Ad hoc

Ad hoc: A random sampling of the nerdery

Ad hoc is about anything and everything nerdy, from Star Wars to Sandman to Scotch, from Bond to Batman to bagels. Hosted by Guy English and Rene Ritchie, we get a group of geeks together, give them mics, and let them loose. You've been warned.

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Ad hoc 11: The Winter Soldier

Ad hoc is our movie, television, and general nerdery podcast where a bunch of geeks get together to talk everything from the best flicks of 80s to the current blockbusters in the theater. This week Georgia, Guy, Rob, Rene, and Dave, talk Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Iron Man to Avengers, and then dive into the latest film, Captain America: The Winter Solider. And, yes, sigh, agents of S.H.I.E.L.D as well.

And, yeah, stay until after the credits...

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Ad hoc 10: Tombstone

Don, Matt, Guy, and Rene skin Tombstone and see what happens. That’s right, we’re throwing down on Wyatt and the Earp brothers, Doc Holiday and the Cowboys, the shoot out at the O.K Corral, and the vendetta that followed.

Ad hoc is our movie and entertainment show and this episode we're talking everything from Kevin Jarre’s enormous script to George P. Cosmatos’ alleged ghost direction for Kurt Russell to the themes of friendship shot throughout. With a stacked cast and absolutely killer dialog, was it a hell of a western-meets-action movie blend, or was it not no daisy at all? Find out!

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Ad hoc 9: Blade runner

Don, Matt, Guy, and Rene podcast about things you wouldn't believe. Androids dreaming of electric sheep. Blades running after replicants shown to be real men. All those… versions… so many cuts, like tears… in… rain.

Ad hoc is our entertainment and media podcast, and this episode is all about Ridley Scott's seminal work, Blade Runner. From production problems to casting curiosities to effects, we put Blade Runner through the VK test! So what motifs did we pick up? Which themes resonated the most? And most importantly, who's a replicant?! Find out!

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Ad hoc 08: The Princess Bride

Our names are Don, Matt, Guy, and Rene. This is the Princess Bride. Prepare for podcast! This is the one where we give you our words as Spaniards that we talk, inconceivably enough, all about Rob Reiner’s classic storybook story.

What made it so memorable, how did they get away with making it at all, who’s left, unemployed, in Greenland, and what happens when it goes to 50? (Yes, to 50!) Find out!

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Ad hoc 7: RoboCop

Dead or alive you’re podcasting about Robocop! It’s another edition of 80s movies with Don Melton, joined by Matt Drance, Guy English, and Rene Ritchie. Yes, it's a bunch of Apple nerds talking all about the Paul Verhoeven classic, which, like the Matrix, has no sequels (but does have guns, guns, guns!).

How well does it hold up, was it prescient, how does it cross-over with other classic movie and TV fare, and have any of our demos ever gone ED 209 wrong? Find out!

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Ad hoc 6: Batman

Georgia, Guy English, Dave Wiskus, Moisés Chiullan, and Rene Ritchie talk Batman from Adam West to Dark Knight Returns, Year One, Killing Joke, the Tim Burton movies, the Animated, the Christopher Nolan movies, and Affleck.

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Ad hoc 5: Dune

Guy English, Don Melton, and Rene Ritchie talk about Dune, the classic Frank Herbert novel and the crazy David Lynch film. It all goes spice-wacky quickly, however, and no 1980s sci-fi is left unharmed. Yes, this podcast is a killing word.

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Ad hoc 5: Man of Steel

Ad hoc is our media and miscellaneous podcast where we get a bunch of tech geeks together, put them in front of mics, hit record, and then chat with them about movies, TV shows, video games, comics and books, and other popular, nerdy things. In this episode, Guy English, Georgia, Dave Wiskus, and Rene Ritchie pretty much do to Man of Steel what the Man of Steel did to Metropolis in Chris Nolan, David Goyer, and Zack Snyder's reboot of the Superman franchise.

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Ad hoc 4: Star Trek Into Darkness

Take a bunch of tech geeks who also happen to enjoy scattering their atoms across the galaxy, put them in front of mics, hit the record button, and what do you get? Another impromptu episode of the Federation's favorite podcast, that's what.

Join Guy English, Georgia, Clayton Morris, Derek Kessler, Bryan Bishop, and Rene to talk Star Trek Into Darkness. From plot holes to set pieces, lens flares to bikini flashes, Kirk to Klingons, we're nerding out over, and nitpicking, JJ Abrams' second take at Trek.

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Ad hoc 2: Skyfall

So join Georgia, Dieter Bohn, Serenity Caldwell, Guy English, Dave Wiskus, and me as we talk Skyfall. From Aston Martins to ass-kickings, cinematography to sex, meta to misogyny, gadgets to gaffs, we're nerding out over, and nitpicking, Bond. James Bond.

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