July 26, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Shawna Joins the Geeks in Geekerati Episode 2 “Downloading the Upfronts”

The second episode of the Geekerati Radio Podcast aired on May 21st, 2007 and focused on the television upfronts for that year. The upfronts are when television networks announce their new television lineups for the fall in front of advertisers in order to solicit the advertising revenue that provides the main stream of finances for […]

Geek News , Geekerati Radio , Television

What if ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Was an Episode of ‘Friends?’

Two weeks ago a fan uploaded a version of the Star Wars: Rogue One movie trailer that had been edited to fit with the Beastie Boys song Sabotage.  The trailer quickly caught fire and became viral. Following the trend of “one fan edit can never be enough” and “making stuff as 90s sit com intros is […]

Movies , Science Fiction

Play an Old Man Playing That ‘PokeyMan Go Thing’ in Classic JRPG Style Parody

  Inspired by the recent success of Pokemon Go, and the reaction of some older individuals regarding the value of the game, the designers at Punch the Moon have created a short browser based role playing game called THAT POKEYMAN THING YOUR GRANDKIDS ARE INTO. In this short old school game, you play an 80 year old […]

Computer Gaming , Gaming , Geek News , Roleplaying Games , Science Fiction

A Blast from the Past — Geekerati Episode 1 (2007)

It’s hard to believe that it has been over nine years since I recorded the first episode of the Geekerati Podcast. I had recently discovered Blog Talk Radio, who made podcasting ridiculously easy for a first time host, and was ready to share my wisdom with the internet. In that episode I discussed the upcoming, […]

Geek News , Geekerati Radio , Movies

Geekerati’s Comic Book Recommendation

It should come as no surprise that I would be recommending Batgirl and the Birds of Prey as the first official Geekerati comic book recommendation in over a year. Geekerati member Shawna Benson and her sister Julie are the book’s authors after all, but that’s not why I’m recommending this book. When DC relaunched their titles […]

Comic Books , Geek News , Geekerati Radio , Television

From Game to Film — INSPECTRES: Ghostbusters Meets the Office

The good folks at Reactor 88 studios have launched a Kickstarter to fund the DVD/digital distribution of their film INSPECTRES. I was invited to screen early footage of the film at Gen Con in 2012 and thought that the film compared well with other gamer film fare. Which is to say that it is rough […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Movies , Roleplaying Games

Episode 155: Wayne Shaw Talks Superhero RPG History

The early days of Superhero themed role playing games are a case study in innovation and collaborative design. A couple of years ago on my Advanced Dungeons and Parenting blog I demonstrated some of the influence that Superhero 2044 influenced the Champions roleplaying game’s combat system, but the Superhero 2044 rulebook wasn’t the only thing to influence the […]

Gaming , Geek News , Geekerati Radio , Roleplaying Games

Do You Miss “Firefly”? You Might Want to Give Spinward a Try.

Fans of Joss Whedon’s cult classic Science Fiction/Western television show Firefly might look at the picture above and think to themselves, “Man…those guys at d20 entertainment have a lot of nerve ripping off Joss.” They’d be wrong in that off the cuff assessment. When Firefly came out in 2002, the Sci-Fi RPG community often commented […]

Gaming , Geek News , Movies , Roleplaying Games , Science Fiction , Television

Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” Looks to the Stars

The first Christopher Nolan film that hit my radar was Memento (2000). I remember watching the film, with its combination of various noir tropes with obvious influences from the films of the 70s, and being blown away. As his career has progressed Nolan has exhibited a talent for telling mystery tales, translating comic book characters […]

Geek News , Movies , Science Fiction

Halt and Catch Fire — 80s Silicon Prairie on the Silver Screen

There are those who may think of the Texas to Geek connection as a recent development, but it has long held a place in the heart of this Geekerati writer and not just because I was born in El Paso. The first time Texas made a deep impression on my geek affectations was the film […]

Geek News , Television

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