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  • Episode 290 – 2018 Nerd Preview

    Han-Solo-Movie-New-Shot-Millennium-Falcon-RonThis week, we take a look forward at what is on the horizon for us nerds in early 2018. We look at movie releases both large (Avengers), not as large (Annihilation) and obscure but relevant to our interests (God’s not Dead 3????)  We also take a look at some television series including some intriguing new titles as well as new seasons of solid old favorites. We even toss in a few books and games. Also, did you hear there is a new Star Wars film coming out in May???

  • Episode 248 – Logan

    20161021_n_nerdistnews_logantrailer_1x1This week, we take a look at the latest installment in the X-movie franchise, Logan. This partial adaptation of the Old Man Logan storyline from the comics is reported to be Hugh Jackman’s final appearance as Wolverine and before you listen to the episode, we will warn you that we are going to spoil the shit out of the film. If you don’t want to know what happens, there are other fine episodes in which we don’t discuss this film and, as a result, we don’t spoil any of it.  Check those out.  After discussing our thoughts on the movie, we really for sure this time read off the last of the answers to our old five questions.  Next week, we debut a new five questions so you can look forward to that!

  • Episode 19 – OmegaCon Boners

    This episode was recorded live at OmegaCon 2012.  Molly and Nick had been drinking rather extensively and they brought along a drink for other folks to try, the sonic screwdriver.  Tim even tried it and he hardly ever drinks (there’s a picture on our Facebook page – which you could like if you wanted to)!  He hated it.  We talk about our November geeky boners which mostly have to do with all the stuff we are doing at OmegaCon.  Also goats. We also gloat about the defeat of the Minnesota Gay Marriage amendment.  Then random audience volunteer Mary got to answer our five questions!

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  • The Master

    The three of us went to see P.T. Anderson’s newest film, The Master, in hopes we could use it as the jumping off point for another in-depth movie episode.  We have an upcoming episode about The Contender and we’ve also talked about Inherit the Wind and Prometheus so we’ve been thinking about making in-depth movie episodes a regular thing.

    Unfortunately, none of us liked the movie.  While there is definitely an exploration of Scientology at the core of the film, it doesn’t feel as if Anderson’s critique is completely crystallized.  The film itself faces the same problem that the title character does – it feels like Anderson is making things up as he goes.

    Scientology itself, though, is a great source for a podcast and perhaps the film will still serve as a jumping off point for that conversation.  Or maybe we’ll decide to talk about something else.

    Whether or not we go ahead with our plans for podcasting about the film, we are always on the lookout for other films with an atheist or religious perspective as a source for a podcast.

    Now seems a good time to ask our listeners – what movies do you think would make good source material for a podcast?  Do you know of any movies coming to theatres that would be worth considering?

    On a related topic, recognizing not all of our listeners are local, would local folks like it if we arranged a meet-up the next time a good option gets a theatrical release?  We could even do something as crazy as try to organize a round table discussion of the movie after we watch it and we could edit that discussion into the podcast!

    That sounds like a lot of work, though.  Don’t get too excited by that idea.