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Jack and Kyle discuss a season filled with Geek TV, from Gotham to Agents of SHIELD. And Kyle has a wild theory about the... Jack Random’s Increasingly Poor Decisions

It’s a new season of geek TV, and some of us are more excited than others! The Flash, Gotham, Agents of SHIELD and Doctor Who are the focus of this ep, along with Kyle’s theory about the upcoming Bond adventure, SPECTRE!

Also, Jack is disappointed in his crew’s…delicate sensibilities.

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Jack Random

From Detroit, Jack Random is former video game reviewer, current DJ, production assistant, and lifelong nerd with 40 years of comic reading under his belt.

  • Tarmac492.1

    The awesomeness of Todd Margaret was a positive light on fucking piece of shit IFC cuntrag assholes who have forsaken tarmac by putting commercials in movies and trying to call flicks like Gangs of New York independent. Fucking Gangs of New York and the Departed were played on every cable station beforehand!!!! I want Man of the Century, Table One, Laws of Gravity, Spring Forward, Martin(Romero not Lawrence) , anything Vincent Gallo, Jarmusch, Smoke(a fave of mine on that channel). Fuck I’m depressed.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Turns on IFC a few years ago and sees that Kalifornia is on for 3 hours and then I see a douche commercial come on after Brad Pitt bangs Juliette Lewis in the back of the car as Duchovny’s shrew of a wife stares at them. Fuck, what Indie gem will you be playing next IFC, Avengers:Age of Ultron in seven years????

  • Tarmac492.1

    Downloading this Random example of brutal poetry while I think of more not so pleasant things to say about IFC.

  • Jack Randomm

    Agree wholeheartedly.

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  • Bonk’s Adventure!!

  • Jack Randomm

    I forgot all about Bonk! Big headed fucker! Hahaha!

  • You fuckin’ tell him, Jack! Iron Man 3 is a piece of fucking shit.

  • Tarmac492.1

    I should have probably continued watching this show, They are probably the only guys out there that skewer everyone that deserves it.

  • That’s some weird ass foreplay, Kyle. =P

  • Pussies

  • Tarmac492.1

    will def listen to this tomorrow while I am writing something. Will just prowl around now and make blind comments about what i think is going on.

  • Another quality show as always.

  • Stalkeye

    Jack, sorry to take the Piss but the game you’re referring to is Primal Rage, not Bloody Roar.

  • Stalkeye

    Capcom has hemorrhaged t a Shitload of Money, so its of no surprise if they threw in the towel. I actually wrote an unpublished OP about the state of Japanese gaming companies which are few and far between. WTF happened to that golden era when they put out all kinds of cool shit from Genesis,SNES to PS2??

    Last night I dreamed that Capcom came out with a PS2 game with all the lead Female protagonists (Jill Valentine, Regina from Dino Crisis, Chun Li, Trish, etc.) from various titles in one story. Too good to be true. )0=

  • Stalkeye

    “He pulled a Bruce Jenner on us”.

    BUAHAHAHAHAHAH!

    Agreed. Iron Man 3 was a piece of Shit and was more like a Stephen Canell TV production than a actual Ironman Film. BBoth Cap films runs circles around that.

    And oh, Tom Baker or Fuck this Shit! he’s the one and only Dr. Who to me.

    Accept no substitutes.

    http://www.doctorwho.tv/brand/assets/img/profile-heros/fourth-doctor.png?v=2

  • Stalkeye

    As for those Racial accusations about Far Cry 4, well i had a few White Women sit on top of me so I didn’t see that a racist. (;’

  • Tarmac492.1

    Caveman games?? Fighting dinosaurs?? That would be cool!!!! Yes, I am aware that our two species probably missed each other by millions of years, but still…….

  • Tarmac492.1

    Is there anything out there that they dont claim is racist?

  • Tarmac492.1

    was not a big Dr. Who watcher, but he was the one I remember watching on PBS. Loved that music. The middle of Pink Floyd’s One of these Days has a cool Dr. Who sounding part.

