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episode-number-art-84Greetings, Programs!

Today, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek!

We talk about what Star trek means to us, and our hopes for the next 50 years of one of our beloved franchises!

Listen below and enjoy!


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One of the hopes that I had in the back of my mind when I first created this site in 2011 was the opportunity to be contacted by a company, and being asked to do product reviews for them. A few years went by, and no offers came. Then the site grew! And wouldn’t you know it, I got an email from the company Checks in the Mail asking if I would be interested in doing a product review of Officially Licensed Star Trek products!

Checks in the Mail is a company that specializes in Licensed products, including items like checks, organizers, return address labels, etc. with Licensed images on them, such as Star Trek, Hello Kitty and the like. About a month before I received the invitation to review some of their products, I found them on the StarTrek.com homepage and decided to checked them out. And I thought they were pretty cool. Fast forward a month or so, and here I am writing a review for them! (more…)

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I played magic: The Gathering every day for 2 years straight in middle school. Got back into it a few times since.

“Oh. You’re back into that again?”

How many times have you heard this in your life so far?

I’ve lost count at age 10. (more…)

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On this episode, we sit down with one of Neo’s co-workers, Travis Fowler, co-founder of the Eight-Bit Evolution Etsy store!

We meet over pizza (in a noisy pizza place) to talk about Star Wars, Star Trek, his Etsy store, and just generally geek out about anything! He was a blast to talk to!

Check out Eight-Bit Evolution’s Etsy store! https://www.etsy.com/shop/eightbitevolution

And also check out Mrs. Uncommon Geek’s Etsy store, Sew Late at Night! https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewLateAtNight

Today’s song is “Otaku Help Line” by Victory Road from their album “Forever the Optimist” released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. To hear and buy all of the incredibly awesome albums from Victory Road, check out their Bandcamp at http://v-road.bandcamp.com/ and as always, check out Creativecommons.org to learn how Creative Commons licenses can help you. If you’re a teacher or educational type of person, you can find TONS of tools to help with your curriculum!

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Today on the podcast we talk with a pirate!

Our good friend Larry Sparrow is a Captain Jack Sparrow impersonator who is pretty much indistinguishable from Johnny Depp when in costume!

Neo, Mrs. Uncommon Geek and myself sit down with Larry to talk about Star trek, Star Wars, video games, MMO’s, technology, what it’s like to be a Johnny Depp impersonator… a whole bunch of stuff…

For 2 hours and 39 minutes!

And what an amazing time it was! So amazing, in fact, that I want YOU to hear every piece of audio, that I split the interview into two parts!

This episodes music is called “He’s a pirate – 8bit” by FelixMoog released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To hear more of FelixMoog’s work, go to https://soundcloud.com/felixmoog and for more information on Creative Commons, as always, check out creativecommons.org

Sit back with some rum and take in part one of The Uncommon geek podcasts first two part episode ever!

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All of the Monkeys come together for the very first time to watch some very uncommon movies!

Turkish Star Trek AND Turkish Star Wars!

Join us as we watch each movie and then record our reactions afterwords!

And here is a bonus; Turkish Star Wars was so… interesting, that we recorded some of our reactions to it LIVE!

These movies you need to see to believe, and I found them on Youtube!

Turkish Star Trek! Turn on CC for subtitles!

And, Turkish Star Wars!

Not only was it a special occasion of all the Monkeys coming together, but I received the prototype shirt and the action figure of Starfleet Admiral Ackbar! And we recorded the reactions of me opening those up!

So, join us as we venture into the realm of Mumps Spock, Mr. Tourist, sand bears, not Vader robot, and some very “interesting” Kung Fu on this episode of the Uncommon Geek podcast!

Today’s episode features song is called “Stormsong” from the extremely talented Vince Kaichan, and actually the first song we are featuring that isn’t Creative Commons! We got permission from Vince Kaichan to use this awesome song for our intro! Check out his Bandcamp at http://vincekaichan.bandcamp.com/ for more of their work!

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As you all know by now, we here at The Uncommon Geek are HUGE Star Trek fans! So, when a game comes out that is based on Trek, we jump all over it like Blog Monkeys hopped up on too much bacon and caffeine!

Well, maybe that last part is just me. (more…)

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