Mabel for President: GeekDad Interviews Kristen Schaal

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Kristen Schaal is one of those rare personalities that seems to pop up in all my favorite television series at some point, but to my kids she’s simply Mabel Pines from Disney Channel’s Gravity Falls. Continue reading

The Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon: 30 Years Old Today

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Thirty years ago today, Dungeons & Dragons came to Saturday morning cartoon land. Whether you think this was a good thing or not probably depends (as some wizard/crazy old man once said) on your own point of view. Continue reading

Tonight’s New Gravity Falls Takes a Trip Through Grunkle Stan’s Mind (With First-Look Clip!)

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The heroes of the brilliant Disney Channel cartoon show Gravity Falls – Mabel, Dipper, and Soos – have been to lots of strange places before, and seen all sorts of scary things. But in tonight’s new episode, “Dreamscaperers,” they’ll be going to the most bizarre, unsettling place possible: into Grunkle Stan’s mind. Continue reading

Transformers, Connecting the Generations

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There are plenty of card and board games that have endured for generations — many of them that arguably didn’t deserve to. But, because of the evolution of the technology behind toys, relatively few classics have made it through the years to appeal to today’s kids as much as they did to their parents when they were kids — at least, not without fundamental changes to the way they work.

And then there are Transformers. Continue reading