Special: X-Men – Days of Future Past

On this very special edition of Nerd & Tie, we devote an entire episode to the newest X-Men film, Days of Future Past. Nick and Trae are joined by Sean “SeanOrange” Corse of Famicom Dojo (as Pher hasn’t seen the film), as our heroes dissect not just this film but its place in the X-Men film franchise.

And Fist of the Northstar gets mentioned for some reason.

The show got a bit out of hand on occasion…

Episode 22 – Sad Batman

On this fortnight’s episode Marvel’s Cinematic Universe is shuffling around some creative staffers, DC’s Carnival of Sadness continues (with David S. Goyer practically spiking the “I hate the fans” football), CHRIS PRATT MIGHT RIDE A DINOSAUR in Jurassic World, the classic Sailor Moon’s rerelease is pretty great, some DC TV shows are getting new trailers, and Gamera is getting (another) reboot for 2015.

We are pretty excited for that last one.

Special: Godzilla (2014)

History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of men. Or at least history shows how a ten minute segment on a regular episode couldn’t contain our opinions on Godzilla. Because we have a lot. Enough to fill an entire episode.

So we interrupted our fortnightly schedule to bring you this: our Godzilla Special!

Episode 21 – A Meandering Mess

We attempt to get the episode in some sort of orderly fashion, but barely manage coherance. We talk about the death of Star War’s expanded universe, more details about Episode VII, Wolverine’s upcoming “death,” our thoughts on Amazing Spider-Man 2, Community’s cancellation, Gotham’s new trailer, No Brand Con 2014 and Cherry City Comic Con show us all how NOT to do convention PR.

And we let Nick talk about Cardcaptor Sakura.

Because.

Further Reading:
More on the Cherry City Comic Con debacle.

Episode 20 – Live at No Brand Con!

This fortnight we come to you live from No Brand Con 2014! We talk about a potential return of MST3K, the Agent Carter TV show, Transformers crossing over with Evangelion, the DC carnival of Sadness continuing, Bryan Singer being terrible, Lose Lose… and our listeners are in the room.

And things get real.

Nerd & Tie at No Brand Con!

So this weekend the Nerd & Tie crew is headed to No Brand Con in Eau Claire, WI. We, of course, will be doing another “Nerd & Tie LIVE” show like we did at Daisho Con, but Nick, Pher and Trae will be doing a bunch of other stuff too while they’re there.

And here’s the full list! In this list, you may notice a nice five hour block on Friday Night (9pm-2am) where No Brand Con’s No Mercy Room is taken over completely by Nerd & Tie.

You should be there.

Because it’s important.

Where to find Nick, Pher and Trae!
Nerd & Tie LIVE!
Friday 10:30PM, No Mercy Room
This is the big show. The live recording of the podcast. If you skip this while at No Brand Con, you will have missed out on the best thing ever.

Where to find Nick and Pher!
Whose Line is it Anime?
Saturday 2:00PM, Main Programming

One Night Stand (Up) with Otaku Tonight
Saturday 11:00PM, Multipurpose Room 2

Where to find Nick and Trae!
No Brand Con Cosplay Contest!
Saturday 7:00PM, Main Programming
Nick and Trae are hosting!

Where to find (just) Nick (and maybe some other non-Nerd & Tie folks)!
4th Impact You Can (Not) Be Serious
Friday 9:00PM, No Mercy Room

Moon Cosmic Power Wake Up
Saturday 10:00AM, Subprogramming

Censoring Sakura
Saturday 4:00PM, Main Programming

Hellsing Unabridged
Saturday 11:00PM, No Mercy Room

Music of the Stars: A Look At Macross
Sunday 10:00AM, Main Programming

Kikaider: Pinocchio the Robot
Sunday 12:00PM, Subprogramming

Gundam: 35 Years Later
Sunday 2:00PM, Subprogramming

Where to find (just) Pher (and maybe some other non-Nerd & Tie folks)!
Man Auction
Friday 6:00PM, Subprogramming
You can buy Pher! With moneys!

Where to find (just) Trae (and maybe some other non-Nerd & Tie folks)!
HANZO THE RAZOR: SWORD OF JUSTICE
Friday 11:59PM, No Mercy Room

How to art?
Saturday 1:00PM, Main Programming

Episode 19 – Insert David Goyer Joke Here

On this episode we talk about Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, the current arc on Agents of SHIELD, David S. Goyer’s comments on the (lack of a) DC Cinematic Universe, Battlestar Galactica getting a reboot, Amazon buying Comixology, the upcoming No Brand Con, and we let Nick talk about… Megan Fox?

Yep. This is a thing.

A thing that has happened.

Episode 18 – Textbook Sassypants Discovery Manual

On this episode, we talk about three conventions (Kitsune Kon, Karoshi Con and The INDYpendent Show), Shaq Fu 2, first looks at Gotham, set photos from Age of Ultron, the new Ninja Turtles Trailer, and we let Nick talk about Gundam.

And we swear the title will make sense, too.

Episode 17 – Kickstarter Withheld

On this fortnight’s episode we discuss Zack Snyder’s ranting about Watchmen, John Campbell’s Kickstarter implosion, Bitcoin’s Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity, Matt Ryan and Constantine, CW’s Flash’s Costume, the Veronica Mars movie… and how 11% of all Americans mistake HTML for an STD.

Yeah. That bit may make you cry.

Note: This episode has slightly strong language near the beginning. We apologize.

Well, to you.

Not to Zack Snyder.

Download the new Nerd & Tie end theme!

You may have noticed that with our latest episode we changed our end theme. It used to be part of the same song as our opening, but Trae decided to change things up.

Mostly because he accidentally removed the old theme from the episode template and was too lazy to put it back the way it was.

The new end theme is (also) a Lt. Snorkel track, off of the EP Repeated Minds, and it’s a cover of the Regdar and the Fighter’s song “Cloud Burst” (and features vocals by the infamous Vomit Hat Steve).

You can download the track here.

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