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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 113, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

In which Andrew, Becky and Dude discuss the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. Becky and Andrew enjoyed themselves while Dude managed to sit through it without yelling at the screen. This is a major accomplishment for him. Things get slightly derailed when Dude’s cat starts being weirder than usual.

Show Notes:

Bill Mantlo

Treebeard

Stan Lee Watcher Theory

Vin Diesel no modulation

Big Lebowski toe scene

Ben Browder

Infinity Gauntlet Episode

Civil War Podcast

Ran

Return of the King

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Sam Cook

Fleetwood Mac

Zune

Alien: Covenant

Pirates 5

Baywatch

King Arthur

Mystery Science Theatre 3000

Archer

Hot Girls Wanted

Dunkirk

Commands and Colors Napoleonic

Valerian Trailer

Luc Besson

Tidewater Comicon

Panel

Handmaids Tale

Guns of August

 

 

 

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Geeks You Should Know: Cassandra Peterson

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This month’s Geek You Should Know is Cassandra Peterson. Name doesn’t ring a bell? Peterson is better known as the TV personality Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Originally from Kansas, Peterson grew up in Colorado, but left for Las Vegas just days after finishing high school. After working as a show girl at The Dunes, Peterson began acting in small parts—including one in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever. Finally, in 1981, the role Cassandra was born to play arrived when a Los Angles TV station wanted to revive its late night horror movie show.  Although she was not their first choice for a host, Peterson and her persona Elvira were a perfect fit. Thus was born Elvira’s Movie Macabre.

Elvira and yours truly.

Elvira and yours truly. Phoenix Comicon 2011

Elvira is a geek superstar. She is a regular at conventions and I know from personal experience that she still draws a crowd. Although she was a little late to the signing I was at (with that outfit, who can blame her), she was incredibly nice and apologetic for her late arrival.  She may be small of stature, but she has a massive personality.

For many people, Elvira was the introduction to the world of late night B movies. Not only did Elvira host the movies on her show, but she often provided a running commentary as her sarcastic, valley girl character.  In fact, Elvira was mocking movies well before MST3K came around. Elvira has been featured in comics (a mind blowing 166 issues!), two motion pictures, games, calendars, and even pinball machines. It’s even rumored that Cassandra is the model posing on the cover of Tom Waits’ Small Change album. It does look quite a bit like her. In 2010, Peterson revived Movie Macabre and began to release public domain films on DVD with her commentary.

My personal Elvira, Mistress of the Dark one sheet.

My personal Elvira, Mistress of the Dark one sheet.

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