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.
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.
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.
Joe, Brandon, and Allan are recorded live at the Bartlett Animal Services’ Rabies and Vaccinations Extravaganza. The guys get to visit with hundreds of cute dogs and cats all there to get their vaccinations. In between furry pet breaks, the guys dive into the idea that comic universes should be kept separate. They get a visit from Jay the Dog Catcher who gives them an update on the event. The guys wrap up talking about the power of an animal in modern storytelling and there are a few works out there told from the animals point of view.
Joe, Brandon, and Allan wrap up episode six of Moon Knight. Egyptian mythology is now in the MCU. The Multiverse of Madness opens up a lot of options for the MCU for the next phase of movies. In science, lots of ground water in Antarctica holds a lot of implications for everything from global warming to the biology of exoplanets. The guys wrap up with the pros and cons of fan fic productions.
Joe, Brandon, and Allan are joined by Jeremy Veldman from the Memphis Astronomical Society with a list of upcoming celestial events. Then they answer a question from the mailbag about what other conventions would they check out. Episode five of Moon Knight gets even crazier. The guys wrap it up with a discussion about suffering for your art.
Ned Canty from Opera Memphis joins Joe, Brandon , and Allan for an uplifting conversation about 30 Days of Opera and Singers on Segways. They get into the evolution of stage special effects and the power of story. The Bad Geek Confession is morphing into The Geek Mailbag. The guys touch on your parents giving away your comic books and Moon Knight finally hits real lunacy.
Joe, Brandon, and Allan start off the show with the news about Spin Launch. A new system for launching payloads into space by hurling them at 5,000 miles per hour. Jeff Bezos wants to build a new mixed use office park in orbit. Bad Geek Confession gets a lesson in the difference between science fiction like Star Trek and a space opera like Star Wars. Then the guys wonder now what happens after the huge merger between Warner Bros and Discovery. Conspiracy Nation encompasses planetary ice caps, hoiden pyramids, colonizing Mars, artificial intelligence, brain implants, and Elon Musk.
Joe, Brandon, and Allan (The Geek Patrol) now have two full hours of broadcast time. Max just might need backup. They start out with a quick visit to the new series by Disney Plus “Moon Knight”. Then they get to announce the final mapping of the human genome and the future of that research. There is a multi-layered Bad Geek Confession and the theory that Jackie Gleason was really an alien. They wrap up with stuff you can build that is a bad idea.
Joe, Brandon, and Allan celebrate seven years of Geek Tank Radio. You get a peek behind the scenes into the past, present, and a few hints into the future of the Geek Patrol.