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Episode 119: Survivor Series War Games PPV Review

Episode 119: Survivor Series War Games PPV Review

December 2, 2022

It's been a hot minute or two since your humble idiotic hosts tackled any professional wrestling, and there's a good reason for that. It was pretty much unwatchable! But since things have seemingly been trending upwards lately, we decided to lace up the boots and plunk down some cash to renew our Peacock subscription to give Survivor Series a watch. What did we think? Tune in to find out!

Also, we talk about the new A Christmas Story reunion, wonder if Kang killed Iron Man, and how did Saw Geurrera get so whacky in The Week In Geek!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's the trailer for A Christmas Story Christmas so you can watch along

- Whaaaaaaaaat?! Did Kang really kill Iron Man?!

- Andor gives us the reason why Saw went a little paranoid between Rebels and Rogue One

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

The Man They Call Tim recommends checking out The Walking Dead over on AMC

Uncle Todd thinks you should give Wild Turkey Rare Breed bourbon a try sometime (age applicable of course)

 

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Episode 118: The Black Panther Lives!

Episode 118: The Black Panther Lives!

November 25, 2022

After much speculation about how Marvel would handle the sequel to the 2018 blockbuster, we got our answer this month with the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The idiots break down the flick, the debut of a new antagonist in the MCU, and how they said goodbye to Chadwick Boseman.

Also, we get into an interesting shake up at Disney corporate, a sequel to a Disney+ show, and talk a little bit about some pro wrasslin' coming up this weekend in The Week In Geek!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Buh-bye Chappy... welcome back Bobby! Disney cans their current CEO for their previous CEO.

- Vision Quest... but not that one

- War Games invades WWE Survivor Series this Saturday

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

The Man They Call Tim recommends The Best Science Fiction Short Stories of 2021 as chosen by Veronica Roth and John Joseph Adams

Uncle Todd thinks you should watch The Day of the Doctor - Doctor Who 50th anniversary special … featuring the return of the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) alongside then current doctor Matt Smith and the addition of John Hurt as The War Doctor

 

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Episode 117: Duel of the Duos! An Album 1-on-1 with The White Stripes and The Black Keys

Episode 117: Duel of the Duos! An Album 1-on-1 with The White Stripes and The Black Keys

November 14, 2022

It ain't easy having a band comprised of only two musicians, but the subjects of this episode have pulled it off and also made it look - and sound - pretty damn good too. We'll be diving into a pair of iconic albums from iconic duos as we decide which one impressed us more and whether we'd recommend it to others.  

Also, we do a watch-along of the new Ant Man and Wasp trailer, give our thoughts on the cancellation of one of our favorite recent series, and discuss The Man They Call Tim's bougie lifestyle.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's the trailer for Ant Man and The Wasp: Quantumania

- Finish what ya started... Westworld canceled after four seasons

- Background info for Elephant by The White Stripes

- Background info for Brothers by The Black Keys

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

The Man They Call Tim recommends watching the excellent documentary series Light & Magic on Disney+

Uncle Todd thinks you should give Thrawn by Timothy Zahn a read in the near future

 

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Episode 116: Andor Halfway Review

Episode 116: Andor Halfway Review

November 4, 2022

After seven episodes, Uncle Todd finally managed to catch up on Andor enough for us to get down to some business and review the newest Star Wars show on Disney+. Did we like it? Did we love it? Did we spend an inordinate amount of time ballyhooing doing bad Saw Gerrera impressions? You'll have to listen to know for sure!  

Also, we talk about the return of Bray Wyatt to the WWE and the new trailer for Creed III in The Week In Geek.

Programming note... Yes, we're a bit behind on this one due to Uncle Todd's work schedule catch-up after the move and other assorted life things. Thanks for the understanding!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Bray Wyatt returned to the WWE at their Extreme Rules PLV

- Here's Bray's promo on Smackdown! the following Friday

- Here's the trailer for Creed III 

- Background info on Andor - Wikipedia page and IMDB page

- And here's an explanation of why Andor didn't use The Volume for filming

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

The Man They Call Tim recommends David And Goliath (Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants) by Malcolm Gladwell

Uncle Todd thinks you should give The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi a read 

 

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Episode 115: For All Mankind - The BSG Sequel We Deserved But Never Got…

Episode 115: For All Mankind - The BSG Sequel We Deserved But Never Got…

October 21, 2022

When it comes to Ron Moore, we're pretty big fans... in case you haven't noticed by the approximately 800 hours of podcasts we've dedicated to Battlestar Galactica. Now that The Man They Call Tim has binged his way through For All Mankind, we're ready to break it all down for you about what we liked and what we really, really loved about the first three seasons of the show.

Also, go through some scientific analysis of plane ejection beyond the speed of sound and Uncle Todd has thoughts on the third season of Star Trek: Picard.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Neil DeGrasse Tyson had some words about Maverick's Mach 10.5 ejection

- Here's the trailer for season three of Star Trek: Picard

- And an article about that third season... if you're into that sort of thing 

- Background info on For All Mankind - Wikipedia page and IMDB page

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

The Man They Call Tim recommends giving WWE 2K22 a play if you're a video game type person

Uncle Todd thinks you should give Delbert McClinton's Never Been Rocked Enough album a listen 

 

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Episode 114: When Cinematic Universes Collide! - Marvel v DC

Episode 114: When Cinematic Universes Collide! - Marvel v DC

October 7, 2022

All it took was a few years, corporate buy out, a few dozen scandals, and a bunch of meh movies... but the folks at Warner Bros Discovery and DC have themselves a 10 year plan! What is it? Hell if we know. But lack of knowledge has never stopped us from flapping our gums about a subject and we're not about to start now. Will DC right the ship and get their cinematic universe in order? Should they even try? The idiots give their thoughts!

