The Force Awakens the Assembly of Geeks

This week’s Assembly of Geeks episode is posted. From the show notes:

“There has been an awakening?  Have you felt it?”

Thanks to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, we’ve gotten our first glimpse at the highly anticipated sequel to Return of the Jedi.  In today’s geek assembly meeting, we share our reactions to the trailer (including that ball droid and the new sword) and discuss how it was rolled out to the public.  We’ll also compare reactions to the first Episode I trailer and figure out how it might apply to the new film.

We’ll also react to another trailer released last week – Jurassic World.

Other topics in this episode include the 30th anniversaries of Star Trek IV and The Ewok Adventure: Caravan of Courage.  Merchman reacts to the news that Christian Bale had second thoughts about never playing Batman again.  Also, there’s rumor that Supergirl might crossover with Arrow & The Flash, and a script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is complete.

Jeff Roney of the Once Upon a Time Fan Podcast guests hosts.  Fangirl announces her last show as co-host of the podcast.

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to