  • Tarmac492.1

    DC Comics =Detroit City. Good to see movies film there if it is good for the economy.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Not sure which took my money quicker in the Vegas Casinos, the one armed bandits or the good looking hookers patrolling the casino floor, telling me how good looking and funny I am?

  • Tarmac492.1

    I enjoyed Burton’s depiction of Gotham.

  • Tarmac492.1

    The brilliance of Todd Margaret is that he is such a despicable human being but you cant help but like and feel sorry for. Cross rocks it!!! Anyone who can look at a Who Live at Leeds cd cover and come up with a phony family history is ok in my book.

  • Stalkeye

    Cool. I only got as far as to listening to “Breathe” and of course “The Wall”.

  • Stalkeye

    Sex Racism Sells!

  • Stalkeye

    NYC Comicon yesterday..

  • Tarmac492.1

    Truer words were never spoken, bro. Also diminishes the plight of those who really have suffered /continue to suffer under racism. Listen to Jackie Robinson’s widow talk about real racism and courage. I dont want to jinx her, but the reason she has had such a long life, I believe, is to tell their story for as long as possible, so we dont forget.

  • Tarmac492.1

    One of These Days is a song that I just cant seem to ever get to play loud enough. Was great live in ’87, with the inflatable Pig from the Animals tour floating around. Sadly, I never heard them play any songs from Animals live. My fave PF album.

  • Tarmac492.1

    This should provide adequate sustenance for the Dr. Who marathon–Comic Book Store Guy–circa 1990’s

  • Jack Randomm

    Fuck hipsters. He wore a scarf before it wasn’t cool before.

  • Jack Randomm

    Dude, it’s the technical problems we have! Again, this show was a re-do, and I had it right the first time.

    I don’t worry too much because I know you’ll catch it and correct me. LMAO! FML

  • Jack Randomm

    Thank you, Puck!

  • Jack Randomm

    They haven’t missed a step.

  • Jack Randomm

    YES!

  • Kyle Fulton

    Not if you know the difference between liking a character and liking their costume.

  • Kyle Fulton

    Thanks, man. Appreciate it, haha.

  • Kyle Fulton

    I feel a deep shame in my soul. I should have caught this too.

  • Stalkeye

    *Flies over to Detroit to revoke a few Gamer Cred Cards*
    (0:<

  • Not being in the suit isn’t the biggest issue though. I mean it can’t be a big difference from the first Iron Man film really, though if someone knows an exact screen time comparison that’d be cool.

    I personally didn’t like how they turned Stark into a pussy emo that needed to be propped up by a fucking kid. Ugh.

  • Jack Randomm

    Really? Okay then, I hate Tony Stark. The character. Always have. Ever since 1971. Unfortunately, Stark is one of the few superheroes who’s “costume” IS his entire power. Without it, you’ve paid $8 to see “The Neurotic Adventures of Bitch-Made Rich Guy and his Wacky Fall-Apart Gadgets”.

    It’s a two hour character study about a character we’ve studied in 3 previous movies. A superhero movie where the lead is saved by his girlfriend, and any heroics were done by remote controlled empty armor.

    A cookie cutter villain with vague, ever changing powers, ridiculous plot points, and a child who only exists in the movie so that children who were tricked into seeing this bullshit by the title and gullible parents would have an identifiable character. Because Lord knows they couldn’t identify with any superheroics in a half ass Mr. And Mrs. Smith knockoff.

    Terrible superhero movie, shitty Iron Man movie, and a worthless entry for the MCU that contributes only jack and shit to the franchise, and Jack is surprised he gave it that much thought.

  • Stalkeye

    Without it, you’ve paid $8 to see “The Neurotic Adventures of Bitch-Made Rich Guy and his Wacky Fall-Apart Gadgets”.
    BUAHAHAAHAHAH! I know, right?

    Killian’s motivation for revenge stem from the fact that he was rejected by Stark??? WTF!
    Why would Tony put out his address in public knowing that he might endanger Pepper and where were his automated home defense system when he was under attack via gun mounted choppers? Oh wait, he didn’t have ANY??!!?

