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The Legal Geeks are proud to be attorneys and geeks. We have been recognized by the ABA Journal Web 100 for one of the best legal podcasts in 2017 and nominated for Best Podcast by the Geekie Awards in 2015. Please enjoy our podcasts exploring legal issues Sci Fi, comic books, and pop culture, from Star Wars to Captain America and all things geek. Our podcasts are not legal advice and for entertainment only.
 
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Is Greef Karge now the head of state for Nevarro? Was it child endangerment for the Mandalorian to direct the Child in repairing the Razer Crest? Was the assault on the Imperial outpost legal under the laws of war or a law enforcement action? Join us for our in-depth legal analysis of The Mandalorian, Chapter 12, The Siege. Support the show (https:…
 
What happened to General Maximillian Veers after the Battle of Endor? If he had been captured and tried as a war criminal, would he have been convicted? Join The Legal Geeks as they review the Rules of War and combat history of General Veers from Culroon III to Zaloriss to the Battle of Hoth. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)…
 
The Boys is off to a whale of a good time in season 2. Attorneys Josh Gilliland and Megan Hitchcock discuss the Battery and Employment Discrimination Based on a Disability of a Super-Hero, Extortion of S&M Supes, Murder of Government Officers, whether Homelander has any parental rights, hate crimes, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and the case ag…
 
Nothing says 1950s monster movies like a nuclear submarine fighting a giant octopus in San Francisco. This classic Ray Harryhausen film is packed to the gills with legal issues. Join Christine Peek and Josh Gilliland ask they discuss whether the Navy could draft [the fictional] Dr. Leslie Joyce, whether Commander Mathews could be subject to a haras…
 
Can Darth Vader murder Imperial officers for poor job performance? And what can Vader teach us about contract modification? Join our brave band of lawyers from The Legal Geeks as they take on war crimes on Hoth, whether Luke had a duty to rescue his friends from the Empire, the legality of dumping trash in space. Featuring Steve Chu (Assistant US A…
 
Bounty hunting is a complicated profession. That is why lawyers geeked out over all of the legal issues in the first season of The Mandalorian. Can bounty hunters use lethal force? What is the enforceability of an oral contract made during a shoot out? Is it murder to shoot a droid or destruction of property? Find out with Joshua Gilliland, Megan H…
 
We love Star Trek Lower Decks. Join Josh Gilliland, Steve Chu, and Nari Ely for in-depth analysis of the first two episodes of Lower Decks, "Second Contact" and "Envoys." This episode covers Recklessness with a Bat’leth, legality of personal vs for profit use of holodecks, liability for domestic animals, bribery, drunk flying, and diplomatic incide…
 
Recorded for #ComicConatHome! The full panel with extra content! It's all out lawyers attack! What can Kaiju movies teach us about shelter in place orders? Are parents financially responsible for kids who create a giant napping monster with cosmic rays? What are the First Amendment lessons from Mothra? Are common carriers such as trains, planes, an…
 
Every adventure has its beginning. Steve Chu sat down with Judge Carol Najera to discuss with Josh Gilliland how The Legal Geeks were formed and our first appearance at San Diego Comic Con. Josh shared a brief history of the first Comic Con appearance in 2015 and highlights through the years. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)…
 
We’re on a Mission from God….to review the legal issues in the 1980 classic The Blues Brothers. From reckless driving to fraud, The Blues Brothers is a high speed chase of unlawful acts with an amazing soundtrack. Tune in with Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland as they cue up their legal analysis. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theleg…
 
The Ultra Q episode "Tokyo Ice Age," is a wild story with plane crashes, child safety, and fighter pilot turned drunk jewel thief. Nari Ely and Josh Gilliland put on their cold weather gear for in-depth legal analysis of this time when cars did not have seatbelts and the idea of a nuclear reactor in Antarctica can be a plot point that no one worrie…
 
Amity Island has more than a shark problem....it has legal liability. Joshua Gilliland is joined by his friends Steve Chu and Kathy Steinman to discuss the municipal liability in the 1975 classic JAWS in honor of the film's 45 anniversary. Was Mayor Vaughn right to keep the beaches open? Was the medical examiner pressured by the mayor to change to …
 
Why does an entrepreneur think he can take people from an island, shoot those in his way, and then declare those six inch tall twin women are his property to perform in a live musical show? Just what is his liability when a giant angry moth attacks to rescue the enslaved twin women? Attorneys Joshua Gilliland and Nari Ely explore these issues and m…
 
We say goodbye to The Clone Wars with our review of Victory and Death. Join Josh Gilliland, Thomas Harper, and Stephen Tollafield for one last mission with Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex, as they discuss treason, lawful demotions, desertion, pseudocide, and the duty to bury. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)…
 
Josh Gilliland and Nari Ely review the conclusion to the Heisei Gamera trilogy, Gamera 1999: Revenge of Iris! Did Ms. Asakura kidnap Ayana from the hospital? Could Aynana be prosecuted for the deaths in her village? Could she qualify for the insanity defense? Join Josh and Nari as they discuss these issues and more. Support the show (https://www.pa…
 
This Star Wars Day we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. We ask three judges what "Empire" means to them and for their analysis of a legal issue in the film. Our judicial interviews include: Circuit Judge John Owens, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; New York Judge Matthew Sciarrino, Acting Justice Supreme Court at Kings County …
 
Just how do you remove a traitorous leader from office who has perpetrated a massive fraud upon the galaxy to justify a war that has eroded civil liberties? We can tell you, it is not to confront that leader with lightsabers in what looks like a military coup d'etat. Join Josh Gilliland, Thomas Harper, and Stephen Tollafield as they analyze the pen…
 
