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Commentary, criticism and comedy about movies, TV and all corners of geeky genres and culture. A sci-fi convention in your pocket.

Once more, the nerd community is having a kerfuffle! The argument, this time, is about the second (and probably last as he's jumping franchises,) J. J. Abrams helmed Trek flick; Star Trek Into Darkness! Geeks are debating more continuity changes, villain identities, casting choices, and more!

To go over all these issues and more, RevNews host Gary Mitchel has gathered expert nerds Tegan Hendrickson and Michael Falkner to not only review the movie, but examine all the plot twists (spoiler warning!), the characters, the differences and the causes thereof between the timelines, and more!

Our theme music this episode is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Gary's mostly over Cumberbatch not being Lt. Cmdr. Gary Mitchel. Mostly.

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If you've been paying attention recently, you may noticed that your kid's Scholastic flyer is full of dystopian books about the end of the world.  When the heck did this happen?  Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel sit down with YA expert, Amy Sturgis to look at the phenomenon of dystopian kids fiction.  Together they realize that it's not that new a trend, giving you the listener some favourite books from the past 50 or so years.  In addition, Deanna manages to link Twilight to teen rebellion and Gary proves that he is on to something.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.

A reminder about our feedback address. revcast@revolutionsf.com . Tell us what you think about the Roundtable!  Do you like happy or sad endings?


 

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Iron Man 3, the first film of MARVEL: Phase Two is out! And not only does it bring back Tony, Pepper and the gang, it has started a huge nerd kerfuffle not seen since, well, the last big super-hero movie! With the fandom arguing about SPOILER, host Gary Mitchel asked The Phantom Troublemaker (http://www.needlessthingssite.com) and Tegan Hendrickson (http://www.justtegan.com/) to join him in a spoiler-filled discussion that covers every facet of the movie.

Our trio reviews the film, cover the *all* the plot twists, the character arcs, how the film fits in with the rest of the Marvel movies, comics vs movies, and just about everything else to do with Tony's latest solo adventure. Not even the end of the show can't stop the discussion!

Our theme music this episode is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. So what did you think of when SPOILER did SPOILER, making SPOILER SPOILER?

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Oh my!  Is there anyone more popular with geeks than George Takei?  The RevCast doesn't think so.  This is why co-hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel invited Tegan Hendrickson to  discuss all things Takei.  They look at his career, his sexuality and his re-invention of himself using social media.  There's also a discussion about Deanna's crush on him when she was six.  So sit back and practice your best Sulu impression as you listen to the podcast.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.

A reminder about our feedback address. revcast@revolutionsf.com . Tell us what you think about the Roundtable!  What's your favourite Takei role?  Shirtless Sulu or Shirtless Sulu?  We know!  It's so hard to choose.

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In this lost episode, co-hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel join up with Tegan Hendrickson to discuss the movies of April.  Tegan and Deanna discover that they are clones in this episode and Gary is, well, Gary.  So cuddle up and find out if our hosts are clairvoiant or not.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.

A reminder about our feedback address. revcast@revolutionsf.com . Tell us what you think about the Roundtable!  Are you Deanna's clone?

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Part two of our celebration of the Big Blue Boy scout's 75th anniversary.  Returning to the discussion with co-hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel are Michael Falkner, Mark Finn and Joe Crowe. There is a discussion of the cultural impact of Superman, as well as Mark actually frothing at the mouth when Deanna refernces Doctor Who.  It is a nerdgasmic corn-a-copia.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.

A reminder about our feedback address. revcast@revolutionsf.com . Tell us what you think about the Roundtable!  Would you stick around Earth if you were Superman?

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