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Don't have enough geeky, nerdy fun in your life? Listen to A Play On Nerds! Jarman and Steve play with all sorts of nerdy topics, ranging anywhere from dead Muppet wranglers to a starship captain's toupée. Listen in for feature segments comparing some of your favorite (or most hated) movies of the past, nerdy trivia gone wrong, guests we'll put through geeky torture, and so much more!

Don't have enough geeky, nerdy fun in your life? Listen to A Play On Nerds! Jarman and Steve play with all sorts of nerdy topics, ranging anywhere from dead Muppet wranglers to a starship captain's toupée. Listen in for feature segments comparing some of your favorite (or most hated) movies of the past, nerdy trivia gone wrong, guests we'll put through geeky torture, and so much more!
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Don't have enough geeky, nerdy fun in your life? Listen to A Play On Nerds! Jarman and Steve play with all sorts of nerdy topics, ranging anywhere from dead Muppet wranglers to a starship captain's toupée. Listen in for feature segments comparing some of your favorite (or most hated) movies of the past, nerdy trivia gone wrong, guests we'll put through geeky torture, and so much more!

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Episodes

Episode 111 - Star Trek 2009 Film Review!

1/11/2019
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Join us as we continue our ongoing series of reviewing every Muppet and Star Trek film! This episode, we cover 2009’s Star Trek , directed by JJ Abrams. Before that we cover what news there may be over the fate of a possible 4th Star Trek film in the JJ Universe. Is it truly doomed to never happen? Also, China has landed on the dark side of the moon! Should you be worried? We’ll then throw in some Radical Recommends, a ridiculous game of Would You Rather, a new Dungeons and Dragons...

Duration:01:12:52

Episode 110 - It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie!

12/23/2018
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Join us for our ongoing series of reviewing all the films in the Star Trek and Muppet film franchises with 2002’s It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie! It actually isn’t that bad! After some lively Dungeons and Dragons conversation, Steve regales us with some weird and wacky international Christmas traditions, and the reasons for why we do certain things during the holidays. We also have a small treasure trove of juicy upcoming movie news, some fun Radical Recommends, and Trailer...

Duration:01:14:26

Episode 109 - Aquaman "Deep Dive"

12/13/2018
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Join Jarman and Steve for a “deep dive” (huhhuh….get it?) into DC Comics’ Aquaman! Before you see the new film, learn about his humble beginnings before 1942, and how the nerdy, clean cut, smiling blond dude becomes the monster man behemoth we see today. Keeping with the subject of talking to fish, Steve regales us with some fish facts and trivia. Some weird and wild stuff out there in the oceans… Your co-hosts go into some serious Dungeons and Dragons talk, before discussing some Nerdy...

Duration:01:15:32

Episode 108 - Star Trek: Nemesis Film Review!

12/2/2018
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This week we continue our long-running series of reviewing all the Muppet and Star Trek films with Star Trek: Nemesis! Worst Star Trek film? Or simply misunderstood? Since the film heavily features the planets Romulus and Remus, Steve delves into the “real life” Romulus and Remus from myth and legend. We also have Nerdy News of retiring and debuts of pop culture characters and unethical genetic editing. Also, some Technobabble Imrpov, Radical Recommends and Trailer Reviews of Mary Poppins...

Duration:01:07:35

Episode 107 - The Muppets Wizard of Oz

11/21/2018
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Join us for our ongoing series of reviewing all the films in the Star Trek and Muppets film franchises with…The Muppets Wizard of Oz! Ok…it’s a pretty rough film, so we also discuss some interesting trivia and myths and legends surrounding the original 1939 The Wizard of Oz film. We also have Nerdy News of weirdly blinking stars and weirdly shaped poop…scientifically speaking. Then there are some Radical Recommends and Trailer Reviews of Once Upon a Deadpool, Replicas, and Lego Movie 2:...

