Stranger Things: The Villains in Authority Sep23

Stranger Things: The...

While many nerds were losing their collective minds over whether or not Suicide Squad would be any good, Stranger Things slipped in and caught people off guard with its interesting cast of lesser known child actors, 80s nostalgia, and a contemporary view on conspiracy and power. One of the...

Gaming Symphonies: A...

The holy trinity of Video Games Live, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, and Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY should be on every gamer’s bucket list. I’ve attended them five times, collectively, and I’d rather take an arrow to the knee than miss one of these symphonies...

Episode 50 – Explorers Wanted / Harley Quinn Sep20

Episode 50 – E...

We’ve flown over the cucoo’s nest, it’s Infinity +1! Dustin Schellenberg returns to the podcast to join Jason, Allison and Kyle as they answer answer a throwback Question of the Week about video game manuals. Then, after a quick aside about a really cool BioWare contest, Jason has...

I Have Strings Sep19

I Have Strings

Before Age of Ultron released, I never noticed much depth in the song “I’ve Got No Strings.” I thought it was just another silly Disney song. However, when I heard the eerie version in context of Age of Ultron’s trailer, it gained an entire new meaning. For both Pinocchio and for Ultron, this...

One of Your Many Toys Sep16

One of Your Many Toy...

“You don’t own me, I’m not just one of your many toys… don’t tell me what to do and don’t tell me what to say and when I go out with you, don’t put me on display. These are the lyrics for the song playing when the infamous Harley Quinn is introduced for the first time. She’s hanging...

The Dawn of Star Trek Villains Sep14

The Dawn of Star Tre...

Since its debut as a TV series in 1966, Star Trek has a been inventive, iconic, engaging, and at times hilarious. Characters, catch phrases and creatures have stolen a permanent spot in our cultural landscape. Even non-nerds know that redshirts will die—and you’d be hard-pressed to find a...

Episode 49 – Dream Crates / Redemption Sep13

Episode 49 – D...

Going beyond the final frontier, it’s Infinity +1! Jason, Allison and Kyle are back this week with the chance to win their very own Dream Crate from Loot Crate in the Question of the Week. Then, a very special sic-fi series celebrates a huge milestone and Jason takes us on down the YouTube...

I Tried, Shepard

When the Illusive Man shot himself near the end of Mass Effect 3, it was an oddly emotional moment for me. He was the dark reflection of Commander Shepard; dedicated, smart, and determined. Shepard was on the side of the angels, seeking the good of all life in the galaxy. The Illusive Man...

7 Reasons Handsome J...

“See, I can’t just have some psychopathic murderers getting to the Vault before I do. Don’t get me wrong, it’s cute that you all think you’re the heroes of this little adventure, but—you’re not. You’re bandits. You’re the bad guys. And I… am the hero.” You might notice there are eight...

A Lannister is Forgiven Sep07

A Lannister is Forgi...

I found myself falling for Game of Thrones right from the start. And “falling” really is the appropriate word, because my addiction began right when Bran was thrown out of the window by all-world dirtbag Jaime Lannister, who in that moment instituted himself as the central foe in the...

Episode 48 – Joss Whedon / Control Sep06

Episode 48 – J...

Quit dreaming about electric sheep, it’s time for Infinity +1! Jason, Allison and Kyle are back with your weekly dose of geek, starting with a Question of the Week that begins by immediately going off track about Joss Whedon for a while. Then in the Saved Files segment, Jason recounts his...

One-Punch Man and Knockout Obsession Sep05

One-Punch Man and Kn...

In the anime world of One-Punch Man, superheroes are selected through standardized testing, supervillains tote socio-satirical names like Vaccine Man, and city-wide destruction is just part of the daily forecast. Saitama (age: 25; status: unemployed) is fed up with society’s standards....

Kubo and a Life Defined by Story Sep02

Kubo and a Life Defi...

“If you must blink, do it now. Pay careful attention to what you see no matter how unusual it may seem. If you look away even for just one second, then our hero will surely parish.” These words, repeated throughout Kubo and the Two Strings, indicate the movie is all about story. Most...

Play D&D with Mass Effect Characters Sep01

Play D&D with M...

It’s the Mass Effect/Dungeons and Dragons crossover you’ve been waiting for! Perhaps you’ve always wanted to roleplay as Garrus Vakarian, or perhaps you only want to be inspired by Jack’s character with this build and her personality. Whatever the case, I’ve put...

Episode 47 – Kubo and the Two Strings / Science! Aug30

Episode 47 – K...

If you must blink, do it now—because it’s time for Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison and Kyle play galactic travel agents for the Question of the Week and Allison gives a Sweetdiculous Award to one of the best animated movies of the last decade! Then, in the second segment, the...

No More Jurassic World Domination Aug29

No More Jurassic Wor...

I like being in control. This doesn’t necessarily mean I want world domination (that’s only every other day), but I do desire to control my future, my schedule, and sometimes even other people. I feel like life would be easier if I could dictate everything that happens in it. I’m not sure if...

Superheroes Who Didn’t Make the Cut Aug26

Superheroes Who Didn...

With the worldwide success of the Avengers franchise, applications for non-existent openings have been coming in from all over. Fans of the comics know that there have been a few less-than-stellar Avengers over the years (*cough* Gilgamesh), but these never before seen applications never left...

Playing God Till You Run Out of Cake Aug24

Playing God Till You...

Scientific advancement is the entire backstory of the video games Portal and Portal 2. You play as Chell, a woman awakened from her Relaxation Vault in Aperture Science’s enrichment center, forced to go through a series of tests by the direction of an artificial intelligence named GLaDOS....

Episode 46 – Ryuutama / Film Festival Aug23

Episode 46 – R...

Lights, camera, podcast, it’s time for Infinity +1! Jason, Allison and Kyle are joined by first time guest Andrew Wall, one of the creators of the upcoming Droids & Dragons Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival. Hear what games the hosts would try to break the next Guinness World Record...

Vulnerability Aboard the Enterprise Aug22

Vulnerability Aboard...

One simple pleasure of life is reconnecting with old friends after a prolonged separation. Perhaps over a meal you swap stories, catch up on each other’s lives, and remember what brought you together in the first place. That was how I felt about Star Trek Beyond. I can’t recall a time when I...