November 14, 2016
by Kyle Bown
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TWWN – Ep. 48 – Marvel, I Need Your Lovin’

The Nerds have a spoiler-free discussion of Doctor Strange and look at love stories (or the lack thereof) in the MCU. Kyle recommends Tracey Ullman’s Show. Potter brings up some Stranger Things Season Two casting news and the nerds talk some video games including the Mass Effect: Andromeda ARG and Titanfall 2. Also, Donald Glover is Lando!

November 2, 2016
by Kyle Bown
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TWWN – Ep. 47 – The Pinocchio Machine

This week the Nerds discuss the departure of two directors from superhero movies, and directing those movies in general. Indiana Jones, and Lucas’s lack of involvement is discussed, and they also deep dive, as always, on Westworld.

November 1, 2016
by Kyle Bown
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TWWN – Ep. 46 – Halloween Hangover

The first of two new Pods form the Nerds this week. We’re one man short, but that won’t stop us. We discuss our favorite Horror movies, video games, shows and books. Potter gives us a history lesson. and other shenanigans ensue. Enjoy!

October 28, 2016
by Kyle Bown
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TWWN – Ep. 45 – Science in the MCU

This week the Nerds were lucky enough to attend Marvel’s Science in the MCU event, and it was awesome! The Nerds discuss the event before being joined by Ricardo Gil da Costa, Ph. D. (Founder and CEO of Neuroverse) for a brief interview about consciousness (he even mentions Fringe!).

Also, here’s a couple photos from the event!

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October 24, 2016
by Kyle Bown
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My Grand Unified Theory of HBO’s Westworld

This post isn’t going to be as long or as clean as it probably should, but I just want to get this out there. Put my thoughts on paper.

After watching episode four of Westworld, I now have a theory. I’ve had Westworld theories before, but they’ve always been smaller ones. This one, is a little bigger.

It comes in 3 parts, the first two I’m much more confident in than the third.

Part 1: The Man in Black is dying
In episode four we find out a couple of things. He doesn’t “have time for this pain by numbers bullshit.” He is low on time. He also runs an organization that helps sick kids (maybe more, that’s all we know right now). This leads me to think he may be dying, and he’s come here not for vacation, but for immortality. I think the Man in Black believes that if he can reach the center of the maze, he can live forever. Probably by uploading his consciousness into one of those lovely host robots.

Part 2: The Man in Black is very wrong about what the maze is
He is told that the maze isn’t for him. So, what is it for? I believe that the maze is where the hosts go when they are on the path to gaining consciousness. If a host makes it through the maze, I believe that they are not destroyed (as I’ve heard elsewhere) but, in fact, like Pinocchio, they become real. Or, at least, robots that and sentient, and self determined. They are freed. (Or, maybe he is right, maybe it does both.)

Part 3: Bernard was a host who made it through the maze
This is the most out there part. But there are plenty of theories about Bernard being a robot. Often citing the way people interact with him. In this version, he would have been a robot, but was freed by making it through the maze. Now, he has sent Dolores on the very trip through the maze he took himself. Trying to free her.

That is where I stand right now, as of episode 4. Any thoughts, leave them in the comments. I’m sure we’ll discuss on this week’s episode of The Way We Nerd.

October 23, 2016
by Kyle Bown
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TWWN – Ep. 44 – Switch-in It Up

This week the Nerds are one short as Dan takes a vacation. Kyle and the Josh’s start by discussing Nintendo’s next console, the Switch. They move on to discuss the Logan teaser, and Kyle asks a lot of questions about the X-Men film timeline that no one should ever ask. They follow that up with a Guardians 2 teaser talk, as well as who they think should die in the next Avengers film. Finally, they finish up with a discussion about episodes 2 and 3 of Westworld.