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GeekChew No. 29: The Martian/The Private Eye

The power couple records our first, but not last, pod while geographically separated. Sound quality suffered, but we'll keep trying to get it right! This week we talk about the new Ridley Scott movie, The Martian. Starring Matt Damon and a super duper all-star cast, the movie is based on a novel by Andy Weir about an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars. It's a great movie that's funny and smart, fairly scientifically accurate (according to people who would know), and really well acted. It's awesome sauce. We also discuss Vol. 1 of The Private Eye, the digital book from Brian K. Vaughn and Marcos Martin that's available on for whatever price you think is fair. Set in 2076 LA in a world where a now-defunct Internet once dumped all private information out into the world, the story follows a paparazzo who gets pulled into investigating a murder. Surprise! We thought this book was also awesome. Two awesome things, one podcast.