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Today on GeekFest Rants we return for a visit to posters of the month.  Join Carlos as he delves into Rogue One and Solo.  This brings us to a more modern look at poster design and it's creators.  Plus, we get some poster design controversy....yes there is such a thing.  Then we go over some of our favorite Boba Fett Hasbro action figures, plus a few fan made ones too.

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When it comes to the building blocks of modern science fiction, for at least people our age, in their 40's, it all starts with 2001 A Space Odyssey.  Join Carlos at GeekFest Rants as we dip our toe into the ocean that is 2001.  From the film by Stanley Kubrick, to the novel by Arthur C. Clarke, to the comic book adaptation by Jack Kirby, how are they the same and different.  And lest we forget the cinematic sequel 2010 The Year We Make Contact.  Does this Roy Scheider vehicle live up to the monolithic original?  Pun intended.  Does this 50 year old film still hold up?

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Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos looks at both sides of the Star Wars fandom coin, the positive fan gatherings like Star Wars Celebration and the flip side with the ugly newer toxic fandom incidents.  This non traditional Star Wars fan behavior seems to have been gathering steam most recently with the new Disney/Lucasfilm films like The Force Awakens and culminating with The Last Jedi and Solo.

Instead of traditional thoughtful story and character analysis we now have a new wave of hatred towards this franchise rooted in racism, sexism, and general intolerance.  What's at the root of this behavior?  And, can we ever get back to the open, inclusive, safe environment that Star Wars has always been?

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Greetings, Starfighter! You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada.  Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos revisits the 80's cult-classic, The Last Starfighter.  This CGI effects groundbreaking film will always have a place in our appreciation of special effects development. 

We'll cover the film, the toys(specially those that never came out), the Marvel comic book adaptation, and the possible future of this film.  

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Who actually shot first?  Today on GeekFest Rants we find out the stories behind the legend of everybody's favorite Corellian, scoundrel, pilot...Han Solo. Join Carlos, Kim, and Kyle for an in-depth review of the latest Star Wars film: Solo - A Star Wars Story. 

How does this compare to The Last Jedi, which seem to have split the fan-base in half.  How many Easter eggs can you cram into one film?  And who gave the stand out performance on this movie?  Find out today, and by the way...Han always shoots first.

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What do A Quiet Place, Avengers: Infinity War, Lost In Space, and Cobra Kai have in common?  Absolutely nothing, other than Carlos is reviewing them today on GeekFest Rants. 

On this episode we have a perfect combination of horror, comic book, sci-fi, and 80's throwback entertainment.  Is it possible to take a break from Star Wars a week before Solo opens?  Maybe.

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Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos explores the virtual reality world of Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.  This is a virtual reality experience that brings you into an undercover mission to steal the Empire's new secret weapon.  Virtual reality entertainment is new to us so you'll get a newbie's perspective on it. 

Then we dive into vintage Star Wars action figure carrying cases.  The good, the bad, and the strange. From simple suitcase designs to elaborate space ship shaped cases, we'll cover them all.

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Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos compares the original Star Wars Kenner Landspeeder to the new, Black Series Hasbro one.  How has it improved, what surprises does it hold?  And we even go over some hidden features the original one had, that some people might not know about. 

Plus as a bonus, we go over some other unknown facts/features from other Star Wars toys you might not be aware of. Then we return to our regular feature with posters of the month.  This time we'll hit Fright Night and The Terminator.  Two best of the 80's selections with very different artistic styles.

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Today on GeekFest Rants we are looking at two very different films.  One is the documentary Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau, the story of a film that did not get made.  However, this story is better than the actual film that was made.  The other is Mother!, the latest mind-bender from Darren Aronofsky.  Which means, as a film viewer, you will have some homework to do after watching the film. 

Then we lighten things up with the original Kenner 12 inch doll of Indiana Jones from Raiders of the lost Ark.  Another Holy Grail item Carlos can now cross off his toy collecting list.

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As Solo: A Star Wars Story get's closer and closer to premiering we get another trailer with interesting new hints at what's ahead in this latest Star Wars film.  Today on GeekFest Rants Carlos goes shot by shot to see what secrets lay ahead. 

Then we examine current films on Netflix.  How good are those suggestions that Netflix offers when you are done watching a film. Some are hidden gems, and some are not.  

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