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Therefore I Geek Podcast, Episode 82 Westworld

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In which, Andrew and Dude rewatch and discuss the 1973 sci-fi film Westworld and discuss HBO’s planned series of the same name by Michael Crichton.  Both of the guys are skeptical about a long running series based on the source material, but Dude points out that HBO’s desire to produce the show counts for something, and Andrew looks forward to the moral ambiguity that is the hallmark of traditional sci-fi.

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 72, Game of Thrones Ep. 10

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Tracy and Dude break down the final episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones season 6 in all of its glory. Dude postulates that there were no surprises in season 6, but Tracy disagrees. They cover the neat packaging of myriad storylines into three relatively neat packages, have a moment of mourning for Maergery’s hottness, and discuss whether aunt/nephew incest is creepier than sibling incest. Last but not least, Dude points out that Gilly is Game of Thrones’ cute pet rock. Continue reading

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To Watch or Not To Watch: An ASOIAF Fan’s Dilemma

Game-of-thrones-season-5-posters-7With the recent news that HBO’s Game of Thrones will indeed finish the story in advance of the release of books six, seven (and maybe eight?), thousands of ASOIAF fans found themselves facing a tough decision. Do I keep watching, or not?

Thus far, the Game of Thrones fandom has been divided into two distinct parts – those who haven’t read the books, and those who snickered viciously as their friends reacted to the Red Wedding. However, the playing field is about to be leveled – soon all fans will be in the dark about what’s going to happen next episode or next season, which popular character is about to kick it, or which characters are about to come on the scene and shake things up. Continue reading

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Around the Web December 11, 2014

The British Film Institute in collaboration with the BBC has restored what is being called the very first science-fiction film ever made.  A Message from Mars is a silent film from 1913 that tells the story of a martian who is visiting earth to show a miser the error of his ways.  Composer Matthew Herbert wrote a new soundtrack for the silent film in fewer than ten days.  It will be available to watch tomorrow online on the BBC Arts website.  The BFI has been compiling British science fiction movies and television shows into a collection called “Days of Fear and Wonder,” which has been running since October.

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