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Episode 49—Vampires by Day

 

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson continues his chat with urban fantasy author Melissa F. Olson, discussing her various novel series in part two of a two-part interview. Then his daughter Ella pops in to chat about her summer con adventures.

 

Segments

Intro :28

Geek Beginnings 1:22

Discovering Urban Fantasy 2:25

Novel Beginnings 5:50

Scarlett Bernard’s First Trilogy 6:39

Allison “Lex” Luther’s Trilogy 9:20

Scarlett and Lex and the Old World Series 11:00

Nightshades: The TV Pilot? 12:15

Vampires: Supernatural vs. Scientific 14:05

Nightshades: The Novella 18:28

The World of the Nightshades Trilogy 20:35

The Unusual Birth of Nightshades 27:45

Bram Stoker’s Dracula 33:33

Ella at CONvergence with Melinda Snodgrass 39:44

Shout Out to “Enterprising Individuals” 43:50

Sitting in the Back at Panels 44:35

Ella at Minnesota Fan Fusion 45:15

Being on Panels 46:28

John Rhys-Davies 49:08

Shout Out to “Keep on Tolkien” 51:15

Bon Voyage to Ella 53:48

Direct download: GG_Ep._49.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 7:41pm EDT
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Science fiction writer Scott Pearson talks with urban fantasy author Melissa F. Olson about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in part one of a two-part interview. Then his daughter Ella pops in for, among other things, a spoilery mini review of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

 

Segments

 

Intro :28

Who’s the Monster 1:30

Mary Shelley’s Complex Characters 6:20

Frankenstein: Reading and Teaching 8:27

Klinger’s Annotated Frankenstein and Multiple Texts 10:41

Mary’s Text versus Percy’s Text 13:50

Mary Wrote Frankenstein, Full Stop 16:32

Frankenstein Scholarship 17:57

Coincidence in Frankenstein 20:11

On Not Reading Mary’s Other Books 21:40

Nesting and Filtered Narratives 22:45

On Victor Being a Weasel 27:15

Mary and Percy’s Death 29:43

It’s Alive! 31:55

Victor Almost Never Learns 33:50

Sidebar: Dracula 2000 and Klinger’s Annotated Dracula 38:43

On Discovering Klinger and Collecting Frankenstein 43:44

Editing a Dream Frankenstein 45:57

Ella is SO Busy 47:45

The Star Trek Original Series Set Tour 49:22

Some Upcoming Fifth Season Shows 54:35

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 55:50

Direct download: GenGeek_Ep._48.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 8:27am EDT
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Episode 47—Part of the Family

 

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson and his daughter, Ella, dive into Alien 3 (1992) as they continue their epic review of the entire Alien movie series. They’ve said it before and they’ll say it again, always listen to Ripley! 

 

Segments

Intro :28

Sequel Overview :50

You Waited Six Years for This? 2:03

On Seeing it Again 2:55

On Extended Editions 4:15

Where’d Those Eggs Come From Though? 5:05

The Nix of Hicks and Newt 6:45

Why the Y-Y? 7:28

The Autopsy and the Parasite 9:13

The Cremation and the Sermon 10:54

The Shaved Head and Ripley Power 11:54

Ripley and the Doctor: Uh, No 13:20

Sigourney and Nimoy and Doyle 15:00

Ripley’s Awake Time 15:29

Bishop Reboots 16:43

Prison Assault 17:43

Nameless Deaths 18:43

The Doctor Dies 19:34

Ripley Takes Over 20:00

Again with the Ventilation Shafts 20:30

Company’s Coming 21:00

Ripley’s Expecting 21:20

The Redemption of Charles S. Dutton 24:03

Ripley Swears Like a . . . Tailor? 26:07

Grab a Xenomorph by the Tail 27:13

The Preacher Dies 28:35

Hot Lead and Cold Water 28:55

Bishop II Arrives 29:37

With Company Like This, Who Needs Aliens 30:35

What’s Up with Bishop’s Ear 31:05

Ripley’s Sacrifice 32:11

Scott’s Alien 3 Head Canon 33:00

The Special Edition: A Different Movie 36:24

Xenomorphs and the Eighth Doctor 38:02

Other Lost Scenes 38:38

Alien 3 vs. Alien and Aliens 40:00

Direct download: GenGeek_Ep._47.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 9:42pm EDT
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Episode 46—Treknology

 

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson welcomes astrophysicist Ethan Siegel to discuss science and Treknology, his new book about how the technology of Star Trek compares with what we have now and what we could develop in the future. Plus, Ella reacts to the surprise at the end of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season finale. 

 

Segments

Intro :28

What Came First, Trek or Science 1:08

When Trek Took Hold 3:00

Science as a Career 5:19

On Becoming an Astrophysicist 7:30

All the Star Trek 9:46

What Do Cosmologists Do 10:30

Popularizing Science 14:14

Space Kilts! 15:43

Carl Sagan 16:55

Writing About Science 20:17

Treknology: Holograms 24:00 

Geordi’s VISOR 27:10

Synthehol 30:05

Tech That’s Better Than Trek 33:50

Universal Translators 35:08

Replicators 37:10

The Borg…But in a Good Way 38:00

Human Life Extension 41:05

Warp Drive 45:20

FtL Communication 50:29

Emergency Medical Hologram 51:41 

Transporters Would be Nice 54:20

Phasers 54:59

Bonus: Weather Control 56:28

Ella Reacts to Discovery Finale 59:36

Direct download: GenGeek_46.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT
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Episode 45—The A2s Always Were a Bit Twitchy

 

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson and his daughter, Ella, dive into Aliens (1986) for part three of their epic review of the entire Alien movie series. Remember, always listen to Ripley! 

