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Self-proclaimed geek, Dave Clements, explores the pop culture we love and love to hate, including comics, film, and television. All with minimal nerd rage.

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Minimal Nerd Rage & Creative Control

I had some things on my mind that I felt the need to share regarding the way we, as pop culture fans, handle changes to franchises and characters we love. I hope you enjoy this impromptu rant. I'd love to know what you think, too! Let me know on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrdaveclements Thanks for listening.

11 MINJAN 8
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Minimal Nerd Rage & Creative Control

The Golden Age: Action Comics #1 & Marvel Comics #1

Two companies stand at the forefront of comics book publishing. While this is common knowledge, a good majority of readers may not have experienced the seminal issues that laid so much of the groundwork for what would come in the 80+ years that were to follow. This time on The Cape Gauntlet we'll be going back to the late 1930's. We'll be taking a look at Action Comics #1 from National Allied Publications and Marvel Comics #1 from Timely Comics. While Action Comics debuted Superman, Marvel Comics debuted the concept of the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner; both of which would become staples in each company's future. Action Comics #1 The cover of Superman's first appearance in Action Comics #1. As we touched on in the last episode of The Cape Gauntlet, National Allied Publications released Action Comics #1 in 1938. It tells the story most of us know, about a baby being rocketed from his dying planet to Earth, where he is adopted, becomes Clark Kent and Superman, and saves the day. Whi...

6 MIN2019 DEC 11
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The Golden Age: Action Comics #1 & Marvel Comics #1

Ocean’s Eleven (2001) – Heistmas

As we enter the Christmas season, it was only fitting to review some of my favorite heist movies. It is the biggest time of year for consumerism, so why not celebrate like this!? For my first installment of Heistmas, I'm talking about Ocean's Eleven, which will always hold a special place in my thief-movie-loving heart. The originalOcean's Eleven starred The Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr - and was released in 1960. That, however, is not the movie I’m talking about today. I’m referring to the 2001 Steven Soderberg-directed film starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Bernie Mac, Eliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Don Cheadle, Shaobo Qin, and Carl Reiner. What a cast! If you’ve somehow missed Ocean's Eleven, the plot is simple: Danny Ocean (played by George Clooney) is released from prison after serving 4 of his 5-year sentence for felony fraud. Within 24 hours, he and his old partner, Rusty (Brad Pitt), put together a plan ...

6 MIN2019 DEC 4
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Ocean’s Eleven (2001) – Heistmas

El Camino: Revisiting Breaking Bad

With the recent release of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on Netflix, I decided it was time to share my impression of Breaking Bad as whole, with a brief overview of the show, touching on Better Call Saul, and a short piece on El Camino itself.

23 MIN2019 OCT 20
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El Camino: Revisiting Breaking Bad

The Cape Gauntlet (Trailer)

Golden. Silver. Bronze. Modern. All of these are eras in comic book history that had their own stories to tell and over the course of the last 80 years, there have been hundreds of thousands of issues published between the main two publishing companies - Marvel Comics and DC Comics - alone. They have pushed what we know about characters beloved for decades and, at times, have published story lines that have had dramatic and long-lasting effects on their universes. Sadly, we’re not super humans, so attempting to read every issue ever published is an impossibility. But what if you could go through the ones that mattered? The ones that set new precedents, created alternate timelines, ret-conned some of our favorite moments, and in some cases, changed the landscape of the comic industry as a whole? In this monthly series, I’ll be exploring many of those stories and getting a better grasp on how the issues, story arcs, and events shaped what we know, love, and hate. It’s important to ...

