New Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson Gets an Awesome Trailer

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We at GeekDad have been anxiously awaiting the new Cosmos series, to be hosted by the one and only Neil deGrasse Tyson, since it was first announced nearly two years ago. FOX has just released the first official trailer for the series at Comic-Con International, and it’s just as awesome (and I mean that literally) as I’d hoped it would be. Continue reading

Ten Things That Make Arthur A Great Geeklet Show

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Marc Brown’s bookworm aardvark-who-doesn’t-look-anything-like-an-aardvark has long been sharing shout-outs to geek culture and fandom. There are dozens of references and parodies and plots exploring science (both fiction and fact), art, classic literature, movies… Honestly, it’s hard to find a show for younger kids that’s better at appealing to geek parents and sowing all sorts of neat ideas. Continue reading

The Magical Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Coming to BBC America

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Fans of the mysterious Raven King and his alternate fantasy history of England will get a chance to see their favorite characters brought to life next year. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, is being co-produced by BBC America as a new drama series to premiere in 2014. Continue reading

Because a Geek Has to Do it: Calculating the Dimensions of a New TV

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The bulb in our 10 year-old DLP rear-projection TV burnt out for the second time in its lifespan earlier this week. The last time I had to replace it, my journey to secure a bulb ended in haggling with the rather unsavory proprietor of a strip-mall TV repair outlet. As a family, we decided it was time to put the old gray mare out to pasture, and give ourselves a little upgrade. Continue reading