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RC #88: It's Erik's Fault Again

2013-06-23 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

This week Jay and Lou talk about all sorts of geeky stuff including the Agents of Shield and Billions and Billions served.



Recorded: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Hosts: Erik, Lou, Jay

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RC #89: I'll See Your 3GS with a 2007 iMac

2013-06-23 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
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This week Jay Erik and Lou Cover some of the latest events from WWDC and E3 among other things.



Recorded: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Hosts: Erik, Lou, Jay

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SHOW NOTES

WWDC iOS7 OS X - MavericksE3 news PS4 Microsoft XBox One…

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RC #90:What Do You Mean I Need A Subscription?

2013-06-23 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
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This week Jay, Erik and Lou talk about Man of Steel, Microsoft and HBO GO.



Recorded: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Hosts: Erik, Lou, Jay

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SHOW NOTES

Microsoft Releases an iOS App for Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft announces they will not me making DRM mandatory on the upcoming Xbox OneMan Of Steel Sets new June Box Office RecordsHBO GO service is now available on AppleTV…

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RC #87: Kittens and Tinfoil

2013-05-27 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
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This week Erik and Lou talk about a questionable decision made by one movie theater manager in Missouri, their hopes for the new S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series and our fears for the upcoming Ender's Game movie.



Recorded: Friday, May 10, 2013
Hosts: Erik, Lou, Jay

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SHOW NOTES
Questionable Decision - A theater manager in Missouri decides to have men wearing body armor and carrying fake weapons storm the Iron Man 3 opening
The S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series - Good news for all S.H.I.E.L.D fans out there, ABC has decided to pick up the series
Ender's Game - We've seen the trailer and now we're a little scared

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RC #86: Better Late Than Never or Movies, Trailer and More Movie Stuff

2013-05-09 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
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Erik, Jay and Lou talk about a Star Wars Episode VII Pitch, Speculation about new Star Wars Movies, Defiance, a Movie Remake, an interesting pitch and of course some trailers for movies we are looking forward to seeing.



Recorded: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Hosts: Erik, Lou, Jay

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RC #85: Farewell to Roger Ebert

2013-04-22 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
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Jay and Lou say farewell to Roger Ebert, talk about the new Dark Horse comic "The Star Wars" based on the original concept that became Star Wars, The new Facebook Home and some new trailers.
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/03/31/dark-horse-to-adapt-george-lucas-original-concept-the-star-wars-into-comics-wondercon/http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2013/04/03/disney-lucasarts-closing-star-wars/2050055/
Trailershttp://trailers.apple.com/trailers/disney/disneysplanes/http://io9.com/the-new-this-is-the-end-redband-trailer-contains-michae-465827952



Recorded: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Hosts: Erik, Lou, Jay

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RC #84: Doctor Who, Google Reader & Kickstarter

2013-03-29 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
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On this episode the guys talk about the upcoming episodes of Doctor Who, the impending shutdown of the Google Reader service, the Veronica Mars Kickstarter project and problems with the Prometheus sequels
Doctor Who Season 7 Part TwoGoogle ReaderPrometheus Sequel
TrailersStar TrekThe ColonyKickAss2



Recorded: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Hosts: Erik, Lou, Jay

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RC #83: It's All About Comics, Sort Of

2013-03-17 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
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Justice League Speculation, More Superman/ Orson Scott Card News and a New Subscription Service for Comics



Recorded: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Hosts: Erik, Lou, Jay

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RC #82: It's Erik's Fault

2013-02-24 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Pirate Bay Sues For Copyright Infringement, How Many Covers Are Too Many & Countdown To Darkness



Recorded: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Hosts: Erik, Lou, Jay,

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RC #81: Greetings From Hoth

2013-02-19 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
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Netflix Revives A Dead Series, Zombie Apocalypse Alert Broadcast, Political SciFi



Recorded: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Hosts: Erik, Lou, Jay,

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RC #80: Jar Jar Abrams

2013-02-11 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
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Nathan joins us for a discussion on J.J. Abrams and Star Wars!



Recorded: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Hosts: Erik, Lou.
Guests: Nathan

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RC #79: It's Jay's Fault.

2013-01-23 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
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EA gets strict with beta testers, Glee doesn't give credit to Coulton, and Gremlins are returning!



Recorded: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Hosts: Erik, Lou.

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SHOW NOTES:

What We've Been Up To:

Lou finished Fringe, and Erik's about to start the finale.
Both Lou and Erik are reading "Ready Player One" for the Escape Hatch podcast.
Erik's still catching up on Doctor Who, and it's becoming one of his favorite shows.

Discussion:

EA reserves the right to permanently ban, from all EA products, beta testers to fail to report bugs.
Glee's "Baby Got Back" is actually Jonathan Coulton's version, and we play both side-by-side for your comparison.
Next 80's film up for a remake — Gremlins.


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RC #78: Those Darn Character Lists...

2013-01-22 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
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The Walking Dead gets yet another new show-runner, ABC wants to look at the live-action Star Wars series, the "Marvel Heroes" game gets expensive, the White House says "no Death Star," and Erik accidentally gets burned by a major spoiler.



Recorded: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Hosts: Erik, Lou, Jay.

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SHOW NOTES:

What We've Been Up To:

Lou, Erik, and Jay all saw The Hobbit. Lou caught it in 3D.
Lou caught up on Doctor Who, while Erik just started watching it for the first time.
Lou and Erik saw the pilot for Continuum.
Lou watched the pilot for Deception and saw Monsters Inc. in 3D.
Jay saw Django Unchained and Looper, played "Noble Nutlings" on the iPad, and read "Hellboy in Hell."
Erik is annoyed that he accidentally found a major spoiler for "Scoundrels" (Timothy Zahn) in the unlikeliest of places. He also watched the first two seasons of Archer, played "Journey" and "Heavy Rain" for the PS3, and found Dredd to be a major improvement over the old Stallone version.

Discussion:

The Walking Dead gets Scott Gimple as its new show-runner as AMC fires Glen Mazzara.
ABC says it's "going to look at" the new live-action Star Wars series.
The "Marvel Heroes" MMO launches its pre-order "Founders Program," but is it worth the cost?
The White House responds to the "Death Star" petition in a light-hearted yet serious way.
The S.H.I.E.L.D. television series will take place after the Avengers battle in New York City. Yes, that's a big deal.


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RC #77: Santa's a Punk

2012-12-17 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
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Santa, 3D Hobbit glasses, Serenity LEGOs, and more!



Recorded: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hosts: Erik, Lou.

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SHOW NOTES:

What We've Been Up To:

Lou saw Life of Pi in 3D. Loved it.
Erik watched "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" about a thousand times. He's come to the realization that Sanda is a punk.

Discussion:

Get your Oakley limited edition Hobbit 3D glasses for only $150!
Get your Serenity LEGO kit! Unfortunately, they're sold out until January.
Archaeologist sues Lucasfilm over the Golden Skull.
Cable companies are ordered to support in-home HD streaming by 2014.


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EH #1: The Escape Hatch!

2012-12-16 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
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Welcome to the premiere of The Escape Hatch!

