Pop Culture with Minimal Nerd Rage

By Dave Clements


Werewolf By Night: A Marvel Special Presentation

October 21, 2022

It’s the first official episode of To The Movie & Back! We review the new Marvel Studios Special Presentation, Werewolf By Night, which was directed by Michael Giacchino. We also touch on his amazing career as a composer and touch on two other shorts he made, Monster Challenge and Short Trek: Ephraim and Dot. (Ephraim and Dot is exclusive to Paramount+ subscribers.)

Dave also shares his distaste for The Wizard of Oz, David gives some thoughts on where we might see this short tie into the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ponder if Ghost will sponsor us, and if it was John.

A lycanthrope superhero fights evil using the abilities given to him by a curse brought on by his bloodline.

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NEW SHOW! To The Movie & Back

September 22, 2022

Yes indeedy! David Hunt and Dave Clements are getting back together behind microphones in order to talk about movies!

After many conversations about bringing GEEK THIS back, we decided it would be best to have a fresh start and focus on one topic because, quite frankly, GEEK THIS simply became too much. We were dipping into industry news, comics, movies, TV, and video games, which sounds like a great idea. It was all over the place, especially when we weren’t making it together.

So now we’re making TO THE MOVIE & BACK (or TTMB for short). Rather than discussing what’s new in theaters, we’re taking a page from our own book and extending the concept we put into place with the Batman On Film series. We’re compiling lists focused on characters, actors, directors, and franchises, then reviewing each of those films. It’s a way for us to ensure we don’t get too lost in the weeds, yet always have something new to talk about every episode.

We’ve also decided to batch record each month. In theory, it should be less of a struggle to get episodes out this way.

Subscribe now so you don’t miss the first episode, due to be released in October 2022, then twice per month after that!



A Decade of Geek This! A Penultimate Goodbye?

January 27, 2022

It’s time to make that episode. The one where we lay the show to rest. It’s not the final goodbye, just because we really want both Dave and David to say goodbye together. In this episode, Dave gives shares why Geek This! had to end and what could be on the horizon.


Brief (?) Words About New Video Game Consoles

November 18, 2020

It’s been a week since I got my Xbox Series S and I thought I’d talk about it. This one’s rambly, like always, but in the near future I’m hoping to have some friends – new and old – join me in a discussion about all three of the new generation of consoles!


Pulling Back The Curtain: Thoughts on the Future of Geek This!

August 14, 2020

David Hunt and I are having discussions on bringing the podcast back! I decided to sit down behind the microphone by myself to share my thoughts, give a glimpse of what may be coming and why it matters. I’ve also asked for your input as a listener, so please let me know by getting in touch via the contact form or social media! My Twitter is @mrdaveclements and that’s a good place to find me on the internet.

Can’t wait to start things up again and hear your feedback and ideas!

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Video Games & Staying Sane in Isolation

April 10, 2020

A lot of us are stuck at home right now and it might be rough for you. For me, there's not a lot of difference in my day-to-day, but the current situation can take its toll, for sure, no matter who you are. That said,


Minimal Nerd Rage & Creative Control

January 08, 2020

I had some things on my mind that I felt the need to share regarding the way we, as pop culture fans, handle changes to franchises and characters we love. I hope you enjoy this impromptu rant. I’d love to know what you think, too! Let me know on Twitter:

Thanks for listening.


The Golden Age: Action Comics #1 & Marvel Comics #1

December 10, 2019

Two companies stand at the forefront of comics book publishing. While this is common knowledge, a good majority of readers may not have experienced the seminal issues that laid so much of the groundwork for what would come in the 80+ years that were to...


Ocean’s Eleven (2001) – Heistmas

December 04, 2019

As we enter the Christmas season, it was only fitting to review some of my favorite heist movies. It is the biggest time of year for consumerism, so why not celebrate like this!? For my first installment of Heistmas, I'm talking about Ocean's Eleven,


El Camino: Revisiting Breaking Bad

October 20, 2019

With the recent release of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on Netflix, I decided it was time to share my impression of Breaking Bad as whole, with a brief overview of the show, touching on Better Call Saul, and a short piece on El Camino itself.


The Golden Age: An Introduction

September 07, 2019

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster brought the superhero comic into the mainstream when they debuted Superman's story in 1938 with Action Comics #1. In fact, they launched what would become the Golden Age of superhero comics, but what does that mean exactly?


The Cape Gauntlet (Trailer)

August 31, 2019

Golden. Silver. Bronze. Modern.

All of these are eras in comic book history that had their own stories to tell and over the course of the last 80 years, there have been hundreds of thousands of issues published between the main two publishing companies – Marvel Comics and DC Comics – alone. They have pushed what we know about characters beloved for decades and, at times, have published story lines that have had dramatic and long-lasting effects on their universes. Sadly, we’re not super humans, so attempting to read every issue ever published is an impossibility.

But what if you could go through the ones that mattered? The ones that set new precedents, created alternate timelines, ret-conned some of our favorite moments, and in some cases, changed the landscape of the comic industry as a whole?

