Nerdstalking

Nerdstalking header image 1
June 20, 2018  

Ep. 45 - The Bittersweetness of John Candy

 

ep45-candy-post.jpg

There's a dearth of genuine people in Hollywood; Canadian actor-comedian John Candy was surely one of them. Larger than life on the screen, Candy passed away from a heart attack in 1994. But in his formidalbe wake he left a library of quality movies and television, so in this episode Bill and Chad remember such classics as Uncle Buck, Summer Rental, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and others.

Show Notes:
03:39 Uncle Buck.
06:03 - The language of real life.
07:08 - By way of comparison: Uncle Buck vs. Parenthood.
11:38 - Really hits home watching the movie after having kids.
13:56 - Losing John Candy was like losing a close friend.
14:53 - Johnny LaRue
16:04 - The toothpick guy.
18:30 - One problem with Uncle Buck.
19:25Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
21:37 - YOU'RE GOING THE WRONG WAY!!
24:43Summer Rental.
30:49Stripes.
36:13The Great Outdoors. (I meant to say spin cycle, not rinse cycle - Bill)
43:13Only the Lonely + the unbearable 'acting' of Ally Sheedy.
46:19 - By way of comparison: Molly Ringwald.
49:55The Canadian Conspiracy.

Thanks for listening!

The Canadian Conspiracy on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEaFLdK_e64

Uncle Buck trailer:
https://youtu.be/JQaeUz7K83w

By way of comparison, the inevitable Uncle Buck TV show pilot from 1990, starring Kevin Meaney:
https://youtu.be/h7s-nSto28M

And don't look now, here's the pilot of the 2018 Uncle Buck TV reboot:
https://youtu.be/68XCav_ivY4

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter – writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick – writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/

June 14, 2018  

Ep. 44 - Toxic Star Wars Fandom/Best TV and Movie Picks

 

ep44-trolls-post.jpg

After appearing in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi in a major role as rebel technician Rose Tico, Kelly Marie Tran has supposedly removed all of her posts on Instagram due to intense harassment and racist comments on her feed. But is this really the case? And is it the best course of action in the face of Internet trolls and a-holes? We talk it out in this episode, and for a positive spin Chad also points out some quality movies and TV shows he's been watching.

Show Notes:
03:33
 - Don't accentuate the negative and eliminate the positive.
04:49 - The Deadpool hypothesis.
07:32 - The power of the dark side.
08:51 - The problem of anonymity.
13:05 - Case in point: How Nerdstalking handles criticism in its feeds.
16:51 - Was trolling the REAL reason for Tran to drop off Instagram?
21:09 - The price of stardom.
22:52 - The democracy of numbers.
25:18 - Chad's entertainment choices starts.
25:28 - Remake of The Magnificent Seven.
25:55 - The
Killjoys.
27:36 - You can't watch TV shows with your Mother these days.
29:07 - Curb Your Enthusiasm.
31:04 Orphan Black.
40:18 - John Wick 2: Electric Boogaloo.
43:07 - The movie of the Planet of the Apes.

Thanks for listening!

Nerdstalking's review of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi:
https://nerdstalking.podbean.com/e/ep-26-why-star-wars-the-last-jedi-is-a-lousy-lead-in-to-episode-ix/

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi trailer:
https://youtu.be/TYRy5bCsWF8

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/

June 7, 2018  

Ep. 43 - Sick Movies by Sick People for Sick People: Some Nicolas Roeg Films

 

ep43-facebook.jpg

Although grossly unsung, Nicolas Roeg is one of the more interesting filmmakers in the history of cinema. Unsung, but in this episode Chad and Bill sing his praises loudly. Join us, won't you?

Show Notes:
01:57The Man Who Fell to Earth.
06:41 - We throw a wrench at Rip Torn.
12:29 - Hello, Thin White Duke.
13:45 - Not quite as much death as Rogue One.
15:03 - Don't Look Now.
19:07 
- The Bad Timing of Art Garfunkle.
21:21 - All aboard for Track 29.
25:59 - The significant Insignificance.
30:52
 - We uncover the shocking link between Roeg's The Witches and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books.
36:57 - Roald Dahl.

Thanks for listening!

Trailer for The Man Who Fell to Earth:
https://youtu.be/KUtJ5FnwfCk

Trailer for Don't Look Now:
https://youtu.be/AUWB-Kw4FiM

Interview with Donald Sutherland about Don't Look Now.
https://youtu.be/wKbjATtxS6w

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter – writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick – writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/

May 31, 2018  

Ep. 42 - We Bisect ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ and Watch its Baby Legs Grow Back

 

ep42-solo-post.jpg

People are asking, "Why make a Han Solo prequel movie?" Disney answers, "Where is the money, Lebowski?" So here we are reviewing a movie that doesn't really have a reason for existing. Or maybe, it exists so that we can review it! So we did that.

