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Latest Episode: July 6, 2022

Defocused 354: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

This definitely was a sequel.

Previous Episodes

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    July 3, 2022
    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Hello there.

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    June 30, 2022
    Chip & Dale & Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    It’s time to talk toontowns, past and present: we discuss the 1988 movie, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a thinly veiled tribute to the movie Chinatown, and the just-released Chip N’ Dale Rescue Rangers 2022, a fully unveiled tribute to Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

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    June 26, 2022
    "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness"

    Cut in half by a shield, what a way to go.

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    June 26, 2022
    "Halo" season 1

    Jason doesn’t care about your video-game continuity.

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    June 25, 2022
    Random Pursuit XXII

    A special edition celebrating Uncanny Magazine! (Note: They Year 9 Kickstarter isn’t live yet, but it will be when this episode drops in the main Game Show feed.)

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    June 24, 2022
    Low Definition XXIII

    Rumbledythumpdethumpdethump, rumbledethumpdethump.

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    June 22, 2022
    Awards book club, part 3

    Project Hail Mary, Light from Uncommon Stars, and She Who Will Become The Sun.

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    June 19, 2022
    Game Show: Eat or be Eaten #1

    Answering questions about food, cooking and drinks.

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    June 5, 2022
    Cartoons for Adults

    Sometimes your parents are full of crap.

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    May 25, 2022
    Defocused 353: Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    Who can belive we covered another movie released in 2022? Not us.

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    May 24, 2022
    Moon Knight

    Come, let us discuss Murder Batman.

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    May 16, 2022
    2022 Awards Book Club, Part 2

    “The Galaxy and the Ground Within,” “Master of Djinn”, “Unbroken,” and What Are We Reading?

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    May 14, 2022
    "Just Imagine" (1930) and "Flash Gordon" (1980)

    It’s not brain science, it’s three guys on a rocket ship to Mars. Not the bore worms!

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    May 13, 2022
    Our Flag Means Death

    Avast, ye scurvy dogs. This podcast is now flying a pirate flag.

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    May 6, 2022
    Severance

    Someone’s earned a Waffle Party!

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    May 5, 2022
    Defocused 352: The Batman

    You’ll never believe this but he’s The Batman.

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    April 27, 2022
    Game Show: Danconceivable 2!

    Dan’t be scared, Tony Sindanlar will be sure you’re danned if you do and danned if you don’t.

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    April 24, 2022
    "Turning Red"

    That red panda! So cute!

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    April 23, 2022
    The Batman

    What, another Batman movie?

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    April 19, 2022
    Defocused 351

    No movie this week, but Dan gives a brief, but unenthusiastic nod to ‘The Batman’ and Joe heartily endorses ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ - No spoilers.

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    April 17, 2022
    Book Club: Machinehood and Plague Birds

    Awards shortlist season has begun! Plus: What Have We Read Recently That We Are Now Recommending?

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    April 17, 2022
    Friendly Competition 8: Praise Jason!

    Who got a trivia contest in our game show podcast?

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    April 13, 2022
    Defocused 350: Cliffhanger

    Die Hard on a mountain. Another Carolco masterpiece.

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    April 9, 2022
    Game Show: You Think You Know Me

    Every Game Show is an Intervention.

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    April 4, 2022
    Q and Eh?

    Polish off your French.

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    March 29, 2022
    Old Movie Club overthrows the U.S. government

    “Suddenly” and “Seven Days in May.”

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    March 28, 2022
    Daniel Craig's Bond... and what's next?

    The Craig era is over. What’s next for 007?

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    March 20, 2022
    SMOOCH Valentine Catastrophe Part 1

    Join our Agents on this bootleg version of our Romantic RPG adventures.

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    March 20, 2022
    Geography Bee

    Where in the world are we?

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    March 16, 2022
    The Incomparable Film Festival 2022

    So many movies! And Steven makes a draft power move.

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    March 13, 2022
    Inestimable! The Amount of Peas in a Thing

    There’s a game in here somewhere.

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    March 9, 2022
    Defocused 349: Free Guy

    Ryan Reynolds is heavily featured.

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    March 5, 2022
    Station Eleven

    Discussing the HBO miniseries, which is a miniseries, so there won’t be a second season. Or a Station Twelve. Right?

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    March 3, 2022
    Defocused 348: Gone Girl

    Gone Girl. That’s the tweet.

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    February 23, 2022
    Defocused 347: Panic Room

    Panic! Room.

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    February 13, 2022
    The Book of Boba Fett

    The show’s a mess, but maybe you enjoy the mess!

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    February 9, 2022
    Book Club: Witness for the Dead and Desolation Called Peace

    Books! We like ‘em.

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    February 6, 2022
    We Love Our Listeners (test game)

    Glenn reckoned he had an idea for a new Game Show about numbers, ranges, and amounts. Pulling from the ranks of Incomparable members they tried it out. Also, Tony Sindelar showed up (hello, nerd!) to be drafted as scorekeeper and spreadsheet concierge. We laughed, we cried, Glenn caused consternations about grape sizes.

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    February 6, 2022
    Little Nightmares II

    Video Game club tackles “Little Nightmares II.”

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    February 6, 2022
    Random Pursuit XXI

    Just a bunch of venerable booze outfits.

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    February 3, 2022
    "The Expanse" wrap-up

    First the TV show, then the books! With fair warning in between.

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    February 2, 2022
    Speed Racer

    A centaur, only for cars.

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    January 30, 2022
    Random Pursuit XX

    The past was terrible. We’ve come so far.

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    January 29, 2022
    2010s book draft (episode 600 part two)

    The Machine Was a Vampire!

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    January 29, 2022
    Inconceivable!: A Living Version of the Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage'

    The maps are the best part!

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    January 26, 2022
    Defocused 346: Fight Club

    Some people seem to take this seriously, like Joe’s RA.

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    January 24, 2022
    2010s book draft (episode 600 part one)

    The panelists from episode 1 return to pick their favorite books from the first decade of The Incomparable—the 2010s.

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    January 20, 2022
    Defocused 345: Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Dan and Joe are joined by Seth Worley and Ryan Polly from The Writers Room Game Show to talk about a very WRGS movie.

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    January 19, 2022
    Hawkeye

    Bro! Is Marvel series, bro!

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    January 18, 2022
    Are You The Spy? (VI)

    “That was the right combination of everything, except winning.”

    Quinn’s not sorry about anything.

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    January 15, 2022
    Podcast Draft

    Lex Friedman leads a draft of favorite podcasts.

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    January 13, 2022
    Defocused: Ghostbusters (2016)

    Well, there’s a lot to say just about The Discourse on this one.

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    January 10, 2022
    "Spider-Man: No Way Home"

    Is it Spiders-Men or Spider-Mans or Spider-Mens?

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    January 6, 2022
    Defocused: The Matrix Resurrections

    These rebels would be foiled by a captcha.

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    December 30, 2021
    UK Triv IX

    Glenn’s in this one, so be warned.

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    December 30, 2021
    "The Harder They Fall"

    Netflix’s revisionist western, with guest host Cicero Holmes, Shareef Jackson, and Nathan Alderman.

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    December 29, 2021
    Low Definition: Tech Edition

    It’s fun when spreadsheets fail.

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    December 26, 2021
    "The Wheel of Time" season 1

    TomBombadilification!

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    December 16, 2021
    Defocused 342: Moonstruck

    Christmas adjacent.

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    December 15, 2021
    "The Beatles: Get Back"

    Oh thank goodness, Billy Preston’s finally here.

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    December 14, 2021
    "Kiki's Delivery Service" (Historical Bootleg)

    Recorded May 1, 2014.

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    December 10, 2021
    Kilmas: "The Saint"

    What’s under that sweater?

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    December 8, 2021
    Defocused 341

    No movie this week. Air filters, bidet’s, and Christmas trees.

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    December 3, 2021
    "Eternals"

    Get ready for weird.

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    November 26, 2021
    7 or C? Thanksgiving 2021

    Seven cubic centimeters of holiday fun!

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    November 20, 2021
    Friendly Competition 7: Needlessly Complicated

    Please welcome Silent Carl.

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    November 18, 2021
    Defocused 340: A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

    It’s a good thing 3D never went out of fashion.

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    November 17, 2021
    Last Action Hero

    Happy Fsgiving to all who celebrate!

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    November 11, 2021
    Defocused 339: Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

    We mostly talk about bad fast-food menus.

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    November 9, 2021
    Dune (2021)

    The movie all acupuncturists are raving about.

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    November 7, 2021
    Freaks and Geeks

    You know what happened to the guy who listened to the bootleg? HE DIED.

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    November 7, 2021
    Inconceivable!: Potted-Dolk Man

    Dan is mean.

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    October 28, 2021
    Defocused 338: Dune

    We talk about the 2021 version of Dune and compare adaptations.

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    October 27, 2021
    Old Frankenstein Club

    “Abbott and Costello Meet” … “Young Frankenstein”

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    October 23, 2021
    "Ted Lasso" season 2

    A second panel, this one for the Mothership, discusses season 2 of “Ted Lasso.”

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    October 20, 2021
    Defocused 337: Freaky

    Deween, Hallowfocused. Stuff.

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    October 13, 2021
    Defocused 336: The Lego Batman Movie

    Batman should be fun!

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    October 13, 2021
    Hugo Book Club Part 3

    Two novels, many many short stories, rankings, and What Are We Reading?

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    October 10, 2021
    Game Show - Ghost Court

    We’re all out of order! And some of us are dead!

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    September 29, 2021
    Return of the Prodigal Showrunners!

    RTD and JMS return to their old haunts. What does this mean? The Streaming Wars have made us very confused. Also, a technical breakdown for the ages.

    In Stereo, where available.

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    September 27, 2021
    Old Movie Club: Rear Window/The Conversation

    We’re listening!

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    September 22, 2021
    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Before the show, we say bad words. Moises reboots his Mac. Then we talk about the latest Marvel movie!

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    September 15, 2021
    Defocused 335

    Naval promotions, cinema, shooting Alexa LF and dropping it on film to scan it again for the ulimate cinematic mode, and Nolan News.

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    September 13, 2021
    Hook

    Kathy is proud of Jason for his restraint.

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    August 29, 2021
    Ready Player One

    A CEO gets his wings!

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    August 25, 2021
    Defocused 334: The Suicide Squad

    The other one.

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    August 21, 2021
    Minority Report

    If we post a podcast before it’s released, is it a pre-podcast?

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    August 19, 2021
    Defocused 333: Birds of Prey

    We have some editing notes.

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    August 17, 2021
    "War of the Worlds" (2005)

    Run, Tom Cruise! Scream, Dakota Fanning!

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    August 14, 2021
    "A.I. Artificial Intelligence"

    2000 years later…

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    August 5, 2021
    Defocused 332: Suicide Squad

    Not to be confused with “The Suicide Squad”.

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    August 3, 2021
    "Jurassic Park" and "The Lost World: Jurassic Park"

    Clever Girl. Not-so-clever sequel.

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    July 28, 2021
    Defocused 331: Hot Rod

    Shifting gears back to silly, and light after ‘The Lighthouse’

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    July 28, 2021
    Loki

    So many variants, and an infinite amount of time.

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    July 23, 2021
    Defocused 330: The Lighthouse

    Fond of me lobster.

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    July 20, 2021
    Are You The Spy? (V)

    We’re back and better(??) than ever. Quinn only makes one mistake with the rules, but it is a brand new mistake, because we like to keep things interesting around here.

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    July 17, 2021
    Black Widow

    It’s a brand extension! It’s an action movie! It’s a delayed-by-pandemic hit! It’s on your TV! We say goodbye to ScarJo and hello to Black Widow 2.0 and the rest of the family.

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    July 15, 2021
    Defocused 329: Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    And soda fountains.

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    July 1, 2021
    Defocused 328: The Punisher

    Tampa!

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    June 27, 2021
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Boo bee boo boo boo.

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    June 26, 2021
    Attack the Block

    Mayhem and Probs would allow it!

