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Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact

Episode 97- Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact

Surprise! In this episode, we will be doing our Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact, in honor of guests Brent Spiner and Levar Burton.Every year, we choose a classic movie to review based on the guests for Comicpalooza. This year, we chose TWO movies to review! We left one selection up to the fans via Twitter poll, and we chose the other.

Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact

Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact

Liz and Heather talk through the movie, discussing what all is happening, along with their thoughts on those goings-on. WARNING: As this is a movie review, it does contain SPOILERS. If you have not see this movie from 1996 and are listening in, that’s on you.

We talk about some of the things we liked and also those sections that just don’t hold up over time. Some may even seem a bit like fan fiction! We give our final thoughts, and answer some Star Trek-related questions sent by our Castaway friends.

Liz also recently guested on both Everything I Learned From Movies with Steve and Izzy to discuss the 90s movie Zeus & Roxanne and all things THE GUTE. She also guest hosted this week on CasterQuest, filling in on a replacement episode (Ep. 11) in their Name of the Wind book club! So make sure to go check out those shows at the links below!

PROMO – Everything I Learned From Movies

 

Comicpalooza Updates

Our panels have been approved and we finally have the schedule! If you want to come support the show and meet us in person, you will find us at the following places/times. (*Check show schedule to confirm times and locations, as they could be subject to change.)

  • Friday, May 25 5:00 – 6:00: Nerd Podcast Trivia FACEOFF Game Show featuring Nerdy Bitches Podcast vs. Cult 45: The Movie Podcast
  • Saturday, May 26: 5:00 – 6:00: Nerdy B*s LIVE 100th episode podcast with Cards Against Humanity
  • Sunday, May 27 2:00 – 3:00: Women in Podcasting panel, Hosted by Nerdy Bitches Podcast, and featuring Mandy from CasterQuest, Jenny Kelly from I Love Flavor/Hello Woodlands, and Thirsty from Raging Nerds Podcast
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Gilmore Girls

Episode 96 – Gilmore Girls

On this episode, Liz and Heather finally tackle all seven original seasons of Gilmore Girls! During another one of our infamous fan-trades, Heather agreed to watch all seven seasons plus the revival. In return, Liz will be watching Game of Thrones, which will be discussed sometime during the summer. Probably. We are only tackling the original series in this episode, as also covering the revival would have put the show around 10 hours. The revival and our final-final thoughts will be released this summer. Stay tuned!!

Gilmore Girls

But First…

Big news! We are officially part of the 2018 Comicpalooza Podcast Partnership Program!! Woohoo!! This is the third year in a row for us, and we are SO excited! We have also submitted several panels to host during the convention, so stay tuned for the details on where you can see us LIVE and IN PERSON! Heather will also be returning to Houston from California for the event, so it will be the first time she and Liz will see each other in about six months.

And now… on to the show!

Gilmore Girls

Heather had never seen the series before the fandom swap, and Liz only started watching it in 2016, when the revival was announced. In this episode, we discuss the many relationships that exist within the series. To name a few…

  • Lorelei and Rory
  • Emily and Lorelei
  • Rory and Dean/Jess/Naked Guy/Logan
  • Lorelei and Max/Digger/Christopher/Luke
  • ALL of the other characters in Stars Hollow
  • Rory and Paris
  • Lorelei and Sookie

During our relationships discussions, we hit a lot of different topics and talk through most of the major plot lines throughout the run of the series. Find out if we love it, hate it, or hate to love it!

Promo

This week, we highlight our friends Ashley and Justine over at The Cutaways Podcast!! These ladies are some of our very favorites and we are excited to send some of our love their way! Go check them out wherever you find your quality podcasts!

Support the Show

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Follow Us

Make sure to follow us on social media to keep up to date on all of our episodes and to keep up with the convention goings-on! We will be doing live videos, live podcasts, and have other exclusive coverage coming soon!

