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DC, Nerdstalking Podcast

Ep. 032 – ‘WarGames’ Reboot, ‘Black Lightning’ TV Show and More

WarGames, a video game movie with Ally Sheedy and Matthew Broderick

This episode looks at the classic cold-war computer hacker film WarGames, and the new interactive reboot based on the property. We also shine some light on the other black superhero, DC’s Black Lightning, found on Netflix. Lastly, Chad latches onto the inexplicable Venom teaser trailer and tries to make some Spidey sense of it.

Show Notes:
00:56 – We start with WarGames.
04:43 – A description of the reboot, and a look at the original movie.
06:53 – Chad starts in with Short Circuit.
08:22 – Dabney Coleman is a dick.
10:36 – Again with Short Circuit?
24:56 – Start of Black Lightning discussion.
29:03 – The unbearable deadness of James Remar.
37:31 – Chad breaks down the Venom teaser trailer.

Thanks for listening!

WarGames trailer – https://youtu.be/hbqMuvnx5MU
WarGames web series trailer – https://youtu.be/ZfObVggo5QE
#WarGames interactive series website (also available on Steam and iOS) – https://helloeko.com/wargames/episode-one-chasing-bryce/?autoplay=true&utm_source=verge&utm_medium=affiliate
Bill’s article on the history of the movie WarGames, at The Dot Eaters: http://thedoteaters.com/?bitstory=games-on-film-iii-wargames
Black Lightning series trailer – https://youtu.be/uoUlGwYa4QE

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter – writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chadwick Gendron – writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

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Marvel, Movie Review, Nerdstalking Podcast

Ep 028 We Declaw Black Panther

We declaw the Black Panther movie.

At the expense of causing fur to fly, Bill and Chad smell something pretty bad in the kitty litter as they do an extensive break-down of the 2018 Black Panther movie from Marvel. Try not to get scratched as you listen! As usual, we examine lots of details of the movie to cover all the bases with our assessment of it, so THERE BE SPOILERS!



Show Notes:

3:00 – We confront the white colonizer elephant in the room.
6:25 – Shortchanging Wakanda
10:55 – Missing impressive set-pieces
16:53 – No buttons at the end of any scene.
22:40 – Talk of not-so-special effects.
26:52 – Female empowerment.
30:45 – The Boko Haram scene.
33:21 – White boys.
38:35 – Weak motivations.
42:23 – Summing up.

Thanks for listening!

Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter – writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chadwick Gendron – writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Chad's Thursday Video, Chad's Visual Aids, Marvel, Music, Nerdstalking Video, Video

Chad’s Thorough Thor Tutorial is Here!

Marvel, Movie Review

Nerdstalking Podcast Ep. 021

In this episode of Nerdstalking, we respond to a message from listener BlueIncandesence, who had some issues with our breakdown of the Wonder Woman movie in Ep. 20. Other topics we cover include Bill arguing against the existence of a god, the firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the Han Solo, uh, solo movie, the 35th anniversary of the original Tron, the demise of Batman’s Adam West, and more. Then there’s a big SPOILER ALERT for our in-depth breakdown of Spider-Man: Homecoming, what we liked and disliked, and our favourite moments from the film.

Show Notes:
01:27 – We answer listener email about our Wonder Woman episode.
12:53 – Nerdly News: Chris Miller and Phil Lord canned from Solo, TRON anniversary, Hellboy reboot, the passing of TV’s Batman star Adam West, OMNI magazine reboot, Daniel Craig signs on for BOND 25.
32:35 – We start our review of Spider-Man: Homecoming.
40:29 – Spider-Man film as John Hughes comedy.
50:28 – Movie gives good MJ.
55:02 – The great Michael Keaton.
1:11:25 – Captain America as high-school health instructor.
1:16:02 – Tony Stark: Biggest douche ever.
1:24:16 – Peter Parker’s hilarious buddy.

Thanks for listening!

Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0D3AOldjMU
Chad’s Spider-Man theme song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89eHN9Uyzds
Michael Giacchino’s official theme song from Spider-Man: Homecoming – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeX8TkHN6mE

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter – writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chadwick Gendron – writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

Our Website: http://nerdstalking.com/

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NerdstalkingPod

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Nerdstalking Podcast

Nerdstalking Podcast Ep. 020

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Bill had a lot of problems with the 2017 ‘Wonder Woman’ film; Chad, not so much. We don our satin tights and fight for our rights to complain in the Nerdstalking review of this important DC film. There’s no ‘Nerdly News’ segment this episode; we smash right through the window and tackle the movie without delay.

Video

1975 ‘Wonder Woman’ TV Pilot Opening

Chad once mentioned on the podcast that as a child watching ‘Wonder Woman’ on TV, he never realized it was a period piece. Maybe it was the disco music, maybe it was the scantily-clad heroine […] Click here to see the whole post.

DC, Video

‘Wonder Woman’ 1974 TV Show Starring Cathy Lee Crosby

A year before Lynda Carter wore her star-spangled diapers, Cathy Lee Crosby wore her red, white and blue sweater as Wonder Woman. This earlier version was the first live-action DC project from Warners, but unlike WW’s invisible jet, this one-off pilot didn’t fly. Not until Carter was cast in the title role […] Click here to see the whole post.