Forty Five:Is Andrew a True Star Wars Fan?

Episode Forty Five: Is Andrew a true Star Wars Fan?
Recorded 11/21/2015
We catch up after 3 weeks of not recording. We discuss our respective Thanksgiving plans.  If you weren’t sure we were brothers before, you certainly will be sure now.
All the Boys are current on “Supergirl”  We enjoy it to varying degrees.  Christopher confirms his 10 year old daughter loves it.  “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” has dropped on Netflix.  We all make the commitment to watch the entire season before the next podcast.
Andrew is deep into “Nemesis Games”.  It has a very different feel than the other “The Expanse” books but that’s not bad.  He has stacks and stacks of comic books to read and is ashamed he is so far behind.
Both Christopher and Patrick have finished “The Aeronaut’s Windlass” by Jim Butcher.  Both agree that the book finishes very strong.  Butcher writes a very exciting last third the novel.  No one has any idea how many books will be in the series.
Andrew plays more “Destiny”  He needs to buy an Xbox One.  He will play “Star Wars: Battlefront” and “Halo 5”.  He needs to do some adult money spending first.  Patrick thinks that is lame.
Christopher plays “Forza”, “Halo 5” on his Xbox One. And, of course, “Destiny”.
Patrick has played “Star Wars: Battlefront” and “Fallout 4” both on PS4 and Xbox One.  He wishes “Battlefront” had more story.  He cannot tell the difference in the high definition of either console.
In “Episode IV: A New Hope“  Luke wants to go into the Toshi Station to pick up what?  (in the whiniest voice imaginable).
And what is Uncle Owen’s reply?
Neither of the Brothers can get both parts.

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Forty Four: The Star Wars Trailer Episode


Episode Forty Four: The Star Wars Trailer Episode.

Recorded 10/25/2015

A unique episode. A One Shot, if you will.


“There are stories about what happened”

“It’s true, all of it.”


The final, full trailer for “The Force Awakens” debuted this past Monday during halftime of Monday Night Football. It seems like the world has been different ever since.

Our fervor for Episode VII has reached critical mass. We examine the excitement and reaction to the trailer, the surge of online ticket sales, and we unpack with sincerest love the new trailer shot by shot. We gush and we speculate and we fall in love with Star Wars all over again.

Watch it for yourselves and feel The Force flow through you.


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Forty Three: This Movie needs Giant Robots Punching The Ghosts.


Episode Forty Three: This Movie needs Giant Robots Punching The Ghosts.

Recorded 10-19-2015


We have a looooonnnnngggg, in depth, and, erudite discussion on the current state of Fall television. What we like, what we wish was better, what we are slowly losing interest in and what we have already lost interest in entirely.

All have seen “Bridge of Spies” We each feel differently.

Patrick has major issues with “Crimson Peak” It’s weak. On many levels.


Andrew has consumed “Abbadon’s Gate” The Expanse is a fantastic series. He loves so many characters and wishes his favorites would return more often. Christopher teases he won’t have to wait very long.

Patrick is reading “Aeronaut’s Windlass” by pod-cast favorite Jim Butcher. It’s mostly just fun, he wishes it was great.
Christopher is reading like 29 comics books right now and “Aeronaut’s Windlass” He feels similar to Patrick.


Patrick plays “Betrayal on House on the Hill” with his Partners in Crime Shane and Gabby. He was the Betrayer! Thing became very intense.
Andrew and Chris continue to love all the content in “Destiny: The Taken King“.
Andrew says it’s almost too much and he needs to focus more and get things done.
In Episode III, Obi-Wan Kenobi is sent on a mission to hunt down General Grievous on Utapua. After an intense lightsaber dual and perilous chase, Obi-Wan manages to shoot Grievous just before the Droid General can escape.

What two word comment does Obi-Wan make after using a blaster to finally defeat Grievous?

Both Succeed!


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Forty Two: The Secret Origin of Bug McBuggerton


Recorded 10-4-2015

Discussion: Favorite Mars related movie.

