Up Late With Rus & Pat • Episode 36

t-rex-triDinosaurs! We recorded this last week, and we can’t remember everything we talked about, but we know we talked about dinosaurs, and what our favorite prehistoric period is. There are, of course, tangents galore… We’ll return to better descriptions next time. Oh, and Pat created a fun, geeky, new intro, too! We’ll shorten that up eventually, but see if you can catch what all the sound clips are from… before we get a cease-and-desist from John Williams or his people.

Up Late With Rus & Pat • Episode 35

Star-Trek-TNG-Chaos-on-the-BridgeAs it was, so it is again. Meaning: we talk Star Trek again! Specifically, we discuss William Shatner’s new Trek documentary Chaos on the Bridge, exploring the tumultuous path of the creation of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Gene Roddenberry’s vision for the future. Before we get into that though we give a brief tribute to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who died last week, too young. Of course that takes us down some tangents dealing with everything from pro-wrestling to the current state of internet-fueled outrage, but somehow we get back on track — er — Trek.

Up Late with Rus & Pat • Episode 34

PlutoSmileScience! We go a little long in this episode, but that’s just because we love Pluto and the exploration of our Solar System so much. We discuss NASA’s New Horizons mission to the Pluto system and the whole “Pluto’s not a planet anymore but a dwarf-planet” thing. After that, we delve into a big fascination we both share, dinosaurs!

We Googled after the podcast, and the Jurassic, Triassic, etcetera, are referred to periods, not epochs. Epochs are segments of the periods, like Late Triassic, early Jurassic, etcetera. Rus kind of redeemed himself with this episode’s Pluto discussion, after the last episode’s cocky — and incorrect — assertion about The Last Starfighter beating Tron to using CGI; he should have quit while he was ahead. We hope our fellow nerds enjoy this episode, and feel comfortable to reach out and correct us if we got any of the science wrong!

Up Late With Rus & Pat • Episode 33

laststarfighterNerd overload! This podcast episode is dedicated to some killer stuff that we missed because we weren’t at Comic Con, but that we did see online. Highlights include: the new trailer for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Comic Con reel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the trailer for Deadpool, the trailer for the new Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead, and the trailer for Suicide Squad.

Pat is happy to point out that Rus is totally wrong in this episode when he says The Last Starfighter was the first film using CGI special effects — Tron beat it by 2 years — however, Rus would like to point out that The Last Starfighter was the first to use CGI to represent photo-realism, as opposed to the virtual computer world in Tron.

Phew!  Now, go put your geek-pants on! We’re geek-pants people!

Up Late with Rus & Pat • Episode 32

kingsmanPat makes time for his special friend Rus this episode, and to begin, Rus addresses the Ghostbusters remake discussion from Pat’s other podcast, Thank You For Doing This. Then it’s on to reviews of two recent Bluray/DVD releases that we both enjoyed and recommend: Kingsman, the Secret Service and Chappie. There are tangents as usual, but all movie and TV related, including “guy flicks” like The Big Red One, Deliverance, and Southern Comfort, and the comedy of Eddie Murphy and the late Chris Farley. As always, we thank you for listening.

Up Late with Rus & Pat – Episode 31

roy-scheider-blue-thunderOkay, this episode is all over the place. We start out discussing the two additions to the new Up Late Network, then we move into ’80s super ‘copter shows Blue Thunder and Airwolf — then it devolves into a mish-mash of tangents and non sequiturs on everything from actors to religion, until we finally decide to end it due to exhaustion. Enjoy!

Up Late with Rus & Pat – Episode 30

Screenshot 2015-06-12 00.49.15The big three-oh! And two episodes in one week! Topics this episode include the passing of actor, Christopher Lee, the announcement of the casting of the role of Punisher for season 2 of Daredevil, serfdomand of course, tangents-a-plenty. We’ve also got some cool Punisher related stuff on our All-Things-Geek page. Enjoy!

Up Late with Rus & Pat – Episode 29

SpideySenseOnly a week in between episodes! We’re on a roll again! This episode deals with Pat’s theory about comic book adaptations and how much the inevitable fanboy outrage affects the studios, and we talk about the possible new Spider-Man casting. But maybe more so than usual, our tangents are a bit incoherent due to our exhaustion. There’s not much else to say about this episode, but be sure to check out our All-Things-Geek page for the killer animated short that we discuss in the podcast! You’ll thank us later. Oh, and it appears we were wrong in this episode: the visual representation of Spider-Man’s spider-sense tingling was established by Spider-Man co-creator, artist Steve Ditko, not John Romita, Sr.! See image to the right. Subtract 257 geek points from each of us.

Up Late with Rus & Pat – Episode 28

pointbreakWe’re back after a month! As we catch up in this episode, the topics are all over the place, and we don’t dwell on any one thing too long. We touch briefly on the following and more: Mad Max Fury Road, Jaws, kids watching scary flicks, remakes, and how Pat needs to remember his place. We hope you enjoy and aren’t outraged or offended by anything we have to say! We’ve got some cool stuff related to this episode on our All-Things-Geek page.

Up Late with Rus & Pat – Episode 27

Punisher-Dolph-Lundgren_400This episode is brimming with testosterone fueled geekdom! We discuss the announced Punisher TV show coming to Netflix with Marvel’s phase 2 Netflix shows, which also includes Iron Fist, and of course we have to give props to the original Punisher film with Dolph Lundgren. The rest of the podcast episode is a blur of bad ’80s movies, VHS tapes and video stores, the new Mad Max movie coming next month, and Christopher Walken as a Japanese man. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget our All-Things-Geek page for related stuff!