Monday, May 1, 2017

Dragonfly Ripple, Episode 13: V mini-series and Firefly


The Dragonfly Ripple crew tackles sci-fi on this episode. After the dads talk politics (WAIT! Don't let that scare you off! We just talk about how we introduce our kids to politics and don't get too much into actual politics...) we talk about some sci-fi TV with some political angles. First up was the V and V: The Final Battle mini-series from the 1980s and then Firefly. Plus, on Jetpack Tiger this episode we talk about our experience with Star Wars Celebration.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dragonfly Ripple, Episode 12: Police Squad and The Phantom


We're back! Our Valentine's Day present to you is this brand new episode in which Michael and Carlin talk about the challenges of scheduling nerd training as kids get older and busier. And with time being so limited, how do we curate what we show them to make sure that it's worth everyone's time?

When Annaliese and David join us, Michael talks to Annaliese about the humor of Police Squad, then Carlin asks David about the differences between the 1942 serial The Phantom and the 1996 feature film starring Billy Zane.

On Jetpack Tiger, Carlin and Dashiell chat about Adam West's Batman. And we close out the episode with everyone's creating their own nerdy Valentine's candy.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Dragonfly Ripple, Episode 11: Star Trek Animated and Raiders of the Lost Ark


It's the long-awaited return of a full episode of Dragonfly Ripple! And as a special treat, we record this one all together in person. Michael and David discuss Star Trek: The Animated Series and Carlin and Annaliese discuss Raiders of the Lost Ark. JetPack Tiger features the entire cast including special guest, Paxton Holley from Nerd Lunch.


Monday, August 1, 2016

Riplet: JetPack Tiger Noises!


We've got an exciting new full-length episode coming very soon. In the meantime, hopefully this odd little JetPack Tiger will tide you over.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Riplet: ALT*Con Florida 2016 Discussion


Carlin and Annaliese checked out the local sci-fi and gaming convention. Here's their chat about it after the fact. What did Annaliese think of the convention? Does she want to attend this one again? How about another one? Would Annaliese ever cosplay? All those questions and more are answered on this Dragonfly Riplet!


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Dragonfly Ripple, Episode 10: Stargate and Jurassic Park/World


Carlin, Annaliese, David, and Michael reconvene to talk about dinosaurs and alien Egyptians. After a quick discussion of the relative nerdiness of Carlin and Michael's spouses, Michael interviews Annaliese about the experience of watching Jurassic Park and Jurassic World. Then Carlin questions David about the original Stargate movie and the TV movie pilot that launched Stargate SG-1. We wrap up with a Dinner Table Question about the wisdom of dinosaur parks and what exhibits we'd want to see if we were foolish enough to visit one. All that and a Jetpack Tiger segment about Avatar: The Last Airbender.


Sunday, December 27, 2015

Dragonfly Ripple, Episode 9: Star Wars The Force Awakens


Just as we prep the next generation of nerd, Star Wars has kicked off the introduction of their next generation with the new movie, Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Carlin and Michael hold back on their thoughts and get reaction from the kids about their take on the new film's characters, plots, and settings. Plus, a new Jetpack Tiger dives into the new Star Wars film, too. WARNING: Do not listen if you haven't seen the movie yet and want to remain spoiler-free.