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The Doctor is in

Episode 107 – The Doctor is IN

In this episode, The Doctor is IN! We sit down to discuss the Series 11 premier of Doctor Who and the full introduction to the new Doctor, played by Jodie Whitaker. This is historic, as this is the first time the Doctor has been portrayed by a woman!

The Doctor is in

The Doctor Is In

After watching the season premiere of Doctor Who on October 7th, we had to sit down and discuss our thoughts on the new Doctor and Jodie Whitaker. In the past, we have each had issue with the new actor taking on the role, before eventually (some seriously eventually) coming around and loving them. Did this follow suit for Jodie? Listen in to find out!

We also discuss what we thought about the first episode, and talk though the majority of the plot line and characters, including what will become the new companions.

Finally, we check in with the wardrobe department to talk about the Doctor’s new look, and how it compared to her previous counterparts.

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Episode 106 – Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

In this episode, we finally get back to Stars Hollow to review the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life revival. If you missed our review of the original Gilmore Girls series, you can check that out here: http://www.nerdybitches.com/episode-96-gilmore-girls/

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

When we decided to cover Gilmore Girls for the podcast, we quickly realized that there was no way for us to cover all 8 seasons PLUS the four-part Netflix revival in one show, so we broke it down into the OG series and the revival. In this show, we hit all of the what the fuckery of it all, what our characters have been up to since the series ended, and what in the world is happening with them during this one arbitrary year.

The revival was broken down into four 90-minute shows, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. We break down each episode to talk about what we liked, what we didn’t, and OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING moments. We follow Emily, Lorelei, and Rory Gilmore through a year to see if any of them have bothered to grow since the OG series ended.

One thing that we both really loved was the fact that this series was developed for Netflix, which meant they could get away with a lot of things that never would have flown with a network. This includes a few choice swear words, which when coming out of the mouth of Emily Gilmore is total life.

We also thoroughly enjoy the spiral downward of always-perfect Rory, who is just annoying in the way everything has always worked out for her.

We also get to check in on all of our favorite characters from the town.

 

Nerdy Bitches on the Town!

We have both been crazy busy preparing for some AWESOME conventions! Heather and Producer Craig just made it back from Salt Lake Fan X where Craig served as panelist and moderator for some great events and Heather had an awesome time covering the con!

This weekend, Liz will be hitting Houston’s first Fandemic Tour with Miss Jenny Kelley and Geeks of the Galaxy! There will be celebrities, artists, and a lot of our podcasting friends to play with! Definitely check out our social media accounts to follow all the fun! (You can also follow @geeksofgalaxy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more geeky fun!

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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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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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This n That

Episode 95 – This n That

In this episode, Liz and Heather sit down to discuss a little bit of nerdy news in This n That.
This n That

This n That

We decided to discuss some current events that have been out there that don’t necessarily call for an entire show. Some of the topics of conversation are

  • Superhero movie directors
  • Nathan Fillion in his Browncoat on American Housewife? (Recommendation from Liz: go check out Con Man on SyFy!)
  • Captain Marvel [lady] (yay female superhero!!)
  • Is Groot really DEAD??? Son of Groot???
  • Black Panther has increased the adoption rates of black cats!
  • Chris Pine in A Wrinkle in Time looks remarkably like the dude from Team America. Discuss.Chris Pine Team America Comp
  • Star Wars Rebels finale brings cool things into canon.
  • Batman’s eye film [eye makeup discussion to commence in 3…2…1…]
  • Olympians are apparently slackers according to grumpy old people. WHAT HAVE YOU EVER DONE, CAROL???
  • Operaman owes Liz 37 million puppies
  • Zac Snyder was FIRED! {commence tap dancing}
  • OBI-WAN KENOBI MOVIEEEEEE… allegedly…
  • F-Bombs on TV! We are thinking about getting them to sponsor us.

Bitch of the Week

Facebook. Yeah.

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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.

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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!!

 

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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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Episode 13 – Guilty Pleasures

Guilty PleasureWelcome to Episode 13 – Guilty Pleasures! This episode, Liz and Heather talk about their favorite guilty pleasures and what makes them guilty. Could it be social acceptability of age-related interests? Am I too old to do these things?

What makes it guilty?

  • Food – It isn’t good for you or is deemed “lower quality”. Shut up. We like corn dogs.
  • Social – Smoking. Man, the looks you get when you are a smoker. The worst are former smokers!! It is not your place to be healthy on my behalf. Imposing your views on someone else is not ok. And the breastfeeding/formula debate? Just feed your kid!

Why do people try to make us feel guilty? Or are they trying to make us guilty or is that our own internal dialog? Heather thinks that people don’t give a shit (too busy with their own stuff) and Liz thinks they do, because it gives them the ability to feel better about their own stuff.

Monster Truck Shows, Bouncy Castles

Our Guilty Pleasures:

  • Liz – Coloring books. LOVE them. I can’t draw to save my ass, so this is a great way for me to get out my creative expression. Recent coloring books: Unicorns are Jerks, Mer-World Problems, and Dinosaurs with Jobs (available on Amazon). Unicorns are Jerks
  • Heather – Roller Derby – taking a class on how to play roller derby. A lot of fun and a lot of learning (especially how to fall). This is a young gals game, but I’m still having a lot of fun. derby

Food is a huge pleasure – guilty or not. Wavy Lays, a whole box of Twinkies, Little Debbie snack cakes. Easy Cheese (spray cheese) – delicious. Ranch dressing – it is the universal condiment…it goes on anything!! 2,000 calorie salads? Yes, please. Miracle Whip vs. Mayo.

TV – Glee; MASH; Cosby Show; Frasier – Now we can get sucked in to binge watching our favorite guilty pleasure shows, thanks to Netflix.

Books – Crappy romance novels (Twilight), kids books (Ramona the Pest), chick-lit/girl porn, Sookie Stackhouse books, Shopaholic series, Young Adult (YA) novels – And WE LOVE E-READERS!! They are the best thing in the world for hiding the fact that you are reading something trashy.

Movies – Shawshank Redemption (is it guilty or just good??); Bad network tv movies – Cobra; Eraser, Commando, Predator, The Running Man (These are basically the exact same movie – trust me). FYI – Rae Dawn Chong is actually the daughter of Tommy Chong.

Food Porn – Pinterest, Instagram, Food Network

Stalking People You Hate on the Internet – Former flames, people we hated forever, etc. It’s addicting to see how people are crashing and burning on social media.

 

Bitch of the Week: Schizophrenic Social Media – That super religious person on Sunday, but back to being a psychotic bitch on Monday. We also feel that God would be upset with making assumptions on his behalf (telling other people that God hates them for whatever).

 

Recommendations:

  • Heather: Marian Keyes (Books) (Check Here)
  • Liz: The Marriage Series by Jennifer Probst – Chick-lit / Girl porn – well written, not overt or disgusting. It’s a four book series, so start with the first one, as they build on each other.

Out of Context Internet Comment

Twilight – A girl’s choice between necrophilia and bestiality.

Reminder about our next book club choice – The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth (Episode 16). Be sure to read all three books, as there WILL be spoilers! Big ones!!

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