In this episode, we introduce the podcast, discuss the World War Z trailer, and Jay (Rebelscum.com) joins us to discuss Arrow.



Recorded: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hosts: Erik, Lou, Nathan.
Guests: Jay

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RC #76: Itchy, Lumpy, and Disturbing

2012-12-03 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 59s

Amazon trade-in woes, Star Trek synopsis, stripped-down Xbox, and Erik finally watches the Star Wars Holiday Special.



Recorded: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hosts: Erik, Lou, Jay.

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SHOW NOTES:

Announcements:

The Sabacc Table has launched!
The Escape Hatch is launching this week!

What We've Been Up To:

Lou located a theater for The Hobbit in HFR 3D.
Jay saw Rise of the Guardians and discovered "The Upper Crust."
Erik finally saw the "Star Wars Holiday Special" and is annoyed with Ultraviolet.

Discussion:

AppAdvice.com has a nice editorial on Amazon.com's trade-in program. A very similar experience to what Lou had.
Microsoft is planning a stripped-down Xbox system designed for casual gaming and as a media center.
Star Trek: Into Darkness gets an official synopsis that tells us nothing but seems really important.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is rumored for the upcoming Justice League film.


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ST #1: Introduction

2012-11-27 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 51s

This is our introduction episode to The Sabacc Table — our new podcast covering news & rumors about the upcoming Star Wars films!

Be sure to search for "sabacc table" in iTunes or point your podcast apps to "http://feeds.feedburner.com/sabacctable" to get future episodes!…

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RC #75: A Bad Week for Nintendo

2012-11-21 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
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We announce two new podcasts, welcome Jay to the show as a permanent host, and talk about the rough launch of the Nintendo Wii U.



Recorded: November 20, 2012
Hosts: Erik, Lou, Jay.


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SHOW NOTES:

Announcements:

Jay joins RandomChatter as a permanent host!
Next week, we're launching our new sci-fi/post apocalyptic fiction podcast, "The Escape Hatch!"
We'll also be launching our new Star Wars podcast, "The Sabacc Table!"

What We've Been Up To:

Lou saw Skyfall and caught up to date on Arrow, which both Erik and Jay think you need to be watching!
Jay watched Little Miss Sunshine and Safety Not Guaranteed.
Erik watched The Amazing Spider-Man.

Entertainment News:

"Star Wars: The Old Republic" went free-to-play last week. Join Erik, Lou, and Nathan on "The Harbinger" server!
The Science Channel now has Fringe in syndication, and they're doing a weekend-long marathon November 23rd through 25th.
Amazon's got some great Black Friday deals if you need to catch up on past seasons of many shows.
Marvel's "Phase One" DVD/Blu-Ray box set will arrive April 2nd with some sneak peaks of footage from "Phase Two!"

Tech News:

Nintendo's Wii U launches with some pretty serious problems.


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RC #74: Revisiting Star Wars

2012-11-18 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 2s

Recorded: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Hosts: Erik, Lou.

Guests: Jovial Jay from Rebelscum.com.

Special guest Jovial Jay (Rebelscum.com, JediJournals.com) reminisces with Erik about the old days of podcasting at TheForce.Net, and then he gives us his take on the Star Wars news and what to expect from the future films! New to the Star Wars Expanded Universe ("EU")? Jay's got some advice on how to get caught up. Then Lou gets the scoop on what he missed from the Firefly reunion special.



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RC #73: Always in Motion is the Future

2012-11-07 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Recorded: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Star Wars!



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Coming soon…

Hosts: Erik, Lou.
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RC #72: The Ultra-Mini-Iron-Dead 8

2012-10-31 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 2s

Recorded: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Hosts: Erik, Lou.

Apple's stock gets slaughtered, Iron Man gets demolished, zombies take over television, and Windows 8 is coming!



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SHOW NOTES:

Entertainment News:

Erik's trip to Busch Gardens
"The Walking Dead" is back on DISH, and season three is its best season yet!
The Iron Man 3 trailer looks great!
Stephen Colbert will have a cameo in The Hobbit, but not in the first film.
TV renewals and cancellations:

"Castle" gets an extra episode (23 total)

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RC #71: Second Shortest Show Ever!

2012-10-14 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Hosts: Erik, Lou.

Good news for Avengers fans, a reason to see Looper a second time, some money back for ebook customers, and more!



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SHOW NOTES:

Entertainment News:

Looper now has a downloadable commentary for in-theater use.
News about a fan-favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. agent appearing in the upcoming show. (WARNING! Contains spoilers for The Avengers)
Erik and Lou decide to pass on MoviePass.
Apple and Amazon ebook customers will get some money back.
"Made in Jersey" appears to be the first new show getting canceled.
NBC cancels "Next Caller" before it even airs.
NBC pushes "Whitney" and "Community" back to Friday, November 2nd.
Donald Trump un-fires some celebrities.
"Mockingbird Lane," the "Munsters" reboot, will air as a Halloween special on October 26th.
Best Buy will match online prices this holiday season.

What We've Been Checking Out:

Lou: Pitch Perfect
Erik: Prometheus, App.net.

New Releases

Movies: Argo, Alex Cross
DVDs: Prometheus, Alcatraz, Mad Men S5, Psych S6
Television: The Walking Dead
Tech/Apps/Games:



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RC #70: Fall TV Reviews

2012-10-09 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Hosts: Erik, Lou.

Reviews of the new fall television series, plus news about future shows in development.



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SHOW NOTES:

Coming soon...

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RC #69: Worst Launch Ever?

2012-09-26 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
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Hosts: Erik, Lou.

Broken maps. Bad map searches. Empty Passbook. Forced into using LTE when on WiFi. The new iPhone & iOS launch didn't exactly go through without a hitch.



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SHOW NOTES:

Entertainment News:

"Fieldrunners 2 HD" gets a much-needed update and is now officially awesome.

Tech News:

Lou and Erik get their iPhones.
Restoring versus restarting.
Launch highlights.
Things we like about the new iPhone.
Worst Apple launch ever?

Lightning adapter included… just kidding!
Map search — out of gas.
Map data — entire towns missing?
Many Best Buy pre-order customers are still empty-handed.
Just like new! Well, except the scuffs and blemishes.
Passbook doesn't seem to do very much (for now).
No more control via Bluetooth.
Who needs WiFi when you have LTE?
App Store Genius is a bit of an idiot.
Apple steals a clock.
No more external music controls via external devices.
Where are the adapters? Where are the cases?

Catching up with Android
The EarPods turned out well.

Listener Feedback

Greg: Where's the Android love?
Erik's not done ranting yet — the Samsung commercial.


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RC #68: Yeah, yeah… the iPhone.

2012-09-13 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 2s

Hosts: Erik, Lou.

The rumors were true! Apple announces the iPhone we were all expecting, though there are some surprises too—especially from Verizon!



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SHOW NOTES:

Entertainment News:

ABC's Last Resort is available online at Yahoo TV.

