Monday, December 17, 2007

Mel Odom and Professor Nokes Discuss Fantasy Films with the Geeks

It's Monday again, and that means another episode of Geekerati will be airing tonight at 7pm Pacific time. Tonight's topic is one near and dear to my heart, "Fantasy on Film: From the Printed Page to the Silver Screen." If you are like me, you love Fantasy films and have suffered through an almost unbelievable number of bad viewing experiences. Sometimes, I wonder how I can still love Fantasy movies, but then I'll watch a classic like "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger." That's when I know all is right with the world.

Here's a description of tonight's episode:

The new millennium has seen a resurgence of fantasy on the silver screen. Some of these films have been spectacular, and financially successful, but others have failed to bring the audiences studios might have expected. Are we at a crest on a roller coaster of quality, or is it a sign of more good fantasy to come? Join the geeks and our guests, fantasy/sf author Mel Odom and Medieval Literature professor Richard Scott Nokes, as we discuss our favorite fantasy films.

For those of you unfamiliar with the show, Geekerati is a featured show of the BlogTalkRadio network (and a part of the BlogCritics channel on BTR), a network that is revolutionizing the way podcasting is done on the internet. The shows initially air live and then are stored on iTunes as podcasts.

Geekerati focuses on "Geek Culture," everything from movies and comic books to video and roleplaying games. You can listen to archived episodes at or look up Geekerati on iTunes. Past guests on the show have included television writer/producers Tim Minear (Angel/Firefly) and Rob Long (Cheers), Variety editors David S. Cohen and Peter Debruge, Game Designer Matt Forbeck, Science Fiction author Susan Palwick, Comic Writer/Reporter Marc Bernardin, Film Critics Luke Y. Thompson (The OC Weekly) and David Chute (The LA Weekly and, Wold Newton Historian Win Eckert, Comic Book editor and author Jeff Mariotte, and Game Designer James Lowder.

In a future post, I'll post a complete list of links to our archived episodes.

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