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Join Modern Retro, 3 long time friends discussing the latest news and happenings in geek culture. It's like drinks with your cool geek friends! New Episodes every Monday. Video episodes on YouTube.






Episode 39: SDCC Trailer Rundown

Episode 39: SDCC Trailer Rundown This week Cuba and Roy share their thoughts on the current state of San Diego Comic Con, is it still the biggest gathering of nerds, geeks and pop culture or have the other various cons around the country started to deflate the grandfather of comic cons? We then rundown and share our opinions, thoughts and hopes on the major movie and tv trailers that were debuted at this year's SDCC. We review Star Trek: Discovery, Thor: Ragnarok, Stranger...

Duration: 01:17:49

Episode 38: Chewie was the little spoon

Episode 38: Chewie was the little spoon. This week, Aaron gives us a non spoiler quicky review of War for Planet of the Apes and we talk about how great of a franchise it is even with the flaws of the Tim Burton remake. We talk about Disney's odd casting choice for the Genie in the upcoming live action Aladdin movie. We share our thoughts on the D23 reveal of Star Wars land coming to the Disney Parks, and we talk about the Star Wars Forces of Destiny shorts. What is up with the...

Duration: 01:05:18

Episode 37: Wonder Woman Loves Spiderman

Episode 37: Wonder Woman Loves Spiderman We are joined once again by Robert for this super fat, extra long, action packed, movie review double feature! This week we review and talk about Wonder Woman and Spiderman: Home coming. We talk about all the things from both of these really good summer superhero movies. Did Wonder Woman right the DCMU boat? Has Marvel listened and finally added villains with depth? We answer these questions and more. Be warned, there are...

Duration: 01:49:35

Episode 36: You can do better than that

This week Aaron tells about his business trip to Lucasfilm headquarters out in California but not really since he isn't allowed to reveal anything he learned. We do a quick follow up to the Han Solo movie discussion from last week so Aaron can share his thoughts on it too. We then discuss the lost art of the movie poster. Why are movie posters so bad now a days? Lazy and generic. We go over a few of the worst offenders in our book. We also take a look at some good posters and...

Duration: 00:52:36

Episode 35: You don't mess with the Solo

Episode 35: You don't mess with the Solo Cuba and Roy discuss all everything that has gone down so far with all the behind the scenes drama unfolding with the Han Solo movie. From what seems to be the directors being in over their head, to not understanding the fundamental character of Han Solo, to getting the boot and Ron Howard being hired to clean up the whole mess. We talk about what they would like to see in a Han Solo movie and some other ideas we would like to see in...

Duration: 00:56:31

Episode 34: Now with more teraflops

E3 2017 was in LA last week, The guys cover the major announcements for the show. We break down the upcoming releases from Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Bethesda, Ea and even some PC gaming. We talk about the new Xbox X. With no VR capabilities but full of teraflops (we enjoyed saying that word) is too little to late? Has Sony won the battle of counsels against Microsoft? Subscribe and comment on...

Duration: 01:11:26

Episode 33: Reboot the 90's ( TV Edition)

With many shows from the 90's coming back Cuba and Aaron pick a few shows that they would like to see come back either as a reboot or a continuation. So join this on this jaunt down memory lane and let us know what shows from the 90's you would like to see come back. There is still time to enter to win our geeky mystery box. Click on the link for instructions. http://www.modernretrocast.com/blog

Duration: 00:46:05

Episode 32: In space no one can hear you Groot

Aaron gives us his reviews for Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 and Alien Covenant. It's a few weeks late but it's never too late for us to share our thoughts on geekary with you! SPOILER WARNING: This episode will contain movie spoilers Aaron gives a gushing review of Guardians, giving it some high praises. Overall another great addition to the MCU. Alien: Covenant, not so much. Aaron breaks down this mess of an Alien movie that doesn't answer any of the questions...

Duration: 01:31:16

The Special of the Doctor

The Special of The Doctor! We talk some Doctor Who this week, Cuba and Aaron are joined by special guest Robert. Robert is our Doctor Who expert, going deep with is Who knowledge! We discuss all aspects of Doctor Who from favorite Doctors, companions, episodes and TARDIS sized plot holes. We also discuss the rumors about the next Doctor possibly being a woman and why it's time it should happen. We are still in the midst of our mystery box giveaway contest. If you would...

Duration: 01:15:54

Episode 31: Hall of Fame Shmall of Fame

In this episode Cuba and Aaron discuss the 2017 World Video Hall of Fame. Apparently there is one, who know? We talk about this year's inductees and debate about whether a few of them should have won of other nominees. We then look at the rest of the hall of fame winners and discuss if they belong there or not. We also talk about some games that we think should win a spot in the future. Also, remember that dude at the arcade that who used to just own everyone at Mortal Kombat all...

