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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 63, Captain America: Civil War

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

In which, Dude and Becky fill in for Andrew & Tracy due to unforeseen circumstances and cover the premiere of Captain America: Civil War.  Dude, in a moment that surprises literally no one, hated the movie, while Becky actually liked it.  They discuss awkward closeups, the implosion of Marvel’s greatest bromance, and wonder why the female superheroes do not get the same treatment as the males.

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Special Edition, Avengers: Age of Ultron

avengers-age-of-ultron***** SPOILER ALERT *****
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.

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Around the Web July 18, 2014

Gail Simone, the outspoken writer of Batgirl has started a new Tumblr page dedicated to giving advice to people who want to get into the comics industry. Even though it just started the page already contains several good articles covering a wide variety of topics from experts. I’d once heard someone likening breaking into the comics industry to breaking out of jail, in that once someone accomplishes it, their route is closed up behind them. Hopefully this page will take away some the mystery and help some creative folks get into the industry.

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I’ve also heard other things compared to prison life, but they shouldn’t be repeated in polite company.

A little less than 10 months separates us from Avengers: Age of Ultron and although we haven’t seen much in the way of stills (and no trailers yet) fans were treated to a little preview thanks to Avengers director Joss Whedon. Joss states that both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will be fighting with Ultron and that we will be introduced to Vision. Whedon wouldn’t go into details of course, but just that little bit has already sparked my curiosity.

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For now, I’ll just keep calm and count down to Guardians of the Galaxy.

Finally here is an opinion piece from Comics Alliance about the wave of announcements that came out of Marvel this week. Starting with a female Thor and then Falcon taking up the mantle of Captain America, the internet has been abuzz with activity and rumors. I’ve go no issue with a new, black Cap, though I think the article’s author has a point that a new Falcon book would have been a better idea. What I’d really like to know is who the female Thor is. At first there were rumors it would be Angela, which I feel works out just fine, since she was still pretty out of place, but later images released show Angela and Fem Thor on the same Avengers team. So unless their screwing with us, I’ve got nothing.

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I really hope we’re being screwed with.

 

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Around the Web March 21, 2014

It’s Friday, thank the maker.

One of Hollywood’s biggest fanboys, Patton Oswalt is going to be guest starring on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Oswalt, whose standup routines frequently feature references to geek culture, will play Agent Erik Koenig. Details about the character’s role in the show are still unclear, but Koenig as a comic book character dates back to 1966 with Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos.

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Oswalt’s rant from Parks and Recreation is one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard, so I’m looking forward to seeing him on Agents, especially now that I’ve found my cable remote and have caught up on the show.

Slowly but surely Marvel has been leaking out little bits of information about 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Fans have recently gotten some nice clues, including what Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will look like and a brand new teaser trailer that shows Iron Man’s helmet turning into Ultron’s head. One can only assume this is some hint at how Ultron will come into being.

I’m really glad Marvel is putting out a couple of movies a year now, because I don’t think I could wait till next summer without losing my mind if there weren’t other stuff to keep me occupied.

Wrapping things up is today’s Follow Friday (#FF):   Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys). Eddie has provided us with his list of Steven Spielberg’s ten greatest films.  I’ve got to say I agree with Eddie for most of this list.  I don’t know that I would have included A.I.: Artificial Intelligence–though it’s been a long time since I’ve seen that movie so I may not remember how good it is. I also didn’t realize exactly how often John Williams composes for Steven Spielberg.

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I would also like to know where The Animaniacs would fall on Eddie’s list.

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