July 26, 2017

I Dare You to Watch the ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Trailer and not Weep

In a December 1993 interview with David Letterman, Tom Hanks famously said that you should “never kill the dog” in a movie (the discussion is at minute 8:30 in the linked video). Hanks also joked that Jeffrey Katzenberg would drive by the Hanks household waving his fist and shouting “killing that dog cost us $49 million in […]

Movies

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

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

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

CW Developing HOURMAN TV Series…Will it Be an Hour Long Drama?

I learned to read by reading comic books. Given how much I love to read to this day, I’d say that my friendly local bookstore should send thank you letters to some of the comic book writers who sparked my passion. My absolute favorite writer as a kid was Roy Thomas. From Man-Thing to Conan, […]

Fantasy , Television

Geekerati Book Pick of the Week: Kell’s Legend

Kell’s Legend (Angry Robot Books) Who Wrote It: Andy Remic (BioHell, SIM, Spiral) What Genre is It: Kell’s Legend is a fusion of Vampire horror, skull shattering sword and sorcery, and steampulp. What is it About: The city has fallen. The land of Falanor is invaded by an albino army, the Army of Iron. A […]

Fantasy , Pulp , Roleplaying Games

TV Pick of the Week: The Writer’s Room

As mentioned on this week’s episode, Shawna’s pick this week for TV viewing is The Writers’ Room on The Sundance Channel.  It’s a great insight to some of the biggest shows on TV today — Breaking Bad, New Girl, Parks & Recreation, Dexter, Game of Thrones, etc.  Each half hour episode is hosted by Jim […]

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