Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find 10 Superman Tales to Read, Watch, and Hear Instead of Man of Steel; David Brent playing Spaceman Came Down on guitar; some great behind-the-scenes pics from classic sci-fi movies; and hipster women of DC. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!

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Spaceman Came Down | Learn Guitar With David Brent

David Brent responds to viewer questions, and plays to you ‘Spaceman Came Down’ in its entirety.


These fun and fascinating behind-the-scenes photos from the sets of iconic science-fiction cinema have been making the rounds online, so I thought I’d share them here with you guys as well. They offer a rare glimpse of what happens when the curtain of movie magic is lifted, and the reality of sitting around a set for hours with nothing to do sets in. (See the full gallery over at io9.)

Legend Of Zelda Nail Art

Thumb: “Zelda”
Index: Link
Middle: Hylian Crest
Ring: Zelda
Pinky: Link’s top and belt

Superheroes Tees Too Kawaii For Words

Tough and brave, yes, but cute and bubbly? Not usually words we associate with superheroes. In time for your Comic-Con wardrobe, pop culture t-shirt shop We Love Fine’s new line of chibi — a term used in anime to mean a small, cute character — t-shirts has just the right amount of sass for the upcoming convention.

The Hipster Women Of DC

The spandex and capes are completely gone in these hipster versions of the women of DC in their casual duds. The designs are the work of deviantArtist Elizabeth Beals who got rid of all the superhero, but kept elements of their costumes that make them instantly recognizable. Check out Wonder Woman’s gold lasso purse strap and Supergirl’s red, white and blue sneakers.

NEXT PAGE: Classic Comic Covers as Room Dividers…

10 Superman Tales to Read, Watch, and Hear Instead of Man of Steel

When a character’s been around as long as Superman, it’s hard even to continue to think of them as a single character—changing cultural and media landscapes make for a kaleidoscopic range of iterations. Still, even among those, there are always a handful that endure and stand out as definitive—even if that, itself, is a subjective concept.

Pacific Rim Action Figures

NECA has unveiled the first series of three 7″ figures from the movie. There are two jaegers (the good-guy robots), Gipsy Danger and Crimson Typhoon, and one kaiju (the bad-guy monsters), Knifehead.

Double Sided Spider-Man/X-Men Canvas Room Divider

The 6 ft. Tall Double Sided Spider-Man/X-Men Canvas Room Divider is available for $79 (reg. $129) at Oriental Furniture, $149 at Kmart.com, $149 at Walmart.com, $99 at Overstock.comand $99 at Ebay.com.

25 Greatest (and 5 Worst) Superheroes

As Man of Steel opens, EW counts down the best versions of beloved (sometimes) caped crusaders — and name-check a quintet of super-zeroes

NEXT PAGE: Toy Story as The Shining

The Most Hilarious Bootleg Superhero Toys Ever

Superman’s most valuable asset is his parachute.

Superman Shirt Cake

Made by First Class Cakes.

Toy Shining

Head over to Kyle Lambert‘s site for more images.

That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.

Today’s picks have been brought to you by: Kyle Lambert, BetweenThePages, GeekSugarFlavorWireGeekLeagueOfAmericaNerdistGeekAlertsFashionablyGeekEW, Wired and The Ricky Gervais Channel.