Geek/CounterGeek – #14: The Internet Turns On Harry Shearer and Supergirl

The pop culture world was rocked this week when Harry Shearer announced on Twitter that he is leaving The Simpsons. Now it would appear that the voice actor and The Simpsons powers that be are still in negotiations.

Disney is dropping hints that they might be considering starting their own network for Star Wars and Marvel.

Plus, this week was TV trailerpalooza. Everyone can obviously agree that The Muppets will be awesome. However there is less consensus about the trailer for the new CBS series Supergirl, which has generated some controversy for it’s portrayal of a female superhero.

Each week Keith Conrad and Chicago’s Top Geek Elliott Serrano debate a controversial topic in contemporary geekery: Kirk vs. Picard? Was Douglas Quaid dreaming in Total Recall? No topic is off limits.

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Harry Shearer on ‘Simpsons’ exit: ‘Stay tuned’
Disney May Be Thinking About Marvel & Star Wars TV Channels
The Muppets on ABC trailer
Supergirl on CBS trailer
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