The Rick and Morty Card Game is Totally Rickdiculous!

The wait for season 3 of Rick and Morty—the highlight of our lives—has moved so slowly, the clocks have practically started going backwards. But hey, at least we discovered time travel, right? So many rumors had floated around about the date the series would continue, and they all ended in heartbreaking, world-spiraling depression. Luckily, it’s only a couple more weeks until new episodes begin, but in the meantime I am back with another solace for you waiting fans—this time...

MPR’s Cube Critics is a Great Quick Listen for Movie-Goers

With most podcasts lasting over 30 minutes, it’s a breath of fresh air to find a short one. Cube Critics is part of MPR’s (Minnesota Public Radio’s) podcast family. Both hosts, Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr, lend their knowledgeable selves to the cinema culture. Cube Critics has two interwoven parts: short reviews of current movies (lasting 5 minutes) and spotlights on past movies they recommend (lasting roughly 15 minutes). The length of the podcast is a curse and a...

The Gods Battle It Out in Magic: The Gathering’s Hour of Devastation Prerelease

Magic: The Gathering fans waited with bated breath leading up to last weekend: it was the prerelease event for Hour of Devastation, their first chance to get their hands on the newest Magic card set. Hour of Devastation features planeswalker Nicol Bolas, the most powerful of the five Elder Dragons to have survived the Dragon War. Basically, Bolas comes to the party, looks around, and says, “Nope!” According to lore he has an “obsessive need to regain his god-like...

The BBC Reveals Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who’s 13th Doctor

Over the past 54 years, we’ve seen more than a dozen actors helm BBC’s flagship program, Doctor Who. Today, after what seemed like an eternity of men’s tennis at Wimbledon, our newest lead was announced: Jodie Whittaker will be the 13th Doctor and the first woman to take on the role. BBC revealed its pick with a short but exciting video in which the new Doctor opens her palm to see a TARDIS key materialize while walking through the woods. Soon...

This Week in Geek (7/17/2017–7/23/2017)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, July 17th through Sunday, July 23rd. National Puppetry Festival What: Theater & Comedy, Educational When: Monday, July 17th at 10:00 a.m. to Saturday, July 22nd at midnight Where: Concordia University See 400 different puppet artists come together for a week-long festival of creativity. There will be workshops for puppetry professionals, puppet shows, a parade, and more. You...

Throwback Thursday: Yakuza Beach Vacation In Sonatine

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past, “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important, interesting, fun, or all of the above. Most movie gangsters are portrayed as gritty and passionate. That is not the case in Takeshi Kitano’s Sonatine. The yakuza he plays in this film, Murakawa, is one that has grown tired and disillusioned with the world of crime. When torturing a man who wronged him, Murakawa takes no...

The Planes of Magic: The Gathering Come to Life in VIZ Art Books

As I’ve described in an earlier article, Magic: The Gathering has undergone a dramatic shift in recent years. The story of the game has moved front and center on the cards themselves, depicting key moments in the plot via the cards’ art, gameplay mechanics, and brief lines of story text in a concerted effort to deliver a cohesive narrative to all players. Lately I’ve put off reading the online fiction in order to see for myself how well this process is...

Stand Up for Net Neutrality with Twin Cities Geek

On July 12, 2017, Twin Cities Geek is joining other sites across the web in an Internet-Wide Day of Action to bring attention to the fight for net neutrality. What Is Net Neutrality and Why Should I Care? Net neutrality is the idea that Internet service providers (ISPs) like Comcast can’t slow down your Internet speeds based on what sites you visit, block certain sites, or charge sites and mobile apps extra fees to get through to customers. The Federal Communications...

Switching On to Nintendo’s Newest Console

I’m not sure what it was exactly that flipped my internal “switch” about the Nintendo Switch console, but at some point between when they became available to preorder and the release date, the Switch went from a curiosity-piquing concept to something I needed to seek out and purchase. It might have been the parent in me thinking about how useful the parental controls may be, now that my geekling is showing an interest in video games. It may have...

This Week in Geek (7/10/17–7/16/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, July 10th through Sunday, July 16th. Gaymer Space: Pride in the Cities What: Gaming, Meetup, Community When: Tuesday, July 11th at 5:00 p.m. Where: GlitchHQ GlitchHQ will be hosting Gaymer Space, a monthly event giving the LGBTQ+ community a place to gather, game, and geek out over shared interests like video games, board games, and the industry....
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