Unfunny Nerd Tangent


Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Transformers, TMNT... and the rest - 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, Marvel, DC, Transformers, TMNT... and the rest - 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 145: Black Panther Wakanda Forever & The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special

Just in time for the Holiday Season, we caught up with two recent additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever & The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special! How did Marvel handle the untimely passing of Chadwick Boseman? Pretty respectfully, we thought, but did the mantle of Black Panther end up with the right person? Also, what exactly is the GOTG Holiday Special meant to be? Well, you'll just have to listen to find out! Hosted by: ‘Captain Boomerang’ Greig...


UNT 144: She-Hulk: Attorney At Law

Get ready to smash through courtrooms and the fourth wall with our review of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. How does a single woman navigate life in the MCU as a courtroom lawyer, while dealing with her new Hulk powers? These are the questions raised by the latest Marvel show, that dared to be a little too comic book accurate for some folks. But also... Is it as bad as they say it is? Has it “ruined” the MCU? How much fourth wall breaking is too much? And which cameo was your favorite? Find out...


UNT 143: Better Call Saul

A spin-off, a prequel, a sequel… only the very best with just the right amount of dirty. You know what to do… Better Call Saul! With Better Call Saul now joining Breaking Bad by sailing off into the television sunset, we decided to pop a cork on a bottle of Zafiro and reminisce over one of the greatest shows to ever be on TV. How does it compare to Breaking Bad? How does it connect to Breaking Bad? Are there any questions about this show NOT related to Breaking Bad? Well, slip on your finest...


UNT 142: Prey

It’s a Predator movie, but not as you know it. That’s right, get your camouflage ready because we watched Prey. How do you reinvent the Predator franchise while still paying tribute to all that’s come before? Well, they found a way. From the epic landscapes to the simplistic-yet-effective storytelling, hear what we had to say about this film and why it was a pleasant surprise in a world full of terrible reboots / sequels. So check out episode 142 of UNT and as always… Get to the Choppa!...


UNT 141: Stranger Things 4

It's back! And you can bet your last jar of peanut butter that we're going to review it! Stranger Things returned with its fourth entry, so get ready to return to the Upside Down with your favorite nerds... What happens when you cross a Russian prison story with Carrie and A Nightmare on Elm Street, not to mention D&D, thrash metal and that subplot with Will? That's right, you get Season 4 of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things! And we here at UNT were destined to review it, in this reality...


UNT 140: Thor: Love And Thunder

Hey, bro… are you ready for another trip to Asgard? Or what’s left of it, anyway? Then grab your 80s hair metal vest and listen up as we review Thor: Love and Thunder. Once again we dive into the colorful and calamitous world of Taika Waititi and his wacky (or is that too wacky?) take on everyone’s favorite god of capentry… sorry, Thunder, with a new fourth entry into the Thor franchise. Natalie Portman returns, as does a host of fan-fav characters, whether it’s Thor, or Gorr, or Korg… note...


UNT 139: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Hello there… while the Aussie’s away, the rest of us will play, by reviewing the new Disney+ Star Wars show, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Join us as we return to an age of prequels and follow up on just what happened when Ben met Anakin… Again. Hosted by: ‘SuperJew’ Jared Robinovitz (@superjew75). Featuring: ‘Nerf Herder’ Tim Agne (@timagne), ‘Mayor of Reseda’ Derek Montilla (@cap_kaveman) and Rok (@roknowledge). Music by: John Williams.


UNT 138: Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

Welcome to the Multiverse, where anything and everything is possible! Kind of. Come with us on our latest journey as we review Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. What happens when the director of Evil Dead and Darkman gets to make a follow up movie to not only the original Doctor Strange film, but also WandaVision? You get Bruce Campbell, that’s what. You also get an unusual movie full of unique visuals and characters faster than you can say, ‘fan service’. So join us and special...


UNT 137: Doctor Strange (2016)

With the Multiverse of Madness on its way, we used the power of the Time Stone to go back and correct a mistake to finally review the MCU movie from 2016, Doctor Strange. Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Strange have since become a mainstay in the MCU, but this is where it all started. We covered sorcerers, sling rings, the difference between dimensions, realities and universes, as well as taking a look to the future to what the new Doctor Strange film might unlock. Most of all, we want...


UNT 136: The Batman

Yet another comic book reboot has landed upon us, but is this one any good? Opinions are mixed, but we decided to dive cowl-first into The Batman. A new psychopathic version of The Riddler... an obsessive, detective Batman... non-Catwoman Selina Kyle and more flying rats that you can poke a Batarang at, this movie was so full of comic book lore, we spent almost the full runtime discussing it. So before you join the ‘ugly actors need roles too’ picket line, chill out at the Iceberg Lounge and...


