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T.G.I.C. Podcast: Episode 008 for 04/08/2015

The comic book Geeks at Outright Geekery get together every week to discuss the newest comic book releases. We talk the good, the bad, and the rest, as well as any comic book news that may come down the pipeline. Recorded every Sunday night at Comix City Too! in Madison, Tennessee.


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Top o’ the Lot: Geek Cocktails

As the year that was 2014 comes to a close, as is the custom at the close of every year, people the world over will be partaking in the the age-old celebratory practice of drinking themselves stupid. Now, just because you’re at a bar chugging and pounding your way to midnight with new and old new friends alike does not mean you have to ignore your inner geek while getting sloshed. You can get tipsy drunk, forgetting your name in the process, but never forgetting your nerdy roots. Now, there are a lot of different concoctions out there, but these are (pretty) official. So, without further ado, drink responsibly, be sure to stay hydrated, and take plenty of pictures, with Outright Geekery’s Top o’ the Lot: Geek Cocktails.  happy-new-year


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Geekly Debate: Best Christmas TV Special

Geekly Debate LogoThe latest installment of our weekly debate podcast, Geekly Debate. This week we discuss our thoughts on the Best Christmas TV Special.

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Geekly Debate: Best Christmas Movie

Geekly Debate LogoThe latest installment of our weekly debate podcast, Geekly Debate. This week we discuss our thoughts on the Best Christmas Movie of all time.

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Geekly Debate: Star Trek vs. Star Wars

Geekly Debate LogoThe latest installment of our weekly debate podcast, Geekly Debate. This week we discuss our thoughts on the Better Superhero: Batman or Superman!

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Geekstery: The Pulp-Culture

wpid-photogrid_1405808064198-1-1.jpgBefore we get into the characters we have all become familiar with, let’s take a look at the heroes that have sparked the imaginations of their creators.  In the early years of comics, as we have read in the previous article, they were not books.  We don’t see the first comic book hit news-stands until 1933.  So young Jerry Siegel, Joe Schuster, Bob Kane, and Bill Finger are not filling their minds with comic books.  What are they being inspired by?  Continue reading Geekstery: The Pulp-Culture

Geeks of the Square Table: Rewind

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No new Geeks of the Square Table podcast today, but that just means you’ll get two next week, and a rewind for today. From not so way back in September of last year, it’s our very first episode. Continue reading Geeks of the Square Table: Rewind

Geekstery

wpid-photogrid_1405808064198-1-1.jpgWelcome to the newest section of Outright Geekery, Geekstery (Geek·stir·e).  This is a fusion of all the geeky things we love and enjoy, colliding with history.  Let’s learn the origins of the interests we indulge in week after week from; video games, comic books, cartoons, table top/RPG/card gaming, and more.  I can guarantee you won’t be passing out due to boredom during these lectures, because this is the history class you’ve always wanted!wpid-mfw+in+history+class_6beb8b_4294343.gif.gif Continue reading Geekstery

Outright Geekery: A Geekly Address

outright-geekery Logo NewGreetings, Geeks! We wanted to take a moment and thank each and every one of you who have chosen to visit this website regularly, read our geek rants, follow us on social media, listen to our podcasts, watch our videos on the Weekly Recs Youtube channel, or have otherwise been a fan of this endeavor. We’ve only been doing this thing for a few short months, but the response we’ve received in that short time has been nothing short of awesome. Thank you all!

With that said, however, we are not about to rest on our laurels. The Usual Gang of Geeks at Outright Geekery have a ton of new stuff in the pipeline to go along with our already established geek debauchery, but there’s always room for more, varied, geek content and, always, enough love to go around. We have some huge plans for the next few months!

Our weekly comic book reviews and in-depth articles; The Top o’ the Lot geek lists; character and event retrospectives; TV, movie, and game articles; podcasts, videos, and everything else we’re currently doing is not going to end. On the contrary, the OG Crew will be redoubling this already successful effort, adding more reviews, more articles, more videos, more podcasts, more events, and more varied geek content in the coming months. But that’s not all!