Tech News:

Apple's Big Event:

iPhone 5
iOS 6 release date & device line-up
iTunes redesign
iPod Nano
iPod Touch
EarPods

News from after the announcement:

Ping disappears September 30th.
Panorama is also coming to the iPhone 4, 4S, and current iPod Touch.
Apple releases "Lightning to Micro-USB adapter for Europe.
News from carriers (very bad news for some Verizon users).
Phil Schiller explains the lack of NFC.
News about iPhone 5 pre-orders.
iTunes 10.7 is out… but don't get excited.
A guide to selling your old phone, from 9to5Mac.com.


New Releases

Movies: Finding Nemo 3D, The Master, 10 Years, Arbitrage.
DVDs: Cabin in the Woods, The Indiana Jones collection (BD), The Mentalist S4, Modern Family S3, Hawaii Five-0 S2, Body of Proof S2.
Television: Revolution (NBC, Monday), The Office (NBC, Thursday).
Tech/Apps/Games: YouTube app for iOS (the Google version this time).

What We've Been Checking Out:

Erik: Various new television premieres. "Percepto" for iOS.
Lou:


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RC #67: The Non-iPhone Episode

2012-09-07 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 2s

Hosts: Erik, Lou.

New Kindles, new Motorola phones, new Nokia phones, and our initial thoughts on Revolution.



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SHOW NOTES:

Our thoughts on Revolution (NBC, Sept. 17), which you can watch now on NBC.com or Hulu.com.
It's been a bad week for streaming video. First Ustream's bots kill the Hugo Awards, then YouTube removes the First Lady's speech from the DNC. And let's not forget the issues NASA had with their own content.
New Kindles are announced, including an entry level Kindle ($69), the Kindle Paperwhite ($119/$179), the Kindle Fire ($159), the Kindle Fire HD with a 7" screen ($199), an 8.9" screen ($299), or an 8.9" screen with 4G/LTE ($499 + $50/year).
Motorola announces three new phones — Droid RAZR M, Droid RAZR HD, and Droid RAZR HD MAXX
Nokia announces two new phones — Lumina 820 and Lumina 920
New media releases this week include Snow White and the Huntsman (DVD), various television box sets (DVD), and the DC Comics episode of Robot Chicken (TV).

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RC #66: Our Heroes Return!

2012-09-04 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Hosts: Erik, Lou.

J. Michael Straczinski (Babylon 5, Crusade, Jeremiah), Joss Whedon (Firefly, Buffy, Dollhouse), and Star Wars (as done by the Robot Chicken crew) are all returning to television! The Avengers return to the theaters! The Star Wars prequels return in 3D! And Erik returns with yet another rant!



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SHOW NOTES:

Entertainment News:

JMS to work on new pandemic series for ABC.
Joss Whedon working on new S.H.I.E.L.D. series for ABC with Jed and Maurissa.
The Avengers headed back to theaters for Labor Day weekend.
The 10-disc Avengers box set being delayed for trademark infringement issues.
Star Wars Episodes II & III being released back-to-back in 3D.
RANT: Erik sees no excuse for the lack of a Rogue Squadron television series.
Lucasfilm releases trailer and clips for Star Wars: Detours.
Look for a Justice League movie before another Batman reboot.
City of Heroes to close its gates..


New Releases:

Movies: The Avengers, Bachelorette, Lawless.
DVDs: Fringe S4, Criminal Minds S7, Grey's Anatomy S8, The Good Wife S3, Person of Interest S1, Haven S2, The Office S8.
Television: MASH 40th Anniversary throughout September, Coma (A&E, 9/03).
Apps: MadSkillsBMX


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RC #65: Falling Skies

2012-09-02 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Hosts: Erik, Lou.

We take a look at the first two seasons of the hit TNT show "Falling Skies" and discuss where it may be going from here.



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RC #64: Cellular Woes and Civil War

2012-08-28 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Hosts: Erik, Lou.

AT&T angers customers, T-Mobile pleases theirs, Apple angers Erik, and Amazon announces an announcement! And don't miss Erik's epic rant at the end!



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SHOW NOTES:

Tech News:

Check 'N Chew Foursquare gumball machine
AT&T will allow FaceTime over cellular, but only if you "upgrade" to one of their shared data plans. (Also check out Bob Quinn's blog and the Wired article.)
T-Mobile will be offering an unlimited-everything plan.
Apple now owns the patent for podcasting.
Amazon's new Kindles may be coming very soon.

New Releases:

Movies: Premium Rush, Hit & Run.
DVDs: The Hunger Games, Glee S3, Community S3, Dexter S6, NCIS S9, NCIS:LA S3, House S8, The Closer S7, Revenge S1, The Dictator, Homeland S1, Boardwalk Empire S2, The Walking Dead S2, Once Upon a Time S1, Sons of Anarchy S4, Battleship.
Apps: Horn, Drafts, Vote! (plus Erik's rant on the current civil war), Critter Escape


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RC #63: iCableBox…?

2012-08-28 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
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RC #63: iCableBox…?


Hosts: Erik, Lou.

The Great Sodastream Heist of 2012! Plus, a possible Apple cable box, Marvel movies, a possible Walking Dead film, Twitter's API changes, and more!



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SHOW NOTES:

Intro:

RandomChatter website
Reading books before or after seeing the films
Cloud Atlas

Movie News:

Daredevil is apparently returning to Marvel.
Do we really want a Walking Dead movie?

Tech News:

Steve Jobs' home was burglarized. The guy took computers, jewelry… and a Sodastream? Seriously?
Might Apple be developing a replacement for the cable/satellite box?
Twitter changes its API rules.
Which is easier on the eyes — e-ink or an LCD screen?

Listener Feedback:

John asks us what software we use to rip our DVD's.
Rob suggested we look at RSSRadio as an alternative to Downcast.


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RC #62: No News is Good News!

2012-08-10 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Hosts: Erik, Lou.

No news this week! Instead, Erik & Lou catch up on movies, TV, books, apps, and other things they've been doing.



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SHOW NOTES:

Tech:

The Curiosity Rover lands on Mars, and Lou has a personal connection.
Erik's had problems with Mountain Lion (the new Mac OS).
We're both looking forward to the new iPhone release.
Erik gets to try an 11-inch MacBook Air and finds the screen size is fine.

Movies:

Erik thought Dark Knight Rises was good. Not great.
Lou thought Total Recall was neither good nor great.
The confusing Cloud Atlas trailer is confusing. But also intriguing.
Looking forward to Looper and The Day.

Television:

Lou canceled his Hulu Plus trial. Erik forgot to cancel his.
Falling Skies is awesome.
Erik's been watching HBO: Game of Thrones, The Newsroom, and The Ricky Gervais Show.
Erik caught the pilot for Go On, the new Matthew Perry sitcom. It's fluffy and cute, but still good.
Erik's also discovered some shows he missed the first time around: An Idiot Abroad, Community, and The Mentalist.

Books:

We both loved Ready Player One.
Erik also loved Daniel Suarez's first two novels, Daemon and Freedomâ„¢.