Show Notes:
05:05 - Solo's so-low box office performance.
07:37 - So much empty fan service.
08:18 - There's no reason for this movie to exist.
10:11 - They blew their chance to really inform the character of Han Solo.
15:19 - The fabeled Kessel Run.
19:15 - When Han met Chewie.
22:55 - The weird Lando moment.
27:44 - Is this the Disneyfied Star Wars we all feared?
28:38 - Donald Glover wasn't that great, but Alden Ehrenreich was pretty good!
31:34 - Mother of Drag-ons.
33:59 - Is Cersei from Game of Thrones a blonde or red-head?
36:22  - Trump Blonde, now in the hair-colour aisle.
37:06 - Shitty cinematography.
38:10 - Han definitely shoots first.
39:09 - Lando needs a smaller card hider.
40:07 - Darth Maul and his baby legs.
47:46 - Han was Han for a brief, shining moment.
49:15 - Final verdict.

Thanks for listening!

Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPEYpryMp2s

We review the disastrous Star Wars Holiday Special, starring Han Solo and Chewie:
http://nerdstalking.com/2016/04/16/nerdstalking-podcast-ep-002/

Harrison Ford reveals his feud with Chewbacca on Jimmy Kimmel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T0vs9gYydo

Harrison Ford and Chewie settle their differences on Jimmy Kimmel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDM4XVrAAgA

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter – writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick – writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/

May 24, 2018  

Ep. 41 - Pump the Hate Brakes! It’s our Deadpool 2 Review!

 

ep41-dp2-facebook.jpg

For the love of Yentl, please take some time and listen to our review of Deadpool 2, starring the most potty-mouthed Marvel superhero after Logan, pre-impalement. You'll totter on baby legs, gasp at the X-Force's first mission, and laugh all the way to the Xavier mansion. Two disclaimers: We had an audio glitch for the first bit of the podcast, and we explore every nook and cranny of Deadpool and his movie, so SPOILER ALERT!

Show Notes:
01:21
- Baby legs!
02:26 - Better pop-culture references than Ready Player One.
06:44 - A whole crap-load of heart.
12:20 - What happens to the X-Force.
15:16 - Nega Longest-Name-Ever.
18:26 - Audio fixed, all that 4th wall breaking.
20:03 - For the love of Yentl.
22:26 - Them's the jokes!
27:27 - Oh, Domino.
29:00 - BEST. END. CREDIT. SCENE. EVER.
32:58 - Logan musical figurine, live!
35:09 - Better car chase than Black Panther.
38:00 - Some of Bill's patented nit-picks.
44:10 - Quick news bits: Mysterio in Homecoming 2, waiting for Solo.

Thanks for listening!

Deadpool 2 trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20bpjtCbCz0

Chad's Bullshit Origin Story for Cable:
http://nerdstalking.com/2018/05/21/bullshit-cable-origin/

Deadpool 2, The First 10 Years:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b5DBQeh1cU

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter – writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick – writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/

 

May 17, 2018  

Ep. 40: Post-Apocalyptic Movies

 

ep40-post.jpg

Killah cockroaches! A new ice-age! Blossoming mushroom clouds! This episode, Bill and Chad crawl out of their underground bunker and survey the blasted and irradiated landscape of post-apocalyptic films. You maniacs! You blew it up!

Show Notes:
01:11 - The end is nigh! The apocalyptic Doug Ford.
02:44 - Chad reveals the horrific political skeleton in his closet.
04:24 - A definition of the term "post-apocalyptic".
05:45 - Environmental apocalypse: The Lorax.
07:07 - The inevitable zombie apocalypse: 28 Days Later and Dawn of the Dead.
16:17Escape from New York.
17:45 - Still trying to get a grip on the meaning of "post-apocalyptic".
20:45A Boy and his Dog.
30:40 - The Mad Max films.
34:48Damnation Alley.
39:00Snowpiercer.
45:09 - Yet more defining of "post-apocalyptic".
47:39 - The 70's Charlton Heston post-apocalyptic cycle.
53:01 - Mortal Engines.

Thanks for listening!

A Boy and his Dog trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkJV19sxKgc

Official video for Tina Turner's We Don't Need Another Hero:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq4aOaDXIfY

Dawn of the Dead (1978) trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd-z5wBeFTU

Trailer for Mortal Engines:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fupYIggOq38

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter – writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick – writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/

May 10, 2018  

Ep. 39 - The Critics Were Wrong! A ‘Bright’ Review

 

ep39-bright-post.jpg

Movie critics are people (until A.I. takes over), and sometimes people make terrible mistakes... like atomic weaponry, President Donald Trump, and now the movie reviews for Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as a human and orc cop team out to save the world from devious, magical elves. David Ayers' alternate world buddy-cop film drew heavy fire from critics, but is it deserved? Chad and Bill dive deep to illuminate you on this Netflix original movie. The usual caveat: we give our typical very thorough look at the film and its meanings, so SPOILER ALERT!

