The Final Gobbledygeek of 2010 Airs Tonight

The thirty-sixth episode of Gobbledygeek–and our season one finale, as it were–airs tonight at 10:00 PM EST right here. It’s the year-end review, as Paul and I discuss our favorites movies, TV shows, music, etc., of 2010. We’ll also reveal the results of our first annual Gobbledygeek Listeners’ Poll. We’re ditching our regular format, so no news this week, but in the bonus hour hopefully we’ll get around to the newly-announced Golden Globe nominees for next year’s ceremony.

Enjoy, and thank you for the wonderful year we’ve had.

Tune In to Tonight’s Gobbledygeek Thanksgiving Special!

I don't think Rockwell ever imagined an homage with that much Power Girl cleavage.

 

The thirty-third episode of Gobbledygeek airs right here at a special time tonight, 8:00 PM EST, because it’s a special episode: our first annual Thanksgiving special! (Or maybe it’s Thanksgeeking. Or maybe it’s Gobbledygiving. There’s been a bit of debate around the “office,” as it were.) Joining us around the table tonight are past guests Michele, Colin, Rob, Dale, Nathan, and the ever-present Kevin. As it’s the time of year to be thankful, we’ll be discussing the geeky things we are most thankful for. There’ll be no news, nor any callers tonight; just the roundtable discussion followed by perhaps some Black Friday talk in the bonus hour.

Not yet decided: who will be carving the Bat-Turkey. Ahem.

Listen to Last Night’s Gobbledygeek

The Pac-Man kill screen, also known as Code Monkey's Acid Trip.

 

Last night’s Gobbledygeek, “Kill Screen,” is available for listening right here. Paul and I conjure up our arcade memories, his largely concerning Arnold’s on the Ave, mine mostly centered on Aladdin’s Castle. All of our favorite games, from Pong to Time Crisis, get a mention, and we also talk about some memorable/regrettable films about video games. Then, in the bonus hour, we discuss upcoming releases, followed by the first installment of “Reel Picks” (reviewed are Get Him to the GreekThe Kids Are All RightThe American, and The Other Guys), and capped by Kevin and Paul expounding on this Cam Newton business which I have trouble following.

Next week: Gobbledygeek Thanksgiving, featuring some of your favorite voices of old!

And while you’re at it, why not vote in our 2010 listeners’ poll?

Gobbledygeek Listeners’ Poll 2010

Paul and myself are always babbling on about the pop culture miscellany we’re obsessed with, and now it’s your turn! We’ve just put up a listeners’ poll where you can vote on your favorite movie, TV show, album, song, book, comic book, video game, and pop culture moment of the year. On our last show of the year, the December 16 2010-in-review special, we’ll reveal the winners alongside our choices in a variety of categories. Voting is open from now until 12:00 AM EST on December 16. I know the deadline leaves out some late-comers, chiefly the Coens’ True Grit, but, well, them’s the rules.

Also, the only question that requires an answer is the last one, so if you don’t feel comfortable choosing a favorite in a certain category…you don’t have to!

Gobbledygeek #32 Tonight!

The thirty-second episode of Gobbledygeek airs live tonight at 10:30 PM EST right here. Paul and I travel back to that long-ago time when quarters were plentiful, joysticks your only weapon against the deadliest enemies, and tickets your only reward. Plus you got to turn them in for a prize. So there was that. We are, of course, talking about the video game arcade, an establishment which seems to be dead beyond movie theaters and bowling alleys. We sort of miss arcades, so here we are. In the bonus hour, we’ll have upcoming DVD releases, me talking about movies, and more.

Reminder: Calling into the show is potentially a toll call, but if you’ve got a free Skype account and a free BlogTalkRadio account, you can use the free “Click to Talk” button to call in…for free!

Listen to Thursday’s Gobbledygeek…Sort Of

In theory, you can listen to the most recent episode of Gobbledygeek, “Braaaaains!!!,” right here, but, er…only 66 minutes of it. What? Yeah, we don’t know either. I’m checking in with BlogTalkRadio as to why this is. If you listened live, you’ll remember that Skype did drop mine and Kevin’s calls twice, but whenever that has happened in the past, it has never stopped our recording. So, yeah. Little frustrating. But what you can hear of the show is devoted to The Walking Dead, the Romero zombie movies, and other pieces of zombie fiction.

Gobbledygeek #31 Tonight!

Bucketness: Off the charts.

The thirty-first episode of Gobbledygeek airs live tonight at 10:00 PM EST right here. To close out our month-long celebration of monsters in pop culture, we’ll hone in on the shambling, shuffling, slack-jawed zombie. Your typical zombie enjoys sunsets, long walks on the beach, and BRAAAAIIIINNNSSSS!!!! We’ll have an early review of AMC’s pilot for The Walking Dead, and of course Romero, Fulci, Wright, and other cult favorites will get their turn in the dim, gray, post-apocalyptic sun. In the bonus hour, we’ll have upcoming DVD releases, Rock Band 3, and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

Reminder: Calling into the show is potentially a toll call, but if you’ve got a free Skype account and a free BlogTalkRadio account, you can use the free “Click to Talk” button to call in…for free!

(And hey, did anyone else notice that last week’s blog post didn’t include a link to the show, and that there was never a “Listen to Last Night’s Blahblahblah” post? Yeah, didn’t think so. All the same, I apologize.)

Gobbledygeek #30 Tonight!

The thirtieth episode of Gobbledygeek airs live tonight at 10:00 PM EST right here. Next week, we round out the Month of Monsters with zombies, just in time for the premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead. In the meantime, we’re gathering together all of the fearsome fictions we couldn’t fit in anywhere else: slashers, aliens, demons, and more. In the bonus hour, we’ll have DVD releases as usual, and more.

Reminder: Calling into the show is potentially a toll call, but if you’ve got a free Skype account and a free BlogTalkRadio account, you can use the free “Click to Talk” button to call in…for free!

Listen to Last Night’s Gobbledygeek

The ghost's natural enemy: 1980's dance.

Last night’s Gobbledygeek, “Boo,” is available for listening right here. We talk about a bunch of ghost movies, whether or not we prefer helpful or malevolent spirits in our fiction, and some of our own personal experiences with haunted house attractions, but by far the best part of the show is in the bonus hour. After some DVD releases and a check-up on the state of the fall TV season, Paul gives the origin story of his online username, Haunt, which so fascinated Kevin and I that it led to an hours-long Skype chat after the show. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Next week: Monster grab bag. Aliens, demons, and slashers, oh my!

Gobbledygeek #29 Tonight!

The twenty-ninth episode of Gobbledygeek airs live tonight at 10:00 PM EST right here. It’s our third Halloween-related show, and our first in our new time slot of Thursdays at 10. Tonight we’re all about pesky poltergeists, spectral spooks, ghoulish ghosts, and hang on a second, I’m leafing through the Stan Lee Appendix of Alliteration for more corny phrases. In a word, spirits and the beyond, and how they’re reflected in our popular culture. In particular, I’m interested in seeing if I can wrangle the origin story of Paul’s online username, Haunt, out of him tonight… In the bonus hour, we’ll have DVD releases and more.

Reminder: Calling into the show is potentially a toll call, but if you’ve got a free Skype account and a free BlogTalkRadio account, you can use the free “Click to Talk” button to call in…for free!