The name Galaktacus originates from a youthful mispronunciation of a classic comic book character best known for eating planets. Before all of the blockbuster film franchises and the non-stop spoiler-filled internet coverage there was limited space to openly discuss such topics let alone their proper pronunciations. ("Is it Mag-neato or Mag-net-o?") So with that in mind, what started as a long-running, inside joke has now become a word that best defines the spirit of this podcast—looking at comic books, sci-fi, film, television, music, literature and gaming from the perspective of individuals who have grown up in this evolving "nerd culture" and are amazed by the ways in which it has taken over the mainstream. Galaktacus attempts to eschew that "angry nerd" character and celebrate the good, the bad and the weird that comes along with this current golden age of pop culture. So let the devouring begin!
Episode #96: Favorites of 2017
The Galaktacus Heralds Two wax all kinds of poetic on their favorite things of the past year, making and breaking categories willy-nilly like only world-eaters can. Come take a listen whilst screaming and gnashing teeth as we fail to mention all your favorites. This week's theme music is "Tartuffe" by Phopagandhi
Episode #95: The Latest Jedi
This week Galaktacus tracks down those rascally rebels through hyperspace and digs into Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Can the rebel fleet survive the internet haters going after this newest entry in SW canon? They can with the help of Galaktacus, defenders of this misunderstood gem of a movie. With Poe Dameron-like dexterity and a Vice Admiral Holdo-like wig-game, your heroes break down the very good Star Wars: The Last Jedi!
Episode #94: Thor Ragnarok and Roll
Galaktacus takes a detour from our usual Midgard consumption to stop by Asgard and visit our favorite god of thunder and/or hammers, Thor. We discuss our long admiration for the Odinson and how he has been portrayed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Come take a trip with us on the Bifrost as we explore Thor: Ragnarok. It's a Hela of a good time!
Episode #93: Blade Running
Galaktacus gets around to exploring the meditative, sad, and beautiful cyberpunk world of Blade Runner, exploring our love of the original film and our thoughts on the longtime coming sequel, Blade Runner 2049.
Episode #92: The Mighty Thews of Conan
Galaktacus travels back to the Hyborian Age to explore the exciting world of Robert E. Howard's most famous creation, Conan the Cimmerian. By Crom, prepare for this dangerous conversation by grabbing your best knife, donning your loincloth, and greasing up your thews for the Mitra's most blessed episode of Galaktacus to date. Music is "Victory Lap" by Propagandhi.
Episode #91: What a Revolt-ing Development
This week Galaktacus shares the alien invasion spotlight with first-time feature director and old-time Galaktacus-friend Joe Miale and his sci-fi thriller film, Revolt. Joe shares his experiences of bringing his personal vision to the big screen while filming in Africa and collaborating with movie stars while we pepper him with the insightful questions and observations you've come to expect from this podcast. Come take a listen! Music by: Born Against: "Resist Control" Beak>: "Battery Point"
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A Necessary Nerd Companion
Every time I see a new Marvel Movie, read new comics, or pretty much do anything that this pod talks about, I look forward to the creative and witty insights this pod has to offer!
Story Nerd Nirvana!
This is not my primary genre but I love anything that discusses stories and the process of storytelling, so this grabbed me even when I wasn’t familiar with the characters the guys were discussing. Broadening my reading list is always a plus in my book. Awesome coverage of the comic world but also books beyond that label as well. Loved John’s discussion of non-fiction books, in particular Mary Roach.
Listening to Galaktacus is like hanging out with your best nerd buddies who are funny, smart and insightful. I always look forward to a new episode. Which is strange because it’s only been on since May 2015. Weird. It must be a time loop thing.