Also, we hear about The Man They Call Tim's adventures in scootering, watch the trailers for a couple flicks, and a good ol' fashioned rant from Uncle Todd in the Week In Geek.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's the trailer for season three of The Mandalorian

- Here's the trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

- Screenrant's article about the 10-year plan from DC

- Turns out Marvels plan for their cinematic universe wasn't always so much a plan as a guideline

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

The Man They Call Tim recommends watching all of For All Mankind on Apple TV+ immediately, if not sooner

Uncle Todd thinks you should listen to The Henry And Heidi Podcast featuring Henry Rollins

 

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Episode 113: I’m Your Huckleberry - Talking Tombstone

Episode 113: I’m Your Huckleberry - Talking Tombstone

September 16, 2022

After damn near a year of wanting to do this episode and continually pushing it back in favor of current events, we finally dig into one of our favorite, and most quoted, movies of all time - Tombstone. In addition, we're judging this one based on some new criteria and discussing whether it qualifies as our first ever Five Tool Flick!

Also, get into all the drama surround CM Punk and this EVP buddies in AEW during the Week In Geek.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's CM Punk at the press scrum after AEW's All Out event shooting on... just about everyone while eating a cupcake

- Here's the IMDB page for Tombstone so you have all the important details

- Val Kilmer on Doc Holliday’s accent & behind the scenes

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

The Man They Call Tim recommends listening to Vanderbilt: The Rise & Fall of an American Dynasty - Anderson Cooper & Katherine Howe and A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir by Colin Jost

Uncle Todd thinks you should watch Ronnie Coleman: The King on Netflix.

 

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Episode 112: The Movies Of 1999!

Episode 112: The Movies Of 1999!

September 2, 2022

We take a look back at the movies from the last gasp of the 20th century and pick our favorites and share some surprises. How highly will The Man They Call Tim rank The Phantom Menace in order to ingratiate himself to his dark overlord, George Lucas? What embarrassing finds will Uncle Todd share because he didn't read the description of the flick? Was 1999 truly one of the best years for movies in history?

Also, we talk about Henry Cavill in the MCU, what's up with Phase 4, and whether you can have Tony Stark without RDJ.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

Henry Cavill to play Marvel's version of Superman?!

Phase Four of the MCU... what's up with that?

Will there be a return of Tony Stark that doesn't involve Robert Downey, Jr?

- Here's a list of movies from 1999 ranked by popularity (IMDB)

- Feature films from 1999 ranked by box office (IMDB)

- 1999 in film (wikipedia)

- The 23 Movies That Define One Of The Best Film Years Ever (IndieWire)

- Why 1999 Was Hollywood’s Greatest Year Ever (NY Times)

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

The Man They Call Tim recommends watching Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ because football is life!

Uncle Todd thinks you should listen to the Video Archives Podast with Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary

 

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Episode 111: Marvel Mania!

Episode 111: Marvel Mania!

August 8, 2022

Now that we've had a little time to think about things (and catch up on sleep), the idiots are back at it to run down all the Marvel and MCU news from the recently completed 2022 San Diego Comic Con. Looking for in-depth expert analysis? Tough. Looking for the opinions of a couple chuckleheads from the interwebs? You're in the right place!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- All the Marvel news coming out of San Diego Comicon

- The Multiverse Saga is on!

- And DC gives us The Rock in costume… and not much else

- Here's the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer

- Here's the She Hulk: Attorney-At-Law trailer

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

The Man They Call Tim recommends A&E's WWE Biographies and Rivals shows

Uncle Todd thinks you should read Bird By Bird: Some Instructions On Writing & Life by Anne Lamott as well as Jim Cornett's review of the Steve Austin / Rock episode of Rivals

 

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Episode 110: Idiots On The Road!

Episode 110: Idiots On The Road!

July 29, 2022

We celebrated our fourth season by hitting the road! That's right, we truly went free range as Uncle Todd and The Man They Call Tim descended on Denver, Colorado for a few days of R&R along with an incredible concert at Red Rocks. What happened? Well, we'd love to tell you all about it...

Also, we get into Vince McMahon's resignation from WWE and all the various fall out coming from the debacle-in-motion at Titan Towers.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- By gawd... that's gotta be... Vince's retirement?!

- Fallout #1 - Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan are co-CEOs

- Fallout #2 - Triple H EVP of talent relations and head of creative

- Fallout #3 - Kevin Dunn may be on his way out

- Fallout #4 - WWE restating past financials due to ‘certain unrecorded expenses’ by Vince

- Here's the Triple H theme that Tim mistakenly thinks is better than his Motorhead entrances

- Here's the Lemmy version so you can judge for yourself

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

The Man They Call Tim recommends The Morning Show on AppleTV+

Uncle Todd thinks you should give Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore a read immediately

 

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