Writer/director Kurt Larson hosts this weekly exploration of what it means to be a Star Wars-watching, Disneyland-going, DC and Marvel comic book-reading, collectable-collecting geek, all while trying to remain a well-balanced adult pursuing a life-long dream.
In which shockingly, Kurt returns with Dave Jahblahblahblah to catch everyone up on what’s been happening. Be warned- no setlist exists as the guys instead choose to jam on some classic topics- The Star Wars Universe. The new Joker movie. The Walking Dead. Solo. And that Infinity War ending… Kurt also catches people up on his creative endeavors, and why he’s conflicted about the fate of both Stay Cool, Geek and This Week In MLB The Show. Get in, dig in, and enjoy my friends… KURT ON TWITTER KURT ON INSTAGRAM PLEASE CONSIDER SUBSCRIBING TO THE SHOW IN ONE OF THESE DIRECTORIES: ITUNES STITCHER LIBSYN PODBAY
Is it a good time to be a fish-man? Kurt and Dave Jablahblahblahblah finally get together to discuss everything that's awesome about Black Panther! This turns into general Marvel talk- did Black Panther get us more excited about Avengers? Did the Ant-Man & The Wasp trailer make us laugh? Will The Fantastic Four show up in Infinity War? Moving on, we take a deep dive into whatever the heck is going on in the DCU- The Snyder Cut. Whedon out of Batgirl. Kristen Wiig cast as Cheetah. Shazam's suit. Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. Star Wars Rebels has ended, a triumphant accomplishment to all involved. But Kurt can't seem to care... he tries to figure out why... And is there too much Star Wars coming into out future? Finally- Stranger Things 2, The Walking Dead. Lost In Space, Fantastic Beasts 2 and I'm Dying Up Here. Yes friends, it's a good time to be a fish-man indeed. KURT ON TWITTER KURT ON INSTAGRAM DAVE ON TWITTER
Super Bowl Trailers! Eh, they're okay. We talk about Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom, Deadpool 2, and of course... Solo: A Star Wars Story. Why does the Falcon look so clean? How do we separate the character from Harrison Ford? And how will Donald Glover pronounce "Han'? The guys also discuss the Oscar contenders, the beauty of Blade Runner 2049, and whether or not geek fandom is broken... KURT ON TWITTER KURT ON INSTAGRAM
Original co-host and uber-producer Kelly Dolan is BACK! AND... HE MAY OR MAY NOT BE WEARING AIR JORDANS! Kelly catches the audience up on what he's been doing, digging, and delivering in the world. The guys then briefly discuss Marvel's Infinity War, Jurassic Kingdom, Disney's Fox acquisition, and It's a Wonderful Life. Then, it's on. THE. LAST. JEDI. We try to cover all the major narratives running amok in fandom, while also giving our own opinions on everything from blue milk to space sex, but not necessarily in that order! We could list all of the things we cover but what's the point, it's all in there! Plus- SCG contributors give their two cents. MERRY CHRISTMAS PEOPLE, STAY COOL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! KURT ON TWITTER KURT ON INSTAGRAM
Kurt and the Millennials are back to debate the critical issues of the day... Justice League Review. Thor: Ragnorak Review. IMAX 3D vs 2D vs Standard Pepsi vs Coca-Cola Sunkist vs Fanta And more... KURT ON TWITTER KURT ON INSTAGRAM
Dave Jahblahblahblah joins Kurt to go over a slew of news tidbits that have far reaching implications to a whole host of our favorite properties. STAR WARS! A new, original trilogy is being helmed by Rian Johnson, along with a live-action TV show. MARVEL EXPANDING! Could Marvel finally be getting the rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four? And not only that, but also the rights to the original uncut Star Wars films. DC TROTS OUT JUSTICE LEAGUE! Justice League is upon us, and what do these two ever-loving DC superfans expect? Also, Shazam is case, and Black Adam's first appearance is potentially revealed. Oh yeah, and Marvel heavyweight Brian Michael Bendis has joined DC... what does this mean? This plus Stranger Things 2, The Walking Dead, and the ongoing corruption in Hollywood! KURT ON TWITTER DAVE ON TWITTER KURT ON INSTAGRAM- @ArcadeKurt
The Last Jedi has finally released a true trailer, and Jahblahblahblah is here to help Kurt break it down. Is Kylo turning good? Is Rey going bad? What is Luke's hair doing? Are the Porgs ruining it? Does Snoke look cool? Plus, the music, the shots, the anticipation! The guys also chat about the firing of Collin Trevorrow, the hiring of JJ Abrams, and who it could have been taking over the director's chair. Justice League is upon us... but are these DC super-fans happy? From wise-cracking Flash to Metallica-loving Aquaman, what's good and what's bad about the new trailer. Finally, Hollywood has been rocked by the Harvey Weinstein revelations, and Dave wants to know how Kurt feels about the situation. www.staycoolgeek.com Instagram- @arcadekurt Twitter- @KurtEdwardL
October is here! And that means a visit from our favorite Horror Host Hall of Famer, Dr. Gangrene! Thankfully, the guys have a slew of interesting horror topics to break down: Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to Halloween, The Walking Dead is upon us, IT is racking up dollars at the box office, and... well, The Mummy is out for rental. These two classic universal monster horror movie buffs try to dissect what went wrong with The Mummy, if they can fix it, and how they'd approach making these movies if they were given the keys to the kingdom.
Kurt is back, and he brings with him a whole slew of topics to ponder with regular contributor Dave Jahblahblahblah... Star Wars, The Last Jedi, and whether or not the evil BB8 droid is leading Kurt to the dark side of anxiety regarding the new film. Are the Porgs a sign that The Last Jedi is truly becoming "Disneyfied"? Is this simply an Empire Strikes Back retread? And will Luke wield a lightsaber? BLUE OR GREEN NO LESS? The DC Elseworlds Joker standalone movie might be happening, though the guys wonder why. Despite this, Dave nails the future Joker casting on the fly... be scared, be very scared. Are you PRO or CON Alien: Convenant? Finally, Dave and Kurt practically burst at the seams waiting to talk about all things Game of Thrones... so much so they can barely contain their excitement and theories... Oh, Dave also discusses his Force Friday experience and casts the Stay Cool, Geek audience in Game of Thrones Roles.
