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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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Today on GeekFest Rants Carlos takes one final(maybe, definitely, no way)look at Star Wars The Last Jedi.  This time around he focuses on the novel by Jason Fry, promoted as the Expanded Edition - whatever that means.  And the home video release including Blu-ray, and 4K.....sorry no 3-D for the U.S. market. 

To quote Mark Hamill "He is NOT my Luke Skywalker".

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Just when you thought we were done with Star Wars Kenner...we're back with more.  Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos takes a look at the 85-86 Lost Wave. 

This was a continuation to the Star Wars Kenner line, proposed by Kenner to Lucasfilm, just as the Return of the Jedi line was winding down.

Then we go over a Do It Yourself Geek genre destination sign project just finished by Carlos.  We'll go step by step on how you can do one yourself.

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Any Escape From New York fans out there? Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos reviews the deleted scene filled, movie adaptation tie in novel of Escape From New York.  Definitely a must read. 

Then we look at our posters of the month with Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Conan the Barbarian.  Two iconic posters to go with two fantastic films. 

And finally we continue our vintage action figure hunt with the classic Mego line from The Black Hole.  These are figures that are still evading me to this day.

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Today on GeekFest Rants we go from comic book heroes to sci-fi thriller.  Join Carlos as he reviews the current billion dollar Marvel hit, Black Panther and the mind bending Annihilation. 

Two different films but perfect for our genre loving interests. 

With Black Panther we get a new character that promises to become a leader in future Marvel films.  Plus with Annihilation we get another though provoking film from the maker of Ex Machina.

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To Special or to Despecial?  Why do we have to choose?  Why can't we have both?  Today on GeekFest Rants we dive into the Star Wars Special Editions and the Despecialized Editions. 

Join Carlos as he details the changes made throughout the years to the original Star Wars films and the efforts of one dedicated fan to offer the public a version of the films that resembles the original 1977, 1980, and 1983 releases. 

Let's find out who really shot first.

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Today on GeekFest Rants Carlos takes a look at some of the best Soundtrack/Scores done by Rock groups/artists.  We'll examine artists such as AC/DC, Daft Punk, and Queen.  How sometimes a great soundtrack can't save a movie.  Or how a soundtrack enhances a film beyond all expectations. 

Then we are going to talk about Misfit Kenner Star Wars characters. These are toys that are not officially part of the action figure line 92-Backs but that deserve as much attention as a carded figure.  These include characters such as Jabba, the Tauntaun, the Probot, etc.  Just when you thought we were done with Kenner Star Wars, it pulls us back in.

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