056 - The Crypto Show

Geeksquatch has gone full crypto!  Play along as the cast dedicates the entire episode to Cryptogeekology, 80s and 90s trivia.  

Special guest Jocelyn teams up with Brandon to battle Heather and Alex across five categories of questions.  Things get interesting down the stretch...you won’t want to miss it!

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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055 - The Lion King

The animation, the voice acting, the music, the feels.  The Lion King has it all and is one of the all time classics that came out of the resurgence that Disney has in the early 90’s.   

Brandon leads the stampede of memories as Geekquatch looks back at everything that made this movie great. Just remember to stay out of the elephant graveyard.  Hakuna Matata!

The Cryptogeekology: 20 questions category this week is movie.  It may or may not be a quick one, so listen closely if you want to beat the cast to the solution.

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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054 - Tetris

The history of this week’s subject is a murky tale of copyright law, Cold War drama, and psychological manipulation. It’s one of the most popular games of all time - Tetris!

Caleb crams as much as solid information possible into this week’s episode, Brandon tells a fun story about how his parents are thieves, and Alex has something to say about everything (as usual). Colin is out for the week, but he’ll be back!

Cryptogeekology is a big sad trash mess because Alex managed to save over his original recording of the game section - but luckily Heather joined them for a second round with a new subject. Let’s see if they can maintain the winning streak!

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053 - Super Nintendo Games

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo, S-N-E-S or Snes; no matter how you say it, the gray and purple video game box was an incredible evolution from the original Nintendo.  The new, more powerful hardware enabled developers to create games that were bigger, better, and more beautiful.  The library that accrued over its 10 year lifecycle is incredible.

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GS NOW: Netflix's Castlevania

GS Now: Castlevania  on Netflix


Netflix recently released an animated series that breaths life into the story of Castlevania III and the universe that Konami created some 30 years ago.

The guys break down the story, animation, their favorite scenes, and the bloody mess that’s portrayed in the 4 episodes produced by Adi Shankar.

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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052 - The Crow

The Crow is so much more than the film that took Brandon Lee from us.  It’s dark, grungy atmosphere set in a Detroit cesspool is the stage for a wild revenge tale that was inspired by the author’s personal loss.  

Alex resurrects this action classic as Geeksquatch hunts down all of the lesser known aspects of the film.  The gang runs down the film’s comic book source material, plot, special effects and cast of characters.  And, of course you’ll get the real story behind Brandon Lee’s death.


Video games are the Cryptogeekology: 20 Questions category this week.  Alex is on his way to stumping the squad, but there’s a glimmer of hope thanks to some knowledge nuggets that Caleb pulls out of thin air. 

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051 - The NeverEnding Story

Now that the film’s theme song is officially stuck in your head for the rest of the day, you might as well join Geeksquatch for a trip back to Fantasia. So, hop on the back of Falkor and let’s go!
 
Caleb steps up and takes you on a deep dive into the magical world originally created by German author Michael Ende.  Nevermind the fact that he didn’t actually like the film, because the gang covers all of the goodness crammed into its 93 minutes.  From Atreyu and Artax to Morla and Gmork, it’s all here.  You’ll even finally learn the name of Bastian’s mom’s name (Spoilers, it’s Moon Child). 


Cryptogeekology: 20 Questions closes the show with the TV category.  Heather’s win streak is on the line and it comes down to the wire.  Find out if Colin can save the team yet again.
 
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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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.
Find Geeksquatch online:
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Website: Geeksquatch.com
 
Twitter:@geeksquatchpod
 
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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.

Find Geeksquatch online:

iTunes: Geeksquatch

Website: Geeksquatch.com

Twitter:@geeksquatchpod

Music: SpekrFreks.com

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.

Find Geeksquatch online:

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Website: Geeksquatch.com

Twitter: @geeksquatchpod

Music: SpekrFreks.com

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.

Find Geeksquatch online:

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Website: Geeksquatch.com

Twitter: @geeksquatchpod

Music: SpekrFreks.com

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.

Find Geeksquatch online:

iTunes: Geeksquatch

Website: Geeksquatch.com

Twitter: @geeksquatchpod

Music: SpekrFreks.com