Episode 229 – Crotch Headache

Anne’s a Merry Man this week as she talks about Douglas Fairbanks’ Robin Hood, while Bill yaks about Teeny Titans Go!, Mighty No. 9, Message From Space and The Prince of Egypt.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Forest Whittaker’s Clone Wars character in Rogue One, CBS’s new rules for Star Trek fan films, the 20th anniversary of Mario 64, a former Studio Ghibli producer apologizes for generalizations about female animators, the return of Love & Rockets, and the debut of Burger King’s Mac & Cheese.

  • Intro: Teen Titans Go! – Puffy AmiYumi/Mix Master Mike
  • Break: Dire, Dire Docks (Mario 64) – Koji Kondo
  • Outro: The Glory of Love (from The Karate Kid Part II) – Peter Cetera

Episode 228 – Stunt Ass

Anne and Foley are back to chat about their E3 impressions, Game of Thrones, Turn: Washington’s Spies, Banner Saga 2, The Grizzled, Raiders : The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made and Elstree 1976.

In The Geek Week News In Review: the hidden fifth housemate in The Young Ones, No Man’s Sky dukes it out with Sky TV, RIP Anton Yelchin, and the 20th anniversary of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and 25th anniversary of The Rocketeer.

  • Intro: George Washington – Brad Neely
  • Break: Delta Rae – Bottom of the River
  • Outro: Begin the Beguine – Melora Hardin

Episode 227 – Ah, Banana Oil

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Special guest Phil Theobald sits in this week to chat with Bill about the new live-action Ninja Turtles sequel, the newly-announced Lego Dimensions sets, Beverly Cleary, Inspector Gadget and Netflix’s new Voltron series.

In The Geek Week News In Review:  the impending closure of Harajuku’s nifty-looking 1920’s train station, the Whopperito, John Boyega joins Pacific Rim 2, the Moana teaser, Transformers: The Movie on Blu-Ray and a metric ton of E3 news.

  • Intro: Voltron (theme) – Dale Schacker
  • Break: TMNT – The Arcade Game (Stage 01 Scene 02) – Mutsuhiko Izumi, Miki Higashino , & Kozo Nakamura
  • Outro: Forbidden Zone (finale) – Danny Elfman

Episode 226 – Easy Company

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It’s been a quiet week, so this time out we’re just sussing out our feeling about the new Hi-C Ecto Cooler that just hit store shelves while blarfing a bit more about Overwatch, the BBC Farm series, LEGO and Band of Brothers.

In The Geek Week News In Review: The last Back to the Future ride shut down, Star Wars: Rogue One is due for heavy reshoots, the new Mary Poppins flick will be a sequel, Lucasfilm finally gets into the lightsaber-making business, the 20th anniversary of Dragonheart and Bob Ross’s debut on Netflix.

  • Intro: Ghostbusters – Elmer Bernstein
  • Break: Down on the Farm – The Pearl Trio
  • Outro: Yoda Sings – Bad Lip Reading

Episode 225 – Inspirational Poster Country

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Bill takes a break from injecting Overwatch directly into his veins just long enough to hear Anne & Foley talk about vacationing in the Oregon countryside while watching Sister Act and Dragonheart on VHS. Also this week: Game of Thrones, vintage Return of the Jedi activity books, Fallout 4’s Far Harbor DLC, Game of Thrones, Steven Universe and the Tudor Monastery Farm.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Blizzard’s attempts to keep Overwatch porn off the web, RIP Studio Ghibli animator Makiko Futaki and the Regal Cinemas rollercoaster guy, Captain America’s sudden heel turn, Disney picks up the film rights to Delilah Dirk, the discovery of 50 forty year-old arcade games on a Welsh boat and the sudden demise of Portland’s Big-Ass Sandwiches.

  • Intro: Overwatch (theme) – Derek Duke & Neal Acree
  • Break: Oh Happy Day – The St. Francis Choir
  • Outro: Dragonheart (finale) – Randy Edelman

Episode 224 – Uncharted 4 Spoilercast

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Bill’s finally finished Uncharted 4, so this means a big spoilercast about the game starting at the 1 hour & 20 minute mark in this episode!

But before that, we’re talking about Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite, Hail Caesar!, Grace & Frankie, the “black nerd” comedy Dope, the Italian fairytale flick Tale of Tales and the Linework NW indie comics convention.

In The Geek Week News In Review: The guy who made Foodfight! somehow swindled Chinese investors into giving him $80 million to made a trilogy of Tetris movies, trailers for both the new Star Trek series and new Star Trek film, some drunk guys snuck onto the Millennium Falcon, the rumor that Daniel Craig has turned down $100 to return as James Bond, RIP Scrooge McDuck and the introduction of Pepsi Strong.

  • Intro: A Thief’s End (Uncharted 4) – Henry Jackman
  • Break: Entertainment Tonight (Theme) – Michael Mark
  • 2nd Break: Nate’s Theme 4.0 – Henry Jackman
  • Outro: More Nate’s Theme 4.0 – Henry Jackman

Episode 223 – Muppet West Wing

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Bill’s only halfway through Uncharted 4, so this week we have a bit of a spoilercast for the first half of the game (up until chapter 12), and then Bill dishes about Captain America: Civil War and the gays in Star Wars: Bloodline. And then Foley comes up with the best idea for a Muppet show that we’ve ever heard!

In The Geek Week News In Review: RIP the last living actor from Casablanca, RIP Disney Infinity, the new Voltron trailer, Reese’s Pieces-stuffed Reese’s Cups, Eurogamer’s piece about Lionhead/Fable, Frankie McDonald braves an apple pie storm, and this week’s debut of Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite.

  • Intro: The West Wing (theme) – W.G. Snuffy Walden
  • Break: It Had To Be You – Dooley Wilson
  • Outro: Magic Store (The Muppet Movie finale) – Paul Williams & Jim Henson