Fury Walk & Talk

Fury Walk & Talk

WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew discusses (SPOILER ALERT) the series finale of Star Trek: Discovery, while D. Bethel has thoughts about Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.

TOPICS:

(00:00) Intro
(02:02) Andrew’s thoughts on the Star Trek: Discovery‘s finale
(19:10) D.’s thoughts on Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
(36:18) Outro – a little discussion about Doctor Who
(37:06) Outtakes

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RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • Down Comes the Castle” (22 May 2015): Where D. Bethel gushes over Mad Max: Fury Road.
  • Possibly Be Possible” (24 July 2015): Where D. Bethel discusses the book, The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road.
  • The Black Arts of Algorithms” (5 August 2016): Where our hosts discuss the box office––and internet response––to the opening weekend of Ghostbusters: Answer the Call.
  • Space Man From Pluto” (30 June 2023): Where our hosts discuss the strange situation surrounding Star Trek: Prodigy on Paramount+.
  • The Deep Nerd Zone” (12 April 2024): Where Andrew discusses the opening episodes of Star Trek: Discovery‘s final season.
  • Teniversary” (31 May 2024): Where Andrew talks about the episodes leading into the finale of Star Trek: Discovery.

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Teniversary

Teniversary

THE DMV PERSISTS: Andrew shares a particularly arduous, hilarious, and somewhat sad quest he experienced in Fallout 76, which leads also to a short discussion about the Amazon Prime show, Fallout.

DISCOVERY ENDS: With the release of the season and series finale of Star Trek: Discovery (which was not released at the time of this recording), Andrew reflects on the arc––and legacy––of this show.

SCAVENGERS REREIGN: D. Bethel uses his WiG time to discuss the debut of the former HBO animated series, Scavengers Reign, from Max to Netflix and how people should really watch this unique and poignant sci-fi animated series.

WE ABSOLUTELY STILL DON’T KNOW $#!%: Wait, what? It’s our tenth anniversary! Our hosts update us on some of the topics discussed back in the very first episode.

TOPICS:

(00:00) Intro – Last week’s episode and our 10th anniversary!
(03:42) Andrew’s adventures at the post-apocalyptic DMV in Fallout 76.
(09:21) Discussing the Fallout tv series finale.
(13:37) Andrew discusses the end of Star Trek: Discovery.
(22:00) D. Bethel makes a plea for people to watch Scavengers Reign on Netflix.
(27:25) Episode 1 retrospective
(32:57) Outro
(34:01) Outtakes

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • We Don’t Know $#!&” (29 May 2014): Our very first episode from ten years ago.
  • We Still Don’t Know $#!&” (31 May 2019): Our fifth anniversary episode.
  • Lunch Talk” (26 January 2024): Where D. Bethel briefly discusses Scavengers Reign.
  • The Deep Nerd Zone” (12 April 2024): Where Andrew talks about the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, season 5.
  • Jersey Finger” (26 April 2024): Where our hosts discuss Amazon Prime’s Fallout television series.
  • Rads & Butts” (10 May 2024): Where our hosts discuss their dive into Fallout 76.

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FEATURED MUSIC:

  • “Stayin’ In Black” by Wax Audio
Episode: LOST

Episode: LOST

Unfortunately, due to technical issues, there will be no new episode this week. What would have been the post for the episode remains below (complete with the topics) for those that were interested. Until next week, thank you for your patience!


A SERIES MUTATED: Our hosts bring back their on-the-ground-Marvel correspondent, Kyrun Silva (of Taurus Comics and the 4 Tales Podcast) to talk about the now completed first season of X-Men ’97.

TOPICS:

  • Intro – Ralph Ineson hired to play Galactus in the MCU
  • What stood out the most?
  • What was the biggest surprise?
  • Was the show too fast-paced?
  • Review of the villain, Bastion.
  • The future of MCU animation and X-Men movies

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • A Bunch of Empty Sound” (5 April 2024): Where our hosts and Kyrun Silva talk about the first three episodes of X-Men ’97.

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Old Nudes

Old Nudes

DUNGEONS & LICENSING: Andrew is surprised at the lengths Dungeons & Dragons is willing to go to get its brand out there.

THE DOCTOR IS IN: Our hosts share their thoughts on the first two episodes of the new series of Doctor Who: “Space Babies” and “The Devil’s Chord.”

RELEVANT LINKS:

  • D. Bethel will be a guest (among many) on Kyrun Silva’s podcast, 4 Tales Podcast, to discuss the first season of X-Men ’97 on Saturday, 5/18. Watch live (or archived) on YouTube:

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Rads & Butts

Rads & Butts

FALLOUT FEVER: There may have been a gap of a week between episodes, but our hosts are still in the throes of Fallout, as they have both picked up Bethesda Game Studio’s Fallout 76 (again, for Andrew; the first time, for Dan). They recount its rocky origins, what kind of MMO it is, and what they are both trying to get out of it.

