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Star Wars, DC, Marvel, Kevin Smith - with all today's geeky entertainment, who can focus? Go off on a tangent with us and our 'unfunny' friends as we smash open new movies and TV shows as well as the classics that made us nerds in the first place. Spoilers abound, so listen AFTER you watch. Part of The Steel Cage Network.

Star Wars, DC, Marvel, Kevin Smith - with all today's geeky entertainment, who can focus? Go off on a tangent with us and our 'unfunny' friends as we smash open new movies and TV shows as well as the classics that made us nerds in the first place. Spoilers abound, so listen AFTER you watch. Part of The Steel Cage Network.


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Star Wars, DC, Marvel, Kevin Smith - with all today's geeky entertainment, who can focus? Go off on a tangent with us and our 'unfunny' friends as we smash open new movies and TV shows as well as the classics that made us nerds in the first place. Spoilers abound, so listen AFTER you watch. Part of The Steel Cage Network.






UNT 104: Cobra Kai Seasons 1 & 2

You asked for it, so here it is! It took a while, but FINALLY, Unfunny Nerd Tangent rates and reviews the nostalgic show that’s brought sentimental memories flooding back to even the most cynical karate-dojo masters – Seasons 1 & 2 of Cobra Kai. Retro-sequels and long-time-reunions are tough to get right, especially in this day and age of the complete reboot (and rip-off). But as we all know, the original is usually the best, so when we sat down to discuss why Cobra Kai has taken the world...


UNT 103: Bill & Ted Face The Music

We were supposed to unite the world in nerddom. According to George Carlin, a podcast created by Tansley and Agne will save reality as we know it, uniting humanity across all time. If only we could get it done in 90 minutes. Good thing we have a time machine, because we're going all the way back to 1989 in San Dimas, California (which looks conspicuously like the suburbs of Phoenix) to celebrate Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. Then we're cheating death, giving melvins to evil robot us-es...


UNT 102: DC FanDome Reactions

There’s a lot coming from Warner Brothers and DC, but will it be any good? DC FanDome happened online over the weekend, where a host of trailers and news was dropped / announced, so we thought we’d dive in and see what we all thought. We looked at the new cast / character reveals for The Suicide Squad, argued about the trailer for The Batman, and then went through the highs and lows of the new trailers for Wonder Woman 1984 and the ‘long-awaited’ Justice League: The Snyder Cut. Will the...


UNT 101: The Umbrella Academy Season 2

Oh my God, we’re back again… After crowning the first ever UNT champion in Episode 100, we return to 'normal' to avoid yet another Apocalypse with Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy. This season brought a lot to the table, diving into some unexpected themes like mental health, LGBT issues, the JFK Assassination and of course, the Civil Rights Movement. But was it also filled with superpowers stuff and time-travel nonsense? And did we go off on some weird tangents while discussing it? You bet...


UNT 100: The Ultimate UNT Trivia Show

What did you expect? A clip show? Unfunny Nerd Tangent reaches the 100 Episode mark with an entry that relives all the madcap shenanigans we’ve encountered over the last one hundred podcasts. Our very own Alex Trebek, Darrell returns in his role as games master for this recap episode to analyse the abundance of trivia covered by our nerdy podcast. Not to mention creating several unfunny tangents along the way to crown the first-ever Unfunny Funny Nerd Tangent Champion. Be ready to scream out...


UNT 99: Independence Day

Hello and… Welcome to Earth! Since it’s the 4th of July, of course we gathered together one American, one Canadian and one Australian to sit down and talk about the 1996 blockbuster: Independence Day. Through the magic of international time-zones and Morse code, we each setup a city-sized spacecraft of our own to dissect and analyse this mammoth movie that not only made Will Smith a genuine, big-time action-hero, but gave us the phenomenon forever known as - PEAK GOLDBLUM. 24 years later,...


UNT 98: Rick & Morty Season 4

It’s been two years, but Rick & Morty is back! Season 4 has already passed us by like Reggie in the night, but we were determined not to get off the Story Train until we spoke all about it (and pretend podcasts aren’t boring). We broke through the meta continuity walls on this particular episode, filled with face-huggers, Beth clones, Jesus Christ, but most importantly… snake jazz. So, restart from your latest save spot and check it out, because no one is shopping with this f**king virus!...


UNT 97: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Shave and a haircut... two bits! Just like the toons, you won't be able to resist our latest episode, as we do a deep dive on a cinematic classic: Who Framed Roger Rabbit. In 1988, a crazy movie was released that blended the line between live-action and animation, and yet… all we remember are those burning, red eyes and that high-pitched, squeaky voice. Oh, and Roger Rabbit. And Jessica. Mostly Jessica. This episode welcomes back Mike Seibert from the Mike Seibert Radio Show (and our...


UNT 96: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

We're cashing in a 1-Up for the 10th anniversary of an over-the-top nerd classic that should have collected way more coins: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World! We are Unfunny Nerd Tangent! 1-2-3-4! We'll take you for a ride / on Tim's favorite film / Oh no, We're up in Toronto / 'cause it's Scott Pilgrim, By Edgar Wright / the guy who did Hot Fuzz, You know you want to fight / Every EVIL EX, EX! EX! EX! The cast is killer though / like Michael Cera and Ellen Wong from Glow, Oh-oh-oh-oh, It's got...