 

 

Segments

Intro :28

First Reactions on Second Viewing :53

It’s a Long Movie/Director’s Cut 1:15

Alien vs. Aliens 2:40

Sci-Fi Soldiers 3:40

Opening Scenes 4:26 

Blue-Collar Space Worker 6:17

We Have to Talk About Vasquez 6:45

Burke the Corporate Toady 10:50

Jonesy 11:53

Ripley and PTSD 12:21

The Quotable Aliens 13:33

Boardroom Recap 13:58

What the Audience Knows 14:47

There are Aliens in Aliens 15:20

“The A2s Always Were a Bit Twitchy” 16:25

Bishop’s Hair 17:28

“Somebody Wake Up Hicks” 18:09

James Horner/The Wrath of Khan 18:50

A Rare Sequel 21:19

Motion Trackers 22:05

Listen to Ripley! 22:35

Newt 24:03

Facehugger Scuttling 24:48

Ripley’s Deleted Daughter 25:50

Punching Company Guys 27:27

Hicks is Steve Trevor 27:50

Deleted Daughter and Newt 28:35

“It Won’t Make Any Difference” 30:33

“What the Hell Are We Supposed to Use, Harsh Language?” 31:17 

Ripley Takes Charge 32:32

“Nuke the Entire Site from Orbit. It’s the Only Way to Be Sure” 33:55

“Game Over Man” 35:20

“They Mostly Come Out at Night. Mostly” 36:05

Newt’s Bedtime/“She’s Just a Piece of Plastic” 36:30

“It Was a Bad Call, Ripley” 36:48

Bishop in a Tube 37:30

Ripley and Hicks 39:25

Burke Releases the Facehuggers 40:27

Aliens in the Ceiling 42:26

“You Want Some of This” 43:31

Burke Gets His 43:50

The Redemption of Gorman 44:35

Newt Falls 45:18

Ripley Gears Up for Newt 46:15

Newt Screams 48:04

Queen’s Chamber 48:45

Threatening the Eggs 50:00

Queen on the Elevator 52:44

Where’s Bishop? 53:37

Queen Takes Bishop 54:25

Is Ripley an Ellen? 55:53

“Get Away From Her, You Bitch” 57:05

Bishop Saves Newt 58:13

“Mommy” 58:43

Newt’s Bedtime/“Will I Dream?” 59:25

More Deleted Scenes 1:00:02

Final Thoughts 1:01:45

Direct download: Ep._45.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 7:08am EDT
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Episode 44—Special Order 937

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson and his daughter, Ella, revisit the original Alien (1979) as they continue their epic review of the entire Alien movie series. Scott tries to live in a world where the prequels don’t exist, but Ella’s love of Walter keeps Covenant alive, making some comparing and contrasting with the classic film unavoidable!

 

Segments

Intro :28

Nothing Happened Before Alien :55

Opening Shots 1:30 

Real People, Real Scary 2:20

Creepy Sounds 4:24

Wakey, Wakey 5:15

Model Landing 6:15

Are There Other Aliens? 7:12

That Is NOT a Spacesuit 9:59

Don’t Stick Your Face in That Thing 10:38

Listen To Ripley, People 12:35

Introducing Sigourney Weaver 13:35

Facehugger 15:40

Chestburster 18:50

Space Monster Context 19:29

Alien as Slasher Movie 21:03

Part of the Ship or Dolly Track? 23:08

Brett and Jonesy and Dallas 24:30

Ash Freaks Out 27:37

Lambert Has a Bad Day 29:20

Watching for Decades 30:23

Okay, There Were Prequels 31:37

What Makes an Alien Movie? 36:25

Questions You Didn’t Ask, Answers You Don’t Want 38:10

Imagine a Sensible Prequel 38:56

Could You Have an Alien Film Without the Alien? 40:02

Daniels and Walter in Covenant 42:45

Run, Ripley, Run 44:04

Slasher’s Last Slash 44:51

Our Cat Cameos as Jonesy 45:48

Life Cycles and Cocoons  45:52

Direct download: GenGeek44.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 4:32pm EDT
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Episode 43—They Aren’t What We Thought They Were

 

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson and his daughter, Ella, try to make sense of Ridley Scott’s retcons Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, as they begin an epic review of the entire Alien movie series. Plus, Scott can’t stop saying “muddled” and Ella dives into Alan Dean Foster’s Covenant novelization, comparing and contrasting with the film. Double-length episode!

 

Segments

Intro :28

Waiter, There’s DNA in My Soup 1:03

On Seeing Prometheus Twice 4:00

Ancient Astronauts? Seriously? 4:38

Answering Questions No One Asked 8:00

Christmas and Prometheus 8:45

Creepy David 11:15

We’re Here! 13:00

Are There Other Aliens in the Alien Movies? 14:32

Stupid Scientists 17:20

Here’s the Thing About Ridley 20:30

Space Suit? No, Those Were Skeletons! 21:25

Hey, We Found an Alien Head! 22:55

Waiter, There’s Black Goo in My Drink 24:50

Snake Monster Just Wants to Snuggle 25:47

Vickers Taking Care of Business 30:15

It’s a Squid! 32:02

Sexist Medical Pod 32:55

What is This Movie About? 34:35

Shaw Taking Care of Business 35:20

Engineer Wakes Up on the Wrong Side of the Pod 38:58

Getting That Old-Time Religion 39:32

Just Run to the Side! 42:02

David’s Head and the Squid Baby 43:35

Prometheus: Final Thoughts 45:38

Alien TED Talk 49:37

Covenant: First Thoughts 52:03

Answering Questions No One Asked, Part Deux 54:45

Engineering Xenomorphs 56:12

What is This Movie About? Part Deux 59:12

“The Crossing”: Shaw and David’s Head 1:00:55

“The Last Supper”: That’s a Franco 1:04:32

Who Loves Walter? We Do 1:07:10

Weyland and David 1:08:00

Arriving at the Engineer’s Planet 1:09:00

Xenomorph Spores? Seriously? 1:11:07

Ash, David, and the Company 1:13:06

The Creator and the Created 1:14:45 

Prequels vs. Alien/Aliens 1:15:43

David: Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs 1:16:38

Quarantine: Like That’s Going to Happen 1:17:52

Uh, What About Those Corpses? 1:20:49

Hey, Look in This Slimy Egg! 1:21:36

Colonists, Shmolonists 1:24:45

David and Walter and Daniels 1:25:55

Xenomorphs and Neomorphs 1:30:13

Back on the Ship 1:31:42

And We Thought Hairballs Were Gross 1:32:41

Covenant: Final Thoughts 1:33:40

Book Report: The Covenant Novelization 1:37:04

Changes in the Book 1:41:50

Let’s Talk More About Walter and Daniels 1:45:40

The Captain and David and Xenomorphs 1:59:35

Direct download: GG_43.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 6:26am EDT
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Episode 42—The Ape is Back in Town

