This time on Episodes! Jason is joined by NerdBastards own Nick Bungay and Paul Smith from the Gobbledygeek podcast to discuss the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode “The Body”, as well as a few other things (Jason & Paul’s dueling views on rad soap opera’s, Nick’s lack of Saved by the Bell knowledge, and Doritos)

So, what is the Episodes! podcast? It is NerdBastards‘ second podcast and it focuses on the wonderful world of television. Good shows, bad shows, new shows, old shows — all are in danger of having one of their classically good or classically bad episodes deconstructed and examined by our host — Bastardcast co-host Jason Tabrys — and a weekly special guest (or sometimes two). Yes, really it’s quite grand.


This week, on the second installment of Episodes! Jason is joined by ‘Dinosaur Planet’ musician, comic book nerd, Whovian, and real-life British person MJ Hibbett to discuss the 2nd episode of Doctor Who‘s 7th season, “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”, because we really just couldn’t resist doing another Who ep.

So, what is the Episodes! podcast? It is NerdBastards‘ second podcast and it focuses on the wonderful world of television. Good shows, bad shows, new shows, old shows — all are in danger of having one of their classically good or classically bad episodes deconstructed and examined by our host — Bastardcast co-host Jason Tabrys — and a weekly special guest. Yes, really it’s quite grand.

Note: This week’s episode was supposed to be “The Body” from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but our intended guest had a minor accident that de-railed her appearance. Worry not though, she is A-OK and we expect to have her on in the near future.

If the ‘Bastardcast’ just isn’t enough Radiobastard goodness for you and your ears then boy do we have a treat for you. ‘Bastardcast’ co-host and NerdBastards writer person Jason Tabrys is launching another weekly podcast on the site that will focus EXCLUSIVELY on television. New shows, cult classics, and plain old classics — Jason and a weekly special guest will deconstruct one episode from one show weekly. Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek: TOS, Game of Thrones, X-Files, The Walking Dead, Quantum Leap, Twilight Zone — all of nerdom’s best shows are in play as we look at some of the best, boldest, and occasionally worst episodes in TV history as well as some of the best episodes of today!

This Week: Jason and NerdBastards contributor Dev Richards tackle last week’s Doctor Who season premiere “Asylum of the Daleks” and wonder where Moffat and the WHO Crew go now.

Next Week: Jason and a special guest break out the tissues and take a look back at Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s heartbreaking episode, “The Body”.

Note: While this first episode is on Soundcloud, you’ll soon be able to download and review Episodes! on iTunes just like The Bastardcast. Also, if you’d like to read Jason’s full written review on “The Asylum of the Daleks” you can check it out here… after you check out our official NerdBastards Doctor Who review here, of course.

Mitch Hurwitz, the creator of the hilariously dysfunctional family show, Arrested Development, made a very special announcement at the “Bluth Family Reunion” panel at the New Yorker Festival.

Guys, there will be more Arrested Development! Hurwitz revealed that there will be a 10-episode fourth season, followed by a feature film. We’ve no idea how far along he is with the next season, but he’s gotten through about half of screenplay for the movie with his co-writers, Jim Vallely and Dean Lorey.

From The Film Stage, about the format of the upcoming episodes and how that will lead into the movie:

With the sixth season of Doctor Who on hiatus the BBC is encouraging fans to become more familiar with the almost 50 years of Whovian history. Available on the Doctor Who Facebook page are nine classic Who stories, many featuring the common until the reboot mult-episode framework. See how it all began with the first Doctor Who story, ever!, ‘An Unearthly Child.’ Or watch the fourth Doctor traipse around Paris with fellow Time Lord companion, Romana, in ‘City of Death.’ Or, check out the sixth Doctor in ‘Attack of the Cyberman‘ if only for a chance to marvel at his truly ridiculous coat.

Each story arc will cost you $1.50 in Facebook credits (seriously, they have their own money?! How behind the times am I?) and you’ll have the rental for 48 hours. Of course, if you have access to Netflix’s Instant Streaming you can already watch a handful of classic Who episodes, but the spectacular seventh Doctor story, ‘The Greatest Show in the Galaxy‘ is a Facebook exclusive. Unless you own the DVDs, but then this promotion really isn’t about you, is it?

Need some more Who to tide you over until October? Check out The Doctor Who Fan Orchestra, and yes the name pretty much sums it up correctly. The video below is of a musical project from several Who fans all performing Murray Gold‘s composition, “I Am The Doctor.” It was compiled through submissions and it’s simply, fantastic! Stay tuned to their Youtube page to find out how you can participate in their next piece, “This Is Gallifrey / Vale Decem.”

sources: TDW: Geek, GeekTyrant