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Published October 30, 2018

What are movies of geekdom, what do they have in common, and what might you over hear when geeks talk about movies?

Guests: Tony Faith from Thirty Something Digital, John Boggs from Pretentious Filmmaker, and Brent Larson, screenwriter for Broken Phonebooth Productions

00:00 What the heck is a “geek” movie anyway?
15:32 The How and Why of a Geek Movie
27:08 The Midnight Movie
31:57 Experiencing Force Awakens… and a Princess Bride tangent (classic vs geek debate)
43:02 The Birth of the Geek Movie… and Quotes tangent
52:35 Geeky Guests’s Personal Favorites
01:04:23 Newbie Recommendations and VIP movies
01:13:49 Wrap Up: Summary and Thoughts on the Geek

Brent’s Favorites: Superman: The Movie, The Avengers, Cloverfield
Ultimate Newbie Recommendations: Lord of the Rings, Alien/Aliens, Pan’s Labyrinth

Boggs’s Favorites: Empire Strikes Back, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Indiana Jones and the Raider’s of the Lost Ark
Ultimate Newbie Recommendation: Anything Marvel (MCU), Anything Star Wars (Force Awakens), Anything Batman (Nolan Trilogy)

Tony’s Favorites: The Princess Bride, The Fifth Element, Serenity
Ultimate Newbie Recommendation: Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan (Bonus: Star Trek IV: Voyage Home), Original Star Wars Trilogy, Indiana Jones Trilogy, Back to the Future Trilogy

Key Terms/Properties Mentioned in the Podcast:
sci-fi/fantasy, pop culture, MMO, world of warcraft, magic: the gathering, Wes Anderson, Woody Allen, 5th Element, Luc Besson, comic-con (con), San Diego Comic Con, cosplay, The Avengers (movie), Loki, Batman v Superman (movie), Civil War (movie), Rey, Force Awakens, Ray Stantz, Ghostbusters, Gladiator, L.A. Confidential, Blade Runner, Guillermo Del Toro, Firefly, Resident Evil, Umbrella Corporation, Star Trek, Captain Kirk, Hulk, “Exterminate”, Whovian, comic books, Spider-man, Honest Trailer, Russo Brothers, midnight show, anime, Josh Trank, Fantastic Four (movie), Star Wars spin-off, 20th Century Fox, superhero movies, Joel Watson (Hijinks Ensue), Star Wars, the Force, repulser ray, Wolverine, Explorers, Ethan Hawke, The Dark Knight Rises, Aurora CO, The Phantom Menace, the Prequels, jedi, dark side, Millennium Falcon, Han Solo, Chewbacca (Chewie), the Princess Bride, Flash Gordon (original), John Carter of Mars (books), Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Planet of the Apes, Forbidden Planet, Star Trek, Trekkie, the Federation, Paramount, Jaws, Back to the Future 2, Doctor Who, Superman: the Movie, Empire Strikes Back, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Fifth Element, Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Indiana Jones and the Raider’s of the Lost Ark , Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular, Hollywood Studios, Jurassic Park, Serenity, Firefly, Lord of the Rings, Alien/Aliens, Pan’s Labyrinth, Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: Voyage Home, Star Trek (reboot), *Batteries Not Included, MCU, Nolan Batman trilogy, Indiana Jones movies, Back to the Future trilogy, Sean Connery Bond Movies, Inception, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Carpenter’s The Thing, The Matrix, Flash Gordon, Zak Snyder