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Join John and Mike for an examination of the artists responsible for your favorite film, and their work both inside and out of franchises.

Great Shot, Kid! The Nerd Party

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

Join John and Mike for an examination of the artists responsible for your favorite film, and their work both inside and out of franchises.

    The Phantom Special Edition

    The Phantom Special Edition

    In a special cross-over event, ​Mike and John discuss what a "Phantom Menace Special Edition" would look like, at the same age as "A New Hope" was when it was released as a Special Edition. What would change? What would stay the same? Which impulses would Lucas indulge?

    • 35 min
    Season 2 Teaser: 2018 in Review

    Season 2 Teaser: 2018 in Review

    ​Mike and John are back! This Season 2 Teaser is everything you want from this dynamic duo: A debate about what they put on their 2018 Top Ten lists, and a discussion about their work on "RetroPerspective," also on The Nerd Party!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Mike Drives John Unsane

    Mike Drives John Unsane

    This week follows up from last week's show as John (@kesseljunkie) and Mike (@mumbles3k) discuss Steven Soderbergh's Unsane, a film shot on an iPhone. They discuss what this did for the film, what it could mean for how big budget films are made, whether it could open the market for more filmmakers and writers to get projects made, and more.


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    • 40 min
    Snyder, Mangold, Johnson & Rancorous Fans

    Snyder, Mangold, Johnson & Rancorous Fans

    James Mangold came out swinging on Twitter, declaring that fans behaving like jerks will ensure that auteurs steer clear of the big franchises. He cited the treatment of Rian Johnson online as a prime example. John and Mike look further back and wonder whether the precedent was set with the treatment of Zack Snyder for Batman v Superman, or earlier....

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    • 36 min
    John McTiernan, Billy Dee Williams & What Makes a Director's Cut

    John McTiernan, Billy Dee Williams & What Makes a Director's Cut

    ?Mike and John discuss the rumor that Billy Dee Williams is returning in Star Wars Episode IX, the original Predator with JCVD, what makes a director's cut, and how to restart John McTiernan's career, which at one point was positively spectacular. The guy made absolute sci-fi and action classics like Die Hard, The Hunt For Red October, Predator, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Basic for Pete's Sake!

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    • 31 min
    What We Can Learn from Horror (Especially Halloween) Fans

    What We Can Learn from Horror (Especially Halloween) Fans

    ?Mike and John discuss the new Halloween trailer, but more importantly highlight what fans of this, and every, horror franchise can teach other fan bases about rolling with the punches, accepting failures and moving forward with eternal hope for a new gem that captures the spirit that they love.

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Peter Pans ,

Interesting

Great discussion and in depth look, you definitely know what you are talking about.

Msugostate ,

Crazy good Star Wars inspirations

This show is crazy good with how in-depth they get for their analysis. It's so interesting to hear their perspectives, especially when they disagree. It's like a modern day Siskel & Ebert, where you can agree with whoever is talking and then the other can change your mind. But about stuff that has to do with what Star Wars people did. Great concept!

Mccache33 ,

That's one in a million.

Mike and John bring an excellent and extremely knowledgeable look at the creations of the people behind the magic of Star Wars. The show is at its best when diving into the minutiae of their chosen subjects, something they do with a perspective and knowledge base that makes them endlessly entertaining, especially when Mike is expressing subdued rage at films being shown in the improper aspect ratio or frame rate or he's gushing about some obscure film being "the best thing ever."

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