19: Kerry II

The concluding segment of our interview with Kerry Jackson of X-96 and the Geekshow podcast is here! In this hour we talk about Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game,” Kerry beats Chuck up over not liking Star Trek: Into Darkness, and Matt reveals he has actually done some show prep.

WARNING: GEEKINESS ABOUNDS.

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15 Responses to “19: Kerry II”

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  4. And I thought the guys at Church of Awesome droned on about geek stuff.

  5. When are you going to do a series of episodes on Leviticus??? I’ve been wait for months!

  6. That star trek beat-down was the most one sided fight I’ve seen since *insert star trek reference here*

  7. I mean, c’mon. “It’s a /spaaaaaaaace/ movie” is a really damn lame excuse for defending stupidity.

  8. I’ve just got to the Star Trek bit and have to completely agree with Chuck – they should have used a different villain. Khan has so much baggage it’s insane to ask fans to ignore it all when having a different character (even if it was just another person from the frozen group) would make things so much easier and less controversial. (And I say this as someone who’s not seen the original film).

  9. eliottviv@gmail.com December 12, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I haven’t seen Star Trek but I get where Chuck is coming from – you want depth to a movie as well as action.

    Also,

    Given that I haven’t seen Star Trek, where should I start?!
    Any preferences?

  10. somewhere in greece December 13, 2013 at 9:28 am

    The Geek is strong in this one

  11. Does this count as the new episode, or is there another one coming out right away?

  12. The Christmas episode has been recorded, now all I have to do is edit the thing.

  13. Good podcast, guys.

    Yep, “Star Trek: Into Darkness” was terrible. Mostly because it misses the essence of Star Trek, which doesn’t exist in an endless series of overblown action sequences. (Great cast, though.)

    “It’s a space show” doesn’t excuse everything. Or anything, really. *Every* piece of fiction is made-up stuff. Starting with a futuristic or fantastical premise imposes a burden to try and make the story believable within that context (unless you make up for it another way, as noted below in reference to “Planet of the Apes”). I write this stuff.

    (I’m not being snarky, but seriously asking: do you guys have any grounding in the past century of written science fiction? It’s a different world from what’s been in movies and tv.)

    I haven’t seen “Transformers” because: 1) Michael Bay is a worthless person and a shitty director who doesn’t know how to do an action scene; 2) It makes me sad that good scripts are going unused while there’s a $100 million movie based on a 30-year-old moronic children’s cartoon that existed to sell toys.

    Agreed that the original “Planet of the Apes” is a great sf movie. (And with a different twist at the end from the Pierre Boulle novel.) It’s one of those movies that, examined logically, don’t make a lick of sense, yet work very well on another level; in this case, as a fable. Somehow the ending still gets to me. Perhaps it helps to have lived through the ’60s and ’70s; much of the science fiction then had a deep undercurrent of melancholy that I find irresistible. Check out Chuck Heston’s two other sf movies of the 1968-1973 period: “The Omega Man” and the underrated “Soylent Green”.

    Oh — in science fiction time travel terms, what happens in the “Planet of the Apes” movies isn’t a paradox; it’s a causal loop.

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  15. I have no idea who this Kerry guy is. Never heard of him before you had him on the show. However I still enjoyed listening. I have to say Chuck, way back in the day with Irreligiosophy 1.0 when you did your first interviews I thought they were terrible, but they got better over time and now I enjoy the interview/guest shows more than the non-interview shows.

    Excellently done on your improvement with interviewing.

    BTW, I thought Kerry had some good points regarding Star Trek and people carrying baggage into the new movie versions.