Geek Shall Inherit 077 – I’ve Come Back From The Future to Warn You…
June 20, 2013

logoI hope all of you Dads out there had a great Father’s Day and Father’s Day weekend. I know I did! We do a bit of reminiscing on our dads in this episode and their influence on our geekdom in this episode. My dad and his music, Jason’s dad and movies and both dad’s relationship to technology now.

We both saw Man of Steel over the weekend so we’ll be bringing you our thoughts on that in next week’s episode.

 

This week we discuss:

  • - Daniel hit E3 last week and got his hands on the Playstation 4 as well as some highly anticipated games such as Batman: Arkham Origins, Lego Marvel Super Heroes and more!
  • - Also in E3 news we talk about the next gen console wars and who “won” and who “lost this first round.
  • - ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Moving Forward with Writer. (also check out the ‘Dangerous Days’
  • - The Science Fiction Film Awards from 1978 has finally been posted up on YouTube. And it’s AMAZING.
  • - Terminator 5 starts filming early 2014.
  • - Daniel caught up and saw “Cloud Atlas” and “Zero Dark Thirty”
  • - ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’ has a trailer.
  • - Mego Meet 2013 ‘Snyderman’ exclusive Mego action figure
  • - Mr Spielberg and Mr. Lucas think some big ideas about what the future of the film industry will look like.
  • - The crazy woman at Dunkin’ Donuts (NOT Safe for Work!!) video.
  • - If you’re like Jason and don’t know about “Grumpy Cat” here’s a crash course so you can get ready for the feature film.
All that an much more! Give it a listen, won’t you? And if you like it/us head over to iTunes and toss us a quick review. We’ll give you a shout out if you do!
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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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