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A show for nerds! We weekly cover nerd news discussing the latest in movies, comics, games, and more. Our interview shows focus on amazing nerds and their work.

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This week Ken and Steve highlight all of the major nerd news. James Gunn announces the casting of Suicide Squad 2.  Some of the individuals responsible for “swatting” find themselves serving real jail sentences. In space news this week we discuss the discovery of a potentially habitable planet and newborn blackholes ringing.  Huawei is offering up some 5G intellectual property as a peace offering. Finally, there is a new announcement in the streaming wars, Apple TV plus reveals its plan and initial TV offerings. 

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Links to topics discussed:

Suicide Squad cast: https://mobile.twitter.com/JamesGunn/status/1172598575257346049?s=20

 

Swatting leads to significant jailtime- https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/swatting-kansas-video-game-finch-1.5283927

 

Water found on a potential super earth- https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49648746

 

Black hole rings- http://news.mit.edu/2019/ringing-new-black-hole-first-0912

 

Huawei offers to license all 5g tech to US companies- https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanbaptiste/2019/09/12/huawei-ceo-reportedly-offers-to-license-5g-technology-stack-to-american-companies-in-peace-offer-to-trump/#24683a2f5324

 

Apple TV announced- https://deadline.com/2019/09/apple-tv-plus-launch-original-series-available-see-morning-report-dickinson-full-list-1202730602/

https://hypebeast.com/2019/9/netflix-roku-disney-stocks-apple-streaming-service-announcement?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=facebook_post&utm_medium=social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1568226089

https://gizmodo.com/disney-ceo-cuts-ties-with-apple-because-its-not-called-1838111936

https://www.joe.ie/movies-tv/jason-momoa-see-apple-681190

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In this week’s news show, we give our thoughts on some of the major topics in the nerd community. We share our thoughts on why fantasy football may be the nerdiest thing that we do.  We give a quick update to the Spider Man vs MCU saga. IT 2 leads the way at the box office and we share our thoughts on the great Stephen King. There was another security and privacy issue at Facebook resulting in over 200 million phone numbers being exposed.  

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In this week’s news show, Steve and Ken have a conversation with Liz and Heather from The Nerdy Bitches Podcast.  We discuss how they got started in podcasting and built their audience. We have a discussion on their experiences as women inside the nerd community.  

Check out The Nerdy Bitches Podcast on any podcast player and at https://www.nerdybitches.com/.  You can also find them at:

twitter- https://twitter.com/nerdybitchespod 

instagram- https://www.instagram.com/nerdybitches/

 

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In this week’s news show, Steve and Ken give their thoughts on some of the major topics in the nerd community. Steve is enjoying Carnival Row and Ken is creeped out by Dark Crystal.  They talk over the World of Warcraft classic release and the hype surrounding the Joker movie. They have a discussion around the new army of Robots being rolled out by Walmart and the fact that the worst thing about robots is humans.  Finally they share their thoughts on deep fakes and how they scare the hell out of us. 

If you wish to share your opinions with the community you can always leave a message at 815- 905-1414.

As always, we ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.

 

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Links to topics discussed:

The Joker early screenings get some great reviews- https://variety.com/2019/film/news/joker-joaquin-phoenix-robert-deniro-premiere-venice-1203320139/?fbclid=IwAR3-12erHPa_wVpIVzeR19fT9ZWOcikP64gVD_pTo8O29tptG5kHfG79n5E

 

The worst thing about robots is humans.

https://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-robot-army-stores-expanding-2019-4

 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hitchbot-destroyed-philadelphia_n_55bf24cde4b0b23e3ce32a67?fbclid=IwAR1Q4dxvZk9VcyRaRSI8oGBsPgd064QjUsTrRf8wgs1iccnIlBewdDzJw88&guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9sLmZhY2Vib29rLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAEbnNyaseh8UDRUedvzJAeYjmf0KwR5ccBgJC4Zh3P2NHUVJF2YMr1Qao1Cgp8UXmOkH_dvyasFPcY2xRTmz-08NRD3N2Ik9DbK6UBDMqWmxiHHuBl0Yg94rbcLpcuneRGL-SgCMbZfmLx0RZLAW8WUETIaRMII3BWh37udO3BRH

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In this Cantina Conversation, Steve and Ken get a chance to have an in depth discussion with three board members of TakeThis.org.  Take This is a nonprofit organization that seeks to decrease the stigma, and increase the support for, mental health in the game enthusiast community and inside the game industry.  We have Eve Crevoshay, executive director, Dr. Raffael Boccamazzo, clinical director, and Dr. Rachel Kowert, research director. We review a recent white paper published on the State of the Industry which focused on mental health risk factors of the developers and employees in the gaming industry.  The paper provides great insight into the negative effects of overwork/crunch, job instability, social media harassment, and a lack of diversity plays on the mental health of those in the gaming industry. We also discuss the recent shootings and whether violent games contributes to the violence we see in society today.  These are important topics, leave us a comment and let us know what you think.  

