Self-proclaimed geek, Dave Clements, explores the pop culture we love and love to hate, including comics, film, and television. All with minimal nerd rage.

Self-proclaimed geek, Dave Clements, explores the pop culture we love and love to hate, including comics, film, and television. All with minimal nerd rage.


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Self-proclaimed geek, Dave Clements, explores the pop culture we love and love to hate, including comics, film, and television. All with minimal nerd rage.






A Decade of Geek This! A Penultimate Goodbye

It's time to make that episode. The one where we lay the show to rest. It's not the final goodbye, just because we really want both Dave and David to say goodbye together. In this episode, Dave gives shares why Geek This! had to end and what could be on the horizon.


Brief (?) Words About New Video Game Consoles

It's been a week since I got my Xbox Series S and I thought I'd talk about it. This one's rambly, like always, but in the near future I'm hoping to have some friends - new and old - join me in a discussion about all three of the new generation of consoles!


Pulling Back The Curtain: Thoughts on the Future of Geek This!

David Hunt and I are having discussions on bringing the podcast back! I decided to sit down behind the microphone by myself to share my thoughts, give a glimpse of what may be coming and why it matters. I've also asked for your input as a listener, so please let me know by getting in touch via the contact form or social media! My Twitter is @mrdaveclements and that's a good place to find me on the internet. Can't wait to start things up again and hear your feedback and ideas! Contact Form:...


Video Games & Staying Sane in Isolation

A lot of us are stuck at home right now and it might be rough for you. For me, there's not a lot of difference in my day-to-day, but the current situation can take its toll, for sure, no matter who you are. That said, I thought I'd hop on the mic and talk about video games. Oddly enough, I may be playing less than I had previously. Weird, right?


Minimal Nerd Rage & Creative Control

I had some things on my mind that I felt the need to share regarding the way we, as pop culture fans, handle changes to franchises and characters we love. I hope you enjoy this impromptu rant. I'd love to know what you think, too! Let me know on Twitter: Thanks for listening.


The Golden Age: Action Comics #1 & Marvel Comics #1

Two companies stand at the forefront of comics book publishing. While this is common knowledge, a good majority of readers may not have experienced the seminal issues that laid so much of the groundwork for what would come in the 80+ years that were to follow. This time on The Cape Gauntlet we'll be going back to the late 1930's. We'll be taking a look at Action Comics #1 from National Allied Publications and Marvel Comics #1 from Timely Comics. While Action Comics debuted Superman, Marvel...


Ocean’s Eleven (2001) – Heistmas

As we enter the Christmas season, it was only fitting to review some of my favorite heist movies. It is the biggest time of year for consumerism, so why not celebrate like this!? For my first installment of Heistmas, I'm talking about Ocean's Eleven, which will always hold a special place in my thief-movie-loving heart. The original Ocean's Eleven starred The Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr - and was released in 1960. That, however, is not the movie I’m talking...


El Camino: Revisiting Breaking Bad

With the recent release of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on Netflix, I decided it was time to share my impression of Breaking Bad as whole, with a brief overview of the show, touching on Better Call Saul, and a short piece on El Camino itself.


The Golden Age: An Introduction

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster brought the superhero comic into the mainstream when they debuted Superman's story in 1938 with Action Comics #1. In fact, they launched what would become the Golden Age of superhero comics, but what does that mean exactly?


The Cape Gauntlet (Trailer)

Golden. Silver. Bronze. Modern. All of these are eras in comic book history that had their own stories to tell and over the course of the last 80 years, there have been hundreds of thousands of issues published between the main two publishing companies - Marvel Comics and DC Comics - alone. They have pushed what we know about characters beloved for decades and, at times, have published story lines that have had dramatic and long-lasting effects on their universes. Sadly, we’re not super...


