Inter-Galaxy Portal News RoundUp 12th April 2013

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Another week down, and what a crazy week it has been. So many exciting things that I want to share with you guys, but I can’t! All I can tell you is that I will be interviewing someone I am a huge fan of. All will be revealed next week! I have other potentially good news, but things are still up in the air, so I can’t share that either.

Wow. Lots of geeky things going to be happening here in Seattle over the next few months. Neil Gaiman will be doing a signing in July and Joss Whedon and company will be in town in May for a red carpet Much Ado About Nothing premiere. Unfortunately, both of these events are sold out, so I am not a happy camper. If you do get a chance to attend these events, please let us know how it all went!

Major news on the web this week has been Jayne-Hat Gate. AKA what happens to the little guys when a bigger company gets the license to an iconic hat from a cancelled TV show. I thought about wading into it, but to be honest my feelings are still pretty much along the lines of last year with The Hobbit pub, which you can read here. It’s a complicated situation but ultimately these people are small fry. They’re not making big bucks off the hat, and it sickens me to see a major studio get all litigious for a show they didn’t give a rats ass about before. I will also say this, I don’t think the guys at ThinkGeek foresaw this happening. They’re geeks like the rest of us. At best, they just wanted to get in on the action. However, I am glad to see that they are donating all proceeds to Can’t Stop the Serenity.

What else has been going on? This week I got to interview Dan Abend. He runs a site called Geek Deals HQ. I really love this site. He basically scours the web searching for geeky deals like Firefly blu-ray deals, so you don’t have to.

This week I got to see the first trailer for Neil Blomkamp’s Elysium.

Speaking of trailers, I also got to watch the TV trailer for Man of Steel. I’m still not sure about this one, but it looks better than the initial trailers.

Also, Paramount released new posters for Star Trek: Into Darkness. Cast your eyes skyward to see one of them.

Last week David Tennant and Billie Piper both confirmed that they would be in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode. However, no surprise really, this week Christopher Eccleston confirms that he will NOT be making an appearance.

Finally, major news for Joss Whedon’s new show S.H.I.E.L.D. in that, it will no longer be called that. Instead the title will be Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC also released a synopsis for the show, which you can read over at SFX.