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DISCLAIMER: Charles’ audio is particularly rough this week due to NYC radiators. He apologizes profusely! It’s week two of the Children of the Lamp, we’re reading the second book, The Blue Djinn of Babylon. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this book features another dramatic adventure that we just send a twelve year old on, because apparently that is accept…
 
What if ... Starfleet Didn't Have Shields? In the ever popular game of comparing sci-fi franchises to each other, one unique aspect of Star Trek compared to others, like "Battlestar Galactica" and, to an extent, "Star Wars," is the presence of shields on starships during combat. The trio imagines a Trek universe where shields don't exist (or are no…
 
Decades after Thunderdome, Tom Hardy slipped into the role of Max Rockatansky, with Charlize Theron joining him as the original character Furiosa. A box office success and critical darling, we ask in retrospect: Is Fury Road worth following, or a victim of its own hype?द्वारा The Nerd Party
 
We continue our Aftersun interview series as Lee welcomes Harry Perdios to discuss his role as Toby in Charlotte Wells' acclaimed debut film as he shares his experiences shooting the film and career so far. ​In 'Aftersun' Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier to Turkey wh…
 
The Bad Batch Commentary: Bounty Lost. Matt & John revisit The Bad Batch’s encounter with Cad Bane in episode nine from the first season, “Bounty Lost.” More question arise from the shadows as the Batch pursues Bane to a lost city in the clouds where a showdown with another familiar bounty hunter is unfolding. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Se…
 
It’s time for a new series, The Children of the Lamp! It’s week one, so we read the whole first book, The Akhenaten Adventure. We follow our fellow New Yorkers, John and Phillippa Gaunt as they discover that they are djinn or what we would consider genies. They can grant wishes and make all sorts of cool things happen with their subconscious. This …
 
First time Missing Framer Alex Minovici joins Shawn for her first-ever watch of the beloved Michel Gondry/Charlie Kaufman masterpiece Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. At nearly 20 years old, this beautiful film has lost none of its power to charm, captivate, and break the hearts of its viewers - but how does it fare for someone who has never …
 
Once again starring Mel Gibson and this time featuring Tina Turner - as well as a chart-topping, Golden Globe-and Grammy-nominated hit song - Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome stood as the final chapter in Max Rockatansky’s saga for decades. A modest success, is the film deserving of its cult status?द्वारा The Nerd Party
 
Hologram Rights Star Trek is often at its best when exploring philosophical debates about the very nature of existance. Holograms, especially the Doctor from "Voyager", litter the franchise - but what rights should they have? Are they "people" (whatever the means)? Are they more than they appear? Or does their very appearance make us believe they a…
 
The Bad Batch Commentary: Reunion. John & Matt share a commentary track for The Bad Batch’s eighth episode from the first season, “Reunion.” Given the history of the Bad Batch, the word carries specific foreboding and intrigue as we hit the halfway point of the season and the characters start their journey toward bigger events on the horizon. Host …
 
We are going to follow Stargirl on her journey to Pennsylvania. She writes the longest letter of all time to her ex, Leo, for the entirety of this week’s book: Love, Stargirl. We follow her as she goes through immense growth, gradually getting over Leo and finding a way to be accepted and enjoyed by her whole community. It really is a story of grow…
 
George Miller returned to the apocalyptic landscape with The Road Warrior/Mad Max 2. Propelling Max Rockatansky further into a collapsed world fighting for resources and desperate for hope, did this 1981 flick kick it up a notch or benefit from home video audiences desperate for content?द्वारा The Nerd Party
 
Season 7 - Voyager "Star Trek: Voyager" was the third (and, to date, last) Trek series to enter its seventh and final season. The previous series had taken different approaches to "wrapping up" their time on television screens -"The Next Generation" continued its more episodic approach, with a finale that left our cast still exploring the final fro…
 
The Bad Batch Commentary: Battle Scars. Matt & John share a commentary track for The Bad Batch’s seventh episode from the first season, “Battle Scars.” A beloved old character is reintroduced, the Batch learns what Order 66 really was, and questions of soldiers’ PTSD and its impact on family are explored. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us…
 
