Episode 184 - Down the Rabbit Hole

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 Tim Lybarger from TimLybarger.com and Jeff Somogyi of sommerjam.com and the Your Weird Podcast and we play a game of "Down the Rabbit Hole." Can we get from the page for Karate Cop to the page for Tom Sawer (song) within the show? (Pre-apologies to all die-hard Rush fans...) There's only one way to find out...listen now!

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CT invites Kay to join him in this celebration of the 11th Doctor's premiere appearance. Together they try fish fingers and custard. CT even made his own custard using this recipe.

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Ryan from Grub Grade and The Nosh Show joins the nerds this week as they try to find alternative work for some junk food and fast food mascots. Who should shill for Cheetos if Chester Cheetah was laid off? Who should ascend to the throne of King Vitaman? What other product could an unemployed Hamburglar represent? All these questions and more are answered in this week’s show. Our Nerd To Dos include Fury Road, The Americans, Akira, and Trader Joes Peruvian Inca Corn.

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For this extra special Extra Helping Pax is joined by Shawn Robare to discuss the 1990 cartoon sequel, The New Adventures of He-Man which followed up and rebooted the classic mid 80s cartoon.  We talk about our first exposure to the property, we discuss a few of the episodes and how the show differs from the earlier incarnation and we even discuss the toys.

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Michael May and Geek Kay drop back by Nerd Lunch Studios for our second Star Wars drilldown, this time on 1980's Empire Strikes Back.  We talk about when we watched it first, some of our favorite characters and scenes, and who did Yoda mean was their "other hope"?

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The Nerd Lunch crew welcomes two guests this week, Michael DiGiovanni from The Atomic Geeks and Classic Film Jerks and Todd from JunkFed.com. Along with CT and Pax, the foursome take inspiration from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and create their own "cinematic universes" based on existing movie franchises. Hear about the Mad Max, Muppets, Mike Mignola and (Universal) Monster cinematic universes. And find out why Guillermo del Toro and Uncle Deadly are going to be busy.

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Diamonds are not forever in this episode of the Nerd Lunch Podcast. We welcome James from thejamesbondsocialmediaproject.com to help us break out the ol' Pop Culture Eraser again. After meeting him and talking way more about Pod, James Pod than I intended, we erase people and things such as Sean Connery's Diamonds Are Forever, Star Trek: Enterprise, Crisis on Infinite Earths, the return of Barry Allen, David Carradine, Joel Schumacher, Chris Hardwick and Ryan Seaquest...I mean Ryan Seacrest. Nerd To-Dos feature Mad Max: Fury Road and other stuff not as important as Mad Max: Fury Road.

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CT and Jeeg welcome Doug Frye of Schlock Treatment back to the show to discuss characters they hate and love to hate. The nerds talk all manner of despicable and lovable villains from Alex De Large to David Lo Pan to Dolores Umbridge to Cobra Commander. Also revealed are some classic characters we were supposed to love, but turned out to be hateable. Listen to find out which of the crew hates Wesley Crusher, Xander Harris, or Orko. This week's Nerd To Dos include David Letterman's very last show, The Winter Soldier, and Fury Road.

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This week we are joined by Geek Kay and Michael May to talk all about the first Star Wars movie.  We discuss the first time we watched it, our favorite characters and all of our favorite scenes.  We even discuss things we don't like and all the changes made for the Special Editions and later for the Blu-Ray.

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Together in person at C2E2 2015, The Atomic Geeks and Nerd Lunch decide who would win in certain battles.

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Nerd Lunch invaded the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and while there, they met up with several Fourth Chair guests who have been on the show. Questions were asked, projects were promoted, laughs were had. Thanks to the following guests on this show:

Also, read more about Dan Cooney's Tommy Gun Dolls Kickstarter project.
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Shawn from Brandedinthe80s.com and Rielly from RiellyGeek.com return to the show and join us in our somewhat annual Summer #NerdToDos discussion. We talk about the summer movies, TV, trips and eating we're looking forward to.

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The Nerd Lunch crew joins The Atomic Geeks in person for a discussion on C2E2 2015.

