Mar 21

Funky Q Review – THE SCRIBBLER (2014)

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It looks like while Katie Cassidy was doing her thing on TV’s hit superhero show ARROW, she took a break to do a sort of Sci-fi, sort of superheroine film – THE SCRIBBLER.

Cassidy plays Suki, a patient that has Dissociative Identity Disorder; what we usually know as Multiple Personalities. Unfortunately she is also being questioned for the murders of several people.  Suki is a mess, but she has help.  Her doctor played by Billy Campbell (Helix) started her on a special treatment involving an experimental machine that can erase the extra personalities she’s dealing with.  And then there is the Scribbler, one of Suki’s personalities that doesn’t talk but writes backwards on everything.  The question is does the Scribbler write gibberish or is she trying to tell Suki something?

 

 

This film is a low budget feature that I don’t think I would have found if Netflix didn’t suggest it.  The tone of the film starts out a little weird and surreal.  And Cassidy is a little shaky at first  But then her character comes together as the film progresses and Suki interacts with other characters in the film.  The script has some halfway decent moments in the dialog with Suki’s friend Hogan delivering some comedic mirth. Garret Dillahunt played the role well with just the right amount of crazy and charm.

The whole film is told in flashback as Suki relates the story to the detectives that are detaining her.  She talks about the alleged murders which to her were suicides of other patients in her facility.  Suki also devulges that the machine that Dr, Sinclare had given her to erase her extra personalities was being modified by the Scribbler.  The detectives, one being a psychologist herself, find it hard to believe her story. Particularly when Suki talks about the machine having a crazy effects on her.

The film had a lot of ruff spots, but I give credit for the effort that director John Suits and writer Dan Schaffer made in producing a quirky film with good but lesser known talent.  Schaffer also created the graphic novel of the same name.  There was an interesting twist with a couple other patients in the facility.  They weren’t enough to put the film over the top in the ratings, but I liked what the creators were trying to do.  I also give some credit to the sex scene between Cassidy and Dillahunt.  It was just as surreal and weird as the rest of the film and It had an original flare to it.  So there’s that.

Geek Soul Brother gives THE SCRIBBLER 3 out of 5 Cosmic Afros.

3-Cosmic-Afros

 

Mar 18

Trailer Jive: PIXELS (2015)

pixels 02Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage and Michelle Monaghan are the only people standing between Earth and classic video game characters that have come to life courtesy of some crazy aliens.  PIXELS looks pretty cool with the visual concept of such game legends as PacMan and Donkey Kong being made of these squares of light.  And though it looks fun for kids, I’m not too sure about the wanna be Ghostbuster personas that Sandler and crew are adopting for this film.  It’s only a trailer, but the dialog seems pretty cheesy.  Still, Dinklage in a mullet that would impress the Dukes of Hazzard is entertainment all its own.  Look for the film this July in a theater near you.

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 05

Trailer Jive: SELF/LESS (2015)

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I’m not sure if Sir Ben Kingsley would really trade places with Ryan Reynolds.  I mean, he is Knighted and everything.  But then again, they both have played not-so-well received comic characters.  All we know is, in Science Fiction anything is possible and switching bodies and minds is almost standard protocol. Such is the case in this new trailer for SELF/LESS.

 


There are three good things going for this film. Ben Kingsley can crush a role.  Two – I like Ryan Reynolds playing a serious character (not in green tights).  He’s still got room to grow, but in my opinion he isn’t doing too bad. Three -Tarsem Singh is a director with a keen visual eye and not a bad storyteller.

We will have to see if all those elements come together to make a decent film.  The plot has been done before in different ways, but it’s how you tell the story that’s the important thing. Especially for Sci-Fi.  Look for SELF/LESS this summer in July.

 

 

 

 

Feb 26

Top 10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Trailers of 2014

Purge Anarchy Trailer

Last year was so-so if you went to the theater to watch Sci-fi and Fantasy.  We had some charms like GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, and surprises like CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, EDGE OF TOMORROW and JOHN WICK (Yes, It was Awesome).  But is wasn’t all that awesome at the box office. But we did have some interesting trailers that sparked our imagination.  Here are my choices for the TOP TEN trailers of last year in our favorite genre.  And remember, I’m not talking about how good or bad the films were, just the quality of the trailers.

 

10. Godzilla – Throwing homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey, this trailer gave everybody hope that the monster had gain back some glory from the 1998 film.

