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Why Would You Do That?

Why Would You Do That?

This week we discuss Iron Fist, Ian has seen Dr Strange, how excited we are for PNP200, some strange news items, does anyone want a Matrix reboot or The Terminator for that matter, Man of Steel has a director but Sean wonders if that even matter with how screwed up thing as WB / DC seem to be and so much more

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    The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 167–Everyone Loves a Good Dickens!

    The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 167–Everyone Loves a Good Dickens!

    The HOBI Gang is guest free this week which means more time to talk about Kong: Skull Island, Making History and if the Beatles are overrated! The guys welcome Nikki from New Zealand back for Listener Feedback, debate who is the next to die on the Walking Dead and even have time for a new Face Off battle from Dev! The gang can’t stop mocking the Avatar sequels or the lack of focus from Fox on the X-Men films but they all agree on Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston’s stock! Jason borrows his Top 5 list of most overrated actors and actresses and the guys all agree on the Bad Idea of the Week this time. This episode is sponsored by the 2017 Cincinnati Comic Expo!

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      Just Show Me the Damn Trailer

      Just Show Me the Damn Trailer

      This week Sean reviews Kong: Skull Island, Ian has seen Logan and we have a spoiler filled discussion about it. We discuss the lack of a Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer and what could be the cause of this, our lack of interest in any Avatar sequels, Sean is forced to defend himself about seeing xXx in a theater, we update the time for the meet and greet at Dave and Busters for #PNP200 and we have a new partner in CONfabulation, plus so much more

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        171 A Disney Muggle at Universal Studios!

        171 A Disney Muggle at Universal Studios!

        Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

        I’m back with some more Disney news from the Disney parks, cruise line, and channel. I’ve even got some news for fans of classic Hanna-Barbera animation! But we don’t fly to Neverland for just news!

        This week we have two new trailers to talk about in the Neverland Trailer Park, The Little Mermaid (no, it’s not Disney) and Wonder Woman both dropped some new trailers this week and I’ll tell you what I think of both of these upcoming films!

        The moment I’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! Tangled the Series was kicked off in an exclusive Disney Channel movie event called Tangled: Before Ever After! This special movie event begins six months after the events of Tangled and some time before the wedding seen in Tangled Ever After! Repuzel’s hair is back and I’m going to tell you what I thought of this premiere episode!

        Next, Lost Boy Eric will take us on a journey into enemy territory; Universal Studios Hollywood! Eric took a trip to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and more! He’s got some stories to tell with even more coming later!

        Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

        Be sure to listen to Neverland Radio on UCM’s The Beat every weekday at 4 PM Central Time.

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          Kong: Skull Island Non-Spoiler Review!

          Kong: Skull Island Non-Spoiler Review!

          Written by Jason Brigger

          Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

          Writers: Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly, and John Gatins

          Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, and Brie Larson

          Kong: Skull Island marks the triumphant return of King Kong to the theater for the first time since 2005 when Peter Jackson thought it was a good idea for a giant ape to ice skate with a damsel in distress, much to the chagrin of critics and audiences everywhere.  This Kong doesn’t have time for ice skating or long walks around New York City because he’s got to protect his home from underground lizard hybrids, birds that can saw a man in half and even humans who feel Kong would look good over their mantle.

          Kong: Skull Island is set in the year 1973, or more accurately the very day that America was pulling out from the Vietnam War, and the last chance for secretive agency of Monarch (from Godzilla) and scientist Bill Randa (John Goodman) to talk the U.S. government into a “mapping and navigation” mission on an uncharted and until just recently, unknown island in the South Pacific.  Randa recruits a tracker named James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), photographer Mason Weaver (Brie Larson), and military leader Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) and his fellow soldiers to complete his mission but unknown to everyone but Randa, a giant ape has other plans.  After Kong strikes down every helicopter in the squad, the survivors must navigate the dangers of the island to reach their rendezvous point in three days to get off a literal Hell on Earth.

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            The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 166–Three Beers and a Haggis!

            The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 166–Three Beers and a Haggis!

            The HOBI crew welcomes Chris and Kevin from the 365 Flicks Podcast into the BOB Studios to talk Logan, the prestige of winning a Floppy, and debate the difference between British and American toilets!  The guys talk the latest episode of Legion, Jason has slipped on watching Riverdale and Jeff reenacts Marilyn Monroe for a listener.  Jason and Chris get upset Goldberg in the WWE, Blake gets upset about the X-men film franchise again and Kevin and Jason are the only ones that want to see Kong: Skull Island on its opening weekend!  The guys all provide their Top 5 Favorite Films of the Last Ten Years and the Bad Idea of the Week goes British for our guests! This week’s episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

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              GW1 Issue 94 – No Going Back

              GW1 Issue 94 – No Going Back

              Unless you were living under a very big rock, you know that Logan came out last week, so guess what we’re talking about! That’s right, a spoiler-filled review and discussion about the final Wolverine film. But before we get to that, there are a few updates and some news stories from the past week that we found interesting.   More

