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Geek at Arms Episode 34: Star Trek Into Darkness with The Retro Rewind Podcast

Geek at Arms Episode 34: Star Trek Into Darkness with The Retro Rewind Podcast

October 1, 2020

Going where every podcast has gone before, it's the all new Geek at Arms! In a crossover episode we welcome Francisco and Paul from the oft mentioned Retro Rewind Podcast! In Geek Out, Paul shares how much he's enjoyed the anime Re:Zero and watching The Goldbergs with his wife. Next, Francisco talks about catching up on the latest season of Stranger Things and how much he's crushing on Cobra Kai. Bryan then proceeds to blow James' mind by sharing how he started his own Twitch stream, playing MtG: Arena, Destiny 2, and Factorio. Mike shares his latest favorite anime BNA: Brand New Animal. Finally, James describes playing Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint, which leads to discussion of who, besides Arnold, would make a good Terminator. Then, in a special Film Club which serves as Part 2 to Retro Rewind Podcast Episode 209: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, we review the 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness!

Geek at Arms Episode 33: The Umbrella Academy, Lower Decks, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Geek at Arms Episode 33: The Umbrella Academy, Lower Decks, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

September 10, 2020

Once more with feeling, it's the new episode of Geek at Arms! Bryan starts off Geek Out with his recent study of Unreal Engine and how much he's enjoyed the latest release from Magic the Gathering: Arena, Amonkhet Remastered. Next, Mike shares how much his family has enjoyed the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy. He also geeks out heavily over his latest requisition from Starfleet, Star Trek facemasks! James shares his own face protection geekery with a a pair of medieval themed neck gaiters he loves, and how much he and his wife have enjoyed both Star Trek: Discovery and the new animated series Lower Decks. After he gushes for a bit about a new pair of medieval swordfighting manuals he recently obtained the guys head to their main topic. In the final film of the "Superhero Movies that aren't a part of the Big 2" Film Club, they take a look at the 2008 online musical sensation Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Geek at Arms Episode 32: Peace Talks, Cloak & Dagger, and Cinematic Sword Fights

Geek at Arms Episode 32: Peace Talks, Cloak & Dagger, and Cinematic Sword Fights

July 31, 2020

Here to help you keep cool, it's the newest episode of Geek at Arms! In Geek Out James describes how the watching the recent streaming movie of the musical Hamilton changed his perception pf musical theatre. He and Bryan also rejoice that latest book of The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, Peace Talks, has finally been released. Next Mike shares how much he's enjoyed introducing his daughter ,albeit by guilt trip, to the Star Wars Miniatures Game from Wizards of the Coast and how much she's enjoyed it. Bryan continues his trek through the MCU with the series Cloak & Dagger. He admits that it surprised him with it's high quality storytelling and he enjoyed it as much if not more that Runaways! Finally, the guys delve deep into cinematic swords fights, how they compare to actual historical combat, and what is required to make an on screen sword fight look good.

Geek at Arms Episode 31: City On A Hill Gaming, Runaways, and The Rocketeer

Geek at Arms Episode 31: City On A Hill Gaming, Runaways, and The Rocketeer

June 25, 2020

Welcome back to another new episode of Geek at Arms. Bryan, Mike, and James start off the show with a discussion on the recent events that have shaken our country. Next, in Geek Out, Bryan shares how much he's enjoyed gm'ing a Tales from the Loop campaign and continuing his march through the Marvel cinematic universe with the show Runaways. James talks about how much his daughter enjoyed playing the games Dragonwood and Unexploded Cow and how much he enjoyed playing in the rpg's run by both Mike and Bryan. Speaking of Mike, he describes our recent game of Star Wars D6 with the good folks at City On A Hill Gaming Podcast. Finally, we jump back into The Film Club with the 1991 Disney high-flying adventure, The Rocketeer!

Geek at Arms Episode 30: The Dresden Files, Magic the Gathering: Arena, and What We Do in Quarantine

Geek at Arms Episode 30: The Dresden Files, Magic the Gathering: Arena, and What We Do in Quarantine

May 16, 2020

Stay inside and listen to the newest episode of Geek at Arms! James starts Geek Out with a review of the historical fiction novel The Ill-Made Knight by Christian Cameron which leads to a long discussion with Mike about medieval archery and it's effectiveness against armor. James also describe show much he's enjoyed playing Magic the Gathering: Arena with Bryan and replaying the classic Star Wars: Battlefront on XBox with his wife. Next Mike shares his enjoyment at reading The Lord of The Rings with his daughters and the ups and downs of replaying the platforming game Hollow Knight. Bryan wraps things up with how eager he is for Peace Talks, the newest book in The Dresden Files from author Jim Butcher. He also shares how much he enjoyed playing a Scooby Doo/Call of Cthulhu game GM'ed by the Geek Preacher himself, Derek White. Finally, the guys discuss how they have been dealing with the current Quarantine.

