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In today's episode, Genese talks with Seth and Sam Coster of Butterscotch Shenanigans. They discuss how game jams led to the inspiration for producing their own games, and how the diagnosis of cancer impacted the development of their award-winning game - Crashlands.

Direct download: TGD_Butterscotch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:17pm CDT

This week Darth Taxus guest hosts as we attempt to predict how some of the summer movies will fare on Rotten Tomatoes. Will Wonder Woman break the DC losing streak?  Will Transformers: The Last Knight do worse?  How do you make a prediction for The Emoji Movie?  We try to figure it all out.  Also, GANNIN asks us to decide where our dogs would be sorted in Hogwarts.  We'll also try to gauge the level of interest in the new Disney Pandora Park and come up with our own fandom-theme park.  We'll discuss a new female Overwatch team and the interest in E-Sports.  And what did Harrison Ford mean when he said Han Solo is "resting"? All this, and John Phelan is back with another moment in geek history!

Direct download: Geek_Directive_May_2_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13pm CDT

Fresh off the trip to Star Wars Celebration, we're ready to discuss The Last Jedi and what's next for Star Wars.  First, we'll dive into deeper reactions about The Last Jedi teaser trailer, and then we'll react to all of the "Grey Jedi" talk that followed. Finally, we'll wrap it up with a comprehensive discussion about The Heroine's Journey with Rachael and Kristy from the Scavenger's Hoard Podcast.

Direct download: Skytalkers_429.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:36pm CDT

Just in time for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we're discussing Ego the Living Planet.  In this episode, we'll talk about the comic book version of the character, as well as the way Kurt Russell will play him in the film. 

Direct download: CBN_Ego_the_Planet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:41pm CDT

Everyone's back from Star Wars Celebration, and Scott and Jeff talk about their experience at the convention.  We also react to the little girl dressed as Jyn Erso who handed Death Star plans to every Leia cosplayer.  We consider life in space...both in fantasy and reality.  We share some of Mike Massimino's comments about living in space and consider a Star Wars hotel experience.  Matt Moore joins us to discuss Marvel Vice President David Gabriel's comments about diversity in comic books.  We'll also talk about our interest in the Bill and Batman documentary and the five post-credit scenes in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Direct download: GEEK_DIRECTIVE_425_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm CDT

Scott shares his report on the Star Wars Rebels Season 4 panel, and he explains why Star Wars Land reminds him of Westworld.  Matt Moore shares his report on the Lucasfilm Publishing and Marvel Comics panels.

Direct download: SWCO_Report_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm CDT

Join Charlotte and Caitlin as they experience the sounds and reactions from Star Wars Celebration Orlando.

Direct download: Skytalkers_SWCO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm CDT

Dan Zehr & Cory Clubb (Coffee With Kenobi) share their thoughts on the Star Wars 40th Anniversary Panel.  Caitlin Plesher (Skytalkers) talks about the Carrie Fisher fan event.  Fans react to the teaser trailer for The Last Jedi.

Direct download: SWCO_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm CDT

This week, we blast back to 1986 to the Ron Howard comedy - Gung Ho.  Scott interviews Gedde Wantanabe about playing Oishi Kazihiro in the film.  They discuss learning baseball from Clint Howard, management training programs, the bar scene with with Michael Keaton and much more.

Direct download: Blast_EP3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31pm CDT

This week, Genese talks with Emily Kelley and Josh Boykin about playing Mass Effect Andromeda.  They'll discuss the companions, the storylines, the user interface, the humor and the fan experience

Direct download: TGD_Mass_Effect.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm CDT