Episode 212 – Weak In The Knees For Worsley

Anne’s back from her travels with BBC historian Lucy Worsley to talk about Rise of the Tomb Raider, Oxenfree and Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade, while Bill dishes about finally watching The X-Files for the first time and catching up with The Venture Brothers. Also, lots of inexplicable satyr/minotaur talk and a plea for listeners’ ideas for a Ladyhawke game!

In The Geek Week News In Review: Twitter’s algorithm flip-flop, the debut of Simpsons screenshot-generator Frinkiac, the Offworld Kickstarter, the gotta-be-fake news about a museum guard having relations with a mummy, RIP Nintendo’s QOL, Chris Sanders’ storybook slapdown of late-80s Disney animation and the reveal of lady LEGO Ghostbusters toys!

  • Intro: Lost (Oxenfree) – SCNTFC
  • Break: X-Files (theme) – Kazoostra
  • Outro: End Credits (Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade) – John Williams

 

Episode 211 – Dat Booty Just Too Fine

They’re still trying to dredge Anne’s body out of Willy Wonka’s chocolate river, so Daniel “The Grumpyturtle” Rutis sits in this week to talk about why he loves The Witness so much while Bill blabs about The Venture Brothers, Final Fantasy VI, HBO’s 7-hour cut of The Godfather 1+2, and the Star Wars Minute Podcast.

In The Geek Week news In Review: RIP Abe Vigoda, CBS’s shortsighted attempt to pull Star Trek content from Netflix and Amazon in the hopes people will pay for CBS All Access to watch it, The Fine Brothers/reaction video kerfuffle on Youtube, Dangerous Golf, Game Developer Barbie and the reveal of all 11 wizarding schools in the Harry Potter universe.

  • Intro: Terra’s Theme (Final Fantasy VI) – Nobuo Uematsu
  • Break: Connie’s Wedding (The Godfather) – Carmine Coppola
  • Outro: Tuff (The Venture Brothers) – J.G. Thirlwell

Episode 210 – *GRUMBLE GRUMBLE*

Anne’s still away on business, so this week Jimmy Presler sits in with Bill to talk about Space Jam, Amplitude, Star Wars: Battlefront, K-pop bands Bigbang and 2NE1, Creed and Bill’s mid-winter, soul-searching double feature of Inside Llewyn Davis and Ikiru.

In The Geek Week News In Review: The delay of Star Wars: Episode VIII until Christmas 2017, the Keanu trailer, Destiny 2’s indefinite delay, the poorly-timed Labyrinth sequel announcement, the Oscar academy’s attempt to overhaul its membership process, Gillian Anderson being offered half of what Whatsiface got for the new X-Files series, all-female Japanese drama troupe Takarazuka‘s arrival in the US this summer, Steven Moffat’s departure from Doctor Who and the news that a new Planet X is lurking in the dark.

  • Intro: Space Jam (Come On And Slam) – Quad City DJs
  • Break: I Am The Best – 2NE1
  • Outro: Farewell – Bob Dylan

Episode 209 – “….What A Savings”

Anne’s out this week, and friend-of-the-podcast (and co-host of the Player One & Points of Articulation podcasts) Phil Theobald sits in this week to talk about The Martian, the new Shovel Knight Amiibo, Europa Report and how he got thrown out of film school, while Bill flarfs about The Revenant, Spectre, Final Fantasy VI, Pulp Fiction and Electric Boogaloo: The Story of Cannon Films.

In The Geek Week News In Review: REST IN PEACE EVERYBODY EVER (FOR GOD’S SAKES SOMEONE GO HIDE TIM CURRY FROM THE GRIM REAPER, ALREADY, China buying up Legendary Pictures (and The Force Awakens flailing in China), Amazon’s new 20% discount for all new videogames, Guillermo del Toro’s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, Matt Groening’s new animated Netflix series and the ability to order Girl Scout cookies straight over the internet.

  • Intro: Magic Dance – The Babe
  • Break: Prologue (Galaxy Quest) – David Newman
  • Outro: – Maybe – Thom Pace

Episode 208 – Furries Against Yiff

Anne brings a truckload of Netflix documentary talk to the podcast this week as she talks about Dogs 101, BBC’s Egypt and Ancient Special Forces, while Bill tries to geek out about this week’s batch of Steven Universe episodes without spoiling anything.

In The Geek Week News In Review: The Library of Congress named Gene Yang the national Ambassador of Young Peoples’ Literature(!), the petition to stamp out Zootopia porn before it can spread across the internet, Panasonic updating its smart TVs to splash banner ads on the screen whenever you fuss with your TV, $600 pre-orders for Oculus Rift, the rumored lack of a new Assassin’s Creed game this year, Half-Life mastermind Marc Laidlaw’s retirement from Valve and the rumors that the third Star Wars Anthology flick may be an Obi-Wan movie starring Ewan Macgregor.

  • Intro: Life & Death & Love & Birth on the Planet Earth – Steven & The Crystal Gems
  • Break: Rey’s Theme + the Force Theme: 24 Violins.com
  • Outro: The Warriors (Theme) – Barry De Vorzon

Episode 207 – Determination

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We’re back from holiday break and start 2016 with talk about Undertale, painters Kehinde Wiley and Gustave Caillebotte, Carol, The Hateful Eight, The Lion in Winter, Return to Oz and Muppet Treasure Island.

In The Geek Week News In Review: The Royal Mint’s new coins, Marshal Banana’s crazy LEGO builds, Lemmy RIP, Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, BUTTFACEMAKANI + KORRA + FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, Only Yesterday’s first English-language trailer and the return of Awesome Games Done Quick.

  • Intro: Happy New Year – Spike Jones
  • Break: Dummy (Undertale) – Toby Fox
  • Outro: Ace of Spades – Motorhead

Star Wars Roundtable – Episode VII

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Here at the end of all things is the seventh (and last?) Boy Howdy Star Wars Special/Roundtable spoilercast, guest starring Conley Smith, Bobby Roberts, Leland Radburn, Jimmy Presler and Mike Russell.

Be warned that this episode is packed with spoilers from beginning to end as we talk about the past, present and future of Star Wars in general and the specifics of what was going on in The Force Awakens, and what may be in store in Episodes VIII and IX.

And for reference, here’s a listing of previous episodes of our Boy Howdy roundtable Star Wars specials:

  • May 6th, 2014 (first episode!)
  • August 18, 2014 (first round up of leaked rumors stemming from the filming of Episode VII)
  • December 28th, 2014 (first teaser trailer reaction and one-year-until-Episode-VII hits-hype)
  • April 21st, 2015 (second teaser reaction and 2015 Celebration news)
  • July 15, 2015 (San Diego Comicon sizzle reel reaction & Bobby talks about how all known Ep. VII details fit together so far)
  • August 17th, 2015 (this is “only” Jimmy & Conley stepping in to talk to Bill about the future of Disneyland + Star Wars, but I’m counting it)
  • November 24th, 2015 (group commentary for The Empire Strikes Back)