Ryan & Josh open the episode with a bit of confession within the Danktum Danktorum...then they dive deep into AMC's Preacher, based on the comic by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon! The Boiz truly earn their "fake geek" status by relaying that they've never read it before...but they dig the show! They chat about the amazing action, bravura performance from Ruth Negga, and the deft adaptation from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg. Then, Ryan launches into a Cassidy-level rage at a fellow Pod God and vows to punch him in the jorts, before Josh talks him off the new-media ledge. Then, the Boiz chat about what they've been reading: Ryan's been courting Death herself, while Josh thinks the work of Tom King is truly a Vision.
Back from their brink after their hellish journey last episode, Josh and Julian chime in on the Pokemon Go hysteria. Everybody is playing it, but is it actually a good game? (Hint: Probably not.) Then, Julian runs down his Steam Summer Sale purchases before diving head first into the classic debate: story vs gameplay. All that after the jump.
In episode two of our Celebration convention coverage, Cory takes a look at all of the news coming from the farthest corners of the Star Wars Universe: publishing, comic books and video games. Afterwards, we take a look at the "Ahsoka's Untold Stories" panel, where Rebels producer Dave Filoni revealed a number of unfinished Clone Wars arcs that would have filled in the gaps in her exciting story.
In this week's episode of Static Frequency, Cory and Brian soak themselves in the muck and mire of society to discuss the first three episodes of Charlie Brooker's popular science fiction anthology series, Black Mirror. Things get dense and philosophical as the British Prime Minister is asked to commit an unspeakable act, a man sacrifices everything he has to get a woman he barely knows onto a singing competition, and a couple's relationship disintegrates under the weight of their perfect memories. This is an intense one.
Cory and Bear are back with some more cool #!$% and cool conversation! Featured in this episode:
-"Salad Days": A Punk Rock Documentary about the DC Scene of the 80s.
-"Insects": The crowd funding campaign by legendary surrealist animator, Jan Svankmajer.
-"Adventure Zone": A hilarious live-play Dungeons & Dragons podcast.
-"The Nice Guys": Shane Black's 70's throw back starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling.
-"Fandom is Broken": An article from Birth, Movies, Death about poisonous fan behavior.
Coming back after a long hiatus, Valerie, Miles and guest commentators Austin and Brian analyze the characters, the scandal and the horror from Scream Queens Season One.