We dissect the geek-dom extravaganza that is Ready Player One, both Spielberg’s film and Ernest Cline’s novel. We praise Spielberg and his singular ability to craft enthralling set piece cinema and ultimately determine he may have been the wrong person to direct this movie. The most conclusive realization the movie may have led us to is that we all want to read the book again. Our discussion ranges from the darkest aspects of geek culture to the great heights of how human interaction has fundamentally changed in the digital age. Also, we talk Mobile Suit Gundam vs. Mecha-Godzilla and Patrick makes the best Ghostbusters reference in the history of the Podcast.
After a hiatus brought on by war, famine, plague, pestilence and Pilot Season, your favorite Geeks with common parentage are back and we are exactly the same as when you last heard from us. Patrick was off making a television pilot for ABC that his NDA precludes from talking too much about it. Andrew and Christopher were adulting to varying degrees of success. But we return and we talk Kaiju and Jaegers. We talk Magicians and Monsters. We talk Avengers and Jokers and Jedi. Some of us have left mainstays behind (Chris and Andrew are staring directly at you, CW shows). More and more Monster Hunt World praise. Chris says it’s hard. We believe him.
Trivia is Fortnite themed. If you don’t know what Fornite is, ask a 12-year-old, They are all playing, Seriously ALL of them.