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Author Archives: Danniel Slade

Slade started Temple of Geek in 2012 with his friend as a podcast. Since then, it has become a lot more. His obsessions are Transformers, Star Wars, Classic Video Games, Superheroes, and comedies. Slade's life was turned to the Darkside when his father gave him a gift in 1985. He was presented with the leader of the Decepticons, Megatron. Since then, Slade has become a collector of the robots in disguise. The only other thing that comes close to Slade's love of Transformers is Star Wars. He has met a few of the cast over the years. Slade's one goal in life is to meet with George Lucas and just discuss movies with him.

Colossus Con Pop Culture Convention Invades Pleasanton April 8th!

Colossus Con

COLOSSUS CON Attention all geeks! The City of Pleasanton is about to become the geek capital of Northern California. The Colossus Con Pop Culture Convention coming to the Alameda County Fairgrounds April 8th, 2017. This convention will be a family-friendly celebration of all things pop culture from comic books to movies ...

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Temple of Geek “ToGCast” Episode 93: Our Favorite Actor’s Character Army

Character Army

http://media.blubrry.com/togcast/p/www.templeofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/ToGCast_Ep93_Our_Favorite_Character_Army.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | MoreDanniel, Jonathan, and Marcus discuss their favorite actor’s character army. What do we mean by that? Pick an actor and put all of the characters the portrayed into an army and that is it. Really ...

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Will The Negative Reviews Stop You From Watching Marvel’s Iron Fist?

Marvel's Iron Fist

Has Marvel lost its perfect track record with the Marvel Netflix series? On this week’s episode of the Temple of Geek “ToGCast”, we discussed the negative reviews that ‘Iron Fist’ has received prior to its premiere. Are they justified? We don’t know because at the time of this writing, the show is ...

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The Temple of Geek Microcast Episode 5: Thor Ragnarok and The Nintendo Switch

Ragnarok

Thor Ragnarok!   Danniel and Paul discuss the new pictures that Entertainment Weekly released for Thor Ragnarok. Paul talks about his initial impression on the Ninteno Switch. THINGS DISCUSSED Thor’s hair cut Valkyrie Jeff Goldblum The Nintendo Switch Controls The Screen on the Switch CHECK THIS OUT ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Exclusive First ...

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Cosplay Connection – Season 2 Episode 2: That’s So Laurel Cosplay

On this episode of Cosplay Connection, I speak with Laurel of That’s So Laurel Cosplay. Laurel (Yes, that is her real name!!) works PR in Atlanta, Georgia by day and cosplays by night. She has created some of the most amazing Black Canary Costumes that will you think she got them from ...

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Attention Geeks! You Need The Nerd Out App Today

Nerd Out App

The Nerd Out App Trying to keep up with all the events that the geek world has to offer can be a bit of a problem. In order to keep track of everything, you had to either go to the event’s website or social media page and track it yourself. Michelle ...

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Star Wars Force Friday II: The Countdown Begins This September

Force Friday II

Force Friday II Disney and Lucasfilm announced Star Wars Force Friday II. This fan event spans the globe celebrating the launch of new products inspired by “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. September 1, 2017 at 12:01 a.m., stores around the world will open for a celebration of all things Star Wars. Toys, collectibles, books, apparel and more ...

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10 Questions with Jeremy Bulloch

Jeremy Bulloch

Boba Fett is undoubtedly one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars Universe. The same could be said for the actor that portrays him, Jeremy Bulloch. Mr. Bulloch is no stranger to pop culture also appearing in other properties such as Doctor Who and 3 of the James Bond ...

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Meet The Cast Of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror

Are you ready for the 16th annual FAN EXPO DALLAS™?  The convention is set for Friday, March 31, through Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Dallas’ Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. This year several of the actors from the famous cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be on hand in attendance.  This will includes a ...

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Cosplay Connection Season 2 Episode 1 – Lauren Bancroft

http://media.blubrry.com/togcast/p/www.templeofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/Cosplay_S02E1_Lauren_Bancroft.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | MoreWelcome to the second season of Cosplay Connection. On this episode, I get to meet with Lauren Bancroft, who not only cosplay’s but is also a stand-up comedian. her fandom of choice is Doctor Who ...

