Marvel’s Doctor Strange - Your IDENTITY Matters

April 3, 2017

Arrogance, identity, and redemption--the journey of Doctor Strange.

Jay Sherer and Sam Welbaum review and discuss Scott Derrickson's film Doctor Strange. They start with a spoiler-free review, and then dig into some of the deeper themes. Questions posed by Doctor Strange, include:

  • Steven Strange is an arrogant bastard, but he’s also the best surgeon in the world. What’s the relationship between arrogance and success? What rules govern that relationship?
  • This movie has quite a bit to say about identity. What do you think the movie tells us about our identity? What can you draw out of it?
  • What rules govern this multiverse and the multiple dimensions that are referenced here?
  • “Healing through belief? I do not believe in fairytales. We are made of matter, and nothing more. There’s no such thing as spirit!” Strange says. And then he’s punched into the Astral plane and the multiverse. What do you think the relationship between the “spirit” or “soul” and the Astral Dimension?
  • “I have to surrender to control it? That doesn’t make sense!” Are we supposed to surrender, or should we work harder?
  • Doctor Strange. The Matrix. Inception. These are all fanciful films, but they draw on the perceived reality of our own experiences. How do you think all these films are related?
  • Kaecilius, The Ancient One, and Mordo all have different perspectives on “breaking the natural law.” What does it mean to “break the natural law"? Which character’s perspective do you side with? Why?
  • The Ancient One, at one point in the movie, turns to Steven Strange, and asks, “Who are you in this vast multiverse?” How would you answer that same question?

 

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Batman v. Superman - The Worst Batman of All Time…

March 26, 2017

...is George Clooney. But, Batfleck is AWESOME (at least according to Daryl and Jay).

Jay Sherer, Daryl Smith, and Tim Posada review Zack Snyder's film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (both editions)They start with a spoiler-free review, and then dig into some of the deeper themes. Questions posed by Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, include:

  • How do you feel about Superman's godhood being a major theme of this film?
  • Did the actors portray their characters well? What do you think about Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, and Jeremy Irons?
  • What do you think Lex believes about Superman? What about Bruce? What’s behind those beliefs? Why do they both feel the way they do about Superman and what’s driving their actions?
  • There are multiple views on evil expressed throughout the film. What do you think Zack Snyder feels about evil? Do you agree with him?
  • The DC team (in BvS) has chosen to use the progressive characters (meaning more recent interpretations of the characters) while Marvel has gravitated toward classic or traditional versions of their characters. Which take do you prefer? Why? And do you think the characters from BvS work?

 

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Stranger Things: Season 1 - String Theory, D&D, and Hot Pink Tank Tops

March 19, 2017

Sam Welbaum explains String Theory and Pantheism while Jay Sherer (the Story Geeks host) and Isaac Johnson attempt to follow along...

Jay, Sam, and Isaac review the Duffer Brother's Netflix series Stranger Things, Season 1! They start with a spoiler-free review, and then dig into some of the deeper themes. Questions posed by Stranger Things, Season 1, include:

  • Based on what you know of the Upside Down and the Demogorgon, what do you think is going on? Is this an alternate dimension? And alternate timeline? A different spiritual plane?
  • We all grew up in the 80s. Let’s compare our own experiences in the 80s and compare that to the show’s portrayal of the 80s. How did this show speak to your own experience? And, what is it missing?
  • Who’s your favorite character? Why?
  • Where do you think the story is headed and what do you hope to see in Season 2?

 

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The Dark Knight Rises - Bane, the Hopeless Romantic?

March 12, 2017

Best movie ending ever? Daryl thinks so!

Daryl Smith hosts again with Jay Sherer as this week's guest (role reversal!). They review Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises to complete the Nolan Batman trilogy, and then they dig deeper to ask some important questions about the story.

First up, their review--Quality, Story Depth, and Likelihood to Refer it to others. And here are some of the deeper questions:

  • Should Gordon have lied about Harvey Dent? What are the implications of his lie?
  • "There is no despair without hope." - Bane. What does hope look like for Nolan's characters?
  • Nolan has said the theme of this movie is pain. How does each character experience pain?
  • Who's your favorite character from this film?

 

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Interstellar - Ghosts, Faith, and Your Brain Before Death

March 6, 2017

Daryl Smith and Elvis Illescas review Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and then dig deeper to ask some important questions about the story.

First up, their review--Quality, Story Depth, and Likelihood to Refer it to others. And here are some of the deeper questions:

  • Who is your favorite character in Interstellar? Why?
  • Which characters have the most faith (whatever it may be in)? Is their faith rewarded?
  • Which characters reject faith? How does it work out for them?
  • Much of the film is about the perseverance of humanity to survive. Is this possible outside of faith?
  • Is there truth in science? Can science be a type of savior?
  • Do you think God exists in the world of Interstellar? Why or why not?

 

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The 2016 Geek Awards - What do you think won?

February 27, 2017

Marianne Haaland, Sandra Dimas, Daryl Smith, and Jay Sherer reveal the top geek films of 2016 as voted on by YOU! What was your favorite film of 2016? Comment and let us know!

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Special Edition - Why We Started the Reclamation Society

February 22, 2017

It's the Reclamation Society's one-year anniversary! To celebrate, Jay tells the story of how the Reclamation Society (and the Story Geeks podcast) was started–from his mother's battle with cancer to meeting Nathan. We invite rebels, renegades, and revolutionaries to question everything and seek the truth. Listen in to hear why!

What do you think of our new podcast logo designed by Nathan?

 

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Wolverine: Old Man Logan - Hunting Nazis in Alt-America

February 20, 2017

Jay Sherer reviews Wolverine: Old Man Logan by Mark Millar (Daryl told me it's pronounced Mill-ER, so I pronounce it incorrectly the entire podcast) and Steve McNiven. I also dig deeper to ask some important questions about the story.

First up, our review--Quality, Story Depth, and Likelihood to Refer it to others. And here are some of the deeper questions:

  • Is it acceptable to be a pacifist? Why or why not? Are pacifists weaker than those willing to fight, or are they stronger?
  • What should we place our hope in? Humans in this book worship super heroes. What do we worship? Does it provide hope for us?
  • There's a lot of talk about "Nazis" today. How do we ensure that the U.S. never falls under Nazi control?
  • What is the "path of righteousness"? If being a pacifist is "righteous," why do we root for Wolverine to fight? When should we stand up and fight?

 

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Serenity - Are the Reavers really THAT bad?

February 13, 2017

Guest host, Daryl Smith, and his guest, Justin Weaver, review and discuss Joss Whedon's Serenity!

  • First up, our review--Quality, Story Depth, and Likelihood to Refer it to others.
  • What does it look like for Mal (an Atheist) to have a relationship with Book (a spiritual person)?
  • Should we have sympathy for the Reavers? Why or why not?
  • Do you agree that Shepherd Book is a Christian as Daryl and Justin surmised? Could he be of a different faith?

 

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The Sheriff of Babylon, Vol. 1 - Best Comic Book of 2016?

February 6, 2017

Jay Sherer and Mike Gordon discuss Tom King and Mitch Gerad's comic series: The Sheriff of Babylon!

  • First up, our review--Quality, Story Depth, and Likelihood to Refer it to others.
  • Is The Sheriff of Babylon the best comic series of 2016?
  • What does this comic book have to say about the Iraq War? Has it changed your perspective of the Iraq War?
  • Spirituality and faith are tackled from multiple angles. What does the book have to say about those topics?

 

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