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                DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 46

                DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 46

                Your Dynamic Duo of Junior Justice Leaguers are back for issue 46 of the DC Superpowers Podcast. And they brought all the news, reviews and previews from around the DC Multiverse with them. More

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                  Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 113: DC Rebirth Week 37, Monster Trucks and Crappy Neighbors

                  Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 113: DC Rebirth Week 37, Monster Trucks and Crappy Neighbors

                  Jim, Eric and Reggie check out this week’s DC Comics and prepare for war!  Yep, Eric’s neighbor is at it again, but they get past that to review everything, talk nonsense and have a ton of…well, they try to have fun.  How can Eric have fun with all the continuity problems in Green Lanterns?  The answer: He can’t!  They do like a bunch of books this week, including…JUSTICE LEAGUE!  Enjoy

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                    170 Power Rangers and Pirates!

                    170 Power Rangers and Pirates!

                    Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

                    WOW! Did we ever have a great week from trailers! Not only did we get new trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but we got a great look at the upcoming DuckTales series from Disney XD!
                    After spending all that time in the trailer park, it’s time to spend a little time with the original Red Power Ranger, Austin St. John! You know I’m not a fan of Power Rangers, but this man has had an incredible life and I think you’ll enjoy this recording as much as I enjoyed being at his panel years ago!

                    Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

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                      Logan Film Review (Non-Spoiler)!

                      Logan Film Review (Non-Spoiler)!

                      Written by Jason Brigger

                      Directors: James Mangold

                      Writers: James Mangold, Scott Frank and Michael Green

                      Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant and Dafne Keen

                      Logan slashes its way into theaters this weekend and Fox and Marvel finally gives the fans of the X-Men the tale they have wanted to see for years.  Logan, as it should be evident by the R rating, is not for children and is a beautifully violent, head-rolling (literally!) and well-written story that gives Hugh Jackman a film worthy of letting Wolverine ride off into the sunset.  

                      Logan is set in the year 2029 when mutants are either dead or in hiding and no longer a part of everyday society.  Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) watches after Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in an abandoned silo in Mexico with the assistance of Caliban, played by a returning Stephen Merchant after a brief role in the previous X-Men film, Apocalypse.  Logan resorts to being a limo driver that  knows his time is coming to an end as his body is not healing as quick as it used due to the adamantium that replaced his bones is now poisoning him.  Logan and Professor X leave their reclusive life to help a mysterious new mutant Laura/X-23 (Dafne Keen) to a possible safe haven for mutants called Eden.  Along the way, the trio is hunted by a bounty hunter named Pierce (Boyd Holbrook) and the psychotic Dr. Rice (Richard E. Grant) who enjoys experimenting on children in an attempt to make them the soldiers of the future.

                      The Good:

                      Laura/X-23Keen does an amazing acting job bringing the new mutant to the screen.  Child characters/actors usually range from “bad” to “tolerable” but Keen knocks it out of the ballpark.  She brings a quiet disposition that she unleashes into a berserker rage when she is cornered or threatened, from bounty hunters to the local convenient store clerk accusing Laura of stealing from the store.  The character hinges on Keen’s performance and she not only delivers in her performance, she makes the audience wanting to see more of Laura/X-23 in her own solo film.

                      -The story.  James Mangold, writer of the older Sylvester Stallone film Copland, is finally able to bring a gritty and realistic (as much as it can be) Wolverine film to the masses.  Logan is filled with well acted and choreographed action scenes that allow the brutality of the Wolverine character from the comics to show through on screen.  Mangold shows he “gets” the character of Wolverine and allows the animalistic nature of Logan to shine in the film.

                      -The “R” rating.  I am not someone that feels an “R” rating is needed to make a film better because if the story is good, that should be all it needs to succeed but in Logan, the “R” rating was needed.  Fans of Wolverine have been clamoring for a gritty and bloody film to actually depict the character and the “R” rating secures that for this film.  The battles are brutal but well done and while the fights are bloody, I never felt any gore or violence was gratuitous for the sake of being gratuitous.  The brutality serves to show the inner struggles X-23 and Wolverine have when taking a life and Mangold balances it perfectly.

                      The Bad:

                      Nothing.

                      The Middling:

                      -The length of the film.  While the film delivers on the story, there are times when not only the action slows down but the flow story stalls in the film.  This doesn’t mean the film is worse for these slow periods but by taking off about 15 minutes of the film, Mangold may have been able to deliver a tighter movie overall.

                      -Caliban. Caliban is an albino mutant and a poor man’s Alfred for Logan and Professor X but once he is kidnapped and threatened with sunlight, which he must avoid at all costs, he has no choice to but to help the villains in using his powers to track our heroes.  Caliban provides the few moments of levity and humor and fans will appreciate Mangold bringing the mutant back after his brief role in the last X-Men film.

