Merry Christmas! Here is a scene of 3 Gates of the Dead…

First, Merry Christmas from all of us here at Geek Goes Rogue. Alan, Zach, Melody and I wish you all a very wonderful holidays.Now, as many of you know, my book, 3 Gates of the Dead, is in book outlets everywhere. While you can get the hard copy version, the ebook is available in all forms at 5.99...Along with that, my publisher is running a film maker contest. You can find all the details here.The deadline is approaching, but entries are starting to roll in. I've received permission … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll, Pope Francis and the Clanging Symbols


Many people ask me why I gave up my evangelical ordination and journeyed towards the Catholic church.  I struggle to answer these questions because there are multiple answers. None of them are simpleThe recent Mark Driscoll controversies (Named Legion, for they are many), and the release of Pope Francis' Joy of the Gospel gives me an opportunity to hit one of the major issues that drew me to Rome.For those of you don't know, Mark Driscoll is one of the most polarizing figures in the … [Read more...]

Muppets Invade Culinary World… Sort Of


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the bed that is beckoning him from miles away to just give up and take that 17-hour nap...I've become more familiar with BuzzFeed over the last 6 months than I care to.  For those not indoctrinated, they make, among other things, lists.  Most of the time, the lists aren't that special, and seem arbitrary, depending on who creates them.However, yesterday, they did something right by teaming with Disney to premiere an exclusive " … [Read more...]

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” — How I Got My Joy Back


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the plastic nativity set in his closet...I am very upset right now.Just a few minutes ago, I found out that ABC aired A Charlie Brown Christmas already.  Last night, in fact.  Monday, December 2nd, they aired one of the most beloved and revered animated Christmas specials that has ever been produced.I'm upset because I missed it.  That animated special has wedged itself into a very specific place in my heart reserved only fo … [Read more...]

Merry Holidays!…No Really, Time to Get Over It


Thanksgiving was less than a week ago and I’m still digesting my mother-in-law’s stuffing, mashed potatoes, and heavy Oreo-laden desserts (and I mean that in a good way). Of course, in this country, we have nary a moment after swallowing the last bite of cheesecake before many of us rush out the door to compete in the annual American bullfight known as Black Friday. And why do we take part in this sacred tradition? Is it because that’s when we find the best deals? Possibly, though that’s debatab … [Read more...]

GGR Music Review: Five Iron Frenzy – “Engine of a Million Plots”


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the bag of Apple Cinnamon Chex that doubles as his pathetic dessert...In 2003, Five Iron Frenzy put their clubs away for good.  After performing 2 farewell concerts on the days immediately following Thanksgiving that year, and recording the final show for a live CD (and subsequent documentary DVD that featured the performance as an extra), the band called it quits.  It was an emotional decision for everyone in the band, and the b … [Read more...]

“Family Guy” Kills Off Original Character


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the steam coming out of my ears because Jay Leno is on my television...#SpoilerAlert.Over the last few years, I've begun to understand what it's like to become attached to a great television character.  Every TV series that lasts for more than 3 seasons, or that has its own niche within a dedicated fanbase, has at least one character that people latch onto with wild abandon.  With the Seth McFarlane creation Family Guy, there ha … [Read more...]

They’re Not Dead Yet! Monty Python Announces New Live Stage Show


There is finally hope for those of us who always look on the bright side of life. Legendary comedy troupe Monty Python has just announced the group's first live stage show with all five surviving members since the famous 1980 Hollywood Bowl show. The show is scheduled to be performed at London's 02 Arena on July 1, 2014, no doubt a time of year when shrubberies are at their ripest and birds sport their most ample plumage.For a lifetime Python fan like myself, this news couldn't be more … [Read more...]

Joel Hodgson to host MST3K Turkey Day Marathon on November 28th


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the seemingly blank November calendar taped to his desk...When I was in high school, my friends Eric and Jamie introduced me to a little 2-hour program on Comedy Central called Mystery Science Theater 3000.  I hadn't fully embraced geek culture yet, so I was a little skeptical that a show 2 hours in length could capture my attention as a young man.  Oh, how ignorant I was.In college, I made some very good friends who also sh … [Read more...]

GGR Reviews Almost Human – “Pilot”


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the electronic-sprinkled alternative music coming from his Spotify stream...When I first saw the trailer for the new Fox action/drama/comedy... SHOW... Almost Human, I was immediately intrigued.  My first thought was, "Looks like RoboCop meets Alien Nation."  Still, the premise may not be the most original, but I'm very excited about the two leads that are going to carry the series, Karl Urban (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Tr … [Read more...]