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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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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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