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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 75: Rebirth #1’s Continue, New 52 Books Ending and Milestones

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 75: Rebirth #1’s Continue, New 52 Books Ending and Milestones

Milestone Bitches! That’s right, Episode #75 is here and it’s a long one. With Eric going away for the weekend, this episode is a disjointed mess of Jim, Eric and Reggie, but they do review all the DC Comics for the week of 6/11/16 and do it in style! It all clocks in over 7 hours and I hope you enjoy it more than Jim did!

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    What We Can Learn from Ghostbusters

    What We Can Learn from Ghostbusters

    It’s been a little more than three decades since we were introduced to the world of the ghost-catching trio from New York, and now we’re looking at a reboot that has caused a bit of controversy – which is not surprising given the cult status of the original.

    I mean, how can any Ghostbusters movie be any good without Bill effin’ Murray (although we’re going to see him in the film in a different capacity)? At least that’s what critics have been harping on from the get go.

    From our end, however, as the release of Ghostbusters 3 comes nearer, all we can think of are Twinkies, proton packs, and a good bit of slime here and there.

    We believe that a re-watch of the Ghostbusters can fix most any problem you have, but it’s not all fun and games when it comes to the point. In fact, there are some serious lessons we can pick up from this funny movie. And we mean applicable to life situations serious.

    If you feel you need some guidance in life, look no further. Let the Ghostbusters be your guide.

    5. Stay sharp, keep fit, make good decisions.

    Stay fit

    So you’ve got image issues. You somehow don’t look like The Rock no matter how many protein shakes you drink. Who cares?

    Louis Tully was as dorky-looking as they come, and yet he has gone down in history as part of the most badass ghost-catching team ever. How did he manage that? He had his rule. His mantra he kept repeating over and over and over and over.

    Stay sharp, keep fit, make good decisions.

    You’ll do just fine.

    4. Suit up.

    Need a little confidence boost? Take a cue from the trio: suit up.

    That is, wear a uniform. Ridiculous idea?

    Think about it. Look where their uniforms got them. As baggy and not-exactly-fashionable their ghostbusting attire was, Peter, Ray, and Egon got some attention (some not so welcome, though) because of the getup.

    3. Confidence is everything.

    Don’t think you can pull off a baggy brown jumpsuit? Although we’re pretty sure you can, if you can’t be convinced, that’s all right. There’s another lesson you can pick up from Ghostbusters – a lesson that will get you really far in life.

    Believe in yourself and what you do. And let others know it.

    Take Peter Venkman’s cue.

    Back off

    Always be ready to say “Back off, man. I’m a geek.” And say it with conviction. Practice in front of the mirror if you have to. Watch people give way to your awesomeness.

    2. Fake it till you make it.

    Going to a job interview? Taking a test? Nervous on your first day at work? Launching a startup and not sure how you’re going to do things?

    Five words: Fake it till you make it.

    When you feel uncertain, channel your inner Ray. Think of him saying “Don’t worry. We handle this kind of thing all the time!“. Sign the check.

    Adjust to fit your own situation.

    1. Super Mario Bros is your best romantic weapon.

    Struggling with your love life and feeling like you’ll never find the love of your life?

    Well, stop sulking in your corner.

    Grab Super Mario Bros, and invite your person of interest. There’s a 99.99 percent chance you’ll end up like Janine and Louis Tully.

    If it doesn’t work, then that person is probably not worth your while.

    BONUS: Well, it’s not really a bonus, but more like a given…

    If there’s one thing that we can never forget about Ghostbusters that is important in life, it is to know our emergency numbers. It’s simple as that.

    For sure, these aren’t the only nuggets of wisdom.  If you like this, check out things you can learn from Star Wars and let us know what is excluded from the list that you think should be in there?

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      The History of Bad Ideas, Episode 127–From Scrawny to Yum in 5 Seconds!

      The History of Bad Ideas, Episode 127–From Scrawny to Yum in 5 Seconds!

