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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  • Will W.

    I learned from James that you guys are apart of the plan. Just thought you would like to know.

    • TheEdCress

      Well, I have two words. THANK GODS!!!

      Am I right, fellas?

      • RyGuy

        I know I’m grateful. But there’s still a huge problem here, Will: NONE of us actually KNOWS what the PLAN IS! How is it supposed to help us if we don’t know anything about it?

  • Chris C.

    Great opening guys, really funny.

    I do have to respectively disagree about the overall quality of Captain America, though. I would not say Captain America matched Iron Man in quality, at all. I thought the first act of Captain America was amazing, but it fell apart starting with the USO excruciatingly long musical number and then quickfire random action sequences. The narrative broke down at that point, in my opinion, and it went from being a fantastic movie to a mediocre one. I still enjoyed it, but I thought it was clearly a notch below the likes of Iron Man, Thor and the best of the X-Men series.

    And… 1994 was a great year, lol.

    • TheEdCress

      I actually agree with you about Cap, Chris. I liked it, but I did not think it was as good as Hulk reboot or or Iron Man. I haven’t seen Thor yet, so I can’t compare it, but still.

      I enjoyed the movie, and liked the performances. It had some great action, but the ending was kind of weak, and the whole movie was all around light on plot, I thought. It was fun, and I think they did a great job of capturing Golden Age Cap. The whole movie felt like a WWII flick, which is perfect for Cap, but in truth Cap has never grabbed my interest, probably for that reason.

  • Will W.

    And about MVC3. They are releasing the characters on a disk, and charging 40 bucks for it. So basically, you already paid for an unfinished game according to Japan, now they want you to pay an extra 40 bucks for 12 new characters and a few more features. If you ask me, they should have held out and waited for the game to be complete. You know this is a money making scheme, and it’s sad how people will pay it. If it was DLC and was going to be 1200 points, or 1600 points, i would understand, but they raised what it’s worth about 20 dollars just because its on a disk. That is my complaint about that.

    My other complaints, well I expected to See Acos’s tatoo and the picture of Ed with the actor. Also, I’m with meyer. I hate Furries. And I wish that Pony segment ended faster.

    • RyGuy

      Will, I’m gonna put those pics in with Meyer’s review when (read: if) it goes up as its own separate article. Since I embedded all the videos in the show notes, putting those in so close together without any other content to space them apart made things look too cluttered. Don’t worry, though; you’ll get to see Alex’s sweet Cap tat and Ed with Stanley Tucci .

    • Erik

      I could have sworn I mentioned the price point…but yeah, I totally agree about them squeezing more money out of loyal customers. From what I understand, though, there are supposed to be new modes, as well as a graphical update. While it’s questionable as to whether or not this constitutes a $40 price tag, I know I’ll be dropping the money for it. Then again, I drop money for a lot of things so I’m a bad representative 😛

      Also, in this podcast member’s TOTALLY UNBIASED OPINION, the pony segment should have been about 40-50 minutes longer ^_^

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