Dan & Kenton run the gamut of Nerd News after a busy week and a ton of great response to Monday’s “death of print journalism” discussion. In the recommendations, Kenton’s a local sports fan and Dan recommends that people NOT watch something.
With the series finale coming up this Sunday, Dan finally admits that HBO’s The Newsroom is. Just. Awful. To Kenton, it’s like a bad car wreck – he can’t look away! Plus, the nerds review the new Mad Max trailer, discuss #Sonyhack, and pledge to re-watch the entire Star Wars saga over the holiday break.
Dan & Kenton talk about what media they’re thankful and not thankful for, as they break down the Jurassic World trailer and discuss why Blade Runner should NOT have a sequel. Plus, a preview of the Media Nerds: Special Edition episode that will be posted tomorrow in reaction to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser.
Kenton and Dan are joined by Comic Stack host Mike Haynes and Super Gamer host Mark McAvoy in the first official Media Nerds podcast from the Manitoba Podcast Network booth at C4. The Nerds talk Marvel Cinematic Universe, comics, video games and quiz Mark on his knowledge of storied media properties.
A big spoiler has “leaked” from the set of Episode VII, and this week Kenton & Dan drill down to determine whether or not it could be true. Plus, a successful Facebook campaign grows the Media Nerds community in time for the 50th episode and Kenton watched a whole bunch of music movies.
Kenton & Dan mourn the death of Saturday Morning Cartoons, and it looks like Saturday Night Live will soon follow! Plus, in the Nerd News, a new way to watch first-run theatre movies at home? Legally? Jimmy Stewart would never have believed it.
This week, the Media Nerds venture out from their dank, dark studio to record the podcast somewhere different! Kenton & Dan travel to Carbone Coal Fired Pizza in downtown Winnipeg to drink beer, eat some awesome pizza and wings, and of course discuss the media news. Topics covered this week include: the World Cup, the new Amazon phone, the epic Game of Thrones finale, and whether Dan can set up a microphone properly (spoiler alert – he can’t.)
This week, in a very scattered but entertaining way, Kenton & Dan talk about the TV season that was. Favourite shows and non-favourites; the good, the bad and the ugly (yeah, I know that’s a movie.) Also on the table for discussion: Broadway musicals, the Book of Gossage and the Prince of Wales (not some weird disgusting piercing, the actual Prince of Wales.)
No no, that’s not true at all. We’re just trying to find a title relevant to the content of the episode, NOT start new rumours surrounding the Star Wars cast announcements and Ferguson leaving the Late Late Show, both of which were announced on Monday.
Kenton & Dan talk about all of this of course, along with a new app, Monty Python and the ill-fated E.T. Atari video game.