 

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson and his daughter, Ella, discuss Kong: Skull Island in depth, including how it compares to earlier Kong films, its relationship with Godzilla (2014), how it holds up under repeated viewings, and differences between the film and its novelization. Double-length episode!

 

Segments

Intro :28

King Kong Through the Years 1:01

First Thoughts on Skull Island 5:18

Character Development: Kong v. Godzilla 6:48

Missing the Boat on Fighter Pilots 12:43

No Forced Romance, Hooray! 15:34

Kong as a Character 17:40

Respecting the Natives 19:48

Monarch and the Kaiju 21:18

Samuel L. Jackson is Angry 23:24

Hey, This Ape Ain’t So Bad 25:07

That’s a Lot of Choppers 26:04

Let’s Talk Monsters 29:22

Who is Captain Conrad? 31:05

Apocalypse Kong 32:15

The Boat that Pilots Built 34:10

What About the Female Characters? 34:57

Vietnam v. Kong 36:45

Coming Back to We’ll Meet Again 41:19

Kong and the Godzilla Template 42:08

The After Credit Scene 43:48

Kong v. Kong v. Kong v. Kong 49:18

Creating a Shared Universe 52:52

Skull Crawlers 54:34

They Sound Like Birds 55:02

John C. Reilly and the Old Flight Suit 55:40

Final Thoughts 56:44

Apocalypse Kong Redux: The Rewatches 57:10

All-Star Choppers Review 58:43

We Need a Map 1:00:47

Still a Fun Flick 1:04:12

Motion-Capture Connections 1:05:36

Thoughts on Three Viewings 1:09:26

The Novelization: Bulking up the Backstories 1:13:40

Direct download: Gen_Geek_42.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT
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Episode 41—Midnight Mack

 

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson concludes his two-part in-depth interview with New York Times bestselling author David Mack. In this episode they discuss Mack’s love of the band Rush, his non-Star Trek tie-in fiction, and his original fiction, featuring his forthcoming novel The Midnight Front, the first of his Dark Arts trilogy. Double-length episode!

 

Segments

Intro :28

Meeting the Band 2:43

Vinyl and Tape and CDs, Oh My 6:00

Vapor Trails Redux 6:43

2113: Writing Rush 14:07

24: Rogue 24:54

Favorite Sci-Fi Books and Shows 31:15

Some NOT Sci-Fi Faves 38:40

Original Fiction: The Calling 40:40

On Writing Urban Fantasy 46:32

The Calling Gets Orphaned 48:43

The Dark Arts Series is Born 53:32

Book One: The Midnight Front 54:53

The Novelette: Hell Rode With Her 1:02:29

The Dark Arts Going Forward 1:06:55

Ella’s Dave Mack Story 1:10:24

Direct download: GenGeek_41.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT
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Episode 40—Mack Trek

 

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson welcomes New York Times bestselling author David Mack to the show for part one of an in-depth interview. In this episode they discuss Dave’s many contributions to Star Trek across a variety of formats from TV scripts to computer games to novels. And in a new “All the Squee” segment, Ella reviews the stage play Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Plus, an aside to Cumberbatch’s turn as Hamlet. Double-length episode!

 

Segments

Intro :28

Just Scott and Dave, No Ella :54

Trek Writer Cage Match 1:40

Geek Gateway 4:28

Space: 1999 5:51

Almost All the Trek Mediums 8:27

Starting on TV 9:40

Breaking into Trek Print 13:10

Moving Along to Novels 18:00

Star Trek: Discovery 20:15

Pushing Daisies 24:54

Computer Games 26:19

Tech the Tech 28:36

Bringing Death to SCE 30:35

Destiny of the Borg 40:55

All the Squee: Frankenstein 42:22

Birth of the Monster 43:50

Monster Rejected 46:00

Monster Meets World 47:48

Cumberbatch v. Miller 48:34

Favorite Scene 51:43

A Monster Gone Bad 52:45

A Monster’s Christmas 54:15

How Things End 55:03

The Bride of the Monster 59:08

The Story Behind the Play 59:43

Stage Effects 1:02:16

The Creation of the Monster 1:05:01

The Play on the Movie Screen 1:07:00

The Ungrateful Family 1:08:55

Aside: Hamlet 1:10:20

Mary Shelley Invents Sci-Fi 1:13:06

Direct download: GenGeek_40.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 6:39pm EDT
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Episode 39—Special Grup Edition—Dead Talking

 

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson and his daughter discuss the brutal Walking Dead season seven premiere—definitely not for the youngest geeks in the family—and what they each did the next day to recover. 

 

Segments

Intro :28

First Thoughts—Salty 1:15

It’s Not About Who Died 2:32

Uncomfortably Numb 4:16

Broken Characters, Broken Viewers 6:25

The Lingering Death of Glenn 9:02

Let’s Not Forget Abraham 12:07

The Glenn Fake-Out 14:05

Earning Not Manipulating 15:40 

Throwing in the Towel? 17:28

Disturbing Precedents 18:42

Talking Dead 21:08

Neegan and Daryl 25:00

Neegan and Rick 27:15

Carl’s Hand 30:49

Recovering 36:03

What About the Baby? 38:52

Feral Daryl 42:25

Direct download: GenGeek39.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
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Episode 38, Star Trek Beyond

Scott Pearson and his daughter discuss the latest Star Trek movie in the Kelvinverse established by J.J. Abrams. Is the third time the charm? 

