Summer Reunions 2017 continues with a show takeover! Kirk Howle, Matt Ringler and Doug Frye from the late, great Schlock Treatment podcast take over Nerd Lunch with their version of a Nerd Lunchish topic. The trio comes up with their own schlock movies in what they are dubbing "Build-A-Schlock." Summer Reunions 2017 continues next week!

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Down the Rabbit Hole jumps in on the #NerdLunchSummerReunion fun by reuniting Jeff's old podcast crew from Your Weird. The podcast crew picks some weird links off of Wikipedia. 

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Nerd Lunch kicks off a special month of shows. It's a three-way dance as the Fourth Chair-less trio discusses TV show reunions such as the Duke of Hazzard, Bionic duo and Gilligan's Island movies. Plus, this episode features a very special announcement about the rest of Nerd Lunch's "Summer Reunions 2017" shows!

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Member of the Fourth Chair Army, Michelle Houghton, attended San Diego Comic Con this year and was fortunate enough to get into the elusive "Hall H" panels. Hear about her report from ground zero of nerd culture in this extra helping of the show.

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It's been a while so the Nerd Lunchers decided it was time to create some Movie Menus again. With D23 in our recent history and our guest being Liz from NerdintheCity.com (who happens to be a big Disney fan) we decided to focus on Disney movies for this episode. After catching up with Liz on her first "numbered episode" appearance, we dive in and craft some great stuff. We'd tell you the line up, but half the fun is the reveal, so you'll just have to listen!

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The Star Wars Panel reunites for the daunting task of discussing the two Ewok movies, "Caravan of Courage" and "Battle for Endor." Dreams about where Ewoks live were dashed, the duplicate side of Endor was created, and Burl Ives narrates it all.

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Jeeg and CT welcome Mike Westfall and Will Webster back to the show for a discussion of friendships in pop culture. The nerds just scratch the surface of some all time favorite movie and TV friendships and then choose best friends for some iconic loner characters. From Stephen Root to wizarding conspiracy theories to Orko, this episode definitely goes to some weird places.

After the show, be sure to check out Will's site to learn more about his team-up with Evil Kat Comics to support No Kid Hungry.

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The Rabbit Hole is joined by comic book writer Christopher Hastings (Gwenpool, Deadpool, Dr. McNinja) and the crew explores the Marvel Wiki in honor of a new Spider-Man movie out this month. Can the crew get from the page for X-51 to Loki in just six jumps? And what's the deal with ROM? Jump on into the Rabbit Hole with us and find out!

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Returning to the show after an over 100 episode hiatus is the character of Ned. N. Lurch. Ned is trying to break into "the biz" but his rich stepdad doesn't want him to. So he's hired a panel of experts whose job it is to help Ned think he's coming up with great ideas for a comic, but in actuality, they're trying to lead him astray. Listen now to them come up with the idea for the "worst comic ever"!

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Returning guests Dubba and Charlton Hero join the nerds this week for the first ever Nerd Lunch Sweet Sixteen. The mission this time is to crown the king of all cartoon dogs. From classic Hanna-Barbera to obscure Saturday morning pups of the 1980s to the USA Network Cartoon Express to Marc Singer, this episode covers a lot of ground before a champion is named. 

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Some funny preshow banter featuring Googling for pictures of intimate dancing, riding on the Doof Wagon and Patreon support.


This week on Nerd Lunch we are discussing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 with Evan Hanson and Michael May.  Expect to hear lots of talk about Baby Groot, Ego, Ego's planet face and The Hoff!

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The Rabbit Hole crew welcome CollectingCandy.com's Jason Liebig to the show. This time, they head back to Wikipedia but add the restriction that they can only use junk food links to get around. This episode is full of sugary goodness!

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No guys allowed on this extra helping of Nerd Lunch! Following the cue by the Alamo Drafthouse, Nerd Lunch turns the reigns over to some of the ladies of the Fourth Chair Army. Returning guests Stacey Rader and Michelle Houghton, along with new guest Liz Twachtman, form the official Nerd Lunch review panel of Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins. Lasso yourself this extra helping by downloading now!

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Jeeg and Pax welcome John Vanover back to the show for another screening of Kung Fu Theater. This time the nerds tackle a long overdue discussion of the legendary Jackie Chan centered on the first of the Three Dragons movies, Project A. Co-starring Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, it features plenty of action, a healthy dose of comedy, an almost satisfactory amount of pirates, and one of Jackie's most epic stunts. Listen and find out if you can't spell awesome without 'A'.

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In this episode, CT and Pax are joined by returning guest William Bruce West and new guest, Vincent from therobotspajamas.com and they talk about deaths of major characters in pop culture. They also talk about some of the deaths that didn't stick. And then, in classic Nerd Lunch fashion, the crew each kill off a major character themselves. Goodbye Santa Claus, Captain America, Michael Knight and Harry Potter!

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This week we are joined by Evan Hansen to draft a baseball team.  A baseball team filled with characters from movies, TV, comics and books.  

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It's "Hole Time" again! And this time the Rabbit Hole crew tackles the DC Wikia with guest Dr. Andrea Letamendi of the Arkham Sessions podcast. Throughout the discussion they answer (or don't) such questions as how do you pronounce "Mxyzptlk," has Dick Grayson ever been Batman and what's a "Ma Hunkel"? Special thanks to our friend Michael May for filling in for Pax this episode!

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It's storytime with Pax! As an addendum to our Star Trek IV drilldown, in this extra helping Pax is talking about the movie novelization by Vonda McIntyre.  Lots of extra plot tidbits to be had.  Check it out!

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The Nerd Lunch crew continues it's seemingly never-ending Star Trek Drill Downs, this time with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home aka "The Whale One." They welcome Quinn Rollins onto the show and the four discuss how this funny movie took a long time to be funny, Spock's quirkiness and the pregnancies of Saavik and Gracie. Say "Hello computer" and ask it to download this podcast for you today!

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Jeeg is back! Plus we are joined by Jaime Hood in the fourth chair to talk about board game movies.  We talk about how few there are and if it's a good idea to begin with. Then we each are assigned a board game and have to pitch a movie version of it.  

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This week Jeeg is still out saving kittens and puppies and we are joined by Shawn Robare and Andrew Bloom for another round of Filmmaker Roulette.  Everyone is assigned a movie and then randomly assigned a new director and we have to remake our assigned movies in the visual style of our new director.  It's a lot of fun!

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Carlin, Jeff and Pax welcome to "Hole Time" Kay from Hyperspace Theories and Fangirlblog.com. After establishing that she is the first returning Rabbit Hole guest since the first returning Rabbit Hole guest, the crew jumps back into Wikipedia trying to get from The Thin Man (Film) to Street Hawk. And prepare for a first in Rabbit Hole history.

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This episode, CT and Pax are joined by Nerd Lunch founding member PLee and co-host of Classic Film Jerks and the new Pop Culture Retrofit Podcast, Michael DiGiovanni, to create super hero teams. Not just any super hero teams, but teams made up of characters commonly found in comic shop and convention discount bins. Lots of deep cuts and obscurities mentioned on this one, but not so many that we're out more than $5 total.

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CT and Pax welcome back to the show Thom Holbrook from the poobala TV Crossovers website to talk about movies that were based on TV shows. Talking about both the movies that served as sequels and extensions and those that were reboots, the crew outline some of their favorites and least favorites. Then they end the show taking TV shows and giving them movie treatments of their own. What would The Wild, Wild West done right be like? Or a movie version of The Prisoner? Better yet, what about an edgy, cinematic Hardcastle & McCormick? Listen now and find out! (Because it's probably the only version of these movies that will ever be made...)

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