Last Week in Geek 9/8-9/14

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In a fit of what must be pure insanity, Disney is tearing down the Maelstrom ride in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot. It’s being replaced with a Frozen-themed journey through Arendelle, complete with fan favorite moments and music from the film. Seriously Disney? When will this madness come to an end?

Wanna see something awkward? Star Wars Minus Williams is a look at what the final medal scene from Star Wars: A New Hope would look like without any music. And it ain’t pretty.

The rumor mill has been cranking it out this past week, but by far the most exciting piece of news to cross our desk has to do with a member of the Guardians showing up in Avengers 3? It’s almost too good to be true!

Well, it was really only a matter of time, right? In leaked news surprising exactly no one, it’s been announced that Greg Grunberg has joined the cast of Star Wars Episode VII. As if we weren’t expecting him to show up anyway. He’s been in practically everything J.J. Abrams has ever made.

On Tuesday, Apple had it’s annual fall media event,  announcing an upgraded iPhone and the eagerly anticipated Apple Watch. The iPhone 6 and 6+ launch in stores this Friday, September 19th, while the watch isn’t expected to ship until early next year.

io9 takes you on a magical adventure through the incredibly bizarre design specs of some of the most famous villain lairs.

With only a little less than a month until the season 3 premiere of Arrow, TVLine has photos giving a first look at Ray Palmer and something new and exciting in Diggle’s life (Spoilers through the season 2 finale).

Den of Geek has an interview with Bryan Fuller about the upcoming TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, in which he discusses quite a few things fans have been worrying about, and makes a promise not to whitewash Shadow or, ah, neuter a certain scene. The more we hear about this adaptation, the more excited we get!

On Avenging Force

Sarah’s had a lifelong thing for protagonists who wield bows and arrows, and she listed out her favorites in Archers, Always on Target.

Our Pick Your Poison challenge this week was to name your favorite Star Trek. Whether or not the results are surprising to you will likely depend on your age–those in our own generation will wear expressions completely lacking in shock. A buncha Spocks, all o’ ye.

After reading some particularly unsavory opinions out of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Brett Dalton about his upcoming story arc, Teija outlined her thoughts on the show’s Agent Grant Ward and where he’s headed in season 2. Be careful not to click through if you’re avoiding spoilers and speculation!

The death of Robin Williams is still resonating with us, and so we used our Five by Friday last week to discuss our favorites of the roles he’s played over the years.

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