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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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