Biography: Born and raised in Chicago — with a decade-long detour in Saudi Arabia — before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, Zaki Hasan is an author, journalist, and professor of communication and media studies. A lifelong pop-culture buff, Zaki has been a media critic for more than 20 years, with his reviews and analyses appearing in The San Francisco Chronicle, IGN, Philly Weekly, and HuffPost, among others. He is also a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle, co-author of Quirk Books’ Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture, and co-host of the MovieFilm and Nostalgia Theater Podcasts.
Favorite Films: Planet of the Apes, The Godfather, L.A. Confidential, Spotlight, and Good Will Hunting
Favorite TV Shows: The West Wing, The Simpsons, NYPD Blue, ER, and Cheers