If you aren't the slightest bit familiar with our guest's voice for this episode then you must not have been playing video games for the last 4 years since she's been in some of the biggest titles from last year's smash hit 'Horizon: Zero Dawn' to 'Titanfall 2' and most notably playing one of the two protagonists in 'Assassin's Creed: Syndicate' - Evie Frye. Victoria Atkin joins us to talk about her work on television and video games, and how performing in modern day video games feels like theater in the round. She also talks about her work as an author, specifically about her book 'London Love'.
After the conversation, Derek and Myke talk about what they've been geeking out about lately, as well as all the recent television renewals and cancellations.
What better way to discuss the cinematic crossover event of our lives, with our own little Geek Universe crossover with our pals at God Hates Geeks - The 'Traveling Nerd' Lance Paul and Travis Moody. Together we get to the nitty gritty of the beating Thanos gave to our Favorite Mightiest Heroes and their galaxy Guarding friends. Of course we spend most of the episode speculating about Avengers 4 based on the comics, but we also nerd out about ... well... everything!
What, did you think we forgot? Of course the ultimate fanboy, Derek, didn't miss Wondercon 2018. Not only did he have a stellar year, he also got to be part of some panels again! Listen to his thoughts and feelings about this year's Wondercon AND THEN hear some press only interviews from the casts and crew of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD and INTO THE BADLANDS!
How can we not talk about Ready Player One, and video games in general, without our pal DJ from the Gamesters Pair of Dice podcast? We all followed a main quest to the theaters to see Ready Player One, and you get the loot - AN EPISODE WHERE WE ACTUALLY TALK ABOUT VIDEO GAMES. And for those of you like Derek who would roll their eyes at that, even HE gets into what he played. Listen as he goes through his own video game history, while DJ informs us of the changes from the Ernest Cline's book to the movie, what geeky cars would we choose to race, and which references we were excited the most by. We're basic-ass nerds. Have fun.
The first time we had Gabe Carrasco on the podcast, he was telling us about his new job working for Aspen Comics, and now on his return - he's brought some BIG news. First we talk about how David Maisel (a founder of Marvel Studios) and Scooter Braun (manager of people like Ariana Grande and Kanye West) purchased half of Aspen Comics with the idea of bringing many of their properties to the big screen! Then we get the inside scoop on GABE'S NEW COMIC 'PORTAL BOUND' that he co-wrote with Mark Roslan, along with artist Alex Arizmendi and colorist Wes Hartman. GO BUY PORTAL BOUND at your local comic book shop and then listen to this episode!
Now that award season is over, and just before the big blockbuster-y movie season begins - we figured that we wind down a bit with a good ol' fashion episode where we just talk to our geeky friends. GHG founder Travis Moody returns to help us welcome God Hates Geeks Editor-In-Chief JL Caraballo to the podcast. He talks to us about his experiences being in the industry, what made him a geek, and then we get into COMICS and all the random things we've been geeking out. It's a good conversation that's kind of like multiple episodes in one.
Derek is joined by pod favorites Dana Keels and, long time absentee, Greg Mucino to parse through an Academy Awards that was simultaneously groundbreaking and kind of ho-hum. Listen as they go through what wins they were excited about, which ones were just straight down the middle, and how they overall felt about the award ceremony.
She hasn't been on our podcast in FAR TOO LONG, but has come back with a vengeance! The Geekdom queen Sherice joins us to talk about all our collective trips to WAKANDA in our full on spoilerific 'Black Panther' review. We. Get. Into. It. It's too much for any specific description breakdown, honestly. But old fans KNOW how great Sherice is on our awards show episodes, and if you don't rectify that. A great guest for a great movie -- WAKANDA FOREVER!!!
Since 'Black Panther' may be one of the biggest movies of the year - and it's only February we figure its not too early to geek out on all the BIG movies that are coming out in spring. Movie critic and journalist, Ryan Scott, joins us to talk about what's coming to theaters for the rest of February through to the end of May. Usually the summer months have the biggest movies, but we're getting TWO Marvel studios movies, a third Marvel licensed movie, and even a STAR WAR.
