Geek/CounterGeek – #96: Ranking the Indiana Jones Movies

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Star Trek Discovery is changing the Klingons yet again. We’ve known this since the first trailer and pictures dropped, but Alex Kurtzman told an audience at STLV there’s a reason for it. Bryan Fuller came up with the design, and there is actually some pretty solid reasoning behind it.

Patrick Stewart told the crowd at STLV that The Inner Light is his favorite episode of Star Trek The Next Generation. It’s not the first time he’s picked that episode, and Keith has a theory about why.

Plus, Steven Spielberg has once again picked Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom as his least favorite of the Indy movies. Keith agrees that it’s in the bottom half of the rankings, while Elliott is a little more bullish on it.

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Geek/CounterGeek – #95: Who Is The Worst Captain In Star Trek History?

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There’s an embarrassment of riches when it comes to news from D23 and San Diego Comic Con over the past couple of weeks.

Among other things, we learned that Sonequa Martin-Green’s character in Star Trek actually has a pretty big connection to Spock, whose father Sarek may be the Mike Brady of Vulcan. Jason Isaacs told a SDCC panel that his character, Captain Lorca may be the least likable Star Trek Captain yet (He used much more colorful language than “least likable). That got Keith and Elliott wondering, who is the worst Captain in Star Trek history?

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Geek/CounterGeek – #94: The Doctor Is In (And She’s A Woman)

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George A. Romero, father of the modern movie zombie and creator of the groundbreaking “Night of the Living Dead” franchise, has died at 77. Elliott Serrano and Keith Conrad discuss his legacy.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Frakes is making his triumphant return to the Star Trek universe, Elliott and Keith talk about the first good piece of news to come out of Star Trek Discovery in quite some time.

Plus, the 13th Doctor has been announced and the choice is generating some controversy, mostly among people who don’t actually watch the show.

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Geek/CounterGeek – #93: Ron Howard Takes On Han Solo

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Elliott was invited to the Chicago premiere of Spider-man Homecoming and has a review. We’ve also learned something new about the history of Peter Parker.

Plus, it was a whirlwind week in the Star Wars galaxy. Within the space of 24 hours, Lord and Miller were fired as the directors of the Han Solo spin-off movie, and Ron Howard was hired to pick up the pieces.

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Geek/CounterGeek – #92: Which Director Owes You An Apology?

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Adam was has died at the age of 88. He was best known for his work as Batman on the 1960’s TV series, but younger audiences knew him from his work on Family Guy.

There was a mini-Battlestar Galactica reunion in Los Angeles and writer Ronald D. Moore told us something all of us had suspected all along: The Cylons never actually had a plan.

Meanwhile, Joel Schumacher has offered an apology to Batman fans who were less than thrilled with Batman and Robin. Which brings up the question: Which director owes you an apology?

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Geek/CounterGeek – #91: How Wonderful Was Wonder Woman?

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To Kill A Mocking Bird is getting it’s own graphic novel, and that is making Keith a little grumpy. Elliott is more positive on the idea.

Keith also has a big problem with parts of Alien: Covenant, but he and Elliott agree that if nothing else, the Alien movies always look cool.

Elliott has a review of Wonder Woman.

Plus, after a second viewing, Keith has a major problem with the plot of the movie Passengers.

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Geek/CounterGeek – #90: Happy 40th Birthday Star Wars!

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May 25th is a big day in geekery. Douglas Adams fans seem to like it for some reason that escapes both Elliott Serrano and Keith Conrad. Plus, it’s the anniversary of the release of Star Wars in 1977.Variety has come out with their preview of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. There aren’t many plot details, but the cast shares some great memories of working with Carrie Fisher. Kathleen Kennedy says that General Leia was supposed to play a pivotal role in Episode 9, but they will not bring her back in CGI form. This of course has Keith more convinced than ever that they will bring her back in CGI form.

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Geek/CounterGeek – #89: GoT Spinoffs: Trapper Jon Snow?

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Elliott Serrano is none too thrilled with Steve Rogers taking a soap opera-like turn in the latest Secret Empire issue by Marvel Comics.

The first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery has landed and while Keith Conrad is a little more optimistic, Elliott wishes Bryan Fuller was still running things.
Speaking of beloved franchises being milked for all they’re worth, HBO is working on as many as five potential spin-offs for the Game of Thrones universe.

And finally, Keith couldn’t be more excited because the BBC has announced they are producing a War of the Worlds miniseries, with a special twist that makes it especially unique.

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