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Generations Geek is a more-or-less family-friendly pop culture podcast hosted by sci-fi writer and editor Scott Pearson and his recent-college-graduate daughter, Ella, as they discuss geeky television, movies, books, comic books, games, and more. They also interview geeky guests from New York Times-bestselling authors to screenwriters to astronauts!

Generations Geek is a more-or-less family-friendly pop culture podcast hosted by sci-fi writer and editor Scott Pearson and his recent-college-graduate daughter, Ella, as they discuss geeky television, movies, books, comic books, games, and more. They also interview geeky guests from New York Times-bestselling authors to screenwriters to astronauts!

Location:

United States

Description:

Generations Geek is a more-or-less family-friendly pop culture podcast hosted by sci-fi writer and editor Scott Pearson and his recent-college-graduate daughter, Ella, as they discuss geeky television, movies, books, comic books, games, and more. They also interview geeky guests from New York Times-bestselling authors to screenwriters to astronauts!

Language:

English


Episodes

59. The Hunger Games

5/19/2020
Ella introduces her dad to the dystopian world of Katniss through the first film adaptation of the Suzanne Collins trilogy. Although Ella has read all the books and seen all the movies multiple times, Dad-half has neither read nor watched any of them. We discuss the film and Ella fills in details from the books.

Duration:00:40:21

58. Geek Actors Live on Stage

2/27/2020
Ella puts the “geek” in “theatre geek” as she tells us about multiple visits to the Harold Pinter Theatre in London for a variety of plays by, well, Harold Pinter. Among the cavalcade of British actors of stage and screen she saw performing were Charlie “Daredevil” Cox, Martin “Watson/Bilbo” Freeman, Rupert “Lestrade” Graves, and Tom “Loki” Hiddleston! But wait, there’s more! At theatres other than the Pinter, she had a chance to see Arthur “Rory” Darvill and Hayley “Agent Carter” Atwell!...

Duration:00:42:38

57. The Immersive War of the Worlds

1/22/2020
Ella walks us through Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience, an interactive, virtual-reality version of the classic rock opera! Can an American college student survive the Martian invasion with the help of some new British friends? Tune in and find out. And look up episode 23, wherein we discussed the 1938 radio version of The War of the Worlds, the 1953 movie, the 2005 movie remake, and more, including the musical version.

Duration:00:37:17

56. All Aboard the Hogwarts Express

10/9/2019
Ella Skypes in from London to tell us about geeky adventures in Scotland visiting places that inspired J. K. Rowling while she was beginning the Harry Potter series. Then we get an in-depth report on the Making of Harry Potter exhibit at the Warner Bros. Studio in Watford. Finally, Ella regales us with her rather surprise trip to the theatre to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child live on stage at the historic Palace Theatre in London!

Duration:00:54:15

55. Rim of the World (with screenwriter Zack Stentz)

9/24/2019
Screenwriter and producer Zack Stentz Skypes in from California while Ella Skypes in from England for the longest distance ever between two people on our podcast! We talk about his new Netflix film Rim of the World, a sci-fi action movie about a group of thirteen-year-olds during an extraterrestrial invasion of Earth, as well as touching upon his other work, including Thor and The Sarah Connor Chronicles! —June 2019

Duration:00:57:56

54. Interview: Jaine Fenn

9/24/2019
AKA "Hidden in the Shadows": We (Ella’s Skyping in from London for the whole episode!) welcome BSFA award-winning author Jaine Fenn (also Skyping in from England!) to talk about her short stories, novel series—Hidden Empire and Shadowlands—and more. Not to mention her fabulously geeky university studies of astronomy and linguistics! —May 2019

Duration:01:09:17

53. Thor: Ragnarok

9/24/2019
AKA "Return to Ragnarok": A lost episode! Recorded in the middle of the night after the premiere of Thor: Ragnarok, we meant to record our final thoughts after catching up on our sleep . . . but instead we returned to our Alien retrospective for our next show and then, well, kind of forgot about this recording. So we’ve finally returned to Ragnarok after rewatching it many times. —April 2019

Duration:01:18:37

52. Interview: William Leisner

9/24/2019
AKA "Into the Trek Zone": Science fiction writer William Leisner returns for the second part of his visit as we chat about his books, including his original works, Star Trek stories and novels, upcoming projects, and other geeky things. Plus, Ella Skypes in with an update from across the pond in London. —February 2019

