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Episode Sixty Five: Chris doesn’t watch horror movies, He lives them.

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Episode Sixty Five: Chris doesn’t watch horror movies, He lives them.

Recorded 10/31/2016

Happy Halloween everyone!  Our episode is sppooooookkkkeyyy. Except not at all, unless you count Christopher’s harrowing tale of Halloween of 2015.  We discuss the announcement that Penny Dreadful will continue on in an upcoming comic book series.  You’ll likely recall from a previous podcast episode that we had issues with the series finale, like major issues.  We wander into a discussion of violence on television as Chris and Andrew tell Patrick about the new season of The Walking Dead. Christopher sings the praises of a comic book series written by Marjorie Liu and drawn by Sana Takeda called Monstress.  He insists Andrew and Patrick read it.  We all play more Destiny: Rise of Iron.  We report on the goofy fun of Festival of the Lost, wishing there was a little more THERE, there.

Trivia is horror movie themed.  We are not horror movie people.

H.S.F.

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Fifty: Han did not love Greedo

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Recorded 2/10/2016
Discussion
We open our hearts and discuss our favorite geek love stories.  This leads us down some unexpected but not unwelcome rabbit holes.
Seen:
We all have seen Tarantino’s “Hateful Eight”  We all enjoyed it.  Andrew feels it’s a bit safer than most of Tarantino’s films
We all are current with “The Expanse” on SyFy.  We have no issues where season 1 ended.  The addition of the Avasarala character is a welcome change from the first novel.
Read:
Chris is current on “Rat Queens“ most recent issue.  We continue to recommend this title our full throated support.  Andrew has been reading “Magnus Chase and Gods of Asgard” whenever he is at a Barnes and Noble, which admittedly, is quite often. it’s a fun, simple adventure.
Patrick doesn’t offer much.  He is ridiculed.
Played:
Andrew plays “Star Wars: Battlefront”, it’s fun  but not FUN!
Chris, Andrew, and Legendary Listener Shawn played “Destiny” on Xbox One recently and they just sucked.  It was two hours of struggle bussing.
Patrick and Christopher plays “Divinity: Original Sin” on PC together and this prompts deep dives in the “role playing” aspects of the game.  They plan on streaming their adventures on Twitch very soon.
Trivia:
“Deadpool” first appeared in what comic title in what year?  The Boys are surprised by the correct answers.
H.S.F.

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Forty Nine: Something, Something, Future?

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Discussion:
We are back and look towards the Future. What are we excited about, not excited about, What looks great, what looks bad and what should have been released 5 years ago.
Seen
All are current with “The Expanse”.  Andrew in particular has been won over after his initial qualms with the show.  Chris binged “The Man in The High Castle”  He can’t say enough about it.  We discuss the seemingly YA adaptation of ‘The Shannara Chronicles” on MTV.  Actress Poppy Drayton gets the not Ugly Award.
Read
Andrew has finished “Nemesis Games”.  It’s not his favorite of “The Expanse” novels.  Chris reads many many comics, like A LOT of comics.  Patrick has read volume 4 of “Saga”  His affection for the characters is waning and even the absurdity of dragon semen is wearing thin.
Played
Christopher and Andrew play “Destiny” on the Xbox One with Legendary Listener Shawn.  It has become a Sunday night tradition.  Patrick plays the free to play “Mech Warrior Online”   Two hours into the game and it’s still fun to blow shit up.
Trivia:
Classic Disney
What is the first full length animated feature film and what year was it released?
Bonus: Why did Disney use so many fairy tales in his early films?
H.S.F.

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Forty Three: This Movie needs Giant Robots Punching The Ghosts.

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Episode Forty Three: This Movie needs Giant Robots Punching The Ghosts.

Recorded 10-19-2015

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We have a looooonnnnngggg, in depth, and, erudite discussion on the current state of Fall television. What we like, what we wish was better, what we are slowly losing interest in and what we have already lost interest in entirely.

All have seen “Bridge of Spies” We each feel differently.

Patrick has major issues with “Crimson Peak” It’s weak. On many levels.

