It's time for a deep dive into the ships of Star Trek! This week, Josh and JP welcome Rick from Starbase 66 back to Big Nerdy Headquarters to talk the vessels of the Final Frontier. Which Enterprise is best? Which alien race builds the best behemoth? Do models of ships hold up better than CGI? Find out these answers and more in this incredibly nerdy installment of BNQ. Excelsior!

Big Nerdy Recommenation: Black Mirror ("U.S.S. Callister") and Ready Player One Audiobook

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Welcome to the first edition of Big Nerdy Quickies! In these shorter episodes, we bring you bonus content independent of a full-fledged Big Nerdy Question. To start this tradition off right, we welcome comedian extraordinaire Chris Cope to Big Nerdy HQ for his opinions on comedy, history, and mayonnaise. (Trust us, it'll make more sense once you listen.) PLEASE NOTE that the Big Nerdy Quickie series will be uncensored, so this episode is not child-friendly.

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Does Groundskeeper Willie make you hot under the kilt? Is the stench of beer and disappointment at Moe's an aphrodisiac? Are you really into women with one-eye who captain starships? If so, this is the episode for you. JP leads Josh, Erin, Ed, and Matt on a journey through the dating world in Springfield and New New York. The dialogue in this episode is for the adults, so kiddos may want to skip this entry. For everyone else, the only thing more fun than listeneing to this hour is going on a bender with Bender.

Hashtag of the Week: #ChooChooChooseMe

Big Nerdy Recommendations: Cuphead & Simpsons Video Games

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LANGUAGE WARNING!  This is JP here.  After we got done recording the two-part season 3 premiere, a few of us stayed after and caught up with one another.  One thing led to another, and eventually Ed and Colleen start talking about the latest Star Wars film.  Well, it turns out they have very strong, opposing, and entertaining opinions about the film, and luckily I was within reach of the record button not too long after Colleen really gets going.  I hope you enjoy this candid and raw discussion.

This episode is UNCENSORED!  Please be advised that there are no bleeps, only a few accidental computer sounds along the way.  The discussion between Ed and Colleen is completely unedited as well.

This is a behind the scenes look at who we really are, and you should find that it's not too different from who we are on the show.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed recording it.

--JP

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It's time for Part II of our discussion of which fictional universes we least want to live in. Ed, Colleen, Rachel, Matt, Callie, JP, and Josh lead you through a discussion ranging from Dragon Ball to Fallout and from Resident Evil to the Powerpuff Girls. Find out which hapless villain JP wants to drink with at the bar, why life as a commoner in Westeros must suck, and if reality itself is a bad fictional universe.

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Hello everyone! We are currently First Place in the Podible downloads contest, but we need your help to stay there. Listen to this short episode and find out how to help us win a new studio and a featured spot on Podible. We also raise the stakes by promising to watch one of the worst films in the history of nerd culture and provide a commentary track if we win. Find out your options for cinematically torturing us in this special short. Plus, Part II of Bad Fictional Universes comes out on Thursday!

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We're back! Season 3 premieres with a twist on our traditional opener. Instead of discussing which fictional universe we want to live in, we flip the script and discuss which universes would constitute living nightmares. Learn how the world of "Berserk" might outdo the dark stories of George R.R. Martin, why Lord of the Rings isn't as idyllic as one might think, and why living in Dune would feel like your worst ever day at the beach. The whole crew of Colleen, Matt, Ed, Callie, Rachel, JP, and your intrepid host Josh are here. Welcome back to Big Nerdy Headquarters.

Big Nerdy Recommendation: The Quincunx by Charles Palliser

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A short announcement about why we are on an unplanned hiatus, plans for the future, and (in happy news) we announce the winner of the prize from CSE Games.

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The truth is out there; you can find it by killing off the Gungan. Welcome to the 2017 Halloween Special where Josh, newcomer Lea, and special guest Greg from Rumor Flies talk about the classic series of conspiracies and creatures of the night, The X-Files. Instead of focusing on the mythology (which would require a much longer episode and some aspirin), we're tackling the funniest monster of the week episodes. We don't spoil the mythology of the show, but we do spoil the episodes we discuss. Come find out why Cher's music is way creepier than we ever imagined, how a tale about a man with a tail sparked a debate about misogynistic humor, and hear Josh's rendition of the COPS theme, Mulder and Scully style. 

Big Nerdy Recommendation: X-COM

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And the Oscar goes to...well, not the nerdy films. For most of the history of the Academy Awards, nerdy genre films haven't got the love they so richly deserved. Josh and Colleen look to rectify these omissions with the help of special guest Steve from the OscarWatch Podcast as they discuss which nerdy films were most overlooked at the Academy Awards. Find out which classic horror film almost won two Razzies, why 2001 wasn't nominated for Costume Design, and why the Academy wanted to rescind the nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Linda Blair in The Exorcist. Plus, we talk about how to best watch older movies with content that is not ok from a modern perspective.

Big Nerdy Recommendation: Academy Awards: The Complete Unofficial History by Gail Kinn and Jim Piazza

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