 


 

9. Kingsman: The Secret Service – Who was ready for an action pack James Bond Jr. trailer?  It was fun and informative, but didn’t spoil the film too much. At the time of this posting I still haven’t had a chance to see it, but I heard it’s very worth the trip.

 


 

8. Interstellar – I didn’t get into the first trailer of this Chris Nolan original. But the ones that came after were pretty compelling.  This one was my favorite. Truthfully, any trailer would be great with a Hans Zimmer score. Brushing my teeth with Hans Zimmer music behind it would be a cinematic masterpiece.

 


 

7. The Purge: Anarchy – I know you all think I’m crazy for including this instead of something else  And you are probably right.  But when I watched the first PURGE film I was left wanting to know more about this insane world. This trailer answered my questions and didn’t give all the story away. I think it’s the American Anthem used in a creepy way that gives the trailer some power.

 


 

6. X-Men: Days Of Futures Past – As far as trailers go, this was a pretty good one.  The music and visuals drew us into it.  And I think everybody was waiting to see if one of the most memorable X-Men stories would translate well to film.  Seeing the old characters and the new got the ball rolling and charged up the fans.  But I personally don’t think it was as good as the following choices I made.

 

 


 

 

5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Though some thought the first Captain America film was one of the best Marvel films, most thought it was at the bottom of the Phase One collection.  But this trailer for the sequel showed us that something changed.  And each consecutive trailer gave us a little more to love.

 


 

 

4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens – We only got a teaser, but that was more than enough!! This is a film that generations have been wait for.  Of course we got to see some ships that brought back memories, and some very new faces.

 


 

3. Guardians of the Galaxy – I’ve never seen a Science Fiction trailer with a balance of action, thrill and comedy like this since maybe Buckaroo Banzai.  Everyone was worried that Marvel might have flipped their lids by making a film about their little known alien group.  But they showed us that they still knew what they were doing.  I loved the nod to Bryan Singer’s Usual Suspects.

 

 


 

2. Avengers: Age Of Ultron – Within a couple months (at the time of this post) we will get to see the real thing. When I heard they were doing Ultron, one of the Avengers most dangerous villains, I was ecstatic.  But seeing Ultron coming out and talking about there are “No Strings On Me”?  Bravo trailer making company.  The Pinocchio track was genius and a reminder that Disney owns everything.

 


 

1. Mad Max: Fury Road – Putting my feelings aside for the previous selection, this is by far the best trailer of last year. Just the most heart pounding visual feast that any geek could want.  It was featured at the San Diego Comic-Con first, but was released a short time later.  These 2 minutes and 30 seconds of the film look so good that I’m nervous about the rest living up to them.

 

 


 

Honorable Mention
The Signal – The juxtaposition of the wholesome boy and girl visuals with the recognizable voice-over of Lawrence Fishburne asking if somebody was human immediately caught my interest.  It’s an artsy Sci-fi trailer, but was one of the most intriguing of 2014.

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

Trailer Jive: CRIMSON PEAK (2015)

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“GHOSTS ARE REAL, THIS MUCH I KNOW”  Nice way to start off a trailer. But then again it’s Guillermo del Toro so I expect nothing less.  His newest creepy adventure is coming this October – CRIMSON PEAK.  Also, we finally get a chance to see Tom Hiddleston out of his role as the our favorite mischievous Norse god, Loki.  Here’s a logline from the site:

When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever.

Here’s the trailer:

 


This looks like it’s going to be classic Guillermo which I love.  If you haven’t seen Pan’s Labyrinth or The Devil’s Backbone then you are missing out on what Del Toro really does well – creating dark fantasy.  Does it look interesting? We will see.

 

Feb 16

The Nerd Couch: Every Hero Needs A Black Dad

 

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That’s right! Every hero needs a Black Dad. That is, if you are Barry Allen on CW’s THE FLASH and your surrogate father is Det. Joe West.  If you are one of the geeks that haven’t caught the new hit series then here is a quick summery to get what I’m talking about.

The show starts off with Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin) loses seeing his mother get murdered by some streaking object.  His father Henry Allen is blamed and is carted off to jail.  Incidentally, Henry is played by John Wesley Shipp, who played The Flash in the 90s series.  Henry’s good friend Joe West (played by Jesse L. Martin) takes Barry into his home while he investigates the murder.  Cut to Barry all grown up and working in the police department where Joe is a detective.

I hope I didn’t spoil too much for you.

