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SDCC 2012: Stan Lee’s World of Heroes Panel

As they announced at the panel this year, Stan Lee’s new YouTube Channel, World of Heroes, will feature eight new shows. The panel included Stan Lee (the man is hilarious!), Mark Hamill (he did the Joker voice!), Peter David (The Hulk), Jace Hall (executive producer on the recent ABC remake of V), Adrianne Curry (America’s Next Top Model […]


Earth’s First Generation Ship?

It’s a science fiction staple: Earth’s first interstellar missions (assuming we’re not contacted by some advanced race) begin with “generation” ships — spacecraft that travel at low, sub-light speeds, traveling to the closest stars over two or three lifetimes. Those who initially crew the departing ship will never reach the destination, but their descendants will. Now […]


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 […]


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 […]


GWC #213: Star Trek, Firefly, Jean-Luc Picard

This week: Commander Shelby brings the yuppie douchiness in Best of Both Worlds Part 1 & 2. Mal talks rusty plows in a very *special* Firefly episode. We take listener calls. And we run down the week in geek including possible new sequel(s) for Independence Day, awesome new downloadable content in Dragon Age: Awakening, potential […]


GWC #199: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

This week: We discuss leadership’s role in the Return of the King. We draft teams for our upcoming fantasy sci-fi game. And Audra and the Tolkein Professor speculate on why fantasy literature gets the shaft among the cognoscenti. We also run down the week in geek, including the critics response to Avatar’s opening (and Sigourney […]


GWC #185: Stargate, SG-1, Atlantis

This week we add Atlantis to the continuing SG-1 discussion. Highlights: we discuss Stargate’s portrayal of the military, again note Stargate’s continual references to history, culture, and Earth mythology, enjoy Atlantis’ update of two SG-1 also-ran characters, compare Atlantis to later TV trek, and generally enjoy the ‘gate.


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