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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 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

Episode 91 - Muppet Treasure Island Movie Review!

3/17/2018
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In today's episode we continue our ongoing series of reviewing every film from the Muppet and Star Trek franchises (each of Steve and Jarman's favorite franchises respectively) by reviewing Muppet Treasure Island! With the always wonderful Tim Curry. For Nerdy News we cover possible developments in uploading your consciousness after you die and do our (new) annual rundown of the winners of the 2018 Razzie Awards. We also have a return of Would You Rather and Radical Recommends, and Trailer...

Duration:01:13:06

Episode 90 - The Meteor Man and Movie Trailer Mania!

2/22/2018
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On today's episode of the podcast, we honor the great success of Marvel's Black Panther by going back to one of the first black superhero movies of the modern era: 1993's The Meteor Man! We review this film full of amazing stars and amazing missteps. We also cover a little background for Black Panther from the comics. See how it compares to the film! For Nerdy News, an AI has trouble with Valentine's Day, and cray-fish and ants are up to some amazing behaviors. We have some brief Radical...

Duration:01:29:02

Episode 89 - Star Trek: Generations Film Review!

2/5/2018
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Join us as we dive deep into 1994's Star Trek: Generations! Two generations of captains meet, defying space and time, to thwart a mad man on a mission... All part of our ongoing series to review all the films in the Star Trek and Muppet film franchises. For Nerdy News we have the crazy case of a woman marrying a ghost pirate (for reals...), find out what X Box controllers and the US Navy have to do with each other, and crazy birds that are setting fires throughout Australia! Then we have...

Duration:01:16:40

Episode 88 - Deep Delve into Dungeons and Dragons!

1/13/2018
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For this episode we delve deep into the topic of Dungeons and Dragons! We start from it's humble beginnings in the basement of the home of the weird Gary Gygax, all the way to the multi million dollar business it is today. Don't even know what Dungeons and Dragons is? The you'll definitely want to listen to this episode! A seasoned tabletop RPG expert? You'll STILL want to listen in for all the trivia about D&D you never knew. We also have Nerdy News of of recent cases of spontaneous human...

Duration:01:19:56

Episode 87 - A Muppet Christmas Carol and Christmas Extravaganza!

12/23/2017
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Just in time for the holidays we have a Christmas extravaganza! We discuss the little know history of Christmas, revel in some nostalgia, and continue our ongoing series (of reviewing all the Star Trek and Muppet films) by reviewing The Muppet Christmas Carol! For Nerdy News we discuss two types of "Predators" and list all the genre shows that will be either renewed or cancelled in the new year. Then we have some toy trivia and some Radical Recommends before Trailer Reviews of Jurassic...

Duration:01:14:18

Episode 86 - Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Review!

12/11/2017
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Join us for an epic review of the final original cast Star Trek film, The Undiscovered Country! From shapeshifting monkey-women to Shakespeare-spouting Klingons, we cover it all. We have Nerdy News of Amish super-humans and soon-to-be-dead Flat-Earthers, Thanksgiving memories and prison trivia, improvisational acting involving Technobabble, and some great Radical Recommends. On top of all that, in this huge episode, we also review the movie trailers for Rampage and A Wrinkle in...

Duration:01:22:58

Episode 85 - Stranger Things Season 2! - Recap and Review

11/17/2017
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Have you finally watched season 2 of Stranger Things on Netflix?! Well on the feature segment today we recap and review the whole thing! What characters did you like? Was there too much action? Too much character development? What was with that one episode that wasn't even in Hawkins Indiana? We tackle it all. For Nerdy News we cover the mysterious time travelling gambler who can't lose, the Marvel Cinematic Universe's record breaking box office receipts, and a new algorithm that can...

Duration:01:27:10

Episode 84 - 666 Spooky Spectacular!!!

10/29/2017
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It's time for Halloween! Every year we have a Halloween themed episode, so this year we decided to go with a very random theme...666! We took the 6th sequel in the top three slasher movie franchises and put them under our nerdy microscope for review! Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers, and Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives! These movies took us on quite a campy, hokey, and gory ride. Join us for the craziness! For Nerdy...

Duration:01:38:32