Duration:01:20:09

Episode 106 - 25 Best Sci-Fi Films of All Time?

11/14/2018
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Paste Magazine recently released their giant list of the 100 Best Sci-Fi Films of All Time, so we thought we would take a crack at their top 25. Were they way off-base? Did they get it just right? We know that YOU know that OUR opinions matter more, so listen in as we take it apart! Beforehand, Steve regales us with first-hand stories of the California wildfires. Also, Nerdy News of the future of Game of Thrones and a new Star Wars TV series! And before our feature, can you guess if it’s a...

Duration:01:11:24

Episode 105 - Werewolves! Copy Cat Cinema

10/31/2018
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It’s Halloween! In honor of that, we have very special Copy Cat Cinema! This time with the two 1981 classics, The Howling and American Werewolf in London! We’ll debate the merits of each and delve deep into the trivia for each practical effects heavy film. We have some Nerdy News of creepy snakes and Game of Thrones spin-offs, werewolf mythology and possible real life history, Radical Recommends, and Trailer Reviews of the upcoming Pet Sematary reboot and the space suspense flick,...

Duration:01:12:38

Episode 104 - European Vacation(s)

10/26/2018
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Jarman just got back from a long trip across northern Europe…so what better time to review the 1985 classic…National Lampoon’s European Vacation?! Ok…maybe not that classic. But it was a fun ride to watch and review. Steve also regales us with some European trivia, takes a new spin on our old game with Europop Band or Smut Search, we throw in some Radical Recommends, and then Trailer Reviews of The Kid Who Would Be King and Netflix’s Bird Box. It’s mentioned in the podcast before it...

Duration:01:09:51

Episode 103 - Venom! And Spider-Man 3

9/29/2018
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In honor of the new Venom film coming out soon, we talk about the first appearance of Venom in cinemas, Spider-Man 3! In all its convoluted goodness. We first discuss the history of Venom in comics, going over his entire history and all his hosts throughout the years. Then Steve discusses simbiotes in real life. Nature is crazy! Then join us for Would You Rather, Radical Recommends and Trailer Reviews of X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The Oath. Intro music provided with permission by the...

Duration:01:22:28

Episode 102 - Get to the Choppa!

9/20/2018
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In “honor” of the new film “The Predator” releasing in theaters, we bring you our in depth review of the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger classic, Predator! We’ll take you through every gunshot, explosion and cheesy one liner. We’ll also go over the timeline of the entire Predator film franchise. It’s a doozy. For Nerdy News we cover the progress lab grown meat has made in the last couple of years, and the future of The Walking Dead franchise. Then enjoy a short history lesson of a real...

Duration:01:18:35

Episode 101 - Star Trek Insurrection Film Review!

9/12/2018
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We continue our long running series of reviewing every film in the Muppets and Star Trek film franchises with an in depth review of Star Trek: Insurrection! Generally considered a “meh” film, see if our opinions differ from that! Steve will give us a lesson about real life insurrections throughout history. We also have Nerdy News of UFOs possibly monitoring Donald Trump and child warfare that may have prepared early humans for everyday life. Then we’ll have the return of Technobabble...

Duration:01:35:19

Episode 100 - The Dads of Our Lives

8/25/2018
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We bring you a very special episode 100, where we'll talk about the dads of our own personal lives, and those of Sci-Fi/Fantasy and general pop culture. There's also Nerdy News, Radical Recommends and Trailer Reviews of The Happytime Murders and Slice. Intro music provided with permission by the awesome Jimmy Hinson of Big Giant Circles. Find him Bandcamp or iTunes! Permalink

Duration:01:11:40

Episode 99 - Nexus of 1999 Nostalgia

8/10/2018
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To celebrate our 99th episode, we take a trip down nostalgia lane and discuss pop culture of the wonderful year of 1999! We'll talk movies, music and more. We also have Nerdy News discussing a new Oscars category, the return of Captain Picard, and crazy shark heists! Then there is a game of Would You Rather and some Radical Recommends, and Trailer Reviews of Welcome to Marwen and Bohemian Rhapsody. Intro music provided with permission by the awesome Jimmy Hinson of Big Giant Circles. Find...

