Geek…to the third power.

First, it’s with considerable pride that we welcome Things From Another World as Outlook Portland‘s marquee sponsor. Long known as the Rose City’s premier outlet for sci-fi, comic, and fantasy-related toys, collectibles, books, clothing, and games, Things From Another World is throwing their mighty weight behind Outlook Portland, making sure that our unique brand of news and entertainment continues to dominate the media landscape.

Things From Another World…we salute you.

(Visit TFAW.com to find the physical location nearest you, and to learn more about their massive Kick-Ass Sale, happening throughout the month of April. Remember to let them know you heard about it here.)

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Second, there are few things I find more compelling than hearing artists and entertainers discuss their creative journeys — the paths that guided them toward (and through) particular projects and careers.

On this Sunday’s Outlook Portland (Sunday at 6:30am, only on NW32 TV), we’re joined by Mr. John Rogers, a man who intersects with the culture in multiple ways:

-He is the creator, showrunner, writer, and mastermind for the TV series Leverage

-He has written or co-written screenplays for such films as Transformers and The Core

-He contributed to the 4th edition of Dungeons & Dragons: Manual of the Planes

-He has written for numerous comic books and graphic novels

-And (as if to underscore his infallibility) he holds a degree in physics.

He also has myriad stories to share regarding Wil Wheaton, Kevin Mitnick, and how Dr. Who shaped his creative bent.

Join us this Sunday, and wallow in the geekish awesome that is John Rogers. (And…be watching for some web-only interview content, to be posted next week.)

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Finally, this week’s Outlook Portland will also mark the introduction of a brand-new feature, The Outlook Portland Editorial Reply. This first installment features the thoughts and ruminations of…well…Megatron. I could describe the segment further, but really, what else do you need to know?

It’s all on this week’s episode of Outlook Portland, Sunday at 6:30am, only on NW32 TV…the home of Gossip Girl, Melrose, and Rick Emerson.

NEXT WEEK: Pioneer in the field of blood-spatter analysis, and author of the new book Blood Secrets, Multnomah County Chief Deputy (Ret.) Rod Englert.

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