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UFOs are once again a major topic of serious discussion in the United States Senate, where the Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to require a more coordinated collection of UFO encounter data from across all intelligence agencies, and a new official to oversee the process, which will culminate in (among other things) a public report on the findings. In this follow-up to our as-yet most popular episode, Will and Jes discuss a plethora of new details about UFO/UAP activity, which has increased sharply in recent years. Topics include: all the juicy details from actual Senate documents shocking statements about the reality of UFOs from high-ranking government officials why the government is finally, officially saying UFOs are real who will oversee UFO/UAP data collection and deliver the public report the To The Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences: government/military connections, its possession of UFO material, and more research into materials recovered from actual UFOs / UAPs -- who has them, how they're being studied, and more four possibilities that could explain what UFOs/UAPs actually are and why they're here and much, much more LINKS https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/28377/tom-delonges-origin-story-for-to-the-stars-academy-describes-a-government-info-operation https://gen.medium.com/the-vindication-of-a-ufo-hunter-c79fd1508a76 June 17, 2020: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRPT-116srpt233/pdf/CRPT-116srpt233.pdf How To Scientifically Test & Analyze Potential UAP/UFO Material: https://youtu.be/SbAtCzZIIsk Eric Davis on working for Pentagon UFO program | New York Post (May 27, 2020): https://youtu.be/X3CcaP3yAkc MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
Will & Jes return to discuss the indie breakout hit, THE VAST OF NIGHT, in which two ambitious small-town go-getters find themselves on the increasingly mysterious and disturbing trail of a signal that invades the airwaves on the night of the biggest high school basketball game of the year. What makes this film so incredibly and unexpectedly compelling? Topics include: how the film's treatment of UFO lore excels despite it being a much-used subject the film's expert use of suspense how the cinematography -- sometimes unconventional but always deft -- enhances the story how the script meticulously builds character to make the ending (and every crazy story beat) feel compelling and breathlessly realistic the ambiguity of the finale how the aliens of CONTACT (1997) compare to whoever or whatever is behind the mysterious signal in THE VAST OF NIGHT how Jes will get his teenage children to watch the movie Come geek out with us! MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
Special guest Daryl from The Story Geeks podcast and returning guest Eric Hanson of Screenhub join Will & Jes for our Sequel Pitch on the TERMINATOR franchise! Join us as we pitch a wide array of new TERMINATOR movies... We also discuss what a good Terminator sequel needs to do -- and what it must avoid. There's no fate but what we make, fellow geeks. Come geek out with us! Daryl Smith Twitter: @darylhsmith The Story Geeks: @TheStoryGeeks Eric Hanson Twitter: @Eric_of_Arkham Screenhub: https://screenhub.blog/ MechaDragon.net Twitter: @MechaDragonShow  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/   Instagram: @mechadragonshow   Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
Wonder Woman vs. Captain Marvel: Which was the better superheroine movie and why? How well did each deal with feminist themes, what can the franchises learn from each other, and how can leading ladies elevate the MCU and DCEU to greater heights? And if they fought, who would win? Join us for this and much more. Special guests: Megan Salinas of the No Love Lost podcast & Silver Screams YouTube channel; nerd culture journalist Amanda Finn; and RPG-designer and writer Jessica Marcrum. Megan Salinas Twitter: @themenguin No Love Lost podcast: @NoLoveLostPod Silver Screams: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCciI2E_nTX9BU2uCRYS0x8Q/featured Amanda Finn Twitter: @FinnWrites website: amanda-finn.com Jessica Marcrum Twitter: @Miss_Jess03 website: https://www.jessicamarcrumwrites.com/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/angrynerdgirl MechaDragon.net Twitter: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Instagram: @mechadragonshow Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
We pitch the next CAPTAIN MARVEL movie! Joining Will & Jes are Megan Salinas of the Silver Screams podcast & No Love Lost podcast; journalist Amanda Finn; and Jay Sherer of The Story Geeks. Come geek out with us as we pitch four potential CAPTAIN MARVEL sequels! We also delve into what any Captain Marvel sequel needs to get right. If you’re jonesing for more MCU & more Captain Marvel, you will NOT want miss this. Megan Salinas Twitter: @themenguin Silver Screams podcast: @Silver_Screams No Love Lost podcast: @NoLoveLostPod Amanda Finn Twitter: @FinnWrites website: amanda-finn.com Jay Sherer Twitter: @JaySherer The Story Geeks podcast: @TheStoryGeeks Reclamation Society: Fantasy Storytelling YOUTUBE: https://t.co/8DwHhKTEo7?amp=1 MechaDragon.net Twitter: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Instagram: @mechadragonshow Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
