5/21/2017

Ep. 106 - In Space No One Can Hear You Sigh


Hello! It's us again! This time we've got an Aliens Covenant review, we eat some Fireworks Oreos and the return of Lightning Round! And in the news we cover Tom hardy being cast as Venom and what that means, Black Lightning trailer, a big storm brews over the Star Trek Discovery trailer, and we discuss some upcoming TV schedule changes! We also talk trailers for Okja, The House, and Battle of The Sexes! Yeah, we read email, too!


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The DC TV Report for 5/20/17


Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday May 20th, 2017. IAs submitted by Edward O'Hare, nickname To Be Determined. Six new episodes, three of them were penultimate. So many bombshells. So much excitement:

Gotham: The Court of Owls broke Captain Barnes out of Arkham Asylum and Dr. Hugo Strange used his blood to make Tetch virus airborne. Kathryn tested Jim by having him watch the gas be released on a small group of innocents. With some help from Oswald and Firefly, Jim took down a Talon and saved the day. The Court later captured Oswald and caged him in a cell next to Ed. Lee continued pursuing her vendetta against Jim, and ended up resigning from GCPD. The Shaman taught Bruce to channel his pain and let go of his rage. Ivy found Selina in a coma and turned her hospital room into a greenhouse. The plants woke Selina up, and she was off to Wayne Manor. Last Minute Reveal: Kathryn wanted Jim killed and Barnes broke through his bonds ready to perform an execution!
 
Lucifer: Chloe and Lucifer investigated the murder of an orderly at a psych ward. One of the patients claimed to be God and Lucifer learned he might not have been lying. Chloe took a Doctor on a weird double date with Maze and Amenadiel and embarrassed herself asking for help with the case. Lucifer checked himself into the psych ward, broke out Dad, and tried pulling a parent trap with him and Charlotte. Chloe broke up the fun. Turns out the killer was a nurse. After losing his belt buckle, God remembered he wasn’t God. Luci and Amenadiel figured out the buckle was a missing piece of the Flaming Sword of Eden that offered divine enlightenment. Charlotte drowned her sorrows in Dave. Last Minute Reveal: Lucifer showed the guy who wasn’t his Dad to a taxi and became determined to return to heaven and punish his real father! 
 
Supergirl: Penultimate Episode - Rhea planned to enslave the Earth, proclaim it New Daxam, and force Mon-El and Lena to get hitched. After an Air Force One attack, President Marsden revealed herself to be an alien refugee and ordered Alex to break into the DEO and destroy Rhea’s ship with a positron cannon. Cat Grant returned, reminded us why she is the most dynamic character on the show, inspired Kara to go after Rhea, and with help from Winn, inspired all of National City to fight back against the Daxamites. Lillian Luthor and Cyborg Superman helped Kara rescue Lena and Mon-El but pulled a double-cross. When Alex learned Kara was still aboard Rhea’s ship, she hesitated and the positron cannon was destroyed. Last Minute Reveal: Rhea stepped aside and let Kara get punched out… by Superman!
 
The Flash: Penultimate Episode - Barry traveled into the past and brought back Captain Cold to help him break into ARGUS, neutralize King Shark, and take the Dominators’ Crystal. The mission was a success (sort of), and Captain Cold returned to the past, advising Barry not to play by Savitar’s rules. Tracey continued her romance with HR. Joe and Wally tried hiding with Iris on Earth 2, but Savitar tricked HR into revealing their location. Savitar crippled Wally and snatched Iris. Cisco got vibes of Killer Frost and finally met her in the forest for a final showdown. Barry confronted Savitar on Infantino Street and tried using the Speed Force bazooka but it did not work, and Savitar drew his blade to kill Iris. Last Minute Reveal: As Barry ran, we saw a video message from Iris to Barry reciting her wedding vows. Barry failed to save Iris and held her body in his arms!
 
iZOMBIE: Liv went “Red” and nearly choked out Blaine but believed he didn’t steal the cure. Liv rolled up preschool teacher brains with PB&J and became extremely friendly and encouraging. Turns out the teacher was banging three of his students’ moms and was killed by one of their hubbies. Blaine was feeling down until Don stole his brain business and left him, shot in the gut. One of Peyton’s cases was blown up by attorney Harry Thorne and the next day the defendant hung himself. Peyton asked Ravi to blue-soak the brain for answers. Major and Justin discovered the Scratching Post. Justin went on a sort-of-date with Liv. Major and Justin tracked down Harley Johns and confronted him on a dark road at night. Last Minute Reveal: Harley ran over Justin, who went “Red”, chased down Harley and jumped on the hood of his car, before getting thrown. Harley took a video of Justin’s attack and now has proof Zombies exist!
 