Our legal review of the Siege of Mandalore continues with The Phantom Apprentice! What are the legal risks for Clone Troopers in combating Maul’s forces? Was Almec’s custodial interrogation proper? Do Maul’s followers meet the legal definition of “Gang”? Join Josh Gilliland, Thomas Harper, and Stephen Tollafield as they confront these issues and mo…
 
False surrenders. Military invasions. Civilian advisors. Josh Gilliland, Thomas Harper, and Stephen Tollafield confront the issues of Perfidy at Yerbana, whether the invasion of Mandalore to capture Maul was similar to capturing Manuel Noriega, the Bailment of Ahsoka’s Lightsabers, and more, in our review The Clone Wars episode “Old Friends Not For…
 
Is it cool for Ahsoka Tano to hide bombs around the Pykes’ Spice processing plant? Could she be prosecuted for murder if anyone died? Or was it all self-defense? Join Josh Gilliland, Thomas Harper, and Stephen Tollafield as they discuss these issues and more in The Clone Wars episode Together Again. Be sure to check out Ryloth Relics for their amaz…
 
The Heisei Gamera Trilogy is the Gold Standard of Kaiju movies. Attorneys Josh Gilliland and Nari Ely geek out of the giant-jet-turtle-powered legal issues in Gamera Guardian of the Universe. Could the police just deputize and Ornithologist for an investigation? Would a flock of Gyaos be outside police jurisdiction? Would the government's use of th…
 
What is a company's liability if an employee is professionally jealous of a coworker, whose act of corporate sabotage results in a giant mole derailing trains? Well, if those legal issues keep you up at night, attorneys Joshua Gilliland and Nari Ely have answers for you. Tune in as they discuss and analyze the classic Ultra Q episode, The Terror of…
 
Did Trace and Rafa have a cause of action against the Jedi Order or Republic for the accidental death of their parents in Ziro the Hutt’s prison escape? Is the Pyke Syndicate a government or just organized crime? Join Josh Gilliland, Thomas Harper, and Stephen Tollafield for their analysis of the Clone Wars episode Dangerous Debt. Support the show …
 
The classic Ultraman episode Shoot the Invader has our hero destroy an Alien Baltan spacecraft with 2.03 Baltans onboard. The Baltan homeworld was destroyed by a "mad scientist" with nuclear weapons. Were the Baltans refugees? Did Ultraman commit genocide by destroying their ship? Joshua Gilliland and Nari Ely explores these issues and more in Ultr…
 
Do you need a pilot's license to fly a starship? What happens if you cross into a military no fly zone? And who would enter a contract with galactic gangsters? Join Joshua Gilliland, Thomas Harper, and Stephen Tollafield as they review some really legally dangerous personal decisions on The Clone Wars episode "Deal No Deal." Support the show (https…
 
What is a parent's liability if their child commits trespassing to draw a kaiju on a pipe that comes to life and shuts down the economy of Japan? Join attorneys Joshua Gilliland and Nari Ely as they explore the world of parental liability and quarantine laws reviewing the classic Ultraman episode "Terrifying Cosmic Rays." Support the show (https://…
 
Was Ahsoka denied post-Jedi benefits after her trial? Did she engage in reckless driving of her speeders or was her near accident caused by a defective product? And just what is the duty to warn about demolition droids? Join attorneys Joshua Gilliland, Thomas Harper, and Stephen Tollafield as they geek out over The Clone Wars. Support the show (htt…
 
Is there a valid insanity defense for Dr. Agnes Jurati because her mind could not process The Admonition? Can we add treason and collaboration as charges against Commodore Oh for leading a Romulan fleet to Coppelius Station? Join attorneys Christine Peek, Steve Chu, and Joshua Gilliland as they explore these issues and more. Support the show (https…
 
How are Prisoners of War supposed to be treated? Is there a duty to rescue POW's? Attorneys Josh Gilliland and Thomas Harper review The Clone Wars episodes A Distant Echo, On the Wings of Keeradaks, and Unfinished Business, to discuss POW rights and Anakin Skywalker's enhanced interrogation of Admiral Tench. Support the show (https://www.patreon.co…
 
How can Commodore Oh be prosecuted for the attack on Mars? Was shooting xBs a hate crime? And can anyone defend Dr. Agnes Jurati for her crimes? Join attorneys Steve Chu, Josh Gilliland, and Christine Peek as they take on the many issues in Star Trek Picard "Broken Pieces." Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)…
 
The Armorer told the Mandalorian, “A Foundling is in your care. By creed, until it is of age or reunited with its own kind, you are as its father. This is the way.” Would a court appoint the Mandalorian as The Child’s guardian? Law students Claudia Salinas (California Western School of Law), Denise Barnes (Thomas Jefferson Law School), Leasly Salaz…
 
Josh Gilliland and Thomas Harper are ecstatic about #CloneWarsSaved! In the first episode, "Bad Batch," Commander Cody and Captain Rex contend with issues of hazarding a vessel, insubordination, and possible collaboration. Plus Josh geeks out on the using predictive analytics in document review. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgee…
 
Are Ex-B’s a protected class from discrimination? Is it really a good idea to NOT consult a lawyer before a secret space mission to save an android from Romulan death squads? Attorneys Steve Chu and Josh Gilliland discuss these issues and more from “The End is the Beginning” from Star Trek Picard. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalg…
 
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