The Earth Station One Podcast Episode 332 – Kubo & The Two Strings Review

Earth Station One Ep 332If you must blink, do it now. Pay attention to everything you hear from Mike, Mike, Ashley Pauls, Keith Johnson, and Paul Combs no matter how unusual it may seem. And it you look away, even for an instant, Paul may perish in the Geek Seat. The ESO crew review the latest Laika release, along with the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report and Shout Outs!
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Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 51: The Upside Down

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Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 51: The Upside Down. This week we travel through time and dimensions to end up upside down in 1983. This episode we are talk about the hit Netflix Original Stranger Things, so grab and Eggo and enjoy the show. We also discuss the passing of a cigar legend Carlos Fuente Sr. and review the Don Carlos Eye of the Shark. As we prepare for the madness that is Dragon Con, we update our Dcon newbies guide and discuss all the changes for 2016. In Nerd News we talk about a new Mary Jane, Bad Boys 3, a Clue reboot, a Lost Boys tv series, Metal Gear vs Zombies, and Ready Player One filming. Also we review the Imperial Doughnut Break by Evil Twin Brewing.
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Flopcast 224: Rick Springfield Petting Zoo

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Flopcast episode 224! Breaking news: The Olympic golf course has been overrun by capybaras (our favorite giant rodents), and it’s pretty much the greatest thing in sports history. Meanwhile, Kornflake and Doornail celebrate Thanksgiving, on the beach, in August. (Peppermint Patty was aghast… but at least the menu didn’t consist of popcorn and toast.) And Kevin’s summer of goofy retro concerts reaches its finale with three shows in a week: Rick Springfield (who introduced the word “moot” to pop music), The Go-Go’s (on their farewell tour — be sure to catch them before they stop-stop), and Belly (Boston’s mid-90s alt-pop heroes, back after a quick 20 year break). Now before we make our final preparations for FumpFest and DragonCon, we just have to launch our new fashion line for golfing rodents. (Yes, Kenny Loggins will perform “I’m Alright” at the runway show.)

Episode 224 complete show notes and links at!


Metal Geeks 110: Transcending Geekery


This episode of the Metal Geeks podcast, your hosts Cary the Metal Geek, Brutal Dave and George discuss all kinds of geekery ranging from Pete’s Dragon, Sausage Party, some Disney World trip planning, George Hates Metal of the week was actually done live on the episode and much more geekery!

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Movie review: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ a beautifully animated, charming film for all ages

kubo-and-monkeyBy Ashley Pauls
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Mid to late August is sometimes seen as a dumping ground for movies Hollywood doesn’t have a lot of confidence in. Either the quality is mediocre or the studio fears it will become a flop. These movies just can’t compete with the big-ticket summer blockbusters. However, every once in a while you’ll find a hidden, late-summer gem, and one of those movies is “Kubo and the Two Strings,” out in theaters this past weekend. Although “Kubo” debuted at the box office in fourth place with just $12.6 million, this imaginative, beautifully-animated film is worth seeking out.

Currently sitting at 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, “Kubo and the Two Strings” is a product of animation studio Laika Entertainment, which also created “Coraline” and “ParaNorman.” The studio is known for its stop motion computer animated visuals. Kubo follows a young boy with a magical Japanese instrument called a “shamisen” who lives with his mother in a cave on the outskirts of a small village. Every day Kubo travels to the village to earn money by telling stories, using his magical instrument to bring origami creations to life. His mother has warned Kubo not to venture outside after dark, because his evil aunts and grandfather, the Moon King, will come for him. Continue reading “Movie review: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ a beautifully animated, charming film for all ages” »

CasterQuest Ep48 Game of Thrones Recap S6 Ep9: Battle of the Bastards


Mandy and Xavier recap the penultimate episode of Season 6 of Game of ThronesBattle of the Bastards!
Mereen is under siege from vengeful slave masters and it’s up to the Dragon Squad to save the day!
The Ironborn fleet reach their destination- and launch the newest Ship in the Love Ocean..
Jon and the Stark Squad roll up on Winterfell to serve Ramsay Bolton his Divorce papers..
We read some Fan Tweets… plus more!

**Spoilers for Show and ASOIAF Books**


The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – Star Trek Beyond

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Long delayed but it has arrived for your listening pleasure. Yes, Mr. Gene and I have taken the podcast on the road to talk about Star Trek Beyond. Did this movie win our hearts or did it suck like Star Trek Into Darkness???

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‘Transcendental’ book review by Ron Fortier

Transcendental book review by Ron FortierTRANSCENDENTAL
By James Gunn
Tor Books
302 pages

When one titles a book “Transcendental,” it’s probably a good idea to start our review with a clear definition of that word. Our trusty old Webster list it as an adjective; 1) or relating to transcendentalism. (The philosophical belief that knowledge of reality comes from intuition rather than from objective experience.) 2) rising above common thoughts or ideas; mystical.
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The ESO Pro Wrestling Roundtable Episode 33

ESO Pro Wrestling Roundtable Ep 33

Join John, Richard, & Jonathan as they preview one of the best wrestling shows of the summer, Summerslam! As Brock Lesnar goes to Viperville and Randy Orton takes a trip to Suplex City this matchup has been building since it’s announcement! Will an RKO come out of nowhere or will the F5 take the viper down. Seth Rollins finally gets his chance to face the Demon King Finn Balor to crown the new Universal Champion of RAW! Enzo and Big Cass get their shot at Jeri-KO, the unlikely tag team of Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens. Roman Reigns tries to get back a title against Rusev as he tries to capture the U.S. Title from the Bulgarian Brute. Smackdown has some big matches coming up as well as Dean Ambrose takes on Dolph Ziggler. While John Cena takes on A.J. Styles with or without The Club by his side. There are many more matches that the guys discuss to get hyped for the show of the summer!
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