Show Archives 2013
Show Archives 2013

December 28, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: Louis Amestoy from the Bakersfield Californian is in the house and we commiserate about football. We revisit SAVING MR. BANKS. We begin our reviews of THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Reviews of THE WOLF OF WALL STREET continue. Herc reviews THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY. Hop and Louis discuss future radio plans. Some films from 2013 we didn’t like. The mysteries of Eric Stoltz. And because Louis is on the show, we have to talk about FRINGE.
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Hour 2 Part 1: We start off the second hour all over the place, but settle in discussing ALL IS LOST. Denzel as Green Lantern? We begin our Top Five Movie lists of 2013.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Now, our Top Five Television Shows of 2013. This leads to a general talk about the current state of television programming. Herc’s Headlines!  Wrapping up the show.
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December 21, 2013

Hour 1 Part 1: We start the show and our returning guest, Sasha Perl Raver, has a new job! And an new voice to introduce her! Herc and Sasha review HER. Sasha also has a few thoughts about NEBRASKA.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Everyone reviews SAVING MR. BANKS and everyone draws the same conclusion. There are film critics our there you just can’t trust. What happened to Jon Favreau? We review AMERICAN HUSTLE.

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Hour 2 Part 1: We kick off the second hour with reviews of ANCHORMAN 2. The passing of Peter O’Toole. Sasha rants about SONS OF ANARCHY. Television talk.
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Hour 2 Part 2:  Herc’s Headlines! The passing of Tom Laughlin. Hop explains why casting Joaquin Phoenix as Lex Luthor would be a brilliant move. A rambling talk about inside Hollywood moves. We wrap up the show.
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December 14, 2013 


Hour 1 Part 1: We start off the show by letting you know why the Golden Globes aren’t important. Hop almost back in love with Kevin Smith, and Norm McDonald is great. We begin our reviews of THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG.
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Hour 1 Part 2: We continue with more on THE HOBBIT. A caller sets us on a new path. Hop is stunned by a revelation by Hercules and that conversation finishes up the hour.
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Hour 2 Part 1: We begin reviewing the AFI’s top films of 2013, in which Herc gives us a mini review of each one.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Next, we review the AFI’s top television shows for 2013, and we all weigh in on this. Hop makes a career prediction for a well known actor. Then we talk about Billie Piper. We wrap up with HERC’S HEADLINES.
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December 7, 2013 

Hour 1 Part 1: We’re back! BNAT is the opening topic. The Thanksgiving holiday. SOUTH PARK and the GAME OF THRONES trilogy. We talk all things TERMINATOR with some Spielberg bashing thrown in.
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Hour 1 Part 2: We talk about great and not so great television news, but then get back to how we are no longer in love with Spielberg. Hop tries to like something that’s very popular and it just doesn’t work out. Herc reviews INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS and BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR.
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Hour 2 Part 1: Lots os STAR TREK news to break down. The new Wonder Woman. MOB CITY breakdown. More on SOUTH PARK and how much we love it. THE WALKING DEAD is some fine television.  
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Hour 2 Part 2: SNL, Ron Burgundy, and a quick rundown of television we like. Herc gives a quick review of SPOILS OF BABYLON, and that leads to how funny FUNNY OR DIE is. Herc reviews FROZEN, OUT OF THE FURNACE, and NEBRASKA. And we wrap up the show.
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November 30, 2013 Show, Best Of

Best of NWR Segment 1.
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November 23, 2013

Hour 1 Part 1: The show begins and Chris McCullah is in the house. Chris has a book and a job and we hear about both. Hercules the racist. STAR
TREK comic update. DR. WHO talk. We recognize the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination and discuss Stephen King’s book, 11/22/63.
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Hour 1 Part 2: More about 11/22/63 and the alternate timeline proposed in the book.  Hop confesses his hatred for a universally loved film. We discuss several topics and then Hop tells us about yet another exasperating experience while trying to go to the movies.
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Hour 2 Part 2: After we stop chastising each other for our movie likes and dislikes, we get into AGENTS OF SHIELD. Wes ell some Blu-rays and then get into our reviews of HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Herc reviews DELIVERY MAN and PHILOMENA. We anticipate some films that are getting ready for release. SOUTH PARK is killing us in a very good way. WALKING DEAD is firing on all cylinders. 
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November 16, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: The show starts and Comic Book Jon is in the house. More arguing about THOR: THE DARK WORLD.  This leads to a lot of comic book and comic book/movie talk. Hop and Herc discuss off-air things on-air. Herc reviews THE CHALLENGER DISASTER t.v. movie.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Larry from San Francisco derails the show with an interesting topic. We spend the rest of the hour discussing several (3) episodes of ST: TOS that are considered awful and ask the question: Are they really that bad?
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Hour 2 Part 1: We break into a discussion about the Coen brothers and their films.  We briefly address the possible Defenders series/movie and then get into THE RETURNED.
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Hour 2 Part 2: We recap and discuss THE WALKING DEAD. HOMELAND recap. Other television shows we are digging on. Herc covers a variety of things including not liking ALMOST HUMAN very much. AGENTS OF SHIELD is discussed.  We wrap up the show.

