Due to what we thought was an error in recording, we wound up doing a take two on the Rabbit Hole episode. But it turned out we had the original recording. Sooooo...you get the actual last time we're doing Down the Rabbit Hole on Nerd Lunch. Also, this is funnier if you've already listened to episode 244.

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CT and Pax welcome back Jeff Somogyi and invite new guest Mike Westfall on for our final "Down the Rabbit Hole." Wait...FINAL?! Yes, but fear not, this episode has a special announcement about plans for our rabbit holes. For this episode, the twist is that we have three links from good ol' Wikipedia. Can we get from one to another and work in the third in the middle? And a new rule for the game will bring greater challenges and fewer Channing Tatums. Also...stay tuned for an extra helping later in the week for our actual final Rabbit Hole episode as this particular show is a miracle episode.

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In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Nerd Lunch Podcast, CT and Pax visit Dragon Con in Atlanta. They are under the impression they are to be hosting a live Nerd Lunch panel as a means of celebrating five years, but things don't go how they expect. Along the way they meet Evan Hanson and Geek Kay. Celebrate five years of Nerd Lunch with this very special episode.

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Get in the ring with Jeeg and a wrestling roundtable featuring Jay Ryan, Charlton Hero, and Mike Downs. The fellas discuss their all time favorites in several obscure categories including pre-match attire, foreign objects, and wrestling video games. Almost all corners of the pro-wrestling world from 1980s WCW to present-day WWE to Japan are covered in this heavyweight episode. Grab your favorite steel chair, tear open a turnbuckle, and enjoy.

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The Nerd Lunch crew is taking a little hiatus but instead of leaving you without our fabulous voices for four weeks, we're dipping into the old archives and sharing some of our favorite shows with you again...or for the first time! After being kicked off with new bonus content, we present to you the time we build a Christmas special. Enjoy!

NEW SHOW NEXT WEEK!

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The Nerd Lunch crew is taking a little hiatus but instead of leaving you without our fabulous voices for four weeks, we're dipping into the old archives and sharing some of our favorite shows with you again...or for the first time! After being kicked off with new bonus content, we present to you the time we did a drill down on Ninja III: The Domination. Enjoy!

Direct download: NerdLunch_2016R3_Ninja-III.mp3
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The Nerd Lunch crew is taking a little hiatus but instead of leaving you without our fabulous voices for four weeks, we're dipping into the old archives and sharing some of our favorite shows with you again...or for the first time! After being kicked off with new bonus content, we present to you the time we put Michael Bay on trial. Enjoy!

Direct download: NerdLunch_2016R2_Trial-of-Michael-Bay.mp3
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The Nerd Lunch crew is taking a little hiatus but instead of leaving you without our fabulous voices for four weeks, we're dipping into the old archives and sharing some of our favorite shows with you again...or for the first time! After being kicked off with new bonus content, we present to you the first time we did the Movie Menus topic with our guest Steve from Food Junk. Enjoy!

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Nerd Lunch concludes our Star Trek series with a return to our series of drill downs on the movies. Next up...Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Pax and CT welcome Rob Graham and John Vanover and they get into all sorts of nerdy discussions. How old is the Enterprise? Why are the Grissom's cushions pink? Just how pon farr did Saavik have to go with Spock? We answer some of those questions and none of them.

Also, stay tuned for a special programming note for next month.

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Continuing Star Trek Month, the nerds sit down with Michael May to discuss the character Q.  We discuss our first exposure to him, our thoughts on him as a plot device and what our favorite episodes are.  We even talk about whether we feel Q should be brought back for the new Trek show.

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Star Trek month continues with Sean Kelley from the Improvised Star Trek podcast returning to the show as Fourth Chair. This week the nerds share some of their favorite minutiae from the Star Trek canon. And while favorite Captain or alien race might seem like minutiae to some, for Nerd Lunch it means geeking out about favorite musical performance, game or sport, or holodeck scenario in Trek.

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Star Trek Month begins! The Nerd Lunch crew kick off a four week long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. They welcome William Bruce West and postulate on the future of Star Trek. What will the new series be like? Where does Star Trek need to go in order to survive another 25 years? Great nerdy discussion!

