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Nerd Lunch Episode 138: Drill Down: Star Trek the Motion Picture

Posted in movies, podcast, pop culture, Star Trek with tags , , , , on July 2, 2014 by Paxton

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For this episode of Nerd Lunch we return to our Drill Downs on the Star Trek movie franchise.  Back in episode 06 we looked at Generations and First Contact.  Then in episode 46 we looked at Insurrection and Nemesis.  Today, we go back to the beginning and watch the very first Star Trek movie, The Motion Picture.

ST: TMP poster

We talk about our first experiences with this movie, we talked about what we liked and didn’t like. We discuss the endless naval gazing, giant sphincters and terrycloth uniforms.  And we ponder the place this movie has in the pantheon of other Star Trek films.  It’s a good discussion on the first movie.  Come join us.

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Nerd Lunch Episode 86: Give That Guy Some Work 3 + Extra Helpings of Iron Man

Posted in movies, podcast, pop culture, Star Trek with tags , , , on May 21, 2013 by Paxton

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Welcome to the next exciting episode of the Nerd Lunch Podcast. This week we are joined by Matt Young from the awesome Improvised Star Trek live show and podcast.  We brought Matt on to discuss a little bit about Improvised Star Trek, but also we get him to join us in our third installment of Give That Guy Some Work!

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We all pick two actors we feel aren’t getting enough face time in Hollywood and present them to the group for inclusion in a joint movie project sure to be box office GOLD. Gold, I tell ya!

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NERD LUNCH EXTRA HELPINGS!

You’ll also notice that we’ve snuck in a special Extra Helpings episode of Nerd Lunch into our feed.  CT, Jeeg and I have all watched Iron Man 3 and we wanted to get together and just talk about it.  So we did.  Check out the Nerd Lunch Extra Helpings episode for Iron Man 3.

It’s available in iTunes, Feedburner or right damn here.

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Nerd Lunch Episode 71: Re-do of Star Trek Voyager

Posted in podcast, pop culture, Star Trek, TV shows with tags , , , , , on February 5, 2013 by Paxton

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For this episode of Nerd Lunch CT and I are still missing our comrade-in-arms Jeeg as he moves all of his junk North for a new job. To replace Jeeg, we brought back Rob Graham and we take this opportunity to talk about one of the more maligned Star Trek franchises, Voyager.

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We start with a ground level reconstruction of the concept of the show and we talk about the things in the show that worked, and the many plethora of things that did not work. We recast many of the roles and play around with the concept of Star Trek: Lost in Space. I honestly think we made it better.

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Nerd Lunch Episode 46: Drilldown Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek: Nemesis

Posted in movies, podcast, pop culture, Star Trek with tags , , , , , on July 18, 2012 by Paxton

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Episode 46 of the Nerd Lunch Podcast is on the transporter pad ready to be beamed directly to your ears.  This week we are joined by a good friend of mine, Dr Mike.  Dr Mike joins us for a sequel to Nerd Lunch Episode 6 in which we discussed the first two Star Trek Next Generation movies.  That’s right, this time we are discussing two of the most maligned Star Trek movies of all time; Insurrection and Nemesis.

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We discuss our thoughts about the movies, what we think they did right (a few) and what we think they did wrong (A LOT). There’s a lot to talk about, so prepare for a fun discussion on two movies that are potentially the worst movies in the Star Trek canon. And as we did on Episode 6, we rank all of the Star Trek movies in order of preference.

So sit back and enjoy our dissection of the final two Star Trek Next Generation movies.

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Nerd Lunch Episode 28: Star Trek What Ifs……

Posted in pop culture, Star Trek, TV shows with tags , , on March 13, 2012 by Paxton

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Episode 28 is in the can. This week we return to a subject that is near and dear to our hearts, Star Trek.

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This week we discuss what we think would have happened in certain situations pertaining to Star Trek. For instance, what if Kirk never replaced Capt Pike in the original series? What if Tasha Yar had never died on The Next Generation? What if Voyager was actually a good TV show?  Stuff like that. It gets pretty interesting postulating what would have happened to the different series if things went in another direction.  So join us and our guest, Chris Lockhart, for a fun Star Trek discussion.

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Nerd Lunch Episode 12: NerdHF

Posted in cartoons, Christmas, commercials, holiday, podcast, pop culture, Star Trek, TV, TV shows with tags , , , , , , on November 22, 2011 by Paxton

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Episode 12 of the Nerd Lunch podcast has come on the air. This week it is only us, the three musketeers; CT, Jeeg and me without the safety net of a more interesting guest. Yes, you get to listen to just the three of us discuss owning our own television station. Imagine 24 hours of non-stop cartoons, game shows and Buffy/Angel reruns.  My personal TV station is called CavalcadeTV. Jeeg suggested the mascot below. I came up with the slogan.

Cavalcade TV

Not surprisingly all of us at some point decide to broadcast at least one Star Trek episode during our broadcast day. Most of the time, on multiple days. And yes, the Teen Wolf cartoon makes it into my lineup.

Plus, this episode, we introduce a new closer for the show.  Say goodbye to the closing mono-blog, this week we start the “Nerd To-Do List”.

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Nerd Lunch Episode 11: A Klingon Christmas Carol

Posted in Christmas, holiday, movies, podcast, pop culture, Star Trek with tags , , , , , on November 15, 2011 by Paxton

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Episode 11 of the Nerd Lunch podcast has entered the Hall of Heroes. This week we are joined by Jen Usellis Mackay, a cast member of the Klingon Christmas Carol theater production currently running in Chicago. It’s essentially a reworking of Dickens’ classic but making it more Klingon-y (and AWESOME). Oh yeah, it’s also spoken entirely in Klingon.


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We spend the first part of the podcast talking with Jen about performing the show entirely in Klingon. We learn a bit about the preparations for learning the language and she gives us a little lesson. We then talk about all our favorite Klingon things like characters, weapons, Star Trek episodes, etc. It’s a Klingon good time. So check it out.

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And we also finally made it onto the Zune Marketplace (Glory to Kahless!).