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November, 9 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: Sasha Perl Raver is back… and some of us are sick. Comic books are the lead topic. Hop issues an apology and birthday wishes. We begin our reviews of THOR: THE DARK WORLD.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Reviews for ABOUT TIME. Sasha gives us an inside look at a number of films that are pending. We discuss a hodge-podge of television and films. Sasha gives us an early look at THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE.   
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Hour 2 Part 1: We talk a little about ZERO CHARISMA. We are all in love with MASTERS OF SEX. We recap and talk about THE WALKING DEAD. Then we get into AGENTS OF SHIELD.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Sasha briefly reviews 12 YEARS A SLAVE. Hercules is very excited about the new television show, THE RETURNED. He’s also excited about BOARDWALK EMPIRE. HOMELAND is very good, but that leads us into exciting Marvel television news.  What BETTER CALL SAUL will hold in store for us and we wrap it up.
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November 2, 2013   


Hour 1 Part 1: Herc is back and Nerd Girl is in the house! Hercules, where were you? Let the fighting begin… personal lives, girlfriends and mistakes. AGENTS OF SHIELD and an exciting tie-in.
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Hour 1 Part 2: People know who Hop and Herc are.  Ben from Germany calls in and gives us a review of THOR: THE DARK WORLD. Fun with Ben and we’re talking superheroes. Herc does not care for QUANTUM LEAP. Larry from San Francisco calls in to review ENDER’S GAME. That lights the torch on the rest of our ENDER’S GAME reviews.
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Hour 2 Part 1: After a minor digression, we return to reviews and thoughts of ENDER’S GAME. Gary from Riverside calls in and Hop overreacts.
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Hour 2 Part 2: THE WALKING DEAD is having a wonderful season. MASTERS OF SEX continues to impress. Herc is loving BOARDWALK EMPIRE.  We are digging HOMELAND. We finish up with a STAR WARS talk/argument and then roll into a hodge-podge of topics.
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October 26, 2013

Hour 1 Part 1:  Movie Mike is on the show tonight and we talk about his new theater in New Jersey.  A few rumors and insights. Movie Mike reviews THE COUNSELOR. Life affects art and art affects life.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Hop reviews BAD GRANDPA. We revisit GRAVITY.  STAR TREK movies on blu-ray.
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Hour 2 Part 1: Hop loves his new television set. The pluses and minuses of new television technology. Recap and thoughts on AGENTS OF SHIELD. We lost some great actors and directors this week, including Hal Needham.
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Hour 2 Part 2: A movie trailer that gives away too much. What’s going on with the new STAR WARS script. What’s going on with the new STAR TREK script and Kahn in the comics. THE HOBBIT and LORD OF THE RINGS films are amazing. Movie casting news and the John Belushi bio-pic.  Cool movie chains vs. uncool movie chains.

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October 19, 2013

Hour 1 Part 1:  Stefani Diaz, Star Wars Dave, and Loud Mark are in the house.  Stef reviews ESCAPE PLAN and we talk about bad movie audiences.  
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Hour 1 Part 2: Hop and Stef review CARRIE. A quick talk about some horror movie remakes.  We start a top 10 list of ground breaking horror films.
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Hour 2 Part 1: We continue with the top 10 ground breaking horror films list. We talk a little about AGENTS OF SHIELD and THE WALKING DEAD.

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Hour 2 Part 2: Movie Mike calls in and we break down the 2014 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  We get back to WALKING DEAD because something about the show is bugging the heck out of Hop.  A quick talk about AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN.

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Hour 1 Part 1:  Going to a haunted house and spooky movies. Hop and Harlan Ellison. Possible new STAR WARS attractions at Disneyland. More thoughts about amusement park attractions.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Our interview with the great Larry Niven.
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Hour 2 Part 1: The interview with Larry Niven continues.  Hop and Herc have an on-air spat.  Herc reviews CAPTAIN PHILLIPS. Movies we can watch over and over… or not.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Television talk, and we start with TOMORROW PEOPLE… we move on to MASTERS OF SEX… that leads to HOMELAND… and that brings us to AGENTS OF SHIELD. A little anti-racist rant from Hop leads us into a WALKING DEAD preview.
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October 5, 2013

Hour 1 Part 1: Nerd World Report is on the air! Comic book writer Mike Johnson is our guest. Plenty of questions about his writing of the STAR TREK comics.
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Hour 1 Part 2: We break down the final BREAKING BAD. The Simpsons TreeHouse of Horror. Sean for Santa Clarita weighs in about David Lynch. Can anything replace BREAKING BAD?
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Hour 2 Part 1: Lots of show stuff, and then Herc has a question for Hop. Joseph from Brooklyn wants to talk more BREAKING BAD.  We get into reviews of GRAVITY.
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Hour 2 Part 2: New GODZILLA trailer. AGENTS OF SHIELD, episode 2… a little better.  We talk a little about HOMELAND. A few other odds and ends… then an strange Top-Ten list.
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September 28, 2013

