This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike have a good discussion about overlapping tv shows on streaming services, vaguely remember the Netflix show “Shadow and Bones,” conveniently as Season 2 is announced.
Greg went to a Fall Fest on Saturday and tasted some beers. He had a great time, caught up with a lot of people he hadn’t seen in awhile, and made a promise to put some love out there for Colden Brewery, an up-and-coming adult beverage maker in Centralia, IL.
Also – the guys make some changes to some pre-MCU Marvel movies in hopes of making them better.
First of all…do not blame Greg for the featured photo. He was not the one to ruin your childhood. That was all Chad.
This week we look at the classic 90s TGIF television sow Boy Meets World. We discuss a few other notable series from that time, but really, it’s largely Boy Meets World. What about that show aids it to stand the test of time?
Chad calls it perhaps the greatest tv show of all time. And remember Mr. Feeny’s final words… “Do good.”
This week on Nerds United is a special episode, we keep the conversation OFF of current topics.
No She-Hulk. No Sandman. No comics we read or recently purchased at Twilight Comics (Swansea, IL).
Instead, we have a topic inspired by The Sandman, a topic about favorite remembered dreams. We go on with a follow-up to a recent episode and the Cartoon All-Stars by creating Cartoon Intervention Teams for each other.
And lastly, have comic book movies peaked?
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The brand new episode of Nerds United with Greg and Mike recalls Mike’s trip to Twilight Comics (Swansea, IL) and the purchases he made there. They also discuss their different approaches to reading comics. Who wants to prolong a good story and who wants to finish a story to move on to the next one?
A less-than-loved Ryan Reynolds movie is surprisingly getting a sequel. Greg learns on the show that Reynolds will not reprise his role.
Also – A couple trailers dropped throughout the week, including a true story that’s not based in genre. But could it end up being the best war movie of all time?
Finally…how was She-Hulk?
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This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg talk about the biggest news of the week, Batgirl is no longer set for release. This alters the alleged DC timeline we discuss.
Also, 80s classic Road House is being remade over on Amazon, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. And that leads directly into the bigger news of the day, which if you follow us on social media, you already know:
We have an 80s Movie Tournament. Similar to our Christmas Movie Tournament a few years back, just comment in the match up and tell us who survives and who is gone.
This week on Nerds United, Greg is back from vacation and that coincides with San Diego Comic Con.
Both Mike and Greg did some reading this past week – Mike with some classic Batman and Greg with a Moon Knight collection as well as a Locke and Key tie-in story that – bonus content I forgot to mention on the show itself – has a Sandman connection.
We talk about I am Groot and Spider-Man Freshman Year, spend a little time on Dungeons and Dragons, and discuss the bombshell news of the week in professional wrestling, that Vincent K McMahon has retired.
We were really just trolling Kevin from My 1-2-3 Cents and trying to scoop him, and while we recorded the show Friday night, we didn’t get a chance to get it uploaded until Saturday night. In the meantime, we picked a little fight with Kevin on Facebook and gave him a window to get his own “bonus show” out there. So check that out.
This week, Chad is heading home to go to a concert, fulfilling a promise years in the making.
So on this week’s episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad talk about finales and retirement, like Motley Crue’s final tour years ago, and Ric Flair’s retirement match at Wrestlemania 24 and his “last match” later this summer.
Now I’m not allowed to be cynical and just say these guys want a payday. Yes, being in front of a crowd is all they know (as well as being in front of ladies and comical piles of illegal drugs), but we can all agree that none of these performers are in their prime.
Still, if you want to support these aging acts (like I know you do), pitter patter. Enjoy yourself. Just realize that most of the people in the crowds are grandparents by now.
This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg prepare for the 4th of July (by Greg being extra old-man) and Mike can’t cook rice. Go figure.
Also, The Umbrella Academy Season 3 is out and the guys talk about that show. And Game of Thrones is getting a spinoff but it’s not one we (okay, Greg) would most like to see. That doesn’t mean he won’t watch.
Also, which cinematic universe has more re-watch potential? MCU or the stuff from the DCEU? We have our thoughts but are curious as to yours.
This week on the show, the guys admit to getting a little fresh air in their old age. Greg completed a comic and started a new one. Mike didn’t have time to read this week.
The guys finished Obi-Wan Kenobi and gave a few thoughts on it. But really, a fair amount of the conversation is on Sony screwing up a(nother) Spider-Man villain. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, star of the upcoming Kraven the Hunter movie, said that in this version, Kraven is a lover of animals and a protector of nature. That’s pretty much the farthest from the history of the character. So Greg decided that it’s time for Sony to be done with Spider-Man and all of his associates.
