Episode 171 – Peaks and Valleys

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We probably spend WAY more time talking about the new cowboy romance movie The Longest Ride this week than any of us anticipated, but we offset that with talk about Bloodborne, the Mad Max and Godfather movies and feeling bad about feeling good about boobs.

In The Geek Week News In Review: you can finally (legally!) download Star Wars now, the deaths of Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane and Stan Freberg, how we’re all gonna be goaded into paying $10 a month to use Youtube, the ESA’s overzealous attitude towards stomping out game piracy, LEGO Dimensions, Frank Cho being an ass, the latest doomed attempt to film The Dark Tower books, the color of Han Solo’s snow parka and the news that McDonald’s is now serving breakfast 24-hours a day.

  • Intro: Who Listens to the Radio? – Stan Freberg
  • Break: Birdie needlessly fucks with Ronald – The McDonaldland Players
  • Outro: The Dukes of Hazzard (end theme) – Waylon Jennings

Episode 170 – One Last Ride

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Anne and Foley have watched most of Steven Universe, so we have a lengthy talk about that while trying as best we can to not spoil anyone about the show, and then Bill dishes about Fast & the Furious 7, Axiom Verge and Mario 64 before we finally fusion-gem together to yap about The Writer Will Do Something and Attack the Light.

In The Geek News In Review: De La Soul’s Kickstarter, conservatives spamming the Hugo Awards, yarn Yoshis, a whole bunch of live-action movie adaptations of stuff that’s probably better left alone and one community’s attempt to craft a Lucille Ball-shaped Weeping Angel.

  • Intro: Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa – De La Soul
  • Break: Get Low – DJ Snake
  • Outro: Staf Roll (Mario 64) – Koji Kondo

Episode 169 – Idris Elba F*ck Machine

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Anne and Foley are back just in time to hear Bill freak out about Sling TV and how it allowed him to watch an ungodly amount of Steven Universe, Adventure Time, Amazing World of Gumball and Teen Titans Go! this week. A+F retaliate with talk about Vikings, Buster Keaton, Pillars of Eternity and exchanging woodwork for haircuts.

In the Geek Week News In Review: The $1500 build-your-own Millennium Falcon model, the return of The X-Files and Coach, Idris Elba maybe playing a Star Trek villain, ISIS kinda-sorta (but not really) occupying Tattooine and the SPECTRE teaser.

  • Intro: Shaw Brothers Intro/Angry Guest – Some long-dead stock music guys, probably
  • Break: Teen Titans Go! (Unicorn Beats) – Andy Sturmer
  • Outro: Pillars of Eternity (theme) – Justin Bell

Episode 168 – Dinosaur Semen Shaving Cream

Anne’s away on break this week, so Daniel “Grumpyturtle” Rutis and Leland Radburn return to chat with Bill about Steven Universe, Star Wars comics, GTAV Online heists, David Lynch’s Dune and the special edition of The Abyss.

In the Geek Week News In Review: Nintendo goes mobile, Kojima goes away, the canceled Killing Joke Batgirl variant cover, Sony remaking Little Women, the death of Donatello, the rise of cord-cutting cable TV apps and how a roll of airport carpet became the Grand Marshal of Portland’s Starlight Parade.

  • Intro: Kill the Sexplayer – Girls Against Boys
  • Break: Mabe Village – DJ Cutman
  • Outro: Steven Universe (end credits) – Rebecca Sugar

Episode 167 – Leland!

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After an exhausting afternoon at a LEGO convention, we sit down with an old friend – Leland Radburn – to shoot the shit about everything from Back to the Future to Inspector Gadget. Also on the menu: new Star Wars, Bill & Ted and Avatar comics, Anne’s final thoughts about The Order: 1886 and Bill dishes about the new Calvin & Hobbes exhibition book, the Totally Tubular 80s Toys book, the Titanic: Honor and Glory game fundraiser and Disneyland’s new crazy MagicBand technology.

In the Geek Week News In Review: The deaths of Terry Pratchett and Sam Simon, the shutdown of Genndy Tartakovsky’s CGI Popeye film, the first Star Wars spinoff flick Rogue One, Channing Tatum’s Ghostbusters, the delay of Uncharted 4, the reveal of the new LEGO Kwik-E-Mart set and the announcement of the new X-Men ’92 comic book.

  • Intro: Power-Ups – DJ Cutman
  • Break: X-Men (90’s cartoon theme) – Ron Wasserman
  • Outro: Inspector Gadget (theme) – Shuki Levy

Episode 166 – PB & BJ

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This week: Bill fidgets about the end of Star Wars: Rebels, the old Star Trek movies and bitches about Agent Carter while Anne continues to grapple with The Order: 1886 and then dishes about The Last Man On Earth and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze before we Voltron together with Foley to gush about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

In The Geek Week News In Review: The new Tomorrowland trailer, GDC/PAX news, our misgivings regarding all this new (and kind of unnecessary) VR tech, the death of Maxis and how crummy it is to be a game dev in general, the collapse of “The Sarkeesian Effect” and Harrison Ford’s golf course blunder.

  • Intro: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (theme) – dude from the trailer park & an autotuner
  • Break: Donkey Kong Country Jungle – DK & the DK crew
  • Outro: Kapp’n Latt’n – DJ Cutman

Episode 165 – 5,000 Candles in the Wind

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This week we come to bury Parks and Recreation *and* praise the living hell out of it during a spoiler talk at the end of the show (at the 1hr 53min mark), but first: The Order: 1886, Jupiter Ascending, How Do You Do It?, Vikings, The Adventure Zone, Emma Stone and dealing with the Wii U’s tiny harddrive.

In The Geek Week In Review: The death of Leonard Nimoy, where did those llamas go, what color is this damned dress, the return of Ducktales, Inspector Gadget, Pee Wee Herman and a bunch of other goofy 80’s crap, Hyrule Warriors Cucco DLC, Fast & the Furious DLC for Forza Horizon 2 and the announcement of Valve’s VR headset.

And lastly, here’s the Parks & Rec writers’ room oral history that Bill blarfs about during the P&R final at the back end of the show and a link to Matt Zoller Seitz’ writeup about watching Aliens with a bunch of 11 year-olds.

  • Intro: Epilogue/End Title (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) – James Horner and Leonard Nimoy
  • 1st Break: Ataraxia – Deja Vu
  • 2nd Break: Pawnee Saturday Night – Bobby Roberts
  • Outro: 5,000 Candles in the Wind (Bye, Bye Lil’ Sebastian) – The cast of Parks & Recreation