Episode 237 – Turning Into Puppies

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It’s our last week blabbing about the Olympics (and our last chance to chat about the “Summer Games” stuff in Overwatch), but we also talk about the 80’s lesbian romance Desert Hearts, the 60s-set Hong Kong romance In The Mood For Love, MSNBC’s The Profit, the little-known 90’s adventure game Gahan Wilson’s The Ultimate Haunted House and Bill’s take on the Whopperito.

In The Geek Week News In Review: RIP Mr. Pickles and The Hobbit singer Glenn Yarbrough, NPR.org shuts off its comments, Alex Hirsch is on the Detective Pikachu case, the Clue movie remake is still (supposedly) gestating, Rob Thomas + The Lost Boys = TV series?, Wizard World’s stupid decision to allow a gun booth on the show floor and the imminent return of The Great British Bake-Off.

  • Intro: Yumeji’s Theme (In The Mood For Love) – Shigeru Umebayashi
  • Break: Be Bop A Lula – Gene Vincent
  • Outro: The Greatest Adventure (The Hobbit) – Glenn Yarbrough

 

Episode 236 – Curs-ed Child

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Bill takes a break from shooting valuable space turds to chat about No Man’s Sky and Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, while Anne & Foley bring some more Olympic commentary and chat about Anne’s new Lego chapel.

In The Geek Week News In Review: RIP Kenny Baker, the first details about Star Trek: Discovery, Donald Glover = Lando Calrissian?, the new Rogue One trailer and we welcome the new Burger King Whopperito into the world.

  • Intro: Let’s Build A Spaceship (Steven Universe) – Aivi & Surasshu
  • Break: Mysterious Ticking Noise (Potter Puppet Pals) – Neil Cicierga
  • Outro: Love Like You (Steven Universe) – Rebecca Sugar

Episode 235 – Summon the Zeros

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We’ve got Olympic fever, so when we’re not gushing about womens’ rugby or Iranians crashing into walls, we’re talking about the indie sci-fi flick Midnight Special and a bunch of history books that Foley picked up at Powell’s.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Channing Tatum’s gender-flippered Splash! remake, what the original script of Star Trek Beyond was supposed to be, the This Is Fine plush dog Kickstarter, RIP Scary Lucy statue, No Man’s Sky’s ridiculous day one patch notes and the imminent return of The Great British Bake-Off.

  • Intro: The Bugler’s Dream – Leo Arnaud
  • Break: Midnight Special – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Outro: Dead Flowers –  Townes Van Zandt

Episode 234 – RIP VHS

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We’re visited by Miss Virginia as we Anne dishes about her first time delving into Overwatch while Bill talks up Stardew Valley on Mac and Batman: TAS.

In The Geek Week News In Review: RIP VHS, RIP Jack Davis, Telltale’s new “Crowd Play” feature, the return of The Rocketeer(s), and so long Sesame Street’s Bob, Luis and Gordon.

  • Intro: Rhythm of the Night – DeBarge
  • Break: Spring/It’s A Big World Outside (Stardew Valley) – Concerned Ape
  • Outro: Finale (Casablanca) – Max Steiner

Episode 233 – Salty Parabolas

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Anne & Foley are back, so they’re got their take on the new Ghostbusters flick while Bill dishes about Stranger Things and Star Trek Beyond. Also: Keanu, Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker and Lucha Underground.

In The Geek Week News In Review: The return of Grand Admiral Thrawn, Stardew Valley on Mac, Indiana Jones and the Iron Phoenix, the Shaw Bros. Universe portal, RIP Pittsburgh’s “Chilly” Billy Cardille, and a metric fuck-ton of San Diego Comicon news.

  • Intro: Stranger Things (Main Title) – Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
  • Break: Ghostbusters – The Beatbox Choir
  • Outro: Shawshank Redemption (End Title) – Thomas Newman

Episode 232 – Who You Gonna Call?

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Anne’s out this week, so Leland Radburn (from the Subcon Serenade podcast) steps in to talk with Bill about the new (and fun!) Ghostbusters flick and its surprisingly great “Ghosts From Our Past” tie-in book, the Richard Donner cut of Superman II, Rogue Legacy, Kerbal Space Program on consoles and the new “50 Year Mission” oral-history-of-Star Trek book.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Nintendo’s nifty Mini NES, Overwatch’s bad-ass new hero, the FTC goes after Pewdiepie, Simpsons World on Apple TV, the new adaptation of IT taking place in the 80s and the death of the last remaining Peanut Sister.

  • Intro: Bustin’ – Neil Cicierega
  • Break: Savin’ the Day – Alessi
  • Outro: Finish (Ghostbusters) – Elmer Bernstein

Episode 231 – Rayanne Graff Fan Club

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Weirdly enough, we’re talking about everything BUT Pokemon Go this week in favor of Summer Games Done Quick, 1776, Forza 6, Inside,  Elementary, The Road to El Dorado and the Olympics.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Sulu is gay (at least in the Kelvin timeline), the release of Habitat’s source code, RIP Mrs. White, the LEGO Cinderella’s castle, the new Studio Ghibli exhibit in Tokyo, RIP Hamilton and the upcoming Steven Death Star.

  • Intro: Pokemon – Neil Cicierga
  • Break: Step By Step (Clue) – John Morris
  • Outro: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story – LMM & Co.