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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 127 - The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

9/13/2019
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has finally arrived on Netflix, and boy is Steve excited about it. Join us for our in depth recap and review of the series with plenty of SPOILERS! We take a dive into some of the behind the scenes and history of the franchise as well. In this super-packed episode we also talk about DragonCon 2019, science expanding the human life-span, bees going blind, the ultimate DnD 5e character builds, Radical Recommends, and Trailer Reviews of Jojo Rabbit and...

Duration:01:32:09

Episode 126 - Jaws 3-D - The Rule of Three

8/19/2019
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Join us for our ongoing feature series, Rule of Three, where we review the third film in a franchise, with Jaws 3-D! This is in “honor” of the upcoming release of the newest shark-infested film, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged. Experience Jaws like never before, with a terrible script, sub-par acting, and lots of stock footage! We’ll also have Nerdy News of the merging of Viacom and CBS,the end to cat allergies, shark facts, a 5-Minute Aficionado on dating, Radical Recommends, and Trailer Reviews...

Duration:00:54:50

Episode 125 - SDCC 2019 News and Trailer Roundup!

7/30/2019
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It’s that time of year again! Join us for our annual roundup of all the news and trailers that came out of this year’s San Diego ComicCon. There’s sooo much to look forward to, so tune in and let us know what you are the most excited about! We’ll also discuss the full announced Marvel Cinematic Universe slate that was announced at the Con, and the unfortunate passing of actor Rutger Hauer. To find the list of trailers we reference, click HERE Intro music provided with permission by the...

Duration:00:46:34

Episode 124 - Child's Play 3 - The Rule of Three

7/24/2019
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Our Rule of Three feature segment returns, where we review the third film in a franchise! This episode: Child’s Play 3! And you can currently see the Child’s Play reboot in theaters with the wonderful Mark Hamil voicing Chucky. This film is pretty rough, so hear Steve and Jarman’s take on it. Some Nerdy News of ghost divorces and the science behind the Uncanny Valley Preternatural Penetration returns as we discuss some “real life” haunted dolls Real life toys that killed! Radical...

Duration:00:57:40

Episode 123 - Star Trek Beyond!

6/25/2019
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We finally made it! Join us for the final segment in our long-running series of reviewing all the Muppet films and all the Star Trek films! This edition: Star Trek Beyond! We will also give our final rankings of all the films. Which ones blew it big time and which were the best of each franchise? For Nerdy News: Kids are growing horns, Are You Afraid of the Dark gets a reboot, and good things are happening for cats in New York… We also have a fun Dopey Dungeons and Dragons, and Trailer...

Duration:01:06:30

Episode 122 - Live from San Jose!

6/17/2019
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Jarman travels to California to visit Steve in person for the second ever in-person episode of A Play On Nerds! It’s a short episode but you get to meet the ladies who have dealt with them over the past several years as they have produced this silly podcast. There’s talk of their trip to Alcatraz, an sad attempt at an escape room, and questions for the ladies. Join us again soon for a full regular episode! Intro music provided with permission by the awesome Jimmy Hinson of Big Giant...

Duration:00:23:31

Episode 121 - Muppets Most Wanted

6/1/2019
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We’re nearly done with our long running ongoing segment of reviewing all the films in the Muppets and Star Trek film franchises! This time around? Muppets Most Wanted! Steve also clues us in on movie sequels you never knew existed, we talk about organic extraterrestrial matter that may have seeded our planet, kinky fruit bats, wacky prison slang, the greatest escapes in world history, some glorious Radical Recommends, and finally, some Trailer Reviews of Terminator: Dark Fate and the...

Duration:01:04:14

Episode 120 - Dragons, Thrones and UFOs

5/24/2019
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Join us for a unique episode of A Play On Nerds where we pepper you with several quick segments: Nerdy News of Batman casting and Playstation’s upcoming film and TV production house Dopey Dungeons and Dragons: This week Steve creates a D&D character of V from V for Vendetta! Preternatural Penetration: Jarman breaks down the current state of the world of paranormal Game of Thrones is over! We discuss how we fared with our fantasy teams and discuss the series finale Radical Recommends...

