Doctor Geek's Laboratory of Applied Geekdom » Episodes Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:03:00 +0000 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:03:00 +0000 APTHive en-US hourly 1 Moment of Science - Eclipse Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=101 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=101 In this moment of science Claire learns that the Great American Eclipse of 2017 does not mark the return of the Dark Ages.

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Moment of Science - Esperanto Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=100 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=100 In today's Doctor Geek's Moment of Science, Madame Oracle discusses her favorite constructed language. 

 

You can also find our Moments of Science on the ESO Broadcasting Network of podcasts, Krypton Radio, The Doctor Geek's Laboratory ITunes feed and YouTube page

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Director's Log Episode 5 - DEUS Interrupted Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=97 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=97 Doctor Geek and friends have sure been in those time loops for quite a while, but the good news is there is light at the end of this complicated plot.  To sum up, so far Mister Creature has been saved and will forever be apart of the Laboratory, and Star Trek Discovery has been restored to our timeline.  Now, in our latest episode, Doctor Geek learns what must be done to put the Earth and The Planet of the Bunnies back into their proper dimensions.  Trick is the solution will likely break the Laboratory and DEUS-X will be rebooted to before she learned right from wrong!

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Episode 15'' (S2E9'') -Differences Made Indeed Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=96 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=96 In this episode we celebrate the life of Sacha Alexander Dzuba, The First Mister Creature.  He made our first season very special, and his contributions and support continued to be felt even after the character regenerated.  Sacha was the perfect example of how a single person can make a difference.

To further explore the subject of making a difference, Mika McKinnon, science communicator extraordinaire joins us to discuss the fun of putting science into fiction 

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Episode 15' (S2E9') - Star Trek Anniversary Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=95 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=95  

With all the focus on time loops, is it possible that Doctor Geek and friends missed Star Trek’s Anniversary? Fear not!  Thanks to a little time travel, Future Mister Flask comes to the rescue.  Together with Future Geek our Doctor Geek gets to celebration the anniversary while the rest of the lab listens to an interview recorded especially for the occasion.

 

Andrew Fazekas, The Night Sky Guy, is also author of the book Star Trek The Official Guide to Our Universe: The True Science Behind theStarship Voyages.  To find out more about Andrew visit his website.

 

The citizen science website Zooniverse can be found here

 

The NASA commissioned Bonstell artwork can be found here

 

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Director's Log Episode 4 - Into the Dream Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=94 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=94 These time loops are getting worse, and Claire has had it.  Thankfully the team is now on track to find Agent Zed, but what happens when your dreams come true?

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Director's Log Episode 3 - The Planet of the Bunnies Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=91 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=91 Doctor Geek's busy day is made more complex by the revelation that somehow Professor Pedantic changed the past and now the Earth is The Planet of the Bunnies!  How can Doctor Geek restore our Earth without dooming all the Bunnisapiens?

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Director's Log Episode 2 - Window of Opportunity Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=90 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=90  

Doctor Geek just discovered the existence of the MacGuffinite crystals when the time-loop started all over again.  To make matters worse he has to explain all this to Claire before the loop starts all over again and again and again

 

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Season 3 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=89 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=89 When we last heard from Doctor Geek and friends, they had just used the MacGuffin to put right what once went wrong.  It turns out using such a powerful time and space altering device comes with a price.  Let’s hope the team has enough in the budget to cover the check they just wrote.

 

Confused? Don’t worry; over the next set of mini episodes it should all make sense, well mostly you will see.  Oh and if you are looking for more information about HP’s Sprout, check out the review we posted earlier.

 

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Episode 15 (S2E9) - Season 2 Finale Sat, 15 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=85 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=85  

The season two finale is here, but don’t worry the moment has been prepared for.  Amidst Professor Pedantic’s continued efforts to bend the Laboratory of Applied Geekdom to his will, Mister Flask concludes this season’s investigation into bionics.  Can Doctor Geek regain command of the lab before all is lost?

