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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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Robots and cyborgs and droids oh my

Episode 67 – Robots and Cyborgs and Droids, Oh My!!

Robots and Cyborgs and Droids Oh My!! In this episode, Heather and Liz discuss their favorite near-human companions throughout sci-fi and fantasy! Join us as we hit our favorites throughout our favorite fandoms.

Robots and cyborgs and droids oh my

Robots and Cyborgs and Droids, Oh My!!

This may be our most mansplained episode ever, so we will see how that goes along. A robot is a machine that does the job of a human. An android is a robot is generally made to look like a human. Cyborgs have organic material mixed with mechanical stuff.

[We are not talking bout Roombas and robot maids and sex bots, though we do actually talk about a few of those things. Vacuums totally blow, by the way.]

We took a quiz to see which Star Wars droids we are. Liz got K-2SO and Heather got BB-8. We would like to see a buddy movie made with those two, so someone get on that! We go on a bit of a tangent regarding introverts vs. extroverts. Shout out to our new friends at Serves You Right podcast!

The Star Wars universe is chock full of droids, and these are mostly our favorites. C-3PO, R2-D2, BB-8, K-2SO.

We also went through literature, music, film, and TV.

Music:

  • Mr. Roboto by Styx

Literature:

  • Tik Tok from Return to Oz (1907)
  • Marvin the Paranoid Android (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

Film:

  • Ash (Alien) / Bishop (Aliens)
  • Boobo – Clash of the Titans
  • T-800 from Terminator
  • Beta (Alex Rogan replacement) from The Last Starfighter
  • Ralph and Max Flight of the Navigator
  • Johnny 5 – Short Circuit
  • Robocop
  • The Fixits – Batteries Not Included
  • Dot Matrix – Spaceballs
  • Fembots – Austin Powers
  • Battle droids  – Star Wars Clone Wars
  • Toy Santa – The Santa Clause 2
  • B-4 (Data’s brother) – Star Trek
  • Transformers: The Movie
  • Wall-E et. al.
  • Ultron and Vision – Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • BB-8, K-2SO
  • Buzz Lightyear – Toy Story

TV:

  • Transformers (especially Optimus Prime and Bumblebee)
  • Voltron (new and old)
  • Rosie the Maid – The Jetsons
  • Cybermen, K-9, Daleks – Doctor Who
  • Data, Lor, and Lal – Star Trek: TNG
  • Cylons – Battlestar Galactica
  • Kitt – Knight Rider
  • Bender – Futurama
  • Small Wonder – robot kid
  • My Electric Grandmother

Robots and Cyborgs and Droids, Oh My!!

 

Get Felicia Day on the show!!

 

 

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Ask a Nerdy Bitch Part 2

Episode 66 – Ask a Nerdy Bitch Part 2

In this episode, Heather and Liz continue answering listener questions in Ask a Nerdy Bitch Part 2!

Ask a Nerdy Bitch Part 2

 

Ask a Nerdy Bitch Part 2

Questions came from the following awesome listeners! Thank you for your questions!

  • Bdemdown – Cult 45: The Movie Podcast
  • Jon – Dogfin Radio
  • Randy – Dogfin Radio
  • Bryan – BryFy Podcast
  • Chelsea

Send us your questions and we will do our best to answer them. ContactUs@nerdybitches.com

Keep up with us on social media on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

 

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Time Travel

Episode 62 – Time Travel

In this episode, Heather and Liz talk time travel in entertainment (but not real science, so don’t tell us we don’t know science – because we already know that).

Time Travel

Time Travel

We are discussing time travel in TV and movies. Since we don’t have Dr. Neil Degrass Tyson on the show (but we would LOVE to), we won’t be talking the actual physics/science behind the potential for time travel, or even things like wormholes. We are sticking to what we can Google and what we can see in entertainment.

Time Travel Theories
  1. Fixed timeline – Single fixed history which is unchangeable. Whatever you go back and try to change will be what created it in the first place. Examples: 12 Monkeys and Donnie Darko.
  2. Dynamic timeline – Very small change in the past has a huge impact on the future (Butterfly effect or chaos theory). Example: Back to the Future. Paradox: Grandfather paradox – If you go back in time and kill your grandfather and thus you should never be born, but the fact that YOU went back in time means that you existed and the grandpa can’t be killed.
  3. Multi-verse – Every change you make creates a new timeline. Example: Doctor Who, The Flash
  4. Trapped in time – Time is paused and they will rejoin the timeline. Example: Jumanji, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me; Planet of the Apes (1968).

