The best fictional locales that you would want to visit
Whatever your fandom is, you would probably want to go to one of the many locations in it. Harry Potter, Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Dune...well maybe not Dune. Immediately, as you're reading this, you're thinking of some right now.
The Girl and Tristan talk about a long list of places they would like to visit (some more absurd than others). Why they make the list they start to realized that it's more the people you would interact with and not so much the location itself. What would the forest moon of Endor be without the Ewoks? Just forest.
They start the show talking about the new Justice League trailer and watching Rogue One again.
Our Favorite Romantic Pairings on Film
What makes a great couple on film? Is it relatability? Believability? Or just an entertaining story? We have countless stories in movies of people who meet at the beginning and then take the entire story to get together. Other times they start together and struggle for one reason or another. But why do we keep coming back for more? Why do we invest so much of our own emotions is these fictional people we only experience for two hours at a time?
The Girl and Tristan look back at some of their favorite romantic pairings on film and try to figure out why they mean so much to them. They start the show with a listener suggestion of explaining how their wedding was nerdy.
Santa Clarita Diet Review and our reaction to Lego Batman
This Nerd Nuptial has a lot of time on its hand's thanks to Tristan being on paternity leave. After seeing Logan The Girl and Tristan got the itch to see another film and decided to go see The Lego Batman. After that, they decided to start Santa Clarita Diet.
Starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as a realtor power couple who have an unexpected circumstance of her becoming undead. They try to balance life, kids, PTA, and eating people. It’s part absurd, part satire, and a whole lot of fun in parts. We discuss what worked and what didn’t.
Tristan starts the show with a prudish rant of what TV has become.
Was Logan a misstep or is it proof that we don't need anymore X-Men films?
Logan was heralded as smaller and more intimate while at the same time amping up the violence. We have gotten a lot of X-Men films over the past 17 years and Hugh Jackman has been in almost every single one. He originated this character on film and he is saying that Logan is his last. we've heard this kind of talk before but hopefully, it's true this time.
What did you guys think of Logan? Do we need anymore X-Men films?
Doctor Strange, Arrival Review, and an ending to our baby story
Nerd Nuptial is back and we have an hour long episode this week where we discuss the home video releases of Marvel's Doctor Strange and Paramount's Arrival.
Watching these two movies came after trying to arrive at a new normal with the birth of Ripley. We open the show with an ending to our baby story and how we are adjusting to being new nerd parents.
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