 

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Episode 14 (S2E8) - Pedantic's Lab Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=77 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=77  

 

The next chapter in our season two finale is here! Professor Pedantic struggles through his first day as the director of the Laboratory of Applied Geekdom.  But, he does manage to introduce our first interview into bionics, with Mr. Mike Hogan.  What bionics is actually capable of surprised even Doctor Geek.

 

Oh and what of Doctor Geek?  In his exile, he has teamed up with The Cobalt Parrot’s Cantina’s own Rick and Sam.  While building a dimensional backdoor to the lab, Doctor Geek is sent to the far future where, no pressure or anything, he learns that the universe depends on him retaking the lab.   

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Episode 13 (S2E7) - Bionics Investigation Begins Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=71 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=71 The first chapter in the season two finale has begun!  I can honestly say that we have been building to the investigation into bionics from the very beginning.  From reality to fiction and back again, the science and fiction of bionics has touched so many lives, including my own. 

 So put on your red tracksuit and prepare to jump into an investigation that shows how science can make one better than they were before! 

 

Update:

Attention fans of Dr Geek's Lab do you listen to the show via iTunes? We just updated our RSS. Please re-subscribe in the iTunes store so you won't miss our latest episode. The season 2 finale has just begun!

 

 

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Episode 12 (S2E6) - The Swarm Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=4 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=4

Just in time for the new Fall schedule, Doctor Geek’s Laboratory returns!  Our second season continues with the conclusion into the investigation into 3D Printers.

This investigation is the perfect example of why we often say, “the future is a moving target”.  A lot has happened in the year since we recorded this interview.  Not only has MakerBot developed beyond the Replicator One, but the people behind The Dreambox have repurposed their 3D printer technology to form the new companyTwindom

If you want to learn more about 3D printing, make sure to check out Madame Oracle’s Maker Faire review

For more information on bio-printing, check out this news article

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Episode 11 (S2E5) - Through the Looking Glass Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=66 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=66 It’s been a while, but I am proud to announce our latest episode! The investigation into the future of the 3D printer continues with hacker, maker, and geek extraordinaire Josh Pritt.  Meanwhile in a parallel universe Doctor Geek, Madame Oracle, Mister Creature and Intern Timmy must find their way home before Doctor Geek’s evil counterpart unleashes a replicating menace.

So why did it take so long between episodes? Well that would be a major spoiler!  What I can say is take a close look at this episode’s cover art.  That is a major hint.  You will be seeing our Future Sphere again real soon.  In the meantime, here is the latest activity pack created by Meagan for her homeschooling kids.  Join in on the fun!

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Episode 10 (S2E4) - 3D Printer Investigation Begins Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=38 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=38

Now that we have survived the 50th anniversary of that little show from England, we can now reveal the conclusion of the contest between Doctor Geek and Professor Pedantic.

This episode also marks the beginning of our investigation into the 3D printer.  How long will it be before we can print a cup of Earl Grey tea?

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Episode 9 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=37 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=37   For months you have heard whispers of a new Doctor Who Spin off series that will focus on the early adventures of The Doctor and The Master before their destines were set.  Well, welcome to the world of network television where the working title of this project has changed 5 times, and now, finally to what they hope will be the last change: “A Wild Endeavour”.  This will certainly be a wild endeavor, as the audience will not know who is WHO.

Doctor Geek’s Laboratory is proud to provide the first conversation with the production team. As you will hear, taking a page from such productions as Veronica Mars, this Doctor Who spinoff pilot will be using kickstarter for both budgeting and promotion.  So make sure to follow the developments on their website, twitter and Facebook page.

The producers of A Wild Endeavour will be announcing the start of the Kickstarter campaign in the near future.  In the meantime the official pages will have lots of behind the scenes information on this fantastic project.

UPDATE: 2/6/2014 – Support the project here

website www.awildendeavour.com

twitter @AWildEndeavour

facebook

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The Science of Santa Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=1 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=1

How do you celebrate the holidays when you love your job? Create a holiday episode of course! Fresh from the successes of the most recent public appearances Doctor Geek and his staff must explain the science behind Santa Clause before Claire’s strike team reaches the North Pole.

