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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 12th, 2015    

Geek Universe Radio with The Mary Sue.com’s Kendall Ashley

Broadcast the week of 07/19/15...This week, host Jim Yelton is joined by Kendall Ashley, who recaps every episode of AMC's The Walking Dead on The Mary Sue.com and discusses her writing life on DistractedBlogger.com. Jim and Kendall chat about their favorite episodes, favorite characters, which deaths have hit them the hardest, and how they think the show will wrap things up when the series comes to a close.

From the evil geniuses behind the 30 Minutes of Geek podcast, it 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

July 2nd, 2015    

Geek Universe Radio with Jaws screenwriter Carl Gottlieb

Broadcast the week of 07/12/15...It's the premiere of the new Nationally Syndicated Talk Radio show from the host of Midnight's 30 Minutes of Geek! Heard every weekend on the GLN Radio Network and streaming on demand from midnight-entertainment.com!

This week, host Jim Yelton has a life-long dream come true as his first guest on Geek Universe is Jaws screenwriter Carl Gottlieb. Listen as Carl explains what he felt was wrong with the early drafts of the script, how he was brought on board, and how a one week contract became a five-month long shoot on Martha's Vineyard. Plus, who did he think was the best choice to play Quint, why did Richard Dreyfus almost miss out on a breakthrough role, and many other insider stories about the making of the first Summer Blockbuster.

All of that on top of the geek humor and commentary you've come to expect from 30 Minutes of Geek...now on the radio! Because the weekend demands more than 30 minutes of Geek...journey into the Geek Universe with Jim Yelton!

May 21st, 2015    

30 Minutes of Geek Episode 007: The Best of James Bond

To celebrate Episode Number 007, Jim is joined by author Van Allen Plexico as they share their favorite elements of the super spy franchise. Who was the best Bond Girl? What henchman menaced our hero the most? And what are Jim and Van's picks for best gadget, theme song, and henchman? From Dr. No to Skyfall, they discuss the best from the 50 year history of our favorite agent with a license to kill.

Plus, Jim gives his Two Cents on how toy companies are mishandling the most popular female superheroes and we have info on where to find The Swindlers of Doom, Jim's fun and exciting space adventure in a 15th anniversary edition full of bonus material.

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