1 MIN2019 SEP 1
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The Cape Gauntlet (Trailer)

Disney/Fox Merger Complete

It only took $72 billion dollars to bring the X-Men and Fantastic Four rights to Disney. So what's next and what could the impact be on Disney's new intellectual properties? At the end of 2017, a battle began for the acquisition of rights to many of 21st Century Fox's assets. The ones we're immediately interested in here at GEEK THIS were, of course, those surrounding the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and other Marvel intellectual property. For most of us, this was one of those things that seemed unimaginable - all of the Marvel characters under one roof, with the ability to produce live-action versions of our favorite comic book storylines and scenes. After spending $72 billion and fighting with Comcast, The Walt Disney Company is now holding the rights to many of Fox's assets. One thing was 30% of Hulu, which is interesting, due to the upcoming debut of the Disney+ streaming platform. With this particular acquisition, it actually gives Disney a majority of control, at 60% (they had a 30%...

12 MIN2019 MAR 21
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Disney/Fox Merger Complete

Maybe This Isn’t For You

Season 6 of GEEK THIS! officially starts, comic writer Tom Taylor shuts down some Captain Marvel haters, and I share my newest ideology about geek culture. Episode Links * Tom Taylor's Twitter Thread * Bandrew Says - Episode 159 As I return from the hiatus from what I now consider "Season 5" of the podcast, I've taken some time to think about the purpose of the show. That led me to start thinking about toxic fandom, something that has been more and more present within geek culture over the last few years. One of the biggest showings of toxic fandom was after Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi was released in 2017. With this episode, I wanted to give a recent example of this situation. I also wanted to share a way for us as fans to battle the toxicity, which is what I now call the "Not For Me Ideology". The short and sweet explanation of this is to simply understand that not everything is made for you. Thankfully, Tom Taylor did a great job of talking about this in the tweet I s...

21 MIN2019 MAR 13
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Maybe This Isn’t For You

Trailer Reaction – Avengers: Endgame

POTENTIAL SPOILER WARNING! For the first time in the history of the podcast, I'm breaking down a trailer! Back in April, Thanos snapped his fingers at the end of Infinity War and removed half of everything. Since then, we've all been wondering what will happen in the next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A lot of fans took it upon themselves to try and guess the title of the film. On December 7, 2018, we not only received the answer to their questions and assumptions, but we got a trailer! My initial reaction to this trailer was pure excitement. Marvel Studios did a good job at keeping things close to their collective vests when it comes to the particulars of this film. There are secrets within the trailer and I was perfectly fine waiting until the movie was released to find the answers. That didn't stop me from digging deeper into what was revealed within! Listen to the full episode to hear the break down, as well as some theories on what some of Marvel's secrets are. Aven...

11 MIN2018 DEC 10
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Trailer Reaction – Avengers: Endgame

The Final Excelsior: Remembering Stan Lee

Stan Lee passed away on November 12, 2018, due to cardiac arrest triggered by respiratory and congestive heart failure. He was an icon in the comic book industry. He co-created some of the most popular characters alongside the likes of Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and so many other artists. Sadly, his life ended in turmoil. Even so, he was part of a legacy of amazing creators that encouraged all of us in one way or another. He inspired some of us to write or draw or create our own things. His appearances in Marvel films - and even his wonderful Teen Titans Go! to the Movies cameo - have become a staple for us. He's made quite an impression on us and he will be sorely missed. I happened to be lucky enough to get my photo taken with Stan back in 2016, right alongside David Hunt and his wife. While it was an extremely quick experience, it has to be one of my favorite moments as a comic book fan. (He smelled exactly like you'd think he would.) Dave, Stan, Sabrina, and David at Cincinnati Co...

13 MIN2018 DEC 10
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The Final Excelsior: Remembering Stan Lee

Child’s Play (1988)

Chucky the Doll terrified me on multiple levels as a kid, so it took a lot of psyching myself up in order to watch Child's Play. I have to say that I’m very glad I did, because I overcame my fear and laughed at myself in the process. Also, in this episode, I share the story that really spawned the fear of the demon doll! For those of you who haven't seen My Buddy or Chucky compared directly, this is the horror I had to deal with as a kid. EPISODE LINKS * Child's Play Trailer * My Buddy TV Spot * Subscribe to GEEK THIS! CONNECT WITH US * Facebook * Twitter SUPPORT THE SHOW * Become a Patron * Buy a Shirt

17 MIN2018 OCT 31
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Child’s Play (1988)

Latest Episodes

Minimal Nerd Rage & Creative Control

I had some things on my mind that I felt the need to share regarding the way we, as pop culture fans, handle changes to franchises and characters we love. I hope you enjoy this impromptu rant. I'd love to know what you think, too! Let me know on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrdaveclements Thanks for listening.

