Life long geek and proud of it. Proud father of two girls. Michael has come from his roots in video games all the way back as a kid with the Colleco and Intellivision, playing AD&D with friends at Wet and Wild, and picking up his first comic book of Silver Surfer #50 in 1991. His favorite movies include Excalibur, Dragon Slayer, and Last Man Standing. He can't get enough of everything Marvel Comics and the fantasy genre as well as wearing out his copies of Firefly. He has two tattos on both arms. One of the Decpitcon/Cobra logos and the other is the Arashikage Clan from GI Joe. He works professionally as the Web Designer and Manager for one of the nations top technology schools and has a degree in Informatics (Design) from Indiana University and a minor in Computer Science.
I go nuts here. I still have my NES, SNES, Genesis, Turbo Graphics 16, PS2, and PS3 hooked up to my game room tv. All powered on with a flick of the switch. I really enjoy Fighting games (Mortal Kombat), RPG's (Elder Scrolls), and the occasional FPS (Overwatch).
I play weekly with a group of friends and we enjoy everything from legacy games (Pandemic Legacy), Campaign games (Imperial Assault), Strategic (Kemet), to miniatures (Mechs Vs Minions) and RPG's (D&D). I love to play TCG's but have almost exclusively gotten out of that field and dove into living card games instead.
OK, I watch too many of these hands down. Something about sitting for hours in a movie theater with popcorn that I'll never give up. I'm pretty easy and can watch almost everything. I do love the super hero craze going on these days but any heroic journey story will sucker me in.
I used to watch too much TV as a kid and it's stuck with me. While I didn't watch a ton of Star Trek: TNG when it aired I am a huge fan these days. Firefly is my all time favorite but I still enjoy candy shows like The Flash, Supergirl, and Agents of Shield. I eat up everything Marvel on Netflix but about lost my mind watching Iron Fist. Oh, and I love me some old school cartoons like Transformers, Mask, Voltron, and GI Joe.
I am a slow reader. I won't try and deny it. But I do try to keep my nose in a book when I can. My favorites are anything by Brent Weeks (Night Angel Trilogy) and Robin Hobb. I have a soft spot for all the old TSR paperbacks and especially the Drizzt ones.
At 15 I worked with some people who read comics so I stopped at the local drug store and bought one with one of my first paychecks. IT was Silver Surfer #50 and it sucked me into the precursor to The Infinity Gauntlet. I've been bonkers for comics ever since. I'm currently pulling all the X books, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, and Champions.
October 21st, 2019 | 1 hr 41 mins
Justin joins us to talk all about the new X-Men comic series, House of X/Powers of X. We also talk about Evil Dead, and Star Trek: Short Treks.
October 14th, 2019 | 1 hr 28 mins
Camping, Blizzcon, Mean Girls, and Apple Arcade on the iPad
October 7th, 2019 | 1 hr 39 mins
Mike didn't watch Mean Girls, so we talk about our weekends, Meal Kit Subscriptions, The Boys, the Glass Trilogy, and DC CW crossover events.
September 30th, 2019 | 1 hr 33 mins
Another movie double feature, we talk about Office Space and Forrest Gump, then chat about the workplace comedy Kim's Convenience, and share our updates and impressions of the Apple Arcade.
September 23rd, 2019 | 1 hr 32 mins
After a brief chat about the new Jurassic Park short, we talk about Rocky, games on iOS and Switch, and Blizzcon predictions.
September 16th, 2019 | 1 hr 31 mins
In person recording, we share our flight travel fears, list off shows movies and books we've been enjoying recently, talk about recent trailers, then chat about Jurassic Park.
September 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 29 mins
Rambling chat about MMOs and whether you can go back, and Apocalypse Now.
September 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 47 mins
This episode is all about World of Warcraft. Dennis' former Guild Leader Sean joins us and we talk about raiding and leading guilds in WoW. We also chat about the Matrix. Next week's movie is Apocalypse Now.
August 26th, 2019 | 1 hr 39 mins
After a rambling chat about technology and society, we share our impressions on Chaplin's The Great Dictator, then talk about theater experiences and Fathom Events.
August 19th, 2019 | 1 hr 38 mins
Another 100 movies Double Feature. Airplane! and Reservoir Dogs. A brief chat about film appreciation, then Tarantino's Star Trek, and Michael finally saw Toy Story 4.
August 12th, 2019 | 1 hr 32 mins
Fox joins us to share our GenCon experience
August 5th, 2019 | 1 hr 42 mins
After some talk of Comics, reading habits and devices, we dive into Stranger Things season 3, The Departed, and HBO/Sky's Chernobyl.
July 29th, 2019 | 1 hr 32 mins
GenCon prep, Indiana Goldens, Lion King '95 and Lion King '19, and very brief impressions of SDCC
July 22nd, 2019 | 1 hr 39 mins
After some weekend updates, we talk for awhile about Spider-Man Far From Home and the future of the MCU, and this week's movie, Dirty Dancing.
July 15th, 2019 | 1 hr 23 mins
Monty Python's Life of Brian, Deadwood final thoughts, and Mike tells us all about Guild Wars 2.
July 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 40 mins
Board Game "point salad," The Big Lebowski, and Auto Chess