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Geek at Arms Episode 25: The Outer Worlds and Spirited Away

Geek at Arms Episode 25: The Outer Worlds and Spirited Away

November 14, 2019

Welcome to another new episode with the Geek at Arms crew! In this episode Mike kicks off Geek Out by sharing all the new anime's he's been catching up on. From Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood to Your Lie in April and many more. Plus, he gives a review of the book African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan. Next, Bryan describes how much he's enjoyed the new action rpg from Obsidian The Outer Worlds and James joins in as well. Next, James talks about recent adventures with his family at the Texas State Fair and the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show. Finally, the guys discuss the next film in the Animated Film Club series, the 2001 Studio Ghibli classic from legendary writer/director Hayao Miyazaki Spirited Away.

Geek at Arms Episode 24: Geeking Out with Mike Perna

Geek at Arms Episode 24: Geeking Out with Mike Perna

October 14, 2019

Bryan, Mike, & James return with a special episode of Geek at Arms. From Innroads Ministries and the Bard & Bible podcast, we're joined by Mike Perna! Mike Perna tells us what he's been up to with these fantastic ministries and his work at various conventions. Kicking off Geek Out, Perna shares his enjoyment of getting the new Cypher System Core Rulebook and the unique board game Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr. Next, Bryan describes what it's like fighting rancors in Star Wars: Vader Immortal - Episode II on the Oculus Rift, and his upcoming D&D session with members of Saving the Game. James talks about how different Skyrim looks and feels now that he's begun downloading various mods for it and how impressed he was by the Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Our Mike then details his love/hate relationship with the platforming game Hollow Knight and we all chime in with our enjoyment of the delightful animated series Hilda. Finally, James debuts a new segment on the show, Pop Quiz!

Geek at Arms Episode 23: Super Mario Bros., Limbo, and The Secret of NIMH

Geek at Arms Episode 23: Super Mario Bros., Limbo, and The Secret of NIMH

September 16, 2019

Once more into the Geek with Bryan, Mike, and James! In this episode James begins Geek Out by relating how a recent episode of The Min/Max Podcast led to jumping right back into the game Skyrim, and his recent journey to an SCA event to see a good friend become a knight. Next Mike tells us about the weird and wonderful world of New Super Mario Bros. WII U Deluxe and how he shared a great day at the Boston Fan Expo with his youngest daughter! Bryan continues the game talk with his enjoyment of Limbo, his recent work with The Christian Gamers Guild, and how happy he is that we live in a world where a geophysicist can gain a following on Twitter. Finally, the guys discuss the 1982 Don Bluth creation The Secret of NIMH in the first film of the Animated Film Club!

Geek at Arms Episode 22: Picard, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Ethical Situations in Video Games

Geek at Arms Episode 22: Picard, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Ethical Situations in Video Games

August 21, 2019

Coming back with another Super-Sized episode, Geek at Arms returns! Bryan, Mike, and James start off with an impromptu To The Future discussing the recent trailer for Picard and a teaser for the upcoming Lord of The Rings show from Amazon. James starts Geek Out with his thoughts on the final season of the Revolutionary War spy drama Turn: Washington's Spies and how it led him to dig deeper in the subject by reading Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring by Alexander Rose. Next Bryan answers a listener question about the Oculus Rift and shares how much he loved Spider-Man: Far From Home. He also describes how things went with his first Primetime Adventures session, Shadows in the Toybox! Mike tells us about his recent vacation and the abundant amount of reading he did on it: from Civil War battleship history to biographies of JRR Tolkien to medieval fencing treatises by Ken Mondschein! Finally, the guys have a long discussion on ethical situations and moral dilemmas found in video games like Mass Effect, Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic, and more.

Geek at Arms Episode 21: Saving the Game, Good Omens, and Ladyhawke

Geek at Arms Episode 21: Saving the Game, Good Omens, and Ladyhawke

July 12, 2019

The boys of Geek at Arms return for another brand new episode! In Geek Out Mike describes much fun he and Bryan had as guests on the fantastic podcast Saving the Game, and how much he's enjoyed the recent Amazon series (or was it Netflix) Good Omens. Next, James cannot say enough good things about Godzilla: King of the Monsters. He also talks about taking his family to a local fan convention ArlingCon and how much he's enjoyed watching My Hero Academia. Bryan relates how much he's enjoyed the return of JL8, a webcomic by Yale Stewart, fighting Darth Vader and evil cubes with a lightsaber on the Oculus Rift, and the start of a new RPG session of the game Primetime Adventures! Finally, the Fantasy Film Club comes to a close with a review of the 1985 medieval fantasy Ladyhawke, starring Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Matthew Broderick.

