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The Childishness of Geekdom (Thoughts on Simon Pegg’s Thoughts) — SA156

The Childishness of Geekdom (Thoughts on Simon Pegg’s Thoughts) — SA156

Some weeks ago, Simon Pegg made some controversial statements about geekdom and cinema and where it seemed to be heading. He backed off a little bit, and his intent was not to be as controversial as it was made out to be, but it also did provide some fodder for some good conversation. And so, this episode happened! The article that started the uproar: http://io9.com/simon-pegg-worries-the-love-of-science-fiction-is-makin-1705420424 His clarification: http://simonpegg.net/2015/05/19/big-mouth-strikes-again/ … Read entire article »

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The Childishness of Geekdom (Thoughts on Simon Pegg’s Thoughts) — SA156

The Childishness of Geekdom (Thoughts on Simon Pegg’s Thoughts) — SA156

Some weeks ago, Simon Pegg made some controversial statements about geekdom and cinema and where it seemed to be heading. He backed off a little bit, and his intent was not to be as controversial as it was made out to be, but it also did provide some fodder for some good conversation. And so, this episode happened! The article that started the uproar: http://io9.com/simon-pegg-worries-the-love-of-science-fiction-is-makin-1705420424 His clarification: http://simonpegg.net/2015/05/19/big-mouth-strikes-again/ … Read entire article »

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Jurassic World (Summer Movie Series) — S&A155

Jurassic World (Summer Movie Series) — S&A155

For this episode, Evan is joined by Ben Avery to talk about Jurassic World! Ben’s podcast can be found here: Static Blade Podcast on Facebook … Read entire article »

Tomorrowland (Summer Movie Series) — S&A154

Tomorrowland (Summer Movie Series) — S&A154

The topic is Tomorrowland, as Ben joins forces with special guest Even David from The Static Blade Podcast! There’s a LOT to talk about, from controversial themes to nostalgic music and more! Evan’s podcast can be found here: Static Blade Podcast on Facebook … Read entire article »

Mad Max: Fury Road (Summer Movie Series) — S&A153

Mad Max: Fury Road (Summer Movie Series) — S&A153

Mad Max: Fury Road has been the surprise hit of the sci-fi summer! And in this episode, Ben is joined by the surprise first guest of the summer! After guest hosting on the Geekually Yoked podcast to talk about the movie Spirited Away, Ben mentioned to Rachel that he was planning to do an episode about mad Max: Fury Road and … Read entire article »

Avengers: Age of Ultron (Summer Movie Review) — S&A152

Avengers: Age of Ultron (Summer Movie Review) — S&A152

The trio is back together again, and it’s time to discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron, the first big movie of the summer movie season! How good was it? how does it stand up to the others? Find out what they think in the newest episode! … Read entire article »

Star Wars Original Trilogy Family Review — S&A151

Star Wars Original Trilogy Family Review — S&A151

Ben and his four oldest children have just finished watching the original trilogy of Star Wars, and now they have gathered together to discuss them! Featuring his nine-, eleven-, and twelve-year-old daughter and his thirteen-year-old son! … Read entire article »

Reflections on Easter — S&A150

Reflections on Easter — S&A150

This is the weekend we celebrate Easter, and in this episode we take the time to reflect on Easter, Good Friday, and the Last Supper. Ben is joined by his family in a series of readings and writings about some aspects of the Holy Week. PROLOGUE: Hallel INTERLUDE: Psalm 113 & 114 PART ONE: The Servant’s Tale INTERLUDE: Psalm 115 PART TWO: Considering Judas INTERLUDE: Psalm 116 … Read entire article »

I Want to Believe in the X-Files Reunion — S&A149

I Want to Believe in the X-Files Reunion — S&A149

X-FIles is returning, and we’re excited! We talk about the potential, and what else we’d like to see return like this! Also, listener feedback about Leonard Nimoy! And a listener makes a plea for an episode topic that gets Ben and Steve pretty excited! And Ben has a confession to make about his C.S. Lewis fandom… … Read entire article »

In Search of . . . Leonard Nimoy — S&A148

In Search of . . . Leonard Nimoy — S&A148

Leonard Nimoy passed away last week. In this episode, Ben and Steve talk about the influence Nimoy had on sci-fi, fantasy, and their own fandoms. We haven’t talked together in a long time, so there’s some pretty windy rabbit trails they escape down. … Read entire article »

Jupiter Ascending — S&A147

Jupiter Ascending — S&A147

Ben is riding solo, reviewing the Wachowskis’ movie Jupiter Ascending. It’s an off the cuff reaction episode, and mostly spoiler free, as he tried to convince listeners that they might like the movie! … Read entire article »