We focus our tri-corders on USS Callister, an episode of the great Netflix anthology SF series Black Mirror that deftly parodies Star Trek while presenting the usual futuretech dystopia that is the hallmark of the series. We also hold up DTube, a video sharing site that is being hailed as a YouTube killer, as proof that there is no redeeming features of mankind whatsoever. Enjoy!
00:42 – We start off with our analysis of USS Callister.
01:39 – A detour into The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, starring Ben Stiller.
18:25 – Chad questions what’s wrong with baby-killing.
27:06 – We start talking about the dumpster fire that is DTube.
31:23 – Some choice morons on the DTube short bus.
34:46 – The mechanics of DTube.
42:21 – How to win friends and influence idiots.
44:31 -Deutsche Tube
Thanks for listening!
USS Callister Trailer – https://youtu.be/qgTtyfgzGc0
The Nerdstalking DTube channel – https://d.tube/#!/c/nerdstalking
Jack and Jill trailer- https://youtu.be/oJVv3PBoPMc
I realize this presentation is an assault on the visual senses, but this is the full version of the TV play of Bertolt Brecht’s Baal, by David Bowie. My recommendation to you is to zoom in to the window on the bottom left that contains the video, so you don’t see any of the effects that are designed to throw off the content ID algorithyms of Google. As far as I can see, this is the only post of the TV show in its entirety. And the immense creative power of Bowie is not diminished by reducing the image. No Earthly confinement could ever do that – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_l6jBYsQ60
Bill and Chad can’t conceal that they have a bad feeling about Solo following the first trailers for the next Star Wars story, then Chad hooks us up with a breakdown of the much-anticipated character Cable, soon to light up screens in the upcoming Deadpool 2. Tune in, turn on and drop everything and listen!
Show Notes: 00:08 – Premiering the new Nerdstalking theme! 02:06 – The start of our Solo talk. 19:38 – We talk about the hilarious Deadpool 2 trailers. 22:25 – The start of our discussion of Cable. Who is this Cable guy? 32:30 – The powers of Cable. 37:12 – How will Cable fit into Deadpool 2? 40:11 – Demollition Man: A Retrospective.
At the expense of causing fur to fly, Bill and Chad smell something pretty bad in the kitty litter as they do an extensive break-down of the 2018 Black Panther movie from Marvel. Try not to get scratched as you listen! As usual, we examine lots of details of the movie to cover all the bases with our assessment of it, so THERE BE SPOILERS!
Show Notes: 3:00 – We confront the white colonizer elephant in the room. 6:25 – Shortchanging Wakanda 10:55 – Missing impressive set-pieces 16:53 – No buttons at the end of any scene. 22:40 – Talk of not-so-special effects. 26:52 – Female empowerment. 30:45 – The Boko Haram scene. 33:21 – White boys. 38:35 – Weak motivations. 42:23 – Summing up.
Thanks for listening!
Bill Hunter – writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters
Chad and Bill examine the trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther, and find it wanting. Bill also ponders the Amazonian (or not) nature of Wonder Woman Gal Gadot, we dwell on next year’s Captain Marvel, and other pressing topics.
00:00 – Intro, and we go right into our breakdown of the Black Panther trailer.
15:25 – The beginning of our thoughts on leaked set pictures of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, as well as Chad sets up some comic book context for the character.
16:02 – Is Gal Gadot tall enough to be Wonder Woman?
23:40 – Chad gives a run-down on Fox’s post-apocolyptic sit-com The Last Man on Earth.
26:10 – More Captain Marvel talk.
30:30 – We ponder what terrible thing Mark Hamill must have done to Rian Johnson to make the director force him to milk a sea cow in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
33:46 – What in the Hell is cryptocurrency?
36:55 – After what Donald Trump would no doubt describe as a “fake sign-off”, we really do sign off.
Bill and Chad serve up roasted Porgs and fresh lounging sea creature milk with their in-depth breakdown of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Does Episode VIII add momentum to the sequel trilogy and tee fans up for Ep. IX? Listen and find out!
We start out, though, giving our thoughts on the Netflix original TV series The Punisher. Frank Castle in the hizz-ouse!
Sure, DC movies have had some hard knocks over recent years, but at least they warned us that Kevin Spacey is, in fact, a real diabolical menace! The two Nerdstalking evil geniuseses Bill and Chad take a journey into Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon’s darkened treatise on super friendship, Justice League, and lo and behold they find that there’s light at the end of the DC tunnel after all! Plus some talk on the first series of TV’s Star Trek: Discovery, and Chad relates his wondrous discovery of the films of SF movie extravaganza pioneer George Pal.
What rhymes with 24? Sore, gore, humidor… but also Thor, the God of Thunder! Gaze in breathless wonder, as minor deities Bill and Chad give their takes on the Marvel superhero extravaganza Thor: Ragnarok. What is Jeff Goldblum smoking? What’s the deal with Thor’s hair? Exactly how “big” is Hulk? Your noble quest for answers lies within Episode 24 of Nerdstalking, along with some talk of Stranger Things 2, The Punisher, and American Horror Stories.
Remember when Jim Carrey was funny? We do, along with a breakdown of the Captain Marvel comic book character, and a discussion of why things always end up sucking. All in this detours episode of Nerdstalking!
Where we descend into the sewers to examine the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King’s magnum opus horror novel IT. We also dust off the grime of the Austrailian Outback as we recount our time on the Aquaman set where we traded beard grooming tips with Jason Mamoa, puzzle over the value of a non-canonical Joker movie possibly starring Leo DiCaprio as the Crown Prince of Crime, and Chad revels us with the backstory of Deadpool’s buddy Cable in a new segment called Bullshit Origin Stories, among other news.
Bill had a lot of problems with the 2017 ‘Wonder Woman’ film; Chad, not so much. We don our satin tights and fight for our rights to complain in the Nerdstalking review of this important DC film. There’s no ‘Nerdly News’ segment this episode; we smash right through the window and tackle the movie without delay.
Now that the dust has settled, we dissect the latest King Kong film and consider its place in the wider world of Kong movies. We also throw Aquaman under the boat in our discussion of the ‘Justice League’ trailer and take a trip to the Satellite of Love in anticipation of the new version of ‘Mystery Science Theatre 3000’.
Bill: Considering the creative shit-kicking the DCU has been taking lately, what with the “Martha”-fied Batman v Superman and tepid-tea Suicide Squad, a lot is riding on Wonder Woman. Suicide Squad itself proved that you can’t judge a movie by its kick-ass trailer, but I gotta say I’m feeling great about WW based on what I’ve seen. This latest …
With the recent passing of actor Richard Hatch, we take a look at Battlestar Galactica, the epic 1978 TV series that he starred in, which also brought Star Wars caliber visual effects to television. Ross also gives us his take on The LEGO Batman Movie, and Chad pokes a few holes in the plotline for the original Star Wars movies. Bill just generally smiles and nods his head.