Season 4 Episode 2 :: Manholes of Venus
Nerdy Show comin’ at ya! We’re tearin’ down that space highway, haulin’ our 10 megaton truth bombs outside the galaxy and into your MINDZONE. We ain’t stoppin’ for nothin’, ‘cept to make a pit stop at the best little whorehouse in the Kuiper belt. But after that, you can kiss your cranial keister goodbye! Yeeee-haw!
In this episode we hitch a ride with forgotten Marvel hero, Ulysses Solomon Archer, who Brian recently resurrected for his Infinity Gauntlet miniseries and then rake Brian’s brain over the coals trying to get him to divulge info on the latest volume of Atomic Robo. Our Robo tangent extends beyond the comics segment and into sci-tech where we proceed to slander and defame Thomas Edison, enemy of Tesla and all early 20th century geniuses.
Things heat up and get political in Nerd Music. We interviewed white comedy rapper, MC Wreckshin on how a simple tweet from him led well-known hip hop artist, Sage Francis to declare, like Lars before him, that Nerdcore is racist. We also talk to UK chiptunes duo, Superpowerless and Jaylyn of Tetrastar during a recent stopover in the US. This was hot on the heels of the UK court ruling that caused the ROM hardware used to make chiptunes to become illegal.
It’s nuts in the gaming world right now as the pre-holiday releases have kicked into full gear. We can’t keep up with it the gaming deluge so we picked some particularly nerdy items: Fallout: New Vegas and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2. TFU2 gets inevitably leads into some additional pent-up Star Wars rage from the last time we touched the subject. Along for the ride is our returning Star Wars Expanded Universe expert, Matt Spill. Also touched on are Fable 3 and the retro-styled web game,VVVVVV. Look for more pre-holiday gaming madness in a Minisode soon!
This delicious helping of nerd culture and geekery is sandwiched by two nerdy things making waves in mainstream pop culture. Learn our feelings on the television adaptation of Walking Dead and get first impressions of Tron: Legacy thanks to a 23 minute 3D preview. Also a special appearance by Jamela, Minecraft, and a kerjillion other crazy things.
iTunes can’t handle our 4-part awesomeness in one dose. Subscribers get the full-length “classic-style” podcast. We recommend the bite-sized segments, which you can download below. Each have their own tracklists and links sections – Handy dandy!
Episode 2-1 :: Intro & Comics – Walking Dead on TV, US 1, and Atomic Robo
- TANK! (Dj RoboRob Dance Remix) :: Dj D3ception
- Infinity Gems :: Adam WarRock
- La Forge :: Episodes (feat. Milk Plus)
- Mushroom Kingdom (Parody of “Sister Christian” by Night Ranger) :: brentalfloss
- Consequence of Sound’s Moogfest Coverage, featuring photos by Cap
- SEE the Atari Advert featuring “Manholes of Venus”
- Turbo Teen opener
- Brian’s tweet-along reading of the US 1 maxi-series
- Brian & War Rocket Ajax talk about US1 & Infinity Gauntlet
- “Tales of the Longbox”: U.S. 1
- U.S. Archer history and bio
- Tyco US1 Trucks Commercial
- The Wizard of Menlow Park :: Chumbawumba
- The Edison Museum:: They Might Be Giants
- We’re All Going to Die (ft. Kiki Cannon, Devo Spice, and Schaffer the Darklord) :: Insane Ian
- Brian’s article on Project Orion Part 1 | Part 2
- Brian’s article on Thomas Edison’s “Spirit Phone”
- Hex’s Book Review for Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: The Biography of a Genius
- VIDEO: The Electrocution of Topsy the Elephant, 1903
- NASA’s superhero-style spacesuits
- Watch Bad Universe clips online
Episode 2-3 :: Nerd Music feat. MC Wreckshin & Superpowerless and Jaylyn of Tetrastar
- Take Me Away (Flo Rida vs. Napoleon XIV) :: Frog the Dawg
- Show Me How to Blow Dudes :: Rappy McRapperson and MC Wreckshin
- Faygo Rain :: MC Wreckshin and Chozo Ninpo
- Press Start to Jump Around :: Superpowerless
- Float On :: Tetrastar
- WATCH Random’s reaction to seeing “Splash Woman” on TNA
- WATCH Superpowerless’ video for “Wasted My Time”
- WATCH “Show Me How to Blow Dudes”
- Hex’s Scientology experience blog post
Episode 2-4 :: Video Games + TRON Legacy Preview – Reviews for Fallout: New Vegas , Fable 3, VVVVVV, & Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
- Power of the Meat :: Josh Whelchel, Melinda Hershey, Poolside
- Bed Intruder :: Marc with a C
- F__ed 6502 :: Inverse Phase
- Derezzed :: Daft Punk
- WATCH: The Fallout fan film, Nuka Break – written by Brian!
- Wayside Creations’ YouTube Channel
- Download VVVVVV
- Cinemassacre’s interview with the voice of Marty McFly
- Pre-Order the Back to the Future game
- Watch: Daft Punk’s “Derezzed”
- Get the TRON mobile game
- Get the Tron: Betrayal Graphic Novel
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