Geek Life
-
LATEST ARTICLES
 

Inspiring Kids With Black Panther and STEAM

by Mel Burkeon February 18, 2018
“This is one of the most intelligent people in the world,” says Rafe Chisolm about the character Black Panther in Marvel’s recently released Afrofuturistic superhero epic. “You don’t see that narrative as a young black person, essentially.” Chisolm, in partnership with organizations like Hidden Genius Project, Black Girls Code and Level Playing Field Institute, has […]

Toxic and Troubling Fandoms: A Discussion with John Kenneth Muir

by Jeff Fountainon February 16, 2018
While investing the negativity now oozing into fandoms, I found that Star Trek: Discovery, The X-Files and Star Wars to have the largest following of fans and their angry and entitled opinions. So, I enlisted the help of literary critic and author John Kenneth Muir, who has written over twenty reference books in the world […]

91%

Review: The X-Files Shows Off Its Strengths in “Plus One”

by Jeff Fountainon January 18, 2018
Thankfully leaving the mythology behind, Chris Carter showed off his still impressive writing chops with an episode that had a nice monster of the week story but more importantly, showed off what The X-Files is really about, that being the wonderful relationship between Mulder and Scully. Yes, the mythology, the monster stories and all the […]
77%
0%

The Flash Review: A Very Underwhelming Return in “The Trial of the Flash”

by Jeff Fountainon January 17, 2018
I don’t know, I guess with a storyline like this, one in which everyone knows is going to end up with Barry Allen free somehow, the odds were stacked against it right from the beginning that it was going to be good. I held out hope though, clinging to the chance that the writers/showrunners had […]

86%

Star Trek Discovery Review: A Bad Day All Around in “The Wolf Inside”

by Jeff Fountainon January 15, 2018
In an episode full of twists and turns, the crew of the Discovery continues to try and survive in the Mirror Universe, death seems to be around every corner and a famous goatee makes an appearance that is a great shout out to Trek fans and just fun all around. Sadly, the slow and plodding […]
90%

Review: The X-Files Embrace the Fun in “This”

by Jeff Fountainon January 13, 2018
I knew I was in for some fun when the episode began with The Ramones playing in the background, a somehow perfect setting for the shootout that was about to happen at Mulder’s house. It was the beginning of an episode full of action, one-liners and an investigation into a transmission sent by a now […]

Vitamin String Quartet: The World of Studio Ghibli is the Perfect Holiday Soundtrack

by Mel Burkeon November 20, 2017
Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is fast approaching which means two things: Black Friday madness and holiday music. Thankfully, Vitamin String Quartet’s most recent release “The World of Studio Ghibli” will help you handle both fronts with the confidence and grace that only a Miyazaki soundtrack can. Vitamin String Quartet (VSQ) is most famous for […]

Comic Book Men’s Mike Zapcic Talks New Season, Comic World

by Jeff Fountainon October 21, 2017
Recently we had the chance to talk with Mike Zapcic about all things comics and the upcoming seventh season of Comic Book Men. You started reading comics at a very young age. Do you remember a specific moment when you realized just how much you enjoyed comics and what it was about them that was […]

The Demon’s Due: An Interview with Peter V. Brett

by Garyon October 10, 2017
“A great horn sounded…[a] quiet dread built in his gut as he waited in the morning stillness, hoping that it had been his imagination…” So begins The Warded Man (known as The Painted Man in the United Kingdom) the first book in the Demon Cycle, a five book series by author Peter V. Brett. We […]

Interview: Janice Poon

by Jeff Fountainon September 30, 2017
Writer, illustrator, blogger, graphic designer, food stylist, Janice Poon is a woman of many talents. Recently we had the chance to talk to Janice about her many careers including how she ended up working on the TV show Hannibal. You have a lot of feathers in your cap so to speak, in terms of different professions. […]