Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #93 - Guardians of the Galaxy, Robin Williams, Gamescom & More

It’s finally time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, video gaming, and television. Remember to subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link!

There is a ton to cover on this week’s show – in part because we (once again) missed a few weeks, in part because things have been eventful lately – but the passing of the legendary Robin Williams obviously casts a shadow over all of it. As we say at the top of the show when paying tribute to the actor, he was one of the first film and TV performers we ever knew, and a permanent pop culture fixture our entire lives. His death cuts deep, and while words obviously aren’t enough to explain or contain his greatness, we try our best at the beginning of the show.

From there, though, it’s business as usual, as we cover a few weeks’ worth of movie and gaming news, including all the big announcements out of Gamescom 2014, before moving on to our in-depth review and analysis of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s a film both of us had been looking forward to immensely, and it’s become an unexpected smash hit – so what did we think of it?

Enjoy, and come back next week (promise!) as we prepare for the incoming Twelfth Doctor by re-watching classic Doctor Who introduction episodes from the life of the series.


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  1. I’m surprised you guys won’t be discussing the Doctor Who “Key of Time” group of serials. While the modern Marvel Studio heroes and cosmic beings are collecting the 6 infinity gems together, Tom Baker’s Doctor was tasked to gather the 6 parts of the Key of Time together.

  2. We never said we wouldn't cover that. We're specifically covering some Doctor introduction stories because the new Doctor Who series will be a new Doctor introduction. But I would love to talk Keys of Time at some point. That's absolutely in the cards whenever we have some downtime.

  3. I also really hope that Sean will one day post his top 30, 40, or 50 favorite classic Doctor Who serial list that he made for the podcast. I think I have about half of them written down from different podcast conversations and these are definitely the best serials to begin the long Doctor Who journey with.