Saved for posterity here on Nerd Lunch, Carlin Trammel and Mark Dury host a look back at five years of The Atomic Geeks. This show features some of the greatest clips from one of the best podcasts of all time.

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In the early part of March 2014, Atlanta was shaken to its core when the Nerd Lunch Podcast crew all met together in person for the first time. Also joined by Shawn Robare (Branded in the 80s) and Jaime Hood (Shezcrafti) of the Cult Film Club Podcast, the fearsome five recorded a podcast. Hear a report about the escapades of the crew during the visit in Atlanta and then follow that up by listening to them talk about what they are looking forward to seeing, smelling and doing this summer!

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Michael DiGiovanni wraps up our Atomic Weeks theme month by joining us for a drill down on breakfast cereals.  As part of our balanced breakfast, we catch up with DiGio a bit and get details on the upcoming 250th episode of The Atomic Geeks podcast. Then we cover our all time favorite cereals, highlight some of weirdest and worst, discuss the best and worst cereal mascots, and then pitch a pop-culture themed cereal for a property that never had one. Along the way we make copious use of the awesome resource that is Mr. Breakfast. Our Nerd To-Dos feature The Wire, a double helping of Fringe, the Clone Wars cartoon, and the New Adventures of He-Man.

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"The Atomic Weeks" continues with guest Atomic Geeks podcaster Christian Nielsen! After the wackiest opening we've ever done for the show, we get into a discussion about our favorite late night talk shows. We cover all the greats including Johnny Carson, David Letterman and Conan O'Brien. We also cover some of the not-so greats like Pat Sajak, Chevy Chase and Jay Leno. And, find out which one of us had a letter read on Late Night with David Letterman and which two of us attended tapings of Late Night with Conan O'Brien!

Special thanks to Rob Graham for his invaluable help on this episode!

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Week 2 of Nerd Lunch's Atomic Weeks celebration.  This week we are joined by Mike Downs to discuss movie toys.  More specifically we are creating our own movie toy lines for some of our favorite movies that never got toys.  Expect to see things like The Rocketeer, The Cosby Show franchise and From Dusk till Dawn.

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It's another set of theme shows for Nerd Lunch as we begin "The Atomic Weeks!" We celebrate along with The Atomic Geeks as they surpass their five-year mark by having each of them as a guest on our show. First up, former Geek, Andrew Bloom (now of Classic Film Jerks) joins us to discuss the Nerd Lunch take on Lent. We are each tasked to come up with something we'd give up from the "nerd" and "lunch" arenas. Besides tomatoes, what could we possibly live without for 40 days?! Nerd To-Dos feature books, Burn Notice and talk of a Nerd Lunch trip.

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What better way to pass time during an evening in Atlanta, Georgia than watching a Dukes of Hazzard Double Feature? CT and Jeeg did just that on their recent trip to Georgia and present to you this podcast/warning. First up, discussion about the 2005 Dukes of Hazzard movie starring Johnny Knoxville, Sean William Scott, Jessica Simpson, Burt Reynolds, and Willie Nelson. Then, a discussion about the direct-to-DVD pseudo-prequel starring a bunch of nobodies and Willie Nelson. 

The Dukes of Hazzard/The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning

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In this week's Nerd Lunch, we return to one of our favorite franchise topics... FAN FIC REVIEWS! Thrice before we've done this topic (18, 62, 95) and each time we've had a blast. For our fourth foray into fanfic (suddenly this has turned into narration from the Batman TV show…sheesh), we do something a bit special so be sure to listen to find out our approach this time. Our guests were the returning Claymation Werewolf and Miss M from the Diary of a Dorkette blog. Nerd To-Dos included Mad Max, being a nerd, buying She-Ra action figures and Burn Notice.

If you'd like to read the stories we reviewed, here are links:

 
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This week on the show, we have two returning guests, Sue London and Doug Frye and we return to a topic we delved into before back on episode 56 where we turned movies into television shows. Each Nerd chose a movie and gave it a TV show spin along with a new cast and ideas for future story lines. Wrestling! Aliens! Shadow creatures! Wacky adventures! They're all a part of this exciting episode of Nerd Lunch.

