Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Jetpack Tiger: Harry Potter, part 1

Annaliese hosts this special episode of Jetpack Tiger talking about the first four books and movies in the Harry Potter universe.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Red Dwarf

A show that Carlin has been itching to do since the podcast began! Annaliese has finally watched the UK sci-fi comedy, Red Dwarf. Find out if it was everything to her that Carlin made it out to be.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Jessica Jones: Season 1

David and Michael talk about the dark and hard-to-watch first season of Jessica Jones.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Batman Season 3 and DC's Legend of the Superheroes

Concluding an earlier discussion about the 1960s Batman series, Carlin and the kids have finally finished that series and discuss the oddities of season 3, only to follow that up with something even worse...1979's Legend of the Superheroes. Is Legend canon? Listen to our discussion on it to find out what we think.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Ant-Man (2015)

David and Michael talk about their favorite parts of the superhero comedy and whether its villain is worthy of the rest of it. They also start ranking the MCU heroes in this episode and wonder why they haven't been doing that all along.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Jetpack Tiger: Bone

We've talked about the Bone comics before with Annaliese, but now Dashiell has taken it upon himself to read the comics. Annaliese hosts this edition of the show where Dashiell gives his thoughts on this epic comic book series from Jeff Smith.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Deep Space Nine, part 2

A few months ago, we talked about the first half of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Now here how Annaliese liked the back half which includes the Dominion War, the death of a major character and a slew of new characters.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

David and Michael discuss the second Avengers movie and whether it lives up to the promise of the first one. They also talk about Brutasha, compare Quicksilvers, and decide how they'd like to see the X-Men introduced to the MCU.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Daredevil: Season 1

David and Michael discuss the first season of Netflix's Daredevil and why it's so brutally violent.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

David and Michael discuss Marvel's exploration of the space opera genre, the characters that inhabit it, and how it connects to the rest of the Cinematic Universe.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

David and Michael hash out why this is one of David's least favorite Marvel movies, but one of Michael's favorites. There's some Agents of Shield discussion along the way, but mostly it's all spies and lies and the mortality of Nick Fury.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

David and Michael discuss the evolution of Loki's character arc, the Thor/Jane 'ship, and whether Malekith is a good villain. And of course, lots of connections to the other Marvel movies.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Iron Man 3 (2013)

David and Michael tackle the final Iron Man solo film and talk about how its darker subject matter affects their enjoyment.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Avengers (2012)

David and Michael discuss the unlikely miracle that is Joss Whedon's The Avengers as well as its effect on the Marvel movies (and TV shows) that followed it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Thor (2011)

Michael and David talk about Marvel's hunkiest hero and the increasingly complicated continuity of the MCU.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Michael and David discuss the first MCU sequel and talk about whether it stands on its own as a story or if it's mostly just there to set up future films. And starting with this episode, they begin ranking the MCU movies and villains so far.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Michael and David talk about David's introduction to one of his favorite superheroes and how the movie connects to the '78 TV series, Ang Lee's Hulk, and the rest of the Marvel MCU.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Iron Man (2008)

Michael and David continue their Marvel Cinematic Universe watch-through with the movie that launched the series-proper. They focus on characters and the seeds that grow the universe, but also have a fun discussion about just who Nick Fury was thinking of when he said, "You think you're the only superhero?"

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Hulk (2003)

As David and Michael rewatch their way through the Marvel movies, Michael tries to defend Ang Lee's Hulk and make it fit into the MCU. Will David be convinced? Will you?

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Agent Carter

To get through the long wait before Avengers 4, Michael and David are rewatching the Marvel movies and some of the TV shows in more or less chronological order. Having seen Captain America die at the end of The First Avenger, they deal with the fallout of that in the two seasons of the ABC TV series, Agent Carter.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Harry Potter Day

So my brother, Dashiell, has just read the first Harry Potter book and has seen the first movie. He is very enthusiastic about it and has been begging me to play Harry Potter with him. So the other day I took action. I set up a full day of what I call Harry Potter Day.

We started with Potions. I found two fun, quick, and easy chemistry projects. We did a "color potion" first. All it took was some milk, dish soap, and food dye. I looked up fun names for the ingredients on the Harry Potter Wikia.

It was quite simple.

We took a tray and poured a bit of milk into it- 

Then we added food dye-

Then we took a cotton swab with dish soap-

And we touched the cotton swab to the dye on the milk-

Our next potion was the explosion potion.

We took a Sprite bottle and put some baking soda in it. Next was food dye-

And dish soap-

Then we poured a bit of vinegar into it.


After Potions we studied Quidditch and Magizoology.

Then came time for broomstick lessons.

He's pretty fast!
We read the books for a bit.

Then came Charms class.

He learned quite a bit of new spells. He has a knack for it!
Time to take care of some magical creatures!

We have an owl who we fed and groomed.

We brushed our kneasel's long fur.

Our pygmy puff is super cute!

And we kept a couple of dragon eggs warm.

Then we re-watched Sorcerer's Stone.

It was a great day!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Lord of the Rings

After years of Carlin trying to convince Annaliese that she needs to read the Middle-Earth books, she finally falls into the Hobbit hole. Hear her epic journey that began with the movies and ended with her screaming through the books. AND...can she take tackle the Silmarillion challenge and win?

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Captain America - The First Avenger

To get through the long wait before Avengers 4, Michael and David are rewatching the Marvel movies and some of the TV shows in more or less chronological order. They begin with the WWII adventure, Captain America: The First Avenger, paying special attention to characters and story seeds that become important in later films.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Brisco County, Jr.

Dashiell makes his first major foray into Westerns...albeit, a sci-fi Western...with Brisco County, Jr. Find out who his favorite characters are and hear him explore his feelings about Westerns in general.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Quantum Leap

Carlin and Annaliese discuss one of Annaliese's new favorite shows that's not new at all...Quantum Leap.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Action Comics, part 2

Carlin and Dashiell further explore modern Superman comics leading up to the takeover by Brian Michael Bendis. In this episode, find out what Dashiell thinks of Action Comics 999-1000 and DC Nation #0.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Flash Gordon Cartoon from Filmation (The Gremlin Debate)

Carlin recently watched the old Filmation Flash Gordon cartoon and Dashiell joined along the way. Major changes happened in the second season and it became a house divided over the opinion of those changes. Check out a fun discussion about the pink dragon that either ruined or improved Flash Gordon.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Deep Space Nine, part 1

The episode years in the making! Annaliese has finally gotten over her issues with Star Trek and has begun watching Deep Space Nine. She and her dad do a halfway point check-in to see how things are going and make some softball predictions about what's coming next.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Action Comics, part 1

As a way to share one of his life experiences, Carlin is jumping on the Brian Michael Bendis bandwagon as he takes over Superman comics. This is the first in a series of podcast episodes that will detail Carlin and Dashiell's journey reading Superman comics. First up, is the on-ramp to the Bendis takeover as they read Action Comics 993-998.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Silver Surfer by Dan Slott and Mike Allred

Carlin recently bought and read the entire Dan Slott and Mike Allred Silver Surfer run from Marvel Comics. And as he was reading it...he knew he would have to share this Doctor Who-like run on the series with Annaliese. And they basically saved their post-reading conversation for this installment of the podcast. Toomey, my podcast player!