CW from top left: Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe // Lil Nas X (photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) Star Trek: Picard (photo via CBS All Access) // Agency by William Gibson
We have a lot of thoughts on Geek Girl Riot this week about everything from The Grammys to Lore Olympus, to William Gibson’s new book Agency to Star Trek: Picard. Dive in!
Sharing Some Love + Dissecting The Grammys
There’s been a lot of heartbreaking news lately and our Rioters are getting out all of their feelings about it. They honor Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant, along with John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Payton Chester, Sarah Chester, Christina Mauser, and Ara Zobayan who were tragically killed in a helicopter crash over the weekend. Our Rioters also send some love to those facing hard times from the spread of illnesses and natural disasters—it’s more important than ever for us to look out for each other.
Exploring Lore Olympus
We’re headed to Mount Olympus in this segment to offer some love to the gods. Sherin, Julian, and Kat talk about the webtoon Lore Olympus created by Rachel Smythe and how incredibly fantastical it is. There are gods and titans and love stories and dissections of trauma and abuse, wrapped up in a mythical world. Get ready to start scrollin’!
Talking Agency + Saluting Picard
Kat tells us all about William Gibson’s new book Agency and the insightful talk he recently gave at DC’s Politics and Prose bookstore. Then our Rioters set their phasers to fun in order to chat about Star Trek: Picard and tell you why it’s a great addition to the Trek Verse.
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Tune in to Geek Girl Riot on idobi Radio every Tuesday at 11pm ET / 8pm PT for your dose of late-night geekery from our team of rioters. ’Til next time, see a list of everything our Rioters talked about below:
– Lore Olympus
– Star Trek: Picard
– Agency – William Gibson
– The Farewell
– Neuromancer – William Gibson
– Star Trek: Discovery
– Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – Philip K. Dick
– Blade Runner
– Star Trek: Nemesis