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Waiting for Helicopter

Waiting for Helicopter

HEALING FACTOR: This week, our hosts talk about the surprising news dropped by Ryan Reynolds about Deadpool 3.

BAD BUSINESS: Our hosts then dive into the strange and unfortunate decisions made by the corporate bigwigs at the newly combined Warner Bros. Discovery and how its CEO is making a lot of artistic decisions based on economic benefits…it’s strange, but mostly sad.

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  • A tweet from @The_GM_Is_God who posited the casting of Matt Berry as Hank McCoy aka “Beast” of the X-Men (the entire thread is great):

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Chekhov’s Mud Pit

Chekhov’s Mud Pit

HIGH PREYS: Our hosts discuss how incredibly blindsided––in a good way––by the newest entry into the very wobbly Predator franchise, Dan Trachtenberg’s Prey.

RELEVANT LINKS:

  • 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:

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • 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.

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Kinda Sorta

Kinda Sorta

CLIP SHOW VACATION: Our hosts are taking a week to enjoy the summer (well, one of our hosts is traveling, so they couldn’t get together), but they recorded a quick “hello” as well as a bunch of previously unreleased outtakes/pre-show conversations (most from around 2016) to the end to give you some content in the interim.

See you next week!

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Drinking From a Firehose

Drinking From a Firehose

SDCC 2022: San Diego Comic Con actually happened this year after a long period of COVID-based dormancy, and it returned with a fury, dropping all kinds of news and sneak peeks and trailers…of comic book movies and tv more than anything else. Our hosts dissect the announcements that interested them the most.

CHAPTERS:

  • (00:00) Intro
  • (04:29) Quick overview of Marvel Studio’s Phase 5 plans
  • (05:28) She-Hulk: Attorney at Law trailer & Daredevil’s return
  • (12:59) The teaser trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever asks more questions than it answers––as can be expected from a teaser trailer.
  • (19:45) Star Trek: Picard announcements & character posters.
  • (22:47) Star Trek: Strange New Worlds & Star Trek: Lower Decks announcements and…crossover?
  • (27:17) DC announcements? Not so much, aside from a trailer for Shazam: Fury of the Gods.
  • (28:06) The Dungeons & Dragons movie gets a trailer and a controversial poster.
  • (38:43) Outro – RIP David Warner
  • (42:48) Outtakes

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • We Don’t Know $#!&” (29 May 2014): In our first episode, our hosts discuss some controversy surrounding comments made by David Goyer about She-Hulk.
  • Magic Beer” (23 January 2015): Where, when discussing the David E. Kelley’s legal comedy-drama, Boston Legal, our hosts mention how he would be the perfect person to bring a She-Hulk show to life (audio is quoted from this episode).
  • Multiverse Averse” (20 May 2022): Where our hosts discuss their excitement after seeing the first trailer for Disney+’s She Hulk: Attorney at Law.

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  • “Be Prepared” by Tim Rice & Elton John, performed by Jeremy Irons
Klingon Time Lords

Klingon Time Lords

A QUALITY BALANCE OF MERCY & TERROR: This week, our hosts discuss the simply incredible finale for the first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “A Quality of Mercy.” They discuss the merits of the episode on its own and as a finale for a new Trek show, but they also cover how it intersects with the original series’ first season episode, “Balance of Terror.”

CHAPTERS:

  • (00:00) Intro – Stop with the fireworks already
  • (01:53) First season finale to Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
  • (42:37) Outro – Dan talks about Thor: Love & Thunder (end credit music spoilers, no story spoilers)
  • (45:23) Outtakes

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • The Effect of Randomosity” (21 November 2014): Where our hosts talk about an alternative reality in the original Star Trek series called “Mirror, Mirror.”
  • Starfleet First” (31 January 2020): Where Andrew reflects on the premiere episode of Star Trek: Picard.
  • The Spicy Circle” (13 May 2022): Where our hosts cover the premiere episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds first season.

