Dom & guest host MC Frontalot (Damian Hess) discuss the meaning of “smartness” in geek culture and the trope of the super-genius in film, TV, and comic books. Touched upon: Watchmen, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Scully of The X-Files, Asimov’s Foundation Series, Stardew Valley, and U2, absolutely not in that order.
Hey, it’s our first episode with a GUEST HOST because Chris is shooting a film, so Dom is joined by filmmaker/musical enthusiast/pop-proto-culture expert H.P. Mendoza to discuss the most elevating musical/song moments in geekdom, including banter about THE ABYSS, HUNGER GAMES, ROBOTECH, TRANSFORMERS:THE MOVIE, SCOTT PILGRIM, STAR TREK:BEYOND, and somehow manage to go the whole hour without mentioning Joss Whedon once. (WTF?)