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10 Questions With Jim Davis

Jim Davis

Jim Davis is the creator of Garfield, the orange and black feline who is obsessed with lasagna and hates Mondays. Garfield debuted in 1978 and has since become “The Most Widely Syndicated Comic Strip in the World,” according to the Guinness Book of World Records. I reached out to Mr. ...

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SQUARE ENIX and Marvel Entertainment Create Games under New Partnership

Marvel

Do you want to play games based on the Marvel Universe? Marvel Entertainment and SQUARE ENIX® are betting that you do by announcing a new multi-year, multi-game licensing agreement. This new agreement will allow Square Enix to develop and publish original games based on beloved Marvel Super Heroes. The first of ...

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Fan Expo Dallas 2017 Will Mark The Final Texas Appearance For Stan Lee

Stan Lee’s Farewell One of geek cultures biggest legends is coming to FAN EXPO DALLAS™ March 31 – April 2, 2017. That legend is Stan Lee. If you ever wanted to meet him and you live in Texas, you need to get to this con. Why you ask? First of all, ...

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KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Now Available

Kingdom Hearts 2.8

Are you ready to go back to the Kingdom Hearts Universe? Now you can once again with the release of KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. The collection consists of three stories that will take the player deeper into the Kingdom Hearts mythos. The collection also set the player up for the next ...

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Title Revealed! Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi

Something happened today… It’s official. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is the next chapter of the Skywalker saga. This December. #TheLastJedi https://t.co/ySkVwQcMTP pic.twitter.com/eHrPgbsRJq — Star Wars (@starwars) January 23, 2017 That’s right, the Star Wars Episode 8 just had its title revealed today on Starwars.com. Here is what they posted ...

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Retro Rebel Podcast – Episode 8: The Switch

Switch

http://media.blubrry.com/togcast/p/www.templeofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/Retro_Rebel_Episode_8.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | MoreThe Switch…. Stacy, Amanda, and Danniel discuss the Nintendo Switch. They break down their thoughts of the system and the games. They then transition in the topic of couch co-op. Stacy was driving to Texas ...

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10 Questions With Julie Dolan

Julie Dolan

Julie Dolan is an actress whose career has been quite expansive, spanning film, television, commercials, theater, voice-overs, music, and more. Ms. Dolan is the official voice for General/Princess Leia and has appeared in several Disney properties such as Disney Infinity 3.0 – The Force Awakens, Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, and Star ...

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Retro Rebel Podcast – Episode 7: Video Game Awards

Video Game Awards

http://media.blubrry.com/togcast/p/www.templeofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/Retro_Rebel_Episode_7.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | MoreThe Winner Goes To…. Stacy, Amanda, and Danniel discuss the Video Game Awards. They break down several of the categories and discuss who they thought should have won. There is a lot of Nintendo hate ...

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Temple of Geek Interviews Mark Hamill about Pop Culture Quest

Pop Culture Quest

Temple of Geek was invited to a Winter Series showcase of Comic-Con HQ premieres. While we were there, we happened to bump into the Jedi Master himself, Mark Hamill. We asked him a few questions about his new show, Pop Culture Quest which is streaming now on www.comic-conhq.com. (Tiffany) I’m Tiffany and ...

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Wear a Jacket Inspired by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Columbia Sportswear unveiled three limited-edition, high-performance jackets inspired by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This is the first time Columbia created a collection of movie merchandise. These jackets will be available in a very limited quantity on Columbia’s website and their retail locations beginning December 9. The high-performance jackets, featuring Columbia’s ...

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The Last of Us Part II – The Announcement

Last Of Us II

The sequel to The Last of Us was revealed at PSX on December 3rd 2016. Titled The Last of Us Part II, we will finally get to see what has become of Ellie and Joel since the events of the first game. No release date has been revealed for the ...

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Hits in 2017

MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE

Capcom unveiled a new fighting game today, MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE! That’s right people, this is the return of the highly revered action-fighting game series. Marvel and Capcom universes will collide like never before as these iconic characters team up for some action-packed player-versus-player combat! We are learning that MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE is currently ...