Geek at Arms Episode 29: PAX East, Star Trek: Picard, and Mystery Men

Geek at Arms Episode 29: PAX East, Star Trek: Picard, and Mystery Men

April 14, 2020

Let's Keep Calm and Geek On, it's the new episode of the Geek at Arms Podcast! Kicking off Geek out Mike explains how a D6 campaign he was running, and thought defunct, found a second life on Roll 20. Then he gives us a review of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and delivers his latest PAX Report! Next, Bryan shares his progress in watching the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, both movies and television. He also describes his enjoyment of the anime Stein's Gate and his plans for an upcoming Tales from The Loop game on Roll 20. Wrapping up Geek Out, James talks about The Dragonslayer Trilogy by Duncan M Hamilton and give an overview of his likes and dislikes of Star Trek: Picard. Finally, Bryan hits us Pop Quiz before we head into the discussion of the first movie in our new Film Club series. Shining the spotlight on superhero movies that are NOT a part of DC or Marvel, the guys take a look at the 1999 comedian-studded cult classic Mystery Men!

Geek at Arms Episode 28: Locke & Key, My Hero Academia, and The Mandalorian

Geek at Arms Episode 28: Locke & Key, My Hero Academia, and The Mandalorian

March 14, 2020

Geek at Arms is back with yet another Super-Sized episode. In Geek Out Bryan shocks us with his purchase of a PS4 and the game Destiny. He then shares his enjoyment of the Netflix adaptation of the graphic novel Locke & Key. Next, James gives an review on the second season of Netflix's Lost in Space and the first episodes of Star Trek: Picard. Mike finishes Geek Out with his exploration into the history of the spicy foods he loves, how much he's enjoyed the anime My Hero Academia, and his excitement for attending PAX East. Finally, in a conversation that all three have been anticipating, the guys discuss the recent Star Wars series The Mandalorian. The delve into what it adds to SW Lore and what some of their favorite moments from the show are.

Geek at Arms Episode 27: A Whole Lot of Star Wars & Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Geek at Arms Episode 27: A Whole Lot of Star Wars & Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

February 13, 2020

We return with our first episode of the New Year! Kicking off Geek Out James gives a glowing review of The Powder Mage Trilogy by Brian McClellan. He then dives into everything Star Wars related he's experienced in the past couple of months: from playing Jedi:Fallen Order to watching The Rise of Skywalker & The Mandalorian. Next Bryan describes a reality-bending campaign of D&D he's been taking part in and how much he's enjoyed Magic the Gathering: Arena. Mike shares how he's begun keeping a journal for when he reads historical fencing manuals and how much his family has enjoyed the board games Ex Libris and the TIME Stories expansion Lumen Fidei. The guys then discuss the final film of the Animated Film Club, the 2018 modern hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse!

Geek at Arms Episode 26: Talking Toxic Fandom and Miyazaki Movies with Bex from Redeemed Otaku

Geek at Arms Episode 26: Talking Toxic Fandom and Miyazaki Movies with Bex from Redeemed Otaku

December 13, 2019

Merry Christmas from Geek at Arms! In this episode we welcome Bex from the Redeemed Otaku Podcast! As is customary with our guests Bex starts off Geek Out by describing the highs (and lows) of playing Word of Warcraft Classic. She also tunes us in to her current favorite anime's: Land of the Lustrous and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. Next Bryan shares his experience playing a Lawful Neutral character in a recent D&D game and his thoughts on the deep, but disturbing, movie Joker. James also shares his a recent gaming experience where he played a dwarf in a friends one-shot campaign and also how much he and his wife enjoyed the recent film Ford v Ferrari. Mike keeps the racing theme going by describing how his family has come together in triumph to defeat difficult levels on Mario Kart 8. Mike also head's a discussion on the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the divisiveness in the fanbase and how toxic fandom had risen as a result. Finally, Bex and the guys take a look at the works of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki. They explore the characters and themes found within them and which of these animated classics are their favorites.

 

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.

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