CT leads the podcasters into a three-way dance discussion where they come up with the casts of two new "Expendables" movies. First, they figure out the cast to "The Expendables of Teacher Movies" and follow that up with "The Expendables of Sports Movies." Programming note: The podcasters are taking a two week break from regular episodes. Look for potential extra helpings and the return of the regular show in mid-January.

Direct download: NerdLunch_161_Expendables-Teachers-Sports.mp3
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Digio from The Atomic Geeks drops by for his seasonal visit to spread some holiday podcasting cheer. This week the nerds put together some Christmas themed triple features of movies and TV specials. Not surprisingly the discussion features a lot of Rudolph, The Year Without a Santa Claus, and other Rankin/Bass specials, but somehow the Flintstones, Star Trek: Generations, Drew Barrymore, and Pierce Brosnan come up as well. This week's Nerd To Dos feature Orphan Black, The 100, The Battle of the Five Armies, and some basketball memoirs (?).

Direct download: NerdLunch_160_HolidayTripleFeatures.mp3
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The nerds are joined this week by Shawn Robare and Evan Hanson to discuss our memories growing up before the Internet and going to comic book shops.  We talk about a few of our favorite comic book shops and we talk about some of the more choice employees of these comic shops back in the day.  It's a lively discussion that I think you're going to enjoy.

Direct download: Nerd_Lunch_Episode_159_-_Comic_Book_Shop_Memories.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

The Nerd Lunch crew welcome back returning guest Kay from Fangirlblog.com and the Hyperspace Theories Podcast. After actually discussing a little "Geek News" (™The Atomic Geeks), the podcasters talk about two classic Muppet Christmas productions, Muppet Family Christmas and A Muppet Christmas Carol. In the discussion are thoughts on how they work as annual viewing traditions, their overall quality and their place in history as one of the last Jim Henson Muppet projects and one of the first without him. You could call "Nerd To-Dos" "Nerd To-Whos" this week as there are two Doctor Who items. Also Star Wars book reading and additional Christmas special watching makes the lists.

Direct download: NerdLunch_158_Muppets-Christmas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

The nerds are joined this time around by Michael May for a drill down on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.  As the crown jewel of the Trek movies, you might expect this episode to be a full-on love fest.  And you'd be mostly right, but listen anyway to find out exactly why Wrath of Khan is so great.  Our Nerd To Dos feature some Muppets, analyzing A Christmas Carol, hardcore legend Mick Foley, and lots of podcast editing.

Direct download: NerdLunch_157_DrillDown_WrathofKhan.mp3
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Tim Lybarger and Jaime Hood join Pax and Jeeg for an episode that is truly party fun for all ages. Yes, it’s our long anticipated discussion of the classic 8-bit Nintendo.  We share memories of first getting our hands on the NES, our favorite and worst games, and the weird and wonderful world of NES accessories.  Our Nerd To Dos include more of The Shining, the Hardy Boys novels, a vintage vinyl collection, and one blockbuster #LorenzoWatch2014 update.

Direct download: NerdLunch_156_NintendoEntertainmentSystem.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

CT and Pax are joined by frequent guest Robert Zerbe to discuss the first three X-Men movies from 2000, 2003 and 2006.  We discuss our history with the movies, what characters we liked and which ones we didn't.  We discuss our favorite scenes, least favorite scenes, what worked and what didn't.  And we start it all off by ranking the movies from favorite to least favorite.

Direct download: Nerd_Lunch_Episode_155_-_X-Men_movie_trilogy_Drilldown.mp3
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Inspired by fourth chair carryover question from Rob Graham, we invite Rob back on the show to talk about movie scores. After getting some awkwardness out of the way, the podcasters talk about their favorite action, horror, drama, comedy, animation and sci-fi movie scores and composers. Nerd To-Dos feature Horns, Interstellar and The Shining. Plus, the power of the Lorenzo Watch 2014 is revealed!

Direct download: NerdLunch_154_Movie-Scores.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Episode 153 - Setting the Table on Star Wars

Despite having delved into Star Wars topics during the previous three years on the show, the Nerd Lunch crew have never really "set the table" on Star Wars as a whole. CT and Pax welcome back returning guest Michael May and new guest Kay (from FANgirl Blog and Hyperspace Theories) to do just that. We talk about our favorite and least favorites of the movies, characters, ships, aliens and more. Nerd To-Dos this week features Snowpiercer, Supernatural, Doctor Who and Halloween wrap up.

