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We Be Geeks 232: Stranger Things Have Popped Up

We Be Geeks 232: Stranger Things Have Popped Up

This week, the guys cover everything from booze to disappointing ratings to Marvel licensing.  

 
Topics discussed on this episode include:
 
1. Netflix sends an interesting cease and desist letter to a Stranger Things pop up bar 
 
2. The new HBO Watchmen series has started filming 
 
3. The ratings for the Marvel/Netflix series The Defenders are lower than expected 
 
4. Darth Vader might actually be in the Han Solo film
 
5. Details on the new Terminator trilogy in the works
 
6. A three hour cut of Superman the movie is coming 
 
7. Stan Lee seems confident that Marvel will get the rights back for X-Men and the Fantastic Four 
 
8. The Guardians of Geekdom discuss the new Seth MacFarlane show The Orville 
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    We Be Geeks 231: The Moth Life With Martin Casaus

    We Be Geeks 231: The Moth Life With Martin Casaus

    The Guys are joined this week by pro wrestler Martin Casaus aka Marty “The Moth” Martinez. Catch him on Lucha Underground every Wednesday on the El Rey Network. Season one and two can be found on Netflix. You can also get his supplements and Marty the Moth gear at www.martincasaus.com.

    • about the show and upcoming matches.
    • favorite matches on Lucha Underground.
    • wrestling games and if he likes to create himself.
    • if he likes playing the bad guy (heel).
    • how he got into wrestling.
    • Martin’s entry into Tough Enough.
    • Martin’s takeaways from Tough Enough
    • Martin’s real job.
    • his time on Everwood and on Adam Sandler’s new film.
    • Martin’s favorite video games.
    • Martin’s top 3 wrestlers.
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      We Be Geeks 230: Gridstones With Fabio Del Rio

      We Be Geeks 230: Gridstones With Fabio Del Rio

      This week, the gang interviews. Fabio Del Rio of CSE games about the game Gridstone
      Topics covered on the episode include:

      1. The origins of CSE
      2. The Kickstarter campaign for Gridstones
      3. Attending conventions to demonstrate games
      4. How the game Gridstones is played
      5. Fabio’s Gencon experience
      6. The benefits of using Kickstarter, as well as the goals for the campaign
      7. The time it took to develop the Gridstones, and the dynamics of the game
      8. The differences between board/card games and videogames
      9. The Canadian Football League
      10. Fabio described what is was like working for a trading card company

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        We Be Geeks 229: This Stinks Like Poop On Poop

        We Be Geeks 229: This Stinks Like Poop On Poop

        Tonight the band is back together minus Julz. Yes, she and Brett are the same person.

        Topics discussed on this episode:
        1. Gremlins 3 plans.
        2. The Jetsons reboot by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti.
        3. Robert Kirkman’s move from AMC to Amazon.
        4. Robert Kirkman suing AMC.
        5. Justice League rewrites. Problems? What problems?
        6. Joker standalone film.
        7. Who would you want to play Joker in the new movie?
        8. DCEU creating a multiverse. Can you say confusing?
        9. Was Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor cut from the Justice League movie? Let’s hope so.
        10. What is M&M’s new candy flavor?

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          We Be Geeks 228: If There Is Enough Money Involved

          We Be Geeks 228: If There Is Enough Money Involved

          This week, the guys are excited to have their old friend Julz back on the podcast.  However, Brett is once again MIA, causing Mike and Derrick to once again wonder if Brett and Julz are, in fact, the same person.  They have not been shown otherwise yet……

           
          Topics discussed on this episode:
           
          1. Netflix purchases Mark Millar’s Millarworld imprint
           
          2. The Karate Kid is making a comeback!  Sort of…
           
          3. Karl Urban could star in the upcoming Dredd TV series after all
           
          4. Agents of SHIELD is coming back on the air sooner than expected, but why?
           
          5. Disney has announced that they are pulling their properties off of Netflix for a very special reason
           
          6. The rumors about the cancellation of the Fantastic Four comic series are actually true?
           
          7. A remake of Cannonball Run is in development 
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            We Be Geeks 227: The Return of Julz