In all honesty, it’s 7:40am on a Monday because I had a busy weekend and didn’t get this produced until now. And I have to shower and shave and get to work yet, so the write-up will be lacking.
This week on the show, Mike and I talked about some specific comics, the Joker sequel/Lady Gaga rumors, the fact that Guy Ritchie is developing a Hercules live-action movie, there’s a Duke Nukem movie in talks (again), and more.
Look, I don’t know what you want me to say…we recorded this show 36 hours ago and Mike’s the one who writes down all of the topics of discussion.
**Editor’s note – this was actually last week’s episode and I’m not sure a) why it didn’t publish on the 7th and 2) why I didn’t realize until a week later that it didn’t pub. Apologies. You’ll get another new show tomorrow.
This week on the Power Half Hour (which some of you will be happy to see is under 30 minutes), we catch up on some of Chad’s whereabouts from recent weekends.
Up first – Monsterpalooza. It’s a horror con out in Pasadena, the home of roses and horror, apparently. What were some of the sights Chad saw, and which celebrities did he see while he was there?
If you like horror, you’ll probably like Monsterpalooza.
This week on Nerds United, many topics are discussed. DC finally gave us a trailer for Black Adam (“finally,” despite the movie being four months away, right Mike?). Also, we both forgot Paper Girls on Amazon was a thing, and were surprised with some preliminary stills.
Kevin Smith is getting another bite of the Masters of the Universe apple. The internet reacted predictably.
The Sandman is also coming to Netflix.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is a brilliant show, better than Stranger Things. That’s why Best Friend of the Show Josh is all caught up on one and not the other.
Also, Ms. Marvel debuted to a massive social media push. And Greg can only hope that the more diverse shows and movies which attract a more diverse audience mean that more people will GO BUY COMIC BOOKS! But Mike raises the question…does Marvel care any more about comic book sales?
We do have a little fun at the end, where we take one Marvel hero and one DC hero and put them together in a Lethal Weapon type of pair.
This week’s episode was recorded mere hours before Obi-Wan Kenobi was released, so there are absolutely zero spoilers in this episode.
We do talk about the first look at Andor, which was given to us last week, as well as some images of the new Blue Beetle. There was also an odd call in LA LA Land for body doubles for Ted Lasso actor Jason Sudeikis, which led to rumors of the actor to be attached to the Blue Beetle movie. However, seems like Mike squashed those rumors.
And last week, of course, we got the first full trailer (and what Greg hopes is the last trailer) for Thor: Love and Thunder.
This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg both spent some time watching Chip N Dale’s Rescue Rangers movie this weekend and were pleasantly surprised by it, especially all of the crossovers into other intellectual properties.
Also, in the last week or so we, the viewing public, were given five different trailers for upcoming shows. She-Hulk, Cobra Kai, The Winchesters, The Boys, and The Umbrella Academy. The guys take a few minutes on each show and gauge anticipation.
Finally, well, actually firstly in the timeline of the show, Greg gives an update on some of the comics he’s been reading. Good enjoyable works, one and all.
This week on the Power Half Hour, the duo discusses Chad’s recent departure from his previous employer.
Look, at the end of the day, you have to A) feel satisfied with the work you do and 2) be compensated appropriately for it. And I get it…circumstances don’t always allow you to have both, or even one of those. But if you can, make the change.
And that’s largely what we discuss in this episode – the feeling of knowing your worth and thinking long-term to make sure you achieve it.
This week on a brand new Nerds United, Greg has a slight existential crisis about growing older and possibly aging out of comic books. As he says in the show, if he retired tomorrow he’d have enough to read to keep him busy for a long time. But we do talk about comics we’re reading.
Greg then tried to sell Mike on Avatar by telling him it is like Dances with Wolves. Not sure how successful that is.
We also talk about the Green Lantern animated feature trailer that came out.
This week on Nerds United, Mike gives updates on the comics he has finished reading while Greg is still working on the same one. Also, shows in their decline were cancelled by the CW and a good director left a high-profile job.
If that’s not enough, we recorded this episode in between our two hosts watching Doctor Strange 2 – In the Multiverse of Madness. And the MCU boss says “golly gee, maybe we showed too much in the trailers.”
