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

Episode 137 – Aesthetic Shipoopi

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We’ve got a lopsided talk about gender and violence in regards to Guardians of the Galaxy this week (lopsided because Anne hasn’t seen the film yet), but we make up for that with a lengthy talk about BDSM and fetishism in regards to film (by way of the 50 Shades of Grey trailer). We also spend a lot of time freaking out about The Prince of Egypt and then fart a bit about Hell on Wheels, Elizabeth and Tokaido.

In the Geek Week In Review: Who we’d cast in Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters movie, the official closure of Studio Ghibli, the Into the Woods trailer, RIP Dick Smith, Hollywood’s last-ditch effort to keep film stock from going extinct, EA Access, the 25th anniversary of the Game Boy’s debut and the release of the LEGO lady scientists set.

  • Intro: Ooh, Child – The Five Stairsteps
  • Break: When You Believe – Hans Zimmer and Stephen Schwartz
  • Outro: Ghostbusters (Finish) – Elmer Bernstein

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