All posts filed under “Star Trek

Episode 303: The Sad Clown of Life

This week the word is Swamped, since Keith just has too much stuff going on right now. He reports on various projects, including the coin for the new version Illimat, the issue of guns in Eberron, Hero Forge minis wearing his hat, and a new micro RPG called Snow Globe. Moving on to other business, they discuss again the Dream Apart / Dream Askew games, how time used to work in D&D, social media upheaval, and Puddles singing Royals. Movie on to media, topics include Bullet Train, the Weird Al Movie, the board game about Rear Window, and movies that only make sense if you’re dreaming. After dropping the Spoiler Curtain, they discuss Andor season 1 at length, along with an episode of Star Trek Prodigy called “All the World’s a Stage.”

Spoiler Warning: contains spoilers!

Episode 302: Caution: Groovy Pavement

This week the word is Groovy, since Andy just turned 59. The nerd discuss a few groovy topics, then Keith talks about AmberCon and a couple of games he played there using the No Dice, No Masters RPG system. Then Andy talks about running a playtest of Dustworld for a bunch of his friends on his birthday. Other topics include Jenny Nicholson’s videos, Rocky & Bullwinkle, and vintage LARP games. After lowering the spoiler curtain, they discuss Andor, Lower Decks, and the Peripheral.

Spoiler Warning: contains spoilers!

Episode 301: The Hard Thing or the Easy Thing

This week the word is Cool, since Keith’s company is Kickstarting a game called Cool Cool Cool. They also discuss coolness in other games and coolness (and uncoolness) in general. Other topics include fist bumps, Crater Lake, Keith’s current Eberron game, and a new videogame he’s working on. Andy talks about the next Looney Labs release: Across America Fluxx. He also talks about buying a lawnmower, and Keith talks about his sword cabinet. Then they discuss the question of doing the Hard Thing or the Easy Thing. Keith talks about re-reading a classic called The Tain. Next they drop the spoiler curtain to discuss season 3 of Lower Decks at length, followed by discussions of Andor, Rings of Power, She-Hulk, and others. Lastly, Keith reports on things he’s heard about the Galactic Starcruiser.

Spoiler Warning: contains spoilers!

Episode 297: The Sun Came Up and They Held Hands

This week the word is Covid, since Keith just lost his membership in the never-had-Covid club. Keith talks about what Covid has been like, and also talks abut ordering a bunch of Giordano’s pizzas. Then they talk, yet again, about Star Trek vs. Star Wars. Eventually they move on to other shows and movies including Ghostbusters Afterlife and Dr. Strange before going back to the subject of Star Trek.

Warning: Contains Spoilers!

Episode 296: Whozeewhatzit

This week the word is biweekly. First the nerds talk about their recent decision to slow down this podcast, by only recording it every other week (even though they will continue to talk weekly). Then Keith mentions that he thinks he’s caught Covid, after which he gives his live reactions to a new type of candy bar he discovered. Next, Keith recounts the latest action in his current D&D campaigns. Moving on to media, they talk about Taskmaster, the penultimate episode of This Is Us, Star Trek Strange New Worlds, The Orville, and the Obi-wan Kenobi series.

Warning: Contains Spoilers!

Episode 295: John Dean vs. Godzilla

This week the word is discombobulation. First the nerds talk about post-travel discombobulation, since Andy just got back from his first big event in over 2 years, and Keith is still getting back into the groove after his recent trip to Utah. They talk in a non-spoilery way about the new Kenobi series, the new season of Stranger Things, The Time Traveler’s Wife, This Is Us, Shining Girls, For All Mankind, Gaslit, and Godzilla. Then they yammer about about gavels and mallets before dropping the spoiler curtain to talk about Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and also Severance.

Warning: Contains Spoilers!

During this episode, the nerds talk about a bunch of funny star wars re-edits; here are the relevant links.

Episode 294: And You Would Be Right To Do So

This week the word is recombobulation, and it’s a week of random topics for the nerds, including: Keith’s recent trip to Utah, sodas of unusual flavors, Watergate, apple-picking excursions, Andy’s neck-watch, John Bowman’s catchphrase on Hollywood Squares, Matter-Eater Lad, how to use time travel to steal DB Cooper’s suitcase full of cash, Strange New Worlds vs Discovery, Duolingo, The Godfather, history-based movies, and many other things.

Episode 293: The No-Baby Zone

This week the word is cinema and the nerds have a lot of thoughts about movie theaters. Keith tells Andy a little about several movies currently in cinemas, a place Andy is still nervous about going to. Andy talks about seeing Conquest of the Planet of the Apes at a birthday party event when he was 8 years old. Next they each talk about a couple of books they’ve been reading lately. Then they drop the spoiler curtain to talk about a movie called The Endless, the finale of Star Trek Picard season 2, and the debut of Strange New Worlds.

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.

Episode 292: Return of the Carbuncle

This week the word is Carbuncle (again). First, Keith reports on a very successful D&D session he just ran, featuring a carbuncle. Andy recommends that Keith watch a movie called The Endless, and Keith recommends Everything Everywhere All At Once, and also talks about a show called Servant. Then they discuss various late night talk shows they enjoy, and Keith mentions that a mysterious stranger has been sleeping in his car. Then they drop the spoiler curtain to complain quite a bit about Star Trek Picard.

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.

Episode 291: I’m a Doctor, Not a Mechanic

This week the word is cliffhanger. The nerds discuss various cliffhangers they’ve enjoyed, or not, and the problems of cliffhangers that end up never being resolved, or worse, having disappointing eventual resolutions, including Star Wars, Star Trek, Twin Peaks, and many others. Then Keith has another word to discuss, which is decoct, after which he talks his next D&D game, and Andy talks about his newest pyramid game, which he’s calling Green Queen. Andy also mentions a Star Trek fan film he enjoyed, called Doomsday. Then they drop the spoiler curtain to talk at length about Star Trek Picard and Severance.

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.