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

Episode 242 – Sexy Squirrel Man

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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.