This week on the Nerds Untied Podcast, Mike and Greg are eagerly awaiting Doctor Strange. We’re also over the excessive amount of footage and leaks and reports about the movie. It’s getting to the point that you can’t be on the internet two weeks before the movie hits theaters.
Also – Mike finished reading Marvel’s Avengers vs X-Men and thinks it could be an MCU storyline someday. Also, Ghostbusters Afterlife is getting a sequel, as is The Batman (color us surprised).
And while it’s not in the featured photo, we do spend a few minutes at the outset talking about Neal Adams, considered by many to be the GOAT of comic book artists, who passed away the day we recorded. What a life and what a legacy.
In this episode, Mike and Greg do some of the usual news and notes, but then the guys piggyback off of an idea from the recent Oscars. No, no slaps here. But the Oscars recently introduced a fan-choice category of favorite cheers, and we had some disagreements with that list, so we came up with our own.
This week on Nerds United, Greg snuck his oldest out of school Friday to take him to see Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – and it’s an enjoyable flick.
Mike watched some stuff this week, as did Greg. The guys also talk about the upcoming end of Locke and Key as well as Chace Crawford, The Deep on The Boys, wondering if he’s going to be able to find work again after the third season of The Boys.
And of course, we talked about the second episode of Moon Knight.
This week on the podcast, Mike and Greg talk about Mike’s most recent trip to Twilight Comics (Swansea, IL) as well as Greg’s trip to the tailor (think Kingsman Tailor but less death…more shame).
Greg also did some reading in the last week. And the guys talk about Wrestlemania. We’re sorry, Kevin, we know that’s your realm. Also, Greg had a scare with the final episodes of Blue Mountain State, but that situation sorted itself out.
Moon Knight is LIVE! We discuss that first episode a little bit. And in a surprise turn, GREG SAW MORBIUS! AND HE LIKED IT! He gets into spoilers, but…also talks about what he likes about the movie and some of the familiar Marvel tropes.
Just like Wil Smith, this episode of the Power (more than) Half Hour is taking off the gloves and slapping down Hollywood with discussion about the Oscars and how Hollywood is a giant pot of hypocrisy. From one sided political attacks to empty statements which betray the history of Hollywood’s bad behavior, this is an episode that unleashes years of pent up frustrations with Hollywood’s annual circle jerk. Chad is a an old man yelling at clouds while Greg just wants to know why Dewayne Johnson wasn’t nominated for his role in “Jungle Cruise.”
(*Warning: This episode may contain subject matter that some find objectionable.)
Not for Greg. Greg had seen the movie. And we don’t talk about The Batman until the end of the show. So if you’re interested in hearing about Sonic 2 or Ms. Marvel or The Boys or what Greg acquired at Twilight Comics (Swansea, IL), please listen to the first 50 or so minutes of the show. We definitely provide ample warning when The Batman talk is coming along.
This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg talk a little bit about several topics, including Warner/DC adjusting its theatrical release schedule, affecting several upcoming and anticipated films.
Also, on the heels of The Batman tearing it up in theaters, HBO Max has ordered a limited series for Colin Farrell’s The Penguin. Meanwhile, there are two Pinocchio’s coming to streaming services this year, and Mike says to avoid the Pinocchio from 2019.
We got an Obi-Wan trailer and a poster for the third season of The Boys (less than 24 hours after we recorded the podcast, we got a trailer for The Boys Season 3 – c’est la vie).
Allow me to put it this way…we talk about Major League Baseball as much as Major League Baseball is being played presently.
None. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
But we came into the recording with that on the agenda. And then the show became a series of anecdotes and sidebars. Hear about Greg’s last vacation (2012) and the hijinks that kept him from driving in a different state.
We do talk a little football (XFL anyone?) and some college football.
This week on Nerds United, we talk about some of what we’ve read lately (or plan to read). And Greg managed to watch ALL of The Guardians of Justice on Netflix (Mike watched one or two episodes).
Also, one of us made it to the theater to watch The Batman. And that person really enjoyed it. It’s very well done, with little to no extra stuff. It truly is Matt Reeves’ vision come to life. And Robert Pattinson is a tremendous Batman.
The guys discuss the new trailers for Morbius and Secrets of Dumbledore. And they round out the episode with a short conversation about unnecessary sequels.
This week on Nerds United, we hear some updates about Greg’s family’s recent household stomach sickness. Mike also provides us with an update on the service work that his vehicle(s) needed.
Both of the guys had a chance to do some reading this week, with Mike getting started on Marvel’s The Ultimates. Greg read WE LIVE from Aftershock Comics. So amazing! Greg loves finding independent works that really stand out.
