WPG Ep 167: The Pros And Cons


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This week, we start off the show by wishing our co-host Brett a very happy birthday. Brett then tells us about receiving the Star Wars: The Force Awakens dvd for his birthday which leads into a discussion about the extras on all of the Star Wars dvds, including a remastered version of the Boba Fett cartoon from the long lost, not so special, Star Wars Holiday Special. Brining up those fond memories leads the gang into a discussion of the animation studio Nelvana, and all of the fantastic cartoons put out by them, including a Doctor Who cartoon that never saw the light of day. Talking cartoons naturally leads into a discussion of Saturday Morning cartoons, and the We Be Geeks crew laments the loss of their childhood pastimes. From there, the crew begins a long discussion about Cosplaying, both the pros and cons of “professional” cosplayers, and their involvement with conventions. We express our feelings towards those who cosplay to become famous versus those who do it for the love of cosplaying, then talk about the way that cosplayers are too often treated during conventions in regards to boundaries. The discussion weaves towards the frustrating topic of nerd bullying, then moves on to the possible definitions of “geek” and “nerd” before moving back towards cosplay. Long lost co-host Julz makes an appearance towards the end of the cosplay conversation, sparking the group to change topics slightly as they discuss the issues Wizard World has been having with their conventions of late. With Julz on board, we then briefly discuss the introduction of the newest companion on Doctor Who, and then begin talking about our distaste for commercials on apps like Crackle and Amazon Prime. Next up, the gang discusses the announcement that actor/geek icon Nathan Fillion will be playing Wonder Man in the next Guardians of the Galaxy film, and we give our thoughts on that topic. After that topic, we talk about the latest clip from Captain America: Civil War, which features more Spidey goodness, and then discusses the latest trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse. Movie talk leads the group to mention the sacrifices Derrick has made for the group watching some bad movies, like the Fantastic Flop, so that they don’t have too. Julz mentions her excitement for the upcoming Angry Birds movie, and then Mike speaks briefly about the We Be Geeks affiliate Comic Bento Box, who has some interesting offers for our listeners. The gang mentions the fact that the Marvel Inhumans movie has been rescheduled, and then talk a bit about the possibility of Fox Studios finally collaborating with Marvel on some of their films as Sony has done with Spider-Man. We then shine the spotlight on DC as we discuss Jesse Quick coming to the Flash TV show, then talk about our thoughts towards DC’s Legends of Tomorrow show. There is some talk about the premier of Game of Thrones, which we tried to keep spoiler free, and a brief bit of football talk before the We Be Geeks crew signs off. Subscribe today on iTunes and Stitcher and leave a 5 star review. Leave a voice mail on the Geek Revolution hotline at 321-219-8227. Email us at webegeeks (at) webegeeks dot net with any news, questions or comments. Follow us: Twitter: @webegeeks, @JulzHendricks, @nesofgeek, @geek_happenings Facebook: We Be Geeks Check out our Patreon and support the show http://www.patreon.com/webegeeks

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