                      -Pierce. Pierce is the main villain who is hired to capture Laura and while the actor Holbrook does a fine job in bringing personality to him, a lack of backstory hurts Pierce’s character in the film.  There are moments where Pierce delivers and while the character is an improvement above many one dimensional villains in the prior X-Men films, I kept wanting a little more regarding Pierce’s reasoning for doing what he does to mutants in this universe.

                      Final Grade: B (Good with moments of greatness)

                      Logan is one of the better X-Men films in a franchise that sorely needs a hit.  Logan is everything that fans of the comic want and Mangold should be given keys to the X-Men film universe for making a film that will resonate with non-fans of the comic.  The film has moments, even periods, of greatness and while the film is very well made, there are moments that stop it from being a true classic.

                      You can catch Jason Brigger on the geek-centric podcast, The History of Bad Ideas, as new episodes are released at http://webegeekspc.com/category/podcast/networkpodcasts/the-history-of-bad-ideas/ every Wednesday or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps.

                      You can listen to their latest episode right here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/historyofbadideas/Episode_165.mp3

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                        The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 165–The Mardi Gras Episode!

                        The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 165–The Mardi Gras Episode!

                        Scab Jeff joins the HOBI guys for the second week in a row to discuss the devastating loss that La La Land had and to tally his Oscars’ scorecard! Jason and Blake debate the pacing of the The Walking Dead this week while Jeff breaks tradition and reads Listener Feedback! Jason finally saw the Christopher Guest film Mascots, Blake has questions about Legion and finding treasure on Oak Island and Jeff doesn’t know how to take the sexiness of Meryl Streep! The gang are intrigued by the show Critical Role, give an update on what Jar Jar Binks is doing now and Jason cannot contain his excitement for a Nightwing movie. The guys pay their respects to Bill Paxton by listing their Top 5 Favorite Bill Paxton films and deliver a bad idea the Academy Awards can appreciate!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

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                          GW1 Issue 93 – Getting Timey Wimey

                          GW1 Issue 93 – Getting Timey Wimey

                          It’s our monthly Meeplecast and we have a full house at The Malted Meeple. Andy shares some news about an awesome new event happening at the May Oddmall in Akron, we get into a bit of geek news and then it’s time to chat tv, with an emphasis on time travel shows.  More

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                            Our Top 10 Favorite Albums

                            Our Top 10 Favorite Albums

                            This week it’s pretty simple, We reveal our top 10 favorite albums.  As always we have some fun discussion during the mail bag. We hope  you enjoy our lists and please send us your favorites as well

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                              Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 112: DC Rebirth Week 36, Theories and Tommy Tourettes

                              Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 112: DC Rebirth Week 36, Theories and Tommy Tourettes

                               

                              Jim, Eric, Reggie and the rest of the Weird Science Crew are back this week to bring the pain…I mean this week’s DC Comic books.  They also hand out life lessons, spin yarns about the good old days when bread was made of slate and generally mess around and spit rhymes and nonsense.  Enjoy!

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                                169 Star Wars Theories!

                                169 Star Wars Theories!

                                Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

                                We are approaching the Oscars as I record this podcast, but there’s nothing to talk about until the winners are announced, so I figured we needed something more fun to talk about. How about STAR WARS?
                                Dale Wentland from Network 1901 returns to Neverland to talk about some of the new shows he has on his YouTube and podcast network. He has a friend that has not seen Star Wars, and a lot of interesting theories about the Star Wars Universe that I think you’ll enjoy!
                                Before that we’ll of course spend some time having a virtual trip on Star Tours and enjoy some Neverland Story Time!

                                Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

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                                  GW1 Issue 92 – Small Town Monster Invasion

                                  GW1 Issue 92 – Small Town Monster Invasion

                                  We’re joined this week by Seth Breedlove from Small Town Monsters to talk about his latest monster hunting films, the joys of shooting documentaries and what he has coming up next (hint: it involves aliens!). But first we chat about recent happenings and some news from around the geek world.  More

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                                    The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 164–Pants Not Included!

                                    The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 164–Pants Not Included!

                                    The HOBI Gang tries to survive the plague as they welcome TWO of their favorite guests into the BOB Studios, Number One Fan Doug and film critic Scab Jeff!  The gang discusses the upcoming Oscars, the greatness of Riverdale and what the heck is going on in Legion!  Jeff has seen LEGO Batman and disagrees with Jason, while Blake tries to make a protective bubble to protect from his co-hosts!  The guys become scared of Warcraft CEOs while Jason is the only one excited about Kong: Skull Island.  The guys are creeped out but yet intrigued by the latest Burger King giveaway but they all can feel the excitement with the return of Channing Tatum News!  The gang go a little nuts over their Favorite Top 5 John Travolta Performances and the guys nearly forget the Bad Idea of the Week!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

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