The Tribbles seek insight for dealing with the civil unrest of today by journeying back to the nation's days of independence with none other than BENJAMIN 'Fatsides' FRANKLIN! Listen as the prolific author, inventor, philosopher and raconteur regales us with tales of daring, self reflection, regret and Hellfire. Then WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING, Nina Simone, Godzilla, The Venus Transit and more happened.
Its an historic occasion as the fan-supported self-dubbed black podcasting 'pioneergroes' - THE Black Tribbles - celebrate 4 years of nerdful geekirific radio with memory lane stops at Inspector Gadget, Team Daddy Ish, the Len and Kennedy fights and the epic rant against He Who Shall Not Be Named. And we kick off the upcoming War Of The Geeks - Team StormTribble v Team SpiderTribble - at The Philly Podcast Festival.
A good week at ye ol' comic shoppe with enthusiastic reviews for DC Comics' Cyborg #1 and Bruce Timm's Justice League Gods & Monsters companion comic, Marvel's non-Secret Wars related Uncanny X-Men #35 and Spider- Woman #9 and a surprisingly cool Jem & The Holograms from IDW Publishing
Philly Weekly editor-in-chief STEPHEN SEGAL aka Time Tribble sits in for a bunch of Netflix recommendations and movie sequels that will never happen but in between all that, he gets in some chatter about A.I., Asimov and the quest for robotic consciousness while our Quantum Tribbles - Kennedy and Erik - throw a pragmatic bucket of water on things, drowning out Len's utopian visions.
Paul Rudd injects humor into Marvel Studios' latest offering but the formulaic story and script wastes a talented cast struggling to follow by-gone director Edgar Wright's approach or credited director Peyton Reed's. Joining the Tribbles in helping sort it all out is Daryl King of MusicMoviesThoughts.com, Mike Henley of You Got Geek podcast, Mike Reyas of CinemaBlend and Ben Silverio of Post-Credits podcast