UNT 95: Star Trek: Picard

Unfunny Nerd Tangent, the final frontier… This time, we went where no one has gone before and reviewed the latest entry into sci-fi lore… Star Trek: Picard. With Tim and Jared busy on Mount Seleya, long time Star Wars aficionado, Flo spills the beans on her recent two-year binge of everything Star Trek. Caleb from the Autopod Decepticast (and our recent Metallica episode) returns to wax poetic about all things TNG and special guest, Chris Clow from The Comic Binge and Discovery Debrief...


UNT 94: 1994 & The Rise of Jim Carrey

And… We’re back! While the world sits in isolation, episode 94 came knocking on our doors looking for Ray Finkle. So, we thought, let’s take a look at nineteen ninety-four and more specifically, the three films of that year that launched Jim Carrey into superstardom – Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask and Dumb & Dumber. Crazy hair, Hawaiian shirts, green faces, chipped teeth and the greatest tuxedos in the history of cinema… These topics and more popped up (among other things) as we dived...


UNT 93: Birds Of Prey & The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn

What do you get when you cross a crazy female anti-hero with an ex-GCPD cop, the daughter of a murdered mob boss, a street urchin and a lounge singer with a ‘killer’ voice? You get the longest title for a superhero movie ever: Birds of Prey & The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. In another sausage party, we break down the latest movie from DC / Warner Brothers and try to understand its financial woes, despite what seems to be mostly positive audience reactions. Greig tries to...


UNT 92: Jay & Silent Bob Reboot

Snootch to the Nootch! Again. In this age of remakes, redos and reboots, one daring filmmaker (and the Patron Saint of Unfunny Nerd Tangent) throws his hat back into the ring to create one of his own: Jay & Silent Bob Reboot. Our trio of UNT brothers and Kevin Smith apologists (finally) sat down to discuss the latest entry into the ViewAskewniverse, its highs its lows and the general nature of reboots these days. So until we add some youth and diversity to our panel, you’ll have to listen to...


UNT 91: Watchmen (HBO)

Unfunny Nerd Tangent Journal: January, 2020… Who watches the Watchmen? We watched the Watchmen, as in the new HBO television series… uh, Watchmen. Have we said Watchmen enough yet? Okay, cool. Anyway, listen as Greig admits he was 100% WRONG about Damon Lindelof (on this occasion), Jared finds a way to overcome his tin foil mask obsession, and Tim comes to grips with his big, blue… Tick? **cough** shameless Episode 43 plug **cough**. Like we said, we watched Watchmen and had plenty to say...


UNT 90: Star Wars Super Show - The Rise Of Skywalker / The Mandalorian

Love it or hate it, it's a very interesting time to be a Star Wars fan. With both a new movie and a television series recently released, there's plenty to talk about. So we did; getting together with our usual hive of scum and villainy to discuss The Rise of Skywalker AND The Mandalorian. Special Guest, Emily Parker from Austin City Limits Radio returns from the other side of the Force to help our crew of Nerf Herders rant about everything that went right (and wrong) with the latest two...


UNT 89: Return Of The Walking Dead

Unfunny Nerd Tangent returns for the New Year by delving back into that zombie show you all know and love... The Walking Dead. That's right, the two remaining people on the planet still watching got together to discuss the ramifications of the world we last visited way back on Episode 10 of our show, while finally diving into the comics for one last read. Rick, Negan, Alpha, the Whisperers and oh yes... the pikes... all get a mention as we walk (like a corpse) down memory lane and revisit a...


UNT 88: Jingle All The Way

Welcome back to the Festive Season, where, in the true spirit of the American Christmas tradition, an Australian bloke and a Jewish guy sit down to talk about The Smash Hit Holiday Classic: Jingle All the Way! Greig and Jared dive into yet another cheesy holiday movie to dissect its effect on Christmas, holiday movies in general, what can be seen as the 'low point' of Arnold Schwarzenegger's career (thankfully Batman & Robin came next), and its scarily-accurate prediction about the legacy of...


UNT 87: Terminator: Dark Fate

Unfunny Nerd Tangent returns (from the future) with a new episode – this time, a 2-man podcast, dedicated to Terminator: Dark Fate. Greig and Jared sat down to discuss the latest entry into the wayward franchise, the involvement of James Cameron, the future of CGI acting, as well as the return of Linda Hamilton to the role of Sarah Connor. So check it out. Because at the very least... it’s better than Genisys. Hosted by: 'Captain Boomerang' Greig Tansley (@GreigT13). And Featuring:...


UNT 86: Joker

Ha-ha-ha… Leave it to the Clown Prince of Crime to create chaos. Whether in comic books, the silver screen, the current media frenzy or yes, even our own podcast - Batman’s nemesis certainly riles up even the most tranquil folks. And that’s exactly what happened when we sat down to discuss the new DC film from Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix: Joker. Ho-Ho-Hee-Hee… Witness an old-fashioned 2-on-2 Tag-Team match, when Team USA (Tim & Jared) take on The Commonwealth (Greig & Mike) as they get...


UNT 85: The Boys

Flight. Super-strength. Invisibility. Politics and murder. The best superpowers ever. Wait, what were those last two again? Oh. Anyway... Amazon's new superhero series, The Boys certainly delivers all this and more. Which means, of course we needed to take it on some Unfunny Nerd Tangents, right? Diabolical! Jared and Tim make their long-awaited return to help Greig break down the new show from Amazon, and despite their many opinions on The Tick, manage to dissect and discuss what a real...