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    June 23, 2021
    2021 Awards Book Club, part 2

    The Midnight Bargain, Murderbot V: Network Effect, Mexican Gothic, and What Are We Reading? (Erika’s reading a lot.)

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    June 17, 2021
    Defocused 327

    No movie this week. Coffee! Espresso! Corndog problem-solving!

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    June 13, 2021
    Friendly Competition 6

    Will you listen if we reveal that there’s no 20 Questions round this time?

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    June 1, 2021
    Muppet Movie Pitches

    Muppet movies we’d like to see.

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    May 30, 2021
    Trivial Retreat 2

    We can’t remember how this works, but it’s certainly trivial.

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    May 26, 2021
    Defocused 326: Next

    We talk about the very bad Nicolas Cage movie “Next” for 57 minutes, and then we have an aftershow where we talk about the “recipes” section of the Wonder Bread website.

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    May 23, 2021
    "Invincible" (season 1)

    Contains pre-spoiler horn for those interested in hearing why you should watch.

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    May 13, 2021
    Defocused 325: Source Code

    Loops!

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    May 10, 2021
    Megamind

    No you can’t!

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    May 8, 2021
    Novel Shortlists Book Club, Part 1

    “The City We Became”, “Black Sun”, and “Piranesi.” Plus: What are we reading?

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    May 6, 2021
    Defocused 324: Tenet

    It’s safe to say that this wasn’t Christopher Nolan’s best work.

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    April 29, 2021
    Defocused 323: Palm Springs

    Like Groundhog Day but with more stuff.

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    April 26, 2021
    Low Definition XXII

    Who wants a rounded dowel?

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    April 25, 2021
    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

    They’re just a couple of guys.

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    April 17, 2021
    "Cloverfield"

    Fun, intense movie, but why is it a franchise?

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    April 14, 2021
    Defocused 322: Paycheck

    There is some colorful (blue) language in this episode.

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    April 14, 2021
    Auteur Superhero Mad Libs Pitch Session

    It’s the highest of concepts.

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    April 8, 2021
    Defocused 321

    No movie this week. Talking about stuff and things - and food. Always food.

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    April 2, 2021
    Miyazaki Club Finale

    One more look back on the films of Hayao Miyazaki.

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    March 30, 2021
    Helene Wecker and "The Hidden Palace"

    A lot of stuff happened between the publication of “The Golem and the Jinni” and the forthcoming release of “The Hidden Palace.” We take a journey through building a book with Helene Wecker.

    (Fair warning: there are some very minor spoilers in this podcast. We think you can handle it, but if you are entirely spoiler averse, look away!)

    Pre-order The Hidden Palace on Amazon or via a local independent bookstore.

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    March 25, 2021
    "Star Trek VI"

    One Klingon to read the rules, another to carry the box.

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    March 24, 2021
    Defocused 320: Jumper

    At least it’s only an hour and a half.

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    March 17, 2021
    Defocused 319: Detective Pikachu

    Maybe there are some issues with the writing.

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    March 17, 2021
    Rocket Surgery: "Kill and Kill Again"

    They don’t kill again. Hot Dog!

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    March 15, 2021
    "Chariots of Fire" and "Amadeus"

    We watch Best Pictures from the 80s! Also at the end we do some 2020 favorite films nonsense, if you’re into that sort of thing.

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    March 10, 2021
    "WandaVision" season wrap-up

    What are podcasts, but conversations persevering?

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    March 8, 2021
    Saga of Rereading Epics: Magnificat & Wrap-up

    This epic-length (see what I did there?) bootleg includes our episode about Magnificat as well as our series wrap-up episode.

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    March 6, 2021
    Game Show: UK Triv VIII

    How many twos can our North Americans roll while trying to answer questions from an original 1983 British edition of Trivial Pursuit? Two many.

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    March 5, 2021
    Shakespeare Club: Taming of the Shrew

    Billy Shakes, we have some script notes.

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    March 4, 2021
    Defocused 318

    The blazers weren’t the only things that were unstructured.

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    February 26, 2021
    Porco Rosso

    A flyin’ pig!

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    February 25, 2021
    Defocused 317: Sonic the Hedgehog

    TEETH, TEETH, TEETH, TEETH!

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    February 19, 2021
    "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" season 6

    And also there was a musical.

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    February 18, 2021
    Defocused 316: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    Dining on ashes.

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    February 15, 2021
    "The Expanse" season 5

    Marco Inaros is very bad.

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    February 15, 2021
    Friendly Competition 5: None of This Is Helping Me

    More Sarahs than you can shake a stick at.

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    February 11, 2021
    Defocused 315: Sneakers

    We’re joined by Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Todd Vaziri!

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    February 3, 2021
    Defocused 314: Kuffs

    Dan saw this movie a long time ago and wanted an excuse to watch it again. Joe was not very happy about it.

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    January 30, 2021
    Inconceivable!: Almost Finnish

    They’re not umlauts!

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    January 28, 2021
    Defocused 313: Face/Off

    Dan ate some candy, and Joe says he doesn’t really have a sweet tooth. The movie is also discussed.

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    January 26, 2021
    Bad Best Picture Draft

    Priests! Irishness!

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    January 20, 2021
    Defocused 312: Broken Arrow

    Nuclear bomb things and boxing.

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    January 18, 2021
    Letterkenny

    Pitter patter, let’s get at ‘er.

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    January 17, 2021
    Lions, Towers, and Shields: The Fountainhead

    A perfect spherical cow.

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    January 16, 2021
    The Incomparable: Discovery Season 3

    They built the sets again!

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    January 14, 2021
    Vulcan Hello: Discovery Season 3

    This season has everything.

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    January 11, 2021
    Defocused 311: Cutthroat Island

    The film that killed Carolco Pictures. We can see why. Remember that our Carolco-inspired shirts are only on sale for a few more days.

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    January 11, 2021
    The Space Between Worlds

    Book club! We don’t remember the book! Oh well! We tried!

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    January 8, 2021
    Pixar's "Soul"

    The great bug zapper in the sky comes for us all, eventually.

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    January 4, 2021
    Ponyo

    Oh no! My elixirs!

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    January 1, 2021
    The 2020 Clip Show

    It’s better to listen to the real show, which has been edited and has more clips and sounds vastly superior, but some people also want to listen to the recording session where Jason says fun stuff like “clip goes here,” so here you go.

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    December 31, 2020
    Game Show: Trust Me, I'm a Superhero

    Wolves wolves wolves! (re-posted)

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    December 30, 2020
    Defocused 310: Street People

    A.K.A. Gli esecutori, The Executors, or The Sicilian Cross. There is a tenuous connection between this very bad movie and our new Defocused shirts on sale January 4th.

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    December 26, 2020
    The Mandalorian, season 2

    It’s Grogu!

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    December 23, 2020
    Defocused 309

    Food, including watergate salad, and then drafting the food for the “gift guide”

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    December 10, 2020
    Defocused 308: National Treasure: Book of Secrets

    Of course they have to capture the president to prove their family never did anything to the president.

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    November 30, 2020
    Total Party Kill has exited the bootleg!

    You can find TPK in a new members-only feed, at https://www.theincomparable.com/tpk-bootleg. We’re splitting it off from the regular Bootleg feed you’re listening to now. No more TPK here, all the TPK there!

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    November 29, 2020
    Friendly Competition 4: I Heard It Wrong

    Why the long pause? (NOTE: This bootleg recording contains some adult content.)

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    November 27, 2020
    T-Day Game Show Extravaganza

    A special holiday* Action Castle and 7 or C with Tony Sindelar and a bunch of surprise emergency guests!

    • Not valid in the UK or Canada
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    November 25, 2020
    Defocused 307: National Treasure

    Sure, why not?

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    November 24, 2020
    "Top Secret!" (Kilmas)

    We’re going skeet surfing. Bring your picture of Cher.

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    November 20, 2020
    Lovecraft Country

    So much blood.

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    November 17, 2020
    Defocused 306: Gone In 60 Seconds

    This is extremely 2000. After the show is over we read through the list of other movies from 2000 that we can’t believe were from 2000 if you really want some wikipedia reading in your life.

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    November 16, 2020
    "The Island of Doctor Moreau" (Kilmas)

    I want to go to dog heaven!

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    November 15, 2020
    "Willow" (Kilmas)

    Magic! Disappearing pigs! The greatest swordsman that ever lived! But Jason doesn’t like Brownies.

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    November 12, 2020
    Defocused 305: Con Air

    Joe has never seen this movie before. Dan has seen this movie a lot.

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    November 6, 2020
    Defocused 303

    No movie, just pensive election coverage that no one really needs and will be out of date by the time anyone listens. We’re releasing this as 303 and we’re releasing ‘Alien: Covenant’ next week.

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    November 1, 2020
    Game Show: Bedecked

    Eunuch Underling?

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    October 27, 2020
    What We Do In the Shadows

    Bat!

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    October 25, 2020
    Random Pursuit XIX

    May the cards be ever in your favour. Unless you’re…[spoilers!]

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    October 24, 2020
    Saga of Rereading Epics: Diamond Mask

    More Milieu goodness, (at least partially) from the perspective of a girl!

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    October 24, 2020
    Random Pursuit XVIII

    Another genre-only edition! With lots of body parts.

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    October 24, 2020
    Random Pursuit XVII

    The very first genre-edition only episode of Random Pursuit! It’s only too bad this wasn’t Random Pursuit 18. You’ll see why.

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    October 22, 2020
    Defocused 304: Alien: Covenant

    We finally did it. Now they have to stop making them, right?

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    October 15, 2020
    Defocused 302: Prometheus

    Maybe the writing isn’t so good on this one.

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    October 11, 2020
    Ted Lasso

    Roast me, amigo!

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    October 10, 2020
    One Season Wonders draft

    Erika’s heard of five of them.

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    October 5, 2020
    Defocused 301

    No movie this time. Just catching up.

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    October 4, 2020
    Random Pursuit XVI

    The Mounties edition!

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    October 4, 2020
    Friendly Competition 3: Hell of a Rabbit Hole

    The friendly competition was inside us all the whole time. (NOTE: This bootleg recording contains some adult language.)

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    September 29, 2020
    Sports Corner with the Dog and Pony Show II

    Two matchups: one contentious, the other not so much.

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    September 28, 2020
    Shakespeare Club: Henry V

    It’s a lot of like the Star Wars prequels, when you think about it.

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    September 27, 2020
    "Aliens"

    Pull out and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

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    September 16, 2020
    Saga of Rereading Epics: Jack the Bodiless

    We have officially reached the Galactic Milieu!

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    September 13, 2020
    Muppet Draft

    A surprisingly straightforward draft of great Muppets.

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    September 11, 2020
    Old Movie Club: "Some Like it Hot" and "Midnight"

    Billy Wilder is back in the spotlight. And it’s Erika versus Phil.

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    September 4, 2020
    Defocused 300: 300

    What a toxic waste dump.

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    August 26, 2020
    Defocused 299: Batman & Robin

    The Scooby-Doo sound library.

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    August 25, 2020
    Sports Corner with the Dog and Pony Show

    Welcome to our new bonus podcast about…sports?!

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    August 23, 2020
    10th Anniversary YouTube hangout

    Just shootin’ the breeze.

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    August 22, 2020
    10th Anniversary Episode: Bootleg Edition

    Ten years in, the cracks start to show.

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    August 19, 2020
    Defocused 298: Batman Forever

    Dan is not having any of these shenanigans.

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    August 19, 2020
    Terminator 2

    We’re back!

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    August 13, 2020
    Defocused 297: Batman Returns

    What you put in your toilet I put on my mantel.

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    August 12, 2020
    Star Trek Character Draft

    These are all very good and not at all dumb ideas.

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    August 11, 2020
    Bootleg 1

    Recorded August 11, 2010.

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    August 6, 2020
    Defocused 296: Batman

    There are some disagreements about Batman.

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    July 31, 2020
    Defocused 295: Alita: Battle Angel

    There’s a lot going on here.

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    July 26, 2020
    "Palm Springs"

    Oh, are we doing time loop movies again?

