It's another quiet week in the land of geek, and the mental effort it cost me to review a book entirely in Regency English has me a little strapped creatively. I'm hoping to bring you some interviews soon, but everyone has been swamped with film festivals and travel, and so I decided to bring in Entertainment Earth'sGeek Girl Diva for a discussion on the State of Geekdom.
In the last year and a half I've spent writing The Beat, there have been a lot of changes to our niche entertainment. We're now living in the shadow of the Marvel / Disney deal, and wondering just what might come of the newly formed DC Entertainment. It's too early to write conclusively about these things and what they might mean for movies, comics, and television. All I know is that it's a brave new world out there, and what was once a fad is now going to saturate our culture in a way that's both exciting and exhausting to contemplate. As we watch two corporate juggernauts form to do battle, I can't help but think that the "geek" world is about to become nonexistent.
Of course, geeks aren't limited to the universes of Marvel and DC. It's World of Warcraft, Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Firefly, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Battlestar Galactica, and so much more. As Cinematical is a movie site, I've had to restrict the Beat topics to sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book movies. Naturally, there's been a lot of focus on the latter because there's been so much more to talk about, something that this sci-fi drenched summer has really helped change.