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Podcast #172 - Betamax Is Dead, Long Live Betamax    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 23 Nov 2015

- Time Warner Cable tests using Roku as a cable box replacement
- Sony will finally end the manufacture of Betamax videotapes
- PlayStation Vue comes to Amazon devices, but is still absent from Android
- Sony announces its first list of Ultra HD Blu-ray titles
- Steve Jobs is dropped from over 2,000 theaters due to poor box office showings...
- ...as is Jem and the Holograms (I called this one!)
- The Tomb Raider reboot gets a director
- Gambit will be a "sexy thriller" .... what??
- Fast & Furious spin-offs are in the works
- Prometheus 2 is now called Alien: Paradise Lost Alien: Covenant
- Michael Moore blasts the MPAA for giving an R rating to his next movie
- Trailer: Kung Fu Panda 3
- Mark Hamill all but confirms that Luke will be in Star Wars Episode VIII...
- ...but he does say that there is a major plot twist in Episode VII
- Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back and you can help
- The Han Solo 2018 movie will be Lawrence Kasdan's last Star Wars movie
- Watch Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland in London with a live orchestra and choir
- The Gods of Egypt are ... really, really Caucasian and cheesy
- Thanks, Ray: A tribute to Ray Harryhausen
- Peter Jackson confesses that "I didn't know what the hell I was doing" with The Hobbit
- Trailer: The Hateful Eight
- Kodak is sponsoring a Super 8 filmmaking challenge
- Seiko is releasing Ripley's Aliens watch in a limited run
- Spectre sets a Guinness World Record for the biggest movie explosion
- Activision Blizzard creates their own movie studio to bring Call of Duty and Skylanders to theaters
- The Witcher movie coming to theaters in 2017
- Statue of Lenin is changed to Darth Vader in Ukraine
- A look inside ANA's R2-D2 787 Dreamliner

Podcast #171 - The Bald Explorer Returns    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 8 Nov 2015

- Ant-Man Blu-ray to be released on December 8
- You can now legally hack your TV
- Disney makes a deal with Sony to put several ESPN and Disney channels on PlayStation Vue
- A new Star Trek TV series is coming in 2017, but it will be locked behind a CBS pay wall
- Spectre released to $80M debut in the UK
- It's official: Pan is a failure, even in China
- Sherlock Victorian episode will be released theatrically
- Elizabeth Banks will direct Pitch Perfect 3
- Broadway musical hit Wicked is coming to theaters
- I called it! Pepsi screwed up the second Pepsi Perfect sale as well
- Trailer: New, international The Force Awakens trailer
- Trailer: Warcraft
- Spectre opens to $70M debut in US with The Peanuts Movie in 2nd
- Fox agrees to a multi-picture deal with IMAX
- New character posters for The Force Awakens ... but Luke is still missing
- Please support my friend Richard Vobes, The Bald Explorer
- Alien 5 is on hold due to Prometheus 2
- More Suicide Squad photos
- Billy Bob Thornton is returning in Bad Santa 2
- Creed already has a sequel planned
- Kickstarter: Dragon's Lair
- Kickstarter: ShortFellas
- Sandra Bullock to lead an all-female reboot of Ocean's Eleven
- Six Billion Dollar Man getting a 2017 reboot

Podcast #170 - Pepsi Perfect Couldn't Be More Imperfect    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 26 Oct 2015