Bootstrap Paradox: occurs when an object or piece of information sent back in time becomes trapped within an infinite cause-effect loop in which the item no longer has a discernible point of origin, and is said to be “uncaused” or “self-created”.

Wormhole – Often used as a method for time travel

Time Travel – in TV

  • Doctor Who
  • Quantum Leap
  • Legends of Tomorrow
  • Agents of Shield (ish)
  • Continum

Time Travel – in Movies

  • Back to the Future
  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • Groundhog Day*
  • Interstellar
  • Terminator
  • Time Bandits
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Butterfly Effect
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • X-Men Days of Future Past
  • Flight of the Navigator
  • 13 Going on 30

Other Segments – Bitch of the Week, Things We Don’t Get, and Out-of-Context Internet Comments

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Rogue One

Episode 61 – Rogue One

In this episode, Liz and Heather talk all about Rogue One and the future of the Star Wars saga. There are spoilers in this episode, so make sure you have seen the movie or just take our word for it!

Rogue One

Rogue One

We start out talking about Star Wars canon and the previously-known extended universe (now Legends). Some of the more popular things from the old books are coming back into the true canon, like Admiral Thrawn (first introduced by Timothy Zahn in the Trawn trilogy), who is now appearing in Star Wars: Rebels this season. We also see Saw Guerrera, who originally came around in Clone Wars, and is now in Rogue One, and also in Rebels.

Other characters that show up in Rogue One: Chopper (droid, Rebels), General Syndulla (Hera, Rebels), Dr. Evanza and Ponda Baba (bad dudes from the Cantina scene in Episode IV)

Rogue One passed the Bechtel Test! (Note: There is a new Jyn Erso backstory book coming out soon). As far as women go, we see Jyn and Mon Mothma talking, and not about a man! We would like more backstory on Jyn to tell us why we should care about her, because she is kind of a bitch throughout the whole story (more so in the Rogue One book than the movie).

Villains – Star Wars is amazing at making terrible villains who actually make you uncomfortable. Orsen Krennick, Darth Vader being a badass (and also cracking jokes while force choking someone), Tarkin, etc.

CGI issues – Peter Cushing passed in 1994 and was recreated via CGI over another actor. Tarkin was an essential part of the story, so it was necessary to have him in the story. His importance is much stronger in the book than what they did in the movie, which was respectful. We LOVED the CGI Princess Leia at the end of the movie. It is harder to watch after her passing in late December.

Discussion around other characters. We will be doing a Robot episode in the upcoming months, so we talk only about K-2SO in this episode.

Bitch of the Week

Heather – Birds

Liz – Oversharing of someone else’s photos on Facebook

Book Club – Coming Soon

Our next selection is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Probably just the first books.

We also bring back the Bitch of the Week and Out-of-Context Internet Comments segments, and added a new one: Things We Just Don’t Get.

5-Star Reviews!

If you love our podcast, please go leave us a 5-star review and comment on iTunes and we will give you a shout-out on the show!

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Not so great expectations

Episode 60: Not So Great Expectations

Happy New Year! 2016 was a total bitch, and not in a good way like we are. In this episode, we talk about the not so great expectations of being a girl, and also provide a memorial on the late Carrie Fisher.

Not so great expectations

In Memory of Carrie Fisher…

We recorded the actual episode before Christmas, so when we woke up to the news that Carrie Fisher, our beloved Princess Leia, had died a few days after a heart attack. It was really devastating. Liz wrote about it on her blog, so you can read that here, but this was our recognition of an amazing woman who was an actor, an advocate for the mentally ill, and a fantastic writer. The day after, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, also died. So much tragedy in such a short time. Prayers for Gary Fisher. You can’t explain death to a dog. Let the love of Carrie carry us forward into DOING something, rather than waiting for things to happen. Let’s make the world a better place.

Moving on…

Not So Great Expectations

Heather loves day-drinking, especially at a festival. And the drunk texts from her during these events are also amazingly weird. But we want to talk about what it’s like being a girl when you aren’t really a “girly girl” and aren’t meeting up to expectations – ours or the world’s. First of all, just because we don’t always want to be girly doesn’t mean we want to be dudes. Get over your “penis envy” comments just because we don’t feel like doing our hair or makeup every day.

Story about Speedos. Just… don’t. Also, New Year’s Resolutions… stop. Stop hating yourself when you don’t meet these flighty goals. Make real goals and work on them. We talk about some goals that we have made over the years to better ourselves that aren’t just short-term goals.

The expectations we put on ourselves are often harder than the ones society imposes. We always assumed that we would be more put-together as adult women. And we judged, growing up, the moms/women who weren’t. We imagined that at some age, we would wake up and get our shit together. Still waiting…

Listen in to the rest.

Note: This is the “comfy” bra Operaman brought Liz when we went out and forgot to put one on…

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2016 Netflix Originals Part 2

Episode 58 – 2016 Netflix Originals Part 2

In this episode, Liz and Heather cover 2016 Netflix Originals Part 2. One note – be sure to get your tickets for the Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve (use craigprice as a coupon code for $50 off a 4-day pass) with Stan Lee in Dallas December 29 – January 1. Our own Producer Craig will be moderating panels and a lot of cool people will be there. Check it out at www.marvelousnye.com.

2016 Netflix Originals Part 2

2016 Netflix Originals Part 2

We have decided that there should be Netflix for pets. But, since there isn’t currently, we can only talk about the one for peoples. So, here is the rest of 2016.

  • Orange is the New Black – We don’t care for the main characters, but Red is awesome. Also an interesting look at the difference between private and public prison institutions. Just look what happened to Luke Cage!
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender – Absolutely excellent! Completely worth the watch, especially if you aren’t into other areas of anime. Season 2 will be out in January 2017.
  • BoJack Horsemen – BoJack has issues. The animal jokes throughout are funny.
  • Stranger Things – This show is crazy good. The 1980s nostalgia alone is worth the watch. Mystery/thriller/sci-fi that really represents the 80s. It’s dark and gritty. We talk about the differences between the disappearances of Will and Barb and the importance of an active imagination. We go in depth with the different characters and actors on this one.
  • Luke Cage – Damn. He is hot. Aside from the hotness, this show is really good. Definitely one to check out and binge. Long discussion here.
  • Black Mirror – Totally fucked up, so it may take some time to get into. Kind of like your Klout score becoming your net worth.
  • Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life – A 4 part 90-min series catching up on what happened since we last visited Stars Hollow.

Be sure to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes or wherever. Because we are awesome.

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2016 Netflix Originals Part 1

Episode 57 – 2016 Netflix Originals Part 1

In this episode, Liz and Heather discuss all of the 2016 Netflix Originals Part 1 that we have seen or heard good things about. Sit back and enjoy the first part, as we blab way too much for a single episode.

2016 Netflix Originals Part 1

We are also drinking on this episode – Fireball whiskey + Cream soda = Delicious! Plus a random discussion about coffee.

2016 Netflix Originals Part 1

  • Fuller House – Definitely worth the watch if you were a fan of the original series back in the 90s or in the last two decades as it has run in syndication.
  • Daredevil (Season 2) – Marvel has done an awesome job on these Netflix episodes because they can do so much in this format that can’t be done on network TV.
  • PeeWee’s Big Holiday – Same personality as back in the day, so check it out. Totally makes you forget about him jerking off in a movie theater.
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 2) – So freaking funny. Enough said.
  • Patton Oswalt’s Talking for Clapping (stand-up comedy special) – So unbelievably funny. He is delightful. Also recommended: Lady Dynamite. Also, check out the College Humor series of BadMan (a take on Batman) – Patton Oswalt plays the Penguin and it’s awesome.
  • House of Cards – Creepy and awesome.
  • Grace and Frankie – Meh. This one had high hopes, but hasn’t really thrilled me yet.

 

In other news…

Marvelous Nerd Year's Eve

If you are thinking about what to do for New Years this year, think about heading up to Dallas for The Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve with Stan Lee! It’s a four day convention (December 29 – January 1). Producer Craig will be moderating several panels and has a $50 off coupon code on the 4-day pass. Code: craigprice at www.marvelousnye.com

 

Check out Part 2 of this episode next week!

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Star Trek

Episode 54 – Star Trek

In this episode, Liz and Heather welcome back Kitty into the studio to talk all about Star Trek! It’s been pretty much since the beginning of the podcast since we talked Trek (and that was in the Star Wars vs. Star Trek episode, if you missed it.), so we felt it was time to get to it!

Star Trek

Star Trek: Past, Present, and Beyond

All three of us watched a lot of these growing up over the years, so we really wanted to get into the shows vs. the movies vs. the reboot movies. Random aside: Netflix is completely worth buying. While their content may be down, it is super cheap and has a great catalog of both shows and movies to watch whenever you want. Another random aside – Dancing with the Stars is delightful.

