On this week’s podcast we were without the melodic tones of one William DB Watson as he served his one podcast suspension for last weeks tirade that will be henceforth known as “The Incident”. However, the remaining geeks fell into the age old trap of talking about Watson continuously throughout.
On this week’s podcast, listener Wachnroll asked via Geek Mail an innocent enough question. When the podcast bleeps out bad language, is it just for comedic effect or did one of our beloved podcasters turn a blue phrase?
Watson had the answer which I will reveal after the break…
This week on the podcast, Jenny and the guys talked comics. I, generally, use this site to talk comics. However, so does Jimmy, and he’s also doing a podcast reaction this week. In fact, it’s probably live as you read this, but not as I type this, so go read Jimmy’s column, or he’ll be a sad panda.
But I do that “Misplaced Hero” column, so let’s cover a character discussed during the GNOWs that isn’t really a misplaced hero but more of a misplaced love interest.
This week on the podcast, those darn Gabbing Geeks discussed how to fix disappointing stories. They also discussed pop culture mothers after Mother’s Day, but I don’t have anything to add there. They also discussed feminist action heroes, but that might be the work of a future column.
Just go see Mad Max: Fury Road if you haven’t already.
But I’m going to take a moment to discuss how to fix a certain infamous set of prequels.
This week on the podcast there was a lot of revisiting. The guys and Jenny rewatched Close Encounters of the Third Kind and at least pretended to reread Ready Player One. I couldn’t do the first since I loaned my DVD to a co-worker trying to give her son a geek pop culture education, which I have to approve of. As for Ready Player One, I am on-record for saying that while I did enjoy the book, I wasn’t the huge fan of it that Ryan at least is, since I don’t generally go for nostalgia, particularly 80s nostalgia. I lived through those years once and very much believe in living in the now. A pop culture world that stopped in 1989 is pretty sad in my opinion.
I’d like to start off by suggesting, maybe going so far as to assert, that I do exist. It is true I prefer not to pose for photographs, but I have a couple. And, furthermore, Watson doesn’t buy gifts. This is an Established Fact.
And while I would have preferred to have discussed my own rankings for various movies of the Batman or Superman variety, I think I will instead take exception to something Ryan said about how boring a Silver Age Superman movie would be. I happen to disagree, because such a movie (or two) already exists, and they’re not boring.
So, this week’s Gabbing Geek podcast (trademarked and copyrighted by Jimmy Impossible in a sudden coup d’etat) largely covered the first two (and only existing) novels in the Red Rising trilogy. Since I now write for these fine, if geeky, folks, I will now instead of writing my usual e-mail just post directly to their website.
Below the cut, there may be SPOILERS. Or there may not be, but what do I know?