Read:

Andrew has consumed “Abbadon’s Gate” The Expanse is a fantastic series. He loves so many characters and wishes his favorites would return more often. Christopher teases he won’t have to wait very long.

Patrick is reading “Aeronaut’s Windlass” by pod-cast favorite Jim Butcher. It’s mostly just fun, he wishes it was great.
Christopher is reading like 29 comics books right now and “Aeronaut’s Windlass” He feels similar to Patrick.

Played:

Patrick plays “Betrayal on House on the Hill” with his Partners in Crime Shane and Gabby. He was the Betrayer! Thing became very intense.
Andrew and Chris continue to love all the content in “Destiny: The Taken King“.
Andrew says it’s almost too much and he needs to focus more and get things done.
Trivia:
In Episode III, Obi-Wan Kenobi is sent on a mission to hunt down General Grievous on Utapua. After an intense lightsaber dual and perilous chase, Obi-Wan manages to shoot Grievous just before the Droid General can escape.

What two word comment does Obi-Wan make after using a blaster to finally defeat Grievous?

Both Succeed!

H.S.F.

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Forty Two: The Secret Origin of Bug McBuggerton

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Recorded 10-4-2015

Discussion: Favorite Mars related movie.

Christopher picks “Total Recall“ as his favorite. He thinks it’s real and not a dream. Andrew and Patrick both have seen “The Martian” Christopher has not seen it yet. He will see it today. Both Andrew and Patrick think “Red Planet” is a solidly entertaining film set on Mars

Seen:

Andrew and Christopher watch “Blindspot” The main conceit of the series is dumb but the two main actors are very engaging.
Andrew reports on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” hopes they incorporate more of the Marvel comics Inhumans. Black Bolt is a great character.
Christopher watches “The Blacklist” and “Fear the Walking Dead“. He refused to disclose spoilers on the one thing Andrew cares about on that show. “Fear The Walking Dead” is awesome and fills in the time gap nicely “The Walking Dead” created with Rick’s coma.
Patrick is through season 8 of “Doctor Who”. He still has issues with Capaldi’s Doctor and Jenna Coleman’s Companion.

All are excited for Season two of The Leftovers. IT BEGINS OCT 4Th!

Read:

“The Aeronauts Windlass“. Jim Butcher’s new steampunk series. It has talking cats. Chris is enthralled. Patrick is scratching the surface and it’s awesome fun.
Christopher has dived in “Marvel’s Secret Wars” by Jonathon Hickman. It has created an interesting new world to explore.  Andrew is still deep in “The Expanse” books.  “Abbadon’s Gate” started slow but has since punched the accelerator in the face and show no signs of letting up.

Played:

Chris and Andrew give “Destiny The Taken King” rave reviews. More content, more fun than Vanilla “Destiny”. Chris also has gotten into “Forza 6” The game creates a intense and realistic racing simulation.
Patrick mobile gaming continues with “Dungeon Quest“. He is Level 40 and 50th stage of 200 stages.  He may break his own rule and spend some money on mobile gaming unlock new content.
Trivia:
In “Episode Two: Attack of the Clones“. The Battle of Geonosis is the climax of the film. Who is the Leader of the Geonosian people who ordered the execution of The Jedi and Senator Amidala?

It’s funny and the Boys have no idea.

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Forty One:Baby Batman is a Bad Idea

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Recorded on September 13, 2015

Discussion:

We discuss the new television shows premiering next month.

“Supergirl” seems like it will be great girl power tv and we hope gets the vibe right. Melissa Benoist gets the Not Ugly Award.

All are excited for “Arrow“, “Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow“

We continue to lament how badly “Gotham” gets it wrong. On all levels.

Seen:

Andrew has restarted “Star Trek Voyager”. Patrick approves and agrees it has a very different vibe than other Star Trek shows.

Christopher has dived into “Longmire“ season 4 on Netflix. “Strike Back” is in it’s final season and continues to be top fun. And he is pleased both it’s leads have found gigs on NBC shows this season

Patrick actually pays money and spends time to see “Fantastic Four” It’s terrible. The movie is disjointed filmmaking. Not even solid performances can save it.
Read:

Andrew completes “Caliban’s War” in less than seven days. Chris and Andrew refrain from in depth discussion as Patrick is only half way through. Andrew has started “The Martian” and will finish it by the time the movie of the same name is released.

