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Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos takes a look back at the life and work of actor Bill Paxton. From the classics like Weird Science, Aliens, The Terminator, True Lies, Titanic, and Avatar to his rock band Martini Ranch, to his TV roles in Big Love and Agents of Shield. 

Plus we'll talk about two very emotional interviews he gave a few days before his untimely passing.

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Have you heard the News? As in Huey Lewis and the News.  Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos profiles his favorite 80s rock signer/band, Huey Lewis and the News. 

We cover all the albums, from the mega successful Sports to the Back to the Future soundtrack, to Fore!, to many more. 

We'll cover almost 40 years of music. movie parts, concerts, law suits, and the ups and downs of the band. 

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September 26, 2019

Geekfest Rants Ep.397: Akira

If there is a landmark Anime film out there, this one might be it.  Akira, the groundbreaking, influential, cyber punk infused Japanese masterpiece is on our spotlight today on GeekFest Rants. 

Join Carlos and Steve as they attempt to scratch the surface at this sci-fi classic. 

Not only do we hit the film but a little bit on the Manga and the toys.  This film is a must for fans of this genre. 

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OK, we have been waiting for this for a long time, but finally, it's here.  We visited Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disney World Hollywood Studios.  Join GeekFest Rants' Carlos and Kyle as they describe their visit to this new Star Wars themed land. 

We hit the park three times on different days and try to experience as much of it as possible.  From the showpiece ride Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run, to the amazing shops, and to the food.  This will be a day long remembered. 

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Just when you though we had enough information on Marvel and Star Wars, Disney unleashes some more announcements at D23. 

Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos is joined by his son Kyle to go over all the developments on the MCU and Lucasfilm.  We'll cover newly announced Disney+ shows like She Hulk and Moon Knight, to updates on Wanda Vision, Black Widow, and Falcon and the Winter Soldier. 

Plus, on the Star Wars side we have new trailers for The Mandalorian and Rise of Skywalker.  And some bonus information on the Cassian Andor series, an Obi-Wan series, and the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel.  You better start saving your Republic Credits.

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Once upon a time, the best next thing to watching a great film, was knowing that a Director's Cut or a Special Edition was going to be released soon to the home video market. 

Sometimes this was a success, specially when you already loved the theatrical cut.  And occasionally it might reverse your opinion on a film. 

Join Carlos and Steve at GeekFest Rants as they go down the list of some of their favorite  Director's Cuts or a Special Editions.

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Today on GeekFest Rants we find out that Resistance Is Futile. That is, resistance to trying to put together a video episode of GeekFest Rants. 

Join Carlos as he takes a deep dive into the world of Star Trek Borg action figures.  Particularly Playmates but also Art Asylum.  But while here, we'll also take a wide look at the history of Star Trek figures.

Today we truly go where no GeekFest Rants has gone before.

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Are you ready for Phase 4?  It's Marvel time at San Diego Comic-Con and the big story this time is the Phase 4 lineup. 

Join Carlos and Kyle as they discuss all the upcoming Marvel projects including Black Widow, Eternals, Loki, Wanda Vision, Blade, and many more. 

Plus, we take a look at DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths and we'll dissect the new Watchmen trailer from HBO.  So much to watch, so little time.

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As we live through this age of social media and nerd rage, one phrase that comes up every now and then is Not My Trek. 

Today on GeekFest Rants we are joined by Andre E.C. Gaska to try to debunk some of the most common arguments against modern Star Trek. 

We'll chat about the look of the Klingons, Prime vs. Kelvin timelines, Star Trek: Discovery, The Orville, and the upcoming Star Trek: Picard.

It's time to move out of your parent's basement and accept progress.

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When it comes to the Star Wars saga, does reading the books increase your enjoyment of the films? 

Are the movie adaptations faithful to the films? Do you prefer the Expanded Universe? 

How much are writers allowed to add to the existing stories?  Join Carlos and Steve at GeekFest Rants as we take the first steps into the much lager world of Star Wars Novels.

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