Episode One Six Two: Wanda Maximoff Levels Up

Episode One Six Two: Wanda Maximoff Levels Up

Recorded March 7th

After 9 weeks of fan theories and guessing and true internet absurdity, the finale of WandaVision has aired.  And, largely, concludes in satisfying ways.  Our admiration of Elizabeth Olsen and her wonderful achievement of carrying this series is fully cemented.  Chris breaks does the thought experiment “The Ship of Theseues” in true BrothersGeek detail and we are all the better for it We only look forward to more magic and chaos and coming to terms with life altering trauma as Phase 4 of the MCU finally kicks off.

Chris recommends the stellar Nomadland, however, he is not ready to buy a van and live on the road just yet.

Trivia is fumbled briefly because Andrew is unprepared but ends up being Zack Snyder’s Justice League themed anticipation of our next special One Shot.

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Episode One Six One: Whatever Happened to Martian Congressional Navy?

Recorded February 22nd 2021 (probably)

The finale of The Expanse brings together perhaps our most favorite season of the show so far.  And contains maybe the best spacecraft battle ever put to film.  We are left hanging off a cliff at the end of the epic hour of television and we can’t help but be salivating for more from the Amazon Prime Video space opera.

Also WandaVision is incredible.  If you pay attention to the internet you know why and you likely have theories yourself about how it will all wrap up.  At least some of us will be wrong.

I honestly can’t recall what trivia was about this episode.  It was hopefully impossible but educational.

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Episode One Six Two: Wanda Maximoff Levels Up

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One Six Zero: Just Basically A Series of Two Shots At This Point.

One Six Zero: Just Basically A Series of Two Shots At This Point.

Recorded on 1/31/2021

The Expanse rockets towards a finale that really only feels like the first half of a 20 hour space opera epic.  The story so far has built to a climax we recap in our next episode.  WandaVision is wonderful and weird and we are totally enamored.  The mystery of Wanda Maximoff grows ever darker and deeper.  We meet a new hero of the MCU and two old friends show up and Jimmy Woo gives us maybe the best and subtlest call back we could hope for.

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One Five Nine: 3 Camera Sitcoms and 3 Geeky Brothers

One Five Nine: 3 Camera Sitcoms and 3 Geeky Brothers

Recorded January 18th (I think)

We endeavored to talk The Expanse but WandaVision is just so good we can’t avoid diving in the first offering from the MCU in over a year.  It is wildly creative, superbly crafted and deeply confusing.  We each embrace the wondrous use of classic tv “sit-com” tropes the series employ as unique storytelling devices.  The Expanse season 5 continues to impress with its deep humanity in the face of hard, stark science fiction.

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One Five Eight: The First of Many

One Five Eight: The First of Many

Recorded January 9th (probably)

We begin our series of One Shots recapping and reacting to season 5 of The Expanse and absolutely crush the first half of the season.  Season 5 (mostly) adapts book 5 of the James S.A. Corey entitled Nemesis Games.  Chris and Andrew are reminded quickly just how much they enjoyed that particular book in the series.  The nefarious plot of Marco Inaros becomes a stark reality and the status quo of the series is changed forever. 

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One Five Seven: A Cast of Thousands

Episode One Five Seven: A Cast of Thousands!

Recorded January 3rd 2021

This episode is truly supersized.  And we have so many special guests it’s almost silly.  Brothers and nephews and nieces and girlfriends and brothers-in-law and cousins and The Progenitor himself, our father, the tata, Timothy appears.  Each special guest gives their picks for their favorite geeky thing of 2020, be it movies, TV, games or books.   We look forward to 2021 and all the geeky things the new year has to offer.

We get a special treat as our father recounts just where the geekiness we all possess originated.  This episode does not disappoint.

Trivia is 2020 Box Office and completely impossible because no one really remembers going to the movies

Happy New Year!  Wear a Mask!

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Episode One Five Six: The Reverse Smurfette

Episode One Five Six: The Reverse Smurfette

Recorded 12/19/2020

Better late than never!  We recap and react to the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian titled “The Rescue.”   We experience some significant technical difficulties and our discussion is unfortunately cut short.  Needless to say, we love this episode.  The action, the reveals and maybe our favorite sequence in all of Star Wars.

We move on from this series of One Shots to another series of One Shots for season 5 of The Expanse.  We love our space opera here at the BrothersGeek.

Next week a special episode with special guests as we bid 2020 fucking adieu.

Trivia is cut off. So no one fails, or more accurately, no proof of anyone’s failure.

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Episode One Five Five: To The Empire!

Episode One Five Five: To The Empire!

Recorded 12/13/2020

We, your humble BrothersGeek, don’t just react and recap The Mandalorian season two episode titled “The Believer.”  We give our hottest takes on the enormous content announcement from Disney Investors Day.  We finally are getting promised MCU Disney+ content long delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Patrick feels pangs of excitement for a Willow series and Chris has high hopes for Patty Jenkins’ promised Star Wars Rogue Squadron feature film.

Episode 7 of The Mandalorian features the highlights of a stellar action sequence and Pedro Pascal’s handsome face.  We share our predictions for the season 2 finale.

Trivia is Rogue Squadron video game themed and leads to a deep dive into our favorite Star Wars starfighters.

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Episode One Five Four: Boba Fett? Boba Fett?! Where?!

Episode One Five Four: Boba Fett? Boba Fett?!  Where?!

Recorded December 6th, 2020

We, your BrothersGeek, recap and react to Season 2 episode 6 of The Mandalorian, creatively entitled “The Tragedy”.  A long-awaited arrival does not disappoint in this episode.  Christopher has been waiting nearly all his life to see Boba Fett truly kick ass and finally we see it.  Despite the huge arrival, despite the intense action and despite game changing moments, the episode feels slightly hollow.

Trivia is Boba Fett themed and the boys just miss.

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Episode One Five Three: Two Lightsabers Are Better Than One?

Episode One Five Three: Two Lightsabers Are Better Than One?

Recorded 11/29/2020

We experience minor technical difficulties this time around. But there is always struggles to be overcome with any great endeavor.

This week your faithful podcast hosts recap and react to all the details and lore regarding episode 5 of season 2 of The Mandalorian, titled (somewhat ironically as) “The Jedi”. We examine the stylistic influences of samurai cinema on this episode. We dive deep in the most obscure revelations of the story and we discuss just how cute Baby Yoda’s actual name is. After episode 4 being agreed upon as perhaps the worst episode of the entire series, we reach consensus that episode 5 might just be the best.

Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau are definitely our new Jedi Masters.

Trivia is Star Wars Legends themed and the boys just can’t get there.

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