Tuesday, September 29, 2020

STARGIRL SEASON ONE ON BLURAY AND DVD

WARNER BROS HOME ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED ME WITHA FREE COPY OF STARGIRL: SEASON ONE ON BLU-RAY




It is time for a new generation of justice! DC's Stargirl: The Complete First Season is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Enjoy all 13 one-hour episodes that originally aired on DC UNIVERSE and The CW.

Focusing on the character Stargirl that started creator Geoff Johns' career in comic books, when he created her lovingly inspired by his late sister who was killed in a plane explosion, this DC drama series follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to take up the legacy of a long-lost Super Hero team -- the Justice Society of America.

STARGIRL: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON is available from Best Buy on Blu-ray and DVD. If you purchase it through a Geek Daddy affiliate link this dad blogger will receive a small commission at no additional expense to your bill. Your support of ageekdaddy.com is appreciated!

Thursday, September 24, 2020

MICHIGAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL ON PARADE



No jest! We had ourselves a festive time last summer at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Comedy skits, musical performances, and knightly jousts provide for a carefree day living like royalty. And with the event's reliance on porta potties it really is like stepping back into medieval times.

 

Unfortunately with the pandemic this annual Metro Detroit event was cancelled ... or was it? Based upon popular demand a special social distancing format was put in place. Because with a diehard fanbase you can't keep a good Renaissance Festival down!

For the last few weeks, the Village of Hollygrove has been hosting a drive through festival. A limited number of cars each weekend can traverse the Renaissance Festival grounds partaking in food stations, perusing artistic vendors and enjoying the entertainment that has made this an iconic Michigan event. If you missed out on this, there is still a chance to participate. There is one more weekend to join in the fun!




For more information or to purchase tickets go to michiganrenfest.com. Don't miss out on the huzzah and cheers!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

RICK AND MORTY SEASON 4 ON BLURAY AND DVD

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The most recent season of high-flying antics by that crazy scientist Rick whose science experiments and inventions always seem to get his grandson Morty in a pickle is now available to add to your home entertainment video library. RICK AND MORTY: SEASON 4 is out on Blu-ray and DVD. All 10 episodes that originally aired on Cartoon Network's mature audience late night programming block Adult Swim are included in the home video release as well as bonus material including an "Inside the Episode" featurette for every episode.

Admit it ... we all have days being the KING OF S#!T. Thanks to Warner Bros Home Entertainment for sending me this Funko Pop! of Rick on this throne to promote the release of Season 4 on Blu-ray and DVD. Hey this vinyl figure even has sound effects! Rick gets himself and Morty into a lot of doo-doo in Season 4. This cord cutter who missed out on seeing the season on cable is geeked to catch up on the newest intergalactic misadventures of Rick and Morty.



I'm going to have to mix up some pickle slushes for a binge watching snack! 

The Blu-ray and DVD of RICK AND MORTY: SEASON 4 contain ten commercial free 22 minute episodes. If you are a fan of Colonial Vipers and Cylons you'll especially get a kick out of the episode "Rattlestar Ricklactica." Of course this sci-fi themed cartoon also makes sure to include plenty of Star Wars references in its shows too!

You can purchase RICK AND MORTY: SEASON 4 on DVD and BLU-RAY from Best Buy. They even have an exclusive SteelBook edition. If you buy the 10-episode collection using a Geek Daddy affiliate link this dad blogger will receive a small commission at no additional cost to your bill. Your support of ageekdaddy.com is appreciated!

Monday, September 21, 2020

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON

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The time travelling heroes of DC'S Legends of Tomorrow are back for a fifth season of super adventures with all fifteen one-hour episodes that originally aired on The CW network now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Add the complete fifth season commecial free which includes a bonus disc containing all five DC Crossover Event Crisis on Infinite Earths episodes which you can binge watch by themselves all at once for a movie style viewing experience. 

Crisis on Infinite Earths was a crossover event featuring episodes of the television series Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow on The CW. Inspired by the DC Comics storyline of the same name, heroes from from throughout The CW's DC Comics inspired shows join together to stop a super villain from destroying reality. The crossover's events result in what has been called the "Arrowverse" being rebooted transferring characters from a variety of multiverse settings to one uniform location and timeline. Enjoy these five episodes as their own mini-series before diving into the complete season of Legends of Tomorrow.



