Michael May, Rob Graham, and Friends discuss TV, movies, comics, games, and anything else they happen to think of.
118 | Ocean Master's 11
We're not promising that Ocean Master actually comes up in the episode, but a bunch of other comics characters sure do. Michael, Rob, Pax, and new guest Jody Collins (the Ramblin' Man podcast) each draft a comic book Ocean's 11-style heist team to liberate a priceless artifact from an unassailable location defended by powerful guards. Listen to the episode, then head over to Twitter to vote on which team you think will succeed in the heist.
117 | Top Gun and Top Gun: Maverick
Michael, Rob, and Pax do a flyby (a very long, in depth flyby) on the 1986 icon, Top Gun, as well as its 2022 sequel, Top Gun: Maverick.
116 | Mystery Movie Night: Mausers, Mutara, and Monsters
Erik asks Michael, Dave, and David to guess the secret connection between the James Bond classic From Russia with Love, "Space Seed" sequel Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Pixar's Monsters, Inc.
If you haven't seen one or more of the movies, feel free to skip to the discussions of your choice:
00:01:49 - Review of From Russia with Love (1963)
00:21:55 - Review of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
00:42:40 - Review of Monsters, Inc. (2001)
01:05:59 - Guessing the Connection
115 | After Dinner Lounge – Save My Farts
Michael, Rob, Evan, and Pax convene for one last (with this configuration, for now) conversation about what they've been watching and thinking about. Topics include Moon Knight, the Jurassic Park series, fatherhood, and a special announcement from Evan.
114 | After Dinner Lounge – Acorn Bread
Michael, Rob, Evan, and Pax gather in the lounge for another rambling conversation about what they've been listening to and reading. This time, the discussion touches on (among many other things) Henry David Thoreau's Walden, the history of Nerd Lunch, Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury, and Paper Girls by Brian K Vaughan and Cliff Chiang.
113 | Battle of the Fictional Bands
Michael and Rob welcome back old friends Carlin Trammel and William Bruce West to discover who the Ultimate Fictional Musician is. Each panelist nominates four bands or solo musicians to face off against each other Sweet 16 tournament-style. There can be only one champion, but the real fun is in the discussion and laughter along the way.
GREAT CONTENT AND PANEL OF HOSTS
I’m a fan of Michael May and any podcast he appears on. He is the perfect choice to take on the new iteration of The “Nerd Lunch” podcast format. I love the subjects they cover and they have a bunch of fun series started (swashbuckler’s, MCU, Sherlock Holmes, etc….) So I usually laugh and learn a little each episode.
Great Podcast, Even Without Coy and Vance
I only discovered this long-running podcast about a year ago, but am constantly entertained by the variety of topics obsessed over by the hosts, CT, Pax and Jeeg. My favorite shows often deal with hypothetical scenarios involving revivals of a favorite movie or TV show, mash-ups between comic book franchises or imagining toy lines for properties that never had them. It's a ton of fun with each host sharing a distinct point of view and the guests are fantastically nerdy as well. It's a podcast that casually invites you to join the crew as they let their geek flags fly and there are over 300 episodes in the archives for you to discover. At least listen long enough to finally get that Coy and Vance episode.
Nerdy before nerdy was cool.
Old school nerd goodness. I find myself talking back to the podcast and joining the conversations every week.