This is your Buffy the Vampire Spoiler Warning. Consider yourself warned. But seriously, it’s a 20-year old show; you already know what happens. We here at The Geek Embassy love Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The seminal late-90’s horror/drama show was my introduction to dynamic and independent female characters. BTVS shaped my appreciation for the greater “sci-fi/fantasy” umbrella genre; for me, it is a timeless vehicle by which to explore complex motifs and themes. It is an important show for me personally, and for the greater all-encompassing “sci-fi” umbrella. Twenty years later, and I still get chills when I hear the words “Bored now.” Why Now? I
Parental Figures Have All the Fun You love them… most of the time. Some are good, some are bad, some are so good we tear up talking about them. For this hangout, we share our favorite parental figures from TV shows, movies, and books. We combined May and June’s hangout into one epic conversation. I had the idea to talk about favorite moms for May’s hangout since we were scheduled to record around Mother’s Day. When we had to reschedule, it made sense to make it a May and June parental figures celebration. Each of us came with a different set of priorities and considerations
I wasn’t a fan of the HBO series, Girls, at the start of the show. To say I was slow to appreciate it is an understatement. My initial hesitation rooted in the lead character, Hannah’s, self-centered approach to life. She acted as if the world, and New York City in particular, owed her something. I couldn’t stand her or her attitude. I can’t quite say what it was that kept me watching the show. My usual excuse falls to being a story addict and having to know how the story ends. But I’ve given up on stories that didn’t annoy me to the lengths that Girls
It’s that time again! For March, our staff are getting together to discuss guilty pleasures for our live hangout. What makes something you enjoy a guilty pleasure? Tune in to hear us discuss this very question. We will share our favorite TV shows, movies, books, games, and food. There might also be a disagreement over what makes something a guilty pleasure… Tune in live at 2pm pacific Sunday, March 26th and find out what I mean. Live on YouTube! Click on the link and we can read your comments as we chat. Until next time, get your geek on! Regina, Isabela, Mark, and Julie
A Gigawatt Jukebox playlist From Rockabilly to Reggae, Movie Scores to Soul, our Gigawatt Jukebox is out of control. In true geek style, we submit a never-ending playlist that is not concerned with genre, popularity, or album release date. Who hasn’t dreamt of being a rock star…the power of your music surging energy into a roaring crowd? With popular singing competition TV shows like The Voice, living the dream can actually happen. After years of watching others sing their way into stardom, it got us thinking. What would we do in their shoes? What kind of voice would we belt if we could? Which songs would
A Gigawatt Jukebox themed playlist From Rockabilly to Reggae, Movie Scores to Soul, our Gigawatt Jukebox is out of control. In true geek style, we submit a never-ending playlist that is not concerned with genre, popularity, or album release date. It’s happened to everyone at some point: the experience of lost time. You’ll be doing something routine, when you suddenly snap out of it. Without realizing it, you just spent a few minutes in a trance. Without knowing it, you were almost hypnotized by a song. Every song tells a story, but some have the power to lure you like a Siren from Greek mythology. It
A Gigawatt Jukebox Themed Work Day Playlist Today’s geeks work hard and play hard. Some are studying, eyes crossed from hours of endless reading. Some are earning a wage in the office after a long commute. Others are at home, exhausted from running a household. Whatever you’ve been slaving away at lately, you deserve an extra day off. Enjoy your Labor Day Holiday. When you get back, we’ve got a fresh playlist to make your work days go smoothly. Gone are the days of Muzak and easy listening. Time to relax and focus on your tasks at hand with some chill, movie soundtrack, and retro tunes.
A Gigawatt Jukebox themed playlist From Rockabilly to Reggae, Movie Scores to Soul, our Gigawatt Jukebox is out of control. In true geek style, we submit a never-ending playlist that is not concerned with genre, popularity, or album release date. Since 1966, Star Trek has entertained generations of fans with its space adventures into the future. Pop culture has never been the same. With such influence, it is no surprise that Star Trek’s television and movie presence would make its way into the music industry as well. From its cast members down to its everyday fans, music has been taken where no man has gone before.
Admit it, you’re a Trekkie. You’ve seen Star Trek Beyond, okaym maybe more than once, and now you’re jonesing for more. You’ve busted out your DVDs of the previous movies. You’ve put on your headset and tried the latest Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday. You’ve even changed your cell phone notification to that communicator beeping sound. Somehow this is still not enough. It’s time to warp into action with a galactically cool game night. The Games There are a few choices, but the number one choice is clear (like his blue blue eyes): Star Trek Catan. Settle where no man has gone before. For
As the focal point of the series, Piper Chapman is the viewer’s introduction to prison life in Orange Is the New Black (2013 – ). We experience firsthand her entry into Litchfield and follow her as she acclimates to her new environment. At the onset of the show, Piper serves as a proxy for the audience. She introduces them to unfamiliar new circumstances and people and, as such, is intentionally relatable. Piper stumbles through the beginning of her time at Litchfield, making profound mistakes right and left and struggling to adapt to a place that is so different from her native Park Slope. As a result,