Life long geek and proud of it. Proud father of two girls. Michael has come from his roots in video games all the way back as a kid with the Colleco and Intellivision, playing AD&D with friends at Wet and Wild, and picking up his first comic book of Silver Surfer #50 in 1991. His favorite movies include Excalibur, Dragon Slayer, and Last Man Standing. He can't get enough of everything Marvel Comics and the fantasy genre as well as wearing out his copies of Firefly. He has two tattos on both arms. One of the Decpitcon/Cobra logos and the other is the Arashikage Clan from GI Joe. He works professionally as the Web Designer and Manager for one of the nations top technology schools and has a degree in Informatics (Design) from Indiana University and a minor in Computer Science.
I go nuts here. I still have my NES, SNES, Genesis, Turbo Graphics 16, PS2, and PS3 hooked up to my game room tv. All powered on with a flick of the switch. I really enjoy Fighting games (Mortal Kombat), RPG's (Elder Scrolls), and the occasional FPS (Overwatch).
I play weekly with a group of friends and we enjoy everything from legacy games (Pandemic Legacy), Campaign games (Imperial Assault), Strategic (Kemet), to miniatures (Mechs Vs Minions) and RPG's (D&D). I love to play TCG's but have almost exclusively gotten out of that field and dove into living card games instead.
OK, I watch too many of these hands down. Something about sitting for hours in a movie theater with popcorn that I'll never give up. I'm pretty easy and can watch almost everything. I do love the super hero craze going on these days but any heroic journey story will sucker me in.
I used to watch too much TV as a kid and it's stuck with me. While I didn't watch a ton of Star Trek: TNG when it aired I am a huge fan these days. Firefly is my all time favorite but I still enjoy candy shows like The Flash, Supergirl, and Agents of Shield. I eat up everything Marvel on Netflix but about lost my mind watching Iron Fist. Oh, and I love me some old school cartoons like Transformers, Mask, Voltron, and GI Joe.
I am a slow reader. I won't try and deny it. But I do try to keep my nose in a book when I can. My favorites are anything by Brent Weeks (Night Angel Trilogy) and Robin Hobb. I have a soft spot for all the old TSR paperbacks and especially the Drizzt ones.
At 15 I worked with some people who read comics so I stopped at the local drug store and bought one with one of my first paychecks. IT was Silver Surfer #50 and it sucked me into the precursor to The Infinity Gauntlet. I've been bonkers for comics ever since. I'm currently pulling all the X books, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, and Champions.
October 18th, 2021 | 1 hr 39 mins
Weekend and board game updates, What If, Ted Lasso, and Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.
October 11th, 2021 | Season 2 | 1 hr 33 mins
First impressions of Star Wars Visions, the penultimate episode of What If, Venom 2 and connected films, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, and Foundation episode 1.
October 4th, 2021 | 1 hr 30 mins
September 29th, 2021 | Season 2 | 1 hr 27 mins
Chris joins us to chat about GenCon 2021.
September 20th, 2021 | 1 hr 16 mins
kevin smith, marvel, mcu, ryan reynolds
Fox joins us again to talk about What If…, Shang-Chi, Free Guy, and Kevin Smith
September 13th, 2021 | Season 2 | 1 hr 29 mins
blue's clues, curios, dc, dice throne, ffxiv, final fantasy, kevin smith, ted lasso
Some board games we recently played, FFXIV, Ted Lasso, Glengarry Glen Ross, and GenCon prep.
September 6th, 2021 | 1 hr 29 mins
aliens, james cameron, marvel, streaming, ted lasso, theaters
Bill joins us to talk about Aliens, we chat about other shows and the controversies over simultaneous theater and streaming film releases.
August 30th, 2021 | 1 hr 33 mins
anime, movies, tv shows
A Silent Voice, Ted Lasso, and Lower Decks
August 23rd, 2021 | 1 hr 32 mins
marvel, mcu, star trek
Marvel speculation, “What If…” episodes 1 and 2, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and Lower Decks season 2 episode 1
August 16th, 2021 | 1 hr 40 mins
dc, disney, ffxiv, joss whedon, marvel, shakespeare, streaming, theaters
Geek Scholar Fox joins us to chat about movie revenue, critics and ratings, The Suicide Squad, Joss Whedon’s Much Ado about Nothing, Carnage, and Final Fantasy XIV.
August 9th, 2021 | 1 hr 42 mins
Megamind, the All Creatures Great and Small remake, The Green Knight, Jungle Cruise, Eighty-Six, and Final Fantasy XIV.
August 2nd, 2021 | 1 hr 53 mins
Ted Lasso, Black Widow, the Blizzard Lawsuit, Final Fantasy, and Ramen Shop.
July 26th, 2021 | 1 hr 36 mins
loki, marvel, mcu, oblivion
Loki, the MCU, and Oblivion.
July 19th, 2021 | 1 hr 26 mins
anime, gundam, shakespeare
Recap of games we played last weekend, Shakespeare fan-fiction, and anime movies.
July 12th, 2021 | 1 hr 35 mins
Independence Day, board games we played over the 4th, and some random recommendations.
July 5th, 2021 | 1 hr 42 mins
crowfall, disney plus, e3, ffxiv, jackie chan, loki, marvel, mcu, world of warcraft
Random video game chat, Crowfall, MCU rewatch reaches Endgame, Loki 1-3, and Wheels on Meals.