DC'S Legends of Tomorrow follows a group of misfit heroes as they fight, talk and sing their way through protecting the timeline from aberrations, anomalies and anything else that threatens to mess with history. After saving the world via the power of song and themed entertainment in last season's finale, the Legends are now major celebrities. Some struggle with the transition from loveable losers to A-list starts while others start letting fame go to their heads. 

When a documentary crew decides to film the Legends in action, distracting them from their original mission, Astra Logue frees history's most notorious villains from Hell in a bid for power. It is up to the Legends to forgo fame to stop these reanimated souls from wreaking havoc on the timeline. With Rasputin popping out of his coffin trying to become an immortal tsar and Marie Antoinette turning the French Revolution into a deadly party the Legends are going to be busy cleaning up the timeline in Season 5. 




While battling historically inspired villains, the Legends also find themselves in some goofy fights too which adds some extra whimsy and fun to the series. For example episode fourteen "The One Where We're Trapped on TV" has the heroes encounter a villain who warps reality so that heroes are trapped in scenarios matching scenes from television shows spoofing Downton Abbey, Friends, and Star Trek. Some of the reason this show is so entertaining is that it doesn't take its super hero format too seriously providing humorous content that blends in with their action adventures. Give yourself a fun self-indulgence by vegging on the couch binge watching Legends of Tomorrow while snacking on junk food your doctor says you shouldn't be eating. 




DC's Legends of Tomorrow can be purchased from Best Buy on DVD and Blu-ray. If you buy LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON using a Geek Daddy affiliate link this dad blogger will receive a small commission at no additional expense to your purchase. Your support of ageekdaddy.com is appreciated!

Sunday, September 20, 2020

4 Fun Facts About DC’s New Superhero Show Stargirl


Fans of superhero shows and teen dramas will be excited to hear that the new television series Stargirl has premiered on DC Universe. The series, executive produced by Geoff Johns and based off the DC Comics superhero Courtney Whitmore created by Johns and Lee Moder, is the first female-led live-action show on DC. Before you start tuning into the show, here are a few fun facts to know about this exciting new TV hero.


1. Courtney Whitmore Has Been Around for a While

While it may be the first time you’ve heard the name Stargirl, the character Courtney Whitmore has actually been around for quite some time. In fact, she first appeared in the comic book series Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. in 1999. However, her legacy goes back even further than that – all the way to the 1940s. Back in the mid-20thcentury, DC Comics started up the Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy comics, in which the titular kid and his chauffeur, Pat Dugan, became a superhero team to combat the Nazis. In the end, the Kid dies and Pat goes on to marry Barbara Whitmore, who later becomes Courtney’s mom.


2. Stargirl Has Numerous Abilities

Nothing draws fans into a superhero show quite like visually stunning powers and abilities, and Stargirl has more than enough to hold anyone’s interest. Some of her abilities include being able to fly, shooting blasts of energy and manipulating force fields. She’s known for her exceptional power, agility and speed. This combination of special abilities is sure to make for highly appealing special effects and dramatic visuals.


3. She Finds Her Uniform in the Basement

Courtney transforms into Stargirl after finding the Star-Spangled Kid’s uniform in the basement of her house. Initially, she dons the outfit just to annoy her stepfather, as you could imagine a typical teenager might do. Still upset with her mom for getting married to Pat, however, she decides to take on the role of the Kid herself and fight evil. Eventually, Pat makes a robotic suit, similar to the one worn by Iron Man, and teams up with her in all kinds of adventures. The two become known as Stargirl and S.T.R.I.P.E.


Courtney also finds a powerful staff to help her in her mission to fight evil and avenge the Kid’s death. With its powers, she is able to accomplish many heroic feats that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire show.


4. She's Naturally Athletic

One interesting thing to note about this superhero that sets her apart from others is that she’s not born with innate cosmic abilities. In fact, it’s her uniform and staff that give her the abilities of flight, shooting stars and more. However, Courtney herself is very athletic, which helps improve her agility, strength and speed. She’s a trained kickboxer and gymnast and uses her athletic abilities to become an unstoppable force.


If you enjoy teen dramas, superheroes and female-led live-action shows, DC’s new series Stargirl is a show you won’t want to miss. From the character’s humble beginnings to the show’s exciting entertainment value, this is one stunning series you’ll want to start tuning into right away.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

FROGGYS LAIR

A special delivery arrived! My kids are getting some new pets as Froggy's Lair provided us with a free BioSphere and two African Dwarf Frogs to enjoy. No need to go to a pet store, Froggy's Lair sends this low maintenance aquarium and the amphibians that call it home overnight straight to your doorstep.

