Episode 86 – Film-to-TV Adaptations We Want to See

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We all have our favorite movies. We also all have out favorite TV shows.  Every once in a while, we even get to see our favorite movies become TV shows, and then we get all excited and it’s like “ERMAHGERDIT’STHABESTTHINGEVER” and then FOX goes and cancels it….  Join us this week as we discuss some of the movies we feel should get a shot at their own air time on the “boob tube” (even a mini-series would be nice)!  Get the doctor to fill out your paperwork, dry those Whovian tears, and definitely watch out for 8-year-olds as you kick back and listen to a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Episode 69 – Mundane vs. Powered

Mundane vs. Powered

When it comes to tabletop RPGs, the world the game is set in usually dictates the choices a Player has for their characters (We all like to break the rules – and game – sometimes).  Seeing as their are LITERALLY and endless supply of gaming worlds (thanks imagination!), that also means there should be endless options for characters, but we here at To-Ag studios are going to keep it simple.  Join us this week as we discuss two opposites on the heroic spectrum and weigh in on mundane and powered Player Characters and the worlds they wreak havoc in.  Put in your storytelling caps, suppress your inner munchkin, and get ready to face the music on a whole new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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The Top Avenger: It’s Not Who You Think It Is

Guest Contributor PK Sullivan is an aspiring game designer and author. One day he will face his arch nemesis Hugo Weaving in a mighty battle known as Nerdnarok. From the ashes of nerd culture will rise a better, more perfect world. You can find PK’s feeble attempts at world domination on his site: www.pksullivan.com.

So,  The Avengers has come out and it’s amazing, brilliant, a tour de force and vindication for Joss Whedon, blah blah blah. We’ve heard all that, yeah? I’d like to talk today about one aspect of the film that has been up for debate on the internet and weigh in with my opinion.

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Episode 30 – The Avengers

Talk about well worth the wait!  This past weekend, Joss Whedon’s The Avengers finally opened coast to coast and BLOW’D IT UP!!!  Not only did it SMASH box office records (to the tune of $207 million on it’s opening weekend), it also damn near melted Matt’s eyeballs and brain because it was so epic (and because he watched it without his glasses).  Join us this week as we have a spoiler-ific discussion about the movie and all of its superhero glory.  Step away from the heavy bags, put Mjölnir on the shelf, have Jarvis hold all of you calls, and definitely DO NOT GET ANGRY as you listen to this weeks all new episode of Monkey in the Cage.  AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!!!!

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Review: The Avengers

So, is this is the movie I’ve been waiting for ever since I’ve been a little kid? Yep and it surpasses any exception I’ve ever had.

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Episode 28 – Comic Books

For gamers and geeks alike, comic books are essential for building up your geek street-cred.  While we here at Monkey in the Cage are a little behind the curve on mainstream comics, we’re working to fill the holes in our geek game every week.  Join us this week as we talk comics and comic artists, both big name and independent, with our special guest, designer and illustrator Dennis Salvatier.  We talk everything from the comics of our golden age (the 90’s) through the books that influence and entertain us today.  Squeeze into your spandex, fasten the clasps on your cape, and get ready for a wild ride on this weeks all new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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