Kurt, Cultspark Bob, and Jahblahblahblahblah break down all the biggest news and events from SDCC2017. Avengers Infinity Way Thor Ragnorak Ready Player One Bright Blade Runner Dr. Doom's standalone film Spawn Reboot Star Trek Discovery Krypton The Defenders Westworld The Walking Dead AND STRANGER THINGS!
D23 came and went with a ton of news, so it only seems right that Kurt bring in superfan Bart Scott to discuss all things Disney! The Last Jedi! Incredibles 2! Toy Story 4! A Wrinkle in Time! Wreck It Ralph 2! The Lion King! Dumbo! Mary Poppins Returns! Aladdin! Avengers Infinity War! And that's just the MOVIES! They also talk about all the new theme park news... Tron Coaster! GOTG attraction! Mickey and Minnie's Railroad! Toy Story Land! Ratatouille! AND STAR WARS GALAXIES EDGE!
In which Kurt & Mr. Marvel Tommy break down everything good, bad, and indifferent from Spider-Man Homecoming. Where does it stand against the other Spidey films? How was Holland? Is the Vulture a good villain for the MCU? Did anything distract from the story? Was Iron Man in the film too much? Were they missing anything? What were their favorite easter eggs? And how about those post-credits scenes? The guys also talk about Marvel heading into ComicCon, plus what is Fox up to with their mystery slate of films?
In which Kurt and Jahblahblahblahblah discuss the firing of Lord & Miller from the standalone Han Solo movie. What does this mean? Should we be concerned? What does this say about Kathleen Kennedy? And what do we think of the Ron Howard hiring? The guys get fairly passionate about all things happening in the Star Wars cinematic universe, all while trying to stay cool. This leads to a larger discussion of Marvel films, branded content, and utilizing someone's specific creative talent while still keeping pieces in line with a company's stated goals and themes. Finally, we take about the Black Panther trailer, the Inhumans trailer, Transformers, and the Universal Dark Universe.
In which Kurt explains his latest project, and how it involves the Stay Cool, Geek audience. He then turns the show over to Millennial Nate and Jake from State Farm as they break down all the latest games from E3. SPIDER-MAN! Skyrim! Monster Hunter! The return of Mario! Battlefront 2! Project Scorpio-urr XBOX one X? DragonBallZ! And, has The Last of Us really influenced every other mainstream game since its release?
WONDER WOMAN IS FINALLY HERE! DC Dave and the Prism Princess help Kurt break down the good, the great, and the fantastic! NO, REALLY! They also briefly discuss Spider-Man Homecoming and whether or not there's too much Tony Stark, the Justice League Dark director removal, and why Joss taking over the Justice League is truly a moving gesture.
In which Kurt and two self-described Trekkies/Trekkers go over the new Star Trek Discovery trailer. Does it look like Trek? Does it have too much action? Will they buy the CBS streaming service in order to see it? Castlevania is here, and its trailer is hitting all the geek nostalgia sweet spots of the guys. They talk about the brilliant marketing strategy of such a show, and ponder what other Nintendo animation shows could find their way to the Netflix library. Also discussed- GOTG v2, Game of Thrones, Terminator, and Resident Evil! Finally, the guys reminisce about Roger Moore and why he is their James Bond.
The Millennials are back, and they're here to shorten words! Come with us on another exciting edition of Stay Cool, Geek as we totes discuss GOTG Volume 2, Blade Runner 2, The Defenders, Dunkirk, and the Mumms! The guys also discuss the latest slang and music of their generations. Yes, really!
In which we discuss The New Teen Titans, Unbreakable 2, World War Z 2, Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Hanna-Barbera, and millennials. There are also casual detours into the rock and roll hall of fame, Thundarr the Barbarian, Krypto the dog, GoBots, T2, Watership Down, Robotron, and the Legend of Zelda.
Luke Skywalker has certainly had his fair share of interesting outfits in the Star Wars cinematic universe. From the blouse top to the dropped Jedi Knight collar and everything in between, Kurt and Jahblahblah break down the history of Luke's fashion. Specifically, the guys get fixated on Farmboy Luke's taped jeans. Also, the guys dictate what MUST be in the Rampage movie, and also discuss Star Wars Rebels, Drake, Degrassi, Krypton, and Cloak and Dagger.
In which Kurt and The Weasel break down all the excitement that is THE LAST JEDI! The trailer! The poster! The cool words Luke Skywalker speaks! Plus, they also discuss the new Thor: Ragnarok trailer and why Marvel just gets it. Even still, The Weasel explains his current malaise in regards to super-hero movies. The guys also sprinkle in thoughts on Jason X, The Fast & The Furious, Inherent Vice, and why or why not Walt Disney would be ok with the purchase of Lucasfilm.
SUPER-SIZED GIANT ANNUAL EDITION OF SCG! ONLY 50 CENTS! Kurt begins the podcast with a reflection on S-town and the power of postcards. He then welcomes Jerrod from Chicago to discuss the shocking Joss Whedon-Batgirl developments. Finally, Cultspark Bob is here to lay down the law regarding The Walking Dead season finale. All this plus- Spider-Man Homecoming, The Defenders, Deadpool Cable casting, Venom, IT, The Mummy, and more!
Resident SCG millennial Nate is here to host Stay Cool, Geek... and this time, he's brought two buddies along to break down the good, the bad, and the ugly of the new Power Rangers movie! The guys wax poetic about their childhood and what they expected from the Power Rangers film, and whether or not that delivered. Jake from State Farm and Magic Mikey also get into some video games, specifically the new Zelda game and whether or not Logan ripped off The Last of Us. Finally, Kurt steps into the thunderdome with the boys to get into the DCU and the new Justice League trailer!
