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Derek and Myke are a couple of nerds who love watching TV shows and films, so we're just like you! We talk about the movies we just watched, shows we've been addicted to, and things we're excited about! Sometimes we even bring along a friend!
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Nov 10, 2020

What better way to distract yourself from the current events than by listening to us talk about the newest political courtroom drama from Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7. In a movie that no way mirrors the exact issues we're going through right now, Robert Bexar joins us to talk about the themes of this newest effort from the guy who brought you The American President, The West Wing, and The Newsroom. We're not a political podcast and we would never do anything like give you a live look into the moment where four swing states were in the balance. 

Sep 17, 2020

A real life pandemic was apparently not enough to derail the release of the sequel to the cult-favorite Korean horror-action zombie flick Train to Busan: Peninsula so we decided to brave the outbreak in order to watch another one! Not only that, but in preparation Derek and our guest watched the original Train to Busan for the first time (finally)! Of course this particular set of movies gave us the perfect excuse to bring back our friend from MAActionCinema.com - David Vo! We get into their impression of the first movie, then dive into a spoiler free review of Peninsula! 

Sep 10, 2020

Although there isn't going to be a DC movie out for awhile (if those rumors about Wonder Woman being pushed back are to be believed), DC made a big enough splash in the news with their huge media event DC Fandome that happened a week after an unfortunate round of layoffs. It was a one two punch that made us reach out to our DC Boys from Metasquid Studios - DJ, Gabe, and James - for an emergency episode to unpack it all. Gabe brings us the industry insider perspective, James seeks compensation for his ideas, and DJ saves the day by steering the ship as usual.

We specifically touch on all the major trailers, the DC shows DJ has been watching (Harley Quinn and Doom Patrol), and the two blockbuster DC games that were announced. 

Check out their shows Jamesflix and the Gamesters Pairofdice wherever you get your podcasts by searching 'Metasquid Studios'.

Aug 30, 2020

It's a Gareth Evans triple feature! Earlier this year the acclaimed action director made his television series showrunner and directorial debut with the hit Sky Atlantic show 'Gangs of London' (which will premiere in the US on October 1st) and Derek was hooked from the very beginning! After much prodding he finally got Myke to check out the show. In this special episode we talk (without spoilers) about the entire first season of Gangs of London - then as an added bonus - get into spoiler thoughts at the end.

But first Derek finally caught up with, and we finally review The Raid Redemption & The Raid 2: Berandal!

If you want to just skip to the 'Gangs of London' review it starts at exactly 54 minutes into the podcast. 

 

Aug 16, 2020

FULL SPOILER WARNING FOR THE LAST OF US PART II

We may have not gotten any big movie blockbusters this year, but in video games it has been a huge year - and this might be at the top list. That's right, Fancast and Gamescast friend of the show Dana Keels and our new, but now regular, Gamescast guest Dee Assassina join Myke to talk about the entire experience that is The Last of Us Part II. This is a full spoiler episode from the get-go, and because of the polish of a game this caliber, we mainly talk about the artistic merits of the game: the narrative, the themes, the characters, and the overall story. 

Aug 7, 2020

We continue catching up with our friends over Zoom this week with our old pal, and new writer for ScreenRant, JL. We find out what he's been filling the time with (Bond, of course), his thoughts on what he's caught on SDCC @ Home this year, and we finally get into our thoughts about the Emmy nominations!

Jul 30, 2020

We've all done crazy things in this COVID Quarantine, the least crazy of which is Myke reuniting with his old brothers Leo, Raph, Donnie, and Mikey - the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! As a special treat to himself he enlisted the help of his fellow SDCC Scooter Gang member Kevin Palma, #1 TMNT fan and huge comic book aficionado. Together they talk about EVERYTHING green from the 1990 live action movie to Kevin Eastman's 2012 IDW run and everything in between and ever since! It's a shell of a time!

Jul 23, 2020

We continue our Safer-At-Home check-ins with our favorite guests with one of the first friend's of show, Greg Mucino, and one of our busiest pals Jason Avalos! Greg and Derek talk about their recent trip to the Mooby's Pop-Up in West Hollywood, we find out how Jason is coping with Hollywood on lockdown, get into our feelings about this year's SDCC, and get into what we've been consuming in the meantime! 

