SPOILER ALERT: Michael Emerson shows up during this episode too. ;)
SPOILER ALERT: Michael Emerson shows up during this episode too. ;)
SailorMizz answers another question from a listener and gives advice on what to give your lady geek for her birthday. Then the Lady Geeks discuss the choice of Ben Affleck for Batman (Batfleck?) and why Keanu Reeves is possibly the greatest human being of all time. Yes, even more so than the Batman himself.
I love accidental traditions. You and your friends, just out of mutual convenience, wind up meeting on the same day each week to hang out and then the next thing you know those meetings turn into “Taco Tuesday” or “Vodka Thursday”. They start off casual and then blossom into something fun with a special ritual.
Back when I used to live in San Francisco my girlfriends and I would always meet up Sunday nights to watch “True Blood”. We would take turns cooking and then drink red wine while watching the show. Ever since I moved back to Southern California, I’ve always made sure to visit my friends back in the bay. The first time I did it was out of sheer coincidence that I visited when the “True Blood” season premiere aired. Naturally, we bought a copious amount of wine, cooked, and watched it all together. It was as if no time had passed at all.
The next year I visited the same thing happened. I had accidentally planned my visit when “True Blood” premiered. What a wonderful coincidence! As expected, there was lots of wine. After that a tradition was born. Come the season premiere of “True Blood” I drag my behind to San Francisco, stock up on the nectar of the gods, and we all imbibe while taking turns doing very awful Southern drawls and quoting the show.
The Lady Geeks sits in the real-world Fangtasia at Alex’s Bar where True Blood filmed for its first season. This episode is all about vampires and we welcome Scarlettburn to her first podcast — she is probably the biggest vampire fanatic on Defective Geeks. Listen as we drink, chat and go deeply in vampire lore and pop culture.
It’s no secret I’m addicted, possibly in love, with watching TV shows on my fancy DVR at home in between procrastinating on my wedding planning. More recently I’ve become infatuated with spotting places filmed in my current home town of Long Beach, CA on Showtime’s Dexter and HBO’s True Blood. I grew up in Los Angeles and watched film crews invade my old neighborhood from time to time, and I revel in it every single time! I use to work in Downtown Los Angeles during college and I would sneak out of the office to watch film crews and their trailers take over the vacant business district on the weekends, and try to spot a celebrity in between takes. This is why it’s so thrilling to recognize all those places I walk or drive by daily in a city I consider my second home, Long Beach. I annoy my fiancé and roommate all the time with my pointy finger wagging at the television saying where the scene was filmed in Los Angeles or Long Beach at least once a week.
The Internet brings bad news that JGL may not actually play Batman in the Justice League movie. Sad face… but the Lady Geeks discuss the new Wonder Woman television show that is possibly in development, True Blood, Mohawk Guy from NASA and bratty children.
The panel for “True Blood” at Comic Con is one that I have wanted to see for years, but each time the line to get in resembled something you would imagine seeing at Disneylworld multiplied by one thousand. Each year I would try to get in, and each year I would fail. I started to feel like I was Captain Ahab and the panel for “True Blood” was my big white whale. My sexy, ridiculously good looking Southern white whale.
Thanks to a kind samaritan with an unwanted bathroom pass, I got into this fabled panel. And you know what? It was AWESOME.
The panel started off with a fun trailer of Season 4 that teased us with lovely things to come (shirtless Eric, possible Eric x Sookie, possible Jason x Jessica, and more witches!). After that, the cast members were introduced and welcomed with loud and sincere cheers and applause, especially for Alexander Skarsgard and Stephen Moyer. Alan Ball, the creator of the show, was there along with cast.
The panel started off with a question for Anna Paquin asking her about the different sides of Sookie Stackhouse. She responded saying that a part of Sookie is still sweet and innocent, and the other part of her has “lots of dirty vampire sex.” This pretty much set the tone for the whole panel. The actors who attended were Anna Paquin (Sookie), Stephen Moyer (Bill), Ryan Kwanten (Jason), Rutina Wesley (Tara), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette), Alexander Skarsgard (Eric), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam), and Kevin Alejandro (Jesus). Each actor was asked about the changes in their characters, which included a possible romance between Jessica and Jason, and stronger and happier Tara, and an amnesiac Eric who keeps forgetting to put a shirt on (God bless this show).
The Wired CafÃ©– a little oasis with limited access to convention goers who knew people who knew people who knew people who–well, you know. Lucky for us… we knew people! Hooray for us!
It was a great place to get away and relax for a bit during the weekend on the first two days of Comic Con. The place got a little crazy during Saturday since it was the ‘big’ day that weekend. It was all good tough because I can’t complain about free alcohol and free food. It was nice to get a little taste of the VIP treatment. Gizzy definitely took advantage of it and spent half of her Friday there. She probably went through most of the Tru Blood (true facts).
Gizzy and I share our TOP 5 favorite memories from the Wired CafÃ© this year.
â€¢ The small bar designed to be a mini-replica of Fangtasia from the television series True Blood. The bartender was really nice too and the drinks were refreshing (not the heated red wine though).
â€¢ The veggie plate had asparagus instead of just broccoli and carrots. Wished they had desserts though.
â€¢ Watching Matt Smith and Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) do a silly dance for a few seconds. Photos below.
â€¢ Getting to try Just Dance 3 with my boyfriend on the XBox without having to deal with the crazy crowd at the con’s exhibit hall. Party rockin’!
â€¢ Free photo booth sponsored byÂ Cirque Du Soleil.
â€¢ The free alcoholic beverages mixed with Tru Blood and the free food.
â€¢ Getting to be within 5 feet of Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) for twenty glorious minutes.
â€¢ Technically partying with Dominic Monaghan and The Doctor. Technically.
â€¢ Seeing people descend on the free food like locusts during a Biblical plauge.
â€¢ The free booze. And sharing an elevator with Channing Tatum.