The Star Wars Panel reunites for the daunting task of discussing the two Ewok movies, "Caravan of Courage" and "Battle for Endor." Dreams about where Ewoks live were dashed, the duplicate side of Endor was created, and Burl Ives narrates it all.

Direct download: NerdLunch_277_Ewok-Movies-Drill-Down.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Jeeg and CT welcome Mike Westfall and Will Webster back to the show for a discussion of friendships in pop culture. The nerds just scratch the surface of some all time favorite movie and TV friendships and then choose best friends for some iconic loner characters. From Stephen Root to wizarding conspiracy theories to Orko, this episode definitely goes to some weird places.

After the show, be sure to check out Will's site to learn more about his team-up with Evil Kat Comics to support No Kid Hungry.

Direct download: NerdLunch_276_PopCultureBestFriends.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

The Rabbit Hole is joined by comic book writer Christopher Hastings (Gwenpool, Deadpool, Dr. McNinja) and the crew explores the Marvel Wiki in honor of a new Spider-Man movie out this month. Can the crew get from the page for X-51 to Loki in just six jumps? And what's the deal with ROM? Jump on into the Rabbit Hole with us and find out!

Direct download: Rabbit09_Christopher-Hastings.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Returning to the show after an over 100 episode hiatus is the character of Ned. N. Lurch. Ned is trying to break into "the biz" but his rich stepdad doesn't want him to. So he's hired a panel of experts whose job it is to help Ned think he's coming up with great ideas for a comic, but in actuality, they're trying to lead him astray. Listen now to them come up with the idea for the "worst comic ever"!

Direct download: NerdLunch_275_Worst-Comic-Ever.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

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. 

Direct download: NerdLunch_274_SweetSixteenCartoonDogs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 3:37pm EST

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!

Direct download: RabbitHole08_Jason-Liebig.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14pm EST

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!

Direct download: NerdLunch_EH_Wonder-Woman-Movie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

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!

Direct download: RabbitHole07_Dr-Andrea-Letamendi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm EST

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!

Direct download: Extra_Helping_-_Star_Trek_IV_novelization.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm EST

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!

Direct download: NerdLunch_269_Star-Trek-IV-Drill-Down.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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.

Direct download: RabbitHole06_Geek-Kay.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

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.

Direct download: NerdLunch_266_50-Cent-Bin-Justice-League.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

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...)

Direct download: NerdLunch_265_TV-into-Movies-fixed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

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.

Direct download: RabbitHole05_Quinn-Rollins.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

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 EST

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.

Direct download: NerdLunch_262_WhateverHappenedTo2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST