Episode 151 – If Krem Has Kids Are They Called Kremlings?

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This week, we’ve managed to tear ourselves away from Dragon Age: Inquisition long enough to have a spoilerchat about the game (starting at the 1 hr 6 minute-mark), but before that we talk about the donut situation in Portland, Kat Dennings in The Newsroom, and the mess that is The MasterChief Collection.

In the Geek Week News In Review: The Video Game Award nominees, Ron Gilbert’s new Kickstarter, Barbie’s “I Can Be A Computer Engineer” book, the leaked Ghostbusters III script, Elsa merchandise outselling Anna’s 2-to-1, and the announcement of the Lego Detective’s Office (complete with cookie-bootlegers!)

  • Intro: The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show – Hormel and Spam
  • 1st Break: Super Bass – Stephen Heintz and Nicki Minaj
  • 2nd Break: Dragon Age: Inquisition (Main Title) – Trevor Morris
  • Outro: Song of the Inquisition – Trevor Morris and The Inquisition

Episode 150 – You Can’t Arrest Me, I’m the Cake Boss!

Hello fellows, have you heard the good word about Boy Howdy? It’s back this week to yell at you about Interstellar, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Halo: The Masterchieg Glibblbrix, Mario Kart 8 DLC, Chopped/Cupcake Wars/Masterchef Junior, Chelsea Peretti’s Netflix special and this year’s not-terrible Doctor Who finale!

Also, in the kingdom of heaven that is this week’s podcast, you’ll hear about how humanity landed a washing machine-sized robot on a comet, Christoph Waltz in the next Bond film, the antics of the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area’s greatest criminal mind: The Cake Boss, the winding down of GamerGate, and the deaths of Battlestar Galactica creator Glen Larson and the guy who invented Choose Your Own Adventure Books, R.A. Montgomery.

  • Intro: Halo 2 (Prologue) – Marty O’Donnell & Co.
  • Break: Memories of France – T. Texas Tyler
  • Outro: Day One – Hans Zimmer

Episode 149 – Potatoes & Molasses

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We’re back after an unexpected hiatus last week to yell at you about what we did on Halloween (hint: it wasn’t much) and whether or not it’s even worth owning a current-gen console, and then blarble about The BabadookOver the Garden Wall, the return of Bee & Puppycat and the latest drama in the world of The Legend of Korra.

In the Geek Week(s)) News in Review: The Xbox One’s temporary holiday price drop, Majora’s Mask on 3DS, Marvel’s announcement of the bazillion new movies they’re cranking out, Blizzard’s Overwatch, the Pope says God ain’t no magician, the death of Click (or Clack), and Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew.

  • Intro: Car Talk (theme) – David Grisman
  • Break: Potatoes and Molasses – Gregory and Miss Langtree
  • Outro: Song of Healing – Koji Kondo & Co.

Episode 148 – We Belong Dead

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Anne and Bill are swept up in Halloween fever as we talk about Darren Aronofsky’s Noah (well, it’s a Halloween movie to Anne), Oculus, Practical Magic, Sleepy Hollow and The Monster Squad. We also blarf a bit more about The Great British Bake-Off and How Star Wars Conquered The Universe.

In The Geek Week News In Review: The console release of Costume Quest 2, no more John Carter movies from Disney, the Age of Ultron teaser, Phil Lord & Chris Miller writing the next LEGO Movie, PS4’s Share Play, Where The Water Tastes Like Wine and Zack Snyder’s live-action Bention movie.

  • Intro: Mr. Ghost Goes To Town – The 5 Jones Boys
  • Break: Eddie’s Room – The Munsters Original Cast
  • Outro: Treehouse of Horror – Alf Clausen

Episode 147 – Moist Werewolf

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Bill pesters Anne about An American Werewolf in London while Anne grumps about Outlander, but things start to look up as we gush (together) about The Great British Bake-Off and Bill dishes about the Portland Retro Gaming Expo.

In the Geek Week News In Review: 90-year old plaster sphinxes discovered in the Californian desert, Brad Bird narrowly missing Episode VII, HBO Go finally cutting the cord, I AM BREAD, Robert Redford in the Pete’s Dragon remake (!?), and the return of TMBG’s Dial-A-Song service!

  • Intro: Arcade ambience – 30,000 years of human evolution and technological innovation
  • Break: Moondance – Van Morrison
  • Outro: Istanbul (Not Constantinople) – They Might Be Giants

Episode 146 – The Smelled Never Bothered Me Anyway

It’s finally cool enough to justify recording the podcast while covered in blankets, and so that’s what we did this week while yapping about Vikings: LIVE, The Great British Bake-Off finale, Shadow of Mordor, Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards, more Wasteland 2 and more Korra.

In The Greek Week News In Review: Pen Ward quitting Adventure Time (at least as showrunner), Unbeatable Squirrel Girl!, random Star Trek/Star Wars movie rumors, the official announcement of Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot, the Tomorrowland trailer, Ubisoft’s “parity” kerfuffle, Kotaku’s new focus on post-release game coverage and the $160,000 game collection for sale on eBay.

  • Intro: Let Me Poop – Emily, Age 9
  • Break: Cleanin’ Up The Town – The Bus Boys
  • Outro: Laugh and Peace (Vib Ribbon) – Laugh and Peace

Episode 145 – Attack of the Blocks

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We’re recording in the old basement studio again (with Foley in tow!), and on this week’s menu we’ve got Attack the Block, Shadow of Mordor, Carmilla, Wasteland 2, Forza Horizon 2, and yeah, The Legend of Korra.

In the Geek Week In Review: The return of Homestar Runner, the shaky foundation of Universal’s new cinematic horror universe, the “big budget sci-fi” Tetris movie, Intel giving in to GamerGate trolls (and half-assedly apologizing for it), nation movie theater chains shitting their pants at the speed of light over the Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon sequel & Interstellar, and Pizza Hut’s revival of it’s old Book It! pizza-reward program.

  • Intro: Attack the Block (The Block) – Basement Jaxx & Steven Price
  • Break: The System is Down – Strong Bad
  • Outro: Shadow of Mordor (Menu Theme) – Garry Schyman & Nathan Grigg