In which Kurt & Cultspark Bob run down all the latest news and rumors within the greater geek community. The Matrix Reboot, Rebrand or urrr... something? Is this a good idea or are we unreasonably objecting to this concept? Will Neo reappear? Will Michael B. Jordan play a young Morpheus? And what are our fondest memories from the first three films? A Venom standalone film is coming, and despite Bob's objection to the character as a whole, he tries to look at this thing rationally. The guys also ponder whether this will be tied into the new Spider-Man universe. The Batman has been delayed and the script is getting a page one rewrite, one that might not even include Joe Mangienello's take on Deathstroke. This could be a good thing, it could be a bad thing... the guys explain why either is plausible. Also, the guys find time to talk Lego Batman, John Wick 2, Star Wars legacy characters and yes... that thing about Darth Maul.
MONSTER SHOW! Dave Jahblahblahblah and his sidekick Bazinga Vic join Kurt to talk about... WONDER WOMAN TRAILER! INDIANA JONES RETURNING! TRON REBOOT! ALIEN COVENANT TRAILER! NEW PIRATES TRAILER! THE WALKING DEAD! SKULL ISLAND REVIEW! They also somehow manage to wedge in vintage Godzilla Toys, Cheetah's sweet sleep sack costume, and Kurt's infamous Harry's Law appearance...
Mr. Marvel returns to talk all thing Marvel TV and MCU related! New Deadpool Teaser... rumors of Cable casting... GOTGv2 with Kurt Russell... Iron Fist... Luke Cage... The Runaways... The Inhumans... Sub-Mariner... Ghost Rider... Legion... and SHAMROCK SHAKES!
In which The Prism Princess & DJ David once again guest host Stay Cool Geek! Even more exciting, they talk about something Kurt never discusses- ANIMATION! They feel we are in the Golden Age of Animation, and by the time you're done listening, you'll likely agree. Specifically, they discuss why Steven Universe enthralls and excites them, from the messages to the inclusivity and diversity principles, it's obviously a show you should be checking out. They also talk about the updated Voltron Legendary Defenders Series, Gravity Falls, and Star vs The Forces From Evil!
In which Kurt and DC superfan Dave Jahblahblahblah run down the possibilities regarding the latest Ben Affleck Batman rumor. Why would he want to leave the cowl behind, and if true, what would be the likelihood of Warners Brothers letting him out of his contract? Somewhere, there is an unlikely precedent involving The Cat In The Hat... Kurt then welcomes in beloved horror host Dr. Gangrene to talk about the mythological tale of the long lost 1927 Lon Chaney film London After Midnight. Why is this film so hallowed? Does an actual print exists? And is the chase for the film better than the product? Kurt and the Doc also discuss the latest Halloween and Friday the 13th news, with a shocking twist as Dr. Gangrene reveals an opinion about the Halloween franchise which throws Kurt for a loop. Also, more Egghead. You know it's a good show when there's more Egghead.
Millennial Nate is back with a whole slew of HOT. TAKES. Why he's "over" the Avengers Hype Train... Why John Stewart is his Green Lantern...Why his friends pirate movies... Why Assassin's Creed merited only a half star... Why he's optimistic about Ben Affleck leaving directing duties on The Batman... What Doritos flavor is the best... and yes, his blasphemous music opinions are back... Finally, the young man makes his case to you, the Stay Cool, Geek audience as to why he should host a full Stay Cool, Geek episode immediately after The Power Rangers movie comes out... You decide... #YesNathan or #NoNathan
The Super Bowl brought us a superabundance of trailers. Kurt brings in Chicago's own Jerrod Wigton to break them down and decide whether it gets us more or less excited to see the film. GOTG vol2! Logan! John Wick 2! Transformers The Last Knight! Life! Urrr, Baywatch? The Fate and the Furious! POTC Dead Men Tell No Tales! A Cure For Wellness! Urrr... Baywatch... seriously? STRANGER THINGS 2!! The guys also talk about the history of Spider-Man films as Jerrod reveals his feelings regarding his favorite super-hero character of all-time. Tobey, Andrew, Holland... the good, the bad, the exciting... and will Miles Morales appear in the new Spidey Universe? Finally, a longtime trekker, Jerrod tells us what he hopes will come from Star Trek Discovery.
In which Kurt returns with co-host Dave Jahblahblah to break down everything happening at Warner Brothers in conjunction with the DCU- Ben Affleck isn't directing Batman. The Flash gets a page one rewrite. Black Adam gets his own solo film. And casting rumors abound on The Green Lantern Corps film. The guys also talk about the new Star Wars title, The Last Jedi; and wonder if the involvement of James Cameron can save The Terminator franchise. Finally, thoughts on the new FX series Legion and the result of Kurt's "ClearTheFence campaign.
In which Kurt and two guest hosts discuss the film Arrival... why it was so successful and what this says about Hollywood's embracement of plausible intelligent life. The guys also discuss how Halo imitated Alien, whether or not Frasier deserves a lower grade due to pandering dog, and if they believe aliens exist. Other random topics include The Last Starfighter, The Martian, Bug, Signs, Shia Labeouf, and whether or not The Force Awakens was A New Hope clone. Despite all this pop culture nerdiness, the guys actually try to ponder some of the concepts alluded to in Arrival. What is time? How we would react as a society if aliens visited? Would we alter our free will if we knew painful moments were bound to happen? Or would you choose to celebrate the times of happiness first?
Unfortunately, Carrie Fisher has passed. Kurt opens the show with memories of his Princess and why we lost much more than simply an iconic Star Wars character. Transitioning into a more traditional show, Kurt brings in new SCG contributor Terrance AKA Damone for a conversation about the Alien franchise and whether Alien: Covenant will be a return to form for the series. Finally, the budding bromance partners Dave Jahblahblahblah and Cultspark Bob are back to discuss potential Han Solo standalone characters, best Star Wars robots, and whether or not Disney will eventually..... eh, you'll have to listen.