Hour 1 Part 1: Nerd Girl joins the show and SNL is the starting topic. THE WALIKING DEAD is coming and shooting zombies with paint guns. Mr. KERN hates almost everything about the way DEXTER ended.
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Hour 1 Part 2: A little Emmy talk. MASTERS OF SEX leads to an interesting conversation. A review of RUSH. We break down AGENTS OF SHIELD. Then Ben from Germany calls in to join the conversation.
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Hour 2 Part 1: Upcoming changes to the show. Mr. KERN is a little obsessed with aging television actresses. Herc previews HOMELAND. SOUTH PARK debuts and Mr. KERN is thrilled. .. exact opposite feelings arise about THE SIMPSONS. BTW... we love Norm McDonald.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Scott from Denver poses a question to the panel. Herc and Nerd Girl have a disagreement. Actor/director Clint Eastwood is discussed. Talk and predictions about the finale of BREAKING BAD.
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September 21, 2013



Hour 1 Part 1: The show begins with a quick opening. Our interview with Michael Schur begins.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Our interview with Michael Schur continues. This cat is nails. 
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Hour 2 Part 1: One more segment with Michael Schur. Saturday Night Live and Larry Niven. Mr. KERN is mad at MAD MEN.
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Hour 2 Part 2: We get into some BREAKING BAD talk. Herc gives us a review of PRISONERS.  We begin to talk about crime and how we view different crimes and this leads to comparisons with A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. A little more BREAKING bad and then onto THE NEWSROOM and their season finale.
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September 14, 2013

Hour 1 Part 1: Anticipating a guest and prison calls. Louis Amestoy and Mr. KERN talk television and DEREK. General banter about movies.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Our guest is nowhere to be found and Herc is on a cell phone. Mr. KERN really loves DEREK. Herc reviews THE FAMILY. Again, is Ron Howard uppity? Still no guest, so Herc becomes our guest and answers many questions.
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Hour 2 Part 1: BREAKING BAD talk. Nobody is Kevin Sorbo.  Herc is our guest again and answers interesting questions. For the record: Mr. KERN loves sex and nudity.
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Hour 2 Part 2: John from New Hampshire calls in and takes our non-present guest to task about STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS which leads to other observations. We start to talk NEWSROOM and this set off Louis Amestoy till the show ends.
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September 7, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: Hop and Herc get a late start. Herc has seen BLUE JASMINE and loved it. A minor glitch in the show. We talk about TWIN PEAKS and how we loved it so. A big announcement!!! Mr. KERN goes back to school.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Will from Long Island has questions about a new DVD/blu-ray release. Movie Mike weighs in on the release and tells us about Baltimore. i-Tunes equals fear. We begin a breakdown of the new fall television season.
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Hour 2 Part 1: Cigarette breaks. We continue with the fall television breakdown.  Herc derails the show and Mr. KERN confuses THIS ISLAND EARTH with FORBIDDEN PLANET. The fall television breakdown continues.
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Hour 2 Part 2: More on the fall television schedule.  DC vs. Marvel cartoon movies. More fall t.v. and that leads to Dr. Who and that leads to one of Herc and Mr. KERN’s favorite films… LOCAL HERO. Herc reviews RIDDICK.  Wild rumors about movie casting.  
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August 31, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: Sasha is back! We are renaming the show and L.H. Puttgrass has a lot to answer for. A WESTWORLD television series. LOST rears its ugly head again. Geek stench.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Reviews of THE GETAWAY. Jon Voight/Angelina Jolie talk. Sasha runs down several films not yet released. Controversy surrounding the STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS DVD/blu-ray release. More movie previews.
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Hour 2 Part 1: More movie previews and uppity Ron Howard. More movie previews and Sasha tries to sell Mr. KERN on the FAST AND FURIOUS franchise. THE NEWSROOM gets a good going over. MR. KERN has odd television viewing habits. More NEWSROOM.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Continued dislike for THE BUTLER and more movie previews. Twerking sucks. A full breakdown of BREAKING BAD. Weird final moments of the show as Mr. KERN can’t hear herc and Sasha and they’re still there. Live radio…    
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August 24, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1:  Comic Book Jon is in the house and Mr. KERN is already angry. Brenna Smith from PBS’s JUST SEEN IT joins the fray.  Ben Affleck is Batman… get over it.
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Hour 1 Part 2: More about nerd-rage over Affleck and Movie Mike weighs in.  Some general talk about comic book films. Hercules is excited about the release of season 2 of ENTERPRISE on blu-ray.
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Hour 2 Part 1: The passing of Julie Harris. We begin our reviews of THE WORLD’S END. Hercules reviews YOUR NEXT. The passing of Elmore Leonard.
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Hour 2 Part 2: We start to talk BREAKING BAD, but an op-ed piece written by Anna Gunn steers the conversation in a different direction. We talk about THE WRITERS ROOM and their GAME OF THRONES episode… and this leads to GOT talk.
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August 17, 2013

