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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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episode-number-art-83We have our very own Neo Ethereal on the podcast!

Wait… I mean, we have author Daniel Craig on the podcast!

Our very own podcast co-host talks about his first published book, After Terra: Year 200 and the inspiration behind it, as well as the therapy of creating a novel!

You can purchase his first book, After Terra: Year 200 on amazon.com http://amzn.to/2imhQ1G

You can also pre-order the sequel, After Terra: In the Baron’s Shadow on Amazon.com as well http://amzn.to/2ipbMS5

You can also find him on facebook at facebook.com/dcraigterranauthor and on twitter at @theterranauthor

Listen below and Enjoy!

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first official on screen expanded universe movie that we have received. Since Disney told us that the 30+ years of EU that we have grown up with is no longer canon, did Disney do the former Extended Universe justice? (more…)

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episode-number-art-82We have a special treat for you, dear listeners!

We have Tyler Eynon on the podcast!

Troy and Tyler have known each other for almost 10 years! The details of how they met in real life may frighten the weak of heart, but also tells of a tale of trust in strangers that ended up becoming life-long friends!

Listen below and Enjoy!

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Today we bring you our interview with THE MAN himself, Darryl Banks!

Our BossMonkey sits down with Darryl at the 2016 Gem City Comic Con to talk about how Mr. Banks got into drawing comic books, and some of the inspiration behind his most famous creation, the Green Lantern Kyle Rayner (Troy’s favorite Green Lantern)!

“At first, I was extremely nervous and shy!” Troy says about the interview. “But after we got started, and Darryl was telling me about how he fanboy’s out over meeting his favorite artists, it helped me realize that he was a fan just like me. Only he created Kyle Rayner.”

Check out a sample of Darryl’s work at http://comicartcommunity.com/gallery/categories.php?cat_id=181

We must also apologize about the audio quality of this episode. Shortly after the interview started recording, one of the mics on our Tascam went out. We hope that does not take anything away from the enjoyment of this awesome interview!

Listen below and ENJOY!

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Remember when we said we would be back?

Well, we’re back!

Troy and Neo record our comeback episode in the newly founded “Uncommon Lair” to talk about what has been happening in their lives since the break!

And this episode was compiled using Linux!

Listen below and enjoy!

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img_4408Greetings, Programs!

As you know, I am a HUGE TRON fan.

Like, really huge.

Off and on, I have spent 4 years trying to track down any information on the popcorn maker that Alan Bradley used in the “popcorn scene” in TRON from 1982. It seems like an odd thing to want, but, hey, who doesn’t like popcorn! Especially if it’s from TRON!

4 days prior to this entry, I found it! I did a Google image search (just for grins) and found a side by side image comparison of a screen cap from TRON, and what appeared to be THE same style of popcorn maker! Turns out that someone from the TRON I/O forum had figured out not only the brand, but the exact model number!

It is a Wear-Ever popcorn Pumper model 72000!

I found a few on ebay ranging between $20-$40. I found one with the box and hit buy it now! I wanted the box because in the scene, you can see the popcorn maker’s box the desk next to the popcorn maker itself.

When I was getting ready to open the shipping box, I had the idea of doing my very first unboxing video!

AND IT WORKS!

Tonight, Mrs. Uncommon geek and I are going to make some Alan Bradley style popcorn and watch TRON!

Hopefully more TRON unboxings to come!

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