Show Notes:
01:23 - 
Did we mention that critics suck?
06:02 - The Suicide Squad effect.
07:58 - More great worldbuilding.
11:51 - The story of Bright.
14:53 - Will Smith is very Will Smith-ish.
18:04 - A character named 'Serling'.
19:45 - A very ethereal Noomi Rapace.
21:50 - The Ward vs. his Co-Workers scene.
29:53 - The unused wife.
31:55 - Funny scene: Jakoby spills the beans.
35:18True Detective is Putin's favourite show.
38:15 - David Ayers has redeemed himself.
41:14 - Hoping for more stories in this world.
43:18 - Slight digression: Heath Ledger as The Joker.

Thanks for listening!

Bright trailer:
 
Alien Nation trailer:
 
Fox Alien Nation TV show ad:
 
Alien Nation TV Show opening and closing Credits:
 
District 9 trailer:
 
Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/

May 3, 2018  

Ep. 38 - ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Deep Review

 

ep38-post.jpg

Bill and Chad felt the hairs on their arms stand up, heeded the call, and ran to the theatre with everyone else in the world to watch the culmination of 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 18 previous superhero flicks - Avengers: Infinity War. What's with Cap's beard? Can a CGI character make you cry? Is this the end of our intrepid heroes? Assemble around your podcast player of choice and join the Nerdstalking team as they drill down into the biggest cinematic event ever! WARNING: as usual for a Nerdstalking movie review, we examine many fascets of the film and don't skirt around plot points to give the most thorough, honest review. So SPOILERS ASSEMBLE!

Show Notes:
02:23 - Your heroes are only as good as your villains.
04:05 - Can a Thanos make you cry? Yes he can.
05:35 - Confusing motivations with Thanos: Movie v Comics.
09:25 - A supremely weird ending.
10:52 - Where's Hawkeye?
12:41 - Avengers MVP: Thor.
15:41 - A better Wakanda than the Black Panther Wakanda.
17:28 - Why does Black Panther do that cross-your-arms thing?
18:58 - Doctor Strange.
20:40 - Thanos has good backup.
21:50 - Spider-Man continues to be great.
24:37 - Hulk impotence. 
27:37 - Some digressions: Robocop.
30:07 Ready Player One: the book.
30:55 - Donald Trump.
34:24 - Another great Thanos moment.
37:43 - The Vision and Scarlet Witch love story.
40:03 - This movie is an amazing achievement. 
45:08 - Thor's new eye.
48:37 - Our final verdict.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
Avengers: Infinity War trailer: 
 
Avengers: Infinity War blooper reel and funny cast stuff:
 
Robocop (1987) trailer:
 

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/  

April 26, 2018  

Ep. 37 - Why Worldbuilding Matters

 

EP37-POST.jpg

So, have you ever finished watching a sci-fi or fantasy movie and felt you just didn't like that film, but you're not sure why? It could be that the filmmakers didn't put enough thought and effort into good worldbuilding. In this episode of Nerdstalking, we ponder what worldbuidling means, and look at some examples of it in action, good and bad. 

Show Notes:
03:03 - What worldbuiding means.
04:33 - The future world of Back to the Future.
05:46 - The worldbuilding of Star Wars.
09:26 - Not ready for the crappy worldbuilding of Ready Player One.
11:44 - The mythology of Middle Earth in Lord of the Rings.
13:08Game of Thrones.
15:21 Minority Report.
24:46 The Fifth Element.
25:56 - Heavy Metal.
29:22 - Why is so much worldbuilding just Arabian markets?
32:24 Blade Runner.
34:04 - A dystopian future built on still photos: La Jetee.
36:06 - Bill calls Chad by Bill's son's name.
37:22 - An example of lousy worldbuilding: Tron. 
42:31 - Yet more crappy Ready Player One.
43:58 - The Alien movies.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
La Jetee captioned in English on YouTube: 
 
Back to the Future Part. II trailer:
 
Blade Runner (1982) trailer:
 
The Fifth Element trailer: 
 

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/  

April 19, 2018  

Ep. 36 - Great Scott! We’re Going Back to the ‘Back to the Future’ Trilogy!

 

ep36-post.jpg

Forget Ready Player One's appropriation of the famous DeLorean, Bill and Chad jump in their own time machine and go back to the past and examine the movies of the Back to the Future trilogy. Get ready for 1.21 Gigawatts of rollicking adventure!

Show Notes:
BTTF 1 - 01:51 to 21:38
01:51 - One of those perfect films.
03:08 - Marty McFly invented Chuck Berry.
04:06 - "Is it okay to go back and have sex with your mother?"
05:32 - Examples of how well put-together the film is.
13:47 - How did Doc & Marty start their bromance?
16:56 - Every dog should have a boy.
18:11 - Chad points out some anachronisms in the film.
21:38 - It's your cousin Marvin. Marvin BERRY!!
BTTF 2 - 25:49 to 43:24
25:49 - Jennifer sleeps through the rest of the trilogy.
31:10 - Some good worldbuilding.
34:54 - A darker film.
36:27 - Chad meets the ape-shit crazy Chrispin Glover.
39:12 - Chad finds a visual homage to the 1960 Time Machine movie.
43:24 - The best part of BTTF 2: Marty goes to 1955. Again.
44:33 - Count Floyd arrives.
BTTF 3 - 48:27 to 55:05
48:27 - Doc Brown's letter from 1885 doesn't make sense.
50:19 - At least BTTF 3 doesn't need a chalkboard lecture.
52:37 - Bill's insensitive Indian joke.
55:05 - The terrible train ending.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
Rocket 88, the first Rock n' Roll record:
 
