46 minutes | Oct 9, 2017
Trekking Through the Stars
NEWS Old news corrections/previous segment follow-ups We don’t have any today New Articles I know Kung-Fu (Reboot to the head) http://deadline.com/2017/09/kung-fu-female-tv-series-fox-greg-berlanti-wendy-mericle-put-pilot-1202178645// Kate Winslet joins Avatar 2 in starring role http://collider.com/kate-winslet-avatar-2-cast/ Jared Leto to Star in Brett Ratner’s Hugh Hefner Biopic http://collider.com/jared-leto-hugh-hefner-biopic-brett-ratner/ Jenny Slate is in negotiations to join Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed in Sony’s Venom movie http://collider.com/venom-movie-cast-jenny-slate/ Lucifer' showrunner to make Flight of the Navigator reboot http://collider.com/flight-of-the-navigator-remake-luficer-showrunner/ Men in Black Spin-off Won't Feature Will Smith http://collider.com/men-in-black-spinoff-release-date-2019/ Live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie in the works with Tim Miller and Paramount http://collider.com/sonic-the-hedgehog-movie-paramount/ SPECIAL SEGMENT NOTES No special Segment this week MAIN TOPIC Star Trek Discovery It's a very pretty show. They filmed it with a very cinematic style. It looks like a high budget movie. Unfortunately, they fell into the lens flair trap, and by making look and feel like a movie, they stepped all over their own writing with weak dialogue and poorly contrived "hero moments". The props where very good. The sets looked like movie sets. They look great, but the lighting is dark and dramatic while the set accents are bright and flashy. This isn't bad, but is isn't really what you'd expect from a TV show. It reminds me of the TNG movies. The sound FX are almsot perfect. They do an excellent job mixing TOS and TNG sounds with new effects. Some things feel a little off, but again, it feels off as if they are filming this more as a big budget film. A lot of flashy sounds and effects. The overall writing was poor. The make-up for the Klingons is terrible, but all the other races seemed to be very well done. Again, movie quality. The storyline was weak. The Klingon culture stuff was fine, other than it just doesn't feel "Klingon". They would have been better off either saying it was a different race, or just tweaking the TNG/DS9 make-up effects for the new style show. The actors did a C+ job. Some of the alien actors, including the Klingons, did a wonderfully. The two main actors of the first two episodes did not. It was over acted and felt forced. Not sure if it's the casting or the writing. There where flashes of good acting, but in total, it was sub-par. The biggest disappointment is the missed opportunity to really relaunch the TV franchise. It's going to be almost impossible to justify paying even $6.00 a month to watch this show AND still have to put up with commercials, and there is no way I'd pay $10 a month just to watch this show without commercials. If it where a Netflix release in the US I'd be happy to continue to watch the show and see if they get better. TNG wasn't all that good at the start, and other than the Klingon BS, this wasn't as bad as Encounter at Farpoint. Orville We talk about the more "Star Trek" of the two shows on their air right now Our choices for top 5 superheros! You'll just have to hear to get this list. NEXT WEEK’S EPISODE Wrap the show with a teaser for next week's Main Topic. Any sponsor stuff. Where the show can be found, and all that fancy stuff. We will refine this line as we go.
22 minutes | Jul 17, 2016
Ghostbuster (2016) Review
Laura, Jeff, and Ev went to see the new Ghostbusters movie...and we have thoughts! The movie got a 73% on rottentomatoes.com from the Critics, but only a 55% form the fans. I tend to agree with the fans. Ghostbusters (2016) Paranormal researcher Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan, a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square. Release date: July 15, 2016 (USA) Director: Paul Feig Executive producer: Dan Aykroyd Producers: Ivan Reitman, Amy Pascal Production companies: Columbia Pictures, The Montecito Picture Company, Village Roadshow Pictures, Pascal Pictures
71 minutes | Oct 13, 2015
Princess Leia, Batman, & Chernobyl
In this episode Sarah and I talk about a slew of headlines, but what we don't do is drink rootbeer. It's still coming, but with injuries and all that, we are holding off just a little longer. General News PRINCESS LEIA’S GOLD SLAVE BIKINI SELLS FOR $96,000 AT AUCTION From Remember Your Old Graphing Calculator? It Still Costs a Fortune — Here's Why From 3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Medicine for Parasite-Fighting Therapies From Jaws 19 Trailer Released In Honor Of Back To The Future From Apollo Missions Like You've Never Seen Them Before From Movies: George Miller Confirms Two More Mad Max Movies In The Works From Transformers 5, 6, 7, & 8 Confirmed By Hasbro From John Hurt's War Doctor Returning For Doctor Who Audio Series From LEGO Teases Doctor Who TARDIS Set Landing Soon From Steven Spielberg Clarifies Superhero Movies Remarks From Feel Good: She Caught Her Batman Obsessed Boyfriend Cheating and Got the Ultimate Revenge on the ‘Superhero’ From Wild mammals 'have returned' to Chernobyl From
39 minutes | Oct 5, 2015
Jon Snow Alive On Mars? (Or is this just click bait?)
