Episode 243 – We(s)tworld


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

Episode 242 – Sexy Squirrel Man


Anne and Foley are back, so we’ve got three weeks’ worth of stuff to catch up on: Forza Horizon 3, Luke Cage, Mafia III, The Good Place, The Shallows, The Great British Bake-Off, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Crimson Peak, The Addams Family movie, Pitch, Jane Eyre and the works of that ol’ Star Hustler, Jack Horkheimer.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Overwatch Sombra & Halloween Loot Box leaks, Sigourney Weaver vs. Luke Cage & Jessica Jones, looks like we’ll get half-assed mods on the PS4 ports of Fallout 4 & Skyrim after all, Millennials hate Big Macs, and the debut of TMC + Criterion’s Filmstruck movie streaming service.

  • Intro: That’s Love – Odisee
  • Break: Long Love the Chief – Jidenna
  • Outro: 100 Days 100 Nights – Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Star Trek 50th Anniversary Special

We’re taking another break from our regular podcasting schedule this week to bring you a belated 50th anniversary Star Trek round table special.

Bobby Roberts, Katie Lane, Leland Radburn, Joshin Yamada and Dylan Meconis join Bill to talk about…well, a lotta stuff: Kathryn Janeway = Hillary Clinton?, our abiding memories of TOS, TNG, DS9, Voyager and Enterprise, what we liked (or didn’t like) in Star Trek Beyond, the differences between Star Wars and Star Trek, and our hopes for Star Trek: Discovery and the future of Star Trek in general.


Burns and Allen Special #2


Anne and Foley are away this week, so we’ve got another hour of George Burns & Gracie Allen and 50’s sci-fi radio X-Minus One to tide us over.

  • Intro: Autumn in New York – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

Episode 241 – Showstopper


We mourn the death of The Great British Bake-Off (at least as we know it) while gabbing about this week’s avalanche of comic/picture book releases: Leave Me Alone, King Baby, Cat Rackham and The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo. Also on the menu: Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Laputa/Castle in the Sky, Jane Eyre and the Forza Horizon 3 demo.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Steven Universe’s Emmy loss to….Robot Chicken?, the new comic book sales bubble, delays for Star Trek: Discovery and The Last Guardian, RIP Zorak & Moltar, and welcome to the OED, jagoffs.

  • Intro: The Great British Bake-Off – Tom Howe
  • Break: Bad Bug – Zorak & Space Ghost
  • Outro: Bye-Bye, Goodbye – Everybody at the Space Ghost Musical Bar-B-Q

Episode 240 – Giant Tits, Turgid Dicks


Anne and Foley check in this week about make-up, Steven Universe toys, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s “Duet” and Miyazaki’s Nausicaa: The Valley of the Wind, while Bill talks about Sing Street, Moonrise Kingdom and Homestar Runner.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Nintendo finally puts Mario on iPhones, Sony debuts the PS4 Pro (and nixes mod support for Fallout 4 & Skyrim), Mass Effect 4 details, RIP Prince Buster, Matt Rhodes’ Star Wars art, the “return” of Indiana Jones, and The Hollywood Theater’s William Castle-style¬†slate of films for Halloween.

  • Intro: Madness – Prince Buster
  • Break: The Riddle of the Model – Sing Street
  • Outro: Kicking the Gong Around – Cab Calloway

Episode 239 – Pure Imagination

Settle in for a lot of Star Trek talk this week as we reminisce¬†about the show on the eve of its 50th anniversary – but we also talk about the Battlefield 1 beta, The Jungle Book, The Castle of Cagliostro, Only Yesterday, Full Steam Ahead and Foley’s first D&D adventure!

In The Geek Week News In Review: RIP Gene Wilder, the inevitable Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie(s), the Stranger Things season 2 announcement trailer, Writings From Ancient Egypt and the official The Great British Bake-Off coloring book.

  • Intro: Inside Star Trek – Gene Roddenberry
  • Break: Pure Imagination (remix) – Everything Trap
  • Outro: Pure Imagination – Bricusse, Newley & Scharf