There Will Be Geek

Cav, Chani and Mike wittering about geek stuff.

It’s About History: Loan Tran and the Geek Traitors

Following Loan/Kelly Marie Tran’s remarkable New York Times article about Internet harassment and her own cultural identity, Cav considers how her words serve as a reminder of some seemingly long-lost principles of geek culture.   ” …the same society that taught some people they were heroes, saviors, inheritors of the Manifest Destiny ideal, taught me I existed only in the […]

Avengers: Infinity War Review

Dir. Anthony Russo/Joe Russo Released April 27th, 2018 Ten years. Nineteen films. Some twenty lead characters. Enough money spent, and especially earned, to float a fistful of small countries. Avengers: Infinity War is not your average event movie, but the momentum point for one of the grandest experiments in cinema history. Today, with Marvel films being a regular, to some […]

Old Hands, New Breed: Mad Max: Fury Road and Evolving Gender Roles

When George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road was released in May 2015, few expected it to be the commercial and critical triumph that it went on to become. The film was in development for twelve years – facing problems finding a leading man (Mel Gibson having become too old and possibly too controversial), and with studio-level cold feet delaying production […]

Midnight Oil: 1984 Review

Dir: Ray Argall Released May 10th, 2018 Time has a way of distancing us from a band’s true power. Albums stack up; bands break up, reform then break up again; fans get old and settled, and music moves on, rendering what was once deemed intense and daring, quaint at best. Midnight Oil has long passed into this realm, its music’s […]

Episode 35 – Pop Culture Conspiracy Theories

This week, you’re going to have to watch your backs… they have eyes everywhere. We’ve gone too far down the rabbit hole, and it’s everywhere – the Moon, Abbey Road, all the way to the White House (Thanks Obama). I’m telling you, they’ve got body doubles, replacement band members, ghost writers, the whole nine yards. You’ve got to get the […]