Things seems lightly off in this alternate/parallel reality-themed episode. However, the show must go on, evil goatee or not.
Week in Geek: Andrew peruses the lesser Star Wars movies for trivia and finds some newly poignant scenes while Dan plays Shovel Knight on his WiiU and Terra Battle on his phone.
Original the Series: Taking another look into the original Star Trek series, this week Dan and Andrew watch the classic episode, “Mirror, Mirror,” to great effect. Goatees and gold sashes!
Discussion: Having watched “Mirror, Mirror,” the idea of parallel or alternate realities, as they’re presented in various fictions, seemed to be the right avenue for discussion this week, and they certainly go all over the place.
Breaking News: With this week’s announcement of popular American tabletop game designers, Fantasy Flight Games, merging with major European tabletop distributor, Asmodée, Dan asks the podcast’s resident tabletop guru what this means for tabletop fans.
Question of the Geek:
What is your favorite use of alternate reality in a story?
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For all intents and purposes, that’s an episode recap.
-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio
-“Old Metal Gear” by Starry.K (from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)
-“Beat It” by Pomplamoose
-“Just Dropped In (to See What Condition My Condition Was In)” by Children of Bodom