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Educating [Geeks] S4 E04 – Highlander (The Movie)

30 years ago marked the beginning of the Highlander franchise with the release of the 1986 film “Highlander. Geek hosts Alice, Andrea and Devon were joined by super fan Norm to discuss this classic movie. We debate whether or not we would choose to live forever, Norm shares his deep love for the Highlander universe and we all attempt to cast a new film.

Is ‘Almost Human’ the love child of ‘RoboCop’ and ‘Terminator?’


Short answer: Maybe.

Slightly longer answer: Maybe not.

First of all, in the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that I loathed the original RoboCop and RoboCop 2. And, if you haven’t listened to Educating [Geeks] S2 E1, you can check out our general Geekhost consensus there.

To be frank, I disliked the films so much that the only reason I’d actually pay to see the reboot is because it stars Joel Kinnaman from the bizarrely controversial AMC series, The Killing. Unlike my fellow Geekhosts, I’m unable to look back at the original’s hokey special effects and lame attempts at both drama and comedy with fondness, because I waited far too long into adulthood to see it. No nostalgia for me. Womp-womp.