Are you looking for the perfect gift for the Geek with everything? Give them, Vintage Geek by Marshall Julius. I thought I knew somethings Geek, but I might have to turn in my Geek Card! Even areas I felt I had some knowledge in (but by no means an expert in) stumped me. There is everything from James Bond (Roger Moore), Stephen King, Batman the animated series, Star Trek (original), Disney and 1950’sci-fi movie trivia. Guest questioners (Mark Hamill, George Takei, Sam J. Jones to name a few) also pop in one of the 50 questions in each section. There is something for everyone and everyone will find both new and familiar trivia.
Each section has a list of the questions followed by a not for the “go to page” for the answers. These are not all easy (the Bond section alone made me question my love of 007, but to be fair, I am a Sean Connery not Roger Moore Bond Girl). What does the sign say on the gate of Kananga’s crocodile farm? (I could see the scene, but I could not get pass the guy with the bad mechanical hand clouding the image…). And things like What’s the first Thing Mary Jane Watson ever said to Peter Parker? is out of my area of knowing (Anyone? And as a sort-of-hint sometimes the question is from the comic not the movie). But I did get one of the bounty hunters in Star Wars (spoiler: there are six) and the colors of the uniforms in Star Trek. But who really knows where the Seven Dwarfs keep the key to the diamond mine?
Each chapter also has an introduction to the subject you are about to read about. I am focusing on the Bond chapter as Julius has an interesting reason for picking Moore and not Connery (both of whom are His Bonds, and he explains how he could have two favorite Bonds). There is also an introduction-introduction at the beginning of the madness and fun by Simpsons writer Mike Reiss (and there is a Simpson chapter). There are a few photographs of the author meeting heroes (the one of him meeting Tom Baker is 100% Fandemonium love).
If you came here to chew bubble gum and read Geek Trivia, and you are all out of bubble gum, Vintage Geek is the way to go!