    Why didn’t he use his remote controlled armors to destroy the incoming helicopters?

    Stupid Fucking Movie! Shane Black should go back to obscurity.

  • Stalkeye

    Well, the PTSD angle wasn’t a bad idea, it just happened to be poorly executed.

  • Jack Randomm

    Your dream about Capcom female characters reminded me of Cannon Spike on the Dreamcast by Capcom.

    This Nash guy does a stellar review…

    http://m.gamerevolution.com/review/cannon-spike

  • Stalkeye

    That’s probably where it came from. I loved Capcom’s contributions to DC and unlike those stuck up twats at Konomi, they supported Sega’s systems till the very end. And with original content such as..

    Capcom is King, Fuck Konami that only showcased a Card booth at the NYCCC!!

  • Jack Randomm

    The unchecked assault on Casa De Stark, yes. You mean Fury has had Stark under a microscope for three movies, and he’s the government’s go-to tech guy, and he has NO government protection or surveillance? Stalks, you pointed out that Stark himself should have SOME defences. Basement full of autonomous weaponized armored suits just worthless…

  • Jack Randomm

    And honestly I think that was the selling point for Kyle. That Stark was dealing with huge anxiety issues.

    I’m sure Kyle will confirm or deny it personally, so I’ll cease speculating.

  • Stalkeye

    Oh, good call on Fury’s angle. Where defuck was SHIELD?? You would think that these events took place after the Winter Soldier storyline.

  • Oh, yes. It was like a Steampunk Hell

  • Tarmac492.1

    Remember when he was a visionary?

  • Kyle Fulton

    I liked it a LOT, you’re right, but it wasn’t the primary thing. For me it was all about the fact that it examined what I’ve been saying for years: the character is the hero, NOT their costume or powers. I care about Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent, Peter Parker, and Tony Stark, not Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, and Iron Man. It’s why I’m always so hesitant about things like Miles Morales and Jean-Paul Valley. Though admittedly Valley turned out VERY well and so has what I’ve seen of Morales. It’s why when they first got Spidey back and everyone was chomping at the bit for a Morales movie, I was upset. I don’t know Miles Morales. I don’t care about him – yet, anyway, I fully intend to read his stuff. My point is that this movie proved to ME, personally, that I would care about Tony Stark without that suit. It solidified to me that I love the character as opposed to his circumstances. It also did something that not one single other Marvel film has done: it surprised me. I don’t mean to brag, but for the most part, I have Marvel’s number. I’ve been predicting their film moves since I sat in the parking lot with my friend Brian after we saw The Incredible Hulk and speculated that The Vision would be an evolution of Jarvis some day. Yes, we really did predict it that early! Iron Man 3 surprised me not once, not twice, but THREE times. I’m not saying that the twists were particularly good. In retrospect, I can see how people could see them all coming. The simple fact is that they slipped by me that first time, and I have no idea why. The movie was funny, the action was better than the first two Iron Man flicks put together even when he wasn’t in the suit – which should make Jon Favreau feel pretty terrible about his action skills – and the character work continued the brilliantly well-done march toward Civil War that has been brewing in the entire MCU since basically the very minute Cap and Stark met. I. LOVED. This movie.

    Also – Stalkeye, I have severe anxiety issues that I make no secret of, and you’re absolutely correct, they were very very poorly presented in the flick. It just doesn’t come across very well. However, I greatly appreciate that they tried, and their willingness to take a risk with their most bankable hero by acknowledging that mental issues are a real problem that can hit anyone.

  • Kyle Fulton

    Dude, his powers are identical to the ones that the Extremis guy had in the Extremis comic.

    And it contributed heavily to Age of Ultron and Civil War. This movie made Stark realize that his jackassery causes genuine problems, and start to take a more mature path – one that’s going to blow up in his face. People talk about how he makes poor decisions in this flick and Ultron like it was unintentional or unrecognized by the flicks – it’s NOT. That’s why he has a villainous role in the next Captain America. The events of IM3 made him feel like he needed to contribute to the world at large as opposed to just slapping on a suit every time something needs to be blowed up – hence Ultron. His own mind-blowing fuck-up with Ultron leads him to see that ANYONE in a superhero role can put the Earth in danger no matter their intentions – hence his support of the Registration Act. It works PERFECTLY as an escalation of motivation. We’ve seen him evolve from a dick in a super-suit to a misguided, powerful billionaire in the perfect position to oppose Captain America. Unlike in the comics, where they flipped the “act out of character” switch once Civil War started.

