We’re back after a few weeks of Shortcasts and this week it’s all about space, keeping all of the recent NASA news in mind.
Week in Geek: Andrew plays and ponders the mechanics and morals of Endeavor while Dan geeks out over The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road.
Boast of Bethel: With the new images of Pluto, Dan wonders how HP Lovecraft, a devoted amateur astronomer who was writing when Pluto was first discovered, would process these high-definition images. Then he laments the divide between science and creativity.
The Influence of Space: With everybody looking up again, Andrew and Dan discuss how humanity’s reach into the great unknown has influenced our use of it in fiction.
Browncoat: Dan finally gets Andrew to sit down and watch the pilot to the short lived, but deified, sci-fi western television show, Firefly.
Question of the Geek:
What was your “gateway to geekdom”?
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For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.
-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio
-“Uncertainty” by Reber Clark (from At the Mountains of Madness – Sketches for the H. P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast)
-“Firefly [Main Title]” by Sonny Rhodes
-“Victory” by Ben Prunty (from FTL: Faster Than Light)
-Excerpt from “The Whisperer in the Darkness” read by Dudley Knight for KPKV Radio