Pop Culture Talk That’s Out Of This World


We already know how influential Ridley Scott's Blade Runner was to filmmakers.  However, did you know how influential it was to Ridley Scott himself? 

Join Carlos today at GeekFest Rants as he digs into two lesser known Scott films, Someone to Watch Over Me and Black Rain.

Here you will easily find Blade Runner fingerprints all over these 80's back to back crime films.  

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Join us today on GeekFest Rants as Carlos attempts to review the latest Christopher Nolan film, Tenet. This is Nolan's most ambitious yet confusing film to date. 

Then we take a look at the history of Star Trek's Kobayashi Maru.  From Wrath of Khan, to books, to the gorgeous Eaglemoss replica. 

Kirk does not believe in the no win scenario.

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Is it a drama, a supernatural thriller, is it time travel, is it horror, or is it a combination of some of these?  Join Carlos today at GeekFest Rants as he reviews the new controversial film Antebellum. 

This very critically polarizing film blends together modern themes of racism along with an older civil war/slavery setting.  Similar to a film like The Sixth Sense, this movie will keep you guessing what is going on until the shocking twist comes along.

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It's time to go behind the scenes of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back with the Director of Fan Relations Craig Miller's book, Star Wars Memories. 

Join Carlos at GeekFest Rants as he reviews and highlights some of the best unknown stories from both the films and the many branches of the Lucasfilm companies from that exciting time. 

Then for our poster of the month we will gush over the 1981 Clash of the Titans movie poster painted by Dan Gozee.

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What happens when you sometimes rewatch a comedy 30 or 40 years later?  Perhaps with a younger audience.  Do the jokes still hold up?  Can some of those jokes now be considered offensive or insensitive? 

Do social and/or moral norms change through the years? Or do we, as the audience, mature emotionally with time.

Join Carlos today at GeekFest Rants as we look back at some of our favorite 70's, 80's, and 90's comedies and see if they are now considered outdated.  

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It's time to break out the X-Acto knife, the Dremel, the Crazy Glue, the Testor paints, and the Milliput. 

Join us today at GeekFest Rants as Carlos discusses his attempts at custom Kenner Star Wars figures creating.

We'll cover some of the easiest figures to customize like X-Wing Luke(without helmet), Hoth Han(without hood), to more difficult ones like Battle Damage Vader, Mon Cal Officer, and many more. 

If Kenner never made the figure, chancer are you can make it yourself.

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As we near the 2020 Presidential election, join Carlos today at GeekFest Rants as he recommends a number of films(and a TV show) to prep you for the issues that dominate this historic election. 

The films included are, All the President's Men, The Manchurian Candidate, The Handmaid's Tale(TV show), The Birth of a Nation, Jonestown the Life and Death of Peoples Temple, and Judgement at Nuremberg.  Plus he recaps the films he suggested back in the 2016 election.  

WARNING: This is a very heavily opinionated political themed episode and the views expressed are solely the ones of Carlos.  In other words, if you feel politics are a bad subject to discuss, you might want to skip this episode and return next week.

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If you love trippy sci-fi shows, this is your lucky day.  Today on GeekFest Rants join Carlos as he reviews two fantastic new sci-fi show that just concluded on streaming services.  One is Devs, from the mind of Ex Machina's Alex Garland.  This one is about determinism vs. free will and it stars Nick Offerman, from Parks and Recreation, and Sonoya Mizuno, form Ex Machina and Annihilation. 

The other is Raised By Wolves, produced by Ridley Scott.  Here Scott returns to the themes of the ravages of war caused by believers and non-believers, with a dose of androids and Alien aesthetics.

Let's make sure not to anger Mother.

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Are you a Star Wars poster collector?  Today on GeekFest Rants we have some Star Wars poster you might not have see before. 

Join Carlos on this video presentation as he searches for the strangest international original trilogy Star Wars posters.  From the easily recognizable ones to the outright bizarre ones.

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