Rogue One is out, and Kurt has just the guys to bring in to dissect it. It's the heralded return of (GASP) uber-producer Kelly Dolan! And if that wasn't enough, Kelly is not only reunited with Kurt, but joining them is EARS OF STEEL host Bart Scott! An ultra-rare meeting of the minds! So, about that Rogue One. Was it fresh? Did the new characters stand out? Were the old characters a distraction or an enhancement? Was it too dark? Does the film make you more or less excited for the standalone films? And finally, what's your FOUR STAR RATING? Other topics this week include the Beauty & The Beast trailer, the Blade Runner 2 teaser, the Han Solo standalone film, and a lightning round of SCG polarizing issues are answered by the guys... Plus, most importantly, what did Kelly Dolan, the one non-Guardians of the Galaxy fan in the entire world, think of the new trailer?
The trailer for Spider-Man Homecoming is here. Two longtime Spidey superfans break it down. Does it look different? Is this what we've been pining for? How bad ass was Michael Keaton as The Vulture? Was there too much Iron Man? And moreover, a surprising answer to this question... which Spider-Man film had the best first trailer? It's Christmas time, and Cultspark Bob and Kurt suss out all the classic holiday specials of Christmas past, whether they be claymation or film. They also try to answer the new narrative question, is Die Hard considered a Christmas movie? Also, is Love Actually good? War for the Planet of the Apes also has a new trailer. Is this trilogy on the brink of being considered one of the greatest of all-time? Finally, The Walking Dead mid-season finale looms large. The guys are split, and discuss why.
The Mummy trailer is finally here, yet Monster Kids remain skeptical despite an overwhelmingly positive response from film fans. Kurt tries to understand why they're concerned, and what he hopes will come from this new shared universe. Dave Jahblahblahblah tries to provoke Kurt about the presence of Baby Groot in the new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer, and someone whispers "Ewoks" in conjunction with the discussion. Has The Walking Dead gotten any better? And what, if anything, infuriates the guys most about this season's arc. Finally, Westworld Season 1 is done. Did the finale live up to the hype? Are the guys excited about a season two? What questions remain? How compelling was it?
Roundtable Trailer Talk! Kong: Skull Island. Passengers. Life. Valerian. Ghost in the Shell. Wonder Woman. What did and didn't work for the guys regarding these trailers? Also, the boys break down the latest Star Trek: Discovery developments and also chat about Star Trek: Beyond. Finally, a through conversation on reboots and whether we as a fan community are far too hard on studios attempting to repackage famous films for a new audience.
Doctor Strange is out in theaters which can only mean one thing... a visit from SCG resident Marvel fanboy Mr. Marvel himself, Tommy JW. Doctor Strange seems to be getting some varied opinions, so the guys break down the good, the bad, the weird, and whether or not this was the "different" Marvel film Kurt hoped it would be. The guys also discuss the new Logan trailer, the Deadpool creative differences, and the state of the X-Men universe. Plus, seven episodes in, Luke Cage is working for one of the guys, maybe not so much the other. A breakdown of where we're at. All this plus an Inhuman TV show, GOTG2, Infinity War, and The Defenders!
Halloween, Horror, and Haunted Houses. Kurt brings in a super fan to have a discussion on all these things and more. Were Rob Zombie's versions of Halloween better than the masses realize? Can Haunted Houses go too far? How did the slasher generation influence current fans? And what can be done to revolutionize the haunt industry? Plus, two very different reviews of this year's Knott's Halloween Haunt and Universal Hollywood Horror Nights.
Aliens. Ghosts. The Loch Ness Monster. Bigfoot. Angels and Demons. Do you believe these things exist? Kurt and a well-known voice from the show get together to discuss these things like you would Friday night in a bar with your buddies. The guys also break down the latest Rogue One trailer, Lando Calrissian casting news, and the appeal of Mr. Robot. Oh and topless Jared Leto comes up, again, which can mean only one possible guest graces us with their presence for episode #150... THANKS FOR LISTENING FOLKS!
Is Westworld worthy of our obsessive nature? The Man In Black. Dr. Ford. Hosts vs Humans. The Rules of Westworld and alternate theories are all discussed along with our hopes for the future of Westworld. The guys also discuss newly released Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and John Wick 2 trailers, along with the new season of Black Mirror. Finally, yes, we now know Negan's victims... the question is, do we continue watching The Walking Dead?
The Walking Dead is arguably the most popular television show of all-time, and this Sunday, the world finds out who Negan killed. Kurt and a roundtable of passionate fans discuss the death possibilities, while also asking themselves the tougher questions like- Why do we keep watching, especially in lieu of any signs of hope or resolution? Was season 6 a mess? What do we hope to see in season 7? Will Carl's Magic Hat continue to grow? This plus what other shows currently have us salivating for new content, and why none of us watch Better Call Saul.
Did the Power Rangers movie trailer fulfill the expectations of loyal longtime fans? Millennial Nate is back to discuss what does and doesn't work for him in Angel Grove. Plus, the guys talk classic Spiderman villain Carnage and how video games can influence one's appreciation of a character. Finally, Supergirl returns for season two, and Millennial Nate gets us caught up on what happened in season 1 and why the introduction of Superman scares him. Oh yeah, and is Drake corny?
Are you aware that a new film set in the Harry Potter universe is less than two months away from being released? Why or why aren't the trailers working and what should we expect moving forward with all things Potter. Kurt and Mrs. Geek also sit down to discuss the announcement of a live film adaptation of The Lion King, while also hypothesizing on what the new ABC Television series set around the "mythology of Disney theme parks" could mean. The Weasel then pops back in to talk about his infamous Chewbacca encounter, while also revealing whether or not Kurt cried upon meeting one of his heroes this week. They also chat about the Sony-proposed shared cinematic universe set around Valiant comic book characters, and lament the new Pirates of the Caribbean teaser. Finally, uncover the dangerous mystery of... who... is... CHRISTOPHER!?