ARROW: Penultimate Episode – 5 years ago, Kovar injected Oliver with a serum that caused him to feel extreme pain and hallucinate his past failures. A vision of Laurel convinced him not to kill himself. In the present, the team threw Ollie a surprise birthday party. Then one-by-one Adrian Chase had each teammate kidnapped by Talia al-Ghul’s army, including Evelyn and Black Siren. Turns out Wild Dog didn’t abandon his daughter after all. Quentin met Black Siren and it took time for him to realize she wasn’t Laurel. Malcolm Merlyn showed up to help. Oliver learned that his son, William, had also been snatched, tried stopping Chase, but ultimately had to let him escape. Nyssa al-Ghul joined Oliver’s cause. Oliver tracked Chase to his old island and set out to rescue his friends. Last Minute Reveal: Oliver entered the ARGUS submarine prison and asked Deathstroke for help!

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5/20/2017

Star Wars: A 40 Year Tribute


We salute 40 YEARS of STAR WARS!! We talk about all the movies, what we love and what we don't, their impact on us, personal SW stories, and what we think about all the new stuff! We gave the chatroom a game to play, and we see how we hold up against some Star Wars Trivial Pursuit questions! How will you do?


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5/15/2017

EP. 105 - Star Wars Superfight


This week we have a rough start - we lost a piece of audio is what it comes down to - BUT THE TRAIN WRECK KEEPS TUMBLING FORWARD! Once we get past that official stuff we get down to biz!

We cover some Nerdy News (at 9:20) about Hellboy reboot, Deadpool on TV, Judge Dredd on TV, newly cancelled TV shows and MORE!

In Meanwhile section (36:30) we review The Wall, King Arthur, 13 Reasons Why, and breakdown some general, current Marvel Comics stuff.

We review the chat room game (50:30), "Smurf A Movie"!

Jay takes a "Hard" Star Wars Pop Quiz (53:50)!

We play Star Wars Superfight (1:01:29)!! Lando vs Ackbar! C3PO vs Wickett! R2 D2 vs The Sarlacc Pit!! MADNESS ENSUES!!

And  the part filled with too many tangents to list, Email (at 1:26:59)!


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5/13/2017

The DC TV Report for 5/13


Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday May 13th, 2017. As submitted by Edward O'Hare, nickname To Be Determined. 6 new episodes, only 7 and a half minutes! Almost all of our shows are in the home stretch now. Big reveals were dropped and storylines began to converge.

Gotham: The Court of Owls covered up Uncle Frank’s suicide and Kathryn asked Jim to prove his loyalty. Lee became suspicious of Jim after examining Frank’s body. Babs told Ed she learned of a secret group running Gotham and Ed kidnapped the Mayor to try and find out. With some help from Tabitha, Jim convinced Ed to let the Mayor go and delivered Ed to the Court. Oswald and Ivy recruited Mr. Freeze and Firefly to join Pengy's crusade. Evil Bruce was having nosebleeds and Kathryn admitted to him that he’s dying.  Evil Bruce then tracked down Selina and told her the truth. Selina told him he could never be a hero like real Bruce, was thrown through a window and surrounded by street cats. Last Minute Reveal: Kathryn introduced Jim to the Court and he put on an owl mask as their newest member!
 
Lucifer: Chloe and Lucifer investigated the murder of a private school admissions officer. Luci took Trixie along for recon and almost got her enrolled at the school. Chloe was happy Trixie opened up about her fears. Maze and Chloe crashed a parents gathering at the school and learned the murderer was a parent who slept with the gym teacher (I mean health and wellness mentor). Charlotte kept trying to scare and anger Lucifer into lighting the Flaming Sword of Eden. Lucifer spent the episode trying to learn to control his emotions and had a breakthrough when Dr. Laura got him to channel his pain. Unfortunately he was only able to light the sword for a brief moment. Charlotte was devastated but Amenadiel believed Luci just needs time. Last Minute Reveal: Charlotte stepped into the elevator, removed a bandage from her wrist and glowing light shot out of her wound! She is dying! 
 
