This week was a podcast made on the run! With both hosts getting sick at different intervals and one host going out of town, it’s a wonder that such quality audio comes together at all. With that in mind, please forgive us for any inconsistencies in quality.
Week in Geek: Andrew buys a dictator simulator on a Steam sale while Dan accidentally preorders a book twice and laments the amount of Gamecubes seen at a local swap meet.
Ready Player One: Steven Spielberg was recently announced as the director for the film adaptation of the nerd-favorite novel. Considering the book was written by a huge fan of ’70s and ’80s gaming culture, can that translate to the screen and be as impactful with Speilberg at the helm?
Fans and their Fiction: It’s widely known that nerdy fans express their appreciation for their beloved stories in many different ways. This week, we examine how fans contribute to the fictions they love so much and many of the implication involved with doing that.
Douglas Adams: We couldn’t ignore the fact that we’re in the middle of episode 42 and not mention Douglas Adams. Conveniently, we make the argument that Mr. Adams is also the most successful fan fiction writer…of himself.
Question of the Geek:
With regard to creating original work in a pre-existing fiction, which would you like to create for?
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For intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.
-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio
-“Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo
-“Express Yourself” by Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
-“So Long and Thanks for All the Fish” by Joby Talbot and Hilary Summers (from the soundtrack to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)
-“The Doctor and I” by John Barrowman
-“Professor Oak Theme” by Junichi Masuda (from Pokemon Red/Blue)