It’s Thursday September 30 (now Friday, October 1) and time for another edition of The Word. A lot of great stuff has happened since last week’s post and I’ve got a bunch of great links for you. But first I’d like to apologize for the late post, I’ve been sick and haven’t felt up to sitting in front of the PC. There is a long, long list of links today and I am feeling better now so here we go. I am trying out a little different format this week, let me know what you think.

TV Nerd

Supergirl Returns To Smallville
Laura Vandervoort returns as Kara aka Supergirl in the October 8 episode of Smallville.  She is sent by Jor El to help Clark stop the dark force on its way to Earth.  It’s funny that in the promo images, Kara looks more like Clark Kent than Clark does; with the nerd glasses and her hair up in a bun.  Anyway, check out a full synopsis and see the images courtesy of Comic Book Resources.

Evil Bitches X2
In the upcoming season of V, actress Jane Badler who played Diana in the original TV movies and short lived series returns to the V universe as Ana’s mother.

The Hub Sneak Peak
Discovery Communications and Hasbro are launching a new network for kids programming.  The network called The Hub will be taking the place of Discovery Kids and is set to launch on October 10.  Among the new programming line up is the new Transformers: Prime and G.I. Joe: Renegades.  You can catch a sneak peak of The Hub on October 10 with regular programming beginning October 11.  Check out the full release and a programming schedule here.

10 Shows You Should Watch Now That They’ve Ended
Courtesy of Unreality, a list of 10 sci-fi shows that if you hadn’t watched you need to now.  Some were great shows and I can’t believe you missed them.  Others not to great and there’s no wonder they’ve gone unwatched.  Some I’ve never even heard of…those are the ones I want to see.  Catch the full list here.

Pre-Star Trek Roles For Shatner And Other Trek Stars
Before beaming aboard the Starship Enterprise, veteran actors William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelly and James Doohan all rode horses and carrier six-shooters.  Check out how they looked as cowboys and Indians here.

NBC Orders Pilot For Munsters Remake
I love classic TV.  I was happy to hear that NBC is working on a reboot of one of my favorite classics, The Munsters.  The original show starring Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis and Butch Patrick centered around a family of classic movie monsters.  It only lasted two seasons but it left a lasting impression in the world of pop culture.  The remake is being developed by Bryan Fuller.  Hopefully he can work the same magic as he did with Heroes.  Read the full story here.

No Heroes Movie
Fans of the now canceled Heroes will be saddened to hear that plans for a TV movies are now shelved.  Much to the dismay of fans and breakout star Zachary Quinto who expressed his disappointment with not providing closure to the fans.
  “If it was in their best interest I’m sure they would have done it,” he adds. “And for whatever reason, they didn’t think it was. So that’s a bummer. But we have to just accept it and move on.”
You can read more about it via Entertainment Weekly.

Movie Nerd

Star Wars Going 3D
Some Star Wars fans now have something new to cheer about.  George Lucas is re-releasing all six movies in order in 3D.  That means shelling out money to go see the theater releases, money to buy the 3D BluRay box set release AND buying a new 3D TV.  George sure does know how to milk a franchise.  They’re promising that the new 3D release will be better than what you’ve seen in the past.  We’ll see!  Read more about it here.

Nolan Confirms Batman 3
Batman fans can now breathe a sigh of relief (as if we were worried) now that Christopher Nolan has confirmed he will direct the third installment in the franchise.  Still no word on a plot or who the villain might be, but it was hinted by Michael Cain that filming may begin in May 2011.  You can read more of Nolan’s exclusive interview in Empire.

Baccarin Could Be Up For Avengers’ Wasp
The latest rumor from the set of The Avengers is that the role of Wasp could go to V’s Morena Baccarin.  Even thought it was said that Wasp didn’t have a part in the movie, evidence to the contrary is out there.  You can read more about it here.

Ed Norton Wouldn’t Say No To Batman 3
In an interview Ed Norton said he’d be open to a role in the upcoming Batman 3.  Now that his involvement with The Incredible Hulk has come to an end, the actor said he’d love to be apart of Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise.
  “Chris Nolan’s making the best ones out there by far.” Norton said. ”I’d do one with him. He’s set a new bar for sure, and I think he’s done a great, great job.” 
You can read more courtesy of blastr.