 

Segments

Intro :28

Star Trek (2009) recap :49

Star Trek Into Darkness recap 3:06

Star Trek Beyond 8:17

Three Years Gone 10:44

Mopey Kirk 11:22

Plot Echoes 12:50

Yorktown? More Like Crazytown 13:14

A Tale of Two Sulus 14:00

Subtle Husband and Daughter 15:47

Spock and Uhuru…On a Break? 18:16

When Good Rescues Go Bad 18:45

Jaylah! Jaylah! Jaylah! 20:50

Carol Marcus? No, Thanks 21:45

Spock and Uhura Up in a Tree 22:55

A Motorcycle on a Spaceship? 24:43

Shout Out to the NX-01 25:34

The Big Bad Guy 26:02

Hiding Things in Your Head 27:18

Jaylah and Scotty NOT in a Tree 28:50

Subtle Husband on the Bridge 29:50

Crazytown Chase Scene 31:18

More on the Big Bad Guy 32:24

Bad Guys: Redeemable or Not 33:34

Of Borg and Puppies 36:51

Final Scenes 38:32

Fans’ Hearts Breaking 39:15

A Trek for 2016 41:28

Beyond Star Trek Beyond 44:00

Star Trek Discovery 44:33

Direct download: GenGeek38.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 8:45pm EDT
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Episode 37, Bats and Supes

 

Scott Pearson and his daughter discuss Man of Steel and Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice and how they build the DC Extended Universe. Plus, they’re both excited about the Wonder Woman trailer. 


Segments

Intro :28

First Time Viewer :48

Man of Steel 1:35

Supes—Why So Serious? 1:58

Saving Lois Lane 4:10

Meanwhile, Back on Krypton 6:02

This is a Secret Identity? 8:38

Not So Super, Boy 9:05

A Time for Emo Superman? 11:53

He’s a Wanderer 13:01

Lois of the Arctic 14:10

Zod on Earth 16:33

Ouch, Metropolis 19:03

Final Supes Thoughts 20:27

Batman versus Superman 22:32

What’s Batman’s Deal? 22:45

Clark & Bruce & Lex & Diane 24:12

Adam West Shout Out 26:25

Ouch, Metropolis Redux 27:30

Straight to Kill 28:07

Google Gotham & Metropolis 28:30

Bats, Supes, and Killing 30:08

Building DCEU v. MCU 32:19

Diane’s Laptop 33:42

Wonder Woman Before Black Widow?! 34:58

Wonder Woman & Bats and Supes & Doomsday 36:31

Bats and Supes Make Nice 38:03

Death of Supes and Clark 39:06

Final Bats and Supes Thoughts 40:36

Wonder Woman Trailer 42:44

Direct download: GenGeek37.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 9:14am EDT
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 Episode 36, Superhero League Adventure Squad

 

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter welcome comic book artist Christopher Jones to chat about his work for DC and Marvel plus his life as a geek, his favorite superhero, conventions, Doctor Who, and more!

 

Segments

Intro :29

Geek Origin Story :56

First Comic Strip 3:48

Advice for Comic Artists 6:10

Going Pro 11:40

Young Heroes in Love 16:50

Justice League Adventures 18:19

The Batman Strikes! 18:51

Animation Properties 20:21

Favorite Characters (Hint: Flying Mammal) 21:50

Other Favorites 26:40

Parallel Man 27:19

Other Comic Companies 31:02

Current Project: Also Known As 33:31

Conventions and Fandom 35:07

Young Justice 39:29

Superhero TV 45:41

Marvel Cinematic Universe 53:00

Doctor Who 55:18

Chris Jones: Niche Celebrity 1:05:03

Upcoming Projects And Cons 1:08:39

Direct download: GenGeek36.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT
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Episode 35, The Cornetto Trilogy

 

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter reminisce about Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, the thematic trilogy of films from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. This is a Special Grup Edition of the podcast—PG talk about R-rated movies.

 

Segments

Intro :28

Shaun of the Dead 1:30

Hot Fuzz 21:14

The World’s End 33:47

Direct download: Gen_Geek_35.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT
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Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter welcome New York Times bestselling author Kirsten Beyer to look back on the twentieth anniversary of Star Trek: Voyager as well as her series of Voyager novels which have taken the crew far beyond the show’s finale. 

 

Segments

Intro :31

Voyager: The TV Series 1:07

Binge Watching 2:10

First Impressions 4:46

The Captains Janeway 12:25

The Strong Women of Voyager 16:01

What Happened to the Maquis? 18:03

Kess, We Hardly Knew Ye 19:11

The Long Dark Night of the Kazon 23:40

Favorite Episodes 28:44

Not-So-Favorite Episodes 36:17

Favorite Characters 42:12

Looking Back Twenty Years 49:26

Voyager: The Novel Series 55:00

Direct download: GenGeek34.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 8:21pm EDT
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Episode 33, Hey, Robots!
 
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Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter discuss androids in the movies and on television. Westworld, I, Robot, and A.I. are covered, as well as Humans, Almost Human, and more, including shout outs to Star Trek’s Data. Recurring motifs of robot movies and the philosophical and ethical implications of artificial intelligence are also pondered. Double-length episode!
 
Segments
Intro :30
Westworld 1:04 [sorry about audio trouble; fixed in the rest of the show]
Humans 15:30
Almost Human 34:51
I, Robot 42:50
A.I. 1:01:37
Final Thoughts 1:29:10
Direct download: Gen_Geek_33.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 6:45pm EDT
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 Episode 32, Again with the Jurassic

 

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter talk about the Jurassic Park trilogy as well as Jurassic World, discussing how all the original movies hold up compared with each other and the latest entry in the series. Because dinosaurs.

