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Nerd culture podcast that aims to bring out the inner nerd in all of us! Celebrate your inner nerd by uncovering books, video games and comic book gems from the past and present and analyzing them from a nerd perspective.

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Nerd culture podcast that aims to bring out the inner nerd in all of us! Celebrate your inner nerd by uncovering books, video games and comic book gems from the past and present and analyzing them from a nerd perspective.

    CYOA Live! Deadwood City & Third Planet from Altair

    CYOA Live! Deadwood City & Third Planet from Altair

    Eddie and Lee go live and tackle the 80's kids book Choose Your Own Adventure and YOU get to help decide their fate. They will try to survive in Deadwood City and The Third Planet from Altair. Join in and be part of the fun! Will Eddie and Lee survive their adventures? Listen and find out.
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    The Morning Star Ending

     
     
     
    Links from the episode:
    Covert Nerd Facebook
    Covert Nerd Website
    Covert Nerd Instagram
    Covert Nerd Twitter
    Covert Nerd Merch
    Proud Member of Eddie and the Starcruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page:
    Omug Comics

    • 55 min
    The good things

    The good things

    The good things from 2020, I know a bit of an oxymoron, but take a listen and hear me out. Links below
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    Ways to get in touch with me:
    Covert Nerd Instagram
    Covert Nerd Twitter
    Covert Nerd Facebook
    Covert Nerd Merch
     
    Links from the episode:
    Retro Recycling episode
    Hero Quest Episode
    Details about the Hero Quest game system
    Hero Quest reboot/rerelease details
    Main Covert Nerd website

    • 10 min
    Choose Your own Adventure Live PT.8

    Choose Your own Adventure Live PT.8

    Eddie and Lee go live and tackle the 80's kids book Choose Your Own Adventure and YOU get to help decide their fate. For a second time the books they will try to survive in are Secret Treasure of Tibet and The Abominable Snowman. Join in and be part of the fun! Can Eddie and Lee solve the mystery?
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    Yak Butter Teas is for real: Yak Butter Tea Recipe
    Fun hashtags from the episode:
    #yetiquette#yetication#ineedaRunal#yakbuttertea#zeroconcussions
    Will Lee and Eddie find the Yeti?

     
    Where to find the Abominable Snowman

    Zodak in the village                                             Zodak in The Masters of the Universe (MOTU)
     
     

     
    Links from the episode:
    Covert Nerd Facebook
    Covert Nerd Website
    Covert Nerd Instagram
    Covert Nerd Twitter
    Covert Nerd Merch
    Proud Member of Eddie and the Starcruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page:
    Omug Comics

    • 1 hr 6 min
    DC Comics Batman 3 Jokers

    DC Comics Batman 3 Jokers

    Tim and Lee talk about all things from DC Comics latest mini series Batman 3 Jokers.
    Full show notes and links below:
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    The Joker is a supervillain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940), published by DC Comics. Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design while acknowledging Finger's writing contribution. Although the Joker was planned to be killed off during his initial appearance, he was spared by editorial intervention, allowing the character to endure as the archenemy of the superhero Batman.
    In his comic book appearances, the Joker is portrayed as a criminal mastermind. Introduced as a psychopath with a warped, sadistic sense of humor; the character became a goofy prankster in the late 1950s in response to regulation by the Comics Code Authority, before returning to his darker roots during the early 1970s. As Batman's nemesis, the Joker has been part of the superhero's defining stories, including the murder of Jason Todd—the second Robin and Batman's ward—and the paralysis of one of Batman's allies, Barbara Gordon. The Joker has had various possible origin stories during his decades of appearances. The most common story involves him falling into a tank of chemical waste that bleaches his skin white and turns his hair green and lips bright red; the resulting disfigurement drives him insane. The antithesis of Batman in personality and appearance, the Joker is considered by critics to be his perfect adversary.
     
     
     
     Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson are credited with creating the Joker, but their accounts of the character's conception differ, each providing his own version of events. Finger's, Kane's, and Robinson's versions acknowledge that Finger produced an image of actor Conrad Veidt in character as Gwynplaine (a man with a disfigured face, giving him a perpetual grin) in the 1928 film The Man Who Laughs as an inspiration for the Joker's appearance, and Robinson produced a sketch of a joker playing card.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    In the 1988–89 story arc "A Death in the Family", the Joker murders Batman's sidekick (the second Robin, Jason Todd). "A Death in the Family" is a four-issue, 1988 Batman comic book storyline published by DC Comics. The story was written by Jim Starlin and illustrated by Jim Aparo, while Mike Mignola (28 year old Mike) designed each cover.

    Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's 1988 graphic novel The Killing Joke expands on the Joker's origins, describing the character as a failed comedian who adopts the identity of the Red Hood to support his pregnant wife.[25][52] Unlike The Dark Knight Returns, The Killing Joke takes place in mainstream continuity.[53] The novel is described by critics as one of the greatest Joker stories ever written, influencing later comic stories (including the forced retirement of then-Batgirl Barbara Gordon after she is paralyzed by the Joker)

    Batman: Three Jokers Geoff Johns basically taps Alan Moore's origin for The Joker from The Killing Joke as the official Joker origin - and then twists it. Instead of The Comedian's pregnant wife dying in that electrical fire (as Moore told it), she was helped by the police to escape from her increasingly insane and criminal husband. This drastically changes the dynamic between Joker and Batman - and the potential danger the villain poses, if he ever finds out the truth.
    In 2006, the Joker was number one on Wizard magazine's "100 Greatest Villains of All Time." In 2008 Wizard's list of "200 Greatest Comic Book Characters of All Time" placed the Joker fifth, and the character was eighth on Empire's list of "50 Greatest Comic Book Characters" (the highest-ranked villain on both lists). In 2009, the Joker was second on IGN's list of "Top 10

    • 48 min
    Choose Your own Adventure Live PT.7

    Choose Your own Adventure Live PT.7

    Eddie and Lee go live and tackle the 80's kids book Choose Your Own Adventure and YOU get to help decide their fate. The books they will try to survive in are Secret Treasure of Tibet and The Abominable Snowman. Join in and be part of the fun!
    Links from the show below
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    Snide or should I say electric Snide


    Crampon
       
    Tibetan Blue Bear                                                 My wife and Josh Gates
     
    Links from the episode:
    Covert Nerd Facebook
    Covert Nerd Website
    Covert Nerd Instagram
    Covert Nerd Twitter
    Covert Nerd Merch
    Proud Member of Eddie and the Starcruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page:
    Omug Comics

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Wonky 80's Movies

    Wonky 80's Movies

    Lee and Jeff from the MEGA and Tirekicker podcast talk about 6 Wonky 80's movies they know you will like. 
    Full show notes listed below
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    Fortress (1985) 
     An Australian school teacher and her students are kidnapped. She and the children fight for their lives and try to escape from their captors. 

    Loosely based on the 1972 Faraday School kidnapping of a teacher and her class by Edwin John Eastwood and Robert Clyde Boland. Eastwood later escaped from prison and repeated the crime with another teacher and her class in 1977. The Faraday kidnapping was in turn a real-life copycat crime based on a scene in the Clint Eastwood film Dirty Harry (1971) where the Scorpio Killer holds a bus driver and several schoolchildren hostage.
            

    The Faraday School kidnapping occurred on 6 October 1972 at a one-teacher school in the rural town of Faraday in Victoria, Australia, where two plasterers, Edwin John Eastwood and Robert Clyde Boland, kidnapped six female pupils and their teacher for a $1,000,000 ransom. The Victorian government claimed it would pay the ransom. The victims escaped and the criminals were captured, tried and convicted. Eastwood escaped and later kidnapped a teacher and nine pupils. He was again captured, convicted and sentenced. While in prison, Eastwood strangled convicted rapist Glen Davies in what was ruled self-defence. He was eventually released, having served his sentence.

    The film was initially released directly to cable television by the HBO channel in the United States on 24 November 1985.It contains scenes of graphic violence unusual for TV productions of the time. It was released to cinemas in Australia on 26 June 1986. Played for years on HBO
     
     
    Megaforce (1982)
    The story involves two fictional countries, the peaceful Republic of Sardun and their aggressive neighbor Gamibia. Unable to defend themselves from a Gamibian incursion, Sardun sends Major Zara and General Byrne-White to ask the help of MegaForce – a secret army composed of international soldiers from throughout the western world, equipped with advanced weapons and vehicles. The MegaForce leader, Commander Ace Hunter, will lead a mission to destroy the Gamibian forces, which are led by his rival, and former military academy friend, Duke Gurerra.
    While Hunter composes an elaborate battle plan to destroy Gurerra's forces, Zara tries out to become a member of MegaForce. As she executes the various tests, Hunter's feelings of affection toward her grow. And while she passes the tests, he is unable to allow her to participate in their raid, because her presence, as an outsider, would disrupt the trust and familiarity of his force.

    Eventually, MegaForce successfully para-drops its attack vehicles into Gamibia and Hunter mounts his sneak attack against Gurerra's forces. Although they manage to destroy his base, they are told by General Byrne-White that Sardun has decided they will not be allowed to cross the border into their country because they consider MegaForce too dangerous a global organization.
    At the same time, Gurerra has set a trap for them at the team's only means of escape – a dry lake bed where the cargo planes will pick them up. Gurerra sends his tanks to secure the lake bed while Hunter comes up with a plan to attack Gurerra from behind by crossing over a mountain range the enemy tanks had turned their backs toward.
    The plan succeeds, and MegaForce manages to break through Gurerra's tanks, but one of MegaForce's cargo planes is damaged in the process. Having to abandon their high-tech vehicles (which they program to self-destruct), the team successfully makes it on foot to the last plane, except for Hunter. The commander, instead, makes his own dramatic escape on his motorcycle after it deploys airfoils and a rocket motor and catches up with the cargo plane in midair. Although he has lost the battle, Gurer

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