Christopher picks “Total Recall“ as his favorite. He thinks it’s real and not a dream. Andrew and Patrick both have seen “The Martian” Christopher has not seen it yet. He will see it today. Both Andrew and Patrick think “Red Planet” is a solidly entertaining film set on Mars


Andrew and Christopher watch “Blindspot” The main conceit of the series is dumb but the two main actors are very engaging.
Andrew reports on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” hopes they incorporate more of the Marvel comics Inhumans. Black Bolt is a great character.
Christopher watches “The Blacklist” and “Fear the Walking Dead“. He refused to disclose spoilers on the one thing Andrew cares about on that show. “Fear The Walking Dead” is awesome and fills in the time gap nicely “The Walking Dead” created with Rick’s coma.
Patrick is through season 8 of “Doctor Who”. He still has issues with Capaldi’s Doctor and Jenna Coleman’s Companion.

All are excited for Season two of The Leftovers. IT BEGINS OCT 4Th!


“The Aeronauts Windlass“. Jim Butcher’s new steampunk series. It has talking cats. Chris is enthralled. Patrick is scratching the surface and it’s awesome fun.
Christopher has dived in “Marvel’s Secret Wars” by Jonathon Hickman. It has created an interesting new world to explore.  Andrew is still deep in “The Expanse” books.  “Abbadon’s Gate” started slow but has since punched the accelerator in the face and show no signs of letting up.


Chris and Andrew give “Destiny The Taken King” rave reviews. More content, more fun than Vanilla “Destiny”. Chris also has gotten into “Forza 6” The game creates a intense and realistic racing simulation.
Patrick mobile gaming continues with “Dungeon Quest“. He is Level 40 and 50th stage of 200 stages.  He may break his own rule and spend some money on mobile gaming unlock new content.
In “Episode Two: Attack of the Clones“. The Battle of Geonosis is the climax of the film. Who is the Leader of the Geonosian people who ordered the execution of The Jedi and Senator Amidala?

It’s funny and the Boys have no idea.

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Forty One:Baby Batman is a Bad Idea


Recorded on September 13, 2015


We discuss the new television shows premiering next month.

“Supergirl” seems like it will be great girl power tv and we hope gets the vibe right. Melissa Benoist gets the Not Ugly Award.

All are excited for “Arrow“, “Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow“

We continue to lament how badly “Gotham” gets it wrong. On all levels.


Andrew has restarted “Star Trek Voyager”. Patrick approves and agrees it has a very different vibe than other Star Trek shows.

Christopher has dived into “Longmire“ season 4 on Netflix. “Strike Back” is in it’s final season and continues to be top fun. And he is pleased both it’s leads have found gigs on NBC shows this season

Patrick actually pays money and spends time to see “Fantastic Four” It’s terrible. The movie is disjointed filmmaking. Not even solid performances can save it.

Andrew completes “Caliban’s War” in less than seven days. Chris and Andrew refrain from in depth discussion as Patrick is only half way through. Andrew has started “The Martian” and will finish it by the time the movie of the same name is released.

Christopher sings the praises of the “Star Wars”. “Star Wars: Vader” continues to be the strongest story line. He is on Book five of the Expanse “Nemesis Games“.

Patrick reads “Caliban’s War” He feels weird being the only not done yet.


Andrew and Patrick play “Castle Panic” and drink beers with Legendary Listener, Adria and Patrick’s Partners-in-Crimer when Andrew and Adria visited Portland last week.

Andrew discuss Destiny 2.0

Chris plays “Diablo III“, he has created a season 4 character. And is playing older characters as well. He, of course, continues with “Rocket League“.

Patrick plays “Castle Panic“ and gets drunks with Andrew in Portland. He downloads and plays Dungeon Quest a fun mobile app game for Apple and Android.


When Anakin is brought before the Jedi counsel in “The Phantom Menace” he is asked to divine certain images from a computer screen. What are the four images he divines in the correct order?

The Boys have no idea.

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Forty: You Too Could Be a Legendary Listener

Episode Forty-You too could be a Legendary Listener.

Recorded August 23, 2015


The new trailer for “The Martian“. We are very excited for this movie. Our discussion covers Ridley Scott, his long, uneven, but legendary career, the magnificent cast for this film and stellar novel the movie is based upon.

