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If I had a time machine I could go back and post this episode on time. Sadly, I don't have the power to manipulate that wobbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff, but it's a double episode so that should count for something (I hope).

We have Andy, Randy, Sylvie and Stephanie talking about time travel through the ages - but mostly from film and television. You'll hear names like Quantum Leap, Stargate SG-1, The Time Machine, Looper, and give some directions to some of the more obscure time-traveller fiction out there. We have a few laughs along the way, which is a must for any time travelling team, and end on a few suggestions that we hope you find thrilling.

Thank you so much for listening!

[Obligatory excuse for the lateness of this episode: The studio was water logged, and it took over two weeks to rebuild upstairs. I finished this evening and was finally able to edit and convert the episode. Again, so sorry for the lateness!]

Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_Episode_11-12.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 12:42am EDT
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Yes, we skipped Episodes 11 and 12, they're forthcoming. Why? They're currently on the backup drive, and we're in the process of rebuilding the studio in a new room, so it'll be a couple days before I can edit and release those.

Luke Alberton from an Axe To Grind and his friend Chris recorded an extra news episode after helping me clear everything out of the studio, which had to be abandoned when the foundation began to leak. We talk about that mini-flood, Google's move to enforce safe image search, new news from the next Star Wars movie, and season 6 of Sons of Anarchy.

We round the episode out by reviewing the new Simcity. It's an episode with a different tone and some lively conversation.

Sylvie, Stephanie, Randy and Andy return next week with our Time Travel episode.

Direct download: TGP_news_gaming_13.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT
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This is our first real geek news episode, and it begins with a segment I (Randy) would like to call; "Leave It All In" or, "They Had No Idea I Was Rolling," or something like that. For the first time in studio, Sylvie, Stephanie and Randy are joined by Andy, a time-travelling, kick-ass commenter who happens to be anchored in our time thanks to our limited technology.

We wanted to talk about time travel, but there was so much important news to share instead, so you get the play by play of an interesting month in excellent Geek Entertainment news and all the round table commentary that comes with it. Actually, our table is square, but since there's no video for this, or any episode, I hope you won't notice the difference. We also take a moment to talk about how our media is packaged these days: Are the super-pack DVD+Blu-Ray+Digital+Special Features discs and their variations worth it?

I (Randy), begin with an apology to Stephanie, and we launch into news topics ranging from Star Wars, Disneyland, Clerks 3, Kevin Smith, Game of Thrones, a quick look at Geek-worthy new releases in Blu-Ray/digital/DVD, and a couple other topics. 

Direct download: TGP_EP_10_formerly_11.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT
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Sylvie, Stephanie and Randy return after a hiatus with our likes and dislikes in film and television for 2012. 

It's a celebratory episode because there were many great things about 2012, so this episode is largely positive.
 
We've changed to a half hour format, and we'll be back with a new fix every Wednesday, thank you for listening!
 
Our theme music is provided by Incompetech, and the tune is called Pinball Sprting.
Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_Episode_7b.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 1:45pm EDT
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angelmuppetWe catch up wish Sylvie, Stephanie and Randy as they recover from the various ailments that kept us away from our microphones for so long. We start by talking about what we plugged in to while we were immobilised, and move on to some big news in Geekdom that we missed such as…

 
The Blu-Ray version of Season 1 and 2 of Star Trek The Next Generation, Sherlock BBC season 2 on Blu-Ray and Netflix, The Young Indiana Jones and why you should get your set NOW if you want one.
 
We go into the big shifts in the Science Fiction world recently, like Disney purchasing Lucasfilm (Star Wars, Indiana Jones). We take positive and negative sides of the issue and discuss good and bad points of one of the biggest franchises of all time being bought by the largest children entertainment company in history.
 
Other side-topics include: Geriatric Indiana Jones, errors in Star Wars past (including the 'Han Shot First' issue), ET, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), I Dark Overlord, and much more…
Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_Episode_6.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 3:27pm EDT
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Stephanie, Sylvie and Randy talk about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). We go into what it is, what it's like to write 50,000 words in a month, what it takes, and, since all three of us are veterans of the event, we impart some helpful advice.

 For a basic tour of NaNoWrimo, the events, where to go to sign up, and a few interesting insights into a writer's brain, this is a great episode.

 So far, Sylvie is behind in her word count, and Randy is joining the "Oh Shit Brigade" off with a bang by joining NaNoWriMo on the 15th of November, half way in to the event. That's a promise to writer 50,000 words in the second half of the month. We'll get an update on his progress next episode!

 Thank you for listening!

Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_Episode_5.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
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We go around the table multiple times, throwing different horror movies at each other so they can be discussed, poked fun at and examined. A bunch of funny stories about our experiences with horror movies are shared, and we have a fast paced, enjoyable discussion.

If you're looking for a plethora of recommendations for horror movies, or just to hear about some of your favourite flicks, then this is the episode.

Some flicks we talk about: Final Destination, Halloween, Shaun of the Dead, Night Of The Living Dead (WATCH IT HERE FREE! LEGALLY!), Saw, The Human Centipede, and many, many others!

A good time was had by all, even if we were a little dizzy after going around the table so many times.

It's early yet, but we all wish you a safe and happy Halloween!

Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_Episode_4.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 9:34pm EDT
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In the second and final part of the Joss Whedon celebration we look at his more recent work, look at people who have worked with him and done extremely well since and finally, we get excited about what we can expect from our big damn hero.

Here's the list of topics: Firefly, the Whedon-less years on TV, Dollhouse, the writer's strike, Doctor Horrible's Sing Along Blog, Cabin in the Woods, Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, Geek and Sundry, Once Upon A Time, and other critical geeky sub-topics.
 We answer our very first listener question and it becomes the topic of our next episode: Comic books that have been adapted to the silver screen!

Our music is provided by Steve Everett, who can be found on www.SteveEverett.net. I play West Coast Time, and wonder why he's not massively famous.

Please leave comments and questions wherever you found this episode, or email us at thatgeekpodcast@gmail.com and we also have a voicemail at 509-203-4347 or Skype using the name: crewcastradio. I dare you to leave a message!

Thank you for listening!

Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_2.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 9:43pm EDT
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We celebrate Joss Whedon's career, starting with a recap of his early work as a writer, then going into Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly. It's time to delve into the whimsy and awesomeness of one of the greatest storytellers of our time, so dust off your crossbow and put on your brown coat!

Our music this week is provided by Bif Naked, we play I Love Myself Today, one of my personal favourites. Don't forget to look for her new single if you're a Bif fan.

P.S.

We're going to explore more of the Whedonverse next week, so don't worry, we'll get to the more recent shiny work in due time!

Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_1b.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT
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