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Episode 34: Mindhorn Flops, Acting Chops, and Chicken Props!

Episode 34: Mindhorn Flops, Acting Chops, and Chicken Props!

November 23, 2020

Welcome to Episode 34!

Check out the recorded livestream too over at https://youtu.be/8tzLkBUBP7U!

In this episode:

  • Start off with more and more Destiny 2. I got Connor hooked!
  • In our Geek Question of the Day, we ponder actor legacies.  What makes an actor's legacy more? The number of films he/she has over their career, or the impact of the roles they do have? Basically it comes down to an exploration of Quantity vs Quality! What say YOU?
  • We also review 2016's Mindhorn, a bad movie about bad actors trying to escape their bad lives. Woof!
  • And oh my goodness at the chicken chasing we did. Sorry, not sorry!

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Episode 33: Destination Wedding (2018) review, fictional wedding guests!

Episode 33: Destination Wedding (2018) review, fictional wedding guests!

November 16, 2020

Welcome to Episode 33... on time this time!

Check out the recorded livestream too over at https://youtu.be/g6xr3Nn8lOc!

In this episode:

  • Sean starts off thanking all of the people that attended his charity stream on Veterans Day to benefit 22kill.com and their efforts to have a positive impact on military suicides. Fun was had by all and, most importantly, $500 was raised for a great organization!
  • We review the 2018 romantic comedy, Destination Wedding, starring Keanu Reaves and Wynona Ryder. How can you have a romantic comedy with characters that are the most negative, pessimistic, and horrible human beings to walk on the planet? Well, come listen to see how they pull it off!
  • In our Geek Question of the Day, we ponder we discuss our favorite weapons! Who are the three fictional characters you would invite to your own wedding and what role would they fill in the ceremony?  Who would YOU invite?
  • Destiny 2 talk, chicken chasing, and more!

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Episode 32: Favorite Melee Weapons, Berserk The Golden Age I review, and NO POLITICS.

Episode 32: Favorite Melee Weapons, Berserk The Golden Age I review, and NO POLITICS.

November 12, 2020

Episode 32 coming in hot... AND LATE!  (Sorry...)

Check out the recorded livestreams over on YouTube!

In this episode:

  • We confirm our stance that the Gene Pool is YOUR GEEK SAFE SPACE. No politics were discussed here, despite that election thingie that was going on.
  • In our Geek Question of the Day, we ponder we discuss our favorite weapons! If you could be an master in any melee weapon in history or nerddom, which weapon would it be and who would be your master in training you? It was agreed that lightsabers were excluded from this discussion because well. Lightsabers. What happens if you mix Jurassic Park, Hunger Games, Deathrace, and Tron? Well, you get the 2018 movie, The Jurassic Games! Not great, but not as bad as you'd think! Come join us to hear our thoughts in our Roll for Credits segment!
  • Finally, we review the 2012 anime movie, Berserk: Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King. It's anime. It's rated R. That's about as much as I have to say about it, though Connor has more!
  • And chicken chasing, as always!

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Come watch a livestream of the podcast every 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 31: Life, Nerd Feels, and Killer Dinosaurs!

Episode 31: Life, Nerd Feels, and Killer Dinosaurs!

October 19, 2020

Welcome to Episode 31! 

Check out the recorded livestream at https://youtu.be/OfZL-czb1aQ!

In this episode:

  • A little about life and times in Connor's ongoing forays into the adult world... he has furniture now! (Thanks to Sean...)
  • In our Geek Question of the Day, we ponder we discuss our favorite geek vehicles! What scenes from any of your favorite movies, shows, or books, cause the same emotional reaction for you no matter how many times you see it? Some of the answers are pretty typical and unsurprising, but Sean throws one out that turns everybody's stomach!
  • What happens if you mix Jurassic Park, Hunger Games, Deathrace, and Tron? Well, you get the 2018 movie, The Jurassic Games! Not great, but not as bad as you'd think! Come join us to hear our thoughts in our Roll for Credits segment!
  • More video game talk! Connor is playing Destiny 2 now! Yes!
  • And LOTS and LOTS of chickens were chased!

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Come watch a livestream of the podcast every 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 30: Supervillians and Swordfish!

Episode 30: Supervillians and Swordfish!

October 5, 2020

Welcome to Episode 30! 

Check out the recorded livestream at https://youtu.be/641aqlyhDqc!

The episode starts out on a somber note as Sean opens with the heavy week he has had and a discussion of the high rate of suicides in the military.

But moving on to a lighter note... In this episode:

  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we review the 2001 computer-hacking, shadow government scheming, action movie Swordfish starring Travolta, Jackman, and Berry! Your typical over the top sequences, with standard action and sub-standard acting! Enjoy!
  • In our Geek Question of the Day, we ponder we discuss our favorite geek vehicles! Which supervillian out there is the best and most powerful if you were to remove any and all ethics and negated the whole unwritten "supervillians always lose" rule? The answers are not what you would think they would be!
  • More video game talk!
  • And LOTS and LOTS of chickens were chased!

Thanks for listening, and hit us up on twitter for your thoughts on the episode! Come watch a livestream of the podcast every 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 29: Damn the Audio Issues! Full Speed Ahead!

Episode 29: Damn the Audio Issues! Full Speed Ahead!

October 1, 2020

Welcome to Episode 29! 

Check out the recorded livestream at https://youtu.be/0xb2BqPev3k

In this episode:

  • In our Roll for Credits segment, we review the 1989 "comedy musical" A Chorus of Disapproval starring Anthony Hopkins and Jeremy Irons. With those two powerhouses, you'd think it would be great right? Sorry, but A Chorus of Disapproval is probably the most appropriate movie title I have heard in a while! Come check out what is good.... and everything that is bad.... about this thing.
  • In our Geek Question of the Day, we ponder we discuss our favorite geek vehicles! If you could live in any fictional world from one of your favorite book or movie series, where would it be and why? The answers are not what you would think they would be!
  • Fight through audio issue after audio issue... and for the most part win?
  • 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 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 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!

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