Mike Gillis and Casey Doran are joined by a rotating panel of their friends for a warts-and-all look at popular culture. We look at the highs and lows of movies, science fiction, video games, horror, comic books, and everything in between. Think of us as "the McLaughlin Group" for nerds!
We’re back with a new Black Ops podcast, exclusive to our Patreon supporters! This month, we’re back with Kit DeForge to continue the conversation into the cinematic! Movie theaters are back! And in a dystopian world ravaged by doomsday viruses,
In the soft glow of our most recent discussion, we continue our conversation with Kit DeForge, and explore the imperfections of language as a communication tool, and the linguistic similarities between Germans and chimpanzees that have been taught sign...
“Do you think I should confess? To what? Committing masterpieces?” In our latest Single Serving Selection, we’re joining librarian and artist, Kit DeForge to turn our critical eyes to the final film directed by auteur Orson Welles,
We continue our chat with Michael Warbington, as we look at the trajectory of big-budget franchises and the knee-jerk fan anger that Martin Scorsese’s criticisms of “theme park” movies vs. “cinema”….and maybe he has a good point?
They picked the wrong man to clone. After more than a year, we’re back! We’re backing up our syncords and eating some nacho-flavored bananas with the Camp Director and President of Camp Quest NorthWest, Michael Warbington,
We’re joined again by Tobiah Panshin to dig into some movie talk. Is there really a hard divide between popcorn blockbusters and what Martin Scorsese calls “cinema”? Will the shadow of the pandemic change anything about movies going forward?
“Wonder Twin powers — Activate!” This month, we’re balancing teen angst and superheroics with returning guest Paul Hix of Waiting for Doom – the Doom Patrol Podcast to gush over over the hilarious satirical DC Comics maxi-series: Wonder Twins!
We continue to work the registers with Tobiah Panshin, going to places both weirdly metaphysical and painfully mundane. First, Mike thinks it might actually be preferable to live in a hypothetical computer simulation than a “real” universe.
Adventure doesn’t come any bigger than this. We’re back in the studio and ready to cross swords with Tobiah Panshin, the author of The Game Master: A Guide to the Art and Theory of Roleplaying, and dive into George Lucas … Continue reading →
We’re continuing our talk with Patrick Johnson, and we’re waxing nostalgic. We look back at the sliding timeline of The Simpsons and try to count the anachronisms as they pile up. But nothing could prepare us for the existential crisis … Continue readi...