Geek/CounterGeek – #102: Star Trek Discovery vs The Orville

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The new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has dropped, and both Elliott Serrano and Keith Conrad believe the people at Disney may be trying to fool all of us.

Elliott shares his review of Blade Runner 2049.

Plus, Elliott and Keith discuss which show is actually pulling off the better version of Star Trek, Discovery or The Orville.

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I Cannot Believe That Just Happened

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Last year at this point in the MLB postseason, the Cubs were playing the San Francisco Giants in California. Because of the time difference –and my early morning work schedule– I only saw the first couple of innings. They did not go well for the Cubs, and I decided that despite my desire to see the entire postseason as long as the Cubs were in it… I would call it a night. I woke up expecting to see the Cubs had lost and the two teams would be headed back to Wrigley for Game Five on the NLDS, but I was shocked to find the Cubs had beaten the Giants with an amazing late rally and were headed to the National League Championship Series for the second straight season.

Fast forward a year, and Kyle Hendricks was getting lit up by the Washington Nationals in Game Five, and rather than watching the rest of the game, I called it a night. Once again, they surprised me… and everyone else. They made a pretty improbably comeback in a series they weren’t expected to win, and now move on to another series they aren’t expected to win.

I don’t know what will happen next, but at the very least this team has proven that the post-loosing streak era will be pretty fun to watch.

Geek/CounterGeek – #101: Movies That Turned Out Better Than The Book

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Star Trek Discovery is off to a great start, but Keith thinks he may have found a potential problem brewing in the series.

Disney has announced that they are working on a remake of Flight of the Navigator. They should not count on Elliott or Keith buying tickets.

Plus, Blade Runner 2049 is finally in theaters this weekend. The original movie was based on the Philip K Dick novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” but Elliott thinks the movie turned out far better than the source material, and there are also quite a few others movies that managed to accomplish that rare feat.

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Geek/CounterGeek – #100: Star Trek Discovery Spoilerfest

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Elliott Serrano and Keith Conrad have reached 100 episodes, and while it’s good to be them, it’s even better to be author Andy Weir. His new book Artemis drops in a couple of months, and there’s already a movie in the works with a couple of names you might recognize.

Plus, Star Trek Discovery has finally landed. Elliott and Keith go over the positives and the negatives from the newest Trek series without giving anyone a “Vulcan Hello.”

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