It’s that time of year where the snow is falling and the air is filled with songs of merriment. Yup, it’s Christmas time. And as you go out into the wilds of retail or stay at home on your computer, you may be having trouble shopping for that impossible geek in your life. Well, you’re in luck, my friend. I. Leland, from the internationally popular Movie Issues podcast am here to walk you though the world of geek shopping and maybe give you some good gift suggestions to buy this holiday season.
Get the best movie of the year! It’s an all-out-action-packed, epic space adventure! Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora, and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer.
If you have a Doctor Who fan in your family this might be just the gift you need. It has all the bonus features of the original releases plus: “The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Death of the Doctor,” “2013 Doctor Who Proms Concert,” “Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide 50th Anniversary,” “Script to Screen Feature,” and “The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.” This is a great set and awesome looking, too.
It’s TV’s first iconic Dynamic Duo! And it has been captured, along with a legion of abominable archenemies. in a POW-erful numbered, limited edition collection. It features ALL 120 original broadcast episodes with ever-popular guest stars like Julie Newmar and Cesar Romero, “The Adam West Scrapbook,” the complete episode guide, and is also exploding with over 3 hours of all new extras. For all super Bat-Fans this is a must have.
As vast and hilarious as the universe itself, behold the utterly complete collection of “Futurama,” the gravity-defying, Emmy Award-winning animated series from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. Here you’ll find all 124 outrageous episodes, plus 4 feature-length epic adventures and enough DVD extras to last you until the next millennium. It doesn’t get any completer than this, folks!
This comprehensive 31-disc collection contains all eight Harry Potter movies on Blu-ray, DVD, and UltraViolet, and has more than 45 hours of special features including the “Creating the World of Harry Potter” documentary series.
Halloween night – Haddonfield, IL. A young boy butchers his older sister with a kitchen knife. Ffiteen years later, he escapes from a mental institution only to return home and terrorize the town, including babysitter Laurie Strode. Now pursued by Dr. Loomis, the doctor who tried to treat him until he realized that “what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply… evil.” His name is Michael Myers. And so began one of the most iconic horror franchises in history – what producers Moustapha Akkad and Debra Hill, writer/director John Carpenter and stars Jamie Lee Curtis & Donald Pleasence started has spawned ten feature films and lasted over thirty-five years. Now, for the first time ever, experience the terror of every Halloween film available together in one set! This limited edition deluxe set includes fifteen discs jammed with content Halloween fans will love: brand new, never before seen bonus features including new interviews with cast and crew, commentaries, behind the scenes documentaries, and so much more.
Here it is! The ultra sexy vampire HBO drama that set the world ablaze. Get all seven season of vamp drama following the adventures and all the sexy times of Sookie Stackhouse and her world of vampires, werewolves, witches, fairies and every other sexy, creepy thing that goes bump in the night.
All forty-five wacky episodes, plus “Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special,” have been meticulously remastered from the original film elements. And now you can see this groundbreaking series for the very first time in beautiful high-definition.
If you have some gamers in your family that like playing games based around their favorite geek or movie properties I suggest you take a look at these games:
You are Talion, a Ranger of the Black Gate, keeping watch over Mordor, which has remained undisturbed for ages. In the blink of an eye, everything is taken from you: your friends, your family, and even your own life. Resurrected by a vengeful spirit, you must now embark on a relentless vendetta against those who have wronged you. Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend, and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new Middle-earth chronicle. Harness the spirit of vengeance to inflict brutal combos while mastering powerful new skills and weaponry. Exploit the individual fears, weaknesses, and memories of your enemies as you dismantle Sauron’s forces from within. Become the most feared force in Mordor in a new chronicle set before the events of The Lord of the Rings.
In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern worlds to collect the Lantern rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Featuring an original story crossing all the Marvel families, players take control of Iron Man, Spider-Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine and many more Marvel characters as they try to stop Loki and a host of other Marvel villains from assembling a super weapon which they could use to control the Earth. Players will chase down Comic Bricks as they travel across a LEGO New York and visit key locations from the Marvel universe such as Stark Tower, Asteroid M, an abandoned Hydra Base and the X-Mansion.
If you’re having trouble finding that one special gift for the geek in your life perhaps these random suggestion maybe just want you’ve been looking for and just never knew it.
Star Trek The Next Generation Uniform Hoodie or Wesley Crusher Uniform Hoodie
These Uniform Hoodies are awesome for the Star Trek geek in your house. Get them one of these amazing hoodies from ThinkGeek.com. They’re comfy and warm. Choose from screen-accurate blue or gold or a modified screen-accurate color for red. The colors are pieced together, not printed on. It has two front pockets and ribbed cuffs and bottom.
Also for your huge Marvel Comics fans in your family these super fantastic ThinkGeek.com exclusive hoodies: Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord, Winter Soldier and Captain America.
Do you really need me to explain why you should buy the Guardians of the Galaxy fan in your life one of the single cutest licensed goods ever produced? Dancing Baby Groot didn’t just shimmy his little heart out, he grooved his way into our hearts and now you can keep the dance-a-thon going well into 2015.
So occasionally the good guys are stuck in the otherworldly realms, and you need to talk to them. That’s one of the times when an Ouija board can come in handy. Well, then and at a preteen slumber party. This board, inspired by one seen on “Supernatural” will help you reveal truths from beyond the veil, even if your last name isn’t Winchester.
Well, I hope this helps you and your family out by finding all the awesome geek gifts this holiday season.