With Summer movies still on the mind, now is the perfect time to join a “rebooted” cast starring Tim, Ryan, and Chet as they weigh film franchise reboots against universe building and cite some examples to tilt the scales.

Haven't we seen this one before?

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Video Game Concert at Miami Dade College
Alien: Covenant
Disneyland
Hyperspace Mountain
Tom’s (Tim’s) deceased Roomba, Elmer, in happier times

The NEWStravaganza –
Tom Hardy Announced for Spiderman
Inflatable Moe’s Tavern
Kam (Chet) might be something about ethnic motoring

Show Notes –
Roseanne Reboot
Spider-Man
Spider-Man Reboot
Spider-Man Reboot Reboot
Star Wars Prequels
Self-destructing Force sensitive droid
The Sun Crusher
The World isn’t ready for Wonder Woman…
…but we are!

Now that the 2017 summer movie season is here in full force, the nerds gather ’round the popcorn to discuss The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and the blockbusters left to follow.

Aw, man! A hat? C'mon!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
PAX Tickets
Origins Game Fair
Free Comic Book Day

The NEWStravaganza –
$1.4M Darth Vader Head
Tender Wings of Desire
Tesla Solar Roof

Show Notes –
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Snatched
Wonder Woman
Alien: Covenant
Transformers: The Last Knight
Spider-Man: Homecoming
The Big Sick
Baywatch
The Mummy
The Dark Tower

While not aptly described as a genre, videogame music is a category of music near and dear to many a nerd’s heart.  In this episode, Brian inspires a conversation about some memorable game music by singing the praises of a current favorite.

Pixelization makes it VGM!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
The Wheel of Time
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Tabletop Day at The Adventure Game Store
Free Comic Book Day
Worx Landroid Robo-mower
Philips Hue
Akira at Cinerama

The NEWStravaganza –
IBM’s free flash drives with baked-in malware
Burning HIV to a CRISPR
Fyre Festival (a flaming disaster)
PAX Unplugged, where Kam will be with Iello Games

Show Notes (Featured Soundtracks and Songs) –
Let it Die
Final Fantasy 6
Wild Arms
Super Mario Bros. Underground Theme
Dr. Wily’s Castle from Megaman II
Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest
Ernest Evans
Suikoden – Black Forest
Bioshock
Alan Wake

After the recent hubbub over online identities, the nerds ponder what famous personas they may have met in their years on the ‘net.

Do you know how hard it is to find a picture of an anonymous user without a Guy Fawkes mask on?

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
World of Warcraft
Mac & Chess
Philips Hue Smart LED Lights

The NEWStravaganza –
It’s Mario Time at Target!
Super Mario Happy Meals
Scientists Create Artificial Womb

Show Notes –
N.H. Lawmaker Identified as Internet Misogynist
R.A. Salvatore Talks About Playing EverQuest
Peter Mayhew on reddit
Game Designer Attempts Suicide After Angry Kickstarter Comments
No Man’s Sky Update Imminent

The special two part feature on The City Beautiful continues! Listen in as the Nerdstravaganza trio discuss some of their favorite things to see and do, as well as a few things they’d still like to experience, in O-Town, a tourism and entertainment destination any nerd is sure to love.

Orlando Flag

The NEWStravaganza –
New Star Wars Disney Resort
New Dr. Who Season
Apple to buy Disney?
Batman #21 (Read quickly!)
X-Men Gold #1 Controversy

Show Notes –
Walt Disney World
Universal Studios
Islands of Adventure (IoA)
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Busch Gardens (Tampa)
Sea World
Cloak and Blaster
Player 1
BART
Main Event V Play Virtual Reality
Gods and Monsters
Coliseum of Comics
Funspot
West Orange Cinema Five
OldTown
Wonderworks
A walk through Merlinwood (Pre-Harry Potter IoA)
Dueling Dragons
Enchanted Oak Tavern
Rumored Disney Gondola System
New Nintendo Land at Universal Studios

The gang’s back in the saddle after a long absence that saw Tom off on an extended trip to Orlando, FL. Listen as the Ganza crew sing the city’s praises in this first of a two part special feature.

Seal of Orlando

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
House of Cards on Netflix
Crossroads of Twilight
GAMA
Origins
Tabletop Day
STARWHAL
Star Wars Rebels
Your Name
Let it Die
Wrestlemania 33
Disney’s Coronado Springs
Main Event V Play Virtual Reality
Orlando Eye
Star Wars Celebration

Show Notes –

Orlando: Boomtown
Orlando: Not just theme parks
Orando: College Town
Downtown
International Drive
Orange County Convention Center
Maglev Train

So our Texas Rangers have gone from an Investigative mission, to Search and Rescue to now just Survival. How will our crew use their abandoned town to their advantage, Check it out in our fifth episode of our Cypher RPG series.

#CypherSystem

Online, debate is often confused with argument, which is itself often confused with something productive or worthwhile. In this episode the nerds struggle to see the point wars of words on the Internet.

Swimming in it!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Split
Disney Annual Passes. Get yours today!
Wheel of Time
Chronicles of the Invaders
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Batman: Arkham Knight
WIRED: Februrary 2016

The NEWStravaganza –
iDiotproofing for iPhone-strapped Drivers
Superbowl Skin LIthography
Vanilla on Vanilla Violence in WoW
Don’t mess with a Viper resting between sets!
Disney / Pixar Metaverse

 

By Christopher Robin Negelein

Can our Texas Rangers keep their hands clean. A little temptation can go a long way out in the diesel punk badlands.

Listen in as we discuss fictional heroes and villains with billionaire day jobs and their counterparts in the real world.

Swimming in it!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Scrooge McDuck
WIRED: December, 2015
Captain America: Civil War
Transformers
A-game Cafe

The NEWStravaganza –
Deadpool Gone Golden Global
Woody Harrelsolon
Original Ghost in the Shell returns to the big screen
Pokémon No Go in China
NES Classic Hacked!

Show Notes –
Tony Stark
Bruce Wayne
J.K. Rowling and the Charitable Gifts
Elon Musk
Donald Trump
Lex Luthor