Jul 9, 2020

There may be nothing but takes flying around on the internet during the pandemic, about all sorts of geek things, but the one thing that most geeks (who have seen it) tend to agree upon is that the second season of 'What We Do in the Shadows' is really good, so we brought two of our most vocal friends, and favorite guests, Dana and Sherice on to talk about it! 

We also get into what everyone has been up to since we've been on hiatus, and since we've seen Dana and Sherice last!

May 28, 2020

As Derek continues his discovery of Mr. Bong Joon-Ho, TBS has finally premiered its long gestated TV show adaptation of his 2013 cult-hit Snowpiercer and what an appropriate time to ingest a movie about class warfare and the end of the world! We first get into Derek's thoughts on the movie (after 7 years), the changes made to the show, and our thoughts on the show in general. SPOILERS THROUGHOUT - mostly for the movie, but if you wanted to watch the show completely fresh, beware! 

May 21, 2020

Longtime friend, and past guest, of the podcast Robert Bexar (of Bayou City Geeks) for some reason didn't watch Westworld season's one and two when they first came out - weird, especially for someone who we knew would have LOVED it. After a years long campaign by Derek we're here! Robert joins us to talk about his first watch of Westworld all the way through to the season finale! 

Be sure to check out www.bayoucitygeeks.com if you want to see more of Robert Bexar and/or watch our zoom recording of this episode!

Apr 23, 2020

Tigertail is the feature film directorial debut of 'Master of None's' Alan Yang and our non-spoiler review episode of it features the return of our friends from The Stuff & Junk Show, Albert Patrick and Jiaming Liou! We go over how this film hits our own experiences in the various different ways, why people choose to immigrate, and how this film works - or for some of us - didn't.  

Check out Albert and Jiaming on The Stuff & Junk Show at whowhatwhereswhy.com! 

Apr 16, 2020

One of our favorite things about doing this podcast is getting to have in depth conversations with our friends in ways we normally don't get to, about things they've really geeked out about. This time we have Derek's old theater buddy Patrick Croghan! He talks about going from wanting to do a drunken cable access show with his friends to getting into gritty theatrical dramas. Then we get into everything we've been consuming lately! 

Apr 9, 2020

The Geekdom Gamescast is a monthly video game bonus episode in collaboration with God Hates Geeks hosted by Myke and God Hates Geek's own Travis Moody. 

Moody and Myke have set off on two very different paths when it comes to their quarantine gaming. While Myke is getting sweaty with Doom Eternal (which Moody got a little into), Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, and intense sessions of Warzone; Moody has taken the more chilled out JRPG approach playing Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age and Persona 5. We also get into the latest console reveals for the Xbox Series X and the PS5, trailers for upcoming games, and Myke's Gamespass backlog.

If you want to skip to a certain section here's some timecodes:

  1. Intro and the PS5 Dual Sense News (Start - 11:53)
  2. Final Fantasy VII Remake Review Roundup (11:54 - 21:44)
  3. Resident Evil 3 Nemesis Remake and RE VIII Rumors (21:55 - 35:31)
  4. Doom Eternal (35:32 - 56:12)
  5. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (56:27 - 1:10:50)
  6. Inside Xbox and Myke's Quarantine Games (1:11:00 - 1:35:24)
  7. Persona 5 Royal (1:35:25 - End)

 

Mar 26, 2020

As we continue to self isolate and stay at home as much as we can we check out a movie that was supposed to come to theaters that has thankfully been made available to everyone On Demand - The Hunt, but before we get into our non-spoiler review of that Derek talks about how he's catching up on last year's coming-of-age comedy PEN15 and Myke scratches the surface of the intriguing Devs. 

Mar 19, 2020

The Geekdom Gamescast is a monthly video game bonus episode in collaboration with God Hates Geeks hosted by Myke and God Hates Geek's own Travis Moody. 

With the pandemic we're facing, big changes are happening everywhere - including the gaming industry. Moody and Myke get into E3 being cancelled and what that means. We then look forward to the releases this month, talk about the Geekdom Gamescast's GVO fighting tournament and then Myke gets into Call of Duty's new Free-to-Play Battle Royale mode: Warzone

Mar 19, 2020

Social distance with us as we get into Derek's recent trip to Portland, the crazy situation the world is in today, and then a full episode of a TV show?! That's right, we're doing a FULL SPOILERS episode review of the Westworld Season 3's Premiere! We finally reunite with Delores and Bernard and meet new characters outside the park. Derek and Myke theorize about the show, talk about the world building of the future, and how LA still kinda looks like LA! 

