Episode One Five One: Mando Learns About Diversity
We recap and react to season 2 episode 3 of The Mandalorian titled “The Heiress”. Our discussion spans bullshit backlash against a toddler alien being hungry, bullshit backlash against a woman not looking age appropriate and the stark reality that The Mandalorian series seems to be telling a story about overcoming religious indoctrination. And all this is wrapped up in 45 minutes of your favorite brothers talking about their most beloved fictional universe.
What could be better than this to help with getting through the Pandemic blues?
One Five Zero: More than Space Wizards with laser swords
This week is more of a One Shot than last week. We dive deep into Season 2 Episode 2 of the Mandalorian. The episode is aptly named “The Passenger” but it could have been easily named Baby Yoda eats unfertilized eggs. The Mandalorian as a show is carrying the banner for Star Wars right now and we couldn’t be happier about it. The Mandalorian as a character is carrying troublesome cargo all over the Outer Rim and it might just get him killed.
We also lament the passing of The GOAT Alex Trebek.
Trivia is Star Wars themed and Chris cheats (a little).
Well, this was supposed to be our first episode in a series of One Shots where we focus on episodes of The Mandalorian. And we do talk about The Mandalorian season 2 episode 1 in great detail, but we veer into other territory along the way. We lament the passing of icon Sean Connery. He was James Bond, Henry Jones Sr., Captain Marko Ramius and Juan Sanchez Villa Lobos Ramirez just to name a few.
Christopher has a dawn patrol Gloomhaven session and nearly recruits Andrew and Patrick to join the tabletop game’s expansion kickstarter.
No trivia this week is met with protests. It will return next week.Be a hero, wear a mask
One Four Eight: The Brothers get spooky, tis the season after all.
Wedding season is over and it was a resounding success. We return with a renewed energy and renewed focus. We have a jampacked episode for you this week. If you love tech talk and adapting entertainment options in the time of Pandemic then this is the episode for you! Christopher has new movie and gaming tech and we deep dive into the specifics.
Patrick re-watches a BrothersGeek touchstone film, Predator. We rabbit hole ever so slightly into thePredator cinematic universe. The Brothers each have classic and new favorite Halloween watches to recommend. Surprisingly, an Adam Sandler film gets a rare positive review from 2 of the 3 Brothers.
Patrick has been nostalgia playing Skyrim and Christopher discovers a new Gloomhaven’s character’s many strengths.
Trivia once again is Wonder Woman themed and is disappointing.
Next episode begins our weekly recap and reacts of The Mandalorian season 2. Watch along with us!
Episode One Four Seven: Connectitude is certainly a word
Recorded September 10th
We watched the Dune trailer a lot this week. And we talk about it a lot.
We talk about other things too. Lovecraft Country, Gloomhaven, Divinity: Original Sin, WonderWoman1984. But honestly, we talk mostly about the Dune trailer. Christopher admits to real emotion about it.
Watch the trailer below and let us know how it makes you feel.
Trivia is once against Wonder Woman themed. It should be easy, but it isn’t
After a sizable delay, we have a special episode this week. We talk all things DC FanDome.
Surprisingly (or not) we have mixed feelings about what we saw. We discuss the trailers for Justice League-The Snyder Cut, Wonder Woman 1984 and The Batman. Some of us are excited and some of us are less so.
Please find links to the various trailers included below.
Trivia is Wonder Woman themed. Because we all need to pay more attention to one of DC’s greatest heroes.
Episode One Four Five: The Brothers Geek Watch The Dark Knight
We continue our watch along commentary of Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy. It’s safe to say, we love these movies. We make a strong argument that
TDK is the best super-hero movie ever. We dive deep into the movie’s trivia. We turn a critical eye to the larger themes of human choice, consequence and compromise the film illustrates. Chris explains game theory, Andrew theorizes about a democracy’s
reaction to terrorism, and Patrick opines on the ramifications of a surveillance state. Legit, all of this is covered… as we watch a movie about a grown man dressed as a bat who fights a grown man in clown makeup.
If you haven’t watched this film recently, now is the perfect time for a revisit of this modern masterpiece.
We explore Einstein’s Theories in this episode. Andrew fails to correctly explain General Relativity more than once. Chris has read multiple books on the subject and is happy to provide recommendations. We have a long, winding, in depth and comprehensive discussion on the Arthurian legends, jump started by our mutual “meh”ness surrounding the Netflix series Cursed. We report and editorialize on the upcoming release of Halo Infinite for the Xbox Series X. This triggers a discussion on our shared need to likely update our entertainment equipment across the board.
Trivia is Halo franchised themed. And the Boys just miss the target.
Episode One Four Three: The Brothers Geek Watch Batman Begins
Recorded July 22nd 2020
We watch one of our favorite movies. A movie about one of our favorite fictional characters. A movie written and directed by one of our favorite directors. So it should come as no shock that we spend quite a bit of this episode talking about how much we love this movie. This is our first episode in a planned trilogy of episodes watching Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” films. Watch along with us!
Be Like Batman. Wear a mask to protect those you love.
Episode One Four Two: She’s Above the Line, I’m Below The Line.
Recorded July 12th, 2020
In this episode of the Brothers Geek, we encourage you to wear a mask. We also talk geeky stuff. Chris continues to watch mediocre series on Netflix. He makes a nomination for this week’s Not Ugly Award. And he is pleasantly surprised by an action movie starring our father’s favorite, Charlize Theron. Patrick is playing Diablo III. Both he and Christopher continue to persuade Andrew that Baldur’s Gate III is a must buy. Andrew is through season 3 of Legend of Korra and is supremely impressed with the series so far. In this week’s Gloomhaven update: Christopher and Legendary Listener Shawn spend 2 hours of their Sunday playing one encounter and are not victorious. Tune in next episode to see if they ever do survive the ooze!