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By Jim Kettner, John Mihaly, and Scott Brown

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The name Galaktacus originates from a youthful mispronunciation of a classic comic book character best known for eating planets. Before all of the blockbuster film franchises and the non-stop spoiler-filled internet coverage there was limited space to openly discuss such topics let alone their proper pronunciations. ("Is it Mag-neato or Mag-net-o?") So with that in mind, what started as a long-running, inside joke has now become a word that best defines the spirit of this podcast—looking at comic books, sci-fi, film, television, music, literature and gaming from the perspective of individuals who have grown up in this evolving "nerd culture" and are amazed by the ways in which it has taken over the mainstream. Galaktacus attempts to eschew that "angry nerd" character and celebrate the good, the bad and the weird that comes along with this current golden age of pop culture. So let the devouring begin!

Customer Reviews


These nerds really know how to break it down, and even a pop culture novice (like myself) can become invested in the topics. My favorite feature is the retool, reboot or retire.

Smartest pop-culture pod out there

These guys are the friends I wish I had. They are super smart and unabashedly passionate about the awesomeness of the comic universe. CAN'T...STOP.....LISTENING....!!!!

Smart Geek Criticism

A couple episodes in - Great mix of history, industry, and cultural criticism. These guys have almost encyclopedic geek knowledge across multiple media but smell like energy drinks and nacho cheese dust. Fun, sharp, culturally literate analysis for geeks of all interest levels. I’d love to hear them talk more about historical stuff, maybe reviews and criticism of older media, as they have a really interesting long-view of the culture that’s rare in geek criticism and completely absent in mainstream criticism of geek media.

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