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Nintendo Classic: Buyers Beware of Price Gouging

NINTEDO CLASSIC The Nintendo Classic game systems was released on November 11th 2016 in limited supply. Fans went crazy trying to get a hold of this elusive game system. Since Christmas is right around the corner, I am sure you are trying to find one for that special someone. Please ...

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Retro Rebel Podcast – Episode 4: Virtual Reality and Peripherals

Virtual Reality

http://media.blubrry.com/togcast/p/www.templeofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/Retro_Rebel_Episode_4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | MoreStacy, Amanda, Danniel, and Rooster discuss Virtual Reality and gaming. There is also some talk about the best and worst peripherals. Enjoy! We also just started a new Patreon page!!! Please head over to patreon.com/templeofgeek ...

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Excited For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One

December is quickly approaching and I am getting excited. Sure, the holidays are great and Christmas and New Years are going to be awesome, but there is something else in December that has me excited. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to hit theaters on December 16th. With ...

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The Toy and Action Figure Museum: Be a Kid Again

If you ever find yourself on Adventure Road, you must take a quick stop in Paul’s Valley Oklahoma. In a small downtown building, you will find The Toy and Action Figure Museum. Do you enjoy toys? Then please make sure you visit this museum. Kevin Stark, the curator, has amassed an amazing assortment ...

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Slade Vs. Wizard World Austin 2016: Death to Ming Edition

Flash, a-ah, saviour of the universe Flash, a-ah, he’ll save everyone of us Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Flash, a-ah, he’s a miracle Flash, a-ah, king of the impossible   He’s for everyone of us Stand for everyone of us He’ll save with a mighty hand ...

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Slade vs. Amazing Houston: A Con That Is Every Bit Of Amazing

Another week, another convention for the Temple of Geek crew. This time, we traveled to Houston Texas to attend the Amazing Houston Comic Con. This convention has been going strong for three years in the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. This year the convention brought out their ...

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Slade vs. Geekinomicon: A New Convention in Oklahoma

I visited the great state of Oklahoma this Labor Day weekend to attend Geekinomicon. This con is a first year convention that ran for three days in the Cox Convention Center located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. When I entered the Cox Center, I learned very quickly that this was not a going ...

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10 Questions With Lorraine Cink

If you follow Marvel on any of their social media sites, you may have stumbled across Lorraine Cink. Lorraine currently hosts and writes two shows for Marvel. She is also an improviser who performs weekly in NYC. I reached out to Lorraine to see if she would answer a couple ...

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New Digital Content This Week for Nintendo Systems – August 18, 2016

It is Thursday, time to see what Nintendo is cooking with this week’s digital downloads: Nintendo eShop on Wii U Tadpole Treble – Get ready for a creative adventure as you swim through sheet music and avoid the notes of the game’s catchy soundtrack. Along the way, you’ll encounter massive bosses, ...

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New Digital Content This Week for Nintendo Systems – August 4, 2016

Its Thursday, so that means it is time for some new digital downloads from The BIG N. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Virtual Console on Wii U Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia – In the Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia game, you once again play as a ...

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New Digital Content This Week for Nintendo Systems – July 28, 2016

Another week, another slew of Nintendo digital releases. Here are this week’s Nintendo Download featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS Kirby: Planet Robobot – Another year older, another year … pinker? What better way to celebrate Kirby’s birthday than with a free demo of his new sci-fi adventure, Kirby: ...

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Sonic Mania Unveiled at Sonic’s 25th Anniversary Party

Friday night, during a sold out event at the House of Blues, Sonic celebrated his 25th anniversary by having two new Sonic The Hedgehog™ titles: Sonic Mania and an untitled original game for release on console and PC in 2017 be revealed by SEGA®. Sonic Mania brings fans back into the 2D ...

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Amazon Prime Invites You To Preview The Tick Pilot In August

Amazon has announced their 2016 comedy season pilot lineup today. This season will debut three new shows on August 19 in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan. One of these new shows is The Tick, described as an offbeat and dark superhero tale based on the acclaimed comic.   All ...

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New Digital Content This Week for Nintendo Systems – July 21, 2016

Its Thursday and that means we have new games being released on the Nintendo eShop. Below are the games that are available to you right now. Nintendo eShop on Wii U Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins + Training Demo – In this demo, enjoy the full animated short movie ...

