Episode Twenty three: Do the Fremen celebrate Christmas?

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Discussed:

Our collective Man-Crush Benedict Cumberbatch will be Doctor Strange.  He’s never bad and usually extremely good in everything.  We approve.

Marvel projects on Netflix will be abundant.  Is over saturation approaching?

“Terminator:Genisys” trailer debuts.  It has a unpronounce-able name, a crusty old Arnold and Daenerys Targaryen with brown hair.  We remain skeptical.

Correction: Andrew identified the “not ugly” woman in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” as Eliza Taylor when in fact her name is Teresa Palmer.
Seen:
Comic Book show Mid-season finales are discussed in detail.  Some are stronger than others, however, we remain hopeful for all.  Patrick continues his Netflix/Anime trek and reports on “Sword Art Online”. Christopher and Andrew are intrigued.

Read:
Patrick finishes “Dune”.  It’s amazing.  He will continue the series.  He has started “Storm Front” on his Audible app.
Christopher is current with “Batman: Eternal”.  It has become an act of will.
Andrew read Invincible #15. Battle Beast returns and he remains bat-sh*t.

Played:
Christopher has level capped his “main” on WoW.  He is enjoying building his garrison.  He has followers.  It’s all terribly MMO-ey.
All the Boys play “The Dark Below”, “Destiny’s” first expansion.  We are enjoying the new content.  The Quest missions are challenging.
Patrick describes the new raid, Crota’s End.  The words “insane”, “hard”, and “fun” are all used in different combinations.
Trivia:
Name the highest grossing “Christmas” film ever and it’s box office take.

The Boys are nowhere close.

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Twenty Two:Midichlorians Not Needed for Us to be Awake

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Twenty Two: Midchlorians Not Needed for Us to be Awake

Patrick gets us off and running with a new introduction.  We still laugh at him.

We have a deeply moving Thanksgiving recap from all three of us.  We are brothers after all.

Discussion topic

STAR WARS EPISODE VII TEASER DEBUTS AND IT’S AWESOME AND YES I AM YELLING AS I WRITE THIS!  We dissect it shot by shot.

“Jurassic World” trailer debuts.  It evokes the fun and wonder of the original “Jurassic Park”

Seen:

Christopher and Andrew watch “The Walking Dead” mid-season finale.  Gut-wrenching death is discussed.  Patrick watched “Big Hero 6″.  Its sparked an interesting discussion of gender roles in animated films.

Read:
We all have stacks of comics to catch up on.  Christopher continues to work hard on “Batman Eternal”
Patrick and Andrew report on “Dune”.  Chris does not relent.  We must read “Lord of The Rings” also to meet his definition of “geek’

Played:

Christopher reports on WoW expansion fun.  Resource Management sounds lame but it’s a fun aspect of World of Warcraft.
Andrew is farming Upgrade Materials in “Destiny”.  As the least experienced Gamer, he finds this incredibly tedious.  Patrick has reached the level cap of 30.  Fireteam Brothers Geek still has not run the Vault of Glass.

Trivia:
How many daily players does “Destiny” average?   The boys both overshoot

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Twenty One: Hiatus Over – not as long as the wait for “Sherlock”

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Twenty-One: Hiatus Over – not as long as the wait for “Sherlock”

We delve into all things Star Wars Episode 7.  We debate the announced title “The Force Awakens”.  We discuss the roll-out of the teaser trailer.  Find a theater near you and run on 11-28.  Run!

http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-the-force-awakens-tease-theater-list

Seen:
“Interstellar” is majestic, human and an homage to space films of the past.  Nolan reaches for big ideas, doesn’t always succeed but comes damn close.

“Mockingjay:Part 1″ feels like half a movie.  Liam Hemsworth is given something to do and he does it well and Jennifer Lawrence is the biggest star in the world for a reason.

Read:
Christopher downloads “Black Panther #1-5″ on Comixology app (unpaid plug alert!).
Patrick and Andrew both are reading “Dune”  It’s incredible, no doubt it is “Science Fiction’s Supreme Masterpiece”.  David Lynch got almost everything wrong with his horrible movie.

Played:
Christopher discusses the World of Warcraft expansion roll-out issues, new content and game play.  The concept of the Expansion is a little odd but playing the familiar area in a new way is very cool.

Patrick and Andrew play lots of “Destiny”  Andrew is now eligible to run the Vault of Glass raid.  Patrick details how difficult it is.  The Brothers Geek Fire team will attempt it soon.

Trivia:
in 1998, What films did the “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace” teaser trailer premiere with? All experienced an uptick in ticket sales.

Supplemental trivia by Christopher,
In the novel “the Lord of the Rings” hobbits Merry and Pippin experience a sudden growth spurt, what is the cause?

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Twenty: Read Dune. You’re Welcome

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Our Podcast can almost buy booze!

News:  We report on the huge Marvel Cinematic Universe media event of last week.  Upcoming five years of Marvel films were announced.  We examine, ponder, speculate, lament, geek out and beat it to death.  It’s quite amazing.

Seen:

All watch “The Flash” and “Arrow”.  The most recent episode of “The Flash” has possibly some of the coolest action we have seen on TV in a long time.

Christopher binge-watches “The Blacklist”  He has a man crush on James Spader.  We agree that’s not weird at all.

Read:

Andrew reads “Dune” because all the cool kids are doing it.  He also purchases “The World of Ice and Fire”, the illustrations alone are worth the money.

Christopher starts “The Crimson Campaign” by Brian McClellan, book two of “The Powder Mage Trilogy”.

