Originally Aired: 12/23/16
We discuss the news of the week. Carrie Fischer reportedly had a heart attack while on a flight back to LA and is in hospital currently. Nintendo releases Mario Run to mobile and breaks record with 40 million downloads but the stock still fell. Disney Studios releases that they have broken through a record breaking year with over $7 billion at the global box office. DC comics is going to running commercials on nationwide marketing campaign to reach new consumers.
Our review of Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons. Synopsis: Cal Lynch travels back in time to 15th-century Spain through a revolutionary technology that unlocks the genetic memories contained in his DNA. There, he lives out the experiences of Aguilar de Nerha, a distant relative who’s also a member of the Assassins, a secret society that fights to protect free will from the power-hungry Templar Order. Transformed by the past, Cal begins to gain the knowledge and physical skills necessary to battle the oppressive organization in the present.
We also talk with indie comic book writer Eben Burgoon. Eben’s been creating comics for the past ten years he was on to talk about his current series, B-Squad: Soldiers of Misfortune. We talked with Eben about the series and more. Here’s a quick synopsis on B-Squad: B-Squad is made up of expendable misfits.They are mash-ups of pop heroes, outright weirdos, and B-level talents thrown together and sent out on action/adventure missions that are seasoned with the absurd. Every issue, one of the 6-person team will be killed off the series permanently. The “who” is selected at random by a dice rolled in secret by the author while writing the active story arc. For more on Eben, check out his website.
It was a great show!
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Geek Hard Logo – Candice Hibbard and Rich Robbins
Technical Production – Gary LaBarr, Recorded at the Reality Radio 101 Studio
Producers – Andrew Young & James Green
Opening Music “Eterna Teen” by Mark Holman
“Winter” by Leslie Hudson
“Crazy” by Patsy Cline
“Young Men Dead” by The Black Angels
“B Squad Brothers” by Ecotone Refugees
“B Squad Leader” by Adam Henry Garcia
“December 25” by Sloan
Closing Music “Kelly’s Heroes” by Black Grape