Why So Sidious?: A Nerd Podcast

David Cochran, Jeremy Darr, Caleb Culver

Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Game of Thrones, you name it! Join hosts David Cochran, Jeremy Darr, and Caleb Culver as we dive deep into your favorite nerd culture properties. Informative breakdowns, analysis, reviews, predictions, theories, and more about the hottest nerd topics out today! From comic book movies to fantasy tales, and every stop in between, we've got you covered here at Why So Sidious?: A Nerd Podcast. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tik Tok @whysosidiouspod and don't be afraid to send some topics, requests, or questions to whysosidious@yahoo.com!
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Week In Geek 5/22/24: House of the Dragon/Rings of Power Trailers, Galactus in the MCU & more!
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Week In Geek 5/22/24: House of the Dragon/Rings of Power Trailers, Galactus in the MCU & more!
Welcome in to another edition of Week In Geek with hosts Caleb and David, where we catch you up on all the latest news of the week in the world of nerd!A NEW Lord of the Rings movie is being made...And its about GOLLUM?! We discuss this big news as well as other projects being continued such as Shogun and 28 Years Later. We also discuss a whole lot of casting. Giancarlo Esposito in the MCU and Mark Strong in the DCU, but as who? And is Spider-Noir getting a green light at Sony with Nicolas Cage?After that we dive into all of the details of the new trailers coming from House of the Dragon and the Rings of Power! We are extremely excited for both of these series to come out, and we cover what we may be getting in the seasons from what we saw in the trailers. Can I get a Siege of Eregion?! And also, a new Dune prequel series dropped a trailer as well, which has massive potential.We wrap the episode up in our video game corner, discussing the new Assassins Creed Shadows trailer, and our continuing coverage of our journey's through Fallout New Vegas and Fallout 4.All this and MORE!01:15 - Rumors (Hawkeye Season 2?)02:30 - Confirmed News (Shogun S2-3, LOTR Movie, Galactus and F4, Giancarlo Esposito and more castings)18:55 - Updates (Upfront Summit Release Dates, MCU 2025 Outlook and more) 29:55 - Trailers (HotD, Rings of Power, Dune: Prophecy)53:45 - Video Game Corner (Assassin's Creed Shadows, Fallout New Vegas/4)1:07:40 - 2024 Box Office Draft UpdatesSUBSCRIBE, RATE, REVIEW!Follow us on social media:Instagram/Twitter/TikTok: @whysosidiouspodYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@whysosidiouspodContact: whysosidious@yahoo.com
114. The Best Quotes of Star Wars w/ Guest Jim Smith!
Mar 25 2024
114. The Best Quotes of Star Wars w/ Guest Jim Smith!
Join hosts Caleb and David as they take on a special episode with guest Jim Smith of "Disney Facts and Figment"! He even makes an appearance in our cold open to enlighten us about his favorite and least favorite Star Wars movie...Then, Jim joins us to discuss the very best of quotes through Star Wars, Episodes 1-9 more specifically! Everyone knows that Star Wars has some famously horrendous dialogue throughout the saga, courtesy of George Lucas...BUT there are plenty of really meaningful and powerful quotes as well, and we are here to shine a light on them.Some movies were more packed with great quotes than others (looking at you, The Rise of Skywalker...), but they all had atleast2-3 really memorable quotes that are worth mentioning and diving into. We each give our favorite quote from every movie, and then collaborate at the end to determine the consensus top 3 Star Wars quotes of all time!What are your favorite Star Wars quotes of all time? Do you agree or disagree with our picks? Let us know on our social media pages!ENJOY!00:00- Special Guest’s Favorite and Least 03:30- Favorite Star Wars Movie03:30- Introducing Jim Smith from Disney’s Facts and Figment! (+Disney Theme Parks)14:25- Episode Breakdown + Bad Star Wars Quotes17:25- Episode 1: The Phantom Menace23:55- Episode 2: Attack of the Clones29:45- Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith36:20- Episode 4: A New Hope42:25- Episode 5: Empire Strikes Back48:05- Episode 6: Return of the Jedi53:50- Episode 7: The Force Awakens1:01:55- Episode 8: The Last Jedi1:08:05- Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker1:14:10- Best Quotes Left Out1:20:30- Choosing the Top 3 All-Time Star Wars Quotes*Where to find Jim Smith from Disney Facts and Figment!:Instagram: @disneyfactsandfigmentBlog: https://factsandfigment.com/Follow us on social media:Twitter/Instagram/TikTok: @whysosidiouspodYouTube: www.youtube.com/@whysosidiouspod?app=desktopEmail us questions/requests: whysosidious@yahoo.comSubscribe, Rate, and Review!
112. 2024 Box Office Draft!
Mar 12 2024
112. 2024 Box Office Draft!
