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Big Geek Show

The Pop Culture Philosopher BrionSalazar hosts this irreverent podcast discussing the deeper truths of comic books, tv, movies, video games, animation & more. Outspoken, brash, funny and insightful, every episode will lead you into the deepest, darkest corners of the geek multiverse and leave you wanting more. Don’t miss a minute of this fresh take on nerd culture. Subscribe today.
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Oct 11, 2017

Sal breaks down the Star Wars: The Last jedi trailer, how Mark Hamill is starting to look like a Muppet and Corvette Summer was his finest work, whether the cast can carry a franchise,  the letdown when Bryan Singer does not direct an episode of The Gifted, how much virtue-signaling is too much when it comes to mutants, and a long conversation about Doomsday Clock, Geoff Johns and the difficulty of bringing Watchmen into the DCU.

 

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Oct 2, 2017

Our Hero tantalizes your television taste-buds with tenacious talk of Ghosted on Fox with Craig Robinson and Adam Scott, The Deuce on HBO with James Franco and  Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Star Trek: Discovery with Sonequa Martin-Green and Michelle Yeoh.

 

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Sep 18, 2017

Fast cars, bank robberies and a groovy soundtrack - Baby Driver is not your typical heist flick. With terrific performances, a quirky cast of memorable characters, terrific stunt driving and a breakout performance by a young star, Baby Driver was the surprise hit of the summer. Sal gets behind the wheel and dives in to Edgar Wright’s latest film.

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Sep 12, 2017

While Rick and Morty always skirts the line between morose, absurd, and mind bending, I feel like this featured some of the more complex themes and a bleak reflection of our own world. THere is so much to talk about in this one episode that I decided to dedicate the full drive to breaking down all the intricacies of “The Ricklantis Mishap”.

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Sep 11, 2017

Our hero discusses Chapter 1 of Stephen King’s ‘It’ (no spoilers), analyzes the first episode of Seth MacFarlane’s new show The Orville -- is it the next Next Generation or another Andromeda? Meanwhile...Sal teases a discussion that he had online with writer Tim Seeley and a few thoughts on the unfortunate passing of comic book legend Len Wein.

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Sep 8, 2017

Over his career, Frank Miller has uses swastikas and Nazi imagery time and again. Is it simply a way to push buttons or is there a point to it all? Street gangs and punks wore swastikas to shock the ‘normies’, but is Frank doing something else in his comic book work? Meanwhile...is Twin Peaks great art or nonsensical musings of a pompous con man? Great art asks us questions, but shouldn’t the questions be more about life than the art itself? Find out on another exciting adventure of the Big Geek!

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Sep 6, 2017

The penultimate episode of Preacher’s second season is disappointing but that won’t stop Sal from talking about it. The makers of Bladerunner 2049 offer a short film to fill in the gaps but Sean McKeever isn’t having any of it while Sal thinks it may be the evolution of film as studios try and compete with Netflix. Meanwhile... did an unknown author game the NY Times Best Seller List? Find out on this exciting new episode of the Big Geek Show!

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Sep 1, 2017

Our hero thinks he’s figured it out -- a way to save comics with even more talk about digital sales, the direct market, comic shops and trade-waiting. On the flip side Sal talks about Dan Harmon’s story cycle, The Writer’s Journey by Christian Volger, The Hero with 1000 Faces by Joseph Campbell and the first episode of Ozark on Netflix starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney.

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Aug 29, 2017

 

— SPOLIER ALERT —

Do you find it hard to make small talk? I do but I try anyway as I realize that our conversations are much too one sided. Once Sal gets over that he talks about Jack Kirby’s influence and legend on his 100th Birthday, art and his mediocrity, how Rick and Morty is not appropriate for an 11 year old, but he lets his son watch anyway, and the latest episode of Preacher with a strangely sympathetic Adolph Hitler.

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Aug 28, 2017

— SPOLIER ALERT —

Another season of Game of Thrones in the books. But first a little dirty talk about Jon Ronson’s latest audiobook ‘The Butterfly Effect’, then Sal gets into the meat of the Season Finale including the fantastic and the underwhelming. Cersei and Tyrion come to an agreement, Balesh chokes on his own lies, Jamie finally stands up for his honor, Daenerys and Jon Snow get Targaryengaged (heh) and the Great War begins just as the season ends. Honestly it was too much to talk about in 30 minutes.

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Aug 23, 2017

Director of Kong: Skull Island Jordan Vogt-Roberts went on a Twitter rant earlier this week regarding online critics CinemaSins. Sal digs into his own views about criticism and what the goal of pop culture analysis should be, referencing shown like Twin Peaks, and Game of Thrones as well as the understanding of basic story structure.

The Double-Feature includes analysis of the latest PREACHER episode (spoilers!) and a little Rick and Morty talk.

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Aug 22, 2017

Sal talks about a discussion he recently had with comic book artist gene Ha regarding the nature of entertainment and what makes a good tv show. He talks about Better Call Saul, Gene Ha getting mad at me, Twin Peaks, Game of Thrones, the changing nature of cable television, international markets, Netflix, On-Demand, criticizing the critics and whether ratings matter anymore.

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Aug 21, 2017

— SPOILER ALERT —

Sal says goodbye to his partner in crime and longtime podcasting companion Christopher Neseman, then a (not) Recap of S07E06 of Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall -- Jon’s hunting party heads north of the wall looking for a white walker to bring back to Cersei. A lot of walking and talking in between zombie bears, dick jokes, threats between siblings, flaming swords and a brand new toy for the Night King.

 

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Aug 15, 2017

 Is Preacher starting to lose the plot? Our Hero discussing his disappointment with the last couple of episodes of the AMC series and how it is beginning to feel like a long series of scenes meant to shock and little else. We quickly recover with the complete joy of Rick and Morty and whether Sal should let his son watch it with him quickly followed by the combination of excitement of rediscovering Dungeons & Dragons if he doesn't blow his brains out first from all the damn reading involved.

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Aug 7, 2017

Our hero takes a stab at all the latest treachery, murder, mayhem, and magic in Westeros.

-- SPOILER ALERT --

Quite possibly the best Game of Thrones episode ever. But first the Pop Culture Philosopher talks a bit about Story craft and David Mamet's writing advice -- THEN WE THRONE Y'ALL! - The Lannisters have all the gold and grain, will it be enough? Will Bron ever get his castle? The last of the Starks are reunited, but will they have a happy ending? Jon still won't bend but will Dani break? Is Tyrion being too soft on his family? Does Greyworn have to worry about the Onion knight? We finally see what kind of ass-kicking a dragon can do. We finally got the payoff of 6 seasons but was it worth the wait?

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