Episode 175 – I Can’t Believe We Didn’t Make A Tomorrow-Morrow Land Joke

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We’re back from the wasteland to give our 2 cents about Mad Max: Fury Road (warning: spoilers ahead), which pretty much dominates the front half of the podcast this week (along with the news that The Witcher 3 supports real-time beard growth.)

In the Geek Week News In Review: Hasbro kicking Black Widow out of toy sets depicting her own acton scenes in Age of Ultron, Harry Shearer quitting The Simpsons, a pixel artist’s great essay about pixel art, the news that Portland’s Lloyd Center 10 theater is doomed, and BB King’s lasting contribution to macaroni & cheese jingles.

  • Intro: Unused Thunderdome intro music – Maurice Jarre
  • Break: Bartertown Pigrock – Maurice Jarre
  • Outro: We Don’t Need Another Hero (Instrumental) – Tina Turner, Terry Britten & Graham Lyle

Episode 174 – Sexy Hamburglar

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This week we try not to slag too hard on first-person walking simulators while also yapping about the Lily Tomlin/Jane Fonda Netflix show Grace and Frankie, Mad Men, Game of Thrones and the deluge on unnecessary current-gen remakes of last-generation console games.

In the Geek Week News In Review: The Incredibles 2, the next Indiana Jones movie, scary-ass dolls cooked up by Thomas Edison, Universal’s plans to add Nintendo attractions to its parks, the discovery of some of Captain Kidd’s long-lost loot and a mega-dump of great behind-the-scenes material from Steven Universe.

  • Intro: Welcome to Nintendo Land – DJ Cutman
  • Break: Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart? – Apu Nahasapeemapetilon & The Simpsons
  • Outro: Love Like You – Rebecca Sugar

Episode 173 – He’s Fat, She’s Weird

Bill’s zooming at ya with the hot scoop on Avengers 2: How Old is Ultron, Star Wars Card Trader and The Green Mile vs. Shawshank Redemption, while Anne is prepared to use her psychic powers to implant her opinions about biking, Touch of Evil and Broken Age Act 2 into your puny mortal minds.

In the Geek Week News In Review: “Force Friday“, the Men in Black/21 Jump Street crossover, the lack of creative oversight in the DC Comics movie universe, the Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter (and the state of Kickstarters in general), the debut of Cheeto-flavored movie popcorn and the death of Ben E. King.

  • Intro: Touch of Evil (Title) – Henry Mancini
  • Break: (You Should) Whip It – Devo
  • Outro: Banana Stand by Me – Did E. King
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Episode 172 – The Cummies

Anne’s back after last week’s Star Wars special to talk about Linework NW, the Vikings season finale and the Mad Max movies, while Bill glarfs about the latest Mario Kart 8 DLC and catching up on Steven Universe (the first 15 episodes of which just happen to be $10 on iTunes, Amazon and pretty much everywhere else online).

In The Geek Week News In Review: Gamestop trading old retro games, Ryan Gosling’s Blade Runner 2, DC Comics terrible week in Hollywood, a weird amount of Bay Area real estate news, leaked Mass Effect 4 details, Marvel + Telltale, and de-orange-ing of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.

  • Intro: Orinoco Flow (Remix) – Enya & PrototypeRaptor
  • Break: Mad Max III – The Crack in the Earth Kids & the Mad Max crew
  • Outro: Kesha – Gold Trans Am

Star Wars (Episode 4) – A New Hope

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Anne’s away this week, so the usual gang of Star Wars nuts step in this week to geek out about the second Force Awakens trailer with Bill: Conley Smith & Jimmy Presler, Mike Russell (and new-to-the-Star Wars/Boy Howdy specials, Leland Radburn).

Aside from the new trailer, we go over all the big Celebration news (the Rogue One trailer, Battlefront and Kathleen Kennedy’s commitment to keep expanding the SW universe to include more women), and everything else that’s happened since we last had a Star Wars spoilercast back in December (the Star Wars: Rebels season finale, all the new Marvel comics and more).

And for listeners who would like to watch along with Jimmy & Conley’s Star Wars watch-a-thon this fall, check out this Google calendar (jump to August first).

  • Intro: Star Wars (Main Title/The Blockade Runner) – Johnny Williams
  • Outro: The Empire Strikes Back (The Rebel Fleet/End Credits) – (see above)

Episode 171 – Peaks and Valleys

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We probably spend WAY more time talking about the new cowboy romance movie The Longest Ride this week than any of us anticipated, but we offset that with talk about Bloodborne, the Mad Max and Godfather movies and feeling bad about feeling good about boobs.

In The Geek Week News In Review: you can finally (legally!) download Star Wars now, the deaths of Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane and Stan Freberg, how we’re all gonna be goaded into paying $10 a month to use Youtube, the ESA’s overzealous attitude towards stomping out game piracy, LEGO Dimensions, Frank Cho being an ass, the latest doomed attempt to film The Dark Tower books, the color of Han Solo’s snow parka and the news that McDonald’s is now serving breakfast 24-hours a day.

  • Intro: Who Listens to the Radio? – Stan Freberg
  • Break: Birdie needlessly fucks with Ronald – The McDonaldland Players
  • Outro: The Dukes of Hazzard (end theme) – Waylon Jennings

Episode 170 – One Last Ride

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Anne and Foley have watched most of Steven Universe, so we have a lengthy talk about that while trying as best we can to not spoil anyone about the show, and then Bill dishes about Fast & the Furious 7, Axiom Verge and Mario 64 before we finally fusion-gem together to yap about The Writer Will Do Something and Attack the Light.

In The Geek News In Review: De La Soul’s Kickstarter, conservatives spamming the Hugo Awards, yarn Yoshis, a whole bunch of live-action movie adaptations of stuff that’s probably better left alone and one community’s attempt to craft a Lucille Ball-shaped Weeping Angel.

  • Intro: Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa – De La Soul
  • Break: Get Low – DJ Snake
  • Outro: Staf Roll (Mario 64) – Koji Kondo