July 26, 2017

The Future of ‘Car Wars’ is Now!

When the original Car Wars game of futuristic automotive combat was released in 1980 it struck a chord with gaming audiences and quickly became a best-seller. The game had been inspired by the Alan Dean Foster short story “Why Johnny Can’t Speed” and fit right into a popular culture battle car movement that included movies […]

Gaming

‘Space 1999’: This Day in Fictional History, the Moon Left Earth Orbit

In the timeline of the television show Space 1999, September 13th marks the day when a massive explosion caused by stored nuclear waste knocked the Mhttp://catacombs.space1999.net/oon out of orbit and sent the 311 inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha hurtling away from the Earth. Space 1999 was a British show created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson of Thunderbirds and Captain […]

Roleplaying Games , Science Fiction , Television

Remembering ‘Out of this World’ on National Video Game Day

When Out of this World was released for the SNES in 1992, I was blown away by the that that a game on the SNES (and SEGA Genesis) could have such fantastic graphics and the game play. As a gamer who grew up on Pitfall, I was used to action based side scrolling platformers but […]

Computer Gaming , Gaming , Science Fiction

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

Auroch Digital Bringing Classic Sci-Fi Wargame ‘Ogre’ Back to Computer Screens

Fans of the classic science fiction wargame Ogre were given a pleasant surprise in 2012 when Steve Jackson Games launched a Kickstarter campaign for a $100 Designer’s Edition. The Designer’s Edition was a well planned “premium upgrade” and the Kickstarter campaign raised $923,680. The original version of Ogre  was the game that sparked the Microgaming boom of […]

Computer Gaming , Gaming , Roleplaying Games , Science Fiction , Wargames

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

How Ghostbusters Can Be “Successful” and Fail Financially

Some might find it odd that a film that has grossed $194 million worldwide in just four weeks could result in a possible $70 million loss for the production company, but for many genre fans this is par for the course. In an industry were John Carter can earn $284 million in worldwide gross and result in a […]

Geekerati Radio , Movies , Television

Episode 160 — Robin D Laws and Cam Banks Discuss the FENG SHUI 2 Roleplaying Game

When it was released in the 1990s Feng Shui was a genre crushing breath of fresh air. In an era of D&D clones and “mood” role playing games, Robin D. Laws’ game of Hong Kong film inspired action was just what the gaming community needed. Now it’s back and Robin D Laws and Cam Banks […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Geekerati Radio , Movies , Roleplaying Games

Table of Contents — OLD VENUS edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

As a fan of Planetary Romance I have written about what sets the genre apart from Sword & Sorcery. When I saw a post on my Facebook feed by Gardner Dozois about an anthology of stories that he and George R.R. Martin had co-edited that will be published next March my heart leapt with joy. […]

Fantasy , Geek News , Pulp , Science Fiction

Table of Contents: SUPER STORIES OF HEROES & VILLAINS edited by Claude Lalumière

One of our longtime favorite blogs here at Geekerati is John DeNardo’s SF Signal online fanzine and one of John’s regular features on that site is providing the table of contents to upcoming/previously released anthologies of genre fiction. It’s a useful way of discovering whether an anthology might fill a gap in your collection, or […]

Comic Books , Geek News , Roleplaying Games , Science Fiction

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