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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.

September 22, 2020

Episode 198 - Rest in Power, Chadwick!

Welcome to Episode 198 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. 

A sad day is upon us as actor Chadwick Boseman passed from Cancer.  Wakanda Forever!  He will be missed and this opens up so many questions about one of Marvel's most successful movie franchises.  Who will take the mantle of the Panther?  Will they recast the role?  Should Shuri get it?   We'll just have to stay tuned and find out

We talk about Netflix shows, with a bit of a focus on the Social Dilemma.  It's a little disconcerting of a watch, though probably pretty important in this day and age of social media.  Be careful with your social media, you don't know who is controlling what content you see, read, and post!

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!

September 22, 2020

Episode 197 - Turtles Turtles Turtles!

Welcome to Episode 197 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 (Jake, Mitch and Matt Orrin) are virtually together to discuss all things geek. 

Umbrella Academy is back, and we are ALL glad for it.  That show rocks!  Ellen Page might still be the weakest, acting wise, but her character is much better this season.  With some shows ending, its nice to have a show like this enter the scene.  The Boys season 2 is also on its way (as of this recording!) and that should also be lauded.  Mitch continues to finish all of the Marvel Netflix shows and the end is near for him.  He catches us all up, before we switch to everyones favorite heroes in a half shell.  

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!

September 22, 2020

Episode 196 - Unhappy Endings

Welcome to Episode 196 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 (Jake, Mitch and Matt Orrin) are virtually together to discuss all things geek. 

Some great shows have ended, or are ending, both in the sense of the season and also its run.  Venture Brothers have finally (and sadly!) met their end, even though we've only gotten 7 seasons in 16 years.  That show is super funny and will always be remembered fondly by us.  Doom Patrol's season has also ended, and what a weird one that was!  Hoping that if the show continues, they do something for Larry's character because he seems to be getting a lame story line.

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!

August 12, 2020

Episode 195 - Broadcast Geek Patrol

Welcome to Episode 195 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 (Jake, Jeff and Matt Orrin) are virtually together to discuss all things geek. 

We're still at it!  As much as it wants to, the Quarantine of 2020 can't keep us down!  Unfortunately, there isn't much to talk about because we aren't getting too much new content.  However, we still have some of our favorites available to watch.  Doom Patrol is a good example.  If you watched first season and thought it was weird, well then buckle up for second season.  The tone is definitely a bit different and it is still fun.

We talk a bunch about documentaries, going a bit in depth on the Michael Jordan doc, the Last Dance.  We follow that up with talk on Fear City: NY vs the Mafia.  

We finish up with a bunch of star wars talk, mostly about spinoffs from Solo.  Jeff drops knowledge on the SW universe, characters and time lines.  Disney has a bunch of plans for the galaxy far, far away and we all look forward to what they are.  How about you?

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July 29, 2020

Episode 194 - Shrill Coulson

Welcome to Episode 194 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, Nate Balding, and Matt Orrin) are virtually together to discuss all things geek. 

 

Nate is back with us, and he breaks down Agents of Shield!  Will the REAL Phil Coulson, please stand up.  Please stand up!  Agent Coulson has been through a lot on the show, and the current iteration of him isn't real...or is it?  It seems he is an LMD, and we find out that he isn't the only one.

 

We go on a Batman dive, starting the conversation with the infamous Batmobile.  There is a documentary talking about the different ones over time.  We talk about our favorites, from the '66 one to the tumbler.  Do you have a favorite?  

 

We go into Marvel, and discuss possible plans for the TV characters moving forward.  There have been talks about Punisher and Daredevil possibly moving forward, but those are unsubstantiated.  We talk about how Marvel should movie forward, in general, in this current climate.  Hoping to see characters with more diversity and inclusiveness.  Let us know your thoughts!

 

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!

July 14, 2020

Episode 193 - Señor Juggalo

Welcome to Episode 193 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, Jake, Nate Balding, and Matt Orrin) are virtually together to discuss all things geek. 