11 MINJAN 8
Comments
Minimal Nerd Rage & Creative Control

The Golden Age: Action Comics #1 & Marvel Comics #1

Two companies stand at the forefront of comics book publishing. While this is common knowledge, a good majority of readers may not have experienced the seminal issues that laid so much of the groundwork for what would come in the 80+ years that were to follow. This time on The Cape Gauntlet we'll be going back to the late 1930's. We'll be taking a look at Action Comics #1 from National Allied Publications and Marvel Comics #1 from Timely Comics. While Action Comics debuted Superman, Marvel Comics debuted the concept of the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner; both of which would become staples in each company's future. Action Comics #1 The cover of Superman's first appearance in Action Comics #1. As we touched on in the last episode of The Cape Gauntlet, National Allied Publications released Action Comics #1 in 1938. It tells the story most of us know, about a baby being rocketed from his dying planet to Earth, where he is adopted, becomes Clark Kent and Superman, and saves the day. Whi...

6 MIN2019 DEC 11
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The Golden Age: Action Comics #1 & Marvel Comics #1

Ocean’s Eleven (2001) – Heistmas

As we enter the Christmas season, it was only fitting to review some of my favorite heist movies. It is the biggest time of year for consumerism, so why not celebrate like this!? For my first installment of Heistmas, I'm talking about Ocean's Eleven, which will always hold a special place in my thief-movie-loving heart. The originalOcean's Eleven starred The Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr - and was released in 1960. That, however, is not the movie I’m talking about today. I’m referring to the 2001 Steven Soderberg-directed film starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Bernie Mac, Eliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Don Cheadle, Shaobo Qin, and Carl Reiner. What a cast! If you’ve somehow missed Ocean's Eleven, the plot is simple: Danny Ocean (played by George Clooney) is released from prison after serving 4 of his 5-year sentence for felony fraud. Within 24 hours, he and his old partner, Rusty (Brad Pitt), put together a plan ...

6 MIN2019 DEC 4
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Ocean’s Eleven (2001) – Heistmas

El Camino: Revisiting Breaking Bad

With the recent release of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on Netflix, I decided it was time to share my impression of Breaking Bad as whole, with a brief overview of the show, touching on Better Call Saul, and a short piece on El Camino itself.

23 MIN2019 OCT 20
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El Camino: Revisiting Breaking Bad

The Cape Gauntlet (Trailer)

Golden. Silver. Bronze. Modern. All of these are eras in comic book history that had their own stories to tell and over the course of the last 80 years, there have been hundreds of thousands of issues published between the main two publishing companies - Marvel Comics and DC Comics - alone. They have pushed what we know about characters beloved for decades and, at times, have published story lines that have had dramatic and long-lasting effects on their universes. Sadly, we’re not super humans, so attempting to read every issue ever published is an impossibility. But what if you could go through the ones that mattered? The ones that set new precedents, created alternate timelines, ret-conned some of our favorite moments, and in some cases, changed the landscape of the comic industry as a whole? In this monthly series, I’ll be exploring many of those stories and getting a better grasp on how the issues, story arcs, and events shaped what we know, love, and hate. It’s important to ...

1 MIN2019 SEP 1
Comments
The Cape Gauntlet (Trailer)

Disney/Fox Merger Complete

It only took $72 billion dollars to bring the X-Men and Fantastic Four rights to Disney. So what's next and what could the impact be on Disney's new intellectual properties? At the end of 2017, a battle began for the acquisition of rights to many of 21st Century Fox's assets. The ones we're immediately interested in here at GEEK THIS were, of course, those surrounding the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and other Marvel intellectual property. For most of us, this was one of those things that seemed unimaginable - all of the Marvel characters under one roof, with the ability to produce live-action versions of our favorite comic book storylines and scenes. After spending $72 billion and fighting with Comcast, The Walt Disney Company is now holding the rights to many of Fox's assets. One thing was 30% of Hulu, which is interesting, due to the upcoming debut of the Disney+ streaming platform. With this particular acquisition, it actually gives Disney a majority of control, at 60% (they had a 30%...