            We Be Geeks 227: The Return of Julz

            This week on We Be Geeks the gang is almost all here. Brett is MIA for these next couple of weeks, and we will definitely miss him. Do you like digital? We take on the case for “Going Digital with ComiXology”. We all love comics, but is there a place for digital in our lives? Turns out there is! With limited space it makes it hard to collect sometimes. Also traveling with comics is much easier when doing digital. There is much to love about both, and we all love our Local Comic shops. Jessica Chastain was cast in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, after months of rumors. We have our fingers crossed that it will be good. Netflix is adding a new series from Matt Groening. “Disenchantment: a fantasy story that takes place in a failing medieval kingdom.” It sounds pretty interesting to us and the voice cast is stellar. With all of our love from Groening’s other shows, we will be sure to check this gem out. New Superhero shows in 2017? We have the list, and discuss our mad love, or dislike for each of them. All this and more, but only if you tune in.

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              We Be Geeks 226: Carry On Wayward Con

              We Be Geeks 226: Carry On Wayward Con

              We open the show talking musical guests that have been at San Diego Comic-Con. GWAR formerly, and Kansas this year. We go over some headlines from San Diego Comic Con. We move from there to Jason Aaron leaving the Star Wars comic and Kieron Gillen taking over for him. We go over the trailers that were released at San Diego Comic-con. Notables such as Justice League, Game of Thrones. Stranger Things. Thor: Ragnarok, as well as others. We break down the Ready Player One trailer’s Easter eggs. All 29 of them. We talk the Lego Ninjago Movie being turned x-rated by the voice actors. We move onto the CW and Arrow’s new villain for the season. It will be Richard Dragon. We also know that Michael Emerson is going to be playing a bad guy in the upcoming season. We also talk Captain Marvel’s upcoming movie and her costume reveal. 

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                We Be Geeks 225: NO Joe, It’s The Tick

                We Be Geeks 225: NO Joe, It’s The Tick

                It was a slow news week, but the the guys still managed to find a few things to talk about this week. They start off the show with their thoughts on the recent announcement about Erica Durance coming to Supergirl before moving on to discuss the Amazon series The Tick. Staying on the television front, The gang then run down the cast of the upcoming New Warriors series, some Luke Cage news, and an article about shows that have been, or will soon be, cancelled by Netflix. Moving on to Movies, the guys discuss some comments about The Batman made by director Matt Reeves, and discuss a fan push for a Star Wars movie about Ahsoka Tano. Finally, Mike, Brett, and Derrick finish off the show with some nostalgia as they review a list of the worst G. I. Joe action figures.

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                  We Be Geeks 224: We are NOT A Comic Con

                  We Be Geeks 224: We are NOT A Comic Con

                  We open the show up talking about the ridiculous war between San Diego Comic-Con and Salt Lake Comic Comic-Con over the use of the word Comic-Con. We move to more con talk with the announcement that Mile High Comics is not going to be going to San Diego Comic Con for the first time in 44 years. We move into talking about whether movie studios are pandering to overseas audiences instead of the US. With ticket sales for the new Transformers movie and The Mummy, it is hard to argue. We give reasons why The Last Jedi could be the best Star Wars movie yet. We can only hope. We move onto more movie news when Time ranks all the Spider-Man movies. Do we agree with the rankings? You will have to listen to find out. We end the show talking about the Doctor Who finale. Warning:Spoilers.

