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Episode 28: Stephen King’s A Good Marriage; Favorite Geek Vehicles; DragonCon Goes Virtual!

Episode 28: Stephen King’s A Good Marriage; Favorite Geek Vehicles; DragonCon Goes Virtual!

September 7, 2020

Welcome to Episode 28! 

Check out the recorded livestream at https://youtu.be/OJiCKv4GDSQ

In this episode:

  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we review the 2014 movie A Good Marriage based on Stephen King's novella. In fact, this is only the second time that Stephen King himself adapted his work into a screenplay. What would you do if you found out that your spouse was a serial killer... AND your spouses KNOWS that you know? Not your typical Stephen King horror, but definitely tense! 
  • In our Geek Question of the Day, we ponder we discuss our favorite geek vehicles! If you could have any vehicle in nerd culture, which one would you want and why?
  • We discuss DragonCon's virtual Con this year, and Sean's first time as a panelist!
  • And chickens!

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Come watch a livestream of the podcast every other Friday 8:00 pm EST at https://www.twitch.tv/genepoolpodcast! Hope to see you there! Oh, and we know all the Twitters!

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Episode 27: What Happened to Monday (2017)! Science v Magic!

Episode 27: What Happened to Monday (2017)! Science v Magic!

August 15, 2020

Welcome to Episode 27! 

 

Check out the recorded livestream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH3h3Kv0KDM

 

In this episode:

  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we review the 2017 near-future sci-fi thriller What Happened to Monday! Noomi Rapace plays identical septuplets. What do they do when one of them disappears? Check out our opinion on this below-the-radar well-done action thriller! 
  • In our Geek Question of the Day, we ponder Clarke's Third Law of New Science - "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" - and look to possible "science magic" in history!
  • Destiny 2! Umbrella Academy! Sound problems!
  • And chickens!

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Come watch a livestream of the podcast every other Friday 8:00 pm EST at https://www.twitch.tv/genepoolpodcast! Hope to see you there! Oh, and we know all the Twitters!

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Episode 26: Vast of Night (2019) Review, Alien Abduction Must-Haves!

Episode 26: Vast of Night (2019) Review, Alien Abduction Must-Haves!

July 28, 2020

Welcome to Episode 26! 

 

Check out the recorded livestream at https://youtu.be/XaBdnNSF7Lo

 

In this episode:

  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we review the 2019 movie The Vast of Nigh, an old throwback alien mystery in the style of Twilight Zone or 50's sci-fi movies. In short, we loved it! Come see why! 
  • Our Geek Question of the Day: If you were abducted by aliens never to return, but could take one item with you, what would it be? Vastly different answers, ranging from the geeky to serious!
  • Connor's adventures in Ohio continue!
  • And chickens!

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Come watch a livestream of the podcast every other Friday 08:00pm EST at https://www.twitch.tv/genepoolpodcast! Hope to see you there! Oh, and we know all the Twitters!

 

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Episode 25: Connor’s Big Adventure! Kung Fu Hustle (2004) review and personal kung fu style!

Episode 25: Connor’s Big Adventure! Kung Fu Hustle (2004) review and personal kung fu style!

June 29, 2020

Welcome to Episode 25! 

Check out the recorded livestream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Nkl4RZ_Giw!

 In this episode:

  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we go back and watch a great movie that didn't get enough play to *quite* make it to cult status, but close enough... the 2004 martial arts/comedy/cartoony movie Kung Fu Hustle! I had forgotten how good it was, and Connor laughed most of the way through it! Come hear our thoughts on the movie and whether or not you should give it a watch!
  • Our Geek Question of the Day: If you were the master of your own martial arts style, what would it be called and what would the signature move be? Of course, Connor does better at this question than I do... so much more creative than I!
  • Connor has big and great news about a new development in his life that is going to change things forever! What could it be?!
  • And chickens!

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Come watch a livestream of the podcast every other Monday at 9pm EST at https://www.twitch.tv/genepoolpodcast! Hope to see you there! Oh, and we know all the Twitters! Gene Pool Variety Hour on Twitter at @GPVarietyHour...

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Episode 24: Altered Carbon Resleeved (2020) review, favorite stories, video games, and chickens!

Episode 24: Altered Carbon Resleeved (2020) review, favorite stories, video games, and chickens!

June 9, 2020

Welcome to Episode 24! 

Check out the recorded livestream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zXvAOZdm34&t=442s!

 In this episode:

  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we dive into a little anime. Sean's not happy, but ends up rather enjoying the movie! We look at the 2020 Netfllix original, Altered Carbon Resleeved! I think neither fans of the Altered Carbon series, nor true anime fans, will be happy with this one, but it seems like a good entry point for newbies to both.
  • Our Geek Question of the Day: What story have you read or watched at least ten times in your life and why? Dragons, Hobbits, Lions, and Office Workers, oh my!
  • Borderlands 3!
  • Star Wars Fallen Jedi!
  • Overwatch!
  • And chickens!

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Come watch a livestream of the podcast every other Monday at 9pm EST at https://www.twitch.tv/genepoolpodcast! Hope to see you there! Oh, and we know all the Twitters! Gene Pool Variety Hour on Twitter at @GPVarietyHour...

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Episode 23: Monkeys and Chickens! Mighty Peking Man (1977) review! Borderlands best classes!

Episode 23: Monkeys and Chickens! Mighty Peking Man (1977) review! Borderlands best classes!

May 26, 2020

Welcome to Episode 23... Monkeys and Chickens!

 

Check out the recorded stream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRwWwK7dWLk!

 

In this episode:

 

  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we go old school monster movie! King Kong Goes Hong Kong in the 1977 movie, The Mighty Peking Man! A Hong Kong movie, filmed in India, with a blonde Swedish Tarzanette as the female lead! 
  • Our Geek Question of the Day: What is your favorite playable class in the entire Borderlands universe? What class has been your favorite across all the games? As usual, we have completely different opinions!
  • And of course, there is more random geek chat about games and movies and D&D!

 

And as always, several chickens were chased, though none were harmed in this episode. 

 

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on twitter for your thoughts on the episode! You can find us all over the place. We know all the Twitters! Gene Pool Variety Hour on Twitter at @GPVarietyHour...

 

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Episode 22: Pit-Digging Hell! Siberia (2018) review! Most Creative Video Games…

Episode 22: Pit-Digging Hell! Siberia (2018) review! Most Creative Video Games…

May 13, 2020

Welcome to Episode 22... Pit-Digging Hell! Plus some nerd stuffs. 

 

NOTE: Audio is a little on the loud side as we try to coordinate streaming the podcast live. But at least there's no echo this time! Check out the recorded stream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGfm_d4E6zA 

 

In this episode:

 

  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we review Keanu Reeves' 2018 movie, Siberia. Keanu may be perfect, but this thing proves his movies are not. Woof. Listen in for the review.
  • Our Geek Question of the Day: What is the most unique or creative video game you have ever played and why do you think that? Interesting discussion - is the game itself that is creative or what you can do within the game that makes it creative?
  • And of course, there is more random geek chat about video games!

 

And as always, several chickens were chased, though none were harmed in this episode. 

 

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on twitter for your thoughts on the episode! You can find us all over the place. We know all the Twitters! Gene Pool Variety Hour on Twitter at @GPVarietyHour...

 

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Until next time... Stay nerdy my friends!

Episode 21: Bullcrap Science Magic! Star Trek (1979) review!

Episode 21: Bullcrap Science Magic! Star Trek (1979) review!

April 28, 2020

Welcome to Episode 21... It's Bullcrap Science Magic! 

 

NOTE: This was our first episode trying to stream the podcast live on Twitch. Let's just say it did not go well! That is why you will hear our structure is a little different than usual, and note that many comments were made with a visual audience in mind! Pardon our dust!

 

In this episode:

 

  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we review the beloved (um, by some?) 1979 original Star Trek Motion Picture. Star Trek porn, disco jumpsuits with no jock straps, dramatic stares for days, and as Connor likes to put it... Bullcrap Science Magic!
  • Our Geek Question of the Day: Would you rather live as a D&D character in which all your actions are controlled by dice rolls, or live as a video game character and have all your actions controlled by an unknown third party? So, do you want your life controlled by random chance, or by some other being who may or may not be benevolent?! Ooh, can get kinda deep!
  • And of course there is more random geek chat about video games!

 

And as always, several chickens were chased, though none were harmed in this episode. 

 

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on twitter for your thoughts on the episode! You can find us all over the place. We know all the Twitters! Gene Pool Variety Hour on Twitter at @GPVarietyHour...

 

Sean:

 

Connor:

 

Until next time... Stay nerdy my friends!

Episode 20: Replacing Actors in Movies, Cube (1997) Review, Cabin Fever Punch Drunkness!

Episode 20: Replacing Actors in Movies, Cube (1997) Review, Cabin Fever Punch Drunkness!

April 14, 2020

Welcome to Episode 20... a very Cabin Feverish, Punch Drunkenness episode! 

 

In this episode:

 

  • We ramble on for the first 30 minutes or so... just because we are all getting a little punch drunk from the COVID CABIN FEVER!!!!! Destiny, Borderlands, No Man's Sky, Oh my!
  • Our Geek Question of the Day: If you could replace the lead actor in any movie with the actor of your choice, who would it be and why? We attack a Jim Carrey classic, and I delve into dangerous territory... The Star Wars universe! Don't worry, though. I think we'll all agree on the actor I replaced!
  • Finally, in our Roll for Credits segment, we explore the darker side of humanity when people are cooped up together in a maze of cubes fighting for their lives in the 1997 movie Cube. Was it good, was it bad? In a word... both! Is it worth watching? Listen in and see!

 

And as always, several chickens were chased, though none were harmed in this episode. 

 

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on twitter for your thoughts on the episode! You can find us all over the place. We know all the Twitters! Gene Pool Variety Hour on Twitter at @GPVarietyHour...

 

Sean:

 

Connor:

 

Until next time... Stay nerdy my friends!

Episode 19: Train to Busan (Review), Surviving the Apocalypse, and more Expedition!

Episode 19: Train to Busan (Review), Surviving the Apocalypse, and more Expedition!

March 30, 2020

Welcome to Episode 19! 

In this episode:

 

  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we dive into the 2016 South Korean zombie flick, Train to Busan! Since when do zombie flicks hit you in all the feels?! Zombie ant armies, Korean Stallones, and the Rich Asshole!
  • Our Geek Question of the Day: What is the first thing you need procure to help you survive a zombie apocalypse? Connor is decidedly more compassionate for others than I am in this segment. I just need to run faster than you do.
  • Finally, we continue our dungeon crawl campaign in the RPG card game, Expedition! See how far Clod and Seamus make it? How many more levels? Do we survive? Do we thrive? Or do we die?! Stey tuned to find out!

 

And as always, several chickens were chased, though none were harmed in this episode. 

 

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on twitter for your thoughts on the episode! You can find us all over the place. We know all the Twitters! Gene Pool Variety Hour on Twitter at @GPVarietyHour...

 

Sean:

 

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Until next time... Stay nerdy my friends!

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