Nerd Lunch Episode 47: Pop Culture Expanded Universes
Welcome to Episode 47. This week I am hosting the show and Jeeg has gone off on a solo adventure. We replace Jeeg with Shawn from Branded in the 80s and our rotating guest chair goes unfilled. But we actually have a guest. Unfortunately the guest doesn’t use chairs, so that’s why the rotating chair is unfilled. This week we are also joined by regular Atomic Geeks guest, Mark Dury. Our topic this week is Pop Culture Expanded Universes.
You know, the novels, TV shows, comics and cartoons based on already popular pop culture properties that “expand” the “universe” of that property. We discuss the granddaddys of Expanded Universes with Star Wars and Star Trek. However we also cover The Matrix, ET, Farscape, Highlander and even Alf. It’s a lively discussion you should have a lot of fun with. I know I had a lot of fun hosting.
Or, you can listen to the episode online right here.
This is the first week of the huge Atomic Geeks/Nerd Lunch cross over series. The new Atomic Geeks episode this week will also be about Expanded Universes. As you saw yesterday, I’m also on Classic Film Jerks this week talking about Casablanca.
Next week, Jeeg and I go over to the Atomic Geeks to talk about mash ups. Digio and Downs from the Atomic Geeks join CT for a discussion about Doctor Who. It’s getting all mixed up and incestuous here in the Atomic Geeks Podcasting Network. Should be a lot of fun.