Since the start of this special podcast series, Jake has repeatedly invoked his disdain for Sean Connery's final official cinematic outing in the role that made him famous (Remember that 1983's Never Say Never Again was made outside of the official franchise by a rival studio) in 1971's Diamonds Are Forever and in this episode the gang delves to why exactly that is. The start of Bond in a decade with an added emphasis on spectacle and appealing to American audiences, Diamonds Are Forever marks a clear transition for the cinematic franchise. See how Jake and the gang look back on the film!

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Sam, Jake, and Rich welcome back Garrett on the show in time to talk about Sam's personal favorite James Bond film, 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service! The sixth entry in the long-running cinematic franchise has divided audiences and critics since its initial release nearly 50 years ago and the Geek Out crew is equally at odds over how they feel about the first Bond film without Sean Connery in the starring role. Also, the gang talks about the life and legacy of Roger Moore as the longest running actor to portray James Bond.

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Sam and Jake are joined by Rich to discuss the fifth James Bond film, 1967's You Only Live Twice. With 007 mania having hit its zenith, the producers of the cinematic franchise sought to find a way to inject new life into an aging formula, a disenfranchised star, and to stand proudly apart from a sea of copycat flicks. What resulted was the start of a trend of James Bond films becoming less cloak and dagger and more outlandish action. Listen to how the gang feels about movie 50 years after its initial release!

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Sam, Jake, and Rich return to talk about the fourth Bond film, 1965's Thunderball! Originally conceived as the first cinematic adventure for Ian Fleming's British super spy, the film fell into a quagmire of development hell and legal battles that delayed its adaptation for years. Listen to what the boys think of the flick and its legacy during the Connery era!

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The gang is back for more Bond as they revisit the 1964 classic flick Goldfinger! The quartet talks about how the film solidified the franchise's cinematic formula, their favorite moments, and what they find outlandish about the whole thing (Things only get wackier from here). Also, Sam and Jake talk about their five favorite James Bond movies of all time!

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Newly renamed, Sam leads Jake, Rich, and newcomer Garrett into a discussion of the second James Bond film From Russia With Love. A personal favorite of Garrett's and often listed among the greatest films of the entire franchise, the familiar Bond formula begins to take shape here as Sean Connery's 007 is targeted by the nefarious SPECTRE from the streets of Istanbul to the canals of Venice! Listen as the gang revisits the 1963 classic!

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The next miniseries within TBD begins and it's a doozy: Sam and Jake have decided to revisit all the James Bond film one by one starting with the series' 1962 debut with Dr. No and to help them with this gargantuan task, they've enlisted Sam's old friend Rich to join in! Listen as the trio discuss the beginnings of their enjoyment of the franchise and their thoughts on the inaugural film!

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Sam's retrospective on the Indiana Jones film franchise comes to a close this week with the boys looking back on the iconic archaeologist's latest cinematic adventure, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. A divisive critical disappointment upon its initial release in 2008, listen as the gang reflects on their first impressions of the film all those years ago, where they think the movie goes wrong and right, and how it holds up now nearly a decade later!

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Sam's anthology conversations continue with the third installment from the Indiana Jones series! A favorite of both Sam and Chris', the 1989 flick was the last film in the franchise for nearly two decades and saw the iconic archaeologist team up with his estranged father to thwart the Nazis once again and track down the Holy Grail! Listen as the gang reminisces about this classic.

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Sam's revisiting of the Indiana Jones series continues with the gang talking about 1984's sophomore effort, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Infamous for its attempts to unnerve the audience through creepy crawlers, violence, and darker subject matter, the second Indiana Jones film is regarded as one of the weaker entries. Listen as the boys talk about the flick and how they think it compares to rest of the series including where it succeeds and where it falls short.

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