Gabbing Geek 51, Battle Lines, is so contentious you’ll think it was a presidential debate where every single candidate is Donald Trump. We talk about corporate wars at Marvel, the latest salvo in the battle of the video streaming giants, our epic Geek Book Club discussion of Armada, and our latest game: Battle Royale. You can start listening to this amazing, ferocious episode right now or jump after the break to find out more!
I’ve long theorized that scientists had it wrong when they insisted life had to exist in the so-called “habitable zones” because life as we know it could ONLY survive there. How arrogant of us to apply our understanding of the universe to what happens on Earth. Unfortunately, no one listened to me because my understanding of science is sketchy at best. Honestly, I don’t even understand how Edison’s record player worked. But now, some smart people have modeled what life as we DON’T know it might look like so things are going my way.
Inherent Vice, based on the 2009 novel by Thomas Pynchon, and screenplay written/directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, is a wild ride from start to finish. How would I sum up this move? Think, The Big Lebowski + Scooby-Doo + Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas. Yeah. Wild. And to make it even more fun – my local theater The Alamo Draft House, had a huge part in making the first viewing extra special.