Boy, take a few days off and all sorts of cool stuff happens.
First, congrats to Team Metro Detroit at the Big Buck World Championship this past weekend.
Three local brothers and three women went to New York for the games, which still went on despite the aftereffects of Superstorm Sandy.
Christina Ronyecz of Madison Heights was the top winner, finishing in third place for a prize of $750. Jane Pordon of Novi finished in 17th place, and Jen Amato of Southfield finished in 18th place.
Kevin Naumann of Berkley placed fifth in the men’s contest, which had a prize of $1,500 (how unfair to Ronyecz), Steve Naumann of Berkley came in 20th, and Eric Naumann of Novi can in 39th out of 60.
Stan Lee returns
Motor City Comic Con is bringing comics legend Stan Lee back to Metro Detroit next year. Lee helped launch the Detroit FanFare convention two years ago, and now he’s scheduled to appear at MCCC’s Novi show.
I’m always a bit wary of con guest announcements this early in the game, but let’s hope he can make it and bring some attention to Metro Detroit’s big show, which will take place May 17-19.
They also announced on Facebook that “Boondock Saints’ ” Sean Patrick Flanery, David Della Rocco and Norman Reedus will be appearing. Reedus had to cancel this year, so hopefully the “Walking Dead” star will be able to make it.
‘Tomorrow People’ at CW
And I just saw last night that busy producer Greg Berlanti (“Green Lantern” movie, “Arrow,” the underrated “No Ordinary Family”) is developing “The Tomorrow People” for the CW, according to Deadline.com.
I love, love, loved this show as a kid when I watched it on Nickelodeon — the original, not the ’90s remake. (The latter was probably fine, but I never saw it.) I always wished I had psychic powers and would be discovered so I could save the world like the kids/teens on that show.
I especially wanted to be able to teleport and would pretend my belt buckle would enable me to do it, just like the show. I wanted telekinesis as my main power, though.
For those unfamiliar with the British show, it featured a group of Homo Superior teens who had psychic powers and were early representatives of Earth in a galactic federation. They had a secret underground base and a sentient computer to help them. They fought aliens in bad rubber suits and other dangers. It was a blast.
I hope it works out.
More ‘ST:TNG’ at the movie theater
As they did to promote the Season 1 Blu-rays, Paramount will be playing two episodes, plus extras, at local movie theaters.
The two episodes will be “Q Who?” and an extended version of “The Measure of a Man.” There also will be reunion footage and more.
Local theaters showing the event will be Quality 16 in Ann Arbor, Canton Cinema, Celebration Cinema Mount Pleasant, AMC Forum 30 in Sterling Heights and Ann Arbor 20 in Ypislanti. For the full list and to purchase advance tickets, visit Fathom Events.