Kenton & Dan talk about the current state of television, and why cable companies and broadcasters seem to have such a hard time adapting to the online world. Plus: selfie sticks and what's the deal with Easter?
Lots of Star Wars news this week! Someone restored an original 1977 print of the film, but it's not as big a deal as they think. Peter Mayhew is about to announce something big. Fans continue to debate the identity of Snoke and the filming of episode 8 is officially underway!
Dan vents about the frustrating mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead, gushes over the season premiere of Better Call Saul and is fairly neutral about Vinyl. Kenton's just glad he jumped the Walking Dead ship when he did.
Kenton & Dan discuss the upcoming St. Valentine's Horror Con, topography puns on Pablo's Twitter feed, and the mystery of Boshek.
Kenton & Dan run down this year's crop of "Big Game" advertisements from the brands that paid millions of dollars to produce very "safe" commercials during the Superbowl.
Dan's kids crash the podcast to talk Star Wars, their YouTube channel and about how they're marketed to. Slight chaos ensues, and somewhere in there Dan & Kenton discuss the new Winnipeg radio station 94.3 The Drive.
After showing off their Yoda impressions, Dan & Kenton discuss the (potential) Blu Ray release date of The Force Awakens. Then, how to handle potential Rogue One leaks & spoilers? And, what do we really want in a young Han Solo anthology film?
Originally Posted May 4th, 2015 - The Nerds speak with Matt & Aaron of Blame Society Films, creators of YouTube hits Chad Vader and Beer & Board Games. It's a bit of a blast from the past as they speculate on the upcoming (at the time) The Force Awakens, discuss Winnipeg's obsession with Phantom of the Paradise, and rave over Wisconsin Beer and Cheese.
Dan gets a Twitter smack down from Phil Lamar, Kenton draws parallels between the X-Files and Star Wars, and the speculation begins about the delayed release of Episode VIII.
Dan & Kenton discuss the recent Postmedia layoffs, ad the sorry state of affairs print journalism finds itself in. Then, it's on to the much lighter topic of Late Night television. How much have things really changed since Jay & Dave left the spotlight?
Kenton reviews Alan Dean Foster's novelization of The Force Awakens, Dan is excited about the upcoming 2nd half of Rebels season 2, and the Rogue One discussion begins. How will Lucasfilm differentiate the "anthology" films from the main episodes?
Dan & Kenton take a few moments to pay their respects to the late Alan Rickman, then run down the list of Oscar Noms (giving their completely uneducated guesses on who will win.) They pledge to watch all of the Best Picture nominees before the Oscars, so we'll see how successful they are with that.
And, recommendations are back. Yay.
The Nerds take a few minutes to remember David Bowie, who contributed so much to the world of sci-fi and who sadly passed away this week.
As well: what can we expect from Rogue One? What do we want to happen in Episode 8? And Colin Trevorrow or George Lucas? Which is the lesser of two evils for Episode 9?
Kenton & Dan finally get off of Star Wars long enough to review the best and worst films, TV shows, streaming shows, podcasts and music of 2015. Happy New Year!