Episode One Seven Two: Both Patrick and Maverick are Dads now.
Recorded June 18th, 2022
You read that correctly, Patrick is now a father. His partner delivered a healthy little girl and he has been on newborn duty these past few weeks. But that hasn’t stopped him from making a rapid-fire list of things we may have missed in the past couple of months. We discuss the latest entries in the MCU, the sheer over abundance of genre television and two of us sing the praises of Top Gun Maverick. And one of us might just be convinced to see it again. Also we are all playing Baldur’s Gate 3 at release. Andrew will be completely lost.
Stay tuned for one Shots arriving soon about Obi Wan Kenobi, Stranger Things and much more!
Trivia is Tom Cruise themed. Because, let’s face it, he is the greatest movie star ever. And might just be the first truly immortal “human”
The Pandemic is still a thing, take care of each other.
There is quite a bit of criticism in this episode. We discuss the shortcomings of several current geeky properties. Andrew wishes he cared more about Moon Knight. Patrick wishes he cared at all about Halo and all three Brothers agree that Star Trek Picard is just boring. Unfortunately, with all the content available to us, nothing we are watching is really knocking our socks off.
Except, of course, Elden Ring. Both Christopher and Patrick sing an aria about the fearsomely challenging and beguiling fantasy RPG.
Trivia is Video Game Movie themed. It’s harder than you think.
This episode is great, truly great. We talk about all the things. If you can think of it, we talk about it. This could be called “What The Brothers Watched, Played and Read for the Six Months They Didn’t Record An Episode” episode. But that title is absurd. We argue and agree and fight and get heated and move on. Essentially, we behave like family who love each other and love to talk about things we love.
So, many hiatuses does that make for us? Four? Five? We won’t ask if you missed us because we know the answer is an unqualified “Yes!”. We get caught up, kind of. Patrick still hasn’t seen The Batman. But he will in the near future. We talk the nut-crushing difficulty of Elden Ring. Andrew decides it isn’t for him. We chat about the satisfying final season of The Expanse. And the equally satisfying resolution to the book series the show is based on. We hope that the Halo TV series is just a little bit good and are willing to give season 2 of Star Trek Picard a chance after a mixed bag of a first season.
Nothing has been as anticipated for The Brothers as this movie. We have said since the very first episode of this podcast that our collective dream is a truly well adapted version of Frank Herbert’s classic novel. David Lynch’s 1984 abomination forever lives in BrothersGeek Hall of Shame. The 2000 SyFy miniseries didn’t hit the target. But Denis Villeneuve’s Dune has hit the bullseye and then some. We each have seen the film at least twice and we each want to want it again. We are profuse with our praise of this instant classic.
No trivia this episode as Andrew can’t think of a question that is grand enough.
We won’t ask if you missed us, because we know you did. Life intervened in a big way for all three of your BrothersGeek. But now we return and the last quarter of the year should be filled with all the geeky content you can handle.
We learn something quite unique this episode. It seems our eldest brother, Christopher, a long-avowed Halloween detractor finds himself enthusiastically engaged with certain aspects of the spookiest of holidays. Two of the brothers have a heady (spoiler free) discussion about Squid Games. Two other brothers discuss their reaction to “The Empire Strikes Back” season of feel-good favorite Ted Lasso. Christopher sells the other two on the moody horror series Midnight Mass. And our long-suffering excitement for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune has reached it’s crescendo.
Truthfully, we recorded this episode so long ago and I did an abysmal job taking notes that I have few specifics to recap in these show notes. You’d think after 164 episodes of a podcast, I would be better at remembering what we talked about, but alas, here we are.
I recall we talked about The Falcon and the Winter Solider finale. Christopher’s reaction was “muddled”. Hence our episode’s title. He had a muddled reaction to other things as well. It became an episode theme but I can’t recall what else he reacted in a muddled way to.
Listen and find out!
Trivia had a theme and I don’t recall what it was or if anyone was successful.
Episode One Six Four: We go full Mystery Science Theater
Welcome to a whole new month and your favorite Geeky brothers are back to talk so many things. We start off with an in depth, high level, engrossing, erudite analysis of one of the dumbest movies each of us have ever seen. Godzilla vs Kong is incredibly fun but holy moly it’s dumb as hell. We all would watch it again. We jump into the deep end of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Patrick has technical issues with the first episode but he gets over them fast. We each would watch a Sharon Carter in Madripoor series. Chris and Patrick are current with the Prime Video series Invincible. It is based on one of our favorite comic book series ever.
Also, Andrew has bought a muscular gaming rig and we plan on putting it to good use.
Trivia is Godzilla vs Kong themed and Christopher was successful.
After years of speculation and handwringing and deviciveness, Zack Snyder’s Justice League has dropped on HBOMax. It is epic, in scope and duration and our acclaim for Snyder’s vision of the comic book cross-over event movie is appropriately positive. We admit our expectations were extremely low given the near complete dumpster that is the Whedon-cut but they were met and exceeded in almost all regards.
By the end of this episode, we all actually want to watch the 4-hour film a second time