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Kim Perrone
I am a writer of parenting and human interest articles
Interests: Writing, reading, parenting, karate, movies
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Today on GeekFest Rants, join Carlos and Steve as they dive deep into Star Trek Discovery, Season 2. We meet new classic characters like Captain Pike and Spock. We are introduced to new threats like the Red Angel and Control. We'll discuss the hits and misses of this exciting new... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Geekfest Rants
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Today on GeekFest Rants we take a look at Cyborg. No, not DC's Cyborg or Jean-Claude Van Damme' s Cyborg. Instead we are looking at the book Cyborg by Martin Caidin which inspired the TV sci-fi favorite, The Six Million Dollar Man. We will cover the many direct connections between... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Geekfest Rants
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Does anyone remember a time when we had these things called toy stores? Well, today on GeekFest Rants we travel back in time to our early days of toy collecting. Join Carlos and Steve as they compare and contrast two somewhat different kinds of collecting backgrounds. From actual toy stores,... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at Geekfest Rants
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Vintagesploitation. Have you ever heard this term before? We had not, until we listened to an episode of The Chive Cast and we started to notice a new trend in marketing Star Wars toys: appeal to Star Wars collectors by recreating vintage looking items. Is this a money grab or... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Geekfest Rants
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Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos and Steve return to recap the highlights from Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019. This time around we cover the return of The Clone Wars, Hasbro's newest toys, the soon to be open Galaxy's Edge, for our gamers out there - Jedi Fallen Order, and the... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at Geekfest Rants
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As we begin our recap of Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019, we will start with the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer. Today on GeekFest Rants join Carlos and Steve as they go shot by shot into the Episode IX trailer. We'll see some returning characters, some new... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at Geekfest Rants
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Have you ever watched a movie that left you with more questions than answers? Or you did not know if you liked it or not until you talked to some people about it? Or that it was so disturbing that you has to stop watching it? Well, welcome to art... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at Geekfest Rants
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Today on GeekFest Rants we return to our Happy Place... Star Wars toys. Join Carlos as we take a deep dive into Star Wars concept ship toys. We'll begin with Galoob's Series Alpha, then to Hasbro Solo additions, and to the Hot Wheels concept Cantwell collection. When it comes to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Geekfest Rants
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You have good movies and bad movies. Usually the good movies are the ones you want to re-watch. But not always. Today on GeekFest Rants join Carlos and Steve as they go down the list of some very good movies that for different reason, we may not want to see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2019 at Geekfest Rants
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"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in". A very ironic line from Godfather Part 3. Today on GeekFest Rants, join Carlos as he takes an unexpected trip back into the Star Wars toxic fandom Rebel Force Radio Controversy from last year. It would seem that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Geekfest Rants
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Today on GeekFest Rants we are going to take a trip back to a planet ruled by talking apes. Join Carlos Perrone as he again welcomes back writer Andrew E.C. Gaska to chat about his latest book, Death of the Planet of the Apes. If you ever wondered what happen... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at Geekfest Rants
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It's that time of the year...New York Toy Fair 2019 time. The time we get to see all these new cool toys but cannot buy them just yet. This year we are going Retro in more ways than one. From Hasbro producing a Retro line of Kenner Star Wars figures,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Geekfest Rants
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Prop collecting, an expensive hobby. Who can authenticate an item, who can you trust? Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos takes a look at one particular Star Wars Lightsaber prop auction and all the controversy swirling around it. Then we jump to a documentary about triplets with a dark tragic twist.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at Geekfest Rants
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Today on GeekFest Rants join Carlos and Steve as they explore their guilty pleasures... That is, film and TV guilty pleasures. These are the kind of films/tv shows that usually don't come up in conversation first, or you will not run out to buy a t-shirt with it's name on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2019 at Geekfest Rants
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Today on GeekFest Rants, for our poster of the month, we are focusing on the original Factors Darth Vader poster. This might be the first officially licenced Darth Vader poster ever. If you were a fan of Star Wars back in 1977, chances are you might have had this poster... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at Geekfest Rants
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Let's kick off the new year with a look at all the genre goodies heading our way. Join Carlos and Steve as they share all the movie and TV shows that they are looking forward to this year. It's not just Star Wars or Star Trek. We have Marvel, DC,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Geekfest Rants
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"Hey, we don't serve their kind here...Your droids. They'll have to wait outside. We don't want them here." These lines from the Cantina bartender in Star Wars, prompted a whole bunch of questions from us lately. Is there a prejudice against droids in the Star Wars universe? Are droids treated... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at Geekfest Rants
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Today GeekFest Rants returns to the planet ruled by apes. Well, at least with our toy collection. Join Carlos as we profile the great Planet of the Apes action figure line by Medicom. We'll cover the major past figure lines available plus the current ones. Plus, which figures we wish... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2018 at Geekfest Rants
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It's genre book time at GeekFest Rants. Today, join Carlos and Steve as they review some nerdy books on all things genre related. We start with Star Trek Shipyards - Starfleet Ships 2063-2293, then Dungeons & Dragons - Art & Arcana, then Stan Lee's Amazing Fantastic Incredible, and finally The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2018 at Geekfest Rants
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Today on GeekFest Rants join us as Carlos reviews his collection of not so old Battlestar Galactica Hasbro Titanium ships. He goes over all these fantastic looking ships from the groundbreaking Sci-Fi Channel series. This also includes a few classic 1978 style ships that were part of this line. Then... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2018 at Geekfest Rants
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Today on GeekFest Rants join Carlos and special guest author, Andrew E.C. Gaska, as they look at the history of toxic fandom with events like Gamergate and Comicsgate. Then Carlos returns to cover the Rebel Force Radio controversy with the conclusion of these 3 part investigative reports. The great, late... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at Geekfest Rants
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Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos and Steve take a deep dive into the first season of Star Trek Discovery. How does this show compare to it's predecessors? We'll examine the development of the show, the cast, the effects, the music, and the major plot lines. But first we start out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2018 at Geekfest Rants
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Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos dips into comics and posters. First off, he reviews the recent Planet of the Apes Visionaries graphic novel. This highly anticipated volume gives all Apes fans an alternate visual look at the classic story from the perspective of one of the film's original screenwriters and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2018 at Geekfest Rants
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Two titans of the comic book world have become titans of the cinema world. But how are they faring against each other. Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos is joined by new guest co-host Steve Fowlkes. They cover the four major eras of superhero films, 70s-80s Superman era, 80's-90s Batman era,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Geekfest Rants
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"From a Certain Point of View" is not just a very memorable line that Ben tells Luke from Return of the Jedi. It is also a point of argument when it comes to defending toxic fandom. Are all points of view equal? Or are there some points of view that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2018 at Geekfest Rants