A visit to the Back to the Future filming locations 30 years later:
 
Doc Brown and Marty reunite on Back to the Future day, 2015 on the Jimmy Kimmel show:
 

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/ 

April 12, 2018  

Ep. 35 - ‘Ready Player One’ Review, Part 2

 

ep35-post.jpg

This is part 2 of our review of Steven Spielberg's nostalgia-porn movie Ready Player One. In it we lament the lack of any real danger or even drama in the film, as well as laugh at its lack of knowledge of the actual nature of online gaming, and discuss how the changing nature of copyright and IP management these days has made this film easier to make. All this, and much more in the last of our two-parter on Ready Player One. Plus, it's dangerous to go alone, so take this warning along with you as you listen to this episode: we take a deep dive into the movie and explore many plot points, so be pepared for MANY SPOILERS!

Here's a handy link to Part 1 of our Ready Player One review: 
 
Show Notes:
02:50 - The myth of Parzival.
06:14 - The terrible acting of Mark Rylance.
11:34 - Put the f'ing key in the f'ing lock!
12:38 - The ghost in the machine.
16:02 - Is the movie saying video games should be revelled in or regulated?
17:24 - i-R0k!
18:37 - In the future, everyone lives in Columbus, OH.
19:24 - RP1 is an amazing technological breakthrough in drama-less movies!
20:17 - A funny joke in the movie: the Alien bit.
33:24 - Everybody loves to queue in a video game.
38:06 - How copyright has changed in the Internet era.
42:18 - Our final verdict.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
Video featuring the real-life Infinadeck VR treadmill featured in Ready Player One: 
 
If you have the stomach for it, here is a video with over 300 Easter eggs from the movie, the vast majority of which are not actually Easter eggs (protip: Easter eggs are hidden): https://youtu.be/PfeVH2bbzlw
 
A video review of Ready Player One, by the jerks over at RedLetterMedia
 
A reporter from CNET tries out a RealDoll sexbot (in conversation, not what you were thinking, sicko!): 
 

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/ 

April 5, 2018  

Ep. 34 - ‘Ready Player One’ Review, Part 1

 

ep34-post.jpg

Ready Player One is so stuffed with pop-culture references, and our derision so strong for this hollow exercise, we can't even fit our review into one Nerdstalking episode! Log in and listen to Part. 1 of our review as we slag director Steven Spielberg for not understanding video games, knock the world-building of the film as being as shaky as the Stacks, and lament about the lack of heart in the film, among other complaints. And you might even find a couple of positive comments in here too; consider them the Easter eggs you have to search for. As usual here at Nerdstalking, we give the movie a thorough going over and dive deep into what it is and what it means, so also be on the search for MANY, MANY SPOILERS!

Show Notes:
01:19 - Will they start patching movies next?
03:37 - Steven Spielberg: out of touch.
05:59 - Bill's favourite line of the movie.
07:33 - The real problem with video games these days.
11:27 - A case study in better world-building: Alexander Payne's Downsizing.
19:58 - Would the kids of this near-future give a shit about all this retro stuff?
29:31 - Missing in action: any character arcs.
36:13 - The movie lacks a solid heart.
41:51 - So much exposition!
43:24 - The best part of the movie: the Shining sequence.
 
Thanks for listening! Tune in next week for the conclusion!
 
Trailer for Ready Player One:
 
A video detailing 138 different pop-culture references in the movie:
 
Author of the novel, Ernest Cline, reveals every video game reference in the book:

 

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/ 

March 29, 2018  

Ep. 33 - Nose dive!! We Remember the Animated Cult Classic ‘Heavy Metal’

 

ep33-heavy-metal-stonership.jpg

Chad and Bill take a look back at a cult movie classic: the animated epic Heavy Metal. We examine its impact over the years, and break it down segment by segment. Smoke a bowl and join us on a fantastic magical mystery ride (with boobs!).