- Doc Brown gives a special message
- Trailer: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- A gorgeous new SW:TFA poster is revealed
- IMAX details are released for SW:TFA
- Several theaters will have SW:TFA exclusive items available
- IMAX releases list of 3D laser projection and 2D 70mm projection for SW:TFA
- Lots of projectors are shown at CEDIA Expo
- Several (expensive) Ultra HD and DVR solutions are shown at CEDIA Expo
- Monster shows that it's still ripping people off with overprices cables
- Disney will launch its own digital subscription service in the UK
- Back to the Future theatrical re-release earns almost $5M worldwide
- Yes, you can order the BTTF edition of USA Today without going to eBay
- Nike will sell the BTTF self-lacing sneakers in 2016
- After a major PR/marketing blunder, Pepsi will offer a paltry 6,500 more Pepsi Perfect bottles
- Batman v Superman could end up being the single most expensive movie to date
- Underworld 5 has begun filming in Prague
- Kingsman 2 coming in 2017
- Paranormal Activity 5 might not be coming to a theater near you
- Trailer: Ratchet & Clank
- Fantastic Four is not returning to Marvel
- Upcoming Die Hard movie will be a prequel
- Obscure 1980s cartoon series Dino-Riders will become a movie
- Monty Python releases 14 minutes of deleted Holy Grail animations

Podcast #169 - 40 Years of Banging Coconuts    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 15 Oct 2015

- PlayStation 4 universal media remote is up for pre-order
- Roku 4 has been announced
- NVIDIA Shield gets over-the-air update with lots of home theater enhancements
- New Chromecast 2015 "hockey puck" is available
- Soundscoopz might help you to hear your TV better
- Pan couldn't pan out at the box office (see what I did there?)
- Disney announces/updates several movie release dates
- Los Angeles will host the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- F. Gary Gray will direct Furious 8
- Vin Diesel confirms one final Furious trilogy
- Expendables 4 is coming, thanks(?) to China
- Daniel Craig is done with Bond
- The 70mm version of The Hateful Eight will contain more footage than the "regular" version
- The Killing Joke is given a green light to get an R rating
- Rick Moranis turned down Ghostbusters cameo because it "makes no sense"
- EEOC to investigate the lack of women directors in Hollywood
- Hugh Jackman discusses his final Wolverine movie
- Two more Mad Max films are coming
- The Flash movie gets a director...
- ...as does Thor 3
- The original Halloween returns to theaters only on Oct. 29
- On recreating the Twin Towers for The Walk
- Order your Star Wars stamps from the Royal Mail (UK)
- Del Toro wants Maisie Williams for Pacific Rim 2
- Assassin's Creed gains Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson
- Animated version of Ghostbusters is in the works
- Trailer: The Good Dinosaur
- Trailer (sort of): Jaws 19
- Pepsi to release limited edition Pepsi Perfect as shown in Back To The Future

Podcast #168 - Farewell, Summer    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 26 Sep 2015

- Disable Windows 10's built-in spyware...
- ..and stop Windows 10 from stealing your bandwidth!
- New UHD Rokus might be a few days away
- NASA to launch its own UHD channel
- Epix joins the list of companies that allow offline downloading of content
- Sharp will sell the world's first 8K TV for $133,000
- BBC will finally launch the iPlayer in the US next year
- Disney invests in startup to bring VR movies
- Experience a new 360-degree The Force Awakens feature
- A Fantastic Four sequel is still in the works
- New Mary Poppins movie is in the works
- Regal Cinemas offers a $100 unlimited Spectre ticket
- Elizabeth Banks in charge to direct new Charlie's Angels movie
- Woody Harrelson will play the villain in War for the Planet of the Apes
- Guillermo Del Toro is still working on a Pacific Rim sequel
- Fox plans a crossover universe between Deadpool, Gambit, and X-Men
- Trailer: The Jungle Book
- Ridley Scott is planning for two or three more Prometheus movies
- Ridley Scott reveals the title of Prometheus 2
- Trailer: The Peanuts Movie
- Trailer: The Good Dinosaur
- Trailer: The Angry Birds Movie
- Star Trek Beyond delayed until July 22
- Rumor: Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker might appear in Episode VIII and/or Rogue One
- Rumor (with lots of salt): Disney might finally be releasing the original trilogy
- Sigourney Weaver will be appearing in new Ghostbusters movie
- Goodfellas producer suing over "studio accounting" and "lack of any profits"
- Bryan Singer will do 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea next
- Colin Trevarrow says that Jurassic World will be a trilogy, hints at future settings
- Pan featurette focuses on how much the movie was made for 3D
- Aaron Sorkin slams Apple's Tim Cook over Steve Jobs criticism
- Behind the makeup magic for Black Mass

