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!

Direct download: 273_-_Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_Vol_2_Drilldown.mp3
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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'.

Direct download: NerdLunch_272_ProjectA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

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!

Direct download: NerdLunch_271_Kill-Them-Off.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56pm EDT

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.  

Direct download: 270_-_Pop_Culture_Fantasy_Baseball_draft.mp3
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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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

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.  

Direct download: 268_-_Make_it_a_Movie_Board_Game_Edition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

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!

Direct download: 267_-_Filmmaker_Roulette_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

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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Matt and Jay join CT and Pax for a trip into the Black Hills to talk all about the Blair Witch franchise.  The main discussion is about the movies but we also manage to discuss found footage movies, the pop culture influence of the movies, movies that aren't Blair Witch sequels that should be Blair Witch sequels and much, much more.  Come join us, if you can find us.

Direct download: 264_-_Blair_Witch_Drilldown.mp3
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Hey! It's "Hole Time" again (well, let's double check with Jeff first to be sure) and the Rabbit Hole crew welcomes Quinn Rollins, author of "Play Like a PIRATE: Engage Students withToys, Games, and Comics" and also Muppet fan extraordinaire. The hole we jump into this time is the Muppets Wiki. Can we get from the "Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem" page to the "Janice" page? Well, yeah, but can we make it interesting? Listen and find out.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

As a part of our "Real Life Scenarios" discussions, the Nerd Lunch crew welcomes Mike Westfall on to discuss who we think the real life Vice Presidential Action Rangers are. Based on the premise from Futurama's "Anthology of Interest I" where Al Gore reveals a VP's job is to protect the space-time continuum, we determine the rosters of Sprio Agnew, George Bush, Dan Quayle, Dick Cheney, Joe Biden and Mike Pence's Action Rangers. Be assured that the space-time continuum is in good shape for the most part.

Direct download: NerdLunch_263_Vice-Presidential-Action-Rangers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm EDT

We finally revisit the topic which brought the world the LorenzoWatch and one of CT's most epic Photoshop mashups. This time Robert Zerbe and Tim Lybarger join CT and Jeeg for a new round of Internet creeping after long lost celebrities. Ever wonder what happened to some of your favorites from Lois & Clark, American Gladiators, the Cobra Kai, and Star Trek Voyager? Listen to this episode and all will be revealed.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

This week we are joined by former TAG Christian Nielsen and current Sexy Armpit Jay.  We are all assigned two pop culture things and have to combine them into one pop culture thing.  Listen to see what I'm talking about.

Direct download: 262_-_Nerd_Meets_Lunch_2.mp3
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Down the Rabbit Hole with Jonathan DeMuth

Improv comedian Jonathan DeMuth joins the Rabbit Holers for another competitive episode. Jeff, Pax and Jonathan all have a Wikipedia link to get to and CT starts them off with a content management website link. Can they get from Drupal to anywhere? Well, yes, they can get to Zune as it turns out. So if you are a Zune-lover, beware!

Direct download: RabbitHole04_JonathanDeMuth_NY.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19pm EDT

The Nerd Lunch Indy panel completed the Indiana Jones trilogy, but found out there was one more Indy movie to cover. Apparently in 2008, there was another Indiana Jones movie made called Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Okay...okay, we knew they made it, but we try to forget it. Alas, we remember it one more time so we can discuss the over-the-topness of this final (for now) installment of the franchise. What do we think about Marion's return? Indy having a son? A Russian enemy who has the special ability to not have a consistent accent? Listen now and let's nuke this fridge together.

Direct download: NerdLunch_260_Indiana-Jones-Kingdom-of-the-Crystal-Skull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

This week the nerds welcome back Doug Frye (Rest in Podcast, Schlock Treatment) to the Fourth Chair. They also welcome back the You've Got The Rights topic as it climbs towards franchise topic status. On the docket for fresh project pitches are an 80s loose cannon cop, a superhero martial arts icon, a member of 24's CTU, and a Saturday morning cartoon favorite. Along the way, the conversation veers into lots of nuts, Nancy Drew, and Hillbilly Jim.

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This week the Star Wars panel reconvenes to discuss Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Direct download: 258_-_Star_Wars_Rogue_One_Drilldown.mp3
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