After years of talking about the DC cinema plans, the Batman v Superman movie has descended upon us like a vigilante in the night. And Pax and CT have now seen this along with friend from The Atomic Geeks, Michael DiGiovanni. And boy, we all have got some things to get off our chest. Disclaimer: These are our opinions and should not be construed as us imposing our beliefs on you. I know that's the popular thing to do on the internet, but we're interested in genuine discussion.

Direct download: NerdLunch_223b_Batman-v-Superman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am EST

While other podcasts talk about superheroes fighting, this week Pax and Jeeg wax poetic about the recently completed British costume drama, Downton Abbey. Joining them in the Fourth Chair is first time guest John Vanover from the Action Figure Blues podcast and tvandfilmtoys.com. What did it mean for Lady Edith to find happiness? Could they forgive Barrow's dastardly deeds? Should Lady Mary have ended up with Gillingham, Blake, or Talbot? Were there enough tissues to mop up the tears during the series finale? The nerds tackle all these questions and more in a conversation worthy of a free tote bag.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:47pm EST

During the after discussion of episode 222, the guys start talking about 227 and essentially do a drilldown.

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

This week Shawn Robare returns to the show to reminisce about video rental stores. We talk about the first video rental stores we remember popping up in our towns, we discuss renting the actual VCRs, VHS vs Betamax and what the brick & mortar video rental situation currently looks like for us. Join us for a fun, nostalgia filled discussion.

Direct download: 222_-_Video_Rental_Store_Memories.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

CT and one of his co-hosts from the Dragonfly Ripple Podcast descend upon Tallahassee's very own pop culture convention...ALT*Con Florida. There they talk to writers, artists, cosplayers, and actors showcased at this convention now in its fourth year. Also, be sure to check out the Dragonfly Ripple feed for a companion piece to this episode.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm EST

The Nerd Lunch court is called back into session and this time, director of Man of Steel, 300, Sucker Punch, The Watchmen and the upcoming Batman v Superman, Zack Snyder, is being put on trial for his crimes against entertainment. Is Snyder a hack or does he truly have a vision? Evan Hanson prosecutes, Nerd Lunch's very own PLee defends while Andrew Bloom of the Classic Film Jerks judges. Jon Cross from the After Movie Diner and Robert Zerbe of 2 The Escape Hatch are called as witness in this historic trial. Listen now!

Direct download: NerdLunch_221_Trial-of-Zack-Snyder.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm EST

In the spiritual sequel to our Man Crushes episode, Kay from Fangirl Blog takes over the hosting duties along with an all-woman panel to talk about woman crushes. Hear Kay, Jen Usellis Mackay, Stacey Rader and new guest Kelly Knox talk about current woman crushes as well as those who have passed, those who are cartoons and an assortment of other categories.

Direct download: NerdLunch_220_Woman-Crushes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:45am EST

Marvo from the Impulsive Buy and the Nosh Show takes over the Fourth Chair this week as we discuss some of our favorite and weirdest knock-off and store brand foods. We also put each other to the test in creating new knock-offs for some beloved brand name products. This episode's Nerd To-Dos feature the Fantastic Four movies, the Force Awakens (again), Chappie, and Triumph's Election Special.

Direct download: NerdLunch_219_KnockOffFoodBrands.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm EST

This week on Nerd Lunch we are joined by Jason Gross from Rediscover the 80s and the Recurrent Events podcast.  Everyone is assigned a movie from someone else and we are tasked to create toys based on these movies.  Expect comedy, action and spy movies to appear starring such actors as Mel Gibson, Chris Farley and Sammo Hung.

Direct download: 218_-_Create_Your_Own_Toy_Line_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Doug Frye from Schlock Treatment joins us again in the Fourth Chair as we plumb the depths of Craigslist for crazy collections and flat out weird stuff. Listen to find out if Craigslist can produce any treasures to top the crown jewel of our first run at this topic, Bill the trampoline deliverer. This week's Nerd To Dos include Dragon Con, The Force Awakens, the Australian version of Rake, and a marathon (Hint: it's not Jeeg's to do).

Direct download: NerdLunch_217_Craigslisting2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02pm EST

We return to the USS Sexy Armpit, but this time our replicators are fine. It's the Space TV we've been using that has a very long and unnecessary backstory for why we must now pick ten, and only ten, movies that we will be forced to watch over and over again until our derelict ship is rescued. The entire crew of the ship unites to make these decisions as Captain Jay and On Second Scoop's Dubba both guest. Find out which ten we choose by listening!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Jeff Somogyi returns and we go down that rabbit hole again. This time we're ready for lawyer traps as we bring our friend Evan along, too. It's our first fan-submitted version of this show. Thanks to everyone who suggested starting and ending links. (Please note: No cast members from Star Trek: Voyager appear in this episode!)

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Michael May completes his four week Nerd Lunch tour of duty and we make his dream of guesting with William Bruce West come true. Then, in the spirit of Fuller House, Girl Meets World and Coach, we get into an exercise of coming up with ideas for TV show revivals, some more deserving than others. We bring back Magnum, PI, Blacke's Magic, Small Wonder, Amen, and Murphy Brown. Nerd To-Dos feature some comic book reading, TV watching and taking a kid to go see that new Star Wars movie.