Supergirl: James was feeling guilty that the people he saved feared the Guardian. A shift in the atmosphere caused an alien woman’s telekinetic powers to go out of control. The woman went into hiding but James found her son, Marcus, and bonded with him by talking about losing his dad and dealing with bullies. Marcus brought James and Winn to his mom and dozens of other aliens affected by the shift. With encouragement from James, Marcus was able to help everyone get control of their powers. The atmospheric shift was tracked to the trans-matter portal that Lena was building for Rhea. Kara, J’onn, and Mon-El confronted Rhea but got their asses kicked. The portal opened and a fleet of Daxamite ships came pouring in. Last Minute Reveal: Rhea teleported away with Mon-El and Lena as the skies of National City were swarmed by Daxamite ships!
 
The Flash: Turns out Savitar is a time remnant of Barry, who was abandoned by team Flash and committed himself to destroying Barry’s life. To handicap Savitar, Barry let Cisco and Julian try to disable his short-term memory. Instead they accidentally wiped his entire memory. Barry screwed up court testimony, letting Heat Monger get released, but made Iris happy to see him so care-free and unburdened. When Savitar lost his memory too, Caitlin ran over to STAR Labs and helped fix Barry’s brain. After Iris helped jumpstart his memory, Barry stopped Heat Monger from burning down an office building. The team begged Caitlin to stay, but she preferred the Killer Frost life. Meanwhile, Tracey continued her research and she and HR fell for each other. Last Minute Reveal: Tracey finished building the Speed Force bazooka, but the only energy source strong enough to power it is the Dominators’ mind-control crystal, which is being protected by King Shark!
 
iZombie: Liv ate the brain of a hot mess who was offed by her neat freak roommate. After taking the cure, Major reveled in tasting food again, but slowly started to lose his memories, and got on a bus to Walla Walla to visit family. A rich guy offered Don a million bucks for a zombie cure. Don asked Ravi but got a no. Blaine and Peyton started living the happy couple’s life, but when Blaine learned that Major took the cure, he admitted that his amnesia only lasted a few days and he has been lying for months. Ravi’s cure works! Major regained his memories the moment he saw his mom. Liv was ecstatic but Ravi’s office was ransacked and the cure was stolen. Last Minute Reveal: Major had to admit to Liv that he gave away the emergency dose of the cure Ravi gave him!
 
Arrow: Five years ago, Anatoly and Oliver arrived back on the island and planned Ollie’s rescue and return home. Their plans were foiled by Kovar. In the present, a dead body encased in cement was delivered to Oliver’s office. DNA and security video proved the body was a councilman that Oliver’s father murdered 15 years ago. Thea returned to Star City. She and Oliver tried coming to terms with their father’s legacy. Chase hired Derek Sampson to steal ingredients for a bio-weapon. The team took down Sampson and disarmed the weapon. Oliver dropped a bombshell about Chase’s father and convinced him to surrender himself. Wild Dog got a hearing for custody of Zoe but, despite Quentin’s begging, Rene got cold feet and did not show up. Last Minute Reveal: As Oliver gave a press conference about his father’s culpability, Adrian Chase watched from his prison cell and smiled. What’s up his sleeve?!

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5/08/2017

Ep. 104 - Dark Towers And American Gods


This week we get into Nerdalicious stuff as usual, broken into sections like:

The Dan Box (7:40): Previous guest, Dan Evans, sent a gift box with... gifts!

NEWS (14:30) new trailers for Marvel's The Defenders, The Dark Tower, Marvel's Inhumans

MEANWHILE (29:15): We saw Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 (look for our special Full Spoiler review episode separately), American Gods (42:50), celebrated Free Comic Book Day and talk up Better Call Saul season 3 so far!

Chatroom Game (56:06): Give Iron Man 2 a subtitle! The movie doesn't have one!

Pitch Vs Pitch (57:56): "Traffic Jam" is the movie title the boys have to come up with a movie for, and then pitch to the chatroom! Who had the best one?

Email (1:19:45): sidekicks come up - again - and we talk about music parodies and cover songs!

 

 


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5/07/2017

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2 FULL SPOILER REVIEW


Our Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2 review! Full Spoilers! Easter Eggs, End Credit Scenes and everything in-between! Bill, Bob, Ed and Jay (and "Not Michael Rooker") break it all down as only they can, just for you! NSFW! Obviously.


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The DC TV Report for 5/6


This is The DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday May 6th, 2017, as submitted by Edward O'Hare, nickname To Be Determined.

