To call the discussion in this episode ‘lively’ would be an understatement. Stephanie, Sylvie, Andy and I (Randy), all have opinions on reboots, adaptations and other related topics, and we explore a wide range of films and movies. We also share some news about upcoming reboots that are in early development and on their way to theatres. So, listen in as we discuss all things old made new again.
If I had a time machine I could go back and post this episode on time. Sadly, I don’t have the power to manipulate that wobbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff, but it’s a double episode so that should count for something (I hope).
We have Andy, Randy, Sylvie and Stephanie talking about time travel through the ages – but mostly from film and television. You’ll hear names like Quantum Leap, Stargate SG-1, The Time Machine, Looper, and give some directions to some of the more obscure time-traveller fiction out there. We have a few laughs along the way, which is a must for any time travelling team, and end on a few suggestions that we hope you find thrilling.
[Obligatory excuse for the lateness of this episode: The studio was water logged, and it took over two weeks to rebuild upstairs. I finished this evening and was finally able to edit and convert the episode. Again, so sorry for the lateness!]
Yes, we skipped Episodes 11 and 12, they’re forthcoming. Why? They’re currently on the backup drive, and we’re in the process of rebuilding the studio in a new room, so it’ll be a couple days before I can edit and release those.
Luke Alberton from an Axe To Grind and his friend Chris recorded an extra news episode after helping me clear everything out of the studio, which had to be abandoned when the foundation began to leak. We talk about that mini-flood, Google’s move to enforce safe image search, new news from the next Star Wars movie, and season 6 of Sons of Anarchy.
We round the episode out by reviewing the new Simcity. It’s an episode with a different tone and some lively conversation.
Sylvie, Stephanie and Andy return next week with our Time Travel episode.
This is our first real geek news episode, and it begins with a segment I (Randy) would like to call; “Leave It All In” or, “They Had No Idea I Was Rolling,” or something like that. For the first time in studio, Sylvie, Stephanie and Randy are joined by Andy, a time-travelling, kick-ass commenter who happens to be anchored in our time thanks to our limited technology.
We wanted to talk about time travel, but there was so much important news to share instead, so you get the play by play of an interesting month in excellent Geek Entertainment news and all the round table commentary that comes with it. Actually, our table is square, but since there’s no video for this, or any episode, I hope you won’t notice the difference. We also take a moment to talk about how our media is packaged these days: Are the super-pack DVD+Blu-Ray+Digital+Special Features discs and their variations worth it?
I (Randy), begin with an apology to Stephanie, and we launch into news topics ranging from Star Wars, Disneyland, Clerks 3, Kevin Smith, Game of Thrones, a quick look at Geek-worthy new releases in Blu-Ray/digital/DVD, and a couple other topics.
In this double episode, Stephanie, Sylvie and I take our first run at a discussion about women in contemporary North American fiction. I like to think that we did well in this episode discussing heroic women in fiction as well as a range of other related topics including prejudices and double standards.
This was originally going to be a split episode, but it became plain to me (Randy), that this episode had to stay in one piece because we get a little serious about things and we come to a conclusion that I think requires the proper context.
Ultimately, our discussion took a life of its own and went in an unexpected, but interesting direction. The topic was much larger than we could have contained in the time given, so I’m sure we’re going to revisit this topic in the future from a different angle.
Thank you so much for listening, please share your comments on this topic and our approach and / or conclusions. I’m begging here, we want to hear from you.
This episode is all about the glorious entertainment coming in 2013. We discuss things we’re looking forward to this year in entertainment and share the dates of notable movie and television premieres, so if you don’t have the time to go in search of entertainment in 2013, let us do the work for you!