Apps & Games:

We both wanted to love Star Wars: The Old Republic. Lou still does, and he's optimistic it may get better. Erik thinks it'll be too little too late.
We're both playing Diablo 3.
We're both loving Fieldrunners 2 for the iPhone, but where's the iPad version?
Erik likes Knights of the Round Cable ($0.99) and is ambivalent toward Infinity Blade 2 (was on sale for $2.99).
Erik really likes the Walking Dead game, available for PC, Mac, PS3, Xbox, and iOS.
Erik thinks Downcast ($1.99, universal) is hands-down the best podcast app for iOS.


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RC #61: Get Your Fiber!

2012-08-05 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Hosts: Erik, Lou.

Get your fiber! No, we're not talking about your diet — we're talking about Google Fiber! We also discuss breaking books up into multiple films, Mountain Lion, Hulu Plus, and more!



We want to hear from you!
Twitter: @randomchatter
Email: podcast@randomchatter.com



SHOW NOTES:

Despite not doing as well as The Avengers, Dark Knight Rises is doing well, passing $300 million.
Is it wise to split The Hobbit into three films? Lou's not so sure.
Mockingjay, the third Hunger Games novel, is being split into two films, and Erik's fine with this.
TANGENT: Can you think of any films where the director's cut was worse than the theatrical cut? If so, email us!
Frank Miller's famous Dark Knight Returns is now an animated film, and "part one" is due in September.
You KNOW you want a 650k volt stun-gun iPhone case!
Google Fiber is providing a gigabit connection and television service to the Kansas City area.
Did you get your @outlook.com address yet?
Apple's new OS "Mountain Lion" is released. And you may have gotten OS X Server instead. Or you may have gotten nothing at all.
You can now watch Amazon Prime video on your iPad.
Hulu Plus is now available on the Apple TV...
…but is it really worth the subscription price? Email us and let us know what you think!

©2012 RandomChatter.com…

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RC #60: We're Still Here!

2012-07-31 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Hosts: Erik, Lou.

This week we discuss some comic book movie news, the recent issues with Viacom and AMC, and more!




We want to hear from you!
Twitter: @randomchatter
Email: podcast@randomchatter.com




SHOW NOTES:

The Dark Knight Rises and the Aurora situation.
Falling Skies is renewed for a third season.
Erik loves Newsroom.
No new DC Comics movies for three years.
How would a Justice League movie work?
How do you do a Superman movie in today's culture/society?
The Avengers "Phase One" 10-disc Blu-Ray package coming in September.
Science Channel airing Firefly reunion "Browncoats Unite" on November 11.
Drew Goddard (LOST, Cabin in the Woods) is rewriting the World War Z ending. Or not.
Viacomm pulls its channels from DirecTV, then it pulls The Daily Show and The Colbert Report from all web streaming. (...though everything's back now.)
...meanwhile, though AMC pulled its channels from the Dish Network,they stream the Breaking Bad premiere for those who can't watch it otherwise.
Why Lou can't cut the cable.
Fringe and The West Wing streaming exclusively for Amazon Prime.





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RC #59: Relaunch of the Relaunch!

2012-07-31 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 51s

We're back! We're relaunching the RandomChatter podcast yet again — but this time, for real!

This episode is a break from our usual format, as we discuss where we've been, where we are now, and where we're going.

We also discuss what's been going on in our lives over the last year, including what movies we've seen, what gadgets we've picked up, and more!



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RC #58: Get Your Qwikster Queue Ready

2011-09-28 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

We're back! The RandomChatter podcast has returned—and it's better than ever!

This week Lou and Erik discuss the upcoming changes to the the Netflix service. What it might mean for users? What brought on this change? And of course our personal views on the matter.



Have an iPhone? Want to help us support the network? Then don't forget to pick up our RandomChatter Network iPhone app! Just search for "RandomChatter" in the app store! Or go to http://bit.ly/rcnapp…

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RC #55: The Relaunch!

2011-07-31 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

We're back! The RandomChatter podcast has returned—and it's better than ever!

This week Nathan, Lou, and Erik tackle Google's new social network and the recent U.S. launch of the Spotify music service.



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RC #54: Fall TV Fiasco

2010-10-08 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 55s

Man, what's happened with the new television shows this fall? Many of the new shows are crap, but are there any worth watching? Join Erik, Nathan, and Lou to find out!



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RC #53: Returning to Star Wars

2010-09-30 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 2s

A long time ago, on a podcast far, far away...

Yes, I know — the prequel trilogy let many of you down. The name "George Lucas" leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. You're living with the scars of your violated childhood and trying to move on. Well, we're not here to discuss the prequels.

But if you've given up on ALL Star Wars content, you may want to reconsider. There's plenty of good stuff out there — new stuff — that you might want to check out. Jay (RebelScum.com) joins Lou and Erik this week for a lengthy discussion of what's going on in the Expanded Universe, including The Clone Wars television show, the recent Legacy of the Force and Fate of the Jedi novel series, the comics, and more! Listen in and find out what's going on in the Star Wars universe!



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RC #52: Guest Roundtable: LOST

2010-09-05 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Here is the much-anticipated, long-awaited LOST guest roundtable!

No, it's not a roundtable of lost guests, it's our roundtable on ABC's "LOST" featuring Jay (RebelScum.com), Bryan (TradeTalks), and Miranda (The Signal)! With the final DVD release and the epilogue "The New Man in Charge," we've brought Jay, Bryan, and Miranda in to discuss their thoughts on the finale, the epilogue, the storytelling in general, and what to watch in the future.

Lost fans, don't miss this episode!

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RC #51: More Randomness

2010-08-30 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

The last truly "random" show before we hit some themed episodes! Erik and Lou discuss taking gadgets on vacation, college, the No Ordinary Family preview, Persons Unknown, the new Lost DVD box set, the iTV, and more!

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RC #50: The Anti-Episode

2010-08-18 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 49s

Most podcasts like to do something special for their 50th episode. They do a clip show. They invite special guests. They pick a special topic. They make it double-length. They pull out all the stops and make the episode truly epic.

Not us! No, we have FEWER hosts! And we have NO topics! And it's a SHORTER episode! So there!

Don't miss this train-wreck of an episode, or you'll regret it FOREVER!

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RC #49: We Didn't Mean To... Honest.

2010-08-01 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

This week, Andrew joins Erik, Nathan, and Joe. We briefly discuss Inception, we wonder how the Twilight stars are possibly worth $41 million each, discuss our CONTEST, talk about Steve Carrell leaving The Office, then somehow get roped into—dare I say it—a debate about Twilight versus True Blood. Fortunately, we then move on to some ComicCon news on the Marvel movies. Certainly one of our strangest episodes ever!

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RC #48: Movie Showdown

2010-07-27 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Is Sean of the Dead better than Hot Fuzz? Is Pulp Fiction better than Raiders of the Lost Ark? What about Cars vs. Ratatouille? Join Nathan, Erik, Lou, and Andrew for the first of our Flickchart-inspired episodes!

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RC #47: Hulu Plus... or minus?

2010-07-07 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

We now have a semi-permanent line-up of hosts for RandomChatter! This week we welcome Nathan, best known for LostChatter and for his awesome website Flickchart.com!

Hulu has finally released their subscription service, Hulu Plus. But is it worth it? Are you willing to pay for a larger selection of shows if they still contain ads? Is Internet television becoming viable, or is it still too far off to "cut the cable"? Join us as we look at these issues in this week's RandomChatter!

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RC #46: 2010 Movies = FAIL! (so far)

2010-06-18 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

We're halfway through the year, and this has been one of the worst in recent history. Box Office numbers are way down, and with good reason. So what's going on? And can this year be saved? Andrew, Morgan, Lou, and Erik take a look at what 2010 has brought us so far and what to expect over the summer.…

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RC #45: Flashforward vs. V

2010-05-12 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

After a spoiler-free look at Iron Man 2, Erik and Andrew go head-to-head over whether Flashforward is better than V. Lou wisely points out the merits of each. However, it all goes downhill once Andrew brings up... well, we shouldn't even justify the show with a mention. Just check out the show!

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RC #44: Karate Kid in 3D? Really?

2010-05-01 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 58s

Do we really need to see the new Karate Kid in 3D? And the Sherlock Holmes sequel? Is 3D really worth all the hype? If not, what WOULD get us into the theater? Join Erik, Ned, Andrew, and Lou as they discuss this and more in this week's RandomChatter!…

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RC #43: Welcome Back!

2010-04-15 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 56s

WE'RE BACK! After a long hiatus, the RandomChatter podcast is back with a new format and new episodes! Each week we'll be discussing geek culture with various hosts from the RandomChatter podcast network.

This week, join Erik, Brian, Jeff, and Ned as they discuss podcasting in general, serialized television vs. episodic television, and more!…

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RC #42: Cutting the Cable

2009-09-09 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

This week on RandomChatter:

Tired of the high prices of cable or satellite television? Wish you could just get all your content via the Internet? In this week's show, we take a look at how to "cut the cable" and get all your video content through other methods. What sources are available? How much bandwidth will you need? Should you get a media PC or just get devices to supplement what you already have? How do you get the content from the Net to your television? Check out this week's episode and find out!
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RC #41: Aliens Among Us

2009-08-31 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

This week on RandomChatter:

After a brief discussion of G.I. Joe, Avatar, and some other films, Erik, Andrew, Ned, and Ren take a spoiler-free look at District 9 and some past movies and shows about aliens living among us.

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RC #40: Morgan, We Love You!

2009-08-11 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 45s

This week on RandomChatter:

Are we finally getting a Halo movie? Will Joss Whedon get full creative control over Dollhouse? Will the next season of 24 be its last? Is Redbox undermining the DVD market? Find out on this week's episode of RandomChatter!

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RC #39: Looking Back at Comic Con

2009-08-08 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

This week on RandomChatter:

Erik and Andrew look back at the movies and television covered at Comic Con, and Brian drops in for a few minutes.…

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RC #38: Virtuality, Caprica, and Ron Moore

2009-07-21 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

This week on RandomChatter:

Did you miss FOX's latest premature cancellation, Virtuality? Ron Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek) created a great new series, and true to form, FOX shot it down before it ever had a chance to get off the ground. You can still check it out on Hulu, and Erik & Andrew discuss why you should. They then talk about Ron Moore's other upcoming series, the Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica. They wrap up with a quick update on Andrew's trip to China and the radical differences in the box office over there.…

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RC #37: The IMAX Experience...?

2009-06-21 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

This week we start out with some nice, peaceful good news, such as which television series are getting renewed. Dollhouse will be back! Woohoo! (Note: Terminator: TSCC has been canceled, but we recorded this weeks ago, before it was announced.)

Then we get into some... well, not-so-peaceful discussion. See, they're releasing more and more films in IMAX, and there seem to be more IMAX theaters popping up everywhere, especially in the AMC and Regal theater chains. However, the screens aren't any bigger than normal screens.

Erik takes one side of the debate. Ned takes the other. The gloves come off, and Andrew has to drop by to settle the argument. Check it out!



Show Notes:
Weekly Recap
Erik: Finished Ender in Exile
Ned: Possible big announcement next week
News
Dollhouse gets renewed, though for only 13 episodes and a smaller budget
Scrubs is coming back, though without Zach Braff
Castle is getting renewed; Nathan Fillion's bad luck
Bones is getting renewed too.
Chuck is back for fewer episodes and a smaller budget.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is canceled (we'd recorded this show before it was announced).
Burn Notice and Leverage are coming back this summer.
Feature: Is the IMAX Experience Really IMAX?
People are angry, and they want their extra $5 back.
IMAX explains what IMAX is — it's not the screen size, it's the technical specs and theater design.
Using the THX certification as an example.
Shout out to Beegs: Hey man, if you're out there, we miss you!
Description of the differences between IMAX and normal 35mm prints & systems
Is IMAX being shady?
IMAX has built a reputation and brand around the massive screen, regardless of the tech specs.
They're taking advantage of their brand to get people into the theaters, and they're knowingly being deceptive, even if they're not legally telling untruths.
Flat-out, it's cheating.
They should have been upfront by branding this "product" differently. But by calling it the "IMAX Experience," it directly implies something it's not.
Counterpoints:
Due to theater redesign, the viewer's field-of-vision is filled, so the screen size is moot. Field-of-vision is the important thing.
...but does that still hold true from the back of the theater?
IMAX has never bothered to explain "it's more than the screen" in the past. Doing it now is a cop-out.

Regardless, it all boils down to this — IMAX made very bad choices in how they've presented this, and it's going to hurt their branding.
Ned's Rant: How not to be stupid when posting blog comments.…

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RC #36: Unforgivable Cancellations

2009-05-15 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

When you think of shows that were canceled before their prime, some obvious mentions come up, such as Firefly and Arrested Development. But what other unforgivable sins have the networks committed?

Show Notes:

Shows that were canceled too soon:Farscape
The Invisible Man
NYPD Blue (minor mention)
Touching Evil
Freaks & Geeks
Undeclared
Crusade
Babylon 5
The 4400
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Brisco County Junior
Shows that should have been canceled sooner:X-Files
The A-Team
Knight Rider
Full House
The Cosby Show
Heroes
Twin Peaks
Shows that might be getting canceled:Life (confirmed: canceled)
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Dollhouse (confirmed since recording: renewed)
Tangent: Looking at other shows' beginnings and endingsScrubs (confirmed since recording: renewed)
The Office
Firefly
JeremiahNed's Rant: American Idol judges fawning over a cookie-cutter performer

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RC #35: Pushing Buttons

2009-04-21 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Brian gets his buttons pushed, and then later in the episode he pushes back at Erik. Ned, in the meantime, just sits in the background instigating both sides. Ned: 1. Brian: 0. Erik: 0.

After discussing some television, including the now-infamous "missing" Dollhouse episode, the three of us talk about some of the recent movie rewrites resulting from scripts being leaked online. Are the writers/studios handling the issue appropriately, or are they being arrogant buttheads?

And finally, in Ned's rant this week, we discuss 10-year-olds' support of homosexuals coming out.

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RC #34: Turgid!

2009-04-11 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Today's episode is brought to you by the word "Turgid."

We're running without show prep this week, so Ned and Erik ramble on about unemployment, the infamous "Fox Wolverine Review Firing," piracy, and other topics.…

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RC #33: SEX!

