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The time has come to dive deep into The Shat. That's a noun not a verb. William Shatner is the name and acting is his game. Join us today at GeekFest Rants as Carlos highlights William Shatner's career in movies, television. and music.

While most people might know him for playing Captain Kirk in Star Trek, his resume is huge. His performances range from excellent to "what the hell did we just watch" caliber. So on this episode we'll hit a few of them.

Then we'll cover another classic 80's toy line from Mattel, Clash of the Titans. It's time to unleash the Kraken

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Can you control your dreams? Can you control other people's dreams? Well, if you can or can't there are plenty of movies out there about that very same subject. Join Carlos at GeekFest Rants as we cover some great dream control movies like Inception, The Cell, and Deramscape.  You might have seen all or some of these.  

Then we change gears and tackle Force Friday 2, the pre-Star Wars: The Last Jedi merchandising launch.  What goodies are out there and which did Carlos pick up?  May the TOYS be with you.....and also with you.

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Today we take a deep dive in to the newly released Alien Covenant blu-ray's deleted scenes and extras. Join Carlos at GeekFest Rants as he discusses the future story ramifications of such included extras as Advent and Phobos. Do we now have a clear path as to where Ridley Scott will take the franchise next?

Then for our collectibles segment we will return to our posters of the month selection.  This time around we have John Carpenter's The Thing by Drew Struzan and The Emprire Strikes Back (1981 Re-Release) by Tom Jung.

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Today on GeekFest Rants we take a look at the fictional Eugenics Wars from Star Trek.  How these events have given rise to one of sci-fi greatest villains and how it's rooted in a real life historical period.

 Then Carlos is joined by Kyle to talk about all the TV shows we have been catching up on and some which have actually finished.  Then we wrap up with Star Wars toys (what else?). Carlos compares the classic Kenner large size figures to the more modern Hasbro ones.

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What do War for the Planet of the Apes and Day of the Animals have in common? Absolutely nothing.  One is an excellent conclusion to an exciting sci-fi trilogy and the other is a schlock fest of B-movie magic that is actually good....for a laugh.  

Today on GeekFest Rants we review both of these very different films.  Will Andy Serkis finally get an Oscar nomination? Or will Leslie Nielsen get a posthumous Oscar for his shirtless masterpiece?  

Plus, we'll take a look at Carlos' collection of Ray Harryhausen stop motion vinyl figures.  Here is an economical way to collect and honor the grandfather of movie special effects. 

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Today on GeekFest Rants we review the return of our favorite webslinger in Spider-Man: Homecoming.  Carlos and Kyle geek out over this new Marvel/Sony produced reboot of the iconic franchise, this time with much more Marvel flair.  

Then we'll begin a new collecting focus:  movie poster collecting - our first entry, the 1982 Raiders of the Lost Ark re-release.  And finally we return to our happy place, Kenner Star Wars action figures.  Carlos will continue with his previous examination of vintage figures; this time around we start with the Return of the Jedi 65-backs line.  For Star Wars figure nerds they are as classic as they get. 

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What do you get when you combine a heist action movie with a pseudo-musical?  The answer is Baby Driver.  Join Carlos and Kyle today on GeekFest Rants as the review the latest Edgar Wright hit.  Did he just create a new sub genre?  Maybe baby.  

Then Carlos will look at a new Star Wars comic called The Rise of a Hero.  It's A New Hope through the eyes of Luke Skywalker. Shoud you have it on your collection?  

And finally we travel back to the universe of the Twelve Colonies to revisit Carlos' Battlestar Galactica Mattel action figure collection.  How do they measure up against our favorite Kenner Star wars figure line?  Which are the hard to find figures? Go out and find some...By..Your..Command...

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Today on GeekFest Rants Carlos will prematurely mourn the passing of 3D Television. All signs are pointing towards the end of another technical groundbreaking era.  We'll look at the history of 3D entertainment and some of it's high lights and low lights.  

Then we'll nerd over Carlos' Bram Stoker's Dracula figure/model collection.  Three pieces is not much of a collection but boy are they fantastic.  

And on our comic book segment we'll go over the amazing Alien, Illustrated Story and the kinda good Aliens, Newt's Tale.  Even mediocre Aliens product is still good for Carlos.

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Today on GeekFest Rants Carlos will Rant about the new movie he saw, It Comes At Night. Is it a great movie? Is it confusing? Is it worth a second viewing? Are the critics right or wrong? You will find out.....maybe. And while talking about second viewings, we'll list some very good movies that we really don't want to re-watch.

Then we'll take a trip to the Pandora, the World of Avatar. This new Disney - Animal Kingdom attraction might just have the best theme park ride ever. As well as very tall skinny blue inhabitants.

Plus, we take a ride back to 1984/85 to re- write a wrong in Carlos' time traveling timeline...... a missed Hall and Oates concert. This past week we corrected that injustice in nerd 80's pop music history.

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Has critical and box office salvation finally arrived for a DC film? It certainly has. Join us at GeekFest Rants as Carlos, Kyle and Kim review the newest DC superhero film, Wonder Woman. What's the secret of it's success?  The lead actress? the director? the story? Probably all of the above.  About time DC gets a hit on their hands.  

Then Carlos takes a nostalgic look back the Laserdisc format especially with Star Wars films.  What were these CD looking, record size, movie discs all about?  And how did the Star Wars franchise contribute to it's special important technological life span?

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