Expanding our consciousness one episode at a time, it’s an all new Geek at Arms! In yet another Super-Sized episode we welcome Jenny from Saving the Game and Ashley from the Min/Max Podcast. In Geek Out Ashley starts us off with her love of the recent book Lanny from Max Porter. Jenny continues the almost constant book recommendations with And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich, I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid, and shares how much she’s enjoyed taking part in reading challenges. Bryan describes digging into the virtual tabletop Foundry to make it work for various rpgs. Mike walks us through his latest epic adventure in the game Time Stories. Finally James talks about how much he enjoyed the final episodes of The Mandalorian and getting trounced by his wife in The Castles of Mad King Ludwig. In the shows main topic they discuss the topic of Transhumanism. They address what it means, it’s moral, ethical, and spiritual implications, and examples found in media.
Merry Christmas from Geek at Arms! James begins Geek Out by sharing how much he’s enjoyed the recent seasons of Star Trek: Discovery, The Mandalorian, and the Netflix series Space Force. Bryan talk about rewatching the anime Sword Art Online and jumping back into the science fiction MMO EVE Online. Next Mike confesses to a spot of “geeky vandalism” and walks us through the new game he created to teach his kids the ins and outs of computers, “Does it Boot?” He and James then recount how much they enjoyed being guests of the awesome people at the 1 Geek 4:11 Podcast! Finally, we kick off a whole new Film Club series focusing on Historical Fiction. The first movie we review is the 1968 period drama and Christmas flick The Lion in Winter starring Peter O’Toole and Katherine Hepburn!
Once more into the Geek with Bryan, Mike, and James! In this episode James begins Geek Out by relating how a recent episode of The Min/Max Podcast led to jumping right back into the game Skyrim, and his recent journey to an SCA event to see a good friend become a knight. Next Mike tells us about the weird and wonderful world of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and how he shared a great day at the Boston Fan Expo with his youngest daughter! Bryan continues the game talk with his enjoyment of Limbo, his recent work with The Christian Gamers Guild, and how happy he is that we live in a world where a geophysicist can gain a following on Twitter. Finally, the guys discuss the 1982 Don Bluth creation The Secret of NIMH in the first film of the Animated Film Club!
Geek at Arms returns with our 20th episode. Bryan kicks off Geek Out by sharing his excitement about interviews with the Retro Rewind and Min/Max podcasts. James and Mike promptly die of envy. James then shares his likes and dislikes about the book Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View and how much he’s looking forward to reading JRR Tolkien: A Biography. Mike continues the trip into Middle Earth in his review of the biopic Tolkien and describes how much he’s enjoyed Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett. Finally, he leads a discussion about how geeks are portrayed in media: from Steve Urkel to The Big Bang Theory to The Gamers: Dorkness Rising and more!
Errata: Bryan said “Lone Star” when he clearly meant Bravestarr. Come on, Bryan, get it together!
Geek at Arms is back again! Mike kicks things off with his report on PAX East, and then describes the new love of his life, Betrayal: Legacy. James explains how his new game Kingdom Come: Deliverance feels like stepping into 15th century Bohemia and how much he and his wife enjoyed Captain Marvel. Next, Bryan deep dives us into his latest math interest with the Mandelbrot Set and math comedian Matt Parker. He and James also share how their latest rpg session with City on A Hill Gaming podcast went with fellow players Kyle from the Min/Max podcast and Mike from Innroads Ministries. The guys then have a discussion about all the upcoming film and TV adaptations that will hit the screens in the days to come: from the Lord of The Rings to Discworld to The Wheel of Time and many more!
Errata: Bryan said Good Omens was either already out or coming within the next week (of the recording). He was wrong. It becomes available beginning May 31. Bryan also attributed the Wheel of Time television movie to a company called Red Sky, but it was actually Red Eagle. And the Lord of the Rings TV Series may, in fact, not follow Aragorn, but be set instead in the Second Age. Bryan obviously needs a fact-checker. But to be fair, that LotR stuff is still largely conjecture!
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