This episode features talk about Groundhog Day so we have retroactively dedicated it to Harold Ramis. Also, please note that some of the audio in this is not quite up to our desired quality. Apologies in advance for that. See Pax for a refund if you're unhappy.

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This week we are joined by Jaime Hood from the Cult Film Club podcast to talk all about board games.  We talk about some of our favorites, we talk about our least favorites.  We talk about games we wish we had and we have a lengthy discussion about board games based on movies and TV shows.  Nerd to Dos involve Downton Abbey, nerd lairs and Grandmasters.

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Jeeg, Pax, and CT welcome Tim Lybarger back to the 4th Chair for a long anticipated discussion about TV game shows. We run through some of our all time favorites, hypothesize a bit about the state and future of game shows, and then Jeeg subjects the nerds (and you the listener) to a round of Nerd Jeopardy. This week's Nerd To-Dos include a TV trifecta of The Wire, Silver Spoons, and Downton Abbey.

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This week on the show, the regular podcasting crew is joined by one of the founding fathers of Nerd Lunch...PLee! After catching up with PLee about some music projects he has in the hopper, the Nerds discuss what they would be like in various alternate realities? Who is Jeeg in Star Trek's Mirror Universe? How is Pax's life affected in the alternate, Biff-dominated timeline in Back to the Future part II? And what does the Earth-2 CT do for a living? All this and a ton more!

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The Nerd Lunch Podcast welcomes geek master, Elliott Serrano to the Fourth Chair. Elliott is a writer at the Geek To Me blog at RedEye Chicago and has also written Army of Darkness comics from Dynamite Comics. After getting acquainted with Mr. Serrano, the podcasters delve into the wide topic of super heroes on television. From the George Reeves Superman, to the Adam West Batman, to Lois & Clark to Smallville and even Big Foot and Wild Boy (?!), the past was well-covered. But fret not, the crew also talked about the current state of super heroes on television (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Arrow) and what is on the horizon (Gotham, Constantine, and the Marvel Netflix deal). Listen now!

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Pax hosts this week and the nerds are joined by returning guest Jason Collier for a roundtable discussion on Disney's Star Wars Episode VII.  We talk about the first time we heard that Disney bought Lucasfilm and that they were going to make all new Star Wars movies.  We talk about what we know about the new movies, we talk about what we think we know.  We also talk about what we'd like to see and what we don't want to see.  We examine the news and rumors of the new Star Wars movies in great detail and we even talk about the rumored solo movies and what Disney plans to do with the the voluminous Expanded Universe.

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After we revisit last year's amazing predictions and discover who was the true Nerdstradamus of 2013, the crew welcomes Rob Graham to the 4th Chair for another round of prognostication. What does the coming year hold for TV, movies, fast food, and celebrities? Only those who gaze into our crystal balls will know. This week's Nerd To-Dos include catching up on Arrow, introducing children to Bond and Star Trek, an acclaimed book about pro-wrestling, and a novel about Krampus, of all things.

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For a special holiday treat, the nerds get together to discuss the UK's hottest import, Downton Abbey, ahead of its season 4 premiere in the US. Yes, 50 minutes of middle aged nerds talking about a soap opera. Join us to be swept away by the drama, romance, and our inability to keep all the plotlines straight. Happy Holidays, everybody.

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The Nerd Lunch Podcasting crew are once again joined by Jasmin Fine of 1finecookie.com. Together, the foursome delves into crafting more movie-themed menus for national restaurant chains much like Denny's has done for The Hobbit. As before, movie assigments and restaurants were assigned at random so the kitchens start to get messy and pants start coming off. Nerd To-Dos include checking out Beyond the Rails, a book written by friend of Nerd Lunch, Jack Tyler.

