Thursday, August 29, 2013

Geek Fallout 2013 Summer Movie Roundup

Geek Fallout 2013 Summer Movie Roundup

August 29th, 2013

This week Chris and Jeff are once again joined by Marc and Evan to talk about the 2013 summer movies. The fellas run down the top grossing movies of the summer. Listen to Evan put on his chest high old man pants and bitch about the things that the youngen's like.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

GEEK FALLOUT EP 31: Take 2 !!


August 22nd, 2013

This week the recording software cooperates and Jeff and Chris are back with returning guest Evan.  The guys cover everything from Movies castings, to real life Green Goblin gliders and Porn directly into our brains!  Top 5 this week if our WTF moments from pop culture.

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Saturday, August 17, 2013



This is your old pal Chris Lockhart, also known as chrisloc1701 with a little announcement to make: The Random Nerdness Podcast is returning soon to

Also at an iTunes store near you!! I’m calling this ‘Season 2 Episode 1’ because we’ve been gone for a while and I thought it would make for a good jumping on point for returning and new listeners.

Stay tuned for future updates. May the force be with Spock!

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tube Talk: Sunday Nights

Tube Talk: Sunday Nights

Week of August 11, 2013

Spoiler Warning!!!

Well it’s that time again: great TV viewing on Sunday Nights. I have my PVR set to record multiple shows and I will attempt to break down each as best I can.

- Breaking Bad (AMC): Well we are down to the final episodes of this great series. The first episode of the final 8 premiered August 11th and it was a great one for sure. Again this season (or season 5B if you want to be technical) opens with a Walt making his way back into town, with hair, a beard, and a huge machine gun in the trunk of the car he is driving. But for some reason he goes back home to retrieve the ricin he planted in his room some seasons ago. His house is vacant, in ruins and his neighbour lady seems especially frightened of him. Again a glimpse into the not too distant future for Walt and the viewers are left wondering ‘what the hell happened’?

The final scene between Hank and Walt was nothing short of epic. I knew this series would come down to them fighting each other, and this is absolutely amazing. Both Bryan Cranston and Dean Norris deserve Emmy’s for their performances.

- Talking Bad (AMC): Much like ‘Talking Dead’, the companion talk show to ‘The Walking Dead’, AMC has decided to do this talk show format for BB. Chris Hardwick also hosts this show. Being a huge BB fan and having Vince Gilligan on and answering some questions was awesome. Glad they are doing this show, just wished they had done it sooner.

- Low Winter Sun (AMC): A new series from AMC starring Mark Strong (Green Lantern, Kick Ass) as a good yet dirty cop. After watching the first episode I must say so far I am impressed. I like Strong as an actor so I knew I would be checking out this series, and he really delivered in the pilot episode. A series worth checking out I think. Stay Tuned!

- Dexter (Showtime/Movie Central): This series came back almost 2 months ago already and they too are in their final season. This show has been hit or miss for me. Last season kind of fell flat for me but I decided to stick with the show and I am glad I did. So far this year has been great. I like that they seem to be tying up some loose ends and maybe gearing up to a big finale. If you had watched this series before and have yet to check out this new season I suggest you do.

- Ray Donovan (Showtime/Movie Central): This show premiered right after the first episode of ‘Dexter’ this summer. It takes place in LA where Ray Donovan (played by the great Liev Schreiber), who is originally from South Boston, is a "fixer" for the powerful law firm Goldman & Drexler that represents the rich and famous. However, he experiences his own problems when his father, Mickey Donovan (played to perfection by Jon Voight), is unexpectedly released from prison. So far I am loving this series!! It was a surprise hit for me. Worth checking out for sure!

- True Blood (HBO): Dropped this show after last season. Done and done.

Other TV other Nights of the week:

- Under The Dome (CBS Monday Nights): I have been enjoying this series. I never read the Stephen king novel from which it is based but I can’t help but feel it should be darker. Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) is excellent as ‘Big Jim’ on this series, but I find the supporting cast tends to fall flat. Not to say this is a bad series, I do enjoy it and it has been renewed for a second season so I will be sticking with it, but I wish it would go darker and weirder.