Mar 6, 2020

Damian Holbrook, one of our favorite con panel moderators, TV Guide Network hosts, TV Insider writers, and TCA Board members, returns to the podcast just in time to help you set your DVRs for the upcoming year. We talk to him about the 2020 TCAs, the big television press tour for the Television Critics Association where networks, streaming channels, and premium cable channels show off what they've got going on!

This year Damian surprises himself with how much he loves the upcoming Alex Garland thriller Devs, speculates about the new Paris Hilton doc, and discusses the monumental experience of having Hillary Clinton show up for a visit!

Follow Damian on Twitter @damianholbrook and find all his coverage there!

Feb 27, 2020

Once again we've sent out our Batsignal to summon our favorite DC BoiZ, DJ and James from Gamesters Pairofdice, and we got a bonus guest in the process! Their co-host, and one of our first guests, Gabe joins us to get into the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn and her adventures with the Birds of Prey! Of course the show goes off the rails and is as long as the movie, and of course it's a load of laughs throughout, but we also really get into the movie. Gabe defines the distinction between a comic book movie and a comic book movie, we get into what makes the action work, the virtue of killing off villains in superhero movies, and DC's watering down of their characters.

Check out DJ, James, and Game on their shows Gamesters Pairofdice and Jamesflix, on the MetaSquid Studios feed on your favorite podcast app! 

Feb 20, 2020

Thanks to Derek's intrepid work, we were able to see two of the more under the radar movies that came out last week and we're here with host-only, non-spoiler reviews! First we have the new movie starring Zoey Deutch 'Buffaloed' about debt collectors and the American Dream. Then we talk about the new Nat Faxon & Jim Rash movie 'Downhill' starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell about the American family! 

Feb 13, 2020

The first Oscar's of the decade and history is already made. Great friend of the podcast Sherice joins us to talk about the ceremony that was still infected by a Parasite even though there was no host. We get into all of it. The weird speeches, random musical performances, huge upsets, and the TRIUMP OF BONG JOON-HO! 

Feb 6, 2020

We're spicing things up with Derek's latest fanboy expedition. This time he went out to Las Vegas to check out the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo! We first get into his experience walking around the con, how it's different from other conventions, and what his highlights were. Then we get into on the floor interviews with actresses, directors, and models about what they geek about, what they like about AVN, and what stereotypes they want to break! 

Special thanks to AVN, and to:

  1. Alexis Fawx (heard from 33:38 - 41:06)
  2. Ricky Greenwood (41:07 - 50:26)
  3. Jane Bee (50:27 - 56:29)
  4. @lily2silly (56:30 - 1:04:08)
  5. Vina Sky  (1:04:09 - 1:11:20)
Feb 4, 2020

The Geekdom Gamescast is a monthly video game bonus episode in collaboration with God Hates Geeks hosted by Myke and God Hates Geek's own Travis Moody. 

It's the premiere of our second season of the Gamescast and we're starting out with a BANG. Moody gets into his recent visit to the mecca of video games - Tokyo, Japan! From arcades to game stores to - basements? He gets into some new discoveries, a little bit of what the gaming culture is like, and the massive haul that he brought back to the states. We then have to talk about all the huge delays that have staggered the video game releases for 2020. 

Jan 30, 2020

With Derek away this time Myke gets to helm the ship with the return of our now go-to host replacement Ana Mendoza! We get into all the things that Derek doesn't usually care about podcasting about - theme parks and anime! Okay, maybe not all the things. Luckily Ana is a specialist on both! We go through her latest experience getting to ride the new Rise of the Resistance ride at Galaxy's Edge! Then we geek out about Disneyland in general. 

Finally Ana and Myke saw the new breakout anime movie 'Weathering With You'! It's one of the few anime movies that gets an actual release in a good amount of theaters in the US, and is a blockbuster success in Japan! We go in spoiler free for the first part and you'll be warned when we get into spoiler territory! 

Jan 23, 2020

With the Oscars right around the corner, and the Golden Globes in our rear view its about that time we check into the new decade to see what movies are coming out! Friend of the show, Jason Avalos, joins us to give our thoughts about all the movies that are coming out from now until the end of April! There aren't any obvious standouts, but there's a few surprises along the way!

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