Lucky 10,000 A podcast for anyone who ever geeks out about anything.

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In the spirit of this auspicious day, we rank the good Star Wars movies, shout out our favorite Expanded Universe entries, compliment George Lucas, explain why Jar Jar might just be better than Chewie, and Evan passes a Star Wars QUIZ!

...Wait, what was that fourth one?

To find out, watch Hard Truths with Doug and see if you don't view everyone's least favorite Gungan in a slightly different light.

And if you want to see these quizzes for yourself, find them here:

http://ikwiz.com/trivia.asp?id=40&name=15+of+the+Toughest+Star+Wars%3A+Episode+IV+Questions+Ever%21

http://www.absurdtrivia.com/quiz/000881/star-wars-trilogy-iv-v-vi/

http://www.absurdtrivia.com/quiz/011056/star-wars-original-trilogy-quiz/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-most-difficult-star-wars-quiz-you-will-ever-take_us_5660bd26e4b072e9d1c56e60

Send us your scores, and May the Fourth be with you.

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We get into close encounters of all kinds this week on The Lucky Ten Thousand. Well, really just the alien kinds. UFOs, extra-terrestrials, string theory: it's all here. Come with us on a universal adventure. We promise not to anally probe you. Unless you're into that.

Recorded live in Evan's studio, our intrepid hosts are back together again in a face-to-face encounter of their own for the first of a series of very special episodes from the Bearded Pods Network. Stay tuned for more!

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You know all those "little details" movie and tv producers just get WRONG? The ones that make your otherwise enjoyable movie or tv show slightly less enjoyable - or worse, downright unwatchable? Yeah those. This week we bring back fan favorite friend of the show Winston to help us ruin your movies for you by pointing out all the things in some of our favorite (and least favorite) productions which the makers just screwed up. Covering editing mistakes, historical inaccuracies, and just plain fuck-ups, we leave no sacred cow untipped.

What are your pet peeve mistakes from movies or TV? Email us, tweet at us, or leave a 5-star review to have your grievances aired.

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We don't do it often, but to kick off the new year we wanted to just kind of talk to each other about 'stuff'.  Carissa announces her resolution and waxes poetic about the touching effect of Bob Ross on Twitch chatters, while Evan reflects on Red Dead Redemption and the things we love despite all contrary public opinion.  Hollywood gets a nice reaming for its neoconservative values and alien view of the real world.  Just for the hell of it, we talk limericks and anti-limericks, and would like to invite our beloved listeners to send us their favorite dirty limericks.

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2015 is coming to a close and so, as we approach the beginning of the year when those born at the turn of the millennium will be driving cars, Evan and Carissa take a look back - as many others are doing - at the halfway point of the Twenty-Teens.

The best (and a couple of the worst) in science, tech, medicine, movies, tv, and games of the year all get a nod.  Then we take a look forward to hope for the best to come in the approaching year.  We know everyone is doing a year-in-review, but naturally we think ours is the best.

Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve celebration, everyone, and we'll catch you in a week!

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Christmas is nigh, and our hosts take this opportunity to reach into the stocking and pull out all the random goodies they can find. We talk SPOILER-FREE about The Force Awakens, wax cautiously optimistic about the Warcraft movie, rant about the (not-so) casual racism in the prequels, contemplate fun things to do with Harry Potter's wang - er, wand - and have some general silliness with Star Wars Mad Libs.

Big shouts out to the gents at the Wikishuffle podcast and to the nerdcore group 2d6.

We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

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Tomorrow, as we all know, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens hits general release. We were remiss in raging about the second two prequels, so we get that out of the way because we are people of our word.

Then Trivia! How much does Evan remember about the minutiae of the Star Wars movies? Carissa quizzes him to find out. Play along at home, test your own memory, and see if you get to feel smug about how much Star Wars trivia you know. With many huge thanks to the Geeks Who Drink for their inspiration from the Let The Wookie Win national pub quiz last Saturday.

Send us your quiz scores so everyone can be suitably impressed, or so others can maybe not feel so bad. :P

November 18, 2015  
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It's maybe a little cliché, but come along with us as we reminisce about the music, movies, television, and books which influenced us and left the most lasting impressions. Evan and Carissa discuss the pop culture that shaped them - and probably a bunch of you, too - and along the way remember things they had long since forgotten. 

Not "only 80s kids will understand", but it might help a little bit.  So join us, and perhaps we can remind you of some stuff you loved and lost.  Of course we would love to hear from you about any of the cultural influences which left their mark, regardless when your "back in the day" was. Email or tweet us your childhood faves!

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How's that for an episode title?

After three months, it is finally here: our long-awaited talk on the first of the Star Wars prequels.  Talked seemingly to death by nerds and film critics for 16 years now, we take a new stick to this horse and cover both the bad and the good that can be found in The Phantom Menace. And yes, Carissa argues, there is good to be found.

We play devil's advocate for haters, believers, and apologists alike.  Irrespective of how you feel about the prequels, there is almost sure to be something you hadn't thought of in our comprehensive geek-out over the first of the three least-beloved entries into the Star Wars oeuvre.

September 9, 2015  
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If you thought Evan had said all there was to say about zombies in Episodes Four and Eight, you are going to be surprised at this one.  This time, he gets more in depth about the absolute must-have zombie horror flicks for aficianados and new collectors alike.  We hear about the top ten on his list as well as some favorable honorable mentions.

Minor spoilers ahead for some of the best zombie movies ever put on film.

Also, as Carissa mentions later in the episode, visit ZombieHunters.org for all your zombpacolypse needs.

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