The Geek Speak Show

In the weeks between Thanksgiving and December 1st, Henry has noticed that there is always a wave of brand new listeners to The Geek Speak Show. While we have no idea why that is, we do appreciate and welcome you to the Geek Speak family of listeners. This special episode is especially for all of you new listeners. It's a look back at the past seven seasons of Geek Speak, starting from the very first time the world ever heard the show on August 9, 2010. You'll also hear The Book Club and how that led to the longest running joke on the show, how the Awards Show was born, the first time The Geek Speak Show covered the Super Bowl for Geeks (San Diego Comic Con), The Geek Speak Podcast Network, all the hosts that have been instrumental to the sound of The Geek Speak Show, and the episode closes off with Henry talking about what's coming up for the end of Season 7 and what's in store for 2017 and beyond....

The Geek Speak Show will return with all-new episodes on Wednesday December 7, 2016.

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To finish off Geek Speak's Thanksgiving feast, the gang offers up a serving of Star Wars and Star Trek. First, director Bradley Weatherholt comes on to talk about his documentary, The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan's Journey. It's a documentary about Bradley's quest to find out out once and for all: Are the Star Wars Prequels as bad as fans say they are or are they (and George Lucas) simply misunderstood?

2016 was Star Trek's 50th Anniversary, but unless you were a die-hard fan, you hardly noticed. Well, The Geek Speak Show did and on Star Trek TOS's actual 50th anniversary date (September 8th), Rod Roddenberry (Gene Roddenberry's son and CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment) joined Henry to talk about Star Trek 50 years after its launch, how he was introduced to Star Trek, why he thinks Star Trek has endured for 50 years, and what's coming to Star Trek: Discovery next year. (Rod is on the creative team for the new Star Trek series, in case you didn't know.)

To close off this year's Thanksgiving episode, Miguel, Gabby, and MTR talk about what they're thankful for on this holiday.

The Geek Speak Show is on break and will return for the last two episodes of 2016 on December 7th.

Direct download: 7.67_-_The_Thanksgiving_Special_-_Dessert.mp3
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For the Thanksgiving Holiday, The Geek Speak Show plays back interviews with new creative friends we made earlier this year. First up is Annie McVey, director of Alistair1918. She talks about directing the time-travel short film, doing double-duty as actor and director, and trying to shoot on the busy streets of Los Angeles. Then, Clay Delauney and Andrea Snider called into the show back in March to talk about their short sci-fi film, Visible. Reuniting actors Henry Ian Cusick and Sonya Walger (Penny & Desmond from LOST), Visible is a powerful film with a timely message, particularly for those of us that describe ourselves as geeks. Rounding off the 'dinner" portion of the Thanksgiving episode is a chat with the director and choreographer of that awesome Darth Maul fan film that we know you all watched a few times, Darth Maul: Apprentice. Director Shaun Bu and choreographer Vi-Dan Tran talk about their love of Star Wars, Darth Maul, and action films.

Enjoy this full course of Geek Culture as your Thanksgiving "dinner", then listen to the "Dessert" episode afterwards. Or start with "Dessert", be a rebel. All rebellions start with hope... (See what we did there?)

Direct download: 7.66_-_The_Thanksgiving_Special_-_Dinner.mp3
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On a shorter Week in Geek, these stories are touched on:

  • The Crow Reboot is still (sorta, maybe) happening. Stargate is not.
  • Comics Commentary with MTR from Comics After Dark.
  • James Gunn is offering $100,000... if no more GOTG Easter Eggs are found.
  • The Kessel Run-Down with Jedi Knight Rac.

The Geek Speak Show Rewind:

Marcie Hume & Christoph Baaden, directors, Magicians: Life In The Impossible


The Week in Geek (and The Geek Speak Show) will be on a two-week break over the Thanksgiving holiday. Look for two special episodes in those weeks and new episodes starting on December 7.

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Henry kicks off the episode with directors Marcie Hume & Christoph Baaden. They have a new documentary called Magicians: Life In The Impossible. The gang then turns their attention to a different type of magician, as they play some quick, non-spoilery audio clips from Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) and J.K. Rowling. The episode wraps up with a re-cap of last weekend's 90-minute Walking Dead episode (did we really need 90 minutes?) and info on what's coming up on the final weeks of Season 7 of The Geek Speak Show.

