We want to take a moment, officially, to apologize to all of your ears. None of us can sing, but that did not stop us from trying in this episode about musical episodes. Discussed in this episode: Raising Hope, Scrubs, Futurama, The Simpsons, and Buffy's "dancing demon". Maybe play this one on a lower volume than normal!
Listen, we don't know everything about Planet of the Apes. We definitely made a few mistakes in the timeline of the original movies. That being said we're all hilarious monkey experts. In this episode: the crew has been waging a vicious battle for control of the ship after a mysterious event caused a rift in their friendships. The crew ends up talking about The Planet of the Apes movies, which ones are good, which ones are gooder (there aren't bad monkey movies) and work on speaking the...
Malik, Nathan and Isaac are travelling down the infamous "Zoregon Trail", a stretch of space connecting two star systems that is impassable by warp or hyper drives and must be flown through painstakingly slowly. To pass the time, they discuss sim and management games - Rollercoaster Tycoon, Prison Architect, Tropico and The Oregon Trail and fight for their lives in another Choose Your Own Adventure scenario!
Video games are good. Movies are good. Together, they are worse than a shot consisting of mayonnaise and bottom shelf vodka (a drink Nathan invented). The crew discuss the movies Jumanji, Ready Player One and a few others while examining the concept of video game adaptations in movies and TV.
Malik has collected the human passengers of the ship (and Caine) for the worst possible reason - she wants to talk about her recent dream. Discussed in this episode: the concept of totems from the movie Inception, horcruxes, Voldemorts bad decision making, and the idea of comparing Inception and The Matrix movies (The Matrices?)
The crew discuss the tragedy of when good game companies go bad, learn that Zarxos will do anything to make a quick buck and are treated to some delightful commercials. Links to the commercials (full length is even funnier) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDbTKCbp4fc and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkmeoYKYctw
I'm gonna level with you, this episode is kind of a grab bag of tangentially related topics. Malik, Nathan and Isaac meet on the bridge in the middle of a harrowing incident, and quickly divert all attention to issues of highest priority: HuniePop, Ratchet and Clank, Pokemon, Roleplaying games and Star Wars.
The crew share their embarrassing guilty pleasures and Caine does his best to come up with something he's embarrassed about. Discussed in this episode - Twilight, 50 Shades of Grey, Hamtaro and the Japanese film Suicide Club.
The crew talk about zombie media (The Walking Dead, Izombie, 28 days later, among others) and argue about how well each crewmember would do in the case of a global outbreak. Take the quiz and see how much better you did than the crew! Link to the quiz: https://zomboid.com/zombie/
Sorry for the minisode, we're working on the next full length episode right now! Malik wants everyone to know that she had nothing to do with this one. Enjoy! Sounds used in this minisode: "Audience Reactions! » Approx 850 - Enthusiast Audience.wav" https://freesound.org/people/lonemonk/sounds/31169/ and "smallaudiencechatter" https://freesound.org/people/oniwe/sounds/32862/
Minisode! Nathan and Caine have roped Malik and Isaac into playing along with their new project - a compelling crime drama. The place - The Drake, the time - that isn't really explained because Nathan can barely read, let alone write. On the other hand, who needs writing when you have such amazing acting talent?