Direct download: NerdLunch_153_Setting-the-Table-on-Star-Wars.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Jay from The Sexy Armpit joins Jeeg and Pax for second Halloween treat to bask in the awesomeness that is KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park.  Without question it’s the best movie with KISS and sparkly cloaks and magical talismans and robotic doubles and lifeguard chairs and Michael Bell voiceover work.  Only the 70s could produce something this special and these nerds love it.

Direct download: NerdLunch_EH_KISS_Meets_the_Phantom_of_The_Park.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Jeeg and Pax are joined by regular Jay from Sexy Armpit and very special guest Matt from Dinosaur Dracula in his very first podcast appearance.  The Halloween nerds spend some time discussing some of our favorite Halloween retail items like Mt Dew Pitch Black and Entenmann's Halloween donuts.  Then we all begin creating our own Halloween versions of existing products.  Lots to discuss and have fun with in this 2014 Nerd Lunch Halloween Spectacular.

Direct download: Nerd_Lunch_Episode_152_-_Halloween_Retail_Goodies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am EDT

CT and Pax sit back and discuss the first two seasons of CW's Arrow show.  We talk about our favorite and not so favorite characters.  We discuss the actors portraying the characters and how the CW has translated Green Arrow to the screen.  We even discuss the first episode of season three as well as the spinoff show The Flash.

Lots to discuss in Nerd Lunch's primer for Arrow.

Direct download: Nerd_Lunch_Extra_Helping_-_Arrow.mp3
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CT and Pax are joined by the co-hosts of Classic Film Jerks, Digio and Bloom, to help kick off their new podcast experiment, The Recast.  In The Recast Digio and Bloom are joined by a guest to recast famous and not so famous movies with currently working actors.  This week they join us to recast one of all of our favorites, the Steven Spielberg Robert Zemekis joint, Back to the Future.  Expect our picks to be all over the map, most especially for Doc Brown.  It's a lot of fun and an interesting discussion.  

Direct download: Nerd_Lunch_Episode_151_-_The_Recast_-_Back_to_the_Future.mp3
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Take a trip back in time to the first podcast the Nerd Lunch trio recorded together. Unreleased until now, hear our test show where we discussed unaired pilots. On the discussion: Heat Vision & Jack, Lookwell, Justice League and Global Frequency. My oh my...how young we were...

Direct download: NerdLunch_150b_The-Unaired-Pilot.mp3
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CT, Jeeg and Pax return to the beginning in their 150th episode. Taking the topic they used in the unaired pilot they recorded when they first started forming what this podcast would be, the trio talk about some unaired pilots they tracked down. The 1960s Batgirl, Superpup, Mercy Reef/Aquaman and the David E. Kelley Wonder Woman are all discussed. Nerd To-Dos feature Arrow, Doctor Who arguments, and more on what Lorenzo Lamas is up to.

Programming note: Next week, we will release our unaired pilot as a special "extra helping" episode. We'll then take another week off and be back with episode 151 in two weeks.

Direct download: NerdLunch_150_Unaired-Pilots.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm EDT

Episode 110 - Lost in Time

Hurtled 10 months into the future, our long lost 110th episode has finally been retrieved out of the time stream. CT and Pax welcome back to the show Tim Lybarger in this special episode. The three members of the podcast are thrown back to three different points in their history where they must survive ten months with nothing but the clothes on their back. How do they survive? What friends do they make in the past? What do they change? All these questions are answered and more! Plus, Nerd To-Dos feature Doctor Who, Thor and Christmas.

Direct download: NerdLunch_110_Lost-In-Time.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:25pm EDT

Jeremy from GeekChunks takes up position in the Fourth Chair this week as we put together a Battle of the Network Stars for a new generation. New "networks", people approximating "stars", and more extreme events put the Nerd Lunch stamp on this old favorite. Our Nerd To Dos feature the newest Jumper book, The Strain, The Winter Soldier Blu-ray, and a #LorenzoWatch2014 update.