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It's the holidays so the Nerd Lunch crew decide to spend this episode with members of the family...The Atomic Geeks Podcasting Network family. CT, Jeeg and Pax team up with DiGio, Christian and Downs from The Atomic Geeks for this special Christmas episode. In it, they give each other the Secret Santa gift of a Gunpoint Review. Each podcast team must watch and review a Christmas movie assigned to them. The Atomic Geeks report on 1960's (or is it 1959's) Mexican-produced Santa Claus while the Nerd Lunchers report on 1964's cult classic Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Be sure to check out the special closing song on this episode, "12 Days of Geekmas" by Andrew Bloom.

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The guys return to a topic they haven't done since Episode 4; Guilty Displeasures.  And they do it in a three way dance.  Things the fellas feel they should enjoy but don't include Mt Dew flavor extensions, zombies, comic books, Agents of SHIELD and peppermint.  Lots to reveal and discuss.  

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CT and Pax, along with regular guest Jay from The Sexy Armpit, welcomes returning guest Jason Liebig of Collecting Candy. After checking in with Jason about how things at his blog have been progressing, the four embark on a discussion about their experiences at comic book, sci-fi and other genre conventions. Topics include earliest con memories, celebrity encounters, and the ever-changing convention experience. Nerd To-Dos include Christmas-prep, Batman comics, and the "Twinkie McRib."

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The Nerd Lunch crew return to their arrogant franchise topic of putting a polarizing director on trial. But since Jeeg and Pax were called away, CT shown the signal in the air and the Legion of Substitute Nerd Lunchers answered to fill in. Aaron Nix of Movie Hodge Podge and the Pod, James Pod Podcast takes on the challenging role of defending M. Night Shyamalan. Aaron faces off against his mortal enemy, CT, who brings the case against the the much maligned director. Together, they both call on the expert witness of Michael May (of Kill All Monsters and the Michael May Adventure Blog) and argue their cases in front of Judge Andrew Bloom (Classic Film Jerks). It's the most legal dramatastic episode of the Nerd Lunch Podcast yet! Nerd To-Dos include Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, TCM, and G.I. Joe Retaliation.

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This week we are joined by show regular Shawn Robare from Branded in the 80s to discuss the idea of movie prequels.  We talk about our initial thoughts of prequels, we discuss what prequels work and what prequels don't.  We even come up with a few ideas for prequels we'd like to see.  Nerd To-Dos include Funko figures, Bond movies, Witches of Eastwick and M. Night Shamalayan.

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Strange Kids Club's very own Rondal Scott returns to the 4th Chair to help us give the franchise treatment to a topic we first did back in Episode 78.  Again we're choosing the real life people best suited or most likely to end up in fictional scenarios from movies, TV, and other media.  Listen to find out which real life news reporter we think is actually the Last Son of Krypton, which real life pro-wrestler moonlights as a monster fighter, which real life astronaut married a genie, and more.  In our Nerd To-Dos, we get a little Stephen King, some M. Night Shyamalan, a Cher movie, and a guest appearance to do some ice cream reviewing.

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It's the final episode of Brucetober and we're joined by Bruce Campbell expert extraordinaire, Jon Cross from The After Movie Diner. For the end, we go back to the beginning and talk about the first big Bruce Campbell project...Evil Dead. When did we first see it? What makes it a classic? What would we change? How about those crazy sequels? And should Jon ever break down and watch the remake? Our Nerd To Dos includes a spirited discussion about Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the foreshadowing of a future podcast appearance the Nerd Lunch crew is going to be making. And be sure to listen carefully for the answer to whether or not Robert Zerbe's mom likes Bruce Campbell.

Programming note, check out episode 15 of The Nosh Show which features guests CT, Jeeg and Pax.

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Bruceober continues and the Nerd Lunch crew look at the false memoirs of the man they're celebrating this month. CT, Jeeg, and Pax welcome Robert from To the Escape Hatch to talk about the second Bruce-penned book, Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way. In the book, Bruce rights about a fictionalized version of himself and wacky antics ensue. The crew break down the good and bad of the book and also talk about what could possibly follow this up. Nerd To-Dos include more about the Cool and Collected Magazine, Gosford Park, Jack in the Box, and finding out whether or not Robert's mother likes Bruce Campbell.

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