Max leads off with a discussion about the science of ant fungus that is behind the concept of the new show “The Last of Us”. Then, Joe needs a little counseling for this season of “The Bad Batch”. Brandon turns out to be a Jedi level therapist. The whole gang agrees that the reboot of “Night Court” has the potential to find its own way. Everyone is waiting to see the parade of crazy characters and cameos that made the show so great.
Joe, Allan, and Max get started with a discussion of the new season of “The Bad Batch” and why a lot of the animated shows are actually great story telling. Max then takes Joe and Allan down a strange rabbit hole as they get into the theories, conspiracies, and science behind the flying rods phenomenon. They explore modern technologies and their eccentricities.
Joe, Brandon, Max, and Allan all ring in the new year and this year starts as the infamous words get issued again, “Allan was right” as Avatar continues to grow. Then, there is a salute to the world’s oldest cat, Flossie. And, they get into a discussion of just what do really old cats eat. Next, Joe wants to know what do we think is going to happen when a lot of our favorite characters enter the public domain. This leads to trying to figure out where all the new and old technology in movie making and story telling is taking us next.
Brandon is a huge fan of the Holidays and talks about some of the gifts he is giving this year. The whole gang weighs in of the new Avatar: The Way of Water. Is this movie going to turn out to a case of story versus visual special effects. The conversation turns to an update on local convention appearances after the first of the year. They wrap up with Brandon forming a vendetta with Discovery-Warner Brothers.
Joe is having a flashback about a lot of people all getting out of the same vehicle. Allan, Brandon, and Max get into the technologies of detection and invisibility. Brandon takes on all the upcoming changes about to happen at D.C. Films.
Joe, Brandon, and Allan start off with the wide variety of holiday releases from parodies to heroes, Guardians of the Galaxy to the Dial of Destiny. Then, they wonder if cat scratch fever is actually controlling your mind. It just might. There are lots of new televisions shows coming out and the guys are of mixed opinions about them.
Joe, Brandon, and Allan begin with heavy hearts as the Batman universe says farewell to the iconic voice of Kevin Conroy. Joe brings up the latest movie with Daniel Radcliff, Weird – The Weird Al Yankovic Story. The guys all agree that Daniel is making a great career out of off beat movies. Brandon leads a heartfelt review of Wakanda Forever and his hopes for future projects. They wrap up with a preview of the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention.
Brandon offers up a few insights into the changing future of D.C. movies. Josh Mason joins the guys to talk about making fan movies. Memphis has an E-Sports team based at the University of Memphis, and HBO-Max is making some hard choices and letting some shows like West World go.
Joe and Brandon leap straight into how over sharing a character’s back story makes them less interesting. Brandon goes over a lot of the changes at D.C. Studios. Joe and Allan enjoy news from Mars that proves a few of their old predictions can come true. Then, Max leans into his theory about the prison system portrayed on Andor.
Joe, Brandon, and Allan welcome Jonathan and Hutch from the University of Memphis E-Sports team to the show. The guys learn just how massive the e-sports world really is. They wrap up with the news that a humanoid-style robot built on an AI platform appeared before Britain’s House of Lords.