We discuss an online quiz that tests your geek movie cred. We really can’t dispute the films included.

Take if for yourself and let us know your score!


Unseen: “Fantastic Four” We might see it to have a more informed opinion

Christopher continues with “Dark Matter”. The first season is coming to a close and it’s been solid entertainment. He took his youngest daughter, Keira, to seen “Ant Man“, she loved it. Movie is surprisingly effective in emotionally connecting the viewer to the ants.

Andrew saw “Hitman: Agent 47“ and not it’s as bad as he thought it would be. Most of it doesn’t make a lot of sense though.

Patrick watched “Sinister Part 1“. Scary, like poop scared out of you scary.

Patrick watched “What We Do In the Shadows”. New Zealand brand of humor.


Andrew finishes “Leviathan Wakes” Spoilers abound! Come back in Five minutes!

Patrick purchased “Caliban’s War” on Audible, the Second book of The Expanse series, he hadn’t listened to any of it yet, but was enjoying “Ready Player One” again.

Christopher is deep in “The Player of Games”. As a gamer himself, he wishes the book was a little more detailed on how the games the main character is a master of actually work.


Andrew and Christopher play “Destiny“ and they purchase the most coveted weapon in the game, the Gjallarhorn, so fun but insanely over powered. The weapon doesn’t take a lot of skill to be good with it.

Christopher works to unlock flying in the land of Draenor in “World of Warcraft”. And of course, “Rocket League”!

Patrick plays “Castle Panic“. He feels like he has mastered the mechanics of the game after just a couple sessions, fun, but not top tier as far as table top games go.

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Thirty Nine: We turn our Star Wars up to 11.


Episode Thirty Nine: We turn our Star Wars up to 11.

Recorded 8-13-2015


New photos of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” released in Entertainment Weekly prompt an enthusiastic discussion. It may not be possible for us to be more excited for this movie.



Christopher is enjoying “Dark Matter”. Solid Sci-Fi on the SyFy Channel.

“True Detective” Season 2 wraps up and is quite disappointing. Season 1 is far more effective.

All have seen “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation”. All find it well made action movie fun.. Andrew and Christopher are particularly impressed with Rebecca Ferguson‘s Ilsa Faust. She every bit an equal to Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt.

Patrick saw “Terminator Genisys”.  It is so so so bad.   Patrick doesn’t want any more Terminator movies with this cast.


Patrick has listened to Book 2 of “the Dresden Files”  He blasted through it in 3 days!  Jim Butcher writes very well. All agree to pick up his new “Steam Punk” series starting up in a few weeks.

Andrew is deep in “Leviathan Wakes”. He just reached a massively important part of the novel and he felt something pop in his brain.

Chris reads lots of things, as is his way. In particular, he recommends “The Player of Games” by Ian M. Banks


Chris plays “Rocket League” The new DLC appears to only add to the fun. He is playing multiple matches in multiple game modes.

Andrew reports on the changes coming to “Destiny” with the DLC “The Taken King”. The leveling system is dramatically changing and we all start yelling at each other. Mostly Andrew yells at Patrick. It’s a good honest, heated discussion. It’s what we are all about.


Star Wars hype continues.

How many horns are on Darth Maul’s head? It’s a truly obscure question and the Boys react accordingly.


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Thirty Eight: LIVE! San Diego and Moving Weekend Hype!

Episode Thirty Eight: Live! San Diego Comic Con and Moving Weekend Hype!

recorded July 19th, 2015.
We record at Christopher’s house in Phoenix. AZ.  Patrick is in town as we help our parents move out of our childhood home.

Discussed: Christopher and Andrew report on San Diego Comic Con 2015.  We detail our favorite moments from SDCC.  The madness of Hall H is real.  The hidden gems of the Comic Con experience and we made some friends!  Shout to the VT Ladies, Brooke, Megan and Jordon!

Seen: We all saw “Ant-Man” on July 17th.  We are all pleasantly surprised at how much fun the movie turned out to be.  It is a superhero heist movie that plays to the strengths of it’s comedic actor lead, Paul Rudd.  It very nicely sets up Phase 3 movies to come. Patrick finished “Penny Dreadful” Season 2 and he is terrified like the rest of us.  The highlight of this season is Billie Piper’s character’s transformation.  Just watch.

