Geek Out Commentary: Mad Max

The gang launches into their next franchise that's getting a sequel this summer and, after 30 years, it's Mad Max with the fourth installment, Mad Max: Fury Road, being released next month! The Mad Max trilogy is a favorite of Jake's and he relishes the opportunity to rewatch the original, the film that launched the careers of star Mel Gibson and director George Miller. Chris and Josh aren't as familiar with the original film and are happy to be reacquainted with it and its pre-apocalyptic setting. Strap in, this film is one hell of a ride!

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Picking up from last week's episode, Jake shares what other suprising piece of pop culture his father loves. The gang debates their favorite candies and the Swedish Fish have a lone defender. Josh fills in the gang on his favorite Bond film and Muppets. Sam and Jake detail their latest video game adventures while Chris shares his thoughts on the latest Fast and the Furious film. It's a whole smorgasbord of a discussion this week, folks.

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Geek Out Commentary: Back to the Future Part III

The gang's Back to the Future interlude ends this week with the third and final sequel to the time-traveling blockbuster. In many ways, Back to the Future Part III was always where the filmmakers wanted to go next and it shows as the boys regard the film as their favorite of the sequels. Listen as Jake soaks in the Western-setting of the film, while Chris groans about the ending, and while Sam reveals what role was originally offered to former President Ronald Reagan. And next week, get ready for the next trilogy to prepare for this coming summer's blockbluster slate!

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Marvel continues to expand its global domination with Netflix dead in its sights! Daredevil has launched on the streaming service to great critical acclaim and the Geek Out gang has seen it! Listen as they share their respective reasons why they like the Scarlet Swashbuckler, cite their favorite Daredevil stories, the monumental impact of Frank Miller's run on the character, and, oh yeah, the show itself! There's a Devil in Hell's Kitchen and we go whole hog over it!

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Geek Out Commentary: Back to the Future Part II

The boys' Back to the Future interlude continues with the first sequel to the 1985 classic. Back to the Future Part II is the film in the trilogy that Sam is the least familiar with and still, as he puts it, has that "new car smell". How does the film's 2015 compare to actual 2015? How do the boys think this film stacks up to its sequel? These answers and more inside, boys and girls.

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Sam has an eventful weekend crossing paths with the legendary Jim Steranko (A major topic of discussion in Episode 37) and several surviving members of the original starship Enterprise crew (Including the profilic George Takei). Chris, Sam, and Josh discuss their favorite incarnations of Doctor Who and the series in general. Jake goes into detail about his love of Smallville and how he thinks the rumors of a crossover, small as it may be, are likely impossible. And the gang looks forward to DC's own Awesome Con with its all-star line-up. Get ready to go con heavy this week, gang. 

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Geek Out Commentary: Back to the Future

As a brief interlude from preparing for this summer's blockbuster lineup, the gang decides to honor Chris' 30th birthday wish and record commentaries for his favorite franchise of all time: The Back to the Future trilogy. His love for the film shows as the gang delves into one of the most popular films to come out of the 1980s with star-making turns by Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Listen as the gang watches one of the most fun movies ever made.

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The gang discusses getting friends into Star Wars, the relevance of Bomberman in the modern world, and Rocketeer memorabilia. Sam summons Josh and the expanded group talks the trailers for Spectre, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, and Pixels. Finally, the gang discusses their love of filmmaker Kevin Smith and their relief that he has apparently cancelled his planned retirement and has gone back to making indie movies that he loves. Running a tight, little episode this week, folks.

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Geek Out Commentary: Guardians of the Galaxy

The commentary countdown to this summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron concludes here with Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Studios' surprise blockbuster that went on to become the second highest grossing film at the North American box office in 2014! Focused on a relatively new and obscure Marvel Comics title, some analysts predicted the film to be Marvel's first bonafide flop but, as we all know now, it surpassed all expectations both commercially and critically! Listen as the gang wraps up their tour of the Marvel Cinematic Universe...for now...

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Our buddy Josh swings by the Geek Out Lair this week and joins our hearty trio for the week. Chris and Josh compare notes on Powers on the PlayStation Network and the three of them discuss the premiere of iZombie, yet another DC Comic to make the transition to the small screen. Josh also reveals his feelings on the other DC Comics TV adaptation currently on the air. Sam shares the time legendary comic book artist Jim Steranko slapped Batman creator Bob Kane. Finally, Chris and Jake discuss what they're currently geeking out over, one an old home media format and the other the inspiration for Freakazoid! Good times, gang.

Direct download: Episode37.mp3
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