Direct download: NerdLunch_149_BattleoftheNetworkStars-fixed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

This week on the show, we are joined by Jess from BurgerMary.com and she joins the crew of the "U.S.S. Sexy Armpit" first talked about on episode 9 and again on episode 96 of our show. After finding out about our new Australian friend and this awesome thing she's doing called a Carnivore's Ball, we take another stab at fixing our replicators, but this time, can only add five burger toppings. Which will we choose? The answers may surprise you! Nerd To-Dos feature more Image Comics reading, Supernatural, and yet another update about Lorenzo Llamas.

Direct download: NerdLunch_148_The-Replicators-Continue-to-Be-Broken.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

This week CT, Jeeg and Pax are joined by Steve Dupuy, a longtime friend of Pax. In this episode we hear CT sing, lots of love for unknown comic artist Craig Brasfield, some sweet love music and we listen as the fellas try to come up with TV shows, movies and comics based off a single pop culture character like Johnny Cage from Mortal Kombat, Vici from Small Wonder and Bubo from Clash of the Titans.  Nerd to Dos include Auburn football, more Clash of the Titans and another Lorenzo Watch 2014 update.

Direct download: Nerd_Lunch_Episode_147_-_Youve_Got_the_Rights_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am EDT

In this episode of Nerd Lunch, the Lunchers welcome first time guest Nick from On Second Scoop. It's uncertain if Dubba let Nick out of his ice cream cage or if Nick snuck out, either way, it's a good time as the crew comes up with fictional foods based on pop culture properties. TMNT, Lizzie McGuire, Kool-Aid, Twizzlers, and more are all discussed. Nerd To-Dos feature Image Comics, Muppets Most Wanted and another installment of "Lorenzo Watch 2014."

Direct download: NerdLunch_146_Pop-Culture-Food-Stuffs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19pm EDT

CT and Pax are joined by Shawn Robare to discuss the new Marvel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy.  We discuss our history with the property, what we thought of the movie and if there was anything we didn't like about the movie.  And we talk about Howard the Duck.

Direct download: Nerd_Lunch_Extra_Helping_-_Guardians_of_the_Galaxy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Pax and Jeeg are joined by Carlin from the Pod James Pod Podcast and Jay from Sexy Armpit for a nerdy discussion I like to call Poor Man's Podcast.  We all discuss the phrase 'X is a poor man's Y' where we fill in X and Y with our own ideas.  We also take turns assigning another member of the podcast part of the poor man's equation.  It's a lot of fun plus you have to listen to Jay's special Nerd Lunch intro.  

Direct download: Nerd_Lunch_Episode_145_-_Poor_Mans_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

This week we're joined by the cohost of the Classic Film Jerks podcast, former Atomic Geek and multiple time Fourth Chair guest, Andrew Bloom. On the docket is an exploration of the special kind of crazy that is best found on the classified site Craigslist. We track down some interesting nerdy collections and posts that are just plain bizarre. Obscure comic books? Collections of VHS tapes? The Fun TV? Junk food promotion items? We've got it all covered. Our Nerd To Dos feature the 2014 Lays Do Us a Flavor contest, Snowpiercer, Guardians of the Galaxy, and another #LorenzoWatch2014 update.

Direct download: NerdLunch_144_AdventuresInCraigslisting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

This week on the podcast, CT and Jeeg welcome back to the show, Howie Decker from UnderScoopFire.com. After checking in with Howie about how he's been, the trio discuss some of their favorite "man crushes." They look at current men, older men, dead men and cartoon men. You'll find out more than you'd ever care to know about the Nerd Lunch Podcast team this week. Nerd To-Dos includes talk about Nicholas Meyer, Do Us a Flavor and Game of Thrones.

Direct download: NerdLunch_143_Our-Nerd-and-Pop-Culture-Man-Crushes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

CT took the opportunity to reconnect with an old colleague of his from the days he interned at Marvel, Dan Cooney. Dan is the writer and illustrator of Valentine, wrote Atomic Yeti and he teaches art at the Academy of Art University. In this episode, hear about his thoughts on how SDCC has changed, his experiences at this year's SDCC, his projects and what he's got coming up in the future.

Direct download: NerdLunch_142b_Discussion-with-Dan-Cooney.mp3
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