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May 30 2013 8:00am

Morning Roundup: What if Daenerys Had Some Ferrets Instead of Dragons?

French artist Mike Wrobel recently created Game of Thrones character portraits as if they were living in a 1990s vortex. Would winter ever actually arrive if the font for the title on Game of Thrones was rendered as wobbly-MTV letters? How come nobody has ferrets anymore? (Art via Geek-Art)

Your daily offsite links totally know that you know nothing, but are ready to correct that.

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Feb 25 2013 10:00am

Morning Roundup: Calvin & Hobbes in the Real World

Calvin has crashed his flying saucer IN THE REAL WORLD! This great series of images imagines what the world would be like if Calvin and Hobbes found themselves in real-life settings. It almost makes us wish our plush tiger would come to life and eat us have adventures with us.

Highlights include of your daily offsite links include:

  1. Superman tells us he’s selfless.
  2. The latest hints about Game of Thrones season 3.
  3. Han Solo should be a girl.

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Apr 26 2012 9:00am

Morning Roundup: Mumble-Gate is Over!

If reports are to be believed, everyone will now be able to totally understand Bane. We’re not sure if there will be an in-universe explanation for this like Bane getting voice leassons ala’ The King’s Speech. Who would be the person to give Bane said voice-lessons? We vote for Jack Nicholson or Jack Palance. (You...are my number one...a—guy!)

You offsite links are aggressively patting you on the shoulder.

Highlights include:

  1. The secret Dark Knight Rises footage which exposes the end of mumble-gate.
  2. A really, really cool Star Trek video. (Seriously.)
  3. The real death of Boba Fett.

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May 24 2010 6:00am

Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy #021: African SF & Fantasy! Nollywood! Entomology! (Guest: Nnedi Okorafor)

Nnedi Okorafor, author of Zahrah the Windseeker and The Shadow Speaker, joins us to talk about Africa as it’s represented in science fiction and fantasy. Dave and John discuss portrayals of Africa in fiction and film.


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May 17 2010 6:00am

GGG#020: Climate Change! Geoengineering! Terraforming! (Guest: Eli Kintisch)

Eli Kintisch, author of Hack the Planet, joins us to discuss some of the ambitious and risky geoengineering schemes that are being proposed to address climate change. Dave and John talk terraforming.


[Scientists have developed these SHOW NOTES as our last, best hope for saving the planet.]

May 8 2010 4:25am

GGG#019: Immortality! Automata! Consciousness Transference! (Guest: Robin Wasserman)

Robin Wasserman, author of the young adult science fiction novel Skinned, joins us to discuss hacking Harvard, working in publishing, human identity, and writing about the future. Dave and John try to figure out how to upload their minds. 


[When Dave uploaded his brain to the internet last week, leaving his frail and sickly mortal remains behind, he selflessly exported these SHOW NOTES. Just for you guys.]

May 3 2010 6:00am

GGG#018: Organ Repossession! Con Men! Dystopian Satire! (Guest: Eric Garcia)

Eric Garcia—screenwriter/author of Repo Men and author of Anonymous Rex and Matchstick Men—joins us to discuss con men, dark comedy, and dinosaurs living among us. Dave and John talk violent satirical ’80s science fiction movies.


[SHOW NOTES? I'd buy THAT for a dollar!]

Apr 26 2010 6:00am

GGG#017: Dragons! Fan Fiction! Copyright Law! (Guest: Naomi Novik)

Naomi Novik, author of the Temeraire series, joins us to talk about dragons, fan fiction, and copyright law. Dave and John discuss dragons in books, games, and film.



Apr 12 2010 6:00am

GGG#015: The Black Death! Archimedes! Counterfactuals! (Guest: Dan Carlin)

Dan Carlin, host of the Hardcore History podcast, joins us to discuss the history of the future, the origins of the centaur legend, and what the Black Death can teach us about postapocalyptic fiction. Dave and John get medieval on your assumptions about historical fantasy.


[No written record of the history of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy has ever been discovered. All that remains are these SHOW NOTES.]

Apr 5 2010 5:45am

GGG#014: Fairies! Unicorns! Action Figures! (Guest: Holly Black)

Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles, joins us to talk about the Spiderwick movie, graphic novels, and D&D. Dave and John blame evil internet fairies for any number of things, possibly including the loss of their childhood action figure collections.


[To keep the evil internet fairies at bay, read these SHOW NOTES aloud in the presence of the full moon.]

Mar 29 2010 6:21am

GGG#013: Horror! Academia! Our Deepest, Darkest Fears! (Guest: John Langan)

John Langan, author of House of Windows, joins us for our horrifying thirteenth episode! Dave and John discuss scary, scary stuff, including CNN and grammar.


[Only kids are afraid of SHOW NOTES!]

Mar 22 2010 6:16am

GGG#012: Hobbits! Balrogs! My Precious! (Guest: Corey Olsen)

The Tolkien Professor, Corey Olsen, joins us to talk about Tolkien, Medieval literature, and whether Balrogs have wings. Stay with us after the interview when Dave and John discuss all things Hobbit.


[SHOW NOTES are highly visible to the Nazgûl, so read them with caution. When you’re done with them, please hurl them into the fires of Mount Doom.]

Mar 15 2010 6:00am

GGG#011: Star Wars! Ewoks! The Almighty Sarlacc! (Guest: Alexandre Philippe)

The People vs. George Lucas director Alexandre Philippe joins us to talk about the film and the love/hate relationship between Star Wars fans and its creator. Dave and John discuss their opinions of all six films and the expanded universe.


[Now witness the firepower of these fully armed and operational SHOW NOTES!]

Mar 8 2010 6:12am

GGG#010: Space Battles! Giant Ants! Physics! (Guest: Tom Rogers)

Tom Rogers, author of Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics, joins us to talk about exploding cars, battles in space, and the problem of scale in the insectoid world. Dave and John discuss how much science there should be in science fiction.


[These SHOW NOTES are IMPOSSIBLE, but we’re going to use them anyway.]

Mar 1 2010 6:00am

GGG#009: Vampires! Werewolves! Unicorns! (Guest: Carrie Vaughn)

Carrie Vaughn, bestselling author of the best-selling Kitty Norville series, joins us to talk about werewolves, heroines, Wild Cards, and other things. Dave and John talk about some of their favorite werewolves and vampires.


[SHOW NOTES only come out during the full moon. READ MORE while you can!]

Feb 15 2010 6:00am

GGG#007: Escape Pod! Audio Fiction! Unabridged! (Guest: Steve Eley)

Steve Eley—editor of Escape Pod, the internet’s most popular science fiction podcast—stops by this week and we discuss the very promising future of audio fiction.


[You won’t  BELIEVE how awesome these SHOW NOTES are! Click through!]

Feb 8 2010 6:00am

GGG#006: Steampunk! Sherlock Holmes! Eschatology! (Guest: Cherie Priest)

Cherie Priest—Steampunk aficionado, amateur theologian, and author of Boneshaker—joins us as our guest this week. We explain what Steampunk is, why it’s cool, and where you can check it out.


[Crank up your analytical engine and click through for SHOW NOTES...]

Feb 1 2010 6:19am

GGG#005: Crystal Skulls! Alien Abductions! Bigfootology! (Guest: Brian Dunning)

Brian Dunning of Skeptoid joins us as our guest this week. The Skeptoid podcast is one of the most popular science podcasts around, with over 50,000 listeners. Brian joins us to discuss critical thinking and its application in everything from alien abductions to medicine in the movies. Dave and John apply a little critical thinking of their own.


[Don’t believe in SHOW NOTES? Click through and the truth will be revealed!]