Plus there’s talk about The Batman and Spider-Man.
This week on the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad accidentally continue last week’s discussion about streaming services and curated choices.
So we get into the recommendations that mean the most…the ones from trusted friends. For example, if a friend tells you NOT to watch “Just Another Romantic Wrestling Comedy,” I guess you should listen.
And in the middle of it all, we got our topic for next week’s show.
This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike are hanging out in person to talk about some comics they’ve read, as well as comics they are eager to read (new stuff expected this year from Stephanie Phillips, one of our favorites).
This week, we totally planned to absolutely drop this episode on Super Bowl Sunday. Yep.
Wrong. We actually had all sorts of scheduling difficulties.
But this week, Chad shares some insight into his venture to the NFL Experience last week. See, Chad lives in Los Angeles County, where the Super Bowl is going to be played by the local Rams and the Bengals of Cincinnati. So it was a timely discussion of hatred for the Rams, a nonchalant lack of interest in the Bengals, half time shows, commercials, and memories.
This week on the show, Mike and Greg start with talking about Dairy Queen and Taco Bell, and the world famous chili cheese burrito.
On the subject of Taco Bell, the one time exclusive home of Baja Blast Mt. Dew, the soda is going HARD…as in Baja Blast Hard Seltzer. So be looking for that if you want the taste of Baja Blast Mt. Dew to be ruined forever.
Now, Ron Perlman is willing to do Hellboy 3, even if he’s not particularly eager. After all, he’s 71 years old.
Peter Dinklage was a guest on a much more popular podcast and shared his opinion on Disney’s live action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. So that sparks a discussion that you’re probably not going to want to miss.
This week’s episode was recorded a week ago which means that I have already forgotten what we discussed. So I’m doing my best to put together a show description with no recollection of the what was discussed on the show itself.
Among the topics:
The Golden Globes and diversity in Hollywood
Super Mario Bros.
We have a better topic for the next show. Sometimes we just have to sit through the so-so to get to the good.
In this episode, Mike and Greg discuss and rank the nine Marvel productions we received in 2021. Then Greg shares what comic story he completed as well as what else he acquired from Twilight Comics (Swansea, IL).
There’s some Peacemaker discussion in the portion of the show we called the Intermission.
And then the guys rank the ten DC/Marvel movies we’re scheduled to get in 2022 in order of least to most anticipation.
As always, we hope you enjoy the show. And feel free to share it with others.
This week on the Power Half Hour, it was intended to be a conversation about sports fandom and the inevitable crushing grief of the hope year in and year out that your team won’t be complete and utter garbage.
We get there, but also talk about how you can become a fan of a team that’s not in your immediate geographic area (as both of your hosts hold teams dear in their heart that are not necessarily geographically accessible.
And we messed up the timing at the end, so there’s that. But we abided by our promise to keep it under 30 minutes. YOU’RE WELCOME!
Don’t let the name fool you…we talk about a lot more than Cobra Kai. We talk about Morbius being pushed back again (get ready for that April Fool’s Joke). We talk about high school memories and work meetings. And perhaps for the first time, we talk about the ongoing pandemic, not in a debate about masks and vaccines, but rather sharing memories or lack thereof from the last two years.
And then we talk about Season 4 of Cobra Kai.
And honestly, in any other world outside of the Karate Kid/Cobra Kai universe, is karate that popular in high school? Is it the “go to/must see” event for high schoolers?
This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg talk about:
the Sonic 2 trailer
the latest Fantastic Beasts trailer
the Cobra Kai season 4 trailer
Mike is reading circles around Greg
a little show called Arcane
And then…SPOILERS GALORE for Spider-Man No Way Home. You have been warned. But if you haven’t seen the movie yet, you can still enjoy the first half of the show because all the Spidey-talk is at the end of the show.
It’s time to celebrate that annual tradition of Turkey Before Turkey. This episode, Mike and Greg do just that. Then the guys talk about some dinosaurs via the first few minutes of Jurassic World: Dominion. Also there’s a new trailer for DC League of Super-Pets, which some online claim is the tipping point of saturation for Dwayne Johnson. Mike has an opinion on that.
And the boys certainly talk about the new show that just dropped on Disney+, that being Hawkeye. The first two episodes are available and both guys had the opportunity to watch them. Should be a fun little show.
This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike break down all of the info we got from Disney+ Day, from the shows we were told were coming to the teaser trailers we were given, to the movies that dropped on 11/12.