Christopher sings the praises of the “Star Wars”. “Star Wars: Vader” continues to be the strongest story line. He is on Book five of the Expanse “Nemesis Games“.

Patrick reads “Caliban’s War” He feels weird being the only not done yet.

Played:

Andrew and Patrick play “Castle Panic” and drink beers with Legendary Listener, Adria and Patrick’s Partners-in-Crimer when Andrew and Adria visited Portland last week.

Andrew discuss Destiny 2.0

Chris plays “Diablo III“, he has created a season 4 character. And is playing older characters as well. He, of course, continues with “Rocket League“.

Patrick plays “Castle Panic“ and gets drunks with Andrew in Portland. He downloads and plays Dungeon Quest a fun mobile app game for Apple and Android.

Trivia:

When Anakin is brought before the Jedi counsel in “The Phantom Menace” he is asked to divine certain images from a computer screen. What are the four images he divines in the correct order?

The Boys have no idea.

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Thirty Nine: We turn our Star Wars up to 11.

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Episode Thirty Nine: We turn our Star Wars up to 11.

Recorded 8-13-2015

Discussion:

New photos of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” released in Entertainment Weekly prompt an enthusiastic discussion. It may not be possible for us to be more excited for this movie.

 

Seen:

Christopher is enjoying “Dark Matter”. Solid Sci-Fi on the SyFy Channel.

“True Detective” Season 2 wraps up and is quite disappointing. Season 1 is far more effective.

All have seen “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation”. All find it well made action movie fun.. Andrew and Christopher are particularly impressed with Rebecca Ferguson‘s Ilsa Faust. She every bit an equal to Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt.

Patrick saw “Terminator Genisys”.  It is so so so bad.   Patrick doesn’t want any more Terminator movies with this cast.

Read:

Patrick has listened to Book 2 of “the Dresden Files”  He blasted through it in 3 days!  Jim Butcher writes very well. All agree to pick up his new “Steam Punk” series starting up in a few weeks.

Andrew is deep in “Leviathan Wakes”. He just reached a massively important part of the novel and he felt something pop in his brain.

Chris reads lots of things, as is his way. In particular, he recommends “The Player of Games” by Ian M. Banks

Played:

Chris plays “Rocket League” The new DLC appears to only add to the fun. He is playing multiple matches in multiple game modes.

Andrew reports on the changes coming to “Destiny” with the DLC “The Taken King”. The leveling system is dramatically changing and we all start yelling at each other. Mostly Andrew yells at Patrick. It’s a good honest, heated discussion. It’s what we are all about.

Trivia:

Star Wars hype continues.

How many horns are on Darth Maul’s head? It’s a truly obscure question and the Boys react accordingly.

H.S.F.

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Thirty Six: You’re My Father! – Luke Skywalker (super whiny voice)

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Recorded June 21st 2015

Father’s Day Hype!  We thank our father for beginning our long strange road of geekery.

We discuss E3 and the games we are excited to play in the coming months.

Seen:

“GAME OF THRONES” FINALE SPOILERS!  YOU ARE FORE-WARNED!    THE FINALE IS GREAT. ****Spoilers start at 21:00 and end at 31:30***

“Jurassic World” is seen by all.  It’s the most popular movie in the world and pure popcorn summer movie goodness.  Hashtag Raptor Squad!  Bryce Dallas Howard gets the Not Ugly award this episode.

Christopher is excited for a new show on SyFy called “Dark Matter”.  It stars Canadian actors you may have seen on other SyFy and CW shows.

Read:  All make the commitment to read “Rat Queens” vol. 1 and 2 by the next show.

Andrew continues his months long slog through “Dune”.  He doesn’t love it but he knows how important it is to finish this book.

Christopher continues with “The Expanse” series by James S.A. Covey.

