She Geek Critique – No Place Like Home

They say there’s no going home and it’s true. Not in a physical sense, of course, presuming the place in question is still standing. But life brings change and people are never the same as when they left. So home, as you remember it, no longer exists. But sometimes there’s nothing quite like visiting old haunts.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Trying to Keep Up

With everything going on in daily life, it is often difficult to keep up with hobbies and interests. Sure, hobbies are supposed to be casual and enjoyable like writing, painting, reading, hiking, baking and the like. But when your interests are constantly updating and hobbies involve timeframes, you can lose track and things pile up before you know it.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Get Schwifty in Here

Considering it’s currently one of my favorite shows, it’s about time that I got around to writing about Rick and Morty. I came to the show slightly late in the game, after the second season had finished. But I kept hearing about an irreverent cartoon involving a mad scientist, his grandson and interdimensional space travel. Add to that the fact that it’s most definitely for adults and I had to give it a shot.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Dragon Con Science: Power Man

Welcome to the second of my two recaps of Science Track panels from Dragon Con. This time I’m covering “The Science of Luke Cage,” which looked into the potential reality behind a character with impenetrable skin and incredible strength. The panel of scientists leading the discussion included a chemistry professor, an engineer, a biology professor and a biologist.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Dragon Con Science: The Multiverse

As mentioned in last week’s blog about Dragon Con, I attended a few panels that were presented by the Science Track. Like a true geek, I took notes, so this week and next I’m doing a recap of a couple of the panels that were directly related to pop culture. First up is “Managing the Multiverse,” which looked at the various scientific theories exploring the possibilities of multiple universes and/or timelines – a must for any geeks into comic book and sci-fi time travel and multiverse plots!  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Dragon Con Download

If you listen to the show regularly, you know that Kylan and I were down in Atlanta for Labor Day weekend to attend the mega pop culture geek nirvana known as Dragon Con (along with about 90,000 of our closest friends). This was our fourth time there and it has been a few years since we last attended. A lot was (thankfully) as we remembered it, but there were a few noticeable changes as well.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – High Fantasy & Dragons

I have never been into high fantasy. You know the type – set in its own world, playing by its own rules, characters typically include some form of dwarves, wizards, giants, plus there are mythical creatures like dragons or unicorns. Think Lord of the Rings, Discworld, Dungeons & Dragons. I dabbled with it a bit as a kid because I do enjoy fantasy in general. But the world building would bore me, with its extensive explanations and descriptions, which I’ve never cared for. (I stopped reading Stephen King and Anne Rice as their novels got longer for that same reason.) And honestly, I’ve never enjoyed over-the-top magic, which seems to be the only type wizards and magicians in those worlds are able to perform.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Defenders Assemble!

This past weekend was the premiere of The Defenders on Netflix and, not surprisingly, I binged it (it’s only eight episodes). Overall, it was not quite what I was expecting in some ways, but it was good. Obviously there’s a lot of action, but it’s also well-paced and plotted. (Btw, I haven’t given any big plot spoilers in this post, so if you haven’t watched the series yet, feel free to read on.)  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – When the Time is Right

This past weekend was the series finale for Orphan Black. It was one of the best dark science sci-fi shows on television and it will most definitely be missed. It amassed quite a fan following over it’s five-year span and it’s easy to see why. It had some great writing, an engrossing plot and some of the best acting to be seen in years, primarily from Tatiana Maslany who played the five primary clone characters plus any additional clones that popped up along the way. But as good as it was, Orphan Black was a show with a plan in place – the series was intended to span five years and it did, providing a full story arc and satisfying ending for viewers.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – An Atomic Explosion

I saw Atomic Blonde over the weekend and I liked it (if you’ve seen the trailer, there was never any question I’d enjoy this one). The plot is not all that original (spies, double agents and double crossing), but the setting, characters and action make it a stand out. Let’s face it, some of the most intense scenarios in the spy world would have taken place during the Cold War. Atomic Blonde is set during one of the most tense periods in that war – the week the Berlin Wall fell… and the story unfolds in Berlin.  Continue reading