largest tales this week. It’s not an enormous story simply because the present is again (though that’s good), it is large as a result of, not like so many different left-leaning exhibits, The Good Place is definitely, effectively, good at making its case.

Case in level: This week we have been launched to the Actual Good Place (kind of). We have been launched to the Good Place’s mail depot. And the present made some good quips. One of them, by way of our blessed dummy Jason, saying, “What kind of messed up place would turn away refugees?” Who certainly, Jason? Who, certainly.

The plot, although, which concerned Michael pleading his case that the Bad Place had one way or the other gamed the system to forestall people from stepping into the Good Place, identified one other modern-day flaw: resolution by committee. The Good Place PTA (principally) agreed to look into the issue, however that will take 1000’s of years to get accomplished. Or, put within the present’s phrases, “The Titanic is sinking and they’re writing a strongly-worded letter to the iceberg.”

And if that is not sufficient to please you, there’s the most important revelation of all: The Bad Place has nothing to do with people not stepping into the Good Place. The situation is that our guidelines over what deems individuals “good” and “bad” are constructed across the notion of a far less complicated world than the one we dwell in. If you gave your mother roses a thousand years in the past, you gave her roses and that is good. If you give your mom roses now, there’s the query of the place they got here from, who picked them, who shipped them, have been they grown ethically, have been the growers rising them themselves moral? What was once a easy, sensible choice isn’t within the muck and mire of being good in principle, however, additionally, perhaps truly… dangerous?

And if that is not our world summed up in a single convoluted-but-also-kind-of-brilliant paragraph, then I do not know what’s. So, good job, The Good Place. You have defined the issue effectively. Now, are you able to assist us work out tips on how to clear up it? Please?

And that is it. Your Week in Geek is over. Let us know what you considered these tales, what tales gained your week, and what you are trying ahead to subsequent week. See ya then!

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