Category Archives: Best Geeky Finds

Best Geeky Finds – Space Family Robinson

My love of campy sci-fi has never been restricted to film. Sure, there’re plenty of bad movies out there that I’ll never stop finding tire fires to enjoy. The 60s was the space age though, and everywhere you looked there was a movie about humans traveling to another planet and being attacked by an intergalactic creature. In 1965 this was especially witnessed in living rooms. Lost in Space told the story of the family of astronauts whose ship was sabotaged and shot off course in an asteroid field, left stranded on a planet orbiting Alpha Centauri. The US was about to enter the space race (four years before the moon landing), and this sitcom showed what the world would be like afterwards.  Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – Space Family Robinson

Best Geeky Finds – DC Keeps Holding On to Its Hero

I never read comics as a kid, but I knew who the major superheroes were from TV. Batman, Robin, and Batgirl (one of the major inspirations for me studying to be a librarian) I knew from the Adam West series and Michael Keaton movies. Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno were my Hulk. I heard the Spiderman theme everywhere despite knowing nothing about him. Yet the hero I never lost track of was Superman.  Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – DC Keeps Holding On to Its Hero

Best Geeky Finds – The Zomedy for Any Occasion

When I was in college, the big paranormal craze was vampires. It obviously wasn’t the first time this craze had happened, but once Twilight hit bookstores and theaters, they were everywhere. Vampires aren’t as widely visible now as they were then though. They were replaced by another undead entity—zombies.  Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – The Zomedy for Any Occasion

Best Geeky Finds – The Easiest Arm Chair Detectiving

So lately I’ve been feeling a bit murdery. Don’t worry, you’re safe.

I’ve been addicted more to learning about murders—those who committed them and their victims. While Serial and Making a Murderer set the trend for armchair detectives, the major rise of podcasting over the last year or so has made this even more popular, especially with already solved cases. In these instances, all the information is known and therefore easier to discuss and understand what happened and how it was solved.  Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – The Easiest Arm Chair Detectiving