Modern Star Wars Fans Aren’t That Bright

Star Wars fans, especially YouTuber Star Wars fans, are always looking to unearth new secrets about the mega-popular science fiction/fantasy franchise. @Barry_Is_H3r3_OFFICIAL is really excited he found an amazing prophetic connection between Seth McFarlane’s Star Wars parody Blue Harvest and the spin-off Star Wars movie Rogue One. He hasn’t.

Hosted by Chad Love and Bill Hunter

Edited by Bill Hunter

Outro music by Chad Love

Produced by HunterWick Productions

We Tear Down a PragerU (not a university) Video

The conservative propaganda people over at PragerU (the U actually stands for Unbelievably daft), try to make the case for modern U.S. conservatism. The rights of women to bodily autonomy? Trash it. Mass shootings in America? More guns! Climate change? What climate change?! They title it “Why Do You Hate Conservatives?”. We say it’s more like “Why You Hate Conservatives”.

Hosted by William Hunter and Chad Love.

Edited by William Hunter.

Music outro by Chad Love.

Michael Myers and the Halloween Movies

Chad and Bill put Michael Myers and the Halloween horror movies under the knife, examining his handiwork and what makes this slasher cut (and if he even needs a reason). To slice through our expenses and help create content, why not throw us a few bucks here – https://www.ko-fi.com/hunterwick

We chop up Rob Zombie’s Halloween movies, get John Carpenter’s thoughts on Zombie’s remakes, discuss why filmmakers shouldn’t humanize knife-wielding maniacs, Jason of the inferior Friday the 13th movies makes a cameo, and Chad insists that George Lucas should have cast his favourite porno stars in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, plus more!

Your Nerdstalkers:
William Hunter, who is a writer and also the End Boss of oft-cited videogame history website The Dot Eaters.

And Chad Love, who is a writer, an accomplished musician and the creator of Canadian Culture Thing.

Produced and edited by William Hunter.

Video Sources:
Halloween, 2007
The Devil’s Rejects, 2005
House of a 1000 Corpses, 2003
Halloween, 2018
Halloween, 1978
Halloween II, 1981
Halloween Ends, 2022
John Carpenter at Steel City Con, 2022
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 1983
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 2015
Robocop, 1987
Halloween III: Season of the Witch, 1982
Friday the 13th Part III, 1982
Halloween Kills, 2021
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 2016

Audio podcast originally broadcast Feb 29, 2016

The Crazy 1990 Total Recall Movie and Remake

Strap into the Rekall memory implant chair with Bill and Chad as they remember the wholesale madness of the Total Recall movies.

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A couple of other movie remakes and reboots like James Bond, Blade Runner and Peter Jackson’s King Kong are also injected into the conversation, and we also remember the wider work of that crazy Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven. We hope you enjoy the ride!

Produced and edited by William Hunter.

Your Nerdstalkers:
William Hunter, who is a writer and also the End Boss of oft-cited videogame history website The Dot Eaters.

And Chad Love, who is a writer, an accomplished musician and the creator of Canadian Culture Thing.

Video Sources:
Total Recall, 1990
And Then There Were None, 1945
Dr. No, 1962
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, 1997
Blade Runner, 1982
Blade Runner 2049, 2017
Total Recall, 2012
Showgirls, 1995
Robocop, 1987
Basic Instinct, 1992
Dark Star, 1974
King Kong, 1933
King Kong, 2005

Audio podcast originally broadcast Feb 29, 2016

Nerdstalking Takes a Lightsaber Stab at Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This time the panelists air their views after having watched the first full-length Star Wars movie in 32 years – Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We admire the use of practical locations and effects in this one, examine the movie’s Nazi references, slam people who say Carrie Fisher looked too old, sing the praises of Oscar Isaac, question Han Solo’s life-choices, critique Rey’s lightsaber skills, wonder what the hell Bill Hader’s job on the movie was, consider Harrison Ford’s nipple ring, and more!

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Your Nerdstalkers:
William Hunter, who is a writer and also the End Boss of oft-cited videogame history website The Dot Eaters.

And Chad Love, who is a writer, an accomplished musician and the creator of Canadian Culture Thing.

Special Guests:

Laura Sheppard
Jacqueline Pillon, actor, appearing on Fugget About It on Adult Swim

with Special Geekspeaker Duh Boss

Audio podcast originally broadcast on Jan 29, 2016.

Taking on the Big Two: Star Wars vs. Star Trek

In this inaugural episode of the Nerdstalking video podcast, we tackle the big two of nerd culture: Star Wars and Star Trek. Our fiery panel of obsessive nerds goes on about the then-upcoming Star Wars film The Force Awakens, and we adhere to nerd equal time laws by also talking about Star Trek, from TOS to the J.J. Abrams Trek and beyond!

Produced and edited by William Hunter

You can throw a couple of bucks our way at our Ko-Fi page: https://ko-fi.com/hunterwick

Your Nerdstalkers:
William Hunter, who is a writer and also the End Boss of oft-cited videogame history website The Dot Eaters.

And Chad Love, who is a writer, an accomplished musician and the creator of Canadian Culture Thing.

Special Guests:
Laura Sheppard
Jacqueline Pillon, actor, appearing on Fugget About It on Adult Swim

with Special Geekspeaker Duh Boss

Audio podcast originally broadcast Nov. 29, 2015.

Batman is the World’s Greatest Dick. Er, Detective.

Dirty Dancing? Starship Troopers? Time Bandits?! Stop With the Movie Remakes!

Does Dirty Dancing, Starship Troopers and Time Bandits need to be remade? Spoiler: No! We hate to break it to you, but they’re cranking out even more lousy remakes! In this video we highlight some of the worst offenders, and get about as angry as Peter Dinklage ranting about dwarves getting hired in Hollywood movies. Let’s face it, Hollywood won’t believe it but we are sick of terrible movie remakes and that must be why they remake good movies when they should tackle some bad ones and try to make them better. No more shitty remakes, please! Leave Time Bandits, Starship Troopers and Rik Mayall’s Drop Dead Fred or there is going to be Big Trouble in Little China. Even Willy Wonka can’t save you.

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A Standing Ovation for Assaulter Will Smith? Why Awards Shows are Irrelevant

The Will Smith Oscar slap and response proves awards shows suck. A guy storms the stage at the Academy Awards and slaps presenter Chris Rock, and minutes later gets an Oscar and an entire audience of Hollywood elites gives him a standing ovation? We give our case on why major awards shows should be slapped out of existence. Please consider donating to us at our Ko-fi funding page. Unlike other crowdfunding sites, they don’t take a cut of the money you give us, so we can plough every cent back into creating more content. Every cent helps! https://ko-fi.com/hunterwick

TV Shows That Didn’t: Manimal, the Ultra-Lame 1983 Fantasy Series

Considering the lame NBC fantasy series Manimal: Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! If you think that trying to make a TV series about a guy who can change into animals in the pre-CGI days of 1983 was a bad idea, then you’re as sharp as a hawk’s talons! Or is that a panther’s claws? Anyway, you’ll see plenty of both in this episode of TV Shows That Didn’t, part of a video series that takes a forensic dive into failed TV shows.

HunterWicking for Subscribers

Hey everybody! Now I know everyone just loves our HunterWick content, award-winning doncha-know, but don’t ask for proof! ALTERNATE FACTS! And so we’re reaching out because we’re on a drive to reach a 1500 Subscribers as we transition from Nerdstalking to the New and Improved HunterWick VideoPodcast. Swing by HunterWick on YouTube and be sure to Subscribe and Share! Thanks everyone, you’re the best and I’m not just saying that, you are: THE BEST.

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TV Shows That Didn’t: W*A*L*T*E*R, the Sad M*A*S*H Spin-off Series

Did you know the producers of M*A*S*H tried to spin the character of Radar O’Reilly off into his own sitcom? Well, they did… and the patient died on the table. Watch the video for a forensic dive into a failed TV pilot for one of television’s most revered characters.

Part of a video series that takes a look at some of TV’s most notorious flops.

Written, produced and edited by William Hunter.

In Memoriam: Doris Day

Unless you’re legally blind, just one glance at any of the movies Doris Day made in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s and you can peg her as a natural born star. And hey, even IF you’re blind, just listen to that clear, passionate voice!

To commemorate the passing of this silver-screen icon, we here at HunterWick have taken a look back at the impact Doris Day made on film, an impact that will continue to live on.

Colossus vs Robocop “There will be Trouble”

Ep. 045 – The Bittersweetness of John Candy

There’s a dearth of genuine people in Hollywood; Canadian actor-comedian John Candy was surely one of them. Larger than life on the screen, Candy passed away from a heart attack in 1994. But in his formidalbe wake he left a library of quality movies and television, so in this episode Bill and Chad remember such classics as Uncle Buck, Summer Rental, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and others.

Show Notes:
03:39  – Uncle Buck.
06:03 – The language of real life.
07:08 – By way of comparison: Uncle Buck vs. Parenthood.
11:38 – Really hits home watching the movie after having kids.
13:56 – Losing John Candy was like losing a close friend.
14:53 – Johnny LaRue
16:04 – The toothpick guy.
18:30 – One problem with Uncle Buck.
19:25 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
21:37 – YOU’RE GOING THE WRONG WAY!!
24:43 – Summer Rental.
30:49 – Stripes.
36:13 – The Great Outdoors. (I meant to say spin cycle, not rinse cycle – Bill)
43:13 – Only the Lonely + the unbearable ‘acting’ of Ally Sheedy.
46:19 – By way of comparison: Molly Ringwald.
49:55 – The Canadian Conspiracy.

Thanks for listening!

The Canadian Conspiracy on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEaFLdK_e64

Uncle Buck trailer:
https://youtu.be/JQaeUz7K83w

By way of comparison, the inevitable Uncle Buck TV show pilot from 1990, starring Kevin Meaney:
https://youtu.be/h7s-nSto28M

And don’t look now, here’s the pilot of the 2018 Uncle Buck TV reboot:
https://youtu.be/68XCav_ivY4

Connect With Your Nerdstalkers:

Bill Hunter – writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters

Chadwick Gendron – writer, musician and creator of the Canadian Culture Thing

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