Join the crew as we prepare for our 2nd Annual 2024 Box Office Draft! Where we draft rosters full of the year most anticipated theatrical releases, and see which team can field the highest total box office earnings at the end of the year!We open up catching you up on the 2023 Box Office Draft results, which due to a certain pandemic, had been delayed with the pushed back release date of Dune: Part Two. We will announce the winner SOON, so stay tuned!After that, we dive into THIS YEAR'S DRAFT! We lay down the rules, decide our draft order on the go, and jump into our second Box Office Draft!With a weird year that only has 2 possible Billion dollar movies (Deadpool & Wolverine and Despicable Me 4), and a wide array of mid-level movies spread out through the year (Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Joker 2, Mufasa, Kung Fu Panda 4, Gladiator 2, and MANY more...), this years competition is much more unpredictable than our first. Stay tuned as we cover this contest throughout the year, updating it as we go on our social media pages. ENJOY! And may the best team win...00:00 - Fantastic Four and Deadpool & Wolverine Cold Open08:25 - 2024 Box Office Draft Intro and 2023 Box Office Draft Recap12:20 - Draft Rules and Draft Order Reveal15:50 - 2024 Box Office Draft BEGINS! (Rounds 1-3)28:25 - Rounds 4-6 + RecapFollow us on social media:Twitter/Instagram/TikTok: @whysosidiouspodYouTube: www.youtube.com/@whysosidiouspod?app=desktopEmail us questions/requests: whysosidious@yahoo.comSubscribe, Rate, and Review!
111. Dune: Part Two Review
Mar 6 2024
111. Dune: Part Two Review
Join the crew as we tackle the incredibly epic sci-fi sequel, Denis Villeneuve's Dune: Part Two! Did this movie meet our expectations, and was it better than Part One? We discuss all of our initial thoughts and theater experiences before diving into the movie.We get into all the amazingly detailed world of the Fremen, discuss Paul's relationship with Chani and his "hero" journey as he rises to become the Lisan al-Gaib, and ponder whether we should be rooting for Paul or not right now.  Outside of The Fremen, we get into new aspects of the story such as The Emperor, and our visit to the Harkonnen homeworld, Giedi Prime. We discuss the creative decisions made for this planet, as well as the thrilling performance of Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen. Finally, we discuss that INSANE third act and where we think the story could go from here. Also, we hype ourselves up to read the book and plan a future episode comparing Denis' work to Frank Herberts original vision!Scored by Hans Zimmer and starring Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Austin Butler, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, Christopher Walken, Florence Pugh, Stellan Skarsgard, and more…this movie has all the workings of a historic epic, and we had a blast talking about it.ENJOY!02:15 - Initial Reactions of Dune: Part Two06:45 - Quick Summary09:45 - The Emperor and Princess Irulin14:20 - The Fremen and Sietch Tabr25:35 - Chani and Paul’s Journey to become Fremen + Riding the Worm40:35 - The Harkonnens and Geidi Prime47:25 - Gurneys Return and the Trip South54:35 - Paul Becomes the Messiah1:01:00 - The Final Battle and the Holy War1:26:40 - Final Thoughts and 1-10 Rating + Gripes w/ the MovieFollow us on social media:Twitter/Instagram/TikTok: @whysosidiouspodYouTube: www.youtube.com/@whysosidiouspod?app=desktopEmail us questions/requests: whysosidious@yahoo.comSubscribe, Rate, and Review!
109. The 2nd Annual 2023 Siddie Awards!
Feb 9 2024
109. The 2nd Annual 2023 Siddie Awards!
Welcome in to a very special episode...The 2nd Annual 2023 Siddie Awards!!!Where we take the time to reflect back on the year in fandom and honor the best (and sometimes worst) in television and film!Our cold open has us going over our favorite movies and tv series from the year of 2023 that are outside of fandom, including projects such as The Bear, Oppenheimer and Saltburn.Then we cross the red carpet to get to the main stage...and give our decisions on who wins what! From Biggest Disappointment to Best Movie and Best Series, we cover it all. Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Godzilla, the Sony-Verse, and more! It was a weak year for Best Actress in a Movie, and a strong year for Best Villain, and ANY Supporting Actor or Actress...and a surprising final picks for the Best Movie and Best Series at the end!Enjoy!!(If you disagree with our picks, feel free to let us know on our social media!)00:00 - Best Non-Fandom Movies/Series of 2023 Cold Open06:55 - The 2023 Siddie Awards Opening Ceremony08:20 - Biggest Disappointment, Biggest Surprise, Biggest "LOL" Moment23:25 - Best Overall Humor, Best Action (Movie or Series)28:25 - Best Actor (Movie), Best Actress (Movie)40:40 - Best Actor (Series), Best Actress (Series)50:30 - Best Supporting Actor (Movie OR Series), Best Supporting Actress (Movie OR Series), Biggest "Oh $%#@!" Moment1:08:15 - Most Emotional Moment, Best VFX, Best New Character, Best Villain1:24:35 - Best Series, Best MovieFollow us on social media:Twitter/Instagram/TikTok: @whysosidiouspodYouTube: www.youtube.com/@whysosidiouspod?app=desktopEmail us questions/requests: whysosidious@yahoo.comSubscribe, Rate, and Review!