Was Stranger Things good, great, or merely playing into our collective 1980's obsession? Kurt brings in two longtime co-hosts to dig in deep on the Duffer brothers wildly successful original series. Which characters stood out, was there enough narrative depth, what could be in store for season 2, and most importantly, will Winona's character ever stop crying? The guys also break down the upcoming Walking Dead premiere while debating whether the season finale was a wonderful or terrible thing to watch. Finally, Supreme Leader Snoke. Who is he? The guys get passionate about the latest theory making the rounds.
In which Kurt brings in "Finding October" podcast host Drew Brown to discuss the recent developments at Disney Parks, including the thematic shuttering of classic thrill ride "Twilight Zone, Tower of Terror". They also discuss classic animation, the awkwardness of going to Disneyland alone, and the unimaginable compliments Kurt gives to Epcot. On a more reflective note, Kurt is back with one of his long-winded stories. This one involves Dads, temper tantrums, babies, a bent mop, and a barbershop quartet of wildlife on Kurt's deck. No, seriously.
Should you invest in comic books? Did Bill Finger create Batman? These two questions and the subsequent narratives surrounding their potential answers dominate the conversation this week as Kurt brings in Screamland creator Harold Sipe and amateur collecting enthusiast "The Weasel" to get some answers. Who and how much Bill Finger contributed to the creation of Batman has long been debated amongst truly hardcore comic book fans, and this week Kurt learns a little bit more of why. He also laments the ominous eyes of Alan Moore staring him down in social media feeds, and dissects how he chooses which comic books to invest in. BONUS: He and The Weasel each give you five reasonable comic book issues to invest in right now.
Aquaman vs Namor. Black Manta's bizarre origin story. Deadman's giant high rise red collar. Shazam's short cape. Martian Manhunter's suspenders. And the Frankenstein Monster. Kurt and fellow DC nerd Dave Jahblahblahblah debate these incredibly important issues. They also discuss the passing of Gene Wilder, the announcement of Deathstroke in a solo Batman movie, the characters of Justice League Dark, whether the Rock's creative control over a Shazam film is a good thing, the return of Adam West & Burt Ward, and the growing CW TV universe. Finally, Tom Wilson aka Biff from Back to the Future is up to some interesting things, and the guys break down the meaning of his "I Am Pop Art" video.
In which Kurt and a rookie guest geek host break down the new Star Wars Rogue One trailer with all the important questions you were afraid to ask... Will we get clues to Rey's heritage? What original trilogy characters are we hoping to see? And, is Obi-Wan Kenobi secretly the Batman of Tatooine? Plus, Lando Calrissian talk- his arc, his mustache, and rumors of a Donald Glover casting. The Marvel Luke Cage trailer is here, how do we feel about Luke Cage historically and why are we excited about his new Netflix series? Finally, Disneyland is bringing in the classic Main Street Electrical Parade next spring, and Bobby is here to tell you why Disneyland is cool for adults and why this is awesome. Oh, and... baseball chat closes it out.
In which Kurt and DC superfan Dave Jahblahblahblah go deep on Suicide Squad. The good. The bad. The indifferent. Powering up, the guys also discuss film criticism in regards to both DC and Marvel films. With the clutter of social media, television, and you know... podcasts... can we all really claim to be completely objective when "rating" these films? Talking further about DC, do they need to reboot? And is there a little talked about factor that helped contribute to the current DCU malaise? Kurt has a theory. This plus Star Wars TV and SHE WILL BE LOVED!
In which Kurt and FIVE guest co-hosts sit down to discuss all the big news from Comic Con 2016. Justice League! Wonder Woman! Dr. Strange! Luke Cage! Star Trek Discovery! Skull Island! Blair Witch! Suicide Squad! Fantastic Beasts! All this plus bonus coverage on Star Wars Celebration and the arrival of Grand Admiral Thrawn! Fun moments and tough questions abound in this GIANT SUPER SIZE ANNUAL EDITION OF STAY COOL GEEK!
In which Kurt brings in a super Ghostbusters fan to have a civil discussion about Ghostbusters and the new film. In PART ONE, Zach and Kurt talk about why the Ghostbusters captured his imagination, if he believes in real ghosts, and if hardcore GhostHeads and their hopes for a new movie were even considered when Sony decided to make a new film. In PART 2, Kurt and Zach discuss shooting a Ghostbuster themed music video with Hoobastank, the future of the Ghostbusters, and finally... what did both of them think of the new film.
In which Kurt brings in a super Ghostbusters fan to have a civil discussion about Ghostbusters and the new film. In PART ONE, Zach and Kurt talk about why the Ghostbusters captured his imagination, if he believes in real ghosts, and if hardcore GhostHeads and their hopes for a new movie were even considered when Sony decided to make a new film. The guys also break down what works in Ghostbusters 2, what's cool about the classic cartoon, and why Winston has a military background.
In which longtime Kurt co-horts Dave Jahblahblahblah & IPA Vic finally get their chance at their own Stay Cool, Geek episode. The guys come in strong by breaking down the season finale of Game of Thrones and where they think it can go from here. They also discuss Supergirl, Smallville, and The Flash. Finally, they close out with Star Wars Clone Wars discussion and the connections it has to Rogue One. Kurt also gives an update on his latest project plus Pokemon Go, and what to expect on next week's return episode.
In which guest co-hosts Mark Slack and Gabriel Guyer take over the podcast for the week so that Kurt can enjoy some well-deserved time off with his newborn son. Gabe shares a secret about his own name while Slack confesses his dislike for an A-list actor whose name he can’t even remember. The guys also discuss their upcoming trip to GenCon 2016 in Indianapolis for the 20th anniversary of their geeky friendship. Conversation quickly turns to Star Trek, with speculations about Star Trek: Beyond and the upcoming CBS Star Trek series. Are we about to experience two different yet simultaneous Star Trek universes? The guys round out the hour with a “summer viewing pitch” for why more geeks should be watching Doctor Who.
KURT IS OFF ON KAL-EL ARRIVAL DUTY! In his place, he's assembled a few teams to fill in for him while he's gone. First up, guests and fans of the show David and Laura dig deeper into the age old question, "what does it mean to be a geek?" The history of the word, the social implications it has, and how we collectively grant geek cred... A more philosophical podcast for far more philosophical fans than Kurt... join us, and them, NOW!
