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GWC #345: War of the Worlds

We discuss the historic 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds, what it means historically, why we associate it with Halloween, what it tells us about our society, and how our view of the radio show’s aftermath is affected by shifts in digital media. Also, we run down the week in geek, including the fan […]

      
 
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Reboot Redeux: Amazing Spider-Man

I’ve always considered the “original” Spider-Man movie to be essentially a reboot, though I suppose many would consider it simply the modern superhero movie formula: Draw liberally from the hero’s comic roots to create a cinematic story that works on the big screen–and in product marketing. But Batman Begins changed all that, taking us for […]

      
 
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GWC #255: Animation Arc, Part III

We wrap up our animation arc with Appleseed Ex Machina. And we run down the week in geek including Lucas/Spielberg/Rogan’s 2012 fun, Anne Hathaway’s possible Catwoman appearance in the next Batman flick, discussion of the first X-Men First Class cast photos, one guy’s $300 superhero short, our feelings about the Comcast-NBC marriage, Square Enix’s FF […]

      
 
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GWC #253: Animation Arc, Part I

We kick off our animation arc with Ratatouille. We take some great listener calls. And we run down the week in geek, including new Fable III DLC, a bunch of awesome new shows coming to TV this year, a discussion of the top downloaded shows of 2010, quantitative analysis of the #LessAmbitionsMovies Twitter meme, new […]

      
 
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GWC #247: Narnia, Part II

We continue our Narnia exploration with a look at Prince Caspian. We take some awesome listener calls. And we run down the week in geek, including Mars Needs Moms, Stephen King’s take on Let Me In, Christian Bale’s possible last Batman flick, the Buffy re-boot, sweet holiday episodes of Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Dr. Who, […]

      
 
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GWC #196: Batman, The Dark Knight, Battlestar Galactica The Plan

This week: We explore Batman’s utility belt and batcave of gadgets, laying out our top ten. We discuss Battlestar Galactica’s direct-to-DVD movie The Plan. And we run down the week in geek — complete with new intro music — including the newly-released start dates for new Scrubs and Chuck, New Moon’s record-breaking first day, Zoe […]

      
 
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GWC #195, Batman, Lost

This week: We tackle the difficult question of who’s the best movie Batman. Audra talks nipple armor. We discuss our second impressions of this year’s Trek movie after watching it in the comfort of the GWC lair’s home theater. And we run down the week in geek, including a newly-released premiere date for Lost, a […]

      
 
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GWC #194: Batman, Modern Warfare, Interview with Bob Greenberger, The Blanks

This week: Former DC and Marvel Comics editor Bob Greenberger brings us up to speed on Batman and discusses his awesome Essential Batman Encyclopedia. We get our a capella geek on with The Blanks (a.k.a. Ted’s Band from Scrubs). And we talk V, sharing our thoughts about the new remake. In the news: Dollhouse’s cancellation […]

      
 
 

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