Geek/CounterGeek – #88: Is It Time For The Jedi To End?

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There’s a plethora of movie news for Elliott Serrano and Keith Conrad to digest this week: There are release dates for Star Wars Episode IX and Indiana Jones 5. Also, twenty years later M. Night Shyamalan is finally making a sequel to Unbreakable.Speaking of ill-conceived ideas, Fox has announced that The X-Files will be making another limited run comeback. Elliott and Keith agree that it was probably inevitable, and also far from guaranteed to be any good.

Plus, everyone’s all a twitter about the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and are already beginning to formulate some theories based on the limited information available. Keith thinks they have it all wrong.

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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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