It's that time of year where gamers all gather around their computers, consoles, and phones to watch hours of streaming footage from gamer mecca, E3. All the big hitters are throwing unnecessarily extravagant performances in order to get the attention of anyone with free time and a willingness to spend their hard earned cash on overhyped entertainment. We aren't jaded. We just have tempered expectations...
Luckily for us, our very own Keenan McClelland was there in person and fills us in on all the cool stuff he saw on the show floor. Who had the most disappointing press conference? Will Fallout 76 be as lame as the last release? IS KINGDOM HEARTS 3 ACTUALLY REAL?
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We'll be live at Tampa Bay Comic Con this year on Saturday, August 4th at 2:30pm in Room 22!!!
The world is in chaos. Our intergalactic hosts of fandom and fury have gone missing with no one to fill the void left in their place. A nearly infinite supply of nerdy news floats in the ether without commentary and this trio's unique brand of salt. That is until now. After three months of quiet hibernation the Space Dragon trifecta of Keenan, Seamus, and Lee have returned to supply the entertainment. Stay tuned to find out how we felt about Infinity War, what games we're playing at the moment, and what else 2018 has in store for everyone!
Greetings fellow intergalactic nerd folk. Sit back, relax, and allow your space-faring hosts to guide you through recent events in geekdom today.
THIS IS A SPOILER-HEAVY EPISODE
Rian Johnson has brought forth his vision for the eighth installment of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The franchise has always been rather divisive but this movie has our fellow fans even more split on the state of the galaxy. What follows is our extensive break-down of the movie, the chances it took, and whether it worked or not. If you haven't seen this movie, please do yourself a favor and take a trip to the theater before listening in on this SPOILER-HEAVY episode of The Space Dragon Podcast. You have been warned!
Straight from the living room at Casa de Seamus its The Space Dragon Podcast, here with another installment of cheers and jeers from the last month of nerdy news nuggets!
Like Randy Quaid in Independence Day, Weeeee're baaaaaacccckkk! Despite Hurricane Irma and a handful of other annoyances, the guys are here to bring you their thoughts on some things that have been going on in the nerd world over the summer. Our resident Horror Guy tells the guys his expert opinion on the newest cinematic iteration of Stephen King's IT. Lee comes out of his hidey hole to confess his love for Bungie's Destiny 2 and how it compares to the previous release. And do you like pirates and dinosaurs? Seamus will give you the low down on the newest Magic The Gathering offerings. All this and a whole lot more in the return of your favorite intergalactic trio!
Star Trek: Discovery
Rick and Morty
Star Wars Episode IX
Rocket League Fall Update
For the second year in a row the fine folks at Tampa Bay Comic Con gave us a panel slot, and we decided to record it in it's entirety for you! If you happened to miss these fine gentlemen wax poetic about nerd stuff LIVE this time around, here's everything we covered:
A huge thank you to everyone at TBCC and those who attended and made our panel possible. Fingers crossed for next year! Keep an eye our for future panels, events, and releases on SpaceDragonCast.com
We've finally hit that magical number synonymous with legally drinking, and just in time to celebrate Independence Day. Welcome to episode 21: the one where Lee recorded his audio from a tin can and a wire. Apologies for that.
This episode of The Space Dragon Podcast contains the following subject matter and in no particular order:
Don't forget to check out our most recent article, E3: Props & Slops on SpaceDragonCast.com and come see us at Tampa Bay Comic Con, Saturday @ 4pm!
Summer is finally here which means we're getting hit with all the blockbuster titles a nerd can handle! We cover what we've seen so far, including our mixed opinions on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL 2 and ALIEN: COVENANT, and brace ourselves for the gaming onslaught of E3 announcements and a slew of fall releases. Lee and Keenan also discuss their experiences in the newly revamped and repurposed PREY title, but only one of them finished it. Make sure to stay tuned until the end to find out who and to hear us talk about our favorite games of all time!
Other mentions: The Mummy, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Red Dead Redemption, Far Cry 5, Friday the 13th
A belated May The Fourth Be With You, folks! We're here this month with all sorts of glimpses into the future of our beloved nerdy franchises. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 may be rocking the box office, but we've got all sorts of footage from future Marvel outings such as THE DEFENDERS, THE RUNAWAYS, INHUMANS, and CLOAK AND DAGGER.
On the silver screen, there are trailers out for THE DARK TOWER, THE MUMMY, and KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE. Time will tell if they will be hits, or fodder for future episodes of the newly revamped MST3K which we are certainly fans of.
