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Star Wars Galaxy's Edge is complete and GeekFest Rants is there to review it.  Join the Perrones today as they walk you through the groundbreaking latest attraction at Disney Hollywood Studios, Star Wars Rise of the Resistance. 

Is this the best ride ever? How easy is to be able to ride it? How do we think they accomplish the fantastical technical behind the scenes mechanics of the ride? 

Plus we also get a bonus review of the updated Star Tours which now visits locations from Star Wars Rise of Skywalker.

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It's Civil War at the GeekFest Rants household.  Our first impressions are coming in to Star Wars The Rise Skywalker and they could not be any more opposite.  Join us today with Carlos, Kim, and Kyle as they talk about what worked and what did not, on this final chapter of the Skywalker saga. 

Did J.J. Abrams successfully course correct the shortcomings of The Last Jedi?  Is this the best of the sequel trilogy films?  Were characters used to their full potential?  Are there any unresolved questions? 

Find out today on this spoiler filled episode.

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It's finally here.  A Star Wars television series that can keep up and even surpass the quality of some Star Wars films.  Join Carlos and Steve today on GeekFest Rants as they review the first 4 chapters of the Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. 

We'll talk about all the new characters, the Western influences, the action, the Star Wars "look", and the countless Easter Eggs.  Forget the Ewok Adventures or even the Holiday Special.  Could this be the Star Wars live action television show we always wanted? .......Maybe? .....Oh, and did I forget Baby Yoda?

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What is the Picard Maneuver?  A Star Trek star ship battle tactic?  A way of straightening up a Starfleet uniform?  Well...actually...it's both.   Today on GeekFest Rants join Carlos and Steve as they take a deep dive into the Prime universe of Star Trek the Next Generation uniforms. 

We'll see how these uniforms evolved chronologically from Discovery to the soon to be released Picard series. Why did the Next Generation crew dislike the initial uniforms? What uniforms were abandoned before the release of Generations? 

Which are our favorite uniforms?  Find all this out on this episode.

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Today on GeekFest Rants we continue to NOT keep your freaky to ourselves. Join Carlos and Steve as they dive into the first two hilarious Star Trek - Short Treks episodes of this season. This include the episodes Q & A and The Trouble with Edward. 

Then we jump to the newest trailer for Star Trek - Discovery , season three.   And finally we wrap up with the current trailer for Star Trek - Picard.  We are starting to see a theme here.

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The origin story is at the heart of every good comic book film.  And this might be the best one yet.  Join Carlos and Steve at GeekFest Rants, as they explore the terrifying world of Joker. 

Here is a movie that takes it's cues from such film classics as Taxi Driver, The King of Comedy, and Fight Club.  With an Oscar worthy performance by Joaquin Phoenix.  The bar has officially been raised on the comic book genre.

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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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