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Reset the Doomsday Clock

Reset the Doomsday Clock

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.

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Open Awesome License

Open Awesome License

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.

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  • Kamen Themes” (30 December 2022): Where our hosts last discussed this controversy…only two weeks ago.

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  • “Nerd Law” by D. Bethel
Kamen Themes

Kamen Themes

A YEAR IN REVIEW: Since this is the last episode of the year, our hosts decide to look back at the 2022 that was, diving into the controversies, the rabbit holes, and the individual favorites that defined the year for our hosts.

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  • Doctor Ennui” (27 August 2021): Where Andrew first dives deep into the Super Sentai pool.
  • An Optimistic Dystopia” (12 August 2022): Where D. Bethel talks about Stray.
  • Waiting for Helicopter” (30 September 2022): Where our hosts talk about the strange and frustrating actions taken by the new CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery.
  • Aggressive Modulation” (04 November 2022): Where our hosts discuss the growth, the themes, and the impact of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  • Tweets to Toots” (09 December 2022): Where our hosts talk about how Star Trek: Deep Space Nine establishes itself at the beginning of its first season.

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Tweets to Toots

Tweets to Toots

WHERE DID YOU GET THESE SEEDS?: Our hosts talk a bit about the first few episodes of the new Disney+ fantasy show, Willow, based on the Ron Howard-directed Lucasfilm movie from the mid-1980s.

WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew watches the 2-season HBO series, Los Espookys, while D. Bethel gives his opening thoughts on Star Trek: Deep Space 9 after getting a good chunk into season 1.

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RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • Some Solid Copy” (14 August 2015): Where D. Bethel talks about Jon Stewart’s final episode of The Daily Show.
  • Love the Stank” (30 December 2016): Where D. Bethel listens to Trevor Noah’s autobiography, Born a Crime.
  • Relevant Irreverence” (17 May 2019): Where Andrew shares his experiences watching the Star Trek: Deep Space 9 documentary, What We Left Behind.
  • Land Your Runabout” (18 November 2022): Where our hosts discuss the premiere episode of Star Trek: Deep Space 9, “Emissary.”

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A Short Giving

A Short Giving

A THANKSCAST: Everyone here at the offices are taking the week off to celebrate the American Thanksgiving holiday. Thanks to all of our listeners and we’ll see you next week!

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Land Your Runabout

Land Your Runabout

PREPARING FOR THE ICE AGE: Our hosts have a quick check-in about Twitter, and Andrew shares his early experience on the [possible] replacement, Mastodon.

FRONTIER TOWN IN THE STARS: To round out the last three weeks of Star Trek obsession, our hosts sit down to talk about the premier episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Emissary.”

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • It’s a Fake” (03 February 2017): Where Andrew and D. Bethel talk about the Deep Space 9 Season 6 episode, “In the Pale Moonlight.”
  • Reverent Irreverence” (17 May 2019): Where Andrew watches the Star Trek: Deep Space 9 documentary, What We Left Behind.
  • Aggressive Modulation” (04 November 2022): Where D. Bethel and Andrew share their thoughts about the series finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Mighty Morphin’ Paranormal Rangers

Mighty Morphin’ Paranormal Rangers

TWITTER STILL SUCKS: Our hosts take a second to check in on the state of Twitter, recently purchased by billionaire, Elon Musk, and all the strange changes that have been made to the service.

TOS VS. TNG: D. Bethel briefly returns to Star Trek by watching the last original series movie/first Next Generation movie, Star Trek: Generations. It’s…fine.

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  • Twitter Comes Tumblr-ing Down.” Comic Lab, 10 November 2022. The episode of the excellent Comic Lab podcast (with Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett) where they thoroughly investigate the fall––and fallout––of Twitter.

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • Alien Control Party” (22 January 2016): Where our hosts discuss previous Digital Eclipse ports in their discussion about archiving old video games.
  • Aggressive Modulation” (04 November 2022): Where our hosts reflect on, and analyze, the legacy of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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  • “Yakety Sax” by Boots Randolph
Aggressive Modulation

Aggressive Modulation

POST-TWITTER ERA: Our hosts start the show lightly discussing the recent Twitter takeover.

ALL GOOD THINGS: Co-host, D. Bethel, has actually finished watching all of the aired episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. As a proud mentor, Andrew talks with Dan about the show itself, its place in the continuity, and its impact on tv ever since.

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  • Crow Hat” (31 July 2015): Where our hosts talk about the premiere episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Encounter at Farpoint.”
  • Hot Sauce Box” (24 February 2017): Where Andrew subscribes to a quarterly hot sauce grab-bag.

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HBOh No

HBOh No

FILL MY POCKETS: The long awaited FPGA console, Analogue Pocket, is finally shipping and Andrew relays his reasonings for pre-ordering one.

WHY NOT BOTH: With the first season of the DMCU Disney+ show, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, coming to a close, our hosts share their thoughts for this daring experiment––a show they have, literally (they’ve been talking about She-Hulk since episode 1 of the podcast), been waiting for for years. Warning: SPOILERS for the first season of She-Hulk.

ACE IS THE PLACE: Our hosts share their excitement for the return of the 7th Doctor companion, Dorothy “Ace” McShane, in this weekend’s regeneration episode of Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor in Doctor Who.

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  • Cuss Bomb” (17 April 2015): Where our hosts give their first impressions of Netflix’s Daredevil.
  • Wheelhouse Collector” (2 September 2022): Where our hosts give their first impressions of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

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Spoiler Cloud

Spoiler Cloud

HOCUSI POCUSI: This week, our hosts talk about a brand new movie, as well as a very old movie. That’s right, this week, our hosts discuss the story and legacy of the classic Disney films, Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2. Also, they talk a bit about Andor, She-Hulk, and Doctor Who-–NO spoilers for any of those shows.

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • Smash Talk” (14 December 2018): Where our hosts discuss the premier episode of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor in Doctor Who.
  • Wheelhouse Collector” (02 September 2022): Where our hosts give their first impressions on the MCU Disney+ show, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

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