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Episode 61: Darkseid of the Gloom - Zack Snyder’s Justice League Review

Episode 61: Darkseid of the Gloom - Zack Snyder’s Justice League Review

April 9, 2021

We finally got around to watching the newly-released-to-streaming-epic that is Zack Snyder's Justice League, and... now we need a nap and a serious round of fluids to recover. Most kidding aside, we made our way through the four plus hour film and have some thoughts about what could have been, what was, Todd's unrepentant dislike of Joss Whedon, and overall thoughts on this monster of a flick.

All that and a Week In Geek chock full of news about the Battlestar Galactica reboot/sequel/mirage, a newly released deleted scene from Return of the Jedi, and whether or not we'll get a Luke Skywalker Star Wars TV show any time soon.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- We know you'll find this shocking, but it appears there's been another setback on the Battlestar Galactica thing that may premier on Peacock sometime in the 22nd Century

- Here's that Return of the Jedi deleted scene we haggled over

- Looks like there's some thoughts about getting Luke Skywalker onto the small screen for more than a "Mando Cameo"

- Here's the first part of the Portlandia bit about binging Battlestar Galactica (couldn't find the second half)

- Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) has some thoughts about whether Sebastian Stan needs his blessing to play Luke

- Speaking of Stan, please don't try to activate the Winter Soldier when meeting him. It's pretty lame.

- Here's some info about how the DGA (Director's Guild of America) looks at director's credits

- Here's some background on what went down with Richard Donner and Superman II

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

TIM highly recommends getting yourself a copy of Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas by Tom Papa 

TODD thinks you should be listening to Tower of Power's newly released 50 Years of Funk & Soul: Live at the Fox Theater right now - available on streaming platforms everywhere as well as at their website

 

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Episode 60: The Odd Couple - The Falcon & The Winter Soldier Theories

Episode 60: The Odd Couple - The Falcon & The Winter Soldier Theories

April 2, 2021

You'd think we'd all have learned our lesson after WandaVision, but nope... a new Marvel show brings a ton of new fan theories about what will happen, whom it will happen to, and how many big surprises will be revealed. Thank goodness we're here to break it all down and let you know what is The Real and what is The Jabroni when it comes to all this rampant speculation. To make things more interesting, we're putting all of this on the record just after the first episode and will return once the series is done to determine who was righter and wronger.

A quick programming note... Even though this is being posted the day that episode 3 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is released, we recorded this episode the Sunday immediately following the premier of the first episode. Life has gotten us behind on editing, but we'll be catching up shortly.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Looks like all of Todd's fervent prayers for Benedict Cumberbatch to play Grand Admiral Thrawn have been in vain

- Michael B. Jordan has been announced as directing Creed III as well as starring

- Ah, what might have been... Admiral Adama as a Klingon?!

- This is probably a repeat, but what the hell it's really entertaining and enlightening... here's Kurt Vonnegut (author Slaughterhouse Five and many other novels) talking about the shape of stories

 

... AND ANOTHER THING:

TIM has been supplementing his diet with a healthy (or unhealthy) amount of Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives as of late

TODD recommends checking out The House Of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea for a wonderful read

 

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Episode 59: Double Vision! - The WandaVision Series Finale

Episode 59: Double Vision! - The WandaVision Series Finale

March 26, 2021

Better late than never, we're back to recap the series finale of WandaVision! What did we like, what didn't we like, and how did all those theories turn out? All that along with Star Wars and MCU news aplenty. Cram it in your earhole now!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- The live-action return of Darth Maul

- A theory about the first mid-credits scene from WandaVision

- After a "Year Without Marvel", they're unloading with both barrels in 2021

- Keenan on SNL... what's up with that?

- Cary Elwes on drinking with Andre The Giant in New York City

- Bret Hart sharing some Andre The Giant stories with Stone Cold Steve Austin (NSFW language)

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out Keenan's new show on NBC

Todd thinks you oughta check out Cary Elwes' book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From The Making of the Princess Bride and Tim recommends the audiobook version as well

 

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Episode 58: Yo Idiots… We Did It! - Ranking All The Rocky Movies

Episode 58: Yo Idiots… We Did It! - Ranking All The Rocky Movies

March 5, 2021

Welcome back to The Idiodessey friends and fiends! We've both been fans of Rocky since before he singlehandedly brought down the Berlin Wall, ending the Cold War, and leading to the downfall of the Soviet Union. And for those who don't really understand that last sentence... pardon us... because we're old. 

