Geek Speak 88: Adam Sandwich

On hey there, good looking! Here is a new episode of Geek Speak for your lovely ear-holes!

Yes, it has finally happened: the stars have aligned, the miracle occurred, and all hosts are present for the show. And what a busy show it is!

Tune in to listen to Lauren, Alex and Jo  ramble about:

  • Time-Waster of the Week: Tested. Watch Alien: Covenant video here and watch The Expanse videos here and here
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
  • The Expanse Season 2
  • The Good Fight Season 1
  • Jane The Virgin Season 2
  • Riverdale Season 1
  • American Gods (1st episode)
  • New Pokemon TCG Expansion
  • Gloomhaven – The Board Game (link to Kickstarter, which unfortunately has already finished, but check it out anyway)
  • The Collapsing Empire by John Sclazi, narrated by Wil Wheaton
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (spoiler free!) and you can also read Reuben’s review here

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  1. stingo

    Regarding American Gods, Lauren is dead on with her comparison to Legion I think. The two are pretty impenetrable if you haven’t read the books from which they’re drawn. Once you see see Episode 2, you’ll have a bit of an idea of the structure that they’re following – it’s a fantastic opening, through which I was thinking you’d never get this on network TV. 

    When you watch the after show commentary for Episode 1, [spoiler]the producers say the #1 question they got asked is if they were going to do the Bilquis scene (the one with the red bed and the candles) so they felt compelled to put it in. I remember having to look Bilquis up when I read the book some time ago (so long in fact might re-read it for the show) . [/spoiler]And the rest of the gods I’ve been checking out on Wikipedia.

    Speaking of going for another season – Galavant could have gone one more season but they ended Season 2 quite well I thought.

  2. StealthyJoe

    Hi guys awesome show as always, like to listen to all your shoes as there is always something I want to see the you guys recommend. Loved red shirt by that john guy and went on audible to get the collapsing empire and it was on my recommendation from audible lol. I think they are tracking me lol

  3. Alex

    stingo said
    Regarding American Gods, Lauren is dead on with her comparison to Legion I think. The two are pretty impenetrable if you haven’t read the books from which they’re drawn. Once you see see Episode 2, you’ll have a bit of an idea of the structure that they’re following – it’s a fantastic opening, through which I was thinking you’d never get this on network TV. 

    Yeah, I agree. I needed to do some research to understand where they are going with it. Now that I do, I am super looking forward to the show, and second episode was really good. 

    I also think that both book and TV show actually leave enough hints in their different ways for reader/viewer to figure stuff out. Having said that, I needed to check the slavic gods because I wasn’t too familiar with them. I almost tend to confuse the pagan characters with the folklore characters (which is absolutely my bad, I should know more about this). Bright side, this show gives me a push to educate myself in this regard.

    StealthyJoe said
    Hi guys awesome show as always, like to listen to all your shoes as there is always something I want to see the you guys recommend. Loved red shirt by that john guy and went on audible to get the collapsing empire and it was on my recommendation from audible lol. I think they are tracking me lol  

    Thanks!

    Ohhhhh, let me know what you think when you are done with it!

  4. StealthyJoe

    Episode two of American gods was good and sweet the universe for me quite well, I think I see where it might good with the gods concept but I can’t wait for the twists. Yeah sorry for boring of the leviathan wakes I might be stuck with the TV sore, it all just seemed too boring well at least the fist quarter, might go back when I am done with the collapsing empire. 

  5. Alex

    StealthyJoe said
    Episode two of American gods was good and sweet the universe for me quite well, I think I see where it might good with the gods concept but I can’t wait for the twists. Yeah sorry for boring of the leviathan wakes I might be stuck with the TV sore, it all just seemed too boring well at least the fist quarter, might go back when I am done with the collapsing empire.   

    To be fair, with The Expanse books, I find myself really struggling through the beginning and then getting completely addicted towards the middle of the book and onwards. Not saying that this will be the same for you, but just saying, I feel your struggle!

  6. stingo

    With all this talk of the Expanse series, I’ve put an ereaderiq price watch on Corey’s books so I can get them cheaper than regular price. 

  7. Richard Kirke

    Welcome back Lauren!

    Counting down the seconds until The Expanse Season 2 hits Netflix!

  8. stingo

    I’ve started my “re-read” of American Gods. I use quotes because apparently the 10th Anniversary Edition (with the series tie-in cover) is about 12,000 words longer than the original text. Gaiman describes the process of how the current edition was arrived at in the author’s foreword. I’m therefore considering this the “Director’s Cut” of the book since it’s the one Gaiman says he’s most proud of.

    For those wondering, the little I’ve read of the book matches up quite well with the first episode. [spoiler]Shadow’s just tried to ditch Wotan and unexpectedly finds him in the bathroom of a roadside restaurant. I think the first Bilquis episode is coming up.[/spoiler]

    Another thing I learned – American Gods is actually the first in a series of books. 

  9. Alex

    stingo said
    I’ve started my “re-read” of American Gods. I use quotes because apparently the 10th Anniversary Edition (with the series tie-in cover) is about 12,000 words longer than the original text. Gaiman describes the process of how the current edition was arrived at in the author’s foreword. I’m therefore considering this the “Director’s Cut” of the book since it’s the one Gaiman says he’s most proud of. 

    Yeah, that’s the one I’m reading as well. I am just beyond where episode 2 ended.

    stingo said

    Another thing I learned – American Gods is actually the first in a series of books.   

    Yes, but don’t get too excited because Gaiman isn’t even wring the sequel at the moment. I believe, he is currently working on a sequel to Neverwhere.

  10. stingo

    Maybe not sequels, but set in the same universe – Anansi Boys and Monarch of the Glen.

  11. Alex

    stingo said
    Maybe not sequels, but set in the same universe – Anansi Boys and Monarch of the Glen.  

    Oh right, yes. What I meant was that there is supposed to be a direct sequel to American Gods but he is not writing it yet.

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