 

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Segments

  • Intro :30

  • Jurassic Park (1993) 1:02

  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) 17:15

  • Jurassic Park III (2001) 34:39

  • Jurassic World (2015) 44:42

Unfortunately, no Barneys were hurt in the making of these films.

 

 

 

 

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Episode 31, The Spider-Men

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter talk about four versions of Spider-Man, starting with the 1977 made-for-TV movie, The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Nicholas Hammond as the web slinger. Then they move on to three more recent incarnations: Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man, and Drake Bell’s animated Ultimate Spider-Man.

Segments

Intro :30

Dedication :40

The Amazing Spider-Man (1977) 1:42

Spider-Man (2002) 6:24

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) 15:35

Ultimate Spider-Man (2012) 26:41

 

Final Thoughts 30:29

 

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Episode 30, Gaslight Geeks

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter talk with author Carrie Patel about her debut novel, the steampunkish The Buried Life, its upcoming sequel Cities and Thrones, both from Angry Robot, and her narrative work on computer games for Obsidian Entertainment.

Segments

Intro :30

Getting Your First Novel Published :57

The Buried Life in a Nutshell 2:39

Future Steampunk 3:00

Developing the Story 4:01

Cities and Thrones 6:38

Writing Your Second Novel 7:57

Wrapping Up a Trilogy 9:36

Other Fiction Projects 10:04

Social Trends and a New Sci-Fi Novel 11:26

More Thoughts on The Buried Life 13:40

Writing Computer RPG Narratives 15:15

Girls, Geekdom, and Conventions 17:37

Playing Games 21:31

Physics, Driving, and Weather 28:11

Conventions and Blogs and Such 30:36

 
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Episode 29, The Battle of Three Movies

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter welcome back Kevin Lauderdale (host of the podcast It Has Come to My Attention) and his daughter to look back on Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit. Focusing on the third film, The Battle of Five Armies, they discuss how it compares with the first two, how it wrapped up the story, and how it fits into Jackson’s vision of Middle-earth.

 

Segments

Intro :30

A Quick Grading of All Three Movies 1:12

The Death of Smaug 5:30

The Battle of Dol Guldur 9:35

Did We Need Three Movies? 11:55

Where’s Bilbo? 16:15

Thorin, Bilbo, and the Arkenstone 18:05

The Battle of How Many Armies? 21:58

Were-worms? There worms! 24:00

Counting Armies 26:45

Battle Fatigue 29:26

Legolas is Bugs Bunny 31:56

Legolas and Tauriel and Kili 32:45

The Death of Kili 36:13

The Death of Fili 37:31

Billy Connolly 39:20

Pigs and Elks and Goats, Oh My 40:15

Thorin versus Azog 42:00

The Death of Thorin 42:45

The End of Middle-earth Movies 43:45

Alfrid: No, Just NO 48:22

Radagast and the Bunny Sled 54:35

Final Thoughts 55:17

Remake Dreams 59:23

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Episode 28, Art in Space

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter welcome Hugo-award-winning author and space artist Ron Miller to talk about his new book The Art of Space, as well as his love of Jules Verne novels, working in Hollywood, and watching bad sci-fi movies.

 

Segments

Intro :30

The Art of Space and Chesley Bonestell 1:00

Loving Art and Space 2:45

The Art of Space and Space History 4:03

Chesley Bonestell and the Romance of Space 5:42

Three Illustrations by Ron Miller 10:09

Jules Verne and Black Cat Press 15:57

Jules Verne Translations 22:55

The Grand Tour: A Traveler’s Guide to the Solar System 25:20

David Lynch’s Dune 26:46

David Cronenberg’s Unmade Total Recall 28:00

Carl Sagan’s Cosmos 29:30

James Cameron’s Unmade Mars Movie 30:29

George Miller’s Unmade Contact 31:57

Favorite Space Movies 33:00

The War of the Worlds 35:20

Art and Being an Artist 37:05

Enjoying Bad Movies 42:57

Low-Budget Movies 44:05

When the Wires Show 46:20


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Episode 27, It’s All About That Cape

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter welcome New York Times–bestselling author Daniel Wallace to talk about his latest, the Star Wars Imperial Handbook, as well as his other Star Wars, Marvel, DC titles, and more. Superheroes, super-villians, Darth Vader . . . it’s all about that cape.

 

Segments

Intro :30

Imperial Handbook Deluxe Edition 1:10

Getting into Star Wars 9:30

DC Comics: Super-Villians 12:37

The World According to Spider-Man 13:56

Books Dan Would Like to Write 15:06

Supernatural 18:00

This Whole Star Wars Thing is Going to Blow Over 20:20

Star Wars: Rebels 24:15

The World According to Batman 26:23

Comic Book Movies and TV 29:24

Computer Game Movies 36:36

Gaming 38:53

Comic Books 40:22

Growing Up Geeky 43:11

Milestones in Geek Cinema 44:20


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Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter discuss the books, TV shows, comics, and movies that are currently feeding their geek. With a shout-out to their favorite restaurant in Duluth, Minnesota. Plus, soda. Bonus: A PSA on wearing your seatbelts and how to recover from drifting off the freeway. Hey, it’s potpourri.

 

 

Segments

Intro :30

A Generations Geek Public Service Announcement 1:13

The Enemy by Charlie Higson 5:58

A Star Trek Binge 8:37

Agents of SHIELD 10:00

The Walking Dead 12:07

Selfie 14:15

Gotham 14:44

Constantine 15:44

The Time-Wasting Internet 15:52

The Flash 17:16

In the Flesh 17:50

Agent Carter and the MU 19:10

Hawkeye and Deadpool comics 19:30

Parallel Man and Steed and Mrs. Peel 21:28

Age of Ultron 22:43

The Winter Soldier 26:34

More Age of Ultron 27:41

The Martian 29:26

 

The Battle of Five Armies 30:15


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Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter look back over the X-Men movies now that X-Men: Days of Future Past has hit the reset button on most of the series. It’s an epic spoiler-filled discussion of their favorite, and not so favorite, scenes throughout the franchise. Plus, a new segment of the show called “All the Squee,” as Ella welcomes her friend Lydia to the show to talk geek amongst themselves, this time focusing their teenage mutant powers on the X-Men. Special bonus-length episode!

