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Welcome to Broadcast Geeks! On this podcast we discuss all things geek related with a focus on comic book adaptations for television and the big screen.

May 21, 2020

Episode 190 - Was Porkins a Poor Pilot?

Welcome to Episode 190 of Broadcast Geeks! On this podcast we discuss all things geek and nerd related, provided our DVR’s have space and our Netflix accounts are our own and none others.  This week, the Geeks (Mitch, Jeff, Jake, Chris Baker and Matt Orrin) are virtually together to discuss all things geek. 

The Quarantine is still upon us, but that doesn't dampen our spirits...or our consumption of them!  It also hasn't stopped our viewing, which is good because there is definitely an abundance of shows to watch.  We start with Harley Quinn, as it is the most consistently fun show to watch right now.  It's well animated, well voiced, and consistent with the humor and violence.  DC has always had great animation, as we transitioned to JL Dark: Apocolips War, on the DCU.  It's a mashup of hero and villain groups taking on Darkseid and it looks pretty solid.  

Star Wars news!  Taika Waititi is slated to direct a Star Wars movie, which many of us are hoping doesn't involve a Skywalker.  Regardless, everything he does is real good so it is exciting!  Ever notice how everyone we "meet" in Star Wars is a great pilot?  Maybe not Porkins, but every other named pilot seems to be the best and has flown in some tight situations.  

Recommendations are thrown around the circle, especially with some of the documentaries like the Beastie Boys one on Apple+ and the Michael Jordan one.  However, some of us are catching up on shows that ended years ago like Breaking Bad.  What shows did you not watch when they were out originally but you are watching now?

You can send your feedback and show topic ideas to broadcastgeeks@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @broadcastgeeks. Please remember to subscribe, and review us, on iTunes and anywhere else you listen!

May 13, 2020

Episode 189 - Somehow Palpatine Returned!

Welcome to Episode 189 of Broadcast Geeks! On this podcast we discuss all things geek and nerd related, provided our DVR’s have space and our Netflix accounts are our own and none others.  This week, the Geeks (Mitch, Jeff, and Matt Orrin)  are virtually together to discuss all things geek. 

The original power trio are "together", Covid-style, and talk about all kinds of things.  We talk about the lack of new content that will be felt at some point, though there is probably plenty of films available, that studios might have passed on initially.  Who knows...we might not see a gap at all!  However, we definitely are seeing lots of films already made that are being pushed out further and further.  Films such as Black Widow and the ill-fated New Mutants. 

Mitch is working his way thru the Netflix Marvel shows, and he lets us know where he is at and his thoughts.  Some of which he only watched once so this is a good opportunity to get a recap of ALL of the shows.  We talk more about the Marvel movies, and then into the usual Star Wars talk.  Plenty of talk about Clone Wars and Resistance.  Jeff has stuff to say about Star Wars!

You call him Dr Jones!  We talked Indy movies, and Matt Orrin admitted that he never saw the the Crystal Skull movie.  There was a lot of bad press about the film, and Matt was assigned to watch it for HW.  We all have different favorites in the series.  What is YOUR favorite?

 

You can send your feedback and show topic ideas to broadcastgeeks@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @broadcastgeeks. Please remember to subscribe, and review us, on iTunes and anywhere else you listen!

April 28, 2020

Episode 188 - Baking Bad

Welcome to Episode 188 of Broadcast Geeks! On this podcast we discuss all things geek and nerd related, provided our DVR’s have space and our Netflix accounts are our own and none others.  This week, the Geeks (Mitch, Jeff, Jake, Chris Baker and Matt Orrin) joined by Carlos Madrid, are virtually together to discuss all things geek. 

 

We're still stuck at our homes, just like most of you, which is just an opportunity to get caught up on stuff! Like DuckTales, for example, which has Jason Mantzoukas as Steelbeak.  It was a great episode with lots of cool extras for your nostalgic enjoyment.  

