Hallelujah, the month of red hearts, cupids and rising Hallmark profits has come to an end! We have had so much nerdy news this month, it almost makes up for any potential strange men in diapers running around shooting arrows into people. Gosh, can you tell Freak Geek’s been corrupted by Supernatural to the point where she can’t go a single post without making a reference? She swears she doesn’t have issues… Anyway, read right on for February’s nerdy news roundup!
- Supernatural hires a consulting detective to deduce that we might be getting our precious Gabriel back. Freak Geek screaming with joy about mooses and Loki.
- Speaking of Supernatural – after 8 years, the boys finally have a man cave of their own, and Dean’s heterosexuality is iffy at best, and word on high is that Castiel will be a regular in Season 9. Loki likey.
- In a stunning case of Potterlock, Argus Filch becomes the First Doctor while Daleks march down streets of London. No wait, “march” isn’t right. Roll? Drift? IDK!
- Supernatural original soundtrack makes our lives complete (Freak Geek’s, at any rate).
- Walking Dead returns. Enough said.
- Helena Bonham Carter & Dominic West to star in BBC’s far better version of Liz & Dick. Promises to be eons better by virtue of not starring Lindsay Lohan.
- Season 3 is close to beginning production; as such, February has been an active month for BBC Sherlock fans. Mainly, it’s thanks to Arwel Wyn Jones, who tweeted photos of the reconstruction of 221B’s set daily and is thus hailed as a god amongst men by Sherlockians.
- There will be official BBC Sherlock figurines. Artist Trevor Grove posted sculpts of the upcoming Sherlock and John figures on his DeviantArt. The figures have already been okayed for production by the actors, the BBC and Big Chief Studios, who will be manufacturing the figures. Plans abound on tumblr for Johnlock stop-motion macarena and even more Reichenfeels. These will probably come true when the figurines are available later on in 2013.
- The feared and beloved Dark Lord Mark Gatiss has stated that he hopes Sherlock can go on for the next 20 years. It is uncertain how many of those years would involve waiting for a new season.
- Baker Street Irregulars (BSI) have announced that all who like Sherlock Holmes should be free to like Sherlock Holmes. Which, you know, you’d think to be a given but apparently it had to be said explicitly. It is a wonderful victory, and we salute those who have been at the forefront of the battle this whole time.
- The legendary Reapersun drives Gaian Sherlockians wild and lets loose a maddened scavenger hunt for clues to solve a puzzle on 2/21/13. Sherlock fans come together in the forums to weep over Reichenfeels and try to obtain the mystery item. The prize was an equippable item which turns into a chibi John and Sherlock running amok, Moriarty’s hat from when he robbed the Tower of London, John’s head and a background of the door of 221B. There are also special edition items of The Sheetlock and various related things; they go nicely with the Human Skull, Jumper Collection and Red Pants. Chuck bless Reapersun.
- BBC Shop release a series of Sherlock art prints by Alice X. Zhang. We desire them greatly.
- Benedict Cumberbatch in talks to take yet another role as misunderstood, brilliant genius – this time as Alan Turing, the forefather of computers. Freak Geek is inwardly screaming because she’s read Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon and is now having a feeling. RORY!!! SHE IS HAVING A FEELING!!!
- New Star Trek & Iron Man trailers debut during Beyonce concert. Ovaries go boom. Tumblr flooded with gifs five minutes later.
- Peter Dinklage is probably playing Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Critique Geek is now running around screaming.
- Catching Fire posters for Victory Tour released.
- Avengers 2 theme song released.
- Posters emerge of Elijah Wood’s new movie with Sasha Grey. Yes, that Sasha Grey.
- Emma Watson attempting to hog all the Disney princesses, is in talks to star in Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella in spite of already being signed to star in Guillermo del Toro’s Beauty & the Beast.
- There was a football game at the Beyonce concert. We’re still not sure why.
- Indie game developers gain notoriety after befriending Piratebay.
- Google Glass is next step in fashionable scientific advancement. While it is an advanced and useful idea, the privacy issues are something to consider. Does being able to record the Nine Inch Nails concert in its entirety without holding up your iPad the entire time outweigh Google having access to pretty much everything that will be recorded by the glasses? We’re not sure, but the ability to check your Facebook feed while walking down the street, without taking the time to take out your phone seems like a valuable tool for most people. I wonder if they come with built-in Instagram?
- SONY did a live stream to talk about PS4; did not reveal the actual console, expected retail, or anything of the sort. People excited anyway.
- This just in: Brides would rather carry books instead of bouquets. It’s a trend we’re mostly okay with, but we have a feeling that throwing the bouquet will be a much more painful experience. On the plus side, I now have an excuse to invite my mortal enemies to my wedding and then hit them with a book. Think Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ought to do it?
- Critique Geek wants this Spidey-sense suit.
- This happened, it was awesome.
- The Ackles offspring is confirmed to be a Disney princess.
And now you’re officially caught up on all the nerdy news of February!