Slice of SciFi #229: Deep Geeking

In the News:

  • TiVo currently has a patent infringement lawsuit working its way through the judicial system, claiming that it owns the technology already in use in just about every DVR system in homes today.
  • We’ll examine some of the implications of the Marvel, Disney merger earlier this week.
  • They Might Be Giants Has a new album out, all about science.   Find out how to buy a copy in the links section below.

Krazy Joe’s Punch in the Junk: This week, Joe’s fist of justice finds Rob Zombie.

Movie Talk:

  • If you went to the movies this summer, you weren’t alone.  The summer 2009 movie season was a record-breaker.
  • Joel Silver looking to produce a new version of the Swamp Thing for the big-screen–in 3-D.

Slice of Trivia: This week Kurt in St. George tests the studio crew and you with some great new clips.  Email your clips to Kurt at Your entries could get picked and played on the show.

TV Talk: Lou Diamond Phillips talks about his role on the upcoming Stargate: Universe.

Discussion: This week, the studio crew talks about all kinds of geeky things and there are SPOILERS here.  You have been warned…

In the Future:

  • Guillermo Del Toro has signed on to serve as producer for an adaptation of “Deadman” based on the DC Comics character
  • Bryan Singer is a busy guy these days.  He’s working on a top secret new web-based series in addition to all the other project he’s attached to.

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  1. says

    Ah C’mon! That’s not deep geeking! Study into the theories of physics used for shows like Stargate and then explain them to your readers and then you’ll match the title… LOL 😉

  2. says

    Well I don’t think that we, the ones talking, were saying it was DEEP geeking. We thought it more of a discussion of things we were looking forwards to in the future.

  3. Michael Mennenga says

    I’ll take responsibility for that. I think I said Deep Geeking in the open/close somewhere. It was an honest slip from doing it on B5 for all these years. It just kinda rolls off the tongue now. 😉

  4. Scott Waisner says

    Not that I am discrediting They Might Be Giants, because they do rock the casbah, but someone needs to do some fact checking because the theme to The Big Bang Theory is done by that other band of awesomeness, The Barenaked Ladies. I’m sure you’ll get some vm on that too, but I though you should know, thanks for the show!!

  5. says

    I don’t care what you call it, I tend to enjoy the crew chatting more than the average interviews. Nothing wrong with the intervews I just find you guys more interesting than 4 out of 5 celebrities.

  6. Bret Filipek says

    what is shocking is all the things we didn’t get a chance to talk about. V is coming out soon. BSG: The Plan is out in October (straight to DVD, contrary to what I originally read and talked about), and am I the only one that can’t wait for Airbender to come out?

    • says

      How do you think I feel, in not being there to geek on the upcoming shows? Too Much TV is *so* in my wheelhouse!

      I don’t think anything was mentioned about Eastwick, or the return of Medium on a different network (moved from NBC to CBS). The nets loaded up Thursday and Friday so much I’m going to have to Hulu a couple of series, unless something falls off my radar. Gotta find time to squeeze in SG:U somewhere, too. And don’t forget the midseason return of Chuck and debuts of Human Target and Day One.

      And no, Bret, I am also excited about the Airbender movie :)

  7. Ian N says

    I can see how Defying Gravity came about. There’s the pitch. “Lost! In Space!” “Been done? OK, what about Gray’s Anatomy?”