Watching these African Dwarf Frogs dart around their habit is really entertaining but studying the biosphere they live is also educational. The one gallon hex container that serves as the Froggy's Lair doesn't utilize a filter to clean the water inside. Instead it creates a biosphere that naturally provides the perfect environment for your frogs to live in. 



All you need to do is feed 2 pellets of food per frog 2 times per week and change the aquarium water every 3 months. It is simple as that! With proper care your African Dwarf Frogs can live to be five or more years old. If you are looking for a simple pet to care for, Froggy's Lair is just that. Plus its biosphere can make a nice report topic for science class, especially if you are homeschooling during the pandemic.



Froggy's Lair uses nature and a touch of science to create living conditions for your frogs that require very little effort to maintain. That is thanks to Froggy Lair's specially conditioned Living Sand that serves as the base for creating a biosphere. It acts as a natural biological filter converting excess food and the animal's waste into soluble nutrients to feed the aquarium's sturdy bamboo plant.

The plant in turn acts as a natural aerator providing essential oxygen to the habitat. The Living Sand also removes ammonia so that the water does not become dirty or toxic. Together the Living Sand and bamboo plant work in harmony to create a completely filter-free ecosystem. 



Because there are living creatures inside, once your Froggy's Lair package arrives you should be ready to open it and put everything together right away. Some assembly is required and you'll need to get your hands dirty. The biosphere is easy to put together though and takes about 15 minutes to set up.

First you add the Living Sand to the hex container. Open the included two bags of the bio-activated sand then pour it into the base of the aquarium. Gently tap it down with your hands evenly covering the base of the container.



Next add colored gravel pouring it on top of the sand. Then place the included decorative rocks on top of the colored gravel. Group the rocks together to provide a hiding area for the frogs.



Carefully add water into the hex container until it is 3 to 4 inches from the top. Use distilled water as the chlorine and chloride added to tap water is harmful to the frogs. Make sure the water is at room temperature before pouring it in for the health of the African Dwarf Frogs. It is recommended to put a coffee cup lid in the aquarium and pour the water into that to avoid the tank becoming cloudy.



Insert the bamboo plant into the aquarium by pushing it down and twisting its roots into the colored gravel and sand. Some roots may stick above the gravel or break off. This is ok that is normal and bamboo is a hardy plant. You may want to move your decorative rocks close to the base of the plant though to help hold it in place.



Add batteries to the LED lid light. This will illuminate your biosphere with three different choices of lighting. Pick from white, blue or white/blue to add some color to your Froggy's Lair. Slide the light into the lid of the container and just click the large control button to flip through the colors turning the lighting on and off.



Finally, it is time to add your frogs. Cut a slit in the plastic bag they are in. Then gently pour them in.



My kids are in love with their frogs! They each named one. My son called one Lando. The other one my daughter named Kermit.




Kermit is feeling right at home!



For more information go to FroggysLair.com. You can also find them on Instagram and Twitter at @FroggysLair. Make sure to follow a Geek Daddy on those social media networks too at @Geekdad248.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CATS AND DOGS 3

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It is raining cats and dogs outside! Should we get wet and still go for our daily walk? Or go back inside and watch the new CATS & DOGS movie with my kids?

CATS & DOGS 3: PAWS UNITE is available now via your favorite digital outlets. It will be out on DVD and Blu-ray on October 13, 2020. This family friendly movie featuring the voices of George Lopez as Pablo the Parrot, Melissa Rauch as Gwen the Cat and Max Greenfield as Roger the Dog is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).  This live action film has a run time of approximately 80 minutes.



Movie Synopsis -- CATS & DOGS 3 PAWS UNITE 

It's been 10 years since the creation of the Great Truce, an elaborate joint-species surveillance system designed and monitored by cats and dogs to keep the peace when conflicts arise. But when a tech-savvy villain hacks into wireless networks to use frequencies only heard by cats and dogs, he manipulates them into conflict, and the worldwide battle between cats and dogs is BACK ON. Now, a team of inexperienced and untested agents will have to use their old-school animal instincts to restore order and peace between cats and dogs everywhere.

Family Movie Night Activities

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You can purchase CATS & DOGS 3: PAWS UNITE in digital format starting September 15 from moviesanywhere.com and a variety of other online video services. It will be available to view via cable television Video On Demand on September 29. The movie will also available on DVD and Blu-ray from Best-Buy beginning October 13. Purchases of CATS & DOGS 3 utilizing an affiliate link on ageekdaddy.com will provide this dad blogger with a small commission at no additional expense to you.