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Skiffy Waffles, Cans Eureka

After ordering episodes so far ahead that when we talked to Colin Ferguson back in May (GWC #273), he was already on the set shooting season five before we’d even begun to see the second half of season four, SyFy announced yesterday the end of Eureka. It was a roller-coaster week for fans of the […]

      
 
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GWC #281: Aircraft

We continue our vehicles in sci-fi arc with a discussion of aircraft — how they differ from spacecraft and what makes them special. Audra teases out the origins of Chuck’s Halo Scorpion fetish. And we run down the week in geek. If you’re in San Diego for Comic Con, we’d love to meet you. Check […]

      
 
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GWC #280: Fantasy Vehicles, FSL 3.0 Awards

We delve into what takes a vehicle out of the ordinary and makes it stick in our minds for years to come. We wrap up Fantasy Sci-Fi League 3.0 with some well-deserved participant awards. And we run down the week in geek including widespread outrage over the Netflix price increase and our awesome casting pics […]

      
 
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Pre-SDCC 2011 Expectations

Tomorrow I leave for my geek post-graduate final exercise. It’s been just a few years since my return to Geekdom, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I’ve connected with other like-minded geeks. I’ve experienced new-to-me sci-fi material like Farscape and Buffy. I’ve re-emerged myself in gaming. I’ve collected science fiction memorabilia. I’ve purchased geek-related […]

      
 
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GWC #279: Vehicles in Sci-Fi, Part 1

We kick off a discussion of vehicles in sci-fi by defining the term “vehicle” and delving into why they’re so important to us both on and off the screen. We talk “state of the podcast” and give you a glimpse of some of our future plans for the cast and site. And we run down […]

      
 
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GWC #278: Ian Chisholm, Clear Skies 3, FSL 3.0 Finals

Machinema magician Ian Chisholm joins us as we discuss his trilogy-completing feature film Clear Skies 3. We present the final round of fantasy sci-fi league 3.0. And we run down the week in geek, including a True Blood update, a cool little-known game called Trenched, the car-building slickness of Forza Motorsport 4, and Audra’s ideas […]

      
 
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GWC #277: Fantasy Sci-Fi League 3.0, Round 3

We fly through the third round of FSL 3.0. And we run down the week in geek, including the premiere of Outcasts, yet more new Futurama, a possible Wargames “reboot,” discussion of the latest Planet of the Apes and Trnasformers trailers, and lots more! Next week: a special GWC episode covering the newly-released Clear Skies […]

      
 
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GWC #276: News Show, FSL 3.0 Round 2

We got a little carried away running down the week in geek this week, including some non-spoilery X-Men: First Class discussion, a recommendation of Tiger and Bunny, Chuck’s late-to-the-show comments on completing Mass Effect 2 and finally watching the end of Caprica, thoughts on the significance of San Diego Comic Con in terms of promotion […]

      
 
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Knowledge Through Visualization

The human mind can recognize patterns that remain invisible to even the most powerful computers. But we’re stuck with some nasty limitations. We can only see relatively small amount of “raw” data at a given moment. That’s where visualization comes in. By laying out data visually, we encode data into additional channels. When we look […]

      
 
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GWC #275: Memory Part 2, George Johnson, FSL 3.0 Round 1

We continue our memory arc joined by George Johnson, author of In The Palaces of Memory: How We Build the Worlds Inside Our Heads (and the recent Ten Most Beautiful Experiments). We tackle round one of fantasy sci-fi league 3.0. And we run down the week in geek including Opportunity’s soon approach to the appropriately-named […]

      
 
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Voltron For GWCers

Voltron is a recipe for a geek-gasm. Start with a mysterious oppressed planet, uncover five ancient transforming robot lions, insert young, highly-trained warrior pilots, add a galactic monstrous evil villain empire bent on universal domination, sprinkle in glamorous royalty, knead in hilarious dialogue, mix in magical spirits, cook it under the heat of a life-or-death […]

      
 
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GWC #274: Memory Part I, FSL 3.0 Intro, Fireball Tim

We discuss the concept of memory and its numerous sci-fi storyline applications. We announce the return of the fantasy sci-fi league: FSL 3.0. We talk to movie car designer Fireball Tim. And we run down the week in geek including more Transformers set dishing on Megan Fox, Chinese prisons’ new get-rich-quick scheme of forcing prisoners […]

      
 
 

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