Author Archives: Brian

Geek, writer, voice actor. What more to life is there?

Douglas Trumbull, VFX Pioneer has passed away

While Douglas Trumbull might not be a household name, his work certainly was pioneering. He supervised the VFX on classic films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and Blade Runner. He even directed one of my personal favorites, Silent Running.

Arguably, he’s the man who invented “Starship Porn”.

He passed away at the age of 79 after fighting cancer, a brain tumor, and a stroke.

Dorky Geeky Nerdy #157 | The Princess Bride Trivia

Trivia. Trivia is what brings us together today. Princess Bride Trivia, to be exact. We’ve got thirty questions from that fantasy classic. You know it, you love it. Let’s do this.

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Dorky Geeky Nerdy #156 | Alien Movie Trivia

In space, no one can hear your trivia questions. This week, we dive into the dark void with Alien Movie Trivia. That is, movies from the Alien film franchise (not just films with aliens in them).

The first movie from 1979, was probably my first horror film, albeit heavily edited for television. But still, the franchise has stuck with me (and audiences) for a long time now.

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Dorky Geeky Nerdy #153 | Transformers Trivia

This week’s episode more than meets the eye. Well, actually, just the subject matter. Otherwise it’s just another thirty trivia questions and this week, we’re tackling Transformers Trivia.

This is our last episode of 2021, so I want to wish everyone out there a safe and happy New Year. This year wasn’t the one we had hoped for, so here’s to 2022 being better. If you haven’t gotten your booster shot yet, go get one. It’s the best thing we “regular Joes and Janes” can do to push back the pandemic.

And hats off to doctors, nurses, and everyone else out there keeping us safe, healthy, and fed. A double-Happy New Year to you!

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Dorky Geeky Nerdy #152 | Name That Christmas Movie Trivia

Can you Name That Christmas Movie? We’ll give you three actors from the film and you have to guess the Christmas movie (or a movie that takes place during Christmas).

I know these “Name That” episodes are some of the listeners’ favorites, so why not dive in for the Holidays? As always, you’ve got three rounds of ten questions each. Good luck and happy holidays.

Update: Geeky Round #4 initially had the wrong answer (I read the answer for #3 a second time). If you re-download the episode, you’ll have the right answer for #4.

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Denis Villeneuve to direct ‘Rendezvous with Rama’

The Arrival and Dune director will tackle one of the longest-gestating films in the genre, Arthur C Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama. Morgan Freeman has been trying to get a movie made for a very long time and is still attached as a Producer.

If you haven’t read the classic yet, I highly recommend it. But beware of books purporting to be sequels. These are lies. Rama stands alone as a singular novel and needs nothing else.