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    July 24, 2020
    "Castle of Cagliostro" bootleg after the bootleg

    Jason regrets stopping the live stream when he did.

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    July 24, 2020
    Castle of Cagliostro

    Cartoon rules apply.

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    July 23, 2020
    Defocused 294: The Iron Giant

    Joe says Dan hates The Iron Giant and Dan says Joe hates dogs. Technical call issues abound, but that’s why this is an unedited bootleg.

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    July 22, 2020
    Hugo Nominees

    Three more lauded books! And Erika and Jason read lots of stories!

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    July 19, 2020
    Game Show: Action Castle IV

    A horse is here. Your horse. A horse.

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    July 16, 2020
    Action Castle IV - Members Play-Through

    Tony (with Helper Jason) run members through Action Castle IV. Featuring Eric Scott, Will Wagner, Andrew Pontious, tmtrains, Steve VanDevender, Stephen Duncan, David Schaub, Charles Albrecht, Nicholas Riley, Jason Johnson, David Hovis, Lemon, Alex Mace, Brian Warren, Listener Grace, Empty Jay, Marlene Wilson, Listener Steev, Catrina V, Duncan, and Trish Matson.

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    July 15, 2020
    Defocused 293: Super 8

    An extensive discussion of J.J. Abrams, and tippy toes.

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    July 9, 2020
    Defocused 292: Paddington 2

    Mid-Atlantic pink.

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    July 5, 2020
    Devs

    Includes 30 pre-spoiler horn minutes of us debating if you should watch it.

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    July 2, 2020
    Defocused 291: Paddington

    We also talked for a long time about junk food before the movie.

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    July 1, 2020
    Comic Book Reading List

    It’s not a draft, it’s a collaboration. Also Lisa cheated.

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    June 30, 2020
    Game Night: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

    Five doctors take their turns proposing unorthodox cures in this special TuesDAY Game Night!

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    June 27, 2020
    Saga of Rereading Epics: The Metaconcert

    Here’s a much more recent bootleg. Lisa and Erika recorded this a mere two days ago. Please enjoy this discussion of terrible parent-child relationships, uncomfortable gender essentialism, and dark agonizing murder. So cheery for our times… At least we still love Uncle Rogi.

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    June 27, 2020
    Saga of Rereading Epics: The Surveillance

    Erika and Lisa recorded this back in March, just as the pandemic was getting underway in North America. Oh what a different time it was. No wonder the shambolic state of the world made Erika forget to post this bootleg until now…

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    June 27, 2020
    Friendly Competition 2: No Rounding

    The show where friends must compete and the judges are arbitrary is back!

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    June 21, 2020
    Contact

    It takes a long time to get to the aliens.

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    June 17, 2020
    Defocused 290: Six Year Anniversary Episode

    We go through each year of podcast episodes and pick our favorites.

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    June 13, 2020
    Friendly Competition (Inaugural Edition)

    Lex Friedman’s new game show is here. Answer quickly!

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    June 12, 2020
    "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" season 5

    Washington’s all smooshy! And he might be Jefferson.

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    June 11, 2020
    Defocused 289: Speed 2: Cruise Control

    June de Bont continues with the deeply flawed sequel to his first hit movie.

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    June 4, 2020
    Defocused 288: Twister

    Seth Worley’s “favorite” movie, so naturally Seth Worley is on.

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    June 3, 2020
    Westworld Season 3 wrap-up

    It’s slightly cleaner Blade Runner!

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    June 1, 2020
    Game Show Test Episode: Trivial Retreat

    As members of The Incomparable, sometimes you get to hear us test game shows with formats that aren’t working quite right. We played a new game! This is the raw result! It’s kind of messy but we think there’s something there. Let Jason know if you have any ideas.

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    May 31, 2020
    Random Pursuit XV

    In this “Commonwealth Edition”, Erika battles ghosts and asks (mostly) American-centric questions of four Brits and one Canadian.

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    May 31, 2020
    Rocket Surgery: The Emoji Movie

    Jeremy Burge, the midwife of emojis and Wikipedia citation, joins us as we watch “The Emoji Movie.”

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    May 27, 2020
    Defocused 287: Speed

    The start of June de Bont.

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    May 21, 2020
    Defocused 286: The Adventures of Tintin

    Seth Worley joins us once again to talk about a Spielberg movie.

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    May 20, 2020
    Wall-E

    Danger: Rogue robots.

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    May 16, 2020
    Danconceivable!

    Lex Friedman hosts a celebration of Dan and Dans, in game show form.

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    May 13, 2020
    Old Movie Club - Philip Marlowe

    “The Big Sleep” and “The Long Goodbye.”

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    May 8, 2020
    The Aleph Extraction

    Dan talks about his book! No spoilers.

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    May 6, 2020
    Defocused 285: Red Planet

    Just like that Krusty the Clown doll with the evil/good switch.

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    May 4, 2020
    Nebula Novels

    Six books enter, six books leave, because we don’t burn books.

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    April 29, 2020
    Defocused 284: The Saint

    Dan defends his position.

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    April 23, 2020
    Defocused 283: Timecop

    Dan wishes he could travel back in time and stop Peter Hyams.

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    April 19, 2020
    Inconceivable!: Fundamentally and Architecturally Unsound

    All the great umlaut cities.

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    April 19, 2020
    TV Theme Song Draft II

    James and Liz may be punking us all.

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    April 15, 2020
    Defocused 282: Running Scared

    This 1986 movie starring Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal might not have lived up to expectations.

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    April 13, 2020
    "Knives Out"

    If you listen to this before watching the movie, you are a monster!

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    April 13, 2020
    Inconceivable!: Thinking Sounds, With Dan Moren

    Wait…the lion is Hamlet?

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    April 11, 2020
    "The Magicians" season 5

    There’s always another quest.

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    April 8, 2020
    Defocused 281: Outland

    Sean Connery is a space cop.

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    April 6, 2020
    Are You The Spy? (III)

    Enough panelists wanted to suffer for me to schedule two of these in a row! This episode covers Batman villains, reality television shows, fictional jobs, and Broadway musicals.

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    April 6, 2020
    Are You The Spy? (II)

    This episodes tests players’ abilities to bluff about board games, Incomparable podcasts, Star Wars characters, and breakfast foods.

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    April 5, 2020
    90s Album Draft

    Here we are now, entertain us.

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    April 4, 2020
    Pants in the Bootleg (Series 4)

    Pants in the Boot Series 4 covers meals: how we divide the day up into meals in the US, Canada, and UK, what we might eat at each of them, and we crack the code on tea, afternoon tea, and high tea. Also, a paean to diners.

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    April 3, 2020
    Defocused 280: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    Seth Worley returns as our guest to discuss our mutual disappointment in this Indiana Jones installment, and maybe it’s a good thing James Mangold will take this over.

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    March 28, 2020
    Star Trek: Picard Season 1 Wrap-Up

    A bunch of friends talk Trek while eating bunnicorn pizza.

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    March 27, 2020
    Apollo 13

    Houston, we have a podcast.

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    March 25, 2020
    Defocused 279: Stargate

    The movie, not the TV shows.

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    March 21, 2020
    Defocused 278: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    We know people mostly want to listen to this bootleg for the Skype issues.

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    March 10, 2020
    Defocused 277

    We ate hot dogs.

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    March 9, 2020
    What should Star Wars do next?

    In which John Siracusa keeps mentioning “Star Trek” and “Battlestar Galactica.”

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    March 4, 2020
    Doctor Who series 12

    I’m the Master, and thank you for listening to my TED Talk.

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    March 2, 2020
    High Fidelity (2000)

    We’re no longer The Incomparable. We were briefly Kathleen Turner Overdrive. Now we’re Sonic F—-ing Death Monkey.

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    February 25, 2020
    Defocused 276: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    At this point you really know what to expect.

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    February 17, 2020
    Counterpart, Season 2

    Is it us, or is it our others?

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    February 11, 2020
    Defocused 275: Knives Out

    Steve Yedlin’s 11 herbs and spices.

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    February 11, 2020
    The Good Place (season 4) panel 2

    This is the Bad Place!

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    February 11, 2020
    The Good Place (season 4)

    Janet is God. Or is Michael God? Wait, nobody wants to be God?!

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    February 9, 2020
    Low Definition XXI

    In which we learn a lot about Steve. And ourselves.

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    February 6, 2020
    Defocused 274

    Film vs. Digital vs. Food (as usual).

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    February 3, 2020
    House of X / Powers of X

    Make more mutants! Kill no humans! Love this land!

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    February 3, 2020
    Are You The Spy? (I)

    Accusations are hurled. Spies are uncovered. Hijinks are ensued.

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    January 30, 2020
    Defocused 273

    No movie. Mostly food.

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    January 29, 2020
    The Expanse season 4

    It’s not a legitimate salvage, it’s a zeppelin!

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    January 27, 2020
    500

    Episode D.

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    January 25, 2020
    Random Pursuit XIV

    Two Random Pursuit sessions in one day? Is Erika so foolish? Spoiler: the answer is yes. Now write her a book report about a question of your (random) choosing.

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    January 25, 2020
    Random Pursuit XIII

    There’s a bunch of pre-show chatter here ‘cause we were troubleshooting. But the game is worth waiting for. David gets lots of underwear questions.

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    January 23, 2020
    Defocused 272: Hustlers

    Pretty sure The Financial Crisis was bad.

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    January 21, 2020
    Are You The Spy?

    I wasn’t going to upload this at all, but then I figured, why not? This is the trial episode of Are You The Spy?, a new gameshow coming to The Incomparable soonish. Please enjoy the awkwardness of us figuring it out for the first time!

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    January 19, 2020
    UK Triv VII

    Fair warning — this one gets DARK. Also weird. But mostly dark.

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    January 16, 2020
    Defocused 271: Dolemite Is My Name

    Eddie Murphy appears as a real-life comedian who had to promote himself because no one else would - which is pretty meta when you realize Netflix didn’t really promote this movie at all.

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    January 13, 2020
    "The Mandalorian"

    This episode is longer than 35 minutes.

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    January 9, 2020
    "For All Mankind" season 1

    Spaaaace!

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    January 7, 2020
    Defocused 270: Tremors

    Let’s have some fun.

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    January 6, 2020
    Watchmen (2019)

    Who listens to the podcast people? You do.

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    January 4, 2020
    Random Pursuit XII

    Eventually points are scored. I swear.

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    January 3, 2020
    2019 Clip Show

    You should listen to the regular episode and not this one. No, really.

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    December 24, 2019
    "The Rise of Skywalker" panel three

    Not too long, not too short. Just right.

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    December 23, 2019
    "The Rise of Skywalker" panel two

    Striking from a hidden base (the accents give away that it’s in the UK), this team of rebel podcasters will also discuss “Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker.”

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    December 21, 2019
    "The Rise of Skywalker" panel one

    Three hours, people.

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    December 21, 2019
    Inconceivable!: Short Circut

    But have they been to space?

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    December 18, 2019
    Defocused 269: Hudson Hawk

    Dan tricked Joe into watching this one.

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    December 16, 2019
    Parsely: Kringle Krisis!

    Get Santa. Go Reindeer.

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    December 11, 2019
    Book Club: To Be Taught, If Fortunate

    Becky Chambers has a new novella about learning and science and exploring planets and we liked it.

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    December 10, 2019
    Defocused 268: Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

    Seth Worley is back and he really wants to rewrite this entire movie.

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    December 9, 2019
    Elf (2003)

    I’m singing! I’m in a bootleg recording, and I’m singing!

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    December 4, 2019
    Defocused 267: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

    Returning guest Seth Worley is on to talk about one of his childhood favorites.

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    December 2, 2019
    What Disney should do with Star Wars

    MacLunkey Despecialized!

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    November 25, 2019
    Lawrence of Arabia

    An epic.

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    November 21, 2019
    Saga of Rereading Epics: The Adversary

    Lisa and Erika reach the end of Julian May’s Saga of Pliocine Exile. The proper podcast launch will follow in the new year, but you get to listen now! Then we’ll continue on into the Galactic Milieu, where wonders await!

