Latest Articles for Author: Ariel Hoffmaier

‘big bang’ to resume production after contract debacle

‘Big Bang’ to Resume Production After Contract Debacle

Fans of the award-winning CBS geek sitcom, rejoice: The Big Bang Theory is back in business. After weeks of tense pay negotiations, the entire main cast has officially signed three-year contracts with Warner Bros. TV, all with hefty pay raises. America’s favorite ragtag team of scientists began production on their eighth season yesterday. “Big Bang’ Rides…

Why you should be watching ‘in the flesh’

Why You Should Be Watching ‘In the Flesh’

So we’ve come to the conclusion that everyone – especially you – should be watching the BBC drama In the Flesh. Here are five reasons why. 1. It’s a refreshing twist on a tired cliché. We know what you’re going to say. You’ll groan, sounding remarkably like the brain-munching, dead-walking creature in question. “Zombies again?” From…

Alternatives to going to comic con

Alternatives to Going to Comic Con

So you didn’t land Comic Con tickets…again. Across the country, across the world even, there are people who do currently have tickets to this pinnacle celebration of geekdom. Right now, these people are no doubt perfecting their portfolios, putting the final tweaks on their cosplays, and packing their bags for sunny San Diego. We salute them,…

The Top 10 LGBT Geeks of All Time

It’s no secret that geek culture has long been a refuge for outsiders and an engine for social progress. From Kirk and Uhura’s interracial smooch to Buffy’s feminist butt-kicking, geek culture has had the power to change minds and champion diversity. So, in honor of Pride Month 2014, we bring you the definitive list of…