Episode 076: Brian Quinn Presents: TNB Giant Sized Annual #3: Chorizo Dick

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In this episode, the man, the myth, the legend that is the icon known as J Sarge makes his triumphant return to the realm known as The Nerd Blitz to take up his sword and continue our quest to kill a murderous dragon!

We start off with J Sarge making a cruel and unusual request of Doom, have a triple threat existential crisis, make far more tasteless jokes than would ever be considered necessary, and have fun rolling diceseses all while Fitz tries to keep the other 2 in line and on task.

Whether you have been here since the beginning or this is your first episode, we want to thank you all for joining us in our celebration of our 3rd anniversary of this podcasting adventure, so sit back, relax, and enjoy as we do what we do best…filth and fun!

URL: Episode 076: Brian Quinn Presents: TNB Giant Sized Annual #3: Chorizo Dick
Direct Download: tnb076.mp3

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The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #39

You come to us, on the day of our Podcast anniversary, and ask for a 39th week of questioning?
Well, let’s do dis.

This week, since we are celebrating the 3rd anniversary of The Nerd Blitz today, our Question is about us!
We want to know: What has been your favorite moment from the last 3 years of the shows?

Leave your answer down in the comments or on Twitter with the hashtag #TNBQotW

Special thanks to @SteBoost for our QotW logo.

Star Wars: Maul: Lockdown Review

This book ended up being the final novel released in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, aka Legends, timeline.
I have no clue if Joe Schreiber knew at the time he was writing it that he was the penning the swan song for an entire line of continuity or not, but none the less he was swinging for the fences.
The question at this point is did he get it over the wall or did he swing wild and fling his bat at the pitcher, slamming him in the face and unleashing a torrent of blood, causing a bench clearing brawl the likes of which have never been seen before or since that will go down in history as…I may have gotten carried away just then, and I don’t even like baseball, but I think you see my point…let’s answer that question in less gory detail.

Consider this your official ***Spoiler Alert***

Sidious sends Maul undercover into a prison to meet with a mysterious weapons dealer to get a device to further one of his many secret plans and bring forth the Sith takeover we all know is coming.
Through algorithmic match making, this prison is a hub of fights and high stakes betting that brings the attention of the galaxy and some of its more seedy underworldy types.

This is the 3rd and final of Joe Schreiber’s Star Wars novels and I’m trying to decide if this is better than the 1st or not.
The race is so damn tight.
Death Troopers brilliantly handled Han & Chewie appearances while mixing in some kickass Zombie attacks.
This has Maul, Sidious, Plagueis, and Jabba in Pre-Phantom Menace action.
He has a way of dealing with these legacy characters that makes them feel less like untouchable art pieces and more like action figures that are going to get beat up and thrown back in the toy box for the next writer to take out and toss around for a bit, and I mean that in the best possible way.

His handling of Maul is great, displaying the pure stoicism of this brutal fighter is spot on.
Sidious takes lightsabers and the Force out of the arsenal of the horn headed apprentice, to keep his dark side allegiance secret, and it gives us a great insight into how his mind works and how he has been trained to adapt.
We see a new detective side to him as well as we follow him chasing down leads and rumors in the prison, hunting the arms dealer and coming to multiple deadends.
He almost comes off like The Punisher in that respect, and I loved it.

There are twists aplenty, and not a one had that all too familiar feeling of “are you seriously gonna try this hokey shit?” that can often be found in books/story that try to be too clever or deep for their own good.
They all have an air of “aw hell, why didn’t I see that coming?” to them.
One unexpected twist I’ll share is when Darth Plagueis shows up and starts undermining the plans of Sidious, confronting him about it to pretty much let him know he’s aware of the ongoing shenanigans, and then he cooly moves past it to discuss the grand plan for the approaching Sith takeover.
It’s tense as hell and almost worth the price of admission alone.

Tip to tail, this is a damn good book.
And while I enjoy the new main continuity, I hope at some point in the future that Disney/Del Rey will open the door and let the EU/Legends continuity thrive again.
Because if this is the level of story they were pumping out at the end, there were plenty more great stories to come.

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Special thanks to @ACFerrell1976 for her editorial assistance.

TNB Commentaries 034: Wrestlemania 25 – Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker

wwe-wrestlemania-25-dvd-coverPlease turn off your cellphones and meet us ringside for a match that will go down in legend as an undisputed all time great!

For our 34th Commentary, we lace up our boots and head back a decade to April 5th 2009 for an incredible match between “The Heart Break Kid” Shawn Michaels & “The Demon Of Death” Valley The Undertaker at WrestleMania 25.

Doom shows off his match picking prowess as Fitz decides he needs another streaming service, then they mock questionable announcer calls, and cringe at death defying dives in this jam packed ep you won’t want to miss, gang!

URL: TNB Commentaries 034: Wrestlemania 25 – Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker
Direct Download:tnbc-034-wm25.mp3

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Episode 075: Hock Guy

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In this episode, the boys are back for more fun and frivolity as a new segment that may have some amount of future reoccurrence is launched!

We’re talkin’ about the latest developments and news regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe and everybody’s favorite Avenger Hock Guy and who may live and die in Avengers: Endgame, then we close out the show casting an old Mystery Incorporated.

We find out why Fitz can tolerate Doom and his…let’s go with antics…and then we learn that Fitz is a dick that isn’t cool enough to drive across state lines for a very sad and important reason, also more stuff and things happen and you gotta listen to find out what.

URL: Episode 075: Hock Guy
Direct Download: tnb075.mp3

The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #35

The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week returns for a 35th straight week, let’s get to it!

This week, we want to know: What is your favorite TV/Movie cameo appearance of all time?

Leave your answer down in the comments or on Twitter with the hashtag #TNBQotW

Special thanks to @SteBoost for our QotW logo.

Episode 074: Cartoon Maroons Vol 2 – The One With The Bike Shop

05fc538fad2a33093fbb9984bc2ea36cIn this episode, the fellas are taking a trip back to the bike shop and making bold claims while also clarifying shocking statements from recently past episodes.

Fitz starts off talking about comics and just who exactly happens to be the perfect specimen of a man, while Doom gets creepy and connects EVERY SINGLE GOD DAMN THING TO SCOOBY!

Then we take a deep dive into our cartoon lists and talk robuts, scary war, animals, them titty shows, all kinds of the animes, and Mr. T rolling around with some kids in a van in a jam packed ep of goodness.

 

URL: Episode 074: Cartoon Maroons Vol 2 – The One With The Bike Shop
Direct Download: tnb074.mp3