Hi, I’m Tom. Those of you who’ve listened to the Nerdstravaganza Podcast for some time will know me by now, at least by my voice. Those who don’t I encourage to give our show a listen. By way of this first blog entry, I’m happy to announce that Brian, Kam, and I will henceforth be furnishing written content to accompany our audio episodes. We hope you’ll find our writings as entertaining as our conversations, and, as always, we .welcome your feedback!

Happy Reading!


The Galaxy is divided in the wake of Episode 8, and the Nerdstravaganza crew clutch their Force brooms tightly as they reach out with their feelings and try to make sense of it.

The Force wasn't exactly with us...

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Pokémon Go
The Dresden Files
Black Mirror

The NEWStravaganza –
Crypto Crackdown
Uber is cars!
Pokémon Goes AR

Show Notes –
Star Wars: Episode VIII
Star Wars: Episode VII

It’s finally here! On the eve of The Last Jedi’s release, the nerds gather to talk about their hopes and dreams, and their fears, for the latest Star Wars flick.

May The Force be with us!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Minnie Vans
The Wise Man’s Fear
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

The NEWStravaganza –
The Bitcoin Boom
Bitcoin’s Carbon Footprint
Harmful Wildlife Selfies

Show Notes –
The Last Jedi Trailer
Weirdest Theories the TLJ Crew Heard
Daisy Ridley
Darth Plagueis

Shields are up and phasers are at the ready this week as the crew of the USS Ganza play a dangerous game of diplomacy in the Net Neutral Zone.

Remember the Prime Redirective!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Century Spice Road
Star Trek: The Next Generation

The NEWStravaganza –
California Burning
Bitcoin soars
Detective Pikachu staring Ryan Reynolds
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Show Notes –
Net Neutrality
Present efforts against Net Neutrality

Join the gang as they discuss the latest super hero epic, Justice League. A shining star similar to Wonder Woman, or doomed to be as reviled as Suicide Squad? Listen in and find out!

Yes... yes I do... ouch!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Essen Spiel
The Dice Tower – Live from Essen 2017
Neil Gaiman
Small Business Saturday
Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Autonomous: A Novel

The NEWStravaganza –
EA Hate Over Battlefront II
What Will Automation Do to the Job Market?

Show Notes –
Justive League
Super Hero Box Office
Thor: Ragnarok
20 MCU Titles on the Way
Bruce Wayne’s Mercedes

After warping around it with comments and praise for several episodes, the Crew of the U.S.S. Ganza decide to dedicate an episode to The Orville.

Lucky there's a sci-fi guy!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Essen Spiel ’17
The Handmaid’s Tale
Etrian Odyssey
South Park

The NEWStravaganza –
Roy Dotrice’s Passing
Funko IPO
Apple Car’s New Sensor Array
Tesla Power Wall

Show Notes –
The Orville
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: Discovery

In the follow up to episode 265, the nerds complete their discussion of the Blade Runner franchise by discussing the recent sequel, Blade Runner 2049. Was it all worth the wait? Listen now and find out!

Hello Joe...

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Fallout 4
Essen Spiel ’17
PAX Unplugged
Last Jedi Director Warns Fans About Trailer
Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming
Roku Streaming Stick
The Orville
Teh Internet Is Serious Business

The NEWStravaganza –
Tokyo Man Arrested For Trying Black Magic on Kids
California Advances Driverless Cars
Oculus Go

Show Notes –
Blade Runner
Which Version to Watch
Blade Runner 2049
2049 Bombs at Box Office
Blade Runner and Alien

In this episode the Ganzdroids discuss “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”, the book upon which Blade Runner and its upcoming sequel are based.


Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Fallout 4
The Name of the Wind
The Orville
Star Trek: Discovery
Final Fantasy XV

The NEWStravaganza (Japan Edition) –
All Alone Tent
Krazy Kit Kat Flavors
Pancake Pudding, Please!

Show Notes –
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Blade Runner
Blade Runner 2049

As the nerds regroup after surviving Hurricane Irma, they can’t help but have the apocalypse on their minds, which leads to the discussion of some of their favorite end-of-the-world games and stories.

And I feel fiiiiiine!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Essen Game Fair
PAX Unplugged
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of DANA
Dragon Crown PS4
PAX Prime
Final Fantasy XV
King’s Knight

The NEWStravaganza –
Final Fantasy XV on Switch?
Stranger Things Cease & Desist
Amazon Baby Email
The Mad Pooper

Show Notes –
Hurricane Irma
Miami’s Rising Water Levels
Returning Supplies
Maria Slams Puerto Rico
Arkham Horror
Fallout 4
List of Known Vaults
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VII

Brian and Kam take a break from Hurricane Irma prep long enough to endure Tom’s gale force report on PAX West 2017.

Beware the eye, and be safe!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Hurricane Irma
Alison Haislip in IELLO Mode
Caffeine.tv, where the live Zombie 15′ Playthrough took oplace
Zombie 15′
Final Fantasy XV
Elmer’s latest incarnation. The Roomba 690!

The NEWStravaganza –
Depressed? Try Zoo Therapy!
Love me tender, Love me poo
Fast-food-ivus for the rest of us
Pennywise and town foolish

Show Notes –
Secret of Mana
Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition
King’s Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon
Flame vs Blaze
Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite
Away: Journey to the Unexpected