Uncle Chris Blogs

Summertime reading

Summer is almost here, and I do love spending time outside camping, hiking, relaxing on the beach, all that stuff. I also love reading and listening to audiobooks, which I can do at the same time as I'm doing any of those other things. I have a couple of books on my list already (including a new... Read More

Mom did this to me... and I love her for it!

Almost everything I am, I owe to the woman who raised me and, this Mothers' Day, I thought I would share the geeky side of my upbringing and say a big "Thank You" to my mom, without whom I might never have become a true geek! Video of ep 100: My Mother, the Geek Read More

Happy Birthday, YouTube!

YouTube turned 13 years old today, we talked about it a little on BJ & Migs, so I wanted to share with you some thoughts about that and maybe link a few of my favorite channels for your perusal. The number of options that we have for the way we consume entertainment has grown exponentially in... Read More

Cruises for geeks

BJ & Migs were talking recently about going on a cruise, BJ even heard about the Official Star Trek Cruise and suggested that we should all go together (I'm in, you know I'm in). Everybody talking about cruises made it sound like none of them had actually ever done it. I have. It's pretty great... Read More

Sea of Thieves is the best game I've played in a long time!

I started playing Sea of Thieves on my XBox One and I'm really loving it! This is the open-world co-op I've been waiting for! Pirate adventure on the high seas, skeleton ghosts, buried treasure, this game has it all! Developed by Rare for Microsoft, Sea of Thieves is designed for 1-4 players, but I... Read More

One of my favorite comic books is getting a movie!

Paramount recently announced that they're working on a ROM: Space Knight movie! As a HUGE fan of the comic book series, I'm really excited about this movie! The only info I have right now is that Zak Penn (Ready Player One, The Avengers) is working on the script, but that's enough to get this geek... Read More

Did I say two zombie shows? I meant four!

There are, in fact, four different zombie shows that I'm watching right now. FOUR! The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, iZombie, and The Santa Clarita Diet. The first two are serious, dark, dramas. The last two... not so much. Sometimes, it's nice to take a break from the gloom and doom of the... Read More

Two Zombie Shows and I can't get enough!

While we're all still watching "The Walking Dead" on AMC, I'm the only one who's still watching "Fear The Walking Dead". That being said, I'm still really enjoying it and I wanted to talk with you all about that... Video of ep 96: Nothing to "Fear" but "Fear"... Read More

Geek Nation loves a good Convention!

We here at BJ Shea's Geek Nation really love going to conventions. Whether it's ECCC, Rose City Comicon, Lilac City Comicon, OrcaCon, Dragonflight, or whatever, some of our most memorable weekends of geekery have taken place at "The Con"! I take some time in this episode to remind you all of that... Read More

Book Movies: Good, Bad, or Otherwise?

You're always going to run into trouble converting a novel into a film. There's no way you can get everything from a book into a movie, even when you split the book into two or three movies, not to mention those times when books have been radically altered in order to make a movie. That being said... Read More