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Episode 9 (S2E3) - Karaoke Contest and the Rise of the MAchines Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=47 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=47 Happy Halloween everyone!  We have quite the treat in store for you.

The investigation into Our Companion the Robot concludes.  Robot helicopters are here, can Skynet be far behind?  Meanwhile Dr. Geek must face Professor Pedantic in a battle of the labs.  Little do they know the future is at stake.

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Episode 8 (S2E2) - Cyberworld Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=31 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=31 In this new episode of Doctor Geek’s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom, the investigation into Our Companion the robot continues.

Meet Albin Johnson founder of The 501st Legion and owner of R2KT.  Meanwhile Mr. Creature explores the future for robots at that most wretched hive of scum and villainy, The Cobalt Parrots Cantina

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Episode 7 (S2E1) - Our Companion the Robot Investigation Begins Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=28 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=28 I am proud to announce the premier of the second season of Doctor Geek’s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom.  In Episode 7 (S2E1), the investigation into Our Companion the Robot begins.  Will robots ever become third in command of a starship? Or will they snap and become our robot overlords?

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Episode 6''' - Ken Spivey's Health to the Company Thu, 04 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=48 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=48

For the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, Ken Spivey of The Ken Spivey Band, dedicates his song Health to the Company to all his friends and companions.  Meanwhile The Lab Staff uses the WayForward Device to see how they resolve their season one cliffhanger.

BREAKING NEWS – The very popular Facebook Page Doctor Who and The TARDIS by Craig Hurle has also recently undergone a regeneration for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.  It is now The Doctor Who Hub 

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Episode 6" - We're putting a Tardis into Orbit - Really! Sat, 15 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=24 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=24 Meet Robert and Alex Doyle, the father / daughter team who are sending a TARDIS into Orbit for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.  There is still time to support their project before the Kickstarter ends on June 29th 2013.

 

Once the projects funds, stay connected to this dynamic duo by following their progress on their Facebook Page

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Episode 6' - Dr. Geek Live! The Science of Stargate Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=49 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=49

Join the Lab Staff at TimeGate 2013 where they explain the science behind fictional world of Stargate.

We had an historic moment at TimeGate 2013.  For the first time, Doctor Geek, Mr. Flask, The First Mr. Creature and Madame Oracle (also the voice of DEUS-X) were together at a convention.  It was an honor to have Doctor Geek’s Laboratory to be listed at the top of the hotel’s video marquee.

Our panel, Doctor Geek Live! The Science of Stargate was a lot of fun.  It was great to see so many people enjoying our mix of science and fiction.

Sexy Professor (The River Song), the music heard in this episode, is from The Ken Spivey Band’s new album, The Universe Yields.  Buy the album atkenspivey.com

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Episode 6 - Remuteration! Wed, 01 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=50 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=50 Our latest episode is up! Listen below or subscribe through iTunes!

Will the Lab Staff reverse the mind swap? Can Mr. Flask perfect the Skills Booster before Claire arrives? What is Google’s connection to the privatization of space? All these questions will be answered in the exciting season one finale.

A special Thank You to Gerry Hoard for providing the voice of The Shadow Proclamation.

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Episode 5 - Space Adventures Fri, 05 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=3 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=3 Our latest episode is up! Listen below or subscribe through iTunes!

The lab staff meets Tom Shelley of Space Adventures. We learn about space tourism, and what it would take to go to the moon and beyond. Meanwhile, Mr. Creature boldly goes where no test subject has gone before!

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Episode 4" - Exploring the World of Geekcraft - Broken Crown Games Thu, 14 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=19 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=19 Our latest episode is up! Listen below or subscribe through iTunes!

In this episode Doctor Geek’s announcement regarding the lab’s summer convention schedule is interrupted by Mr. Creature who has just been given the power to duplicate himself. While Doctor Geek sorts out the chaos, sit back and enjoy the interview with the creators of Broken Crown Games. Their upcoming game, Escaping Titan, uses real science to support the fictional world created by The Broken Crown Event. Click here to visit the Broken Crown Games website.