Hour 1 Part 1: Stefani Diaz is back for a visit!!! Gilbert Gottfried imitations all around. We’re changing the name of ASK MR. KERN… but not today. DRUNK HISTORY leads to potty mouth. Behind the scenes at AMK. We talk (again) about THE CONJURING and scary dolls. No, we are not naming the show that!
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Hour 1 Part 2: Out interview with Matt Besser of the UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE.
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Hour 2 Part 1: BREAKING BAD is back and we are loving it. Mr. KERN’s television watching comes under the microscope. We review KICK ASS 2.
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Hour 2 PART 2: A big discussion about THE NEWSROOM, and some thoughts about how bad TRUE BLOOD is. THE WORLD’S END water??? A couple of one minute movie reviews by Hercules.
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August 10, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: Sasha Perl Raver joins us again! Sasha tells a story which starts an interesting game. We get into some heavy BREAKING BAD talk in anticipation of the final episodes.
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Hour 1 Part 2: A quick tribute to BREAKING BAD. We begin to review a lot of films this week and start with ELYSIUM. Next, we review LOVELACE.
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Hour 2 Part 1: Sasha gives us a big UNDER THE DOME scoop. A quick review of WE’RE THE MILLERS. A review of THE SPECTACULAR NOW. We get into a talk about BLUE JASMINE. A quick review of SHORT TERM 12. A review of PARANOIA. An advance look at THE BUTLER.
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Hour 2 Part 2:  A review of THE TO-DO LIST. A review of THE CANYONS. We talk about THE NEWSROOM. Sasha and Hercules go wild talking about BIG BROTHER and THE BACHELORETTE.  
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August 3, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: Louis Amestoy is in the house and stuff in Bakersfield blows up real good! Ask Mr. KERN has got listeners and the we have proof. Television worth watching.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Nick Avalos from Bakersfield Collector-Con joins us. Passionate talk about Warner Brothers and the movie DC universe.
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Hour 2 Part 1:  We talk about the passing of Michael Ansara. We talk about future segments that will cover “Bad” Star Trek episodes. Hercules starts a review of 2 GUNS and it dissolves into ugliness… with a good dose of humor. NOW the review of 2 GUNS.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Mr. KERN reviews BLUE JASMINE, talks about his recent movie outing in L.A. and visits the ArcLight Theater. We discuss UNDER THE DOME and Xbox video. We wrap it up with NEWSROOM talk.
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July 27, 2013

Hour 1 Part 1: Comic Book Jon joins us on the show and we breakdown and review THE WOLVERINE.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Marilu Henner joins on the show and we talk about her life and incredible memory ability.
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Hour 2 Part 2: We continue with Marilu Henner and discuss her series UNFORGETABLE and Andy Kaufman. Movie Mike calls into the show and we discuss last weeks Comic-Con and Spider-Man- Turn Off The Dark.

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July 20, 2013

Hour 1 Part 1: Moon landing and Sasha Perl Raver is back! Comic-Con is happening and we start talking about some of the exciting news coming out of San Diego. MYTHBUSTERS meets BREAKING BAD. Sasha and Herc square off over David Goyer. Batman/Superman movie news and other exciting stuff.
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Hour 1 Part 2: No to the ROBO-COP reboot and we’re split on a WOW film. The highest paid actors in Hollywood… the list is shocking. Mr. KERN dislikes all things Vin Diesel.  Miscellaneous news and then on to the Emmy nominations. This leads to other television talk. Mr. KERN still has problems with THE NEWSROOM.

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Hour 2 Part 1: Stephen from New Zealand calls the show, sets the panel straight, and then discusses all things Kiwi. We review THE CONJURING and all of us flip out over it. Reviews of R.I.P.D. come next. Click here to listen or download.

Hour 2 Part 2: Reviews of RED 2 begin. Sasha gives us a preview and review of ONLY GOD FORGIVES. We get into a discussion of the film LITTLE CHILDREN and profess our love for Patrick Wilson. We wrap up the show with all of our t.v. agendas.
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July 13, 2013

Hour 1 Part 1: Just Herc and Mr. KERN this evening… and Mr. K is a little bummed. Box office numbers and quizzes. We get a little side tracked and then more shocking box office numbers.
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Hour 1 Part 2: We get into our reviews of PACIFIC RIM. Mr. KERN goes bananas for PACIFIC RIM. Herc and Mr. KERN love the films 1941 and THE BLUES BROTHERS. A bit of news about AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
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Hour 2 Part 1:  Marilu Henner is coming on the show soon! A preview/review of the new season of NEWSROOM. We talk about the new FX series, THE BRIDGE. We get into the new Netflix series, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and Mr. KERN reveals a secret from his past.
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Hour 2 Part 2: We begin by talking about UNDER THE DOME and the get into the best and worst of the Stephen King movie adaptations. Herc has an interesting theory regarding Stephen King and the X-Men. Mr. KERN gets on board with NAKED AND AFRAID. Mr. KERN doesn’t like reality television… with one exception.
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July 6, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: Sasha Perl Raver returns to the show along with Comic Book Jon and Mono-Tone Matt. Tapes of Sasha during her beauty pageant days. Questions about beauty competitions abound. Sasha gives us an early review of PACIFIC RIM.
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Hour 1 Part 2: We begin our reviews of THE LONE RANGER. We mix in a fair amount of Johnny Depp bashing. Mr. KERN mixes in a quick review of V/H/S 2. We move on to Jim Carrey bashing which brings us back to more Depp bashing. Is comedy a young man's game.
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Hour 2 Part 1: Where did our Sasha go? Dungeons and Dragons… nuff said. DESPICABLE ME 2 reviews. We talk about television's NAKER AND AFRAID.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Sasha gives us reviews of THE WAY WAY BACK and FRUITVALE STATION. BIG BROTHER gets some air time. DEXTER talk. TRUE BLOOD talk. What are the best shows on t.v.? Is NEWSROOM too preachy? A brief THE WALKING DEAD chat.
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June 29, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: It’s hot outside. Louis Amestoy from the Bakersfield Californian joins the show. Entertainment Weekly has a Top 100 Movie list and we scrutinize the hell out of it. Mr. KERN and Louis almost come to blows. EW Top 100 Television shows gets a once over.
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Hour 1 Part 2: It seems that Mr. KERN needs to watch Buffy. We continue to debate top television shows. We review UNDER THE DOME and SIBERIA. We talk about Peter Jackson’s KING KONG. Movie soundtracks are discussed.
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Hour 2 Part 1:  The legacy of Richard Matheson is discussed. Fireworks and the upcoming holiday. We breakdown the season finale of MAD MEN. An old friend tricks Mr. KERN.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Movie Mike chimes in from New Jersey and talks with us about MAD MEN and his new project. We preview the final season of DEXTER; A CABIN IN THE WOODS attraction at Universal Studios, Orlando; and Upcoming films that we are looking forward to.
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June 22, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: Mr. KERN and Herc talk about the show, an upcoming guest, and their love lives. We get into our reviews and breakdown of WORLD WAR Z. 
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Hour 1 Part 2: We continue with WORLD WAR Z. 
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Hour 2 Part 1: We welcome movie critic Sasha Perl Raver to the show. Sasha gives a brief breakdown on several films including MAN OF STEEL and WORLD WAR Z. Mr. KERN and Sasha square off over LORD OF THE RINGS. A quick Mr. KERN drunk story and then reviews on MONSTERS UNIVERSITY.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Reviews of Showtime’s new series RAY DONOVAN. The nature of television pilots. Does Sasha like STAR TREK? A quick wrap up talk about the nature of heaven.
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June 15, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: The show begins. A bit of Superman comics discussion. We begin our breakdown, reviews and thoughts of MAN OF STEEL.
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Hour 1 Part 2: We continue with MAN OF STEEL. We get a little derailed with NORTHERN EXPOSURE talk. And then right back to MAN OF STEEL.
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Hour 2 Part 1: A little more MAN OF STEEL and then we briefly discuss THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. And then… a little more MAN OF STEEL.
Complete reviews and thought about THIS IS THE END.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Hercules reviews BLING RING. We breakdown the finale of GAME OF THRONES. We say a heartfelt good-bye to a couple of friends.
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June 8, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: Hercules the Strong is live in studio! And there was much rejoicing! Audio-books and will WORLD WAR Z be good. We talk about GAME OF THRONES and the fallout from the Red Wedding.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Yes, there was drinking at dinner, so we talk MAD MEN.  Some breaking STAR WARS news. Hercules on PBS. What do Stefani and Hercules look like?

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Hour 2 Part 1: Paris Jackson’s suicide attempt. Movie Mike and Herc review MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Stefani reviews THE PURGE.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Hercules reviews THE INTERNSHIP and THIS IS THE END. Christian books and THE RAPTURE. Reflections on Stephen Kings’ IT. Quick HANNIBAL talk and wrap up.
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June 1, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: Welcome to the show and the Superman 75th Anniversary logo sucks. Then right into MAD MEN talk. Jean Stapleton is dead. Back to MAD MEN. Stefani breaks down THE GREAT GATSBY.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Our interview with Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer… the Venture Brothers!
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Hour 2 Part 1: The good and bad of Netflix. HANNIBAL is back for a second season. Breaking down ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. BEHIND THE CANDELABRA is discussed. Talking about THIS IS THE END, Danny McBride, and Hercules reviews AFTER EARTH. Stefani reviews NOW YOU SEE ME.
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Hour 2 Part 2: BREAKING BAD comes back soon, and possibly the sequel/prequel? A hodge-podge of topics. An avalanche of thoughts, rants, and raves about some of those that post in our talkback.
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May 25, 2013

Hour 1 Part 1: Movie Mike is back and we dive right into more STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS talk and debate. IRON MAN 3 gets dragged into the debate. Alice Eve and the underwear scene. More TREK talk, debate and rapey aliens.
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Hour 1 Part 2: A little bit more TREK. ROOM 237. THE CONJURING. The Quicksilver/Marvel/Fox/Sony controversy.
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Hour 2 Part 1: STAR WARS: REBELS gets a moment on the show. Excited about ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. FAMILY TREE and MAD MEN get knocked around. THE WOLVERINE trailer. Hercules reviews EPIC, HANGOVER 3, and FAST AND FURIOUS 6.
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Hour 2 PART 2: Hercules reviews BEHIND THE CANDELABRA. Tony from Orange County wants to talk HANNIBAL. Mr. KERN is not liking THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 photos. No more MAN OF STEEL trailers, please. GAME OF THRONES breakdown. A hodge-podge to end the show.   
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May 18, 2013



Hour 1 Part 1: Mr. KERN and Hercules are glad to be back live. The passing of Ray Harryhausen and movie memories. THE OFFICE finale. Cody from North Carolina wants to talk HANNIBAL. We begin our reviews and breakdown of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Mr. KERN, Herc, and callers talk more about STAR TREK.
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Hour 2 Part 1: Mr. KERN had a little trouble seeing STAR TREK. Mr. KERN is a sought after commodity. Good things for listeners. More STAR TREK talk with callers.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Even more TREK talk and Mr. KERN flips out on talkbackers. Radio magic and our GAME OF THRONES breakdown. MAD MEN talk.
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May 11, 2013
The Best of Ask Mr. K.E.R.N.


