metal + hardcore
pop punk + alt-rock
indie spins

Geek Girl Riot

Dune, Ted Lasso, Needle in a Timestack

Click to copy link
CW from top left: Dune (photos © 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.) // Needle in a Timestack (photo: 
Lionsgate) // Ted Lasso (photo courtesy of Apple Studios)

We’re doing what we do best on Geek Girl Riot: Geeking out over some fantastical stories, including Dune, Ted Lasso, and Needle in a Timestack!

Ted Lasso
Ted Lasso is an unexpected delight that warms our hearts and brings us philosophical joy. Now that season 2 is out, Sherin and Philip ring the Spoiler Siren and dive into the storytelling, the characters, and what they love most about the series. Watch both seasons on Apple TV+ now!

If you know anything about GGR, it’s that we’ve been waiting for another Dune adaptation since before our radio show began. Sherin, Julian, and Philip have varying degrees of knowledge about the Dune-iverse, giving you a rundown of the original book series by Frank Herbert, before weighing in on the 1984 David Lynch film (and whether it’s the golden kind of trash). Then Sherin gives a spoiler-free teaser of the new Dune movie adaptation, hitting theaters and HBO Max on October 22. She says of the film: DUNE is a strong film and a beautiful adaptation of Herbert’s book. It’s cold-blooded, imaginative, and robust; this is the kind of epic sci-fi we need. Denis Villeneuve is a brilliant filmmaker and storyteller.”And ooh, you’ll wanna get into ALL of it by the time our Rioters are done.

“If you are a fan of epic sci-fi, Dune itself, or good filmmaking (and you enjoy the kind of machinations that come when wealthy houses battle for supremacy): You’ll be a fan of DUNE. It is a strong Part 1, and I am here for the entire ride.” –Sherin Nicole

Needle in a Timestack
Another one for your binge-watch list is Needle in a Timestack. Sherin and Julian recently attended a special screening & talk with director John Ridley at the Black Reel Awards hosted by Tim Gordon. Stay tuned to hear a quote from Ridley at the talk as well as a preview of the film from our Rioters. They talk about the cast, the story, and why it’s a fantastic blend of sci-fi and romantic drama you don’t often see on screen. Sherin says: “Leslie Odom Jr. is doing work in this film. When his character is triggered, the look of pain on his face, stunningly beautiful performance and deeply nuanced.” Watch Needle in a Timestack in theaters on Friday!

“John Ridley does something lovely in Needle in a Timestack, so does the cast. Within the film is a central question: What would you risk if you believed in true love?” –Sherin Nicole

Gifts found on Uncommon Goods - keep scrolling for a sweet deal!

Finding the perfect gift just got a whole lot easier thanks to our team-up with Uncommon Goods. Their site has a huge selection of presents for everyone in your life—from the art lovers to the jewelry collectors, the budding chefs to the whiskey drinkers, Uncommon Goods has got you covered. To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/ggriot. Don’t miss out on this limited time offer! Uncommon Goods. We’re all out of the ordinary.


Tune in to Geek Girl Riot on idobi Radio every Tuesday at 11pm ET / 8pm PT for your dose of late-night geekery. ’Til next time, see a list of everything our Rioters talked about below:


 – Dune
 – Ted Lasso
 – Needle in a Timestack
 – Foundation
 – Acapulco
 – Cowboy Bebop
 – DuneFrank Herbert
 – Dune (1984)
 – Star Wars
 – Alien
 – Lord of the Rings
 – Game of Thrones
 – Children of Dune
 – Star Trek
 – Trimmers
 – Clash of the Titans
 – Labyrinth
 – Beastmaster
 – Ladyhawke
 – The Expanse
 – Arrival
 – Blade Runner 2049
 – Queens
 – The Wheel of Time
 – American Crime Story 
 – The Apartment
 – Abre Los Ojos
 – Hamilton
 – Smash


More Shows

We utilize cookie technology to collect data regarding the number of visits a person has made to our site. This data is stored in aggregate form and is in no way singled out in an individual file. This information allows us to know what pages/sites are of interest to our users and what pages/sites may be of less interest. See more