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We are back from a short break and this time we are going to look at some crime thriller mysteries on TV.  We begin with The Head, a murder who-done-it with some The Thing vibes. 

Then, The Fall with Gillian Anderson in another fantastic performance.  Yes this is the same Gillian Anderson from The X-Files. 

Then we move on to Mare of Easttown with Kate Winslet.  A good surprise from this ex-Titanic star. 

And finally we get Clarice.  The latest incarnation of the ongoing Silence of the Lambs universe.

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One day in the distant future, when everyone will get around in flying cars, movies will be watched with LASERS.  Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves.  We might not have flying cars but the home video industry runs on Lasers.  Actually it has been for almost 40 years.  And it all started with Laserdiscs. 

Join Carlos today at GeekFest Rans as he covers his personal experience with the easily forgotten video format of Laserdiscs.  Was it a failed niche format for movie snobs or the beginning of a new technology that continues to this day?  Actually it was all of the above.

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It's time for Posters of the Month:  Today at GeekFest Rants, Carlos will profile three new genre posters.  The first Star Wars Fan Club exclusive McQuarrie poster, the Star Wars children immunization poster, and the 2001: A Space Odyssey bathroom instructions poster. 

Then we take a look at two of the biggest rivals of the Star Wars Kenner figure line, Mattel's Masters of the Universe and Kenner's G.I Joe. 

We purchased two figures to represent those lines from the newly recreated vintage style assortment.

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Once in a while Hollywood gets it right.  Sometimes you hit the prefect storm of script, director, cast, crew, location, cinematography, music, and sound. 

Join Carlos today on GeekFest Rants as he takes a trip from rediscovering the Oliver Stone film Platoon, to reading the movie tie-in by Dale Dye and then researching the evolving script that makes up this cinematic masterpiece. 

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Join Carlos today at GeekFest Rants as he reviews two films on streaming services.  First we have Mortal Kombat, inspired by the classic video game.  Can this new outing at bringing this game to the silver screen work? 

Then we have The Girl with All the Gifts.  A new twist on the zombie genre.  Is it possible to provide something fresh when it comes to those nasty flesh eaters? 

And finally we will compare the excellent film The Martian to the source book by Andy Weir.  Which one do you think is better?

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Today on GeekFest Rants we dive into horror and crime.  Join Carlos as he reviews the brand new Prime anthology series, Them: Covenant.  This show combines the horror of 1950s racism with a supernatural twist.  Then we take a turn to the show that made Pedro Pascal a star (aside from Game of Thrones) in the crime genre with Narcos.  Here they chronicle the Colombian drug wars from the 70s to the 90s.

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Join Carlos today at GeekFest Rants as he reviews the virtual tour of the Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema Virtual Exhibition Experience.  This is a virtual version of the current exhibit taking place in Scotland chronicling the late, life and works of stop motion genius Ray Harryhausen.   

This includes classics like Jason and the Argonauts, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, Clash of the Titans, and many more.  Then Carlos profiles collector Shamim Dana, a fellow toy and autograph collector. 

Can your collection match up to Shamim's?

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Today on GeekFest Rants Carlos will review Zack Snyder's Justice League.  How does it stand up against Joss Whedon's Justice League.  What about sequels? What about the aspect ratio?  We'll cover it all.

Then we dig a little deeper into the status of two of the biggest and best Repro/Customs Star Wars action figure makers out there, Stan Solo and The Fans Strike Back. 

Can these two leaders of the Star Wars Kenner style figure maker movement continue to succeed without destroying each other in the process?  I sure hope so.

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Today on GeekFest Rants we'll take a deep dive into the Star Wars: The Mandalorian star Gina Carano's firing controversy. 

We will look at the social media posts that let to this event.  But, we will take an even closer look at how the Toxic Star Wars fan community, particularly Rebel Force Radio, is defending her posts and welcoming her with open arms to the dark side of fandom.

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Today on GeekFest Rants we have a video presentation.  Join Carlos as he takes a look at Star Trek future ships.  Some are time travel related, some are not.  But all of them are also represented by Eaglemoss reproductions. 

We'll explore their role on the episode they appeared on, their conceptual design, and their Eaglemoss recreations.

Make Sure To Tell A Friend! That's the number one way to grow a podcast! 

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