      The HOBI Gang is all about Listener Feedback this week as Number 1 Fan Doug stops back into the studio! The guys mourn Muhammad Ali and Kimbo Slice and try to figure out why Brock Lesnar is getting back into the UFC ring! The gang debates Chris Evans yumminess factor while Blake obsesses over Doug’s hand size, Preacher and ice cream in Wayward Pines as Jeff worries about the Warcraft film. Jason tries to up the game on impressions over Doug while Jeff questions if any blockbuster films are left for the summer. The HOBI Gang wraps up the extra long but extra good episode with the Top 5 Most Frustrating Games and a special bad idea!

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        GW1 Issue 56 – You Can’t Save Everyone

        GW1 Issue 56 – You Can’t Save Everyone

        In this expanded edition, we have a lot to talk about with all the television season finales that happened over the past few weeks. Plus, ghost hunting, gaming and convention news. More

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          Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 74: DC Comics Rebirth Continues, Comic Book Reviews and Arguments

          Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 74: DC Comics Rebirth Continues, Comic Book Reviews and Arguments

          Rebirth is blooming all around and Jim and Eric may argue about it, but that doesn’t mean they don’t like it.  In fact, they like every Rebirth book this week as well as most of the other books as well.  So, why are they arguing?  Because they care! Reggie, Chris and Branden join in as they review all of this week’s books, talk new, read listener mail and get really, really tired.  Enjoy!

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            131 Ninja Turtles in Disney World!

            131 Ninja Turtles in Disney World!

            Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!
            It’s been a long time since we got to talk about them or their time at Disney MGM Studios. Yes, friends it’s the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and their back in theaters with another hit movie! We’ll talk a little bit about their time in a Disney meet and greet before we dive into a movie review and some great fun in The Neverland Story Time.
            We’ve also got a bizarre movie coming this January that we’ll talk about in the Neverland Trailer Park called Monster Trucks. It’s….weird but cute.
            We’ve got lots of creature feature fun this week for all ages on the Neverland Podcast. Turtle Power!
            Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

            Be sure to visit iTunes to purchase your copy of
            The Jungle Book (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – John DebneyStar Wars: The Force Awakens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – John Williams
            Please also pick up your copy of Journey to the Stars – Tom Ameen
            Katie Leigh’s (Sunny Gummi, Honker from Darkwing Duck new audio book with Will Ryan (Willie the Giant, Pete-Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Rabbit-Welcome to Pooh Corner) Adventures in Oddity.
            Be sure to purchase some great music from Yehaa Bob Jackson!
            Bob Jackson’s Sunset Sky on iTunes
            Bob Jackson’s Original Compositions on iTunes
            Bob Jackson’s The Saddest Poem on iTunes
            Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme – Single – The Ninja Turtles

            Help Neverlander @biggyirk with his new and improved Pinocchio LEGO Marionette! LEGO Ideas!

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              GW1 Issue 55 – Geekster Apocalypse

              GW1 Issue 55 – Geekster Apocalypse

              We’re back with another Meeplecast, recorded on Memorial Day out on the patio at The Malted Meeple. And it’s our first video episode, thanks to Randy and Dana from Permanently Geek! We have lots of gaming talk and get into what we really thought about X-Men: Apocalypse. More

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                The History of Bad Ideas, Episode 126–Golden Globetrotters!

                The History of Bad Ideas, Episode 126–Golden Globetrotters!

                The HOBI Gang welcomes film critic and author Scab Jeff back into the studio to talk X-Men: Apocalypse, catching up on Prison Break and Arrow season finale!  Scab Jeff gets into a heated discussion on how Scab Jeff likes Batman v. Superman more than Captain America: Civil War while Blake has Story Time with the Beatles!  The guys discuss the disappointment in Sam Mendes not returning to the Bond franchise and Jason freaks everyone out with photos from creepy television shows that never aired.  The guys list their Top 5 Favorite Film Comedies Before 1980 and for the above 60 year old crowd, lots of Harlem Globetrotters facts!

