All posts filed under “Star Wars

Episode 251: Protection From The Yule Cat

This week the word is Christmas. The nerds talk at length about various holiday memories, favorite Xmas movies, new traditions, etc. Then they discuss chapter one of S, having talked about future candidates for their new book club segment earlier in the show. Keith mentions a radio bit he remembers that went “Blah Rhubarb Blah” which Andy replies to with Arrested Development references. Keith talks about Ted Lasso, then Andy shares a few thoughts about Fargo season 4. Lastly, they drop the spoiler curtain to discuss the newest episodes of Star Trek and Star Wars.

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.

Episode 250: The St. Gerbil’s Day Massacre

This week the word is spin-off. The nerds start by discussing the many new Star Wars spin-offs that have been announced, then they discuss other spin-offs through TV history. Next they share some big-picture, non-spoilery thoughts about Star Trek Discovery Season 3, and what they would do to create a truly different distant future if it were up to them. Andy reports on his mouse problem, and Keith tells a story from his youth about a bad day for his gerbils. Next they begin their next “book club” segment, discussing the Introduction of S. Lastly, then drop the spoiler curtain to discuss the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Terra Firma, part 1.”

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.

Episode 249: The Gnome in the Home

This week the word is Elves. The nerds discuss the various types of elves, the drawbacks involving in dealing with elves in storytelling, space elves, and the Elf on the Shelf. Andy gives a report on his mouse problem, then they talk about an unusual and mysterious book called S which is to be the subject of their next on-going “book club” segment. Lastly, they drop the spoiler curtain to discuss the newest episodes of Star Trek and Star Wars.

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.

Episode 248: Baby Yoda Gets the Cookies

This week the word is Heroes. The nerds talk about their favorite heroes, what makes for a good hero, etc. As with last week’s discussion of villains, they have a lot to say (including more about villains). Then Keith talks about the Eberron campaign he’s running for his Patreon subscribers. Moving on to media, they talk a little about Schitt’s Creek before dropping the spoiler curtain to discuss the newest episodes of Star Trek Discovery and The Mandalorian.

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.

Episode 212: The Maclunky Chronicles

This week the word is Maclunky. The nerds start out by discussing the latest version of the Han Shot First scene. Other topics include funny DVD commentary tracks, Jonathan Baker’s Download Bingo Card, the projects they are each currently working on, SpongeBob SquarePants, How I Met Your Mother, and Bumblebee. After the spoiler warning they discuss The Pool of Fire, Star Trek Short Treks, and Knives Out.

Spoiler warning: Contains Spoilers!

Episode 210: Shut Up, Nerd!

This week the word is Mystery. The guys discuss the “Mystery Box” approach to story-telling, mysteries in general, and mystery stories with solvable endings vs. those that can never really be resolved. Keith talks about deliberately unanswered questions in the backstory of Eberron, and Andy talks about being on jury duty. They also discuss mystery as a theme in games. After the spoiler warning they discuss Star Wars 9 at length.

Spoiler warning: Contains Spoilers!

Episode 208: Second Multiverse, Same As The First

This week the word is Multiverse. The guys discuss their favorite multiverse stories, starting with the mirror universe from Star Trek, and including Sliders, Fringe, Counterpart, Replay, Alternities, What if?, Into the Spiderverse, D&D, Muppets Tonight, Rick & Morty, and Watchmen. Andy again urges Keith to attend Burning Man, which will have the theme of The Multiverse next year. Other topics include the Richat Structure in the Sahara desert, a nerdy connection between Star Wars and Dune, National Lampoon’s Doon, and Keith’s fake Russian accent story. Behind the Spoiler Curtain they discuss Watchmen episode 6.

SPOILER WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS!

Episode 204: Gilligan’s Halloween

This week the word is Halloween. The nerds share childhood memories of the holiday, their favorite costumes, and such, and spend a lot of time reminiscing about times they cosplayed the castaways from Gilligan’s Island. Moving on to media, they discuss the newest trailer for Picard and news about other new Star Trek shows. Keith compares Trek factions to Hogwart’s houses. Then they discuss other upcoming new shows and movies, including Star Wars 9, along with a fan film called Fan-O-Rama, and lastly, more Gilligan stuff.

Episode 201: Star Wars Wars

This week the word is Midichlorians. The nerds talk about what the new Star Wars movies might have been if Disney had taken the suggestions they’d gotten from George Lucas, and they debate which of the movies they think is the worst one. Keith talks about his current work projects, which leads the nerds discuss the differences between a storytelling game and a role playing game. Then Andy talks about Astronomy Fluxx, which is about to go to the printer. Lastly, they talk slightly about recent and upcoming media.