 

BARRY AND JOE ARE A GREAT EXAMPLE

Now the show is great for comic and non-comic nerds alike because it has cool effects, great villains and most of all – interesting relationships.  And one of the best relationships is the one between Barry and Joe.  In the absence of his real dad, Joe has become a surrogate father to Barry. Jesse Martin plays the character with much emotional range and brings to life the role of Joe as a truly caring father figure and mentor to Barry.  Joe loves Barry like a son and Barry loves him back.

 

 

Now for all you geeks out there, you might not have the speed force, or a Black dad detective to come to your rescue.  But I bet you can find a mentor that can give you some support and a moral compass to help you tread through the rough waters of life.

 

WHERE CAN A GEEK FIND A MENTOR

Every geek needs a mentor geek that accepts them and understands them, but also can teach them about life and help them grow.  So where and how are you supposed to find such a mentor?  And yes, they don’t have to be Black, or a father figure for that matter.  Your mentor or mentors can have any background, be any race, gender or religion and still be a positive force.  They don’t even have to fully understand all the passions you have geekdom.  The important thing is that a mentor understands you and gives you insight and encouragement. Joe is far from a scientist, but supports Barry’s love of science all the same.

If you don’t already realize it, you probably have a mentor by just going to school or university.  A particular teacher or professor probably has started to fill that role for you.  To make them even more of a mentor, stay a little longer after class.  Let them know your plans for your future (if you have any) or tell them why you are interested in a certain subject.  They will either take interest in what you have to say, or give you some advice.  Don’t stalk your mentors though.  Give them some breathing room and don’t infringe on their time.  It only takes a few minutes and some encouraging words to set you on your nerdy way to success.  Don’t over use those moments.

You can also find mentors at your job.  Internships are one of the very best ways to find a mentor. Also in a club, meet-up or organization that you have joined.  Just remember, you can talk about your aspirations, but stay sensitive to the feeling that you might be using up their time or patience. Finding a mentor is about relationship building.  Barry and Joe had over ten years to build their father and son like bond.

 

YOU CAN FIND A MENTOR ALMOST ANYWHERE

And if you can’t find a mentor that you can directly talk to in person over lunch, try encouraging book authors, blogs, podcasts, documentaries, Youtube or other sources where people you admire are giving great advice on life and how to do what they do.

I have several mentors that don’t even know that I exist. They are writers and directors and others that have gained a level of success or an outlook on life that I can connect to.  I just read, listen or watch videos about how they got there.  Their stories are encouraging and keep me going.

And what about family?  Barry and Joe are family.  But sometimes a geek finds it hard to connect with others in their family.  Sure your family loves you, but they might not understand why you dress up in medieval clothes and go out to pretend battle your friends in the park.  They also might not know the meaning of you tapping on the computer keyboard all day, trying to learn to code instead of going out partying or something. But every now and then you come across a family member that is into some ‘different’ things just like you, or they used to be.  I had an uncle that built model speedboats and I loved it.  And he liked all the nerdy things that I got into as a kid.  They might not be into computers, but if you talk to them you will find that they played with electronic sets when they were younger.  Or they may have been artists that penciled superheroes but stopped when they got older.  They may not be a geek on the service, but those old passions are probably still there.  They may love what you are doing when everybody else in the clan just thinks that comic collection is kind of childish.  I mean, how can they not realize the value of a McFarlane Spiderman #1? Anyway, talk to your relative and see if there is a mentoring geek among them.

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VILLAINS MENTOR TOO

One last word: make sure the person you choose as a mentor looks at life about the same way that you do.  What I mean is, if you are a fairly honest person, make sure your mentor is not a get-over artist.  They might seem like they have a lot to offer in lessons and experience, but you don’t want someone teaching you how not to be yourself. A perfect example again is THE FLASH where Barry also looks up to Dr. Harrison Wells (Tom Cavenagh) who’s experiment gave Barry his powers.  Let’s just say that Wells has a schemey side that may not be all that great for Barry.  That’s all the spoiler you need.

Have you found a mentor? Where or how?

 

Feb 13

Trailer Jive: WYRMWOOD – ROAD OF THE DEAD (2015)

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I don’t know what it is about this trailer, but I’ve watched it several times and it makes me laugh a little each time. It doesn’t look great, but I’m guessing film has it’s moments.  Australia has been putting out some interesting and successful horror in the past decade, so I’m always willing to give something from down under a go.  I kind of see the whole “Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead” they are talking about.  But to me it looks more like an outback version of the guys from The Hangover got caught in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. What I do like it a somewhat original addition to the zombie genre – the Zombie Whisperer.   Look for Wyrmwood in select theaters Feb. 13th, 2015. Or on demand.

