Nerd OutCast Podcast

Nerds gather to discuss Nerd Topics

NOP Presents Harry Potter

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NOP finally tackles one of the largest media franchises of all time, along with it's very controversial author. Of course, we are talking about Harry Potter. Joining me for all things Hogwarts are Thom Brown, Nick Toussaint, and Victoria Montalbano. We travel back to 1997, and discuss the humble beginnings of the Potter franchise. We examine not the just heroic trio of Harry, Ron, and Hermione, but also our favorite adults in the Wizarding World (we're looking at you, Snape.) We discuss why Potter caught on, and all address some harsh criticisms the books have received over the years. 

Then we take a turn and discuss J.K. Rowling, and the future appeal of the Potter franchise in light of her recent comments. There's a lot of emotion in this one, so give it a listen!

Music Selections from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Order of the Phoenix, and The Death Hallows, composed by John Williams and Nicholas Hopper, owned by Warner Bros. Records and is included under fair use protection.

NOP Presents Predator

Posted by nerdoutcast in movies, nerd, sci fi, schwarzenegger

It's time to GET TO THE CHOPPER as we discuss all things Predator! Joining NOP for this fantastic film series discussion are the minds behind the License to Watch Podcast (Matt McGregor, Colin Shaw, and Harris McCabe.) In Chicago we have the host of Body Counts and Beer Podcast (Mark Rosenthal) along with guest Robert Shumate. Rounding out our discussion is friend Peter Foos....who is definitely the outcast for our chat and has fallen out of love with the creature feature.

We spend time discussing the origins of the first film, and whether the franchise needed Arnold to stick around or not. We chat about the sequels, and where they succeed and fail. Finally, we make our predictions for where the series should go, and who would be the best director for our favorite space faring hunter. It's a lot of sci-fi discussion on this epic episode. Enjoy! (But seriously, get to that chopper...)

Music Selections from The Predator, composed by Alan Silvestri, owned by Varese Sarabande and is included under fair use protection.

NOP Presents Clone Wars and Rebels

Posted by nerdoutcast in movies, nerd, star wars, clone wars, star wars rebels

We tackle not one but two major Star Wars shows in this great episode....Clone Wars and Rebels.  Joining me for this deep television dive are Pete Navis, Ryan Bond, and Patrick Sweetman. We discuss the evolution of both shows, and how they compare and contrast with each other. We talk Dave Filoni and what makes a show of his distinct. Is Ahsoka the best character, or are we more interested in Ezra and Kanan? Are we excited for the upcoming return of Clone Wars, or is The Mandalorian more our cup of tea? We even touch on Star Wars Resistance and chat about the newly announced High Republic.  SO there's a LOT to unpack in this massive episode...enjoy!

Music Selections from Star Wars Clone Wars and Rebels, composed by Kevin Kiner, owned by Lucasfilm and Disney and is included under fair use protection.


Nerd Outcast Podcast Presents ALIENS

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Following on the heels of our ALIEN podcast, we now discuss James Cameron's ALIENS!  My guests this time include Mark Soloff, Erin Clyne, Rob Shumate, and newcomer Patrick Sweetman.  We discuss Marines, Xenomorphs, Newts, and all the crazy happenings on LV426.  Who exactly do the Colonial Marines work for?  How does the film strengthen Ripley without losing her femininity?  Is Burke really a jerk?  (Yes...)

Music provided by James Horner's Aliens, owned by Varese Sarabande Labels and is included under fair use protection.

NerdOutCast Podcast presents ALIEN

Posted by nerdoutcast in DefaultTag, movies, nerd

The nerds assemble to discuss Ridley Scott's masterpiece film, Alien.  This weeks guests include Erin Clyne, Rob Shumate, Pete Navis, and Mark Soloff.  Listen as we talk about Sigourney Weaver, cats named Jonsie, and that crazy little Xenomorph.

Music provided by James Horner's Aliens, owned by Varese Sarabande Labels and is included under fair use protection.


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