Why that Game of Thrones Season Finale Reveal Isn’t a Big Deal

Geek Stranger is coming out from under the water here in our super secret (but thankfully not underground!) lair in Houston, Texas, where we managed to still have power and cable long enough to do what we do best- destroy your hopes and dreams!

In tonight’s edition of why you’re wrong and I’m right, we delve into the Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones, and the major reveal of a fan favorite. If you haven’t seen the episode, and are not a fan of being spoiled rotten, go see it (legally- or with your mom’s HBONow password) and come back.

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The 42cast Episode 13: Streams do Come True

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me geek out with fellow nerds about getting progressively poorer as we admit we might have a problem with streaming content? Where can you listen to some of us struggle against the injustice, and some of us admitting we’re going all in, warp core to the wall? It’s episode 13 of the 42cast! Listen in. I mean, unless you’re superstitious and scared… :

It seems like you can’t look at the internet anymore without reading a report about some new streaming service starting up. This episode we look into what’s going on with all these services. Can they survive with a single, popular product? Can the consumer base afford to have so many streaming services at a time? What happens to Netflix and Hulu as more and more providers jump ship? How much will piracy effect things? Just what does happen when you cross the streams?

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The 42cast Episode 12: The Big Bang Controversy

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me geek out with fellow nerds about four other nerds sitting on a couch in front of a TV geeking out (it’s like they’re in my head!!)? BYOTTaM- Bring your own Thai take out and misogyny:

Never in all the history of geekdom has one show divided fandom as much as The Big Bang Theory. Some hate it. Some love it. There seems to be no in-between, and there doesn’t seem to be any pattern to who feels which way about it. This episode we try to get to the heart of the matter by talking to people on both sides of the coin. No matter how you feel about the show, there’s something in this episode for you.

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The 42cast Episode 11: Train to Nowhere

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me geek out with fellow nerds about snakes on a plane Captain America upset with getting put in coach on a train? On the eleventh episode of the 42cast! Pull up a chair and grab some gummy worms for a tasty treat as you listen in:

It’s a French comic book adapted by a Korean director and American writer, produced in Korea, and starring a multi-cultural cast. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the Earth has frozen over, and the last remnants of humanity live in a train that must keep moving to keep the people inside warm. It’s a crazy ride as we talk about the unique direction, the acting, the symbolism, and what the ending means for the characters. Is it really the train to nowhere?

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Wonder Woman Demeans Women!”

Or… Geek Stranger Comes Dangerously Close to Mansplaining in Addressing a Minor Criticism of the Movie.

You know the baby thing in Wonder Woman? Quick recap- Diana sees a baby in the streets of London and gets excited. It’s a nice little touch lasting about five seconds. I mentioned it in my review (subliminal plug).

Some people believe this scene may be demeaning toward women because it implies that all women have to love babies. It’s an intriguing thought, but I think the logic is flawed here for two reasons.

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Wonder Woman

The poorly named War to End All War ravaged Europe and changed the world in ways we still feel to this day. It turned idyllic landscapes dotted with picturesque villages and family orchards into a carnage strewn churning pile of mud, blood, death and destruction. Imagine in this context a vision of beauty, angelic in appearance, and armed with only sword and shield, climbing out of a trench to do battle with machine guns and toxic gas .

The moment is iconic. The birth of this hero resonates. It’s the scene in all the trailers, and it makes the point clear; in the world ruined by man, Wonder Woman has arrived. Hope has returned. And that narrative works in so many ways.

This is an important movie. Let me type that in a different way to get the point across- this movie is important!

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The 42cast Episode 9: The Age of Nostalgia

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me geek out with fellow nerds about the ever evolving, or is it recycling? nature of genre? On the ninth episode of the 42cast! Can you count how many times we say “get off my lawn!”? Hint: It’s between 0 and 86. :

You can’t scroll through the channels anymore without finding a reboot or continuation of a show from years ago. This week we look at the nostalgia culture and discuss why it’s happening. What are the benefits and the pitfalls. Along the way we get to talking about Star Trek: Discovery and diverse casting. We also ask the eternal question “Is it possible to destroy your childhood?” It’s all that plus talking about our favorite and least favorite reboots and continuations.

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The 42cast Episode 5: Charming to the Last

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me geek out with fellow nerds about Disney princesses and villains on TV (see, I have a sensitive side)? On the fifth episode of the 42cast! I can’t promise not to do Iago impressions. :

The mid-season break is over and new episodes of Once Upon a Time come back to our screens tonight. In honor of that event, Ryan and Anji join the cast to talk about the first half of the season. It’s a conversation about Aladdin, Jasmine, the Land of Untold Stories, the Evil Queen, whether or not we care about The Charmings, and so much more.

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The 42cast Episode 4: Berlanti Maxiverse The New 52 Part Two

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me geek out with fellow nerds about the two newest additions to the ever growing Berlantiverse? On the spin off of the third episode of the 42cast, also known as the fourth episode! They’ve started laying out traps, but so far I’ve managed to avoid them without losing too many limbs…:

It’s the second part of our two-part examination of the Berlanti maxiverse. This week I’m rejoined by Ryan and Sam to talk about the first half of the current seasons of Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow. Then we talk about the 3.1 part Invasion crossover that went through all four shows.

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The 42cast Episode 3: Berlanti Maxiverse The New 52 Part One

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me geek out with fellow nerds about all that is the magical and angst ridden intersection of the CW Network and the DC Universe? On the third episode of the 42cast! So far I’ve still managed to ignore their hints to leave… :

In this episode Ryan and Sam sit down with me to talk about the four DC television series produced by Greg Berlanti for the CW. Because we recorded so much epic material, we had to split this one into two episodes, so this time we’re talking about The Flash and Arrow. We talk about what we think the highlights and downfalls of each half season have been and where we think each series is going from here.

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