GE54: Designated Survivor Totoro

Designated Survivor is an interesting new TV show that posits “What happens if the US government is obliterated?”  Based on an actual procedure of keeping one cabinet member away to act as the designated survivor.  The show dives into this premise with action and a bit of political drama.  Think of it as 24: Designated Survivor.

Jonathan also discusses Adam Savage, of Mythbusters fame, and his penchant for cosplay.  This time around Adam dressed as Totoro from the acclaimed film My Neighbor Totoro.

Hope that you enjoy this episode of Geeks Explicitly.  It is great to be back!

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GE53: 5 Reasons Star Wars Dark Empire Trilogy is AWESOME


Star Wars Dark Empire is an intriguing graphic novel that expands on the Holy Trilogy.  Discover 5 reasons you need to read this graphic novel trilogy.

  • 5) It continues the saga with a focus on the future by paying homage to the past
  • 4) It shows the cyclical nature of the Force
  • 3) It shows the realistic impact of destroying the 2nd Death Star.  The story does NOT end there.
  • 2) The Emperor is even more badass this time around.
  • 1) The TECH is incredible!

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GE52: 5 Reasons to Play Star Wars Empire at War


Star Wars Empire at War is a fun real time strategy (RTS) game you can play on computers running Windows or Mac OSX.  Discover 5 reasons you should play the game.

  • 5) It is affordable ($19.99 via Steam or Mac App Store)
  • 4) Captures the RTS feel of Empire vs Rebel Alliance
  • 3) Has a fun campaign mode
  • 2) Inclusion of land-based combat is enjoyable
  • 1) It is fun

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GE51: Tristan Tarwater Fantasy Author



Tristan J. Tarwater is kickstarting her debut graphic novel illustrated by Adrian Ricker.  Shamsee: A Fistful of Lunars is set in the world of Valley of Ten Crescents containing Tristan’s novels Thieves at Heart (FREE eBook from Amazon), Self-Made Scoundrel, and Red Moon Rising found at Back That Elf Up.

Jonathan is proud to be a backer of the Kickstarter project.  The Shamsee: A Fistful of Lunars project is fully funded but needs YOU to reach its important stretch goals:

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You can stay up to date with Tristan on Twitter, Facebook, and her blog.  Don’t forget one new page of Shamsee is released every Wednesday at ShamseeComic from now until all 100+ pages are posted.


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GE50: 5 Star Wars Fatherhood Examples



Star Wars has some interesting examples of good and bad fathers.  Since Jonathan and his wife are expecting their first child he thought it a good idea to look to Star Wars to see what kind of father he should be.

Please note that this episode contains SPOILERS and content from the Expanded Universe.  Although Disney is tossing the Expanded Universe for its new films we still used that for this episode.

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