Monthly Archives: March 2016

Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 57, Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice

***** SPOILER ALERT *****

This podcast will be discussing plot points of comics and movies which may be considered spoilers. Consider yourselves warned.

“No one cares about Clark Kent taking on the Batman.” – Perry White.  Emotions are at an all time high as Andrew, Tracy, and Dude discuss Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Dude loves it, Tracy hates it, and Andrew is… meh.  Ultimate takeaways:  Wonder Woman rocks, pacing is slow, and everyone would like to see more emotion from Superman.

Show Notes:

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

iFanboy’s BvS podcast

Rotten Tomatoes review board (yes, it’s below The Room in average reviews)

Doomsday’s origins

Erik Larson’s Dead Wake

The Witch

George R. R. Martin The Ice Dragon


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Staff Writer | Girls Go to War, Pt. 2

Hello again, folks.  In my last post I talked about a subject near and dear to my heart:  war games, both table top miniatures and board games. I also noted the absence of women and girls as players on these games. I set out to see if I could glean a reason for this phenomenon, and had a couple of female gamers place a war game called Command and Colors Ancients.

To me this is an interesting subject to talk about because it seems to be one of those few things, even with the current trend of girls and women entering what were mostly male activities and hobbies, that is still mostly untouched by females. While I don’t think there really is a nature vs nurture fight (this is to say I don’t think it can be 100% one or the other: it is likely both) I do think every now and again we run face first in to the wall of nature. It just might be that war games offer just that wall, but also a window to which we can look at ourselves. Continue reading

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 56, Star Trek Series Finales

In which, Andrew and Dude (who has finally learned his name) nerd out hardcore discussing all the Star Trek series finales.  They discuss the Next Generation team of the future, agreeing that “old Picard” is the best part of the DS9 finale; Andrew delves into his own distant past for relevant stories.  They take a brief detour into a conversation about Gene Roddenberry’s vision for Star Trek.  The ultimate takeaway from this episode is that Romulans always suck.

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Weekend Review: Legends of Tomorrow #1

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Legends of Tomorrow (DC)
Firestorm: Written by Gerry Conway, Pencils by Eduardo Pansica
Metamorpho: Written and Pencils by Aaron Lopresti
Sugar and Spike: Written by Keith Giffen, Art by Bilquis Evely
Metal Men: Written by Len Wein, Pencils by Yildiray Cinar

A long time ago I lamented the fact that, when DC’s New 52 came out, I had failed to read their anthology book DC Universe Presents. So when DC’s newest anthology book came out, I decided to put my money where my mouth was and pick up Legends of Tomorrow. Continue reading

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