Played:

Andrew and Christopher play “Destiny” expansion PvE arena Prison of Elders.  Andrew gets the guts to play with randoms via matchmaking.  He also has taken to watching Twitch and has subscribed to “Destiny” streamer Professor Broman.

Patrick is the busiest geek in the world with school and an internship but plays mobile game “Fallout Shelter”.  It satiates his resource management gamer geek appetite.

Christopher plays “The Witcher 3”.  The game is deep and rich and he wishes he could play all the time.  But you know, life.

Trivia:

Second Weekend of Release Movie box office themed.  The Boys come close.

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Thirty One: Inner Sanctum & Zombie Runs

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Recorded March 22nd, 2015.

Discussion:

“Star Wars: Rogue One” news!  We tell you what we know, which isn’t much, admittedly.

New trailers for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation” hit the internet.  Go watch them! We hope you aren’t disappointed.  If you are, remember, we had nothing to do with them.

Seen:

Andrew re-watches “Marvel’s the Avengers” with #1 Fan Adria.  He re-experiences the joy of the movie with someone who had never seen it before.

Christopher loves “Helix” and “Twelve Monkeys” .  The former is still filled with rupturing pustules.

Patrick sees “Insurgent”.   The filmmakers had more money to spend this time around.

Read:

Andrew and Christopher are current with “Thor” and “Batman Eternal”.  Both have very strong recent issues. “Batman Eternal” revealed its “Big Bad”, we aren’t disappointed.

Christopher recommends “Leviathan Wakes” by James S.A. Corey.  He is enthralled.

Patrick calls “A Dance with Dragons” the best novel of “A Song of Ice and Fire” series.

The Brothers dissect a pivotal scene in “Dune.”  Andrew is honestly amazed with the novel.

Played:

Andrew plays “Destiny”.  Everyone is shocked.

Christopher has become enamored with the side scrolling platformer “Ori and the Blind Forest”.   He calls it the most beautiful game he has ever played.

Patrick describes the ease and addictiveness and math skills required for “Oregon Settler”.  He swears it’s actually fun.

Trivia:

Who has the most Twitter followers in the world?

The Boys need several hints.

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Episode Thirty:”I have been, and always shall be, your friend”

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Episode 30 – “I have been, and always shall be, your friend.”
recorded March 1, 2015
We discuss the passing of Leonard Nimoy, a great artist and cultural icon.
We examine his legacy in our lives and the impact of his work.

Seen
Christopher continues to re-watch “Stargate SG1” with his wife, Susan.  He also watched “Batman/Superman: Public Enemies”, the animated DC feature.  He is surprised with how entertaining it is.
Andrew re-watches “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”.  All agree it holds up very nicely and Nimoy’s performance is perfect.
Patrick and Andrew finish season 1 of “Agent Carter” and wish it had finished a little bigger and bolder.
Read
Christopher is current with “Batman Eternal”, “Thor”, and has started “Star Wars: Darth Vader” “Vader” might be the best of the newly launched Marvel Star Wars comics.

Andrew is also current with “Batman Eternal”. His reading of “Dune” has slowed due to technical issues. He plans to follow “Dune” with “The Martian” and then give “Master and Commander” another try.
Patrick is 7 hours in the 48,920 hours of “A Dance with Dragons”. He is already in love, far and away better than “A Feast for Crows”.

Played
Christopher has been grinding on “Destiny”, leveling a Warlock. He plays “Evolve” and continues to be bad at it.  He had downloaded “Clash of Clans” and it is a welcome diversion.
Andrew plays “Destiny” with Christopher just today.  He reports on Daily Heroic Story “The Wakening”. He will start a Hunter and begin leveling in the near future.
Patrick-attempted to play “Destiny” but encountered major connectivity issues.  He downloaded the mobile game “Oregon Trail: American Settler”. It is a sequel of sorts to the game we all loved as kids. He feels a kinship to it as he himself is a settler of Oregon.
Special Report: Christopher’s daughter Kristin reports on Supernatural-Con, she fan-girls.  She reports on the “specialty convention experience”.

Trivia:

Which Harry Potter novel has sold the most copies, and how many?

The Boys are surprised with the correct answers.

 

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