Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 17: Worst Episode to Date

The title says it all, this is the worst episode so far of the Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast. This week Laree arrives completely unprepared and Jim is even more tongue-tied and lethargic than usual as they attempt to chat about science fiction comics.

Listen, if you dare, as your so-called “hosts” wander from topic to topic including Guardians of the Galaxy, Mad Max Thunder Road, Rock and Roll’s Greatest Failure: Otway The Movie, Planet Hulk, The Micronauts, Thor movies, Dreadstar, Zooniverse, Heavy Metal Magazine, Epic Illustrated, action figures, Henshin Cyborg, 2000AD, Doctor Who, Green Lantern, Moebius, Supermarionation, Harlan Ellison, Space Ghost, Let My Puppets Come and more censorship from Jim’s mom.

A truly terrible episode. Available on iTunes. You have been warned.

Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 16: Summer Lovers

It’s a super-sized summer spectacular! This week Laree and Jim reminisce about summers long past as they ramble on about going to various drive-in theaters, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, favorite amusement park rides, the Heavy Metal film, laser light shows, sneaking into drive-ins, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 80’s porno theaters, Conan the Destroyer, older stoners, Robert E. Howard paperbacks, VCR’s in the 1980’s, horror movies at the drive-in, comic book annuals and camping out in the backyard.

Other topics include Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Mego Museum, Boom! Studios Planet of the Apes comics, topless Zira, Microman String Divers from 3A Toys, Transformers: Age of Extinction and definitive proof that Michael Bay is a woman hating-racist.

Grab yourself a Slurpee and get it on iTunes.

Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 15: Sexy Apes on Horses.

The Planet of the Apes lovefest continues! Laree and Jim gush over our simian conquerors as they discuss Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Clutch Cargo, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Paul Williams, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, rating the original POTA movies from best to worst, the Apes TV series, Doomsday Book, the Behind the Planet of the Apes documentary, Jim’s NetFlix queue, Return to the Planet of the Apes, Tim Burton’s Apes reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, POTA Marvel comics and Apes video games. Plus, as an extra-special treat, we give you Jim’s longest and angriest Tim Burton rant so far.

Hear no evil! Get it on iTunes!

Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 14: It’s a Madhouse!

This week Laree and Jim begin their voyage to the Planet of the Apes as they reminisce about their childhood Apes memories from the 1970’s, the POTA TV Series, Apes Mego toys and other merchandise,
the awesomeness of Zira, the first Planet of the Apes movie, Charlton Heston: ACTOR!, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Laree’s hatred of 1970’s mutants, The Simpsons’ Planet of the Apes musical, Paul Lynde: Father Figure and Escape from the Planet of the Apes. Then Laree has to bring up the Mego Conan the Barbarian action figure because he just can’t help himself.

Go Ape on iTunes!

Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 13: Movies We Don’t Really Remember

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This week your senile old hosts stumble through Part Two of their rambling about various space monsters of the movies. Titles and topics discussed include Predator, Mars Attacks, War of the Worlds, Phantasm, The Man from Planet X, Fisher Price Adventure People, Angry Red Planet, The Alien series, Prometheus, Forbidden Planet, Invaders from Mars, Soylent Green spoilers and The Whole Wide World starring Vincent D’Onofrio as Robert E Howard because, of course, Conan.

In case you’ve forgotten, you can get it on iTunes.

Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 12: Kill It With Fire!

After nature so rudely interrupted last week’s show, Laree and Jim wrap up their conversation about Snowpiercer before getting into this week’s topic, Monsters from Outer Space!

The Thing, It! The Terror from Beyond Space, Day of the Triffids, District 9, This Island Earth, Creature, Monsters, 20 Million Miles to Earth, the odd career of John Heard, Alien Nation, Inseminoid, The Blob, Klaus Kinski, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Planet of the Vampires, The Incredible Melting Man and Laree’s wife vs. John Carpenter are all subjects discussed this week.

To be continued! Get it on iTunes.

Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 11: Asian Manholes

Better late than never, or so they say. This week’s episode was delayed due to a two-day power outage at MonsterPants World Headquarters.

Laree’s back and he’s here to tell us all about his month-long trip to Japan and Korea. Toy shopping and flea markets in both countries, visiting Lotteworld and the Studio Ghibli Museum, inside Totoro’s house, various castles and a glance at the Gundam cafe are just some of the things he has to share with us.

Tangents include Laree’s hollow Earth theories and Yeti disappointments, the making of Automations and Jim’s scathing review of Noah’s stint as guest co-host. Then just as our heroes begin to discuss the recent RoboCop and Snowpiercer movies, the power cuts out, bringing the show to an abrupt end.

But it’s still the longest BGWC episode yet! Available on iTunes.

Just ran into some old friends.

Just ran into some old friends.

Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 10: Revenge of the Super Teams!

This week Jim and guest co-host Noah Defilippis wrap up their lists of favorite superhero teams from the comics.

Among other things, our heroes discuss why Hawkeye should not be in a relationship, more X-men spinoffs, The Thor Corps, the Teen Titans cartoons, Wonder Man’s mullet, Comic book bulk packs, The Invaders, Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-men, The Legion of Super-heroes, Agents of SHIELD vs. Arrow and X-men - Days of Future Past. Also, Noah struggles with the concept of the motion comic and then tries to convince Jim that the Ultimate Spider-man cartoon isn’t awful.

Go Team! Get it on iTunes.

Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 9: Challenge of the Super Teams!

Guest co-host Noah Defilippis is back again to join Jim in counting down their favorite comic book super-teams.

Topics discussed include how Noah discovered comic books, The Justice League, why big crossover events suck, Superman vs. Captain Marvel, X-men spinoffs, a tour of Jim’s office, The Inhumans, digging through bargain bins, Power Pack, more whining about overcrowding at comic conventions, The Doom Patrol, Jim vs. Guy Gardner and that time that guy called Noah a Jawa.

Note: This week’s show is the first of a two-part episode with a shorter running time than usual. Part two coming next week. Get it on iTunes.