  • Kyle Fulton

    You’re right about the SHIELD and Fury plotholes, there, but those plotholes exist in every single shared universe movie and comic book EVER. You just have to assume they were busy with something and move on.

  • Kyle Fulton

    He didn’t have defenses set up because he had every intention of simply murdering the Mandarin. It was an insanely stupid, reckless decision, but not out of character.

  • Jack Randomm

    Every single sentence you wrote reinforces my hatred for this movie.

    Tony has been a selfish, amoral douche since Stan invented him, and his Civil War actions were entirely within character. Every single other character in that series was poorly written.

    Also, I can’t use events from AoU and the upcoming Cap3 to justify anything in this movie. That “It’ll be explained in the next movie” statement has never held much sway with me. Same with MoS and BvS:DoJRotN.

  • Jack Randomm

    I liked the Mandarin twist. That’s it. Literally everything else about the movie made me want to set the screen on fire. I’m glad it spoke to you, but to this day its the only superhero movie I can’t sit through on reruns. That includes MoS and DKR and X3.

  • I thought it was decent.

  • Captain Genius

    ha! i went and saw the original Godzilla on the big screen friday and during g’s rampage i leaned over to my friend and said “you know who stop this godzilla shit right now? Twinzam.”

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Iron Man 3 was absolute trash! It would’ve been so, so easy to make a good movie out of it, as the story practically writes itself.

    Chow Yun Fat should’ve been hired to play the real Mandarin: in this incarnation, an Asian businessman who wants to turn China against America and instigate World War III so he can profit from the resultant arms war. Have him use alien “floating ring” tech, backwards engineered from the salvaged remnants of the Chitauri invasion of New York, as his weapon. He plans to sell watered-down variations of this patented tech to the clashing superpowers and sit back to see who comes out the victor.

    Meanwhile, Tony, as a result of stress from the events of the first Avengers, has upped his drinking intake from the “tipsy uncle at a family gathering” level glimpsed in Iron Man 2, to six bottles of absinthe a night, plus some cheap wine from the local corner store. That’s right: we’re going full on “Demon in a Bottle” here. Between bouts of talking to pink elephants, vomiting down the side of Star Tower, and failing to get it up with Pepper due to alcohol-based erectile dysfunction, Tony must rise to the challenge and use his wits to draw Yun Fat’s Mandarin out of the shadows, fighting off an enormous hangover long enough to beat him in single combat.

    Of course, Shane Black must’ve forgotten he was making an Iron Man movie and mistakenly replaced the script with his own for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 2 instead. Marvel also pussied out by pandering to the Chinese market for the almighty dollar, thus the topical storyline detailed above was a no go. And Disney are too family-oriented to allow Stark to turn into a full on, red-eyed wino, so they substituted the logical character-based development of the Iron Man mythos with some nonsense about PTSD that came completely out of nowhere.

    Fuck ’em!

  • KilliK

    well said, this should have been the true IM3 movie from the start. it only needs the addition of Shang-Chi , Marvel’s version of Bruce Lee.

    Have him as a special agent sent by the Chinese government to help Tony defeat Mandarin. that way they could introduce an asian super-hero for the chinese audience to root for, keep the chinese government happy and nobody would be worried about the villain being asian.

    but their shitty movie made a billion, so what the fuck do we know, right?

  • KilliK

    a kid with asthma, just like in every other goddamn made by the book blockbuster to sell toys.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Amen. But they’ll probably do something similar for Iron Man 4 anyway, in a lame attempt to retcon their mistakes. They’ve already set that in motion with the Trevor short film. A Shang-Chi movie was also in development a few years ago, so we may see him turn up as well.