Duration:01:03:19

Episode 98 - SDCC Recap and Muppets From Space!

7/31/2018
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San Diego Comic Con is over and boy did it have a lot of Nerdy News! We'll cover all that and review the many trailers that were released along with it. Including Star Wars casting and info on the Wonder Woman sequel! See the listing of all the trailers we used for the episode HERE For our main segment we'll be continuing our ongoing segment of reviewing all the Star Trek and Muppet films, with... Muppets from Space! In light of Muppets from Space largely being considered a failure, Steve...

Duration:01:18:52

Episode 97 - Star Trek: First Contact Film Review!

7/19/2018
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We continue our ongoing series of reviewing all the films in the Muppets and Star Trek franchises! (Steve and Jarman's favorite fandoms respectively) This time, it's Star Trek: First Contact! We also have nerdy news of the power of dingos and a new Batwoman TV show! Then we have a special segment of 5-Minute Aficionado ---- on the Borg! The fun continues with the return of a classic segment, Factoid Fumbles! Then some Radical Recommends and Trailer Reviews of Creed 2 and Summer of...

Duration:01:15:03

Episode 96 - Mission: Impossible and the Spies That Captivate Us

7/10/2018
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Join us this week for our first ever live recorded episode! In an effort to release more episodes and reduce editing time, we are recording everything live with sound effects, music and clips all played live. Get our uncensored, uncut episodes in record time from now on! In this week's episode, we feature the Mission: Impossible franchise, in anticaption of the new film in the series, Mission: Impossible: Fallout coming to theaters July 27th. Steve will also give a breakdown of famous spy...

Duration:01:03:07

Episode 95 - Defending Battlefield Earth

6/21/2018
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Today, we are doing something unprecedented. We're going to defend the film, Battlefield Earth! Well, Steve is going to defend it. All in a new segment called, To the Death! - Where we will take critically panned (and audience panned) movies and one of us must try to defend them, for whatever merits they may possess. In some cases, we may actually like the film, which in this case, Steve does! I know...crazy right? Then we have some Nerdy News, where we'll discuss the troubling allegations...

Duration:01:06:54

Episode 94 - The Battle of the Hercules!

5/25/2018
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In a truly heroic return of A Play On Nerds, we bring you Copy Cat Cinema! This time with the 2014 screen gems, Hercules and The Legend of Hercules! Which musclebound fake Greek demi-god will defeat the other? Listen in to find out! Steve will give us a quick recap of the Greek pantheon of gods and their history before we delve into the main segment. For Nerdy News we cover discoveries on Jupiter's moon, Europa, that could mean discovering alien life in the near future! Plus, how are bees...

Duration:01:05:56

Episode 93 - The Postman and Problems in Post

5/3/2018
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Due to a terribly unfortunate glitch, we lost the main portion of this episode, where we discussed the movie The Postman, in a new segment To The Death! - where we review a film that one of us absolutely loves, but the other absolutely hates. Jarman is in love with The Postman even though it is pretty universally reviled. But, as mentioned, we lost that whole segment due to a strange computer glitch. What did survive the terrible glitch was our related interview with Shawn Vanderloo, who is...

Duration:00:20:14

Episode 92 - Two Terrible Mall Cops

3/29/2018
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Join us for another edition of Copy Cat Cinema! This is where we take two movies made in the same year, that are incredibly similar in premise. For this edition we cover the two gems of filmmaking, Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Observe and Report. For Nerdy News Jarman goes on a rant about bad video game movies, then Steve discusses the discovery of a new originating species of humanity! Since this episode was recorded around the time of St. Patrick's Day, we go into the history of that...

Duration:01:17:41