The Geeks OUT Podcast: Daddy Shark Do Do Do

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Jon Herzog, as they discuss John Constantine running into his ex King Shark in Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, Taika Waititi directing a new Star Wars movie, and celebrate all the queens announced for Drag Race All Stars in our Clip of the Week. 

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: ABC brings back the Wonderful World of Disney
JON: Taika Waititi directing & co-writing a new Star Wars movie

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Gretel & Hansel, Westworld, The Outsider, Upload
JON: Rewatching all the MCU Movies, The Half of It, Night Vale Books, Star Wars Clone Wars and Rebels, Carry On

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

New trailer for Becky

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Constantine dated King Shark according to new Justice League Dark movie

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

Drag Race All Stars staying on VH1

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

Demolition Man sequel in development
Tom Cruise developing space adventure movie with NASA & Elon Musk
Neve Campbell in talks to return to Scream franchise
Alamo Drafthouse launches their VOD service

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TV

• Season 2 of The Mandalorian to feature Boba Fett
• Disney+ developing series based on National Treasure
• Disney+ orders Just Beyond anthology series based on R.L. Stine books
The Right Stuff is coming to Disney+
Muppets Now coming to Disney+ this summer
Upload renewed for season 2
• CBS orders The Equalizer and Clarice to series
CBS All Access is getting overhauled
Nic Cage cast as Joe Exotic in new series 
American Horror Story may have to change storyline
• HBO Max orders adult animated series Santa Inc.  
• New trailer for Adventure Time: Distant Lands
• New teaser for Netflix’s revival of The Babysitters Club  
• New teaser for Netflix’s Space Force
• Adaptation of The Midnight Club coming to Netflix

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COMIC BOOKS

Marvel is releasing some “digital first” comics starting this week
Joker’s 80th Anniversary comic to feature Punchline’s origin

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Nandor
• JON: Taika Waititi

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Code 8 Minutes

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by J.W. Crump, as they discuss how broadcast TV is changing due to the pandemic, the new-to-Netflix Code 8, initial thoughts on Quibi, and celebrate the first look at Rupaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race in This Week in Queer.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: Broadcast networks scramble to fill their schedules
J.W.: All Rise first drama series to record in quarantine

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Birds of Prey, Code 8, Charmed, Ducktales
J.W.: Animal Crossing, One Day at a Time, Schitt’s Creek

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

Barbara Gordon (s2 of Harley Quinn)

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

New promo for Rupaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

SNL returns with socially distant show

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

New trailer for Extraction
Drive-ins are still going strong
AMC Theatres faces possible bankruptcy
Netflix is developing a sequel to Atomic Blonde
Disney+ is developing “live-action” remake of Robin Hood

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TV

• AppleTV+ programming now free for a limited time
CBS moving to Sunday movies in May
• AMC announces Friday Nights In With the Morgans
• ABC is doing a Disney Family Singalong special
Sesame Street doing a COVID-19 special
Duncanville has been renewed
• Joel McHale hosting Tiger King aftershow
• First look at Netflix’s Space Force
• New trailer for The Midnight Gospel
• New teaser for Adventure Time: Distant Lands
• New teaser for season 2 of Homecoming
• Disney+ developing female led reboot of Doogie Howser, M.D.
• The Simpsons short, Playdate with Destiny now on Disney+
• Disney Animation releasing new series At Home with Olaf
Archer delayed to the fall
• New teaser for Quibi’s revival of Reno 911!

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VIDEO GAMES

Google Stadia Pro is free for the next 2 months
• New controller revealed for Playstation 5

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Jordan
• J.W.: Jessica???

GEEKS OUT BOARD INTERVIEW #4: Kyle-Steven Porter

We here at Geeks OUT want you, the reader, to know more about who we are. To help with that, we’ve started interviewing members of our board so you know what makes us tick. Here’s our fourth interview!

Who are you and what do you do for Geeks OUT?

Hi! I’m Kyle-Steven Porter, and I’m presently a Board Member for Geeks OUT, serving as co-chair for the Conventions Committee as well as acting Diversity Lounge Manager at the US-based PAX conventions.


How did you first get involved?

While Geeks OUT events had always been on my social radar, my first actual event was Flame Con 2, back in the summer of 2016. I then volunteered at NY Comic Con, and shortly after that, wound up on the Board.


What makes you geek out?

My earliest introductions to the wonderful world of geekdom would have to be Nintendo, comics and literature. The Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt combo was the first video game I ever played and it made a fantastic impression. We had a few other systems as well as the years went on, but the Nintendo ones were always where I felt the most at home and, more importantly, had the most fun. (With the exception of the Virtual Boy and Wii U, I’ve owned every other Nintendo system to date.) Most Mario iterations (Kart, Party) are great at breaking the ice and losing to me, and the background of my phone is Ike from Fire Emblem Path of Radiance. I’ve already got over 100 hours logged in Fire Emblem 3 Houses and it’s been out for just under 2 weeks.Other fun media franchises that had a strong influence on me growing up (and still yield quite a bit of geeking) are Spider-Man, Pokémon, The Simpsons, Power Rangers (Mighty Morphin through Space were watched RELIGIOUSLY), Animorphs, Beast Wars and Invader Zim. I also currently possess a freakish wealth of knowledge of RuPaul’s Drag Race.


What are your favorite geeky past times?

I love drawing and making fan art when I can, but that can be a little tough to juggle with real world stuff. Most often the easiest way for me to unwind is through video games – my commute to work is an hour each way, which makes for getting in some solid time on games on my 3DS or Switch. I also LOVE having a game night with friends – board and card games work, and the Jackbox Party Pack is good at getting people involved who might not otherwise play.


What book/tv show/comic/etc. are you enjoying now?

Sorry to sound like a broken record, but Fire Emblem 3 Houses! With the amount of dialogue in it, it might as well be a book, and the cutscenes and events often have you feeling like you’re involved in an epic miniseries if not lengthy movie. It’s not without some faults (very minor spoiler alert: HOW is Claude not bi with the amount of flirting he does with you?!), but it’s still easily the most fun I’ve had with a game this year. I also think Into The Spiderverse might very well be the best movie of the last 10 years, if not more.


Who do you ship?

Ike x Ranulf (sorry Ike x Soren fans!), Boyd x Ulki, Heather x Nephenee, Elincia x Lucia – it’s niche, but Path of Radiance is REAL queer y’all, in addition to just being a brilliant game. Get into it!


Anything else?

If you’re ever at PAX East, West, South or Unplugged, I’ll be in the Diversity Lounge with Geeks OUT – come say hi! You can also catch me as one of the cohosts of The Shade Of It All: A Rucast Podrace for RuPaul’s Drag Race, available on iTunes/Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify and more! We go off on geeky and pop culture tangents all the time (with a majority of them being Simpsons references), so it’s not just a straight recap – it’s more a gab session with friends. 🙂