Burns and Allen Special #2

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Anne and Foley are away this week, so we’ve got another hour of George Burns & Gracie Allen and 50’s sci-fi radio X-Minus One to tide us over.

  • Intro: Autumn in New York – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

Episode 241 – Showstopper

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We mourn the death of The Great British Bake-Off (at least as we know it) while gabbing about this week’s avalanche of comic/picture book releases: Leave Me Alone, King Baby, Cat Rackham and The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo. Also on the menu: Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Laputa/Castle in the Sky, Jane Eyre and the Forza Horizon 3 demo.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Steven Universe’s Emmy loss to….Robot Chicken?, the new comic book sales bubble, delays for Star Trek: Discovery and The Last Guardian, RIP Zorak & Moltar, and welcome to the OED, jagoffs.

  • Intro: The Great British Bake-Off – Tom Howe
  • Break: Bad Bug – Zorak & Space Ghost
  • Outro: Bye-Bye, Goodbye – Everybody at the Space Ghost Musical Bar-B-Q

Episode 240 – Giant Tits, Turgid Dicks

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Anne and Foley check in this week about make-up, Steven Universe toys, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s “Duet” and Miyazaki’s Nausicaa: The Valley of the Wind, while Bill talks about Sing Street, Moonrise Kingdom and Homestar Runner.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Nintendo finally puts Mario on iPhones, Sony debuts the PS4 Pro (and nixes mod support for Fallout 4 & Skyrim), Mass Effect 4 details, RIP Prince Buster, Matt Rhodes’ Star Wars art, the “return” of Indiana Jones, and The Hollywood Theater’s William Castle-style slate of films for Halloween.

  • Intro: Madness – Prince Buster
  • Break: The Riddle of the Model – Sing Street
  • Outro: Kicking the Gong Around – Cab Calloway

Episode 239 – Pure Imagination

Settle in for a lot of Star Trek talk this week as we reminisce about the show on the eve of its 50th anniversary – but we also talk about the Battlefield 1 beta, The Jungle Book, The Castle of Cagliostro, Only Yesterday, Full Steam Ahead and Foley’s first D&D adventure!

In The Geek Week News In Review: RIP Gene Wilder, the inevitable Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie(s), the Stranger Things season 2 announcement trailer, Writings From Ancient Egypt and the official The Great British Bake-Off coloring book.

  • Intro: Inside Star Trek – Gene Roddenberry
  • Break: Pure Imagination (remix) – Everything Trap
  • Outro: Pure Imagination – Bricusse, Newley & Scharf

Episode 238 – Quien es Sombra?

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The Olympics are finally over (just in time for us to bitch about Olympic mascots of the past), so now we can turn our attention to what really matters: The Great British Bake-Off. Also on deck: Anne’s attempt to recreate Seven Brides For Seven Brothers in LEGO, slow-motion food photography, Space Cop, Grow Home, Steven Universe and Titanfall 2.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Colonel Sanders’ accidentally let the top-secret Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe into the wild, Image Comics’ move to Portland, RIP Clumsy Stormtrooper and the successful funding of The Adventure Zine!

  • Intro: The Great British Bake-Off (theme) – Tom Howe
  • Break: Chicken Toot
  • Outro: Ataraxia – Mort Garson

Episode 237 – Turning Into Puppies

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It’s our last week blabbing about the Olympics (and our last chance to chat about the “Summer Games” stuff in Overwatch), but we also talk about the 80’s lesbian romance Desert Hearts, the 60s-set Hong Kong romance In The Mood For Love, MSNBC’s The Profit, the little-known 90’s adventure game Gahan Wilson’s The Ultimate Haunted House and Bill’s take on the Whopperito.

In The Geek Week News In Review: RIP Mr. Pickles and The Hobbit singer Glenn Yarbrough, NPR.org shuts off its comments, Alex Hirsch is on the Detective Pikachu case, the Clue movie remake is still (supposedly) gestating, Rob Thomas + The Lost Boys = TV series?, Wizard World’s stupid decision to allow a gun booth on the show floor and the imminent return of The Great British Bake-Off.

  • Intro: Yumeji’s Theme (In The Mood For Love) – Shigeru Umebayashi
  • Break: Be Bop A Lula – Gene Vincent
  • Outro: The Greatest Adventure (The Hobbit) – Glenn Yarbrough

 

Episode 236 – Curs-ed Child

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Bill takes a break from shooting valuable space turds to chat about No Man’s Sky and Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, while Anne & Foley bring some more Olympic commentary and chat about Anne’s new Lego chapel.

In The Geek Week News In Review: RIP Kenny Baker, the first details about Star Trek: Discovery, Donald Glover = Lando Calrissian?, the new Rogue One trailer and we welcome the new Burger King Whopperito into the world.

  • Intro: Let’s Build A Spaceship (Steven Universe) – Aivi & Surasshu
  • Break: Mysterious Ticking Noise (Potter Puppet Pals) – Neil Cicierga
  • Outro: Love Like You (Steven Universe) – Rebecca Sugar