Every now and again, we have an off week. We sit down to chat and realize that we really don’t have anything to say. Still, we somehow manage to fill the better part of an hour with inanities and create a show out of it. It’s a skill.
Dancing robots, shameless cash grabs, and a random Spice Girls reference. Blink and you’ll miss it on today’s Geekdays.
This week on Gamepunting we talk about Shadow Agent, Explorers of the North Sea, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Shadows of the Past, Argo, and Mutant: Genlab Alpha.
On today’s show, I look at the original 1954 Japanese classic, Gojira, better known as Godzilla: King of the Monsters. While it was impossible to tell the complete story, I pick out some of my favorite facts. It all started with Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka thinking about the Atomic Bomb and 1953 American Film “The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms”.
This week we take a look at the origins of Alexander Dumas’ legendary literary figure, the Count of Monte Cristo. New writers are often told “write what you know”, and Dumas did exactly that. The heroic protagonists in his epic adventure tales were based on… his father; a larger-than-life individual who not only provided the characters for his writer son’s stories but many of their feats of derring-do.
This time around, Petter and Breki begin talking about the books that shaped them and had a big impact on their lives. This being a CSICON podcast, however, they quickly realized that they were talking about conspiracy theories and the actual location of the body of Christ and how it all ties together.
We haven’t had the opportunity to do a Richard Linklater movie before this, so today – as we inch ever so much closer to episode #200, we sit down to watch the first in the ‘Before’ series of movies, Before Sunrise.
Rebecca Ruiz and Josh Wodarz are moving forward with the new albums of 2016. And we learn that Josh has to keep moving forward because he can’t sit still. Nor can he see the forrest for the trees.
The duo review new albums by Savages, Julia Brown, and Hinds. They take a sip from Sixpoint Brewing in Brooklyn, NY and Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery.
Also, they speeed their way through quick takes on Eleanor Friedberger, Tommy V, Adrian Younge, The Besnard Lakes, and Cicely O’Kain.
A couple of months ago, we sat down to discuss our hopes and expectations for Minority Report, the TV series loosely based on the movie loosely based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. We were cautiously optimistic at the time, but the ten episodes that we got were … well; listen and find out. There’s a spoiler to how we liked it in the first three seconds.
This week on Who’s Who, Petter and Breki sit down to talk about the season 14 serial named The Robots of Death, the origin of what must be one of the most memorable lines in the history of Doctor Who. What line, you ask? Listen, and you will find out!
Welcome back to a show where Jen and Tepp talk all things Crowfall, The Division, Destiny, Firefall, Star Trek Online and Elder Scrolls Online. Plus an brief review of Blade and Soul from special correspondent Adrien.
To close out 2015, Robert Algeo and Josh Wodarz revisit drones. Unfortunately this episode did not get published until 2016, however. We blame the drones.
In all seriousness (though they are rarely serious), the lads cover Tokyo’s anti-drone drone, an unfortunate drone accident where a toddler lost an eye, Texas Chainsaw Police, parents attempting to get their children to eat carrots, competitive eating, the gene splicing tool known as Crispr, Josh totally messes up the Square-Cube law, giant viruses, and the cultural place of Osmosis Jones and where do the 90s and 00s begin and end. Join them for the fun. The fun, we tell you.
It’s January 1st, 2016, and that’s a very big day for CSICON. Today is the day we turn five. Listen in as we think about what that means for us moving forward.
Turn off the sad songs. Get the lights back on. And Sellotape back together those torn up Retrograde posters! The gang are back to deliver some festive cheer for a one-off special!
We’ll be looking back at the year that was 2015, debating all the ins and outs of the world (mostly video games, though, since that’s kind of the theme of the show).
We’ve made our lists. We’ve checked them twice. You’re going to find out what we think has been naughty or nice in 2015.
So, Petter and Breki have now seen the movie and spend an hour spoiling every single plot point about the movie. They talk about the way the story mirrors the events of the previous movies, the way they made it different and the way it’s entirely the same. They talk about the new characters and the old characters. Naturally, there are spoilers. Be warned. (more…)
After being a guest on all of his shows but one (and I’m still working on that!), I had the opportunity to sit down with Tom Merritt and chat about his career and thoughts on podcasting’s future. (more…)