Archive for May, 2012

Real life conspired to delay my gratification, but yesterday, ten days after its nationwide American release, I finally saw The Avengers. By now, reams* have been written about how good the movie is, how thoroughly it entertains on multiple levels thanks to its snappy Whedonesque dialogue, its insightful Whedonesque explorations of character relationships, and its […]

The lads bring the extended family in for this week’s cast, where they dissect the new season of Sherlock, airing on PBS, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.  From the merits of the new series versus Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s early versions of the legendary detective, the gang segues to the notion whether ethnicity plays a role in […]

Dion and Brian are back with the second of our shipwreck specials. This time they delve into some of the fascinating maritime casualties of the two World Wars, including RMS Lusitania, the German battleship Bismarck, the Japanese battleship Yamato, and the little-known but spectacular disaster that was the HMT Lancastria. Plus, Dion reveals his favorite unknown shipwreck […]

Yesterday I did what seems like my civic duty (after all everyone’s doing it) and went to see The Avengers. This film had a lot going for it before I even got into the theater, so to say that I really wanted to like this movie is an understatement.  First, and foremost, it had the potential to […]

“The difference between George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry is that Roddenberry had the good sense to die.” J. Marcus (1998-present) Yep, I have said that phrase out loud for more than a decade.  What I mean by that, in a nutshell, is that Roddenberry had not only been marginalized by Paramount by the time Star […]

This one really is our twenty-fifth regular weekly podcast, so we look back at the good times because we have to or Commander Riker will die! No, wait, that was “Shades of Gray“. Sorry for bringing that up. Instead, the boys look at casting for the big-budget Podwits film that may somewhere someday flit briefly through someone’s mind, […]

Adam Yauch—better known to the world as MCA, one-third of the hugely influential hip-hop group the Beastie Boys—died early Friday morning in his native New York City. He’d been battling cancer in his salivary gland since being diagnosed in 2009.

Certainly we all know that Mr. Reese was a bloody genius when he put chocolate and peanut butter together.  It was a match made in heaven and it just went to show you that two things that you wouldn’t think to put together could TOTALLY work! Ever since then, people everywhere have been looking for […]