Nate Balding is in the house, once again!  Actually, he's been at his "house" the whole time, though this time he joined us on our GeekZoom chat.   Taking time from critically acclaimed podcast, Werewolf Radar, he spits out some hot takes on all sorts of topics for your aural delight. 

HBOMax and DCUniverse have an interesting relationship, one that could be thought of as annoying especially if you want DC related content.  At the time of this recording, much was unknown regarding how the two would interact.  HBOMax has a bunch of content that is accessible on DCU, but it doesn't have ALL of the content from DCU.  This means you might still want to pay for the DCU, which is kind of lame.  However, HBOMax just has a lot of stuff from their kid companies so if you need all that stuff, get it.  However, if you're looking for newer, specialized content then think again.

Harley Quinn, which is STILL fantastic, is ONLY accessible on DCU.  It is still really good and second season is coming to an end. Diedrich Bader, voicing Batman, does a wonderful job and has his own episode.  Batman's interaction with Alfred is great!  We talk about Joker, any and all, and Mitch gives us his perspective on the Clown Prince of Comedy.  

We chat about Marvel next, mostly Agents of Shield.   It's near its end and we reminisce about seasons past.  We also talk about their purpose, and the potential paradox of their existence.  Its a good one!

 

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June 10, 2020

Episode 192 - ScrewLU

Welcome to Episode 192 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  Power Trio of Geeks (Mitch, Jeff, and Matt Orrin) are virtually together to discuss all things geek. 

Your Broadcast Guardians of the Galaxy are back!  The never ending supply of content out there keeps us busy, and we do our best to keep you up to date.  Like the last Duck Tales...if you are a wrestling fan, then this episode is for you.  Its got everything you want from a cartoon.  Then again, so does Harley which is continuing to excite and please.  The latest episode, at the time, had Ivy's bachelorette party and Kiteman's bachelor party.  One was a little more wilder than the other and the episode also featured some backstory on King Shark.  Great stuff!

The Bat is back...or making his way back!  It seems production is back on, which is exciting, and we're curious how it'll tie into the bigger universe.  Especially with the Snyder cut coming out AND talks of Henry Cavill coming back as the Boy Scout in blue.  On the TV side, Ruby Rose is out as Batwoman and the series is trying to figure out how to handle that.  Do they recast, or throw a new character into the mix.  What are your thoughts?

Lastly, we talk about shows that have had a strong impression on culture and society.  Shows like Rick & Morty, which become some sort of a phenomena. We talk about some of our favorites over the years, like Venture Brothers, Archer, Sealab 2020.  What were some of your favorite shows?

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!

June 4, 2020

Episode 191 - Schwimm Team

Welcome to Episode 191 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. 

The world is falling apart around us, but we have little problem staying distracted.  We start talking about Scoob, the new Scooby Doo movie which is ALSO a Blue Falcon movie.  The movie kind of sets up a Hanna-Barbera universe, as it introduces Blue Falcon & Dynomutt, and also Captain Caveman and Dick Dastardly with stills of Jabberjaw, Grape Ape and Atom Ant.  Maybe we'll see the HBCU.  

We've also seen Pikachu Detective, with Ryan Reynolds, which was very fun and entertaining.  This led us down a Ryan Reynolds favorite movie path, which is easy with him. Somehow, we got into David Schwimmer and his roles.  Does he have many?  

Last, we delve into DC territory.  There is news that Ruby Rose is out as Batwoman, and at the time we didn't know much more than that.  Now its more in the news cycle, if you want to look into it.  Also, there is a new show called Stargirl which maintains some similarities to the comics.  Luke Wilson plays a big role in it and it seems to be off to a good start.  They show the JSA and the Injustice Society, including a glimpse of Solomon Grundy.  Exciting!  And since we're on the topic of DC, we feel it necessary to say that there WILL be a Snyder-cut of Justice League coming out next year.  Stay Tuned!

 

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 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!