Sarah is out with a busted self, so I am joined by Patrick for this short episode. New Documentary Follows Leonard Nimoy's Battle with Lung Disease http://www.space.com/30685-leonard-nimoy-lung-disease-documentary.html?cmpid=514630_20150930_53217696&adbid=10153089010076466&adbpl=fb&adbpr=17610706465 Leonard Nimoy’s son honors his father with Spock documentary http://pagesix.com/2015/06/21/leonard-nimoys-son-remembers-spock-in-documentary/ ‘Mass Effect’ is getting its own 4D theme park attraction http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2015/09/mass-effect-is-getting-its-own-4d-theme-park-attraction/ Hayao Miyazaki To Open A Nature Sanctuary in Okinawa, Japan http://epicstream.com/news/Hayao-Miyazaki-To-Open-A-Nature-Sanctuary-in-Okinawa-Japan Mars has flowing rivers of briny water, NASA satellite reveals http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/mars-flowing-rivers-briny-water-nasa-satellite-reveals/#.Vgv1WKNeXCA.facebook This 'Game of Thrones' book passage may give a massive clue to Jon Snow's fate http://mashable.com/2015/09/29/game-of-thrones-book-jon-snow/#v4TSYxPieuqf
64 minutes | Oct 1, 2015
Mums vs Muppets
Sarah and I are back at the Morning Owl Cafe in Milan (MI) to talk about the new ABC Muppet's show, Princess Leia's original metal bikini is up for auction, Elephants being awesome, dicks with money, and my impressions of Doctor Who
34 minutes | Sep 8, 2015
GLCX Interview – Richard E Marschall
Another great interview from GLCX, this time with the very witty and prolific Rick Marschall! Richard E. Marschall is an editor and writer. His most known work was with the Marvel Comics magazine division in the 70's & 80's on several of the Marvel Super Special film adaptations and The Hulk & Howard The Duck magazines, among others. Link to Rick's Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Marschall Link to Rick's ComicVIne Bio: http://www.comicvine.com/richard-e-marschall/4040-59310/issues-cover/ Link to Rick's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rick.marschall.96
45 minutes | Sep 8, 2015
GLCX Interview – Bill Messner-Loebs
We crasged Great Lakes Comic Expo and got a chance to sit down with the amazing William Messer-Loebs, also known as Bill Loebs or Bill Messner-Loebs! Bill an American comic book writer and artist with over 409 credits!!! Since the 1980s he has written substantial runs of series published by DC, Image, Comico, and other smaller comics publishers, including both high-profile publisher-owned superheroes and original creator-owned works which he has also illustrated. Link to the GLCX Guest Page: http://www.comicvine.com/bill-messner-loebs/4040-30811/issues-cover/ Link to Bill's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bmessnerloebs Link to Bill's Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Messner-Loebs
48 minutes | Sep 1, 2015
Great Lakes Comic Expo – The Lost Episode
Sarah, Laura and I are live at the Great Lakes Comic Expo. This episode should have dropped a long time ago, but unfortunately things happen.
114 minutes | Jul 17, 2015
SDCC Superhero News & Ghostbusters
As we head away from San Diego Comic Con, we find a ton of movie and geek news, as you might expect. Laura and Evelyn join us this week to talk about some of the stories coming out of SDCC, and the new Ghostbusters movie in the plus sized episode! Don't forget to join the cast of Geek Feed at The Great Lakes Comic Expo on Saturday, July 18, 2015 in Clinton Township! Tickets are only$3! Learn more at http://greatlakescomicexpo.com/en ‘Hateful Eight,’ ‘Warcraft,’ ‘Crimson Peak,’ ‘Krampus’ Get Their Moment in the Sun http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/07/11/sdcc-hateful-eight-warcraft-crimson-peak-krampus-get-their-moment-in-the-sun/ Warner Bros. Debuts New ‘Batman v Superman’ Trailer http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/07/11/sdcc-warner-bros-debuts-new-batman-v-superman-trailer/ NEW DETAILS FOR "FLASH,""ARROW" AND "SUPERGIRL" ANNOUNCED AT WBTV/DC PANEL http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/sdcc-warner-bros-television-and-dc-entertainment-screening-block First official look at the Ghostbusters cast http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/10/ghostbusters-official-cast-photo
70 minutes | May 26, 2015
New Muppets Baby!
