Geek/CounterGeek – #87: Which Classic Star Trek Character Should Come Back?

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Like the rest of America, Elliott Serrano and Keith Conrad have hot takes about the man who was dragged off of a United Airlines flight over the weekend.

In more geek-related matters, Jude Law has been cast as the young Dumbledore in the sequel to Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them.

Plus, Star Trek Discovery has a lot of problems, but they did announced that a classic character from Star Trek history will make an appearance. Rainn Wilson has been cast as original series favorite Harry Mudd. Elliott and Keith have a few ideas for other characters who could use a re-visit.

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Geek/CounterGeek #86 – Would You Sign Up To Be RoboCop?

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The Walking Dead season finale is approaching, and Keith is officially Negan-ed out.

There’s a brand new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, and while Elliott is enthusiastic, they will have some selling to do for Keith.

Plus, Elon wants to merge computers with human brains to help people keep up with machines. The founder and chief executive of Tesla Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has launched another company called Neuralink Corp., according to people familiar with the matter. Neuralink is pursuing what Mr. Musk calls “neural lace” technology, implanting tiny brain electrodes that may one day upload and download thoughts. Is there actually a pop culture example where this has ended well?

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Rogue One VHS Commercial

Rogue One, A Star Wars Story will soon be available on DVD and Blu-ray (the digital version was released on Friday), but there’s one format that the film won’t be released in: VHS. A fan-made commercial wonders what such a commercial would look like, with delightfully retro results.

Geek/CounterGeek – #85: Who Is The Greatest Star Trek Captain?

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After the big confrontation between Obi Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul on Star Wars Rebels, some people seem upset with the Star Wars Story Group

Edward James Olmos will be in Blade Runner 2049. So we know he wasn’t a replicant either. If that was even a possibility to begin with.

Plus, The Captain isn’t the main character on Star Trek: Discovery, but they figure to be an important character in the story nonetheless. Jason Isaacs has been cast, that might mark the first time he’s played a “good guy” since Armageddon. Naturally, this leads to Elliott and Keith tackling the single most divisive topic ever: Who is the greatest Star Trek Captain?

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Geek/CounterGeek – #84: Would NASA Actually Bring Mark Watney Home?

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Logan was the number one movie in America this weekend, and with good reason, according to Elliott Serrano and Keith Conrad.

Meanwhile, Disney may be looking to re-boot the Tron franchise with Jared Leto in the lead role. Keith has had just about enough of these constant reboots and wants new stories. Elliott says there are plenty of new stories out there, if you know where to look.

Last week Elliott and Keith talked about the SpaceX announcement that they will be spending two paying customers around the Moon next year. If something happened to them, would we try to rescue them? That also go Keith wondering, would NASA really put that much effort into bringing Mark Watney home like they portrayed in The Martian?

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Geek/CounterGeek – #83: Remembering Bill Paxton

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SpaceX has announced they have two paying customers lined up who want to go on a flight around the Moon. If all goes according to plan, the flight could happen as early as next year.

Patrick Stewart has decided to hang up his Professor Xavier wheelchair and will not be doing any X-Men movies after Logan.

The on-going soap opera that is the standalone Ben Affleck Batman movie has taken another turn.

Plus, Elliott and Keith remember actor Bill Paxton, who died suddenly over the weekend at the age of 61.

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