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Candid conversations about geeky interests with fellow nerds of color

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Candid conversations about geeky interests with fellow nerds of color

    ...But Not Too Black! Colorism in Film and TV

    ...But Not Too Black! Colorism in Film and TV

    We’ve talked a lot about race when it comes to casting choices in movies and television. And aside from some missteps, we are seeing more diversity and representation in the last few years. However, things could still be better, especially when it comes to the divisions between light skin and dark skin members of the same ethnic communities. So let’s talk about colorism! Timestamps
    00:00:13 Intro
    00:00:36 How Does Colorism Differ From Racism?
    00:07:57 Examples of Colorism
    00:13:57 Do You Think Colorism Discrimination Is Similar for Both Men and Women?
    00:19:48 Lack of Black Photographers/Color Film’s Inherent Bias
    00:37:17 Last Thoughts
    00:39:41 Conclusion/Outro
     
    References
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/lens/sarah-lewis-racial-bias-photography.html
    https://www.vox.com/21330898/vogue-simone-biles-vanity-fair-viola-davis-cover 
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CLZqHdPDqDj/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= on Color Correction for BIPOC photography
    https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-colorism-2834952
    https://www.wired.com/story/review-hulu-comedy-woke/
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2021/01/22/shonda-rhimes-bridgerton-netflix-has-problem-race-colorism/4173376001/ 
    https://www.netflix.com/title/80232398?source=35 Bridgerton (Netflix)
    https://www.hulu.com/series/034909c6-8c46-4cad-8d0d-062574a9e5f1 Woke (Hulu)
    https://www.hulu.com/series/my-wife-and-kids-78e6d3fb-c3c3-47bc-b7f4-ff78c8566aff My Wife and Kids (Hulu)
    https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GXdLWQgqPHKXCPQEAAAxk?utm_id=sa%7c71700000067634131%7c58700007100246826%7cp70926274633&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-pCVBhCFARIsAGMxhAev4SA6AxFLR88nRununIgx5VqOI0V_ZKwtIGpCVD1qr4XvNnD_RUgaAp_0EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (HBO Max)
    https://www.hbomax.com/feature/urn:hbo:feature:GX6QtHQxBD5nCwwEAAAHM Crazy Rich Asians (HBO Max)
    https://ecowarriorprincess.net/2019/06/why-asia-obsessed-white-skin-whitening-products/ Skin Whitening In Asia
    https://openscholarship.wustl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1553&context=law_globalstudies India and Colorism: The Finer Nuances
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    • 40 min
    Whoa, Deja Vu! Reboots and Revivals

    Whoa, Deja Vu! Reboots and Revivals

    Maybe you like seeing stuff you saw ages ago being redone or continuing today. Maybe you feel like some things were great as they were and should be left alone. Either way, if it exists and was successful, you can bet Hollywood’s going to do it over and over and over again for all its worth. Here are our thoughts on reboots and revivals.
    Timestamps
    0:00:14 - Intro
    0:00:32 - Definitions of Reboots and Revivals
    00:20:38 - what makes a good reboot?
    0:31:50 - Reboots done right
    0:35:30 - Long Franchise Management
     0:38:56 - Do adapations from Movies to TV count as a reboot. 
    0:50:11 - Reboots that failed (Jurrasic World, The Matrix Revolutions, Fant4stic ?
    1:01:20 - Scream, The Grinch, and Joker
    1:10:23 - What do you want to see rebooted
    1:16:55- Kobra Kai, Creed and other Reboots of Note
    1:36:16 - Conclusion
    References
    Geek History lesson https://www.geekhistorylesson.com/episodes/ghl-175-our-batman-chronological-timeline
    Got something to say about reboots? Maybe you have some you liked more than others? Feel free to leave your comments.

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Somewhere Out There We're Sponsored: Diving into the Multiverse

    Somewhere Out There We're Sponsored: Diving into the Multiverse

    In honor of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, we wanted to talk about the multiverse as it’s portrayed in our favorite fandoms. Don’t worry, most of us aren’t quantum physicists and the only science we’ll be going into is science fiction. So Geeks, grab your portal guns and let’s jump into the multiverse.
    Timestamps 00:00:15 Intro
    00:00:38 What Is The Multiverse?
    00:10:13 Ways The Multiverse Becomes A Popular Sci-Fi Concept
    00:12:57 Great Stories Involving The Multiverse
    00:32:45 What Perspective Does DragonBall Offer
    00:45:56 Any Multiverse Stories In The Realm Of Manga/Anime?
    00:53:02 Would The Star Wars Books Count As A Multiverse?
    01:03:17 Star Trek, Kingdom Hearts, Etc. Handled The Multiverse Well
    01:04:13 Joe Is Excited For Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers
    01:06:26 Final Thoughts On The Multiverse
    01:16:26 Conclusion/Outro
    References https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9419884/ Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness
    https://www.disneyplus.com/series/wandavision/4SrN28ZjDLwH Wanda Vision
    https://www.disneyplus.com/series/loki/6pARMvILBGzF Loki
    https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/81002747 Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10872600/ Spider-man: No Way Home
    https://a24films.com/films/everything-everywhere-all-at-once Everything Everywhere All At Once
    https://www.dragonball-multiverse.com/en/read.html DB Multiverse
    https://mobile.twitter.com/herms98/status/811481529142558720 Dragon Ball Timeline/Multiverse After Goku Black Saga
    https://www.hulu.com/series/steinsgate-1e6bb91f-1b9f-471e-8bd3-ec7cb0de1869 Steins;Gate
    https://www.crunchyroll.com/rezero-starting-life-in-another-world- Re:Zero Starting Life In Another World
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Many-worlds_interpretation Many World’s Interpretation
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copenhagen_interpretation Copenhagen Interpretation
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XglOw2_lozc PBS Space Time: How Many Universes Are There?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-syaCoqkZA PBS Space Time: Where Are The Worlds In The Many Worlds?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzKWfw68M5U PBS Space Time: The Many Worlds Of The Quantum Multiverse
    Do you have a favorite multiverse story? Leave your comments!
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Now In Technicolor! Groundbreaking Shows For POCs

