Star Wars Celebration Live Stream Day 1

We Be Geeks 213: More Than Meets The Eye, My …

We start the show out with the geek weather report, and move into talking about SNL skits. Up next we go into Sony and Marvel fighting over the rights on Spider-Man after the sequel to Homecoming. Will Sony get the rights back? Will Marvel and Sony make nice and make another deal? We talk Joss Whedon writing, directing and producing, a Batgirl movie. We also do an impromptu casting call for Babs. We then move to Star Wars news, with an Obi-Wan standalone movie. Would you watch an Ahsoka animated film? We sure would. We debut a new segment with Derrick where he goes off on Michael Bay and his new 14 Transformer movies. We move into the release date of The Defenders. 8-18-2017. We also talk about Disney coming out with a Tron Lightcycle attraction coming to the parks. We also talk more Disney and its battles with other parks. We talk new Thrawn books coming out from Timothy Zahn after his appearance in Star Wars: Rebels. We end the night talking gaming news, with Marvel Heroes coming to the gaming consoles off of PC.

We Be Geeks 212: Runaway Shopping Carts

This week, we start off this runaway shopping cart by diving into an assortment of Star Wars Celebration news, then move on to a discussion about the recently released Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer, including a fun Easter Egg in the trailer.  We then move on to news from DC as we talk about the upcoming Black Lightning CW show, and the possible lengthy runtime of the Justice League movie coming out later this year.

Next, we move on to discuss an assortment of tidbits from Cinema Con in Las Vegas.  We talk about the line-up of films coming out from Disney up to 2019, then talk about Thor: Ragnarok, and Transformers: The Last Knight.  We finish of the show with some info about the new AT-ATs that will be in the Last Jedi movie, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and a rant or two about various topics.

We Be Geeks 211: Been Ridin’ A High All Day

We start the show announcing Mike being down at Star Wars Celebration’s podcast stage. Get the details here. We run down the list of exclusives that are going to be released at Celebration. We talk about Mike’s favorite subject: cosplayers. We then reboot into the Matrix reboot. If it happens, they are looking at Michael B Jordan to possibly play Neo. We talk about whether it will be a reboot or continuation.  We talk about Chris Evans stepping down as Captain America after Infinity War. We go into Michael Shannon’s possible casting as Cable in the new Deadpool movie. We then move into the Russo Brother’s bringing Quantum and Woody to the small screen. We talk Big Hero 6 TV series getting green lit for a second season before the first one even comes out. We end the show with 13 movies that predicted other movies.

We Be Geeks 211: Been Ridin' A High All Day

We start the show announcing Mike being down at Star Wars Celebration’s podcast stage. Get the details here. We run down the list of exclusives that are going to be released at Celebration. We talk about Mike’s favorite subject: cosplayers. We then reboot into the Matrix reboot. If it happens, they are looking at Michael B Jordan to possibly play Neo. We talk about whether it will be a reboot or continuation.  We talk about Chris Evans stepping down as Captain America after Infinity War. We go into Michael Shannon’s possible casting as Cable in the new Deadpool movie. We then move into the Russo Brother’s bringing Quantum and Woody to the small screen. We talk Big Hero 6 TV series getting green lit for a second season before the first one even comes out. We end the show with 13 movies that predicted other movies.

Review: Terminal Point by Bruce Zick

Love time travel, quirky love relationships, and atomic steam punk? Then the reissue of Bruce Zick’s Terminal Point is a must have. Terminal Point was first published in 1993 by Dark Horse Comics, Caliber Comics has since brought back this classic in all of its DuoShade glory and has just recently released  it as a graphic novel.

Set in 1993, Terminal Point documents the adventures of Pilot, a web runner employed by a secret agency called Terminus. Pilot rides a  time traveling vehicle called Equus. Together they set up terminal points for Terminus. Terminal points are points used by Terminus to allow the corporation to control time itself. They place beacons in territories they don’t own. Some of the terminal points come at a cost however, much to the disadvantage of the natives who already settling the land. Things begin to unravel for Pilot when negotiations with a group of indigenous people go horribly awry. 

After traveling back in time seeking safety,  Pilot comes in contact with the aluring and velvet toned Byrnn Stone. She’s the vocalist at the Silver Crescent Club. She is also the  girlfriend of Robert Rhodes, a freakin’ genius inventor whose inventions get a major puch in the boost deprtment when he’s exposed to tech from the future. A budding love triangle develops as Byrnn is caught between Rhodes and her new found feelings for Pilot. Tensions escalate between Pilot and Rhodes as Terminus close in on the rogue web runner. Apparently Pilot isn’t all that he appears to be.  

