Episode One Four Zero: Ghouls are the Funnest Undead
Recorded May 24th 2020
Miss us? We missed you. We spend a substantial portion of this episode discussing the difference between a ghoul and a zombie. We clear everything up and reach a consensus. Patrick is deep into Dungeon Mastering and he is loving every second of it. Andrew re-watches Avatar The Last Airbender and it is still (maybe) the best animated series of all time and certainly can boast that its series finale is perfection. Chris geeks out over new Gloomhaven paraphernalia he assembles with his own two hands. We, of course, discuss the pandemic’s effects on geek culture and we hope you are all staying safe.
One Three Nine: The BrothersGeek Watch The Rise of Skywalker
Recorded May 6th 2020
The title says it all. We watch Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker live via discord and record our conversation. We have a very special guest contributor and the discussion ranges all over the storytelling and geekery map.
Sync up your streaming device or Blu-Ray Disc and watch along with us.
Your favorite weekly podcast is back! With an episode jampacked with geekery. Chris gives a glowing review to the premier episode of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. He is excited for deep dive in Mexican Folklore this season will provide his culturally curious brain. Andrew and Patrick consider the added cost of adding Showtime Anytime to their monthly streaming expense. Andrew (and his significant other) have undertaken a complete re-watch of Battlestar Galactica. Andrew hasn’t watched season 1 of BSG since its original run 15 years ago so everything kind of feels new again. Patrick (and his significant other) have undertaken a re-watch of the Harry Potter movie franchise. His S/O has managed to go her entire adult life without the movies being spoiled. Andrew and Chris are baffled at this reality.
Trivia is Skywalker Saga themed in honor of Episode IX hitting Disney+ and Patrick is victorious!
One Three Seven: The BrothersGeek Watch Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World
Recorded April 28th, 2020
This episode is a first, maybe the first of many. We watch this fantastic historical fiction epic. We three love this film for a myriad of reasons and we discuss nearly all of them as we watch together (via Discord) and record our conversation. Chris has read the 20+ books of Patrick O’Brien’s series and he does the heavy lifting for historical context. If you have suggestions for future BrothersGeekWatch episodes, be sure to let us know!
This episode sees the return of Legendary Listener, Friend of the Podcast and Brother by Law Shawn! We talk quarantine binge-watching. Shawn has been undertaking a re-watch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a very specific order and it has brought him a new appreciation of the films. He lets us know exactly how he feels about our series of Picard One Shots. Chris is reading the new Neal Stephenson tome and it appeals to his brain on multiple levels. Andrew completed the single day Lord of The Rings Extended Edition watch and it felt like new. The shining climax of this episode is a deep dive into phenomena of Gloomhaven in Christopher and Shawn’s lives. Patrick and Andrew ask questions, Shawn and Chris have answers and there may be two new converts.
Shawn saves the day with a wonderful table top gaming trivia question because Andrew completely drops the ball.
This weekly episode thing is becoming quite the habit for us. It’s an added benefit to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have nowhere else to be on Sunday mornings and talking to each other actually makes us feel good. This week, we are once again, all over the Geek fandom map. We discuss our favorite dystopian movies. We attempt to clarify the dystopic vs post-apocalyptic film genres. Chris and Andrew try to sell Patrick on the strengths of Westworld season 3. We all agree season 2 was a struggle bus that isn’t worth re-watching. We talk Warzone, Skyrim and Dungeons and Dragons. Andrew is nearly convinced to let Patrick and Chris guide him through a D&D campaign. Andrew is re-watching Daredevil on Netflix and finds it’s early MCU charms quite endearing. Christopher describes his ongoing Gloomhaven adventures with Legendary Listener Shawn. They play via phone and their sessions can last hours. It is table top gaming at its most intricate and satisfying.
Trivia is post-apocalyptic film themed and The Boys argue about it.
After spending 9 weeks talking about one topic (mostly), we go appropriately wild this time around. We talk sheltering in place and hygiene. Andrew admits just how smelly he can get after a day of nervous sweating and no deodorant. We may never get haircuts again. We do spend quite a bit of time talking geeky things as well. We all have played large amounts of Call of Duty Warzone in the past 2 weeks. Chris is playing a long-distance campaign of the table top game Gloomhaven with Legendary Listener Shawn. Patrick has crossed the Rubicon and is a full-fledged Dungeon Master. And we learn just how terrifying a gelatinous cube can be.Trivia is Warzone themed and Chris nails it
Episode One Three Three: The Sh*t Sandwich Manifesto
Recorded March 29th 2020
Here it is. The final episode in our series of Star Trek Picard One Shots. Be warned, this One Shot gets loud. We all feel strongly about this episode and about season one of Star Trek Picard in general. Our strong feelings come from one place. We love Star Trek. We discuss season one’s successes and failures and we hope for much better from season two. We hope you have enjoyed our series of One Shots, our regular episode format will likely return next week. Or not, who knows, life is full of mystery and we like to be unpredictable.
Trivia is USS Enterprise themed and is impossible.
Episode One Three One: Exposition Dumps and Being A Person
This week’s episode ties up about 11 plots threads and that might be an understatement. It also features our favorite acting of the entire season from Alison Pill. If you know us (and after 130 episodes of a podcast, you likely know us as well as anyone does) you know we love to discuss how science fiction at its best examines what it means to be human. This episode of Star Trek Picard does exactly that. The highest praise we can heap upon it is simple, we all want to watch it again.
Trivia is Next Generation Themed and Chris finds it impossible.