Space whores, aliens in mini skirts, Tribbles, and more – all about the original series. We all loved Next Generation. We talk about the different series and each of the movies for both the original cast and next gen. We then move into the reboots – why did they decide to reboot the original series versus creating a new crew like the previous incarnations did over the years?

Klingon Hug Dungeons.

 

Star Trek

The original series had a pretty tight-knit crew, as opposed to a much larger work-family-life like the following series. Deep Space Nine was basically a space soap opera. Netflix is awesome for getting on board with these shows if you haven’t seen them (or haven’t seen them in years) since you can sit down and watch from start to finish without waiting. Where were we before binge watching??

"Shut your math hole!"

 

Favorite Alien Races:

-Klingons

-Ferengi

-Borg

-Andorians

-Q

Geek vs. Basic Bitch: Do you know the difference between a Cardassian and a Kardashian?

 

Go check out Trekkies and For the Love of Spock because they are both awesome.

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2016 Movie Review - Part 2

Episode 52 – 2016 Movie Review – Part 2

In this episode, Liz and Heather complete the 2016 Movie Review – Part 2. Listen is as we continue talking about the movies we have seen, those we haven’t, and the ones we are looking forward to between now and the end of the year.

2016 Movie Review - Part 2

2016 Movie Review – Part 2

Picking up where we left off in last week’s episode, we got halfway through May, so here we roll!

May

  • Angry Birds The Movie – We didn’t see, nor do we really care to see. We may come across it at some point, so time will tell.
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass – No interest for Heather. Liz saw the first one and enjoyed it more than she thought she would and will probably see this one in the future, but didn’t get around to it in the theaters. (In Liz’s story, it was Carol Channing, NOT Phyllis Diller. Sorry.)
  • X-Men: Apocolypse – We liked it and may need to watch it again to get more of the details. We love their version of Quicksilver better than the one from The Avengers. We also really like Wolverine, obviously.

June

  • Finding Dory – We haven’t seen it and heard it isn’t that great, but we will see.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 – Haven’t seen, not big fans of Michael Bay.
  • The Nice Guys – This one didn’t get its due, so go check it out. Very much in the vein of Lethal Weapon. So much fun – high praise from Heather!
  • Swiss Army Men – Harry Potter becomes a human swiss army knife. It looked really good and funny, so it is one to check out. We haven’t seen it yet, but we will track it down when it comes out.
  • The BFG – This was a childhood classic book, so we will probably come across this movie. It came out right around the time we were doing Comicpalooza, so it was a tough time.
  • Independence Day: Resurgance – We didn’t get to see this and we really wanted to, but it was super slammed in the reviews, so I guess we will come across it sooner or later.
  • Warcraft – We weren’t into the game, but the trailers look pretty epic, so maybe we will see it at some point. Video games don’t always translate well to movies, so we will see.

July

  • Secret Life of Pets – We were so interested in seeing this! The previews started coming out back in January and looked so good! Neither of us had the chance to see it, so we will see it at some point.
  • Ghostbusters – People crapped all over this movie, but it was awesome. It wasn’t the same as the original movie (which honestly wasn’t the best movie ever – it survives on nostalgia), and that was the best part. It didn’t throw the fact that they were all girls in your face. They just were. They were smart and awesome.
  • Star Trek Beyond – We both liked it better than the last one. It was a good movie and had some great comedic moments. They did a lovely nod to the death of Leonard Nemoy, which we really loved. The Bones/Spock/Kirk relationship in this movie was amazing and really nods back to the roles they had in the original series. Check out For The Love of Spock on iTunes – It’s a documentary by Adam Nemoy (Leonard Nemoy’s son) talking about the life and career of his dad. It was beautiful and completely worth watching. Plus, Beastie Boys Sabotage being played as “classical music” was pure awesome.
  • Bad Moms
  • Batman: The Killing Joke – Came out for one day only before the DVD release. We went to see this with several other area podcasters and that part was fun. The show is twelve shades of fucked up.

August

  • Suicide Squad
  • Pete’s Dragon
  • Kubo
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Sausage Party

September

  • Sully
  • Bridget Jones’ Baby
  • The Magnificent Seven

Remaining Movies of 2016

October

  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
  • Keeping Up With The Joneses

November

  • Doctor Strange
  • Trolls
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Bad Santa 2
  • Gilmore Girls: Seasons (Netflix)

December

  • Office Christmas Party
  • Star Wars: Rogue One
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Passengers

In our next episode, we finally get around to talking about our Book Club episode on Pride and Prejudice and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

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