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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!

Segments
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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