050 - GS Roasts: A New Hope

Put the kids to bed, make yourself a bowl of popcorn, turns lights down low, and let Geeksquatch take care of the rest.  This audio companion to Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope Special Edition will do things to you that you didn’t think were possible.  
 
Buckle up and enjoy.
 

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049 - Gremlins

Popping into life from a script that was never meant to be made into a film, produced by Steven Spielberg and helmed by a rising horror director, Gremlins made a giant splash in the summer of 1984. Which is odd since it’s a Christmas movie. 
 
Colin hosts this week as he feeds the regular crew, sans Jaime, after midnight. The unlikely origins of the film, it’s cast, and production challenges are all discussed as well as that crazy ‘why I don’t celebrate Christmas anymore’ monologue that creeps us all out.


As always, we close the show out with Cryptogeekology: 20 Questions. Heather joins us again and the gang struggles with a new topic: Actor. See if you can guess who it is before they do.
 
Geeksquatch is a nostalgia podcast brought to you by a group of “enthusiasts” that grew up in the 80’s and 90’s -  and by enthusiasts, they’re actually just a bunch of friends that like to geek out about tv, movies, video games, and toys from their formative years.  Join the podcast each week to reminisce about nerd culture topics before they became retro favorites.  Come for the squatch, stay for the trivia.
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048 - Dungeons and Dragons and The Satanic Panic

Dungeons and Dragons is a tabletop roleplaying game that took the world by storm. The Satanic Panic was a cultural phenomenon during the 80s and 90s damning nearly everything totally rad. This week the crew gets together to talk about both.
 
Alex hosts this week as he guides the cast through the history of D&D, Gary Gygax’s early career, how D&D works, and the causes of the Satanic Panic (as well as why D&D holds some of that stigma today). There’s also an impromptu dungeon encounter somewhere in there that no one was ready for.


As always, we close the show out with Cryptogeekology: 20 Questions. Heather joins us again and the gang crushes the new topic: Board Games. See if you can grab it before they do.
 
Geeksquatch is a nostalgia podcast brought to you by a group of “enthusiasts” that grew up in the 80’s and 90’s -  and by enthusiasts, they’re actually just a bunch of friends that like to geek out about tv, movies, video games, and toys from their formative years.  Join the podcast each week to reminisce about nerd culture topics before they became retro favorites.  Come for the squatch, stay for the trivia.
 

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047: Castlevania

The crew runs over the NES megahit and franchise starter: Castlevania. Caleb talks about his dad.

Caleb brings a solid description of the game and the crew make their best attempt at staying on track. 

Cryptogeekology: 20 Questions is about a video game this week. Heather joins the crew again and it’s starting to look like  she’s a bit of a good luck charm.

Geeksquatch is a nostalgia podcast brought to you by a group of “enthusiasts” that grew up in the 80’s and 90’s -  and by enthusiasts, they’re actually just a bunch of friends that like to geek out about tv, movies, video games, and toys from their formative years.  Join the podcast each week to reminisce about nerd culture topics before they became retro favorites.  Come for the squatch, stay for the trivia.

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046 - Action Figures (We Grew Up With)

046: Action Figures (We Grew Up With)

There’s a point in every kid’s life where miniaturized cartoon characters are always picked out of toybox first.  From well known brands like G.I. Joe and Transformers to the often forgotten M.A.S.K and Battle Beasts, action figures took many forms during their prime in the 80’s and 90’s.  

Colin hosts this memory driven show as the crew discuss their favorite action figures from their adolescence.  Each cast member had experience with them at different ages, so you have 15 years of plastic figurine favorites to keep you company.

Cryptogeekology: 20 questions has a TV show on deck this week.  The crew get on the right path fairly quickly.  See if you can beat them to the punch.

Geeksquatch is a nostalgia podcast brought to you by a group of “enthusiasts” that grew up in the 80’s and 90’s -  and by enthusiasts, they’re actually just a bunch of friends that like to geek out about tv, movies, video games, and toys from their formative years.  Join the podcast each week to reminisce about nerd culture topics before they became retro favorites.  Come for the squatch, stay for the trivia.

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045: Mega Man X

The original Mega Man games had a great run on the original Nintendo, but the series had gotten stale.  Capcom had maxed out their creativity over six annualized games and, given the processing power that was available on the NES, the franchise was due for an evolution.  Enter Mega Man X.  Released a few years into the Super Nintendo life cycle, Mega Man X lived up to the expectations of longtime fans and is still considered one of the best mega man games ever created.

