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.
March 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 32 mins
Post ICG-Con games reports, The Gladiator, and some Orville chat.
March 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 37 mins
Mary & Max, Blizzard layoffs, Alita: Battle Angel
February 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 29 mins
After our impressions of Schindler's List, we share some good times, talk about anime, video gaming, and streaming services.
February 18th, 2019 | 1 hr 30 mins
Discovery Season 2 Episode 4, Her, and some trailer talk.
February 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 25 mins
Groundhog Day, Narrative Video Games, Mobile Games. Next week's movie is 'Her'
February 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 31 mins
Before diving into Star Trek Discovery and The Orville's Seasons 2, we share our impressions on The Notebook. We also chat a little about the Birds of Prey movie, and Ocean's 8.
January 28th, 2019 | 1 hr 35 mins
After spending the weekend in Bloomington, we chat about the games we played, particularly Keyforge. This week's 2020 film was Raiders of the Lost Ark, and we talk about the first episode of season two of Star Trek Discovery.
January 21st, 2019 | 1 hr 37 mins
After a long update on our Good Times, we chat about ET, and Mary Poppins Returns.
January 14th, 2019 | 1 hr 33 mins
Short Treks, The Shawshank Redemption
January 7th, 2019 | 1 hr 22 mins
After a brief chat about Mary Poppins, we share some good times and our impressions of Joyeaux Noël to wrap up 2018.
December 31st, 2018 | 1 hr 29 mins
David joins us to talk Die Hard and Aquaman, and we share our favorite theater films from 2018.
December 24th, 2018 | 1 hr 31 mins
Geek Scholar Fox joins us once again to discuss Ralph Breaks the Internet and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Michael and Dennis talk about The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, pop culture changes over time, Netflix, and our upcoming 100 Movie Challenge.
December 17th, 2018 | 1 hr 34 mins
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding and The Christmas Chronicle were our combined Netflix Challenges, we talk about kids movies and Disney, share our reactions to some new teaser-trailers, wrapping up with our Good Times.
December 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 36 mins
After some background on our hometowns and preferred town size, we share updates on some mobile games and game mechanics in general, talk about Horizon: Zero Dawn, and chat about delusional fandom.
December 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 33 mins
November 26th, 2018 | 1 hr 30 mins