Show Notes:
04:05 - The ultimate stoner movie.
08:18 - What does it all mean?
12:13 - Captain Sternn's Hanover Fiste as Paul Ryan.
14:54 - The movie's magazine roots.
16:22 - Elon Musk: Big fan of Heavy Metal.
17:00 - Explanation of the central plot.
18:20 - Death rays and taxi cabs.
19:32 - A look at the Den sequence.
21:16 So Beautiful, So Dangerous, and so much plutonium nyborg.
23:54 - STERNN!!!
27:24 - B-17.
32:08 - The deep impact of Heavy Metal.
32:50 - Help Chad kill a singer.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
Trailer for Heavy Metal: 
 
Soft Landing sequence from the movie, with Elon Musk's Spaceman edited in: 
 
Oliver Jewellers TV commercial: "The Cashman": 
 

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/ 

March 22, 2018  

Ep. 32 - Ready for ‘Ready Player One’, Sam Rockwell, and the iPhone-shot feature film ‘Unsane’

 

ep32-RP1-post.jpg

What happens if you take TRON, mix it with The Last Starfighter, and throw in a pinch of references to every SF movie and video game of the last 30 years or so? You get Steven Spielberg's latest flick Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline's love-letter-to-videogames novel of the same name. We anticipate the release of the film with all the giddy glee of kids waiting in line for Back to the Future in 1985. Plus we celebrate Sam Rockwell's 2018 Oscar win with a retrospective of his career, and take a look at Steven Soderbergh's guerilla feature filmmaking iPhone experiment Unsane. 

Show Notes:
01:01 - We start in on Ready Player One.
01:33 - E.T.'s scrotum sack.
03:47 Ready Player One compared to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
07:38 - The nostagia train has left the station.
09:43 - Again with the Inception city-folding SFX.
11:58 Ready Player One as TRON sequel.
15:13 - Where have you gone, Clint Eastwood of our youth?
17:26 - Sam Rockwell: real actor.
30:34 - Is Steven Soderbergh Unsane?
34:40 - Chad's dangerous obsession with Downton Abbey.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
Pure Imagination, from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: 
 
The electronica version of Pure Imagination as used in the Ready Player One trailer: 
 
Trailer for Who Framed Roger Rabbit?:
 
Bill's article on the history of the movie TRON, at The Dot Eaters:
 
Bill's article on the history of The Last Starfighter, at The Dot Eaters: 
 

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/ 

March 15, 2018  

Ep. 31 - ‘WarGames’ Gets a Reboot, ‘Black Lightning’ Strikes on Netflix, and ‘Venom’!

 

ep31-wargames-post.jpg

This episode looks at the classic cold-war computer hacker film WarGames, and the new interactive reboot based on the property. We also shine some light on the other black superhero, DC's Black Lightning, found on Netflix. Lastly, Chad latches onto the inexplicable Venom teaser trailer and tries to make some Spidey sense of it.

Show Notes:
00:56 - We start with WarGames.
04:43 - A description of the reboot, and a look at the original movie.
06:53 - Chad starts in with Short Circuit.
08:22 - Dabney Coleman is a dick.
10:36 - Again with Short Circuit?
24:56 - Start of Black Lightning discussion.
29:03 - The unbearable deadness of James Remar.
37:31 - Chad breaks down the Venom teaser trailer.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
WarGames trailer: 
 
WarGames web series trailer:
 
#WarGames interactive series website (also available on Steam and iOS):
 
Bill's article on the history of the film WarGames, at The Dot Eaters:
 
Black Lightning series trailer:

 

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/ 

March 8, 2018  

Ep. 30 - ‘USS Callister’ Episode of ‘Black Mirror’, and What is DTube?

 

ep30-callister-post.jpg

We focus our tri-corders on USS Callister, an episode of the great Netflix anthology SF series Black Mirror that deftly parodies Star Trek while presenting the usual futuretech dystopia that is the hallmark of the series. We also hold up DTube, a video sharing site that is being hailed as a YouTube killer, as proof that there is no redeeming features of mankind whatsoever. Enjoy!

Show Notes:
00:42 - We start off with our analysis of USS Callister.
01:39 - A detour into The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, starring Ben Stiller.
18:25 - Chad questions what's wrong with baby-killing.
27:06 - We start talking about the dumpster fire that is DTube.
31:23 - Some choice morons on the DTube short bus.
34:46 - The mechanics of DTube.
42:21 - How to win friends and influence idiots.
44:31 -Deutsche Tube
 
Thanks for listening!
 
USS Callister Trailer:
 
The Nerdstalking DTube channel:
 
Jack and Jill trailer: 
 
I realize this presentation is an assault on the visual senses, but this is the full version of the TV play of Bertolt Brecht's Baal, by David Bowie. My recommendation to you is to zoom in to the window on the bottom left that contains the video, so you don't see any of the effects that are designed to throw off the content ID algorithyms of Google. As far as I can see, this is the only post of the TV show in its entirety. And the immense creative power of Bowie is not diminished by reducing the image. No Earthly confinement could ever do that: 

 

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/ 

March 1, 2018  

Ep. 29 - Waiting for ‘Solo’ and Untangling Cable

 NS1-young-han-solo-350x350.jpg

Bill and Chad can't conceal that they have a bad feeling about Solo following the first trailers for the next Star Wars story, then Chad hooks us up with a breakdown of the much-anticipated character Cable, soon to light up screens in the upcoming Deadpool 2. Tune in, turn on and drop everything and listen!

