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August 7, 2019

Venom 2, DC TV shows, Violence and Video Games, and The Boys

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.

 

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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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