Category Archives: Commentary

Why Dune Shouldn’t Be Gender-Swapped

Good morning, campers.  Today, here at Catholic Geeks, we’re going to play Let’s Kick The Woke Hornets’ Nest And See How Much The Internet Loses Its S**t. Step right up, folks. I was at home, minding my own business, when … Continue reading

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Psychics and Pineapples: A Review of ‘Psych’

Psych is a quick-witted, fast talking dramedy following the adventures of Shawn Spencer, the fake psychic who consults with the Santa Barbara Police Department; with the aid of his reluctant friend, Burton Guster, a pharmaceutical salesman, they ‘investigate, catch bad … Continue reading

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Debunking Liars Who Didn’t Bother Watching the Show They Criticize: A Babylon 5 Fisk (Part Two)

So, here we are again for another extended romp through the cesspool at Tor.com. Jennifer Geisbrecht (achoo) didn’t finish spewing her vitriol at Babylon 5 in a short post, so it’s taking me twice as long to prove she’s wrong. … Continue reading

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Debunking Liars Who Didn’t Bother Watching the Show They Criticize: A Babylon 5 Fisk (Part One)

I know, it’s been a while.  Life happened, and the blog got buried under things like getting married, moving, getting a new job, and getting pregnant. Yeah. But then my dear husband read this blog post to me this morning, … Continue reading

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Ask a Catholic Geek: Moral Culpability in Service

I’ve been meaning to start up an Ask a Catholic Geek series, and this question posed in our Facebook group was the perfect opportunity. How do we explain, using moral theology, why it is licit to allow racists to use your … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Chuck Wendig

Editor’s Note: If you are unaware of it, Star Wars author Chuck Wendig went on an extended tirade online against Star Wars fans for being racist, bigoted, white supremacist, misogynistic, illiterate, masculinist, mediocre, and possessing an overabundance of earwax. Okay, that last part … Continue reading

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The Murder of Alfie Evans

The more I look at Europe, the more I think it would look pretty whilst on fire.For the past twenty years, I’ve watched Europe fall apart. I saw the EU throw their entire Christian history under the bus in the … Continue reading

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“Annihilation” and My Spiritual Journey

About halfway through Lent, I decided to check out a new sci-fi horror film called Annihilation, which follows a group of scientists on an expedition into a mysterious “shimmer” that has already swallowed up multiple military teams. It’s an excellent … Continue reading

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Book Awards Season, 2018

If you’re like me, you’re a little weary of posts about awards. Though I’m of the persuasion where I ignore everything but book awards, and I still ignore most of those. This will be a quick reminder for those out … Continue reading

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Review: The Torchship Trilogy

Today, we present Torchship by Karl K. Gallagher Imagine, if you will, a Firefly that did not suck… and that it is written by David Weber, before Weber’s world became Game of Starships with 500 characters you can’t remember.   A captain who’ll … Continue reading

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A Review of The Last Jedi

The reviews on The Last Jedi range from “IT’S THE BEST THING EVA!!!” To “IT”S WORSE THAN THE PREQUELS!!” Yeah… no. My first real problem with The Last Jedi was when I heard that The Force Awakens had to have its ending redone … Continue reading

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[Guest Post] Rogue One: A Catholic Story

Robert Towne writes about Catholic parallels in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Continue reading

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Not Clowning Around: a Catholic Take on IT

I’m not someone who generally seeks out horror movies; when I went to see the new film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel IT, I was doing going to see a movie with friends. I wasn’t quite sure what I was … Continue reading

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BlizzCon 2017: An Opening Ceremony Recap!

Some of you might remember that, last year, I did a blow-by-blow recap of the BlizzCon opening ceremonies, and it turns out I’m in a good position to do it again! For those who aren’t familiar, BlizzCon is Blizzard Entertainment’s … Continue reading

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How To Make Catholics Look Like Crazy Extremists: A Courtship Fisk

Sometimes, it seems like Catholics forget that while Christ told us that we should not be “of the world,” we still have to live in it.  “I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that … Continue reading

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The Catholic Geek: DragonCon 2017 Report

The Catholic Geek: DragonCon Report 09/17 by We Built That Network | Books Podcasts://percolate.blogtalkradio.com/offsiteplayer?hostId=533877&episodeId=10267405 Declan Finn (Love at First Bite) reports on the Dragon Awards, and the latest news about Monster Hunter International, the SHOT Show, guns, Harry Dresden spin-offs, … Continue reading

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DragonCon 2017: Magnificent Men of Sci-Fi/Fantasy Panel

The top men of our genres discuss their careers & offer advice to new writers. Panelists: Kevin J. Anderson, Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, Peter David, and Larry Niven. Yes, it’s audio only. Sorry, again, this isn’t mine, so no, I … Continue reading

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The 2017 Dragon Award Ballot Is In!

Vote early, vote often …. Sorry, some Chicago humor. Anyway, he Dragon Award Ballot went live for 2017 Let’s take a look, see if we know any names. Best Science Fiction Novel Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey A Closed and Common … Continue reading

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Marvel at #SDCC 2017: Captain Marvel, Thor, and Infinity War

This probably qualifies as being geeky enough for our readership: a quick look at some of what the Marvel Cinematic Universe had at San Diego Comic Con this year. This is “some,” in part, because they dropped an Infinity War … Continue reading

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Review: Lou Antonelli’s Another Girl, Another Planet

Let’s keep this one short:  Buy Lou Antonelli’s Another Girl, Another Planet. Thanks. No, that’s it, go out, buy this book. You don’t like or read alternate history? Neither do I. Too bad, you’ll like it anyway. Really. …. Sigh. Okay. … Continue reading

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