PodCulture 198: Quantum of Geekness – Part B

Beware The Ides of Geek!

Adam opens this week’s episode with discussion of Syfy’s series, Caprica. Whether or not you were a fan of its predecessor, Battlestar Galactica, Adam promises a show well worth your time. It mixes Americana, for better and worse, and future technology. Christina and Brad are caught up with Survivors, Being Human, and are enjoying Law and Order: UK. Glenn has welcomed another lady of the feline persuasion into his house, and the tale of which has Christina squeeing like a girlie. Carly has named her Nim!

Chevron six engaged! The wonderful crew at www.QuantumMechanix.com have given us a Goa’uld Death Glider Replica to give away to one madly fortunate listener! This gorgeous, wickedly detailed piece of SG:1 history could be yours. If you love the gang at Cheyenne Mountain, or ever wanted to be a Jaffa pilot, send us an e-mail and enter! We’re going to announce the lucky winner during our 200th episode, so hurry before the iris closes!

These ain’t your mamma’s Saturday morning cartoons. We review the animated movie Planet Hulk. Don’t worry, giveaway contestants, we won’t spoil it for you! Brad makes a Conan The Barbarian parallel, taking a moment to give a nod to Jason Momoa, and Glenn points out some of the cooler comic surprises. Back in the DC Universe, Brad and Christina have watched Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. Glenn and Adam have seen Halo Legends, and discuss the linear timeline of these characters.

The Easter season bringeth chocolate, but the bunny has a lot to answer for after this Geek Cuisine. After finding these confusing confectioneries at the liquor store, they ponder the oddity of the drive through liquor stores. They bravely make their way through Heilman’s sea salt, hot pepper and ginger flavored chocolate. Find out which one Brad likes and which one makes the cocoaphile Christina say “speeew”. If you have something weird for us to try, or if you’re a unique candymaker who would like to sponsor us, drop us a line!

In closing, Glenn has picked up Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Adam reminds everyone to enter our contests, and Christina entreats the boys at Quantum Mechanix to create a Little Damn Asgard. Listeners, let us know what you’re addicted to. What tv shows should have us planted on our couches? What movies warrant extra buttered popcorn? What games should we stay charged for? Call our new voicemail line!

Promos come courtesy of The Signal and The Seekercast!

PodCulture 193: Islands in the Timestream

And then there were three. Brad, Glenn and Christina are Adamless for this week’s episode.

Christina gets home just in time to join the boys, and despite the craptastic work week, she has made time for new tv shows. Glenn is keeping up with Fringe, Heroes, Vampire Diaries and playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2. He is looking forward to the Aliens vs Predator demo to play, and enjoying the cornucopia of stuff to watch and game. Derby season is approaching, so he’s getting as much in as he can. Brad has been incommunicado since the first of the month, playing the hell out of Star Trek Online. He tells the tales of the the unique little unlockables from Del Taco and the Next Generation dvd set.

Brad unveils a new contest! Thanks to the fine folks at Farpoint Media, PodCulture gives away a copy of the Marvel Animated dvd, Planet Hulk! To win, e-mail us at Contest@PodCulture.net with your name and address by March 12, 2010. The winner will be announced on PodCulture’s 200th Episode!

Adam is back for Geek Cuisine! We’ve got Chocolate Smarties! No, no, not the UK “M&M” kind of Smarties. The American tart treat gone chocolate!

BONG! Brad, Glenn and Christina talk about the two hour tour, the season premiere of Lost! SPOILER ALERT! We leave no stones unturned and no subs unexploded, so if you’ve missed your flight on Oceanic 815 (and you wish to remain unspoiled) skip from the 21 minute mark to the 48 minute point. They unravel theories, discuss hypotheses, and get their brains scrambled a la Daniel Faraday. Brad puts his Trekkie hat on to discuss timelines, Glenn brings up gaping plot holes, and Christina is happy simply to see Desmond. You all everybody! Tell us what you think! What do you want to happen? What are your theories?

Guilt’s keen eye is turned to the gang, as Glenn brings us Hawk the Slayer! He describes the “low budget Lord of the Rings”, including Jack Palance as the evil brother, and the young and disturbingly handsome John Terry (better known to Lost fans as Christian Shephard) as the good guy. It’s available on Netflix, and oh, yes, they’re making a sequel!

In closing, they wish Adam a fantastic trip full of great stories! Christina asks everyone….yes, you…and tell your friends! PodCulture is turning 200! Call our voicemail (or send us an MP3 or e-mail) and wish us a happy birthday. We’ll play it on the show and share your favorite moments from the past four years. Tell us about your favorite (or grossest) Geek Guisine, worst Guilty Pleasure, or coolest toys!

Promos come from The Dollhouse Podcast and Babylon 5 Podcast.