Steve from Food Junk (foodjunk.wordpress.com) saddles up in our fourth chair this week as we build movie themed restaurant menus in the vein of Denny's 2012 menu for The Hobbit. What do you get when you combine a fictional serial killer and a casual dining chain? Or an ice cream shop and an 80s cult classic? Podcast gold, that's what you get. Our Nerd To-Do's feature a bit of Korean vengeance cinema, The '80s documentary from Nat Geo, Family Matters, and the Injustice game on iPad.

Direct download: NerdLunch_083_MovieMenus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

Pax, CT, Jaime Hood (www.shezcrafti.com and Cult Film Club), and William Bruce West (www.williambrucewest.com) review the sitcom greats (?) of the 90s.  This episode asks and occasionally answers the hard hitting questions that everyone has wondered about.  Why were Uncle Jesse and Uncle Joey still living with the Tanner family?  How on earth did Saved By The Bell: The New Class last 10 seasons?  Why is the finale to Seinfeld so damned important?  What is French Stewart’s tour de force performance?  Which 90s sitcom character would we want to take the place of, date, or have for a neighbor?  Not to be left out, our TV driven Nerd To-Dos include the Larry Sanders Show, Game of Thrones, Burn Notice, and The Walking Dead comic.

Direct download: NerdLunch_082_90sSitcoms.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:06pm EST

We all have social events we'd rather not attend. Kristin Rielly joins us to talk about who we'd send in our places if we could get away with it. Listen to find out which Muppet would show up at the office Christmas party, which dead celebrity would handle the in-laws' family reunion, which fictional character would endure a toddler's birthday party and more. This week's Nerd To-Dos feature Superman IV, Downton Abbey (NOT Downtown Abby), The Hunger Games, and a comic book fire sale.

Direct download: NerdLunch_081_ReplaceMe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05pm EST

Following on our analysis of G.I. Joe back in Episode 39, this week we give the test of time to Marvel Sunbow's other iconic 80s cartoon series, The Transformers.  Riding along in the fourth chair with CT, Pax, and Jeeg is Geek Fallout co-host and self confessed Transformers fanatic, Jeff Brown.  Are giant transforming robots as badass as they were in 1985?  Does the voice acting live up to the names on the IMDB page?  Can an episode about a female robot ninja possibly be bad?  Will we talk about Michael Bay?  As the Earthlings say, "Maybe".  In our Nerd To-Dos, we get doses of miniature painting, Alias, Return of The Living Dead, and Dexter's Laboratory. And in a Nerd Lunch first, this episode gets a little sponsorship action from Kill All Monsters! and our friend Michael May.

Direct download: NerdLunch_080_TestofTime_Transformers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

After 20 months of doing the podcast, we finally decide it's time to cover Joss Whedon's sci-fi western classic, Firefly and the follow-up movie Serenity. And to occupy the fourth treadmill (?) for this conversation we call in our own big damn hero, Mark Dury. We recap our history with Mr. Whedon at the time of Firefly's premiere, personal introductions to the show, favorite episodes, favorite characters, thoughts on Serenity as a wrap-up to the show, and whether it should ever come back. After our main discussion we give our own take on the Star Trek TOS crew / Firefly versus match up from Episode 200 of The Atomic Geeks. In our Nerd To-Dos, we hear about Cowboy Bebop, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, The Transformers: The Movie, and a rewatching of Farscape.

Direct download: NerdLunch_079_Drill_Down_Firefly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57pm EST

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