Click here to contribute to the company’s Kickstarter campaign.

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Episode 4' - Exploring the World of Geekcraft - Transmissions from Atlantis Sun, 10 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=18 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=18 Our latest episode is up! Listen below or subscribe through iTunes!

In this episode Doctor Geek puts the finishing touches on his new Sonic Special Experimental Robotic Variable Dimension Omnitool or Sonic S.E.R.V.D.O (the “D” is silent). To celebrate this latest exercise of applied geekdom, the lab staff listens to the interview with Rita and Jason De La Torre, the hosts of the Transmissions from Atlantis podcast. Click here to check out their website.

Sit back and enjoy the discussion as we learn how they apply their geekdom by cosplaying, larping and building props, such as a full size TARDIS exterior, or an Atlantis themed home theater.

Read Rita’s K-9 Build Diary! Click here for days 1 and 2. Click here for days 3 and 4.

Click here to check out Jason’s books and click here to check out his Star Mage comic!

Check out their theater!

   

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Episode 4 - Privatization of Space Investigation Begins Sun, 17 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=17 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=17 Our latest episode is up! Listen below or subscribe through iTunes!

In this episode, the three part investigation into the privatization of space begins. Will it be possible to book a flight to the moon in our lifetimes? Does Mr. Creature have the RIGHT STUFF to be an astronaut? Why is Mr. Flask hunting rabbits? All these questions and more will be answered in this exciting episode.

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Episode 3 - Everything Transitions Mon, 10 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=16 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=16 We’re pleased to announce the release of episode 3 which wraps up the investigation into the flying car.  The lab staff investigates The Transition, the world’s first street legal aircraft, while Mr. Creature is interrupted by his own mental transitions.

To celebrate the release of the episode we are holding a contest.

You may have noticed quite a few pop and geek culture quotes in our podcasts.  Well, now you have a chance to put your observational powers to good use!  Identify as many of the quotes that we use from geek culture as you can.  Include your name, email address, and the total number of quotes you found as well as the quotes themselves (so we can check your work).  IMPORTANT: you need list only quotes from the scripted portions of the show.  Any quotes contained within either the interview with Terrafugia or the wrap up of the discussion of the flying car will NOT be counted.   When submitting, write out the quote (or enough of it to make it clear what you’re referencing) and what movie/television show/book it came from.

One point will be awarded for each valid quote.  The person who has the greatest number of points will win a Dr. Geek’s Lab coffee mug AND a $10 Amazon gift card.  In the event of a tie we will have a drawing to determine the winner.  The winner will also be entered into an end-of-season contest where they will have an opportunity to compete for an awesome grand prize.  The deadline for entry is Sunday, December 23rd.  Good luck everyone!

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Elevators, Oracles, and Skycars, Oh My! Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=13 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=13 I am proud to announce the 2nd episode of Doctor Geek’s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom.  This is not a Halloween trick, just an October surprise.   I am so proud of my staff. This is quite literally a quantum leap from our first episode.

So what is in this episode?  In addition to our interview with Dr. Paul Moller, of Moller International, maker of the Skycar, this episode has everything!  It has tests and challenges! Devices of such lethal cunning!  Confused?  Don’t worry it will make sense ….eventually.    Don’t believe me?  Check it out on here on the website or subscribe in iTunes under Dr. Geek’s Laboratory Podcast.

For more information about the Moller Skycar, check out our YouTube channel,www.youtube.com/drgeeklab and www.moller.com.

The Investigation into the Flying Car Continues

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Episode1' - Dr. Geek Live! Episode One Prime Sat, 29 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=12 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=12 Listen to the Dragon*Con panel on the future and Dr. Geek’s Laboratory!  Dr. Geek and Mr. Creature discuss the show.

To get in in the iTunes store, click here.

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Episode 1 - Where is my Flying Car? Sun, 05 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0000 More]]> http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=11 http://www.drgeeklab.com/aptpost.asp?i=11 The Investigation into the Flying Car Begins

Play above or click here to download!  To get in in the iTunes store, click here.

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