Geek Tank Radio: 7.23.2022: So Much New Stuff

Allan does a shallow dive into all the media coming out over the next few months and comes up with too much stuff to cover in just an hour. Brandon provides a guiding light to follow into next year. Then, Joe and Max take us into the anime genre of space westerns complete with a new version of Trigun on the way.

Geek Tank Radio: 7.16.2022: The James Webb Space Telescope

Allan and Joe are joined this week by Scott J. Carroll and they start out with the K2 comet passing the earth. It was found by the Hubble Telescope and now the James Webb Space Telescope is taking over in a very big way. Scott dives in with the pros and cons of the surge of geeky fan base shows and movies now being the mainstream of entertainment. Max tackles a few philosophical questions posed by the third season of The Orville.

Geek Tank Radio: 7.02.2022: Lots of Moon Junk

Joe, Brandon, and Allan start of the 4th if July weekend by celebrating one year on the air with News Talk 989. Then they get into just where is all the junk in space winding up. Not all of it burns up hitting the Earth’s atmosphere. Some of it is crashing into the moon. Keeping with space, the guys talk about the direction “The Orville” is taking now that they are on Hulu.

Geek Tank Radio: 6.25.2022: Kenobi wraps up and the Joe Bob’s Drive-In Jamboree comes to town.

Joe, Brandon, and Allan jump directly into the the finale of Kenobi. Besides the fact the guys all want real light sabers, they all enjoyed the series and the direction that the production teams are taking the Star Wars franchises. The guys squeeze in a few minutes about The Orville and are impressed with how the show has matured and improved now that it is over at Hulu. Greg Hallows joins the show to talk about Joe Bob’s Drive-In Jamboree coming to town July 8th – 10th. The event will feature a daytime convention complete with celebrity guests, live shows from the drive-in featuring Joe Bob Briggs, Darcy, and the rest of the Drive-In crew, and a film festival of drive-in style movies. More information can be found at https://joebobsjamboree.com/.

Geek Tank Radio: 6.18.2022: Live From The Mid-South Air Show

Allan, Brandon, Ditch, and Max are recorded live broadcasting from the Mid-South Air Show. They are in the middle of the action as they discuss Maverick, The Princess, Buzz Lightyear, and Thor: Love and Thunder. They take a short detour to Mars to talk about trash then they wrap up by enjoying the air show and chatting with one of the Commissioners, Marlon Evans, about what it takes to put on a show of this magnitude.

Geek Tank Radio: 6.04.2022: Live From The Italian Festival

Joe, Brandon, and Allan broadcast live from the Italian Festival in Memphis, TN. In spite of being distracted by the cooking competition taking place all around them, they manage to talk about how the new show, Obi-Wan, is shaping up so far. All three of the guys agree that the show is doing a great job of showing us what happened after the end of the Jedi, Leia growing up, and the ongoing story of Darth Vador. After a few food breaks, they get back to discussing the new episodes of The Orville. The show looks like it is maturing to more serious storylines and more involved storytelling.

Geek Tank Radio: 5.28.2022: Astronomical Events and Anime Blues Convention

Joe, Brandon, and Allan are joined by Jeremy Veldman, Memphis Astronomical Society, to talk about telescopes, recent lunar events , and upcoming meteor showers. Next, Jessie Gaston from Anime Blues Convention comes in to talk about the convention experience and all the great stuff from cosplay to the vendor room that you can expect to enjoy at this year’s convention.

Geek Tank Radio: 5.21.2022: Director Craig Brewer

Joe, Brandon, and Allan are visited in hour one by renown Hollywood director, Craig Brewer. As a Memphis resident, Craig has an amazing project at the Concourse Theatre in the Crosstown Building, The Secret Screening. Craig secretly selects a movie, sets up the screening, does the introduction without giving away the title, then everyone enjoys the movie. Next, he generously gives the guys a master’s class on film making and his career. In hour two, Brandon breaks out the mailbag and the guys tackle the question, just how interconnected do comic stories need to be.