Show Notes:
00:08 - Premiering the new Nerdstalking theme!
02:06 - The start of our Solo talk.
19:38  - We talk about the hilarious Deadpool 2 trailers.
22:25 - The start of our discussion of Cable. Who is this Cable guy?
32:30 - The powers of Cable.
37:12 - How will Cable fit into Deadpool 2?
40:11 - Demollition Man: A Retrospective.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer:
 
Deadpool 2 Teaser Trailer:
 
Moss buys some women's slacks on The IT Crowd:
 
Deadpool 2 "Wet on Wet" Trailer:
 
Demolition Man Trailer:

 

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/ 

February 22, 2018  

Ep. 28 - We Declaw ‘Black Panther’

 

black-panther-post.jpg

At the expense of causing fur to fly, Bill and Chad smell something pretty bad in the kitty litter as they do an extensive break-down of the 2018 Black Panther movie from Marvel. Try not to get scratched as you listen! As usual, we examine lots of details of the movie to cover all the bases with our assessment of it, so THERE BE SPOILERS!

Show Notes:
3:00 - We confront the white colonizer elephant in the room.
6:25 - How the filmmakers shortchanged Wakanda.
10:55 - An action film needs impressive set pieces.
16:53 - No buttons at the end of any scene.
22:40 - Talk of how Marvel cheaped out on not-so-special effects.
26:52 - Female empowerment.
30:45 - Hitting close to home, the Boko Haram scene.
33:21 - Paying tribute to the white boys.
38:35 - We point out some weak motivations.
42:23 - Summing up.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
Black Panther trailer - 
 
Nerdstalking presents Black Panther chasing Winter Soldier in AvengersCivil War to the Benny Hill theme 
 
A portion of this Nerdstalking episode with video - 

 

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/ 

February 8, 2018  

Ep. 27 - ‘Black Panther’ is Coming, But is Gal Gadot Tall Enough?

 

ep27-panther-feat.jpg

Chad and Bill examine the trailer for Marvel's Black Panther, and find it wanting. Bill also ponders the Amazonian (or not) nature of Wonder Woman Gal Gadot, we dwell on next year's Captain Marvel, and other pressing topics. 

Show Notes:
00:00 - Intro, and we go right into our breakdown of the Black Panther trailer.
15:25 - The beginning of our thoughts on leaked set pictures of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, as well as Chad sets up some comic book context for the character.
16:02 - Is Gal Gadot tall enough to be Wonder Woman?
23:40 - Chad gives a run-down on Fox's post-apocolyptic sit-com The Last Man on Earth.
26:10 - More Captain Marvel talk.
30:30 - We ponder what terrible thing Mark Hamill must have done to Rian Johnson to make the director force him to milk a sea cow in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
33:46 - What in the Hell is cryptocurrency?
36:55 - After what Donald Trump would no doubt describe as a "fake sign-off", we really do sign off.
 

Thanks for listening!

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/ 

January 12, 2018  

Ep. 26 - Nerdstalking gets Milked by ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

 

ep26-chewie-porg.jpg

Listen as Bill and Chad milk everything they can out of their breakdown of the go-nowhere middle episode of the current Star Wars trilogy. We also give our thoughts on the brutally excellent The Punisher Netflix series. *SPOILERS INSIDE, AND NO LOUNGING SEA CREATURES WERE ACTUALLY MILKED IN THE MAKING OF THIS EPISODE.

Show Notes:
01:00 - The start of our discussion of Netflix's The Punisher.
04:55 - Shocking revelations about Punisher actor Jon Bernthal.
30:44 - The start of our discussion on The Last Jedi.
46:48 - A useless scene: Finn and Rose at the Cantina er I mean Casino.
56:13 - The singularly strangest scene in any Star Wars movie.
1:06:24 - Jokes that would have been rejected for a Marvel movie, put into a Star Wars movie.
1:16:32 - To be fair, a couple of not-so-lame jokes from The Last Jedi.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
The Punisher trailer - 
 
The Last Jedi trailer - 
 
Nerdstalking's funny video take on the Luke Milking scene from TLJ - 

 

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/

November 21, 2017  

Ep. 25 - ‘Justice League’ Delivers Justice to Filmgoers

 

ep25-jl-banner.jpg

Sure, DC movies have had some hard knocks over recent years, but at least they warned us that Kevin Spacey is, in fact, a real diabolical menace! The two Nerdstalking evil geniuseses Bill and Chad take a journey into Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon's darkened treatise on super friendship, Justice League, and lo and behold they find that there's light at the end of the DC tunnel after all! Plus some talk on the first series of TV's Star Trek: Discovery, and Chad relates his wondrous discovery of the films of SF movie extravaganza pioneer George Pal. 

