Hey You Geeks #47: Discussing the Works of Ernest Cline

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With recent news regarding Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One and Cline’s new book Armada now available, this weeks Hey You Geeks is about the writing, cultural impact and geekdom of Cline’s work (and no, we weren’t lucky enough to have Cline join us). We love Ready Player One, but where is its place in the literature landscape? Give a listen to find out where we place it, and share your own thoughts in the comments. After that, we discuss the wave of new Force Awakens images that were released this week and the box-office bomb that is Fantastic Four. Enjoy the show…

*One side note: During the podcast I mention an insightful video arguing why CGI may not deserve the bad wrap film purists like us tend to give it. That video is “Why CG Sucks (Except it Doesn’t),” and it was produced by Rocket Jump Film School. You can watch the entire seven-minute video here: https://youtu.be/bL6hp8BKB24

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