 

 

 

 

 

Segments

Intro :30

X-Men 1:07

X2: X-Men United 6:27

X-Men: The Last Stand 12:31

X-Men Origins: Wolverine 29:19

X-Men: First Class 38:29

(The Wolverine 50:18)

X-Men: Days of Future Past 51:56

X-Men Roundup 1:11:30

All the Squee (with Ella and Lydia) 1:14:08


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Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter welcome comic book historian Alan “Sizzler” Kistler to talk about—you guessed it—comic books! Fans, writers, artists, movies, publishers, conventions, women in comics, and more are discussed in a wide-ranging talk that wraps up season two of the show in fine geek style.

 

 

 

 

Segments

Intro :30

Hooked on Comics 1:30

Becoming a Comic Book Historian 10:15

Geek Tests are Stupid 17:54

Marvel vs. DC in Comics and Movies 19:56

Where are the Female Superheroes? 33:13

Tales of San Diego Comic-Con 44:12

Moderating Quentin Tarantino 49:07

Aging and De-Aging Heroes 51:23

Tim Gunn and Agents of S.T.Y.L.E. 56:48

Jumping-On Points for New Marvel Readers 1:01:30

Interviewing Grant Morrison 1:16:50

Agents and Books and Scripts 1:20:40

End Notes 1:25:39


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Episode 23, The War of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter discuss several adaptations of the classic H. G. Wells novel The War of the Worlds, including the 1938 radio version, the 1953 movie, the 2005 remake, the 1978 musical version, the 1988 TV series, and a few movie versions you really don’t need to see.

Segments

Intro :30

Orson Welles’ 1938 Radio Show 1:12

Byron Haskin’s 1953 Movie 7:07

Steven Spielberg’s 2005 Movie 18:25

Comparing ’38, ’53, and ’05 34:45

Jeff Wayne’s 1978 Musical Version 35:45

The 1988 TV Series 38:29

The Unfortunate Adaptations 40:03

Dream Adaptations 43:21

 
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Episode 22, The Making of the Making of 2001

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter welcome author guest Piers Bizony to discuss his amazing new work from Taschen Books, The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Piers was also the associate producer of the Channel Four documentary 2001: The Making of a Myth, which is included in the extras of the 2001 Blu-ray as well as the special edition DVD.

 

 

Segments

Intro :30

First Seeing 2001 1:12

Meaning and the Test of Time 3:45

Seamless Effects 5:17

Rewatching 2001 8:16

The Pacing of a Painting 8:58

A Story in Pictures 9:27

A Movie that Puts You in Space 10:04

I Knew I Had to Do a Book 11:13

The Making of a Documentary 12:37

Then I Wanted to Do Another Book 14:33

The Project Snowballed 15:45

A Publishing Event 18:55

Scanning the Archives 21:16

A Three-Year Project 22:19

Journey Beyond the Stars 26:10

Arthur C. Clarke 26:57

New Discoveries 28:25

Launching the Book 33:58

Gerry Anderson 35:05

Ed Bishop and Acting in the Dark 35:55

Danger Mouse, Batman, and Modern Myths 37:48

The Limited Edition 38:50

Book Signings and Bad Handwriting 39:44

One of a Kind Project? 40:52

 
 
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Episode 21, S.H.I.E.L.D Takes Over the World

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter discuss the ever-expanding world of S.H.I.E.L.D.as seen in the Marvel movies and the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., looking forward to what could be in store in season two.

 

 

Segments

Intro :30

S.H.I.E.L.D. and Coulson in the Movies 1:00

Isn’t Coulson Dead? 2:22

A Season in Two Unequal Parts 3:40

No Mutants! 5:00

The Agents of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6:50

The Marvel Universe: Movies vs. TV 9:12

Everything Changed in Episode Sixteen 12:00

Turns Out Coulson was Dead 13:49

S.H.I.E.L.D. Kicks into High Gear 15:23

The ’Ships 16:50

Patton Oswalt 19:16

Agent Maria Hill 19:40

Deathlok 20:07

Ward and May and Skye, Oh My 21:45

Grading the Season on a Curve 26:51

Between S.H.I.E.L.D. Falling and Age of Ultron 27:36

Ward vs. Fitz/Simmons and the Return of Fury 28:35

 

Looking Forward to Season Two 32:17

 
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Episode 20, St. Geek and the Dragon

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter talk dragons, dragons, and more dragons, trying to figure out which cinematic fire-breathing reptile would win a no-holds-barred cage match.

 

 

 

Segments

Intro :30

Dragonslayer :59

DragonHeart 14:02

Reign of Fire 24:15

Dragon’s World 34:03

Merlin 35:00

 

Dragon Cage Match 37:55

 
 
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Episode 19, Ashes and Shadows and Monsters, Oh, My!

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter talk with author Ilsa J. Bick about Star Trek, writing for the young adult market, and her books, including the Ashes trilogy.

 

 

 

 

 

Segments

Intro :30

Starting with Star Trek 1:08

Getting Around to Writing 3:55

Strange New Worlds 5:55

Turning to Young Adult 7:31

Draw the Dark 10:30

Why Young Adult? 14:28

Teenage Angst 16:45

Teenage Romance 19:30

The Ashes Trilogy 21:45

Young Adult Books into Movies 34:24

More Stories in the World of Ashes? 39:32

Future Projects 44:20

Sticking with Young Adult 45:47

Rusted Robot Promo 48:24

 
 
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Episode 18, A Geek on Mars

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter talk with author Andy Weir about growing up a geek, writing fan fiction, and his debut novel The Martian.  Check out Andy's Facebook page.

