The Assembly of Geeks Podcast Feed (general)

RRRRIP!  Off we go with another Geek Directive Episode!  This week, Scott's wife, Jenn guests hosts, and GANNIN tries to get information out of her.  We react to the news of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 getting a 100 percent score on its test screening.  Also, we decide whether or not we want a Firefly reboot after Fox announced it was open to the idea.  In other sci-fi news, we take time to remember Richard Hatch of Battlestar Galactica.  We'll also discuss the grades given to the current state of sci-fi franchises.  After Bruce Springsteen's Harry Potter song, temporarily leaked online, GANNIN asks us about some of our favorite movie songs of the past.  He also enjoys telling us that Star Wars: A New Hope is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and we learn about some of the special merchandise that will get released.  We also look back on some of those crazy classic superhero Valentine's Day cards.

Direct download: Geek_Directive_FEB_14_2017.mp3
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A look back at an episode from July 28, 2017.  Genese talks to Kiri Callaghan about their San Diego Comic-Con gaming panel.  Also, Dr. Anthony Bean shares how he combines video games with his psychology practice. 

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This week, Darth Taxus (Starships, Scoundrels and Sabers) guests hosts for Jeff. We pitch our storylines for a Serenity sequel.  Darth Taxus' co-host Dennis Keithly joins us for a round of Star Wars trivia.  We also discuss some of the music featured in The Lego Batman Movie Soundtrack.  We'll also share our thoughts on the premiere of Powerless, and check out other people's reviews of Rings.  We react to the news about a new Rocket Raccoon comic book series and Teri Hatcher's upcoming appearance in Supergirl.  

Direct download: Geek_Directive_Feb_7_2017.mp3
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With a new TV series set to debut on FX next week, we discuss the X-Men character - Legion.

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This week, Scott interviews Ron Funches about his role in the new NBC series - Powerless.  We'll also discuss the new title for Star Wars Episode VIII.  We were saddened to learn about John Hurt passing away, and we talk about some of the of his most popular roles.  Also, we'll react to news about a new X-Men series and Bryan Singer's connection to the show.

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Emily Kelley and Peter Kunin of the Wrong Button Blog join Genese to look over some of the games coming out in 2017.  They'll decide if each one is a NEEDROLL or PASS.

Direct download: TGD_GAMES_2017.mp3
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With the success of so many others, we discuss whether or not Disney should consider their own shared universe.   We'll also talk about some of the latest Star Wars news, including the Grand Admiral Thrawn book synopsis and the Carrie Fisher Event at Star Wars Celebration Orlando.  We'll share reactions to reports that James Cameron wants to take the Terminator franchise back and David Ayer's comments about The Joker in Suicide Squad.  Also this week, we'll talk about the new Logan trailer and how it may or may not fit into the X-Men Universe.  GANNIN tests our Smallville episode knowledge and makes us tell a very bizarre Indiana Jones story.

Direct download: Geek_Directive_Jan_24.mp3
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Sure, you might have seen this talking duck in a 1980s movie or in a Guardians of the Galaxy cameo, but that's not all there is to Howard the Duck.  Join us and learn what all the quacking fuss is about in the comics.

Direct download: CBN_Howard_the_Duck.mp3
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In this week's episode, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Margaret Stohl joins us to discuss her work on her new comic book series - The Mighty Captain Marvel. She also plays a round of "It's All Connected" with us.  Jeff and Matt Moore (Comic Book Noob) debate Star Wars droids in a new segment called TRAITOR. We discuss the latest Star Wars news relating to Episode IX and the Han Solo spin-off movie. 

Direct download: GEEK_DIRECTIVE_JAN_17.mp3
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Genese interviews Leah Hoyer (Vice President of Creative at Telltale Games) about gamer-focused storytelling.  Leah also talks about the experience of incorporating The Walking Dead, Batman and Guardians of the Galaxy into their games.  We find out about an exciting new opportunity that Telltale is offering aspiring storytellers.

Direct download: TGD_TellTale.mp3
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