Show Notes:
04:59 - Talk begins on Justice League.
11:20 - The godawful CGI work.
13:45 - You don't dig up Superman's corpse.
15:35 - The Flash had the best effects in the movie.
20:05 - Wonderous Wonder Woman.
38:33 - A case study in better-done CGI: Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy.
53:09 - Chad wins best line of Ep. 25.
1:00:45 - Some talk of Star Trek: Discovery.
1:08:23 - Our discussion of the fantastic works of George Pal.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
Justice League trailer - 
 
Chad's Justice League music video - 
 
Nerdstalking visits the set of Aquaman in Austrailia - 

 

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/

November 8, 2017  

Ep. 24 - ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Review

 ep24-banner.jpg

What rhymes with 24? Sore, gore, humidor... but also Thor, the God of Thunder! Gaze in breathless wonder, as minor deities Bill and Chad give their takes on the Marvel superhero extravaganza Thor: Ragnarok. What is Jeff Goldblum smoking? What's the deal with Thor's hair? Exactly how "big" is Hulk? Your noble quest for answers lies within Episode 24 of Nerdstalking, along with some talk of Stranger Things 2, The Punisher, and American Horror Stories. 

Show Notes:
01:08 - Some nerdly news; Stranger Things Season 2, classic arcade video games, Dig Dug, et al.
05:37 - The start of our Thor: Ragnarok discussion.
07:07 - Is Thor a little bit TOO jokey?
13:08 - From what comic runs did the plot of the film come from?
17:19 - The REAL eternal battle: Marvel v DC.
26:51 - The character of Valkyrie. 
48:32 - Thor as a female character.
56:09 - Some jokes from the film that worked.

Thanks for listening!

Bill demonstrates how the classic arcade game Dig Dug evolved over various gaming systems - 
 
Thor: Ragnarok trailer - 
 
Chad's thorough Thor tutorial - 

 

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/

October 10, 2017  

Ep. 23 - Jim Carrey, ‘Captain Marvel’, and More

 once-bitten-e1466359267325.jpg

Remember when Jim Carrey was funny? We do, along with a breakdown of the Captain Marvel comic book character, and a discussion of why things always end up sucking. All in this detours episode of Nerdstalking!

Show Notes:
01:39 - We start our talk about Jim Carrey and his films.
04:03 - Why Ace Ventura: Pet Detective isn't great for kids anymore.
12:15 - Chad's rule of atrophy: Things always go to shit.
16:10 - Chad gives us the origin of Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers
 
Thanks for listening!
 
Jim Carrey's Unnatural Act, his first ever recorded stand-up special - 
 
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective trailer - 
 
The full leaked Captain Marvel movie - 

 

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

with a ghostly Geekspeaker appearance by Duh Boss

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/

September 18, 2017  

Ep. 22 - ‘IT’ Review

 
ep22-post.jpg
 
Where we descend into the sewers to examine the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King's magnum opus horror novel IT. We also dust off the grime of the Austrailian Outback as we recount our time on the Aquaman set where we traded beard grooming tips with Jason Mamoa, puzzle over the value of a non-canonical Joker movie possibly starring Leo DiCaprio as the Clown Prince of Crime, and Chad revels us with the backstory of Deadpool's buddy Cable in a new segment called Bullshit Origin Stories, among other news. 
 
Show Notes:
02:06 - Nerdly News: Nerdstalking visits the Aquaman set, non-canon Joker film, Deadpool 2, etc.
10:57Bullshit Origin Story: Cable
16:53 - Game of Thrones season 7.
26:04 - Start of our conversation on IT.
29:03 - How the movie misses what the story of IT really is.
35:00 - Two good actors in IT.
37:41 - Just a series of jump scares.
41:29 - A wider discussion of King's works.
45:06 - We talk about John Irving books.
55:17The Conjuring movies compared to IT.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
IT trailer - 
 
Chad's Unreleased IT Theme - 
 
A portion of this Nertstalking episode cut with visuals - 
 

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/

July 31, 2017  

Ep. 21 - ‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ Review

 spidey-monument-feat.png

In this episode of Nerdstalking, we respond to a message from listener BlueIncandesence, who had some issues with our breakdown of the Wonder Woman movie in Ep. 20. Other topics we cover include Bill arguing against the existence of a god, the firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the Han Solo, uh, solo movie, the 35th anniversary of the original Tron, the demise of Batman's Adam West, and more. Then there's a big SPOILER ALERT for our in-depth breakdown of Spider-Man: Homecoming, what we liked and disliked, and our favourite moments from the film.

Show Notes:
01:27 - We answer listener email about our Wonder Woman episode.
12:53 - Nerdly News: Chris Miller and Phil Lord canned from SoloTRON anniversary, Hellboy reboot, the passing of TV's Batman star Adam West, OMNI magazine reboot, Daniel Craig signs on for BOND 25.
32:35 - We start our review of Spider-Man: Homecoming.
40:29 - Spider-Man film as John Hughes comedy.
50:28 - Movie gives good MJ.
55:02 - The great Michael Keaton.
1:11:25 - Captain America as high-school health instructor.
1:16:02 - Tony Stark: Biggest douche ever.
1:24:16 - Peter Parker's hilarious buddy. 
 
Thanks for listening!
 
Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer - 
 
Chad's Spider-Man theme song - 
 
Michael Giacchino's official theme song from Spider-Man: Homecoming
 

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/

June 13, 2017  

Ep. 20 - Wonder Woman Review

 

ep21-ww-podbean.png

Bill had a lot of problems with the 2017 Wonder Woman film; Chad, not so much. We don our satin tights and fight for our rights to complain in the Nerdstalking review of this important DC film.