We’re also beginning a complete rework to the site’s layout, and working on bringing a more streamlined audio and video experience. Because of all the new content we’ll be providing, a sleeker and more efficient website will make it easier to find, share, and comment on everything Outright Geekery is doing. We’re hoping this helps to build on the already large and growing community of Outright Geeks, but we can’t do it without you.

Beyond being simply a provider of geek content, the OG Crew always envisioned Outright Geekery as an open and community focused collection of genre-spanning geeks, and that has not changed a bit. We like to think that being community focused is what sets OG apart, and we need your help to grow that community. Don’t think of it as selfish promotion, think of it as sharing the love.

If you haven’t already, Follow us on Twitter at @OutrightGeekery, Like us on Facebook, visit the website, and, above all, share our stuff with your friends and followers, comment on the stuff we do, and let us know what you want to see Outright Geekery take on next. And when we say “community” we mean community! If you want to get in on the action you can do more than just comment and share. Outright Geekery is always looking for new contributors, and the only qualifications are you have to be a geek, and you have to have passion. If you have that, everything else will work, because it already has. Get in touch with is through the site’s contact page, Twitter, Facebook, or at OutrightGeekery@gmail.com.

Again, thanks go out to everyone who has made Outright Geekery the success it’s been in only a few short months. We’ve only just started building the foundations of Outright Geekery, and the future is only going to bring bigger and better things. Get ready!

Star Trek on the Small Screen: The Next Generation

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As a culture, our love affair with all things Trek began in 1966, and as the franchise continues to grow, so does our passion. In this six-post series, we’ve been exploring Star Trek’s role in television comprehensively, beginning first with The Original Series. We’re now moving on to Star Trek: The Next Generation. I’m a huge fan, but no expert. I may miss something, and there’s always room for more Trek goodies. I’d love your feedback and welcome a hearty discussion, “where no one has gone before”.

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Captain – Jean-Luc Picard

Vessel – USS Enterprise  NCC-1701-D

Mission – To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before

Setting – The nearby regions of the Milky Way Galaxy

Number of Seasons – 7

Number of Episodes – 178, each one hour

Aired –  September 1987 to May 1994

Stardates – 41153.7-47988

Pilot Episode – “Encounter at Farpoint”

Awards – Two ASCAP Film and Television Music Award nominations, two wins; Two British Science Fiction Association Award nominations; Two Cinema Audio Society Awards nominations, one win; 58 Emmy Award nominations, 19 wins; Three Hugo Award nominations, two wins; Nine Saturn Award nominations, five wins; One Peabody Award nominations, one win; One Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination; One Writers Guild of America nomination; Seven Youth in Film Awards nominations, two wins.

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Quotes

Picard: “Make it so!”

Data: “Theoretically, it is possible…”

 

Picard: “It is exactly as they left it, Number One. In the bottle. The ship in the bottle. Good Lord, didn’t anybody here build ships in bottles when they were boys?”

Worf: “I did not play with toys.”

Data: “I was never a boy.”

 

Riker: “Flair is what marks the difference between artistry and mere competence.”

Guinan: “My name is Guinan. I tend bar, and I listen.”

Worf: “Klingons are born, live as warriors, and die.”

Riker: “Think about it. A blind man teaching an android to paint? That’s got to be worth a couple of pages in someone’s book.”

Picard: “Engage!”

Data: “Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing.”

Data: “Apologies, Captain. I seem to have reached an odd functional impasse. I am, uh… stuck.”

Q (to Worf): “I can’t disappear any more than you could win a beauty contest.”

Beverly Crusher: “I’m here, Jean-Luc. I’m not going anywhere.”

The Borg: “Strength is irrelevant. Resistance is futile. We wish to improve ourselves. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service ours.”

Worf: “Klingons do not… pursue relationships. They conquer that which they desire.”

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Trivia

Data’s cat’s name is Spot.

In its seventh season, Star Trek: TNG became the first and only syndicated television series to be nominated for the Emmy Award for Best Dramatic Series.

TNG’s music theme was born of combining TOS’ theme and the theme for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Patrick Stewart (Picard) and Jonathan Frakes (Riker) are the only actors to appear in all 178 episodes of TNG.

Next Generation Cast

Random factoid: I named my dog Riker. (after Bearded Riker, not Clean-Shaven Riker)