00:00 Episode ID
Days of Geek, Episode 1: Intro to the Main Geek, Fan Expo Recovery, and Wil Wheaton speaks.
00:06 Music – “Split In Synapse”, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com.
In which I offer up contact info before quoting Simon Pegg on being a geek.
“Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.”
Then I admit to being a huge geek myself and that I’m part of a geek family.
In which I very briefly introduce the main segment of this episode, Will Wheaton speaking and taking questions at Montreal Comic Con 2012.
02:23 The recorded Q&A starts.
He covers a lot of ground in that session, talking about:
- Using Google Translate to fill a hovercraft with eels,
- Table Top (his web show on Geek and Sundry),
- Being a nerd and conventions,
- Stand By Me,
- Cleaning out his garage & E-bay,
- Returning Pants to HBC in Vancouver,
- Toy Soldiers,
- Sparks McGee,
- Star Trek TNG.
54:41 Promo for Table Top
The original promo for the show, giving you a taste of Wil’s humour and what you might expect from the show, available on Geek and Sundry or direct from You Tube
55:52 News: Fan Expo recovery
I recorded the my parts of this episode the day after getting home from Fan Expo, the biggest convention in Canada and the third biggest in North America. We spent far too much money, got less than an optimum amount of sleep, got autographs from George Takei, James Hong, Carrie Fisher, half the cast of Sailor Moon, and several voice actors from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
59:00 Media Consumption
The part of the show where I very briefly talk about the geeky media I’ve consumed since the last episode. Books, movies, TV, maybe even other podcasts (although that would get pretty extensive pretty quick).
This episode, I’m just picking what I’ve read or watched in the past week. And it’s mostly read.
I finished Oh Myyy by George Takei, a mildly autobiographic book mainly talking about his to fame on the internet.
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Interesting but irritating. Too many sets of events going on at the same time, all at different points in the main protagonist’s life. He’s unstuck in time and can experience any part of his life as now. (Amazon.ca link)
Something I forgot to mention in the episode, but I went to a screening of the first episode of Star Trek Continues at Fan Expo. A fan produced series that picks up where the original Star Trek show left off. Fun, but it’s trying a little too hard to begin with. Worth checking out for fans of the show and I’m sure they’ll work the kinks out.
60:23 Star Trek is coming
And speaking of Star Trek, next week I’ll be starting a re-watch or the original Star Trek, going all the way back to the first pilot, “The Cage”. I’ll be watching the whole series in production run order and offering a few observations and a little score keeping for each one.
In which I again offer out of date contact info:
- @DaysOfGeek on Twitter
Closing music—George Street Shuffle, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com
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