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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Recorded live from the Steampunk Library, we proudly present Part Two of our collaboration with fellow Bearded Pods cast Teddy and the Bassman. Evan and Carissa play some fun games and wax philosophical with the whimsical pair, celebrating the chance to record together in one physical location.

To hear the other half of the evening's festivities (namely: the Room 101 Game), you will want to listen to Teddy and the Bassman's latest episode, found here.

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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 are joined by another very special guest this week! Zach - formerly known as 'Z' - comes on to examine the Wizard's Rules: the set of concepts used in Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series. One by one, he walks us through the eleven guidelines given in this NYT bestselling fantasy series, and we discuss their uses within the story, in the real world, and as the primers on Objectivism they were intended to be. Along the way we throw in some literary criticism, a healthy dash of ethical analysis, and a few personal anecdotes. There are a couple mild spoilers for the series, but (we hope) nothing that would prevent possible enjoyment for any new readers.

Sincere thanks to Zach for coming on to get bookish with us!

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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

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For our 20th episode, we invite a special guest to help us hash out an age old question: If Star Wars and Star Trek met in an epic battle, who would win? The answer may surprise you. The answer may enrage you. No matter how it turns out, we think this is one of the better conversations on an oft-debated nerd standard.  Let us know what YOU think!

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Thanks to long-time listener and friend of the show, Winston, for joining us on this one.

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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.

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Holy crap, you guys, we made it to Episode 10!  We're throwing ourselves a party and of course you are invited!

For the Big One-Oh, we get into some serious nerd love for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Yes, we know, "everyone" loves the MCU, and we are no exception.  There are, however - as surprising as it seems - ten thousand people who don't know and love it already.  Maybe you happen to be one of them.  We won't judge, we just want to share how awesome we think the MCU is - not just the movies, but the full scope of the vast multimedia empire Marvel has been able to successfully build.

Please join us for our loving ode to one of the greatest filmographic undertakings of all time.

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Evan spews his bile about "the worst thing to happen in the history of mankind": the 30th anniversary 'remake' of the Romero classic, Night of the Living Dead.  We help keep horror fans from being tricked into watching this travesty - if you haven't already been subjected to it, that is.  Just like last time, spoilers.  And again, you're welcome.

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Personal note from Carissa: Congratulations to Evil Geniuses on their International 5 victory! NADota best Dota.  #BleedBlue

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