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A show where nerd culture intersects with society. 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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In entertainment news this week we recap the Oscars.  Steve and Sean got many predictions correct but there were plenty of big surprises too.  Steve also discusses why he is not a fan of Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey. In our tech news we discuss Elon musk tweeting out to delete Facebook and how he is recruiting drop-outs to work for him at Tesla. Tesla also hits the news this week when they deleted upgrades to a car after it was sold to a new owner. In space talk, SpaceX is considering separating Starlink and making Starlink a publicly traded company.  There was a super massive galaxy that just went dark and Voyager 2 comes back online after some technical difficulties.

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In entertainment news this week we discuss the Super Bowl ads for Disney+. Warcraft III: Reforged is taking some big lumps and Blizzard fans are angry.  EA released their quarterly earnings and it is apparent that micro-transactions and online sales are here to stay. In tech news we debate on the security flaws of Ring and other internet of things devices.  We give the details surrounding several arrests connected with Chinese espionage and theft.   

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In this special episode Ken and Steve are joined by Sean Mullen from Dontfeedthewolf.com.  The Oscars are less than a week away and we give our thoughts on the nominees as well as our predictions for the awards.  This is an in depth discussion on all categories.  Take a listen before the awards are given out to see if you agree with Sean and Steve.

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In entertainment news this week we discuss the production delays of the Disney+ show Kenobi.  Ken gives his thoughts on the YouTube TV documentary the Age of AI. All nerds should rejoice at the news of a Mario themed park coming to Orlando and California.  Google Stadia continues to disappoint the gaming community. We provide details on the story of Jeff Bezos getting hacked by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Coronavirus has been all over the news this week and we discuss how AI and other tech has been used to assist in detection as well as the suppression of information.  London police has adopted the use of cameras and facial recognition and we discuss the dangers to our privacy and liberties posed by this tech.  

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This week we dedicate this show to the memory of our close friend Stu.  He was a great man and a truly exceptional nerd. We ask that if you please consider donating to his wife and three kids that he unfortunately left far too early.  

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In entertainment news this week we discuss news surrounding many of the biggest streaming services.  Netflix continues to spend big money on content, more details have emerged concerning the Peacock service. Amazon releases the cast of the Lord of the Rings show, and Disney+ has another setback.  In tech news we cover the latest in space talk. Space X tested a new safety feature by exploding one of their rockets, Elon plans to put 1 million people on Mars, and the Space Force unveils their new uniforms.

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This episode is a Cantina Conversation with Regular Scott from Take a Knee For Marvel vs DC and J.D. Oliva the author of Harvest Moon and The Books of Jericho and host of the Superhero Speak podcast.  Both Scott and J.D. have also recently began the Showdown Pro Wrestling Podcast.  We discuss the books written by J.D. and have some in depth conversations on modern professional wrestling.   

 

 

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In entertainment news this week we discuss the problems at Marvel with one of their shows being delayed indefinitely and Dr Strange losing their director due to creative differences.  Seth MacFarlane is leaving Fox for NBCU after 21 years on the network. In tech news we discuss the Virgin Galactic spaceship and their future plans for commercializing space travel. This last week we followed everything happening at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and we discuss some of the best and oddest tech coming out of the convention.  

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In honor of The Joker's release to blu-ray we thought it would be fitting to release our Patreon exclusive content to the public.  We hope you enjoy the full review of the film and get a peek at the exclusive content we will be putting on our Patreon page to give our financial backers some added appreciation.  If you enjoy this episode and would like to support the show and receive this content you can sign up for as little as one dollar at https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina.  We thank everyone for listening and hope you enjoy the show.

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In entertainment news this week we discuss the Golden Globes awards, Marvel’s first transgender superhero, and Disney+ news.  We also cover the recent tech news concerning the California Privacy Act and copyright laws protecting medical devices. At the end of the episode we discuss how the recent attacks in Iran may result in significant cyber attacks retention.  

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In entertainment news this week we discuss the Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker and the end of the Mandalorian show on Disney+.  In tech news this week we go over our thoughts on the recent articles declaring China as the leader in surveillance and AI technology.  Tesla opens its gigafactory in China and a US hacker gets out of prison and is now teaching in China. The Pentagon warns servicemembers of their privacy concerns relating to commercial DNA testing kits.  We also cover the recent news behind both international and US autonomous driving trucks.

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