Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Episode 31 – New Upcoming TV Series

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Screen shots of AKA Jessica Jones, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Heroes Reborn
(from the top) A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Heroes Reborn
This week we’re talking about upcoming new TV series that we’re excited about, including a few that are new all over again. We start off in-depth with A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Heroes Reborn, and end with a lightning round of all the other things we’re looking forward to. There’s one Arrow spoiler from last season’s premiere, but you probably already know if you’ve seen anything about Legends of Tomorrow. Still, heads-up if that sort of thing bothers you.

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Party Game Night at Raygun Lounge: Recap

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Last Friday night’s inaugural Party Game Night at Raygun Lounge was a delight. Paul is suffering from mummy rot, but he still managed to drag his non-infectious carcass up the hill to hang out for a bit. Mary and I helped an enthusiastic high school kid named Braden with his AP Econ project, which is a lovely steampunk-ish card game called Top Hats & Monocles. It’s in the early stages still, but he’s got some neat mechanics and an interestingly dark take on the global economy. E.g.: Cards like “Underpaid workers,” which boost profits magnificently while making the players feel funny inside. A+, kid.

And then we closed out the night with a raucous, if not exactly bawdy, game of Slash with surprise celebrity guest Jonathan Tweet. I would have taken pictures, but I was afraid Paul’s image wouldn’t show up on my camera.

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Thanks, Gar!

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Hey! We got the nicest message from a listener named Gar who offered to replace Mary’s little friend Ursula’s stolen comic from Free Comic Book Day. (Listen here if this mystifies you.) We tried contacting Gar to no avail–we think our attempts went down the SpamHole–but we wanted to give our thanks publicly. It’s heartwarming to remember that the good outweighs the bad inside nerddom.

(Oh, and Ursula had actually forgotten which comic had been taken, so she’s all good.)

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Episode 30 – Daredevil

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The D'Onofrio and the home of the brave.
Child + Monster = Kingpin

We love love love Daredevil, and hope this spoiler-free episode will inspire you to binge it hard–or re-binge, if you’ve already taken a spin.

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Jurassic World: The enthusiasm is strong in this one.

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If you’ve heard even one of our shows, you know Mary can get excited and expressive–so much so that it almost makes me wish that I, too, had a soul. Her delight and enthusiasm are infectious, as shown in this (lightly redacted) email she sent out to her pals regarding Jurassic World:

This happened!
Mary is the excitable one.

We will certainly set up a Nerdhole Night for this particular flick, though opening nights are often inconvenient for that sort of thing so it may be later in June or even July. Check our Facebook feed for info.

Here’s the link to the InGen chat she mentions.

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Episode 29 – Free Comic Book Day Recap

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G. WIllow WIlson FCBD signing
More like Squee Willow Wilson!

All three of us soaked up comic store culture on Free Comic Book Day. It was gratifying to see our favorite stores packed with fans, and even more so to see those fans buying non-free comics. Well done, everyone! If you missed out, maybe our adventures will inspire you to join us next year.

If you want more info on any of the stores or comics we talked about, you’ll find many of them here: “Everything You Need to Know about Free Comic Book Day in Seattle.” (We would have posted this last week, but Ultron defeated it in nerd urgency. Nergency?)

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Episode 28 – Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Avengers splash panel
Avengers getting comics action right.

Just to make this 100% clear, we are spoiling the hell out of Ultron this week. We all love it, you should go see it, but save this episode for later if you want to keep your innocence intact.

We goob out at some length about the latest pillar of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Joss Whedon’s last contribution to its canon. It’s good! We had fun! You will too! Details and spoilers lie within.

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We referenced a few reviews in the show: