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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!

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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!

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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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Tropes and Cliches

Episode 94 – Tropes and Cliches

In this episode, Heather and Liz explore popular Tropes and Cliches used in movies, tv, and literature. Seen it over and over? So have we.

Tropes and Cliches

Tropes and Cliches

We wanted to talk about the difference between a trope and a cliche, because we see the same things over and over in TV and movies, especially with the advent of binge watching due to streaming services, DVRs, and on-demand options.

Examples:

  • Boy meets girl/loses girl/gets girl back
  • Will they/won’t they/ of course they will

Some of our discussion:

  • Action stars will fight their way through 2,000 henchmen to get to the big bad, but won’t kill him because he doesn’t want to be “just as bad as him.’
  • To change your life and everything about you, all you need is a makeover!
  • Scientists have to say things deliberately complicated so that someone else can make the statement, “In English, please!”
  • Every ensemble needs an idiot. [See potential scavenger hunt for Comicpalooza]
  • “We need to talk.”
  • It always rains at funerals.
  • Underdog will always win.
  • Badass female character must be perfect AND a physical badass.

PROMO: Home Video Hustle Podcast

Go check out our awesome Castaway friends and their amazing movie podcast! You can find them wherever you get your podcasts. Follow them on Twitter at @HVHPodcast

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Episode 93 – Dungeons & Dragons Campaign: Finding Stellan Skarsgård

In Dungeons & Dragons Campaign: Finding Stellan Skarsgård, after manually wooing some wolves and bringing them into our party, the gang heads deeper into Cragmaw Cave in search of Stellan Skarsgård. This is the second part of our previous adventure. In this campaign, we are working our way through the 5th Edition Starter Set with Operaman as our DM.

Game Players in this Episode:

  • Dungeon Master (DM): Paul, aka Operaman
  • Rivonel the Melodious (aka River Song), wood elf ranger: Liz, Nerdy Bitches Podcast
  • Joyassa, dragonborn sorcerer: Heather, Nerdy Bitches Podcast
  • Shyntal’drin Ale’urden (Shin), drow rogue: Producer Craig, Nerdy Bitches Podcast
  • Ba’Sha the Tusky, half-orc paladin: Mandy, CasterQuest
  • Brigid, human cleric: Thirsty, Dogfin Radio (and now Raging Nerds Podcast)

Dungeons & Dragons: Finding Stellan Skarsgård

Dungeons & Dragons: Finding Stellan Skardård

After the party entered the cave, and Basha the Tusky jerked off three wolves and gained their loyalty, the gang took the pack with them deeper into Cragmaw Cave in search of the human who may know the location of the map to the castle and Wave Echo Cave (we have named him Stellan Skarsgård because we cannot remember his real name).

As we delve further, we come to a crossroads and find our first adventure lurking quietly under the bridge…

 

 

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Episode 85 – End of Times

In this episode, Liz and Heather discuss the End of Times. The end is near, y’all and we will tell you all about it, and maybe give a few tips on how to survive. Or not.

End of Times

End of Times

With the state of our world, things that once seemed crazy don’t see that crazy anymore. We talk a lot about the state of things, what could happen, and give a few survival tips, whether we actually want to survive or not.

Now that Heather has moved and we will be recording more often, we are trying to bring back our segments.

Bitch of the Week

Homecoming in Texas – Why are the mums so fucking big? And when did asking someone out to a fairly insignificant football game or dance become a grander gesture than proposing marriage?? Here is the picture Liz sent Heather during the recording. I mean WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?? You can’t even see the girl behind it! Plus, let’s make sure we really make the people who didn’t get asked feel extra shitty when those who did need a freaking noose to wear that thing at school all day.

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We Heart Houston

Episode 84 – We Heart Houston

In this very special episode, we heart Houston and learn a little about Texas food and the fact that HEATHER IS MOVING AWAY!! Don’t worry, the show WILL go on and will stay awesome. But, before the leaves the great state of Texas, we have to talk about all the things she is going to miss!

We Heart Houston

We Heart Houston

So, Heather finished up her degree back in May, applied for the kickass job of her dreams and got it!! We are so proud of all of her accomplishments! That kickass job will be taking her to California, so while Liz will miss her fiercely, she is getting an incredible opportunity to make her dreams come true!

We took this opportunity to talk all about our home city and the things we love about it – mainly the FOOD! If you have never been to Houston and have a notion of what it is all about, I guarantee you are wrong! So, take a listen to our last in-studio session for a while (she will be back for Comicpalooza in May!) and hopefully no one gets too teary!

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With Heather and Producer Craig moving away, it actually opens up some new opportunities and challenges in the podcasting world. We have a million new ideas and need your support to keep this juggernaut rolling. Please consider pledging to our Nerdy Bitches Patreon account to help us bring you awesome entertainment. Even $1-3 a month would do so much to help us keep our show great! More would be even better! Visit www.patreon.com/nerdybitches to see all of our awesome rewards!

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Social Media is our second home now, and we LOVE interacting with all of our awesome listeners. Make sure you are following us and passing us along to your friends!

