EVENTUAL CONTACT DAY: Our hosts cover some recent Star Trek news, including the announcement of a Section 31 movie and the teaser for season 2 of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
WEEK IN GEEK: In a bout of recently released video game-based movies, Andrew talks about AppleTV+’s docudrama (emphasis on the drama), Tetris, while D. Bethel joins the rest of the world in seeing The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
“In It to Win It” (03 October 2014): Where Andrew shares his pitch for the (at the time) recently announced sci-fi themed Tetris movie.
“Super Sleep Mode” (28 November 2014): Where D. talks about starting the book about the Sega-Nintendo rivalry, Console Wars (he actually finished the book in 2019…he really didn’t like how it was written).
D&D BEYOND LOW EXPECTATIONS: D. Bethel quickly relates (spoiler free) his enjoyable viewing last week of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.
WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew talks about the recently wrapped first season of NBC’s “requel” series, Quantum Leap, while D. dips his toes into a remake of a rerelease of a game he played an import of in the mid ’90s: Square Enix’s Front Mission 1st: Remake.
TREK TALK: Though they recorded before First Contact Day actually happened, our hosts have been thinking and watching a lot of Star Trek recently and give their takes on the state of the franchise before the (any?) announcements that may have happened this week.
“Disco McCoy” (8 April 2022): Our episode about last year’s First Contact Day.
FALLEN IDOLS: With the news of the alleged behavior of Jonathan Majors, our hosts take an unexpected look at the bridge between art and artist, especially as nerd culture becomes more and more mainstream.
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.
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.
SUPERMAN GROUNDED: The pot is getting stirred in the DCU as James Gunn announced he was writing a new Superman movie that would not feature Henry Cavill in the titular role, despite his big announcement that he was coming back to the DCU to reprise the famous role.
WEEK IN GEEK: Andrew finds a lot to love in Leverage: Redemption even though it has its differences from the original version while D. Bethel loves the drama and the laughs in FX’s Reservation Dogs.
BLOOMING WILLOW: D. Bethel takes a minute to share his excitement for the new Willow show on Disney+
WEEK IN GEEK: Andrew gets surprised by the dark remake/sequel of Kamen Rider Black Sun while D. Bethel rides the ups and owns of Netflix’s Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities.
IN REMEMBRANCE: Our hosts take a moment to honor the sad and surprising deaths of Kevin Conroy––the inimitable voice of Bruce Wayne and Batman in Batman: The Animated Series and many works afterwards––and Jason David Frank, most well known as Tommy the Green Ranger in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.
“Films in Quarries” (18 June 2021): Where Andrew dips his toe into the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers pool.
“Doctor Ennui” (27 August 2021): Where Andrew goes waist-deep into the Zyuranger pool.
Though not (legally) freely available, you can find the Batman comic written by Kevin Conroy (with art by J. Bone) in the DC Pride 2022 anthology published by DC Comics.