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Day of the Diver

Day of the Diver

DOCTOR NEW: Our hosts spend a little bit of time discussing the newest episode of Doctor Who, “The Church on Ruby Road.”

FISHING & STUFF: Our hosts talk about the charm, the complexities, and frustrations of the hit video game, Dave the Diver.

THE CALL OF PUBLIC DOMAIN: With the new year brings a new slate of texts into the public domain. While most people are talking about Disney’s latest loss, Andrew focuses in on a piece of cosmic horror that has officially entered public domain this year, H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu.”

TOPICS:

(00:00) Intro – Doctor Who
(03:11) Dave the Diver
(28:59) Outro – New items in the public domain
(32:48) Outtakes

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RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • Quite Easily Done” (08 June 2018): Where our hosts discuss a documentary by the video game documentarians, NoClip, about the history of the developer, Bethesda.
  • Academic Quality Entertainment” (04 August 2023): Where Andrew talks about his time playing Dredge.
  • Pleasure Quotes” (22 December 2023): Where our hosts talk about the bigeneration episode that introduced the new Doctor as played by Ncuti Gatwa.

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Pleasure Quotes

Pleasure Quotes

TALKIN’ ‘BOUT BI-GENERATION: Our hosts reconvene to talk about the final two David Tenant and Catherine Tate-led specials for Doctor Who––”Wild Blue Yonder” and “The Giggle”––which ultimately ends with Ncuti Gatwa taking over the lead role.

PAST BECOMES PRESENT: We have a quick Star Trek check-in as D. Bethel reflects on the harrowing Deep Space Nine two-parter, “Past Tense.”

TOPICS:

(00:00) Intro – Andrew’s “camping trip”
(02:51) Doctor Who – “Wild Blue Yonder” & “The Giggle”
(42:56) Outro – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Past Tense”
(45:17) Outtakes

RELEVANT EPISODES:

-“The Winter Donna” (8 December 2023): Where our hosts talk about “The Star Beast”, the first Doctor Who 60th anniversary special.

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Nomanski

Nomanski

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.

TOPICS:

(00:00) Intro – Black Friday!
(01:41) D. starts playing No Man’s Sky
(14:34) Casual outro
(15:25) Outtakes

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • 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.

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The Taste Makers

The Taste Makers

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.

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RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • Magic Incarnate” (16 September 2016): Where D. shares his thoughts on the first season of Ash vs. The Evil Dead.
  • A Warm Heat” (23 June 2017): Where Andrew reflects on his thoughts about the first season of Ash vs. The Evil Dead.
  • Mech Media” (14 April 2023): Where Andrew dives into the first season of the Quantum Leap “requel.”

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Ferengi Chest Hair Cream

Ferengi Chest Hair Cream

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.

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A Natural Purple

A Natural Purple

A WEEK OFF: With day jobs getting busy, our hosts are taking a week off but, before they go, they can’t help but talk a little bit about Star Trek as well as the passing of Tina Turner.

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Vectors of Bad Decisions

Vectors of Bad Decisions

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.

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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.

Check out the preorder deal for D. Bethel’s new Long John book at LongJohnBook.com!

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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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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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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