    Now In Technicolor! Groundbreaking Shows For POCs

     Growing up in the 90s when you turned on the tv at primetime, chances were you’d see very few people of color. For many, it was considered diverse if you had one black guy in the cast if there was one at all. But as time went on, we started seeing awesome shows that reminded us that stories didn’t have to be about white people to be successful. Let’s talk about the groundbreaking shows for people of color. Was there a show you grew up with that you felt was groundbreaking? Please leave it in the comments or review.
    Timestamps 00:00:15 Intro
    00:00:37 Importance for People of Color Being On TV
    00:03:57 What Shows Broke New Ground For You?
    00:22:38 What Shows Could Have Been Groundbreaking But Either Failed or Didn’t Even Try?
    00:30:26 What DoYou Think About The Sentiment That TV Is Becoming Too Diverse, Straight White Men Are Being Sidelined, Diversity Quota, Etc.
    00:37:42 Last Thoughts?
    00:42:36 Outro

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    • 43 min
    The Fave Four! Winter Wonderland

    The Fave Four! Winter Wonderland

    Welcome back to Geeks Represent! We hope you had a great holiday season full of binge-able content. We sure did! Here are our Winter 2021 TV picks that we watched during our break!
    00:00:17 Intro 00:00:26 The Witcher (Sean’s Recommendation) 00:12:24 The Wheel Of Time (Darryl’s Recommendation) 00:33:29 Arcane (Joe’s Recommendation) 00:49:46 Clickbait (Marshall’s Recommendation) 00:55:24 Shows That Know When To End like One Piece 01:03:08 Conclusion/Outro Got a favorite tv show from this past winter? Leave a comment on our social media!
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Last Racebender: The Legend of Whitewashing

    The Last Racebender: The Legend of Whitewashing

    As geeks, we enjoy all kinds of entertainment. But at Geeks Represent, we especially value stories told from the perspectives of people of all kinds of races and cultures. We feel it’s incredibly important to not only have these stories told with sincerity but to tell them well through accurate portrayals of people of color. This is why it’s especially disheartening when instead of taking the opportunity to portray these characters as they were meant to be portrayed, they’re instead miscast with white actors. So without further ado, let’s talk about racebending and whitewashing in Hollywood.
    Geeks Represent will be taking a small break to prepare for the holiday season. We will see you in 2022!
    Timestamps 00:00:13 Intro
    00:00:50 Defining Racebending and Whitewashing and Why It Can Be Problematic
    00:07:22 There Is No Last Airbender In Ba Sing Se
    00:34:48 Iron Fist Is Basically A Crappier Batman Begins
    00:35:50 Instances Where Racebending Can Make Sense
    00:54:07 Casting People of Mixed Heritage/Importance of Mixed Representation
    01:03:57 Racebending In Voice Acting
    01:11:24 Conclusion



    References https://thedaoofdragonball.com/blog/news/ben-ramsey-replies-to-dragon-ball-fans/
    https://www.cbr.com/wheel-of-time-what-nynaeve-actor-loves-hairstyle/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Saigon
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_in_the_Shell_(2017_film)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_(2015_film)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakfast_at_Tiffany%27s_(film)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Wall_(film)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Samurai
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Martian_(film)
    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dragonball
    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/last_airbender
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089461/ The Last Dragon
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1335975/ 47 Ronin
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5463162/ Deadpool 2
    https://www.netflix.com/title/80097140 Altered Carbon
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1502712/ Fantastic Four (2015)
    https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/marvel-studios-iron-man-3/3s4Ihq7P2c6e Iron Man 3
    https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/marvel-studios-doctor-strange/4GgMJ1aHKHA2 Doctor Strange
    https://www.netflix.com/title/80002612 Iron Fist
    https://www.hbomax.com/feature/urn:hbo:feature:GX6QtHQxBD5nCwwEAAAHM?utm_id=sa%7c71700000076010662%7c58700006941171752%7cp62482155584&gclid=Cj0KCQiA-eeMBhCpARIsAAZfxZD2IgGBpy6gmHM2jYdMgRohvDrg2fJaP24iWn2glEOEVpmdIT9yOfQaAuezEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds Crazy Rich Asians
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09F5KBXB6/?ref=DVM_US_DL_SL_GO_AST_21WOFT_mkw_syCDbmVyV-dc&mrntrk=pcrid_556441649251_slid__pgrid_135825740624_pgeo_9031199_x__ptid_kwd-296984520456&gclid=Cj0KCQiA-eeMBhCpARIsAAZfxZB1UPVcam6DfqaeRLfxze8Q_fStD84QQ8epzrfGc1sxmfqTh6455lcaAmUoEALw_wcB The Wheel of Time
    https://www.funimation.com/shows/ghost-in-the-shell-stand-alone-complex/ Ghost in the Shell (Anime)

    • 1 hr 13 min

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