An Assembly of Geeks Voyage Home for Valentine’s Day

Episode 19 of Assembly of Geeks is up! From the show notes:

Captain Kirk didn’t need Valentine’s Day to generate some chemistry with the women he met.  Catherine Hicks knows all about that and she tells us about her experience in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

With that in mind, we discuss what geek stories we’d like to jump into so that we can be somebody’s romantic interest.  In doing so, Merchman chooses a popular geek TV show, Fangirl chooses a book and Admiral 80s gets a little overwhelmed trying to make his choice.

We also discuss ideas to put some geek into Valentine’s Day, including finding reasons to go out and get those cool geek Valentine cards that we bought for school parties, a popular gift from Her Universe and thinking about what geeky things we LOVE most this year.  In fact there is so much love in the air, GANNIN is unusually nice to Admiral 80s in this episode.

Other news and topics discussed include Gary Oldman in Star Wars, JK Rowling’s second thoughts, some insights on the new Flash TV show and what Mockingjay will do about Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s final scene.

Also, Merchman gives his review on The Lego Movie and the first issue in the post-Serenity comic book series. Other show links – The Plastic Galaxy Documentary, Harry Potter Bombshell & True Love

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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