Greetings, Programs!

Over the weekend, the Mrs. and I went to see Ready Player One!

I am planning on doing a more in-depth review of it later on (after I re-read the book) but, I will give a brief review here…

It was OK.

It was maybe 4% of the book with about 2% of the pop culture references that are in the book, and they didn’t explain why the movie title was Ready Player One like they did in the book.

But, it was a fun adventure, and if you never read the book (for shame!) you will still be able to enjoy the film, maybe even more so than those of us who have read it.

Holy frak… I’m now in the same boat as the LOTR fans…

Anyway, enjoy this Side Quest podcast, and let us know what you thought of the movie!


As you are well aware now… we are back!

But, for a time, this site… everything that The Uncommon Geek was… is… was almost lost forever.

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On today’s episode, we venture out beyond the Kuiper Belt and talk about the precious cargo that the Voyager space probes have on board.

That’s right! Today we discuss the Voyager Golden Record!

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A few years ago, I discovered that they made trading cards for TRON! Remembering how awesome the old Battlestar Galactica cards were, I had to track the TRON cards down!

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Prof. Stephen William Hawking : Jan. 8, 1942 – March 14, 2018


I have three heroes in my life that I look up to.

Albert Einstein taught me that you don’t have to be smart to be intelligent.

Wil Wheaton taught me to never be ashamed to be my geeky self and to not be a dick.

And Prof. Stephen Hawking taught me that limitations are only what we make them to be, and to never let anything stop us from doing what we want to do.

This morning, I woke up to the news that one of my heroes, Prof. Stephen Hawking, passed away…

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The Uncommon Geek is back, and R3C0NF1GUR3D!


So, what’s new?

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As you may have heard in the far corners of the internet, there are whispers that The Uncommon Geek is coming back…

Is this true?

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