Fri, 13 February 2015
Week in Geek: Andrew plays Civilization V and Blood Bowl: Team Manager while Dan is busy creating characters for Chapter 2 of his webcomic, Long John.
Spider-Man Shared Custody: With the news that Sony Pictures is giving a modicum of control of Spider-Man to Marvel Studios, Dan and Andrew discuss the implications of this deal.
DCTV vs. MCUTV: With the recently released trailer for Marvel's Netflix series, Daredevil, Andrew and Dan discuss the differences and similarities of the Big Two's approaches to televised comic-based stories.
Leverage: Andrew has long made clear his love for the John Rogers-helmed show, Leverage. This week, he gave Dan the assignment to watch the pilot, "The Nigerian Job."
Question of the Geek:
What is an underappreciated movie that you think more nerds and geeks need to see? Why?
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For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.
-"Stayin' in Black" by Wax Audio
-"Right Back" by Jonny Lang
-"Dare" by Stan Bush
-"Leverage Main Theme" by Joe LoDuca
-"Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes
-"Chop Chop Master Onion's RAP" by Masaya Matsuura with Ryu Watabe (from PaRappa the Rapper)
All tabletop RPG players should watch Ronin (1998, John Frankenheimer). It is, although not intentionally I don't think, structured exactly like a Cyberpunk campaign. The team gets together, they all have niche skills, they plan and plan and plan, and then it all goes to hell. They even have a gun buying scene! We used to watch it as the capstone for our adventure writing seminar.