Geek at Arms Episode 20: Retro Rewind Podcast, Tolkien, and Geeks in Media

Geek at Arms Episode 20: Retro Rewind Podcast, Tolkien, and Geeks in Media

June 11, 2019

Geek at Arms returns with our 20th episode. Bryan kicks off Geek Out by sharing his interviews with the Retro Rewind and Min/Max podcasts. James and Mike promptly die of envy. James then shares his likes and dislikes about the book Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View and how much he's looking forward to reading JRR Tolkien: A Biography. Mike continues the trip into Middle Earth in his review of the biopic Tolkien and describes how much he's enjoyed Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett. Finally, he leads a discussion about how geeks are portrayed in media: from Steve Urkel to The Big Bang Theory to The Gamers: Dorkness Rising and more!

Geek at Arms Episode 19: Cowboy Bebop, Steven Universe, and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

Geek at Arms Episode 19: Cowboy Bebop, Steven Universe, and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

May 9, 2019

Welcome back to another new episode of Geek at Arms! James kicks off Geek Out with details on his families latest trip to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival. He then shares his recent interest and research into what languages Jesus might have spoken during the time of His ministry. Next, Bryan kindly shares a spoiler-free review of Avengers: Endgame and discusses his re-watch of the fantastic anime series Cowboy Bebop. Mike talks about how much he enjoyed the cartoon Steven Universe and his experience with the game Batman: The Animated Series - Gotham Under Siege. Then, it's back to the Film Club as the guys review the 1958 Ray Harryhausen film that help launch a whole new era of special effects, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad.

Geek at Arms Episode 18: PAX East, Captain Marvel, and Upcoming Book-to-Film Adaptations

Geek at Arms Episode 18: PAX East, Captain Marvel, and Upcoming Book-to-Film Adaptations

April 12, 2019

Geek at Arms is back again! Mike kicks things off with his report on PAX East, and then describes the new love of his life, Betrayal: Legacy. James explains how his new game Kingdom Come: Deliverance feels like stepping into 15th century Bohemia and how much he and his wife enjoyed Captain Marvel. Next, Bryan deep dives us into his latest math interest with the Mandelbrot Set and math comedian Matt Parker. He and James also share how their latest rpg session with City on A Hill Gaming podcast went with fellow players Kyle from the Min/Max podcast and Mike from Innroads Ministries. The guys then have a discussion about all the upcoming film and TV adaptations that will hit the screens in the days to come: from the Lord of The Rings to Discworld to The Wheel of Time and many more!

Geek at Arms Episode 17: City on a Hill Gaming and Willow

Geek at Arms Episode 17: City on a Hill Gaming and Willow

March 2, 2019

Bryan, Mike and James return for yet another super-sized episode! Mike shares his enjoyment at reading The Fellowship of the Ring to his children for the first time and how he barely contained his Geekiness at meeting author and fencing master Ken Mondschein. Next, Bryan talks about how much he's been enjoying the new Voltron: Legendary Defender and My Hero Academia. Both he and James express how much they're looking forward to actually gaming in an upcoming RPG session with the City on a Hill Gaming Podcast. James keeps the gaming talk going by detailing a hopeful upcoming Monster of The Week campaign, and how happy he was at finally finishing The Last Duel and playing Biblios. Finally, we see the return of the Geek at Arms Film Club! Shifting from sci-fi to fantasy, the guys delve into the George Lucas written, Ron Howard directed 1988 epic Willow.

 

Geek at Arms Episode 16: Our Geeky Christmas and To The Future

Geek at Arms Episode 16: Our Geeky Christmas and To The Future

January 17, 2019

We welcome a new year with a brand new episode of Geek at Arms! Having just come out of the holidays, they guys share what geeky gifts they received for Christmas. From bow ties to board games it was a very merry geekmas for them all. Next, in "To The Future", they each describe what they're looking forward to in the months to come. Mike proudly declares his PAX East ticket is already bought, Shazam can't get here fast enough for Bryan, and James lists the movies they all can't wait to see. Add in some anticipated books, TV shows, and video games and 2019 is shaping up to be awesome!