- Hell on Wheels (AMC Saturday night): This is an excellent western which is now entering it’s third season. Worth a watch and it is filmed in my home province of Alberta. Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien from Star Trek TNG & DS9) is excellent as the bad guy for this series. The 3rd season is a great jumping on point for new viewers and the first 2 seasons are available on Netflix.

- Orphan Black: Have not checked out this series yet but it is on my PVR. Heard nothing but good things and looking forward to watching this show.

See you next time for an update. Go break some bad!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Welcome To Alberta: Summer 2013

Welcome to Alberta sign outside of Lloydminster.

Here's just a few pic from a few trips I took this summer.
The Federation starship at Vulcan, Alberta

Kayde & Shelby outside below the big egg in Vegreville
Shelby as 'Batgirl'
Chris & an orion slave girl at Vulcan
Had a great time this summer participating in the 'Atomic Geeks Podcast Network' crossover.
Shelby having a nap with Nova the cat
The nap continues with Sheba the Dog also

Love the Dr Pepper pop so a BBQ sauce has to be just as good...
Buying some groceries at the Fairview Super A, with Shelby in the drivers seat

Saturday, August 10, 2013

'Elysium': Spoiler Free Review

'Elysium': Spoiler Free Review
by C.Lockhart (@chrisloc1701)

Well to start off I have to admit when I saw the previews for this film I was not sold. I thought: Yet another Matt Damon flick and I am not the biggest fan of Jodie Foster. Not that I have anything against her, it's just since 'Silence of the Lambs' I've felt her movies have not been anything special. Also I have not forgiven her for passing on 'Hannibal', so having her attached to this flick did not excite me. I actually went to the theatre to watch 'The Wolverine', but to my surprise the 12:55 pm showing had been cancelled, and the next best film to watch in my opinion was 'Elysium', at least it was sci-fi. 

Well I must say I was more than pleasantly surprised by what I saw. This film was incredible in my humble pie opinion. The trailer pretty much sums up the plot: in the future Earth is in ruins where people fight to survive, while a select few 'rich' people live in an Earth-like space station called 'Elysium', where there is plenty of food and health care, a definite statement on the elite who control our current day Earth. Matt Damon is dying and needs to get up to Elysium to save himself, and as it turns out the entire Earth population. Matt Damon was perfect in this role and Jodie Foster did an outstanding job playing a French bitch/villain.

The special effects were amazing and not over done. They served the story well. The rest of the supporting cast for the most part were new, but they too did a great job working with Damon & Foster. This film was simple enough yet still great to watch. With a summer filled with sequels and reboots it was nice to see something unique and not overblown by special effects.

Out of all the films I have made the effort to see this summer (Iron Man 3, Star Trek, Man of Steel) this film was probably my favourite.
I give this film a 4.8 rating out of 5. Well worth the price of a ticket.

Be sure to tune in at the end of the month for a special episode of the 'Geek Fallout' podcast where we will be discussing the movies we have enjoyed this summer!! Coming the end of August!!

Geek Fallout Episode 30: The Jeff & Chris Show

Geek Fallout Ep 30

August 8th, 2013

Rick Jones (Sidekick to the Hulk) marrying Marlo Chandler

This week Jeff and Chris are dancing a tango for two.  They talk some Marvel and DC film news, plenty of Star Wars news and a little bit of comics as well.    Then round it off with their Top 5 sidekicks in pop culture.  Yes they may mention Batman and Robin once, twice or a lot of times.  
Damien Wayne as 'Robin'
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

This week’s assignment from the League: What a nightmare!