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    November 21, 2019
    This is How You Lose the Time War

    Book club returns!

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    November 20, 2019
    Defocused 266

    No movie. Bread. At an hour and 20 minutes Dan does mention a slight spoiler for The Mandalorian episode 1, so stop listening or skip it for five minutes.

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    November 13, 2019
    Defocused 265: The Man Who Knew Too Little

    Bill Murray as Bill Murray.

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    November 9, 2019
    Sequel or Not Draft

    Look, it’s complicated. But the rules will become apparent quickly.

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    November 7, 2019
    Defocused 264

    No movie this time, just catching up, and of course a conversation about food and salsa viscosity.

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    November 7, 2019
    Low Definition XX

    Parental gobble discretion gobble advised gobble.

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    November 5, 2019
    The Amazing Spider-Man/Amazing Spider-Man 2

    Andrew Garfield is not the problem here.

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    October 25, 2019
    Ginger Snaps

    Creeping werewolfism!

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    October 23, 2019
    Defocused 263: Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    The Dark Knight of Mission: Impossible movies.

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    October 23, 2019
    Edge of Tomorrow (Live. Die. Repeat.)

    From the Alpha to the Omega. Those are aliens.

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    October 17, 2019
    Batman (1966)

    Na na na na na na na na… Batman!

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    October 15, 2019
    Defocused 262: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Pepe Silvia and the Syndicate Gang.

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    October 15, 2019
    Game Show: Fiasco...in Space!

    Space Station 119 is the place to be.

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    October 9, 2019
    Defocused 261: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Maybe Joe likes it.

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    October 3, 2019
    "Sneakers" (1992)

    My voice is my passport. Verify me.

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    September 30, 2019
    Defocused 260: Mission: Impossible III

    Now we enter uncharted territory.

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    September 29, 2019
    The Dark Crystal (1982)

    Touch the puppet. (No spoilers for the new Netflix show! This is just about the movie.)

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    September 25, 2019
    Defocused 259: Mission: Impossible 2

    🐦 🏍 🏃 🦠

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    September 18, 2019
    Defocused 258: Mission: Impossible

    Your bootleg, should you choose to accept it.

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    September 18, 2019
    X-Men Draft

    To me, my X-Men!

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    September 15, 2019
    Saturday Morning Draft

    It’s what you think it is, and more.

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    September 11, 2019
    Saga of Rereading Epics: The Nonborn King

    Lisa and Erika are getting close to the point where they’ll start thinking of properly launching this new podcast. But as they’re not there yet, you lucky, special Incomparable members are still the only “cool kids” who get to hear this for a lil while yet.

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    September 11, 2019
    Parsley: SpoOooOoooky Manor

    You’re standing before a SpoOOOOoooOoOOOoky Manor.

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    September 10, 2019
    Defocused 257: Venom

    If Upton Sinclair had a leather jacket.

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    September 4, 2019
    Defocused 256

    No movie this week. We talk about Joe’s trip to Spain and Portugal, hot dogs, and the importance of camera backpacks.

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    September 4, 2019
    The Wind Rises

    Miyazaki club returns. This is not rainbows and fairies, that’s for sure.

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    August 28, 2019
    Buffy Season 4

    And try not to bleed on my couch, I just had it steam cleaned.

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    August 26, 2019
    Spider-Man 3

    Bernard has buried fourteen Greens Goblin.

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    August 20, 2019
    Saga of Rereading Epics: The Golden Torc

    Erika and Lisa are on to the second book in the series. Content warning for assault—physical, sexual, emotional, mental. All the assaults. :(

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    August 14, 2019
    Defocused 255: A Quiet Place

    We talk about a suspenseful, thrilling monster movie about a family trying to hold together - also Pepe Silvia.

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    August 13, 2019
    Spider-Man 2 (2004)

    My large, spider-powered son! #countthecoats

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    August 12, 2019
    Defocused 254: The Predator

    It’s definitely a Shane Black movie.

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    August 11, 2019
    Spider-Man (2002)

    No, it is you who are out, Gobby. Out of your MIND!

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    August 10, 2019
    Random Pursuit XI - Ghost Points

    Ghost points flying left and right! Also some real points.

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    August 8, 2019
    Chernobyl

    There is no graphite on the ground, comrade.

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    August 7, 2019
    Defocused 253: Predators

    Adrian Brody falls out of the sky and does a Batman voice with some other people in Predator Fan Fiction.

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    July 31, 2019
    TV Talk Machine 227.0: The lost episode

    Not sure who wants to listen to Jason talk to nobody, but if you’d like to, this is it! We recorded this last week, by which we mean, we didn’t record Tim so it’s just Jason talking and reacting to nothingness.

    Enjoy?

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    July 31, 2019
    Hugo Awards 2019

    Listen to four people struggle to remember books they liked!

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    July 31, 2019
    Defocused 252: Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem

    How is predalien babby formed?

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    July 28, 2019
    Federation Feud II!

    Have you heard the proverb that poll questions from listeners are a dish that is best served cold? It is very cold… on The Incomparable Game Show.

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    July 25, 2019
    Defocused 251

    More trailers! • Terminator: Dark Fate Followup • Cats Followup • Top Gun: Maverick • Gemini Man • Picard If you would like to suggest a title, go to The Incomparable Member Slack’s #defocused channel.

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    July 25, 2019
    Veronica Mars

    Mostly season 1. No Hulu talk.

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    July 21, 2019
    Random Pursuit X

    The X is for ten. Get your minds out of the gutter.

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    July 17, 2019
    Defocused 250

    We talked about current trailers, and behind the scenes featurette: • Terminator: Dark Fate • Hobbes & Shaw • King’s Man • Knives Out • Cats • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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    July 17, 2019
    Saga of Rereading Epics: The Many-Colored Land

    Lisa and Erika still haven’t launched their new podcast, but they have reviewed the first book in the series!

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    July 12, 2019
    Defocused 249: John Carter

    We have some notes.

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    July 10, 2019
    Rocket Surgery: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

    It’s the Fudderwacken Jabberwocky!

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    July 9, 2019
    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Zut alors! It is ze Night Monkey!

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    June 28, 2019
    Defocused 248: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    I’ve buried 14 Spiders-Men.

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    June 22, 2019
    UK Trivia VI

    Recorded June 22, 2019.

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    June 19, 2019
    Defocused 247: Universal Soldier

    This movie is exactly what you think it is.

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    June 17, 2019
    The Dark Knight Rises

    This is a ridiculous movie, and… I like it?

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    June 13, 2019
    Defocused 246

    No movie this week, just spicy tacos.

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    June 10, 2019
    Old Movie Club - Jaws

    Shark spoils otherwise enjoyable beach romp movie.

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    June 9, 2019
    Saga of Rereading Epics: Intro Ep

    What’s this? A new bookish podcast from Erika and Lisa? It won’t officially launch for Quite a While, but YOU, dear member, get to listen right away!

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    May 30, 2019
    Defocused 245

    No movie. Hawaii and routers galore. If you’re listening to the bootleg, please feel free to suggest titles in #defocused

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    May 30, 2019
    Game of Thrones season 8

    What is dead may never die! And this show is now super dead.

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    May 29, 2019
    The Dark Knight

    We revisit the second entry in Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy, even though it is very very long.

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    May 23, 2019
    TV Endings Draft

    Guy stages a coup, but Jason has the final edit. In this bootleg, though, Guy can do what he wants.

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    May 21, 2019
    Defocused 244: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

    Dan didn’t know what “Star Trek Bad” was so Joe showed him.

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    May 18, 2019
    Inconceivable!: Don't Be a Jason!

    Our game of nerdery and nonsense is back, with fictional character epitaphs, compound words, and award-winning books and movies.

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    May 16, 2019
    Defocused 243: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

    Joe made Dan watch a Star Track.

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    May 15, 2019
    The Magicians, Season 4

    Moises irons his laundry. Mikah readies a donkey.

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    May 8, 2019
    Defocused 242: Doom

    Well. We talked about it.

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    May 8, 2019
    Nebula novel nominees

    Stick that in your polar bear, kids!

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    May 4, 2019
    Avengers: Endgame

    This episode is coming out in a few hours but some members like to hear the unedited chatter and who are we to refuse?

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    May 3, 2019
    Rebel Avengers: Endgame Panel

    Join stand-in host Chip Sudderth and a cast of thousands as they discuss Avengers: Endgame.

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    May 1, 2019
    Federation Feud!

    This is where the listeners get in our heads by answering strangely to our stupid questions. Star Trek edition!

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    April 30, 2019
    Defocused 241: The Blues Brothers

    Dan is excited about ‘The Blues Brothers’ and Joe is mostly fine with it.

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    April 27, 2019
    Star Trek: Discovery season 2

    Shouty Spock, meet Beardy Spock.

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    April 24, 2019
    Defocused 240: Be Cool

    Well this was a mistake. Remember when I used to be John Travolta? I used to talk into my disco shoe.

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    April 18, 2019
    Defocused 239: Out of Sight

    Another Elmore Leonard novel turned into a movie, but definitely different from the other two. When you’re here, you’re family.

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    April 15, 2019
    Incredibles 2

    For a movie we all pretty much enjoyed, we managed to detail every single thing that’s wrong with it… and without John Siracusa’s help!

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    April 12, 2019
    Star Wars Episode IX Trailer, and Disney+

    I wasn’t going to post this as a bootleg because it’s this weekend’s episode, but we ran long (big surprise) and I have to play D&D in the morning (tough life) so I’ll post the edit later this weekend. But you, dear member, can hear this mess of overtalking right now here in your favorite feed, the Bootleg.

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    April 12, 2019
    Defocused 238: Jackie Brown

    Continuing with movies based on Elmore Leonard novels.

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    April 5, 2019
    Defocused 237

    No movie this week, just Joe’s trip to Mexico City.

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    April 3, 2019
    Paper Girls

    Brian K. Vaughn and Cliff Chiang’s comic series “Paper Girls.” We read volumes 1 and 2 of the trades. So should you.

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    April 2, 2019
    Rocket Surgery: "Star Raiders" (complete session)

    It’s not a real movie.

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    April 1, 2019
    After we finished improvising "Star Raiders"...

    We tacked this on to the end of episode 453 on April 1, for posterity’s sake, but here it is in bootleg form. The reveal!

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    March 30, 2019
    Random Trivia: Ghost Reunion Edition

    Sing along with us!

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    March 26, 2019
    Defocused 236: Get Shorty

    Coffee mugs, soup, and mobsters in 90s LA. This is a lively one.

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    March 21, 2019
    Defocused 235

    No movie this week. Keep an eye out for the member special with Mikah Sargent in the First Class feed. It’ll show up shortly.

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    March 20, 2019
    Travelers season 3

    Welcome to the 21st. Protocol Omega!

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    March 15, 2019
    Low Definition XIX

    More fake definitions for real words!

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    March 13, 2019
    Defocused 234: Die Another Day

    Pie Another Day.

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    March 12, 2019
    "Captain Marvel"

    Marvel’s Marvelist movie yet.

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    March 9, 2019
    Inconceivable!: The Meta-Gaming is Delicious

    We return to our game of nonsense and nerdery with time travel, multiple identities, and spyence-fiction.

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    March 8, 2019
    Defocused 233: The World is Not Enough

    I hope everyone likes bread.

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    March 3, 2019
    Spider-Verse comics and alternate spiders

    Why aren’t there as many alternate Batmans, Tony?

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    February 27, 2019
    Defocused 232: Tomorrow Never Dies

    In a strange turn of events, Joe likes this one and Dan hates this one.

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    February 20, 2019
    Defocused 231: GoldenEye

    Only 90s kids will remember… Also we talked about how Dan doesn’t play card games.

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    February 13, 2019
    Defocused 230: The Shadow

    Well … we have some notes.

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    February 9, 2019
    Pattern Recognition

    The book club reads William Gibson.

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    February 7, 2019
    Defocused 229: The Phantom

    The 1996 box office bomb. Also there’s a milk poster.

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    February 7, 2019
    Howl's Moving Castle

    A sampler of Miyazaki’s greatest hits.

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    February 1, 2019
    Defocused 228

    No topic, but a lot of Apple gripes.

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    January 27, 2019
    UK Trivia January 2019

    Antony Johnston brings back the North Americans for another round of UK Trivia.

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    January 25, 2019
    Defocused 227: Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Title for the “aftershow” is: ‘Sanity (Grape Leaves)’

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    January 16, 2019
    Defocused 226: Annihilation

    One of us generally liked it, and one of us didn’t like it at all

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    January 14, 2019
    Old Movie Club: Musicals

    “Gold Diggers of 1933” and “A Hard Day’s Night”

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    January 14, 2019
    Inconceivable!: Out-Lutzed

    The game of nerdery and nonsense returns with more than you ever wanted to know about a small piece of leather.

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    January 10, 2019
    Batman Begins

    Guy looks deep into the eyes of Michael Caine. This is a big and kind of unruly panel, so there’s a lot of overtalking and it’s kind of a mess and also Don Melton swears—have you met Don? The edited version will be much clearer and cleaner, but that’s not why you’re here, is it. We see you, Bootleg listeners.

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    January 9, 2019
    Defocused 225: Super Troopers 2

    The first disappointment of 2019!

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    January 8, 2019
    Cowboy Bebop

    3, 2, 1, let’s jam.

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    January 2, 2019
    Defocused 224

    No topic! Happy New Year!

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    December 30, 2018
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    We’re going to release this episode in a few hours but if you want to listen to the unedited thing where we make mistakes, here it is!

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    December 22, 2018
    Our 2018 Favorites

    Full Disclosure: this is the other half of the clip show, probably.

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    December 19, 2018
    The 2018 Clip Show

    Jason plays audio files while his friends listen silently.

    Warning: May Contain Skeletor.

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    December 17, 2018
    Books to TV pitch draft

    Thanks to Listener Ian for suggesting this one.

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    December 16, 2018
    Doctor Who Series 11 wrap-up

    So many podcasters! Only 10 episodes! Roll on 2020!

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    December 12, 2018
    Defocused 223: Dune

    Dunecember continues with ‘Dune, Where’s My Kwisatz Haderach?’

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    December 11, 2018
    Star Trek IV

    It’s like Christmas but with whales!

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    December 11, 2018
    A Very Fiasco Christmas

    Not everyone is as pole-savvy as you, Tony.

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    December 10, 2018
    Defocused 222: Dude, Where's My Car?

    Dudecember continues … sorry.

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    December 6, 2018
    Planet of the Apes (1968)

    Escape to the conquest of the lawgiver beneath the cave underneath the Planet of the Apes

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    December 5, 2018
    Defocused 221: The Big Lebowski

    Dudecember continues with The Dude. Dan mostly looks at maps and google results. Joe likes oat milk.

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    December 4, 2018
    Low Definition XVIII

    That’s what she said!

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    November 28, 2018
    Defocused 220: Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

    Welcome to DUDEcember. (Sorry.)

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    November 23, 2018
    Defocused 219

    NoTopicVember. Dan made some Black Friday purchases, and tried to get a bouncy house.

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    November 19, 2018
    Game Show 100

    This time we took all the disasters of all past game shows and combined them into a single, gigantic disaster! Celebrate!

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    November 15, 2018
    Thanksgiving Draft

    “You like garbage!”

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    November 14, 2018
    Defocused 218

    Inspired by The Incomparable Film Score Draft and Do By Friday’s recent make-a-playlist episode, Dan and Joe draft their favorite film scores, and songs, from the films that have been covered on Defocused up to this point. Dan also learns how drafts work.

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    November 12, 2018
    Board Game Draft II

    21 more board games enter the draft list!

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    November 7, 2018
    Defocused 217

    NoTopicVember! Ice cubes, craft services, seating arrangements, social pressures of networking, laundry, sheets on top of sheets, shoes, phone colors, and RED Hydrogen One — oh my!

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    November 7, 2018
    2010: The Year We Make Contact

    My God, it’s full of Starbucks!

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    November 3, 2018
    Rocket Surgery: The Black Hole

    ESP, but for robots.

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    October 31, 2018
    Defocused 216: Addams Family Values

    The physics of severed hands.

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    October 25, 2018
    Film Score Draft

    Who the heck is John Williams?

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    October 24, 2018
    Defocused 215: Weekend at Bernie's

    Well… Foxtober took an unexpected turn.

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    October 18, 2018
    Defocused 214: AvP: Alien vs. Predator

    Exploring another of Fox’s brands, Predator, but we already talked about the first and second one, so let’s talk about this mess.

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    October 17, 2018
    Buffy season 3

    Well, gosh!

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    October 15, 2018
    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Something weird is happening at Clavius. (Is it all getting gentrified?)

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    October 10, 2018
    Defocused 213: Logan

    FOXtober continues with another Fox franchise kept alive through science and money.

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    October 5, 2018
    "Lady Astronaut" novels

    By Mary Robinette Kowal!

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    October 3, 2018
    Defocused 212: Alien: Resurrection

    Welcome to FOXtober. There’s nothing more scary than a brrrrraaaaaand being reanimated when it’s purchased by another company. Let’s examine the franchises that are coming along on this spooky ride. 👻

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    September 25, 2018
    Defocused 211: Ready Player One

    We end Steven Septemberg with his latest blockbuster film based on the book based on references to things he and his contemporaries did 30+ years ago.

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    September 20, 2018
    Beer Episode II!

    We’re drunk.

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    September 18, 2018
    Defocused 210: Minority Report

    Steven Septemberg continues with ‘Minority Report’.

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    September 16, 2018
    Dark City

    He can tune!

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    September 15, 2018
    Random Pursuit 8

    In which Trivial Pursuit becomes an inadvertent team sport? From booming babies to questions for babies plus wars and treks of stars (but sadly, no globetrotting), here’s more Random Pursuit comin’ atcha.

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    September 13, 2018
    Defocused 209: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

    For Steven Septemberg, Dan picked E.T., another Spielberg movie Joe had not watched all of before.

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    September 9, 2018
    Random Pursuit 7

    So many very direct, very specific children’s questions. Where are you? What are you doing?

    WHY DO YOU WANT TO KNOW, Junior Trivia?

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    September 5, 2018
    Rocket Surgery: Equilibrium

    Oh no! Sean Bean! Not again!

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    August 30, 2018
    The Expanse Season 3

    Protomolecules! Intrigue! Space spies! Alien holograms with hats!

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    August 29, 2018
    Action Castle III

    A new Parsely adventure full of technical difficulties! But that’s what is so great about being an Incomparable member, right?

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    August 24, 2018
    Princess Mononoke

    The Summer of Marvel is over! And do you like it when we keep talking after the show is over? Hoo boy, do we have a bootleg for you.

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    August 22, 2018
    Summer of Marvel finale

    It’s over! But before we go, a look back and a look forward…

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    August 21, 2018
    Defocused 208: Jaws

    Starting off the month of Steven Septemberg.

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    August 14, 2018
    Defocused 207: Flight

    Denzel WAUGUSTshington concludes with the critically acclaimed ‘Flight’.

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    August 13, 2018
    Guardians of the Galaxy revisited

    Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. Thanos Purple Edition.

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    August 9, 2018
    Doctor Strange

    Dormammu! I come to bargain.

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    August 7, 2018
    Defocused 206: Man On Fire

    Dan and Joe love Dezel’s performance, but maybe don’t love everything that’s happening with this camera — and we do mean EVERYTHING.

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    August 4, 2018
    Thor: Ragnarok

    Zany fun with Thor and friends.

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    August 2, 2018
    Defocused 205: Training Day

    Raw recording of our discussion of ‘Training Day’ and some bootleg material about “everyday carry” peanut butter.

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    July 31, 2018
    Ant-Man(x2) and The Wasp

    Let’s get small!

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    July 27, 2018
    Defocused 204: Crimson Tide

    Everyone’s favorite red submarine movie … (checks notes)

    ‘Crimson Tide’

    Welcome to (checks notes again)

    Denzel WAUGUSTshington

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    July 23, 2018
    Low Definition XVII

    Oh yeah, baby! Recorded July 22.

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    July 19, 2018
    Defocused 203: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Seth Worley joins us again to discuss the flamming mountain of things that went wrong with this film.

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    July 16, 2018
    Avengers revisited

    Yes, we consider Civil War an Avengers movie.

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    July 12, 2018
    Defocused 202: Jurassic Park III

    Returning guest Seth Worley sums up his thoughts on the first two Jurassic Park films before we dive into Jurassic Park III.

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    July 11, 2018
    Captain America and Winter Soldier

    On your left…

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    July 9, 2018
    Defocused 201: The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    Mistakes were made.

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    June 29, 2018
    Game Show: Mind Trap!

    That’s not how trees work!

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    June 28, 2018
    Defocused 200: Jurassic Park

    JULYssic Park

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    June 24, 2018
    Inconceivable!: Welcome to Nature Facts

    Our game of nerdery and nonsense is never gonna let you down.

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    June 21, 2018
    Game Show: Fiasco 2!

    Penguin Eggs!

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    June 21, 2018
    Hugo Awards 2018

    We read more books!

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    June 19, 2018
    Defocused 199: The Big Short

    The end of ChrisJUNE Bale.

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    June 18, 2018
    Game Show: Fiasco!

    Boomtown! A fiasco hosted by Tony Sindelar.

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    June 17, 2018
    UK Trivia: 15th anniversary of the 20th Anniversary Edition edition

    Eat it, Bernie Taupin!

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    June 13, 2018
    Defocused 198: Terminator Salvation

    ChrisJUNE Bale continues with a movie that’s mostly famous for him yelling at the DP.

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    June 12, 2018
    Thor and Thor: The Dark World

    I can’t think while I’m wearing pants.

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    June 6, 2018
    Defocused 197: Equilibrium

    ChrisJUNE Bale continues with a very … derivative movie.

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    May 29, 2018
    Hulk and Incredible Hulk

    The Summer of Marvel rolls on and hulks out. Tony challenges Jason to make an impossible choice. Also, presenting “Credible Hulk” and “Waiting for the Hulk.”

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    May 22, 2018
    Defocused 196: American Psycho

    First episode of ChrisJUNE Bale.

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    May 22, 2018
    Game Show: Feuding Families '18 #2

    More stupid guesses about stupid answers to stupid questions! This time, with a distinctive hat.

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    May 21, 2018
    Iron Man and Iron Man 2

    The SUMMER OF MARVEL begins! How ironic, Tony!

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    May 17, 2018
    Defocused 195: Avatar

    Continuing James CaMAYron with this … thing.

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    May 16, 2018
    Casablanca

    Old Movie Club!

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    May 14, 2018
    Game Show: Feuding Families '18

    Your poll responses, our stupid guesses.

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    May 9, 2018
    Defocused 194

    No movie. Thanks a lot, James CaMAYron.

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    May 7, 2018
    Nebula Award Novels

    The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Jade City, Autonomous, Spoonbenders, The Stone Sky, Amberlough, Six Wakes.

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    May 4, 2018
    Defocused 193: Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    James CaMAYron continues.

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    April 28, 2018
    1980s Album Draft

    In the pay of Big Ultravox.

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    April 28, 2018
    The Magicians season 3

    A rabbit has a message for you.

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    April 25, 2018
    Defocused 192: The Terminator

    It’s the start of James CaMAYron.

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    April 19, 2018
    Defocused 191: Bad Boys II

    The conclusion of Michael Baypril.

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    April 18, 2018
    Childhood Canon, panel 2

    Your Childhood Nerd Canon: panelists talk about the formative nerd media works they can point to as shaping their tastes for life. This one’s got Dan, David, Kathy, Quinn, Shannon, Lisa, and Chip.

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    April 15, 2018
    Childhood Canon, panel 1

    Your Childhood Nerd Canon: panelists talk about the formative nerd media works they can point to as shaping their tastes for life. This one’s got Jean, John M., Liz, Joe, Tony, and Jason.