The Muppets on ABC ABC’s pilot presentation—which the network is considering for a straight-to-series order—follows Jim Henson’s iconic characters behind the scenes as they launch a new TV show. The presentation from Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady and Anger Management writer-producer Bob Kushell is described as having a 30 Rock feel. The series will be shot mock-documentary style, like Arrested Development and The Office. Even more interesting: In what’s being billed as a first for The Muppets, the personal lives of the characters will be explored. ABC’s official new logline reads: “The Muppets return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show that—for the first time ever—will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires; a more adult Muppet show, for kids of all ages.” http://www.ew.com/article/2015/04/22/muppets-abc-more-adult?asdf Fuller House It’s official –“Full House” will return to television for a 13-episode sequel on Netflix in 2016, the streaming service confirmed. John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse on the popular family sitcom, broke the news Monday night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Called “Fuller House,” the revival series will focus on Candace Cameron Bure’s character, D.J. Tanner, who is a recently widowed and pregnant veterinarian. Her younger sister and aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and her childhood best friend, Kimmy Gibbler, (Andrea Barber), along with Gibbler’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona, move in to help D.J. raise her two sons — rebellious 12-year-old J.D. and neurotic 7-year-old Max — and soon-to-arrive baby. http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/full-house-reunion-on-netflix-a-done-deal-says-john-stamos-1201476347/ Galaxy Quest TV Show “Galaxy Quest,” the 1999 sci-fi comedy that parodied “Star Trek” and other classic TV shows, is itself heading to television. Deadline reports Paramount Television has begun work on the project, with Robert Gordon expected to return to write as well as executive produce with the film’s director Dean Parisot and producer Mark Johnson. The film starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell and Daryl Mitchell as the cast of the long-canceled “Galaxy Quest,” who become reluctant heroes when an alien race in need mistakes the sci-fi series for a historical documentary. Financially successful and critically acclaimed at the time of its release (it even won a Hugo Award), “Galaxy Quest” has developed a cult following over the past 16 years, particularly among “Star Trek” fans. http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2015/04/21/galaxy-quest-sets-a-course-for-television/ The Little Prince Remember The Little Prince, that classic children’s novel about a star-voyaging royal who meets a crashed pilot that taught generations of young Americans how to read French? Well, it’s a got a modern retelling in a new animated film starring the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro, James Franco, Ricky Gervais, Paul Giamatti, Albert Brooks and Mackenzie Foy. Directed by Kung Fu Panda‘s Mark Osborne, the movie will hit France on July 29th, with U.S. engagements to follow. Here’s the latest international trailer. https://nerdist.com/movie-morsels-detailed-look-at-batman-v-supermans-super-suits-first-photo-of-johnny-depp-in-pirates-of-the-caribbean-5/
86 minutes | May 26, 2015
Self Driving Simpsons
Will Robot Cars Need Windows? The Atlantic has an article asking whether autonomous cars need windows. If there's no driver, will the passengers want to look outside? In the summer, will anyone want to endure the relentless heat from the sun? The robot cars offer us a great opportunity to rethink the platform which is largely devoted to supporting the driver. But if a computer is in charge and it sees with dozens of cameras ringing the car, what else can we change? What else don't we need? What can improve? California Gets Past the Yuck Factor With "Toilet To Tap" Water Recycling From a marketing point of view, using treated sewage to create drinking water is a proposition that has proved difficult to sell to customers. Now John Schwartz writes in the NYT that as California scrambles for ways to cope with its crippling drought and the mandatory water restrictions imposed last month by Gov. Jerry Brown, enticing people to drink recycled water is requiring California residents to get past what experts call the "yuck" factor. Efforts in the 1990s to develop water reuse in San Diego and Los Angeles were beaten back by activists who denounced what they called, devastatingly, "toilet to tap." Orange County swung people to the idea of drinking recycled water with a special purification plant which has been operating since 2008 avoiding a backlash with a massive public relations campaign that involved more than 2,000 community presentations. The county does not run its purified water directly into drinking water treatment plants; instead, it sends the water underground to replenish the area's aquifers and to be diluted by the natural water supply. This environmental buffer seems to provide an emotional buffer for consumers as well. In 2000, Los Angeles actually completed a sewage reclamation plant capable of providing water to 120,000 homes — the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in Van Nuys.The plan was abandoned after public outrage. Angelenos, it seemed, were too good to drink perfectly safe recycled water — dismissed as "toilet to tap." But Los Angeles is ready to try again, with plans to provide a quarter of the city's needs by 2024 with recycled water and captured storm water routed through aquifers. "The difference between this and 2000 is everyone wants this to happen," says Marty Adams. The inevitable squeamishness over drinking water that was once waste ignores a fundamental fact, says George Tchobanoglous: "When it comes down to it, water is water. Everyone who lives downstream on a river is drinking recycled water." The Simpsons were just renewed for their 27 and 28th seasons. What shenanigans will they get into next? http://geeknewsnetwork.net/2015/05/11/top-11-things-will-see-next-two-seasons-simpsons/ We talk, briefly, about the Sana Stark rape scene in Game of thrones
49 minutes | May 26, 2015
In this episode we talk about several movies, recasting Indian Jones, Tom Hardy wanting to play Punisher, and the "real" Shashank Redemption.
