Episode 153 - Setting the Table on Star Wars

Despite having delved into Star Wars topics during the previous three years on the show, the Nerd Lunch crew have never really "set the table" on Star Wars as a whole. CT and Pax welcome back returning guest Michael May and new guest Kay (from FANgirl Blog and Hyperspace Theories) to do just that. We talk about our favorite and least favorites of the movies, characters, ships, aliens and more. Nerd To-Dos this week features Snowpiercer, Supernatural, Doctor Who and Halloween wrap up.

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Jay from The Sexy Armpit joins Jeeg and Pax for second Halloween treat to bask in the awesomeness that is KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park.  Without question it’s the best movie with KISS and sparkly cloaks and magical talismans and robotic doubles and lifeguard chairs and Michael Bell voiceover work.  Only the 70s could produce something this special and these nerds love it.

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Jeeg and Pax are joined by regular Jay from Sexy Armpit and very special guest Matt from Dinosaur Dracula in his very first podcast appearance.  The Halloween nerds spend some time discussing some of our favorite Halloween retail items like Mt Dew Pitch Black and Entenmann's Halloween donuts.  Then we all begin creating our own Halloween versions of existing products.  Lots to discuss and have fun with in this 2014 Nerd Lunch Halloween Spectacular.

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CT and Pax sit back and discuss the first two seasons of CW's Arrow show.  We talk about our favorite and not so favorite characters.  We discuss the actors portraying the characters and how the CW has translated Green Arrow to the screen.  We even discuss the first episode of season three as well as the spinoff show The Flash.

Lots to discuss in Nerd Lunch's primer for Arrow.

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CT and Pax are joined by the co-hosts of Classic Film Jerks, Digio and Bloom, to help kick off their new podcast experiment, The Recast.  In The Recast Digio and Bloom are joined by a guest to recast famous and not so famous movies with currently working actors.  This week they join us to recast one of all of our favorites, the Steven Spielberg Robert Zemekis joint, Back to the Future.  Expect our picks to be all over the map, most especially for Doc Brown.  It's a lot of fun and an interesting discussion.  

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Take a trip back in time to the first podcast the Nerd Lunch trio recorded together. Unreleased until now, hear our test show where we discussed unaired pilots. On the discussion: Heat Vision & Jack, Lookwell, Justice League and Global Frequency. My oh my...how young we were...

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CT, Jeeg and Pax return to the beginning in their 150th episode. Taking the topic they used in the unaired pilot they recorded when they first started forming what this podcast would be, the trio talk about some unaired pilots they tracked down. The 1960s Batgirl, Superpup, Mercy Reef/Aquaman and the David E. Kelley Wonder Woman are all discussed. Nerd To-Dos feature Arrow, Doctor Who arguments, and more on what Lorenzo Lamas is up to.

Programming note: Next week, we will release our unaired pilot as a special "extra helping" episode. We'll then take another week off and be back with episode 151 in two weeks.

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Episode 110 - Lost in Time

Hurtled 10 months into the future, our long lost 110th episode has finally been retrieved out of the time stream. CT and Pax welcome back to the show Tim Lybarger in this special episode. The three members of the podcast are thrown back to three different points in their history where they must survive ten months with nothing but the clothes on their back. How do they survive? What friends do they make in the past? What do they change? All these questions are answered and more! Plus, Nerd To-Dos feature Doctor Who, Thor and Christmas.

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Jeremy from GeekChunks takes up position in the Fourth Chair this week as we put together a Battle of the Network Stars for a new generation. New "networks", people approximating "stars", and more extreme events put the Nerd Lunch stamp on this old favorite. Our Nerd To Dos feature the newest Jumper book, The Strain, The Winter Soldier Blu-ray, and a #LorenzoWatch2014 update.

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This week on the show, we are joined by Jess from BurgerMary.com and she joins the crew of the "U.S.S. Sexy Armpit" first talked about on episode 9 and again on episode 96 of our show. After finding out about our new Australian friend and this awesome thing she's doing called a Carnivore's Ball, we take another stab at fixing our replicators, but this time, can only add five burger toppings. Which will we choose? The answers may surprise you! Nerd To-Dos feature more Image Comics reading, Supernatural, and yet another update about Lorenzo Llamas.

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This week CT, Jeeg and Pax are joined by Steve Dupuy, a longtime friend of Pax. In this episode we hear CT sing, lots of love for unknown comic artist Craig Brasfield, some sweet love music and we listen as the fellas try to come up with TV shows, movies and comics based off a single pop culture character like Johnny Cage from Mortal Kombat, Vici from Small Wonder and Bubo from Clash of the Titans.  Nerd to Dos include Auburn football, more Clash of the Titans and another Lorenzo Watch 2014 update.

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In this episode of Nerd Lunch, the Lunchers welcome first time guest Nick from On Second Scoop. It's uncertain if Dubba let Nick out of his ice cream cage or if Nick snuck out, either way, it's a good time as the crew comes up with fictional foods based on pop culture properties. TMNT, Lizzie McGuire, Kool-Aid, Twizzlers, and more are all discussed. Nerd To-Dos feature Image Comics, Muppets Most Wanted and another installment of "Lorenzo Watch 2014."

