Geek Shall Inherit Episode 048 – A Podcast So Dangerous… It Could Be Hazardous.
November 19, 2012

I know we cover a lot of ground, a lot of topics and a lot of pop culture in every episode of the ‘Geek Shall Inherit’ podcast… but I’ll bet you weren’t expecting an impromptu discussion of ‘Miami Vice’ to break out in this episode! But that’s how we roll. We are the Crockett and Tubbs of Geek-dom. I’ll leave it to you listeners to decide which of us is which.

Also we discover our mutual love of “Bloom County” … and that we both owned plush version of Opus.

As you can see the episode is full of surprises. So stop reading this and get to the listening part!

In this episode we discuss:

  • - Alphas on SyFy.
  • - San Diego Comic Con International is staying in San Diego through 2016.
  • - Jason is going to a Rush concert this week. He’s picking up their new album and some greatest hits CDs as a study guide.
  • - Christmas catalogs aren’t what they used to be.
  • - Jack Kirby in Argo. (No Spoilers)
  • - FRINGE starts this week on the Science Channel. Everyone should watch the first season. Give it the first 7 episodes… trust me.
  • - First 9 min of new ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ before ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ in IMAX.
  • - New video game movie casting.
  • - Hostess is closing? Twinkie the kid? Fruit Pie the Magician? WHY? WHHHHYYYYY?!?!?
  • - Jason gives you his NON-Spoiler-y thoughts on ‘Skyfall.’
  • -Neil Finn “Theme from the Hobbit” and soundtrack available to listen and pre-order.
  • - Looking for a geek gift idea? We recommend Steve Sansweet’s new Star Wars figure book – Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection: 35 Years of Characters
  • - Jason FINALLY saw “The Amazing Spider-Man” movie.
  • - Our documentary pick of the week: the Wayne White Documentary: Beauty Is Embarrassing
  • - Our Mutual love of Bloom County
  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
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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