Read: Andrew is engrossed in James S.A. Covey’s “Leviathan Wakes”  The Brothers will undertake to read the new DC Comics weekly, “Batman and Robin: Eternal” when it launches in October.  Patrick firsts needs to finish “Batman: Eternal”.

Played: All played “Rocket League”.  It’s soccer with remote control cars.  It’s frenetic and fun and has perfect controls.  Christopher has played many many hours.  Even watching matches is fun.  We all watched Patrick play an online match and were cheering and getting truly obnoxious.  Real Hooliganism!  Andrew reports on big changes to “Destiny” coming in September.  Hopefully, it will re-balance the game play in the best ways possible.


Chris saves the day though.


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Thirty Seven: ” Shut Up, I’m Han Solo”


Episode Thirty Seven: “Shut Up, I’m Han Solo.”

recorded July 5th, 2015 (we have major technical issues but we get it done)

Plans for San Diego Comic Con are forming.  Chris and Andrew detail their strategy to guarantee admission to Hall H on Friday July 10th.
Christopher wants to love “Terminator: Genisys” but he doesn’t.  He continues to enjoy “Dark Matter’ on the SyFy channel.
Andrew can’t wait for the season finale of “Penny Dreadful” and he showers love on Billie Piper.  Her character has become truly terrifying this season.  Chris concurs, Patrick will get caught up.
Patrick watches the Netflix anime “Knights of Sidonia”.  It has some common sci-fi troupes.  He also watches “Inside Out” and recommends it for all.

Christopher has begun the 4th book in the “Expanse” series “Cibola Burn” so far it is not as compelling as the first 3 books.
Andrew finishes “Dune”, erudite discussion ensues.  All have read “Rat Queens” vol.1., literally so good.  Go read it.
Patrick is listening to a full cast reading of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” and as a film geek he is bettering himself reading, “The Camera Assistant’s Manual.”

Christopher dives back into “World of Warcraft” with its newest patch. He details the nautical fun he is having.
Andrew reports on “Destiny” news.  Bungie hasn’t had it easy for the past few weeks.
Patrick describes a “Fallout Shelter” disastrous rad roach infestation. He has learned from his mistakes and it will Never. Happen. Again.
Trivia: Name 5 of the Top Ten games on Twitch at the moment of the question.   The Boys come close.

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Thirty Six: You’re My Father! – Luke Skywalker (super whiny voice)


Recorded June 21st 2015

Father’s Day Hype!  We thank our father for beginning our long strange road of geekery.

We discuss E3 and the games we are excited to play in the coming months.


“GAME OF THRONES” FINALE SPOILERS!  YOU ARE FORE-WARNED!    THE FINALE IS GREAT. ****Spoilers start at 21:00 and end at 31:30***

“Jurassic World” is seen by all.  It’s the most popular movie in the world and pure popcorn summer movie goodness.  Hashtag Raptor Squad!  Bryce Dallas Howard gets the Not Ugly award this episode.

Christopher is excited for a new show on SyFy called “Dark Matter”.  It stars Canadian actors you may have seen on other SyFy and CW shows.

Read:  All make the commitment to read “Rat Queens” vol. 1 and 2 by the next show.

Andrew continues his months long slog through “Dune”.  He doesn’t love it but he knows how important it is to finish this book.

Christopher continues with “The Expanse” series by James S.A. Covey.


Andrew and Christopher play “Destiny” expansion PvE arena Prison of Elders.  Andrew gets the guts to play with randoms via matchmaking.  He also has taken to watching Twitch and has subscribed to “Destiny” streamer Professor Broman.

Patrick is the busiest geek in the world with school and an internship but plays mobile game “Fallout Shelter”.  It satiates his resource management gamer geek appetite.

Christopher plays “The Witcher 3”.  The game is deep and rich and he wishes he could play all the time.  But you know, life.


Second Weekend of Release Movie box office themed.  The Boys come close.

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