Duration:00:59:06

Episode 119 - Mario Bros and Video Game Movie Hell

5/11/2019
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Join us for a lively discussion of the first ever major motion picture live-action adaptation of a video game: Super Mario Bros! This is also part of a reoccurring feature: To The Death! - Where one of us defends a film we really love, but the majority of society hates. This time, Steve actually defends Super Mario Bros. Why did we dredge up this cinema schlock? Because, for some reason, they are adapting Sonic the Hedgehog for the big screen, so we thought it would be a fun throwback. And...

Duration:01:09:11

Episode 118 - Game of Thrones Final Season Predictions

4/27/2019
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Join us for some Nerdy News, Radical Recommends, Trailer Reviews of the new Star Wars flick and Amazon's The Boys For our main segment we cover all the theories related to the last season of Game of Thrones, and who may or may not end up on top! This segment will be full of spoilers, so be prepared for that! Intro music provided with permission by the awesome Jimmy Hinson of Big Giant Circles. Find him Bandcamp or iTunes! Permalink

Duration:01:28:03

Episode 117 - Critters 3! - Three's A Crowd

4/5/2019
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Today we introduce a new feature segment, Three’s a Crowd! - This is where we will review the third film in any given movie series; whether it is Leprechaun 3, Halloween 3, Hangover 3, or Marine 3… we’ll watch it so you don’t have to! For the first installment, we review Critters 3. This takes us back all the way to our first episode where we pitted Gremlins VS Critters in Copy Cat Cinema. For Nerdy News we hop into Avengers: Endgame madness, deadly insects, and the powers of semen....

Duration:01:31:22

Episode 116 - Star Trek Into Darkness Review!

3/23/2019
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Our long-running feature series of reviewing every film in the Muppets and Star Trek franchises is almost complete! This edition: Star Trek Into Darkness! What’s the deal with John Harrison? What’s the deal with the casting? Is this still Star Trek? Is this real life?! We also have lots of Disney/FOX merger news, a new Dumb Dungeons and Dragons character creation, Radical Recommends, and Trailer Reviews of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Brightburn, and Stranger Things Season 3! Intro...

Duration:01:08:04

Episode 115 - Captain Marvel!

3/5/2019
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We hope you’re as excited as we are to see the MCU’s upcoming Captain Marvel !!! Coming out this Friday, March 8th in theaters everywhere! So, for this episode, we take you through the history of the character, and the name “Captain Marvel” itself. It’s had a long history of changing companies, and changing the characters that used that name! So join us for all the info you need before you jump in the theater this weekend. But that’s not all! We also cover tons of movie news, talk about...

Duration:01:01:56

Episode 114 - CCC - Gamer VS Surrogates

2/26/2019
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The triumphant return of Copy Cat Cinema!!! This episode we throw two half-cocked 2009 sci-fi action flicks against each other: Gamer VS Surrogates! So much angst and color filters…you won’t want to miss it! For Nerdy News we have more Dune casting news! Plus, another nerdy celeb falls from grace with the #MeToo movement. We’re happy the scumbag has been outed but sad because of all the things he was in that we enjoyed are now tainted! Find out who it is by listening to the podcast! Steve...

Duration:01:27:32

Episode 113 - Top 50 Horror Films of All Time?

2/7/2019
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This week we take Film Reject’s list of the top 50 horror films of all time and do a rundown of each film, seeing if we agree with their choices along the way. For the most part, we think they did pretty well! Do you agree with our choices? Plus it’s just a great recap of all the great horror films we’ve seen over the years. For Nerdy News we have the revelation that the musical Rent sucks, the death of Mr. Fudderman, and some exciting Marvel Cinematic Universe news. Then ride along with...

Duration:01:12:25

Episode 112 - The Muppets! (2011)

1/23/2019
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Join us as we near the end of our ongoing series of reviewing every film from the Star Trek and Muppet film franchises. This edition: 2011’s The Muppets! It’s a fun romp and actually has both Jarman and Steve saying nice things about it. Then for Nerdy News we have celebrity deaths, and those that we THOUGHT were dead, as well as some recent UFO news that will leave you scratching your head. Jarman tries to stump Steve with some Muppet trivia, we throw out some Radical Recommends, and...

Duration:01:14:35

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