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TGE Ep 60 – Watches: Westworld S2

Westworld Season 2

Hello and welcome to another episode of TGE Watches: Westworld! We’re covering season two in its entirety in this episode. That’s right, folks! We cover the whole season from start to finish, and our esteemed host Dante has not watched a single episode of either season. Join our co-hosts Nicole, Regina, Isabela, and Jaye as they attempt to explain Westworld to Dante with varying levels of success & failure, buoyed by a whole lot of laughs and chicanery. What do Pokeballs, time-traveling ruby slippers, and the hats from The Adjustment Bureau have to do with Westworld? We don’t know, but we sure had fun theorizing about it!

Also, don't miss Jaye's fantastic write up of the entire season, featured here!

Spoilers abound, so be forewarned!

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Until next time, be the very best, like no one ever was.

Dante, Regina, Isabela, Nicole, and Jaye

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TGE Ep 59 – Watches: Deadpool 2

Hello and welcome to The Geek Embassy Watches Deadpool 2! Join your host Dante Buccieri and his X-Force sized cast of Evan, Regina, and Tahani on their discussion of the latest irreverent and fourth-wall breaking installment of the Deadpool franchise. We go full-on spoilerific in this episode, so if you haven’t seen Deadpool 2, consider yourself warned. We’ve got fridges and bad jokes for everyone this week, so buckle up and break out the chimichangas.

Deadpool 2 

Deadpool, our lovable merc with a mouth, joins the X-Men on a trainee basis and becomes the unwitting and unwilling guardian of Firefist, a young pyrokinetic mutant, as he is relentlessly pursued by the time-traveling cyborg soldier named Cable.

Our DIscussion

To be honest, we didn't think we would have much to say about this continuation of the Deadpool story. It is a pretty straightforward sequel that plays on many of the same jokes we saw on the first one. We talk about the evolution of Deadpool's character and story and whether or not Vanessa was fridged. 

To Discuss

What did you think of Deadpool 2? What about Vanessa's character arch? The cameos? Let us know in the comments!

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Until next time, get your geek on!

Dante, Regina, Tahani, and Evan

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TGE Ep 58 – Watches: Infinity War

Welcome friends to another episode of The Geek Embassy Watches!  This week we discuss the most anticipated movie of the summer - Avengers: Infinity War!  This 2-1/2 hour superhero flick promises to be the capstone for every Marvel Studios movie from the last 10 years.  In this spoiler laden episode, Dante, Regina, Tahani, Evan, and Max talk about everything Infinity War: bromances, emotional stakes, Infinity War's place among the pantheon of Marvel films, and even the kitchen refrigerator.

Check out our MCU Recaps for Phase One, Phase Two, and Phase Three in case you missed any of the movies and need some refreshers before watching Infinity War.

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TGE Ep 57 – Watches: Ready Player One

Greetings, Geeks!

In this latest episode of The Geek Embassy Watches, ambassadors Nicole, Regina, Tahani, Max, and Evan discuss the first big-budget sci-fi film of 2018: Ready Player One.  Adapted from Ernest Cline’s bestselling novel, director Steven Spielberg and composer Alan Silvestri bring the dystopian future of 2045 Columbus, Ohio to life in a computer animation showcase wrapped in a love letter to pop & nerd culture.  Our incredibly handsome and exceedingly intelligent host Dante guides our ambassadors on a discussion of the movie’s script, animation, music, and characters as we break down the successes, failures, and overall performance of one of the most hotly anticipated movies of the year.  Does Ready Player One get a 1-Up, or should Spielberg go AFK?

You can find past episodes of TGE Watches as well as articles on all things nerdy at www.thegeekembassy.com.  Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thegeekembassycommunity, and Twitter & Instagram @TheGeekEmbassy.

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  • Dante Buccieri: @DanteInformal
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  • Max Monast: @KawaiiCrabapple
  • Tahani Nelson: @TahaniNelson
  • Nicole Tanner: @NicoleTanner
  • Evan Graham: @EvanMGraham
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TGE Ep 56 – Reads: Becky Chambers’ “The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet”

Greetings, Geeks!

Welcome to The Geek Embassy Reads! In this episode, we discuss Becky Chambers' novel, "The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet." *

 

Our Discussion

This book was quite the divisive read for our ambassadors. Two of us loved it, two of us hated it, and one was in the middle. We wrestle a bit with the discussion, bouncing back and forth between each outlook. Although we are divided about the book, everyone could at least come up with a few positives for the characters, story, and universe Chambers created.

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TGE Ep 55 – Watches: Black Panther

Greetings, Geeks, and welcome to the latest episode of The Geek Embassy Watches! This week we watch Black Panther, the latest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a top contender for the most socially significant movie this year. And it's only February!

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TGE Ep 54 – Watches: Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Finale!

The Geek Embassy cannot contain its enthusiasm about the newest Star Trek series. Star Trek: Discovery is the most recent offering in the Star Trek universe. Airing exclusively on CBS All Access, season one wrapped at the end of February. Don’t miss our previous episodes discussing episodes 1 & 2episodes 3 & 4, episodes 5 & 6,  episodes 7 & 8 episode 9,  episode 10 & 11 and 12 & 13.

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TGE Ep 53 – Watches: Star Trek: Discovery Episodes 12-13

The Geek Embassy cannot contain its enthusiasm about the newest Star Trek series. Star Trek: Discovery is the most recent offering in the Star Trek universe. Airing exclusively on CBS All Access, episodes premiere every Sunday night in the US. The second half of the season began again in early January and wraps at the end of February. Don’t miss our previous episodes discussing episodes 1 & 2episodes 3 & 4, episodes 5 & 6,  episodes 7 & 8 episode 9, and episode 10 & 11.

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TGE Ep 52 – Watches: Star Trek: Discovery Episodes 10-11

The Geek Embassy returns talking about the newest Star Trek series for TGE Watches. Star Trek: Discovery is the most recent offering in the Star Trek universe. Airing exclusively on CBS All Access, this series releases every Sunday night. The second half of the season began again in early January. We start our discussion with episodes 10 and 11 and will continue to discuss episodes every other week until the first season ends in March. Don’t miss our previous episodes discussing the pilot movie, episodes 1 & 2episodes 3 & 4, episodes 5 & 6,  episodes 7 & 8  and episode 9.

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