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We begin a new series of movie drill down, this time, we dig deep into the Indiana Jones series. Starting with the first film, Raiders of the Lost Ark, we are joined by Kay and Todd to find out what we liked about the pulp serial-inspired film. And as a bonus, here lots of real and fake facts from Todd!

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DiGio from The Atomic Geeks drops by to keep the Fourth Chair warm. The podcasters, inspired by the "Original Ghost Busters" from the 1970s decide to concoct other things that were the "original" versions of popular pop culture properties. Hear about the "original" Veronica Mars, the "original" Transformers, the "original" Preacher, and the "original" Knight Rider. Also, find out how long the crew can go without using the TAG googling music.

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While the finished Nerd Lunch Podcast always sounds like a well oiled machine, we occasionally run into technical difficulties. Like this bit before we recorded Episode 235.

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Join the nerds and Fourth Chair guest Evan Hanson as they discuss the third movie of the Ip Man series starring Donnie Yen and, of all people, Mike Tyson.  The conversation heads in all kinds of directions from Bruce Lee to cliché British stereotypes to the importance of umbrellas in kung fu. This week's show also features the not-so-awaited return of Nerd To Dos including Harry Potter, Hanna-Barbera comics, vintage arcade gaming, the Pod James Pod podcast (whatever that is), and DragonCon.

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More discussion from episode 234 featuring fan fiction reviews and a surprising amount of JK Rowling discussion.

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This week the Nerds are joined by Atomic Geek Christian and they once again return to the wonderland that is FanFiction.net.  Everyone is assigned random movies that are combined into crossover subjects that are then selected from FanFiction.net's crossover movie story section.  It's lots of weird complicated fun where we discuss stories involving Tinkerbell, James Bond and Nightmare on Elm Street.  Join us!

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Jeff Somogyi returns for a new episode of Down the Rabbit Hole. This time, we set our course for Wookieepedia instead of Wikipedia and our Star Wars panel of Geek Kay and Michael May tag along. Can we get from the page for Jessa Vandangante to Pilk Mukmuk in the span of our show? There's only one way to find out!

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This week Jeeg and Pax return to a topic called Kill Me Now in which we talk about movies/TV shows we've been forced to watch by our family or significant others. Returning to the show to join us in this discussion are engineernerd John and bizarrojimmyolsen Evan.

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This week Jeeg takes CT and Pax back into the wacky world of infomercial and catalog products. Join the nerds as they use all their powers of deduction to determine if the others would buy gimmick coffee mugs, kitschy microwave cleaners, toilet decals, and more. As a bonus, the Nerd Lunch Captain America: Civil War mini-review is also included in this episode.

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This week Pax, CT and Jeeg are joined by good friend Robert Zerbe for a fun exercise we call Filmmaker Roulette.  First, we jump back in time one week to hear ourselves get assigned iconic movies like Forrest Gump and Splash and then be given brand new directors like Zack Snyder and Terry Gilliam.  Then we flash back to the present and we have to envision our movies with these new directors.  It's lots of fun, come check it out.

Direct download: 230_-_Filmmaker_Roulette.mp3
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The Nerd Lunch crew finally finishes construction on their multi-million dollar Danger Room project where they host icons of pop culture to be trained by podcast members and eventually fight. The Nerd Lunch crew welcome Rondal from Strange Kids Club to give the first test. And also admire Chachi in his tank tops.

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The Nerd Lunch Trio goes without a Fourth Chair guest this weekas they work out some issues amongst themselves. The long-boilingtensions have risen and they decide to finally hash out somearguments. Are you on #TeamCT, #TeamPax or #TeamJeeg when it comesto these classic nerd disagreements? Let us know in the commentsbelow or on social media!

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David Pietrandrea of Your Weird and Robox Studios joins the nerds in Fourth Chair this week. They are wielding the pop culture eraser yet again, but this time with a twist. The mysterious stranger demands that balance be brought to the universe and the nerds must erase people and items from categories not of their own choosing. From Star Trek to Hollywood directors to 1980s sitcoms, pop culture will be forever altered after this episode.

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