The Daily Geek 12/8: Jem, Doctor Who, Princess Bride, Steampunk Superheroes, and more

Geek Birthdays: E.C. Segar, creator of Popeye; "Lois and Clark's" Teri Hatcher; Savage Dragon creator Erik Larsen; "Lost" and "Lord of the Rings" actor Dominic Monaghan.

The top cartoons that need to be video games - a "Jem" video game? Yes, please (g4tv)

Maureen Dowd finally responds (sort of) to "The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd" (Traditional Comics)

A shark, Michael Gambon, the Doctor, oh my! 16 pics from Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol (Blastr)

Chet Phillips's "Union Of Superlative Heroes" is the steampunk superhero card set of the season (Etsy)

The Princess Bride...with lightsabers (Tor.com)

NECA tweets that more "old school" Freddy Krueger toys are on the horizon (@NECA_TOYS)

How to jump-start that burgeoning comics career (comiXology)

"Ellen Ripley saved my life" (The Awl, via Whedonesque)

C3typo and R2typo. From the maker of Boba Font, of course. (Laughing Squid)

Designer Kevin Wilson talks the finer points of Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game (Fantasy Flight Games)

Understanding Pac-Man Ghost behavior: an in-depth analysis (GameInternals)

A circuitboard Christmas wreath both helps the environment and cuts back on all those nasty little pine-leaf droppings (some imgur)

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