Special guest Aaron from ALIEN VS. PREDATOR GALAXY and returning guest Eric Hanson of Screenhub join Will & Jes for our first Sequel Pitch episode! Join us as we pitch a new ALIEN movie -- more than one, in fact. If you're a fan of ALIEN and want a new installment that won't disappoint, put on your face-hugger protective gear... and come geek out with us! Aaron on Twitter: @_CorporalHicks Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Website: https://www.avpgalaxy.net/ Twitter: @avpgalaxy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/avpgalaxy Instagram: @alienvspredatorgalaxy Eric Hanson Twitter: @Eric_of_Arkham Screenhub: https://screenhub.blog/ MechaDragon.net Twitter: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Instagram: @mechadragonshow Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
Descend into the "tinfoil rabbit-hole" with Will & Jes, and guests Captain Raine & Jamye, as they navigate the marvelous madness of "12 Monkeys." Free will, time travel, insanity, power -- join us for a deep dive into these and more. MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
For our 42nd episode, Will & Jes discuss "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" with returning guest Jamye and new guest Captain Raine. Hilarity abounds as we search for the meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything. 42! "So Long and Thanks for All the Fish" song: written by composer Jobie Talbot, conductor Christopher Austin, and director Garth Jennings; performed by the Tenebrae Choir. MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
This episode is dedicated to the late Terry Jones, who (among his many accomplishments) wrote the screenplay for the topic of Will & Jes's conversation: LABYRINTH, the 1986 cult classic starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie. Topics include: the film's appeal to all age groups; the power of nostalgia; use of fantasy tropes to tell a very original "coming of age" story; the deep mythic and psychological underpinnings of Labyrinth's themes of growing up; celebrity deathmatch: Jareth the Goblin King vs. Freddy Kreuger... and much more. Come geek out with us! REFERENCED ARTICLE: The Heart of the Labyrinth: Reading Jim Henson's Labyrinth as a Modern Dream Vision https://dc.swosu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1213&context=mythlore Chilly Down - song and lyrics by David Bowie - performed by Charles Augins, Richard Bodkin, Kevin Clash, and Danny John-Jules MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
In this episode, Will & Jess are joined by special guest Bob the Computer Super-Geek to ask the question: What if R2D2 had to fight various other fictional robots? What would happen? Who would win? Come geek out with us in this rather whimsical episode to find out how R2 would fare against Maximillian, Johnny Five, the T-800 and T-1000 (Terminators), WALL-E, Data, Bender, Winona-droid from Alien: Resurrection, ED-209, and more! MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
Will & Jes each list their TOP 5 STAR WARS VILLAINS, and discuss why each villain made the list at that ranking. Character backgrounds, villainous style, and much more are examined as we rank the biggest bads in the galaxy far, far away. Come geek out with us! MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
SPOILERS! Will and Jes discuss the season 1 final chapter of THE MANDALORIAN: REDEMPTION. Topics include: the comedic genius of director Taika Waititi; the spaghetti western DNA of the show; Will rants about manufactured outrage in the fandom; Will future seasons divide the fanbase?; how the show maintains the underdog status of characters like Mando and Cara Dune, even though they're hardcore badasses. And more! Come geek out with us! MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
Will & Jes welcome Clay (from the Two Dads Review podcast) and Mike (from the Boston Harbor Horror podcast) for this special edition of MechaDragon, where we pitch new live-action STAR WARS television shows! If you're a Star Wars fan, come geek out with us for a truly special and extra-fun episode. Two Dads Review twodadsreview.com Twitter: @TwoDadsReview Boston Harbor Horror Website Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BostonHarborHorror/ Twitter: @BostonHbrHorror MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
SPOILERS! Will & Jes discuss Chapter 7 of THE MANDALORIAN: THE RECKONING. Topics include: How much time has passed since the first episode, and why the so-called "filler" episodes were good for the story; Cara Dune returns; can Carga be trusted now?; Baby Yoda goes to the Dark Side; the reformed IG-11; What IS a Moff?; the Moff troopers -- was that beskar?; mourning Kuiil; predictions for the season finale -- and much more! Come geek out with us! MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
SPOILERS! Will and Jes discuss Chapter 6 of THE MANDALORIAN: THE PRISONER. Topics include: dropping on Friday the 13th and this episode's horror genre elements; excellent dramatization of exposition & backstory; the band of misfit mercs; Xi'an and the Mandalorian's backstory; worldbuilding between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens; well-deserved comeuppance; Baby Yoda and practical effects vs. digital effects; "filler" episodes = bad?? This and much more. Come geek out with us! MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
In this Christmas edition of MechaDragon, Will & Jes revisit the 1984 fantasy/black comedy/horror classic: GREMLINS! Topics include: movie trivia; the weird originality of GREMLINS; how the film helped create the PG-13 rating; balancing black comedy, fantasy, fairy tale, horror, cheesy small-town Christmastime tropes, and gratuitous violence; Chris Columbus's plans for Gremlins 3 -- and the question on everyone's mind... Alien vs. Gremlins: who would win? Come geek out with us for that and so much more -- including our first geeky giveaway!! MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