Caleb takes you deep into the greatness.  The Geeksquatch crew dive into the game’s lore, evolved gameplay, and fan community that took the Mega Man universe to the next level.

The host then tries to stump the cast in the movie category during Cryptogeekology: 20 questions.  Stick around if you think you know the (nerd) classics. 

Geeksquatch is a nostalgia podcast brought to you by a group of “enthusiasts” that grew up in the 80’s and 90’s -  and by enthusiasts, they’re actually just a bunch of friends that like to geek out about tv, movies, video games, and toys from their formative years.  Join the podcast each week to reminisce about nerd culture topics before they became retro favorites.  Come for the squatch, stay for the trivia.

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044 - The Sega Dreamcast

044: The Sega Dreamcast

The under-appreciated. The Ugly Logo. The Cult following. The Sega Dreamcast is the topic of this weeks discussion as Alex yells at the gang for an hour about how amazing this oft forgotten console was and still is. The rest of the crew discuss why this failed and why they missed out on this iteration of Sega's era in gaming console production.

Cryptogeekology: 20 questions dips back into the TV show category and Alex might just stump us. Or not. Listen and find out.

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043 - A Goofy Movie

043: A Goofy Movie

The 90’s saw a resurgence of great Disney animated films. Classics like Aladdin, The Lion King, and Toy Story brought forward new stories and new characters into their roster of animated personalities. In the middle of the renaissance was a feature starring one of the old standby’s, Goofy.

The star of Goof Troop is given a modern dilemma as a family man trying to connect with his teenage son, Max. Brandon is behind the wheel for a Geeksquatch roadtrip to Powerline. The crew covers the plot, their favorite moments from the film, and discusses the voice actors that bring the story to life.

Cryptogeekology: 20 questions dips back into the video game category. The gang get to the answer pretty quick, so you’ll have to think fast to keep up.

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042 - WWF Attitude Era

The late 90’s saw professional wrestling reach new heights of popularity thanks to the perfect storm of hyper talented superstars and the pervasive evil CEO storyline.  Stone Cold Steve Austin’s persona enabled Vince McMahon to become the heel that would unite longtime fans and capture the attention of countless newcomers.  The congruous glut of talented, charismatic brutes in the WWF created must see PPV that would end up crushing their rival association.

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041 - Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

Alex leads you through a breakdown of all the Power Rangers goodness it’s possible to squeeze into a kick ass hour and a half ear party.  From the rangers and their Zords to the villains and notable side characters.  And of course, the Green Ranger is here too.

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GS Now: Power Rangers 2017

With the release of Saban’s Power Rangers film on March 24rd, 2017 the guys decided it was

“Morphin” time and went to see it. Join Alex, Brandon, and Caleb as they give you an overview

of the latest big screen reboot of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

**SPOILER WARNING**

The guys break down the light plot, characters, and their overall impressions of the teenage

superhero flick.

Geeksquatch Now covers the latest entries into the nerd culture zeitgeist, brought to you by the

same group of “enthusiasts” that like to geek out about tv, movies, video games, and toys from

their formative years.

Join our regular show, Geeksquatch, each week to reminisce about nerd culture topics before

they became retro favorites. Come for the squatch, stay for the trivia.

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039 - TMNT Copycats

The popularity of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the late 80’s/early 90’s spawned a slew of copycats attempting to capitalize on their success.  Most notably, Biker Mice from Mars, Battletoads, and Street Sharks.  

 

Join Brandon and the Geeksquatch crew as they discuss the other animated anthropomorphic crime fighting squads that found their way into the living room in the 90s.  Some are good, while others are flat out offensive.  However one in particular is definitely Jawsome!

 

It’s the video game category in Cryptogeekology: 20 Questions this week.  The boys hit a snag with one of their assumptions that gets them off track.  See if you can figure out what went wrong. (Originally recorded on March 5th, 2017)

 

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038 - Metal Gear Solid

Colin and Jaime are out this week, but we’ve brought on a special guest - Remy of Ninja Pancake! Find a nice cardboard box to hide in and tune your codec to the proper frequency, because this episode about Metal Gear Solid is off the rails. RIP, mama Kojima.

