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Welcome to Nerdsburgh's weekly recap of SiriusXM's geekiest show on Satellite radio GEEKTIME!
Hosted by Howard Stern Show favorites Ralph Cirella and Jon Hein, along with Jason Kaplan and Steve Brandano, GEEKTIME! covers weekly geek hot topics and features special guests that would make any 38 year old living in his mother's basement squeal with delight. GEEKTIME! airs Fridays at 12pm on SiriusXM radio on Howard 101.
GEEKTIME! GUESTS 10/12
Axel Alonso - Editor in Chief, Marvel Comics
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Jonathan Nolan - Writer/Creator and Executive Producer, "Person of Interest"
Alexandra Daddario - "Texas Chainsaw 3D"
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Kristin Kreuk - "Beauty and the Beast," The CW
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-Ralph missed last week's GEEKTIME! due to illness. He spent his sick days catching up on missed television episodes via Netflix, Amazon and Hulu Plus. Forget chicken soup for the soul, give me Seasons 1-4 of "Sons of Anarchy" and a box of tissues and I'll be right as rain by the weekend.
-Jon and Ralph agree that "Temple of Doom" is not only the weakest of the Indiana Jones series but on its own, is barely passable for a rainy afternoon film to take a snooze to...except for the part where the guy's beating heart gets pulled from his chest. Everybody likes that part.
-"The Walking Dead" premieres on Sunday but due to his recent Netflix rampage, Ralph admits he is considering waiting until next week to watch the premiere so he can watch episodes 1 and 2 back to back.
-Sunday is the new Thursday and boy is my DVR tired. The boys lament the piling up of can't-miss-television squeezed into one night. Shows mentioned included "Homeland," "Boardwalk Empire," Sunday Night Football and "The Walking Dead."
-Jon Hein is afraid of his car keys because they never leave his pocket. This sounds so funny and weird out of context that I'm just going to leave it at that.
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-Seth MacFarlane is hosting the Oscars. It is generally accepted that Seth will make a great host, granted he doesn't spend his entire monologue doing his Stewie voice from "Family Guy."
-Daniel Craig hosted "Saturday Night Live" last weekend and dissed all other Bond actors but Sean Connery. Personally, I think the moment the Bond girls began to have names without blatant sexual innuendo is when the franchise officially "jumped the shark."
-Whenever the iPad mini comes out, Ralph vows to order it sight unseen whatever the cost.
-Munsters reboot pilot called "Mockingbird Lane" cost 10 million to make and stars Stern celebrity SuperFan Jerry O'Connell.
-"Looper" director Ryan Johnson made a commentary track that is downloadable as an app and can be used in theaters.
-"Dark Knight Returns" the animated cartoon is hailed by Jason Kaplan as awesome as is CW's new series "Arrow" which is based on the DC comic book character Green Arrow.
-Jon Hein saw "Taken 2" and gave it two thumbs down complaining there was too much daughter and not enough ass kicking by Liam Neeson.
GEEKTIME! INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS
Marvel's Editor in Chief took a break to stop by the studio and explain Marvel Now!, which is the flagship project that aims to refresh, renew and reboot the entire Marvel Universe. Axel continued to describe the effort as a "return to form" that he hopes will provide enough information as to not alienate new readers but that is also exciting enough to keep them coming back.
It was a GEEKTIME! hot chick daily double beginning with actress Alexandra Daddario who was in the house to promote "Texas Chainsaw 3D." Better known as the infamous Kate from the USA television show "White Collar," Alexandra discussed the hardships of shooting a horror movie under the hot Louisiana sun in the middle of the summer.
Writer and producer Jonathan Nolan provided the most compelling interview of the day beginning with a complex dissection of the short story "Memento Mori" which was the inspiration for the film "Memento," to his relationship with his brother director Chris Nolan to his current gig as Executive Producer and Creator of the popular television program "Person of Interest."
Jonathan cited "Pulp Fiction" as one of his main inspirations for the non-linear plot line in "Memento" and contends that even though he did not steal the idea from "Seinfeld," the backwards episode did air before "Memento" was released.
It was also revealed that Jonathan's brother Chris refuses to use or own a cell phone, to which he quipped that in the event that he does need to reach his sibling on set he just calls a crew member close by.
In a pre-recorded interview, in which Ralph was noticeably absent, "Beauty and the Beast's" Kristin Kreuk was interviewed by the boys, if you could even call it that. Kreuk starred previously in "Smallville," a fact that did not go unnoticed, unappreciated or unmentioned by the googly eyed "Smallville" SuperFan Jason Kaplan.
Aside from the incessant giggling from Kaplan, it was interesting to hear how an actor or actress can find themselves pigeon-holed into working only within a certain genre. Kreuk contended however, that she rather likes the passion of the Sci-fi fans and admits that she was a bit of a geek herself and cited "Star Trek: TNG" as one of her favorite shows growing up.