 

Segments

Intro :30

Always a Geek 1:00

Always Writing 4:00

Fan Fic: Doctor Who 6:00

Fan Fic: Sherlock Holmes 6:45

Self-publishing The Martian 8:15

Traditional Publishing Steps In 11:00

The New Publishing 13:30

The Martian Option 15:30

Creating The Martian 17:05

Keeping it Light 19:17

Researching Mars 22:30

Reading Hard Sci-Fi 29:57

Going to Mars 33:30

Websites and Stuff 36:30

First Copies of Your First Book 39:25

 
 
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Episode 17, Geek TV
Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter talk aboutthe geeky TV shows they’re  currently watching, including a couple of retro shout-outs to favorites no longer running.
Segments
Intro :30
Geek TV Renaissance 1:10
Almost Human 1:50
Agents of SHIELD 6:30
Supernatural 9:35
The Walking Dead 10:48
The Talking Dead & @Midnight 12:00
Psych 13:29
Parks and Recreation 14:45
Bob’s Burgers 16:04
Sherlock 17:03
Pushing Daisies 20:25
The Twilight Zone 24:06
Doctor Who 26:07
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Episode 16, The Smaug Report

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek Myriad Universes: Shattered Light) and his daughter talk about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug with fellow Chronic Rift Network podcaster Kevin Lauderdale (It Has Come to My Attention) and his daughter Elizabeth—it’s Generations Geek squared! Double-length episode. 

Segments

Intro :30

Part 1 and 2 Double Feature 1:00

Part 1 vs. Part 2 3:30

Where’s Bilbo? 6:20

The Book vs. the Movie vs. the LOTR movies 10:18

Tauriel and the Love Triangle 10:58

Rushing Through Middle-earth 13:48

3D and High Frame Rate 15:00

Bard and the Master of Laketown 22:13

Connections in Middle-earth 24:25

Too Many Movies? 25:30

The Hobbit is Supposed to be First 28:25

The Hobbit Animated 30:30

Bree in The Hobbit? 32:50

Geek Culture Popularity 34:34

The Accessibility of CGI vs. Old Movies 37:00

Chased by Orcs Over and Over Again 40:25

Favorite Scenes 44:24

Least Favorite Scenes 47:33

What Will Happen in Part 3? 50:55

Benedict Cumberbatch, Smaug, and Sauron 52:07

Excited About Part 3? 55:25

Kili and Erebor 58:00

Legolas and Tauriel 58:41

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Episode 15, Geeky about Gravity
Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek Myriad Universes: Shattered Light) and his daughter talk about Gravity with astronaut Thomas D. Jones to learn what the movie got right and wrong about working in orbit. Plus, an afterword on the Doctor Who fiftieth anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor,” in 3-D. Double-length episode!

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Intro :30
A Little About Gravity 1:00
The Other Side of Gravity: The Short Film “Aningaaq” 4:00
The Thomas D. Jones Interview: Gravity vs. Reality 6:10
“The Day of the Doctor” 44:00

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Episode 14, Robin Geek

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek Myriad Universes: Shattered Light) and his daughter present a spoiler-filled overview of many versions of Robin Hood in the movies and on TV, from the 1938 Errol Flynn movie The Adventures of Robin Hood to the 2006–2009 BBC television series Robin Hood, with many stops in between. Plus, a guest appearance from writer Una McCormack to vote for her favorite Robin. Double-length episode!
Segments
Intro :30
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) 1:10
Rabbit Hood (1949) 6:30
Personal Tales of Sherwood 7:50
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1959) 10:55
Robin Hood Daffy (1958) 17:40
Robin Hood (1973) 18:10
Robin of Sherwood (1984–1986) 19:10
Time Bandits (1981) plus the Three Robin Hoods of 1991 29:00
Robin Hood (2006–2009) 32:20
Robin Hood Round-up 41:25
Two Listener Faves 43:55
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Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek Myriad Universes: Shattered Light) and his daughter welcome special guest Paul Simpson of Sci-Fi Bulletin, consummate genre journalist, editor, and writer. Coauthor (with Brian J. Robb) of Middle-earth Envisioned: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: On Screen, On Stage, and Beyond and Who at 50: Celebrating Five Decades of Doctor Who. Double-length episode!

Segments
Intro :34
Generations Geek contact info :53
Starting out geek with Who and Trek 1:40
Reading sci-fi 2:57
Parents vs. geek 3:50
Dreamwatch magazine 5:40
Writing discipline 8:15
Going freelance into Farscape 10:17
Dreamwatch becomes Total Sci-Fi 16:28
Star Trek magazine 18:03
Trek book writers and the magazine 19:24
Celebrity encounters 22:36
Geeky dad 25:11
The Andrew Lee Potts story 29:29
Merlin 33:38
Being Human 36:36
Sci-Fi Bulletin 37:13
That’s What They Want You to Think 41:16
A Brief Guide to C.S. Lewis 52:37
A Brief Guide to Oz 54:24
C.S. and J.R.R. 57:22
A Brief Guide to Stephen King 1:02:25
Who at 50 1:09:05
Recent reads and viewings 1:12:43
Gerry Anderson 1:14:37
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Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek Myriad Universes: Shattered Light) and his daughter welcome special guest Kevin Dilmore, Star Trek author, Hallmark Star Trek Ornament Advisor, and Pop Culture Guru. Double-length episode!
 
