Geek Quorum #10 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Part 3

Our review and discussion of The Force Awakens rolls on, as we take a critical look at the overabundant similarities to A New Hope. On the gaming side, we also share strategies for playing Star Wars Battlefront. We cover the gamut from tabletop games to a mini review of the Oculus Rift VR headset. The Quorum again was comprised of Brian, Byrne, …

Geek Quorum #9 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Part 2

After last episode’s prelude, we begin our full review of The Force Awakens, touching on characters new and old, and appreciating the balanced tone of the movie. Also we discuss news of a new Indiana Jones movie with an even older Harrison Ford, and breaking down the Rogue One trailer. The Quorum again was comprised of Brian, Byrne, and Michele. Listen using the player below, or subscribe to the …

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Geek Quorum #8 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Part 1

The legendary franchise returns! Yes, after a long hiatus The Quorum is back to discuss Star Wars: The Force Awakens! In this episode we begin our SW:TFA coverage by recounting when we first became Star Wars fans, the level of our fandom, and whether we had faith in the new movie. We also dish about the upcoming "Superhero fights other Superhero" movies. The …

Geek Quorum #7 – Dragon*Con

After a quick rundown of some of the movies and TV shows of the past few months, we describe what it’s like to go to Dragon*Con, the incredibly fun convention that takes place every year in Atlanta. We also discuss and compare Steampunk and Dieselpunk. Links to topics mentioned in this episode: Dragon*Con Gangnam Style video on YouTube Dragon*Con video …

Geek Quorum #6 – The Avengers

The Quorum returns after a long break to discuss the blockbuster Avengers movie. We break down how the characters fit together, the quality of the Big Bad, and whether the movie was “Whedonesque” enough. Plus, some thoughts on the 48 fps technology Peter Jackson is using to shoot The Hobbit. And, a teaser about another big geek summer movie, Prometheus. …

Geek Quorum #5 – True Blood

At long last, a new episode. Sorry for the delay… this one was actually in the can months ago, but due to various factors it took much longer than I would have hoped to finally get posted. Sincere apologies. Anyway… The Quorum gathered a varied collection of True Blood fans to discuss the popular HBO series. We examine the show …

Geek Quorum #4 – Lost Finale

After six mind-bending seasons, Lost has ended. Was the finale a satisfactory ending to the series? We review and discuss the final episode, ask what other mysteries should have been explained, and rate how Lost now stands among other top scifi shows. We also view the finale from a BSG fan‘s perspective: would harsh critics of the BSG finale regard …

Geek Quorum #3 – Avatar

We discuss the landmark sci-fi film Avatar! We assess the production design versus the perceived lack of story and dialogue. Was the movie Oscar worthy? We consider the potential of the motion capture technology, and the possibility of 3D TVs in the home. And what of a sequel? We entertain some ideas about what the next movie may entail. Quorum …

Geek Quorum #2 – This Season’s Sci-Fi TV Shows, Part 2

We continue our roundup and review of this season’s sci-fi TV shows.  We discuss the merits of Stargate Universe, Dollhouse‘s strong finish, and the consistency of Fringe. We also mention some noteworthy books that we’re reading, and bring up Felicia Day’s web show, The Guild. Quorum members were Brian, Dimitry, and Jesse. Listen using the player below, or subscribe to the podcast using …

Geek Quorum #1 – This Season’s Sci-Fi TV Shows, Part 1

In our premiere episode we review this season’s sci-fi TV shows. We take a long look at V and discuss what the remake did right–and wrong. Next we look at FlashForward and debate whether it has lost its appeal. We also examine Lost‘s own trajectory. We also examine what defines “science fiction” and “drama.”  Can a show set in space …