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                    We Be Geeks 223: A.K.A. Ace Solo

                    We Be Geeks 223: A.K.A. Ace Solo

                    There has been a lot of information coming out recently about the Han Solo movie, and we start this episode by diving in head first to discuss it.  Next, we talk about Darth Vader almost having a cameo, as an action figure, in Guardians of the Galaxy, which then leads us down a path of pure nostalgia.  We follow that by discussing the possibility of Captain Britain coming to the MCU, the likelihood of a Superman: Red Son live action film, and a new season of the Young Justice cartoon.  Next up, we talk about some news regarding the upcoming Judge Dredd TV series, a new Tremors series,  and the Fast and the Furious 9.  We then finish up the episode with a chat about a fan theory regarding Spider-Man in Ironman 2, and then talk about the Star Wars: Forces of Destiny cartoon.

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                      We Be Geeks 222: Catching Up With Jeff Burns

                      We Be Geeks 222: Catching Up With Jeff Burns

                      Tonight, we have friend of the show Jeff Burns on. We talk about his shows Super Geeked Up, Monday Night Mayhem, and DC Action Hour. We move onto San Diego Comic Con and the panels he is going to be hosting. He doesn’t have any rooms or times yet. We move onto his guests for the upcoming season of Super Geeked Up. He is going to be having folks from Mass Effect Andromeda as well as some stunt women from movies and TV. We also talk about Super Geeked Up participating in an charity event called Roll20Con Gaming Marathon. You can catch it on June 24th to 25th.  You can find information on it at www.supergeekedup.com . We talk Mass Effect Andromeda as well as other video games. We also talk everything Star Wars. Books, movies, comics, we have you covered. Also get your DC TV fix here. We talk Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, as well as Legends of Tomorrow.  We also talk the problems with the Marvel Universe. All this on more on this week’s episode.

                       

                      You can find Jeff at these locations.

                      Super Knocked up on Amazon Here

                      Super Knocked Up on YouTube Here

                      You can follow Super Geeked Up on Twitter Here

                       

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                        We Be Geeks 221: Batman Forever

                        We Be Geeks 221: Batman Forever

                        We start off this episode talking about the passing of Adam West, Batman’s Batman, and some of the tributes honoring the iconic actor. Next, we talk about the adorkable Bob Ross Funko Pop figure that was recently announced before moving on to an in-depth discussion about some of the games announced at E3. Next, we ponder the possibility of a Shazam show brought to the CW network, composer Danny Elfman working on the soundtrack for the Justice League movie, and some news about the director and returning cast for the next X-Men movie. We finish up the episode with some Doctor Who news regarding a new show runner, and our thoughts on the recently released teaser trailer for The Black Panther film.

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                          We Be Geeks 220: Maybe The Tomatoes Aren’t Rotten

                          We Be Geeks 220: Maybe The Tomatoes Aren’t Rotten

                          Guys night at the We Be Geeks bunker. Get off our lawns! We start the show with our geek sports update. We kick off the stories with Universals new project Dark Universe. Bringing classic monsters back such as The Invisible Man, Frankenstein, and The Mummy. We move onto DC news with Wonder Woman getting a 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With more Wonder Woman news, we discuss why Wonder Woman takes place in World War 1 instead of World War 2. What do you think about this? We talk Gabrielle Luna wanting Norman Reedus to suit up as the Johnny Blaze version of Ghost Rider. We move to Cartoon news with the return of Animaniacs. We then talk Rob Liefeld being the inaugural inductee into the Wizard World Hall of Legends. Yes, you heard this right. Rob Liefeld. We end the show talking some Doctor Who.

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                            We Be Geeks 219: Comics With Mike Zapcic

                            We Be Geeks 219: Comics With Mike Zapcic

                            We start off this episode with Brett giving us a rundown of Motorcity Comicon which he attended last weekend. Brett tells about some of the great things he saw, heard, and bought at the convention, and then talks about some of the celebrities and creators he saw at the convention. Brett also tells us about some of the things he enjoyed about the con, as well as some of the things that could be improved about the con.
                            After the convention report, we take a brief interlude to talk about one of the We Be Geeks affiliates, Superherostuff, and a couple of the Herobox subscription boxes that they will be offering in the next month, including a box based on Spider-Man, and a Father’s Day special box.
                            We then welcome a guest to the podcast, Mike Zapcic from the AMC show Comicbook Men. We talk with Mike about comics, favorite things from Comicbook Men, and several other topics as well. Mike was a great guest, a great interview, and a lot of fun to talk to, and we thank him for coming on our podcast.