 

Visit takethis.org to keep up to date on challenges facing both game enthusiasts and individuals inside the industry.  Find out more about how to get involved at https://www.takethis.org/get-involved/

 

You can read the complete white paper for yourself at https://www.takethis.org/programs/industry-research/state-of-the-industry-white-paper/

 

If you wish to share your opinions with the community you can always leave a message at 815- 905-1414.

As always, we ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.

 

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In this week’s news show, Steve and Ken give their thoughts on some of the major topics in the nerd community.  Matrix 4 is happening and it is different than we originally thought it would be. We give our thoughts on the Activision policy that says that intentionally misgendering characters in Borderlands 3 can get you banned.  We go over all of the biggest news from Disney’s D23, there were new trailers, Ewan McGreggor sightings, Clone Wars news, new Marvel shows, and more. Then Steve and Ken role play as Disney and Sony executives to play the blame game around the failed negotiations for Spider-man.

If you wish to share your opinions with the community you can always leave a message at 815- 905-1414.

As always, we ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.

 

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Links to topics discussed:

Matrix 4- https://variety.com/2019/film/news/matrix-4-keanu-reeves-carrie-anne-moss-lana-wachowski-1203307955/?fbclid=IwAR3gB5sfPOxN5G1516QFUg2m8dTtgh6Cpm56J0TskfSXeSQsagQBRaDwdl0

Borderlands 3 misgendering- https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/borderlands-3-misgendering-ban/?fb=gk&fbclid=IwAR0c3dYfz8m9hX0PJ7Y4zcvs2A64TctPi9erLWBR-xh22kAeJLb0ZfH-e6Y

Spiderman- https://nerdist.com/article/marvel-sony-end-spider-man-partnership/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=Nerdist&utm_content=Marvel%20and%20Sony%20End%20SPIDER-MAN%20Movie%20Partnership&fbclid=IwAR0a4A3PisdNSdoPkhjjNgvwWvlGcrMDwJxop0SnD6YXQBR9k0NOw5j3-Vw

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This is an absolutely MUST listen to episode.  If you use the internet, purchase anything, or have a pulse then the topics discussed in this interview are relevant to you.  Best selling author and digital rights activist, Cory Doctorow, discuss monopolies that are affecting our daily lives and their impacts on creators and consumers.  Cory discusses many information age challenges that we face and some suggested solutions. This is a very eye opening episode and we hope you all take a few things from this episode.  

 

You can find Cory Doctorow’s work at https://craphound.com/

 

Our review of Radicalized: https://thenerdcantina.com/radicalized-by-cory-doctorow-book-review/

 

Support the Electronic Frontier Foundation by joining their cause at https://act.eff.org/

 

If you wish to share your opinions with the community you can always leave a message at 815- 905-1414.

As always, we ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.

 

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In this week’s news show, Steve and Ken give their thoughts on some of the major topics in the nerd community.  Disney is teaming up with internet providers to defeat piracy, we may get a Star Wars series featuring Ewan McGregor playing Obi Wan Kenobi.  We discuss a new research study that is placing microchips in the brain to combat obesity. The internet is not a safe place for game developers and the Apex Legends team saw that this week.  Finally we head to outer space and discuss the bright lights from the black hole, asteroid defense plans, and Elon Musks thoughts on nuking Mars.  

If you wish to share your opinions with the community you can always leave a message at 815- 905-1414.

As always, we ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.