Direct download: 7.65_-_Magicians__Fantastic_Beasts.mp3
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As the country (OK, a few of us) gets back to business as usual, the Week in Geek covers these stories:

  • Ghost Rider/ Robbie Reyes to get his own solo series?
  • Stranger Things S2 adds two familiar names to its cast.
  • Michael Giacchino will be scoring Spider-Man: Homecoming.
  • The Kessel Run-Down with Jedi Knight Rac.
  • Jurassic World 2 about to add two new cast members.
  • Comics Commentary with MTR from Comics After Dark.
  • A younger Albus Dumbledore about to be cast for Fantastic Beasts sequels.
  • The Geek Speak Show Rewind: Sam Johnson, creator & writer of Geek Girl.


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Henry, Gabby, and Miguel start off the episode with a spoiler-filled discussion on Marvel's Doctor Strange. Did Marvel's foray into the multiverse work? Or should Doctor Strange be considered for the WTF Award? (That's a loong list this year!) After that, Sam Johnson calls in to talk about Geek Girl, his new four-issue mini-series. The episode wraps up with the gang's thoughts on AMC's The Walking Dead, The Exorcist TV show, and an interesting sci-fi film that comes out this Friday. (Arrival)

Direct download: 7.64_-_Magic_Walkers_and_a_Geek_Girl.mp3
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Here are this week's stories:

  • Stranger Things Season 2 has a spoilery casting announcement.
  • Olivia Munn joining Shane Black's new Predator movie.
  • Reboots for Starship Troopers and The Black Hole? Yes for one, no for the other.
  • Deadpool 2 keeps losing team members!
  • Comics Commentary with MTR from Comics After Dark.
  • The Geek Speak Show Rewind: David Glanzer & SAM: Storytelling Across Media
  • Non-spoiler reactions to Marvel's Doctor Strange.

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After all the excitement (and scares) from Halloween, Henry, Gabby, and Miguel start getting back to normal on The Geek Speak Show. That means, of course, talking about comics! San Diego Comic Con, in association with San Francisco Comics Fest, will be holding a one-day symposium called SAM, Storytelling Across Media. David Glanzer, Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Comic Con International, calls in to give all the details on the symposium for aspiring comics writers & artists. The gang then speaks with cartoonist & illustrator Meggie Ramm, who will be part of the Dynamic Comics Reading panel at SAM.

The episode closes off with some NON-SPOILERY sound bites from Benedict Cumberbach from the Doctor Strange World Premiere in Hollywood.

Direct download: 7.63_-_Getting_Back_To_Normal_After_the_Scares.mp3
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Here it is! The Geek Speak Show's biggest Halloween episode ever!

As always, paranormal investigator, author, and psychic Jeff Dwyer kicks off the show with a discussion on how we all can use our psychic powers to experience ghosts. Then, Jim Harold, host of The Paranormal Podcast, checks in and talks podcasting and the paranormal with Henry. What's Halloween without a haunted house? The Winchester Mystery House's Director of Marketing & Communications Tim O'Day calls in to talk about the Candlelight Tours and what's coming up for the holidays at the Winchester Mystery House. The gang goes from a haunted house to a dungeon... The San Francisco Dungeon, to be exact. General Manager Matt Clarkson joins in the Halloween fun by giving us the details on The Dungeon's new Escape Alcatraz Drop Ride, opening Halloween Weekend. Those of you looking for a more geeky kind of Halloween thrill will enjoy Halloween ComicFest. Writer Nicholas Doan calls in to talk about Monsters Elementary and his signing on Saturday at Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff.

Henry, Gabby, and Miguel wrap up this year's Halloween episode with the now traditional Geek Speak ghostly encounters. Only this time, they come from our own MTR (voice of the Comics Commentary from The Week in Geek).

Whew! As you can see, this is THE biggest Halloween episode in the history of The Geek Speak Show. Lots of fun, lots of information, and, of course, a few chills along the way, too.

Everyone be safe and all of us here on The Geek Speak Show wish you a Spooky and Happy Halloween!

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Direct download: 7.62_-_Halloween_2016.mp3
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