Comicpalooza

If you want a chance to meet us in person and you live (or will fly) to the Houston area, come check out the show at George R. Brown Convention Center May 25 – 27, 2018! Go to www.comicpalooza.com to get your tickets and book your hotel today!

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Episode 92 – BOOK CLUB – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

In this episode, Liz and Heather continue working their way through the halls of Hogwarts with our Book Club Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (book 2 in the series).

Book Club Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Exciting News!

We are rolling up on our 100th episode, and we would love to have some clips from friends and listeners to include during this episode. You can just send a congratulations, tell us about your favorite moments, or just whatever you would like to say. You can e-mail the audio clip to ContactUs@nerdybitches.com by March 31, 2018!

Book Club Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

We work our way through the second book in the series in detail. We have given up on attempting summaries because we suck at them, so if you need that, check out some other site and come back to us. There are a lot of laughs and a lot of WTF kind of moments where we question the intelligence of Ron and Harry. But, really… what can you expect from a couple of 12 year old kids.

Spoiler Alert – We will be talking in-depth about this book ONLY, but will not be spoiling any future books or movies, as much as we might want to. So, if you haven’t read beyond this book, no worries!

PROMO – High Expectations Podcast (1:16 mark)

Check out our favorite lady podcast from New Zealand and their awesome accents!

Ask A Nerdy Bitch Segment

We answer give advice and answer listener questions on etiquette from a nerdy bitch perspective. Thank you to What Were They Thinking podcast, Besotted Geek podcast, Everything I Learned from Movies podcast, Cult 45 Podcast, History of Bad Ideas podcast, and our own OperaMan for submitting your questions!

Support Nerdy Bitches Podcast

If you like what you hear, think about donating some funds to our Patreon account. This will allow us to keep the show going and growing! Visit our page at patreon.com/nerdybitches to see our awesome rewards for patrons!

You can also visit our merchandise store and pick up some awesome Nerdy Bitches swag! Hit us up at zazzle.com/nerdybitchespodcast

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Be sure to support us on social media at all of our various sites! Stay in the know with all of the awesome comings and goings!

 

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2017 Movie Review Part 2

Episode 79 – 2017 Movie Review Part 2

It’s time for the 2017 Movie Review Part 2!! In this episode, Liz and Heather talk about the movies they have seen in the first two weeks of July, along with predictions on the movies slated to be released through the end of the year. The second half is going to be EPIC!!

2017 Movie Review Part 2

2017 Movie Review Part 2

Since we ran long in Part 1 last week, we didn’t get to finish the movies that had come out as of the date of recording. So, we begin with July and roll on through December. You will have to check back in with us later in the year to see how our predictions held up!

We are especially looking forward to November and December, as there will be some awesome films released, including Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jumanji, and Pitch Perfect 3! Fingers crossed that all of these live up to their respective hypes!

Make sure you are following us on social media!

You can also check out our Nerdy Bitches Podcast store!! Be sure to set your content filters to “OFF” to be able to see the really awesome stuff!

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or Podbean. Leave us a 5-star rating and an awesome review on iTunes, please and thank you! *Note: Be sure to leave out the word “bitches” in your review or Apple will not post it.

 

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2017 Movie Review Part 1

Episode 78 – 2017 Movie Review Part 1

It’s time once again for the Nerdy Bitches 2017 Movie Review Part 1! In this episode, Liz and Heather talk through the movies released in the first half of 2017 – hits, misses, and things we missed completely.

2017 Movie Review Part 1

2017 Movie Review Part 1

It’s time for our 3rd annual Nerdy Bitches Movie Review! In Part 1, we talk about movies released from January – June 2017. Make sure to check out Part 2 for our thoughts on the remaining movies due out this year!

You can check out websites like Movie Insider to see the list of releases for 2017.

 

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Wonder Women

Episode 75 – Wonder Women

In this episode, Liz and Heather, along with guest Kim Gordon, talk all about Wonder Women – not just the movie, but also the world of women directors and what we hope for the future! We give a few shout-outs right up front to the people who interacted with our Facebook page on the Name This Movie (with the wrong name) post.