12 MIN2019 MAR 21
Comments
Disney/Fox Merger Complete

Maybe This Isn’t For You

Season 6 of GEEK THIS! officially starts, comic writer Tom Taylor shuts down some Captain Marvel haters, and I share my newest ideology about geek culture. Episode Links * Tom Taylor's Twitter Thread * Bandrew Says - Episode 159 As I return from the hiatus from what I now consider "Season 5" of the podcast, I've taken some time to think about the purpose of the show. That led me to start thinking about toxic fandom, something that has been more and more present within geek culture over the last few years. One of the biggest showings of toxic fandom was after Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi was released in 2017. With this episode, I wanted to give a recent example of this situation. I also wanted to share a way for us as fans to battle the toxicity, which is what I now call the "Not For Me Ideology". The short and sweet explanation of this is to simply understand that not everything is made for you. Thankfully, Tom Taylor did a great job of talking about this in the tweet I s...

21 MIN2019 MAR 13
Comments
Maybe This Isn’t For You

Trailer Reaction – Avengers: Endgame

POTENTIAL SPOILER WARNING! For the first time in the history of the podcast, I'm breaking down a trailer! Back in April, Thanos snapped his fingers at the end of Infinity War and removed half of everything. Since then, we've all been wondering what will happen in the next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A lot of fans took it upon themselves to try and guess the title of the film. On December 7, 2018, we not only received the answer to their questions and assumptions, but we got a trailer! My initial reaction to this trailer was pure excitement. Marvel Studios did a good job at keeping things close to their collective vests when it comes to the particulars of this film. There are secrets within the trailer and I was perfectly fine waiting until the movie was released to find the answers. That didn't stop me from digging deeper into what was revealed within! Listen to the full episode to hear the break down, as well as some theories on what some of Marvel's secrets are. Aven...

11 MIN2018 DEC 10
Comments
Trailer Reaction – Avengers: Endgame

The Final Excelsior: Remembering Stan Lee

Stan Lee passed away on November 12, 2018, due to cardiac arrest triggered by respiratory and congestive heart failure. He was an icon in the comic book industry. He co-created some of the most popular characters alongside the likes of Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and so many other artists. Sadly, his life ended in turmoil. Even so, he was part of a legacy of amazing creators that encouraged all of us in one way or another. He inspired some of us to write or draw or create our own things. His appearances in Marvel films - and even his wonderful Teen Titans Go! to the Movies cameo - have become a staple for us. He's made quite an impression on us and he will be sorely missed. I happened to be lucky enough to get my photo taken with Stan back in 2016, right alongside David Hunt and his wife. While it was an extremely quick experience, it has to be one of my favorite moments as a comic book fan. (He smelled exactly like you'd think he would.) Dave, Stan, Sabrina, and David at Cincinnati Co...

13 MIN2018 DEC 10
Comments
The Final Excelsior: Remembering Stan Lee

Child’s Play (1988)

Chucky the Doll terrified me on multiple levels as a kid, so it took a lot of psyching myself up in order to watch Child's Play. I have to say that I’m very glad I did, because I overcame my fear and laughed at myself in the process. Also, in this episode, I share the story that really spawned the fear of the demon doll! For those of you who haven't seen My Buddy or Chucky compared directly, this is the horror I had to deal with as a kid. EPISODE LINKS * Child's Play Trailer * My Buddy TV Spot * Subscribe to GEEK THIS! CONNECT WITH US * Facebook * Twitter SUPPORT THE SHOW * Become a Patron * Buy a Shirt

17 MIN2018 OCT 31
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Child’s Play (1988)
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