Geek Shall Inherit Episode 052- Happy First Anniversary! Batmobile Interviews Part 2
December 18, 2012

logoHappy One Year! With the recording of this episode we are officially at the one year mark with 52 weekly episodes. It’s pretty amazing that we’ve been able to keep up that schedule with the years that we have both had in 2012, but it just goes to show the power of Geek and that we NEED to talk about this stuff week after week!

However with this familiarity comes a dark side… and we don’t always agree on every topic. This week’s episode features our most heated disagreement to date. Which is ridiculous because Jason is just wrong. HAHA! See what I did there? I get to write these show intros each week so I can skew it any way that I want to and Jason is POWERLESS to stop me!! Bwa hahahaha! Have a listen and let us know where you come down on the topic. Were you excited by the “Man of Steel” trailer or not?

Also in this episode we have the second of our Batmobile interviews. This time Daniel talks to Tim Flattery who was the designer of both the “Batman Forever” Batmobile and “Batman and Robin” Batmobile (He even worked on the “Batman Returns” Batmobile.) But Tim’s design work doesn’t stop there, Tim has had his designs in almost every major sci fi, comic book genre film of the past 10 years. Everything from Back to the Future II, G.I. Joe, A.I., Men in Black, Star Trek…the list goes on and on. Tim is an amazing talent and he’s one of us! He’s a collector, comic book fan and a well rounded geek that is living the dream getting to work on all the projects that feature his favorite characters. Check out Tim’s online portfolio here and see what I mean and you can see some of the images that he describes in the interview.

Additionally we cover:

  • - Daniel is digging the new holiday album by Scala & Kolchny Brothers “December.” If you’d like to hear what eclectic holiday music from a 40 person girls choir backed up by just piano you can check them out here at their official site or on their YouTube channel.
  • Jason is setting up some new display cases at his house.
  • - All the Music from original Star Trek – Next week, Burbank-based film-music label La-La Land Records will release a 15-CD boxed set of music from the original “Star Trek” series: every note that was written and recorded for the sci-fi drama, more than 17 hours of music in all and retailing for $225.
  • - New Trailers for “Pacific Rim”, “Man of Steel” and “The Lone Ranger.”
  • -It appears that Tron 3 is back on the menu!
  • - Angry Birds Movie coming Summer 2016 (Why so soon?)
  • - Disney Developing an “Alice in Wonderland” sequel
  • - Kevin Smith announces he’s doing “Clerks 3″
  • - Lego “Lone Ranger” sets coming in 2013
  • - Hasbro announces “Star Wars The Vintage Collection” best of re-releases in 2013.
  • - “Ghostbusters” staged reading at LACMA.
  • - Gillian Anderson returning to US television, the NBC series HANNIBAL.
  • - Karen Berger stepping down from Vertigo
  • - Captain Carrot makes his New 52 debut as “Captain K’Rot” in Threshold #3
  • - Gail Simone dismissed from Batgirl by email
  • - Jason put the call out for a couple of his “Watchmen” white whales.
  • - Tim Flattery Batmobile Interview.

All that and more! Happy Anniversary everyone!

You can listen to it 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 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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