Gobbledygeek episode 361, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (feat. Nate Curtiss),” is available for listening or download right here and on iTunes here.
Paul and Arlo swing into the Gobbledygeek season 9 finale with a discussion of the latest (and possibly greatest?) Spider-Man movie, Into the Spider-Verse. Popping in from an alternate dimension where “Curtis” has two s’s is their pal Nate Curtiss. The gang discusses how the movie nails the characterizations of Miles Morales and Peter Parker, its dazzling visuals, the film’s message of inclusion, and moviegoers’ animation biases. Plus, Paul and Arlo both make important announcements, and we discuss Miles in both the Spider-Man PS4 game and his own new comic book.
Next: if we’re legally allowed to say this, That’s all, folks! Happy holidays and we’ll see you next year for season 10!
(Show notes for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”)
Gobbledygeek episode 355, “Gobbledyween: The Witch (feat. Matthew Jackson),” is available for listening or download right here and on iTunes here.
Leaves are on the ground, blood is on the silver screen. It’s time for Gobbledyween. Paul and Arlo’s beloved horror movie festival returns for the first time since 2015, and their opening selection debuted that same year: Robert Eggers’ new cult classic The Witch. Emerging from the wood to terrorize the boys is SyfyWire.com contributing editor Matthew Jackson. The gang discusses the rural dread Eggers exploits, if the film can be read as an empowerment tale, if anything on the screen actually happens, and more. Plus, Paul grooves to synthwave, Jon Favreau gears up for The Mandalorian, Arlo worships Nicolas Cage in Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy, and Spider-Ham makes his screen debut in the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse trailer.
Next: Gobbledyween continues as filmmaker Jess Byard joins us to take a bite out of Kathryn Bigelow’s Near Dark.
(Show notes for “Gobbledyween: The Witch.”)
Gobbledygeek episode 194, “Groot Suit Riot (feat. Kenn Edwards),” is available for listening or download right here. and on iTunes here.
Come and get your love, boys and girls: the Guardians of the Galaxy have arrived. Paul and AJ abduct the young, impressionable Kenn Edwards (So Let’s Get to the Pointhost/Smoke Gets in Your Ears co-host), leading him on a whirlwind tour of the universe, discussing the finer points of James Gunn’s sci-fi blockbuster. Among those points: whether or not, ten movies in, the film marks progress for Marvel Studios; the unlikely (or perhaps the most likely) breakout characters; and that bitchin’ soundtrack. Plus, AJ goes in for a sleep test and gets back up on his Spider-Ham soapbox.
Next: Joseph Lewis returns for another gathering of the Turtle…uh, Tribe? Is that a thing? Anyway, this time the gang’s discussing the new Michael Bay-produced Ninja Turtles movie.
(Show notes for “Groot Suit Riot.”)
The third dimension of Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, the forthcoming video game in which you traverse four different worlds as four different Spider-Men, has been announced: Spider-Man 2099! Honestly, I’ve got a couple issues of Spider-Man 2099 scattered throughout my collection, but I don’t know much about the character. Paul’s a big fan, but I just know the basics from Wikipedia: “Miguel O’ Hara is a brilliant geneticist who gains his spider-like powers from a gene-splicing incident.”
Regardless, the 2099 teaser looks superb:
I’m really excited for this game; the concept is brilliant, the graphics are great, and Dan Slott wrote the story. Now that we know that three of the dimensions are Amazing, Noir, and 2099, what could the fourth be? I’m banking on Spider-Ham. (Please dear God, let it be Spider-Ham.)