Drawing inspiration from all those movies, TV shows and comics that are "X meets Y," we create new pitches based on random properties meeting other random properties. Robert from To the Escape Hatch joins us and we create movie and TV show ideas based on Smurfs, Zapped, Pac-Man, WKRP, Harry and the Hendersons and more. Nerd To-Dos feature a new Lorenzo update and remembering James Horner.


Do you ever go to Wikipedia looking for information on one thing but find yourself 20 minutes later having visited 20 other pages? Well, that's what we do on this episode of Nerd Lunch. Pax and CT are joined by Tim Lybarger from TimLybarger.com and Jeff Somogyi of sommerjam.com and the Your Weird Podcast and we play a game of "Down the Rabbit Hole." Can we get from the page for Karate Cop to the page for Tom Sawer (song) within the show? (Pre-apologies to all die-hard Rush fans...) There's only one way to find out...listen now!


CT invites Kay to join him in this celebration of the 11th Doctor's premiere appearance. Together they try fish fingers and custard. CT even made his own custard using this recipe.

The California Raisins shill for Hardees

 

Ryan from Grub Grade and The Nosh Show joins the nerds this week as they try to find alternative work for some junk food and fast food mascots. Who should shill for Cheetos if Chester Cheetah was laid off? Who should ascend to the throne of King Vitaman? What other product could an unemployed Hamburglar represent? All these questions and more are answered in this week’s show. Our Nerd To Dos include Fury Road, The Americans, Akira, and Trader Joes Peruvian Inca Corn.

 


For this extra special Extra Helping Pax is joined by Shawn Robare to discuss the 1990 cartoon sequel, The New Adventures of He-Man which followed up and rebooted the classic mid 80s cartoon.  We talk about our first exposure to the property, we discuss a few of the episodes and how the show differs from the earlier incarnation and we even discuss the toys.

 

Michael May and Geek Kay drop back by Nerd Lunch Studios for our second Star Wars drill down, this time on 1980's Empire Strikes Back. We talk about when we watched it first, some of our favorite characters and scenes, and who did Yoda mean was their "other hope"?


The Nerd Lunch crew welcomes two guests this week, Michael DiGiovanni from The Atomic Geeks and Classic Film Jerks and Todd from JunkFed.com. Along with CT and Pax, the foursome take inspiration from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and create their own "cinematic universes" based on existing movie franchises. Hear about the Mad Max, Muppets, Mike Mignola and (Universal) Monster cinematic universes. And find out why Guillermo del Toro and Uncle Deadly are going to be busy.