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                  130 X-Men, Alan Young, and Alice

                  130 X-Men, Alan Young, and Alice

                  Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!
                  There was so much going on in Disney movie entertainment this week that this episode will be another long one!
                  We have some new trailers to look at including the new Ghostbusters, Finding Dory, and Beauty and the Beast! We’ll take a look and share our thoughts in the Neverland Trailer Park.
                  We have two Disney movies (even though one is made by Fox, it’s a Disney property) that need a review, so hang on for X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass.
                  Next we invite some guests to share about the great actor, Alan Young. You’ll hear from Bill Farmer, Townsend Coleman, and Katie Leigh!
                  And finally join Lost Boy Eric and I as we discuss the Age of Apocalypse!
                  Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

                  Be sure to visit iTunes to purchase your copy of
                  The Jungle Book (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – John DebneyStar Wars: The Force Awakens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – John Williams
                  Please also pick up your copy of Journey to the Stars – Tom Ameen
                  Katie Leigh’s (Sunny Gummi, Honker from Darkwing Duck new audio book with Will Ryan (Willie the Giant, Pete-Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Rabbit-Welcome to Pooh Corner) Adventures in Oddity.
                  Be sure to purchase some great music from Yehaa Bob Jackson!
                  Bob Jackson’s Sunset Sky on iTunes
                  Bob Jackson’s Original Compositions on iTunes
                  Bob Jackson’s The Saddest Poem on iTunes

                  Help Neverlander @biggyirk with his new and improved Pinocchio LEGO Marionette! LEGO Ideas!

                  Please rate and review The Neverland Podcast!
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                    Emergency Podcast: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the New 52 — Listener Picks

                    Emergency Podcast: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the New 52 — Listener Picks

                    It’s time for the Listeners to speak out on The Good, Bad and Ugly of the New 52 and they do just that!  Jim, Eric and Reggie read your picks and boy, did it take a long time.  That’s okay though, we have nothing better to do for hours and hours on a Friday Night.  Actually it ran deep into Saturday Morning, but who is counting?!?!  Actually, they have a great time with it and loved the huge response. Enjoy!

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                      X-Men: Apocalypse Non-Spoiler Film Review!

                      Written by Jason Brigger

                      Director: Bryan Singer

                      Writers: Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer

                      Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Oscar Isaac

                      X-Men: Apocalypse storms (see what I did there?) into theaters this Friday, May 27 and attempts to right the timeline that was left a muddied mess after the X-Men: Days of Future Past film.

                      Bryan Singer returns to the directing chair once again and as the architect for the X-Men universe, his attempt to streamline the franchise has only made it more confusing. It might be an overload of sub-par superhero films recently, minus the latest Captain America film, or it just might be the lack of good X-men films but X-Men: Apocalypse is a boring, bloated mess that is just a grade above Days of Future Past in terms of quality.

                      The non-spoiler plot focuses on the ancient and all-powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) awaking in 1983, after his world takeover plot in ancient Egypt failed, and hoping that his supreme ruling of the planet will actually succeed in the decade of commercialism and bad hairstyles. Apocalypse recruits a new group of Four Horsemen to help lead the charge in destroying the world and it’s up to the X-Men, a group of new mutant teenagers that Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) reluctantly leads to stop Apocalypse from completing his dream for a miserable future.

                      If this plot sounds familiar, it’s because it’s a similar plot device that has been used in every other recent ensemble superhero film. There is nothing new in X-Men: Apocalypse that the audience hasn’t seen before including another slow motion extended scene with the speedster Quicksilver (Evan Peters) or a story arch for Magneto (Michael Fassbender) that has been repeated in the last three X-Men films.

                      The Good:

                      -The Cameo. This reviewer won’t spoil who the cameo is, despite the trailer trying to do that, but fans of all types will enjoy seeing a five-minute action scene with him/her in it and the destruction left behind.

                      -The Easter Eggs and Callbacks. Singer did a wonderful job with the little touches the film quietly references to the diehard fans. Blink and you’ll miss the Blob (Gustav Claude Ouimet) fighting Angel (Ben Hardy), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) raging out and even a certain super-villain showing up in the after credits scene. Singer also does a good job calling back to earlier hints in the film, including Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) fighting Angel in the beginning of the film and again having them search for each other out at the end to determine the real winner of their battle.

