Geek Universe with Jim Yelton

Host Jim Yelton is joined each week by a special guest to discuss all manner of Sci-Fi, Comics, Fantasy, and Pop Culture

May 14th, 2017    

Geek Universe LIVE: Bring Back Firefly!

Originally broadcast during the weekend of 5/6/17...this week's episode features segments from the Geek Universe LIVE show at the St. Louis Science Center's First Friday event with the theme of "Bring Back Firefly." Host Jim Yelton was joined by Dr. Dan Yezbick, from St. Louis Community College, and over 300 fans who love the crew of the Serenity! The discussion ranged from favorite characters and most loved episodes to the cast and people behind the scenes who made this one of the greatest failed series of all-time. We even had time for some questions from the audience.

 

If you enjoy the show, don't miss out on all of the fun in-between episodes! Find, Like, and Share on Facebook...we're at facebook.com/geekuniverseshow!

 

CALLING ALL TRIVIA EXPERTS!!! WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE BEST GENRE TRIVIA PLAYERS AROUND TO COMPETE IN THE RADIO VERSION OF OUR TRIVIA THUNDERDOME GAME SHOW! You may have seen us play Trivia Thunderdome at one of our live events. "Trump or Ferengi", "Geek Spelling Bee", "Only One Right Answer", and the rest of the fun of Trivia Thunderdome is coming to the radio show! Find out how to be a contestant and sign up now at www.geekuniverseshow.com/trivia-thunderdome

 

00:0000:00

December 20th, 2016    

Geek Universe 2016 Holiday Special With Zombies Galore!

RECORDED LIVE AT THE ST. LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER...from 11/4/16, Geek Universe LIVE was part of the St. Louis Science Center's "The Walking Dead"-themed First Friday event. Jim was joined by superfan Trevor Williams, Kevin and Christian from the St. Louis chapter of The Zombie Squad, and dozens of fans in the audience to talk about why we love these characters, why Negan is a great villain, what mistakes Rick keep making, and how awesome it is that there is a dude walking around with a tiger!

From the dangerous minds behind the 30 Minutes of Geek podcast, it's even more great guests, nerdy conversations, and geek humor...now on the radio!!! Because the weekend demands more than 30 Minutes of Geek, it's GEEK UNIVERSE with Jim Yelton! Nationally Syndicated on the GLN Radio Network and streaming on-demand through www.geekuniverseshow.com!

00:0000:00

April 11th, 2016    

Geek Universe Radio: Writer Joe Kelly on Deadpool, Man of Action, & the DC Movie Universe

Originally broadcast the week of 04/04/16...Writer Joe Kelly has worked on some of the biggest characters in comics for both Marvel and DC Comics as well as having produced outstanding work with his own creations such as I Kill Giants and Four Eyes. Joe joins us for the entire show this week to talk about his comics work, his collaborators at Man of Action and their animated shows like Ben 10 and Ultimate Spider-Man, as well as sharing news about the short film he is directing.

Plus, we couldn't have Joe on the show without asking for his opinions on the recent Deadpool and Batman Vs Superman movies. Wait until you hear what Joe thinks about the DC movie universe's dark take on the Man of Steel...

From the dangerous minds behind the 30 Minutes of Geek podcast, it's even more great guests, nerdy conversations, and geek humor...now on the radio!!! Because the weekend demands more than 30 Minutes of Geek, it's GEEK UNIVERSE with Jim Yelton! Nationally Syndicated on the GLN Radio Network and streaming on-demand through www.geekuniverseshow.com

00:0000:00

March 5th, 2016    

Geek Universe Radio: Making Movie Monsters with Writer/Director/Effects Wizard Alec Gillis

Originally broadcast the week of 8/23/15, whether it was working with James Cameron on Aliens and The Terminator or creating the monsters for Tremors, Alec Gillis and his partner Tom Woodruff, Jr. have contributed to the nightmares of an entire generation of moviegoers. After a very successful Kickstarter campaign, Alec has written and directed Harbinger Down, a throwback to the kind of practical effects flicks he grew up on and helped to create himself during the 80's and 90's.

Alec joins us to talk about his early days working for Roger Corman and meeting James Cameron, which of his iconic creatures still holds up decades later, and whether practical effects are still a viable way of creating chills and thrills for an audience. He even shares some secrets of how they achieved a big budget look on a shoestring budget!

More information about Alec's latest film can be found at www.harbingerdown.com

From the dangerous minds behind the 30 Minutes of Geek podcast, it's even more great guests, nerdy conversations, and geek humor...now on the radio!!! Because the weekend demands more than 30 Minutes of Geek, it's GEEK UNIVERSE with Jim Yelton! Nationally Syndicated on the GLN Radio Network and streaming on-demand through www.geekuniverseshow.com

00:0000:00

January 28th, 2016    

Geek Universe Radio: Reopening The X-Files with author John Kenneth Muir

Originally broadcast the week of 1/25/16, The Truth Is Out There…Again. Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are back for six new episodes of The X-Files. John Kenneth Muir, author of The X-Files F.A.Q., joins the show to look back on the original nine season run of the hit FOX network show and what we can expect from the reboot. Our host, Jim Yelton, asks about his favorite monsters, supporting characters, and even peeks behind the scenes to talk about the awesome writers who worked on the show.

