Keith and Andy have just returned from PAX Unplugged and they discuss the event at length. Keith talks about debuting his new games, Illimat and Action Cats! and Scott Pilgrim, and Andy talks about his new releases, Doctor Who Fluxx and Zendo. They also talk about various other games and game-related items they noticed during the convention. They spend the whole episode talking about game design stuff!
First Andy goes through a few items of old business, mostly media related, including the new movie Loving Vincent and the older movies Sound of Her Voice, and What We Do in the Shadows. Andy mentions his 3-phase breakdown of working on a project, and they each talk about the books they have written. Then they talk about work, and how great it is to be working with the printer Delano, who printed both Doctor Who Fluxx and Action Cats! But they spend most of the episode discussing Thor: Ragnarok in great detail.
First Keith talks about the new Thor movie, which Andy hasn’t seen yet, then they continue to discuss The Orville and Star Trek Discovery. Topics include the classic Trek trope of the character who’s an outsider who wishes to be an insider, Harry Mudd version 2.0, and the expectations of new stories set in an existing universe. This leads to a discussion of Minority Report, Tomorrowland, and utopias vs dystopias in general. Then Keith talks about the games he ran and played at AmberCon, including a new Phoenix adventure, and Andy talks about playing games at GameHoleCon. Lastly they discuss season 2 of Stranger Things.
First Keith & Andy talk about their plans for upcoming events, including the pending release of the next Thor movie. This gets into yet another discussion of new works based on older works, and how well — or not — the new works adhere to the vision of the original. In particular, they discuss Star Trek: Discovery, Blade Runner, and Star Wars: Galaxies vs. Knights of the Old Republic. Then they discuss episode 7 of the Orville at length. Other media topics include The Goldbergs, The Good Place, Mr. Robot, Stranger Things season 2, and Riverdale. Andy laments the issues surrounding the way new shows are released now, and wishes new episodes of TV shows were released monthly, instead of weekly with big gaps vs whole seasons at once with even bigger gaps.
Keith and Andy start off with a discussion about the early days of Magic: The Gathering, when you could trade a Mox for a dozen skeletons, and Kristin traded to get a whole decks worth of bears for Andy. This leads into discussions of various big gaming conventions, a new role-playing campaign Keith is running, and the status of Illimat. Moving on to media topics, Keith talks about Riverdale, then they get into a long discussion about Star Trek and the new Discovery series. Lastly, they discuss Blade Runner 2049 with spoilers aplenty.
SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers Inside!
First, Keith talks about his recent trips to LA for autograph signing sessions, and also describes his visit to The Museum of Jurassic Technology. This leads to a discussion of the movie “After Hours” and the radio dramas of Joe Frank. Also discussed are bats that can walk through walls, the gallery of Russian space dogs, and a Tiki lounge in Vegas. Keith reports on the status of Action Cats! and Andy talks about receiving the first production samples of Doctor Who Fluxx and Zendo. Moving on to media, Keith talks spoiler-free about Blade Runner, since Andy hasn’t seen it yet, and Andy talks spoiler-free about Star Trek: Discovery, since Keith hasn’t seen it. Then they lower the spoiler-curtain to discuss The Orville. Lastly, they discuss TJ Hooker and Braindead.
SPOILER WARNING: Spoilers Inside!