Zick’s art is very detailed with his line work and I love the Duo-Shade process for adding tones to his drawings making ther pop. Even with  advances in the production process, Zick’s art looks as it was originally intended with that the film noior feel. The steampunk designs give Terminal Point an awesome look and it’s a great visual fit to his previous work, The Zone Continuum. Perhaps Zick will be given the chance marry the two narratives together one day.

Terminal Point is an entertaining to read and is still fresh 20 plus years after it’s original release. 

We Be Geeks 210: World Of Color With Jeremy Colwell

This week, Brett and Julz are both MIA, so Mike and Derrick welcome comic book colorist Jeremy Colwell onto the podcast for an interview.  Jeremy is most recently known for the DC books Batman/TMNT, and He-Man/Thundercats.  We start off the interview with Jeremy describing his path to becoming a colorist, and how he started working for DC comics.  We asked Jeremy if he was nervous working with big name characters like Batman and He-Man, and what his favorite version of Batman is from a colorist perspective.  We discuss Jeremy’s thoughts on the Digital Age of coloring, some of his favorite characters to color, as well as his favorite Batman villains. 

Next, we ask Jeremy about his favorite books that he has colored, as well as his favorite comics to read.  We discuss the surge of comic creators that has risen up in the Portland, Oregon area, and Jeremy’s experience meeting comics legend Marv Wolfman, before grilling him on his future projects.  We follow that with talk of delays in comics, then have a long discussion about conventions and fan interactions. 

We finish of the episode by covering the various places that you can find Jeremy Colwell on the internet.

We Be Geeks 209: Like Crazy Train, Off The Rails

This week on We Be Geeks: The gang is all together again, and they have a lot to share. The PS4 is finally getting an update which has been a long time coming. Is this in answers to the Nintendo Switch? Could be, but no matter the reason it’s awesome. Another Indiana Jones movie is in the works. With this combination actor, director this is something to look forward to. New images from Thor Ragnarok have surfaced and they are so beautiful. If you want to see them, pick up Entertainment Weekly and see what we are talking about. We also check out 24 hidden details we may have missed in the Captain America Movies. While some of these may be a far reach, these are all good fun to talk about. Also The Human Project has reached its goal on Kickstarter. Congrats to Chelsea Alden and David Beatty! We wish you all the good things. We can’t wait to have you back on to talk about it, whenever you can.

We Be Geeks 208: We Are The Just Us Fleas

We kick off the show talking about Hasbro’s new Transformers figure the Decepticon called Trypticon. The biggest Decepticon figure ever. It looks sweet. We then move to movie news with bad news on the new Tron sequel maybe never seeing the light of day. We talk the casting of Black Bolt and Medusa for the new Inhuman roles. We talk Henry Cavill teasing Green Lantern for the new Justice League (Just Us Fleas) movie with Tweets and pictures on Instagram. We talk the unaltered Star Wars original trilogy not coming out on Blu-Ray. At least not yet. To go along with the Star Wars theme we find out that Disney, Lucasfilm trademarked a new Start Wars title called Star Wars: Rivals. We up the Star Wars talk with talk about Battle Front 2. EA is saying this will be bigger than the original with characters from the upcoming movies. We go over the Razzie’s winner, I mean losers. We do an in memoriam for Bill Paxton. May he rest in peace.

We Be Geeks 207: It’s All Roses With Meredith Finch

In this episode, we welcome writer Meredith Finch who has written novels and comics, including a stint on Wonder Woman.  Meredith came on to promote her new creator owned comic book, Rose, which comes out from Image Comics on April 12th

 In addition to talking about Rose, Meredith talked with us about the importance of art in comics, the problems some publishers have with keeping a schedule, and the difficulty creative teams face in keeping up with monthly issues.  We discussed various publishing methods, the prices of modern comics, and the problems with the big company crossover events that permeate the industry these days.

Not only is Meredith an accomplished writer in her own right, but she also happens to be married to superstar artist David Finch, and she told us how some of the experiences David has had helped her when she entered the world of comic writing. 

We talked to Meredith about her love of fantasy fiction, and why she chose that genre for her upcoming comic Rose.  Meredith also shared her love of cats with us, a love shared by the We Be Geek crew, and how that helped to create one of the main characters in Rose. 

Meredith was a fantastic guest, and it was fun talking to her about comics.