The Geekbox: Episode 25

It’s Greg Ford’s final episode — give it a listen, and wish him well over at his Twitter feed. Don’t forget to Digg, review, etc. etc. etc. Enjoy the show!

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The Geekbox — Episode 25 (2009-07-30)
Wherein we discuss the director’s cut of Watchmen, Karen’s favorite porno comics, San Diego Comic-Con 2009, the World of Warcraft movie, people who obsess over fictional relationships, comic book lettering, ‘Splosion Man, Bruno, Snape killing Dumbledore, Burn Notice episode 3×07, Fitch’s latest hot date, kicking bad habits, and Greg Ford’s big farewell. Starring Ryan Scott, Karen Chu, Andrew Fitch, Greg Ford, and Ryan Higgins.
Running Time: 1h 24m 20s
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8 Responses to “ “The Geekbox: Episode 25”

  1. Just a fast hello and also to thank you for discussing your ideas on this web page. I wound up in your blog right after researching physical fitness connected issues on Yahoo… guess I lost track of what I had been performing! Anyway I’ll be back once again inside the long term to test out your blogposts down the road. Thanks!

  2. Bossmoney says:

    BTW I mentioned this several times through the podcasts about why there’s a wild west motif in Firefly. As you guys and gals who watched the show probably already know, there’s the “Alliance” which is the inner core of systems where everything is homogenous and singular and then there were the outlying colony planets that in the past rebelled against the Alliance and wanted autonomy and became the “Browncoats” that Nathan Fillion fought for years ago.

    95% of the show takes place in these outlying colonies which are the backwater areas of the universe. The reason there’s the strong juxtaposition between high and low tech is because the Alliance would send settlers out to these outlying planets because they wanted the groundwork foundations of a society built there so they can eventually come in years/decades later to start mining the resources, start real settlements, and expand their empire. The thing is, they would usually send the dregs of society out there because it’s a job only people with nothing to lose would do and because of this, the Alliance only gave them the bare minimum supplies to sustain themselves, and that meant cows, horses, lumber, etc. They’re not gonna bother sending these people concrete, steel, or any piece of high technology because the Alliance doesn’t ultimately care about the quality of living of these people, only that they do there job.

    I’m sure you can poke holes into this argument like why wouldn’t the Alliance send this, etc but you have to realize it is a conceit of the show and within the logic of the show itself (and not necessarily the real world) it does make internal logical sense.

    Thanks.

  3. Bossmoney says:

    Cya Ford, gonna miss you calling Ryan “Ry-dawg”.

    BTW heard you mentioned a quick blurb about Dollhouse. I know some of you saw the first episode and didn’t find it grabbed you. Just wanna mention I was on the same boat in that I loved Firefly, expected great things, and was generally disappoint by the early episodes of Dollhouse. It was just a “monster of the week” type show where nothing seemed to matter and everything reset, literally, with the characters and gave up around Episode 5.

    However my friend told me Dollhouse gets really good towards the 2nd half of the season when I think Joss finally convinced the studios that these “one off” episodes are lame and they really need to start moving the mythology of the show forward and so I picked up again at Episode 6 and it got really good. Well actually, episode 7 wasn’t that great (although still necessary to watch as you find out how Echo became a doll in the first place) but episode 6 and 8 onwards is classic Joss Whedon narrative which means unexpected plot twists, realistic character motivations, etc.

    It all culminates in Episode 13, Epitah, which actually was unaired (but in the boxset) which is honestly one of the most MIND BLOWING turns I seen a show take. I don’t want to even hint at it (and don’t read spoilers) but it’s ridiculous. It wasn’t until 10 minutes into the show when the Dollhouse title came up I was even sure I was watching the right show. It’s probably between Lost’s season 3 flash forward reveal and BSG’s finale 4 cylons reveal in terms of WTF!ness

    So my suggestion is, during this lull in television, check out Dollhouse. And if you want to save time, my suggestion is to watch:

    1) The original pilot (which was unaired and scrapped b/c Fox thought it was too confusing, but you can find it online/on the boxset)
    2) Maybe watch 1 of the “monster of the week” episodes just to get a feel for the show, I’d recommend Episode 2, the outdoorsman one (you don’t have to bother watching the rest until EP06, it’s all the same basically)
    3) Watch Episode 6 onwards. EP06 is awesome, EP07 is a bit of a struggle to watch but still necessary to the overall plot, EP8-12 is great, and EP13 is mindblowing.

  4. jin says:

    BYE GREG FORD.

    i thought you were pretty funny.

  5. Tom says:

    I’m so sad that Greg is leaving.

  6. Irwin says:

    Greg Ford, nothing is forgiven. Come back.

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  8. karen says:

    Ryan, your description is very misleading! I don’t even like porno comics!

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