July 26, 2017

‘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

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

Read the Original ‘Stranger Things’ Pilot Episode ‘Montauk’

One of the great privileges of the modern era is that the a quick search of the internet can allow journalists, genre fans, and struggling screenwriters to get a deeper look at the productions that entertain and inspire us. One thing in particular this has lead to is the wider availability of the original screenplays […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Horror , Television

Eichorst from ‘The Strain’ Asks You to Join the Strigoi Before Season 3 Starts on August 28th

FX launched a different kind of vampire series called The Strain in 2014. Where most vampire stories feature sexual and attractive vampires who seduce their victims and audiences with their beauty and charisma, the vampires of The Strain follow in the footsteps of Brian Lumley’s Necroscope and Steve Niles’ 30 Days of Night. In The Strain television series, vampirism is viewed through an […]

Geekerati Radio , Horror , Television

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

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

CW’s Trailer for THE FLASH Captures Barry Allen Goodness

From Professor Zoom to the Weather Wizard, the recently released 5 minute extended trailer for CW’s upcoming series THE FLASH seems to be firing on all cylinders. From the looks of the trailer, the current FLASH series will be drawing heavily from the “Speed Force” era of stories where Professor Zoom aggressively antagonized the FLASH, […]

Geek News , Television

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

Episode 154: Shane Hensley Discusses Deadlands From RPG To TV

The mid-90s were a creative time in the role playing game industry and a lot of smaller companies were creating not only new games, but new gaming genres. DEADLANDS by Pinnacle Entertainment Group (1996) is one of the most memorable – and one of the best – games to come out of this creative period. […]

Gaming , Geek News , Geekerati Radio , Pulp , Roleplaying Games , Television

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