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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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Barnaby was a comic strip which began 20 April 1942 in the newspaper PM. Created by Crockett Johnson, who is best known today for his children's book Harold and the Purple Crayon, the strip featured a cherubic-looking five-year-old and his far-from-cherubic fairy godfather, Jackeen J. O'Malley, a short, cigar-smoking man with four tiny wings. With a distinctive appearance because of its use of typography, the strip had numerous reprints and was adapted into a 1940s stage production.

Fantagraphics Publishing is releasing the first volume of collected strips and Kevin Lauderdale wants to bring this to your attention.  Kevin explains the strip and its distinctive style in this all new episode. 

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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!
 

 
 
Segments
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.
 
 
 
Segments
 
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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Are you a Monty Python fan?  Ever wonder if you're getting all the jokes based on some of the more obscure (for you) references?  Well, there's a new reference guide out that covers every single episode from the classic series and explains in detail just what the joke is and it's come to Kevin's attention.

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