2009-03-31 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

SEX! That's right, this week's RandomChatter episode is all about sex. Sex in film, rather. There seems to be no more controversial topic in film than sex. Why is it the MPAA is stricter on sex than on violence? Why is it female nudity is okay but male nudity isn't? Why is there such a double-standard for homosexuality in film?

[This week's show is technically "safe for work," as there's nothing particularly explicit, but we do discuss a lot of mature themes (and we discuss them maturely), so if you're at work, school, or in public, you may want to use headphones this week.]

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RC #32: BSG Finale; Did Watchmen kill comic films?

2009-03-26 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

While many of us loved Watchmen, it didn't do all that great at the box office. Sure, it was R-rated, non-mainstream, and very long. Still, a 67% drop-off in its second week isn't exactly anything to brag about. Warner Bros. has already stated they won't do any more R-rated superhero films, nor any R-rated tentpole blockbusters. Will other studios follow suit? Did Watchmen do more harm than good?

One of the biggest sci-fi television shows in recent years has finally come to a close. While it had its ups and downs, Battlestar Galactica was a powerful show on many levels. Did its finale do the show justice? Nathan (LostChatter) and Morgan (MovieChatter) join Erik and Andrew this week to discuss the finale. And, surprisingly, Ned sticks around to decide whether to continue catching up with the show, basing his final decision on our finale discussion. And don't worry, we provide plenty of warnings before we start spoiling anything.…

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RC #31: Watchmen Discussion

2009-03-16 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Less a full-blown review and more a general discussion, Nathan and Joe from LostChatter join Erik and Ned to take a look at Watchmen.…

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RC #30: Box Office Economy

2009-03-04 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

The studios have been feeding us excuses for a long time now about how we can't get new ideas in Hollywood because they need the "sure thing" of known licenses/franchises, remakes, and sequels. However, we've had record-breaking months at the box-office recently. January was the eighth best month in modern film history. And that's January — a month normally seen as a dud. February is also doing well. March is going to do very well.

So can we please have some fresh ideas now? Can studios please start taking some risks? And for crying out loud, can we finally start having major releases sometime other than the summer or holiday weekends?

A few quick notes...No, I've never been stood up for a date and sat at home on my computer instead. Just thought I'd clear that up. Let the joking commence.
Yes, I knew what was going on with the Jawa on Facebook. I was just trying to be difficult.
The thing about Judd Apatow producing Ghostbusters 3 has been debunked since the time of this recording (read more here).
We had to use Andrew's Skype feed, so the audio quality's a little less than usual. Sorry.…

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RC #29: Ned's Lack of Cybernetic Implants

2009-03-03 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 16s

Just a quick mini-episode this time, as Ned and Tony rant about Baby Boomers and the responsibility they bear for Ned's lack of cybernetic implants.…

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RC #28: Ned's TP Plea

2009-02-19 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Guess what -- you like commercials! No really, you do. Trust us. Rather, trust a recent study that shows people enjoy their television viewing experience more when commercials are included. Of course, wait until you hear how the study was conducted...

We also talk about Dollhouse, whether or not Joaquin Phoenix is pulling our leg, and... well, I'll leave Ned's weekly rant as a surprise this time.…

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RC_027: Oscar Nods, 2009 Movie Preview

2009-02-02 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Got another long one for you this time, but we're not splitting it up. No, once Ned and Morgan get on a roll, there's nothing we can do to stop it, no matter how hard Andrew or I may try.

The Oscar nominations were especially bad this time around. Way too many people got snubbed, and I'm still not entirely sure several of the nominees deserved their noms. Still, it is what it is.

Fortunately, we've got lots of great movies to look forward to in 2009! Or do we? Find out in our 2009 Movie Preview episode!…

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RC_026: Romantic Comedies Will Ruin You!

2009-01-05 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 43s

That's right, research shows that romantic comedies can be hazardous to your love life! And Fox can be hazardous to Watchmen fans, even though it looks like Fox may be right and WB may be wrong. Join Erik, Ren, and our newest host, Ned, in our first RandomChatter of 2009!…

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RC_2008: Happy Holidays!

2008-12-17 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 7s

We've pretty much gotten to the point where none of the hosts' schedules are compatible with each other's due to various holiday commitments, so we're signing off until the end of the year. But I've recorded a very short holiday message I'd like everyone to listen to. I'm putting it in all four feeds to make sure everyone gets it, but it's the same file, so you only need to listen to it once.

Please check out our brief holiday episode. Thanks for listening, and stay tuned for great things ahead in 2009. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!…

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RC_025: Comedies (and Erik's 2001 Rant)

2008-11-17 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Given the state of the world these days, we figured now's the perfect time to recommend some good comedies. Ren, Morgan, Andrew, and Erik pick several comedies ranging from 80's to now, from slapstick to witty, and from crude to clean.

And if you act now, we'll even throw in a bonus rant! Yes, Erik has finally seen the overrated atrocity that is 2001: A Space Odyssey. He swears he'll never complain about pacing in a film again (though we all know that's not true). His is a story of tragedy and pain, but those around him find it highly entertaining.…

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RC_024: Minutegate

2008-10-28 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 57s

Is it fair to review a film of which you've only seen eight minutes? That's exactly what Roger Ebert did. For only the second time in his long career, he's walked out of a movie. He then wrote a review in which, at the end, he reveals he was only reviewing the first eight minutes of the film. This has now apparently been dubbed "Minutegate."

Was it ethical? Was it fair? That's what we're going to discuss in this week's show, hosted by Erik, Andrew, and special guest Morgan (from The (Hide and) Seeker). Speaking of fair, we'll also be discussing Terrance Stamp's removal from Iron Man 2, to be replaced by Don Cheadle.

(please forgive the audio quality; the local recording on Andrew & Morgan's side was having problems, and we ended up using the Skype feed)

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RC_023: Top Five Horror Films

2008-10-22 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 57s

Horror can be a difficult genre to define. For some, it means blood and guts. For others, it means psychological terror. For the Apple iTunes store, it apparently means films like Hard Candy (great movie, but not what I'd call "horror").

For the purposes of this show, we're defining "horror" as... well, basically whatever we want. We're including slasher films, thrillers, creepy films... Basically anything we'd want to watch on Halloween late at night with the lights out. You know... after those darn kids stop interrupting you every five minutes with the doorbell.

So check out Andrew, Erik, and Ren's top five favorite horror films!…

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RC_022: Fall TV Review

2008-10-05 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Been wondering what shows are worth keeping up with? Then check out our Fall Television Review (and preview, in some cases), featuring our very special guest host, Miranda from the Firefly Talk, The Signal, and The 9th podcasts!