So we've decided to go through all the Rocky and Creed movies to rank them all and you get to listen along. All that plus some tasty Star Wars news and a bit of WandaVision chitchat.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Looks like Rian Johnson has been completely excommunicated from the Star Wars universe after all...

- A little explanation of the British wonder that is the comedy/sci-fi series known as Red Dwarf

- Here's a bit more information on Agatha Harkness

- Here's that Sports Guy (Bill Simmons) cartoon about Rocky V

- The deleted scene with Mickey and Rocky from Rocky V that should never have been cut

- A little more info on Mr. T and his chains

- The definition of "kayfabe" for those who missed it last time

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out Young Rock on NBC

Todd thinks very highly of The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

 

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Episode 57: I’ll Monica Rambeau Ya For It! - WandaVision Fan Theories The Real or Jabroni?

Episode 57: I’ll Monica Rambeau Ya For It! - WandaVision Fan Theories The Real or Jabroni?

February 23, 2021

Since the opening credits of the first episode, WandaVision has been sprouting fan theories like kudzu taking over a vacant lot. In this episode, we go through some of them and decide whether they're the real or jabroni. What does that mean exactly? Well, you'll have to listen to get the explanation!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Looks like Mara Jade will be coming to the live action Star Wars universe

- The new trailer for Zack Snyder's Justice League whatever it is has been released

- Here's the Binging With Babish Four Horsemeals of the Eggporkalypse episode that inspired Uncle Todd's chicken-fried steak adventure

- Here's the album version of Clark Terry's song "Mumbles" for your listening pleasure

- Depending on what continuity you're going by... yes, Magneto is Wanda and Pietro's dad

- A much better explanation of tritones

- For those who don't know what The Adama Manuever is, watch and be enlightened

- Some information about Locked-In Syndrome 

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out Star Wars: The Old Republic ... but be warned, there is no Mac version (sorry Uncle Todd!)

Todd thinks you should be listening to the "Want Me Back" / "Better" EP from Cody Fry, Cory Wong, & Dynamo right now because it's streaming just about everywhere

 

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Episode 56: The Night Of A Thousand Spears - 2021 WWE Royal Rumble Recap

Episode 56: The Night Of A Thousand Spears - 2021 WWE Royal Rumble Recap

February 12, 2021

Finally.... the idiots have come back to the Royal Rumble!

That's right, we step back into the squared circle of idiocy to rewind, review, and recap this year's first PPV in all it's glory and dismal failings. Also, we talk about the new WWE deal with NBC, some more Star Wars news, and our recommendations in And Another Thing. Can... you... dig it... sucka?!?!?!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Looks like the Star Wars retcon is on

- Vince is gonna be cashing some nice checks from NBC with this new deal

- A little background on our Transformers / G.I. Joe tangent and the (almost) death of Duke

- Paul Heyman talking about his famous shoot promo on Vince McMahon (NSFW language)

- And here's the promo itself from back in the day

- We think it's hard to underestimate how much Todd would rather have seen Gillberg return at the Rumble instead of Goldberg

- And while we're at it, you should also follow Gillberg on Twitter

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends watching WWE Untold: The Rise of Triple H on the WWE Network

Todd is being a copycat and sticking with wrestling by saying watch Ladies And Gentlemen, My Name Is Paul Heyman on the WWE Network too

 

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Episode 55: When Diana Prince Cries - Wonder Woman 84 Review

Episode 55: When Diana Prince Cries - Wonder Woman 84 Review

January 29, 2021

As you might have remembered from past episodes, we were really looking forward to Wonder Woman 1984. Finally, after surviving the holidays and everything that comes with it, Todd and Tim have both watched this highly anticipated Patty Jenkins flick and are now prepared to give you their expert idiotic take on it.