Duration:01:21:06

51. Destination Star Trek & More

9/24/2019
AKA "An American Geek in London": Ella Skypes in from London to tell us about her geeky adventures across the UK! First, a day trip to Oxford to see the Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth exhibit of original J.R.R. Tolkien artwork, then a weekend in Birmingham for Destination Star Trek, with tales of various Trek actors, including the Shat himself, William Shatner. Plus, Ella interviews Mo, aka @soundofcosplay, who does an amazing cosplay of Star Trek: Discovery’s Paul Stamets. —December 2018

Duration:01:46:34

50. First Man (with William Leisner)

9/24/2019
AKA "Man on the Moon": Science fiction writer William Leisner stops by and we review the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man and compare it with a couple of classic space-program movies: The Right Stuff and Apollo 13. Part one of a two-part visit. Plus, Ella Skypes in to chat about a Doctor Who season premiere party in London! —November 2018

Duration:01:10:59

49. Interview: Melissa F. Olson

9/24/2019
AKA "Old World, New Vampires": Urban fantasy author Melissa F. Olson returns for part two of a two-part interview to discuss her writings, especially her Nightshades trilogy. Because after talking about Frankenstein, you simply have to move on to vampires, the one-two punch of classic monsters! Plus, Ella tells us about her summer con adventures. —September 2018

Duration:00:56:21

48. Frankenstein at 200 (with Melissa F. Olson)

9/23/2019
AKA "The Doctor is the Monster": For part one of a two-part interview, urban fantasy author Melissa F. Olson drops by to discuss Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein during its 200th anniversary year. Plus, Ella and I talk about visiting the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour and then do a mini review of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. —July 2018

Duration:01:05:13

47. Alien 3

9/23/2019
AKA "Part of the Family": Our multipart review of the Alien series continues with David Fincher’s 1992 sequel Alien 3, where, guys, come on: Always listen to Ripley! —May 2018

Duration:00:42:35

46. Interview: Ethan Siegel on Treknology

9/23/2019
AKA "Treknology ": We welcome astrophysicist Ethan Siegel, author of Treknology, which which compares various Star Trek gadgets with the technology we have right now, or may be able to achieve in the future. On his blog Starts With a Bang, Ethan explains the mysteries of the universe via astronomy and physics. —February 2018

Duration:01:01:07

45. Aliens

9/23/2019
AKA "The A2s Always Were a Bit Twitchy": Our multipart review of the Alien series continues with James Cameron’s classic 1986 sequel Aliens, where we’re strongly reminded you should always listen to Ripley. —January 2018

Duration:01:04:59

44. Alien

9/23/2019
AKA "Special Order 937": Our multipart review of the Alien series continues with Ridley Scott’s classic 1979 original Alien, where we learn you should always listen to Ripley and observe proper quarantine protocols. —November 2017

Duration:00:50:45

43. Prometheus & Covenant

9/23/2019
AKA "They Aren’t What We Thought They Were": We start an epic multipart Special Grup Edition review of the entire Alien movie series! In this episode we dive into the prequels Prometheus and Alien: Covenant as Ridley Scott retcons what he got started in Alien. —July 2017

Duration:02:04:54

42. Kong: Skull Island

9/23/2019
AKA "The Ape is Back in Town": We check out the new movie Kong: Skull Island and compare it to Godzilla (2014) and previous Kong movies. Before you listen to this episode, check out Episode 7, “King Geek,” when we discussed the 1933, 1976, and 2005 King Kong movies. —June 2017

Duration:01:26:17

41. Interview: David Mack, Pt. 2

9/23/2019
AKA "Midnight Mack": In part two of the interview, New York Times bestselling author David Mack talks about his forthcoming World War II fantasy novel The Midnight Front, the music of Rush, and more! —March 2017

Duration:01:13:24

40. Interview: David Mack, Pt. 1

9/23/2019
AKA "Mack Trek": New York Times bestselling author David Mack comes aboard to discuss his voluminous Star Trek work in part one of an in-depth interview. Plus Ella reviews the stage play Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch in a new “All the Squee” segment. —January 2017

Duration:01:16:07