HOUR 1 Segment 1: A caller wants to talk about LOST and mourn its passing which causes Mr. KERN to lose it on air.
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HOUR 1 Segment 2: Part one of our interview with Bob Orci. We talk about writing, ENDERS GAME, and of course STAR TREK.
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HOUR 1 Segment 3: Part two of our interview with Bob Orci.
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Hour 1 Segment 4: We talk about sci-fi conventions, costumes and Mr. KERN tells a terrible story about Boba Fett.
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HOUR 2 Segment 1: General banter, the passing of Adam Yauch and Mr. KERN braves the crowd on THE AVENGERS opening night.

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HOUR 2 Segment 2: Part one of our interview with Vince Gilligan. We get into everything BREAKING BAD.
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HOUR 2 Segment 3: Part two of our interview with Vince Gilligan.
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HOUR 2 Segment 4: NOT a best of segment! Just Mr. KERN and Hercules discussing a few things.
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May 4, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: The show does not start in its usual fashion. Hercules is out of sort and “Hello” Louis Amestoy. We discuss the possibilities of future ASK MR. KERN shows. IRON MAN 3 reviews and discussion.
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Hour 1 Part 2: IRON MAN talk continues. Bringing John Williams back to score the new STAR WARS films. PERSON OF INTEREST is discussed.
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Hour 2 Part 1: A few lingering thoughts on IRON MAN and then we get into a discussion about all things HANNIBAL. Mr. KERN gets on a rant about KSL TV in Salt Lake City. More questions for Louis and Mr. KERN misbehaves on camera. We get into a big MAD MEN discussion as well as FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Mr. KERN continues with his love for FTETTM. Time for GAME OF THRONES recap and discussion.
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April 27, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: Welcome to the show and we all dislike REVOLUTION. A brief STAR TREK video game talk. COMMUNITY is… meh. We begin a discussion about spoilers, trolls, and other hazards of the internet in regards to movie plots being revealed before their release.
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Hour 1 Part 2: We continue with our movies plots and spoilers talk. Hercules relates a couple of stories where spoilers got him in hot water. Mr. KERN is excited about seeing IRON MAN 3 but not about where he’s going to see it.
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Hour 2 Part 1: Caller Cody from North Carolina starts off the second hour with a comic book question. A question about movie ticket sales. Hercules gives a review about the Star Trek:TNG season 3 blu-ray.
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Hour 2 Part 1: GAME OF THRONES recap and preview. Then we get into THE AMERICANS and MAD MEN. HANNIBAL is discussed. We wrap up with some GREAT GATSBY.  
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April 20, 2013

 

Hour 1 Part 1: Amazon shows don’t thrill us. Movie Mike is stuck in the elevator and Mr. KERN is catching up with MAD MEN. Binge television watching and Stefani reviews HEMLOCK GROVE.  
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Hour 1 Part 2: Happy 420. Movie Mike has stories and insights from last weeks Cinema-Con including THOR and WORLD WAR Z highlights.
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Hour 2 Part 1: We continue with Cinema-Con insights and Movie Mike tells us about the coming of 4DX theaters. We talk HANNIBAL and Mr. KERN has a few issues with the episode. We also talk THE AMERICANS and GAME OF THRONES.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Brief revisit of HANNIBAL and then onto STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS. Mr. KERN reviews OBLIVION. Patton Oswalt is on a roll. A STAR WARS movie every year.  
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April 13, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: Foreign languages and reality show talk starts the show. Annette Funicello passes and we talk “beach” movies.
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Hour 1 Part 2: More about the beach. Hercules reviews THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES. Getting things in the mail. Mr. KERN is not crazy about JURASSIC PARK.
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Hour 2 Part 1: The Great JURASSIC PARK Debate continues. The end of the world and North Korea. Recap and thoughts about GAME OF THRONES. MAD MEN talk.
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Hour 2 Part 2: HANNIBAL  recap and thoughts. Hecules and Mr. KERN love Norm McDonalds webcast. Mr. KERN marks the passing of Jonathan Winters. A possible RINGWORLD mini-series? Maybe a BREAKING BAD spin off?
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April 6, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: Early morning interview problems. Mr. KERN’s life… welcome to it.
Thoughts and reflections about Roger Ebert.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Our interview with Emma Caulfield. After the interview the Krew engages in a BUFFY talk-fest.
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Hour 2 Part 1: Thoughts and reflections on Carmine Infantino. Reviews of EVIL DEAD. Movie Mike has some thoughts on G.I. JOE: RETALIATION.
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Hour 2 Part 2: GAME OF THRONES talk and recap. THE WALKING DEAD talk and recap. HANNIBAL talk and recap. Late Night Wars III: Leno vs. Fallon. A brief talk about the demise of LucasArts.
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March 30, 2013
 
 

Hour 1 Part 1: Show opening, things are a little off, and we hear from Movie Mike at Wonder-Con. Preview of a contest and of an upcoming appearance on another show. April Fools joke, GAME OF THRONES discussion turns into a DRAGONSLAYER discussion.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Bryan Fuller joins us on the show and we talk all thing HANNIBAL.
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Hour 2 Part 1: We continue with Bryan Fuller… talking HANNIBAL and may other things.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Bryan Fuller hangs out and we talk STAR TREK and THE WALKING DEAD. We get a winner for the contest. STAR WARS talk leads to more WALKING DEAD talk which leads to a discussion of evil deeds and redemption.
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March 23, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: The show begins and Hercules loves the film THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT. Movie theater difficulties. Richard Pryor films. Movie Mike drags Stefani to a rock band stalking. Anonymous Down-Voter from North Carolina calls in to the show. More about the stalking and stalking celebrities in general.
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Hour 2 Part 2 : Our interview with COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS writer Mike Johnson begins.

