It's an episode about finding new geek movie interests, talking about classic toys and taking your OS to the movies. Our special geek assembly guest is Brian Stillman, the director and producer of Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys. He'll join us to discuss our mutual interest in toy fandom and some of the great moments of the film. We might even get him to tell us his favorite Star Wars toy of all time. It's a great geek chat that you won't want to miss.
Also, we share our knee-jerk reactions to the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer. Plus, an artificial intelligence expert gives his take on the movie Her, plans for more Lego movies, a new Fantastic Four reboot, when we might actually be getting Marty's shoes and a little controversy surrounding the Star Wars Rebels toy reveal.
Finally, how will GANNIN take ALISS to the movies?
Today's assembly is full of pretend pew-pew battles, virtual worlds, geeky portrayals and lots of discussion. It all starts cartoon talk aboard the Admiral's "ship" in Hanger Bay 94, including reactions to one of the new Star Wars Rebels Characters.
Later, we stay on the TV theme as we discuss how geeks and nerds are portrayed on TV shows like The Big Bang Theory and reality shows like King of the Nerds.
Other geeky topics include the announcement that The Clone Wars is coming to Netflix, how much of Black Widow we want to see, more "Is Firefly ever coming back?" talk, the return of The Flash of the 1990s and a unique take on Robin Hood.
Plus, the Mighty Movie Master gives us his review of Robocop!
Captain Kirk didn't need Valentine's Day to generate some chemistry with the women he met. Catherine Hicks knows all about that and she tells us about her experience in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
With that in mind, we discuss what geek stories we'd like to jump into so that we can be somebody's romantic interest. In doing so, Merchman chooses a popular geek TV show, Fangirl chooses a book and Admiral 80s gets a little overwhelmed trying to make his choice.
We also discuss ideas to put some geek into Valentine's Day, including finding reasons to go out and get those cool geek Valentine cards that we bought for school parties, a popular gift from Her Universe and thinking about what geeky things we LOVE most this year. In fact there is so much love in the air, GANNIN is unusually nice to Admiral 80s in this episode.
Other news and topics discussed include Gary Oldman in Star Wars, JK Rowling's second thoughts, some insights on the new Flash TV show and what Mocking Jay will do about Phillip Seymour Hoffman's final scene.
Also, Merchman gives his review on The Lego Movie and the first issue in the post-Serenity comic book series.
Other show links - The Plastic Galaxy Documentary, Harry Potter Bombshell & True Love
With Admiral 80s out, Tricia teams up with her Fangirls Going Rogue partner, Teresa Delgado, in today's podcast. As a result, you'll hear plenty of geeked out opinions on several geek topics - including some of the latest geek rumors, the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie (when there were new images posted), the Star Trek movie that almost was, German TV's acquisition of unseen Clone Wars episodes and the Choose Your Own Adventure movie.
PLUS, GANNIN asks some tough questions to the supergeeks about The Big Bang Theory, Wonder Woman vs. The Hulk, Despicable Me minions, Star Wars droids, beaming from one place to another and invisibility cloaks.
Did we really fit that much geek talk into one podcast? Listen and find out!
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