Podcast #167 - Tiny Tina And Butt Stallion    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 12 Sep 2015

- LG shows their double-sided OLED TV
- Philips shows their newest TV with wall extension projectors
- LG claims the first, flat UHD OLED TV
- Samsung unveils the first Ultra HD Blu-ray player
- Panasonic shows off their UHD OLED TV
- Apple launches their new Apple TV
- Disney Movies Anywhere manages to do what Ultraviolet couldn't
- Amazon Prime can now download videos for offline viewing
- Hollywood movies are starting to show up on Steam
- Netflix's first 4K Breaking Bad episode is leaked -- weighs in at massive 18GB download
- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition is rated R
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail 40th anniversary Blu-ray lets you launch cattle
- Minions crossed the $1B mark for the global box office
- Christopher Nolan's next movie will be released on July 21, 2017
- Marvel's Creative Committee is gone
- Remote controlled BB-8 droid is now available
- Behind the scenes on some of the camera work for Mad Max: Fury Road
- Yet another copyright infringement lawsuit
- First clip from I Saw The Light
- Iron Giant is likely getting a sequel
- Obituary: Hollywood horror legend Wes Craven dies at 76
- The Force Awakens will be an IMAX exclusive for a month
- JJ Abrams says that Kylo Ren and the First Order might not be what they seem
- Ridley Scott's next film will be Prometheus 2
- Borderlands video game series is getting a movie
- Trailer: Krampus
- New York City VR shot using GoPro Spherical
- First look at Michael Fessbender in Assassin's Creed
- The Rocketeer helmet is up for auction...
- ...and a signed Harry Potter poster...
- ...and Fizzgig from The Dark Crystal

Podcast #166 - New Gear, New Job, Same Old Same Old    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 26 Aug 2015

- HBO Now is available on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV stick
- Bram Stoker's Dracula to be released in Dolby Atmos on Blu-Ray
- Léon: The Professional and The Fifth Element to be released in Dolby Atmos on Blu-Ray
- Jurassic World to be released on Oct. 20 with a very cool collector's edition
- Fantastic Four could lead to a $60m writeoff
- "Chaos" on the Fantastic Four set
- Miles Teller and Josh Trank almost came to blows on Fantastic Four set
- New Force Awakens footage
- Star Wars: Rogue One cast members revealed
- First-cut run time for The Force Awakens comes in at 124 minutes
- J.J. Abrams talks about practical effects, Gwendolyne Christie, and more
- Full list of IGN's D23 Expo videos
- The Force Awakens LEGO sets revealed [Images were removed so there's no point in the link -- JB]
- Tom Baker gets an unnamed role in a forthcoming Star Wars project
- Pixar reveals poster for upcoming movie Coco
- Disney unveils Gigantic, a new take on Jack & The Beanstalk
- Orlando Bloom is returning for Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Trailer: TheHateful Eight
- Drone Quadricopter-filmed movies to be shown at the Flying Robot International Film Festival
- Trailer: Victor Frankenstein
- Warner Bros. is working on a new Scooby-Doo movie
- X-Men: Apocalypse is shooting in 3D
- Baywatch movie will be rated R
- Bill Murray will appear in the Ghostbusters reboot
- Guillermo del Toro admits that Hellboy 3 probably won't happen
- Chris Farley as Shrek
- Infamous film The Day The Clown Cried obtained by the Library of Congress
- Winona Ryder confirms that Beetlejuice 2 is happening
- Zorro gets another reboot
- Buffalo Bill's house from Silence of the Lambs is up for sale
- Don't bother going to visit the Goonies house
- Get ready for lots of smears when you convert your TV to a touchscreen
- Help Minas Tirith to become reality (no, this likely won't happen...)
- Bizarre parents have actually named their kids "Anakin"

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