Geek Shall Inherit Episode 042 – Live from the Black Carpet
October 10, 2012

Happy Monday everyone! We’re back with an all new episode of geeky podcasting goodness and it’s a great one! In this episode we have 3 interviews from the red/black carpet of “Batman Live” and instead of tacking them all on at the end of the episode we play them during the episode and discuss them after. It’s a little something new we are trying, let us know what you think of the change.

This is the episode with the Kevin Smith interview. I get to talk to both Kevin and his podcast partner (and Batman collector) Ralph Garman. They both do a great weekly podcast called “Hollywood Babble-On” that also covers a lot of pop culture. If you ever wished that “Geek Shall Inherit” had a lot of swearing, sex talk and we were drunk and high, then HBO is the podcast for you. It’s a great podcast that creates it’s own memes and Kevin and Ralph have great chemistry together… but I can’t stress this enough – it’s NOT SAFE FOR WORK. They just hit 100 episodes, so congratulations to them!

You can see more pictures of the “Batman Live” Black Carpet and the show itself here at the AFi galleries.


The week’s episode covers –

  • Lego Lord of The Rings coming Oct 30th.
  • We discuss the Doctor Who mid-season finale and the first half of the season (SPOILERS!). Also the BBC is producing a “History of Doctor Who special.”
  • Daniel talks about the “Batman Live” touring arena show. Check and see if it’s coming to a city near you. It’s fantastic!
  • We get interviews from:
  1. Glee’s Iqbal Theba
  2. KROQ/Family Guy’s Ralph Garman
  3. Geek Headmaster and fellow podcaster Kevin Smith (Warning – some NSFW language!)
  • David Vonner has left his new role at Jazwares.
  • The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series.
  • Jason has a few more documentary recommendations: “With Great Power” about Stan Lee and “Special When Lit” about the history and legacy of pinball.
  • Harrison Ford looks to have moved onto character roles with “42.”
  • We want an Indiana Jones animated series! It’s TIME! Do you hear us George and Steven?!?!

All that and more! All in one episode!

You can listen to the episode here or on iTunes.



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 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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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