Given that most of us aren't going anywhere any time soon, we have time to watch those shows that eluded us back when they came out.  Jeff is starting Breaking Bad, though that show can be a struggle for some.  We talked about that show and Breaking Saul, and how they tie together.  Kristen Ritter was on that show, which got us talking Marvel because, well...Marvel.  Community is another show some never watched, and boy-howdy can it be funny.  Also, huge amount of talent in that show that we enjoy in more current shows. 

Can't go an episode without talking Star Wars stuff, and this time is was more about Rosario playing Ahsoka.  This makes us very happy because we all love Rosario.  We talk about Clone Wars tie-ins, and the upcoming Mandalorian.  However, we can only get excited about stuff we KNOW has been filmed because its gonna be a while for any new content.  What will that look like?

You can send your feedback and show topic ideas to broadcastgeeks@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @broadcastgeeks. Please remember to subscribe, and review us, on iTunes and anywhere else you listen!

April 15, 2020

Episode 187 - Finding Facts That Don’t Exist!

Welcome to Episode 187 of Broadcast Geeks! On this podcast we discuss all things geek and nerd related, provided our DVR’s have space and our Netflix accounts are our own and none others.  This week, the Geeks (Mitch, Jeff, Jake, and Matt Orrin) are virtually together to discuss all things geek. 

It's still Quarantine 2020 and we had another video conference to bring you necessary Geek content!  The streaming services are all being taxed, and so far they are holding up well.  Duck Tales is back, which is always great Rona viewing.  The second episode establishes Goofy in their universe but we'll see if he'll be a recurring character.  However, Disney+ only has the first two seasons and the the new episodes of the show can be found on DisneyXD.  Since we're on the Wonderful World of Disney, we started talking about the Mandalorian which should be dropping in October of this year.  We're ALL excited about the rumors of Rosario Dawson being cast as Ahsoka Tano for season 2.  We'll keep our fingers crossed for it to happen, because that is the way.

How heavy do you think Wolverine is?  We talk about this a lot, and we continued in this episode.  We've all assumed he was hundreds and hundreds of pounds, but the Internet sources tell us that with the adamantium skeleton, he is only about 300lbs.  I guess that would explain a lot of things we have seen him do effortlessly, such as riding a motorcycle and landing on people without fully crushing them.  Or even just getting up!  We also talked about Cyclops optic blasts.  How far can they go?  Again, our sources tell us that he kind of absorbs energy and channels it out of his eyes so he is limited as to how far he can shoot which means he probably wont destroy the moon if he shot at it full blast.

Lastly, we're still adjusting to the change in the world.  Jeff misses sports...a lot!  Will they come back, or will some just fade away?  Fortunately, we have plenty of distractions from all the different streaming services.  Too bad HBO Max couldn't get their act together to release their service.  By the time they release, maybe mid May, will the world even care?  Are we gonna be done watching TV due to all the front loading in the first month of Quarantine?  What about when we are allowed out, will we even WANT to watch more TV?  Well, we know Jake will...how about you?

You can send your feedback and show topic ideas to broadcastgeeks@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @broadcastgeeks. Please remember to subscribe, and review us, on iTunes and anywhere else you listen!

March 31, 2020

Episode 186 - Into the Rona-verse!

Welcome to Episode 186 of Broadcast Geeks! On this podcast we discuss all things geek and nerd related, provided our DVR’s have space and our Netflix accounts are our own and none others.  This week, the Geeks (Mitch, Jeff, Jake, Chris and Matt Orrin) are virtually together to discuss all things geek. 

Covid-19 is dominating 2020, so far, and we're all in quarantine practicing our social distancing.  We did an online conferencing  so we can get back to sharing our opinions on stuff that really matters!

After a long hiatus, it felt good to talk Geek again with each other and we started with shows people are watching.  The world seems pretty obsessed with Joe Exotic and the Netflix show, Tiger King.  Mitch goes into detail as to why this is a show to watch. He was against it at first but was all-in after keeping at it.  Jeff is working through Ozarks, which is already on its 3rd season.  Who doesn't like Jason Bateman?!