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CT and Pax are joined by Shawn Robare to discuss the new Marvel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy.  We discuss our history with the property, what we thought of the movie and if there was anything we didn't like about the movie.  And we talk about Howard the Duck.

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Pax and Jeeg are joined by Carlin from the Pod James Pod Podcast and Jay from Sexy Armpit for a nerdy discussion I like to call Poor Man's Podcast.  We all discuss the phrase 'X is a poor man's Y' where we fill in X and Y with our own ideas.  We also take turns assigning another member of the podcast part of the poor man's equation.  It's a lot of fun plus you have to listen to Jay's special Nerd Lunch intro.  

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This week we're joined by the cohost of the Classic Film Jerks podcast, former Atomic Geek and multiple time Fourth Chair guest, Andrew Bloom. On the docket is an exploration of the special kind of crazy that is best found on the classified site Craigslist. We track down some interesting nerdy collections and posts that are just plain bizarre. Obscure comic books? Collections of VHS tapes? The Fun TV? Junk food promotion items? We've got it all covered. Our Nerd To Dos feature the 2014 Lays Do Us a Flavor contest, Snowpiercer, Guardians of the Galaxy, and another #LorenzoWatch2014 update.

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This week on the podcast, CT and Jeeg welcome back to the show, Howie Decker from UnderScoopFire.com. After checking in with Howie about how he's been, the trio discuss some of their favorite "man crushes." They look at current men, older men, dead men and cartoon men. You'll find out more than you'd ever care to know about the Nerd Lunch Podcast team this week. Nerd To-Dos includes talk about Nicholas Meyer, Do Us a Flavor and Game of Thrones.

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CT took the opportunity to reconnect with an old colleague of his from the days he interned at Marvel, Dan Cooney. Dan is the writer and illustrator of Valentine, wrote Atomic Yeti and he teaches art at the Academy of Art University. In this episode, hear about his thoughts on how SDCC has changed, his experiences at this year's SDCC, his projects and what he's got coming up in the future.

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This week on the show, we are joined by Michael DiGiovanni of The Atomic Geeks and we talk about some of our favorite and most annoying tropes from movies and TV. We cover a bunch including wedding tropes, hospital security, car chases through fruit cart districts and getting back to see the family in the Old West. Nerd To-Dos feature the Fast and Furious, Dollhouse and more. Plus, we kill off a segment and replace it with an exciting new one.

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As mentioned on the podcast and social media, CT recently returned from a family vacation across country. Enjoy this audio travelogue about one of the exciting adventures from that trip.

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This week the fourth chair is taken once again by Matt Ringler from Schlock Treatment. Together we delve into the whereabouts of some of our favorite obscure celebrities. Ever wonder what happened to your friends from Renegade, The Last Dragon, Hercules The Legendary Journeys, or Perfect Strangers? No? Never? Well, the four of us did and with some perseverance/Internet creeping we were able to find out. This week's Nerd To Dos feature Disney marathons, YA fiction, Chicago style hot dog hossin', and documenting the Superman museum.

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CT is absent this week so Jeeg and Pax invite Shawn Robare and The Retroist over to talk about video arcades.  We talk about our earliest memories of arcades, we talk about some of our favorite games, we talk about games we actually beat and we even have a good discussion about Showbiz Pizza.  Nerd to Dos include D&D, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and, of course, Jeeg's Real Life Problems.

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This week on the show we take on the task of burying time capsules so we welcome back a man from another time, Brian from Plaid Stallions. After we give our reasons for doing a time capsule, we each select a printed matter item, moving picture item, 3-D object, food item and an episode of our podcast to stick in the time capsule. Future generations have a lot to look forward to thanks to us. Nerd To-Dos feature vacations, books, Orphan Black and Starblazers.

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This week we welcome Pax's buddy Dr. Mike back to the fourth chair for another Star Trek movie drilldown. Somehow our serious analysis of Star Trek: The Motion Picture devolves to include Billy Zane, Chris Pine's arm hair, giant sphincters, and talking like we're in a wormhole. Just the sort of high critique you can only get from Nerd Lunch and the rest of the Internet. Our Nerd To Dos feature a book about the BMX movie Rad, the Shannara fantasy novels by Terry Brooks, more of Jeeg's real life problems, and a Netflix cleanup project.

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The Fourth Chair is crowded this week as returning guest Dubba from episode 96 brings with him three of his friends. The ENTIRE crew from The Nosh Show joins us and we do a Fast Food Draft. The rules were simple, we each had to pick a burger/beef entree, chicken entree, side item, drink (something you can suck through a straw) and a wild card item from the QSR top 20 list of fast food and quick service restaurants. There was drama and intrigue and by the end we were all very hungry.

You can also hear the entire crew of Nerd Lunch on episode 32 of The Nosh Show.

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This week on the show, Nerd Lunch is down a Pax, but the Fourth Chair is occupied with Classick Materia from the Cold Slither Empire. In celebration of Jack Bauer's comeback as well as the comeback of the Cold Slither Podcast, CT, Jeeg and Classick have a discussion on some of the best and worst comebacks. And they craft a few of their own.

Be sure to check out CT on a recent episode of the Cold Slither-produced Anutha Twenny Fo podcast.

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