In which Kurt brings in two different co-hosts to cover two different topics. Up first, Cultspark Bob joins us to discuss what we should expect from films. Are we, as a fan collective, too hard on filmmakers? What are rational expectations when we go into the movies? And how does this relate to current properties like DC, Marvel, and Star Wars. In part two, Gabriel Guyer comes in to talk about his love of Zelda, why the future of virtual reality gaming isn't a sure thing, and what he thought of E3's most celebrated geek gaming trailers. Oh, and Gabe also gives his expert James Bond opinion on casting rumors and director departures.
In which Kurt welcomes two co-hosts to discuss the week's geekly news headlines. First up, Horror Host Hall of Famer Dr. Gangrene educates Kurt on the significance of Black Christmas, while also theorizing on the future of Michael Myers and the Halloween franchise now that John Carpenter is back in the fold. This leads to Friday the 13th discussion and the necessity for a Jason backstory. On the back end, The Weasel talks to Kurt about the Rogue One reshoots, the polarizing new Captain America twist, and whether The Terminator is the worst film franchise ever. Finally, the guys view X-Men Apocalypse and share their thoughts.
In which Kurt & fellow DC superfan Dave Jahblahblahblah discuss the recent WB executive shakeup and what this could mean for future DC films, including Dave's beloved Booster Gold. The guys also wax nostalgic about 1970's super-hero TV shows like Spider-Man, Batman, and The Incredible Hulk. They debate the merits of new Spider-Man film villain The Vulture and whether or not the Michael Keaton casting is weird or not. Other off-hand topics include Star Trek Beyond, Comic Book Men, old comic book shops, Game of Thrones mistakes, and kids actually on Kurt's law mid podcast. Finally, the big DC Rebirth spoiler is here, and will this get the guys to enter a comic book store yet again?
In which Kurt and fellow geek Mark Slack discuss death and resurrection as it pertains to famous fantasy, geek, and sci-fi properties. Is it overused? Are there hard rules of when you can and can't do it? Do we apply the same standards to horror? What's up with force ghosts? And what, if anything, can we learn from past examples like Neo, Bucky, Spock, and Agent Coulson. The guys also get into some Marvel and DC television news, while also lamenting the state of the TV industry as a whole. Finally, we have an Assassin's Creed trailer, and Atari is bringing some of their classics to the big screen.
In which Kurt flies solo to discuss his Civil War feelings: Did he like it? Did he come to terms with the new Spider-Man? Why is he comparing it to U2's "The Unforgettable Fire"? What did he find indefensible? And moreover, what is the future for the MCU? All that plus a Power Ranger update from Millennial Nate, a looming narrative debate for Game of Thrones fans, and why the Universal Monster reboot is a much bigger deal than most are realizing...
In which Kurt sits down with Cultspark founder Bob Taylor to go
over their thoughts about The Jungle Book: Is it too scary for
kids? How will this adaptation affect the WB's competing Kipling
film? And did anything not work in the film? The guys also do some
fantasy booking, as they ponder directorial names that they think
the DC people should at least give a call to in regards to
reworking the DC cinematic universe. Plus, The Punisher gets a
Netflix series order, Tomb Raider gets a new Lara Croft, Jason
Bourne is back, and Bob desperately wants a... Moon Knight TV
In which Kurt bravely goes where few of his generation will- into a conversation with a geek millennial. Kurt and Millennial Nate discuss the influence of video games on the younger generation, whether or not phones should be allowed in movie theaters, and what he thought of the Star Wars prequels. More substantially, Nate fills in Kurt in on the appeal of The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and what he hopes for the new big budgeted film.
In which Mr. Marvel joins Kurt to catch us up on all things Marvel film and tv related! Spider-Man has a new logo, and a new title, do we care? More importantly, is The Vulture coming? And is Michael Keaton playing him? The guys also break down their feelings regarding the new Doctor Strange trailer, and whether or not the film looks different enough. Finally, a thorough discussion of Daredevil Season 2. Was it better? Favorite moments? Day glow boots? What's happening moving forward? And can these characters ever be in the greater MCU?
In which Kurt & Jahblahblahblah break down the crazed internet's reaction to The Walking Dead finale. Was the introduction of Negan handled well? What about that cliffhanger? The guys also go deep on Star Wars stuff: Rogue One trailer thoughts, The Force Awakens bonus features, and one thing about Star Wars Rebels that bothers Kurt. Plus, brief comments on Edge of Tomorrow 2, Batman v Superman (again), and even the return of Guns N' Roses.
Kurt & Kelly discuss Batman v Superman in detail. Did they like it? Are audiences open to different interpretations of their favorite characters? What made sense and what didn't? Finally, what does this mean for the DC Snyderverse moving forward? Plus, Indiana Jones 5 thoughts and is Screening Room poised to change the movie industry forever? And is that a good or bad thing? LET'S STAY COOL PEOPLE!
In which Kurt sits down with vintage toy reseller Mark Slack to discuss the nuts and bolts of buying and selling your favorite geek treasures for a living. Six years ago Mark quit his "normal" job to pursue an enviable geek lifestyle, and has never looked back. Where does he find his pieces? What are the tools of the trade? What are his customer/competitor ethics? And what is the World's Largest Garage Sale? Also, the guys take small diverging paths into the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons, Magic the Gathering, and yes... Legend.
Kurt has always been emotionally invested in Spider-Man, perhaps unreasonably so. Because of this, he'll need a special guest host to help work through his emotions regarding the new look of Spider-Man. They also talk classic Spidey costumes, Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and 70's cartoon Spider-Man. A 10 Cloverfield Lane review sorta happens, as well as the latest thoughts on this new, darker Walking Dead. Plus, The Tick returns, Beetlejuice doesn't, and Stallone becomes a guardian of the galaxy. Kurt also issues a request from the female listeners, and covers listener feedback.