We had a somewhat lively discussion about Quentin Tarantino movies, which is our favorite or least favorite, and which ones could have been cut down a bit.  Which is your favorite and least favorite of his films?

Lastly, we talk about the struggling comic book industry and how it might be affected as a result of Diamond, a large publisher of comics, stopping operations.  This led us to Disney, because all roads lead to Disney.  Will they throw Charlie Cox's Daredevil into an upcoming show or might he show up in a Spider-man movie?  How are movie schedules being affected, and will things go straight to streaming?   I'll guess we'll have to stay in our homes and find out!

 

You can send your feedback and show topic ideas to broadcastgeeks@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @broadcastgeeks. Please remember to subscribe, and review us, on iTunes and anywhere else you listen!

February 21, 2020

Episode 185 - Dolphin Lundgren

Welcome to Episode 185 of Broadcast Geeks! On this podcast we discuss all things geek and nerd related, provided our DVR’s have space and our Netflix accounts are our own and none others.  This week, the Geeks (Mitch, Jeff and Matt Orrin) are joined by Reese Jenniges in the space known as Davey Jones Locker, formerly known as the Quantum Realm, to discuss all things geek. 

Harley Quinn started off the conversation, how good the characters are and how fun the show is.  We delve a bit into Poison Ivy's psyche, as she is considered one of the most powerful characters in the show, if not the most powerful.  Although the last episode made us wonder whether or not she can Groot herself, and regrow if she were hypothetically killed.  Fan favorite Jim Gordon is constantly on the edge of losing it, and Batman needs to regulate on him at times. Speaking of Harley, her new movie just came out.  Word is that it is pretty good, much like Suicide Squad was, despite it's under performing at the box office.  We just want a fun movie!

Somehow, as is our way, we move on to Dolph Lundgren and how awesome he is which then takes us to our featured actor this week...Kurt Russell.  If you peep Russell's IMDB page, you'll notice how prolific he has been throughout his career.  From playing Jungle Boy on Gilligan's Island (1965) to Ego the Living planet in Guardians, He has entertained us with is numerous roles.  Which is your favorite Kurt Russell movie? 

You can send your feedback and show topic ideas to broadcastgeeks@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @broadcastgeeks. Please remember to subscribe, and review us, on iTunes and anywhere else you listen!

February 16, 2020

Episode 184 - Hulk: The Musical

Welcome to Episode 184 of Broadcast Geeks! On this podcast we discuss all things geek and nerd related, provided our DVR’s have space and our Netflix accounts are our own and none others.  This week, the Geeks (Mitch and Jake) are joined by Reese Jenniges in the space known as Davey Jones Locker, formerly known as the Quantum Realm, to discuss all things geek. 

People are still digging Harley Quinn's show on DCU!  The voices are great and the characters are fun.  Mitch shares his opinions on it. Not only does he have opinions on that show, he also thinks Hulk should be a musical and everyone thinks Mitch should play the main character.  It would have to be off-Broadway, of course.  Uncut Gems was also talked about, especially after it got no love from the Academy.    

You can send your feedback and show topic ideas to broadcastgeeks@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @broadcastgeeks. Please remember to subscribe, and review us, on iTunes and anywhere else you listen!

February 9, 2020

Episode 183 - Desus and Mary Chain

Welcome to Episode 183 of Broadcast Geeks! On this podcast we discuss all things geek and nerd related, provided our DVR’s have space and our Netflix accounts are our own and none others.  This week, an almost full cadre of Geeks (Mitch, Jake, Nate, Chris Baker and Matt Orrin) are back in the space known as Davey Jones Locker, formerly known as the Quantum Realm, to discuss all things geek. 

