Jp and Ron pull out their 12-sided dice and Krull VHS tapes to talk about the rise of the science fiction and fantasy subculture of the 1970s. As we explore this era, we talk about how some of the geekier interests of the time might have led to or at least helped contribute to the success of Star Wars. Did Lucas write Star Wars knowing that there was a growing audience for this kind of subject matter or was he just at the right place during the right time? Music, video games, movies and novels…it seems like everything was becoming a little more geeky as people were looking for escapism from the harsher realities of the 70s. We also talk about how this culture’s popularity started to wane by the early 80s with subpar imitators and ripoffs. Are we coming up on another renaissance of geek culture with the release of Episode VII next year or did it never go away? Join us as we dive into the granularity of the 70s!