In this monthly series, I’ll be exploring many of those stories and getting a better grasp on how the issues, story arcs, and events shaped what we know, love, and hate. It’s important to know where our heroes came from so we can understand where they might be headed.


Disney/Fox Merger Complete

March 20, 2019

It only took $72 billion dollars to bring the X-Men and Fantastic Four rights to Disney. So what’s next and what could the impact be on Disney’s new intellectual properties?

At the end of 2017, a battle began for the acquisition of rights to many of 21st Century Fox’s assets. The ones we’re immediately interested in here at GEEK THIS were, of course, those surrounding the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and other Marvel intellectual property. For most of us, this was one of those things that seemed unimaginable – all of the Marvel characters under one roof, with the ability to produce live-action versions of our favorite comic book storylines and scenes.

After spending $72 billion and fighting with Comcast, The Walt Disney Company is now holding the rights to many of Fox’s assets. One thing was 30% of Hulu, which is interesting, due to the upcoming debut of the Disney+ streaming platform. With this particular acquisition, it actually gives Disney a majority of control, at 60% (they had a 30% share before the deal). No one is sure of those ramifications, but there are, of course, suspicions. It will be interesting to watch, to say the least.

Episode photo courtesy of Ryan Reynolds Links from this episode “Disney and Fox Merger Officially Closes” – “Disney-Fox Deal Update: The Fox Movies and TV Shows Disney Now Owns” – Polygon “What’s going to happen to Hulu now that Disney owns it?” – Polygon Connect with us Facebook Twitter Support the show Make a donation via PayPal Buy a Shirt


Maybe This Isn’t For You

March 13, 2019

Season 6 of GEEK THIS! officially starts, comic writer Tom Taylor shuts down some Captain Marvel haters, and I share my newest ideology about geek culture.

Episode Links Tom Taylor’s Twitter Thread Bandrew Says – Episode 159

As I return from the hiatus from what I now consider “Season 5” of the podcast, I’ve taken some time to think about the purpose of the show. That led me to start thinking about toxic fandom, something that has been more and more present within geek culture over the last few years. One of the biggest showings of toxic fandom was after Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi was released in 2017.

With this episode, I wanted to give a recent example of this situation. I also wanted to share a way for us as fans to battle the toxicity, which is what I now call the “Not For Me Ideology”. The short and sweet explanation of this is to simply understand that not everything is made for you. Thankfully, Tom Taylor did a great job of talking about this in the tweet I shared.

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Trailer Reaction – Avengers: Endgame

December 09, 2018

Taking a closer look at the new "Avengers: Endgame" trailer.


The Final Excelsior: Remembering Stan Lee

December 09, 2018

Stan Lee - 1922 to 2018


Child’s Play (1988)

October 31, 2018

Chucky the Doll terrified me on multiple levels as a kid, so it took a lot of psyching myself up in order to watch Child's Play. I have to say that I’m very glad I did, because I overcame my fear and laughed at myself in the process. Also,


Shaun of the Dead (2004) & Halloween (2018)

October 24, 2018

David Hunt returns, along with Michael Myers, as we chat about the 2004 modern zombie classic, Shaun of the Dead. After that, we jump into a conversation about our recent Halloween double-feature! Every time David is on the show,


Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1

October 17, 2018

Ghouls, ghosts, gasps, and superheroes are all part of DC Comics' Halloween-inspired 80-page Giant, which is the focus of this week's episode. Also, I bring back the Pull List segment and let you know what comics I'm reading this week!


Huluween Film Fest (2018)

October 10, 2018

For the last couple of years, Hulu has showcased some of the best (and worst) horror films. This year they take it one step further by focusing on shorts created by independent film makers in partnership with Fox Network Group’s content studio, All City.


Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990)

October 03, 2018

It's October, the podcast is back, and it's that time of the year where we all just want something spooky to watch. This week, I'm starting off the season right by talking a little about a show from my childhood - and possibly yours - Are You Afraid of...


RPG with Me (Pilot)

August 26, 2018

This week, I'm jumping all into my newfound fascination for role-playing games with a special release of the pilot episode of RPG with Me, a new podcast I'm doing with my daughters. I hope you enjoy it!


San Diego Comic Con 2018 Trailer Reactions

July 25, 2018

It's the week after San Diego Comic-Con and we've got trailers! Why not spend the entire episode giving my initial reactions?!


Roots, Inspirations, & Collaborations

July 18, 2018

A BTS look at the show as we continue to celebrate 100 episodes.


The 100th Episode

July 14, 2018

You'll never know how grateful I am that you listen. Thank you all so very much for 100 episodes! There's still more to come!


Fortnite: Battle Royale

June 27, 2018

It's one of the biggest video games out there right now: Fortnite. I talk about my experience with the game and the following news stories in this week's episode.


