It is time to give thanks for friends, family, blessings, podcast listeners and the things we geek out about. Join us for a special Thanksgiving geek assembly.
The supergeeks discuss what geeky things they're thankful for this year and what geek characters they'd like to have Thanksgiving dinner with. We also hear people from Austin Comic-Con answer those questions.
Fangirl finally got to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and compares her review with Merchman and Admiral 80s. Merchman tells everyone about his new dog and the geeky name he gave him (plus the purchase of his Darth Vader chew toy). Be sure to join us for this geeky Turkey Day inspired meeting.
Admiral Eighties is finally getting to audition for Star Wars...but is it good enough? And is GANNIN a good audition partner? We discuss what 80s geek movies still hold up today.
In GANNIN Control Central, we confirm the news that there will no 20th Century Fox fanfare when the next Star Wars movie comes out, we discuss Kevin Smith's comments about Ben Affleck's Batsuit, we find out about three separate Peter Pan movies that are in development and learn what people are already saying about the new Hunger Games movie.
In the assembly meeting we take a look at 50 sequels and 57 remakes and discuss which ones are good and bad ideas. The assembly votes on the best time to produce a remake.
Kristin Hackett (Super Space Chick) is our special guest host for today's assembly! We cover a lot of geeky ground in this episode including geek critic Bobby Blakey's review of Thor: The Dark World and a Blizzcon report from David Edmundson of Geek Legacy.
GANNIN throws out some geeky 50/50 questions (like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings) to the geeks. The assembly vote asks the geeks about the disparity between the way Marvel portrays S.H.I.E.L.D. on TV and film.
In the GANNIN reports we learn about a Bat-tastic event put on by the Make A Wish Foundation and we learn more about Stan Lee's Mighty 7!
Check out Kristin's other site - On Wednesday's We Wear Pink
Check out David's Non-Stop to Comic-Con Kickstarter campaign
Dan Zehr (Professor Geek) of Coffee With Kenobi joins the supergeek assembly for an in-depth Star Warsy discussion. In fact, it's such a comprehensive and passionate discussion, that GANNIN has trouble getting them to come to Control Central to get news reports.
From the moment Professor Geek arrives at the Fantastic Fortress, the Star Wars talk begins and runs all the way to the assembly meeting. There, the supergeeks vote on the likability of the Ewoks.
Some of the Force-powered questions and topics include:
Were the Special Editions necessary and should George Lucas be allowed to make any changes he wants (since it's his story)?
What do we think about the post-prequel trilogy changes to the original trilogy (changing Boba Fett's voice, Hayden Christensen's Anakin spirit, etc)?
How good (or bad) are the prequels? What did we expect from them and what did we get?
What to make of Padme losing "the will to live?"
Do we want the original cast in Episode 7?
And much more!
This is a must-attend assembly meeting for any Star Wars fan.
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