It's the timeless debate of Star Trek nerds everywhere. Which is the better captain, Kirk or Picard. It's obviously Kirk, but the debate still rages on and in this special episode of Smoking and Drinking in Space, Rob moderates (and hosts, Jebus help us all) while James and Jason give us their well thought out, rational arguments why their particular captain is the best (read: poorly constructed, barely researched reasoning).
James is back! This week, as a nice little shot from the exiting Crowley, Jason and Rob welcome James back with a Will Smith movie he's sure to hate, it's 1999's Wild Wild West. Rob introduces a new segment that has him touching his softer, more vulnerable self. James gives us as much of a Christina Hendricks update as he's legally allowed.
Happy New Year, everyone! Here's wishing you a great 2020!
Shazam 2 Release Date - https://ew.com/movies/2019/12/12/shazam-2-release-date/
The Expanse Season 4 - https://www.space.com/the-expanse-season-4-what-to-expect.html
Matrix 4 Release Date - https://screenrant.com/matrix-4-release-date-2021/
This week they gang finally discusses what the last eight episodes have led up to, the last most anticipated movie of the decade, 2019's The Rise of Skywalker. Do they love it, do they hate it, did they even watch it? Find out as well as get some results on Crowley-Rant Bingo, their rankings of all the Skywalker saga films, and Rob does an impression. At lease we think it was an impression.
Rob was filled with the spirit of giving and sent both Crowley and Jason some Star Wars Christmas ornaments:
This week the guys welcome Joe from The Film Appraisers as they hit the first movie in the final trilogy of the Skywalker Saga in their run up to The Rise of Skywalker, 2015's The Force Awakens. They discuss the parentage of both Rey and Ben, Han's roguish charm and a few theories on why the story went down the path it did.
Check out The Film Appraisers at: http://eargluemedia.com/tfa/
This week the guys finish the Star Wars Original Trilogy as they discuss 1983's Return of the Jedi in their run up to The Rise of Skywalker. Rob brings podcast tin as he tries to shoehorn in 11.22.63 and Jeff Goldblum into the conversation, Crowley shows that he can feel all the feels as he discusses his Star Wars fandom, and Jason bleached his brain after this episode because of visions of a certain former baseball team owner in a bikini thanks to Crowley.
This week the guys welcome Mike, the founder and head honcho at Ear Glue Media, to the show as he does our annual performance review while we talk about the next movie in our run up to the Rise of Skywalker; it's The Empire Strikes Back. We get a special visit from a caped crusader, Jason bans some phrases from ever being spoken on the show again, and Rob... does Rob stuff.
Bad Lip Reading's excellent Seagulls (Stop It Now) video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9t-slLl30E
This week the guys welcome Jonesy from The Cantina Cast as they dive into the first of the original trilogy on their run up to The Rise of Skywalker, it's 1977's Star Wars - A New Hope. James makes a case for forgetting the prequels never existed, there's a debate on whether or not Uncle Owen was a task master and Crowley and Rob make a cute couple.
This week sees the gang reviewing the third and final movie in the Skywalker Saga prequel trilogy, Revenge of the Sith, as they run through all the movies leading up to The Rise of Skywalker. In this episode they explore the questionable decisions of the Jedi Council, are clone troopers just a disposable army, Crowley admits to having a raging hard-on episode eight (obviously his favorite since it gets him so excited), and Rob comes up with a really interesting theory on how Anakin actually wooed Padme. We know, we were just as shocked as you are.
This week the guys welcome Jonesy from the Cantina Cast as they continue their run up to The Rise of Skywalker with their review of the second movie in the prequel trilogy, Attack of the Clones. Crowley is back and has a wild conspiracy theory about Yoda, Rob says highly inappropriate things and Jonesy mispronounces gif.
This week Jason and Rob welcome Crowley from Bad Gamers Anonymous, who is standing in for a missing James, as they start their coverage of the Skywalker saga in the lead up to Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker with the prequel that begins the tale of an immaculate conception that promised to bring balance to the force but ended up throwing the entire franchise into chaos, it's 1999's The Phantom Menace. Crowley reacts to the Freddie Prinze Jr. video discussing Star Wars fandom, Jeff Goldblum is mentioned... again and becomes an expert on midichlorians and puppets.
Freddie Prinze Jr. vid: https://nerdist.com/article/rebels-freddie-prinze-jr-goes-on-epic-star-wars-rant/