 

Cryptogeekology: 20 Questions goes with the TV show category again this week.  These boys really work it out pretty fast -  play along and see if you can narrow it down any quicker (Originally recorded on February 20th, 2017)

 

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037 - Jagged Little Pill

Alanis Morissette learned a lot from her first 2 albums.  And, although she did well in her local Canadian market, it wasn’t until she met Glen Ballard that she began creating the sound that was distinctly hers.  Jagged Little Pill not only launched her into the international spotlight, but it became one of the most influential albums of all time.

 

Caleb takes you back to the mid-90’s for a look at what went into this incredible album, while the rest of the crew chime in with their memories and favorites.  

 

Cryptogeekology 20 Questions goes with the TV show category.  The crew gets on the right track early.  Play along and see if you can narrow it down any quicker (Originally recorded on February 16th, 2017)

 

Geeksquatch is a nostalgia podcast brought to you by a group of “enthusiasts” that grew up in the 80’s and 90’s -  and by enthusiasts, they’re actually just a bunch of friends that like to geek out about tv, movies, video games, and toys from their formative years.  Join the podcast each week to reminisce about nerd culture topics before they became retro favorites.  Come for the squatch, stay for the trivia.

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036 - Raiders of the Lost Ark

The hat, the whip, the iconic music.  There are many things that make up an Indiana Jones movie and The Lost Ark set the iconic franchise on the road to infamy.

 

Brandon leads the expedition of your favorite moments and history of this Lucas/Spielberg classic.  The crew uncovers little known facts about the film along the way.  Did you know Harrison Ford wasn’t the studio’s first choice to play Indy?

 

Cryptogeekology 20 Questions features a movie this week and it goes down to the wire.  Find out if the crew can get back in the win column. (Originally recorded on February 12th, 2017)

 

Geeksquatch is a nostalgia podcast brought to you by a group of “enthusiasts” that grew up in the 80’s and 90’s -  and by enthusiasts, they’re actually just a bunch of friends that like to geek out about tv, movies, video games, and toys from their formative years.  Join the podcast each week to reminisce about nerd culture topics before they became retro favorites.  Come for the squatch, stay for the trivia.

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035 - Weird Al Yankovic

Musical parody was around long before Weird Al released his first album in 1983, but no one has done it better than Mr. Yankovic.  His musical talent, smart lyrics, and unique sound has allowed him to stay relevant for 35 years.

 

Colin hosts as the cast plays a little “Name That ‘Original’ Tune” with “Weird Al” sound bites to showcase the breadth of work.  It’s truly amazing.  Geeksquatch then dives into his biography to uncover when he finally abandoned his architecture degree to pursue a life in musical comedy.

 

Cryptogeekology 20 Questions goes back to video games this week.  Can the crew keep their undefeated streak alive?  (Originally recorded on January 25th, 2017)

 

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034 - Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting

You know him as the man with the amber afro and patient voice that helped you create happy landscapes from a blank white canvas.  However, there’s much more to Bob Ross than the painter that mesmerized us all on PBS.  Before The Joy of Painting, Bob was a veteran, a family man, and Alaskan denizen.

 

Alex has a special connection with Bob Ross, so he leads the look back on his life.  The gang discuss their memories of Bob, how he adopted his “wet-on-wet” technique, and the legacy that he created.

 

Movies is the category for Cryptogeekology 20 Questions this week.  The gang go the distance, but could have probably guessed it after one question.  (Originally recorded on January 25th, 2017)

 

 

Geeksquatch is a nostalgia podcast brought to you by a group of “enthusiasts” that grew up in the 80’s and 90’s -  and by enthusiasts, they’re actually just a bunch of friends that like to geek out about tv, movies, video games, and toys from their formative years.  Join the podcast each week to reminisce about nerd culture topics before they became retro favorites.  Come for the squatch, stay for the trivia.

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033 - Predator

A routine hostage extraction gets interrupted by an alien that hunts advanced species for pleasure.  The elevator pitch for Predator sounds like it could have been a long forgotten B movie.  Instead, John McTiernan directed an action movie classic shot in the heart of the Central American jungle.

 

Did you know the original version of the Predator alien was vastly different from what made it to the big screen?  Well, Caleb did.  He leads a Jaime-less squad through the film’s plot, production highlights, and a general love fest for Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Stick around.

 

Cryptogeekology continues with its new 20 Questions format. This week, the guys hunt for a classic television show. (Originally recorded on January 19th, 2017)

 

 

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