More information about John Kenneth Muir’s books and pop culture reviews can be found at reflectionsonfilmandtelevsion.blogspot.com

From the dangerous minds behind the 30 Minutes of Geek podcast, it's even more great guests, nerdy conversations, and geek humor...now on the radio!!! Because the weekend demands more than 30 Minutes of Geek, it's GEEK UNIVERSE with Jim Yelton! Nationally Syndicated on the GLN Radio Network and streaming on-demand through geekuniverseshow.com

00:0000:00

January 20th, 2016    

Geek Universe Radio: ReActing with Comedian David Huntsberger

Originally broadcast the week of 08/16/15...this episode we are joined by comedian David Huntsberger to talk about a wide variety of topics around the Geek Universe. David hosted the short-lived SyFy series ReActor and we chatted about his likes and dislikes about geek culture, his thoughts on various blockbuster movies from the summer of 2015, and much more.

From the dangerous minds behind the 30 Minutes of Geek podcast, it's even more great guests, nerdy conversations, and geek humor...now on the radio!!! Because the weekend demands more than 30 Minutes of Geek, it's GEEK UNIVERSE with Jim Yelton! Nationally Syndicated on the GLN Radio Network and streaming on-demand at www.geekuniverseshow.com

00:0000:00

December 23rd, 2015    

Geek Universe Radio Star Wars Holiday Special

Broadcast the week of 12/21/15...IT'S FINALLY HERE!!! Celebrating the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we bring you our Geek Universe Star Wars Holiday Special. We have guests, fans, and friends of the show joining us to talk about the past, present, and future of one of our favorite franchises.

First up, Van Allen Plexico (host of the White Rocket Podcast) gives us his thoughts on Episode VII. What did he like, what did he have problems with, and much more.

Then, Brian Cronin from legendsrevealed.com returns with more urban legends surrounding the original Star Wars trilogy. Did a car accident change part of The Empire Strikes Back? What steps did George Lucas take to make sure A New Hope wasn't seen as just a "kiddie movie"? And what was the reason Han Solo didn't die during the Battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi? Find out as Brian separates the truth from the legend.

Next, we are joined by Superfan Jason Shepherd, whose collection of Star Wars toys and memorabilia helped him win the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Biggest Star Wars Fan contest. Jason discusses his collection and how the merchandising helps make Star Wars so popular.

We wrap things up with Van and Jason giving their predictions and theories about where the new trilogy might go in Episode VIII. J.J. Abrams has left Rian Johnson some big shoes to fill and we discuss what's in store for Rey, Finn, BB-8, and Kylo Ren.

From the dangerous minds behind the 30 Minutes of Geek podcast, it's even more great guests, nerdy conversations, and geek humor...now on the radio!!! Because the weekend demands more than 30 Minutes of Geek, it's GEEK UNIVERSE with Jim Yelton! Nationally Syndicated on the GLN Radio Network and streaming on-demand through geekuniverseshow.com

00:0000:00

September 26th, 2015    

Geek Universe Radio “Late Night At ConQuest 46″

Broadcast the week of 08/09/15...LIVE (on tape) FROM KANSAS CITY'S LONGEST RUNNING SCI-FI CONVENTION...this episode features the fun and frivolity of our first "late night" show. We talk about Game of Thrones getting "too rapey," Simon Pegg saying that he was hired as a writer to make Star Trek Beyond "less Star Trek-y," and just how many Spider-Man reboots is too many.

Plus, the convention debut of our new game show segment "Trump or Ferengi" and another entertaining edition of the Trivia Thunderdome which may or may not lead to a marriage being ruined.

From the dangerous minds behind the 30 Minutes of Geek podcast, it's even more great guests, nerdy conversations, and geek humor...now on the radio!!! Because the weekend demands more than 30 Minutes of Geek, it's GEEK UNIVERSE with Jim Yelton! Nationally Syndicated on the GLN Radio Network and streaming on-demand through midnight-entertainment.com

00:0000:00

September 13th, 2015    

Geek Universe Radio with Star Wars novelist John Jackson Miller

Broadcast the week of 08/02/15...Star Wars: A New Dawn author John Jackson Miller is our guest this week as he and Jim talk about Jedi Knights, the evil galactic Empire, and The Force Awakens. What made John a fan of that galaxy far, far away and how did he end up writing adventures of heroes long, long ago? And, as someone who has written for both Star Wars and Star Trek, what is it like writing for both?

From the best and the brightest behind the 30 Minutes of Geek podcast, it's even more great guests, nerdy conversations, and geek humor...now on the radio!!! Because the weekend demands more than 30 Minutes of Geek, it's GEEK UNIVERSE with Jim Yelton! Nationally Syndicated on the GLN Radio Network and streaming on-demand through midnight-entertainment.com

00:0000:00

September 13th, 2015    

Geek Universe Radio with TV Writer/Producer Marc Scott Zicree

Broadcast the week of 07/26/15...Marc Scott Zicree is Jim’s guest this week as they discuss how Marc started a childhood friendship with one of the stars of Lost in Space, his love of classic Sci-Fi, and what it was like to write for The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine…including how he conceived Jim’s all-time favorite episode of DS9!

From the supervillains behind the 30 Minutes of Geek podcast, it’s even more great guests, nerdy conversations, and geek humor...now on the radio!!! Because the weekend demands more than 30 Minutes of Geek, it's Geek Universe with Jim Yelton! Nationally Syndicated with the GLN Radio Network and streaming on-demand through midnight-entertainment.com

00:0000:00

- Older Posts »