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Nov 06 2014

Episode 39: Nerd Police, I Need Backup.

0039 GamesThis week, dear listeners, we are joined by Rob Callahan and Chris Bowlsby for an episode about game movies! Movies about video games, movies about board games, movies that feature games heavily… all are fodder for this episode! Or, rather, we intended to cover such a broad swath, but we somehow managed to never really escape the 1980s.

We blame the scattershot nature of this episode on Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet, Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and Yellowtail Malbec, all of which contributed the steady decline in our focus and moral fortitude.

Once again, we apologize for the sound quality of the episode. We discovered many weeks later that, among other issues, our audio program wasn’t actually recording through our nice microphone; instead, it was recording through the computer’s built-in microphone. There are about three more episodes in our backlog with the same issue. (Argh.) But after that, our audio should improve remarkably! (Yay!)

Show notes behind the cut!

Movies mentioned:
Wargames
TRON
TRON: Legacy
The Mind’s Eye series
Cloak & Dagger
Gotcha!
One Two Three
The Thing
The Last Starfighter
Newton’s Apple (TV)
Mazes and Monsters
THAC0
Dungeons & Dragons
Clue
The Wizard
Super Mario Bros

People mentioned:
Matthew Broderick
Jeff Bridges
Henry Thomas
Dabney Coleman
Anthony Edwards
Linda Fiorentino
Robert Preston
Lance Guest
Ira Flatow
Tom Hanks
Bill Stiteler
Jeremy Irons
Thora Birch
Tim Curry
Madeline Kahn
Fred Savage
John Leguizamo
Gina Torres
Joss Whedon

3 comments

  1. Steffen

    Samantha Mathis’ character in Super Mario Bros. was named Princess Daisy. Daisy was originally the princess that Mario rescued in Super Mario Land, on the Gameboy.

  2. GreyDuck

    “Clue” is one of the finest ensemble cast comedies of all time. Another fun movie with Tim Curry and a lot of other solid comedic players (and, er, one big lunkhead)? “Oscar.”

    (I don’t dislike Stallone in “Oscar,” but it’s true that he’s not necessarily playing to his strengths there…)

  3. Elliott James

    The Dungeons and Dragons movie suffered a lot from Executive Meddling that did not help the movie at all. With a little work it could have been so much better. It did spawn on made for tv sequel in 2005 and a direct to dvd movie in 2011.

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