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Hot nerd on nerd action as hosts Ka1iban and Mikanhana bring you news, reviews and issues from the world of geeky entertainment! Film, TV, music, comics and gaming are our business and Biz. Ness. Is. GOOOD.

Hot nerd on nerd action as hosts Ka1iban and Mikanhana bring you news, reviews and issues from the world of geeky entertainment! Film, TV, music, comics and gaming are our business and Biz. Ness. Is. GOOOD.
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Hot nerd on nerd action as hosts Ka1iban and Mikanhana bring you news, reviews and issues from the world of geeky entertainment! Film, TV, music, comics and gaming are our business and Biz. Ness. Is. GOOOD.






270: Hazy Niche Caucasians

This week, we're off to Singapore to witness the good, the bad, and the crazy of this week's smash release Crazy Rich Asians! Plus, we've got news of James Gunn, Watchmen, and Amazon in the theater business and a review of the new Fantastic Four #1! Then, we share some of our favorite works of Asian culture, Kal goes to bat for the journalistic chops of Teen Vogue, and Mika names ghee the Devil's Butter! LOVELY!!! Curious about the works we shared during the show? Check 'em out! Sailor Moon...


269: Analyze Bat

Dig your way out of your own grave this week as we present a double-sized show all about Grant Morrison's tribute to the Caped Crusader's Silver Age adventures: Batman R.I.P.! It's a "whoops, all Batman" look at the first half of Morrison's reinvention of the Dark Knight, plus we've got news about Batwoman, why feeding meth to your enemy is not advisable, and whether or not James Bond should switch to Tanqueray! #chugginthatpolyjuice Get started on your Batman odyssey with The Grant Morrison...


268: Rage Against the Kathleen

Get out your plastic lightsaber and don't forget your crippling sense of entitlement, because this week we're examining the aftermath of the cultural victory of Nerdom and the legacy of impotent rage and allegedly molested childhoods it's left us with. We do our best not to poo where we chew as we hear the feeble cries of the army of bloggers, personalities, and "fans" whose voices constitute "The People vs. George Lucas". Genius or fraud, God or Devil, man or flannel mannequin . . . we're...


267: Jumping the Uncanny Valley

It's time to get UPBEAT with us as we review Teen Titans Go To The Movies! Plus, we take a look back at the Timm/Diniverse DCAU films, and we've got an interview with the man that set the DCAU to music: CONvergence 2017 Guest of Honor, Kristopher Carter! Also, we've got news about the DC Universe Network lineup, the Disney/Fox deal, and Alita: Battle Angel! Crack an egg on it! News 11:17 Teen Titans Go To The Movies review 34:47 Kristopher Carter interview 54:16 DCAU Timm/Diniverse films...


266: Hawk to the Hand

Soar with us this week, as we present a flight of interviews from CONvergence 2018! We talk with author Satish Jayaraj about fantasy world-building, Bollywood cinema, and his book, The Secret of the Zipacna Dragons! Plus, we discuss CONvergence history and finding your own role-playing niche with CVG 2018 Guest of Honor Victor Raymond! Also, we've got news updates from San Diego Comic Con, reviews of the latest Doctor Who, Aquaman, and Shazam trailers, we share our RPG horror stories, and...


265.5: The Bond Inventory

Catch Part 2 of our look at Bond as we talk about a trio of undeserved Bond films: The Living Daylights, The World Is Not Enough, and Quantum Of Solace! Celebrate "bad" films with Kal on Craft Disservices! Have red wine with fish with us on Facebook and Twitter! Buy us a few martinis on Patreon!


265: The Bond Identity

Get stirred and maybe a little bit shaken this week, as we bring you another pair of interviews from CONvergence 2018! We talk with film buff Matt Gamble about the horror renaissance, the role of women in horror's resurgence, and dolphin music videos! Plus, we talk with CVG 2018 Guest of Honor Paul Cornell about the evergreen world of James Bond, goin' rogue (again), sending Bond back to space, and our hopes for the new Doctor Who! Also, we've got the nerd news of the week, we vent our...


CONvergence 2018 Wrap-up Show!