(Note: This was recorded last weekend, but we decided to spread the shows out a bit, since last week's episode was released late)

Show Notes:

Guest Host: Miranda from the Firefly Talk, The Signal, and The 9th podcasts.
Felicia Day mystery solved... or is it?
Do Not Disturb -- canceled already? (EDIT: I know it was Jerry O'Connell and not Jason Bateman.. I don't know what I was thinking.)
Knight Rider premiere ratings down from February's pilot movie, even though the premiere was infinitely better
Hole in the Wall (worst game show ever?)
Fringe
(tangent: Brian doesn't watch TV unless it's online)
Sons of Anarchy
Primeval
(tangent: Conventions)
Sanctuary
My Own Worst Enemy
Heroes
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
The Office
Chuck
Bones (warning: season 3 finale spoiler)
Dollhouse (warning: Serenity spoiler and Buffy Season 6 spoiler)
(tangent: more Firefly/Serenity content on the horizon?>
(tangent: Dr. Horrible)
(tangent: Kentucky)
Dollhouse (for real this time)
(tangent: Fox canceling shows; Dark Angel)
Battlestar Galactica, Lost, Scrubs
24
Reaper

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RC_021: We Want Adaptations!

2008-09-27 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

Sorry for the delay. We've had some medical issues going on (listen to the show for more info), so we had to take a week off.

But we're back, and we want adaptations! Well, we want some adaptations. In this week's show, Brian, Andrew and Erik look at existing material (books, comics, games, etc.) that we'd like to see in film or television.…

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RC_020: Why Watch the Watchmen?

2008-09-10 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

This week on RandomChatter:
Week in Review:
Dedication to Don LaFontaine
Drew Struzan is retiring
Andrew's new movie, The (Hide and) Seeker
NOT all press is good press (Erik's rant about the Seinfeld/Microsoft commercial)
Andrew's quick review of Bangkok Dangerous
Does Felicia Day listen to our show?
News:
NBC won't let Scrubs guest actors appear on ABC's Scrubs series finale
Ghostbusters 3 finally moving forward
Hulu airs NBC shows a week before they air
Feature: Can Watchmen be a good movie?
Plug for Trade Talks, a great graphic novel review site.
Is the graphic novel really that good?
Would it be that difficult to adapt?
What is it that would compel people to wach this?
Can they fit everything into a single film? What will they cut?
Can Zack Snyder (300) pull it off?
What's up with the lawsuit?

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RC_019: What's Wrong with Foreign Films?

2008-09-02 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 48s

It's just Andrew and Erik this time around, as we look at why foreign films are often overlooked in the U.S. But first, we look at the possible return of The Muppet Show!

Films mentioned in this episode, including IMDB and Netflix links:

Kung Pow, Enter the Fist* (IMDB) (Netflix)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (IMDB) (Netflix)
Pan's Labyrinth (IMDB) (Netflix)
The Experiment (IMDB) (Netflix)
Oldboy (IMDB) (Netflix)
Amelie (IMDB) (Netflix)
A Very Long Engagement (IMDB) (Netflix)
Supercop (IMDB) (Netflix)
Rumble in the Bronx (IMDB) (Netflix)
Black Mask (IMDB) (Netflix)
Legend of the Drunken Master (IMDB)
Flash Point (IMDB) (Netflix)
Kill Zone (a.k.a. "SPL") (IMDB) (Kill Zone)
CJ7 (IMDB) (Netflix)
Kung Fu Hustle (IMDB) (Netflix
Shaolin Soccer (IMDB) (Netflix)
Downfall (IMDB) (Netflix)


*this is not a foreign film

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RC_018: Not Your Average Vader

2008-08-26 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 45s

Andrew finally got to see Clone Wars (poor guy!), so we discuss that a bit, then Brian explains how the Darth Vader from Empire Strikes Back wasn't really the vision Lucas had for Vader at all. Then, after some quick news, we address the rumors about iTunes getting a subscription model for music and whether that would actually be a good thing.

Show Notes:

Andrew's thoughts on Clone Wars
Empire's Vader was an anomaly (and all the Ewoks are dead!)
Superman Reboots
Fox sues WB over Watchmen, seeks injunction preventing release
Wheel of Time coming to the big screen
Would you pay a subscription fee for unlimited music?

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RC_017: Star Wars vs. Star Wars

2008-08-19 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

With the release of Clone Wars this past weekend, I figured this would be the last time Star Wars would be relevant for a long time. And who doesn't love talking about Star Wars? So this week I'm joined by Andrew, Brian, and Nathan (from Flickchart.com) as we pit the Prequel and Classic trilogies against each other, and we look at other directors and ask "what if someone else had done the Prequels?"

Show Notes:
Listener Question: Do I watch movies too passively?
How was Clone Wars?
Were the Prequels really that bad?
Comparing the Prequels to the Classic trilogy
Prequels needed new characters we could care about
Watching the Classic Trilogy "now" versus "then": Vader's weak
Story in Prequels wasn't evenly distributed across the three films
Simple ending change to Episode III would have held plot twists to Classic Trilogy for future generations
What if someone else had done the Prequels? Speilberg, Whedon, Fincher, Snyder, Smith, etc.
Why the Classic Trilogy works: We're following the underdogs.…

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RC_016: ComicCon Coverage

2008-07-31 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 45s

Special thanks to Joe from Trailer Trash Talk for joining us!

This week on RandomChatter:
Brian sees Dark Knight... and doesn't understand what all the fuss is about
Erik sees Bruce & Lloyd: Out of Control and The Fountain
Dark Knight breaks more records
X-Files opens in fourth, loses to second week of Abba musical (ouch!)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (not safe for work!)
Rocky Horror Picture Show getting a remake
RoboAronofsky! Woohoo!
Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse" gets a new pilot
Any chance of a Dr. Horrible series?
This just in! Lucas doing all Star Wars films in 3D! (and by "just in", I mean it was announced in 2005)
There's a new Star Wars movie this year (click here for footage), and nobody cares (props to Wes from Trailer Trash Talk)
TR2N footage actually looks good, despite the bad-quality clip
Wolverine footage
Lost: Cool stuff, but nothing profound or as good as last year
Heroes: Will season three make the show good again?
DVD Picks: Six Degrees of Separation (Andrew), Regenesis (Brian), 21, Equilibrium, Gattaca (Joe, Joe, & Joe), Veronica Mars (Erik)

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RC_015: More Horrible, Please!

2008-07-21 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

This week on RandomChatter:

Personal Recap: Brian didn't see Dark Knight; Ren & Erik get new Apple stuff; Erik walks a mile for Dark Knight parking
Camping Out for Tickets: R.I.P.

