Episode 57 Show Notes

September 28th, 2010 by Kyle

Episode 57: Review-A-Palooza!

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Starters:

  • RIP Eddie Fisher
  • Happy Birthday Adam West (82)
  • Happy Birthday Bill Murray (60)
  • Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day

Geek News:

  • From the Hollywood Desk:
  1. Bollywood may buy MGM
  2. James Cameron directing 3D Black Eyed Peas concert documentary
  3. Alex Winter confirms Bill & Ted 3 in the works
  • From the Television Desk:
  1. Mel Gibson may join Mad Men
  • From The Gaming Desk
  1. Chocobos renamed “Horsebirds” in FF XIV
  2. Koreans go crazy for Starcraft
  3. Michael Jackson MMO “Planet Michael” coming
  • From the Comics Desk:
  1. Obama, Palin share milkshake in Archie comics
  2. Amazon dumping Scott Pilgrim books that didn’t sell after movie bombed
  • From the Anime Desk:
  1. Yuri Citizen Naoko-san anime announced
  2. CLAMP to illustrate new Japanese edition of Peter Pan novel
  • From the Cellar:
  1. 4chan takes down MPAA
  2. Nathan Fillion looking for theme song

Five Minute Reviews:

  • Devil
  • Mitsudomoe
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • #@%* My Dad Says
  • The IT Crowd Season 4
  • Boardwalk Empire

New Release Tuesday:

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Geek Tragedy #57: Review-a-palooza!

September 28th, 2010 by Kyle

[podcast]http://npccomics.com/podcast/gt/GT_ep57.mp3[/podcast]

It’s the GT Fall Preview Spectacular! Find out what geeky cool is heading your way this fall in movies, TV, anime, and video games!

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Episode 56 Show Notes

September 21st, 2010 by Kyle

Episode 56:At Least It’s Not The Blue Lantern!

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Starters:

  • Stuff, and junk, and stuff…

Geek News:

  • From the Hollywood Desk:
  1. Pokemon live action trailer premieres
  2. George Lucas sues web company “Addriod”
  3. HDCP Master Key confirmed; Blu-ray copy protection cracked
  • From the Comics Desk:
  1. Green Lantern ride coming to Great Adventure
  • From The Television Desk:
  1. J.J. Abrams ditches ABC, goes to Fox for new series “Alcatraz”
  • From The Comics Desk
  1. Atlas Comics to return
  • From the Gaming Desk:
  1. Super Mario Brothers turns 25
  • From the Anime Desk:
  1. Strike Witches bomber jacket sells out in 13 minutes
  2. Strike Witches JCB credit card now available
  3. Linkin Park to contribute song to Gundam game soundtrack, offer Gundam model in new album deluxe set in Japan
  • From the Cellar:
  1. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff puts out APB for Pedobear
  2. Dutch brewer Koelschip produces 60% ABV beer “Start The Future”
  3. Steve Jobs likes the shuriken!
  4. Adam West makes robocall for NY Att’y General Candidate

Commercials:

Five-Minute Review:

New Release Tuesday:

Pick Of The Week:

Saturday Morning Rewind:

Stuff You Should Know About:

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Geek Tragedy #56: At Least It’s Not The Blue Lantern!

September 21st, 2010 by Kyle

[podcast]http://npccomics.com/podcast/gt/GT_ep56.mp3[/podcast]

The Geeks are back, and Kyle has finally found a snack he will not try… what’s worse than a Double Down or a fried Twinkie? Find out in this week’s episode!

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Episode 55 Show Notes

September 14th, 2010 by Kyle

Episode 55: Hooray For 80s Diversity!

Starters:

Geek News

  • From the Hollywood Desk:
  1. Uwe Boll to direct Holocaust film “Auschwitz”
  2. Terry Gilliam to convert Time Bandits to 3D
  3. Pixar considers making Dr. Strange movie
  4. Mark Millar promises that in Kick-Ass 2, Red Mist “will make Heath Ledger’s Joker look like Caesar Romero’s Joker”
  • From the Gaming Desk:
  1. Microsoft suspends Xbox gamer from Fort Gay, WV
  • From The Wrestling Desk
  1. Kevin Nash Tweets his dissatisfaction with RVD, Jeff Hardy, TNA
  • From the Anime Desk:
  1. Trailer for Gainax’s Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt released
  • From the Cellar:
  1. Barrowman burns his hoo-hoo-dilly
  2. Chinese woman Chen Xiaomei sues movie theater chain for wasting her time with ads
  3. NYU study finds heavy Facebook users narcissistic, insecure

Commercials:

Reviews:

  • Machete
  • High School Of The Dead
  • Pontypool
  • Browncoats: Redemption

New Release Tuesday:

Pick Of The Week:

Saturday Morning Rewind:

Stuff You Should Know About:

  • Everquest II and LotR Online go free to play
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Geek Tragedy #55: Hooray for 80’s Diversity!

September 14th, 2010 by Kyle

[podcast]http://npccomics.com/podcast/gt/GT_ep55.mp3[/podcast]

Kyle and Dave review the 80’s cartoon M.A.S.K., and it’s not quite what they remember… Browncoat Lisa joins in for a review of the new fan-made Firefly movie, plus a cool Pick of the Week and the return of Stuff You Should Know About-out-out!

