Geek Speak 85: Thinking About Thor

Hello there! How was your Easter weekend? Hope you had the chocolate in the world. We certainly did.

On this episode of Geek Speak, Alex, Jo and Diarmuid chat about explosion resistant cars, aliens, VR games and the hottest trailers. Lauren is away working so please send her good and encouraging vibes!

Join in for the rambling this week about:

  • Time-Waster of the Week: OverAnalyzed by Unit Lost (courtesy of Cloud) and Beyond The Pale (Male): Marvel, Diversity And A Changing Comics Readership  (courtesy of Stingo)
  • Jo watched Fast and Furious 8
  • Alex finished Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • She also read Mass Effect: Andromeda prequel novel Nexus Uprising by Jason M. Hough and K. C. Alexander (narrated by Fryda Wolf)
  • Diarmuid played Symphony of the Machine
  • Alex also watched Colony on Netflix
  • We gush over video game Voice Actors
  • Random chats about The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo and Thor: Ragnarok trailer

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  1. Richard Kirke

    Fun show ladies and gent. 

    I checked out of the Fast And Furious franchise after the first one and nothing has persuaded me to watch another. This (from the Onion) seems to capture something about the Fast films  

    After all the Mass Effect enthusiasm I have FINALLY started playing Mass Effect 1. Other than a weird bug that means I have to crank the gamma up, I’m enjoying it. 

  2. stingo

    While I am all for diversity, it seems Marvel’s trying to achieve it without having to do the heavy lifting. That is, taking established characters and changing their gender/race. I can’t say what new comics they’ve been producing to do this organically with new characters, it just seems an all of a sudden quick fix.

  3. Alex

    Richard Kirke said

    After all the Mass Effect enthusiasm I have FINALLY started playing Mass Effect 1. Other than a weird bug that means I have to crank the gamma up, I’m enjoying it.   

    *Chants* One of us! One of us! Now you need to tell us all choices you’ve made, so we can judge you happytongue

    stingo said
    While I am all for diversity, it seems Marvel’s trying to achieve it without having to do the heavy lifting. That is, taking established characters and changing their gender/race. I can’t say what new comics they’ve been producing to do this organically with new characters, it just seems an all of a sudden quick fix.  

    Hard for me to comment as I lack comics knowledge. I only judge Marvel from the perspective of the MCU watcher, and there they can do better. Black Panther has me so excited, but I still can’t believe there is no Black Widow movie. Again, hoping that Captain Marvel will make on that promise. All a tiny bit too late, but at least it is coming.

  4. Richard Kirke

    Alex Said

    Now you need to tell us all choices you’ve made, so we can judge you happytongue

    My first big choice was to save Ashley instead of Kaiden. I’m not sure I really knew I was condemning Kaiden to death but he really was the NPC I cared the least about.

    Let the judgement commence…

  5. Alex

    Richard Kirke said

    Alex Said

    Now you need to tell us all choices you’ve made, so we can judge you happytongue

    My first big choice was to save Ashley instead of Kaiden. I’m not sure I really knew I was condemning Kaiden to death but he really was the NPC I cared the least about.

    Let the judgement commence…  

    No judging that one. I disliked Kaidan so much, I saved him, romanced him, and than had a lot of fun dumping him for a cute alien. sunglasses

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