In which Dude and Andrew indulge their love of monster movies and review the brand new Kong: Skull Island. There is quite a bit of good, but also some noticeable stupid along the way. The pair also round out the episode with yet another cover controversy and questions about Stan Lee’s health and how good he really is at female diversity.
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This podcast will be discussing plot points of comics and movies which may be considered spoilers. Consider yourselves warned.
In which, the Therefore I Geek regulars, Andrew and Tracy, staff writer Kurt Klein, and guest writer Becky Krantz discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron. We learn that Ultron’s origin story is awkward because it got majorly changed from the comics, that Andrew has learned to recognize Buffy-speak, and that compliment sandwiches are actually critique sandwiches, because, “Sandwiches are defined by what’s in the middle.” Becky brings some brilliant semi-feminist insights to the group, and Kurt anchors the conversation with some differing opinions. In general, everyone is pretty enthusiastic.
All the biggest geek news this week seems to be about upcoming movie trailers. First on the list was the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was released online yesterday and was pretty much the only thing anyone talked about for several hours. As with many such things in this era of YouTube, a rash of reaction videos very quickly emerged, but none were quite so good as this mashup of the trailer juxtaposed with a scene from Interstellar in which Matthew McConaughey cries–now appearing as though the tears were in reaction to the trailer.
Can’t say that I blame him, honestly. It’s a sweet trailer. Continue reading
For this post, I collaborated with Hannah Givens, from Things Matter (which you should totally check out). Our mutual love of international relations shines through everything we do, apparently.
Technological innovation raises some obvious questions. What kind of technology will humans use in the future? How will it work and what will it do for us? How will it change the way we do things? Those questions are, perhaps, at their most controversial in the realm of national security, where technology can kill (or protect) ever-greater numbers of people. Fortunately, geek culture is an oracle of war. Science fiction has been imagining the future for a long time now, and was already providing possible answers before national security experts even understood the questions. Continue reading