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Shane Plays Geek Talk

A journey into the things we love: D&D / RPGs, tabletop games, wargames, video games, comics and comic books, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, fan films, movies, TV, books, sci-fi, fantasy, more! Hosted by a fellow geek that supports and encourages geeks and our fandoms in all of their various splendor! Come along and get your geek on (or maybe even discover you inner geek)!
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Now displaying: January, 2020
Jan 31, 2020

It’s the annual team-up with Arkansas talk radio legend Dave Elswick of the Dave Elswick Show for our Most Anticipated Geek Movies of 2020! How did our picks from last year hold up? Plus all the usual tomfoolery and nonsense... press play!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 1/25/2020

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Topic Notes:

Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77 | PBS News Hour
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/monty-python-star-terry-jones-dies-at-77

‘Star Trek: Picard’ breaks streaming records on CBS All Access | TechCrunch
https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/27/star-trek-picard-breaks-streaming-records-on-cbs-all-access/

Whoopi Goldberg to Return as Guinan in Star Trek: Picard Season 2 | ComingSoon.net
https://www.comingsoon.net/tv/trailers/1119658-whoopi-goldberg-to-return-as-guinan-picard-season-2

 


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Jan 23, 2020

Alterna Comics (tagline “Bringing Back Newsprint, Affordable Prices, and Comics for EVERYONE”) has been publishing comic books since 2006! Founder Peter Simeti owns, operates, publishes, funds, and designs everything that Alterna Comics does while staying out of the drama… tune in as we talk about this cool comic book company and the comics industry in general.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 1/18/2020

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Geek Talk on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays Geek Talk podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
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https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Justice League Season 2, Ep 14 “Eclipsed - Part 2”

Topic Notes:

Alterna Comics
https://www.alternacomics.com/

Spectacular Spider-Man #138
https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/14585/peter_parker_the_spectacular_spider-man_1976_138

Christopher Tolkien, Son of J.R.R. Tolkien and Lifelong Curator of Middle Earth, Has Passed | Krypton Radio
https://kryptonradio.com/2020/01/16/christopher-tolkien/


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Jan 9, 2020

Comedian Michael Brown and certified geek Richard McBain join to talk about what we thought of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Did J.J. Abrams pull it off and tie everything together? How is it doing at the box office? We respond to a completely devastatingly ignant tweet trying to gatekeep Star Wars fandom. The Star Wars fanfare still gives Mike goosebumps.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 1/4/2020

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Geek Talk on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays Geek Talk podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
https://www.humblebundle.com?partner=shaneplays
DriveThruRPG.com
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from from “Welcome To Eltingville” Pilot

Topic Notes:

Ed Powell’s ignant “Star Wars Fan” tweet
https://twitter.com/DrEdPowell/status/1212622645214273536

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker on Box Office Mojo
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3305145857/?ref_=bo_hm_rd

‘Rise of Skywalker’ Still Box Office Gold with $11M; ‘The Grudge’ Opens to $5.4M | Collider
https://collider.com/rise-of-skywalker-friday-box-office-the-grudge/

'The Grudge' Scares Up $1.8 Million from Thursday Previews - Box Office Mojo
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed3396338692/?ref_=bo_hm_hp

My Star Wars movie rankings:
V, IV, III, VI, VIII, VII, IX, R1, II, I, S - What's yours?

What George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode 7, 8 and 9 would have looked like
https://www.polygon.com/2019/12/10/21005059/george-lucas-star-wars-sequel-trilogy-plot-characters

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Arcade_Adventures:_On_the_Rain-Slick_Precipice_of_Darkness


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Jan 3, 2020

R.J. Carter of Critical Blast joins for a journey through recent news from geekdom. We say goodbye to D.C. Fontana, René Auberjonois, Chuck Peddle and Don Imus. Plus: R.J.’s The Destroyer novels and a new YA superhero book called Bulletproof from Critical Blast, admiring Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s legs and more! “Good” Star Trek. What item has just become the most valuable prop in horror history?

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 12/28/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Geek Talk on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays Geek Talk podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
https://www.humblebundle.com?partner=shaneplays
DriveThruRPG.com
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Twelve Days of Christmas performed by Bob and Doug McKenzie

Topic Notes:

Dorothy Catherine "D.C." Fontana 1939 - 2019
D.C. Fontana on Memory Alpha
https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/D.C._Fontana

René Auberjonois 1940 - 2019
René Auberjonois, actor featured in 'Star Trek' and Altman films, dies at 79 by Andrew Dalton | The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/rene-auberjonois-actor-featured-in-star-trek-and-altman-films-dies-at-79/2019/12/08/3f59c822-1a0d-11ea-b4c1-fd0d91b60d9e_story.html

Chuck Peddle 1937 - December 15, 2019
Chuck Peddle Dies at 82; His $25 Chip Helped Start the PC Age by Cade Metz | The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/24/technology/chuck-peddle-dead.html

Don Imus 1940 - 2019
"Imus in the Morning" helped get me through the 90s. Stern's good, but I'd take Imus any day of the week. And his brother Fred at the Autobody Express :)
Don Imus, giant of New York airwaves who pioneered shock jock genre, dead at 79 by Brian Niemietz | Daily News

Bulletproof: Origins by Stephen Mitchell is a YA read about a kid who becomes invulnerable on his 16th birthday
https://www.amazon.com/Bulletproof-Origins-Stephen-J-Mitchell/dp/0578573431

Monumental Terror: The Destroyer Book 153
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YBGBRNK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Trilogy of Terror Zuni Doll becomes the most valuable prop in horror history
https://news.justcollecting.com/trilogy-of-terror-zuni-doll-auction-record-horror-movie-prop/

'Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker' Chasing ‘Last Jedi’ With $76M 2nd Weekend; ‘Little Women’ Not So Tiny With $29M 5-Day by Anthony D'Alessandro | Deadline
https://deadline.com/2019/12/star-wars-rise-of-skywalker-little-women-uncut-gems-spies-in-disguise-post-christmas-box-office-1202817539/

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker on Box Office Mojo
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3305145857/?ref_=bo_hm_rd

My Star Wars movie rankings:
V, IV, III, VI, VIII, VII, IX, R1, II, I, S - What's yours?

Jon Favreau tweeted on 12/27 that The Mandalorian Season 2 is coming Fall 2020


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

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