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Blade Trinity 2004

Mitch Dexter joins me in the basement to round out the Blade trilogy where we discuss if vampires sweat, how this movie is both a crappier version of Deadpool and a similar level of good (as to say not) as X-Men Apocalypse and we also discuss both of his podcasts! ( Wenghtalk Radio and We Watch Food, both on Collective Legacy) All that and more this week on 2 Nerds in a Basement!

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Animorphs #24: The Suspicion

We’re back for another Cassie book! This time, the Fanimorphs talk about Animorphs #24: The Suspicion, the one where the tiny but mighty Helmacrons try to steal the morphing cube.

We talk some hard science this episode: quantum foam, tiny physics, creationism, the South Park video game, Harry Potter…well, I guess maybe not ALL super scientific but you know what I mean.

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54 – The Unlikely Pear w. Daisy Fix & Jill C.

Joining us are the two halves of The Unlikely Pear: Daisy Fix & Jill C.!

Together they form a space for their collective aesthetic to live and breathe. We talk about where the idea for this project came from, how they decide what becomes a post, and general advice for those looking to cultivate & develop their own style or vibe.

You can also find Jill & Daisy over on their Facebook page.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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22 – Chocolat (2000)

Magic realism or chocolate witchcraft? That’s the biggest question we have about 2000’s Chocolat.

We debate how we would use our chocolate powers, if we were wandering coco-shamans. We discuss how the film differs from the source novel (and how that’s a good thing). We talk about all the wonderful performances from so many actors in this tasty film.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Frozen Hot Chocolate!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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The Andalite Chronicles: Part 3

The big finale of The Andalite Chronicles comes crashing down on Mikael, Tessa, and Brayden as they are showered in sci fi craziness! Join us as we talk time paradoxes in our discussion of The Andalite Chronicles: An Alien Dies, part 3 of Elfangor’s origin story!

This book has essentially the coolest sci fi premises out of anything in the whole series so buckle up for our discussion of space- versus time-warping, more talk of Taxxon biology, and that crazy ass scene in the TIme Matrix tornado of time warpiness!

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53 – Art, Representation, & Realism w. Patrick Higgins

Artist Patrick Higgins is with us to talk all about his art and his upcoming new show On the Green Seesaw.

We discuss the tension between realism & representation when creating a static image; we go over Patrick’s history as an artist; we also break down the ways in which you can create an engaged audience by obscuring features of your subject. All cool stuff.

Speaking of cool stuff, go search Patrick’s website for reference to what we’re talking about and what you could see at his new show!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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21 – Super Size Me (2004)

Just like McDonald’s french fries, this movie did not age well. It’s Morgan Spurlock’s 2004 film: Super Size Me.

We talk about how much has changed in 14 years since this film’s release; we talk about our own backgrounds with fast food & McDonald’s; we also talk about how a movie’s legacy can be better than the movie itself.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Mitch’s Roasted Vegetables!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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The Andalite Chronicles: Part 2

We’re back for the meaty middle section of The Andalite Chronicles: Alloran’s Choice. We walk you through the Taxxon homeworld and Elfangor’s movements through it.

If you like lengthy discussions about the ethics and logistics of war tactics, this episode is for you. Also, if you like discussing the biology (and even psychology) of fictional alien species, this is DEFINITELY for you.

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52 – Consciousness & Artificial Intelligence w. Kian Parseyan & Shawn Gray

Hoo-boy strap yourselves in for a mind-melting conversation with Kian Parseyan & Shawn Gray all about consciousness and AI (artificial intelligence).

We lay down the bedrock of what is thought, intelligence, and what makes up “consciousness”, as we refer to it. We discuss how AI differs and emulates human intelligence, as well as the special considerations we need to make regarding our creation of a Artificial Super Intelligence. We also talk a lot about equal parts dreams & statistical analysis. It’s a pretty loaded episode.

Make sure to check out more of Kian’s thoughts over on Medium or at his website! And go get Shawn’s book of poetry by emailing Shawn (shawn.gray@hotmail.ca) to get a copy!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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20 – Sausage Party (2016)

What happens when food is alive? We checked out 2016’s Sausage Party to find out and it’s…very adult-orientated.

Sophie & Mitch talk about cartoon food, compartmentalized sentience, and the politics of orgies. We also cover the 2018 Pixar short Bao. Sufficed to say this is a full-sized episode.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Mitch’s Hummus!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/