Duration: 00:48:20

Episode 30: Good Book, Crap Movie

Cuba and Roy discuss good books that have been turned into bad movies. We each picked some a handful of terrific books whose movie adaptation didn't do them any justice such as I am Legend and World War Z. We also talk about the rare exception to the rule good book/bad movie rule that is Jurassic Park. We also each picked a book that we would love to see adapted into either a movie or miniseries that hasn't been put on the the screen yet. Take a moment to rate us on...

Duration: 01:07:29

Episode 29: A bad case of the K'un-lun

Episode 29: A bad case of the K'un-lun We get a pleasant surprise when the trailer for The Defenders got posted this week. We give our initial thoughts. The Defenders leads us into a review of Marvel's Iron Fist. To describe the show as a slow burn would be an understatement. We talk about the disappointing fight scenes and poor direction in this show making it Netflix and Marvel's only stumble thus far. Aaron give's us an update on Mass Effect: Andromeda. A patch was released a few...

Duration: 01:20:50

The Star Wars Celebration Special: Part 2.

In this second half of our trip to Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Aaron and Cuba talk about the panels they were able to attend and the cool surprises and info in them. They discuss the problems with some of the disorganization of the con. From the exceedingly long lines at the official store to the confusion and unfairness with wrist bands for panels. And finally after months of pestering Cuba over not planing on cosplaying at celebration Aaron gives the lamest excuse for...

Duration: 00:54:32

The Star Wars Celebration Special: Part 1

Cuba and Aaron attended Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. In this first part of a two part recap of their trip the guys talk about the long drive to Florida, sing the praises of the glory that is Wawa, detail the struggle of getting wrist bands for panels, how we managed to get exhibitor passes and cut most the lines and Aaron comes back from Florida with the ultimate Star Wars collectible, a Nissan Rogue, Star Wars Rogue One edition. Roy Learns how to skype and joins in on the...

Duration: 00:57:36

Episode 28: Nostalgia Goggles

After revisiting The Real Ghostbusters on Netflix, we were amazed to find that one of our favorite childhood cartoons was nowhere near as cool as we remembered it. Were our favorite cartoons as kids all crap? Were they only awesome because we were kids or were cartoons back in the day truly quality? How much of our memories are framed by nostalgia goggles and at what age do you stop playing with toys? These are some of the questions we try to answer this week. Thanks for...

Duration: 01:05:14

Episode 27: Why flamingos are pink

We share our thoughts on the newest trailers for Justice League and Spider-Man: Homecoming. One we are excited for. The other, not so much. Why does Cyborg look like crap? Are you a fan of Spider-Man's arm pit webs? Aaron gives us his review of the live action adaptation of the anime classic Ghost in the Shell. Aaron and Roy give a quick run down on the season finale of The Walking Dead and share their final thoughts on season 7. And Roy tells us why Flamingos are...

Duration: 01:07:42

Episode 26: Mass Defect

This week we talk about the new Mass Effect: Andromeda. Aaron, being a huge Mass Effect fan gives us his first impressions on the game and they are not promising. We also discuss some major controversies stirring around this game. From the bizarre appearance of the the characters to the various glitches to the gamergate like abuse of one of the EA developers. How does this newest entry into the series stand stand up compared to its predecessors? Listen to find out.

Duration: 00:57:20

Episode 25: Beauty & the Fuzzy Buddy

The gang's all back together! After discussing Roy's odd urinating habits Aaron gives us a review of Disney's newest remake of an animated classic Beauty and the Beast. We talk about Disney's new trend of making live action versions of all their animated classics, we give you a rundown of what they have planned. Is it necessary? Does it take away from the animated classic if it leans too heavily on it? We ask these questions and more!

Duration: 01:10:01

Quickie: To box or not to box?

Quickie Episode: Unfortunately we were unable to record this week, fortunately I had cut this conversation from a previous episode to be used at a later time. Looks like this is that later time! In this short episode we discuss the various geek/nerd subscription boxes on the market. We cover some of the prices as well as the quantity and quality of the items they send. Also Cuba airs some grievances about Loot Crate. To check out some of our unboxings check out our...

Duration: 00:15:49

Episode 24: Logan Review

Warning: This episode contains massive spoilers. The guys go to the movies to watch Logan, the latest installment in the X-Men movie franchise. Not only is this the final time Hugh Jackman will portray Wolverine, it is also the final time Patrick Stewart will portray Professor X. The guys give their review. We discuss all aspects of the movie and its impact on the future of the X-Franchise on the big screen. We also get into the convolutedness of the movie universe timeline.

Duration: 01:13:41

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