Chad (aka Darth Aqueous, Dark Lord of the Fish) is a geeky high school English teacher. He primarily writes about geek music, with a focus on the fandom-y (it’s totally a word!) elements of the lyrics. He also produces a weekly podcast with interviews of geeky musicians. He currently lives in Gainesville, FL, with his wife and three cats, Parker (named after the character on Leverage), Anya (from Buffy), and Zoe (from Firefly).
The Rookie is a futuristic sci-fi football novel available in hardcover, audiobook, and iPod app formats. If you're looking for something with plenty of action, plenty of violence, and plenty of emotional investment, The Rookie is a great place to start Read More
This was a different kind of episode because it wasn't so much about conning someone as it was exposing a con. Of course, being con artists themselves, the Leverage team certainly did con the con artist, Dalton Rand (played by 90210's Luke Perry), a Read More
This episode sees the return of Jim "Evil Nate" Sterling and Maggie, Nate's ex-wife. We also get to see Eliot run the show and understand why he's not just the muscle, but also the "retrieval specialist." Read More
Nate has to save his local pub, which also happens to be where his apartment / Leverage HQ is located. John McCrory, the owner, has just died, but he owed loan shark Mark Doyle $15,000. McCrory's daughter Cora doesn't have the money so Doyle gives her Read More
I was pleasantly surprised to realize that I recognized more of the music on the Leverage soundtrack than I thought I would, and it definitely evokes the show. The music itself runs the gamut from several types of jazz to pop to techno to orchestral, Read More
I recently had the chance to conduct an e-mail interview with Joseph LoDuca, the composer of the Leverage soundtrack (among many other soundtracks, including Evil Dead, Hercules, Xena, and Legend of the Seeker) about what it's like to score the hit TV show. Read More
In this episode, Tara Cole (Jeri Ryan) fills in for Sophie as the Leverage team helps a Chinese immigrant get away from a sweat shop as well as to raise enough money to bring her family to America. Read More
Turns out the team isn't happy about Nate's drinking so they did an intervention — but it involves Nate getting revenge on his former employer, Ian Blackpoole, and this means a con. Not since the pilot has there been such a perfect episode. Read More
Different from any previous episode, no one actually hires the Leverage team for a job. Instead, the job comes to them via snail mail when Parker's alias, Alice White, gets called for jury duty. Since she didn't play nice with the others on the team on Read More
"Stingray Sam is not a hero..." So begins the weird musical sci-fi western adventure story by Cory McAbee called, appropriately enough, Stingray Sam. The web series definitely reminds me in many ways of something written by Joss Whedon. If you crossed Read More
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