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WBG Ep.176: The Smuggler’s Bounty

We begin this episode of We Be Geeks with Mike talking about the unboxing video he recorded for his Smuggler’s Bounty box of goodies.  He tells Brett and Derrick about some of the items he received from Smuggler’s Bounty, which makes Brett and Derrick quite jealous.  You can check the We Be Geeks site for a link to Smuggler’s Bounty to receive your own box of goodies if you are jealous too.

The Star Wars talk continues as we discuss whether or not the original Kenner Darth Vader figure had a cloth cape at any point, then tease something Star Wars related that the We Be Geeks crew will be working on soon. More

WBG Ep 175: Where Are The Nuclear Wessels?

In this episode of We Be Geeks, the gang starts the show talking about the untimely death of Anton Yelchin. We talk about Forest Whitaker’s role in Rogue One. We also talk about our excitement about the movie. We talk Indiana Jones and our worries about what they are going to do with it. We talk about the restrictions put on the Jessica Jones series. We talk Karl Urban announcing Dredd 2. We talk Grant Gustin’s announcement of the title of the season 3 premier: Flashpoint. We talk Linda Carter’s role as the President of the United States in Supergirl. We talk the meeting between Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne and Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen in the new Justice League movie. We talk about the 148 pieces in the Flash’s costume. Again, why are they not using Grant Gustin for the movie? Bad move Warner Brothers. We talk the relaunch of Legends of the Hidden Temple. First with a movie, then a show. We talk Brett’s unhealthy addiction with Fallout Shelter. Where are the nuclear wessels? More

WPG Ep 174: Wonderous Soap box

This week on We Be Geeks: Wonder Woman is celebrating 75 years and at SDCC, they are not only having exclusives, but a full size invisible Jet that lights up at night. How cool is that? In correlation with the movie coming out, there is going to be tons of Merchandise, music, and lots of other special things. E3 is going on right now and there are some really amazing games coming out that we are looking forward to. Skyrim, and a really cool new Spider-Man game. I haven’t seen the video for it yet, but I was told it looks amazing. Legends of Tomorrow is gaining Nick Zano who will play Dr. Nate Haywood. They are kind of still working out the kinks, especially with 2-3 of the regular cast leaving. Captain Cold will supposedly be returning, but in what capacity? Lastly Dark Horse comics is the topic to finish the night. Lots of good things coming out. We will say one thing before we get off my soap box, we are going to be broke for the next few years buying all the things!

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WPG Ep 173: We Be Geeks Rebirthed

Where is Julz? What’s Derrick’s name? It’s like a rebirth. We talk about our love of the Vader comic. We start the show talking J.K. Simmons getting ripped for his role in the new Justice League movie as Commissioner Gordon. We talk Suicide Squad getting a PG-13 rating, as well as the release date for Batman V Superman’s R rating. We talk Mark Hamill doing the voice of the Joker for the foreseeable future. We talk The Killing Joke having a one-day theatrical release. We talk completing our homework assignments seeing Big Hero 6, and seeing The Iron Giant. We talk DC’s new animated movie Justice League: Dark. We talk Vixen appearing on Legends of Tomorrow, and not being the Vixen we have come to know. We talk Suicide Squad merchandise. We talk new sequel Injustice 2. We talk Rebirth, what we like and don’t like. Reviews are out on X-Men Apocalypse. We talk Supergirl moving to the CW, and teasing of the four-part crossover between all of the four shows.

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WPG Ep 172: Pucks, Geeks & Riots

On this episode of We Be Geeks, we welcome Carl from the 4th line podcast, which can be found on the We Be Geeks network.  Carl tells us a bit about his podcast that focuses on hockey which then leads into a discussion about how some teams treat fans who wear opposing jerseys, the hockey playoffs, and Carl’s thoughts on expansion teams.  We ask Carl about some of the other things he geeks out about, then move on to talk about the Red Wings and the differences and similarities in the jerseys of the Penguins and Bruins.

After the hockey talk, the conversation moves more to the geek side of things as we have a lengthy discussion about Captain America and the reaction to the recent major reveal in his Marvel comic book.  After that, we talk about fandom, getting Carl’s thoughts on American fans verses Canadian fans, and then talk about an article stating that fandom is broken.  During that discussion, we talk about social media’s effect on fandom, Star Wars fans who got upset about Disney’s cancellation of the Expanded Universe, and the extreme fans (aka fanatics) that can be found in both geekdom, as well as in sports.

We move back to sports briefly as we discuss the Canadian Football League, fan riots, and then move back to hockey.  We ask Carl’s thoughts on television deals for the hockey playoffs, then bring up a story about a Lego statue that had been destroyed after a child bumped into it.

We then discuss a story about actress Willa Holand blasting Warner Brothers for preventing the television incarnation of the Suicide Squad, which then leads us to question the claims by Marvel Studios that their movies and television shows are all connected.

We talk about whether or not there might ever be a Green Arrow film, discuss reshoots that have been scheduled for Star Wars: Rogue One, and the disappointment that was the C-3P0 comic.  We ask Carl how he became a hockey fan, then talk about some cool yet expensive Star Wars merchandise before finishing off the episode with a discussion about accents, particularly Carl’s Canadian accent.

WBG Ep 171: Tiny With Deonna Herrold & Roland Mann

This we talk with writer Roland Mann and artist Deonna Herrold about their new project called Tiny. It is their take on the classic fairy tale Thumbelina by Hans Cristian Andersen. We talk about how they got in touch, and what Deonna’s background is. We also touch on their upcoming MegaCon plans. It sounds like they are going to have some great stuff at their table. We also talk about changes in comics and working clean, as they put it in the comedy world. We also get some great industry stories from Roland, which is always a treat. We also learn about the Kickstarter they have going on for this title. Which should be out by the time you are reading this. We had the chance to preview Tiny. It is a great piece of art and worth picking up.