RandomChatter updates: iPhone skin, Blogging, Forums

Dark Knight breaking records
Insane eBay prices for Dark Knight in IMAX ($100+)
This just in! No new news on non-strike!
JMS: "No more B5 content unless it's a feature film."
Trailer: Spirit
Trailer: Watchmen
Trailer: Twilight
Trailer: 24: Exile
Trailer: Outlander
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog! Go get it! (Check out The Guild too!)
Josh Brolin and crew of "W" arrested at bar
"Lost" news this week
"Wicked" being made as feature film
Joel Silver + Wachowskis + Keanu Reeves = Plastic-Man!
DVD Picks: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (Brian & Andrew), The Bank Job (Ren), and Dark City (Erik) [Update: Dark City director's cut due in late July]

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RC_014: Pi in the Sky

2008-07-13 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 58s

More "non-news" about the possible actors' strike. Warner Brothers talks to D.C. about future superhero flicks. Robert Downey Jr. moves to Baker Street. In-flight movies get left at the gate. Robocop might be getting a very interesting director. A certain Pet Detective spawns an offspring. Andrew tries to convince Erik that "Pi" isn't the worst movie in cinematic history. All this and more!…

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RC_013: The Non-Strike

2008-07-07 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 49s

Are we in a de facto strike, regardless of whether SAG votes for it? That's how it's being reported. We talk about this, plus Christian Bale dissing Robin, Netflix bringing back its profiles, and some Sherlock Holmes casting news that must have the good Sir Arthur Conan Doyle rolling in his grace. We also introduce our new "DVD Pick of the Week" segment.…

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RC_012: FlickChart

2008-07-01 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

If Titanic is five stars, E.T. is five stars, and Braveheart is five stars, which is the best film? FlickChart helps solve that issue by giving you two movies at a time to choose from, then compiling an overall ranking based on your selections. But that's just the start. Site creators Jeremy and Nathan join us to discuss what the site is, why they created it, and where it's going in the future.…

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RC_011: Welcome Back

2008-06-26 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

We're back! We're caught up with MovieChatter, and now the RandomChatter shows are back too. In this episode, Ren & Erik talk briefly about the honeymoon, and then they and Andrew go over news from the last few weeks, including yet more remake announcements!…

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RC_010: Leave My 80's Alone!

2008-05-14 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 40s

Hollywood has been remaking everything under the sun recently. So this week we look at the few things they haven't touched yet, focusing specifically on 80's movies. Do we really want a Goonies sequel? What about a Fletch remake? Should everything be left alone, or are there films that are okay to work on further?…

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RC_009: Attack of the Remakes

2008-04-26 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

When Hollywood says they're so desperate for content that they're remaking the likes of Short Circuit and Adventures in Babysitting, that's really scraping the bottom of the barrel.  This week we look at past remakes, at what makes a good remake, and at the flood of remakes to come.…

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RC_008: Talkin' Trailers

2008-04-07 :: podcast@randomchatter.com
Length: 1h 9m 0s

As you've noticed, it's that time of year again for the flood of summer movie trailers. But can you really judge a book by its cover -- or in this case, a movie by its trailer? To find out, we've invited Joe (Trailer Trash Talk) back to the show.…

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RC_008: Talkin' Trailers

2008-04-06 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

As you've noticed, it's that time of year again for the flood of summer movie trailers. But can you really judge a book by its cover -- or in this case, a movie by its trailer? To find out, we've invited Joe (http://trailertrashtalk.com) back to the show. Do trailers show all the good parts of the movie? Do they spoil too much? Do they mislead you? Let's talk trailers!…

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RC_007: Second Skin

2008-03-24 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

This week we've got guest host Eric Fullerton joining us as we talk about how online gaming affects our "real" lives, as inspired by the documentary Second Skin, which just debuted at SXSW.…

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RC_006: Summer Movie Preview

2008-03-18 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

In this week's show, Brian and I wade through the sludge of recently-announced remakes and sequels, and we finally get to our Summer Movie Preview! Technically we cover both the spring and the summer, but let's not nit-pick. There are a lot of (hopefully) great movies coming out this year, even aside from the obvious choices such as The Dark Knight and Iron Man. We're bringing you a quick run-down of what to expect.…

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RC_005: A Cage Full of Tangents

2008-03-09 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 1s

This is why you don't podcast at 2 a.m. Of course, maybe that actually helped the show! We've got all four hosts on this week's news show, and boy do they ramble on. They blathered for long enough that we had to push the Summer Movie Preview segment to next week's show (none of this rambling was my fault, of course).…

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RC_004: And the award goes to... who cares?

2008-02-24 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 48s

That's right, it's Oscar time. This week, after looking at a handful of news items (Deadpool!), we discuss the Oscars. No, we're not going to recap the Oscars. Instead, we're mainly going to complain about Cameron Diaz, talk about how grateful we are that Sean Penn was nowhere to be seen, and be bitter that Golden Compass allegedly had better effects than Transformers.…

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RC_003: Jumper

2008-02-17 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 55s

It's Anakin Skywalker versus Mace Windu in one last, final, knock-out brawl!

Final, that is, until the inevitable sequel they set up in the film. Oh, and there's not really any knock-out. Or even a brawl, really.

I dare say our review of the movie was more interesting than the movie itself. If nothing else, it was more fun to record than it was to see the movie. But before we get to that, there's news to cover. After all, now that the writer's strike is over, we need to know when our favorite shows are coming back!…

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RC_002: Spoiler-Free, for Wes

2008-02-09 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 50s

We've been "under construction" a bit here, so it's been a few weeks since we've had a show posted. However, we're back on track now, with a new website we'll be tweaking out over the next week, and two new shows to post.

First up, we recap the entertainment news from the past week. Err... last week, in this case, but it's all still relevant. And as a favor to Wes, one of our fellow podcasters over at the Control Point podcast, we've gone spoiler-free for this episode!

Show Notes:

00:16 - I swear it's Brian's fault...
00:42 - Box Office Results
03:54 - Status of Ledger's projects
07:47 - Freddy's Back!
11:22 - New Star Wars theatrical release...?
13:54 - Arrested Development theatrical release...?
14:55 - Teaser for the new M. Night Shyamalamadingdong film, The Happening
17:11 - Go watch the trailer for Hancock
18:03 - Peter Jackson doing The Hobbit... but so is Del Toro.
19:53 - Recap of G.I. Joe casting
24:25 - MPAA: "Oops, we're stupid."
32:03 - More on the writer's strike
38:38 - Tangents: Hulu, MyVu, Apple TV, video iPods
42:34 - Studios producing fewer pilots in future, regardless of strike

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RC_001: Cloverfield

2008-01-24 :: podcast@randomchatter.com (RandomChatter)
Length: 52s

Technically, this review contains spoilers. However, they're so minor I seriously doubt they'd affect anyone's enjoyment of this movie. Especially not to people like Jeff, who's more concerned about the fact that the movie didn't explain anything about the monster. Or to people like Ren, who felt the monster was merely a victim and misunderstood. For normal people like Brian and I, the movie was great.

Show Notes

* 00:15 - Brian skips his usual obnoxious intro
* 00:20 - We're back!
* 02:02 - "If you haven't seen the movie yet.... don't?"
* 09:30 - Spoilers start here, but there's not much to spoil
* 14:07 - Comparisons to The Blair Witch Project
* 18:19 - Comparisons to 9/11
* 21:29 - Was J.J. Abrams trying to say anything with this film?
* 23:50 - Comments on the actors and characters
* 28:15 - Pacing problems permeating the prologue
* 33:46 - Jeff is "very much a closure-guy," just so you know.
* 36:51 - Brian's Final Thoughts: Jeff is also entitled to be as wrong as he is.
* 39:09 - Ren's Final Thoughts: The monster was cheated.
* 45:17 - Jeff's Final Thoughts: Jeff's not a film critic. Moving along...
* 48:08 - Erik's Final Thoughts: It's not a monster movie. It's a survival movie.…

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