Disney/Fox Merger Complete

It only took $72 billion dollars to bring the X-Men and Fantastic Four rights to Disney. So what’s next and what could the impact be on Disney’s new intellectual properties? At the end of 2017, a battle began for the acquisition of rights to many of 21st Century Fox’s assets. The ones we’re immediately interested in here at GEEK THIS were, of course, those surrounding the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and other Marvel intellectual property. For most of us, this was one of those things that seemed...


Maybe This Isn’t For You

Season 6 of GEEK THIS! officially starts, comic writer Tom Taylor shuts down some Captain Marvel haters, and I share my newest ideology about geek culture. Episode Links Tom Taylor’s Twitter Thread Bandrew Says – Episode 159 As I return from the hiatus from what I now consider “Season 5” of the podcast, I’ve taken some time to think about the purpose of the show. That led me to start thinking about toxic fandom, something that has been more and more present within geek culture over the last...


Trailer Reaction – Avengers: Endgame

POTENTIAL SPOILER WARNING! For the first time in the history of the podcast, I’m breaking down a trailer! Back in April, Thanos snapped his fingers at the end of Infinity War and removed half of everything. Since then, we’ve all been wondering what will happen in the next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A lot of fans took it upon themselves to try and guess the title of the film. On December 7, 2018, we not only received the answer to their questions and assumptions, but we got a...


The Final Excelsior: Remembering Stan Lee

Stan Lee passed away on November 12, 2018, due to cardiac arrest triggered by respiratory and congestive heart failure. He was an icon in the comic book industry. He co-created some of the most popular characters alongside the likes of Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and so many other artists. Sadly, his life ended in turmoil. Even so, he was part of a legacy of amazing creators that encouraged all of us in one way or another. He inspired some of us to write or draw or create our own things. His...


Child’s Play (1988)

Chucky the Doll terrified me on multiple levels as a kid, so it took a lot of psyching myself up in order to watch Child’s Play. I have to say that I’m very glad I did, because I overcame my fear and laughed at myself in the process. Also, in this episode, I share the story that really spawned the fear of the demon doll! For those of you who haven’t seen My Buddy or Chucky compared directly, this is the horror I had to deal with as a kid. EPISODE LINKS Child’s Play Trailer My Buddy TV Spot...


Shaun of the Dead (2004) & Halloween (2018)

David Hunt returns, along with Michael Myers, as we chat about the 2004 modern zombie classic, Shaun of the Dead. After that, we jump into a conversation about our recent Halloween double-feature! Every time David is on the show, it’s a fun time for me. Hopefully it’s the same for you, too! If you want to hear more of David Hunt on GEEK THIS, leave a comment and let me know. And of course, I’d love to hear your opinion on any of the movies we talk about in this episode. EPISODE LINKS Shaun...


Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1

DC Comics has given us a horror-inspired 80-page giant in Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1. Since it’s October, I figured it’s only appropriate to talk about it! Also, I’ve brought back the Pull List segment back. If you’d like to check out my pull list, you can see it below, as well as following me over at League of Comic Geeks. It’s one of the best ways I’ve found to manage my own list while finding more books. Did you like the return of the Pull List segment? Yes Yes Submit EPISODE LINKS...


Huluween Film Fest (2018)

Huluween, if you’re oblivious, is Hulu’s month-long Halloween celebration. They have loads of featured horror films and TV shows plastered to the front of the website and their apps. In addition to this, they’re showcasing eight independent short films. Those are going to be what I’m covering today. If you’d like to watch these before I talk about them, you can watch them in an official playlist here. If you’d like to support GEEK THIS and get a free trial of Hulu, please use my affiliate...


Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990)

It’s October, the podcast is back, and it’s that time of the year where we all just want something spooky to watch. This week, I’m starting off the season right by talking a little about a show from my childhood – and possibly yours – Are You Afraid of the Dark. I hope you enjoy the return from my unexpected two-month break. After recording the episode, I found this amazing, updated re-imagining of the Are You Afraid of the Dark intro. It’s the audio you hear at the end of the episode....


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