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Geek Tragedy #54: Kyle’s Back, and He Hates Good Movies!

September 7th, 2010 by Kyle

[podcast]http://www.npccomics.com/podcast/gt/GT_ep54.mp3[/podcast]

The band is back together, as Kyle returns from his trip to the East Coast! But he is changed… Something horrible has happened… Kyle no longer likes good movies!! Hear the horror as Kyle preaches the gospel of After Last Season, while continuing his war against Inception and Scott Pilgrim… Yep, GT is back to normal!

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Episode 54 Show Notes

September 7th, 2010 by Kyle

Episode 54: Kyle’s Back, And He Hates Good Movies!

Starters:

  • Kyle returns
  • Level Up! premieres, GT won’t do much game coverage anymore.
  • Looking for anyone who remembers The Magic Garden

Geek News:

  • From the Hollywood Desk:
  1. Star Wars Uncut wins an Emmy
  • From the Gaming Desk:
  1. Hawaiian man sues MMORPG maker for addicting him
  2. Trapped Chilean miners get PSPs
  • From The Television Desk
  1. Sandman TV show coming?
  • From the Comics Desk:
  1. “Batman, Inc.” to feature multiple Batmen
  2. Papers of Frederic Wertham now open to scholars
  • From the Anime Desk:
  1. RIP Satoshi Kon
  2. Pink Lady to reunite
  • From the Cellar:
  1. Starwars.com editor marries R2-D2
  2. Gunman storms Discovery Channel to demand better programming
  3. Highstranger.com to allow you to commit a Class D Felony in front of a camera on the open internet
  4. North Korea opens Facebook, Twitter, YouTube accounts
  5. RIP Morrie Yohai, inventor of the Cheez Doodle

Commercials:

Summer Movie Recap:

  • Dave’s Hits and Misses
  • Kyle’s Hits and Misses

Pick Of The Week:

New Release Tuesday:

Stuff You Should Know About:

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What Dreams May Come

September 2nd, 2010 by Dave

Before I head out to work in the mornings, I usually do a quick search of news aggrigate sites to see if anything interesting has popped up while I slept. And It’s really hard to describe the range of emotions that went though my half-awake mind when I read this.

Yes. You read that right. Sandman is finally getting a mass media adaptation. On television.

Let me be clear on one thing, my respect and near worship of Neil Gaiman knows almost no bounds. There is no doubt in my mind that hundreds of years from now, Gaiman and his works will be discussed and held in the same universal high regard as Shakespeare, Homer, Chaucer, ect. The man has such an astounding gift for writing and creating that it makes me pause in attempts to write fiction becaue I know that nothing I can do will ever be a fraction as good. Sandman is a triumph for the comics medium, proof that you can have a comic book that is both highly relevant to the literary world as well as comercially successful. Millions of fans like me have been waiting a long time for an anouncement like this.

Waiting for it and dreading it.

We want to see Sandman given it’s just due. We want to see it brought to a larger audience. But at the same time, we know that an adaptation could never be and will never be as good as the source material. The only question of an adaptation is: how bad is it going to be? Call it Schrodinger’s Adaptation: you know that there’s something inside the box, but you don’t know how good or bad it will be until the box is opened.

We’ve always known that a TV adaptation was a possibility; and to be honest, TV is probably the better way to do Sandman than a movie series. Given the quality of it’s programing, cable was the best of all options, considering the willingness of cable networks to fully invest in a risky show and consitantly turn out the best programming over the past decade. I think that I can safely speak for all Gaiman fans that on the list for networks to end up with Sandman, the CW ranked dead last, at the very bottom with Univision and Telemundo tied for next to last (edit: only for the fact that it’s be hard for non-Spanish speakers to keep up with without sub-titles. The overly melodramatic telenovela storytelling would be pretty awesome for the infighting among the Endless).

This is all wrong. This is Paris Hilton starring in a remake of ‘Wizard of Oz’ wrong. This is ‘BET Presents Othello’ wrong. The programming culture at CW is the very antithesis of the quality and majesty of Sandman. Moreover, the average CW veiwer, most Smallville fans notwithstanding, will require the stories to be dumbed down to such a degree that it would be like Tolstoy re-written for kindergarteners.

Do I hope this series will be good? Of course I do. There are the seeds of greatness here in that Eric Kripke has shown that he understands and appreciates Gaiman’s works in his own show Supernatural. I’m sure that the casting of the Endless will casue the internet forums to blaze with the light of a thousand supernovae, which will be entertaining in it’s own right to watch. Where the hope breaks down is at the corporate level. For Sandman to succeed, those in power need to take risks, allow the narritive to take it’s course realtively intact, and give the show time to establish it’s footing. In other words: the network execs at CW need to do the exact opposite of what network execs from non-cable networks do.

It has happened before. Sandman itself was a huge risk for DC. It broke all the rules for the culture at DC for the time. For a major player like DC to invest the time and money to see something so radical and experimental as Sandman through to the end speaks volumes of the faith the was placed in Gaiman’s skills as a storyteller. Hopefully, the CW’s execs will follow the example set and let Sandman be what it is.

We hope and we dream of better things. And somewhere, Morpheus is smiling on us

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