Episode 164 – So That Happened

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Anne’s away cavorting with eagles and seals this week, so listener Daniel “GrumpyTurtle” Rutis sits in with Bill to debate the merits of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (and a whole bunch of other Zelda stuff), with a side of Into the Woods and World of Warcraft talk. Lastly, Bill gives his own inarticulate reviews of Selma, Whiplash, Boyhood, The Princess Kaguya and The Boxtrolls.

In the Geek Week in Review: A neckbeard blames SJWs for his terrible ‘movie‘ losing a student film competition, Neil Blomkamp may be making an Alien movie for reals, Spielberg wants to make an Indiana Jones movie with Chris Pratt, Kingsman might be a young Han Solo, and Rifftrax’s latest Kickstarter for a new season of live movie-riffing.

  • Intro: Whiplash – Hank Levy
  • Break: Clock Town 8-bit –  Bulby
  • Outro: Kapp’n’s Song – Shohei Tsuchiya

Episode 163 – Flashlight Boobs

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This week Bill is shrugging his shoulders about Big Hero 6 and How to Train Your Dragon 2, Foley geeks out about new Florence + The Machine and Anne keeps up to speed about Guys & Dolls and the latest in dating sim news.

In the Geek Week In Review: 2015 Toy Fair piffle, Peter Molyneux and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week, Bethesda’s potentially Fallout 4-centric E3 plans, the theory that Homer Simpson has been in a coma for the past 22 years and the 30th anniversary of The Breakfast Club.

  • Intro: Better Call Saul (Theme) – Dave Porter
  • Break: Thunderstruck – Big Giant Circles featuring Jeff Ball
  • Outro: Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds

Episode 162 – The Ron Perlman of Women

Bill’s back this week to reminisce about the hottest new films of 2015, such as The Last Unicorn, Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. Anne strikes back with The Rabbi’s Cat, Broad City and The Kroll Show before Bill ends things with a devastating The Room-themed fatality.

In the Geek Week in Review: The 2015 DICE awards, Harper Lee and the impact of To Kill A Mockingbird, A League of Legend clan’s incomprehensible rules about gays and transwomen, the leaked memo in which Twitter’s CEO admits that its ant-harassment measures are a joke, the rumored Netflix Zelda show, George RR Martin’s original pitch for A Song of Fire and Ice and Missy Elliott’s performance at the Super Bowl.

  • Intro: Underground (Labyrinth Main Theme) – Trevor Jones and David Bowie
  • Break: The Last Unicorn (Main Theme) – America
  • Outro: Get Ur Freak On – Missy Elliott

 

Episode 161 – And will four years before we rest

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No Bill this week as Anne and friend of the podcast Conley Smith shove him out of the treehouse so they can shout about Grim Fandango. Considering they both played more than once before they hit puberty, maybe those feelings are strong. After a long fond-fest, Anne bounces to the other end of the spectrum to opine on Life Is Strange, a (spoilers!) terrible game.

In the geek week in review, we discuss musicals, feeeeeeemales, man meat, and give Bill a call to clarify his notes.

(Pardon for the bumps and bobbles — perhaps Anne was too distracted by lego to add a sound buffer beneath the mic and the desk.)

  • Intro: Casino Calavera- Grim Fandango OST
  • Break: Mr. Frustration Man – Grim Fandango OST
  • Outro: O Green World – Gorillaz

Episode 160 – Pointy Kraut Hat

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We’ve got a special guest this week as all-round swell gal Maxwell Motley joins us to talk about Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle pilot, beating Dragon Age 2, the sci-fi flick Predestination, The Venture Bros, the Resident Evil remake remaster, Mondo’s $300 Iron Giant figure, Steven Universe and how Cadbury just messed up the formula for creme eggs in the UK.

In the Geek Week News in Review: the death of Club Nintendo, leaked Series 14 LEGO minifigures, George Lucas’s hastily-scribbled story notes for more Star Wars being rejected by Disney, American Sniper’s fake baby, a few lost films that will be seen for the first time in decades later this year, King Tut’s busted-ass beard and how this is the perfect time to head down to Disneyland.

  •  Intro: No Vacancy (The Venture Bros. theme) – J.G. Thirwell
  •  Break: We Are The Crystal Gems – Rebecca Sugar
  •  Outro: Companeros – Peter McConell

Episode 159 – Co-Starring Mystic Pizza

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We take a break from building LEGO this week to talk about Gone Girl, Birdman, a ton of comic books and how the first-person mode in GTAV adds a weirdly immersive sense of scale.

In the Geek Week In Review: the (temporary) death of Google Glass, the (permanent?) re-cutting of the Xbox One’s price, the rumors of the existence of Diddy Kong Racing 2, John Waters hosting 70’s porn on Playboy TV and Citizen Kane being shown at Heart Castle.

  • Intro: I’m All Alone – Bob Wills and Carolina Cotton
  • Break: X-Files (theme) – Kazoostra
  • Outro: Frosty Village – Insane in the Rain Music

Episode 158 – Tiger Tank!

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It’s a girl-powered episode this week as we talk Agent Carter (well, Anne hasn’t seen it yet, but she gets the gist) and the news that the Girls Scouts are now selling cookies online. Also, we talk Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a bit more Dragon Age, “How LEGO Became the Apple of Toys” and  Awesome Games Done Quick.

In the Geek Week News in Review: Sling TV on Xbox One, CNN’s fabled 80’s Doomsday video, Game Informer’s Uncharted 4 details, Portland’s suitability as a GTA location, Disney’s year-long Star Wars marketing blitz, the transexuality of Lambert from Alien and now you can have the Millennium Falcon delivered to your home one piece at a time.

  • Intro: I Got No Strings – The Andrews Sisters
  • Break: Girl Scout Cookies Cup Song parody – Skeve
  • Outro: Pistol Packin’ Mama – Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters