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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 30: The Merch That Made Us

Who didn't have a toy box filled with kid's meal toys in the 90s? We take a trip through memory lane discussing our favorite kid's meal toys and promotions from the golden era of fusion of fast food, pop culture, and the toy industry! Talking backpacks, trading cards, and VHS tapes that shaped our love of geeky properties we still hold dear to this day.

Our first impressions of the latest shows Umbrella Academy, Doom Patrol, and Deadly Class!

Also we dive into tangents about Halloween candy strategies, dating shows from the 2000s, and sending "you up?" texts after brunch.

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Bonus Episode 3: This is Gonna Be Short

we got another bonus episode, a dream casting episode! We finally discuss the elephant in the room; who will play the next BATMAN. We go over our Top 3 choices of candidates and tear each one apart..sort of.

Also we finally review trailers for SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME, BIRDS OF PREY, HOBBS AND SHAW (we have a lot of thoughts about this one)

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 29: Mastodon Morphin Power (featuring Walter Jones)

We bring you our second Power Ranger interview! This time we call on the power of the Mastodon and summon Walter Jones, the ORIGINAL Black Ranger as special guest!

All 4 of us discuss the impact the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers had on all of our childhoods, David discusses how the movie Brink was a staple growing up, and our database, Jazen breaks out into the theme song of one of Walter's more eclectic starring shows, Space Cases.

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Bonus Episode 2: Superboy Is Going To Sell Fit Tea (DC Universe's Titan's Review)

In our second ever bonus episode we get down to it and discuss just what did Robin mean by “fuck Batman” in the initial trailer for the DC Universe’s streaming service flagship show, Titans!

We review Season 1 on where it got it right and where it can improve upon for Season 2. There’s spoilers all over this podcast so make sure you’ve seen DC’s Titans beforehand.

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 28: 2019 and Beyond

We’re back at top of 2019! With more breathing room between us, we jump in and review 2018’s last two comic book films; Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse. Both vastly different and very much linked to each other via something new we’ve never seen onscreen before.

To round off the topics, we look forward to what 2019 has to offer and name our Top 5 Most Anticipated Films of 2019. 

Also we get in depth discussing Jordan Peel’s upcoming followup, Us, and we question whether or not Netflix will cancel Punisher right after it’s release!

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 27: Christmas Time at the Cool Table

Merry Christmas ya filthy animals! It’s Christmas time at the Cool Table. We gather ‘round and discuss our favorite Christmas movies of all time and argue just what qualifies as a Christmas movie. The choices vary but are full of old favorites which we all make solid cases for (Home Alone franchise, Nightmare Before Christmas, and Stars Wars to name a few)

Also with news that Celebrity Deathmatch is being rebooted, we grab onto some low hanging fruit and dream up some potential matches that you could probably only get away with in claymation. 

Plus we discuss the Captain Marvel trailer, Avengers Endgame trailer, the upcoming Brightburn movie by James Gunn, and we wonder just how can Netflix top the iconic status of “anything for Salinas” when they release their upcoming Selena series.

Grab some egg nog, ditch your family and listen to the very special Christmas episode of Nerds at the Cool Table

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 26: The One Where We Replace Jazen (w/ special guest Sterling "Steelo" Brim)

We lose a host and gain a guest host. We're joined by Ridiculousness cohost Sterling "Steelo" Brim at the cool table! He fits right in with plenty of off-topic discussions, chicken sandwich bets, and some lowkey DC bashing.

On this episode we discuss a meme that asks "Which famous martial artists actor would you pick in a fight to back you up" (Blade doesn't count)

Also, we ask the question can Momoa Aquaman opening weekend do Vinny Chase Aquaman opening numbers, we discuss whether we can separate the artist from their actions, Can the Oscar's ever be relevant, is Candyman real, and just how big does the Brinks truck have to be to get Quincy Jones to executive produce the music on Netflix's live action Cowboy Bebop!

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Nerds at the Cool Table: Episode 25: Excelsior!

We’re drinking to the life and legacy of the late Stan Lee. The four of us reflect on his life, legacy, impact, and favorite cameos. A legend who’s creations brought us all together for this very podcast.

Also we discuss and review the life of another legend, Freddie Mercury, in the film Bohemian Rhapsody.

Plus Detective Pikachu, Breaking Bad vs The Wire, theories on the new implications of the Pixar Universe, and where is Emilio Estevez?

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 24: It's Dark and Hell Is Hot

Daredevil Season 3 Spoilers all over this episode! Episode 24 kicks into gear minutes after David finishes all episodes of Daredevil Season 3 after a weekend of intense cyber bullying by the rest of the crew. We give you a thorough, in depth, and extremely spoiler heavy review of Season 3.

Also we reluctantly review Venom while struggling to find the small glimmer of positivity in it.

We dig into some news bites and briefly talk about the pleasant surprise of a streaming service DC Universe is.

Sit back and make sure to finish Daredevil Season 3 before listening to this episode.

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 23: Let's Split the Cost (w/ special guest Matthew Bordenave

Season 2 kicks off with a guest host and honorary 5th member for this episode Matthew Bordenave! With a resume as a storyboard artist that ranges from the newest DC Universe show Young Justice Outsiders, Flashpoint Paradox, Ultimate Spiderman, The Dark Knight Returns, and one of David’s favorites, Moon Beam City. 

Matthew runs us through a typical process of an animated series, from inspiration, script writing, character design, and everything in between that creates some of our favorite moments in animation. 

Also, we do another trailer play by play, this time with two back to back trailers; Spiderman Into The Spiderverse and Dark Phoenix. As usual we all have a lot of thoughts and opinions.


Join us and a fellow nerd/creative/and listener as we do what we do best as we kick off our jam packed second season of Nerds at the Cool Table

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 22: A Crackhead Dracula

Why did Danny Rand turn down all fades? We ask that on this Iron Fist Season 2 review episode! We roast, we give props, and give our thoughts on a much better improved season.

Then, the moment we've been so hyped for since Nick Fury disappeared but not before breaking out his circa 95 pager, our first look at the Captain Marvel trailer. As a podcast first, we do a play-by-play of the trailer along with some analyzing of things we might have missed on the first watch.

Also, we analyze the new Joker images and theorize what we might see storyline-wise on this new Joaquin Phoenix led film. Give it as listen as we close off Season 1 of Nerds at the Cool Table.

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 21: Our Top 5 Non-MCU/DCEU Comic Book Films

It's a Snyder-fest! Not really but we do breakdown each of our top 5 comic book films that are NOT MCU or DCEU. The lists are both surprising and nostalgic as we find out which of our favorite films growing up originated as comics or graphic novels.

Plus, Julien breaks down some of the new Captain Marvel details following the first look images, We discuss the pros/cons of a Popular Film Oscar category, and finally Jazen gives us his hot take on a Big Trouble in Little China reboot/sequel.

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 20: That Man Can Run

What do MISSION IMPOSSIBLE and THE DARK KNIGHT have in common? We have no idea but thats what we ended up discussing in our latest episode! After a lengthy review with 3 out of the 4 of us (Jazen's review was stuck in 1996) we break down what made Mission Impossible Fallout one of the best of the franchise. Leading into a Dark Knight 10 year retrospective we quickly dive in and discuss our favorite moments, our nitpicks, and fond memories of the hype back in 2008.

News Bites are filled with a quick review of friend of the podcast Super Duper Kyle's latest Netflix movie The After Party trailer, we discuss Batwoman casting, and much more

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 18: Quantum It's In Everything!

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 18: Quantum It's In Everything!

Finally sober and full of Pym particles we power through another episode. Ant-Man and the Wasp is first up as we break down the sweet dessert Marvel dished up post-Infinity War. We introduce a new segment this episode as we divide the workload because who has time to watch so much media every week; Youssef and David discuss Sicario 2 aka Dora the Explorer Fights the Cartels, while Julien and Jazen talk Luke Cage Season 2 and ask why Luke Cage dabbed. Also more news bites, pre-gaming SD Comic-Con, and we once again struggle to figure out how to properly pronounce Djimon Honsou's name out loud.

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 17: The Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con

Hungover and battling a violent heat, we survive Vegas strong enough to deliver a JAM PACKED episode that sounds like the most random crossover; Whatever you would call when you put together Thanos, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blade, The Green Ranger, and Shatterstar; thats what this episode is. We succesfully navigate our first Comic-Con in Las Vegas as an official podcast like champs (sorta) 

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 16: Cut the Check

This week, we update you guys on where we’ve been going and what we’ve been watching, Youssef takes credit for reviving Gargoyles and Jazen makes a Hail Mary case for Tales from the Crypt....are we running out of ideas? Or simply evolving??? You decide! Also we eat Chick-fil-a and have a moment of silence for a fallen legend.

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 15: Rap Game Infinity War

Deadpool 2! Solo: A Star Wars Story! We review both films back to back, but first we weigh in on the long time bubbling rap beef between Drake & Pusha T as we recorded this episode literally less than an hour after Pusha T used a couple of Infinity Stones on Drake (aka dropping The Story of Addidon) 

Jumping into Solo we discuss its place among the current crop of Star Wars films being produced under the umbrella of Disney. We talk likes, dislikes, and our collective minds piece together a possible secret trilogy within these prequels.

We then debate the merc with a mouth's latest cinematic outing; Deadpool 2. Did Ryan Reynolds pull it off a second time? Our opinions are very divided as we chip away at the latest film in Fox's X-Men universe.

 

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