In which Kurt sits down with Cultspark founder Bob Taylor in an attempt to understand what exactly Dark Tower is and how it can be translated into a movie series. The guys also divide over the cultural impact of Venom, but agree a standalone film is ambitious at best. Also, they discuss whether actors can cross over from the DC and Marvel universes, the Sandman movie, and Bob's feelings on Jurassic World and Mad Max.
In which Kurt finally addresses the departure of Stay Cool, Geek co-creator Kelly Dolan. He also sits down with his guest to discuss the new Ghostbusters trailer and whether or not we should be precious with Slimer and friends. They also talk the proposed Men in Black/21 Jump Street team-up, fast food favorites, and whether or not Star Wars Land seems like it's heading in the right direction. Finally, a serious debate about the current state of Pixar films vs Walt Disney Studios Animation.
In which Kurt sits down one on one with a passionate Transformers fan. For just about an hour, Scott "Silvertron Prime" defends the history of the Transformers- the cartoon, the comics, the toys, and the movies. Scott explains the history, the reason for the appeal, and what he hopes for the future in the world of Transformers. A frank, funny, and hopefully educational conversation that will be more than meets the eye. See what we did there? Guys? Guys?
In which Kurt sits down to give his annual rundown of the films he enjoyed most in 2015. So get the pitchforks out, have a drink, and step into the mind of the Stay Cool Geek host as he tries to explain why he likes certain films but not others. He'll use the same adjectives, incorrectly use certain words, and inevitably flucuate his voice to higher octaves. Enjoy!
In which Kurt sits down with actual Horror Host Hall of Famer Dr. Gangrene to talk about all things horror! Specifically, they sort out the positives of The Witch and whether you might want to check it out. The guys also discuss their excitement over Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp joining the Universal Monster Movie slate, the rebranded Tales From The Crypt TV series, and the good doctor's own writing. Finally, Dave Jahblahblahblah rejoins Kurt to discuss episode 2 of the new Walking Dead season. Michonne and Rick. Jesus. Carl's magic hat. And... Teen Wolf vs Hoosiers?
In which Mr. Marvel Tommy Wall joins Kurt to give us his review of Deadpool and why he thinks it worked so well. Also, how does Fox now move forward with both Deadpool and the X-Men, can they co-exist? Plus, Season 2 of Daredevil is upon us, and The Punisher is here! Before that though, we had Jessica Jones. Tommy explains why you should or shouldn't watch it. Finally, the guys reminisce about the 2003 Ben Affleck version of Daredevil and whether or not it holds up.
In which Kurt and guest host Jahblahblahblah break down the final Batman v Superman trailer. Was it that much better, and why? The guys also discuss the internet buzz surrounding the potential future of the cinematic JLA, and if Jesse Eisenberg being a great Lex Luthor will end fanboy casting scrutiny forever. Also, The Walking Dead is back, and the guys have a lot to say. Why do they love this show and yet, why does it infuriate them so much? Finally, Dave dishes on his Game of Thrones fears and Kurt gets amped for the next Star Wars.
In which Kurt and Kelly discuss all the Super Bowl spots. Which movie teaser got the guys excited the most? And which one didn't? And ultimately, which movie will make the most money? Netflix is back again, this time with both a Voltron and a Stretch Armstrong animated series. The guys question whether Netflix is becoming the preferred home for geeks? Finally, the CW is doing an Archie hour long drama, and DC is reimagining the Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters. Can either one succeed? Why or why not?
In which Kurt sits down with Mr. Marvel Tommy Wall for part two of their State of The Marvel Universe conversation. Specifically, the guys get geeky and talk about the comic books Civil War and Infinity Gauntlet. How do these play into the upcoming Marvel films? What characters can and can't they use? Is Thanos a complete Darkseid ripoff? And, Tommy reveals his Mt. Rushmore of Marvel villains. Finally, longtime co-host and producer Kelly Dolan makes an important announcement concerning the show...
In which Kurt and Kelly discuss the DC Cinematic Universe Special. Suicide Squad trailer! Wonder Woman footage! Batman v Superman! Plus, the guys give us their opinions on the planned young Han Solo movie and the subsequent shortlist of actors up for consideration for the coveted part. Also, Pee Wee Herman is back. Yes, that Pee Wee! Finally, Mr. Marvel Tommy Wall joins Kurt for part 1 of their State of Marvel conversation. This week, they talk Fox properties: X-Men, Deadpool, and the not so Fantastic Four.
In which Kurt and Kelly discuss what films they're most looking forward to in the New Year. The guys also reset and elaborate on the Star Wars game Battlefront, while concurrently trying to figure out why Kurt's Mom would buy him a certain t-shirt for Christmas. Finally, the hallowed grounds of Rivers of America are being shortened ... the horror!
SPOILERS: In which Kurt and Kelly discuss The Force Awakens in grand detail. How they saw it. What stood out. What they liked. What responses do they have for the criticisms? Where does the series go? How do we stay cool? All of it. It's all Star Wars, all show long.
In which Kurt and Kelly discover that some of the hardcore X-Men fans aren't exactly thrilled with the film interpretations of their characters. The guys also discuss Bebop and Rocksteady coming to the screen, whether or not the new Star Trek trailer is something to get excited about, and the future of the Independence Day franchise. Yes, it apparently involves a grizzled Bill Pullman. Finally, The Force Awakens is almost here, which means our final toy reflection piece from Harold Sipe and just exactly how the fellas are planning on seeing the movie.
In which Kurt returns to dissect the new Batman v Superman trailer, and points out the one beacon of bat-symbol light to stay optimistic on. The guys also compare Civil War to Batman v Superman, and try to project where this will all land. Kurt responds to prequel revisionist history, and Kelly doles out some Coldplay excitement. Finally, the guys discuss Man in the High Castle, and how challenging material can sometimes prove to be the most compelling. And yes, the wonderful Harold Sipe shares yet another Star Wars toy memory.
In which Kelly Dolan and guest co-host Gabriel Guyer discuss the new trailer for Captain America: Civil War, a Universal Monsters shared universe, and Ridley Scott's planned Alien prequel trilogy. Plus, the guys discuss what might have been had Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg or Robert Zemeckis directed Star Wars Episode I, and NOT the movies they directed during that same time period.
