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    DoG Ep 15: Nichelle Nichols at Fan Expo 2013

    by 00:00 Episode ID Days of Geek, Episode 15: From Fan Expo 2013, the incredible Nichelle Nichols.   00:06 Music Split In Synapse courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com.   00:15 Intro A quick intro for the Nichelle Nichols Q&A, noting how awesome she is and the work she’s done for NASA outside of Star Trek.   01:19 The Q&A Nichelle Nichols speaking to the fans.   35:10 News A nice, vague explanation of why this episode was probably late releasing.   35:38 Classics of Geek Cinema Five genre movie recommendations from 1981. 35:51 Clash of the Titans 36:50 Condorman 38:13 History of the World, Part 1 39:34 Modern Problems…

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    DoG Ep 14: George Takei at Fan Expo 2013

    by 00:00 Episode ID Days of Geek, Episode 14: From Fan Expo 2013, actor, activist, and breaker of stereo types, George Takei.   00:10 Music Split In Synapse courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com.   00:18 Intro A brief intro to Uncle George and how, to me, he’ll always be Mr. Sulu. Of course, you probably also know him as a social media giant and human rights activist.   01:02 The Q&A George Takei speaking to the fans and taking a few questions.   39:50 News Sadly, we missed Montreal Comic Con. I whine for a moment in hopes that someone captured some audio. I have found a teensy bit…

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    DoG Ep 13: Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck at Fan Expo 2013

    by 00:00 Episode ID Days of Geek, Episode 13: From Fan Expo 2013, Cathy Weseluck & Andrea Libman, plus a little bit of recovery from Fan Expo 2014.   00:11 Music “Split In Synapse”, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com.   00:19 Intro A very brief note on Bronie culture, and how Fan Expo is over.   00:53 Main Andrea Libman is the voice of both Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy as well as a number of background ponies who only get occasional lines. She’s done a tremendous amount of voice work outside of the MLP universe, running back to being only two years old. Cathy Weseluck has an even more…

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    DoG Ep 12: Ian McDiarmid at Fan Expo 2013

    by 00:00 Episode ID Days of Geek, Episode 12: From Fan Expo 2013, the Dark Lord of the Sith, all hail Emperor Palpatine, umm, Ian McDiarmid. 00:08 Music “Split In Synapse”, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com. 00:17Intro I mention that it’s been a pretty geeky summer so far, and Fan Expo is still to come. 01:05Main “Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen it.” Ian McDiarmid has had a tremendous career on stage and screen. His film work might work around his stage career, but he’s always a pleasure to see in something. Probably the best acting in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. 01:49Main The Q&A itself. 47:58 News…

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    DoG Ep 11: Stan Lee at Fan Expo 2013

    by 00:00 Episode ID Days of Geek, Episode 11: From Fan Expo 2013, Stan “The Man” Lee. 00:06 Music “Split In Synapse”, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com. 00:15Intro I mention that I’ve been seduced by Fan Expo again this year and promise to talk more about it after the Q&A. 00:44 Main “Excelsior!” Crediting Stan Lee as more or less the creator of the Marvel universe as we know it, and spending a couple of sentences about how I’m an X-Men fan and don’t know where my comic tastes would have wound up without him.The first couple of minutes of the Q&A are missing due to a small technical…

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    DoG Ep 10: Leonard Nimoy at OCC 2014

    by 00:00 Episode ID Days of Geek, Episode 10: From Ottawa Comic Con 2014, Live via Skype, the legendary Leonard Nimoy. 00:09 Music “Split In Synapse”, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com. 00:17 Intro Where I note how it’s been too long since an episode without saying exactly how long and then move straight to the Leonard Nimoy Q&A. 00:48 Main A quick gathering of famous Spock quotes to introduce the Q&A. Mr. Nimoy covered a fair bit of ground during the Q&A, which was unfortunately crashed by Karl Urban for a couple of minutes, most of it Star Trek related, but he also briefly mentioned other parts of his…

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    DoG Ep 09: James Hong at FE 2013

    by 00:00 Episode ID Days of Geek, Episode 9: From FanExpo 2013, the awesome James Hong.   00:07 Music “Split In Synapse”, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com.   00:15Intro A very quick note on how this episode leaves off all of the extras beyond the Celebrity Q&A. This is due to a severe lack of free time lately resulting in practically no recording. I’m going to try this streamlined format for a few episodes until the real world settles down for me and then we’ll see about adding things back in.   00:47Main Borrowing a quote from Big Trouble in Little China, I give a short introduction to the…

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    DoG Ep 08: William Shatner and Patrick Stewart at MCC 2012

    by 0:00 Episode ID Days of Geek, Episode 8: William Shatner and Patrick Steward share the stage at MCC. Plus, and Forgotten Geek Cinema of 1980. 00:11 Music Instead of the normal “Split In Synapse” (courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com), I’m using the traditiona l“Space, the Final Frontier” speech from Star Trek, but split between Captains Kik and Picard. 00:47 Intro And with good reason: the celebrity Q&A is none other than Captains Kirk and Picard, together on stage at Montreal Comic Con September 2012. In front of it, I make note of remembering the fist time I saw TNG. 01:53Main Noting that the Captains were a bonus event…

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    DoG Ep 07: William Shatner at MCC 2012

    by 00:00 Episode ID Days of Geek, Episode 7: Captain Kirk on stage from Montreal Comic Con 2012. Plus Geek Holidays and “The Man Trap”. 00:11 Music “Split In Synapse”, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com. 00:21 Intro Intro quote is from Star Trek, The Original Series because the celebrity Q&A is none other than Captain Kirk, seen at Montreal Comic Con 2012. 02:14 Q&A Yes, I said Captain Kirk. My son and I spent one day at Montreal Comic Con 2012, and it was the day William Shatner was on stage in the afternoon, then joined by Patrick Stewart in the evening, but that will be for next episode. 1:07:53…

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    DoG Ep 06: Interview with Amanda Sun

    by 00:00 Episode ID Days of Geek, Episode 6: with Amanda Sun, recorded at Ad Astra 2013.   00:05 Music “Split In Synapse”, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com.   00:13 Intro Where I offer some contact info and then quote Bilbo Baggins on how dangerous it is to leave your front door because you don’t know where you’ll wind up. I make the point that the same is true of books.   01:12 Main A very quick intro to the ancient interview with Amanda Sun (it was recorded in April).   02:01 Main The Interview. Amanda talks mostly about Ink, touching on characters, kendo, kami, locations in, and background…