There Will Be Geek

Cav, Chani and Mike wittering about geek stuff.

Episode 46 – Worst Christmas

This week, we return triumphant to kick over the nativity scene, proposition the Carol singers and give Santa a wedgie. We look into the very worst pop culture offerings that Christmas has to offer, be it TV, Film or Music, getting our urchin hands dirty so you don’t have to. Plus Chani gets her cowboy on, Cav breaks the earth, […]

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 […]

Pedanticide: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Pedanticide is a column where we take a widely (which usually also means, ‘inaccurately’) criticized slice of pop culture, and give its most miserly, myopic and frankly munted nitpicks a taste of their own medicine. The goal is to try and ‘clear the air’ a little around the discourse on certain things and maybe even pay the artworks, and artists […]

Episode 42 – Douglas Adams

“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the southern hemisphere lies a small unregarded podcast. Presenting this podcast for a period of roughly two years are a group of ape-descended life forms who – with the exception of Chani – are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea…”* Today […]

Episode 41 – Free Comic Book Day

There are certain dates every year that the Geek Calendar can be set by; your local big convention, the first of the big tentpole blockbusters, San Diego ComiCon, and so on. Free Comic Book Day has firmly established itself as one of these the world over, so on May 5th, we popped down to All Star Comics here in glamourous […]

Episode 40 – Vampires – Do They Suck

This week, we debate all things Vampire – where do they come from, what is it that appeals about them, which are the best examples of the genre and so on. We pick out our favorite bloodsuckers, and those we’d rather stake out on a tropical island at noon. And there’s bonus Nicholas Cage.Plus Chani wants the kids to get […]

Star Wars Battlefront 2: Six Months Later – Doublejump

DICE’s take on the much-loved Star Wars: Battlefront series has been fraught with problems. Its first attempt, released among the hype maelstrom accompanying 2015’s The Force Awakens, was an aesthetically spectacular but unsubstantial effort, disappointing both fans of the original games and those eagerly anticipating the Battlefield creator’s take on such a rich, storied universe. Source: Star Wars Battlefront 2: […]

Episode 37 – Physical vs. Digital Media

This week, we debate the issues surrounding Physical vs. Digital Media. Is it better to own a physical object outright, or are we OK with digital versions of our favourite books, films, or music. And what of Cloud Storage and subscription fees? We give the whole shebang a once over. Plus our Thimble of Win deals with Banjo LARP, Non-Verbal […]

Episode 34 – Pop Culture Couples – a Valentine’s Day Special

This episode, your favourite hopeless romantics travel through time and space, via war zones, alternate realities, and all points in between to bring you our favourite examples of couples and love in Pop Culture. Plus in our Thimble of Win, Chani raises hell, Cav goes to war and commits sin, and Mike is searching for a soothing balm. Get your […]

Episode 32 – Review of 2017: Part 1

This week, we give you the first half of our review of 2017. We give you our favourite Geek moments from last year, covering our usual bases of Games, Film, TV, and anything else we can come up with. It’s a long one, and part two will be with you shortly.   We’ll be looking to have a more regular […]