The Daily Geek: Optimus Prime, Jack Vance, Catwoman, Glenn Close, And More

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IT'S A TRUCK WITH FLAMES!

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Here's what Optimus Prime will look like in "Transformers 4." He looks like Optimus Prime.

FOREVERNESS!

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Sci-Fi author Jack Vance passed away on May 26 and tons of his fans have been paying tribute to the prolific author.

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Go here to check out more.

CATWOMAN!

Did they really...?

THEY JUST DON'T EXIST!

Michelle Rodriguez discusses how there are female badasss female superheroes in comics:

I love all the great male superheroes," says Rodriguez. "They're awesome. I especially love the rebellious ones like the Punisher. Like when he went head to head with Spider-Man? That was so cool! ... There aren't a lot of chicks that I like at all in comics. As a matter of fact, in order to have one, I'd probably have to invent one. They just don't exist now.

And Splash Page's Brett White has some thoughts on that. (also see the above story)

GLENN CLOSE RUNS NOVA!

And in other news, she's going to be in "Guardians of the Galaxy." According to Splash Page:

Close will play "a leadership role in the Nova Corp, the intergalactic space patrol" of the Marvel Universe.

SHOGUN RISING!

The "Shogun Rising" Kickstarter is ending soon and they've just added some new rewards featuring "TRON Legacy's'" Olivia Wilde!

WE HAVE THREE NEW REWARDS INVOLVING OLIVIA WILDE:

$200 LEVEL -A CUSTOMIZED PRINT (any size up to 12x15). Get a customized print with your face, fighting a horde of Zombies alongside Olivia. Oh, and the shot of you is doing an AWESOME ZOMBIE DECAP!!! (ONLY 10 AVAILABLE)

$500 LEVEL -AN ORIGINAL DRAWING (12x15). Get an original drawing with your face fighting a horde of Zombies alongside Olivia. (ONLY 1 LEFT)

$2,000 LEVEL -AN ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING(16x20). get an original oil painting of you and Olivia fighting the zombie horde. (ONLY 1 AVAILABLE)

Head here to kick in some dough!

GIVEAWAY!

Our buds at Topless Robot are giving away a trio of books: "GEEK DAD," "The Law of Superheroes," and "The Physics of Superheroes" and here's all you have to do for a chance to win:

The question you must answer to enter this contest is an obvious one: what is the geekiest thing your dad ever did? (It does not have to be a true story; it just has to sound like one.) Or, if you are a parent and you'd prefer to answer this one, what's the geekiest thing you ever did for your kid?

Plunk your answer into TR's comment section here by Friday, May 31st at 4 p.m. PDT!

SEA OF MONSTERS!

The trailer for the "Percy Jackson" sequel looks like a lot of fun...for the kids.

'Til tomorrow, gang!

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