Episode 103: Bogdarts Academy For Wizards

In this episode, we lay back and relax, early in the morning for the first time in almost a half decade maybe, and talk how we do about all that nerd shit what we like and you like hearing us do talkin’ about.

First up on the docket, we hit up the book shelves and discuss what we’re currently reading, which includes a taste of Science Fiction, classic fantasy, and the plans one of us has for a slew of book reviews that have already happened nearly a month ago by the time you hear this.

Then we try to get deep on the first Mandalorian trailer, while dodging guests and depressing topics, so that means speculation is flying in your ear holes like a wrecked space shit as we hurdle across space and time cherry picking comic books for future profit or something…sorry, I got comfy and kinda lost track of the convo at some point…anywhooo, enjoy a new ep of us being what we always are, nerdy bastards!

URL: Episode 103: Bogdarts Academy For Wizards
Direct Download: tnb103.mp3

And for more great Nerd Blitz content, head over to Patreon.com/NerdBlitzPod or TSDJAProductions.bandcamp.com

The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #119

The world outside the castle of Nerd Blitz-Dom may be a smoldering ball of shit, but come on in, grab a giant mug full of hot chocolate, or whatever you’re in the mood to be chugging, sit back in a comfy ass throne like chair, and prepare your faces.
It’s time to get into the nerdy question time!

This week, a mad man with one eye, a limp, and 3 fingers missing on his left hand breaks your door down and starts looking at the streaming services you are currently subscribed to.
He notices you are a proud subscriber of Disney+ and flops down next to you on the couch.
He gets within an inch of your left ear, takes a deep breath, and screams: Without Spoiling Anything, Did You Watch The Season 2 Premiere Of The Mandalorian?
If So, What Did You Think And Where Do You See It Going?

Leave your answer down in the comments below or tweet it to us over on the Tweety times @NerdBlitzPod or by using the incredibly well thought out hashtag #TNBQotW.

Special thanks goes out to the good sir @SteBoost for creating our eye catchingly sexified logo for this here weekly segment known as The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week.

And for more great Nerd Blitz content, head over to Patreon.com/NerdBlitzPod or TSDJAProductions.bandcamp.com

The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #117

Once again, we are back for some nerdish questionings.
What will this week bring? Knowing us…*let’s out a slow breath*…can anybody really guess?

Imagine, a smoke filled cinderblock room, a single naked bulb hangs overhead.
Two detectives walk in wearing suits & fedoras, lit cigerettes hanging from their mouths.
They slap a stack of files and photos on the cold metal table you are cuffed to, both stare intently at you as the bulb swings above.
One pulls a chair back from the table, he sits down, and offers you a smoke.
The second comes around and sits on the table, he pulls a file closer, opens it up, and asks you… With Season Two Of The Mandalorian Right Around The Corner, What Do You Think The Child’s, Colloquially Known As Baby Yoda, Name Will Be?

Leave your answer down in the comments below or tweet it to us over on the Tweety times @NerdBlitzPod or by using the incredibly well thought out hashtag #TNBQotW.

Special thanks goes out to the good sir @SteBoost for creating our eye catchingly sexified logo for this here weekly segment known as The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week.

And for more great Nerd Blitz content, head over to Patreon.com/NerdBlitzPod or TSDJAProductions.bandcamp.com

The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #112

The world may be a smoldering ball of shit, but The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week is here to help you, even if only a tiny bit, make it through this horrid mess we find ourselves in.
Grab your kibbles ‘n bits, and let’s dive in!

This week, we’re preparing for the return of one of the most amaze-balls-tastical rides in recent memory.
We want to know: What Are You Most Excited To See Happen In Season 2 Of The Mandalorian?

Leave your answer down in the comments below or tweet it to us over on the Tweety times @NerdBlitzPod or by using the incredibly well thought out hashtag #TNBQotW.

Special thanks goes out to the good sir @SteBoost for creating our eye catchingly sexified logo for this here weekly segment known as The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week.

And finally, the world is a hell hole right now.
Do whatever you can to make it even a little bit better, gang.
Thanks for reading, and we’ll see ya back here next Tuesday!

Boosting The Signal: A Look Back At Firefly

They say you never forget your first.
And for me, that first was Firefly.
The first Sci-Fi franchise I found all on my own little onesie, no influence from Family Guy doing a spoof, no slight urging from a friend, no podcast making me warm up to it over time.
Firefly was all me, and all mine.

I grew up watching Buffy, but I missed the show when it first aired because this was the era before the internet and in a time when I would see “From The Creator Of” and not know enough to care what that meant.
So, in more ways then one, I missed the boat.

Now, I distinctly remember the trailers for Serenity when it was still coming soon and thinking it looked so damn weird.
The image of that weird girl, River, with her ballet like twirling and slashing while holding those things that looked like battleaxes always stuck out as something strange and different…and, at the time, not for me in any way, shape, or form at all!

So cut to a few years later and the introduction of Blu-Ray Disc, the cutting edge, the next evolution of home video!
Pre-The Clone Wars, for me at least, walking through the home video section at Walmart and I see this weird lookin’ sci-fi movie cover with its striking looking woman, this intense looking dude, and that beautiful ship.
It only cost $10 or $15, so I took a shot.

Now, for those unfamiliar with Firefly/Serenity, this was a dumbass dipshit move as Serenity is basically the series finale of Firefly.
I don’t want to spoil too much for those of you that don’t know the series and movie, but there are key character deaths, the biggest questions are answered, and I’m pretty damn sure all the mysteries of the series are solved.
So, yes, I watched that first.
But I didn’t give any amount of a shit, I loved it!
The humor, the action, the cast, and most of all the ship itself.
That homey, fully realized, eye-catching, and perfect boat was, and remains to this day, to be one of the biggest selling points for me.

Now, after watching the movie, I definitely felt like I missed something somewhere.
Until I dove into the special features, I never knew Firefly existed beyond the off-handed Family Guy joke about all of the shows that FOX had cancelled.
Those few bonus features opened up a whole new world!
Not long after I found the series on DVD, quickly I watched it and the movie in order.

Recently, I rewatched all fourteen episodes and the movie again and I feel basically the same as I felt over a decade ago, the same as the Browncoats that have been there since the premiere back in 2002.
This was, and continues to be, a wonderfully original series in style, tone, and use of language that was cut down well before it ever got a chance to hit its heights.
But what we were left with still set a damn high bar that most shows still don’t get near.
Pretty much the entire cast has gone on to great success in other shows, some on FOX.

And the quality and cast aren’t the only lasting pieces of this show’s legacy, because this little red headed stepchild of a franchise has rippled through even the heaviest of heavy hitters.
For example, I don’t think a single person can look at Solo and The Mandalorian (both of which I completely and utterly love) and seriously say that Firefly didn’t influence them.
Solo even has the space train robbery for christsake!

Now, in the age of the ever vocal internet, fans have been outspoken enough to warrant multiple comic series and 4 novels, so far.
In Serenity, Mr. Universe said what has become a sort of rallying cry for Browncoats everywhere “You Can’t Stop The Signal”, and that is more than fitting.
But after rewatching the entire show, another quote feels even more appropriate “When ya can’t run no more, ya crawl.
And when ya can’t do that, ya find somebody to carry you.”
We may never get any more filmed content from this franchise, but I’m glad the legacy will be carried on through comics and novels.

Special thanks to @ACFerrell1976 for her continued editorial assistance.