 

 

 

Feb 06

Syfy Channel 2015 Slate Brings Us Deeper Into Space!

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I have to hand it to Dave Howe, president of Syfy.  He and the movers and shakers over at the network are making seriously invested decisions to bring the Sci-Fi back to Syfy.  They have already given us Angels fighting humans, multiple aliens living among humans, humans living in a spaceship, and dead humans eating living ones (as only Asylum could).  But for 2015 the channel is sending us deeper into space. mythology, the supernatural, and time-travel.

We’ve already started off the year with their newest show – 12 Monkeys. It’s based on a previous film that all the cool nerds should watch.  But even before the new year begin we were presented in December of 2014 with the 3 episode mini-series called Ascension. It received mixed reviews, but I personally loved the fact that Syfy gave us a cool concept if not a well told story.  And of course we are getting season 2 of Helix.  It’s feeling a little bit like LOST, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.

Again, the network looks like it’s willing to take a chance on trying to present original hard science fiction to an audience that has been starving for this kind of television for years.

What’s up for the rest of 2015?  Well, we have this trailer for Syfy’s THE EXPANSE –

 

 


Looks pretty cool. I’m loving the talent that we see in the trailer – the wonderful Shohreh Aghdashloo and Jonathan Banks from BREAKING BAD.  It looks like it has some potential. Hopefully it will hit audiences in a better way than some of Syfy’s previous shows. Still, I can’t knock their game for at least trying.  New programs just don’t grow on trees.

We also have CHILDHOOD’S END, which will be a six part story based on Arthur C. Clarke’s book of the same name.  That’s not all.  Syfy is keeping us in space with a fun sounding project called KILLJOYS – a show about a group of space bounty hunters.  And what about this other show called DARK MATTERS?  A crew of a spaceship wakes up with no memories of who they are or where they are going?  Yes please.

Other interesting sounding shows in the imagination network’s slate are – OLYMPUS and HUNTERS (2016 Actually).  Plus, we get all of the previously aired shows that may or may not have tickled your fancy – CONTINUUM, DEFIANCE, DOMINION, GHOST HUNTERS, HAVEN, LOST GIRL, BITTEN, Z-NATION and all the shows that are probably airing now. Syfy really seems to be loving magicians as of late also..

Is their any program that you think will be worth watch?  I feel like it’s all worth a try.  My 4 episode rule will be in full effect this year.  We are living in the glory days of science fiction and fantasy on the small screen.  Just go to syfy.com if you want to see all that they have to offer.

 

Jan 08

Trailer Jive: THE LAZARUS EFFECT (2015)

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I was wondering the other day why I couldn’t find this trailer. Evidently Blumhouse Productions was sitting on it. But now we get our first taste of the horror film starring Olivia Wilde, Evan Peters, Mark Duplass and the Gambino himself – Donald Glover.

We all know that when people start playing around with ways to bring animals and people back from the dead that things can go wrong.  They are always trying to cheat death and death don’t like being cheated.  Enter Zoe, Frank and Niko who are experimenting with a serum that can bring life back to a corpse.  But when Zoe dies accidentally they team rush to prematurely try the serum on her.  And hey, it’s works! But not in the way they expected.  Check the trailer and look for the film Feb. 27th.

 

 

 

Dec 30

A List of Black Nerd Podcasts

I’ve listened to a lot of podcasts. I’ve always had an appreciation for the spoken word.  I love to hear all kinds, but there’s some things that I can genuinely relate to when listening to a so-called Black Nerd podcast. The special humor and cultural references make them particularly entertaining. I’m starting this list with the very first podcast that I subscribed to.  It was suggested by a friend who knew I would like a show about Comic artist interviews. And that’s where it all began.

 

Sidebar Nation (Sidebarnation.com) A Four Part Color Conversation about Comics, Art and Pop-Culture Hosted by Swain, Dwight and Adrian. This was the very first podcast I listened to on the regular.  My friend Hulkmad 27 put me onto their show years ago and I’ve been a loyal fan ever since. These three gentlemen focus on interviewing top comic artist and fantasy illustrators and they do a fantastic job. Find them in iTunes under Sidebar.