McAvoy Wants You To Forget Stewart
British actor James McAvoy said in a recent interview that he wants his version of Charles Xavier in the upcoming X-Men: First Class to surpass the performance of Sir Patrick Stewart who played the role in the three previous installments.  Catch a video of the interview here.

A Black Widow Movie May Happen
Sources at Marvel are not ruling out that a spin off movie starring Black Widow could happen.  It would definitely happen after The Avengers is released and it would also depend on how well that movie does before Marvel would green light anything.  You can read more about it here.

Stone On Short List For Spider-Man Reboot
Variety has released that Easy A actress Emma Stone is up for the female lead in the reboot of Spider-Man.  Read all about it here.

Green Lantern Sequels May Not Include Hal Jordan
Ryan Reynolds told MTV News that sequels to Green Lantern may not be about Hal Jordan.  Since there are three other members of the Lantern Corps from Earth, it would only make sense that any future sequels could and should include those characters.  Warner Brothers has already begun plans for the yet unreleased Green Lantern’s sequel.  Catch more of the interview here.

Not So Excellent!  Bill & Ted 3
Please say it isn’t so.  Bill & Ted 3?  As if the first two didn’t make me want to jam pencils in my eyes, star Alex Winter confirmed that a third installment is in development.  You can read more about these unfortunate events here.

Iron Man 2 Easter Eggs Give Hints To Other Characters
Director Jon Favreau gives some insights and hints to other Marvel characters hidden in specific scenes of Iron Man 2.  The little hints or “Easter Eggs” as known to fans are carefully hidden, but are discussed in featurettes on the Iron Man 2 Blu-Ray release.  Read more about it here.

Top 10 Horror Movies Named
Total Film comprised a list of the top horror movies.  The votes came from 63 leading names in horror and then complied to make the list.  The top horror movie was the 1974 flick The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  See what other films made the list here.

DC Animation’s Next Release: All-Star Superman
Fans of DC line of animated features were treated to a preview of the upcoming release as part of the special features of Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.  Check out a short preview here.

Gaming Nerd

Blu-ray Living on Borrowed Time
The head exec at Microsoft Xbox in the UK says that Blu-Ray isn’t going to be around much longer. I don’t know what kind of crack they’re smoking over in England, but I just don’t see it happening. You can read the full article here.

Zombies Confirmed In New Call Of Duty
Activision has confirmed that a game mode will be included in the upcoming release of Call of Duty: Black Ops that will allow players to fight against Nazi Zombies.  Courtesy of G4.

Xbox 360 Dashboard Getting A Makeover
To prepare for the release of Kinect, Microsoft is updating the 360 dashboard with a redesign.  One of the most notable additions will be to the Netflix streaming feature that makes it fully searchable.  Check out a video preview courtesy of G4 here.

Michael Jackson MMO
Whoever thought that this would be a good idea should be taken outside and beaten.  Apparently a MMO is in development that centers around the late Michael Jackson.  The game called Planet Michael, no doubt in an effort to cash in even further on the death of the pop superstar is slated to launch next year.  Read more about it here.

Straight Up Nerd

Planet Found That Could Support Life
Astronomers at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii have discovered a planet that could be capable of supporting life as we know it.  Orbiting a red dwarf star, planet Gliese 581g apparently falls into a sweet spot that could allow it to sustain life.  Read more about it here.

Buy Your Own Batmobile
For the low price of $150,000 Fiberglass Freaks will build you your very own 1960s style Batmobile complete with flame throw boosters for added effect.  It’s 100% street legal and 5000% awesome.  I am one step closer to my dream of being Batman.  Read more about it here.

Teenager Wins Texting Competition
A 13-year old from Brooklyn NY has won $50,000 in a texting competition organized by LG.  The winner competed against 500,000 other contestants and is now eligible to compete for another $50,000 for herself and for a charity of her choice.  Read more about it here.