Wonder Women

Wonder Women

We aren’t talking about the movie itself, but more about female directors, what this movie means for the industry going forward, and how the movie compared to the two DC movies that were released in 2016.

Costume-wise, we really liked what they did with Wonder Woman in that her armor is fairly realistic and could actually be fought in. She has flat shoes, leather shin guards that go over the knees and are bendable, etc. Her midriff isn’t hanging out, and it isn’t basically satin lingerie like Linda Carter’s Wonder Woman. The attention to detail was spot on! She wasn’t over-sexualized, and that is refreshing.

Rotten Tomatoes ratings on the recent D.C. Movies

  • Batman V. Superman: 27% (critics)
  • Suicide Squad: 25% (critics)
  • Wonder Woman: 92% (critics) [BOOM]

BTW – Dick Smackers is like the worst lip gloss flavor ever.

Female Directors

One of the biggest problems is that when we sit down and try to think of female directors, we could each come up with maybe four, and several of those we can’t even think of their names, we just know the movie. This is a serious problem, especially when one of the biggest female director in the industry can’t be mentioned without saying “ex-wife of James Cameron.” And if a female had two shit movies in a row, you would NEVER hear from them again. Unlike Zac Snyder and is shitstorm of crap movies getting one of the biggest franchises out there.

Here is the clip that Liz was talking about from Patton Oswalt’s Talking for Clapping standup

 

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video games

Episode 74 – Video Games

In this episode, Liz and Heather are joined by Kim Gordon to talk all about video games! Join us as we talk about the games we have played, as well as what we currently play, along with some history of the video gaming industry.

video games

Video Games

We invited gamer and friend Kim Gordon (the other one) on this week’s episode to talk all about games, past and present. Kim is also heavily involved with Comicpalooza and married to one of the hosts of the Metal Geeks Podcast. We spend time talking about how we got into games and dispel the myth that video games are just for guys. Check out this video from Adam Ruins Everything:

We talk about some of the different game consoles, PC gaming, and Facebook/phone games. Bro-games/multi-player online games versus couch co-op or single player campaigns

Super Mario Bros, Street Fighter, Call of Duty, Lego everything (especially Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens)!, Halo, Castle Wolfenstein, Doom, Oregon Trail, Mass Effect, Shadows of Mordor, Bejeweled, Just Dance, Rock Band

For more info, there are a couple of great documentaries currently on Netflix.

  • Atari: Game Over
  • Video Games: The Movie
  • Indie Game: The Movie
  • Man vs. Snake

Starting gamers recommendation: It really depends on age, skill level, interests, etc. There really is no stock answer.

 

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Episode 72 – Cards Against Humanity LIVE at Comicpalooza!

Welcome to our Cards Against Humanity LIVE at Comicpalooza episode!! We had our very own panel where we recorded with a live audience and played an awesome game and gave out maybe the best trophy in the history of the world! Take a listen to find out what happens when 15 people are given a set hand of 5 cards and have to battle it out, tournament-style to see who can win!

A special thank you to celebrity guest judge, Miss Jenny Kelley (ILoveFlavor on YouTube,owner/host of Hello Woodlands, and local cosplay guru!)!

Cards Against Humanity LIVE at Comicpalooza!

Cards Against Humanity LIVE at Comicpalooza!

A massive shout-out to the people we actually knew in the room – Jon (Dogfin Radio), Brandon (Cult 45 Movie Podcast), Erica (Dogfin Radio, formerly of Serves You Right Podcast), Mandy (CasterQuest), Rob Zipp, Jessica (colleague to Operaman and all around friend/friend of the show/former guest), Randy, and so many others!

We are so thankful that we had a packed audience at the show and that everyone was completely awesome! Thank you to everyone who attended, participated, and didn’t freak out that a 9-year old was in the room with her headphones blaring (we aren’t monsters!!)

