Sunday, November 29, 2015

La Reina of Geek Culture

On this week's episode (Episode 13: El Capitan Frankenstein), inspired by Ricardo Montalban's 95th birthday, I talk about the doors he opened for other Latino actors and explore some of the more prolific Latino actors and directors in the realm of geek film and television. As I worked through this list, it became incredibly clear to me that there is one who currently stands above all others.

And that is why I am proclaiming Zoe Saldana the Queen (La Reina) of Geek Culture. Not only has she been wildly successful as a film actress, appearing in 35 films in the last 15 year, but she plays key roles in three major geek-worthy franchises. Since 2009, she has taken the role of Uhuru in the Star Trek reboot, Neytiri in Avatar, and Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy. She just wrapped principal photography on her third Star Trek and next year she will appear in the sequels for both Avatar and Guardians. So, she has been blue, she has been green, and she has been kissed by Spock. How many others can say that?

 And, she has managed to do it all while starting a family in her personal life. Somehow she worked in a pregnancy with twins despite her busy shooting schedule, which may make her some kind of wonder woman. Plus, she isn't afraid to rush to the Sid of others as she did when she came upon an elderly woman who was injured in a car crash.

 Born in New Jersey to a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother, she grew up bilingual, first in New York and then in the Dominican Republic. She lays proud claim to her Latina and African-American heritage, and is raising her twin boys to also speak both English and Spanish. Since her husband is Italian, I'm sure they will learn that language too. Perhaps most importantly for our purposes, she is a self-proclaimed geek.

 So, Zoe Saldana, thanks for representing us so well!

 -- First Officer Cheryl, Stardate 2015.333

Geek Homeworld Episode 13 El Capitan Frankenstein

   Our main segment focuses on Latinos in geek films and television, as well as their various contributions to geek culture.

   Ed does a preview of the new Captain America Civil War movie trailer.

   Cheryl and Ed review the Victor Frankenstein movie.


   Thanks for listening,

   Ed aka SavageTechman


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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Geek Homeworld Episode 12 Creative Force

   This episode is about the creative process. Whether you are a podcaster, artist, film maker, game designer, or whatever medium you are creating in, does monetizing cheapen the true value and intention of the art you create? This discussion is partly inspired by a recent interview with George Lucas in which he talks about studio's versus artist interpretations of what the writers create. Are movie studios dictating content without letting the artists realize their own true vision of the art they create? George also discussed how his vision of Star Wars is different from Disney's vision. From that interview I draw comparisons on this episode about my thoughts on the creative process. I also, recount my preparations from Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace, in which my expectations were too high to be realized by the movie, and my initial disappointment when I first saw the movie. I share my "Phantom Menace Syndrome", as I call it, and hop against all hope that The Force Awakens will not be the same.

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  SavageTechman aka Ed


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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Geek Homeworld Episode 11 Vive French Geeks

  Cheryl takes the helm and hosts this episode in which she honors the vast French geek culture. Also, she gives our holiday movie preview.


  Vive French Geeks!


   SavageTechman aka Ed


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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The James Bond Collection

A few weeks ago, we shared a ton of pics from our recent visit to the Hollywood Star Cars Museum. Since Ed is talking about his favorite James Bond movies in this week's Episode 10: License to Thrill, I thought I'd reprise the section about the museum's extensive James Bond movie collection. Featuring more than just cars, it claims to be the largest collection of Bond film memorabilia on display anywhere. You can see models and certified props from many, many Bond movies, plus weapons galore. The Museum is located in the Smoky Mountain town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and it is definitely wort a visit.

-- First Officer Cheryl, Stardate 1511.11

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Geek Homeworld Episode 10 License To Thrill

We give you our Top 10 Bond films, plus a review of Spectre. Included are some honorable and "unhonorable" mentions as well.


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Techman. SavageTechman. (aka Ed)


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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Geek Homeworld Episode 9 Geek Girls Assemble

  Lauren Warren @iamlaurenp of Black Girl Nerds @blackgirlnerds joins me for a discussion of women's growing influence in geek culture. Also, our thoughts on the premiere of Supergirl.


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 SavageTechman aka Ed


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