We have entered a new year, a new era, a NEXT GENERATION even! We have begun our weekly series of episodes recapping and commenting on season 1 of Star Trek: Picard streaming on CBS All access. Our Trek nostalgia is strong as we dive deep into one of our longest lasting fandoms. We dissect and admire and engage intensely with Patrick Stewart’s return to his most enduring character. As Christopher so affectionately states, we attend the Church of Trek this Sunday morning. Come along, gather with us as a community, to celebrate the hope and humanity of Trek.
Get ready for our next episode in Seven(ish) days!
Episode One Two Four: Pain and Science, Our Favorites of 2019
Happy New Year! Every time I say that I see the face of Bill Murray saying that in his distinctive way to the Big Bad Ghost in Ghostbusters 2. Anyways, it is a new year, but we look back in this episode and we give you our favorites of 2019. These aren’t necessarily things published, premiered, or debuted in 2019, but things we experienced in 2019. We agree on some (shockingly), we disagree on others (inevitably) and remind each other of stellar things we may have forgotten.
Trivia is 2019 themed and dominated by the Walt Disney Company.
Episode One Two Three: The Rise of Skywalker One Shot
Our final new episode of 2019 and bring you our discussion on the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga. We argue and we laugh and argue some more and one of us gets furious. We record live and in person at Andrew’s apartment and we look deep into each other’s eyes. Also (no shocker here that) Chris ends up syndrome-ing. Our discussion is full of spoilers so be warned.
We will be back in the new year with our 2019 “Best Of” Episode. We agree that a true “Best Of” episode needs to be recorded after the year has concluded.
Trivia is Skywalker Saga themed and is met with surprise.
Families plan for the holiday season and we are no different. We discuss our Episode IX plans. Our pre-viewing plans and our premier night plans. SO MANY PLANS! Our mother would be so proud of us, thinking of things ahead of time. Patrick has caught up on Watchmen and he has learned just how good the HBO show is. We review recent trailer drops: Mulan, Wonder Woman84, No Time to Die and Black Widow. We are all current on The Mandalorian and as fun as it has been, we want it to actually get somewhere fast.
Episode One Two One: Late Night Alien Abduction Stories
Miss us? After a long hiatus due to life, work and alien invasions. We return to form. We discuss the “pluses and minuses” of Disney+. The new streaming service leaves us swimming in nostalgia and hopeful for the future of Star Wars. We catch up on His Dark Materials on HBO and sell Patrick on Watchmen. Andrew and Chris love the next level sports movie Ford vs Ferrari. We are all back gaming. Chris hunts Monsters, Patrick explores the Borderlands and Andrew shoots aliens in the Haunted Forests of Mercury. We charge hard into the holiday season and start making plans!
Trivia is Disney+ themed and Patrick is victorious!
We dissect Todd Phillip’s film Joker. We feel strongly about it, very strongly. We explore its flaws and its successes. And at least 2 of us will never watch it again. We spoil basically everything so listen at your own risk.
Trivia is, appropriately, Joker themed and is impossible.
After some time in the literal wilderness, your boys are back! We all have seen Brad Pitt’s space drama Ad Astra. Its reach exceeds its grasp, unfortunately. Legendary Listener Shawn purposes a new award based on his reaction to this film. We don’t go as far as to give it out this episode. We each complete Amazon Prime Video’s Carnival Row. The world building is top notch. The series gives up surprisingly romantic moments from unexpected places. We are excited it has been renewed for another season. We each are playing video games again. Chris goes shoulders deep in a Monster Hunter World Expansion. Andrew shoots aliens again in Destiny 2 and Patrick is underwhelmed by Borderlands 3.
Andrew gives a live reading a particularly moving passage from The Subtle Knife. We all commit to reading through Chapter 9 by next episode.
Trivia is Star Wars themed and comes with a story.B.C
One One Eight: The Rise of Skywalker footage One Shot
Recorded on 8/28/19
We record this episode late at night and we get a little slap happy.
We dissect nearly frame by frame the current footage of Star WarsEpisode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. We posit our hopes, extrapolations, and our truly wild theories. Chris is the MVP as he poses the most mind-melty theory Andrew and Patrick have heard yet.
The link below takes you to the official starwars.com Episode IX page. Watch the footage for yourself and share your theories with us. We’d love to hear them.
This episode is extra long for your extra enjoyment. We catch up on Star Wars and geek related news. We lament the worst line in the history of our favorite film franchise (and maybe the history of cinema). Chris is excited to learn of the return of one of our favorite Showtime shows, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. He also can’t seem to quit a show he finds deeply flawed. Andrew and Chris sell the Patrick on the Netflix series, Mindhunter. The Brothers spend much of the episode discussing Tarantino’s latest fairy tale epic, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood.
This episode is unexpectedly epic. We cover geek ground from The Boys on Prime Video to Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy to the works of Quentin Tarantino. We discuss Spider-man Far From Home (finally). Patrick has seen Hobbes and Shaw and he tries not to spoil (or ruin) it for the rest of us. Andrew watches Blade Runner: The Final Cut in a cinema for the first time and realizes he has never seen this version of the film. Chris and Andrew shout Patrick down for his staunch belief in the most inane of theories associated with Ridley Scott’s opus. Christopher Nolan’s soon to be epic Tenet is teased ever so briefly and we encourage everyone listening to read up on The Manson Family murders before they see Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood. We stand is true amazement as we review the climax of The Golden Compass. Pullman brings the opening part of his trilogy to a dazzling finish.
We choose The Subtle Knife for the next read through on the BrothersGeek Book Club. Chapters 1-4 are due by next episode.
Trivia is Harry Potter themed and proves as challenging as Andrew hoped.