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As we obey our Stay-At-Home order, what better time to dive deep into Star Trek The Next Generation.  Join Carlos today at GeekFest Rants as he picks the best episodes of Next Generation. 

He'll go over some fan favorites like The Best of Both Worlds, Darmok, The Inner Light, The Measure of a Man, an many, many more.......no kidding, we got about 41 of them and we'll discuss about half of them on this episode.  

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In this new age of Social Distancing, we here at GeekFest Rants hope you are all safe and healthy. To help you pass the time, Carlos will review his new, re-acquired Kenner Creature Cantina. You will learn why this item marks a special moment in his Star Wars vintage collection.

Plus, we'll examine the underlying psychology of collecting. Which collecting camp do you fall under? So enjoy the show and don't forget to wash your hands.

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Who are the great artists that came up with the first Star Wars movie posters?  Here are a few: Tom Jung, Greg Hildebrandt, Tim Hildebrandt, and Tom Chantrell. 

Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos returns to posters of the month with the classic original Star Wars movie posters. 

These are true works of art that have been and continue to be used to promote the Star Wars brand. 

Plus, as a bonus, Carlos will review the possible final Huey Lewis and the News album, Weather.

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As promised, we at GeekFest Rants are taking a second look at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.  This time around, Carlos Perrone is joined by Steve Fowlkes. 

Does this movie get better the more times you watch it? 

Is this a good conclusion to the nine film Skywalker saga? Is it a good conclusion to the sequel trilogy?  Are we done examining this movie? Probably not.

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There was a time when we would set our alarms at 8AM or earlier, on Saturday mornings, in order to watch some of our favorite TV shows.  Carlos did it in the 80s and Steve in the 90s.  Today on GeekFest Rants we time travel to our childhood, to a simpler time, a time of a golden age of animated cartoons. 

We will cover such classics as Thundarr the Barbarian , Superfriends, Pokemon, Dungeons & Dragons, X-Men Evolution, and many more.

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Today on GeekFest Rants we conclude our review of the first season of The Mandalorian. Join Carlos and Steve as they mine for easter eggs in this rich Star Wars landscape. 

Does this second half of the season live up to the potential to the first half? 

What new characters do we meet?  Plus, how well is Lucasfilm/Disney handling fan service?  

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Today on GeekFest Rants Carlos and Steve wrap up their reviews of Star Trek: Short Treks with the Pike-centric "Ask Not", two animated shorts , "Ephraim and Dot" and "The Girl Who Made the Stars", and the Picard themed "Children of Mars".  

Then we jump off to the eagerly awaited premier of Star Trek: Picard.  How does the show feel as a follow up in the Star Trek franchise? 

Do the classic characters measure up to our contemporary standards?  And what's the best wine to have while watching the show?

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Innovations in action figure design don't occur very often.  But when it happens, collectors and competitors take notice.  Join Carlos and Steve on GeekFest Rants as they step back into their action figure collecting days to reminisce about McFarlane action figures. 

These are the more grown up collectable figures that changed the marketplace through the 90's and Spawned - pun intended - a number of imitators. 

The quality and diverse nature of properties under the McFarlane line have earned this company a spot in action figure collecting history.

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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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