And another thank you to Jenny (as Emma Frost)

for being amazing with Liz’s niece, Madison, who was so excited to attend her first Comicpalooza! She had a ball and loved that everyone was so complimentary of her Harley Quinn outfit!

And the winner was…

Jon from Dogfin Radio! He managed to beat out the other 14 players with the best cards, with extra points awarded for voices!

Heather picked out the BEST trophy in the history of the world, so make sure you capture that caption…

 

Let us know what you thought of our first LIVE episode! We are hoping to do even larger and more interactive podcasts in the future! Leave us a comment here, or give us a 5-star rating AND review on iTunes! You can also message us on Twitter (@nerdybitchespod) or e-mail us at ContactUs@nerdybitches.com for future show ideas, or just to tell us how much you love us!

 

Enjoy the show!

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Book Club: Felicia Day

Episode 70 – Book Club: Felicia Day

In this episode, Liz and Heather sit down for Book Club: Felicia Day (You’re Never Weird on the Internet, Almost). We are super excited since this author, actress, and all around nerdy phenomenon will be attending Comicpalooza here in Houston May 12-14 at the George R. Brown Convention Center!

Book Club: Felicia Day

Book Club: Felicia Day

In this book, Felicia talks about her weird (her words!) childhood, schooling, and talent and how they led her to become the awesome nerd we all know and love today. If she looks familiar, you have probably seen her in Supernatural, Eureka, Doctor Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, and ALL over the internet! She pretty much invented the web series with The Guild! This is definitely a must-read book for geek girls out there. She also talks about her own experience after gamer gate and how she came back from that stronger.

Comicpalooza 2017

We are only a week away from this year’s Comicpalooza! We are so excited to be part of the podcasting program for the second year, AND this year we will be hosting our own live podcast panel as part of the show! Get your tickets at https://register.growtix.com/e/comicpalooza_2017?cc=website17

Nerdy B*s Live Podcast with Cards Against Humanity

As you can see, we have had to censor our name for the convention program, but we are still us and our signature brand of nerdiness and language will still be there! Come play Cards Against Humanity with us Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 6 – 7pm in room 370C! It will be a blast!!

Make sure you are following us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep track of where we are and where you can meet us!!

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Independence Day

Episode 69 – Independence Day

To celebrate our excitement for Comicpalooza (May 12-14 in Houston!), in this episode, Heather and Liz do another Classic Movie Review on 1996’s Independence Day! This awesome action movie stars Mary McDonnell, who will be attending the festivites at Comicpalooza this year! In this movie, she plays First Lady Marilyn Whitmore.

Independence Day

 

Independence Day

We spend a good amount of time discussing this movie – all of our favorite parts, lines, and gaping plot holes. But we really do love it! The show is nearly as long as the movie!

Comicpalooza

We are proud to be part of the Comicpalooza Podcast Program for the second year! Come down and see us at Texas’ largest comic convention! It also serves as a huge literary convention. There is guaranteed to be a little something for everyone!

May 12-14, 2017

George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas

Buy your tickets now at: https://register.growtix.com/e/comicpalooza_2017?cc=website17

 

Announcement

We will be hosting a LIVE podcast event at Comicpalooza this year!! Along with recording in front of a live audience, we will also be playing a game of Cards Against Humanity! It is absolutely going to be a blast!! Come on down to see us and maybe sit in on a round! **In case you might not know, we will be listed in the program as “Nerdy B*s Live Podcast with Cards Against Humanity.” Our show is also not safe for children. You have been warned!!**

Saturday, May 13, 2017 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Room 370C (*time and location are subject to change, so please consult the convention schedule or the Comicpalooza app!)

 

We hope to see you all there! Make sure you are following us on social media to find us! Twitter (@nerdybitchespod), Instagram (@nerdybitches), and Facebook! We will try our best to post a lot of pictures, locations, and live videos!

 

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