Episode 61 : Melty-Face

We discuss the nature of William, tonight. He not a Nazi, and you’ll find out why. Also, we BOTH saw the Avengers, so of course, we talk about all the action movie stars that came before. And then, Tony yells at Azuretalon.



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16 Responses to Episode 61 : Melty-Face

  1. Bloodsparrow says:

    I’ll have to wait until after Sunday to listen to the Podcast because that’s when I’m seeing Avengers.

  2. themagicaltalkinghat says:

    We very intentionally didn’t do any Avengers spoilers, Bloodsparrow. William and I are both quite sensitive about such things. Well… I am, at least.

  3. Azuretalon says:

    My nomenclature has always been Nerd, Geek, and Dork.

    Geek is what I self identify as so its probably the easiest baseline for me to define. Simply someone with intense enthusiasm for something. The amount of enthusiasm necessary to be a geek in inversely proportional to how mainstream the hobby is. Someone who plays in one RPG a week, owns no books, and just sees comic movies without reading any is as much a geek as someone who is REALLY, REALLY into sports and knows stats of players on dozens of teams for decades back.

    Nerd, is like a geek with both a high IQ and a geeky interest into something technical or mathematics. Computer Geeks, Math Geeks… These to me are nerds. Nerds also include those who are a bit less socially adept.

    Dork. The smelly, obnoxious, stupid, mouth breathers that can’t even take a hint if it’s delivered via 2×4. We all know them.

  4. Bloodsparrow says:

    Temple of Doom not being great wasn’t Ford’s fault, and it wasn’t quite so bad… particularly not as bad as Crystal Skull.

    I haven’t seen all of the Rockey movies, so I can’t speak to that… Godfather? How many of those were good?

    The Ocean’s movies that I’ve seen are all good, but I haven’t seen them all.

  5. Bloodsparrow says:

    I have only seen the Iron Man movies and the Ed Norton Hulk. I don’t know a lot about Thor, Cap, Hawkeye or Black Widow. There wasn’t a CRAPLOAD of exposition, but just enough to give you a good idea about how people felt about eachother, if they had history with who or whatever and what that was in a short amount of time.

  6. Bloodsparrow says:

    The new Spiderman is not a Reboot of Spiderman but a movie for Amazing Spiderman which was a different comic series. (Pedantic nerd is pedantic.)

  7. Bloodsparrow says:

    I agree about the bit at the VERY end of the credits. I posted a write up of why I LOVE that scene on Facebook.

  8. Bloodsparrow says:

    Yes Tony, I do know what you’re talking about.

  9. Bloodsparrow says:

    I didn’t like the first episode of Big Bang Theory I saw, which was the first episode of the first season. I recognize that I kinda should like that show, but I just don’t. I watch it when cool people are on like Wil Wheaton.

    I think the BBC show The IT Crowd does a better job of being a comedy about nerdy/geeky people.

  10. Mark says:

    Do you know the true purpose of ice cubes shaped like people’s heads? It’s to help identify the portion of the people who are most likely to become zombies. After all, if someone takes emmense glee in crunching ice cube heads; then they likely would feel the same about crunching living heads (once they’re undead).

    Melted face vs being a Nazi? Uhhh, I can choose neither?

    Avengers: In a very uncharacteristic move, I’ve been to the theatre to watch Avengers twice.

    Indiana Jones: The only good thing one can say about Temple of Doom is that it didn’t suck as bad as Crystal Skull.

    Spiderman 3 was full of meh. But as for the Iron Man movies being so much better, I don’t think you’ve got much of a case. Robert Downey Jr’s portrayal of Tony Stark might be more interesting than Toby McGuire’s portrayal of Peter Parker, but the movie is more than the primary character. When we start looking more at other characters in the movies, such as the villains (Spiderman 2, Doc Oc, Alfred Molina), then we can really see how Spiderman shines while Iron Man rusts.

    Also I just have trouble seeing the people going back to Iron Man movies in 20 years and saying the movies are good (fun, no problem; good, no).

    William: Not a Wheadon fan?!?!? We’re going to have to take away your Geek card now.

    Avengers (cont): I wasn’t as sold on Mark Ruffalo’s portrayal of Dr. Banner. It was as though everytime he was pulling himself back to be the unassuming scientist, it was a struggle for the actor to do so rather than the character. Like Tony, I’d seen all of the movie (excluding the Hulk) prior to seeing the Avengers. Additionally, the comics I tended to read are not the ones that seem likely to be made into major motion pictures, so I found out from some of my comic book geek friends that the Avengers was loaded with references from the comics. For example, in the 70’s Tony Stark apparently frequently used live-model doubles (mentioned when Tony takes Agent Coulson’s call and claims to be a live-model double) that were always getting killed or kidnapped or something. I don’t know that the Pepper Potts scenes would have seemed out of place to somebody unfamiliar with either the source material or the previous movies. Pepper would have just come off as Tony’s SO.

    Stan Lee: Yup, it took long enough for him to show up that I was wondering if I’d missed some announcement of him being too ill to do it or something.

    Marvel’s cinematic success: I think it’s not really they’re willingness to reboot characters, so much as it’s they’re ability to plan ahead. The Avenger’s movie has been in planning since what prior to Iron Man 1? And the entire time they’ve been making the other movies building up to the Avengers, they’ve worked to build backstory into the other movies. On the other hand, DC seems to give complete creative control to whoever is doing each of their movies and so each film maker does whatever the heck they want. This means no backstory building for other DC films, which means we don’t have a Justice League movie. This is a real shame, because it wouldn’t have taken much to put bits of backstory into the other DC films. Though it does mean we wouldn’t have had Nolan’s Dark Knight films.

    Ghost Rider: I saw the first one and I just don’t get the hate people have for it. The movie was exactly as bad as the comics ever were. It wasn’t a great film by any stretch of the imagination, but it was fun.

    John Carter: This was a fine action/sci-fi film, but it had just awful marketing.

    First 3 Williams: I really miss William 2. *sigh*

    Drama: One of the problems we have in judging the quality of US vs UK dramas is that only a fraction (presumably the best of what they make) of what the UK produces ever makes it to across the pond.

    One mocks the werepenguin at one’s peril….

    Castle: I could say something, but I refuse to risk spoiling it for you.

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