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Binary System #50 – Fifty Episodes. Still no plan.

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Binary System #50 – Fifty Episodes. Still no plan.

It’s the 50th episode of Binary System Podcast! What do we have planned? Absolutely nothing! Seriously, are you surprised? After 50 episodes if you think we’ve got a game plan we’d like to talk to you about this section of prime real estate in the Everglades, lovely spot, we’ll just need your credit card number…

Seriously though, we tackled this episode with all the randomness we could put behind it, and jumped from Penny Dreadful to Stranger Things, Mr. Robot, the Foreigner Series, Game of Thrones, the Craft Sequence, Neil Gaiman, Chuck Palahniuk, prom night, Civil War 2, time travel, the Thessaliad, Sins of the Wreckers, Transformers that break, and being surprisingly girly about it. Don’t judge.

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Geeky Gift Guide

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Geeky Gift Guide

Christmas is drawing near and those of us who didn’t do ALL of our holiday shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday may still be looking for gift ideas for others, and of course ourselves. From Treks to Wars, Rings to Thrones, and Bats to Spiders we’ve found some of the coolest geeky gift ideas you could give or receive this year. You’ll want to jump on these items right away though as they’re sure to sell out before the Holiday’s end!

Happy Hunting!

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[SDCC 2014] Day 2 – Cosplay

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[SDCC 2014] Day 2 – Cosplay

We are all having the SDCC withdrawals, especially anyone that had to return to work… Well to help you remember the fun times, we will be releasing our SDCC daily cosplay galleries. Be sure to also check out our Day 1: SDCC Cosplay. Otherwise presenting for your viewing pleasure Day 2 – please enjoy :)

A very special thanks to all the Cosplayers out there, you made SDCC special for everyone. Well that and it seems you managed to raise the bar yet again on Cosplay, those costumes were amazing!!!

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Game of Thrones Season 4 – Release Date

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Game of Thrones Season 4 – Release Date

We’ve finally got a release date for Game of Thrones Season 4. Its grand return is due on April 6th. And HBO decided to kick off the countdown with a pretty amazing trailer.

It seems like there are far too many shows out there. The only good part is that when a show goes on a break another seems to be starting up again, such as with The Walking Dead and the return of Sherlock. Personally, I’ve been waiting to get back into Westeros. After the fabled “Red Wedding”, I’ve been on the edge of my seat and too lazy to read the books.

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Telltale Games’ Game of Thrones teaser trailer

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Telltale Games’ Game of Thrones teaser trailer

Well, I’m surprised it took Telltale Games this long to announce a Game of Thrones property.

Details on the ground are scarce so far, little more than a single twitter post:

It’s TRUE! We’re working with @HBO to create an all-new episodic game series based on GAME OF THRONES in 2014! #VGX pic.twitter.com/d5GkhS2MOw

It’s an understandable choice to adapt HBO’s dark-fantasy juggernaut, but one does wonder how they’ll be treading new ground. Will this be a narrative in the gray spaces of the map, or a retread of the series’ Big Events? It’s a peculiar choice to adapt the most-familiar Game of Thrones era when the Dunk and Egg prequels lie untapped.

Nonetheless, this is definitely one property to watch, especially after the much-acclaimed success of The Walking Dead. If anyone can pull off the bleak, cut-throat atmosphere of Westeros, Telltale can.

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Why Television is Kicking Hollywood’s Arse Right Now (And How to Fix It)

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Why Television is Kicking Hollywood’s Arse Right Now (And How to Fix It)

I’ve spent about two hours walking from one theater to another trying to find someplace showing a film I might actually feel excited to watch. I failed, and now my feet are killing me.

This odyssey took me to five theaters in different places downtown, boasting a grand total of something like 40 different screens – and only showing seven or eight unique movies across the lot of them. Thanks Hollywood. All it takes is for me to be predisposed against the blockbuster of the week, because there are no real alternatives. “I’m in the city, I might as well go see a movie” is no longer a thought that goes through my head, because across the breadth of American film that lands on screens I can no longer guarantee that I’ll actually want to see one of them.

My movie-going habit is withering away, because the hegemonic movie industry (the American one) is going through one of its phases.

Yes, I’m a hateful, spiteful curmudgeon. But I still say Hollywood is to blame. You know why? Because television is great right now.

Not all television. Not even, perhaps, most television. But the cream of the content airing right now makes the summer-movie offerings look positively pathetic.

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Dinner is Coming – A Song of Sugar and Spice

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Dinner is Coming – A Song of Sugar and Spice

If you’re anything like me, you took a little extra time while reading George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire to visualize the passages in which he describes the foods of his world. He pays special attention to describing the meals in loving detail, encouraging my inner fatty to fantasize about shoveling all of that food into my face while sitting next to some of my favorite characters from the books.

Apparently Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer felt the same way, as they set out to recreate the meals described by Martin throughout the novels. The resulting cookbook, A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook, is quite delightful.

These ladies really did their research, converting original medieval recipes to accommodate the modern kitchen. The cookbook itself is organized by the geographical regions in Martin’s world, from as far North as the Wall, South to Dorne, and even across the Narrow Sea to Meereen and Tyrosh.  Where possible, the authors include the original medieval recipe as well as suggested pairings with other recipes to create delicious, authentic meals. I also plan on actually eating all of them – even the Honey Spiced Locusts and Fiery Dornish Rattlesnake.

I will be quite honest and include both opinions of these dishes’ taste and those of whomever I can find to eat these dishes with me. Chelsea and Sariann also have their own blog where you can find some of the recipes they are working on. They also give commentary and pointers on their recipes. I would like to do something along those lines, but you will be receiving advice and commentary from a complete, self-confessed amateur.

Oftentimes when I read a recipe, I find myself wanting a slightly “simpler” explanation of what is going on – the chef who wrote the recipe obviously knows what they are doing, but I don’t always know what they mean! Hopefully knowing that someone out there is picking up this cookbook for the first time, and learning to cook these dishes for the first time will encourage you to buy the cookbook and try it out for yourself!

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Comic Issues #112 – Seasons Begin and End

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Comic Issues #112 – Seasons Begin and End

It’s is a plethora of Geekdom on TV, as Walking Dead comes to an end of Season 3 and Doctor Who and Game of Thrones kicks off it’s season.

Join our heroes and heroine this week as they talk the beginning and the end of our favorite shows. If that wasn’t enough fun, we also tackle the recent flood of Geek Trailers. Including some of the much anticipated movies like: Wolverine, Star Trek, Kick Ass 2 and many more. Plenty of fun and humor as we look at the rest of the year’s geek movie list.

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New Game of Thrones Season 3 Trailers

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New Game of Thrones Season 3 Trailers

If you are half as excited about the HBO’s new season of Game of Thrones as we are, then we recommend that you find some sort of physical restraint or an incredibly strong tranquilizer for the next ten Days. Game of Thrones returns on March 31st, 2013, and HBO has begun little by little to reveal more in the way of content, including a second trailer and several new teasers, included below.

 

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Comic Issues #61 – Make it Snow

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Comic Issues #61 – Make it Snow

While we wait for the winter to show up, it’s time to enjoy season two of Game of Thrones. This week, our heroes travel to Winterfell for a much needed discussion of the much beloved series. Then we beam aboard our favorite starships for an all-out battle. We airlock a few annoying characters and talk about our favorite captain

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