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In celebration of the forthcoming Strange Kids Club Magazine #5, Rondal Scott takes up the Fourth Chair this week. After talking about the new hero of the magazine issue, BRONARR: SPACE BARBARIAN, Rondal takes the nerds deeper into the world of scifi-fantasy by leading a retrospective on 1983's Krull. The panel kicks around what works, what doesn't, and what the heck is up with the glaive. It's a podcast episode light-years beyond your imagination! Nerd To-Dos include Orphan Black, Furious Seven, SilverHawks, Daredevil, and a lot of C2E2 talk.

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CT and Pax are again joined by Robert Zerbe from To the Escape Hatch to continue our discussion from Episode 155 about X-Men movies.  This time we are talking about the two newest movies, First Class and Days of Future Past.  We talk about the cast, we talk about the settings, we talk about what we liked and didn't like.  We even discuss a little bit about the upcoming Apocalypse movie.  Lots of good discussion this week.

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CT takes the reigns of the show and rides without Pax and Jeeg this week. A three way dance still happens as Kay returns to the show for the long awaited Doctor Who discussion. Also joining them is Todd from JunkFed.com. The trio ride the TARDIS for an extra long episode discussing the past ten years of the show. The highs, the lows, the weird and the really weird. This is the second time we've done a drill down on Doctor Who. Don't feel like you HAVE to listen to the first one though. This is a complete regeneration of the topic.

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In this segment that was too hot for Episode 172, the nerds discuss celebrity offspring who eclipsed their parents. Only not all of the podcasters are sure which celebrities are real.

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It’s a three way dance this week as CT, Pax, and Jeeg discuss follow-ups which exceeded the original. Movie sequels and reboots, TV spinoffs, soft drinks, and fast food items are all on the docket. This week’s Nerd To-Dos feature Age of Ultron packaging collections, a follow-up on Chupacabra vs the Alamo, prep work for C2E2, and rewatching the 90s Flash TV series.

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CT and Pax welcome back fan-favorite Fourth Chair guest William Bruce West back to the show. The trio discussion television series finales. What makes a great finale? What are some of the best? What are some of the worst? Plus, we complete our musical intro hat trick thanks to the amazing efforts of frequent Fourth Chair guest Geek Kay.

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This week the nerds are joined by Jay from SexyArmpit and Tim from Neighborhood Archive to discuss their favorite fictional bands.  Expect lots of talk about bands like The Pinheads, The Folksmen, The Guys Next Door and Sexy Lingerie.  Plus lots more.

At the end, in our lightning round, listen to us try to guess what movie/TV show obscure fake band names come from.


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Jen from Klingon Pop Warrior returns to the show as the crew talk about musicals! After a discussion on musicals in general, the podcasters turn several non-musical properties into musicals. Nothing is safe. There's Running Man: The Musical, Big Trouble in Little China: The Musical, Young Guns: The Musical and The Dukes of Hazzard Musical. Also listen to the biggest opening bit the Nerds have ever pulled off.

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Kay from Hyperspace Theories and Fangirlblog returns to the show and CT leads a discussion about The Rockeeteer. What made the story great? Was there chemistry between Cliff and Jenny? Should villains abandon pottery? And how many times in movies do they explain the demise of the "land" in "Hollywoodland"? Nerd To-Dos feature Doctor Who, more podcasts, and X-Men.

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In a creative exercise that didn't make it into Episode 167, the nerds put together an infomercial circa 1998 for a product that deserved one. The segment got a little weird, but Charlie's Angels fans are sure to love it.

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Tim Lybarger joins the nerds for an in-depth discussion of TV's truest art form, infomercials.  The guys reminisce about all time favorites from Ginsu knives to the Ronco rotisserie, name some favorite pitchmen, and highlight the most ridiculous infomercial products.  This week's Nerd To Dos include Brisco Country Jr., Seventh Son, True Detective, and a special Lorenzo Watch 2015 live reading.

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This week the nerds are joined by Nick from Dude Foods and Jess from Burger Mary to create movie menus.  Each person is assigned a movie and a restaurant from someone else and they must create a custom themed menu with only the items from the current menu of their restaurant.

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