Played:
Christopher fires up “World of Warcraft” in anticipation of “The Warlords of Draenor” expansion dropping on 11-13-2014.  He has to re-learn some game mechanics.  His muscle memory is all “Destiny” and Diablo right now.
All play “Destiny”.  We comment on the differences between the Playstation and Xbox expansion packs dropping on 12-9-2014.  We continue to discover new aspects of the game.
Trivia:
A Song of Ice and Fire themed this week,  Name Five of the Nine Free Cities.
Challenging and obscure.  The Boys love it.

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Nineteen: Smooth Intros are our MacGuffin

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We never have a smooth intro…. or outro….. or show in general.

News:

We track the story of the leak, retraction, and eventual release of the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer.
We dissect it.  We geek out.  We report of fan theories.  We are at the height of our powers.

Seen:

“Agents of SHIELD” continues to impress.  We feel Joss’s fingerprints on the latest episodes.  Adrianne Palicki is a very not ugly woman.

“The Flash” is fun and silly and “super hero-y”  We delve into his Rogue’s Gallery.

Read:

the “Heroes of Olympus” series is read by Andrew.  He gets goofed on.  His love of Greek Mythology adds to his experience of this children’s book.

Christopher finishes “The Promise of Blood”.  The ending is fantastic and second book will be read very soon.

Patrick continues with “Dune”.  He reaches the point in the book where the film he is most familiar veers away from the text.  It’s jarring.  Chris hates the movie.

Played:

“Destiny” and more “Destiny”.  Andrew reports on his character level-ling status.  Christopher and Patrick are impressed how committed Andrew is to the game.  Patrick gives details of his latest assault on the Vault of Glass.

Trivia:
the Boys are challenged to name the single highest selling single issue comic book ever.  The answer is surprising.

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Watch Patrick Play Destiny!

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Patrick plays Destiny with his Friends, you can watch live, or watch past Broadcasts. Patrick is still new to this, so pardon the strange length of some Videos.

Also visit his Channel on Youtube to watch more Videos, Should publish more soon!

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Eighteen: Monologue-ing about Frank Herbert’s “Dune” is Encouraged

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We took a week off and we come back better than ever!

News: We report on the scheduled release dates for every comic book movie for the next decade ( or so).  And we go on too long about Marvel’s Civil War mini-series from 8 years ago.

click link to see the chart. http://i.imgur.com/Ik6wjKr.jpg

Seen:

The Brothers Geek love “Fury”.  One of us hates Brad Pitt a little too much then is reasonable.
Christopher is fully embracing the new “Doctor Who”.  Patrick is behind.

Andrew and Christopher love the first two episodes of season 5 of “The Walking Dead”.  Patrick doesn’t watch the show, is wrong.

Read:

Christopher is racing to finish book one of the “Powder Mage trilogy”.  The story has evolved in some very interesting directions.

Andrew reads “Hawkeye” by Matt Fraction.  He loves the new character of Kate Bishop.

Patrick listens to Frank Hebert’s “Dune” on the Audible app.  He loves it.  The Dune love-fest follows shortly.

Played:

Lots and Lots and Lots of “Destiny”.  We have issues with the story (as it makes no sense) but the game play is unquestionably fun.  We all have 20+ leveled characters.

Trivia:
The boys are challenged on a question concerning one of our favorite and more prolific comic book writers, Brian Michael Bendis

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Seventeen: What Geek Level are You?

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We are here and we are brothers, with varying degrees of Geekery.

Patrick has been working on a litmus test for Geek Levels.  We discuss this.  We try not to end our bond of fellowship in the process.

Seen:

Andrew watches “Gotham”. this episode is slightly more fun.

Chris is digging the most recent “Doctor Who”  Interesting new directions for the Doctor and the Companion.

Chris and Andrew watch “Star Wars Rebels”.  A new hope is born in them both.

We all saw “Gone Girl”  We have to stop our Fincher love fest before it becomes awkward.

Read:
Christopher and Andrew read “Batman Eternal”.  They want it get on with it already.
Andrew is getting caught up on Matt Fraction’s “Hawkeye”  easily one of the best monthly series out there.
Patrick gets a big stack of comics from us in the mail.  He will dive in.  He also read “Ready Player One” and poses and interesting question conceived in the novel.

Played:
All play Destiny.  We hope the drops get better.  Patrick describes a very tough raid.  The Brothers Geek Fire team needs to play more together.

Trivia: Name the two films David Fincher has been nominated for a Best Director Oscar.

Supplemental Trivia:  Chris challenges us with a Lord of the Rings character question.

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Sixteen: Warm and Fuzzies from the Rebel Scum

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News:
We report on casting news for season 2 of “True Detective” Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn appear to be good choices.  The new season appears to be a long way off though.

We geek out over a Starship Size comparison chart.  We name our favorites.  Check out the link and let us know your favorite.

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/171/0/1/size_comparison___science_fiction_spaceships_by_dirkloechel-d6lfgdf.jpg

Seen:

Our reaction to “Gotham” is lukewarm at best.  We are much more enthusiastic about the Season 2 of “Agents of SHIELD”

The Capaldi Era of “Doctor Who” seems to be improving.  Patrick is concerned he is getting sub-par material to work with.

Read:
Andrew reads “Batman Eternal” and “Invincible” and is disappointed in the ending of the latest Emberverse novel.

Chris reads many things.  His interest in the “Powder Mage” triology has been increased due to a recent plot development.

Patrick prompts a discussion on the glut of movies based on YA novels as he has seen so many YA movies lately.

Played:
“DESTINY”!  Andrew plays the game on his own and has fun!
Chris and Patrick are proud.
Chris continues to love “Diablo”, the latest patch makes him happy.  Andrew almost hangs himself from disinterest.

Trivia:
The Boys are challenged to name the Best Picture nominees from 1994 and 2003 that beat two of our favorite movies, :”The Shawshank Redemption” and “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”

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