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Ep 047 Star Wars Special Edition

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Episode 047: Star Wars Special Edition
Today we prove that Lucas’ edits weren’t so bad after all…

This Week in Geekdom
Half Life 3 Announced.
JarJar Abrams removed from Star Wars
Lucas announces he’s converting the holiday special to BluRay for official release
Winds of Winter released

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Ep 046 Captain America

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Episode 046: Captain America
Your favorite superhero who goes from scrawny to brawny with SCIENCE!

This Week in Geekdom
Nooo! Facebook bought Oculus Rift :’(
new trailer for Days of Future Past
How about…Klingon Beer! Klingon Warnog to appear in US/CAN later this year
A whole slew of geek birthdays this week:
Shatner – 3/22/31
Nimoy – 3/26/31
Fillion – 3/27/71

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Captain America
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Ep 045 The Muppets

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Episode 045: The Muppets
This week we find out why Fozzie doesn’t wear shoes.
**DISCLAIMER**
This Week in Geekdom
Official: Episode VII will start filming in May,
Steam’s documentary about Dota 2, Free To Play, is out.
New Muppet Movie out Friday 3/21

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Muppets
created by Jim Henson in 1955
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Ep 044 Firefly

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Episode 044 Firefly
Burn the land and boil the sea since they took this show from me.

This Week in Geekdom
Cosmos is Awesome (duh)
Titanfall came out
The Last of Us is to become a movie
Geek History: 3/13/ 1781 Uranus is discovered by William Herschel

Issues in Geekdom
Is it better for a show to be canceled early or drag on forever?

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So why are we talking about a decade old show that only has 14 episodes and a movie?
Firefly set in 2517
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Ep 043 H. P. Lovecraft/ Cthulhu

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Episode 043 Lovecraft/Cthulhu
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents
This Week in Geekdom
Bruce Wayne/Selena Kyle castings done for Fox’s Gotham tv series
Geek History March 3, 1920 – Jimmy Doohan (Scotty) born
This sunday (3/9) Cosmos with NDT on Fox 9/8c

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H.P. Lovecraft had a pretty rough life. His father was confined to an asylum when he was three and his mother kept a close watch over him and often restricted him from leaving the house.
He lived in Providence, Rhode Island until he was 36 and moved back after living with his wife in New York for two years. His work can be broken down to three periods, pre New York, New York and post New York. The last being the area where he generated the works he is best known for today.
Note on pronouncing Lovecraftian names, they are meant to be unpronounceable
Call of Cthulhu
SciFi Horror
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Ep 042 Thief

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Ep 042 Thief

Joining us this is Adam from The Plot Thickens podcast.
Update on what’s going on with The Plot Thickens Podcast for all of their fans. Our fans should go check out their back episodes so you know what’s up when they start back up.

Cautionary tale about PS4s and it’s lack of backward compatibility.

This Week in Geekdom
NBC going to bring back Heroes in 2015 link
Fantastic Four reboot actors announced, movie due in 2015 link
Harold Ramis of Ghostbusters fame died at age 69 link
Thief released in the US 2/25 coming to Europe in 2/28 link
New Godzilla movie looks good coming May 16 link

editor note: early on in the show there is a spot with an echo in the audio, it’s very brief but couldn’t be removed in editing. We hope this doesn’t detract from your enjoyment of the episode.
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Ep 041 Death Note

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Episode 041: Death Note
An apple a day won’t keep the shinigami away

This Week in Geekdom
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy trailer
Jada Pinkett Smith cast in Batman prequel as Fish Mooney
Irrational Games (makers of bioshock) shut down
In History: 2/18/1930 – Pluto discovered
Optional: we missed Darwin Day last week! :’(

Issues in Geekdom
Subs. v. Dubs

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Death Note
- both a manga and anime written by Tsugumi Ohba
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Ep 040 Clerks

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Episode 040: Clerks
NSFW edition
I’m not even supposed to be here today.
This Week in Geekdom
Fox’s Batman prequel casts Ben McKenzie as Detective Gordon
House helps German doctors save patient’s life
The Lego Movie looks to be pretty good.
Star Wars 7 Update: Looks like it will be filming May- Sept. this year

Issues in Geekdom
importance of Celebrities

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Clerks follows a day in the lives of 2 retail employees in a not so typical day.
Black and White
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Ep 039 Frankenstein

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Episode 039: Frankenstein
It’s aliiiiiive!

This Week in Geekdom
This HP news
Batman/Superman: Jeremy Irons is Alfred & Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor
Feb. 4, 2000 – The Sims first released.
Nimoy says he’s sick, everybody freaks out

Issues in Geekdom

Is podcasting illegal and copyright trolls
Link to The EFF

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Written by Mary Shelley in the early 1800s. While staying with Lord Byron, he challenged each of his house guests to write a ghost story. This is hers.
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Ep 038 Half-Life

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Ep 038 Half-Life Series
This week we talk about why you should never be late for work at Black Mesa

This Week in Geekdom
Happy 40th birthday, Dungeons & Dragons

Issues in Geekdom
Net Neutrality
link

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Special Guest: Gordon Freeman The Man The Legend

Single Player First Person Game series.
Half Life: Gordon Freeman has the worst job ever with Black Mesa.
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