Pop Culture Talk That’s Out Of This World


In 1983 William Peter Blatty wrote Legion, his sequel to the Exorcist, but not until 1990 did we get to see his film version of that book.  But was it truly his version of the book?  Join Carlos on GeekFest Rants as he examines the book, and Director's Cut. 

We'll cover topics like Brad Dourif's tremendous performance, to the recasting of Jason Miller, to the differences between the book and the film, and to the behind the scenes struggle between Blatty and the studio, Morgan Creek.

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Will the real director please stand up. Did Steven Spielberg or Tobe Hooper direct Poltergeist?  Sometimes it's not as easy as looking at the credits to see who directed a movie. 

Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos will sift through Ghost Directors and the infamous Alan Smithee directing credit. 

Then on posters of the month, we'll look at the Star Wars One Year Birthday poster and one of Boris Vallejo's The Empire Strikes Back Coca-Cola posters.

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Today on GeekFest Rants we mourn the passing of a friend, Charles Lippincott.  Charlito, to his friends, was responsible for the initial deals to market and licence Star Wars. 

From the Kenner action figures, to the Marvel comics, to pre-premier convention appearances, to fan relations, and to most marketing and licencing. 

Join Carlos as he shares his personal story of how he connected with Charles and how he became a sort of Obi Wan Kenobi to Carlos and the life of this show.   

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Convention time is here.  Unfortunately it seem most cons are being cancelled due to COVID-19.  So what can be done about it?  Join Carlos and Kyle at GeekFest Rants as they theorize on what Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2020 will or would have been about, depending on it's undetermined fate. 

We'll also throw around some ideas as to how, even a cancellation could be turned into an alternative way of still providing fans with an in-home Celebration experience. 

I hope the Star Wars/Disney convention bigwigs somehow hear these ideas.

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Today on GeekFest Rants we return to cover Part 2 of our Best of Star Trek The Next Generation. 

Among these great episodes we have, All Good Things, Lower Decks, The Pegasus, Descent, Tapestry, Chain of Command, Relics, I Borg, The Inner Light, Parallels, and many more. 

Perhaps today is a good day to.....watch some Star Trek.

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How many mad scientists can you fit inside a killer robot? One....well, most of one.  Not sure what I'm talking about? 

Well...find out today on GeekFest Rants as Carlos reviews the latest and greatest action figure entries into the Tron and The Black Hole action figure lines. 

Recently, Diamond Select released some amazing new super detailed large size figures and we are going to examine them all.  End of Line.

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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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