ABC Podcast: Alex and Brandon Chat

Episode 17

Episode 17

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On this week's episode, Alex and Brandon chat on tempo.
This week, the boys were joined by a new guest to the show, Robyn, with a later surprise appearance (sort of) from avid listener Kenzie. First up, Alex opens up the June 2016 DC Legion of Collectors box from Funko, which is themed after the upcoming film Suicide Squad, as well as a mystery package. Then Robyn chooses a subject for the ABC's of Geekdom segment, which is the letter E this week. After that, Alex launches into corrections from the past two episodes, which include: Star Wars, Funko, Marvel, Spider-Gwen, Squirrel Girl, Game of Thrones, Bulbasaur, Pokémon, Chipotle, Mortal Kombat, Injustice, Zelda, Nintendo, Detroit: Become Human, The Wolf Man, The Flash, Wayne Knight, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Injustice 2, Dex-Starr, Bionicle, Bugdom, Nanosaur, Mario's FUNdamentals, Yatzee, Accelerated Reader, Magic Treehouse, Saiyans, the Green Lantern Corps movie, Michael Cera, Danny Bonaduce, and some more things the boys left out of their nerdy formative years.
After the break, the group talks about the news from past couple of weeks, which include the new trailer for Star Trek: Beyond, John Cho's Sulu coming out as gay in the new movie, the Tetris trilogy, Barkhad Abdi (a.k.a. Muse from Captain Phillips) being cast in Blader Runner 2, a plethora of new Pokémon, the announcement of Wreck-It Ralph 2, Tom Felton being cast in The Flash, a new Iron (wo)Man, a clarification on movies from Nintendo, Angourie Rice being cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming, season 7 of Game of Thrones being delayed, the functionality of the Wolf Link amiibo in the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and a breakdown of the 2016 San Diego Comic Con exclusive products from Funko. Then Alex, talks about the games and shows he has been checking out, and talks about what he did on vacation. He and Robyn also give the first ever review of a book on the show, Divergent, by Veronica Roth (spoilers from about 2:23:20-2:30:16). They have diverging opinions.
After all that, the trio have an in-depth discussion about the movie Whiplash (spoilers from about 2:37:04-2:56:38), which is as much fun to talk about as it is to watch. Finally, they wrap up the show with a lengthy email segment and the first ever three character Fan Fic Fights, where things get more heated than a hamburger on a grill.

Last but not least, Alex announces the movie for everyone to watch next and discuss, which is actually a double-feature this time: Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness. It's been a while since Alex has seen the movies and he wants to be refreshed for when the new movie comes out, and you should too. We'll be talking all about both movies in two weeks, so make sure to watch them both and send in your thoughts by then.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @AtariAlex, and @Megsikouicorean, and our guest, @Rockinrobyn94. Send us emails with questions, comments, criticisms, or pretty much anything else to read on the show:

Intro Music: Metal guitar cover of Dr. Wiley's Castle Theme from Mega Man 2 by Nirreman Feat. Lee Duffy

Transition Music: Guitar cover of the Main Theme from Pokémon Red and Blue Versions by Jam2995

Outro Music: Guitar cover of Staff Roll Theme from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker by CSGuitar89

Check them all out, they make amazing music!

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