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Geek Culture Through The Spyglass Of Faith

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E 56 Captain Marvel & Avengers Endgame

4/8/2019
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Pranks pulled in government documents, using genetic manipulation to cure deafness, spiritual wisdom that will last for eternity, thoughts on Captain Marvel, and prognostications about Avengers Infinity War: all this in one episode! NPR Article https://www.npr.org/2019/03/19/704919634/economic-report-of-the-president-and-some-superhero-friends Gene Edited Mice https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190219111643.htm

Duration:00:24:51

E 55 Alita Battle Angel And Exploding Grapes

3/11/2019
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On this episode, Matt discusses Alita Battle Angel. He makes the case that this was a fun, fresh sci-fi world that needs a sequel. Oh, there's also exploding grapes. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/grapes-spark-microwave-plasma

Duration:00:17:23

E 54 Star Trek: Closer Than You Think

3/5/2019
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On this episode, Matt explains Cripsr-Cas 9 and talks about how gene editing, 3D Printers, and Universal Basic Income are bringing the real world closer and closer to the sci-world envisioned by the writers of Star Trek Related to Crispr...

Duration:00:23:33

E 53 Super Bowl Movie Trailers And Jean-Luc Picard

2/4/2019
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In This Episode, Matthew discusses the trailers for Alita: Battle Angel, Captain Marvel, and Avengers: Endgame, which all aired during the Super Bowl. Also, we discuss the new Crispr experiments happening at Columbia University Crispr https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/02/01/689623550/new-u-s-experiments-aim-to-create-gene-edited-human-embryos Super Bowl trailers...

Duration:00:20:05

E52 Aquaman

1/17/2019
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In this episode, Matt shares his thoughts on Aquaman. Love it or hate it, Aquaman has netted just over 1 billion dollars in world-wide box office sales, making it a commercial home run for the DC Universe. The science segment features a new gizmo called a scorkl, which is a small oxygen tank that allows swimmers to stay underwater for around 10 minutes. Scorkl: https://newatlas.com/scorkl-breathe-underwater-10-minutes/49901/ Sick Sea Lion:...

Duration:00:23:22

E 51 Vader: Shards of the Past Fan Film

1/12/2019
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In this episode, Matt share his thoughts on Vader: Shards of the Past, which is a fan film created by YouTuber Star Wars Theory. Fan films are labors of love. It's completely inspiring to see the work that goes into creating such a high quality piece of art. Matt also talks about the New Horizons space probe reaching the astroid Ultima Thule, which lies beyond Pluto in the Kuiper Astroid Belt. Vader: Shards of the Past: https://youtu.be/Ey68aMOV9gc New Horizon Space...

Duration:00:18:06

E 50 Star Trek Continues

12/31/2018
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Episode 50! Wow! The content of this episode was selected based on responses to a recent Facebook post. Thanks everyone who submitted an opinion! The bulk of the show is about Star Trek Continues, which is like the Everest of fan-made films. (It's actually a series: eleven episodes, each an hour long.) Star Trek Continues Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/StarTrekContinues

Duration:00:21:30

E 49 Terminator Salvation & Arrival

12/11/2018
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Here's another episode about time travel! It's a matchup between the frozen future of Arrival and the fluid future of Terminator Salvation. Is freewill genuine or illusionary? Matt also shares his thoughts and speculations on Aqua-man and Captain Marvel. A satellite screw-up reaffirms Einstein's theory of gravity: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/satellite-oops-reaffirms-einstein-theory-gravity?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=latest-newsletter-v2

Duration:00:29:07

E 48 Venom and The Passing of Stan Lee

11/30/2018
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Venom is destroying the box office! Matt shares his thoughts on the film and pays homage to the much beloved Stan Lee, who passed away recently. Genetically Modified Babies: https://www.npr.org/2018/11/28/671675941/chinese-scientist-responsible-for-genetically-altered-twins-faces-intense-critic Stan Lee Quotes: https://www.google.com/amp/s/addicted2success.com/quotes/35-epic-stan-lee-quotes/amp/ Stan Lee Didn't Invent...

Duration:00:25:42

E47 Ant-man And The Wasp

11/11/2018
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Matt talks about ridiculous "as-seen-on T.V." inventions, the amazing inventions that Jules Vern foresaw, and of course, Ant-man and the Wasp. How do the revelations and characters from this installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe play into the currently untitled Avengers 4 film? No-one knows! It's still fun to speculate though. Infomercial products: https://twentytwowords.com/hilariously-bad-infomercial-products/ Jules Vern...