                      The Bad:

                      Magneto’s Story Arch. As explained above, Magneto’s story arch has been on repeat since X-Men: First Class. He has started every film as a good guy, then through a misunderstanding, becomes a villain and then through remembering his past with Professor Xavier (James McAvoy), he reverts to being a hero just in enough time to save the day. Unfortunately, nothing changes this cycle in X-Men: Apocalypse.

                      The Middling:

                      -The New Cast of Characters. If Fox Studios and Singer wanted us to forget about the cast from the original X-Men trilogy, this film serves the purpose. Kodi Smit-McPhee steals the show with a stellar performance as the transporting Nightcrawler and despite not having too much to work with in terms of story, Alexandra Shipp does a good job as the weather-controlling Storm.

                      The downside is with so many characters in the film, not all get a chance to shine as the majority of the Apocalypse’s Four Horsemen stand around and just try to look intimidating while other characters look downright bored; I’m looking at you Jennifer Lawrence. If Fox Studios could explain why Moira Mactaggert (Rose Byrne) returned after sitting out the last film, I would really like to know as her character is nothing more than a plot device to add humor to the Professor Xavier character. Even the usually good actress Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan struggle saying their lines convincingly.

                      Final Grade: C

                      It’s not that X-Men: Apocalypse is a bad film; it’s just an average, boring film. In the first five months of 2016 fans of the comic book genre have seen one horrible film (Batman v. Superman), one good film (Captain America: Civil War) and one average film (Apocalypse) and with no constant on the quality of the films, the fans may just be overloaded in this genre. Unlike Marvel Studios films that generate excitement for future films, X-Men: Apocalypse fails in generating any excitement for the next installment in the franchise. I left the theater not caring if the next X-Men film is released in two years or five years from now and that is something that Fox Studios does not want their audience to feel for their only profitable comic book film franchise.

                      You can catch Jason Brigger on the geek-centric podcast, The History of Bad Ideas, as new episodes are release on WeBeGeekspc.com every Wednesday or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps.

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                        GW1 Issue 54 – Storming the Castle

                        GW1 Issue 54 – Storming the Castle

                        Welcome Lords and Ladies of yon interwebs to ye olde Geek Watch One, recorded this week in a library deep in the bowels of a castle. We are joined by Bart, Greg, Jessie, Rick and Andy to chat tv, movies and yon castle stuff.    More

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                          Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 72: Just Imagine!

                          Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 72: Just Imagine!

                          Ep 72: It’s another long one when Jim and Eric are joined by Reggie, Chris, Branden, Dancing Mike, Rocky and more!  It is obvious that Jim and Eric just want Rebirth to get here yesterday, but they still plow through all of this week’s DC Comics releases as well as talking about this week’s news, reading listener mail and a bunch of other nonsense.  Enjoy!

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                            129 Doctor Who and Goofy from Planet Comicon 2016!

                            129 Doctor Who and Goofy from Planet Comicon 2016!

                            Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!
                            We are live from Planet Comicon 2016 in Kansas City! Your Spider-Pan, the WendyNerd, and Lost Boy Kryptonian all went together and had a wonderful time talking to Bill Farmer, Walkin’ & Rollin’ Costumes, and more! Jeremy recorded anything and everything he was allowed to record and we are happy to share it with you!
                            We also had our first panel event which we will tell you about, but if you want to see it, you’d better keep an eye on our YouTube channel!
                            And of course we’ll spend some time in the Neverland Trailer Park talking about the new Star Trek Beyond trailer and enjoy a great Spider-Man story in Neverland Story Time.
                            Next, Doctor Who fans rejoice! Jenna Coleman (Clara) had a fantastic Q and A panel and we have the audio for you, dear listener!
                            Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

                            Be sure to visit iTunes to purchase your copy of
                            The Jungle Book (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – John DebneyStar Wars: The Force Awakens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – John Williams
                            Please also pick up your copy of Journey to the Stars – Tom Ameen
                            Katie Leigh’s (Sunny Gummi, Honker from Darkwing Duck new audio book with Will Ryan (Willie the Giant, Pete-Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Rabbit-Welcome to Pooh Corner) Adventures in Oddity.
                            Be sure to purchase some great music from Yehaa Bob Jackson!
                            Bob Jackson’s Sunset Sky on iTunes
                            Bob Jackson’s Original Compositions on iTunes
                            Bob Jackson’s The Saddest Poem on iTunes

                            Help Neverlander @biggyirk with his new and improved Pinocchio LEGO Marionette! LEGO Ideas!