Gotham: Bruce found himself in a mountain prison, was hypnotized by a mysterious figure, and told he could become a symbol that can protect Gotham. Oswald became fed up with Ivy and called for his henchman Gabe, who ended up double crossing Penguin. After Oswald killed Gabe and his lackeys, Ivy suggested the army of freaks on Indian Hill might be able to help Oswald take on Ed. Jim’s Uncle Frank warned him about a weapon the Court of Owls was shipping in to destroy Gotham. Babs raided the docks for Jim and learned that a crate from Indian Hill had already arrived. Jim learned from Carmine that Frank ordered the hit on Jim’s father. When confronted, Frank urged Jim to join the Court of Owls and killed himself. Last Minute Reveal: Jim got a call from Kathryn, who sent a limo for him to meet with the Court!
 
If you want to hear me talk more about this week's "Gotham", check out the latest episode of the "Gotham Lights" podcast.
 
Lucifer: After falling off the grid and worrying everybody, Lucifer showed up with a new wife, Candy, who he married in Vegas. Chloe was torn, refusing to work with Luci but Luci wouldn’t give up. Chloe and Dan were investigating the death of an up-and-coming rock singer. After going undercover with Luci to a divorce mediator, Chloe and the gang figured out the drummer did it. Chloe eventually forgave Luci and made up with him. Amenadiel figured out Luci ran off to protect Chloe from the truth about her conception. Charlotte grappled with Amenadiel about Luci’s motivations. Luci made up with Charlotte and she revealed plans to use the Flaming Sword of Eden to return to Heaven. Last Minute Reveal: Lucifer said goodbye to Candy. Turns out she was just an actress he hired to fool Chloe! 
 
Supergirl: Maggie and Kara had a little spat at the dinner table when Maggie pointed out that some criminals may get off because of Supergirl’s indelicate handling. Alex was kidnapped by one of her childhood friends who knew Kara’s secret. The culprit, Rick Malverne, demanded that his father be released from prison. Kara and Maggie worked together and were able to track down Alex and save her from drowning in her cell. Rhea posed as a scientist and asked Lena Luthor to help her build a trans-matter portal. Lena figured out Rhea was an alien and told her to kick rocks and Rhea tried to appeal to Lena with stories of her broken family and saving the world. Last Minute Reveal: Lena made a brunch date with Kara and agreed to start working with Rhea!
 
The Flash: Barry and the team tracked down physicist Tracey Brand and rescued her from Killer Frost. Tracey felt overwhelmed when she learned all her theories about the speed force are true, but HR calmed her down and became smitten with her. Julian bugged Cisco for not fighting Cailtin and Cisco admitted he was afraid he might kill Caitlin. Caitlin kidnapped Cecile, who had just told Joe “I love you.” When team Flash went in for the rescue, Caitlin had already learned their plan from Savitar. Cisco finally went full Vibe, knocked Caitlin out, and took a blood sample before Savitar scooped her up and ran off. Joe decided to tell Cecile all about Barry being the Flash, and everyone thought that was a swell idea. Last Minute Reveal: Barry had a lightbulb moment and confronted Savitar, who revealed himself to be a future version of Barry!
 
iZombie: Liv country-fried the brain of a dominatrix and had HD visions of all her clients, including sleazy lawyer Brandt Stone and sleazier newsman Johnny Frost. Clive caught the perp trying to blackmail Frost. Liv played dom and got a confession. Don opened the Scratching Post and got high on Utopium with a new friend. Liv told Fillmore Graves about Harley Johns, who interviewed him, bugged his car, and confirmed he is building an army to fight Zombies. Major went on his first mission and was stabbed 35 times saving civilians from terrorists. Then Major got sick and collapsed. Justin brought him to Ravi and Liv, who realized they had to let Major’s wounds heal before they could give him the cure and destroy his memories. Last Minute Reveal: After one last night with Liv, Major was ready for Ravi to give him the cure!
 
Arrow: Before the start of this season, Ollie and Felicity had a one night stand, but Felicity told Ollie she wasn’t ready to get back together because of his trust issues. In the present, an EMP blast threw Arrow HQ into lockdown and trapped Oliver and Felicity, who couldn’t walk because her spinal implant was fried. The rest of the team worked to free them from the outside and accepted help from Lyla, even though she and Diggle were still fighting. A methane leak caused Ollie and Felicity to go further underground. Thanks to some ARGUS souped-up T-spheres and a dramatic rope-climbing rescue from Diggle, Ollie and Felicity reached safety. Lyla and Diggle kissed and made up and Felicity told Ollie she understood why he kept secrets from her. Last Minute Reveal: Oliver’s son William got off the school bus and was greeted by Adrian Chase!

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