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Today on GeekFest Rants join Carlos and Steve as they explore their guilty pleasures...  That is, film and TV guilty pleasures.  These are the kind of films/tv shows that usually don't come up in conversation first, or you will not run out to buy a t-shirt with it's name on it.  However, when it's playing on TV, you cannot help yourself to pay attention to it for the 5th, 6th, or 7th time. 

For every Star Wars there has to be a Dune and for every Dredd there has to be a Judge Dredd. Take that Mr, "I am the Law".

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Today on GeekFest Rants, for our poster of the month, we are focusing on the original Factors Darth Vader poster.  This might be the first officially licenced Darth Vader poster ever. If you were a fan of Star Wars back in 1977, chances are you might have had this poster in your bedroom wall. 

Join Carlos as he looks at the history behind this iconic poster.  From the design, the other ones available from that line, and the man behind the mask, Kermit Bryce Eller, who ended up touring the country as Darth Vader for special promotional events.  Then we jump to the Star Trek Enterprise XCV-330. 

This is an amazing Eaglemoss miniature that depicts the legendary never before seen (in operation on TV or film) precursor to the more familiar Enterprise models.  Yet, you might have seen a painting or sculpture of it on Star Trek the Motion Picture or Star Trek: Into Darkness.

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Let's kick off the new year with a look at all the genre goodies heading our way.  Join Carlos and Steve as they share all the movie and TV shows that they are looking forward to this year.  It's not just Star Wars or Star Trek.  We have Marvel, DC, Stranger Things, John Wick 3, Game of Thrones, What We Do in the Shadows, Lost in Space, Killing Eve, American Gods, The Twilight Zone, Watchmen, The Dark Crystal Series, just to name a few (Yeah right).

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"Hey, we don't serve their kind here...Your droids. They'll have to wait outside. We don't want them here."  These lines from the Cantina bartender in Star Wars, prompted a whole bunch of questions from us lately. 

Is there a prejudice against droids in the Star Wars universe? Are droids treated like slaves?  Are droid sentient?  What could have prompted this anti-droid sentiment? 

Join Carlos and Steve today on GeekFest Rants as we explore this often forgotten plot detail.....at least until the we met L3-37 on Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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Today GeekFest Rants returns to the planet ruled by apes.  Well, at least with our toy collection.  Join Carlos as we profile the great Planet of the Apes action figure line by Medicom.  We'll cover the major past figure lines available plus the current ones.  Plus, which figures we wish they would make. 

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It's genre book time at GeekFest Rants.  Today, join Carlos and Steve as they review some nerdy books on all things genre related.  We start with Star Trek Shipyards - Starfleet Ships 2063-2293, then Dungeons & Dragons - Art & Arcana, then Stan Lee's Amazing Fantastic Incredible, and finally The Art of Ghost in the Shell.  Four very different books hitting some of the geeky subjects we love.  

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Today on GeekFest Rants join us as Carlos reviews his collection of not so old Battlestar Galactica Hasbro Titanium ships.  He goes over all these fantastic looking ships from the groundbreaking Sci-Fi Channel series.  This also includes a few classic 1978 style ships that were part of this line. 

Then we'll take a trip to an imaginary Geek Mall.  What if we could put together a mall filled with just all the nerdy, geeky stores we love?  Well, here is your chance.  It's a genre fan's dream come true.  Too bad it's just a dream. 

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Today on GeekFest Rants join Carlos and special guest author, Andrew E.C. Gaska, as they look at the history of toxic fandom with events like Gamergate and Comicsgate.  Then Carlos returns to cover the Rebel Force Radio controversy with the conclusion of these 3 part investigative reports. 

The great, late Stan Lee said it best "The world may change and evolve, but the one thing that will never change is the way that we tell our stories of heroism. Stories have room for everyone, regardless of their race, gender, religion, or color of their skin. The only things we don't have room for are hatred, intolerance, and bigotry. That man next to you, he's your brother. That woman over there, she's your sister...Excelsior!" 

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Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos and Steve take a deep dive into the first season of Star Trek Discovery.  How does this show compare to it's predecessors?  We'll examine the development of the show, the cast, the effects, the music, and the major plot lines.  But first we start out with our particular history of our introductions to the world of Star Trek. 

Plus, we take a look at the mini episodes, Short Treks, to get us ready for season two.

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