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    April 13, 2018
    Counterpart

    The TV show! You know, from STARZ! Maybe you haven’t heard of it.

    (This is this weekend’s episode in case you want to wait for the edited version.)

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    April 10, 2018
    Defocused 190: Bad Boys

    For the month of Michael Baypril.

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    April 8, 2018
    Simpsons Quote Draft

    What? It’s a perfectly cromulent topic.

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    April 8, 2018
    Game Show: You Think You Know Me

    The bootleg edition of the Game Show podcast premiering a hosted play through of Ami Baio’s You Think You Know Me. Warning: death!

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    April 7, 2018
    Inconceivable!: Team Smug

    The latest—surprisingly acrimonious—game of nerdery and nonsense.

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    April 3, 2018
    Defocused 188: Back to the Future Part III

    Seth Worley returns to talk about the final movie in the series, and reflect on the series as a whole. After the show Dan and Joe talk to Seth about what his directing future holds.

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    April 1, 2018
    400

    The episode 400 bootleg. Unrevealed until now.

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    March 29, 2018
    Defocused 189

    Dan and Joe talk about nonsense. This is the episode that will be published after the ‘Back to the Future Part III’ episode. It was recorded before that one. It’s just like time travel.

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    March 28, 2018
    Harlan Ellison

    Six short stories.

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    March 21, 2018
    Defocused 187: Back to the Future Part II

    The Elisabeth Shue is on the other Claudia Foote.

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    March 14, 2018
    Defocused 186: Back to the Future

    We’re happy to have Seth Worley returning to discuss one of his favorite movies. It’s been influential in how he thinks of film. That’s the power of love.

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    March 11, 2018
    The Prisoner

    It’s a great show, but that ending…

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    March 10, 2018
    Low Definition XVI: The Yaks Have It

    When fardings battle badlings, it’s a farding butter battle….

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    March 10, 2018
    Ursula Le Guin book club

    “Left Hand of Darkness” and “A Wizard of Earthsea.”

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    March 7, 2018
    Black Panther

    Wakanda Forever!

    (Not the one in Illinois.)

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    March 6, 2018
    Defocused 185: Donnie Darko

    Dan asked to watch ‘Donnie Darko’ but was a little underwhelmed.

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    March 1, 2018
    The Incredibles

    That’s a hobo suit, darling.

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    February 20, 2018
    Game Show: Action Castle - Z Ward

    A return to the text adventure! Z-Ward takes place in a mental institution where your sister was several months ago. She seems to be in trouble…but is it all in her head?

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    February 20, 2018
    Defocused 184: Zodiac

    “More like Mark Mumble-O”

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    February 18, 2018
    Random Trivia live in L.A.

    Live from Gallifrey One, it’s more random trivia! Keep the kids away, this one has a few bad words. This is also the same episode that drops Wednesday in the game show feed, but you can hear it early here, members!

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    February 13, 2018
    Star Trek: Discovery Season One

    We wrap up the first season of Star Trek Discovery! Disco never dies!

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    February 12, 2018
    Defocused 183: Nightcrawler

    Not the blue guy. Welcome to Gyllenbruary.

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    February 9, 2018
    The Good Place, Season 2

    Or is is the Bad Place?!

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    February 3, 2018
    Rocket Surgery: "The Cosmic Man"

    The boy has given me much pleasure.

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    February 1, 2018
    Defocused 182: 22 Jump Street

    We recommend seeing the movie before listening. It’s worthy of your time.

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    January 24, 2018
    Midnighter

    Comic Book Club talks DC’s “Midnighter” (vol. 1 and 2) and “Midnighter and Apollo.”

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    January 23, 2018
    Defocused 181: 21 Jump Street

    Dan and Joe discuss a lot of jokes from this movie. Also Halloween … for reasons.

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    January 21, 2018
    UK Trivia III

    More UK trivia to confuse North Americans.

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    January 18, 2018
    Travelers

    Welcome to the 21st.

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    January 16, 2018
    Defocused 180: Logan Lucky

    Channing Tatum and John Denver again this week, but this time it’s a Steven Soderbergh heist movie.

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    January 14, 2018
    Random Pursuit 5

    The Random Pursuit library has grown! The 20th Anniversary Edition may not actually be the worst. Who knew?

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    January 9, 2018
    Defocused 179: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    We discussed the first Kingsman movie with Mikah Sargent, and he makes a triumphant return to discuss the Kingsman sequel.

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    January 2, 2018
    Defocused 178

    No movie topic this week, just catching up on what we did over the holidays.

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    January 1, 2018
    2017 Year in Review and Clip Show

    Look, this episode is already very long and was already released in edited form. But if you ever want to revisit it as it was recorded, with no editing, some missing clips, a running gag involving Dan’s novel, and more, well… here it is.

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    December 28, 2017
    Spirited Away

    Miyazaki Club returns.

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    December 20, 2017
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi (panel three)

    The increasingly inaccurately named UK rebel edition!

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    December 20, 2017
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi (panel two)

    Chip leads a panel of Doctor Who fans to talk about Star Wars!

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    December 18, 2017
    Defocused 176: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Dan and Joe like many things about the film, but they have some notes.

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    December 15, 2017
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi (panel one)

    May the porgs be with you.

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    December 12, 2017
    Low Definition XV

    A man riding a pig visits your house at night and if you’ve been bad he steals your shoes.

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    December 11, 2017
    Defocused 177: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    Dreaming of a Shane Black Christmas. This is recorded as episode 177, episode 176 will record later.

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    December 9, 2017
    Doctor Who Story Draft

    28 Doctor Who Stories from seven people who love the show. Obvious choices! Not-obvious choices! All Doctors represented but one!

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    December 6, 2017
    Defocused 175: Bad Santa

    We discuss the crass, but acclaimed, movie from 2003. Also sandwiches.

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    December 4, 2017
    TV Theme Song Draft

    Look, this is an Incomparable Draft. Ten people are going to be talking over each other. And singing. Out of sync. It’s kind of our thing.

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    December 4, 2017
    Defocused 174: Trading Places

    Dan tries to avoid saying “problematic”.

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    December 2, 2017
    Holiday Traditions

    Many guests, many holiday traditions from around the world.

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    December 1, 2017
    It's A Wonderful (Terrible?) Life

    The case for and against this holiday classic. David Loehr plays the villain.

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    November 27, 2017
    Defocused 173: Gremlins

    So much casual murder.

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    November 21, 2017
    Defocused 172

    Non-movie episode about Dan’s trip to LA.

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    November 20, 2017
    Buffy Season 2

    That’s my favorite shirt! That’s my only shirt!

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    November 19, 2017
    Inconceivable!: Stop Talking About X-Men

    More geeky trivia, this time leavened with swearing about scorekeeping!

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    November 16, 2017
    Defocused 171

    No movie this week. Dan’s sick, but still using a jib. Dan and Joe talk about iPhones and Portrait Mode, followed by Animoji.

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    November 11, 2017
    What Remains of Edith Finch / Tacoma

    Video game club! Spooky houses and space stations!

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    November 11, 2017
    Victorian Parlour Games the Second

    We’re back with more perplexing parlour games! You may buy an egg by the end!

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    November 8, 2017
    Defocused 170: Men in Black

    In an unusual twist, we talk about the news of Kevin Spacey being replaced with Christopher Plummer on a movie that’s finished filming, when it’s supposed to debut in about a month and a half. Then we say a lot of complimentary things about 1996’s ‘Men in Black’. If you have any title suggestions, send them to @DefocusedShow, or post them in the #defocused Slack channel.

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    November 4, 2017
    In The Village (The Prisoner): "Once upon a Time"

    Steven and Erika have made it to the penultimate episode of The Prisoner. Once upon a time, Erika enjoyed this show…

    Be seeing you!

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    November 2, 2017
    Defocused 169: Wild Wild West

    Last week we talked about ‘Blade Runner 2049’. You can always listen to that one again. If not, there’s this monstrosity.

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    November 2, 2017
    Labyrinth

    SMELL BAD.

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    October 30, 2017
    In The Village (The Prisoner): "The Girl Who Was Death"

    Erika and Steven DISAGREE. Like, a lot. Mostly because Erika doesn’t like fun.

    Be seeing you!

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    October 29, 2017
    In The Village (The Prisoner): "Living in Harmony"

    Steven and Erika go on for quite a while about this unique episode of a unique series. Welcome to the old west — a place Erika doesn’t generally like to find herself, but The Prisoner breaks all the rules!

    Be seeing you!

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    October 28, 2017
    In The Village (The Prisoner): "Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling"

    Erika and Steven dig into what’s almost an AU episode of The Prisoner. It doesn’t really fit the continuity of the show, but does that matter? Not when it’s an episode this interesting.

    Be seeing you!

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    October 27, 2017
    In The Village (The Prisoner): "A Change of Mind"

    Steven and Erika watch another episode of The Prisoner. There was no change of mind for Erika since the last time she watched this one. Sadly.

    Be seeing you!

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    October 27, 2017
    Defocused 168: Blade Runner 2049

    We talk about the movie that’s in theaters right now, and we do heartily encourage you to watch it first.

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    October 25, 2017
    In The Village (The Prisoner): "It's Your Funeral"

    Erika and Steven discuss multiple theories about multiple number 2s. And Erika disagrees with received fan wisdom (to no one’s surprise). She also gets to use the word “oleaginous”, which is always a good time.

    Be seeing you!

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    October 23, 2017
    A Fall Reading List

    notallbooks

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    October 21, 2017
    In The Village (The Prisoner): "Hammer into Anvil"

    Steven and Erika enjoy seeing our hero succeed at something for a change. And to do it so deviously? Lovely. Lovely enough to forgive the lack of cosplay options.

    And Steven was right; “It’s Your Funeral” is the next ep.

    Be seeing you!

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    October 20, 2017
    Old Movie Club: Postwar Intrigue!

    “The Third Man” and “The Spy Who Came In From the Cold.”

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    October 19, 2017
    Defocused 167: Alien 3

    We continue our tradition of talking about an Alien franchise movie every year. Unfortunately it’s Alien Superscript Three. We’re all out of good Alien franchise movies.

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    October 19, 2017
    In The Village (The Prisoner): "Checkmate"

    Erika and Steven discuss one of the more straightforward episodes of The Prisoner. Straightforwardly.

    Be seeing you!

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    October 16, 2017
    In The Village (The Prisoner): "Dance of the Dead"

    Steven and Erika try (and largely fail) to make sense of “Dance of the Dead”, but we have many reasons why this episode should be earlier and later than “Many Happy Returns” (not to mention many other eps).

    At least there are lovely costumes to look at!

    Be seeing you!

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    October 15, 2017
    In The Village (The Prisoner): "Many Happy Returns"

    Erika and Steven return to The Village to talk about one of their favorite episodes of the whole series. Does it accomplish anything? Does that even matter?

    We also uncover “the flapjack agenda”. We’re going way down the rabbit hole on this one.

    Be seeing you!

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    October 15, 2017
    In The Village (The Prisoner): "The General"

    Steven and Erika get very specific about “The General”. Down with scary computers and rote learning! Up with drapes and top hats and sunglasses!

    Be seeing you!

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    October 13, 2017
    In The Village (The Prisoner): "The Schizoid Man"

    Erika and Steven are pretty sure who they are, but not entirely sure how and why everything in this episode happens as it does. Ready for some headcanon? Because we have some to spare. Just like with number 6’s, two headcanons are better than one?

    Be seeing you!

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    October 12, 2017
    In The Village (The Prisoner): "Free For All"

    Steven and Erika provide a PSA on the importance of checking your microphone input fully and thoroughly before recording. Just because you’re hearing your voices through headphones that are plugged into the mic, it doesn’t mean that mic is the one picking up the voices.

    But we stayed on brand (lazy) and didn’t re-record — just switched to the proper mic as soon as the problem became apparent. It required slightly less laziness to piece those bits together and make them usable, but as fancy professional podcasters, this didn’t take a terribly unreasonable effort.

