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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.

Feb 9, 2016

This time our hulking lizardman and tiny seagull look at animals in science fiction. So that is uplifted earth creatures and coincidentally similar aliens with special attention on:


  • Planet of the Apes in its sundry incarnations
  • David Brin's Uplift Saga magnus opus
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky's Children of Time
  • Cat girls and anthropomorphic Space Aliens
  • With nods to other pulp and hard SF takes on the tropes.
  • And we utterly fail to cover Elephant Men despite wanting to
  • Matt's bookshelf features Rome which will be a surprise.


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