HEY YOU GUYS!!!! This week it’s a blast to the past and a chance at redemption as we’re joined in the Goondocks by none other than our very own Jared the Intern, fresh off the plane from the middle of nowhere (aka Missouri). Join us as we discuss our geektastic viewing of the classic adventure film, The Goonies. Grab your Baby Ruth, set booby-traps for the Fratellis, and Truffle Shuffle your way to somewhere comfortable as you prepare to hear our thoughts on the search for One-Eyed Willie’s gold on a whole new episode of Monkey in the Cage!
(06:19) – Ramses and Karen talk about their love of the newly released The Amazing Spider-Man. Plus, Monkeys on the town!
(11:34) – Robert continues his quest to play all games outdated and obscure with Just Cause 2 and fails to be with the friends he’s with courtesy of iOS games. – Ascension, BANG! The Bullet, Ticket to Ride, and Catan.
(19:30) – With San Diego Comic-Con just days away, Karen whets our appetite for comics with fresh industry news! – Marvel NOW!, Uncanny Avengers, and the upcoming X-Men and The Avengers reboots.
(26:29) – It’s topic time! Robert starts us off with his overcoming apprehensions, Matt sees the light and the proliferation of Rube Goldberg Machines, and we look at the movie through an adult’s lens. Product placement, product placement everywhere!
(33:55) – We discuss some fun Goonies facts, foul mouths, and how the movie translates to us as tabletop roleplayers. Plus, the phantom octopus and a discussion on One-Eyed Willie!
(43:07) – We ponder on the sexual innuendos, the 1%, and racial stereotypes in the film.
(48:08) – Jared leads the way as we discuss the shift in accessing adventure as well as the concept of the unlikely hero (courtesy of Gamerstable.) – Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time, The Lord of the Rings, Karen’s The World of Darkness campaign, Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces, and Super 8.
(52:18) – Robert leads us on a discussion of the formula of 80′s films, the “outcast” archetype, and the mainstreaming of geeks – Police Academy, The Breakfast Club, and the new Peter Parker. Plus, Stan Lee cameos!