    Please feel free to call an election for alternative podcast hosts if you’d like. We here In The Village are all about fostering democratic choice. Just be careful about whom you choose to run against us. Some candidates have ideas of their own and are distressingly hard to control.

    Be seeing you!

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    October 10, 2017
    Defocused 166: Blade Runner

    Joe sent Dan mail. The ‘Final Cut’ version of ‘Blade Runner’ is discussed. Neither of us has seen ‘Blade Runner 2049’ yet so we don’t compare the movies.

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    October 7, 2017
    In The Village (The Prisoner): "A. B. and C."

    Erika and Steven have decided to give members a sneak peek at our future episodes of In The Village. We’re pre-recording them, so why make members wait? Well now we won’t! Please enjoy!

    Erika and Steven finally talk about one of the most important aspects of the entire show: the font. Also, about the deep insight we get into the mind of our hero — without actually learning anything beyond how formidable an opponent he can be.

    And Erika remembers her segment in which she determines the outfit she’d most like to cosplay from this episode. Lots of party dresses to choose from in this one, but her selection may surprise you. It sure did Steven!

    Be seeing you!

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    October 2, 2017
    You May Very Well Be At Risk!

    A game from Glenn!

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    September 30, 2017
    Random Pursuit IV

    12 different Trivial Pursuit Games, five contestants, one winner.

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    September 29, 2017
    TNG 30

    “Encounter at Farpoint” and “All Good Things…” as Star Trek: TNG turns 30.

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    September 21, 2017
    Roald Dahl

    Jason was really afraid of clouds, because the Cloud Men lived there. Also, you might find a golden ticket!

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    September 20, 2017
    Defocused 165

    No movie this week. Some nonsense, and some nonsense about spending money on Apple things.

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    September 18, 2017
    Low Definition XIV

    Rodeo Baby, astride his boustrophedon and pitchfork in hand, rides off into the sunset.

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    September 17, 2017
    Random Pursuit 3

    More trivia, selected randomly!

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    September 17, 2017
    Inconceivable! 17

    The latest edition of our nerdy panel quiz show.

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    September 16, 2017
    Clone Wars/Rebels

    Discussing the Star Wars animated series, Clone Wars and Rebels!

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    September 15, 2017
    Disney Draft

    Animated features from Disney! Drafted!

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    September 14, 2017
    Defocused 164: The Matrix Revolutions

    Dan and Joe are back after a break to finish the trilogy off.

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    September 6, 2017
    Star Wars Episode IX Director Draft

    Silly and serious! A fatal combination.

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    September 2, 2017
    Game of Thrones Season 7 Wrap

    This is this weekend’s episode but you get it a day early! Plus Monty has some theories in the after-show.

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    August 30, 2017
    Game Show: Victorian Parlour Games

    A collection of ladies and gentlemen play games in our podcast parlour.

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    August 29, 2017
    Whisper of the Heart

    Miyazaki club? Anime club? Ghibli Club!

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    August 28, 2017
    The Dark Tower (book series)

    Seven books, 4000 pages, four readers.

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    August 21, 2017
    Defocused 163: The Matrix Reloaded

    Maybe don’t undo your whole movie with some bad dialog at the end?

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    August 15, 2017
    Defocused 162: The Matrix

    If you ever wanted to hear two guys who were teens when the movie came out discuss it 18 years later, now’s your chance. It’s also on Netflix, if you want to revisit it for yourself without taking out your 4:3 VHS copy.

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    August 15, 2017
    Defocused 161

    Joe is going on a vacation so we’re banking episodes. For some reason we talked about text editors and to-do list apps. But these are not good opinions about these things, or advice. Yikes.

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    August 8, 2017
    Defocused 160

    No movie this week. We discussed Dan’s Ohio trip, Netflix and Disney, and UHD HDR Apple TV.

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    August 2, 2017
    Defocused 159: Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Special guest Mikah Sargent joins Dan and Joe to discuss how warm it is, Mikah’s food feels, and ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’.

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    July 31, 2017
    The Tick

    Spoon!

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    July 25, 2017
    Defocused 158: Drive

    With Special Guest Merlin Mann.

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    July 25, 2017
    Inconceivable! 16

    Your semi-regular game of nerdery, nonsense, and, of course, puns.

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    July 21, 2017
    Text Adventure: Space Station

    If you liked how terrible we were at Jungle Adventure, well, get ready for new heights of terrible.

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    July 17, 2017
    Defocused 157: Baby Driver

    Discussion of Edgar Wright’s latest film.

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    July 13, 2017
    Low Definition XIII

    Do not duffifie.

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    July 12, 2017
    Defocused 156: Her

    Dan and Joe discuss 2014’s ‘Her’. “What if Samantha was a hot dog?”

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    July 11, 2017
    "Batman Forever" and "Batman & Robin"

    Hold us, thrill us, kiss us, kill us. No, really, kill us. We watch two bad Batman movies and then we… chill?

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    July 10, 2017
    Spider Man: Homecoming

    The trouble with stories for boys, MJ vs. “MJ”, Michael Keaton charmes Guy with his smile, and much more. Fun movie!

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    July 6, 2017
    Defocused 155

    No movie episode. Discussion of recent travels and then Dan let’s RED camera know what he really thinks about their holographic smartphone nonsense.

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    July 5, 2017
    Doctor Who Series 10 Wrap-up

    Does whatever a cyber can!

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    June 28, 2017
    Defocused 154: Mortal Kombat

    Techno beats.

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    June 22, 2017
    Defocused 153

    No movie. Topics include Dan ranting about tourists when he was a tourist in San Diego, and the recent, and abrupt change to who’s directing the Han Solo movie.

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    June 20, 2017
    Book Club: Hugo & Nebula Novels

    We read eight books! Well, Scott read eight books. The rest of us read most of eight books.

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    June 17, 2017
    Random Pursuit II

    More random! More trivial!

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    June 16, 2017
    Random Pursuit

    So much trivia.

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    June 14, 2017
    Defocused 152: My Cousin Vinny

    Dan and Joe are very tired because they haven’t had much sleep with all the screeching owls, and steam whistles, and freight trains.

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    June 5, 2017
    Defocused 151

    No movie this week. Dan and Joe discuss a couple things from Apple’s WWDC event, Dan’s love of San Jose food, and Dan’s photographic catalog of San Jose restrooms.

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    June 4, 2017
    Wonder Woman

    Jason’s off covering Apple stuff so Erika fills in with a panel devoted to “Wonder Woman.”

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    May 31, 2017
    Game Show: Glenning!

    Tales! Of! Glenn!

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    May 30, 2017
    Defocused 150: Animal House

    Dan said Joe should watch ‘Animal House’ even though all signs pointed to this being a bad idea. It’s not clear if fans, or critics, will be able to listen to this episode.

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    May 30, 2017
    Life is Strange

    Square Enix’s video game “Life is Strange” is our topic.

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    May 26, 2017
    TV Hall of Fame Draft

    “This show really is my everything.”

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    May 22, 2017
    Defocused 149: Caddyshack

    Follow up from last week about palomas, and Scott Conant, and then Kenny Loggins.

    Pool. Pond.

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    May 19, 2017
    Game Show: Low Definition XII

    Or, Dr. Tiff and the Electric Catfish.

    [If you downloaded this file in the first 12 hours of availability, delete and re-download for a much better quality version. It’s a bonus bonus!]

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    May 19, 2017
    Star Trek: Discovery trailer

    Breaking down 90 seconds of new Star Trek goodness. Is it proper Doctor Who?

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    May 18, 2017
    Rocket Surgery: Dungeons and Dragons

    Featuring sleepy Steve Lutz as Snails!

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    May 16, 2017
    Defocused 148: My Blue Heaven

    Dan really likes this movie. Joe found out it was a movie.

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    May 11, 2017
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    In case you can’t wait a day and a half.

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    May 4, 2017
    The Godfather II

    We tried, but the session lasted slightly shorter than the film’s run time. Slightly.

    Topics covered: The Godfather II, Cuba and politics, GoodFellas, 1974 film award nominations, IMDB trivia and goofs, and many more.

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    May 3, 2017
    Defocused 147

    No movie this week, but there was a listener Q&A.

    Here are some of the titles suggested by listeners during the live broadcast:

    • Add Verberations To My Things
    • See Dan Jump
    • Social Network Gameshow
    • What’s So Bad About Your Life
    • Make Podcast Go
    • Hard Puck of Meat
    • #notallhomemadehamburgers
    • Oblong Meat Puck
    • Sad Depressing Meat Pucks
    • A Controversial Sandwich
    • You Don’t Know Enough People Who Let You Down In Your Life
    • Expert Flop Flipper Dan Sturm
    • Big Questions That Require Thought
    • Spend Our Hard Earned Cash to be Disappointed Again
    • I Like Looking at Michael Fassbender
    • Nice And Square And Delicious
    • Depressing Little Manifestation of Loneliness
    • All Waffles are Good Waffles
    • Baker, Florist, Something
    • I Managed to Stay Awake, It Was a Good Movie
    • Sometimes I Save Files to Dropbox
    • Not Elated About Elara
    • A-E-I-O-U and sometimes Y
    • What About Their iPad Pro Support?
    • Match Made In Confusion
    • A Lot of Chefs in the Fire
    • Scorsese’s World War Z
    • Beat this Button to Death
    • We Berated Everyone’s Hamburgers
    • That Griddles this Burger
    • Put the Burger In Between Two Round Waffles
    • Or Else It Gets the World War Z Again
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    April 29, 2017
    Inconceivable! 15

    Underscore in underscore con underscore cievable.

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    April 27, 2017
    Humans (Channel Four, AMC)

    Season two of those wacky Synths!

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    April 26, 2017
    The Magicians (SyFy)

    (Don’t poop in the wellspring.)

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    April 24, 2017
    Defocused 146: Inglorious Basterds

    The raw recording of Dan and Joe discussing ‘Inglorious Basterds’ with special guests Merlin Mann and Todd Vaziri.

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    April 23, 2017
    Game Night: Feuding Families III

    Feuding families try to guess the survey responses of Incomparable listeners!

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    April 22, 2017
    Legion (FX)

    This episode should be posted shortly, but if you miss the bootleg you’ll miss us talking about “Shaft” and more.

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    April 17, 2017
    Defocused 145: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    This probably would have been a good place to leave the series.

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    April 13, 2017
    Defocused 144: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Screaming and chasing and more screaming and more chasing.

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    April 5, 2017
    Defocused 143: Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Special guest Seth Worley was on to talk about nerdy Indiana Jones stuff with Dan and Joe.

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    April 2, 2017
    Game Show: UK Trivia II

    More UK trivia, more trouble for Americans!

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    April 1, 2017
    Old Movie Club: Breaking Away and American Graffiti

    Coming of age movies from the 1970s.

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    March 30, 2017
    Star Trek Episode Draft

    The Die Is Cast! Unless it’s not.

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    March 29, 2017
    Book Club: N.K. Jemisin

    “The Fifth Season”, “The Obelisk Gate”, and the Inheritance Trilogy.

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    March 28, 2017
    Defocused 142: Turner & Hooch

    ‘Turner & Hooch’ is not a great movie so we talk about a lot of other stuff including a general overview of Pierce Brosnan Bond movies.

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    March 24, 2017
    The Good Place

    Holy fork!

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    March 20, 2017
    Defocused 141

    No movie topic this week. Crackers, slit scan, and Netflix’s “skip intro” button were discussed.

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    March 17, 2017
    Low Definition XI

    The lesser of two weevils.

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    March 16, 2017
    Defocused 140: Hellboy

    This movie doesn’t make any sense so don’t expect to much from us.

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    March 16, 2017
    American Gods and Anansi Boys

    Neil Gaiman book club!

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    March 9, 2017
    "The Rocketeer"

    Jet packs, Timothy Dalton, Jennifer Connelly, and a whole lot more.

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    March 8, 2017
    Defocused 139: L.A Confidential

    Another ray of suuuunnnnn — no wait, wrong movie. Little darker.

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    March 1, 2017
    Defocused 138: La La Land

    Another day of sun.

