Monthly Archives: April 2016

Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 61, Fan Theories

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In which, Tracy, Andrew, and Dude take on the topic of Fan Theories–a conversation brought about by an article about how fan theories may be replacing actual film critique.

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 60, Tracy Talks Lord of the Rings

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In her first solo episode, Tracy reflects on a lifetime of Tolkien addiction, her annual tradition of rewatching Peter Jackson’s homage, The Lord of the Rings, and the differences–both good and bad–between the books and the movies.

Show Notes:

The Lord of the Rings movies (FoTR | TTT | RoTK)

The Lord of the Rings

A Tolkienist’s Perspective blog

Sourcerer Blog’s first LOTR post

Tolkien vs. Jackson

Exhaustive list of books vs movie differences (highly recommend theonering.com for all things Tolkien)

A Dictionary of Tolkien

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B Movie Review: Flash Gordon

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When I see the name Dino De Laurentiis attached to a movie, I immediately think of goofy science fiction and fantasy films. So obviously, when I saw it appear at the beginning of Flash Gordon I knew I was in for a special kind of treat. Despite its questionable “parentage”, Flash Gordon is definitely a must see film for any fan of B level science fiction films.

To begin, the audience finds itself introduced to our hero, Flash Gordon, quarterback for the New York Jets. Flash quickly finds himself, as well as travel agent Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov, hurtling into space in a craft of Zarkov’s design, in an attempt to save Earth from Ming the Merciless. Ming has decided to destroy Earth because Zarkov was smart enough to figure out Ming was behind a series of natural disasters. Flash and his companions eventually become prisoners of Ming and shortly thereafter Flash is executed. Or so it would appear. Flash is instead revived by Ming’s daughter and thus begins a series of events that will culminate in Flash leading an open revolt against Ming. Continue reading

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 59, Star Wars and Sundry

Walk Around in Circles is an appropriate track for this week’s episode, in which, Andrew and Dude discuss Star Wars.  With the new Rogue One trailer dropping last week and the blue ray of The Force Awakens available now, that’s the topic on everyone’s mind.  They also discuss the expanded universe and what is canon and what is no longer canon, trekking down a side path to discuss favorite expanded universe media and characters.  A brief foray into other cool movie topics, including Eddie the Eagle, and how the Coen brothers depict dopey Communism in Hail, Caesar.  After Star Wars has been thoroughly discussed, the pair venture into new movies, comics and role playing games that they are excited about.

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