As if this wasn't enough of a geek overload, Keenan and Seamus tell us all about their experiences at this years STAR WARS CELEBRATION. Look forward to some footage of their trip to hit the website soon!
Greetings Earthlings, and welcome to another intergalactic episode that's chock full of our insatiable love for X-Men Origins: Wolverine!
Sit back, relax, and listen to us gush over the incredible Wolverine/Hugh Jackman love letter, LOGAN. There are a handful of major spoilers, so be warned. Seventeen years in the making, this is the movie our favorite Canadian X-Man deserves. It's so good to have two solid R-rated superhero flicks out now, because VENOM looks like its going to be the next one in line to get the "adult" treatment. In TV news, Keenan and Lee explain to Seamus how IRON FIST was less than stellar and discuss the potential future of the character in the Netflix Marvelverse. To round out the show, we finish up with some talk about how ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD and MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA are great additions to the franchises.
Seriously, what kind of bizarro world is it that an X-Men based movie is better than a Marvel Netflix show?
This summer looks like it's going to be one hell of a ride! Recently, we've been given brand new looks into Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 and Alien: Covenant, the latter of which also dropped a prologue of sorts that's got us hooked and ready for more. Two ragtag groups of misfits fighting aliens on the big screen? Count us in!
In gaming news, Microsoft plans a reveal date for the Xbox Scorpio in June at E3. Can this new console, coupled with their new, monthly game pass finally get them out from under Sony's console dominance? If that isn't enough to get you reaching for your wallet, 343 announced that split-screen will be returning to the Aliens-inspired franchise, Halo, when it's sixth mainline release drops.
Other Topics: Get Out, Oscars, Middle Earth: Shadow of War, Borderlands 2, Layers of Fear, Assassin's Creed Empire, Gamestop, Hearthstone, Pokemon GO!, Night In The Woods, Fire Emblem, Destiny
Welcome to the (kind of) first episode of the year! We've got a lot to talk about this time, and what better way to start it off than with MORE STAR WARS! Keenan and I finally share our thoughts on ROGUE ONE and ponder on the released title for this years installment, THE LAST JEDI. Also, can Legion and Logan reinvigorate the X-Men franchise? Does GODZILLA 2 have some competition with Anne Hathaway's COLOSSAL? Will DC's POWERLESS be better than SUICIDE SQUAD? Probably.
In the gaming world, OVERWATCH is holding a YEAR OF THE ROOSTER event, Keenan talks about his recent completion of FINAL FANTASY XV, and Lee is elated that WATCH DOGS 2 is a massive improvement on its predecessor. Oh, and there's this new system called the NINTENDO SWITCH, but you've probably never heard of it...
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY! 2016 may have been a "dumpster fire" for a lot of you, but we think the video game industry is on the up and up for 2017. We're here to give you our take on "the state of gaming" and where things are headed for the future. Will nostalgia win over audiences more than innovation? Have people lost interest in VR? What were our biggest disappointments in gaming for the year? Stay tuned for the answers, and keep an eye out on SpaceDragonCast.com for the latest developments for 2017! P.S. there may be some giveaways from Keenan's trip to the Playstation Experience somewhere in there as well...
TOPICS: Skyrim, Destiny, The Dawning, Nintendo Switch, Project Scorpio, PS4 Pro, Play Anywhere, Titanfall 2, Free DLC, Microtransactions, Overwatch Holiday Update, Final Fantasy XV, The Last Guardian, and more!
It's Black Friday, so while you're elbowing past shoppers on the way to get that new TV be sure to pop in some headphones and check out the latest podcast from these three huge nerds. I mean, seriously, we have a full on conversation about Tibanna gas. Go ahead, Google it. I'll wait. .. Meanwhile, Lee expresses his discontent with the lack of quality films in the hard sci-fi genre, Keenan thinks the upcoming Ghost In The Shell is missing something, and Seamus tries not to spoil Arrival for us (which proves difficult).
Other topics: Emilia Clark joining the Han Solo movie cast, the newest Star Wars: Rogue One trailer, Justice League Dark, Valerian, Kong: Skull Island, the live-action Beauty And The Beast adaptation, Doctor Strange, Arrival, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the live-action Full Metal Alchemist trailer, and the 20th Anniversary Space Jam blu-ray release.
Is it just us, or are people yearning for the adventure and flair of the wild west? We dive into HBO's Westworld and gush over the prospect of a new Red Dead Redemption game. Keenan replays the craziest episode of television he's ever watched, Seamus rekindles his love of Hearthstone, and Lee can't wait for the inevitable Luke Cage / Iron Fist team-up, all in this new episode that's bursting at the seams with geeky goodness!
