• Days of Geek,  Podcast

    DoG Ep 15: Nichelle Nichols at Fan Expo 2013

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    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

    40:57 Outland

     

    42:39 Anime Corner

    Kotoura-san, a 13-episode series centring around a girl who was born with the ability to read minds and the slow exiting of her shell to find a group of friends who care about her.

     

    44:40 Outro

    In which I offer contact info:

    Closing music George Street Shuffle, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com

    Creative Commons licensing info (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Un-ported License).

    46:03 Blooper

    Well, sort of.

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  • Days of Geek,  Podcast

    DoG Ep 14: George Takei at Fan Expo 2013

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    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 of video online, but not nearly enough. I also mention that we’re planning to attend Quinte Mini Con.

     

    40:27 Geekness & The Real World

    Where I share my thoughts on online activism―slacktivism as it’s often referred to―and why it’s actually a good thing.

     

    32:14 Anime Corner

    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. The first of the Studio Ghibli films, before there was even a Studio Ghibli, and unquestionably a masterpiece of animation spearheaded by Miyazaki Hayao. There’s a manga too, and I suddenly need to read it.

     

    45:45 Outro

    In which I offer contact info:

    Closing music George Street Shuffle, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com

     

    Creative Commons licensing info (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Un-ported License).

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  • Days of Geek,  Podcast

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

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    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 eclectic body of work including a fair bit of anime voice overs in English and the occasional live action appearance. She predominately voices Spike for MLP, but also takes care of Mayor Mare and minor characters here and there.

    01:46 The Q&A

    Andrea and Cathy in front of the microphones.

    1:00:34 News

    I talk briefly (or what I think is, but probably isn’t) about our Fan Expo 2014 experience and why there won’t be a 2015 for me.

     

    1:04:28 Anime Corner

    Chi’s Sweet Home and Chi’s New Address. This is a three-minute kids anime with a total of 208 episodes between the two seasons, but is entirely worthwhile for the whole family or for anyone who likes cats. Cute and funny at the same time.

     

    1:06:05 Outro

    In which I offer contact info:

    Closing music—George Street Shuffle, courtesy of Kevin McCleod atincompetch.com

    Creative Commons licensing info (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Un-ported License).

     

    1:07:31 Blooper

     

    Yup, there actually is one this time, though it’s probably not as funny as it was irritating to me.

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  • Days of Geek,  Podcast

    DoG Ep 11: Stan Lee at Fan Expo 2013

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    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 mishap, but the rest is intact through the applause and he comes through quite clearly.

    02:14 Main

    The Q&A itself.

    45:47 News

    Fan Expo, where the crowd and traffic flow gets worse every year because the con gets bigger every year and the company running things doesn’t seem to worry about how tightly they pack us in or how small a space they make us all walk through to get from one building to the other.

    But they are bringing in a lot of famous folks I’d like to see this year.

    My “must see” list: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Adam West and Burt Ward.

    On the family “must see” list so far: Elijah Wood, Ted Raimi, Dan Parent, Andrewa Libman and Tabitha St. Germain (My Little Pony), Brental Floss, Trina Nishimura (Attack on Titan). But we’re waiting for a final schedule.

    My “really want to see list”: Hulk Hogan, Nathan Fillion, Stan Lee, Matt Smith, Bruce Campbell, Richard Dreyfuss, Ray Park, Robert England, Ed Greenwood, Rick Green, Tom Cook. Those last two weren’t on the list when I recorded but have been added to theFan Expo website since.

    48:49Outro

    Contact info:

    Closing music—George Street Shuffle, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com

    Creative Commons licensing info (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Un-ported License).

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  • Days of Geek,  Podcast

    DoG Ep 09: James Hong at FE 2013

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    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 James Hong Q&A. During the session, he talked about Big Trouble,Wayne’s World 2, Chinese Frankenstein, voice work, equality, and aging, among other things. He also hopped down from the stage and displayed a little dancing skill.

     

    45:45Outro

    Yes, it really is that short.

    Contact info:

    Closing music—George Street Shuffle, courtesy of Kevin McCleod atincompetch.com

     

    Creative Commons licensing info (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Un-ported License).

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