We also spend some time talking about the new Lucasarts game and the third episode of WandaVision too. What are ya waiting for? Get listening!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games announce new story-driven Star Wars game

- Here's the Eve Online battle Tim was talking about - sheer insanity

- Here's Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin (with guest Skylar Astin) on Fatman Beyond talking about the first 2 episodes of WandaVision

- And here's the episode of Fatman Beyond where Marc does a live re-write of WW84

- Not sure if this is the article Todd was talking about, but it discusses the consent issues in WW84

- Yup, 1984 was a pretty big year for music - here's a Rolling Stone breakdown of the top 100 singles

- Here's the Kristen Wiig "Christmas Morning" SNL skit

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends watching The Holiday Movies That Made Us: Elf on Netflix for all the delicious behind-the-scenes magic

Todd thinks you should follow Fleet Is Family on Twitter immediately and then buy something from the store to help out actor Michael Hogan

 

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Episode 54: Release The WandaVision!

Episode 54: Release The WandaVision!

January 23, 2021

After gritting through "The Year Without Marvel", we get our first dose of the new MCU show WandaVision. So, of course, we needed to geek out to this one for a bit as Feige & Co. decided to drop not one but TWO episodes on a waiting world. We'll give our opinions, thoughts, and more than likely idiotic predictions in this action-packed episode along with a healthy bit of news in The Week In Geek!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Favreau & Filoni have a handle on who'll be playing Grand Admiral Thrawn and... it ain't nobody we thought it was going to be

- Speaking of the Dynamic Duo, there's a bit of Star Wars creative civil war brewing over at LucasFilm

- And yeah, the only news for the new BSG series is that there isn't much news at all

- Nope, Todd wasn't just imagining it - Sweden did plant a forest of trees for shipbuilding and it's called the Visingsö Oak Forest

- The cop from Dumb & Dumber? That would be one Harland Williams, also known for Half-Baked, Robots, and... Fudgy Wudgy Fudge Face. Yup, that's the title of a legit movie.

- Holy sweet mother of crap, Todd somehow managed to misspell "sword" during the show ... He was, of course, referring to S.W.O.R.D. which you can learn more about here.

- And while we're at it, here's some info on Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.) too

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out the new Twilight Zone produced by and starring Jordan Peele. We won't mention the streaming app because... well... you know...

Todd thinks you oughta listen to the bonus episode of Battlestar Galacticast where they talk with writer and producer Jane Espenson about the post-series movie, The Plan.

 

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Episode 53: Show Me The Movies - 1996: The Year In Movies

Episode 53: Show Me The Movies - 1996: The Year In Movies

January 15, 2021

A ways back, we dove into movies from the year 1977 (Episode 38) and came up with some rather interesting results. Well, we're back at it again - this time, with a year that's a bit more recent and relevant to a couple guys in their 40's, the year 1996. We talk about our top movies, honorable mentions, and flicks that surprised us along with our normal assortment of nonsense.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's Dave Chapelle's Saturday Night Live monologue from a couple months ago

- And why not? Here's Eddie Murphy's SNL monologue from late 2019

- We both got this one wrong... The hologram doctor making a cameo in Star Trek: First Contact was from Star Trek: Discovery and not Deep Space Nine

And here's the Frank Zappa interview that Todd mentioned where he's talking about how the music industry works

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends watching Star Wars Gallery: The Mandalorian for all the behind the scenes goodness we're gonna get from this past season

Todd thinks you should check out The Mortician on WWE Network - the story of Bill Moody, the man behind Paul Bearer.

 

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Episode 52: Not Dead Yet! - When Characters Die & Come Back

Episode 52: Not Dead Yet! - When Characters Die & Come Back

January 9, 2021

The return of Boba Fett in The Mandalorian got us thinking about if there are any rules about when characters should die and come back? Well, we mulled it over a bit and decided to fire up the podcasting machine to record our thoughts for posterity. Enjoy our first episode of 2021!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's some more information about former NFL coach and ladies man Wayne Fontes

- We think this is the documentary about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Todd was talking about

- Here's the IMDB of one Robe Zombie

- This is the best we could do finding the Wyatt Family -vs- The Shield PPV match Tim was talking about (careful sound is loud at the beginning)

- Francis Coppola's wife is, of course, Eleanor and she was the director of Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse - which is totally worth your time

- Tim got real close with his Khan quote, but we wanted to make sure we got it right

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out Challenger: The Final Flight on Netflix

Todd thinks you should be watching the Rustic Overtones New Years Eve show right now

 

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