Episode 144 – Bacon Butties

After an unexpected week off (a week spent with friend-of-the-podcast Maxwell Motley), we’re back to talk about the Rose City Comicon, Wasteland 2, The Great British Bake-Off, Maze Runner, Time Team, the Star Wars: Rebels pilot episode and the trailer for the last season of The Legend of Korra (and Makani’s comics about the same).

In The Geek Week In Review: Cones of Dunshire is going to be a real game, Final Fantasy XV, Apple WAVE, the shuttering of Blizzard’s Project Titan, Marvel (finally) reaching an agreement with Jack Kirby’s family, the release of several unfinished episodes of The Clone Wars and the official demise of Saturday morning cartoons in America.

  • Intro: The Great British Bake-Off (theme) – Laura Willoughby
  • Break: After These Messages We’ll Be Right Back – a bunch of animated clay people
  • Outro: Chocobo (theme) – as performed by MoonBow Music

Episode 143 – The Americanization of Emily Blunt

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SPECIAL WARNING: ANNE’S MOM SHOULD PROBABLY SKIP THIS EPISODE

This week, we decide that Bill would have the head of a Hutt while we also talk about Destiny, Edge of Tomorrow, PBS’ American Experience, the voice actor documentary I Know That Voice, more Hatoful Boyfriend and the TWINE game Sacrilege.

In the Geek Week In Review: Bill Murray’s picks for the all-women Ghostbusters crew, Microsoft’s purchase of Mojang, RIP Richard Kiel, Universal’s first-look deal with the makers of the CGI atrocity Foodfight!, Burger King’s Black Burger and the impending start of the fourth (and final) season of The Legend of Korra.

  • Intro: Destiny (main theme) – Marty O’Donnell
  • Break: Porky in Wackyland – Carl Stalling
  • Outro: We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn

Episode 142 – Anita Birdkiss

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This week, Bill takes a break from Minecraft and Anne takes a break from smooching birds long enough to talk about Doctor Who + Robin Hood, Infamous: First Light, the season 3 finale of The Legend of Korra, Angry Video Game Nerd : The Movie,  A.I.,  the second season finale of Telltale’s The Walking Dead game and Don’t Sell At Any Price.

In the Geek Week in Review: RIP Dot Matrix, Syrio Forel’s adventures-to-be in that galaxy far, far away, early Roger Rabbit test footage, the status of The Shadow of the Colossus movie and Chubby Checker’s catchy Dig Dug song.

  • Intro: St. PigeNation’s Institute – Some chick (haha)
  • Break: AVGN: The Movie (theme) – Kyle Justin & Bear McCreary
  • Outro: Dig Dug – Chubby Checker

Episode 141 – To To Fat

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It’s been a quiet week, so we’re just blabbing about Key Largo, Diablo III, Teen Wolf, watching PAX panels from home and The Lego Movie Game.

In the Geek Week In Review: Pizza Hut’s pizza cats, the return of GaymerX, Animal Crossing DLC for Mario Kart, the New 3DS, the Saints Row IV current-gen port and Gat Out Of Hell DLC, Firewatch, Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Greatest American Hero, The Legend of Korra’s January return, Studio MIR’s Dreamworks deal and the Universal’s plans to destroy silent film-era Phantom of the Opera soundstage.

  • Intro: Key Largo (theme)  – Max Steiner
  • Break: Tiny Tunes (theme) – the little musician guy who lives in your Super Nintendo
  • Outro: Believe It Or Not It’s Just Me – Joey Scarbury

Episode 140 – Twerkin’ Hard, or Hardly Twerkin’?

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Anne’s back, and so we’re talking about hunting for wedding venues, Teen Wolf, Guacamelee and Guardians of the Galaxy, while Bill chimes in about the end of the latest season of The Legend of Korra, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Gravity Falls, P.T., Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and the FXX Simpsons marathon.

In the Geek Week in Review: Richard the III’s proper burial plans, the possible reveal of another Saints Row game at PAX, RIP Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, Dave Grossman + Ron Gilbert sitting in a tree, the Night Trap Kickstarter, Marceline and Princess Bubblegum’s dating history and all the news from Gamescom.

  • Intro: Anaconda – Nicki Minaj and Sir Mix-a-Lot
  • Break: The Richard the III song – Horrible Histories
  • Outro: Swee’pea’s Lullabye – Harry Nilsson (by way of Robin Williams)

Episode 139 – Star Wars Rumor Control Special

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Anne decided to take this week off to work on her Lego town, and so Conley Smith, Jimmy Presler, Bobby Roberts and Mike Russell step in to talk about all the weird Star Wars: Episode VII stuff that was (supposedly) leaked this week – from TRON-like Stormtrooper helmets to Jedi being held in captivity for 30 years, we debate the merits of each rumor and try to figure out how they would all piece together into a single coherent story (spoilers: they really don’t).

We also spend the last half hour side-tracked with Marvel talk, from which of the Marvel films are our favorites to the lessons that the Star Wars Story Group may learn from all those funnybook films.

Note: the first two Boy Howdy Star Wars Specials – from May 2012 and May 2014 – can be found here and here.

  • Intro: Episode IV End Titles – John Williams
  • Outro: Episode V End Titles – John Williams

Episode 138 – Pollo Power!

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Pull up a chair and help yourself to a bowl of ice cream as Bill and Anne make farty sounds with their mouths about The History Channel’s Vikings, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Klondike, Guacamelee and Ronald D. Moore’s new sci-fi historical drama, Outlander.

In the Geek Week In Review: Jennifer Lee’s A Wrinkle In Time, the next-gen remakes of Resident Evil and Sleepy Dogs, Disney’s plans for Star Wars theme park attractions, Twitch crapping the bed at the speed of light, Casey Hudson leaving Bioware, Gillian Anderson’s thriller novel and how a bunch of civilian scientists and programmers are resurrecting a derelict NASA satellite.

  • Intro: Guacamelee (Back Story) – Rom Do Prisco
  • Break: If I Had A Heart – Fever Ray
  • Outro: The Skye Boat Song – by way of Bear McCreary