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Our Skytalkers machete series returns with the The Empire Strikes Back! We discuss the story and character journeys. We ask: why is Luke so angry on Dagobah? What do we think of the Han/Leia relationship? And finally, we talk about how this fits into the machete order (after setting it in front of The Phantom Menace). 

Direct download: Skytalkers_August_19_Empire.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am CDT

Just in time for the Netflix series, we discuss The Defenders.  Even though Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Daredevil are teaming up this year...in the past, they've never made up a Defenders team. So, find out some of the history of those groups and what it means to be a Defender.

Direct download: CBN_Defenders.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:56pm CDT

In this special edition of Skytalkers: This Galactic Life, we'll talk about the recent Entertainment Weekly spotlight on The Last Jedi. 

Direct download: EW_Special_Skytalkers_August_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58am CDT

We welcome New York Times Bestselling Author Daniel H. Wilson to the show this week. We discuss AI in gaming and daily life.  We'll also discuss the advancements in robotics and the stories Daniel has told in his books.

Direct download: Gamers_Dominion_-_Robotics_AI.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm CDT

This week is all about Forces of Destiny!  We start off by talking with Jennifer Muro, the sole writer for the series. We talk about her craft and her favorite episodes.  She also shares her Star Wars dinner picks. Then, we discuss your Twitter questions regarding Forces of Destiny—what we hope for the future, our dream episodes, and more. Finally, we respond to criticism of the series.

Direct download: Skytalkers_Forces_of_Destiny.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43am CDT

The announcement of a Hulu series surrounding Marvel's Runaways has a lot of people talking.  So, we thought we would cover the comics today and explain why people are so excited to see these stories brought to life.

Direct download: CBN_-_The_Runaways.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am CDT

As the summer movie season winds down, we take time to list our favorites and our disappointments.  We'll also discuss whether or not Wonder Woman could be nominated for an Oscar.  Other topics this week include Spock's adoptive sister, the composer for the Han Solo movie, Tilda Swinton as Pennywise the Clown, and the very first Hascon.

Direct download: Geek_Directive_81.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

Today, Genese talks to Rob Shields, the creator of the video game and comic book - Neon Wasteland.  His work is inspired by 1980's Japanese cyberpunk, 80's and 90's brain freeze, graffiti, old school video games, VR, AR and everyone's best friend the internet. You may recognize his work from the cover of Heavy Metal magazine.  

Direct download: Gamers_Dominion_-_Neon_Wasteland.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37pm CDT

This week we react to several of the trailers that came out of this year's San Diego Comic-Con.  We'll also address the increasing problems with line control at conventions, including the complaints about cutting at SDCC.  We'll discuss the feud between Steve Whitmire and Disney.

Direct download: Geek_Directive_July_25_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm CDT

The #skytalkersmachete continues with 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. We discuss film's story and characters. We'll also ask questions like: are these characters well developed? Why do we respond so much to these core characters? Finally, we'll evaluate where this fits in in our updated Machete Order, which puts The Phantom Menace in the front. 

Direct download: Skytalkers_July_22_A_New_Hope.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm CDT

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