Episode 053: Not Star Trekkie Enough

Recorded May 27th, 2015

This episode contains: Devon’s birthday, last birthday with Ben and Steven (PD Sep. 31), Firefly Yahtzee, Star Wars: Armada, Loot Crate, Power Up Box, need for tailored geek boxes

Pop-Sci: Washing close in hot/cold water, power saving, Hoover Damn output, temperature and hand washing, Steven disobeys his mother and doesn’t die


Nano Nano: Using DNA to construct nano-particles, using nano-tech to make special materials (metamaterials) and their possible uses, cloaking devices


Evolutionarily Speaking: is “evolutionarily” a real word? (Yes. My spell check just fixed my crappy spelling so it obviously already knew the word; and if spell check knows it then it’s real), sexual selection, beetles (not beagles and not The Beatles), study of beetles over ten years using two populations with different sexual selection opportunities, inbreeding used to test gene pool, sexual selection weeds out the week who were lucky enough to not yet be eaten, why having two sexes where only one can actually replicate is still an evolutionary advantage, sexual selection explains traits that do not affect survival (and possibly racial diversity)


Star Trek 3: blue berry wheat ale, new Star Trek movies’ directors and writers, Damon Lindelof (boo!), judges and directors, Roberto Orci no longer directing Star Trek 3, Justin Lin now directing, too Star Trekkie?, Simon Peg writing, Star Trek wants to compete with Age of Ultron, each member of the crew gets their own movie, Spock’s romantic comedy, all time box office standings, Gone with the Wind is still number one (WTF?), My Big Fat Greek Wedding in the theaters forever, more box office standings, Devon learns we were talking domestic and Steven learns there’s a whole wide world beyond the shores of our (not so) humble country, Star Trek 3 to be called Star Trek Beyond, interchangeable names for Trek movies, Dawn of the- Rise of the- Ascension of the Planet of the Apes, War of the Planet of the Apes, Apes v. Apes, Civil War of the Planet of the Apes, World War for the Planet of the Apes, Mad Max: Fury Road is a miracle, main character a side kick, Devon addresses Ben Dorst’s criticisms of Fury Road, Road Warrior, Futurama Quote, what Steven learned.