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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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Today on GeekFest Rants we're getting a double dose of Star Trek with a side of The Warriors and Blade Runner 2049.  Carlos begins with his poster collection picks of 1982's Star Trek II the Wrath of Khan and 1979's The Warriors. 

Then we take a look at the 3 new pre-Blade Runner 2049 film shorts,  2036: Nexus Dawn, 2048: Nowhere to Run, and Black Out: 2022.  And finally we review the new television series Star Trek: Discovery.

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It's about time we go Back to the Future with the making of that classic trilogy. Today at GeekFest Rants, Carlos reviews a book all about the Back to the Future Trilogy.  From the writing of the script, to the Eric Stoltz casting fiasco, to the groundbreaking special effects and much more.  

For our collectibles segment we'll examine the 12 inch V, Visitors alien doll, a personal Holy Grail in Carlos' Re-Collecting wish list. And finally we'll review the latest in the growing line of Star Wars comic book movie adaptations with Disney's version of the Original Trilogy, the Prequel Trilogy, and The Force Awakens.

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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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