This week brings the longest episode yet! That’s only because it’s full of so much great content! This week, the roundtable discusses military fiction, in any form, and it takes some thoughtful, and unexpected, turns.
Week in Geek: Andrew continues his reading streak with Ready Player One by Ernest Cline while Dan is impressed with the Disney revisionist fairy tale, Maleficent.
Interview: Dan sits down with the host of The Science Fiction Show (a great podcast to which you all should listen), Jason Tudor, as they discuss–among other things–military science fiction.
Discussion: Continuing the subject, Andrew and Dan specifically discuss the military’s involvement in entertainment media throughout the years, how it has changed, and what it means for nerds and geeks.
Andrew Objects: Andrew cuts in to discuss how some aspects of Crimson Tide are, well, objectionable.
Question of the Geek:
What is your favorite winter and/or holiday fiction?
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For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.
-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio
-“There’s Something in Here (Theme for The Science Fiction Show)” by Aaron Kusterer
-“Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins (from the soundtrack to Top Gun)
-“Hymn to Red October (Main Theme)” by Basil Paledouris (from the soundtrack to Hunt for Red October)
-“Godot – Fragrance of Dark Coffee” from Gyakuten Saiban meets Orchestra (artist unknown)