Episode 136 – Last Action Hero

We narrowly avoid finally not talking about Lego for once this week and then get to gabbing about Anne playing the Destiny beta, The Gods Will Be Watching, Tim’s Vermeer and The Last Action Hero.

In The Geek Week In Review: the Mad Max: Fury Road trailer, Wonder Woman’s stripper heels, the new Bone anniversary book, The Last of Us movie, new Mass Effect details, the next King Kong movie (and likely Godzilla vs. King Kong crossover) and Luke Skywalker’s island temple.

  • Intro: Big Gun – AC/DC
  • Break: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (overture) – Maurice Jarre
  • Outro: Supercalifragilisticexpiala-bullshit

Episode 135 – James Garnier

It’s a short podcast this week as we’re recording on a school night, but we make time to talk about the Destiny beta, Porco Rosso, the art of Kawase Hasui and The Americanization of Emily.

In the Geek Week In Review: the rumored shutdown of Studio Ghibli, the Maniac Mansion design document, what if The Rock’s Shazam was a tiny girl, the Simpsons World streaming service, Spiderman 2 on Youtube, the Dragon Age 3 delay and the death of James Garner.

  • Intro: Rockford Files (Theme) – Mike Post and Pete Carpenter
  • Break: Maniac Mansion (Theme) – Chris Grigg and Dave Lawrence
  • Outro: My Neighbor Totoro (Music Box) – Joe Hisaishi

Episode 134 – Guypiercer

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Anne’s back from another trip (this time to see an all-female production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona in Ashland, Oregon), but she made time to chat with Bill about Snowpiercer (some spoilers there), the Oregon Vortex, the Studio Ghibli documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, The Wind Rises, The Legend of Korra, and then Bill attempts to lure Anne into playing the new edition of D&D and/or the Destiny beta.

In the Geek Week In Review: The Millennium Falcon as time machine, Frankenstein’s Comic Book Swap, Destiny special editions, the proposed Final Fantasy Tactics-style Bioshock Vita game, the Alien: Isolation DLC , the shell game that was Dash-Com and the Ed Catmull wage-fixing scandal.

  • Intro: Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
  • Break: Train Ride – Joe Hisiashi
  • Outro: Hikouki Gumo – Yuming

Episode 133 – Party Wagon

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This week we’re bummed (like everyone else) that Tina Fey isn’t making a sequel to Hocus Pocus, so we’re fan-casting our own sequel (hint: it stars EVERYBODY) while also gabbing about second-hand Lego shops, Star Trek in the 31st century, Sniper Elite III, Strider, Sweetwater, Guacamelee, Valiant Hearts, They Came Together, Orange is the New Black and The Leftovers.

In the Geek Week News In Review: Batman 66′ on Blu-Ray, Community on Yahoo, Bryan Fuller working on an American Gods TV show, is Nickelodeon trying to kill The Legend of Korra, rentable Lego sets, the SNES edition of Gone Home and the potato salad Kickstarter.

  • Intro: Finale – Bobby Roberts, the Founding Fathers and a bunch of Ewoks
  • Break: I Put A Spell On You – Bette Midler
  • Outro: Girlz Like 2 Party - Envy & Dos Ft. Cyhi The Prynce

Episode 132 – Case of the Cools

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After a 2-week vacation in Stratford, Ontario, Anne’s back to give us the lowdown on the Canadian Shakespeare scene and how she spent half of that vacation watching Eerie, Indiana. Also: Fargo (the movie, not the new TV show), Murdered: Soul Suspect, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, How to Train Your Dragon 2, the Tales of Arabian Nights boardgame, Shovel Knight, Summer Games Done Quick, Dragon’s Crown and the latest Legend of Korra.

In the Geek Week in Review: Terry Richards, Eli Wallach and “Hollywood” from the movie Mannequin RIP, Platinum Games making a Korra game, crummy Dark Tower concept art, Pacific Rim 2, the return of Doctor Who and which cookies we would be.

  • Intro: Shovel Knight (Main Theme) – Jake Kaufman
  • Break: Valiant Hearts (Flying Theme) – Peter McConnell
  • Outro: Fargo – Carter Burwell

Episode 131 – No, You Shut Up

Anne’s still away visiting friends in Canada this week, and so Jacob “I Hate DRM75” returns this week – along with Daniel “The Grumpy Turtle” Rutis sit in again to make sure Bill doesn’t accidentally catch himself on fire while making rice cooker panckaes.

We talk about Steam sales, season 2 of Orange is the New Black, The Legend of Earthsea books (or at least the first one), No You Shut Up, Puppet Up, 80′s Saturday morning cartoon commercial compilations on Youtube and Back to the Future LEGO sets.

In the Geek Week In Review: Disney’s (inevitable) sanitization of Into the Woods, Regal Cinemas’ new “super tickets“, George Lucas’ $700 million Star Wars/illustration art museum, Rian Johnson being called up to that galaxy far, far away and the return of The Legend of Korra.

  • Intro: Brothers in a One-Hat Town (Brothers Bloom theme) – Nathan Johnson
  • Break: Time Bomb Town – Lindsey Buckingham
  • Outro: Come On Up to the House – Tom Waits

Episode 130 – Density

Anne’s away visiting friends in Canada, so this week Maxwell Motley and Jacob “I Hate DRM” sit in on the podcast to chat with Bill about the Destiny PS4 alpha, Star Citizen, London theaters who can’t anticipate 3D films not working correctly when viewed through a glass cage, Transistor, Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Wolfenstein: The New Order and The Golem and the Jinni.

In the Geek Week News In Review: The deaths of Rik Mayall and Casey Kasem, the impending release of the Angry Video Game Nerd movie, Harrison Ford being attacked by the Millennium Falcon, the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie Sony wants to produce and the slightly horrifying trailer for the new Paddington Bear movie.

  • Intro: The Young Ones – Cliff Richards (By way of Rik Mayall, etc)
  • Break: Casey Kasem Freaks Out – Casey Kasem
  • Outro: You’re Wondering Now – The Specials