It’s new series time for a cute duology, Jerry Spinelli’s Stargirl books. Back to quirky school time, and realistic fiction, Stargirl bursts onto the scene in suburban Arizona, and causes mayhem in the school district. Leo and the whole school struggle with their relationship to Stargirl’s antics, and this leads to a quite lively debate between the…
 
The Franchyze Boyz kick off 2023 with a rewatch and ranking of the Predator film series. From McTiernan to Trachtenberg, Shawn, Brad, and Aaron ain’t got time to bleed as they get to the chopper that is these wacky and occasionally brilliant films. HOSTS Shawn Eastridge Brad Gullickson Aaron Prescott…
 
Lee is joined by Aftersun’s Kayleigh Coleman to discuss her role as Jane in Charlotte Wells's acclaimed debut film as she shares her experiences shooting the film and life since. In 'Aftersun' Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier to Turkey where they meet Kayleigh’s Jane…
 
George Miller exploded onto the scene with 1979’s Mad Max, which held a world record for box office success for 20 years. Starring the unknown Mel Gibson, what made this apocalyptic tale such a darling? Was it the script? The editing? The score? Or was it something else, and does it captivate today?द्वारा The Nerd Party
 
It’s the last week in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles and we’re reading Talking to Dragons. This book follows Cimorene’s son, Daystar as he has to find his way back to his father’s castle and free him from the wizards’ enchantment. We discuss his journey and its similarities to his mother’s initial quest. We get deep into a discussion of reading or…
 
Nearly 20 years after the disappointment of Rocky V, Stallone brought Rocky back for an unexpected sequel about an aging idol trapped by past fame and coming to terms with mortality. But does Rocky Balboa speak to our times, or is it just an early product of Hollywood’s desire for nostalgic reboots?द्वारा The Nerd Party
 
We’re in the second half of The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, covering Calling on Dragons, a book following Morwen. The adventure starts slowly as the wizards are wreaking havoc, but we did call that. Asia and Charles are justifiably annoyed that the wizards were given enough free reign to continue to cause problems. There’s lots of complicated magi…
 
Sly Stallone never intended Rocky to go beyond a trilogy but directed him back into the ring for a fight that meant more than a title, but a statement on Cold War tensions, the struggle to see the humanity in our opponents, and forgiveness for past wrongs. Does Rocky IV deserve its revered status, or is it a curio of a bygone era?…
 
The Bad Batch Commentary: Decommissioned. John and Matt give their commentary for The Bad Batch’s sixth episode from season 1, “Decommissioned.” Questions of their place in the galaxy hide behind a straightforward mission to retrieve a tactical droid’s head from the scrap heap, and possible hints about Omega’s potential come to light. Host John Mil…
 
It’s another week of adventure on Throwback Paperback as we meet the king of the enchanted forest in Searching for Dragons. Mendanbar is trying to answer questions about his kingdom, and Cimorene is looking for Kazul so they team up to get some answers while making new friends along the way. They fight wizards, travel a bunch, and of course just fo…
 
Missing Frames celebrates the 40th anniversary of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan with Ambre Trujillo's first-ever viewing. Ambre has always enjoyed Star Trek, but hasn't seen many of the episodes or any of the films. She and Shawn discuss her first viewing of The Wrath of Khan, the things that work, the things that don't, whether it lives up to it…
 
After proving himself with Rocky II, Sylvester Stallone got back in the ring, and the director’s chair, for Rocky III. Launching Mr. T into the stratosphere and making “Eye of the Tiger” a catchphrase for decades ever after, is this pop culture mainstay a true classic or just a nostalgic whirlpool?द्वारा The Nerd Party
 
Trek Celebrity Autographs/Picture/Etc. If you've been to a Trek/sci-fi convention, you know the options: You can wait in a long line for a quick photo with your favourite actor/director/writer/etc., you can attend a panel, or you can get an autograph, along with a few seconds of interaction. The trio discusses their past encouters with Trek (and ot…
 
The Bad Batch Commentary: Rampage. Matt and John give their commentary for The Bad Batch’s fifth episode from season 1, “Rampage.” A retrieval mission ties in - possibly - to the original films, and the team learns what it means to have Omega with them on adventures. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMaster…
 
