Clearly we need to do these podcasts more often so that we can avoid going on for hours at a time like this episode. We try to focus on two things: the full Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens official teaser trailer #2, and the new Daredevil series on Netflix; unfortunately, or fortunately, we veer off course several times into topics like sex changes and plastic surgery. If nothing else, we have each other to listen to our rambling. Of course, we’ve got related videos and stuff posted on our All-Things-Geek page, too. Enjoy!
Rus & Pat are back after about a month, with Episode 25! That’s a silver anniversary… or something. After a brief discussion of Rus’s relocation to Los Angeles, the episode is mostly all-Star Trek as we pay tribute to Leonard Nimoy, who left us recently, and we talk about Star Trek returning to television and what we’d like to see in a new Trek series.
This episode, Ponch & John — er — Rus & Pat start out with a chat about the cinematic debut of DC Comics’ Aquaman, to be portrayed by Jason Momoa, of Game of Thrones and Conan the Barbarian fame, in the upcoming Batman v Superman film. Then they get into their review of Keanu Reeves’ latest action flick John Wick. Hint: they dug it! There’s also some discussion of the possible fifth movie in the Alien franchise, set to be helmed by writer-director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium), and Rus liked Pat’s new mashup intro so much that he replaced it for this episode, ’70s-’80s bromance style.
This episode is focused mostly on comics and movies based on comics! We start out with a discussion on the recent agreement between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios that will allow Marvel to use Spider-Man in its movies, perhaps in the next Captain America movie, and what that will mean for both movie studios. Then we get into a discussion about how Marvel self-censors and how they stopped letting characters smoke in their comics, even Wolverine whose healing factor protects him from the harmful smoke of his stogies, which gets us into how comics in general seem to be missing the kid audience anymore. We get into our early comic conventions, the kind in hotel ballrooms and such, and touch on the early days of Image Comics. Rus talks about his recent acquisition of an out-of-production comic spinner rack and his move to Los Angeles that’s right around the corner. Take a listen and start your week out the right way, the geeky way!
It’s a coming-of-age episode this time around, and while all of our podcast episodes are labeled “Explicit” in the iTunes listing, this one’s particularly NSFW as we start off with a new intro made up of geeky music and soundbites, laced with some juvenile but funny bits that your co-workers might not appreciate, but we hope you will. We then delve into the changes in availability of porn over the decades and how teenage boys have no idea how easy it is to get it now, in contrast to the way it was in the ’80s. Somewhere in there we talk a bit about the masturbatory habits of men versus those of women, proving once again that we know nothing about the human female, the strongest of the genders, but we definitely remember what it’s like to be adolescent boys. We wrap things up with Pat discussing who he’d cast in the ‘Rus & Pat’ film and why, as he dangerously rides that line between friend and stalker.
After a week and a half, Rus & Pat are back, talking out of our asses about things we barely understand. In this long episode, clocking in at 2 hours and 20 minutes, we discuss everything from the new Star Wars comic from Marvel to comic art, painting with oils and in Photoshop, upcoming comic and sci-fi movies like the Fantastic Four reboot, Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix, the possible Ghost in the Shell adaptation, Marvel’s Agent Carter show, and more. There’s a discussion on fanboy rage in regard to movie adaptations and a debate on the idea of the whitewashing of Hollywood, wherein Rus somehow turns it around onto himself and how disability is portrayed in movies, which may or may not be comparable at all with how Hollywood deals with minority actors and characters in general. We’ll let you decide. Two more things about this ep: one, Joel Grey’s character Chiun in 1985’s Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, was neither Chinese nor Japanese, as Rus so clumsily tried to remember, but Korean; two, spoiler alert if you haven’t watched the second season of House of Cards on Netflix, because we discuss its finale, so you might want to fast-forward a bit when you get to that part. We thank you for listening, and we’ve got some fun, related videos on our All-Things-Geek page as usual!
Twenty episodes! And episode 20 is a very special one indeed; we have Red Hot Rebellion’s Jim Tramontana as our guest! Jim is not only a talented musician and singer, but he’s a huge comic and sci-fi geek and a font of nerdy knowledge! We discuss Red Hot Rebellion‘s upcoming album and graphic novel The Mission, being released February 3, and the band’s album/comic release concert on January 31 in Dayton, Ohio. Jim regales us with his celebrity impressions, and we delve into some nerdy discussions on music and Star Trek before finishing off with another great impression by Jim.
After a few weeks off for the holidays and trying to not die of the flu and who-knows-what-else, we’re back with an all-new, all-dorky podcast from the dead of night! This episode is a rambling mess of geekdom and repeating stuff that we forgot we’d already discussed before, but our focus is on Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man movie. We talk about the somewhat underwhelming teaser trailer, how we’re looking forward to the film anyway, and the history of the film’s characters in the comics and how that might translate to Marvel’s cinematic universe. Pat graciously decides to not revoke Rus’s geek card for forgetting a key point about the original Ant-Man, and then Rus briefly talks about his new webcomic, Siblings, which leads to a discussion of boys growing up as brothers. As always, there are related links on our All-Things-Geek page.
Happy Hanukkah! Rus & Pat are back, this time talking about holidays, religion, the winter solstice, art history, art school, and the mid-season finale of The Flash! At some point, we discuss fine art versus commercial art, how much of the fine art world is elitist bullshit, and how old masters like Michelangelo were actually commercial artists.
We return with another long episode. We promise, the next one will be short… or something. Episode 17 deals with the super-fun Guardians of the Galaxy movie from Marvel Studios (caution: spoilers), Rus’s Christmas movie watch-list (where, in his exhausted state, he neglects to mention Will Farrell’s amazing Elf), Rus’s huge vocabulary (according to Pat), prohibitively high comicbook prices, and much more geeky goodness. Go watch Guardians of the Galaxy if you haven’t already! Or watch it again!