MINI QUICKIE POWER WEEK IN GEEK: As said before, March is turning out to be a very busy month for our hosts, but they did want to check in with a quick Week in Geek this week because they have been doing fun things! Andrew is preparing for the upcoming boxing movie event, Creed III by watching Creed (and beginning to watch Creed II) while D. Bethel found the trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem absolutely charming.
“Familyness” (07 May 2021): Where Dan talks about the wonderful The Mitchells vs. The Machines.
TAKING A BREATHER: Things have gotten super busy with our hosts, and they unfortunately felt it was best to step back from the microphones this week, but they pop in to hear Andrew’s tales of optometry and, in the outtakes, they finally get a theme song?
WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew finds the second season of Amazon Prime’s Undone pleasant and interesting, despite it being two years since he watched the first season. D. Bethel finally plays Metroid Prime with the recently released Metroid Prime Remastered and can’t believe that Retro Studios actually made a 3D Metroid game that feels and plays like a 2D Metroid game.
THE WALKING SAD: With our hosts mostly caught up on HBO’s newest hit, The Last of Us, they dive deep into this stark and artful adaptation of the beloved video game series by Naughty Dog. Be warned that they discuss SPOILERS for the game and the show.
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.
LONG LIVE WAKANDA: Since its recent release on Disney+, our hosts finally had a chance to watch Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and found it impressive in the face of the severe loss the production felt with the untimely and tragic death of the previous film’s star, Chadwick Boseman.
OGL EPILOGUE 1.0: Wizards of the Coast has backed down after all the heavy discourse over the leaked documents, but where does this leave Dungeons & Dragons, gamers, and the industry?
THE OFFERMAN ANGLE: Our hosts dive into the controversial and lauded third episode of HBO’s The Last of Us, despite the fact that Andrew hasn’t yet watched any of the show. However, the discourse around it has generated a lot of opinions.
OGL DISASTER REPORT: Andrew catches us up (briefly) on the ongoing Wizards of the Coast Open Game License drama.
WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew realizes his dream tabletop game exists but spread across a television show and a video game as he discusses his first time through season 1 of The Walking Dead and his time with State of Decay 2. D. Bethel keeps the post-apocalyptic survival theme going as he finds a lot to enjoy in the premiere episode of HBO’s The Last of Us.
OUT OF THE WAY, PECK: After 34 years, Disney decided to create a sequel series to the Lucasfilm cult classic fantasy film, Willow, exclusively for Disney+. D. Bethel is a devout fan of that original film; Andrew couldn’t care less. So, they’re going into this series from two very different contexts, but come to very similar conclusions: it’s okay.
“A Week for Days” (23 September 2022): Where our hosts discuss the first trailer for the Disney+ Willow series.
“Tweets to Toots” (9 December 2022): Where our hosts discuss the first two episodes of the Disney+ Willow series.
“Open Awesome License” (13 January 2023): Where Andrew broke down the controversy around the possible new Open Game License that Wizards of the Coast is working on.
TOUCHING MANY BUCKETS:Dungeons & Dragons is making waves with the announcement––and subsequent leak––of the update to its Open Game License, a system that is meant to lay out the relationship between Dungeons & Dragons and the content people create based on its game system. Based on the leaked information…it’s not going well. Thankfully, we have our nerd lawyer to walk us through the ins and outs of what is known so far.