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You can also e-mail us directly at ContactUs@nerdybitches.com.

And DO NOT FRET!! Nerdy Bitches will continue on, and probably with more regularity now that we will be recording sessions online weekly. We love you all!

xo, Liz and Heather

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Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Part 2

Episode 83 – BOOK CLUB: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 2

BOOK CLUB: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 2

In this episode, Liz and Heather cover the rest of the first book, starting at Chapter 7! We had so much to say on this book that it couldn’t be contained in a single episode!! Make sure you check out the first part if you missed it!

Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Part 2

Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 2

We only made it as far as the Hogwart’s Express in the first part of this episode, so prepare for a world of wonder as Harry enters the wizarding school for the first time, goes to some classes, and plays for the Gryffindor house Quiddach team. Along the way, Harry discovers some shady characters and a plot that could change the course of the wizarding world! Will an 11 year old be able to keep the powers of evil at bay? Duh.

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Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser – with exclusive podcasts

As you probably know, we, along with all of Houston, just went through Hurricane Harvey and the city is still suffering. Several of our local podcast family were also hit super hard too. You can support the hurricane recovery by donating $10 HERE! In addition to doing some awesome for the community, you will receive 48 EXCLUSIVE PODCASTS that you cannot hear anywhere else from awesome podcasts, including ours. 25% of donations will go directly to local podcasters who were severely impacted by the storm, with the other 75% going to Mayor Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Do some good, get some podcasts!

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Part 1

Episode 82 – BOOK CLUB: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 1

In this week’s episode, it’s time for our Book Club selection: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 1! We are going to be going through all seven of the Harry Potter books over the next few months and discussing each book in detail.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Part 1

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 1

We had so much to say on this first world building book that we had to split it into two episodes!! We imagine the upcoming books will be much of the same, because we could both probably talk Harry Potter forever! In fact, it was a mutual love for Harry Potter that cemented our friendship in the first place! Harry Potter and scrapbooking.

During this part of the episode, we cover Chapters 1-6, which basically ends with Harry and company getting off the train at Hogwarts, if that tells you how much happens in the beginning of this book! We go through pretty much chapter by chapter here, hitting all of the little details that we probably missed when reading it the first time, but that end up being really important down the line.

In the first third of the book, we meet the Dursleys and learn a tiny bit about who Harry is and why he is important to the wizarding world. We jump forward to right before Harry’s 11th birthday where he learns some shocking news and takes his first leap into a magical world he never knew existed. He visits Diagon Alley and meets some interesting characters in passing.

Making it on to platform 9 3/4, Harry meets the Weasley family and gets all situation for the ride to Hogwarts.

In Part 2, we will go through the rest of the book in detail, so make sure you check in for the next installment!

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Hurricane Harvey Update

Episode 81½: Hurricane Harvey Update

In this brief episode, Liz and Heather check in to give our Hurricane Harvey Update for our listeners. We are both still alive, kicking; with power and Internet. Many in Houston and the surrounding areas cannot say the same.

Hurricane Harvey Update

Hurricane Harvey Update

So far, the storm has been hammering south east Texas after ripping through Rockport and its surrounding areas. We have had torrential rain, massive flooding, and people stranded. We wanted to keep our listeners up to date on what is happening around us and hope that people are understanding just how devastating this storm has been and will continue to be to this area and to the people who have lost everything, including their lives.

Please consider contributing to one of the trusted charities rounding up funds for the people here, as many will come back to what is left of their homes with absolutely nothing. Check out this awesome Instagram post from the cast of Supernatural. I think we just fell in love with them a little more!


If you are unable to see the original, go check it out on our Instagram account since Liz finally learned how to repost something! Or go check out the original content on Jensen Ackles’ account HERE. Bravo to the cast members for getting this going so quickly!

Be sure to check out all of our latest coverage on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages and to join our new Facebook discussion group for all the fun!

Big Shoutouts to the ‘Cast Away group on Twitter for keeping Liz company while going through all of this mess! You guys are the best! <3

 

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Hurricane Harvey

Episode 81 – Hurricane Harvey

BREAKING NEWS: In this episode, Liz and Heather are experiencing Hurricane Harvey from the inside!! This is how much we love our listeners! We sit down during a break in the storm to let you know all about what is going on and what is projected to happen soon. Hold on to your butts!

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey

We got a shock this week and learned that our beloved home of Texas was going to be slammed by the first category 4 hurricane to hit the Lone Star State since the 1960s! Not exactly what we had planned for this weekend!

Listen in as we talk about what all this category business means, other storms we have weathered, and how we are fairing on Saturday, the first day after the storm made rainfall. We plan to have an update episode later in the week to let you know how everything went and assure you (hopefully!) that we are still kicking!

Liz is riding out the storm at her home halfway between Houston and Galveston, while Heather is experiencing the storm in the middle of Houston. Make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to see the latest posts and how we are doing!

 

If you love our show, please head on over to iTunes or Podbean to leave us a 5-star rating and kick ass review! If you don’t love our show, move along!

Be safe out there!! If you are in need of assistance, please call your local authorities before it is too late!

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