Geek Weekly Review
Check out the recap of the Geek Weekly meetup, live streamed to YouTube below. Our camera man was stable this week and we had a decent turnout. Lot’s of great geeky conversation as always. A summary of the meeting can be viewed below the video.
- Could Teleporting Ever Work?
- Stars Aren’t Supposed to Go Out Like This
- Moon Mining Could Begin As Early As 2025
- Gen Con is being held online, July 30th to August 2nd. The home of tabletop gaming. The new Stargate RPG, Stargate SG-1: Phoenix, is being released/launched. “Episodes” will be released for people to play though in a way that shapes your own story. Based on D&D 5e rules.
State of the viewer:
Current staging viewer is 2b53…errr… 2b54 is downloaded…listed as 2b53… Looks like bug fixes, plus a new bug affecting browser surfaces.
Current preview viewer is 2b52.
10 question trivia:
- 1980’s video game: Created by animator Don Bluth, what laserdisc-based arcade game was released in 1983?
- Dragon’s Lair. The animator’s company would also release Dragon’s Lair II and Space Ace using similar technology.
- Lord of the Rings: What creature did Gandalf say could not pass?
- The Balrog
- Star Trek TOS: The Enterprise’s two main weapons are what?
- Phasers and Photon Torpedoes.
- Captain Marvel: Carol Danvers was introduced as the love interest to which hero?
- Mar-Vell, Marvel’s first Captain Marvel
- Whedonverse: “Well, as vampires go, you’re pretty cuddly. Maybe you might want to think about mixing up the black-on-black a little, though.”
- Classic Board Games: What board game was turned into a movie starring Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, and Madeline Kahn?
- Clue or Cluedo
- Game of Thrones: Khal Drogo is a leader of what people?
- The Dothraki
- Star Wars: A New Hope: Which actor was not credited in the initial release of the film?
- James Earl Jones asked to have his name omitted from the credits. It would later be added for the special release
- 1950’s Sci-Fi Movies: Remade in 1978, what 1956 film gave rise to the term “Pod People”?
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers
- Physics: Who created the Theory of Relativity?
- Albert Einstein
Show and Tell:
What are people working on? Doesn’t have to be SS related. Real world or virtual. Any cool places you’ve discovered here in SS?
Something for you to share:
What was the highlight of your week?