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Hour 2 Part 1: Our Mike Johnson interview continues. Mike and Stef preview Wonder-Con and have a dilemma. Mr. KERN loves the nerdness of the show and is a bitter man.
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Hour 2 Part 2: We talk THE WALKING DEAD and Hercules panics. Hercules gives us a small preview of GAME OF THRONES. JUSTIFIED continues to get high praise. The Late Night Wars are heating up and what the hell is going on with NBC and Leno? Mr. KERN is annoyed. We continue to discuss Leno. G.I. JOE: RETALIATION is getting good buzz??? Robert Redford joins the Marvel universe. We wrap it up for this week.
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March 16, 2013

Hour 1 Part 1: Show opening banter and no one saw a movie this week. What’s a worse movie: SUPERMAN 3 or 4? Then comes the Margot Kidder talk. Scott from Denver wants to chime in. Women is superhero films.
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Hour 1 Part 2: A little t.v. talk and then we get right into our interview with Jay Bonansinga, author of THE WALKING DEAD: RISE OF THE GOVERNOR
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Hour 2 Part 1: Our Jay Bonansinga interview continues and Mr. KERN asks an awkward favor. VERONICA MARS and the Kickstarter revolution.
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Hour 2 Part 2: More about Kickstarter. A fan gets banned from the show. Thoughts about JURASSIC PARK. We talk THE WALKING DEAD. Hercules raves about JUSTIFIED, and we wrap up the show.
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March 2, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: Mr. KERN is a little raspy. Jimmy Fallon is moving up in rank. Larry from San Francisco wants to talk JUSTIFIED. We get onto a variety of television topics. We launch into an Oscar frenzy. Seth MacFarlane is lacking. More ripping of the Oscars.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Robins dead, let’s discuss. Superhero deaths are old news. A bizarre kind of celebrity death-pool breaks out. Carrie Fisher back in rehab. What up with The Onion apology to the little girl? This leads to more Oscar talk.
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Hour 2 Part 1: The new Benedict Cumberbatch show. Mr. KERN reviews JACK, THE GIANT SLAYER. Looking forward to EVIL DEAD, plus more EVIL DEAD news.   Chris Cooper can only help the new Spider-man film. The Rev. Snuffy Baxter from Houston, Texas is back and he’s all over the place.
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Hour 2 Part 2: THE WALKING DEAD recap.  We continue to love THE AMERICANS.  No love for Chevy Chase. Okay, a little love. Spotlight on… Mr. KERN’s love life.
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February 23, 2013

Hour 1 Part 1: Our Oscar show is here! General Oscar banter. The Razzies came out today and we talk about the winners. Mr. KERN makes a startling confession.
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Hour 1 Part 2: We guess Oscars tunes coming out of breaks. The Rev. Snuffy Baxter calls into the show from Houston, Texas and asks Mr. KERN about his confession. What celebrities we would do and where. Razzies wrap up.
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Hour 2 Part 1: We give our Oscar picks and comments.

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Hour 2 Part 2: Mr. KERN reviews DARK SKIES. THE AMERICANS, BUNHEADS, and THE WALKING DEAD talk. Rod Lurie and THE CONTENDER. A little STAR TREK talk. Joe Carnahan walks away from the DEATH WISH reboot.
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February 16, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: Hercules and his poodle woes. Movie Mike talks about “second run” theaters. Han Solo is back… maybe. Peter Dinklage is a damn fine actor.

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Hour 1 Part 2: A HUGE reveal about the villain of STAR TRK INTO DARKNESS. ASK MR. KERN goes political… sort of. Bond issues. What happened to Aliens: Colonial Marines?
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Hour 2 Part 1: Resetting the big news of the night: Khan is the villain in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS. Zombie alert and THE WALKING DEAD talk. Batman comic book talk. Tony from L.A. wants to talk about THE AMERICANS. Are DVRs, Netflix, Hulu and the like affecting t.v. ratings? Will HANNIBAL find an audience?
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Hour 2 Part 2: More HANNIBAL thoughts. Hercules reviews AMOUR. We have not seen A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD or SAFE HAVEN, but we kind of review them anyway. What is good and what is bad in the DIE HARD series. Bryan Cranston is a damn fine actor. A brief talk about the controversy that is Orson Scott Card.
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February 9, 2013

 

Hour 1 Part 1: ASK MR. K-E-R-N celebrates a very special day. A fugitive is on the loose and he’s nuts. An offhand Tweet by Movie Mikes gets us on to a video game roll. Who will play us in AMK:THE MOVIE? And then we go right back into video games.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Sideline STAR WARS movies is the news of the day. JJ Abrams has his hands in everything. Starlog was the internet before there was an internet.