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Life is Strange Episode 1: Chrysalis Is Free to Download

Square Enix and DONTDOD Entertainment have announced that the first episode of the narrative driven game LIFE IS STRANGE™ will be available to download for free on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Mac and PC starting on July 21, 2016 and running through FOREVER! To celebrate this, a new ...

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First “Rogue One” Toy Revealed

Felicity Jones received a surprise from Gwendoline Christie during the  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe on Friday. Christie presented Jones with her first Star Wars action figure of Jyn Erso. This was the public’s first look at the new Rogue One inspired Star Wars ...

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New Digital Content This Week for Nintendo Systems – July 14, 2016

Hey Nintendo fans! I have decided that I am going to share with you what new digital content is released on Nintendo’s consoles each week. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS Monster Hunter Generations – On July 15, get ready to hunt monsters ...

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Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 LIVE!!

Need to know how to watch Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016? The Star Wars Show is live streaming the event now. You can watch the stream below.       Danniel Slade Slade started Temple of Geek in 2012 with his friend as a podcast. Since then, it has become ...

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Nintendo Goes Retro This Holiday Season

When you visit store shelves this holiday season, you will be seeing an old friend, albeit slightly different. Nintendo has announced the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition with a release date of Nov. 11 and a suggested retail price of $59.99. The NES is back baby!! However, quite as you fondly ...

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Cosplay Connection Episode 6 – Shadow Kat Cosplay

http://media.blubrry.com/togcast/p/www.templeofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/Cosplay_Ep6_Shadow_Kat_Cosplay.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | MoreIn this episode of Cosplay Connection, I got the opportunity to meet with Kat, of Shadow Kat Cosplay. I find out more about her story and what she has been up to since she started ...

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I Have Issues With Independence Day Resurgence (Spoilers – Duh!)

I, like many other Americans, celebrated the 4th of July in the movie theater with a summer blockbuster. The movie I chose was the sequel to the explosive classic film that came out in 1996, Independence Day. I had very high expectations for this film. I mean, it has been 20 years ...

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My Favorite Moments of Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale (Spoilers)

Game of Thrones wrapped its 6th season up on Sunday. This episode was filled to the brim with goosebumps inducing moments. I wanted to write about my top 5 favorite moments of this episode. Advanced warning, this post will contain spoilers. So if you have not seen it yet, come back ...

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Happy 25th Birthday Sonic!

25 years ago today, SEGA introduced the world to a little blue hedgehog named Sonic. Since then the franchise has blown up into SEGA’s most successful franchise.     Sonic the Hedgehog was created to combat Nintendo’s Mario during the days of the console wars in the 90’s. While we ...

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Cosplay Connection Episode 4 – SaraStar TV

http://media.blubrry.com/togcast/p/www.templeofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/Cosplay_Ep4_SaraStarTV.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | MoreOn this episode, Danniel meets with Sara from SaraStarTV to find out how she comes up with the ideas for her makeup tutorials.   Find out more by visiting SaraStar Tv’s social media sites: ...

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See William Shatner for Free at Fan Expo Dallas

Celebrating Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary, Legendary Captain Kirk to Officially Open Convention with Free Presentation on June 3     DALLAS, DATE – Half a century ago, Capt. James T. Kirk and his brave crew embarked on a 5-year mission into the final frontier, exploring strange new worlds, seeking out ...

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10 Questions With Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen published her first novel in 1987 titled Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller. Since then, she has published over 40 books, been published in 40 countries and has sold more than 30 million copies around the globe. Tess wrote a series of novels, starting with the Surgeon, about a ...

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10 Questions With Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill is Luke Skywalker. He is the Joker. He is also the Trickster. Mark Hamill has played some of my most favorite characters of all time. I was very fortunate and got to ask Mr. Hamill a few questions. (Danniel Slade) Mark, thank you so much for taking the ...

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The TARDIS Has Landed in Texas (Press Release)

Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez and Jenna Coleman Together for First Time Ever in North America at Fan Expo Dallas Texas’ Largest Gathering of Pop Culture Lovers Taking Over Dallas Convention Center for Three Days DALLAS, April 15, 2016 – The Lone Star State’s biggest congregation of comics, sci-fi, ...

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