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Geek Syndicate


In 2006, the Geek Syndicate was born. And who came roaring out but a pair of crazy-yet-loveable geeks by the names David “Monts” Monteith and Barry “Nuge” Nugent. Producing a weekly (well most of the time) podcast celebrating and commenting all aspects of geek life GS is one of the longest running geek related podcasts in the UK. It’s critically acclaimed, irreverent, touching, intellectual, nonsensical, fairly drunken, incredibly sexy, hilarious…er…and stuff.

Jan 9, 2011

After there jovial interludes and seasonable break the DW boys tackle Space Above and Beyond a show that perhaps unfairly got canned in it's first season and which provides a useful jump off point to look at Marines in Science Fiction.
 
Wonder at how often Matt can say 'Hard Asses', astound at Kehaars pet obesssions coming to the fore and ponder the many examples of Marines in science fiction they praise and diss in equal measure.
 
On the way we call by Iwo Jima, Starship Troopers, Stormtroopers, Star Trek, Aliens, and much much war.
 
We perhaps don't go enough into expeditionary warfare but the episode takes a turn where we look at the Marine as a  trop (ooo hark at us)e in SF and in broader fiction too. 
 
They also consider SAAB's legacy for shows like Galacitca and SGU and consider some it's weaknesses
 
Hope you enjoy it.