This week is our first podcast via Skype, since Russ is out of town for a while. There were a few bumps but overall it came out pretty good. We talk about our introduction to TSR novels, including Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance. In animation we discuss our favorite Saturday morning cartoons from when we were kids. In the Table Top Games segment we talk about the World of Darkness games. Please excuse the minor technical issues and enjoy the show.
This week we talk about video games, including Blood Bowl II and Lego Avengers. From there it’s on to books where we talk about Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens and audio books. Then we move to animation where we talk about a variaty of movies and shows including some DC and Marvel super hero properties as well as Voltron, whose season two was just released on Netflix.
But we digress… This seemed to be the theme this episode as we did tend to drift off topic more than normal, but we would always come back around to what we started talking about. This week we talk Movies, Star Wars Episode VIII has a name, Video Games, what games are coming out soon, and Books, classic sci-fi and others, along with our usual assortment of what’s been going on, what’s coming up, and booze.
This episode we welcome our second special guest, Shawn, to the show. The three of us talk Star Trek in the TV segment and determine our favorite series in the Trek universe as well as discussing some favorite episodes. From there we move on to Movies and get into all of the nerd-tastic movies coming out this summer and what we are looking forward to the most. Then it’s on to Video Games in our final segment and a discussion of what we are currently playing, including some older games that we’ve gone back to.
This week we come full circle back to the same topic categories we had in our first episode. We talk Comics, including IVX (Inhumans Vs X-Men). We keep TV going for another week by discussing the new Constantine anmimated show, the return of Grimm, and binge watching shows. Movies comes back with us talking about the Underworld series along with other vampire movies.
This is our first show of the new year and we hit double digits; for our episodes not listeners. Warning there are spoilers this week as we talk Rogue One in our Anything Goes category. We also talk about our favorite non-mainstream comic books in the Comic segment, and our favorite nerd-centric sitcoms when we bring TV back to the show. We also get to play with our new equipment for the first time. Sit back, enjoy, and Happy New Year to everyone!
This week we discuss our first foray outside of Dungeons & Dragons and into the role playing game Star Frontiers as well as other early TSR games. We also talk about the board/card game Red Dragon Inn. We get into some upcoming events and our experiences at various sci-fi and other conventions. We wrap things up by bringing back a topic from our first episode, comics, where we discuss the series “Invincible” by Image Comics. We also touch on Spawn and Todd McFarlane, his art and the toy line he created. As always we still talk about alcohol and other things going on in the nerd universe.
A couple of days ago in a basement not far away… You didn’t ask for it but we know you wanted it, the all Star Wars episode. In this episode we talk about all of the Star Wars movies (yes, the prequels too) along with a little bit on the video games and even the Star Wars Holiday Special. We also give you our first, spoiler free, impressions of the new movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
You should be getting Episode 7 shortly via iTunes or Google Play subscriptions. It will be available on the website as well as soon as the site catches up. This episode we talk about the new Batman animated movie with Adam West and Burt Ward voicing the caped crusader, along with a little bit about the old 60’s Batman show. From there we move on to more about Dungeons & Dragons and our experiences with the game. To end the show we introduce our newest segment we are calling “Anything Goes” where this week we discuss curling, and how everyone has their own nerd specialties and how we should not dismiss or degrade anyone just because they aren’t into or don’t know as much as you about something.
We borrowed this name from the Pub Crawl at the Michigan Renaissance Festival, with all props to John Wray for coming up with the name originally, because it felt like a great fit for this episode. We talk about the novel Ready Player One along with the upcoming film adaptation. We talk Thundercats in the animation section. And we start to talk about, what may be considered the nerdiest game of all time, Dungeons & Dragons. All this and of course booze and other random thoughts.