Will & Jes get into a spoiler-heavy discussion of STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. Come geek out with us! MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
In this NO-SPOILERS episode, Will & Jes review the long-anticipated conclusion to the Skywalker Saga: STAR WARS: RISE OF SKYWALKER -- and discuss their reactions to the movie. MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
The Prophecy. The Chosen One. Rey's origin. Kylo's destiny. How is Palpatine alive, what are his plans, and how does he fit into this final chapter of the Skywalker Saga? Will Anakin return? How will the conflict between the Resistance and the New Order conclude? Who IS Dark Rey, anyway? What's going on with C3P0's red eyes? Will balance finally come to the Force? Put on your tinfoil hats, because we're in full theory mode BEFORE seeing STAR WARS: RISE OF SKYWALKER this upcoming weekend. Come geek out with us! MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
In this episode, Will & Jes are joined by Eric Hanson of Screenhub Entertainment and Dustin Murphy for a deep-dive into HALO -- the game, the story, the legend. Topics include: what made the game stand out at initial release; our favorite characters; the SPARTAN Program; themes of religious extremism & indoctrination; why the story is compelling; why the game remains so popular and has spawned so much additional content; what impacted us the most in Halo; and so much more! Come geek out with us! Eric Hanson Twitter: @Eric_of_Arkham Screenhub: https://screenhub.blog/ Dustin Murphy Twitter: @GamingAnomaly Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/munkeegames/ MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
Keeper Susannah of the Thornvale actual-play podcast joins Cap'n Will for an in-depth discussion about Tabletop Roleplaying Games (TTRPGs). Hear our passion! Topics include: the memories we make and why they stick with us; how D&D prepared Will for college; how TTRPGs help writers and how writing skills can help you play; dealing with "murder hobo" PCs; character death: striking the right balance between fun and creating tension; the fun of critical failures & character weaknesses; min/maxing; balancing fun with stakes (a.k.a. when & when not to kill PCs); tips for creating characters that are fun to play (best practices for character creation); the value of NPCs & dramatic moments; Pathfinder 2.0 vs. 1.0. Also, Susannah and Will share a couple of their favorite roleplaying moments. TTRPG systems discussed: D&D, Monster of the Week, Pathfinder (OG & 2.0), Rifts, d20 Modern/Future/Apocalypse... and more. THORNVALE: Thornvalepodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @Thornvalecast Dragon Knights: One Shots Deep Hollow book series Come geek out with us! MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
SPOILERS! Will, Jess, & returning guest Cami discuss episode 5 of THE MANDALORIAN: THE GUNSLINGER. Topics include: a kinder, gentler, less racist Mos Eisley; the current state of the Empire; the "foie gras" of Mos Eisley; The Mandalorian's parenting skills; Baby Yoda's verisimilitude; implications the Mandalorian might end up going to KAMINO... and much more. Also: Who's the mystery figure tracking the M & Baby Yoda?? And: How might THE MANDALORIAN tie into RISE OF SKYWALKER?? Come geek out with us to find out! MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
SPOILERS AHEAD in this installment about episodes 3 and 4 of THE MANDALORIAN! Topics include: Density of storytelling in The Mandalorian; predictions about what the Client wants with Baby Yoda; unifying the Star Wars fandom; well-written female characters; romance shomance; ways the show connects to the larger Star Wars universe/setting/galaxy. Also: Connections to the prequel trilogy: What does Dr. Pershing have to do with the cloning labs on Kamino? Why is episode 3 titled "THE SIN"? What IS that sin? How hard would it be to raise a child for hundreds of years? What makes us root for the Mandalorian in these fight scenes even though he's a superior warrior? Why is "Sanctuary" the Dark Nerd's least favorite episode so far?? Was the AT-ST driven by Klatooinians or an A.I.? This and more! Come geek out with us! MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
BONUS MINISODE! Captain Will has some thoughts about how JOKER could change superhero movies for the foreseeable future. MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
SPOILERS AHEAD. This episode about "The Child," the 2nd episode of THE MANDALORIAN! Theories on Baby Yoda's origin. What is the Client's (Werner Herzog's) interest in the baby? Was all the episode's action satisfying? Will the Mandalorian turn in the child or protect it? Are Jawas a spacefaring civilization? What species is Baby Yoda, and what's his or her origin? What importance does the child hold for the future of The Mandalorian, and for Star Wars in general? Come geek out with us to find out -- and don't miss The Dark Nerd's alternate plot synopsis of the episode. MechaDragon.net Twitter & Insta: @MechaDragonShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MechaDragon/ Email: MechaDragonShow@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mecha-dragon/support
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Created by
MechaDragon
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Apr 1st, 2019
Latest Episode
Sep 21st, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
49
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic

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