The Nerds welcome Oscar Challenge Winner Richard New to talk about his Oscar picks, then everyone joins in a series of interconnected and irreverent tangents.
When I was young I grew up watching Star Trek. One of my earliest memories was sitting next to my father on the floor watching the awesomeness that is Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG). I had only a basic understanding of what I was seeing, being that I was only 5 or 6, but it was enough to captivate me. Each week I’d watch, learn, and be inspired. The characters became like fIgures from ancient myths. You had the impossibly old and wise teacher, the artificial being striving to become human, lovers torn apart and reunited, the warrior outcast who finds a family, hell, even a blind man that can see! And of course, a powerful but companionate leader. I followed them all for years, never missing an episode. Then came a fateful day when their adventures came to an end. “All Good Things…”, the last episode of TNG to air. It was a very emotional experience for me, bringing me to tears. I then realized what had happened.
Bryan is back with the Nerd crew to talk about Fantasy films and the different sub-genres they encompass. We also get to some listener feedback that starts an epic quote fest of overtly British proportions.
On our January 11th blog post, I posed a challenge to our readers and listeners to see 18 of the Oscar nominated films (check out the post to see the details and prizes!).
It seems this year, the Challenge has proven to be rather daunting. I myself have a mere 7 films to go prior to the big day. I was ahead of my pace, and then I skipped a week. So now I need to see 3 films this week to catch up. Thankfully, I will have plenty of time to sit and relax and watch movies because as you are reading this, I am having my wisdom teeth extracted.
The Nerds kick off the New Year with their spoiler-ific review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Not all of the serious fans hated this movie, and we give a pretty balanced analysis of the film. We hope you enjoy, and add to the conversation.