Episode 189 – The Anne from U.N.C.L.E.

Anne’s back to dish about The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Search For General Tso while Bill is just digging into Show Me A Hero and Justified.

In The Geek Week News In Review: THE MUTHAFUCKIN’ LEGO WINTER TOY SHOP, Hayley Atwell = Doctor Who?, the unveiling of Fig, the closure of The Goonies House, Ryan North in a hole, Marvel’s cosplay variant covers, Nintendo’s disc-less console patent and the rumor that Dumbledore is Death.

  • Intro: You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive – Patty Loveless
  • Break: Hong Kong Blues – Hoagie Charmichael-
  • Outro: The Manifest (Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture) – Jessica Curry

Episode 188 – A More Civilized Age

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Anne’s off this week recovering Death Star plans, and so Conley Smith and Jimmy Presler sit in with Bill this week to talk about Disneyland and Star Wars – specifically, our experiences with the Disney parks, how Star Wars Land may work (and what may need to be destroyed to make it a reality) and our impending plans to visit the Anaheim park.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Spielberg’s rumored attempt to lure Gene Wilder out of retirement, the Resident Evil 2 remake (and our wish for more atmospheric thriller games rather than gory/jump-scare horror games), the Hateful 8 trailer, Target’s removal of gender-specific signage for its toy aisles (and the guy who trolled people freaking out about that decision), Sesame Street’s weird new ‘partnership‘ with HBO, and even more Star Wars/Disney talk as we dish on all the D23 Episode IX/Rogue One/Han Solo news.

And here’s the link to Jimmy & Conley’s Star Wars-a-thon Google calendar in case anyone wants to watch along on our chronological rewatch of everything that’s still canon in the Star Wars universe in the lead-up to the release of Episode VII.

  • Intro: Tales of the Jedi – John Williams
  • Break: Pure Imagination – Gene Wilder
  • Outro: When You Wish Upon A Star – Louis Armstrong

Episode 187 – Soggy Bottoms

 

This week we do our best not to gush TOO much about the return of The Great British Bake-Off, which means plenty of talk about joining in on Conley & Jimmy‘s chronological rewatch of what’s left of the Star Wars canon, Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules, Song of the Sea, Hannibal, Rare Replay, the new King’s Quest and Jon Morris’s fantastic take on what makes the comic book version of The Fantastic Four work.

In The Geek Week News In Review: The rumored release of an alternative version of Lucasarts’ The Dig, RIP Disney historian John Culhane, Disney’s purchase of more land adjacent to Disneyland, Jerry Lewis donating The Day the Clown Cried to the Library of Congress, a bunch of movie news/release date reveals and all the news from Gamescom.

  • Intro: The Great British Bake-Off – Tom Howe
  • Break: Early Bake (GBBO) – Tom Howe
  • Outro: Organic Mix (GBBO) – Tom Howe

Episode 186 – Centaur Butts

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We have animal parts on our minds this week as we spend a inordinate amount of time talking about centaur rights while we also gab about Lucha Underground, Bojack Horseman, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Summer Games Done Quick, Life is Strange, Party Down and all the dumb haircuts in Titanic.

In The Geek Week News In Review: RIP “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Bugs Bunny’s 75th anniversary, Little Women: Fury Road,  the Red Ash Kickstarter fiasco and the (probably inevitable) HD remaster of Final Fantasy XII.

  • Intro: Various Cues From Bugs Bunny Films – Carl Stalling
  • Break: Dr. Quinn – Medicine Woman
  • Outro: Piper’s Pit – Roddy Piper & Hulk Hogan circa 1986

Episode 185 – Beef Healing

 

Break out the baby oil and wiffleball bats – Anne’s here to dish about how Magic Mike XXL blows 50 Shades of Grey out of the water, while Bill shrugs about the documentaries The Death of Superman Lives and An Honest Liar. Also: Hannibal’s descent into Red Dragon territory, the Mission Log podcast, Marian Churchland’s Beast, the 2015 Guide to Disneyland and how the toxic parts of the Steven Universe fandom is driving some would-be viewers away.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Kepler-452b, the WWF refusing to protect the racist wildlife that is Hulk Hogan, how the success of the LEGO Movie made the Minecraft and Emoji movies possible, Chris Columbus stumping for work and how nostalgia for old games isn’t always as much about the games themselves as much as the time and place in your life in which you first encountered them.

  • Intro: Pony – Ginuwine
  • Break: Real American – Rick Derringer
  • Outro: Yoshi’s House – DJ Cutman

Episode 184 – Pile-On Pearl

Anne’s back with a bunch of Vertigo hate while Bill gushes about Citizen Kane – we’re a real Siskel & Ebert this week, folks. Also on the menu: Go Set A Watchmen and To Kill A Mockingbird, Steven Universe, The Ox-Bow Incident, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and the (sometimes) ball-crushing works of manga artist Gengoroh Tagame (as published by Massive).

In The Geek Week News In Review: RIP Satoru Iwata, F.W. Murnau’s stolen head, the live-action Aladdin prequel nobody asked for, Disneyland Shanghai, Star Wars Little Golden Books, the purple people-eater that is Apocalypse and Jamie Lee Curtis’s (secret!) appearance at EVO.

  • Intro: Prelude and Rooftop (Vertigo) – Bernard Hermann
  • Break: Sardonyx – Aivi Tran & Steven “Surasshu” Velema
  • Outro: Balloon Trip (Smash Bros. Wii U Remix) – Hip Tanaka & Co.

Star Wars (Episode 5) – Bobby Strikes Back

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We’re back with another Boy Howdy Star Wars special, and this week we’re joined by the usual BH Star Wars crew: Bobby Roberts, Conley Smith, Mike Russell, Jimmy Presler, and Leland Radburn.

This time out we’re mostly talking about the 2015 San Diego Comicon panel and behind-the-scenes trailer and the Phil Lord & Chris Miller Han Solo movie announcement. Also: a weird amount of Star Trek talk, Conley’s upcoming rewatch of all the current canonical Star Wars material (and her Clone Wars episode guide), Bobby’s Full of Sith spoilercast where he pieced together most of the The Force Awakens’ story (though don’t worry, we don’t actually talk about any spoilers), and Francois Truffaut’s secret cinematic history.

  • Intro: The Moisture Farm – John Williams
  • Outro: The Asteroid Field – John Williams