WHAT’S OLD IS NEW: In a brief holiday episode, our hosts meet to talk about the storied video game, No Man’s Sky by British developer, Hello Games. They share their experiences with the game and how it fits into the varied survival-management game genre.
(00:00) Intro – Black Friday! (01:41) D. starts playing No Man’s Sky (14:34) Casual outro (15:25) Outtakes
“It’s Always a Game” (8 February 2019): Where Andrew shares his thoughts about “the swimming one”, Subnautica.
“Plants Having Sex” (5 April 2019): Where Andrew first dives into his experience with No Man’s Sky.
“Threadnaught” (13 September 2019): Where our hosts discuss the long, arduous, redemptive road of No Man’s Sky.
“The Soundness” (1 September 2023): Where Andrew discusses his time with another survival-management game, Green Hell.
WEEK IN GEEK: Our hosts jump immediately into their Weeks in Geek this week which includes Andrew consuming the first handful of episodes of season two of NBC’s Quantum Leap reboot while D. Bethel gives the 2013 “reimagining” of the classic horror film, Evil Dead, his own stamp of approval.
WHOVEMBER: Producers announced this week the titles and dates of the Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials and our hosts are all about it.
STRANGER NEW WORLDS: Even though only three episodes of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 2 were available (at the time of the recording), they were so good our hosts couldn’t let another week go by without discussing this incredible show. SPOILERS abound for those specific episodes.
MAKE IT SO: Andrew is excited for Picard, season 3 despite it being a bit divisive among the fandom.
BAJOR FIRST: With D. Bethel finishing up season 1 of Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Andrew encouraged him to watch the first three episodes of season 2 as they all work together to tell a story of coups, insurrections, and political extremism. Fun stuff.
“VFX Artists React to Bad & Great CGI 71.” Corridor Digital, 07 May 2022: Where CGI artists discuss how the Polish film, The Champion, uses face replacement so the video matches the English language dub. (The discussion of The Champion starts at 09:59 in the video:
“Chekhov’s Honk” (22 January 2021): Where our hosts previously referred to Anton Chekhov and the principle of “Chekhov’s Gun” in a title to an episode.
“Ding Dong Bowser” (10 June 2022): Where our hosts previously discussed the trailer for Prey and the news of the included Comanche audio dub.
SPIDERS-MAN: Now that both hosts have finally seen the most recent Sony-developed Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home, they use their thoughts about it to also discuss a bit about the narrative potential––and detriment––of multiverses.
“Unpop That Cork” (18 March 2022): Where our hosts talk about the impact and legacy of the three Raimi-directed and Maguire-led Spider-Man movies.
“Zeldavania” (01 April 2022): Where Andrew recounts his complete rewatch (and first-time watch) of all of the Spider-Man movies, from Maguire through Holland.
WEEK IN GEEK: Andrew continues to get excited by recent Star Trek offerings, specifically the conclusion of season 2 of Star Trek: The Lower Decks and the premiere of the Paramount+/Nickelodeon joint, Star Trek: Prodigy. D. Bethel finally offers his thoughts on Metroid: Dread (aka Metroid 5) after completing it, uh, three times.
“I Am the State” (26 February 2021): Where D. Bethel rants about Nintendo not respecting Metroid on its 35th anniversary.
“Butt Magic” (16 October 2021): Where Andrew discusses the first season of the animated comedy, Star Trek: The Lower Decks.