 

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Links to topics discussed:

Disney anti piracy plan teams up with Charter - https://gizmodo.com/disney-and-big-cable-team-up-to-crack-down-on-password-1837314920?fbclid=IwAR0MVlcNHd_u2AMB0-tJ1XOwk-6U5evP019U9pWJxfn1lC2ob_BuRCFHQI0

Star Wars Ewan McGregor may return as Obi-Wan Kenobi - https://deadline.com/2019/08/ewan-mcgregor-obi-wan-kenobi-disney-plus-star-wars-1202669319/?fbclid=IwAR06Uos5avaGVKa-JhdaGLxnRg_OtFKuVTiUjOkwuAeUk1pa0MdN6tSTg-E

Stanford researchers micro-chip the obese - https://digit.fyi/microchips-obese-people-brains-electroshock/?fbclid=IwAR0-k3Y4TBpRCaVqN5rb30_Ar808CEgCsyttEjsaiiBHt6UtNhbEVCS7IpM

Apex Legends - https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/08/18/apex-legends-forum-becomes-heated-as-developer-calls-toxic-community-members-a-hats?sf107413246=1&fbclid=IwAR2WWBehalsIg2rislZOPwzkhR2xUrZxXgl7cLudr6-ckr32p2w7hTl-E9Q

Nuke Mars - https://www.insider.com/elon-musk-wants-to-nuke-mars-plans-t-shirts-2019-8?fbclid=IwAR2doOCGNoQZkOGS6_DXUa9bjltgQMoRMyuLkRSoG0rlvrOA27AtH838jvM

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In this week’s news show, Steve and Ken give their thoughts on some of the major topics in the nerd community.  We speculate on why Disney’s happiest places on earth seem a bit empty this summer. We discuss Apple offering $1 million to hackers and the $200 million that the Game of Thrones showrunners received from Netflix.  Ninja leaves Twitch for Mixer and his followers got a big surprise on his channel. We also discuss the recent decisions by Walmart and Universal following the recent mass shootings. A community member left us a voicemail with his thoughts on The Boys and we respond.

If you wish to share your opinions with the community you can always leave a message at 815- 905-1414.

As always, we ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.

 

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Links to topics discussed:

The Nerd Cantina Review of Brian Banks- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tdXqkL8QAs

 

The Nerd Cantina Review of The Kitchen- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4aG2ivXEnQ

 

Star Wars Galaxy Edge is empty- https://cosmicbook.news/star-wars-galaxys-edge-close-rebranded?fbclid=IwAR3qzkvIcH8NecqZFm8xT6ecAGYErPYMGGrqTyzvyoK_idwOaA-UpMyiieM

 

Apple offers $1 million to hackers- https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/08/08/apple-confirms-1-million-reward-for-hackers-who-find-serious-iphone-vulnerabilities/?fbclid=IwAR2Gu--pQSP2uUYDfyDnuIwJLvV5-LmVlLYBHk6Xx5XmzUruap9a2gkjAGw#26976d673948

 

Game of Thrones showrunners get paid by Netflix- https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/09/netflix-just-spent-200-million-for-game-of-thrones-creators.html?fbclid=IwAR2tg1QmLwznfhuUCtlNfGjjlihHCPwbLVI1_qJc0uKfB-baTN8QALRpll8

 

Walmart pulls violent games- https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/walmart-video-game-displays-gun-sales-869788/?fbclid=IwAR1XQyAgkhOzdVq1fe8v-fBSMO3YeJfBRojRZ-HwXxmmFtm_8BeFgtjE53Y

 

The Hunt gets cancelled by Universal- https://variety.com/2019/film/news/the-hunt-canceled-universal-betty-gilpin-hilary-swank-emma-roberts-1203298774/

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In this week’s news show, Steve and Ken give their thought on some of the major topics in the nerd community.  We cover the hiring of Alex Serkis as the director of the upcoming Venom sequel.  We go over some television news relating to upcoming DC shows.  Following the recent tragic events in El Paso and Dayton, OH, we discuss the misdirected blame being placed on the video game industry.  Then we end the episode discussing the Amazon Prime TV show The Boys.

 

As always, we ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the fun in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.

 

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Links to topics discussed:

Spoiler-free review of The Boys by Steve- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwV6U5pBGBs

Spoiler-free review of Hobbs & Shaw- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYu-mv7D6fA

The Boys- https://amzn.to/2ypi5PS.  Get the original graphic novel at https://amzn.to/2LMUFMM.

Venom 2 gets a director, Andy Serkis - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/venom-2-andy-serkis-direct-1228724

Titans trailer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRujo5YK_Eg

Neil Degrasse Tyson tweets- https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/08/06/critics-say-neil-degrasse-tyson-should-stick-astrophysics-after-his-tweets-about-mass-shootings/

Video Games get the blame for violence- https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/sports/trump-violent-video-games-studies.html

 

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