Geek Shall Inherit Episode 016 – Three Great Interviews
March 26, 2012

It’s not really Daniel’s episode, but Jason calls it that in the introduction and since I type up these blurbs each week I can take and and run with it.  In fact, maybe ALL the episodes from here on out will be “Daniel’s Episodes.”  Yes… I like the sound of that!

This is another split episode with about 40 minutes of chat and then three great interviews.  And I mean GREAT interviews!   Daniel participated in a call in interview with ‘The Walking Dead’ witer and executive producer Glen Mazarra the day after the Seson2 finale.  My opening joke with Glen BOMBS, but Abby was kind enough not to edit it out, so you can all share in my shame.   Then we hit the WonderCon 2012 interviews.  Daniel interviews Andy Gore, CEO of  Quantum Mechanixwho make some stunning prop replicas, prints, t-shirts, maquettes and more.  And finally Jason interviews Battlestar Galactica’s Richard Hatch.  Mr Hatch is very open and candid about why he signed on to the original BSG, what he thinks about the proposed new reboot and we get the definitive answer to why there was never an Apollo action figure in the vintage BSG toy line from Mattel.

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 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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