Geek Syndicate (geeksyndicate.co.uk) – “In 2006, the Geek Syndicate was born. And who came roaring out but a pair of crazy-yet-loveable geeks by the names David “Monts” Monteith and Barry “Nuge” Nugent. Producing a weekly podcast celebrating and commenting all aspects of geek life. It’s critically acclaimed, irreverent, touching, intellectual, nonsensical, fairly drunken, incredibly sexy, hilarious…er…and stuff.” These guys stay cracking me up. And not only do they their own show but they have formed a network of other interesting podcasts under their umbrella. Find them in iTunes.

Black Girl Nerds (blackgirlnerds.com) – A show hosted by Jamie Broadnax, founder of BGN.  She presents a variety of topics from light talk about Sci-fi and Fantasy to more serious social issues about race, gender and more. There are always interesting guests and Jamie puts together great panels featuring her geektastic BGN followers.  You can hear the BGN Podcast live on the TWIB.fm Network on Sundays at 7pm eastern at twib.fm/live.  You can follow on twitter at @BlackGirlNerds and @BGNPodcast or join the conversations under #BGNPodcast

The Black Geeks Radio Show (theblackgeeks.com) – A close knit crew of black guys that love Sci-fi and fantasy everything.  Big Baba Rob is the ring leader and is joined by Darth Geekonius, King Phayce, Potbelly Samurai and Ghost.  You will hear all kinds discussions on how good or bad a particular Comic Book film was, or which Star Trek Captain was the best.  It’s always a fun conversation about pop culture, news and film reviews, but the tangents are just as entertaining.  Currently The Black Geeks Radio Show airs Sundays at 10pm est. on Blog Talk Radio. You can find them in iTunes.

KCRW The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell ( www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/the-treatment) – Every week, host and film critic Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.  He’s such a big nerd that he often enlightens his guests on the meaning of their own artistic works.  “I’ve just been Mitchell’d” is what some guest have coined the experience. Find his show in iTunes.

Nerdgasm Noir Network (www.nerdgasmnoire.net/) – 5 Geeks, 5 Opinions. These ladies always have something to say about TV shows, films, books and more. Their conversations also tackle issues with equality for gender, race and other disenfranchised groups. You can listen to them live on Tuesdays around 9pm or find them on iTunes and Stitcher. @NerdgasmNoire

Black Geek Movie Talk (www.blogtalkradio.com/blackgeekmovietalk) – “We’re geeky, we’re black, and we love movies!!! We’ll be talking mainly about scifi/fantasy films in what will hopefully be a fun and interesting format.”  Two sisters who love science fiction and fantasy film and give their personal take on big feature and limited release films. You can also find them in iTunes or catch their show Live usually on Sundays.

Cinema Noir (www.blogtalkradio.com/cinemainnoir) – “We discuss all things cinema–from a black female perspective.”  These three ladies focus on major and independent film, particularly ones that feature black actors and subjects.  Film Fatale is the biggest nerd of the crew with her love of comicbook films. You can listen live on Sundays at 6 PM, EST on Blog Talk Radio. Follow them on twitter – @CinemaInNoir, @FilmFatale_NYC, @ReelTalker and @reelsistas.

The Black Tribbles (blacktribbles.podomatic.com/) – “Everything sci-fi, comic books, movies, video games, cartoons and anything a geek would love gets tossed around by the 5-headed hairy hoard of Black Tribbles. We reveal untold stories of geek history, showcase new and upcoming projects, engage in thought-provoking conversation and provide critical insight into a culture that is often devoid of a black influence; all with a humorous irreverent tone that delights as it educates.”  This group is a collective of talented and knowledgable geeks.  Find them in iTunes and follow on Twitter – @BlackTribbles

Operation Cubicle (operationcubicle.podomatic.com/) – A nerd podcast doesn’t get nerdier than this – a scientist named Shareef Jackson and a tech nerd named JP get together and talk about surviving today’s work environment.  But to balance out the nerd talk are great drops of hip-hop. @OperationCube @ShareefJackson 

Fanbros (fanbros.com/) – “Where the bros are fans, or something to that effect.”  A fun show hosted by DJ BenHameen, Tatiana King-Jones, Chico Leo and Kimsonian.  They keep the show lively with great guests and interesting segments including news, reviews and BenHaMeen’s ‘Comics I Copt.’ iTunes and Stitcher! And follow on twitter @FanBrosShow

Genesis Science Fiction Radio (www.talkshoe.com/tc/127374) – “The Genesis Science Fiction Radio features conversations with creators and consumers about relevant topics in science fiction from a black perspective.” Produced by the Black Science Fiction Society and hosted by William Hayashi, the show airs live on Fridays at 9pm est. on Talkshoe.com.  Find them in iTunes.