                            Please rate and review The Neverland Podcast!
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                              GW1 Issue 53 – Steam Powered Geeks

                              GW1 Issue 53 – Steam Powered Geeks

                              Our steampunk episode is finally here! We’re joined this week by members of the Cleveland Zeppelin Union to talk about all things steampunk. Plus, Kylan averts death while hanging out with Andy!   More

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                                The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Episode 124:  Mortal Beach!

                                The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Episode 124: Mortal Beach!

                                The HOBI Gang is all back together again and welcomes musician Dr. Bednar into the studio!  The guys interview Hollywood director/producer Jason Brown about working on Avatar, the television show Stalker and even on Last Week Tonight! Brown discusses who the best person to work with in Hollywood and why director Kevin Smith is vastly under-appreciated! The guys also talk the latest television Upfronts presentations and how the Muppets were screwed out of a second season!  Jason gets excited about Wayward Pines Season 2, much to Blake’s dismay and Jeff gives the scoop on the series finale of Castle.  The guys also debate the Top 5 Film Endings They Would Change if they could!

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                                  128 Disney Infinity Cancelled!

                                  128 Disney Infinity Cancelled!

                                  Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!
                                  I’m so very excited about hosting a panel at Planet Comicon next Saturday! I hope you are coming to enjoy this historic event! I want to get the part started by spending some time talking about Walt Disney’s history here in Kansas City by sharing a chat with Jane from Thank You Walt Disney that I had at the Kansas City Comic Con last year.
                                  Since at the panel we’ll be talking about the original Main Street USA, I thought it would be fun to take a ride with Lost Boy Jesse as he rides every vehicle on Main Street at Disneyland during Friends of the Magic 2014!
                                  Before we get to that, we have some Neverland News that is not going to make anyone happy, but a visit to the Neverland Trailer Park that will make everyone happy about the upcoming “The BFG” movie from Disney! And we can mourn the loss of The Muppets television show by visiting the Muppets in our Neverland Story Time!
                                  The Neverland Podcast Live Panel at Planet Comicon! Details here!
                                  Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

                                  Be sure to visit iTunes to purchase your copy of
                                  The Jungle Book (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – John DebneyStar Wars: The Force Awakens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – John Williams
                                  Please also pick up your copy of Journey to the Stars – Tom Ameen
                                  Katie Leigh’s (Sunny Gummi, Honker from Darkwing Duck new audio book with Will Ryan (Willie the Giant, Pete-Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Rabbit-Welcome to Pooh Corner) Adventures in Oddity.
                                  Be sure to purchase some great music from Yehaa Bob Jackson!
                                  Bob Jackson’s Sunset Sky on iTunes
                                  Bob Jackson’s Original Compositions on iTunes
                                  Bob Jackson’s The Saddest Poem on iTunes

                                  Help Neverlander @biggyirk with his new and improved Pinocchio LEGO Marionette! LEGO Ideas!

                                  Please rate and review The Neverland Podcast!
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                                    Just for the Hell of it Podcast Episode 5: Rap Attack

                                    Just for the Hell of it Podcast Episode 5: Rap Attack

                                    Reggie finally got his way and here is the result…the Just for the Hell of it Rap Attack podcast. If there was one thing that brought the Weird Science Get Fresh Crew together, it was their love of rap music. Listen as three old white guys wax poetic about a music that has given them such joy (come on, come on) and pain (what else, what else). Find out who bought a bootleg copy of Amerikkka’s Most Wanted for his brother, who stopped being a Juggalo because he hates camping and who got his nose broken for listening to Rapper’s Delight…and so much more! So get your Gas Face on, grab your Buddy and Bring the Noise! But please be warned…Parental Discretion Iz Advised. Enjoy!

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