Check out Ryan's further coverage of all things cinema at MovieWeb.com and follow him @RyanScottWrites on Twitter, and be sure to check out Pop Punk Revisited, Ryan's new podcast debuting SOON!
Among many things, Craig Parish is a producer and programmer for the Slamdance and Los Angeles Film Festivals and joins us on the podcast to talk about this year's Sundance and Slamdance Fests. Get the scoop on everything from what movies were good, what companies were making changes, and much more! We get some of our first Oscar predictions in.
It's 2018 and we understand that you've already had ALL the takes about this year's Golden Globes ceremony - and we respect that. In lieu of our two guest roundtable, award by award commentary that we usually have for award shows we went on several different, appropriate tangents with our wonderful guest Eva Ceja. Since she's been on our podcast last, Eva has shot a movie or two, been on a few shows, and even performed in a show that she also wrote and directed! We catch up with her, and her thoughts, about what entertainment events she's been thinking about, and of course the highlights and lowlights of this year's much talked about Golden Globes.
2017 was a year that felt like ten years put together when it came to EVERYTHING that was happening in the world. Fortunately for us, there was a LOT of good escapism around to help us stay off Twitter for awhile. The hardest part about choosing for our mostly unranked lists this year was picking out of several great TV shows and movies, but we made sure to do it for you so here it is. Derek goes through a lot of his favorite TV shows that ended this year while Myke basically became an ad for Netflix. Then we end with a bunch of movies we talked about on the podcast already, and a few that we didn't get to mention yet.
The Spark of the Star Wars Fandom stays alive as we assemble our Geek Council of Guests: Travis Moody and Dana Keels from God Hates Geeks and the Traveling Nerd, Lance Paul, help us break down 'The Last Jedi'. This is your obligatory FULL SPOILER WARNING as no secret is safe from the start of the episode. We talked about how we felt about Luke's reappearance in the galaxy, how we felt all the character's developed, which Kurosawa movies Rian Johnson was pulling from this time, where can Star Wars go from here, and why the shift away from traditional Star Wars structure was a breath of fresh air. Listen in and come at us :D
If you're upset that we haven't had a TV episode in awhile then you've just hit the Geekdom jackpot! Our guest for this catch up episode is a Senior Writer for TV Guide Magazine, an avid television watcher, moderates several TV panels at Cons, and just an all around delight. Damian Holbrook joins us to talk about all the TV he's been watching lately, gives us his quick ratings for most of the superhero television this season, and what he's excited about coming up! This is a good episode to catch whether you're a junkie like Derek, or wondering what TV shows are worth checking out like Myke.
Follow Damian on Twitter @damianholbrook!
Like Batman and Superman of the movies past, we knew we were going to be diving back into the DC Snyder-verse again and thought we would be doing battle. Naturally, we picked our friends DJ and James (previous of Jamesflix, currently of Gamesters Pairofdice) as sparring mates and prepared. We were surprised to find that our full review of Justice League would actually be mostly a love-fest. Of course or nerdy selves couldn't help but pick the movie apart and voice some serious criticisms, but like the riffing and joking around in the episode, it was mostly out of love!
Listen to James and DJ, along with previous guest Gabe and future guest Fernando, on the Gamesters Pairofdice videogame podcast, however you find your podcasts!
It's only appropriate that for the first episode of our next hundred that we just dive right back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for their 17th movie: 'Thor: Ragnarok'. Joining us on this Bifrost Bridge of spoilers is comic aficionado (like most of our guests) Gio Zumbado. We go into all the sources that this movie pulled from, all the liberties they took with the source material, and the dramatic (in how comedic it was) shift in tone from the previous Thor movies. FULL SPOILERS AHEAD.