Duration:00:25:30

E46 The Time Machine & Time Travel

10/23/2018
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Time travel is a staple of the SciFi world. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells was a huge influence on the genre. Matt discusses the book and some of his thoughts on Time Travel. Metal Mass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uYOZ1doM9Y Gut Bugs https://www.eufic.org/en/healthy-living/article/the-role-of-gut-microorganisms-in-human-health Venom At The Box Office https://deadline.com/2018/10/halloween-opening-venom-star-is-born-first-man-global-international-box-office-1202486700/ Project...

Duration:00:27:41

E45 Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy pt. 2

10/8/2018
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This is part two of our two part trilogy on Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams. This episode focuses on the Ultimate Question and the Ultimate Answer that are discovered in HHGTTU. Adam's underlying assumption that everything is ultimately meaningless finds support in Bible's book of Ecclesiastes. It's a fascinating portion of scripture that both agrees with Adam's view of the universe and points the way to move beyond the meaninglessness of the material universe. The...

Duration:00:19:07

E44 Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy pt. 1

9/10/2018
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Matt begins this two part trilogy by discussing the philosophical implications of the Babel Fish. Don't panic! This trilogy in two parts has a heart of gold, two heads, and three arms. Babel Fish: http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Babel_Fish Chicago Tribune Story: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-dating-apps-family-0328-gallery-20170321-photogallery.html Intelligent Design Article:...

Duration:00:20:27

E43 Gunman Kills 3 At Video Game Tournament

8/28/2018
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Matt offers a few thoughts on the recent, tragic shooting at a Madden 2019 Tournament in Jacksonville, FL. Philosopher Bertrand Russel said that life must be rooted in a philosophy of "unyielding despair". Is that true? Is there no other viable way to look at life? Articles referenced in the show: Russel https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/654503-that-man-is-the-product-of-causes-which-had-no Medicated...

Duration:00:16:47

E42 Tolkien's Children of Húrin

8/21/2018
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Matt opens with some trivia about Sir Christopher Lee, who was the narrator of Children of Hurin and a devout Tolkien fan. The science segment discusses an article from science news.org that details what it would take to naturally produce dragon fire. The article was inspired by a tweet by Elon Musk that said the entrepreneur wanted to build a cybernetic dragon. The feature content is a relatively spoiler-free review of J.R.R. Tolkien's Children of Hurin. Was Hurin cursed by Morgoth, or did...

Duration:00:16:28

E41 Jean Luc Returns To Trek (Played by Patrick Steward!)

8/7/2018
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The announcement that Patrick Steward will reprise his role as the beloved Captain Jean Luc Picard in an upcoming new Star Trek series has electrified Trekkies around the world. Details about the new show are sparse, but it's still fun to dream about where this new show might boldly go. Picard Announcement https://www.space.com/41389-star-trek-picard-returns-cbs-series.html Science...

Duration:00:13:26

E40 Captain Kirk's Country Album & Trek News

7/26/2018
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William Shatner, country music star, has a new song called “Beam Me Up”. The song is a collaborative effort between Jeff Cook, of Alabama, and Shatner, of "where no man has gone before". The new country Album is titled "Why Not Me". Here's a sample: https://youtu.be/-HQ2M5GTZKM Trek News: www.treknews.net Science...

Duration:00:16:19

E39 Lando And Star Wars IX

7/11/2018
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After reading a report that Lando will be back for Episode IX, Matthew began imagining how he would use the legacy character in the next chapter of the Skywalker Saga. There are many nay-sayers, but they are wrong. Matthew makes the case that Lando is the perfect fit for raising the stakes in the struggle between the resistance and the first order. Science...

Duration:00:17:00

E38 The Flash Season 4 Non-Spoiler Review

7/11/2018
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The title says it all! Matt details his likes and dislikes about the Flash Season 4. The likes out weigh the dislikes. Though season 4 is still a bit sappy, the season's story arc and the character's personal story arcs are fresh. Science Segment - Dark Matter https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05660-6

Duration:00:17:58

E37 Star Wars And Disney’s 2019 Streaming Service

6/25/2018
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These times they are a changing. Lucas films is rethinking its approach and is considering moving some of its Star Wars Stories from the big screen to small screen: Disney’s new streaming service. The new platform will include a many high power franchises. Will it be a Netflix killer? https://nerdist.com/what-to-expect-from-disneys-new-streaming-service/ Science segment https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-just-turned-plastic-bottles-and-bags-into-liquid-fuel Hebrews 12:1-3

Duration:00:16:01