Nate has risen once again, this time with a super sweet mustache.  And a bunch of opinions about stuff, such as DC's direction and their treatment of Stephen Amell.  We also discussed how awesome Amell is, for multiple reasons, though this time for his response to a panic attack he experienced on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum.  He left the show in mid recording, took some solo time, then returned 2 weeks later and discussed what happened.  We will miss him on the CW shows, and he could have made a decent regular Spectre character.  

Sabrina, which is apparently on her 3rd season, took up a good amount of conversation.  The show has gotten really weird and good, according to Jake and Nate.  Then we talk Picard, because that show is also really good.  The general theme is interesting, regarding synthetic life forms and their "rights".  

Lastly, we talk about a Showtime show called Desus and Mero, which is a late night talk show featuring 2 funny guys that were from the Bodega Boys podcast.  They have great guests and lots of laughs.  Check it out for yourself!

 

You can send your feedback and show topic ideas to broadcastgeeks@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @broadcastgeeks. Please remember to subscribe, and review us, on iTunes and anywhere else you listen!

February 2, 2020

Episode 182 - Release the Becker Cut

Welcome to Episode 182 of Broadcast Geeks! On this podcast we discuss all things geek and nerd related, provided our DVR’s have space and our Netflix accounts are our own and none others.  This week, an unusual power trio of Geeks (Mitch, Chris Baker and Matt Orrin) are back in the space known as Davey Jones Locker, formerly known as the Quantum Realm, to discuss all things geek. 

After technical difficulties, we're back!  There is an episode out there in the consciousness that we wanted to publish, but it eluded us.  So, we tried again a week later and here it is.  If a memory device that can extract the info from our heads, then we'll release that cut.  think Johnny Mnemonic.

Have you watch the new Harley Quinn show on DCU?  Its so much fun to watch, though the language and violence, even for a cartoon, can be a little jarring.  However, the show is still very light and fun and follows Harley as she tries to establish her persona sans Joker, and earn a spot in the Legion of Doom (LoD).  The voices should be familiar to you, as Tudyk does Joker and Clayface, and is joined by people like Tony Hale, James Adomian and Ron Funches.  

Next, we switch to CW, since Crisis united ALL DC content!  We talk about Arrow and how it treated Oliver's death especially since it didn't even happen on an Arrow episode!!  Arrow's finale did feature a possibility of Diggle becoming a Green Lantern in a future CW show.  This could be very exciting!

Finally, Picard is out.  If you don't have CBS streaming app, then maybe wait till the show is near the end and get the free trial.  The series started out great, and definitely will continue to feature themes revolving around synthetic life.  All sorts of past characters make an appearance so check it out if thats your thing.

You can send your feedback and show topic ideas to broadcastgeeks@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @broadcastgeeks. Please remember to subscribe, and review us, on iTunes and anywhere else you listen!

January 8, 2020

Episode 181 - Carpe DC

Welcome to Episode 181 of Broadcast Geeks! On this podcast we discuss all things geek and nerd related, provided our DVR’s have space and our Netflix accounts are our own and none others.  This week, a power trio of Geeks (Jake, Jeff Albright and Matt Orrin) are back in the space known as Davey Jones Locker, formerly known as the Quantum Realm, to discuss all things geek.

DC dominates the conversation, as we discuss some of the finer details of Joker movie and possible connections to the bigger picture.  Jared Let-who?  The new Batman movie, starring Robert Pattinson as the Bat, could end up being a Long Halloween story line especially with all the A-list people casted as villains.  This could be the start of a great decade for DC, with a universe set up to be pretty packed.  Look to the skies!

We can't ignore the other lantern, Marvel studios, because they always have some tricks up their sleeves.  Despite Disney screwing up and pushing out Disney+ before it was truly ready, we are still gonna get some cool properties this year.  Hawkeye, Falcon & Winter Soldier, WandaVision all hit the service in the next few months.  Keep those remotes handy!

You can send your feedback and show topic ideas to broadcastgeeks@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @broadcastgeeks. Please remember to subscribe, and review us, on iTunes and anywhere else you listen!