In which, Andrew, Tracy, and Dude take on the news from SDCC, especially the trailers for new DC movies and the announcement of Brie Larson’s casting as Captain Marvel. They wrap up the episode with a conversation about whether or not the new Star Trek Discovery ship lacks the correct cool factor, and whether Chris Pine will ever play a character that is not Chris Pine.
The gang discusses some geek topics of note this week, beginning with the Pokémon GO phenomenon, which threatens to take over the world. After that, there is a conversation about Frank Cho’s sudden departure from DC Comics. Finally, none of our heroes really enjoyed Ghostbusters for a variety of reasons: Tracy hates Kate McKinnon, Dude takes issue with beefcake, dumb Thor, and Andrew makes the excellent point that if Ghostbusters were a baseball game, the cast were essentially t-ball players. Continue reading
Tracy and Dude break down the final episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones season 6 in all of its glory. Dude postulates that there were no surprises in season 6, but Tracy disagrees. They cover the neat packaging of myriad storylines into three relatively neat packages, have a moment of mourning for Maergery’s hottness, and discuss whether aunt/nephew incest is creepier than sibling incest. Last but not least, Dude points out that Gilly is Game of Thrones’ cute pet rock. Continue reading
In which, Andrew, Tracy, and Dude break open the ’06-07 Marvel event Civil War. We discuss who was responsible for missed deadlines and delayed releases, whether inking had something to do with the hit-or-miss artwork, and the likelihood that some characters were ventriloquists, due to the ambiguity of various speech bubbles. Tracy reveals an intense dislike of Mariam Sharpe. We also raise the question: “why won’t Punisher fight Captain America?” Noteworthy event: if you listen carefully, you will hear Dude also actually admit that Tracy was not wrong.