50 minutes | May 26, 2015
Free Comic Book Day!
We are LIVE at Quick Stop Comic Shop for Free Comic Book Day! In honor of this national holiday, we recap our Top 10 Super Hero movies!
84 minutes | May 26, 2015
Black Widow vs Captain America & Hawkeye
We talk nerding sports, Black Widow vs Men, and generally just BS around the fact that we don't really have much in the way of real content to talk about!
74 minutes | Apr 22, 2015
Sad Puppies Named Hugo
Sarah and I struggle to keep on target, but that's nothing new. We talk a bit about the controversy surrounding the Hugo Awards an the Right v Left Wings politics that seem to permeate all areas of Geek culture at the moment. I "Go a little gay" for Brandon Routh, but try to play coy. The show ran really, really long so a lot of that segment got cut out. You'll have to get the "uncut" version to get the whole story! We also talk about the Batman v Superman trailer, and the new Star Wars Episode VII trailer. http://io9.com/two-authors-withdraw-their-work-from-the-hugo-awards-1698053027?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/09/george-rr-martin-right-wing-broken-hugo-awards http://www.blackgate.com/2015/04/04/a-detailed-explanation/
50 minutes | Apr 13, 2015
Midwest Media Expo LIVE!
Sarah spends the weekend getting drunk at a wedding while Jeff spends his getting drunk at Midwest Media Expo with Chris Boren and Lord Baron Joseph C.R. Vourteque and the multitude of fans who came out to see the show LIVE!!! Flash Movie It’s been rumored for awhile now that the duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, best known for The LEGO Movie and 21/22 Jump Street, were going to be developing some kind of superhero property for the big screen, and now we know that it’s going to be the movie version of The Flash Rocky Horror Remake…for TV The idea of trying to re-create The Rocky Horror Picture Show for network television pretty much sounds like the worst idea ever, and yet…Fox. While there is nothing inherently wrong with re-staging the musical the idea of doing it for network TV seems ridiculous–this is a musical about an alien transvestite mad scientist who creates a muscle man to be his sex slave and then seduces the wholesome hetero couple who get stranded in his castle. Yeah…that’s kid friendly. Summer Movies Mayhem Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1st/Walt Disney): Jurassic World (June 12th/Universal/Comcast Corp.): Inside Out (June 19th/Walt Disney): Ted 2 (June 26th/Universal/Comcast Corp.): Minions (July 7th/Universal/Comcast Corp.): Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (July 31st/Paramount/Viacom Inc.): Mad Max: Fury Road (May 15th/Warner Bros. /Time Warner Inc.): Tomorrowland (May 22nd/Walt Disney Pictures): Terminator: Genisys (July 1st/Paramount/Viacom Inc.): Ant Man (July 15th/Walt Disney): Pan (July 24th/Warner Bros. /Time Warner Inc.): The Fantastic Four (August 7th/20th Century Fox): We ALMOST talk spoilers for Game of Thrones, but we run out of time. If you missed Geek Feed Live at M2X, keep your ears peeled for our next live show!