Goodbye, Chris Hardwick

June 20, 2018

It's another hard-hitting episode as I give my opinion on the recent news surrounding Chris Hardwick and Chloe Dykstra, as well as share the way the writers of Infinity War would fix the DCEU.


Geoff Johns Steps Down

June 13, 2018

Geoff Johns steps down as DC Comics Chief Creative Officer and I end the episode with a discussion about the serious issue of depression.


The Toys That Made Us (2017)

June 06, 2018

GEEK THIS! is back from a short hiatus! The Toys That Made us could easily be marketed solely to collectors, but for me, there was a little bit of nostalgia, even with the good amount of toys that I never played with. I’m a fan of history,


Deadpool 2 (2018)

May 24, 2018

Yes, the show is on hiatus for another week or so, but we absolutely had to get together and talk about Deadpool 2! David Hunt and Mike Kostrewa return for the discussion, which has a very brief non-spoiler section before we dive in head-long.


Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

May 04, 2018

This week we re-assembled our personal team of Avengers to talk about Infinity War. It's a longer episode (with some audio glitches, sorry) featuring David Hunt and Mike Kostrewa back behind the microphones again.


The Mad Titan – Road to Infinity War

April 25, 2018

In the last two episodes, I’ve been sharing pieces of lore surrounding Avengers: Infinity War, which is the culmination of 10 years and 18 films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Today, in the third and final part of my Road to Infinity War series,...


The Infinity Gems – Road to Infinity War

April 18, 2018

The Infinity Gems power the Infinity Gauntlet and as you might expect, they've have switched hands a time or two. The real question, though, is "Where did they come from?"


The Infinity Gauntlet – Road to Infinity War

April 11, 2018

The Infinity Gauntlet has had an interesting existence since it debuted in 1990. We’ve seen Thanos wearing it in the Infinity War trailer but that doesn’t mean someone else won’t get their hand into it. We’ll have to see.


Stan Lee’s Life Gets Weirder

April 04, 2018

Stan Lee gets his blood stolen, Antonio Banderas becomes an X-Man, and Thanos demands your silence!


The X-Men Shuffle

March 31, 2018

The upcoming X-Men movies continue to get shuffled, a Han Solo keeps the drama coming, and Pacific Rim might just be crossing over with Godzilla and friends.


Gotham By Gaslight (2018)

March 21, 2018

Take a trip back to the 1800's as I review the animated adaptation of the original Elseworlds story, Gotham By Gaslight, in this shorter episode.


Wolverine Has A Podcast

March 14, 2018

Wolverine finally joins podcasting, DC goes even darker, and Nicolas Cage is finally Superman!


Final Space – Season 1 (2018)

March 07, 2018

An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick called Mooncake embark on serialized journeys through space in order to unlock the mystery of where the universe actually ends and if it actually does exist.


Black Panther (2018)

February 21, 2018

Black Panther has been a huge box office success and we've seen it twice. Let's talk about it.


Altered Carbon: Out of the Past (2018)

February 14, 2018

Netflix’s new show, Altered Carbon, is based on a 2002 book by Richard Morgan. The story is set in a dystopian world that feels similar to the cyberpunk style we see in Blade Runner.


Trailers from Big Game LII

February 07, 2018

This past weekend millions of people chose to watch two sports teams duke it out in hopes to take home some jewelry. I personally don’t pay any attention to sports of any kind, but I do know that the first Sunday in February means it’s time to watch so...


Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

January 31, 2018

Jerry Seinfeld is a household name thanks to his TV show, Seinfeld, that ran from 1989-1998 on NBC. Oddly enough, he didn’t really do a lot of well-known work outside of his stand-up career and guest appearances.


Why Do I Hate DC Comics?

January 24, 2018

My loathing for DC Comics has been brought up a couple of times with friends and I’ve never truly been able to explain why I might hate them. So, on this episode I want to explain my point of view and how I’m going to remedy the issue.


Brian K Vaughan’s Paper Girls

January 17, 2018

Today I’m covering Paper Girls by Brian K Vaughan. This series (which is still ongoing at the time of this recording) debuted in October 2015, so I am absolutely late to the party here and I’m so sorry that I am.


Revisiting YouTube Red

January 10, 2018

Back in episode 59 I gave my initial impression of YouTube’s premium “YouTube Red” service. Overall, I wasn’t impressed, but after a year and 20 episodes – and getting access to a new 3-month trial – I wanted to revisit the service and see what had cha...


Feasting on Hannibal

January 03, 2018

NBC's Hannibal is available on Amazon Prime Video and made quite the impact on Dave.


Looking Back on 2017

December 22, 2017

Last week on the show I shared a list of 12 pieces of entertainment I want to experience next year. This week I want to reflect on 2017 and share some info with you about the show.


12 Things for 2018

December 13, 2017

Forget New Year resolutions! I'm going to be tackling a list of 12 things to experience in 2018.


Justice League (2017)

December 06, 2017

In the latest installment of the DCEU, Zack Snyder brings Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg together to take down Steppenwolf before he can bring an end to human civilization.