Once more with feeling, it’s the new episode of Geek at Arms! Bryan starts off Geek Out with his recent study of Unreal Engine and how much he’s enjoyed the latest release from Magic: the Gathering: Arena—Amonkhet Remastered. Next, Mike shares how much his family has enjoyed the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy. He also geeks out heavily over his latest requisition from Starfleet: Star Trek facemasks! James shares his own face protection geekery with a a pair of medieval themed neck gaiters he loves, and how much he and his wife have enjoyed both Star Trek: Discovery and the new animated series Lower Decks. After he gushes for a bit about a new pair of medieval swordfighting manuals he recently obtained, the guys head to their main topic. In the final film of the “Superhero Movies that aren’t a part of the Big 2” Film Club, they take a look at the 2008 online musical sensation Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog!
In this very slightly holiday-themed episode, Mike Geeks Out about the sci-fi novel Binti, Bryan talks incessantly about Green Arrow and the possibility of a roleplayer’s lair, and James continues to rave about the Mary Rose (and a big thanks to the Museum for sharing our last episode!) We… well, mostly Bryan talks about superhero movies, and then we give some tips on introducing people to better board games than they are used to. Thanks to James’ impressive lists for several tiers of game nerd from the Eurogames virgin to the “holy cow I can’t believe we’ve already spent 1000 hours playing this” wargamer, the links section below is pretty full.
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Since there are a couple of individual TV episodes mentioned, I thought I’d track them down for your convenience. James makes reference to an episode of Justice League Unlimited—Season 2, episode 4, “To Another Shore.” Bryan mentions the How I Met Your Mother episode “Monday Night Football,” which was Season 2, episode 14.
James also talked about a scene between Green Arrow and Harley Quinn in the “Arrow Cave.” Bryan misremembered the book that occurred in, crediting it to Kevin Smith’s Quiver story line, but it was actually in Injustice: Gods Among Us issue #5. Quiver‘s really good, though, so I left in the link.