Other mentions: MST3K, Star Wars: Rebels, Ash vs Evil Dead, Channel Zero, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Logan, Overwatch, Battlefield 1, Destiny: Rise of Iron, Recore, Power Rangers
Sony held a press conference to announce a few things that internet savvy gamers have been privy to for quite a while. No Mans Sky and Apple ask us "Are You Not Entertained?" and we respond with a resounding "Nope". Deus Ex: Mankind Divided seems to only improve on it's last iteration, and Warcraft's Legion expansion seems to hearken back to the good ole' days while bringing a fresh gaming experience. What did we think about the Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 demos? Tune in to find out!
This week your favorite galactic trio dive into the #fav7 trend on Twitter and talk about some of the films that helped shape their respective nerdy personas. Listen in as Keenan takes a trip to the early days of horror cinema, Seamus confesses his love for Jason Segel, and Lee defends his controversial pick of Iron Man 3.
With the release of the NES Classic, a new Ghostbusters movie, and Pokemon GO on the rise, our hosts feel like they've gone back in time.
-queue Huey Lewis-
Also on the docket is some information about the newest Overwatch update, the long awaited addition of Skirmish Mode to the Star Wars Battlefront game, and Marvel shows us what they have in store for the small screen.
Blizzard recently dropped their new competitive playlist in Overwatch and Lee's all sorts of fired up about it, but will gladly accept BK Kids Club skins in return. Seamus just finished playing Oxenfree and gives his clickbait-worthy review. It's been four years of trying to forget it but Keenan reopens old wounds and brings up Mass Effect 3's controversial ending. Most importantly, how much of your life have you dedicated to Pokémon GO?
Other Mentions: Independence Day: Resurgence, Anime Expo, Among The Sleep, Halo 5 Warzone Firefight
E3 is upon us and once again we're all filled with child-like glee as we watch pre-rendered trailers and gameplay that will probably be nothing like what we'll play on release day! Which upcoming sequels do we think will outshine their predecessors? Was "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" the belle of the ball this year? Which of the big three had the best presentation? What is Lee's gripe with the new Spider-Man game? All will be answered in this hybrid podcast gamer gab combo episode of ridiculousness!
Games we covered: Titanfall 2, Dishonored 2, For Honor, Pokemon Go!, Batman Arkham VR, Cuphead, Days Gone, Dead Rising 4, Death Stranding, Detroit: Become Human, Eagle Flight, Skyrim, Final Fantasy XV, God of War, Gwent, Halo Wars 2, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Injustice 2, Kingdom Hearts 2.8, The Last Guardian, Mass Effect Andromeda, Quake Champions, Prey, Recore, Resident Evil 7, Scalebound, Sea of Thieves, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Star Wars, State of Decay 2, Steep, Tekken 7, Trials of the Blood Dragon, Watch Dogs 2, We Happy Few
Lee and Keenan welcome Seamus to his first Gamer Gab appearance!
Dark Souls the board game gets funded within minutes and has a "season pass" of sorts. We discuss the end of an era with the closing of Disney Infinity, get pumped about Overwatch, and make a decision about Battlefield vs Call of Duty in this overly excited episode!
Other mentions: PS4.5, Playstation VR, Lionhead Studios, Project Spark, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Trek Online, Uncharted 4, DOOM, Pokemon Sun & Moon, and Superhot.
Our episode for the month of May features a SPOILER HEAVY review of Captain America: Civil War. You have been warned!
Other honorable mentions: Assassin's Creed, Pacific Rim 2, Godzilla 2, Black Panther, Agent Carter, Inhumans, The Muppets, Voltron, Darwyn Cooke, DC's Rebirth, and more!
A very warm welcome to our special guest Erich Blossey who tells us all about his GDC experience and the state of Virtual Reality Gaming. Lee was the only one who went to see Batman v Superman but did he hate it? Keenan makes a strange observation about the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and Seamus waxes poetic about this years Magic the Gathering PRO TOUR for Shadows Over Innistrad.
Other mentions: Rogue One, Suicide Squad, Jake Lloyd, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man Homecoming, MiB 23, Zombieland 2, Star Trek, Miitomo, Dark Souls 3, Final Fantasy 15, Pokemon GO!
Join Lee and Keenan as they discuss the upcoming cross-platform play for Rocket League, The Division and it's longevity, and the strange DLC plan for the newest iteration of Hitman.
And Keenan asks the hard question: Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat?