October 30, 2011 at 2:00pm • 1 hour 22 minutes
When you want to get in the Halloween spirit, who you gonna call? Join us in celebrating 1984's supernatural comedy classic, "Ghostbusters." Are ghosts a serious environmental hazard requiring the intervention of the EPA? Why do the Ghostbusters transform from college professors into blue-collar plumbers when they put on their jump suits? Is Roasted Terror Dog with Human Nougat the worst candy ever devised? And which one of our panelists attended a cat-themed bat mitzvah in the same ballroom destroyed by the Ghostbusters?
Special guests Dan Moren, Serenity Caldwell, and Ben Boychuk.
October 27, 2011 at 11:45am • 48 minutes
Is "The Wise Man's Fear" a rich fantasy novel about storytelling and myth-making, or is it a collection of good story elements scattered across an overlong plot? Could it be both? Ninjas! Off-camera shipwrecks! Board games! Sexism! Off-camera courtroom drama! Discursions within digressions within framing sequences! Join us as we discuss yet another 1000-page fantasy novel, the sequel to "The Name of the Wind."
Special guests Dan Moren, John Siracusa, Scott McNulty, and Serenity Caldwell.
October 23, 2011 at 2:15pm • 43 minutes
We discuss "A Dance With Dragons," the latest 1000-page installment in George R.R. Martin's bestselling "Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy series. Is this series going to end well? Which parts of this book were good, and which just treaded water? Would adding Klingons have helped? Why are trees the Westeros equivalent of security cameras? These are the sorts of questions you ask deep in the middle of a long fantasy series.
Special guests Dan Moren, Scott McNulty, and Serenity Caldwell.
October 15, 2011 at 9:00am • 60 minutes
Our Comic Book Club tackles the topic of #1 issues, especially those in DC's recent relaunch. We recommend some books and talk about some of our favorite Number Ones. Also we touch on a few of the controversial #1 DC issues and question whether DC is really trying to reach a new audience or just pander to the old one.
Special guests Dan Benjamin, Faith Korpi, Lisa Schmeiser, and Jason Brightman.
October 7, 2011 at 7:15pm • 1 hour 6 minutes
Why do secret agents wear make-up under their eyepatches? When do text messages not properly convey thanks for saving the universe? Are the Cybermen the worst villians ever? We wrap up the sixth season of "Doctor Who" with discussion of the last three episodes as well as the season as a whole.
Special guests Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, John Siracusa, Scott McNulty, and Serenity Caldwell.
October 2, 2011 at 6:45pm • 1 hour 21 minutes
We conclude our TV Fantasy Draft with the unveiling of our series pitches. Vampire and ghost detectives! Star Trek meets the West Wing! A sitcom starring a robot and an omnipotent being! A gritty techno-drama. A psychedelic drama set on a Zeppelin! And John Siracusa's pitch seems awfully familiar somehow.
Special guests Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, John Siracusa, Scott McNulty, Serenity Caldwell, and Steve Lutz.
September 23, 2011 at 9:00pm • 1 hour 14 minutes
Who are the best TV characters of all time? Six people set out to draft teams of 10 characters each, from which they would form some of the strangest TV ensembles ever seen. Will Captain Kirk, Columbo, and The Fonz end up on the same show? Perhaps the craziest episode we've ever done highlights dozens of our favorite characters from TV history.
Special guests Dan Moren, John Siracusa, Scott McNulty, Serenity Caldwell, and Steve Lutz.
September 18, 2011 at 10:00am • 1 hour 1 minute
This past summer's superhero movies are in the spotlight! Are the gods just aliens? When are mutant strippers unrealistic? Why would you beat up people after costing them their jobs? And why do the Stark boys enjoy themselves--and cheesy foodstuffs--so much? Our esteemed panel breaks down how "Captain America," "Thor," "X-Men: First Class," and "Green Lantern" fared.
Special guests Dan Moren, Monty Ashley, and Tony Sindelar.
September 12, 2011 at 11:00am • 58 minutes
Press the Green Anchor and jump into a parallel timestream: it's time to talk "Doctor Who." In this flash episode we deconstruct the two most recent episodes, "Night Terrors" and "The Girl Who Waited." And here's a hint: we liked one of them way more than the other.
Special guests Dan Moren, John Siracusa, Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty, and Serenity Caldwell.
September 4, 2011 at 10:00pm • 1 hour 1 minute
This podcast is cancelled! We discuss TV shows that failed to reach their proper natural lifespan. When all is said and done, you'll hear recommendations for 25 excellent series that burned bright and weren't allowed to fade away. Fantasy football drafts were never this good.
Special guests Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty, and Serenity Caldwell.