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angelmuppetWe catch up with Sylvie, Stephanie and Randy as they recover from the various ailments that kept us away from our microphones for so long. We start by talking about what we plugged in to while we were immobilised, and move on to some big news in Geekdom that we missed such as…

The Blu-Ray version of Season 1 and 2 of Star Trek The Next Generation, Sherlock BBC season 2 on Blu-Ray and Netflix, The Young Indiana Jones and why you should get your set NOW if you want one.
We go into the big shifts in the Science Fiction world recently, like Disney purchasing Lucasfilm (Star Wars, Indiana Jones). We take positive and negative sides of the issue and discuss good and bad points of one of the biggest franchises of all time being bought by the largest children entertainment company in history.
Other side-topics include: Geriatric Indiana Jones, errors in Star Wars past (including the ‘Han Shot First’ issue), ET, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Aye, Dark Overlord, and much more…

Oh, and here’s that link to the mind-cleansing video we talked about at the end!

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In this mini-episode, I talk about the hiatus we’ve taken, when we’re coming back and what we’ll be doing when we do. I also play some Bif Naked and almost get into a religious argument with myself about the Holidays.

Want to know what happened to us and the plan for the near future? Here it is!

Thank you for listening!

Randy

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Stephanie, Sylvie and Randy talk about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). We go into what it is, what it’s like to write 50,000 words in a month, what it takes, and, since all three of us are veterans of the event, we impart some helpful advice.

 For a basic tour of NaNoWriMo, the events, where to go to sign up, and a few interesting insights into a writer’s brain, this is a great episode.

So far, Sylvie is behind in her word count, and Randy is joining the “Oh Shit Brigade” off with a bang by joining NaNoWriMo on the 15th of November, half way in to the event. That’s a promise to writer 50,000 words in the second half of the month. We’ll get an update on his progress next episode!

Links from this episode:

National Novel Writing Month Website

Write Or Die

Scrivener

Cabin Pressure

The War Of Art

 

Thank you for listening!

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We go around the table multiple times, throwing different horror movies at each other so they can be discussed, poked fun at and examined. A bunch of funny stories about our experiences with horror movies are shared, and we have a fast paced, enjoyable discussion. If you’re looking for a plethora of recommendations for horror movies, or just to hear about some of your favourite flicks, then this is the episode.

Some flicks we talk about: Final Destination, Halloween, Shaun of the Dead, Night Of The Living Dead (WATCH IT HERE FREE! LEGALLY!), Saw, Repo! The Genetic Opera (WATCH IT HERE FREE! LEGALLY!), The Human Centipede (DON’T WATCH IT!), Army of Darkness (Rental Link), and many, many others!

A good time was had by all, even if we were a little dizzy after going around the table so many times.

It’s early yet, but we all wish you a safe and happy Halloween!

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Sylvie, Stephanie and Randy merrily bounce through our planned topics with a broken track counter that keeps telling Randy they’re over an hour into recording. They start off talking about the shows they’re NOT watching, asking questions like:

Are the Networks watching YOU?

How do you find your favourite shows without cable – LEGALLY?

Is Once Upon A Time better than LOST?

Is TV successfully making the transition to the INTERNET?

They eventually dig into the topic of comic book heroes on TV, in the movies and spend equal time on the ones that did well, and the ones that didn’t. That leads to a review of the new Spider-Man movie, some nerd rage and coverage of many more flicks leading to to Iron Man, where many things changed.

With Stephanie nearly delerious from sleep deprivation but bolstered on tea, this gets interesting, even a little ranty!

Our theme tune this week is Pinball Spring, provided by Kevin MacLeod, of incompetech.com. We’re thankful for his genius!

Spread the word if you like what you hear, geeks are much more fun when they share!

Thank you for listening!

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In the second and final part of the Joss Whedon celebration we look at his more recent work, look at people who have worked with him and done extremely well since and finally, we get excited about what we can expect from our big damn hero.

Here’s the list of topics: Firefly, the Whedon-less years on TV, Dollhouse, the writer’s strike, Doctor Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, Cabin in the Woods, Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, Geek and Sundry, Once Upon A Time, and other critical geeky sub-topics.
We answer our very first listener question and it becomes the topic of our next episode: Comic books that have been adapted to the silver screen!

Our music is provided by Steve Everett, who can be found on www.SteveEverett.net. I play West Coast Time, and wonder why he’s not massively famous.

Please leave comments and questions wherever you found this episode, or email us at thatgeekpodcast@gmail.com and we also have a voicemail at 509-203-4347 or Skype using the name: crewcastradio. I dare you to leave a message!

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That Geek Podcast Episode 1: The Joss Whedon Celebration!

Posted: October 3, 2012 by randolphlalonde in Uncategorized

We (Sylvie, Stephanie and Randy), celebrate Joss Whedon’s career, starting with a recap of his early work as a writer, then going into Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly. It’s time to delve into the whimsy and awesomeness of one of the greatest storytellers of our time, so dust off your crossbow and put on your brown coat!

Our music this week is provided by Bif Naked, we play I Love Myself Today, one of my personal favourites. Don’t forget to look for her new single if you’re a Bif fan.

P.S.

We’re going to explore more of the Whedonverse next week, so don’t worry, we’ll get to the more recent shiny work in due time!

Thank you for listening!

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