8 Things Parents Should Know About ‘I Am Big Bird’


Caroll Spinney is a living legend. Even if you don’t know his name, you know his alter egos: Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. There’s a new (largely Kickstarter-funded) documentary out about his life and work — ‘I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story’ — and it is magical. Continue reading

Octonauts at Ease! Captain Barnacles at the Seattle Aquarium


My son is in love with undersea creatures so we maintain an annual pass at the Seattle Aquarium and go frequently. Recently, the Seattle Aquarium had a special event with an ‘Octonauts’ story time and a chance to meet Captain Barnacles. Since my son is also a huge ‘Octonauts’ fan, we made sure to take a special father-son trip to the aquarium for the event. Continue reading

Tom and Jerry… And Hadji? – ‘Spy Quest’ Comes to DVD


In an era of direct-to-DVD mashups that’s seen Scooby-Doo visit Wrestlemania and the Flintstones team up with WWE wrestlers, it probably shouldn’t be all that surprising to see Tom and Jerry team up with Jonny Quest. But it is. Still, ‘Tom & Jerry: Spy Quest’ exists as a thing you can buy and watch. So how is it? Continue reading

Go Back to Berk With ‘Dragons: Race to the Edge’


‘Dragons: Race to the Edge’ debuts on Netflix as the newest installment in the Dreamworks Animation ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise. Prepare for an immersive dive into the dragon-filled world of Berk! Continue reading

Bill Shatner and Wil Wheaton Geek Out on ‘Brown Bag Wine Tasting’


What do you get when you put Bill Shatner and Wil Wheaton together, mix wine, beer, and geeking out about Star Trek and videogames? You get an episode of ‘Brown Bag Wine Tasting’ that is truly a joy to watch. Continue reading

‘What’s Up, Doc?’ Exhibit at Seattle’s EMP Celebrates Chuck Jones


It’s probably safe to say that nobody has had as much impact on animation as Chuck Jones, and the new Smithsonian traveling exhibit, ‘What’s Up, Doc?,’ which just opened at the EMP Museum pays a great tribute to his 70-year career. Continue reading

For the GeekDad Who Has Everything

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Each year we at GeekDad spend the month of June compiling Father’s Day gift ideas, and each year I make it a point to step out and assemble some suggestions for those of us who are, shall we say, difficult to shop for. From the exotic to the plain ol’ pedestrian, here are a handful of gifts for dads with eclectic tastes. Continue reading

Hey You Geeks #44: A Game Of Controversy


This week on Hey You Geeks, we’re prepping for the ‘Game Of Thrones’ season finale by dissecting some of the controversies of this past season, and analyzing the unprecedented idea of a TV series lapping the ongoing book series that it is based upon. We’re also discussing Jon Bernthal’s casting as the Punisher, Christopher Lee’s legacy and more. Continue reading

Marvel Announces Jon Bernthal to Star as The Punisher


Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ is arguable the best super hero show on the small screen and many might even say it’s the best screen version of a superhero period. Marvel’s announcement today that Jon Bernthal will join the cast in season two just makes me all the more excited for what’s next. Continue reading

‘Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana’ – New ‘Tabletop’ RPG Show


Geek and Sundry has a new gaming show on the horizon. It’s called ‘Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana,’ and it’s G&S’ attempt to recreate the success of ‘Tabletop’ but with a single RPG adventure that will span the first season’s ten episodes. Continue reading

‘The Wicked + The Divine’ Coming to Universal TV


Deadline recently announced that ‘The Wicked + The Divine,’ a comic by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, as been optioned by Universal TV. It will be produced through Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Milkfed Criminal Masterminds. Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 009: ‘Chutes and Ladders’


A long weekend! In this episode we sing “Three Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” and then have a little tickle party. Then we break out Owen’s new ‘Marvel Chutes and Ladders Super Hero Squad’ that he got from his aunt Michelle and aunt Wendi. We sing the clean-up song when we’re all done, and then Owen asks to watch an episode of ‘Tabletop’ with Wil Wheaton. After watching the episode, we quickly added ‘Takenoko’ to our wish list. Continue reading

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Trailer Gives us Time-Traveling Crazy Fun


Okay, this trailer confirms a lot of the rumors that have been swirling around the spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, including Lotz’s character, and the big bad. And the time-travel looks to bring some real crazy to the possible storylines. We are getting SO deep in comic book territory here. I’m excited! Continue reading