It's a Nerds podcast mashup! Dan & Kenton combine the format of Media Nerds with the content of Star Wars Nerds as they discuss the penultimate episode of Star Wars Rebels Season 3.
01:45 - Nerd News
1. Disney sued over Zootopia
2. Apple's quiet announcement
3. Chris Evans is done as Captain America
22:35 - Star Wars Rebels discussion
43:00 - Recommendations
Lots of awesome Nerd News this week, including the Baby Driver trailer, Matrix reboot and Facebook Messenger Day. The Nerds get worked up about SkipTheDishes' job interview process and are advertisements on smartphone games appropriate for kids?
Dan & Kenton talk about the possibility of a Yoda appearance in The Last Jedi. Then Kenton runs through his possible list of Rey's responses to Luke's first lines followed by the now weekly Rebels recap segment.
Dan falls for a fake The Last Jedi trailer while Kenton compiles a list of possible first lines from Episode VIII, unaware that the actual first line from the movie would apparently leak later in the week.
The Nerds discus whether they'd even not see a Star Wars film in the theatre and Dan gives his weekly Rebels recap.
Dan & Kenton talk all kinds of Star Wars news this week, including the new Thrawn book, Rebels and a possible Oscar nom for Luke Skywalker?
Kenton & Dan record a new Media Nerds episode fresh off of the Oscars SNAFU from the previous night. Whose fault was it? Could this have been prevented? In the end, does it really matter who wins the Oscars?
We also learned this weekend of the tragic passing of great American actor Bill Paxton. The Nerds take a few minutes to remember some of his best roles.
Dan & Kenton re-visit their Oscar picks from a month prior, having actually seen some of the nominated films now. Then they delve into to the topic of media literacy: what does it mean and why does it seem like less and less people actually practice it.
Dan & Kenton are excited about the Blu-ray/DVD release date of Rogue One, wonder about the possible title of the Han Solo film, and discuss Star Wars fan vs. fanaticism: how seriously should we all really take these movies?
Kenton says his media consumption has changed completely since Donald Trump took office as President of the United States. Dan, not so much. But they talk about how media has chanced in the past 30 days or so.
Dan tells Kenton about being approached by a Star Wars actor to appear at FanQuest, Force Friday II is announced, and the resulting discussion devolves into a "are we sick of Star Wars yet?" kinda thing.
Dan plans his next vacation to the U.S. when Star Wars Land opens in 2019, then completely forgets that Space Balls was a thing. Dur! Finally Kenton brings up the significance of Donald Glover meeting with Billy Dee Williams to absorb the essence of Lando.
Dan talks about the success of his FanQuest Kickstarter campaign before the Nerds delve into analysis of this year's Super Bowl advertisements.
Dan & Kenton mourn the death of the Canadian music store, as HMV Canada announced it's filing for bankruptcy this week. In the Nerd News: late night has a new leader and Winnipeg radio personalities do the ol' station shuffle.
Dan & Kenton take the undeserved credit for bringing Lucasfilm' Pablo Hidalgo back to Twitter, then they speculate about the first scene shot in the Han Solo film. They also discuss the possibilities of their Star Wars Social happening in May as part of FanQuest.
Dan & Kenton make their 2017 Oscar picks, having seen none of the nominated films. In the Nerd News they remember the groundbreaking career of Mary Tyler Moore.