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!
It’s been a while. How are you? We hope you are well. The Brothers have been busy, even in a pandemic, life goes on. Chris has been a Super Dad to his adult daughters. Wedding planning and helping with moving and kicking major ass. Andrew has been a very good uncle. And Patrick has been useless. We kid but it’s kind of true. We talk movies and more movies and then we talk tv shows. Patrick made a Red Box run with mixed results. Chris is sucked into mediocre television and can’t escape. Andrew re-watched maybe the greatest genre tv show off all time and it’s better the second time. Chris and Patrick plan to play a new video game and might just convince Andrew to join in.
Episode One Four Zero: Ghouls are the Funnest Undead
Recorded May 24th 2020
Miss us? We missed you. We spend a substantial portion of this episode discussing the difference between a ghoul and a zombie. We clear everything up and reach a consensus. Patrick is deep into Dungeon Mastering and he is loving every second of it. Andrew re-watches Avatar The Last Airbender and it is still (maybe) the best animated series of all time and certainly can boast that its series finale is perfection. Chris geeks out over new Gloomhaven paraphernalia he assembles with his own two hands. We, of course, discuss the pandemic’s effects on geek culture and we hope you are all staying safe.
One Three Nine: The BrothersGeek Watch The Rise of Skywalker
Recorded May 6th 2020
The title says it all. We watch Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker live via discord and record our conversation. We have a very special guest contributor and the discussion ranges all over the storytelling and geekery map.
Sync up your streaming device or Blu-Ray Disc and watch along with us.
Your favorite weekly podcast is back! With an episode jampacked with geekery. Chris gives a glowing review to the premier episode of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. He is excited for deep dive in Mexican Folklore this season will provide his culturally curious brain. Andrew and Patrick consider the added cost of adding Showtime Anytime to their monthly streaming expense. Andrew (and his significant other) have undertaken a complete re-watch of Battlestar Galactica. Andrew hasn’t watched season 1 of BSG since its original run 15 years ago so everything kind of feels new again. Patrick (and his significant other) have undertaken a re-watch of the Harry Potter movie franchise. His S/O has managed to go her entire adult life without the movies being spoiled. Andrew and Chris are baffled at this reality.
Trivia is Skywalker Saga themed in honor of Episode IX hitting Disney+ and Patrick is victorious!
One Three Seven: The BrothersGeek Watch Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World
Recorded April 28th, 2020
This episode is a first, maybe the first of many. We watch this fantastic historical fiction epic. We three love this film for a myriad of reasons and we discuss nearly all of them as we watch together (via Discord) and record our conversation. Chris has read the 20+ books of Patrick O’Brien’s series and he does the heavy lifting for historical context. If you have suggestions for future BrothersGeekWatch episodes, be sure to let us know!
This episode sees the return of Legendary Listener, Friend of the Podcast and Brother by Law Shawn! We talk quarantine binge-watching. Shawn has been undertaking a re-watch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a very specific order and it has brought him a new appreciation of the films. He lets us know exactly how he feels about our series of Picard One Shots. Chris is reading the new Neal Stephenson tome and it appeals to his brain on multiple levels. Andrew completed the single day Lord of The Rings Extended Edition watch and it felt like new. The shining climax of this episode is a deep dive into phenomena of Gloomhaven in Christopher and Shawn’s lives. Patrick and Andrew ask questions, Shawn and Chris have answers and there may be two new converts.
Shawn saves the day with a wonderful table top gaming trivia question because Andrew completely drops the ball.
This weekly episode thing is becoming quite the habit for us. It’s an added benefit to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have nowhere else to be on Sunday mornings and talking to each other actually makes us feel good. This week, we are once again, all over the Geek fandom map. We discuss our favorite dystopian movies. We attempt to clarify the dystopic vs post-apocalyptic film genres. Chris and Andrew try to sell Patrick on the strengths of Westworld season 3. We all agree season 2 was a struggle bus that isn’t worth re-watching. We talk Warzone, Skyrim and Dungeons and Dragons. Andrew is nearly convinced to let Patrick and Chris guide him through a D&D campaign. Andrew is re-watching Daredevil on Netflix and finds it’s early MCU charms quite endearing. Christopher describes his ongoing Gloomhaven adventures with Legendary Listener Shawn. They play via phone and their sessions can last hours. It is table top gaming at its most intricate and satisfying.
Trivia is post-apocalyptic film themed and The Boys argue about it.