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Episode 148 – We Belong Dead

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Anne and Bill are swept up in Halloween fever as we talk about Darren Aronofsky’s Noah (well, it’s a Halloween movie to Anne), Oculus, Practical Magic, Sleepy Hollow and The Monster Squad. We also blarf a bit more about The Great British Bake-Off and How Star Wars Conquered The Universe.

In The Geek Week News In Review: The console release of Costume Quest 2, no more John Carter movies from Disney, the Age of Ultron teaser, Phil Lord & Chris Miller writing the next LEGO Movie, PS4’s Share Play, Where The Water Tastes Like Wine and Zack Snyder’s live-action Bention movie.

  • Intro: Mr. Ghost Goes To Town – The 5 Jones Boys
  • Break: Eddie’s Room – The Munsters Original Cast
  • Outro: Treehouse of Horror – Alf Clausen

Episode 147 – Moist Werewolf

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Bill pesters Anne about An American Werewolf in London while Anne grumps about Outlander, but things start to look up as we gush (together) about The Great British Bake-Off and Bill dishes about the Portland Retro Gaming Expo.

In the Geek Week News In Review: 90-year old plaster sphinxes discovered in the Californian desert, Brad Bird narrowly missing Episode VII, HBO Go finally cutting the cord, I AM BREAD, Robert Redford in the Pete’s Dragon remake (!?), and the return of TMBG’s Dial-A-Song service!

  • Intro: Arcade ambience – 30,000 years of human evolution and technological innovation
  • Break: Moondance – Van Morrison
  • Outro: Istanbul (Not Constantinople) – They Might Be Giants

Episode 146 – The Smelled Never Bothered Me Anyway

It’s finally cool enough to justify recording the podcast while covered in blankets, and so that’s what we did this week while yapping about Vikings: LIVE, The Great British Bake-Off finale, Shadow of Mordor, Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards, more Wasteland 2 and more Korra.

In The Greek Week News In Review: Pen Ward quitting Adventure Time (at least as showrunner), Unbeatable Squirrel Girl!, random Star Trek/Star Wars movie rumors, the official announcement of Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot, the Tomorrowland trailer, Ubisoft’s “parity” kerfuffle, Kotaku’s new focus on post-release game coverage and the $160,000 game collection for sale on eBay.

  • Intro: Let Me Poop – Emily, Age 9
  • Break: Cleanin’ Up The Town – The Bus Boys
  • Outro: Laugh and Peace (Vib Ribbon) – Laugh and Peace

Episode 145 – Attack of the Blocks

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We’re recording in the old basement studio again (with Foley in tow!), and on this week’s menu we’ve got Attack the Block, Shadow of Mordor, Carmilla, Wasteland 2, Forza Horizon 2, and yeah, The Legend of Korra.

In the Geek Week In Review: The return of Homestar Runner, the shaky foundation of Universal’s new cinematic horror universe, the “big budget sci-fi” Tetris movie, Intel giving in to GamerGate trolls (and half-assedly apologizing for it), nation movie theater chains shitting their pants at the speed of light over the Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon sequel & Interstellar, and Pizza Hut’s revival of it’s old Book It! pizza-reward program.

  • Intro: Attack the Block (The Block) – Basement Jaxx & Steven Price
  • Break: The System is Down – Strong Bad
  • Outro: Shadow of Mordor (Menu Theme) – Garry Schyman & Nathan Grigg

 

Episode 144 – Bacon Butties

After an unexpected week off (a week spent with friend-of-the-podcast Maxwell Motley), we’re back to talk about the Rose City Comicon, Wasteland 2, The Great British Bake-Off, Maze Runner, Time Team, the Star Wars: Rebels pilot episode and the trailer for the last season of The Legend of Korra (and Makani’s comics about the same).

In The Geek Week In Review: Cones of Dunshire is going to be a real game, Final Fantasy XV, Apple WAVE, the shuttering of Blizzard’s Project Titan, Marvel (finally) reaching an agreement with Jack Kirby’s family, the release of several unfinished episodes of The Clone Wars and the official demise of Saturday morning cartoons in America.

  • Intro: The Great British Bake-Off (theme) – Laura Willoughby
  • Break: After These Messages We’ll Be Right Back – a bunch of animated clay people
  • Outro: Chocobo (theme) – as performed by MoonBow Music

Episode 143 – The Americanization of Emily Blunt

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SPECIAL WARNING: ANNE’S MOM SHOULD PROBABLY SKIP THIS EPISODE

This week, we decide that Bill would have the head of a Hutt while we also talk about Destiny, Edge of Tomorrow, PBS’ American Experience, the voice actor documentary I Know That Voice, more Hatoful Boyfriend and the TWINE game Sacrilege.

In the Geek Week In Review: Bill Murray’s picks for the all-women Ghostbusters crew, Microsoft’s purchase of Mojang, RIP Richard Kiel, Universal’s first-look deal with the makers of the CGI atrocity Foodfight!, Burger King’s Black Burger and the impending start of the fourth (and final) season of The Legend of Korra.

  • Intro: Destiny (main theme) – Marty O’Donnell
  • Break: Porky in Wackyland – Carl Stalling
  • Outro: We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn

Episode 142 – Anita Birdkiss

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This week, Bill takes a break from Minecraft and Anne takes a break from smooching birds long enough to talk about Doctor Who + Robin Hood, Infamous: First Light, the season 3 finale of The Legend of Korra, Angry Video Game Nerd : The Movie,  A.I.,  the second season finale of Telltale’s The Walking Dead game and Don’t Sell At Any Price.

In the Geek Week in Review: RIP Dot Matrix, Syrio Forel’s adventures-to-be in that galaxy far, far away, early Roger Rabbit test footage, the status of The Shadow of the Colossus movie and Chubby Checker’s catchy Dig Dug song.

  • Intro: St. PigeNation’s Institute – Some chick (haha)
  • Break: AVGN: The Movie (theme) – Kyle Justin & Bear McCreary
  • Outro: Dig Dug – Chubby Checker