To celebrate the season Pax and Jeeg call in our Halloween experts, Shawn from Branded in the 80s and Jay from The Sexy Armpit, to discuss two LEGENDARY Halloween TV specials. Up first is the 1976 Paul Lynde Halloween special with 70s guest stars aplenty including Tim Conway, Florence Henderson, and KISS. You can find it on YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, and DVD. Then we tackle 1986's The Worst Witch starring Fairuza Balk and featuring gonzo performances by Tim Curry and The Facts of Life's Charlotte Rae. It is also available on YouTube (in multiple parts) and DVD. This week's Nerd To-Dos include a screening of some classic Universal monster movies, a quest for episodes of CHiPs, some fawning over Emma Watson, and Bond movie watching.

Direct download: NerdLunch_059_HalloweenSpecials.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm EDT

Robert from To The Escape Hatch returns to our fourth chair as we put together the ultimate team for the zombie apocalypse from characters across the horror genre. Robert Kirkman, Ridley Scott, John Carpenter, Valve Software, and others provide nominees for our party. Once the team is assembled, we determine the order that members get picked off, who gets infected, and who, if anyone, survives. We then rinse and repeat with a party composed of The Atomic Geeks Network crew. In our Nerd To-Dos, we hear what digital comics can be had by trading in Miami Vice Blu-rays, some Halloween costume planning, a mini lovefest for Ben Affleck, and plans to see The Hobbit already getting started.

Direct download: NerdLunch_058_ZombieSurvivalParty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22pm EDT

In preparation for James Bond’s return to the big screen, we have our first discussion of the classic spy franchise. Bringing his expertise and British class to the fourth chair is Jon Cross from The After Movie Diner blog and podcast. Since there are 50 years and 22 movies worth of 007 to cover, we save the drilldowns for later and cover the whole series by ranking our best and worst Bond actors, individual movies, Bond girls, villains, gadgets, and more. There are a number of revelations along the way including Pax & Jeeg not backing Telly Savalas and the fact that CT has never seen Smokey & The Bandit. This week’s Nerd To-Dos feature more of The Strain series, Bionic Commando Rearmed, Ready Player One, and voiceover work for an audiobook.

Direct download: NerdLunch_057_OurFirstBondDiscussion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT

Thom Holbrook of Poobala.com returns to join Pax, CT, and Jeeg for a discussion of TV shows based on movies. After a brief trip around the horn to mention some of our favorites and what made them work, we all pitch concepts using movies that have never been translated to TV. We come up with some good ideas, but also end up featuring more secret agents, high school teachers, and little people than any sane person should expect. In our Nerd To-Dos, we talk about The Strain, The Avengers Facebook game, Avatar The Last Airbender, and poutine (again).

Direct download: NerdLunch_056_TurningMoviesIntoTV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm EDT

When Pax is called away on a top secret mission for Colonel Sanders and The Hamburglar, CT and Jeeg break the "in case of emergency" glass around Movie Hodge Podge and bring out fourth chair regular Aaron Nix. The three of us welcome back Nick from Dude Foods to discuss cheap eats in the already cheap world of fast food. We kick around our favorite value menus and promotions of yore from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Subway, Arby’s, and more. Then we turn our attention to the current state and future of fast food deals where social media promos, coupons, and big box store eating have taken hold. In our Nerd To-Dos, we plan a delicious potluck of James Bond, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, Halo, and Cheerwine.

Direct download: NerdLunch_055_FastFoodOnTheCheap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40pm EDT

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