Aug 022011

In this episode, the guys in the Rag-NERD-rok Crew discuss their favorite parts of SDCC 2011. Meyer talks about the “Amazing Spider-Man” panel, Ed covers “Doctor Who,” Ryan gushes over “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,” Alex gives us the rundown on Brian K. Vaughan and Bryan Lee O’Malley, and Erik discusses “Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3” and CM Punk. Later, Meyer reviews “Captain America: The First Avenger,” and we once again delve into the mind of our friend Will, who never fails to confuse and entertain us.

(Show notes after the break.)

I. Cold Opening (00:00:00)

What happens when a disgruntled “Heroes” fan runs into Jeph Loeb on the street? Violence, of course!

II. Show Intro. (00:01:09)


III. San Diego Comic Con 2011

Meyer’s Segment: “Amazing Spider-Man” Panel (00:02:24)

Andrew Garfield made an appearance at the “Amazing Spider-Man” panel, where he made a speech about his love and appreciation for Spider-Man.

Ed’s Segment: “Doctor Who” Series 6 Fall Preview (00:07:38)

Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and others appeared at SDCC doing panels and interviews. Also, there was an exclusive trailer for the second half of Series 6, which will premiere later this month.

Ryan’s Segment: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” (00:14:07)

From Hasbro’s awesome SDCC-exclusive posters to Voice Actress Tara Strong, this year’s Comic Con was just chuck full of ponies! And it was SO AWESOME!

Alex’s Segment: Brian K. Vaughan and Bryan Lee O’Malley (00:21:04)

Brian K. Vaughan will be writing a “balls-to-the-wall sci-fi book” called “Saga” and Bryan Lee O’Malley is working on a graphic novel called “Seconds.” Also, “Lost” actors Titus Welliver and Mark Pellegrino reprise their roles for a hilarious SDCC-exclusive video.

Erik’s Segment: “Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3” and CM Punk (00:25:54)

Twelve new characters have been announced / leaked for “UMvCC3.” Also, wrestler CM Punk made a surprise appearance at the WWE panel.

IV. Meyer’s Review of “Captain America: The First Avenger” (00:35:15)

Check back later for a full write-up of Meyer’s Cap review!

Will dressed as Matt Foley, motivational speaker

Will dressed as Matt Foley, motivational speaker

V. Interview with Will (00:46:45)

Q: What would you put in your space ship?

A: Rations, oxygen, pictures of his family, a copy of “The Empire Strikes Back,” and Ed.

Q: Let’s say, somehow, you can be granted any super power in the world. Which one would you pick?

A: Super speed. He would use his powers to help people and to get around. His super hero name would either be “Super Will” or “Billy The Flash.”

Q: If you could time travel anywhere, where and when would it be?

A: He would go back to 1994 so that he could see Green Day perform “back in the day.” If he had a second choice, he’d probably go see what the deal is about Jesus.

James kissing a pool cue

Our friend, James, who is well-prepared for the zombie apocalypse.

Q: You wake up and realize that you’ve been abducted by aliens. What do you do?

A: Say, “Oh shit!” Scream. Possibly have a heart attack. Beg and plead for them not to hurt him.

Q: Describe in detail your first day of the zombie apocalypse.

A: The first thing that would go through his mind would be, “Oh shit, it happened.” Then, he would participate in the zombie apocalypse survival plan that our friend James has worked out. Will is not allowed to reveal the exact nature of the plan because a.) the creators of the plan don’t want Rag-NERD-rok listeners to interfere with it, and b.) we are apparently not a part of it.

VI. Outro (01:04:45)

If you have a zombie apocalypse survival plan of your own and you aren’t too paranoid to share the details with us, you can do so by emailing us, posting on our Facebook page, or commenting below. You can also check us out on Twitter @ragnerdrok.

Catch you next time, everyone!

Featured Music:

First Interlude – Asymptotes (Cosmic Analog Ensemble) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Second Interlude – Zombie Lesbian Stripper Cops (The Taxpayers) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Outro – Devil with the Devil (The Underscore Orkestra) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0



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