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!

Direct download: 267_-_Filmmaker_Roulette_2.mp3
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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Nerd Lunch presents Down the Rabbit Hole. Carlin Trammel, Jeff Somogyi and Paxton Holley welcome Michelle Houghton, Disney fan extraordinaire, to dive into Disney.Wikia.com. We learn about movies that are a mix of live action and cartoons, giggle buttons, pin trading and why you never want to watch a movie with Jeff. Listen now!

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This week the Nerds return to their annual topic where they make up stuff about the coming year that won't come true. That's right, it's Nerdstradamus 2017. After a recap of the pathetic showing for 2016, the show welcomes Tim Lybarger to make predictions with them about TV, fast/junk food, and a wild card category. Then, they delve into an exercise of guessing which songs will show up on the second Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack. Plus: Nerd To-Dos return!

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This week we are joined by Engineernerd John Vanover to create some toys!  Each podcaster was assigned a movie or TV show and is tasked to come up with a full line of toys to support our assignment.  The assignments are split with two TV shows and two movies.  Who got what?  Listen to find out!

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Listen to CT, Jeeg and Pax give gifts!

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Nerd Lunch presents Down the Rabbit Hole. Carlin Trammel and Jeff Somogyi welcome guests Evan Hanson and Michael DiGiovanni (Classic Film Jerks Podcast) to dive into Wikipedia. This time, Jeff, Evan and Michael each came with a mystery link. Can any of them work the conversation from Wikipedia's "nutmeg" page to their link? Only one way to find out! Listen now!

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Nerd Lunch's holiday celebration begins this week as Michael DiGiovanni returns to the Fourth Chair to continue our Christmas tradition. This year we pay homage to holiday themed TV episodes. Rather than recounting our favorites, we create Christmas crossover events that we wish existed for specific TV lineups of years gone by. If you ever wanted to know how the shows of the 1985-86 NBC primetime lineup might spend the holidays together (and who didn't?), this is the episode for you. It's a fun discussion that wanders into the room full of crazy more than once along the way. Happy Holidays from all of us at Nerd Lunch!

Direct download: NerdLunch_255_ChristmasCrossovers.mp3
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In this extra helping continued from our Ninja Day episode, we all start discussing the 80s ninja boom in America including such classic films like Revenge of the Ninja, American Ninja and Ninja III: The Domination.

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This week on Nerd Lunch we are celebrating that most holiest of days, Ninja Day! For this very special episode we are joined by Evan Hanson and first time guest Keith Rainville from VintageNinja.net to discuss the 1962 Japanese ninja classic, Shinobi-no-Mono.  Keith takes us through the movie and we have a pretty deep discussion on the impact of this classic and how it influenced movies for generations to come.

Direct download: 254_-_2016_Ninja_Day_episode.mp3
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Michael May and Andrew Bloom join Jeeg and CT to go back to their "Give That Guy Some Work" topic. This time, they're focusing in on folks who have passed away that should have gotten more work while they were alive. Grace Lee Whitney, Kevin Smith (the other one) and Don Knotts are among those we employ in the great casting couch in the sky.

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Welcome to the first episode of the "show within a show," Nerd Lunch presents Down the Rabbit Hole. Carlin Trammel, Jeff Somogyi and Paxton Holley welcome guest Corey Chapman (The Chap Report Podcast and formerly Under Scoop Fire and Mad Men Podcasts) to dive into Wikipedia. Can they get from Harvey (Play) to Charles Rocket? Or even more importantly, can they stretch it out so there's enough of a show? Dive in and listen!

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