 

Segments
Intro :34
A Geek at Two 1:34
A Geek at Thirteen 3:14
A Geek in School 3:50
Redefining Geek 4:55
Filmation’s Flash Gordon vs. Friday at the Fair 5:45
R-rated Movies at Twelve 9:11
A Geek for All Seasons 10:30
A Letter in Time Magazine 11:55
Geek Culture Ascendent 12:50
Geek Girls and Women Deserve Respect 14:00
Geeks vs. Geeks 15:05
Real Fans and Springsteen Fans 19:05
Pop Culture Pro 21:13
Pro Journalist 23:07
Star Trek Communicator 24:00
Writing Fiction in College James Gunn 24:45
Writing with and without Dayton 25:25
More on Gunn 26:05
Starfleet Corps of Engineers 27:45
More on Dayton 28:11
Star Trek Vanguard 29:15
Star Trek Seekers 32:00
Pop Culture Dad & Daughter 32:30
Hallmark Trek Ornaments 38:50
Adventure Time Ornaments 46:00
Duck Dynasty Cards 47:28
San Diego Comic Con 48:30
Star Trek Las Vegas 55:30
Shout out to the G&T Show 57:37
Shout out to Nick Proposing 58:18
Welcome to Night Vale 58:31
Doogie Howser 59:30
John Ritter 1:01:50
 
 

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Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek Myriad Universes: Shattered Light) and his daughter talk about all three classic Ray Harryhausen Sinbad movies: The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, and Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. Because stop motion rules!

 

 
Segments

Intro :30

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad :45

(The Hobbit, Dragonslayer, and Dragon’s World 10:37)

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad 13:40

(M*A*S*H 24:56)

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger 29:58

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Episode 10, Geek Story
 
Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek Myriad Universes: Shattered Light) and his daughter welcome special guest John Frazier, life-long Star Trek fan and lover of geeky things, who holds the intriguing job title “Gadget Wrangler” at ThinkGeek, purveyor of myriad nerd needs. Double-length episode!

 
Segments
Intro :30
Becoming a Trek Geek: 1:15
Becoming a Science Geek 2:40
Private Geek 3:40
Trek Lit 7:30
Becoming a Computer Geek 8:40
Becoming a Gadget Wrangler 12:00
Comic Books 22:45
Star Trek: Voyager 24:15
Other Trek series 29:15
More Voyager 30:50
Star Trek Into Darkness 34:43
More Trek Lit and Other Reading 36:28
Meeting Famous People 38:20
The Captain Pike Shirt 42:24
Bob Greenberger’s Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History 43:24
Trek Toys and other Geeky Goodies 45:00
In the Box or Out of the Box? 53:00

 
Products mentioned:
 
Trek Robes
 
Trek Pajamas
 
Trek Towels
 
Bag of Holding
 
JJ Trek Phasers
 
JJ Trek Academy Ring
 
Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History
 
 
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Episode 9, Into Geekness
 
Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek Myriad Universes: Shattered Light) and his daughter discuss their reactions to Star Trek Into Darkness in this double-length episode.
Warning: spoiler filled!
 

 
 
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Opening Remarks and the first J.J. Abrams Star Trek :48
Star Trek Into Darkness 3:40
 
 
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Episode 8, Destination Geek
 
 
Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek Myriad Universes: Shattered Light) and his daughter interview special guest Thomas D. Jones—astronaut, scientist, and Star Trek fan—about geeky things both fictional and real. Plus, listener questions for Tom.
 
Segments
 
Intro :32
Star Trek 1:05
Becoming an Astronaut 3:20
Getting the Call to Go to Space 5:13
Listener Question: Holodecks 8:20
Current State of NASA 10:24
Asteroid Mining 15:11
Going to Mars 17:30
Listener Question: What’s Next in Space 18:58
Listener Question: Colonization 21:28
Listener Question: Trek vs. Real Space 25:20
Listener Question: Six Million Dollar Man 27:05
Hell Hawks of World War II 28:05
The Feelings of Being in Space 30:43
 
 
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Episode 7, King Geek
 
Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek Myriad Universes: Shattered Light) and his daughter compare and contrast the 1933, 1976, and 2005 King Kong movies, plus a little bit about the King Kong X-Box game (based on the 2005 version) and other Kong movies.
 
 
 
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King Kong, 1933 -    :45
King Kong, 1976 -  9:30
King Kong, 2005 - 25:35
Kong vs. Kong vs. Kong  - 42:01
King Kong for the X-Box  - 43:45
A Little Bit About Sequels and Stuff  - 44:50
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Episode 6, Night of the Living Geeks
 

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek Myriad Universes: Shattered Light) and his daughter welcome back Star Trek and Doctor Who novelist Una McCormack, their first guest, and discuss more Doctor Who, the writing life, watching M*A*S*HBabylon 5, and Stargate, Peter Jackson and The Hobbit and The Lord of the Ringsmovies, Sherlock, and Elementary in a special double-length episode. Part two of two!

Check out part one of the interview here.

 

Segments

Intro :30

More Doctor Who 1:09

Writing Plans? . . . Not So Much 2:05

ReDeus Anthologies 2:50

Balancing Writing and Other Stuff 4:50

Watching Star Trek and M*A*S*H 7:55

Babylon 5 and Stargate 9:59

The Hobbit movies 15:30

Middle-earth Fan Fiction 25:25

Denethor in the Movies 27:48

Peter Jackson’s Early Films 31:10

Bad Choices in LOTR Movies 32:15

Women in Hobbit and LOTR 35:10

Viggo Mortensen 37:50

Merry and Pippin 40:15

Looking Forward to the Rest of The Hobbit 42:00

Sherlock and Benedict Cumberbatch 44:40

Elementary 50:50

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Episode 5, Forbidden Geek

 

 
Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek Myriad Universes: Shattered Light) and his daughter welcome Star Trek and Doctor Who novelist Una McCormack as their first guest and discuss Trek, fan fiction, Who, other British TV shows, and more in a special double-length episode. And this is just part one of two!
 
Segments
Intro :44
Becoming a Star Trek Fan in England 2:00
Watching Blake’s 7 and Doctor Who 4:48
Next Gen in HD and Loving DS9 6:20
Fan Fiction and Going Pro 10:03
Writing Doctor Who 20:00
Primeval and UFO 29:52
Franchises Una Would Like to Write 33:56
Firefly and Serenity 35:50
Doctor Who episodes: “The Rebel Flesh” and “The Almost People” 36:55
Watching Who and UFO and Next Gen skants 40:31
Latest Trek novels and Who and Blake’s 7 audio plays 45:02
Teaching Writing 50:35
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