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.
August 9th, 2020 | 1 hr 33 mins
2020 challenge, board game arena, gen con
Chat about the various games we played online in lieu of GenCon, and our movie this week: Boyz n the Hood.
August 1st, 2020 | 1 hr 34 mins
2020 challenge, cooking, dr strangelove, stanley kubrick, willy wonka
Cooking, Willy Wonka and old comedies, Dr Strangelove, The Last Dance
July 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 43 mins
2020 challenge, final fantasy, final fantasy xiv, horror, netflix, rosemary's baby, the old guard
Catch up one some recent TV shows, Netflix’ The Old Guard, Rosemary’s Baby, and a documentary about Final Fantasy XIV
July 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 37 mins
final fantasy xiv, in bruges, seishun buta yarou, star trek lower decks, wet hot american summer
Star Trek: Lower Decks, In Bruges, Wet Hot American Summer, Dennis recommends an Anime, Final Fantasy XIV
July 10th, 2020 | 1 hr 44 mins
2020 challenge, brokeback mountain, final fantasy, final fantasy xiv
Final Fantasy XIV, Brokeback Mountain
July 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 32 mins
artemis fowl, falling down, final fantasy, harley quinn, harmonquest, leon the professional
Some TV show catchup, Leon: The Professional, Falling Down
June 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 39 mins
a place further than the universe, agents of shield, catastrophe, end space, mythic quest, oculus, oldboy
TV show catchup and recommendations, Oldboy, video game recommendations.
June 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 38 mins
agents of shield, alien, mythic quest, superman iii
Agents of SHIELD, Superman III, Alien, and Mythic Quest.
June 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 29 mins
harley quinn, space force, the pianist
Harley Quinn, The Pianist, Space Force.
June 5th, 2020 | 1 hr 34 mins
2020 challenge, four weddings and a funeral, netflix, oculus, oculus quest, space force, spacex
We chat VR, talk about new advances in tech, the SpaceX launch, Netflix’s Space Force. This week’s film is Four Weddings and a Funeral.
May 28th, 2020 | 1 hr 35 mins
2020 challenge, amazon prime, movies, tv shows, vr
After some chat about lawn care and house updates, we talk about Minecraft Dungeons, VR, businesses reopening in coronatimes, and the tv show Upload. This week’s movie was The Intouchables.
May 21st, 2020 | 1 hr 24 mins
2020 challenge, dc, movies, oscars, star trek, tv shows, video games, vr
GeekScholar Fox returns to chat about movies from our childhoods that may or may not hold up, Gangs of New York, Star Trek Bridge Crew, and DC Universe’s Harley Quinn.
May 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 30 mins
12 angry men, 2020 challenge, anson mount, beat saber 1957, oculus quest, pike
New Star Trek Pike show hype, Dennis got an Oculus Quest, and 1957’s 12 Angry Men
May 7th, 2020 | 1 hr 31 mins
avenue 5, bahubali, hbo, indian films, tollywood
Parks and Rec reunion, Avenue 5, and Bahubali
April 30th, 2020 | 1 hr 26 mins
Cogswell joins us to talk about Casablanca. We also briefly discuss Caddyshack and the theater experience post-virus.
April 25th, 2020 | 1 hr 34 mins
2020 challenge, board games, kung fu, movies, quarantine, tv shows, video games
More updates on our midweek activities under shelter-in-place, we talk video games and console updates, and this week’s movie was Enter the Dragon.