Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy

August 2, 2011 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Podcasts

Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy is an interview/talk show hosted by Lightspeed magazine editor John Joseph Adams, who has also edited numerous anthologies such as Wastelands and The Living Dead, along with author David Barr Kirtley, who has published short stories in many magazines as well as New Voices In Science Fiction and Fantasy: The Best of the Year.

The show covers fantasy and science fiction in literature, film, graphic novels, and video games, as well as related topics such as science, technology, and critical thinking.

A few of their post-apocalyptic episodes are listed below, or listen on

Episode 25 – Robert Kirkman, author of The Walking Dead, joins us this week on io9’s Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast to talk about zombies, comics, and AMC’s The Walking Dead television series.

Also a discussion of zombies by hosts John Joseph Adams and David Barr Kirtley.

Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy – ep 25


Episode 41- Daniel H. Wilson, author of Robopocalypse, joins the show to discuss super intelligent AIs, working with Steven Spielberg, and how to survive a robot uprising.

This episode includes:

Part 1: Interview with Daniel H. Wilson (1:38)

Topics covered: Developing an interest in robotics, how to fight a robot, what makes Robopocalypse new and different, real-life robots, humanoid robots in war, robots as safe consumer products, working with Steven Spielberg, is Robopocalypse a horror novel?, the Terminator movies, writing a super-intelligent AI character, a real-life robot uprising, robots as spouses, favorite fictional robots, recent developments in robotics, robots writing novels, Daniel’s stories in John’s anthologies Armored and The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, upcoming projects

Part 2: Dave and John Discuss the Terminator Movies (45:45)

Topics covered: Growing up with Terminator & Terminator 2, Terminator: Salvation is really forgettable, idiot plots, paradoxes, inconsistent rules for time travel, protagonists who don’t do technobabble, standard operating procedure for Terminators, the T-1000’s lost impersonation opportunities, T-1000 nitpicks, putting laser guns inside animals, how and when are the T-1000 and T-X sent back in time, the lack of imagination in Terminator 3, the death of John Connor, why doesn’t future John Connor tell them how it all went down, the Terminator’s counter-productive proclivity for violence, the terminator’s strange lack of knowledge, fond Terminator memories, Terminator 3‘s grim ending, demystifying John Connor, does Terminator create a morality-free zone?

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Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy – ep 41