Greg finally saw Shang Chi. The guys both watched Home Sweet Home Alone. And Jungle Cruise? Well, we’ll get to that.
Then Mike and Greg briefly touch on Red Notice, as Greg hadn’t finished it by the recording.
Also, Tom Hanks gave his top-three movies of his, so we’re prepping our top five Tom Hanks movies for next week.
This week on Nerds United, we are celebrating for our 250th episode. Mike is IN THE HOUSE and we’re talking about trailers for everything from He-Man to Buzz Lightyear, plus much more! Locke & Key, a little bit of Dune, Brooklyn 99, and Castlevania!
And it’s our 250th episode, so we recall when Mike came aboard and how without him we would probably only be at 150 episodes.
This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike discuss DC Fandome 2021 (almost all of it – we have a technical snafu right when we were talking about The Batman, so we’ll go over that again next week). Also, Greg took a little time and went to see Venom – Let There Be Carnage.
And the guys tell some stories and discuss a couple beers.
Next week is Episode 250 and we’re planning on getting together in person, so that will be cool. We haven’t recorded a show in person for well over a year and it’s time to fix that.
This show is a very special show because we are celebrating Best Friend of the Show Josh’s birthday…without him.
Well, Josh provided the topic. And BFotS Josh is a classic horror movie guy. The old Universal monsters? Well, he’s preparing to play all of those movies on his home theatre in the next couple of weeks. So when I told him that for his birthday we were letting him choose the topic for a top five episode, and he picked horror movies…well, he is in for some disappointment.
So we say from the bottom of our hearts…Happy Birthday, Josh. We’re sorry.
This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg discuss some DC and Marvel topics, including the season conclusion of What If? and the upcoming DC Fandome, where we should get our first solid look at Black Adam among other footage.
In this episode, Mike and Greg discuss their recent trips to Twilight Comics (Swansea, IL) and their experiences there. It’s a crazy thing, having a local comic book shop. People (like Best Friend of the Show Josh) don’t have one and pine for the ability to swing by regularly and visit with the familiar faces and grab a couple books. But I think a lot of people who have quick access to a local comic shop take it for granted. They get a few monthly subscriptions, and they don’t swing by and pick up their books.
Don’t be those people.
Also this episode, Spider-Man is in the news, and we throw some love to The Matrix.
On this special episode of Nerds United, Greg and Mike give plenty of SPOILERS as well as our thoughts on the first half of Kevin Smith’s Masters of the Universe: Revelations, available now on Netflix.
This week on a new Nerds United, Greg and Mike talk about the newest DC/Vertigo sensation on Netflix, “Sweet Tooth.” But also, the second season trailer of Star Girl (complete with Green Lantern!), and we go in out way back machines to talk about the cult classib 1984 DUNE.
This week on the podcast, Mike and Greg discuss Mark Millar’s first venture into Netflix, or maybe we should word that “Netflix’ first venture into Millarworld” with Jupiter’s Legacy.
We discuss the binge versus weekly release, how this show’s release differs from The Boys, Invincible, The Mandalorian, WandaVision, and Captain America and the Winter Soldier, and how the prolonged exposure of weekly episode releases affects the longevity of the news cycle for the shows.
Also, Dave Bautista pitched a Gears of War movie to Warner Bros, so Greg tells Mike what Gears of War is.
Also, more Ryan Reynolds than most podcasts this week, probably.
Well, we couldn’t get together last week, so we are back with an hour of podcast-y goodness. There are spoilers of Falcon and Winter Soldier, so use your best judgement, but also don’t complain if you don’t.
Invincible – we talk about that great show. As well as Greg nearing the end of Swamp Thing (free on the CW app).
I think that’s it. It’s hard to say – we recorded this episode two nights ago. Since then, a part of my house has been painted and furniture has been relocated, so who knows. The whole world is all topsy-turvy right now.
This week on a new Nerds United, Mike and Greg go over a number of topics, including shows and movies they watched recently. New releases for shows The Falcon and Winter Soldier and Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.
Also, a little movie called Godzilla vs Kong dropped on HBO Max this week, and both guys had a chance to watch it.
But the most surprising part of the show at all was Mike running down the titles he’s read in the past week, ending on Stephanie Phillips’ A Man Among Ye. That wasn’t the surprising part, but the really joyful aspect was the discussion that erupted when talking about Phillips’ success since she was a guest on the podcast in Fall of 2019. So check out the podcast and check out Phillips’ work across several publishers.