The toast is all eaten and the costumes are back in the closet, but we've got the definitive retrospective on the con that was #CVG2018! Join us for a look at our last year in Bloomington and for a look ahead to 2019! Plus, we present this week's news of the nerd, we talk with con-goers about Thanos's plan in a Geek on the Street segment, and we're joined on the show by CONvergence 2018 Guest of Honor, Dr. James Kalalios! Think about the future! News 08:38 James Kakalios interview 33:45...


CONvergence 2018 Day 4

The fourth and last CONvergence


CONvergence 2018 Day 3

It's the third day of CONvergence!


CONvergence 2018 Day 2

The second day of CONvergence 2018!


CONvergence 2018: Day 1

We break down breaking down the first day of CONvergence 2018!


263: The Sleeper Awakes

Stay away from the owkwa this week as we mine the season finales of The Expanse and WestWORLD! Plus, we bring you the news of the nerd, like Fandom powered by Wikia (TM) and Leto the Living Vampire! And finally, we examine the tropes of metanarrative and roleplay with the prescient Cronenberg classic, eXistenZ! Seriously tho, guys. Death to the demoness Allegra Geller, amirite? News 17:18 The Expanse Season 3 finale discussion (spoilers) 33:10 Westworld Season 2 finale discussion...


262: Boyfights: Raccoon Rage

Mask up with us this week as we take a look at the news of the nerd and review The Incredibles 2, the greatest film superhero film to start with an apology, contain baby-on-raccoon violence, and encourage flagrant disregard for helmet laws! Welcome to Jurassic World! /sarcasm News 16:27 The Incredibles 2 review 42:12 The Incredibles 2 review (spoilers) 1:04:20 Pre-order Incredibles 2 in Amazon! Tell us we inspired you on Facebook and Twitter!...


261: Problem Addicts

Put down the mutant heroin and get out the double-sided tape this week as we review both the comic and the Freeform show starring Cloak and Dagger! Plus, it's a different kind of C&D as we announce the reactivation of Craft Disservices, the "bad" movie show on the Just Enough Trope network! Then, we talk all the horrible news this week in the world of nerdy entertainment, but leave you with a smile as Dan Gearino of joins the show to talk about his new book, Comic...


260: Pick of the Litter

It's boobs, butts, and bras all the way down this week as we take a look at the history of Catwoman! Plus, we blast through a News Rally, including stories about E3, DCVertigo, and a look at the latest movie trailers! We keep the hot hot and the cool cool like a McDLT! News 9:53 Trailer Talk 26:43 The History of Catwoman 40:11 Pick up the purrfect Ed Brubaker's Catwoman! Bump into us on Facebook and Twitter!


City of God

We're nearly to the propane factory this week as we bring you all the news that's fit to cast from the world of nerdy entertainment! Plus, we try recasting the (dead again) Crow reboot, check the 18-49 demo on the hot new Emily Dickenson sitcom, we attempt an ill-advised remake of Gilda, and we go to war with City of God! Because we can not stop, stop for us! News 11:49 Gilda review 40:27 City of God review (no spoilers) 54:26 City of God (spoilers) 01:09:37 Ride with us to the propane...


Solo: A Star Wars Story

Get ready to round down your Kessel Run distance as we review the new Star Wars moive, Solo! Plus, movie news and a look at the first Volume of Deadly Class, soon to be a SyFy series! (and soon to be cancelled!) Kid with the lightsaber! Down in front! News 07:00 Solo Review (no spoilers) 26:54 Solo Review (spoilers) 42:22 Deadly Class 01:07:27 Sip fruit punch Mio with us on Facebook and Twitter!


Deadpool 2

The Merc With the Mouth is back and we're here to review his latest cineMETAic masterpiece! Plus, news of the nerd and good news about The Expanse! What, no zamboni joke?! News 12:30 Deadpool Review (no spoilers) 42:24 Deadpool Review (spoilers) 56:00 Beat a dead horse with us on Facebook and Twitter!


Avengers: Infinity War

It's here. We've seen it. You've (hopefully) seen it. Let's talk Avengers: Infinity War. We've got Lady Steppenwolf. We've got Burt Macklin. And of course, the Dink. Seriously . . . we're going to spoil it pretty good. Plus, Wonder Woman and Star Wars news! No, really . . . you should watch it. Ok! Your choice. I HOPE THEY REMEMBER YOU Here's to the Millie the Model movie! Assemble with us on Facebook and Twitter! Help the show on Patreon! (we need it, believe me)