Episode 248 – Teen Blood

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It’s a quiet, post-Thanksgiving weekend, but that doesn’t keep us from blabbing about Supergirl, Kubo and the Two Strings, Suicide Squad and Watch Dogs 2.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Reinhardt = Pharah’s poppa?, Mad Sheila, the Silence trailer, Michelle Yeoh gears up for Star Trek: Discovery, the (supposed) demise of the AAA game industry, everybody hates Grindelwald and we get ready for the sale of Rogue One tickets.

  • Intro: You Don’t Own Me – Lesley Gore
  • Break: While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Regina Spektor
  • Outro: Seagulls (Stop It Now) – Bad Lip Reading

Episode 247 – Fuck Machine

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Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! We’re talking about our Turkey Day plans, Dishonored 2, spoilers for the latest episode of Westworld, PSVR, The Godfather Notebook, Empire of the Sun, Foley’s Shark Facts™ and the anniversaries of the Gamecube, Wii, Sneak King and Casino Royale.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Hayao Miyazaki un-retires (again), the upteenth attempt to turn Jeff Smith’s Bone into a CGI film, AMC Theaters wants to charge more for bigger, dumber movies, RIP Lupita Tovar, Carrie Fisher + Harrison Ford, Daenerys Targaryen + Han Solo, and the Game Award nominees.

  • Intro: Turkey Day – Joel and the ‘Bots
  • Break: Suo Gan – James Rainbird and the Ambrosian Junior Choir
  • Outro: Adam Sandler – The Thanksgiving Song

Episode 246 – I’d Rather Be A Pig Than A Fascist

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Nothing much happened in the world this week, so we’re just talking about Arrival, The NES Classic (and the Famicom Mini that Bill imported from Japan), Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Westworld, The Crown, Overwatch’s Sombra reveal, Cheers, the TV Book, Dishonored 2 and we taste-test Peppermint Twinkies and “Sweetos”.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Mass Effect’s N7 Day, RIP Francis the dog, and the return of Steven Universe and the MST3K Turkey Day marathon.

 

Autumn Mix ’16

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Anne was knocked unconscious this week by the Sombra character reveal for Overwatch, so in lieu of talking this week, Bill cooked up a little November-y music mix tape for y’all.

Welcome to the winding down of the year, everybody.

Episode 245 – What We Do On Crimson Peak

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Happy Halloween everybody! This week, we’re gabbing about Crimson Peak (again) and What We Do In The Shadows, along with the new Art of Atari book, Overwatch Halloween skins, Bill’s recent purchase of a 4K TV and the last Great British Bake-Off finale.

In The Geek Week news In Review: Peter Jackson + Mortal Engines, “The Big Family Cooking Challenge“, new Muppet Babies incoming, “No Man’s Sky was a mistake“, Bryan Fuller ejects from Star Trek Discovery, RIP Vine and Zoe Quinn & Chuck Tingle’s Kickstarter for a FMV game.

  • Intro: You’re Dead – Norma Tanega
  • Break: The Vampire Hunters (Bram Stoker’s Dracula) – Wojciech Kilar
  • Outro: Finale (Crimson Peak) – Fernando Velázquez

Episode 244 – The Enemy Has Released The Pigeon

We’re broadcasting from the trenches this week as Bill and Anne talk Battlefield 1, Swiss Army Man, Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive, more GBBO and The Good Place and fucking Sausage Party.

In The Geek Week News In Review: The Nintendo Switch, Red Dead Redemption Part Deux, the LEGO Creator Assembly Square, the videogame voice-actors’ strike, and Donald Glover = Lando Calrissian.

  • Intro: The Last Long Mile – Charles Harrison
  • Break: Bad Dog No Biscuit (Cowboy Bebop) – The Seatbelts
  • Outro: Montage (Swiss Army Man) – Andy Hull and Robert McDowell

Episode 243 – We(s)tworld

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Heavy rains have driven Bill and Anne to record this week from a dining room, but what a rich feast we’ve got for you: Westworld and the Red Dead Redemption sequel tease, Thumper, Ladykiller In A Bind, the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta, Overwatch’s Halloween event and more (now somewhat spoilery) Crimson Peak talk.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Guy Ritchie + Aladdin (sure, whatever), Disney + Don Quixote (what?), RIP Studio Ghibli color designer Michiyo Yasuda, Clue’s coming to a dinner theatre near you, the FIVE(!) Fantastic Beast movies coming down the pipeline and the final Rogue One trailer.

  • Intro: Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
  • Break: Train Theme (Westworld) – Ramin Djawadi
  • Outro: House of the Rising Sun – The Animals