In which Kurt and Kelly explore the various space-themed projects making the rounds in Hollywood. Are spacemen about to replace super-heroes as the favorite trend? And if so, what does Jessica Jones have to say about it? Harold Sipe adds another toy memory to the file, and the guys go deep on George Lucas and his recent Star Wars comments regarding stifling creativity. Plus, Lost in Space gets a reboot and is the next cult sci-fi chase film headed our way?
In which guest co-host Jahblahblahblah finally joins the podcast to talk about two of the most interesting DC films that never got made- Tim Burton's "Superman Lives" & George Miller's "Justice League Mortal." The guys break down the good, the bad, the weird, and the unknown with each film, and ultimately come to some surprising conclusions as to their own personal interest in each film. They also talk Gambit film excitement and just where and when the Lego toy explosion happened. Finally, Harold Sipe delivers his first Star Wars toy reflection.
James Bond superfan Gabriel Guyer sits down to discuss the history of Bond with a somewhat clueless Kurt. TOPICS COVERED- What is the appeal of James Bond? Who was the best Bond? Is Bond dated? What were the best set of Bond films? is Roger Moore gaining in love from the Bond fans? Does Bond's new Batman-esque backstory enhance or hurt the mythos of 007? What makes a great Bond theme song? And most importantly, how does Spectre measure up to both the Daniel Craig universe and the larger Bond one? Oh yeah, and LAZENBY TALK! LAZENBY!
In which Kelly and Kurt finally watch the Project Greenlight film The Leisure Class, which spawns a frank conversation about Kelly Dolan's own creative pursuits. The guys also break down the new World of Warcraft trailer, the Walking Dead's latest reveal, and the huge 20th Century Fox theme park news. Finally, the latest SCG contributor is revealed, and it involves a man and his toys!
In which Kurt and Kelly finally relent and talk about Star Wars. The guys also discuss the new Star Trek TV series, the evolution of The Walking Dead, and why this year's Halloween festivities were sort of ho-hum for the guys. Also, Project Greenlight wraps up and the guys come to some challenging conclusions. Finally, they talk whether or not a new Indiana Jones starring Harrison Ford is a good thing.
In which Kurt and Kelly discuss the new film Steve Jobs, and whether it has Oscar gold in its sights. Of course, The Force Awakens and its final trailer looms large over this week's episode, and the guys have some surprising reactions. Kurt also battles a lawn beast, and Dr. Gangrene returns with some funny family friendly Halloween pics. Finally, Project Greenlight recaps continue.
In which Kelly and Kurt start phase 2 of Stay Cool, Geek by exploring the captivating life of Roger Ebert. The guys also break down the positives and negatives of Daniel Craig seemingly being done with the James Bond franchise, as well as the news that The Hulk will have a large presence in upcoming Thor movie. Also, a Will Ferrell-themed bar has opened in New York City which leads to a listener challenge. Finally, Doctor Gangrene is back with more halloween film favorites, and the guys get into Project Greenlight.
In which Kurt, Kelly, and a few special surprise guests look back on 100 episodes of Stay Cool, Geek. The guys answer reader's questions, try to find meaning in the show, and slowly start slurring their words as the night goes on. Plus, raffle instructions, Dr. Gangrene, and a top 10 list.
In which Kurt and Kelly have a decidedly spooky episode. They break down The Martian, Fear the Waking Dead, and the proposed Shining prequel. Horror correspondent Dr. Gangrene presents his first Creature Feature Double Feature movie recommendations, and Kelly reveals that he's tried on the Oculus Rift. Project Greenlight Episode 4 is discussed, and finally the #SCG100 episode is upon us, with the guys putting together a personal raffle in celebration of the show.
In which Kurt and Kelly discuss water on Mars, the new look of the Red Tornado, and whether or not any film franchise can equal the recent hysteria brought upon by The Force Awakens. Also, a new horror correspondent is revealed, and he's an actual expert in the field! Kurt battles a live scorpion, and Mrs. Geek's own creative journey takes center stage. Plus, Kurt and Kelly commit to breaking down Project Greenlight every week. Stay Cool, Geek Episode 100 is on the way!
In which Kurt and Kelly go deep on the latest installment of HBO's Project Greenlight. They also discuss the new Jungle Book trailer, and whether or not they'd pay $300 to have brunch on the deck of a Jungle Cruise ship. Lower-tier DC Heroes might be coming to the big screen, and the legendary film Roadhouse is about to get the remake it desperately needs. All this plus Force Awakens toy updates, and the countdown to episode 100 continues...
In which Kurt and Kelly break down their most anticipated fall and winter movie viewings not named The Force Awakens. The guys also admit their upcoming guilty pleasure movie, and also go back in time. Finally, a spectacular monster fight is upon us, and the return of a brilliant modern-day science-fiction TV series.
In which Kurt throws the new format out the window and leads off with his epic and absolutely true Force Friday story. Yes, he went full on Neal Page-style. The guys also take a breather and talk about the potential Netflix film industry game changer Beasts of No Nation, while tying it together with Steven Spielberg's recent super-hero film comments. Where does film go from here? Plus, the 100th episode is right around the corner and Kelly requests your attention!
In which Kurt and Kelly discuss the impending Force Friday toy event. Also, on the heels of the new Tower Records documentary, the guys ponder the necessity of traditional brick and mortar stores. Also, martians appear, secret societies arrive, and what's the deal with blue lightsabers? Finally, Kurt's Dad is in town ... tension ensues ... from an unlikely source.
In which Kurt and Kelly break down the premiere of Fear the Walking Dead. The guys also go deep on newly announced Star Wars director Colin Trevorrow's comments regarding female directors and whether they're being afforded the same opportunities as men with equal resumes. Also, which Pixar sequel are we most excited for? Is Beetlejuice 2 happening? Are Guns n' Roses getting back together? Finally, Kurt shares a modern-day version of A Christmas Carol.