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    February 25, 2017
    Unbreakable

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, M. Night Shyamalan, and a green poncho.

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    February 22, 2017
    Defocused 137: Hail, Caesar!

    Would that it t’were so simple.

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    February 20, 2017
    Rocket Surgery: The Wizard of Mars

    This movie has more in common with “Frankenstein Island” than “The Wizard of Oz.”

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    February 15, 2017
    Defocused 136

    No specific movie was covered in this episode. Pies were discussed.

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    February 12, 2017
    Action Castle II

    There is a sign here. Make wish.

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    February 9, 2017
    Laputa: Castle in the Sky

    Yay! More Miyazaki!

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    February 8, 2017
    Defocused 135: Spaceballs

    We discussed then, just now.

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    February 7, 2017
    Fahrenheit 451 and 1984

    You seen one dystopia, you seen ‘em all.

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    February 2, 2017
    Defocused 134: Dredd

    Dr. McCoy is Batman.

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    January 29, 2017
    V for Vendetta

    Alan Moore’s graphic novel and the Wachowski’s film version. Mostly the latter, if we’re being honest.

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    January 27, 2017
    Defocused 133: Judge Dredd

    Armand Assante is so wet, and unblinking.

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    January 26, 2017
    Black Mirror

    13 episodes, and they all end with a scream.

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    January 23, 2017
    Low Definition X

    Low Definition X, recorded January 20, 2016.

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    January 19, 2017
    Defocused 132: Kickboxer

    For some reason, we thought it would be fun to go from ‘Bloodsport’ to ‘Kickboxer’. We regret this decision.

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    January 16, 2017
    Comic Book Movie Pitches

    A whole lot of movies we imagine based on comic books.

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    January 11, 2017
    Defocused 131: Bloodsport

    Dan and Joe briefly discuss the Defocused shirts, and logo, inspired by Cannon films, which inspired the selection of a Cannon film for this week, which … Well. Here’s ‘Bloodsport’. It qualifies as a Cannon film.

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    January 3, 2017
    Defocused 130: The Running Man

    Raw recording of Dan and Joe talking about 1987’s movie about 2017.

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    December 20, 2016
    Rogue One Rebel Panel

    Antony Johnston leads a ragtag group of Europe-based rebels into action to talk “Rogue One.”

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    December 18, 2016
    Rogue One: Bootleg Edition

    This one was recorded the night before it was released so we didn’t release a bootleg edition, but by popular demand, here it is. You’ll hear a lot more overtalking and interruption, but you will get to hear us make dumb jokes before we got started and also there’s a bunch of cut stuff about the novelization version and some other ancillary media.

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    December 17, 2016
    Defocused 127: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Dan and Joe discuss ‘Rogue One’. Spoilers right from the start.

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    December 7, 2016
    Defocused 128: Die Hard 2

    This episode will be released after the ‘Rogue One’ episode is recorded, which is why the episode number won’t make sense chronologically in the Bootleg feed, but will in the Defocused feed. Also we talked about ‘Die Hard 2’ so … Happy Holidays.

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    December 5, 2016
    Westworld Season 1

    Spoilers for the entirety of season 1 of HBO’s “Westworld.”

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    December 4, 2016
    E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

    Turn on your heart light, let it shine wherever you go; let it make a happy glow for all the world to see.

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    November 30, 2016
    Defocused 126: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Dan and Joe return to the Home Alone franchise and watch the same movie, but set in New York.

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    November 28, 2016
    Star Wars Travesty Draft

    Bad things from Star Wars.

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    November 25, 2016
    Defocused 125: Scrooged

    Dan and Joe discuss Scrooged, and new potatoes, to kick off their Christmas-themed December episodes.

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    November 25, 2016
    Defocused 124: Spies Like Us

    Dan, Joe, and Anže Tomic discuss this 1980s film, and vans.

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    November 22, 2016
    Arrival

    Spoilers! For a movie in theaters! Also Jason thinks John Siracusa is kind of a monster, but we think the feeling is mutual.

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    November 18, 2016
    Tim Burton's Batman films

    “Batman” (1989) and “Batman Returns” (1992).

    Turns out Jason doesn’t like Tim Burton very much!

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    November 16, 2016
    Defocused 123

    No movie this week. Just stuff and things. There is a brief mention of Doctor Strange with a spoiler warning called out in advance of it.

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    November 10, 2016
    The Twilight Zone

    Discussing the classic Rod Serling anthology series.

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    November 9, 2016
    Defocused 122: The Nice Guys

    Raw recording of Dan and Joe discussing ‘The Nice Guys’.

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    November 3, 2016
    Defocused 121: Dazed and Confused

    Dazed and Confused is briefly mentioned.

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    October 26, 2016
    Defocused 120

    Raw recording of Dan and Joe talking about stuff and things. Things and stuff.

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    October 24, 2016
    Marvel Unlimited Draft

    Things you can read on Marvel Unlimited. It’s called “unlimited,” so take ‘em at their word and read a bunch of stuff!

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    October 20, 2016
    The Godfather

    John Siracusa, John Gruber, Joe Rosensteel, and David Loehr join Jason to discuss Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather.”

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    October 20, 2016
    Defocused 119: The Thing

    Raw recording of Dan and Joe discussing John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’.

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    October 13, 2016
    The Right Stuff

    1982’s “The Right Stuff” gets the Old Movie Club treatment.

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    October 13, 2016
    Low Definition: Spooky Edition

    October surprise!

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    October 12, 2016
    Defocused 118: Predator 2

    Welcome to the jungle we got fun and games We got everything you want honey, we know the names We are the people that can find whatever you may need If you got the money honey we got your disease In the jungle, welcome to the jungle Watch it bring you to your sha na na na na knees knees I wanna watch you bleed

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    October 8, 2016
    The Beer Episode

    Recorded Oct. 4 but unreleased for days!

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    October 4, 2016
    Defocused 117: Predator

    Raw recording of ‘Predator’ episode.

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    September 27, 2016
    Defocused 116: Aliens

    Start of October seasonal programming. Check out Defocused 69 for the episode on Alien, (Also there was a recent Incomparable episode on Alien).

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    September 21, 2016
    Defocused 115: Top Gun

    Highway to the breath away.

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    September 17, 2016
    Alien

    At long last, Antony gets his wish. We talk 1979’s “Alien.”

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    September 15, 2016
    Defocused 114

    No movie this week. iPhone 7 thoughts, donuts, and cereal.

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    September 7, 2016
    Defocused 113: Demolition Man

    You can take this podcast, and you can shovel it.

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    September 1, 2016
    Video Game Club: Inside

    Talking about the Xbox One/PS4/PC game “Inside” by the people who brought you “Limbo”.

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    August 31, 2016
    Game Show: Family Feud (With Your Answers)

    You are the survey!

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    August 30, 2016
    Defocused 112: The Net

    Ordering pizza on the internet! Backdoors!

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    August 30, 2016
    Star Trek: First Contact

    For the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. Jason wants to give this movie a hug.

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    August 27, 2016
    Low Definition VII

    Brought to you by the British Hat Council.

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    August 26, 2016
    The Sparrow

    A bunch of very bad things happen to a Jesuit priest in this book.

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    August 25, 2016
    Defocused 111: Cobra

    Ugh.

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    August 21, 2016
    "Alien" didn't happen

    That time Monty, Steve, Antony, and Jason talked about “Alien” but realized they needed to reschedule the episode.

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    August 20, 2016
    Preacher Season 1

    James and Moze look back on the first season

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    August 19, 2016
    Old Movie Club: Billy Wilder

    “Sunset Boulevard” and “Stalag 17”.

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    August 19, 2016
    The Incomparable 200

    Recorded June 2014 in person in a small room in San Francisco, it’s a classic Incomparable bootleg from episode 200! Jason, John, Dan, and Ren tell Nerd Stories.

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    August 15, 2016
    Defocused 110: Beverly Hills Cop II

    ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’

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    August 13, 2016
    The Incomparable 100

    Not all Bootlegs are new! This is a classic, recorded July 24, 2012 for the celebration of our hundredth episode and re-exported from the original source recordings.

    Wow, a hundred episodes, that’s a lot.

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    August 10, 2016
    Defocused 109: Beverly Hills Cop

    ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ and horrible, horrible, horrible junk food.

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    August 8, 2016
    Game Night: UK Trivia

    Antony Johnston bombards a panel of North Americans with trivia from the UK. Recorded August 7, 2016.

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    August 2, 2016
    Defocused 108

    No movie this week. Just stuff and things. Things and stuff.

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    July 27, 2016
    Defocused: Star Trek Beyond

    Rounding out the last three weeks of Star Trek, we have this week’s Star Trek Beyond. Spoilers, obvi.

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    July 26, 2016
    Star Trek Beyond

    Jason, Scott, David and Erika talk “Star Trek Beyond.”

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    July 21, 2016
    Ghostbusters (2016)

    Four women do all the heavy lifting; Jason sits there and answers the phones.

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    July 17, 2016
    Comic Book Club: Astro City

    The comic book series “Astro City.”

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    July 16, 2016
    Low Definition 6

    The Brits sure do have some interesting ideas about what words mean.

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    July 14, 2016
    Defocused: Star Trek into Darkness

    Dan and Joe discuss the not-so-great Star Trek into Darkness. This will be published the week before Star Trek Beyond is released.

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    July 13, 2016
    Defocused: Star Trek

    Dan and Joe discuss the 2009 ‘Star Trek’ movie. This will be edited as Defocused 105 for this week.

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    July 11, 2016
    Rocket Surgery: Frankenstein Island

    One of Jason’s favorite bad movies is in the spotlight.

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    July 8, 2016
    TV season wrap part 2

    2015-16 TV season wrap, plus Game of Thrones season 6. (This will probably be this weekend’s episode, so if you wait less than 24 hours you may not need a bootleg version!)

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    July 7, 2016
    Spaceship Draft

    We picked a lot of spaceships. In draft form!

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    June 30, 2016
    Rocket Surgery: Johnny Mnemonic

    A bad movie from the mid-90s. Jason and Monty get fed up at the end and start swearing.

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    June 23, 2016
    Anime 103

    Prof. Siracusa has us watch two short Anime films.

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    June 23, 2016
    Flashcast: Flashpoint Special

    Your Flashcast pals talk about the animated Flashpoint movie.

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    June 22, 2016
    Low Definition 5: Extended Edition

    This was just released today in much-edited form, but if you want the whole megillah (look it up!), before Erika Ensign took her expert editing shears to it, here it is! There’s even a missing/abandoned round!

    Originally recorded May 12, 2016.

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    June 11, 2016
    Rocket Surgery: Cool Cat Saves the Kids

    We watch “Cool Cat Saves the Kids.” It is brilliantly awful. (There’s a little swearing at the end.)

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    June 11, 2016
    Trivial Pursuit, International Edition

    Two players each from the USA, Canada, and the UK play the 1982 Genus Edition of Trivial Pursuit.

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    June 8, 2016
    Superhero TV Wrap

    Talking superhero TV shows from the past year. With Moze, Lisa, Monty, Dan, and Tony.

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    June 3, 2016
    Game Night: Trivial Pursuit 3

    Dumb questions with dumb answers from the 1980s. For the next edition of Game Show.

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    June 1, 2016
    X-Men

    Merlin, Lisa, Monty, Helene, and Jason discuss the unique appeal of the X-Men, with favorite characters, stories, and places where new or returning readers should start.

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    May 26, 2016
    "Toy Story 2"

    Pixar Club continues with a discussion of the 1999 sequel to “Toy Story.” Have a hankie handy.

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    May 16, 2016
    Nebula Awards 2016

    Seven novels, no waiting.

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    May 10, 2016
    Low Definition 4

    We hope Glenn’s kids aren’t listening.

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    May 8, 2016
    "Captain America: Civil War"

    A discussion of “Captain America: Civil War” the weekend the movie came out.

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    April 18, 2016
    Old Movie Club: "His Girl Friday" and "The Thing"

    Two films from Howard Hawks.