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.
Dan & Kenton discuss the newly revealed title for Episode VIII and ponder the possibilities of what it means for the series.
Dan & Kenton discuss the ramifications of a Trump presidency. In the Nerd News, a dog's purpose is NOT to be drowned, new trailers for Logan & Power Rangers, someone REALLY loves McDonald's and the Nerds are seeing the ultimate nerd band.
Kenton & Dan brainstorm how to write General Leia Organa out of the Star Wars franchise while still being respectful to the character and Carrie Fisher. Oh, and Unkar Plutt gets dis-armed. ;-P
Dan goes on a rant about sports journalism - is it real journalism? His answer will not surprise you. Plus, Trump, Meryl, the Oscars and Nintendo in the Nerd News.