This week’s assignment from the League: What a nightmare! Last week, we talked about our dreams, and we’ll continue along those same lines with this week’s assignment for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers…

– What a nightmare! –

Well for this week’s League Assignment I think I may reminisce about the ‘Top 5’ things that have scared me and or caused me to have nightmares because I was so scared. Again the ‘Top 5’ is a regular ending segment on the ‘Geek Fallout’ podcast, of which I am a Co-Host. Download ‘Geek Fallout’ from iTunes or listen at or Anyway that’s enough self-promotion, now for my ‘Top 5’ Nightmare inducing scary things:

5- Twilight Zone: The Movie: I was just a kid when I first saw this film, probably only 3 or 4 years old. But I remember right from the beginning this film scared the crap out of me. When Dan Akroyd says to Albert Brooks “Do you want to see something really scary?”, then he turns away then turns back a monster…I probably screamed. And it didn’t stop my parents from playing a prank on me for months after by saying the exact same line then turn away from me…

4- Terminator (1): The first film may be dated but it has a special place in my heart. Again I was probably 5 or 6 the first time I saw this film. But growing up I was always told that the Police were our friends and protectors, then this film came along and the Terminator literally killed a police station full of cops…holy crap this scared me!! If a police station full of cops cannot stop the Terminator who can? Also the post-apocalyptic vision of the future where Machines rule over and hunt man, that concept scared that little kid who was me.

 3- Red Ants: I was about 5 years old and one day I found this huge mound of dirt that had these little creatures crawling all over it, which I now know was a red ant pile. Anyway my cousin Lenny stopped by for a visit and I wanted to show him my discovery, Lenny was about 4 years old then. He was just as amazed by them as I was and I'm not sure who it was who came up with the idea of peeing on the red ant pile, but it was decided by us both that it would be a good idea. We laughed, and laughed, and laughed and patted each other on the back for a job well done. Then I noticed an ant on Lenny's shoulder, I swatted it off for him and soon discovered many more ants crawling around Lenny's shirt. Ants were all over Lenny now and he started to scream!!!! I looked down at my shirt and pants and discovered that I too was covered in red ants!!!! I screamed in pain as they began to bite me, and Lenny and I ran back to our house. My Mom heard our screams and we ran up to our deck and my Mom stripped us both down to our underwear in an attempt to get all the ants off our bodies. A lesson hard learned, never ever pee on a red ant pile. EVER!!! Those little bastards still creep me out and I had nightmares for a while after about them.

2- Rodents: In particular mice. Fortunately in Alberta we have no rats, but we do have mice and I am a big chicken when it comes to that disgusting rodent. Growing up I had a few bad run-ins with mice: One night as a kid probably 8 or 9 I could woke up and could feel something crawling in my hair. I was so scared I couldn’t move, but I knew it was a mouse in my bed and on my head. When I was in my early 20’s I was laying on the floor watching a movie and I fell asleep. I awoke to my cat swatting at my stomach. My cat ‘Finnigan’ was freaking out clawing at my gut, then suddenly I realized what was happening: Finnigan had chased a mouse and it was hiding underneath me! I instantly jumped to my feet and the mouse ran away…Probably what freaks me out the most about mice, aside from them being filthy and disgusting, but because they carry disease. There was a young man my age, about 14 years ago near where I live who died from the Hantavirus, which mice carry with them. They are filthy disgusting creatures that deserve to die… sorry but that’s how I feel.

1- A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master: As a kid this was my first exposure to the character Freddy Krueger. This film scared the crap out of me as Freddy moved through people’s dreams and also seemed to have the ability to loop time. This film literally gave me nightmares, which then had me thinking that maybe Freddy was real and now in my dreams… I’ll admit to having to sleep with my parents for several nights before being brave enough to sleep on my own again. It was many years before I ever watched a Freddy film again!!

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Geek Fallout Ep 29

Geek Fallout Ep 29 July 31st, 2013

The boys are back! Chris and Jeff return to the podcast after the Bloke Show took over last week. AJ may be gone but he forgot take Chay with him, who joins us this week. The lads talk a fair bit of Star Wars news, Jeff's love for Leo and Chris talks a lot of The Walking Dead in comics news. In honour of the Bloke Show they finish off with some Marry/Boff/Kill, in which Chay makes all the wrong decisions.

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