Episode 169 – Idris Elba F*ck Machine

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Anne and Foley are back just in time to hear Bill freak out about Sling TV and how it allowed him to watch an ungodly amount of Steven Universe, Adventure Time, Amazing World of Gumball and Teen Titans Go! this week. A+F retaliate with talk about Vikings, Buster Keaton, Pillars of Eternity and exchanging woodwork for haircuts.

In the Geek Week News In Review: The $1500 build-your-own Millennium Falcon model, the return of The X-Files and Coach, Idris Elba maybe playing a Star Trek villain, ISIS kinda-sorta (but not really) occupying Tattooine and the SPECTRE teaser.

  • Intro: Shaw Brothers Intro/Angry Guest – Some long-dead stock music guys, probably
  • Break: Teen Titans Go! (Unicorn Beats) – Andy Sturmer
  • Outro: Pillars of Eternity (theme) – Justin Bell

Episode 168 – Dinosaur Semen Shaving Cream

Anne’s away on break this week, so Daniel “Grumpyturtle” Rutis and Leland Radburn return to chat with Bill about Steven Universe, Star Wars comics, GTAV Online heists, David Lynch’s Dune and the special edition of The Abyss.

In the Geek Week News In Review: Nintendo goes mobile, Kojima goes away, the canceled Killing Joke Batgirl variant cover, Sony remaking Little Women, the death of Donatello, the rise of cord-cutting cable TV apps and how a roll of airport carpet became the Grand Marshal of Portland’s Starlight Parade.

  • Intro: Kill the Sexplayer – Girls Against Boys
  • Break: Mabe Village – DJ Cutman
  • Outro: Steven Universe (end credits) – Rebecca Sugar

Episode 167 – Leland!

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After an exhausting afternoon at a LEGO convention, we sit down with an old friend – Leland Radburn – to shoot the shit about everything from Back to the Future to Inspector Gadget. Also on the menu: new Star Wars, Bill & Ted and Avatar comics, Anne’s final thoughts about The Order: 1886 and Bill dishes about the new Calvin & Hobbes exhibition book, the Totally Tubular 80s Toys book, the Titanic: Honor and Glory game fundraiser and Disneyland’s new crazy MagicBand technology.

In the Geek Week News In Review: The deaths of Terry Pratchett and Sam Simon, the shutdown of Genndy Tartakovsky’s CGI Popeye film, the first Star Wars spinoff flick Rogue One, Channing Tatum’s Ghostbusters, the delay of Uncharted 4, the reveal of the new LEGO Kwik-E-Mart set and the announcement of the new X-Men ’92 comic book.

  • Intro: Power-Ups – DJ Cutman
  • Break: X-Men (90’s cartoon theme) – Ron Wasserman
  • Outro: Inspector Gadget (theme) – Shuki Levy

Episode 166 – PB & BJ

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This week: Bill fidgets about the end of Star Wars: Rebels, the old Star Trek movies and bitches about Agent Carter while Anne continues to grapple with The Order: 1886 and then dishes about The Last Man On Earth and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze before we Voltron together with Foley to gush about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

In The Geek Week News In Review: The new Tomorrowland trailer, GDC/PAX news, our misgivings regarding all this new (and kind of unnecessary) VR tech, the death of Maxis and how crummy it is to be a game dev in general, the collapse of “The Sarkeesian Effect” and Harrison Ford’s golf course blunder.

  • Intro: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (theme) – dude from the trailer park & an autotuner
  • Break: Donkey Kong Country Jungle – DK & the DK crew
  • Outro: Kapp’n Latt’n – DJ Cutman

Episode 165 – 5,000 Candles in the Wind

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This week we come to bury Parks and Recreation *and* praise the living hell out of it during a spoiler talk at the end of the show (at the 1hr 53min mark), but first: The Order: 1886, Jupiter Ascending, How Do You Do It?, Vikings, The Adventure Zone, Emma Stone and dealing with the Wii U’s tiny harddrive.

In The Geek Week In Review: The death of Leonard Nimoy, where did those llamas go, what color is this damned dress, the return of Ducktales, Inspector Gadget, Pee Wee Herman and a bunch of other goofy 80’s crap, Hyrule Warriors Cucco DLC, Fast & the Furious DLC for Forza Horizon 2 and the announcement of Valve’s VR headset.

And lastly, here’s the Parks & Rec writers’ room oral history that Bill blarfs about during the P&R final at the back end of the show and a link to Matt Zoller Seitz’ writeup about watching Aliens with a bunch of 11 year-olds.

  • Intro: Epilogue/End Title (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) – James Horner and Leonard Nimoy
  • 1st Break: Ataraxia – Deja Vu
  • 2nd Break: Pawnee Saturday Night – Bobby Roberts
  • Outro: 5,000 Candles in the Wind (Bye, Bye Lil’ Sebastian) – The cast of Parks & Recreation

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