It’s new series time here at Throwback Paperback! We’re starting a Charles pick: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede. And will you believe it, but does Asia like fantasy now? We are definitely in a world of magic: spells, witches, princesses, dragons, and wizards. But we also have excellent and engaging characters, and that’s so fun! …
 
The Whale is finally released into cinemas and Dallas and Lee review the acclaimed new film from Darren Aronofsky. A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.द्वारा The Nerd Party
 
After the hit film and creation of an icon in 1976, Stallone took over the reins as director in 1979 with Rocky II. One major criticism has been that the sequel feels like a redressing of the original. Houselights explores this to find validity or, hopefully, originality.द्वारा The Nerd Party
 
Dallas and Lee review Causeway the latest A24 and Apple TV+ collaboration. A US soldier suffers a traumatic brain injury while fighting in Afghanistan and struggles to adjust to life back home in New Orleans. When she meets local mechanic James, the pair begin to forge an unexpected bond.द्वारा The Nerd Party
 
The Bad Batch Commentary: Cornered. Matt and John give their commentary for The Bad Batch’s fourth episode from season 1, “Cornered.” A supply run leads to parental stress, a kid on the run, and the chronological introduction of the fan-favorite bounty hunter Fennec Shand! Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJedi…
 
It’s the finale of the Matched trilogy and the plague variant is truly reeking havoc throughout the Rising/Society. The golden trio is tasked with finding a cure, and they also have to figure out who gets to end up with whom. We don’t want to spoil the ending so this might be a brief description, but you will of course get our final thoughts. Maybe…
 
Trek Time Travel Star Trek, like most sci-fi franchises, has been known to dip into the well of time travels stories, on occasion. It's almost expected for every television series to travel back to the viewers' "present day" at least once in its life. But, on the whole, how successful have time travel stories been? Do they "make sense"? Do they nee…
 
After taking a break to deliver Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Edgar Wright re-teamed with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in 2013 to try to get audiences to The World’s End. A 6-year gap and successful careers often change the chemistry of artistic teams. Was The World’s End another bull’s-eye for this dynamic trio, or was it trying too hard to recapture …
 
Dallas and Lee review 'Stars At Noon' directed by Claire Denis. In present-day Nicaragua, a headstrong American journalist and a mysterious English businessman strike up a romance as they become embroiled in a dangerous labyrinth of lies and conspiracies and are forced to try and escape the country.द्वारा The Nerd Party
 
The Rising is upon us as we cover the first half of Reached. Cassia, Ky, and Xander are placed throughout the society at key points and watch from different angles as the Rising easily takes over the society through a plague that they alone had the cure to heal. Obviously, we have a long discussion on that and its functionality as a plot device. Bu…
 
After the success of Shaun of the Dead, Edgar Wright continued working with collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to deliver 2007’s Hot Fuzz. This genre-bending send-up of buddy cop movies found success at the box office, but is it the same comic gem as Shaun of the Dead, or did it simply enjoy momentum from audience goodwill?…
 
Thanksgungan 2022. Once more the crisp nights and bright days turn our gaze toward all the things for which we’re thankful, with a special focus on our Star Wars fandom. Join Matt and John as they carve through their special recipe for thankfulness as Star Wars fans in 2022 from current shows to future productions to the special bond that brings al…
 
Dallas and Lee review the second A24 film starring Paul Mescal in 2022, God's Creatures. In a windswept fishing village, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong. A lie she tells for him rips apart their family and close-knit community.द्वारा The Nerd Party
 
Once reunited, of course there must be trouble in paradise in the second half of Crossed. Ky and Cassia find each other, only to have division sown between them. Cassia and Indy really want to join the rising; Ky really does not. Combine that and the fact that Xander is secretly part of the rising, and you have this week’s reading full of tension. …
 
Revisiting "Enterprise" Live-action "Star Trek" has been successful in all its incarnations ... except for "Star Trek: Enterprise." Fans do enjoy the series, so it maintains success there - but it is the only Trek series to be cancelled prematurely since The Original Series. During its four season, there were many shows - the exploration and strang…
 
Lee is joined by actor Sally Messham who plays Belinda, a travel rep in Aftersun, the debut feature from Charlotte Wells. Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier to Turkey where they meet Messham's Belinda.द्वारा The Nerd Party
 
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