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • Quite Easily Done” (8 June 2018): Where our hosts discuss the No Clip documentary on the history of Bethesda Game Studios.
  • A Sense of Place” (30 November 2018): Where Andrew gives his initial impressions up Fallout 76‘s original release.
  • The 2-Body Solution” (29 March 2024): Where D. Bethel excitedly shares his thoughts on Balatro.
  • Jersey Finger” (26 April 2024): Where our hosts discuss the Fallout television show on Amazon Prime.

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Jersey Finger

Jersey Finger

RELEASING THE EMBRACE: Our hosts start with some wild news about the Embracer Group and how, after years of buying––excuse me, embracing––every video game and tabletop developer in sight, they are now breaking up the company into three surprising publicly traded companies.

CRAWL OUT THROUGH THE FALLOUT: As has everyone else on the plane, it seems, our hosts also check out the new hit Amazon Prime television show, Fallout, the most recent in big-budget video game adaptations.

DEADPOLE: The first full trailer for Deadpool & Wolverine dropped this week and it is surprisingly more…emotional?…than expected.

TOPICS:

(00:00) Intro – Embracer Group news
(09:16) Amazon Prime’s Fallout
(40:35) Outro – The trailer for Deadpool & Wolverine surprised D. Bethel
(43:30) Outtakes

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RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • A Sense of Place” (18 November 2018): Where Andrew shares his experiences diving into Fallout 76.

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The Deep Nerd Zone

The Deep Nerd Zone

WEEK IN GEEK: This week, our hosts are hard at work in the different worlds and in deep space as Andrew watches the first two episodes of the final season of Star Trek: Discovery while D. Bethel has a good time playing a scoundrel in Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds.

TOPICS:
(00:00) Intro – We survived the eclipsageddon
(02:39) Andrew watches Star Trek: Discovery (Star Trek talk ensues)
(23:06) Dan gives a quick update upon finishing Sea of Stars
(24:10) D. gives first impressions on The Outer Worlds
(37:53) Outro – more eclipse talk.
(39:11) Outtakes

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A Bunch of Empty Sound

A Bunch of Empty Sound

TO ME, MY X-MEN: Our hosts are joined by the show’s resident on-the-ground-Marvel correspondent, Kyrun Silva (of Taurus Comics) to talk about the first the episodes of the highly anticipated Disney+ animated series, X-Men ’97. WARNING: spoilers, hot takes, and deep lore dives abound in this episode.

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The 2-Body Solution

The 2-Body Solution

WEEK IN GEEK: Our hosts jump right into it as Andrew gets sucked back into the world of Stardew Valley with their most recent update and D. Bethel taps into the zeitgeist and plays the roguelike, deckbuilding, poker-themed (?!) game, Balatro.

THE SEASON OF REGENERATION: With the release of the trailer for the new series of Doctor Who, it contains all that fans could hope for––action, humor, adventure, drama…and it’s “season 1”?

TOPICS:

(00:00) Intro – Andrew got too distracted to podcast…

(01:37) …because he got sucked into Stardew Valley‘s 1.6 release.

(15:33) D. Bethel can’t stop playing the not poker video game, Balatro.

(28:49) Outro – In May we start Doctor Who‘s…first season?

(31:35) Outtakes

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • Love the Stank” (30 December 2016): Where Andrew first dives into the addictive world of Stardew Valley.
  • States of Play” (30 August 2019): Where Andrew shares his first experiences with Klei Entertainment’s Oxygen Not Included.
  • Reliable Virtual Helmets” (27 September 2019): Where D. Bethel shares his first experiences diving into the world of roguelike deckbuilding games with Meteorfall: Journey.
  • Smell the Duke” (4 February 2022): Where D. Bethel discusses the roguelike conversation/combat deckbuilding game by Klei Entertainment, Griftlands.

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The Pain Box

The Pain Box

THE LENGTH PROBLEM: Our hosts spend a little time up top discussing the question, “What’s with all the long movies?”

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: After finally having caught up on Marvel’s Echo mini-series and The Marvels, our hosts share their thoughts about the ups, downs, and innovations of these two rather under-the-radar entries in the MCU.

TOPICS:

(00:00) Intro – Old men complain about long movies
(04:58) Marvel Studios’ Echo
(23:45) Thoughts on The Marvels
(37:54) Where Andrew and D. Bethel stand on Dune
(40:16) Outtakes

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • The Black Arts of Algorithms” (5 August 2016): Where our hosts discuss the similarly shameful discourse around Ghostbusters: Answer the Call.

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