Episode 160 – Pointy Kraut Hat

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We’ve got a special guest this week as all-round swell gal Maxwell Motley joins us to talk about Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle pilot, beating Dragon Age 2, the sci-fi flick Predestination, The Venture Bros, the Resident Evil remake remaster, Mondo’s $300 Iron Giant figure, Steven Universe and how Cadbury just messed up the formula for creme eggs in the UK.

In the Geek Week News in Review: the death of Club Nintendo, leaked Series 14 LEGO minifigures, George Lucas’s hastily-scribbled story notes for more Star Wars being rejected by Disney, American Sniper’s fake baby, a few lost films that will be seen for the first time in decades later this year, King Tut’s busted-ass beard and how this is the perfect time to head down to Disneyland.

  •  Intro: No Vacancy (The Venture Bros. theme) – J.G. Thirwell
  •  Break: We Are The Crystal Gems – Rebecca Sugar
  •  Outro: Companeros – Peter McConell

Episode 159 – Co-Starring Mystic Pizza

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We take a break from building LEGO this week to talk about Gone Girl, Birdman, a ton of comic books and how the first-person mode in GTAV adds a weirdly immersive sense of scale.

In the Geek Week In Review: the (temporary) death of Google Glass, the (permanent?) re-cutting of the Xbox One’s price, the rumors of the existence of Diddy Kong Racing 2, John Waters hosting 70’s porn on Playboy TV and Citizen Kane being shown at Heart Castle.

  • Intro: I’m All Alone – Bob Wills and Carolina Cotton
  • Break: X-Files (theme) – Kazoostra
  • Outro: Frosty Village – Insane in the Rain Music

Episode 158 – Tiger Tank!

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It’s a girl-powered episode this week as we talk Agent Carter (well, Anne hasn’t seen it yet, but she gets the gist) and the news that the Girls Scouts are now selling cookies online. Also, we talk Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a bit more Dragon Age, “How LEGO Became the Apple of Toys” and  Awesome Games Done Quick.

In the Geek Week News in Review: Sling TV on Xbox One, CNN’s fabled 80’s Doomsday video, Game Informer’s Uncharted 4 details, Portland’s suitability as a GTA location, Disney’s year-long Star Wars marketing blitz, the transexuality of Lambert from Alien and now you can have the Millennium Falcon delivered to your home one piece at a time.

  • Intro: I Got No Strings – The Andrews Sisters
  • Break: Girl Scout Cookies Cup Song parody – Skeve
  • Outro: Pistol Packin’ Mama – Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters

Episode 157 – 2014 In Review + 2015 Dumb Stuff Preview

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It’s the first Boy Howdy of 2015, and so we’re celebrating  (starting at the 1 hr 21 minute mark) with a lengthy review of all the pop culture stuff we enjoyed in 2014 and a look ahead to the movies, games and shows we’re looking forward to in the new year.  But first we talk about the big screen version of Into the Woods, New LEGO Day, Smash Bros., Hyrule Warriors and the Star Wars action figure documentary Plastic Galaxy.

In The Geek Week In Review: the deaths of the Head Vampire from The Lost Boys and the voice of Dexter/Babe the Pig, Neil Blomkamp’s off-the-grid Alien concept art, Sam Raimi’s Spiderman fuck-ups, the tiny Ant-Man teaser and the return of Awesome Games Done Quick.

  • Intro: Prologue (Into the Woods) – James Corden, Emily Blunt & Co.
  • 1st Break: Skeleseer (Can Suck Mah Dick) – Ellie & Riley
  • 2nd Break: Everything is Awesome (Unplugged) – Sammy Allen & Shawn Patterson
  • Outro: Ewok Celebration (Club Version) – Meco

Episode 156 – Forest Friends Log

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And here at the end of all things is the last Boy Howdy of 2014, and so we’re celebrating with a Swiss Colony Forest Friends Swiss Cake Log. While nibbling on said log (sorry, Grumpyturtle!) we talk about Tales From the Borderlands, more Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, the canonicity of Korrasami and Bill’s search for Nazi LEGOs.

In the Geek Week In Review: Disney’s Descendants, Idris Elba = James Bond?, the PSN/Xbox Live holiday outage, 2015 LEGO sets and this weekend’s debut of the Great British Bake Off on American airwaves.

  • Intro: De Folie Pure – Moodoid
  • Break: Busy Earnin’ – Jungle
  • Outro:  New Years Eve – Tom Waits

Episode 155 – Dragonball Z Rosemary Clooney

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Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah, everyone! To celebrate, we’ve got a big Legend of Korra finale spoilercast this week (the Korra talk starts at the 1hr 13min mark), but before that we chat about more Far Cry 4, Dragon Age’s multiplayer mode and hunting for blind bag LEGO minifigures.

In the Geek Week in Review: Ellen Page = Han Solo, Telltale’s Minecraft game (and Notch’s new candy mansion) and the dawning age of practical superheroine outfits.

  • Intro: Christmas is Love – James Brown
  • 1st Break: Backdoor Santa – Clarence Carter
  • 2nd Break: I Left My Heart in Republic City – Jeremy Zuckerman
  • Outro: Korra finale music – Jeremy Zukerman

Star Wars (Spoilercast) – Episode 3

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Now that we’re exactly one year out from the release of The Force Awakens (and since so much has happened since we last posted a Star Wars spoilercast back in May), friends of the podcast Mike Russell, Conley Smith and Jimmy Presler sat down with Bill to chat about the past year in Star Wars news.

In particular, we talk about the TFA teaser trailer, a bunch of random rumored spoilers from throughout the year, the Topps character name reveal, our disappointment with Star Wars Rebels and lots of random thoughts about Star Wars in general.