Click here to listen or download.Hour 2 Part 1: Beyonce: Hot or not? CBS’s ridiculous rules for Grammy attire. Did Entertainment Weekly confirm the villain for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS? Movie Mike unleashes his theories about the plotlines for STID. Many questions and speculations about STID. The Krew reviews SIDE EFFECTS.

Click here to listen or download. Hour 2 Part 2: Lots and lots of comic book movie news! Things look very, very grim for a Justice League movie and we have lots of theories has to why. A brief overview of the week in television.

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February 2, 2013


Hour 1 Part 1: Animated Batman… what’s the best? The Krew reviews WARM BODIES. Will from Long Island weighs in on the topic.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Mike from San Francisco calls in with several questions for the Krew. A conversation about people behaving and misbehaving in movie theaters dissolves into chaos. Bad zombie comedies. Mr. KERN makes a musical mistake about Hercules. Stefani tells the story of a musical victory. Does Cameron Diaz enjoy jalapeños in her popcorn? Spider-Man and his villains.
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Hour 2 Part 1: We review the new FX series THE AMERICANS. We then get into our reviews of the new Netflix series HOUSE OF CARDS.
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Hour 2 Part 2: We continue discussing HOUSE OF CARDS. Hercules previews the return of WALKING DEAD. An ENTOURAGE movie gets a big “meh” from everyone… mostly. No to 3D conversions. Hercules gives us a t.v. news update.
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January 26, 2013

 

 

Hour 1 Part 1: The show begins with a sales pitch and GODFATHER talk. Then we get into Stanley Kubrick. Is something wrong with the show? No matter… JJ Abrams will direct the new STAR WARS movie!!!
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Hour 1 Part 2: Tony from Southern California weighs in on the STAR WARS talk. And then a STAR TREK debate breaks out. We review MOVIE 43 and hated it. Stefani reviews PARKER. Hercules takes Stefani to task.
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Hour 2 Part 1: Big discussion about the upcoming MAN OF STEEL and Superman in general. Jenny Olsen vs. Jimmy Olsen. The new X-Men movie is shaping up. Jeff from L.A. weighs in on the Superman talk. Heavy talk about male-to-female roles in movies, television, and comics.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Hercules reviews the new FX series THE AMERICANS. Scott from Denver rehashes the Superman and STAR WARS topics. LAST RESORT had it’s finale and Movie Mike said it was “balls out”. Attack Of The Show is dead and Mr. KERN is heartbroken while Hercules dances on the grave. We finish up the show with a great talk about THE OFFICE. Mr. KERN and Stefani hate OPEN WATER 2: ADRIFT.
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January 19, 2013

   

Hour 1 Part 1: A funny and disjointed conversation to begin the show. Our interview with Kelly Sue DeConnick.
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Hour 1 Part 2: The interview with Kelly Sue DeConnick continues. Kelly Sue made some good points in the interview and we argue them.
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Hour 2 Part 1: Hercules yells at Movie Mike. Comic Books are important to us, damnit! Super Chicken!!! Hercules reviews THE LAST STAND. Movie Mike sees CLOUD ATLAS and has a few thoughts. Mr. KERN reviews MAMA. The panel breaks into a hodge-podge of movie breakdowns.
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Hour 2 Part 2: STAR TREK:THE ANIMATED SERIES talk. FRINGE has its finale and we discuss it. Will from Long Island weighs in on the FRINGE breakdown. BUNHEADS, AHS:ASYLUM, and general t.v. talk wraps up the show.
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January 12, 2013

Hour 1 Part 1: The show begins and the poodle takes a rape-shower. Mr. KERN talks about his trip to Vegas, hanging out with Hercules, Pai Gow poker, problems at his hotel, and Star Trek slot machines.
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Hour 1 Part 2: Andrew from Bakersfield calls the show and gives us his thoughts and opinions on GANGSTER SQUAD. The STAR WARS television show might be taking positive steps forward. ABC is a fun network. BUNHEADS talk.
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Hour 2 Part 1:  We begin to review and breakdown ZERO DARK THIRTY. Jeff from L.A. calls into the show to talk ZERO DARK THIRTY.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Hercules gives us his take on ZERO DARK THIRTY. We are all terribly concerned about the pending JUSTICE LEAGUE film. Herc’s television reviews and previews includes DOWNTON ABBY, JUSTIFIED, and FRINGE.
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January 5, 2013

Hour 1 Part 1: Happy New Year! Intestinal distress. No Entertainment Weekly. Cody from North Carolina poses a question to the KERN crew and it sparks lively debate and discussion.
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Hour 1 Part 2: We continue to ponder Cody’s question and that leads to hypothetical questions for Stefani. Movie Mike has a great new idea for a video game. Thoughts and remembrances of FIELD OF DREAMS. Debunking TWIN PEAKS rumors.
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Hour 2 Part 1: We talk THE PRISONER… disliked the remake, loved the original. Twitter scrolls on t.v. shows. Thoughts about the MAMA trailer. The Mr. KERN Krew presents their best and worst films of 2012.
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Hour 2 Part 2: Hercules gives us a big t.v. preview. Watching shows on HBO GO. If there was one film coming out in 2013 that you could see right now, what would it be?   Talking about the talk back. CES!

 
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