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The Geeky Mormon Presents…Episode 1: The Geeky Mormon

I know I have been teasing this for a few months now, and as a result of the work I have been  doing to get this off the ground, I have not done much of anything on the blog. However, after all that time and effort, episode one is here.

I thought I would take this opportunity to talk very briefly about what this podcast will be. I decided to call it The Geeky Mormon Presents… because each week I will be picking a new topic to present to you. These topics will range from movies to TV shows to books to graphic novels and beyond. Whatever sounds like fun to talk about.

What would be awesome, though, is to get some feedback from all of you on different topics you would like to see covered, or different questions you might have. That would make things more interesting, I think.

It is a scary thing to put myself out there in this way. It doesn’t seem like it should be, but honestly I was terrified to do this. I want to do a good job, and I want this to be a podcast you all enjoy and something I could be proud of. To that end, I need your feedback and suggestions on what I could do better with the show. I think with your help, I could make this a great weekly show.

Thank you for your patience as I have been putting this all together, and I appreciate all your support. If you like the show, please leave a positive review once it is on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. That will help other people to find the show and it will help us to grow our community.

Thank you all again, and I hope you enjoy the show and the episodes to follow.

Farewell President Monson

Last night, the Prophet and President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Thomas S. Monson, passed away. I felt his passing merited a blog post here. I know it is outside what I normally write about here, but this was on of the truly great people alive today, and I feel it would be appropriate.

For my own personal journal, I have started a private blog, written each day as a letter to my kids. For this post, I have decided to share my entry for today.

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The Last Jedi-Luke’s Journey

Star Wars: The Last Jedi just released a little over a week ago and just like almost everything in pop culture, it is causing quite the stir. Some fans loved it, some fans hated it. Some fans had expectations on where the story was going, and the movie did not live up to those expectations. A lot of these fans have become very vocal on social media, some even going so far as to start a petition for TLJ to not be Star Wars canon.

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30Days30Characters: Day 20- The Doctor

I have been looking forward to this week since I started this series of blog posts at the beginning of the month. There are so many TV characters that I love, and it is interesting to look back on how my tastes have changed over the years. For instance, there was a time when I just didn’t get the appeal of Doctor Who. I saw it on late nights on PBS, but I just never got it. More and more people were talking about it, so I tried to give it another shot, and found a new favorite character.

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30Days3Characters: Day 19-Benjamin Sisko

This week is all about television. I will be highlighting seven characters from TV who I love, and why I love them. This was probably the hardest category for me to limit to just seven. Maybe it’s sad, but I have seen so much TV and love so much TV. It was a huge part of my childhood and adolescence. In any case, when we talk about TV, there is only one place where I can start.

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30Days30Characters: Day 18- Indiana Jones

This is the last post in the movies week for 30 Days 30 Characters. I tried to go beyond just some of my favorite characters, and provide some kind of diversity in what was presented. I know I had three Star Wars characters, and that may have hurt the variety. There are so many great characters out there, in comics, in movies, in television and in books. I don’t think this is the last time I will run this series on the blog. What characters have I left out, in your opinion? Let me know by emailing me at

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30Days30Characters: Day 17-Darth Vader

Every one of the characters on this list so far have been heroes. This is probably not an accident. I have never been one to love the villains in a show or movie or book. I almost alway s pull for the hero. That’s what I like, a really great good guy. That being said, I have to recognize that every good story I like has a good villain or two. So, it’s not that I don’t like the villains, or appreciate the villains. It’s more that I identify more with the good guys. Most of the time.

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30Days30Characters: Day 15 Marty McFly

Wow. Day 15. We are already half way through the month of November. Can you believe it? I can tell you that I can’t. I feel like the month has flown by. Thanksgiving is just next week, and then it’s basically Christmas time. This year has just flown by, and it feels like November has gone by even quicker.

At the beginning of the month, I set out to more consistently post on my blog. The challenge I set for myself was to do one shortish post everyday featuring a character I love. So far, it has gone pretty good. I’ll admit, the first week was better than the last couple of days. I have fallen behind by a day or so a couple of times, but this is the 15th post in the series, and today is the 15th, so we are on schedule.

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30Days30Characters: Day 14- Rey

Not really on purpose, but I have a few Star Wars characters featured this week. I know I emphasized that I wanted a diversity of characters from a wide selection of films on this list this week, and now I am doing my second Star Wars character. I’`ll be honest, with the Last Jedi coming out in about a month, I kind of have Star Wars on the brain. Plus, there are a lot of really great characters in the Star Wars Universe. I probably could have done a list of 30 characters all from Star Wars, so two or three isn’t that bad, really.

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30Days30Characters: Day 13- Napoleon Dynamite

Have I mentioned how hard it was to plan for this week? It was really hard. There are so many movies that I love and so many characters that I love. Plus I wanted to have a variety of characters. I mean, really, I could have picked seven characters from Star Wars or something like that, but I wanted this list to be somewhat diverse. Today’s selection is part of that effort. It is a little weird, but it is from a movie I can’t help but love. So…

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