Show Notes:
02:49 - You'd expect more from Wonder Woman than the prerequisite loud, smash-up ending.
03:51 - Themyscira.
07:32 - Bill's logistical problems: How do Amazons age?
12:31 - Bill's logistical problems: Why is an island of super-women sworn to protect humanity hidden away?
17:11 - Chad's better origin story for Wonder Woman.
18:44 - Steve and Diana, sitting in a boat...
21:01 - Gal Gadot and Chris Pine: Perfect chemistry.
22:35 - The missing invisible boat gag.
30:03 - Does Wonder Woman have to fight a giant monster because feminism?
39:05 - Steve Trevor: Extreme Gentleman.
42:17 - Bill's logistical problems: What is the deal with Wonder Woman's costume?
52:09 - The best scene: No Man's Land.
53:56 - Marvel v DC.
01:07:11 - The Marvel Way
01:09:10 - The wonderful Gal Gadot.
01:11:47 - Bill's logistical problems: No smoking in the trenches.
01:13:06 - Bill's logistical problems: A barrage of plotholes.
01:19:07 - The lariott of awesomeness.
01:21:54 - Ares as mid to high-level British bureaucrat. 
01:31:36 - Drunken Scottish guy.
01:36:38 - A case study in better character arcs: Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.
01:38:12 - Final verdict.
 
Wonder Woman trailer:
 
The No Man's Land scene from Wonder Woman:
 
Blooper reel from Wonder Woman:
 
Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:
 

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/

May 14, 2017  

Ep. 19 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 Review

 

ep19-guardians-podbean.png

SPOILER ALERT: Hopefully you've seen the movie already because we spoil the hell out of it in our in-depth review.

Will Starlord bond with his space-daddy? Does Drax really find Mantis repulsive? Can Rocket come to terms with his a-holery? These questions and more answered in our review of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. We also cover other topics in our monthly news segment, such trailers reactions for IT, The Dark Tower, Wonder Woman, and The Last Jedi; a nerdgasm moment in the new MST3K series; a look at the short promo movie for Alien: Covenant; the release of Logan on video and more.

Show Notes:
00:48 - Mystery Science Theatre 3000: The Return.
02:54Wonder Woman trailer review.
07:42Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.
13:18 - A look at Logan.
17:58 - 2nd trailer for Stephen King's IT.
26:09 - Alien: Covenant.
34:22 The Expanse.
40:29 - Our Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 discussion starts.
42:18 - Finely calibrated jokes, and chaos.
44:53 - Drax and Mantis.
47:47 - Uncompromised characters.
50:43 - Tropic Thunder.
54:56 - Everybody has an arc.
58:41 - Comic v. movie.
01:02:45 - Rocket Racoon...
01:04:16 - Yondu.
01:06:52 - I'm Mary Poppins, y'all!
01:08:16 - An example of how well built this movie is. 
01:15:19 - A funny scene: Yondu and Rocket in jail.
01:23:05 - Taserface.
01:29:00 - Too many end-credit sequences.
01:37:47 - Watchmen.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
Mystery Science Theatre 3000: The Return Netflix page:
 
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 trailer
 
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 "Inferno" music video, featuring David Hassllehoff:
 
The plethora of end-credit sequences for GotG Vol. 2:
 
 
Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:
 

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdstalking/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nerdstalking/

 
April 5, 2017  

Ep. 18 - Kong: Skull Island Review

 

ep18-kong-podbean.png

Now that the dust has settled, we dissect the latest King Kong film and consider its place in the wider world of Kong movies. We also throw Aquaman under the boat in our discussion of the Justice League trailer and take a trip to the Satellite of Love in anticipation of the new version of Mystery Science Theatre 3000.

Kong: Skull Island discussion begins at 36:30

Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

with Special (and officially final) Geekspeaker visit by Duh Boss

March 8, 2017  

Ep. 17 - Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck’s Frack-a-chino

 

ep17-galactica-podbean.png

Where we take a few centons discussing the epic 70's sci-fi show that brought Star Wars production values to television. Also, Ross expresses his pleasure at having spent a few cubits to see The Lego Batman Movie, and the name Martha is said several times. Chad also explores a big fraking plothole in the Star Wars movies, and why George Lucas is full of felgercarb.

Battlestar Galactica discussion begins at the 31:55 mark

Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

with Special Geekspeaker Duh Boss

January 19, 2017  

Ep. 16 - Blue People F*@king

 

ep16-avatar-podbean.png

Where we take a trip to Pandora and meet a bloated action star hiding in the jungle. With the help of Telly Savalas we also uncover the treasures from Cameron's other obsession, the Titanic, and ponder what it's like to be a nerd these days.

Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter - writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chad Wick - writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Special Guests: Laura Sheppard and Jacquie Pillon, actor, appearing as Cookie Falcone in Adult Swim's Fugget About It

with Special Geekspeaker Duh Boss