74 minutes | Apr 9, 2015
Born Free…Not Gay
In this episode, Sara and I talk about the "Religious Freedom" laws that are being passed all over the United States. We talk about liberal backlash and Christian victimization. Sarah argues that you should be able to discriminate based on personal belief, but not with religious pretext and Jeff argues that that liberals discriminate against everyone that disagrees with them. They both agree that these are all stupid statements and stupider laws...things get a little confusing but the at least they both agree money is the only true religion for the free. Never-mind the fact that this episode is more or less one huge logical fallacy, the heated debate doth ensue!!!
71 minutes | Mar 25, 2015
Sir Terry Pratchett
Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of about 40 volumes. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, he wrote two books a year on average. In December 2007, Pratchett announced that he was suffering from early-onset Alzheimer's disease. He later made a substantial public donation to the Alzheimer's Research Trust and filmed a television programme chronicling his experiences with the disease for the BBC. Pratchett died on 12 March 2015, aged 66. Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night.— Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) March 12, 2015 The End.— Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) March 12, 2015 New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory functions back. http://www.sciencealert.com/new-alzheimer-s-treatment-fully-restores-memory-function 5 essential Terry Pratchett novels you need to read (originally written by By: Kelly Lawler for USA Today) 5. MORT Mort is one of Pratchett’s novels that’s focused on the character of Death, who recurs throughout many of the Discworld books and whose voice is so ominous it must be displayed in all caps. It is this character that Pratchett’s official twitter referred to when announcing his death. 4. THE WEE FREE MEN Pratchett managed to make Discworld large enough to include several novels for children, including this one, which follows the nine-year-old witch Tiffany Aching and the tiny blue men she has adventures with. 3. GOOD OMENS While Pratchett wrote many, many Discworld novels, he also managed quite a few set outside the flat disc, including this one with Neil Gaiman. One of his most famous works, it’s a comedy about the birth of Satan’s son and the coming apocalypse, with the wit and wisdom that only Pratchett and fellow champion fantasy author Gaiman could bring. 2. THE COLOR OF MAGIC The Color of Magic, an early novel of Discworld and still one of the best, follows the adventures of incompetent wizard Rincewind and a tourist named Twoflower. It has also been made into a TV movie starring Tim Curry. 1. GOING POSTAL Our favorite of Pratchett’s novels, Going Postal follows a con man as he attempts to revitalize the post office in Discworld’s premiere city of Ankh-Morpork (a place where stamps are not yet a thing). The novel is incredibly funny and also stands alone enough to be an excellent entry point into the series for anyone. And really, once you see what Pratchett can do with a story about the post office, it’s clear how hilarious and poignant his writing truly is.
62 minutes | Mar 18, 2015
Farewell and Adieu to you Leonard Nimoy
We take a, not so well organized stroll through Leonard Nimoy's career and lament his passing. Sarah tries not to choke up, and I just try to read my notes. Leonard Nimoy was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, poet, singer and songwriter. He was known for his role as Mr. Spock of the Star Trek franchise. Nimoy began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances through the 1950s, as well as playing the title role in Kid Monk Baroni. Foreshadowing his fame as a semi-alien, he played Narab, one of three Martian invaders in the 1952 movie serial Zombies of the Stratosphere. In 1965, he made his first appearance in the rejected Star Trek pilot "The Cage", and went on to play the character of Spock until 1969, followed by eight feature films and guest slots in the various spin-off series. The character has had a significant cultural impact and garnered Nimoy three Emmy Award nominations; TV Guide named Spock one of the 50 greatest TV characters. After the original Star Trek series, Nimoy starred in Mission: Impossible for two seasons, hosted the documentary series In Search of..., narrated Civilization IV, and made several well-received stage appearances. He also had a recurring role in the science fiction seriesFringe. Nimoy's fame as Spock was such that both of his autobiographies, I Am Not Spock (1975) and I Am Spock (1995), were written from the viewpoint of sharing his existence with the character. Nimoy has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In February 2014, Nimoy revealed publicly that he had been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition he attributed to a smoking habit he had given up about 30 years earlier. On February 19, 2015, having been in and out of hospitals for the past several months, Nimoy was taken to UCLA Medical Center for chest pains. Nimoy died of complications of COPD on February 27, 2015, at the age of 83, in his Bel Air home. He was survived by his wife; two children; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and his elder brother, Melvin. A few days before his death, Nimoy shared some of his poetry on social media website Twitter: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.LLAP". Nimoy's remains were buried during a funeral service in Los Angeles on March 1, 2015. The service was attended by nearly 300 family members, friends and former co-stars, including Shatner's daughters, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine and J. J. Abrams. Farewell Mr Nimoy...