Direct download: NerdLunch_214_Undeserving-TV-Show-Revivals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

It wouldn't be the start of a new year without our yearly crop of predictions. After recapping some stellar (?) 2015 prognostications and the results of The Force Awakens Overs and Unders, the crew and Michael May predict the year to come in the realms of TV, fast food, and more. Plus, we tee up a new set of Overs and Unders for Star Trek Beyond! This week's Nerd To Dos include #fitness, Straight Outta Compton, scifi/comic convention plans, and Orphan Black.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

May and Kay come back to the show to discuss Star Wars The Force Awakens.  We talk about how many times we've watched it, we discuss what we liked, what we didn't like and we speculate what could be coming in further movies.

 

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

May and Kay join Pax in a discussion about the Star Wars Expanded Universe.  Expect us to discuss mostly the books but there is some discussion on the comics.  We discuss our first entry into the books, some of our favorite books, some of our favorite characters and we break down some recommendations for Star Wars book newbies.

Direct download: Nerd_Lunch_Episode_211_-_Star_Wars_Expanded_Universe_Discussion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Continuing our holiday tradition, Michael DiGiovanni from The Atomic Geeks joins us to ring in the holiday season. On the docket this year is a quest to assemble the ultimate Hallmark Channel or ABC Family quality Christmas romance movie. We don't quite get there, but we do pitch four excellent examples of the genre and empty IMDB's reservoir of 90s D-list celebrities in a stunt casting exercise you won't want to miss.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm EST

CT and Jeeg welcome back Rob Graham and the podcasters do a Drill Down on oft-overlooked Star Trek series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. They talk about the legacy of Captain Sisko, the other main characters, the Dominion War, the station itself, the Defiant, favorite episodes and of course, Garak. This one is for all the Niners out there.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:25pm EST

Returning after a long absence from our show is both guest Sue London and the "franchise topic" of Give That Guy Some Work (see episodes 5, 44 and 86 for previous installments). We discuss some actors and actresses that we haven't seen on our screens in awhile and discuss ideas for roles we'd like to see them take on. Nerd To Dos include some video gaming, Jessica Jones, and the new brand for our friends at UnderScoopFire. Also, our new theme song debuts on this episode!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

We once again celebrate the Day of the Ninja. This time Jeeg and Pax give a spin to the Wachowskis styled modern classic, Ninja Assassin. This movie has it all:  katanas, ultraviolent action, a Korean pop star, fusillades of shurikens, a connection to the britcom Coupling, and Sho Kosugi. Of course we love it. Stick around for Nerd To Dos that include the unique pairing of James Bond and Aquaman.

Direct download: NerdLunch_207_NinjaAssassin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

This week we are again joined by Michael May and Kay to discuss the final installment in the Star Wars prequels, Revenge of the Sith.  We discuss watching it for the first time, what we liked, what we didn't like, we even have a short discussion on the Clone Wars micro series that debuted before the movie.  Lots of fun discussion had within!

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

Episode 205 - UnderScoopFire joins us for My Celebrity Posse

Nerd To-Do is done! CT, Jeeg and Pax join forces with UnderScoopFire's Corey, eclectik, and Tank to create the greatest crossover since Thomas Magnum met up with Rick and A.J. Simon. On the Nerd Lunch side of the equation, the sextet discuss celebrities they would want to encounter in various everyday and not-so-everyday situations. Be sure to check out episode 147 of the UnderScoopFire podcast to hear the Nerd Lunchers join the USFers for a discussion about finales. This is podcast history in the making!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Making good on the claim to create a new podcast together, our guests from episode 204, Andrew Bloom (Classic Film Jerks) and Jeff Somogyi (Your Weird), join forces to create a new podcast...AWKWARD SILENCE! They live up to half of that description while talking about karaoke, what things are better when shirtless and a little bit of genealogy to boot. Also, apologies in advance to anyone named Glintor.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:40pm EST

Episode 204 - Down the Rabbit Hole 2

Do you ever go to Wikipedia looking for information on one thing but find yourself 20 minutes later having visited 20 other pages? Well, that's what we do on this episode of Nerd Lunch. Pax and CT are joined by Andrew Bloom from Classic Film Jerks and Jeff Somogyi of sommerjam.com and the Your Weird Podcast and once again we play a game of "Down the Rabbit Hole." Can we get from the page for RadioShack to the page for London After Midnight (film) within the show? There's only one way to find out...listen now!

Direct download: NerdLunch_204_Down-the-Rabbit-Hole-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

This week its finally time for Nerd Breakfast. We return to our version of sportsball drafting, but this time for fast food breakfast items. Rounding out the panel are the previous draft champion (just ask him), Dubba from On Second Scoop, and Nick from Dude Foods. Along the way we discover perhaps the longest fast food item name in history, debate which items can be eaten with a spoon, categorize the types of baked good plunderers in the office, and discuss the relative merits of quinoa.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:37pm EST