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Ninja Zoom

Ninja Zoom

DOCTOR STRANGER THINGS: Our hosts reflect on one of the most divisive and interesting entries into the current phase of the MCU, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.

CHAPTERS:

  • (00:00) Intro – Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers talk
  • (01:50) Doctor Strange & the Multiverse of Madness
  • (37:18) Outro – This week’s poll
  • (38:18) Outtakes

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • Spock’s Screams” (23 September 2016): Where our hosts weave their way through the idea of legacy characters in comic books.
  • Unpop That Cork” (18 March 2022): Where Andrew talks about the three Sam Raimi-led Spider-Man movies.
  • Multiverse Averse” (20 May 2022): Where our hosts talk about the previous MCU-related multiverse adventure, Spider-Man: No Way Home.

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Editorial Changes

Editorial Changes

RESCUED RANGERS: Our hosts take this week to relax and talk about one of the most surprising movies of the year, Disney+’s Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers.

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • We’re On a Track” (05 May 2017): Where D. Bethel discusses playing the Disney Afternoon Collection, a collection of the Capcom-developed NES games based on the Disney Afternoon television shows.
  • Is This Art?” (06 November 2020): Where our hosts briefly discuss tv show themes and how they are often longer than we realize (the show notes include the full Rescue Rangers theme song).
  • Flabbercast” (18 February 2022): Where our hosts are perplexed by the very bizarre teaser trailer for Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers.

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Ding Dong Bowser

Ding Dong Bowser

NEWS CRUISE: This week, our hosts dive into a variety of news of the shocking, weird, and downright questionable.

CHAPTERS:

  • (00:00) Intro – Old Man Talk: Allergies
  • (02:43) News Cruise: Monte Cook Games’ Announcement
  • (10:50) Nintendo uses sentencing of a hacker to make a statement.
  • (16:33) Upcoming Predator prequel, Prey, will be available with a Comanche language audio track.
  • (22:12) Confusion and deception (maybe?) from Blue Box Game Studios
  • (31:06) Outro – Netflix’s Sandman and the danger of trailers.
  • (33:14) Outtakes

RELEVANT LINKS:

  • Andrew’s short series of tweets about the Monte Cook Games announcement:
  • The teaser trailer for the Predator prequel, Prey (the full trailer has since been released and made the connection much more explicit):

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • In a World” (20 March 2015): Where Andrew discusses a bit about Open Game Licenses.
  • Drive Your Gorilla” (25 June 2021): Where our hosts first talk about controversy––or at least the mystery––surrounding Blue Box Game Studios.

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Multiverse Averse

Multiverse Averse

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.

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • 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.

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A Hoseiken Seiko Bat

A Hoseiken Seiko Bat

RIP DCCW: In a DC-heavy episode, our hosts bring our on-the-ground-DC-correspondent, Taylor, to talk about all things DC Comics. First, it’s sad news to fans of the tv-based DC universe as it was announced that only Flash and Superman & Lois return for another season, leaving fans of, especially Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow to deal with their sorrow.

ACTUALLY DETECTIVING: Now that it has been out for awhile, our hosts and Taylor dive deep into Matt Reeves’ The Batman, analyzing not only its story and characters and actors, but also its influences and legacy.

TOO WEIRD: Before closing out the episode, our hosts and co-host take a moment to discuss the very strange trailer for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • Don’t Stop Recording” (3 July 2015): Where D. Bethel discusses his impressions of Batman: Arkham Knight.
  • Keep Calm, You’re a Warrior Princess” (1 April 2016): Where Andrew and D. Bethel discuss Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
  • #CyclopsWasRight” (21 October 2016): Where D. Bethel discusses his time (at the time) playing the Batman video game by Telltale Games.
  • The Baggage of Expectation” (10 July 2020): Where our hosts discuss the departure of Ruby Rose from the role of Batwoman, and the announcement of Javicia Leslie as the new protagonist of the DC/CW show, Batwoman.

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