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WPG Ep 170: Random Thoughts With Nicole Wright & Tonya Dodds

In this episode of We Be Geeks, the gang welcomes Nicole Wright and Tonya Dodds, formerly of Super Geeked Up, who are starting their own webseries called The Nicole and Tonya show. We start off by letting Nicole and Tonya describe their new series to us, then, the girls open up to a wide variety of topics. One of the topics we discuss is how Nicole and Tonya handle a working relationship living far apart from each other, including how they both write and film together. The girls talk a bit about how the seasons of their new series might be broken up, before talking a bit about some possible reoccurring bits on the show. The discussion then leads to ideas that might not be realistic for Nicole and Tonya to do on a miniscule budget to ideas that might just be too over the top to film. Since Tonya is from Toronto Canada, there is some talk about Canadian musicians, and a bit of discussion about Canadian sports teams can be found in the episode as well. Tonya begrudgingly admits to reading all of the Twlight series, which then leads into a discussion about Nicole’s entertainment background, including location scouting for film and television,as well as a mention of a feature film that Tonya has produced called Red Spring.

The conversation naturally moves towards creating and the virtue of Collaboration with people before moving to talk of superhero movies and Netflix Marvel shows. Nicole and Tonya tell us about the magic of movie editing, and then tell us tales of meeting some interesting celebrities. The episode ends in laughter and shenanigans as we all talk about trips to Canada that naturally leads into a discussion of drinking. Nicole and Tonya were great guest who were very entertaining.

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WBG Ep 169: Why so Angry?

We start off talking about the end of Disney Infinity, and Disney going away from published console games. We talk the Lego games and their popularity, and Lego exclusives. We also talk Disney Dimensions and Doctor Who figures. We talk opening weekend of Civil War. We talk the woes of having only one toy in a happy meal at a time. We talk old school games and lack of Tweeting. We talk Rotten Tomatoes scores. What are the best and worst movies? We talk upcoming movies and what we want to see. We about why are nerds so angry when we have won. We have all of the pop culture movies and TV shows on. It is a great time to be a nerd. We chime in with ideas as to why that is. We talk Julz love of Star Trek. We talk South Park and what shows are essential geek. We talk about nerd culture and getting along with other nerds. Be inclusive! There is room for us all. We also talk Brett being at Motor City Comic Con this weekend.

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WPG Ep 168: Marvelous SciFi

This week we are celebrating Star Wars Day! News of Celebration headed to Orlando next year has Mike super excited. Could it be a future We Be Geeks meet up site?
Star Trek is coming out with a new series, but you have to pay for a subscription service. That most likely won’t sit well with fans, but it is Star Trek. If you make it, fans will watch. The Russo Brothers are changing the name of Infinity part 1 & 2, “stating that they are two completely different movies.” Not sure how we feel about that, but hopefully we will get some news soon on what it will be retitled. Person of Interest is back for one last season. It’s better to have an ending than to just cancel it. Maybe Jim Caviezel can play Batman now. Well a version of him anyways.

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WPG Ep 167: The Pros And Cons

This week, we start off the show by wishing our co-host Brett a very happy birthday. Brett then tells us about receiving the Star Wars: The Force Awakens dvd for his birthday which leads into a discussion about the extras on all of the Star Wars dvds, including a remastered version of the Boba Fett cartoon from the long lost, not so special, Star Wars Holiday Special. Brining up those fond memories leads the gang into a discussion of the animation studio Nelvana, and all of the fantastic cartoons put out by them, including a Doctor Who cartoon that never saw the light of day. Talking cartoons naturally leads into a discussion of Saturday Morning cartoons, and the We Be Geeks crew laments the loss of their childhood pastimes.
From there, the crew begins a long discussion about Cosplaying, both the pros and cons of “professional” cosplayers, and their involvement with conventions. We express our feelings towards those who cosplay to become famous versus those who do it for the love of cosplaying, then talk about the way that cosplayers are too often treated during conventions in regards to boundaries. The discussion weaves towards the frustrating topic of nerd bullying, then moves on to the possible definitions of “geek” and “nerd” before moving back towards cosplay.
Long lost co-host Julz makes an appearance towards the end of the cosplay conversation, sparking the group to change topics slightly as they discuss the issues Wizard World has been having with their conventions of late. With Julz on board, we then briefly discuss the introduction of the newest companion on Doctor Who, and then begin talking about our distaste for commercials on apps like Crackle and Amazon Prime.
Next up, the gang discusses the announcement that actor/geek icon Nathan Fillion will be playing Wonder Man in the next Guardians of the Galaxy film, and we give our thoughts on that topic. After that topic, we talk about the latest clip from Captain America: Civil War, which features more Spidey goodness, and then discusses the latest trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse. Movie talk leads the group to mention the sacrifices Derrick has made for the group watching some bad movies, like the Fantastic Flop, so that they don’t have too.
Julz mentions her excitement for the upcoming Angry Birds movie, and then Mike speaks briefly about the We Be Geeks affiliate Comic Bento Box, who has some interesting offers for our listeners.
The gang mentions the fact that the Marvel Inhumans movie has been rescheduled, and then talk a bit about the possibility of Fox Studios finally collaborating with Marvel on some of their films as Sony has done with Spider-Man.
We then shine the spotlight on DC as we discuss Jesse Quick coming to the Flash TV show, then talk about our thoughts towards DC’s Legends of Tomorrow show. There is some talk about the premier of Game of Thrones, which we tried to keep spoiler free, and a brief bit of football talk before the We Be Geeks crew signs off.

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