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Today on GeekFest Rants the Review Strikes Back as we take a second look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  Join Carlos as he welcomes his son Kyle for a different perspective on this latest entry in the Star Wars saga. 

What's better than a 47 year old arguing with a 19 year old about the script of The Last Jedi?  Are these films made for people of different ages?  Will we ever drink milk again?  Where will these films take us next?

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Today on GeekFest Rants we visit Disney's Galactic Nights. A one night event for all things Star Wars at Hollywood Studios.  Join Carlos as he attends a special panel previewing the upcoming 2019 Star Wars park expansion, Galaxy's Edge. 

Then we take a final look at Kenner's 92-Backs/Last 17 wave of Star Wars action figures. 

This marked the end of an era in Star Wars action figure wave collecting and the hardest one to find.  Your collection is not truly complete until you have these figures.

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"This is not going to go the way you think". Wow, Luke was not kidding.  Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos takes a first look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  Probably the most divisive Star Wars film so far. 

We will go scene by scene and pick apart every wonderful and awful thing about the latest entry in the Star Wars saga.  Is this film faithful to the original Lucas vision or even The Force Awakens? 

Where will this go next?  Where does it stand among all other Star Wars films?  Is this the greatest one ever or the worse one?  And keep in mind, we only saw it once.

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Today on GeekFest Rants we celebrate everything Close Encounters of the Third Kind in comic book and Making-of books form.  Join Carlos as he goes back into his first viewing of the film and his most recent 40th Anniversary re-release.  Plus we compare the Marvel comic book adaptation to the actual film. 

Then we review three books on the making-of this classic sci-fi film:  CE3K The Visual History, CE3K Diary, and CE3K Production Design Scrapbook.  And remember, "I know this. I know what this is! This means something. This is important."

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Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos will tackle to overdue subject of non-Star Wars/Indiana Jones related George Lucas films. These are the films he directed, produced, written, or played another behind the scenes role in.  From hits like American Graffiti to bombs like Howard the Duck, we'll examine most of them. 

Then for our "Posters of the Month" we'll take a look at the teaser poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the classic 1981 action film, Escape From New York. 

Plus we have a first hand review of the newly updated Star Tours ride which include a trip to Star Wars: The Last Jedi locations.

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Let's return to 1979 Saturday morning cartoons to the Flash Gordon inspired line of Mattel action figures.  Yes, before the awesome 1980 Sam Jones campy movie of the same name, Flash Gordon had a Filmation produced cartoon series.  Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos looks at the action figures produced based on this show. 

Plus we have breaking Star Wars  news on all fronts, film, television, and theme parks.  Star Wars: The Last Jedi is right around the corner and new movies, a live action TV show, and Star Tours changes have been announced. 

And finally we take a look at Movie/TV glassware collecting.  We're talking about Burger King Star Wars glasses and other franchises like Star Trek,  E.T., Superman, Indiana Jones, etc.

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What's good on TV these days? Well, if you are into genre geek entertainment, you come to he right place.  Join Carlos at GeekFest Rants, and learn about his top 3 current favorite shows.  We'll go from David Fincher's creepy Mindhunter, to the latest Star Trek incarnation -  Star Trek Discovery, and to family favorite 80's nerd spectacular Stranger Things. 

Also we are going to wish ourselves a belated happy 7th anniversary (insert party horn sound) as we go back in time and peak behind the curtain into the making of GeekFest Rants.  Get ready to have a Totally Tubular time.

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Today on GeekFest Rants Carlos examines two classic 1980's sci-fi posters, Flash Gordon and Blade Runner.  Each with their own unique style and design by two poster making giants, Richard Amsel and John Alvin. 

Then it's time to defrost Captain William "Buck" Rogers with the Mego line of action figures.  How do these hold up against fan favorite Kenner Star Wars? 

Plus, how do we repair them?  Finally we take a look at the comic book movie adaptation of the film Fright Night.  Is it worthy of a Fright Night fan's collection?  Welcome to Fright Night...for real!

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What if.... That's how many genre stories start.  Today on GeekFest Rants Carlos will visit the world of Alternative History, also known as Speculative Fiction.  We have a vast selection to pick from, like Red Dawn, Watchmen, The Man in the High Castle, and A Handmaid's Tale, to name a few. 

Then we return to Return of the Jedi Kenner action figures.  This time we hit the 77-79 backs with classics like the Max Rebo Band and the Emperor. 

And on our comic book segment we travel back in time to Escape from the Planet of the Apes. How does the comic book measure up against the movie? And whatever you do don't call the apes monkeys.

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What's it like to be "More Human Than Human"?  It's not just a company logo, it's the plot of Blade Runner 2049. Join Carlos today at GeekFest Rants as he goes down the rabbit hole that is the world of Blade Runner. 

The key players are all back including some unexpected surprises.  How does Ryan Gosling measure up against Harrison Ford?  Is this a worthy sequel? 

Then we go shot by shot into the newest Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer.  How much more new information can we gather from this latest infusion of Star Wars goodness? 

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