Catching Up – Catlike Reflexes #39

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Not pictured: Our new theme song.

Not pictured: Our new theme song.

We’re back!
(Again)

After another short hiatus, the PodCats are back and they’re comin’ atchya!  In today’s episode, we talk about where we’ve been, what we’ve been up to, what games we’ve been playing and at one point Nahanni has a pizza delivered on the air.

And we got a new theme song!

Podcats:  Brendan, Bryan, Derek, Jay, Juanita, Nahanni.

Video Game Movies – Catlike Reflexes #38

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GET OVER HERE and watch The Elephant Show with me!

GET OVER HERE and watch The Elephant Show with me!

There are countless video games based on movies.  Some are good, some are bad.  But when the adaptation goes the other way, things don’t usually go so well.

On today’s episode, Nahanni, Brendan and Bryan discuss movie adaptations of popular (and not so popular) video games.

PodCats:  Nahanni Born, Brendan Main, Bryan Piitz.

Music: Move In by Becays.

Multiplayer Memories – Catlike Reflexes #37

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Screenshot from Haylo: The Movie, an actual thing.

Screenshot from Haylo: The Movie, an actual thing.

In this episode, Nahanni, Brendan and Bryan reminisce some of their past multiplayer video game experiences (and a few non-video game ones).  Re-live the Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat.

PodCats: Nahanni Born, Brendan Main, Bryan Piitz

Music: Laboratory 24 by The Eighth.

Westerns – Catlike Reflexes #36

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"Sorry, Duke.  Here, have this broken Geiger counter."

“Sorry, Duke. Here, have this broken Geiger counter.

The Hateful Eight and The Ridiculous 6 notwithstanding, the Western genre of film has largely fallen out of fashion with today’s moviegoers.  But not for Brendan and Bryan who feel that some of the best films of all time wore spurs and a stetson.

In this episode, the PodCats discuss their love of Western movies.

PodCats: Brendan Main, Bryan Piitz.

Music: Colder Than the Edge of Space by Heifervescent.

Kid Stuff – Catlike Reflexes #35

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"Honestly officer, I don't know how that peanut butter got there!"

“Honestly officer, I don’t know how that peanut butter got there!”

In this episode, Brendan and Bryan discuss the various movies and TV shows that their respective four year-old daughters watch.

PodCats: Brendan Main, Bryan Piitz.

Music: Possibilities by Jasmine Jordan.

Stream Machine – Catlike Reflexes #34

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Now Available: Crackle on Betamax!

Now Available: Crackle on Betamax!

There was a time when obtaining a movie to watch was simple.  You went to a video rental store and spent 90 minutes picking out just the right VHS or DVD.  With today’s streaming services like Netfllix, Crackle and Amazon On Demand, the legwork has been done for us…or has it.

In this episode, the PodCats discuss the pros and cons of streaming video and offer some suggestions of their own.

PodCats: Brendan Main, Gillian Ross.
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: High Voltage by Antarcticbreeze.

Nerd Christmas – Catlike Reflexes #33

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Not sure how the exercise bike got in there though.

Not sure how the exercise bike got in there though.

In many ways, Christmas was made for nerds.  It has an epic origin story, flashing lights, and its greatest hero is a fat guy with a beard who eats a lot of cookies.

In this episode, the PodCats discuss Nerd Christmas and the effects of some of Santa’s geekiest gifts on their young, impressionable minds.

PodCats: Brendan Main, Gillian Ross.
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: Capacitor by Hardcore SCM.

Christmas Movies – Catlike Reflexes #32

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Shut up.

Shut up.

WE’RE BACK!

After months away due to sickness (then laziness), The PodCats are back at it.  Thank you for your patience.

We return just in time for the holiday season, so on today’s episode we talk about Christmas movies, love them or hate them.

PodCats: Brendan Main, Gillian Ross.
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: Powerful Guitar Pop by Antarcticbreeze.

 

Death of Beloved Characters – Catlike Reflexes #24

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"Dammit!  I've been calling her Dasha all this time!"

“Dammit! I’ve been calling her Dasha all this time!”

As writers develop characters, those characters can sometimes become very dear to devoted fans.  Sometimes those characters have to die, either for emotional weight or contract negotiations.

On today’s episode, the PodCats discuss some notable character deaths and some that effected them personally.

PodCats: Derek Howard, Brendan Main
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: Between the Cradle and the Grave by Heifervescent.

Zombie Planning – Catlike Reflexes #19

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"Yeah, they only played for, like, four hours!"

“Yeah, they only played for, like, four hours!”

Sure, zombies are fictional…for now. Just like any potential disaster, it’s important to have a plan.

In this episode, the PodCats discuss their zombie survival plans including people, weapons, locations and more.  Also spatulas.

Podcats: Nahanni Born, Derek Howard, Brendan Main.
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: Blue Flame (feat. Stacks B) by Young Keys.