Nerd Safari Podcast 001 – The Debut

Nerd Safari Podcast 001 – The Debut
Nerd Safari Podcast

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Nerd News Roundup

  • #ReleaseTheSnyderCut continues 2 years after the release of Justice League
    • Background: During the shoot for Justice League, Zack Snyder (director) stepped down due to the death of his daughter
    • Joss Whedon was brought in to finish the film.
    • Reportedly up to 15-20% of the film was reshot, which supposedly drastically changed the film that was delivered.
    • On Tuesday, 11/19/2019,  Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher and Zack Snyder himself tweeted the hashtag, all urging Warner Bros. to release the Snyder version of the film, which apparently does exist.
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  • New Star Wars Holiday Special?
    • According to an interview with Jon Favreau, the creator behind ‘The Mandalorian’ on Disney+, he has an interest in creating a new “Holiday Special” in the Star Wars universe.
    • Favreau, if given the green light to make his own special, would like it to feature a character set to appear in an upcoming episode of ‘The Mandalorian’.
    • The original Star Wars Holiday Special aired on CBS in 1978, a year after A New Hope hit theater.
    • That special highlighted something called “Life Day” (mentioned already in ‘The Mandalorian’), and introduced us to Chewbacca’s family, and included cameos by the original cast (and Bea Arthur as a bartender!).
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  • The Toys That Made Us – Season 3
    • On November 15, 2019, Netflix released season 3 of their documentary series, ‘The Toys That Made Us’.
    • What was originally billed as an “8-part” series, due to its popularity, we now get 4 brand new episodes.
    • Episode 9 focuses on the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, Episode 10 on ‘Power Rangers’, Episode 11 on ‘My Little Pony’ and Episode 12 on ‘Professional Wrestling’
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  • Pringles Gaming Headset
  • Walmart teases “The Child” Plushy
  • Black Widow Trailer drops
    • The release of the Black Widow trailer marks the start of “Phase 4” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
    • The movie is a prequel/sequel that takes place following the events of Civil War.
    • The movie stars Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), David Harbour (Red Guardian) and a rumored Robert Downey Jr.

The Watering Hole (aka Discussion Topic)

  • Disney+
    • Cost – $6.99/mo, $69.99/year OR $12.99/mo with Hulu/ESPN+ bundle
    • Originals – High School Musical, The Mandalorian, Encore!, The Imagineering Story, Marvels Hero Project, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Disney Family Sundays, Forky Asks a Question, Pixar in Real Life, SparkShorts.
    • Overall value 

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