3 Black Geeks (3blackgeeks.libsyn.com/) – “3 Black guys reppin all black geeks everywhere!  We review the best Black movies, action, kung fu, cheesy, anime/manga, comics, and everything that white people thinks that black people aren’t into.” Hilarious and in-depth talks about whatever particular subject they choose.  Find them in iTunes.

The Nerd Element (www.thenerdelement.com/podcast-empire/) – This is actually a collection of podcasts. From their site – “The Nerd Element exists to bring people together that “Nerd Out” about similar things. Whether you nerd out about comic books, movies, video games or sports The Nerd Element is the place for you. Welcome to The Nerd Element…The Science of Nerds.” I personally stay on their TVTalk with Natty and Kim, but check out all of their shows. Catch Natty and Kim on twitter also – @willcat12 and . Find them in iTunes.

Blerds On Nerds – (blerdsonnerds.libsyn.com) “We’re a weekly podcast of pure nerd geekdom with an overdose of black nerd bliss! We discuss the past week’s highlights in technology, movies, gaming, and comics while reliving our geek roots with ‘Blast from the Past’ and paying homage to Black Nerds that have or are paving the road for us.” Listen to this energetic pair on iTunes and Stitcher. Find them on Facebook and Twitter -@BlerdNerd

Screenwriter’s Rant Room (HilldogProductions.com) – “A raw, unfiltered & hilarious Podcast that gives you hella industry GAME and always keeps it 100!”  Hilliard and Lisa feature great guests in the film, TV and screenwriting community. They also give insight and encouragement to new writers wanting to break into the industry. Find their show on iTunes and Stitcher. @HilliardGuess @LisaBolekaja @ScreenwritersRR

Sci-Fi Party Line (scifipartyline.com) – “A podcast where fans come together and discuss their favorite (and not so favorite) science fiction television shows and movies. We’ve been reviewing sci-fi on our podcast since 2009.”  Cat and Carl are fun to listen to and they are experts on attending Comic Cons. Find them in Itunes and Stitcher. @fancyfembot @robominister @SciFiPartyLine

The Combat Jack Show (TheCombatJackShow.com)  “The undisputed #1 HipHop podcast, the Combat Jack Show features interviews with HipHop icons & hilarious conversations about music, news & race. Newmanati!”  If you are a Hip Hop nerd, this show is for you.  Combat features legendary and current guests who tell their life stories and how they got into the game.  Also Combat is a straight up nerd with his love of Battlestar Galactica. @CombatJackShow

Girl On Guy With Aisha Tyler (girlonguy.net) – “girl on guy is a show about art, culture, booze, comedy, family, physical injuries, psychological bruises, action movies, rock music, ninjas, zombies, failure, success, sacrifice, video games, and blowing sh*t up.”  I really can’t add anything more to that definition except that Aisha is a Sister geek among geeks.  She features an eclectic collection of guests who have real stories to tell.  Aisha is on iTunes, Stitcher and she has her own app. Can’t say you can’t find her podcast.

Black Nerd Power (oamaudio.com/bnp/)  “BNP is a weekly Podcast hosted by Richard Douglas Jones, Markus Seaberry, and Malaika Salaam. They discuss the worlds of Sci Fi & Fantasy from a black POV.”  Fun podcast for grown geeks.  Find them in iTunes and hit ‘em on twitter and facebook.

Afronerd Radio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/afronerd) – “A dynamic talk show that discusses topics from an educated, conservative Black perspective-debunking ghettoized stereotypes. A show for contrarian people of ALL ethnicities. Afronerd Radio airs regularly on Wednesday at 7:30pm eastern. And for even more discourse Afronerd Radio’s Grindhouse, highlighting sci fi, fantasy and pop culture airs every Saturday at 6pm eastern.” This is a show that I could easily see as a nerdy program sandwiched between Meet The Press and Face The Nation. The energy and debating nature makes for an interesting listen.  Find it in Itunes and on twitter @AfronerdRadio

 

I know what you are thinking! “Is that all the black nerd podcasts there are?”  Absolutely not!  These are just some of the shows I’ve listened to for a while.  Come back for my updates and additions to this list. There are plenty more and the list will get longer and longer in no time! And don’t forget to check out my podcast located in the sidebar to the right. Geek Soul Brother and the Nerdy Venoms.

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