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                              We Be Geeks 218: GWAR Wars

                              We Be Geeks 218: GWAR Wars

                              GWAR Wars, nothing but GWAR Wars

                              We start the show talking GWAR and sound effects. We get off on a Think Geek tangent with their fine products. We start off with shows that are getting cancelled. We move onto the shows that are getting renewed. We also give the scoop on the new seasons upcoming shows. We end the show talking about Billy Crudup leaving The Flash movie. Can you say biggest dumpster fire? Also catch me at Motor City Comic Con this weekend.

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                                We Be Geeks 217: Wookiee Be Geeks

                                We Be Geeks 217: Wookiee Be Geeks

                                This week, we welcome Ken from Geek Watch One, DC Superpowers Podcast and Wookiee Radio, who is covering for Brett. We start off with some discussion about Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, spoiler free, of course. We then move on to talk about a new R-rated Hellboy movie in the works, and a confirmation of a Black Lightning series on the CW network. Next, we discuss a new Judge Dredd series in the works for the BBC, as well as a Deadpool animated series announced for the FXX network. We follow that up with a discussion about action figure variant covers for comics, and the breaking announcement that Gotham has been renewed for a fourth season. Finally, we end the episode by covering the Eisner Award nominations for this year.

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                                  We Be Geeks 216: My Roommates With Trish Rainone & Katie Uhlmann

                                  We Be Geeks 216: My Roommates With Trish Rainone & Katie Uhlmann

                                  We begin this episode with a discussion and mini review of the PS4 games Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Mass Effect: Andromeda. Next, the conversation briefly moves to the NFL draft, which is taking place this weekend, and then on to a discussion about comic conventions (no ranting this time.). We discuss the future sequel to the movies Unbreakable and Split, and then move on to talk about Guardians of the Galaxy 2, as well as some other upcoming Marvel movies. We mention the upcoming Titans/Young Justice crossover, talk about the show Powerless getting cancelled, and the future of the Spider-Man movie franchise before welcoming our guests onto the show.

                                  This week, we interview Tricia Rainone and Katie Uhlmann, the creators and writers of the webseries “My Roomate’s An Escort”. We begin with Tricia and Katie giving us a synopsis of the show, and then discuss the casting of the show, as well as the reasons behind making one character an escort, allegedly, as well as naming that character Kesha. The pair give us some behind the scenes stories from the show, talk about showing the webseries at various festivals, and give their thoughts on rejection. Next, they talk about putting the webseries together, what it is like to write for a webseries, and what it is like to pitch the show as a half hour comedy show to various networks. We ask Tricia and Katie about going through Indeigogo, their first time they met each other, other projects they are working on, and their comedy backgrounds

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                                  Katie also directs the webseries, which she has never done before, and we ask her about that. We finish off the interview with a discussion about the locations they have shot in, the reactions they have received about the webseries, and where they can be found on the internet.

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                                    We Be Geeks 215: Star Wars Celebration Palooza

                                    We Be Geeks 215: Star Wars Celebration Palooza

                                    Star Wars Celebration palooza. We talk all things Start Celebration Orlando. We get the inside scoop from Mike and Eric from Mighty Marvel Geeks as they were there on the scene.  We get inside info from the writers and Rebels panels. We talk the pros and cons of Celebration, and being able to get into the halls and move around. We talk Ahsoka Tano and our hopes for another book. We talk the Star Wars Battlefront trailer as well as the Last Jedi trailer. We talk exclusives, as well as the new Thrawn book. We end with more reminiscing about the con.

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