Lost Lyrics To Star Trek Theme
Now I thought I knew everything about Star Trek, but this I was totally unaware of.  It seems in an effort to cash in on the original and at the time unprofitable Star Trek, creator Gene Roddenberry wrote lyrics to Alexander Courage’s now famous opening theme.  Catch the full story here.

Best Buy Cutting Back On DVDs and CDs
To make room for electronics this holiday season, Best Buy will be scaling back on their CD and DVD sections.  The move is to help free up space for more in-demand products like video games, netbooks and other electronics.  You can read more about it here.

Little Girl Dances To Star Trek Theme
This is beyond adorable and totally how I am going to raise my kids.  Watch it below or go here.

Gadget Nerd

Verizon Offers Limited Edition Star Wars Droid
A limited edition R2-D2 droid phone is being offered by Verizon.  Take a peek and get more information here.

The World’s Most Dangerous Laser
Who wants to own a 700 milliwatt handheld blue laser?  I do, I do!!!!  While they are legal to own, for now, these extremely cool little gadgets are extremely dangerous and potentially life threatening.  Where can I get one?  Read more about it here.

How To Nerd

Make Your Own Customized Ubuntu Live CD or Thumb Drive
How To Find Your Music’s BMP To Build A Great Exercise Playlist
The Best Sites, Numbers and Forms for Banishing Junk Mail
Gargling with Salt Water Actually Helps a Cold or Cough
Choose Which Applications To Launch on Start Up with AutoHotKey
How to Play Any Media File in iTunes
User Levels to Fix Poorly Exposed Photos
Use Tall, Narrow Glasses To Cut Down On Drinking
Save Silica Packets to Keep Tools Dry and Rust-Free

Tech Nerd

The 10 Best Ways To Screw Your PC Up
I’ve told you how to keep it from getting screwed up, now here is a list courtesy of Maximum PC that tells you how to screw it up.  The intent is for you to avoid these common mishaps, so don’t go getting the sledgehammer just yet.  Check it out here.

Gmail’s New Feature Is A Relief For Some
Our friends at Google have made a major (to some) change in Gmail that I for one am welcomed to see.  You can now opt to change the regular Conversation style view to your emails for a regular looking list.  Check out the full explanation here.

The Gaia ’10 Linux Desktop
For those of you who might think Linux is the kid from Peanuts who drags the blanket behind him, let me set you straight.  Linux is an operating system, a pretty cool and rather power operating system.  Check out the new Gaia desktop courtesy of Lifehacker.

Netgear Refers Customer To Geek Squad
This is exactly the kind of story that made me want to start this blog in the first place.  I can’t believe Netgear actually thought this was a good idea.  Read the full story here.

Microsoft Security Essentials Marks Anniversary
Microsoft’s security software celebrates its first birthday with some interesting facts.  Information gathered by Microsoft claims it has been installed on over 31 million computers, out of which 27 million reported attacks.  Read the full report here.

Is Your PC A Sitting Duck?
Until security holes are patched by their respective vendors, operating systems and other software are left open to attack by hackers and malicious software.  Is your PC vulnerable?  Read this article courtesy of CNet and find out.

Chrome Is Overtaking Firefox’s Market Share
Firefox has long held the title, Google’s Chrome internet browser is quickly taking more and more of Firefox’s share of the browser market.  Chrome seems to be listening to users and giving them the features that they want and Firefox is struggling to keep up.  Read more about it here.

Poll Results
Here are the results of last weeks poll The Baddest Comic/Cartoon Villain.  It was a close race and we ended up with a three way tie between The Joker, Skeletor and Lex Luthor.  I don’t know if it’s fair for me to cast a vote to break the tie but if I had to throw my vote in, it would be for The Joker.  So the Clown Prince of Crime is the baddest of the bad.

Image Of The Week

Batman Ruins Another Card Game

That’s it for this week’s edition of The Word.  Once again I apologize for it being late, but better late than never.  Be sure to check back next Thursday for The Word where I will give another great set of links collected over the week.  Have a great weekend everybody.

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