UNT 135: Peacemaker

Before we return to Gotham, it’s time to grab your helmet and hug your eagle as we take a look at the new DC / HBO series: Peacemaker. What do you do if you’re a former pro-wrestler looking to nab a breakout role in a hit comic book franchise? Apparently, you go to James Gunn. We discussed this aspect of John Cena’s new superhero career as well as falling into many of our usual tangents, including what exactly makes a butterfly a butterfly, how best to create an opening titles sequence for...


UNT 134: The Book Of Boba Fett

Come with us as we return to that galaxy far, far away and open up The Book of Boba Fett. Boba Fett has always held a special place in many Star Wars fans’ hearts, and rumors of his own live-action story has been around longer than the sandpeople have roamed the desert. So with Season One now concluded, we took a closer look at this legendary bounty hunter and his recent adventures. Fennec! Rancors! Runaway trains! Jedi! The Dark Saber! Thundercat! Cobb Vanth! Flashdance! And the live action...


UNT 133: Cobra Kai Season 4

Season 4 of Cobra Kai has come and gone, so while we wait for certain bounty hunters and peacemakers to complete their seasons, we took a look at the most recent entry into everyone’s favorite karate saga. In a season marked by shades of gray, we pondered which new characters we found entertaining, which old rivalries may have become stale, and also dared to ask: does every character on this show need a redemption arc? Find out the answers and more as we return to the blue mats to strike...


UNT 132: Hawkeye

The MCU train just keeps on rolling, this time with another Disney+ series, Hawkeye. So grab your quiver of trick arrows and get ready to dive in… While we break in the New Year by taking a closer look at nobody’s favorite Avenger, we got a few pleasant surprises. Clint Barton deals with the aftermath of Endgame as well as several other PTSD-inducing moments, all while struggling to mentor a headstrong, young sidekick. If you like LARPing, this might not be the podcast for you, but rest...


UNT 131: Spider-Man: No Way Home

Well, it finally happened. Universes collided when Spider-Man: No Way Home was recently released, and we’re here to deliver all the spoilerific goodness. How many legacy characters can you spot? Is the MCU / Netflix war over? What’s up with the sling ring? And can J. Jonah Jameson really teach Reed Richards to play the drums? All this and a WHOLE lot more (you know what we’re talking about) on the latest episode of your friendly neighborhood Unfunny Nerd Tangent. Hosted by: ‘Captain...


UNT 130: Masters Of The Universe Revelation, Part 2

After a divisive first part, Masters of the Universe: Revelation returns with its final five episodes, so we decided to see what all the fuss (if any) was about. We welcomed back 'Alpha Magnus' Toby Hixon and newcomer, Dave Kindler from Tom Servo’s Used Robots to discuss Kevin Smith’s new marketing approach, Hulk Adam, HeVil-Lyn, equity casting and of course, battle boners. So if you’ve got the power, check out Episode 130! Hosted by: 'Captain Boomerang' Greig Tansley (@GreigT13). Featuring:...


UNT 129: Eternals

After several delays, Marvel’s latest movie, Eternals, is finally here. But what did we think? Is this movie the new Age of Ultron? Is it a landmark new direction for the MCU and comic book films in general? Or is it a bland, slow-paced slog? Better check Rotten Tomatoes. Oh, wait. No, don’t. Either way, we discussed this movie and several of its talking points, and still aren’t sure exactly what to think, besides all the accidental Game of Thrones references. So get ready for your own...


UNT 128: What If...?

As the MCU brings us yet another show to consume, we decided to dive into the multiverse to not only ponder the question, but also review the new Disney + series – What If…? We took a look at what might happen if Agent Carter took the super serum, T’Challa became a Star Lord, Ultron, Yellowjacket and Killmonger won, Doctor Strange lost his heart, Dude Bro Thor and of course… zombies. Lots of zombies. Not to mention, the multitude of other unwieldly inquiries, such as why wasn’t Carol worthy,...


UNT 127: Rick And Morty Season 5

Break out your portal guns, it’s time to dive back into Rick and Morty with Season 5! Rick’s Origin Revealed! Dark Crystal! Anime Crow Outlaws! Boob World! Bird Person Returns! Incest Babies! Turkey Soldiers! Planetina! And so much more! Hosted by: 'Captain Boomerang' Greig Tansley (@GreigT13). Featuring: 'Beast From the Middle East' Darrell Johnson (@zazzumplop), Foz (@havoksmane) and 'Mayor of Reseda' Derek Montilla (@cap_kaveman). Music by: Ryan Elder & Yello.


UNT 126: Shang-Chi & The Legend Of The Ten Rings

The MCU continues to expand with yet another hit movie, Shang Chi & The Legend of the Ten Rings. This episode, your bus-driving UNT team dives into the movie feet fist, pondering what it means for the greater MCU in general, alongside the perils of a modern day Fu Manchu, the mystery of Fin Fang Foom and more potential mispronunciations that you can shake a dragon scale at. Now, excuse us, we have to go to Karaoke. Hosted by: 'Captain Boomerang' Greig Tansley (@GreigT13). Featuring: 'Master...