TV Series: Episode 16

We’re back for more punishment as we dig into Episode 16 of the Animorphs TV Series: “Tobias.” Ironically, this episode is not just about Tobias, despite the title.

We delve into some classic bullying, some asinine Andalite antics, and some depressing teenage realities as we try to make sense of this seemingly pointless episode.

This week’s Fanimail: Mae and @ElgeneRosetta


TV Series: Episodes 14 and 15

It’s with heavy hearts that we once again revisit the Animorphs television series, picking up where we left off at episodes 14 and 15 titled “The Leader.” Once again, we’ve brought Jarred along for the ride and this time we force him to do all the summarizing so we don’t have to relive this any more than we have to.

Stay tuned for discussion about something being so hot it feels cold (or vice versa?), Marco’s mom being Janice from Friends, and how useless Cassie and Rachel are at jumping tiny gaps.

This week’s Fanimail: @codemonkey85 and @moviepollz


The Speaking Tree: Animorphs #32

This week on The Speaking Tree we talk more about Animorphs #32: The Separation! We SPLIT our attention into the following three questions:

If you were the rest of the Animorphs, how would you have handled the split (after you understood what had happened) knowing that you needed to use one of the Rachels for the Anti-Morphing Ray mission?

If you had a twin that was, like, the opposite version of you, how would you deal with that?

How would you use a starfish morph in your own life for purely personal reasons?

This week’s Fanimail: @paulmichaeleary and @typerwulfe


Animorphs #32: The Separation

This week on The Dork-Bajir Chronicles we talk about Animorphs #32: The Separation, the Rachel book where she gets split in two and we have to endure a very stilted metaphor for struggling with your inner demons!

Get ready for Mikael to hate on this because he really does. Brayden is pretty keen on it, though. Some would say this episode features “two sides of the same coin,” or some other cliche way of saying opposing views about a singular thing. KINDA LIKE THIS BOOK IS TRYING TO DO WITH RACHEL’S PERSONALITY. GET IT???

This week’s Fanmail: @MrBeckPlease and @fontainepen


Hellboy II: The Golden Army

This week on a special 2 Nerds in a Basement! Tessa (of Fanimorphs fame) joins me as we watch a movie not done by Marvel or DC but a film done by Dark Horse comics!

Hellboy II features an amazing cast, gorgeous visuals, a villain who were not sure why he is a villain and drunk Ron Pearlman singing Barry Manilow. What more could you possibly ask for?

All that and more this week on 2 Nerds in a Basement!


81 – Frick, I Love Nature w. Gordie Lucius & Stephen Robinson

Gordie Lucius & Stephen Robinson come inside to talk all about their nature show: Frick, I Love Nature.

We talk about how they developed the series, got it off the ground, and turned it into the delightful outdoorsy program that it is. Learn about behind the scenes antics, puppet building, and the spectacular people these folks got to meet over their journey.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (
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The Speaking Tree: Animorphs #31

We get in to some DEEP Nazi theorizing on this episode of The Speaking Tree where we discuss some questions we had after reading Animorphs #31: The Conspiracy last week!

What would be a more effective way to protect Jake’s father in this situation?

How would you use morphing to help you deal with the death of a loved one?

How would you use a peregrine falcon morph in your own life for purely personal reasons?

This week’s Fanmail: @Blerd_CGE and @PrinceOfFresh


Constantine 2005

New guest alert!

My sister Justine sits down with me to watch and discuss a movie about one of hers and mines favorite characters Constantine! We discuss some of the changes they made to the character, the fact that Shia Labouef is pretty much a toddler that can drive a cab and how weird it is seeing Rachel Weisz in anything other than the Mummy.

A return to form this week on 2 Nerds in a Basement!


Animorphs #31: The Conspiracy

We talk murder plots and drive-by failures this week on The Dork-Bajir Chronicles as we jump into Animorphs #31: The Conspiracy, the one where Jakes great grandpa dies and all hell breaks loose!

We go over the many issues we have with this book, whether it be the question of “is Tom a Nazi,” “why did Tom have to kill his dad,” or “why is Jake such a bad leader?”

This week’s Fanimail: @the_slan and @Tellurium124


47 – Love’s Kitchen (2011)

Valentine’s Day is coming up so we wanted something lovely; we watched Love’s Kitchen (2011) instead.

We crack open this pretty-much-made-for-TV-movie and try to figure out what is going on. Why are people eating desserts with two fingers? Why is the daughter cast 7 years older than written? Why would you name your restaurant “The Boot”?!

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (
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