If you know us then you'd know there is not that many more fitting guests that we could have had on for our 100th episode than composer Blake Neely. Not only does he compose several shows on television right now, including many of the DC TV shows like 'The Flash', 'Arrow', and 'Legends of Tomorrow', he also shares a lot of the same musical tastes as we do. Listen to us geek out with Blake about process, influences, post-rock bands, and much more!
Episode 99. Blade Runner 2049. It kind of makes sense. What makes more sense is that we were getting into our opinions about this movie with our guest Dana on Facebook and decided that we had to take this to podcast territory - because that's why we made this show to begin with! This is our FULL ON SPOILER-Y REVIEW of the new Blade Runner! We get really into it, even detailing how we'd fix certain things, and what specific shots we like. FULL. ON. SPOILERS. And of course Dana is back because he read the book!
In our strangely second killer clown themed horror movie episode of the year, Dana Keels joins us to jump into the sewers with Pennywise and guides us with his book reading knowledge of the Stephen King adaptation and his thoughts on how well the movie pulled it off! We get into spoilers from the jump, which shouldn't be a problem since its doing so well I have to imagine ALL our listeners have seen it already. But just in case you haven't - beware!
This podcast was recorded on September 3rd while Houston was still in the midst of Hurricane Harvey so we decided to check in on past guest, and good friend of the show Robert Bexar II to see how he was holding up. Thankfully he was doing well enough to share his perspective of the situation happening in Houston, as well as shed some light on some foundations and programs that have been helping out the best. Since we're geeks, we can't help but to talk about what entertainment he's been distracting himself with or just geekin' out on in general.
Just in time for the $9.95 a month Movie Pass price drop, our friend and fellow podcaster Albert Patrick joins us on the show to talk all things movies! If you don't know what MoviePass is (they're not a sponsor... btw) we go over those details, then we highlight all the wide release movies coming out in the fall and talk about what we're excited for, and what baffles us completely. That, and all the geeky tangents in between of course. Check out Albert's shows and reviews at whowhatwhereswhy.com and listen to his podcasts 'The Stuff and Junk Show' and 'Spoilers Pleeze'!
Before the creepy clown movie this fall comes out that you know about, and probably already have seen, check out our inside scoop on the newest indie horror project from our pal, friend of the show, and previous guest - Lance Paul. 'Crepitus' is the new film from Ginger Knight Entertainment, and joining us on this episode is the director Haynze Whitmore!
We talk with Haynze about his filmmaking influences, how hard it is for Lance to produce and act in the same project, the massive hurdles they had to overcome, and also a little bit about Haynze's first trip to Comic-Con! It's a great listen for anyone interested in making films, horror movies, or just nerds about the process in general.
Our long geek odyssies for the summer have now come to an end. For our illustrious guests, Tyler McPhail of The Grand Geek Gathering, and Dominick Dusseault of The Geek Lens join Derek in a discussion about this year's Comic-Con. It's a well rounded look as one of them spent all his time in Hall H, another one went to a lot of off-sites, and the other had his own panel! Find out who as they talk about all the highlights, lowlights, and news to geek out about. Then Myke goes through his weekend of partying at FYF Fest!
The Geekdom goes to the movies, again! This time we review the third Apes movie in the new Planet of the Apes trilogy: 'War of the Planet of the Apes' (the second movie about an ape that we've talked about on the podcast this year). 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' was one of our first podcast episodes, so it felt fitting to bring you our thoughts on this one. We also discuss the very chaotic week that we're heading into.
On the verge of her new NBC show, 'Midnight, Texas' showrunner Monica Owusu-Breen joins us on the podcast! We talk about what it was like to reunite with her old 'Alias' family at the 2017 ATX Television Festival, how it felt to write on that show, as well as many others (Lost, Fringe, Charmed, Revolution, Agents of SHIELD), and what it's like to be the showrunner for her own show. She also geeks out about JJ Abrams, Joss Whedon, and talks about the process of creating a show based off of the books by Charlaine Harris and what drew her to the world of 'Midnight, Texas'. It was an AMAZING conversation!
Catch the premiere of 'Midnight, Texas' July 24th at 10pm/9CT on NBC!