Geekorama

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Authors Trish Heinrich and Jeremy Flagg Geek Out Over Superhero Pop Culture

S1E36 - Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog

November 26th, 2020

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For this week’s episode of Geekorama, we are digging into the archives and talking about a film from before Joss Whedon was known as the guy who supposedly ruined the Justice League movie: Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog

Pop-Culture Trivia - The Guild

The Guild was written and created by Felicia Day, an avid gamer, in between acting roles in several American television shows and movies. After two years of gaming, Day decided to make something productive from her experiences and wrote the series as a sitcom television pilot. The series was purposely kept generic to avoid copyright problems and to appeal to a wider audience of massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) fans, but Day based it on her experience with a World of Warcraft addiction.  The Guild is considered one of the most successful Web Series of all time. You can stroll down nostalgia lane or catch it for the first time on Netflix.

GEEK OUTS

Trish - Going old school and geeking out about Eureka. This show is my warm fuzzy blanket that reminds me that somewhere out there in a sleepy Oregon town there are wonderful weirdos that are flawed and loving and that no matter what mayhem they concoct, it always ends up okay in the end.

Jeremy - In the pursuit of non-superhero superhero movies, this week I had a chance to sit down and watch the newly released Mortal, a Norwegian based film. What’s even more weird is how the latest episode of the Simpsons directly connects this plot to the concept of superheroes as a new religious mythos. 

 

Deep Dive - Dr. Horrible is actually pretty wonderful.

We jump into the humor of this shoe-string budget and how it might still be quite relevant today in isolation. While it might not seem very "super" by the title, we all know that the most villainous characters also happen to have PhD's.

QotW: What's your favorite musical?

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S1E35 - Super Shorts: Zero Issue, Wonder Woman and X-Men!

November 12th, 2020

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For this week’s episode of Geekorama, we are straying from the Brooding of DC and the Pithy Dialogue of Marvel and turning to the fans and just how far they’ll go to see their favorite characters on screen. We’re looking at two fan made films and a short indie film reminding us of what geek power is capable of.

Pop-Culture Trivia - The very First Comic Con

The very first comic convention was held on July 27, 1964 in New York City. Though there were probably other small fan conventions held elsewhere in the US, this was the first known event for comic book fans.  A total of 56 fans attended, including a fifteen-year-old George R.R. Martin, who had purchased the first ticket to the event months earlier and would go on to create Game of Thrones decades later. 

GEEK OUTS

Trish - Here I Am, the Dolly Parton Documentary on Netflix. Dolly Parton is possibly one of the most intelligent, shrewd and incredible performers in all of country music. Though I don’t especially like country music as a rule, I have always loved Dolly Parton.

Jeremy - Can we say advanced copy of New Mutants? Why yes we can! After two years and five release dates, I finally had a chance to see the youngest X-Men with a slant of horror. Was it worth the wait? Debatable, but we got the Illyana Rasputin I’ve always wanted with a little bonus of her sidekick (no spoiler) and overall, I’d rate it higher than at least half of the X-Men films. With only a few minor adjustments, I will commend them on staying mostly true to the characters. Bravo much better send off for the franchise than Dark Phoenix!

Deep Dive - Independent Superhero Shorts

Super Shorts: the magic of short films that sometimes fall short and yet can still manage to capture the wonder of superheroes.

On and On (by Todd Downing & Kirby Kackle): 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxQqI7ROdnE

Zero Issue (by New York Picture Company)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaDKjYFORSQ 

Wonder Woman (by Rainfall Films): 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XATiV3gmy-Q 

Cable: Chronicles of Hope (by K&K Productions):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5_JzD1zuFw  

 

QotW: Why are you a fan of superheroes?

 

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