Free Range Idiocy

Free Range Idiocy

A podcast about EVERYTHING... but mostly the stuff we like. Two friends talking about everything and anything that they’re interested in a that particular moment. From science fiction to sports, movies to music, books to Battlestar Galactica... we try to cover it all in our own, special, idiotic way. read less
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Episodes

Episode 149: Beyond The Red Line - Fantasy Booking The BSG Reboot
26-01-2024
Episode 149: Beyond The Red Line - Fantasy Booking The BSG Reboot
It's been damn near five years since news first broke that Sam Esmail would be rebooting Battlestar Galactica as the centerpiece of the new Peacock streaming service. All these years later, and the only thing Sammy has managed to do is go through two showrunners and say they have a vague outline. We find this unacceptable. So we're stepping in to give our thoughts on how we'd reboot BSG (even though we really don't want to) and see if we can't make some sort of coherent plan out of the scraps that have been given thus far (spoiler: not a whole lot). Also, we have one last intrusion of The Man They Call Tim's fake football team, an interesting story about Geddy Lee and Robert Plant, and wondering where Vision got to in the MCU in this episode's The Week In Geek!   LINKS OF INTEREST: - Geddy Lee shares a nice story about Robert Plant - Hey MCU – Where’s White Vision at? - Everything We Know About The ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Reboot (themarysue.com) - 1978-79 Battlestar Galactica (imdb.com) - 2003 Battlestar Galactica miniseries (imdb.com) - 2004-09 Battlestar Galactica (imdb.com)   ...AND ANOTHER THING: The Man They Call Tim recommends you read My Effin Life by Geddy Lee Uncle Todd advises you to watch Monarch: Legacy of Monsters on Apple TV   FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL MEDIAS: Facebook - http://facebook.com/freerangeidiocy Instagram - http://instagram.com/freerangeidiocy YouTube - http://youtube.com/@freerangeidiocy
Episode 145: Bow Down To The King! - Triple H Takes Control Of WWE
17-11-2023
Episode 145: Bow Down To The King! - Triple H Takes Control Of WWE
The world of professional rasslin' has been one helluva ride over the last year, especially if you've been following the behind-the-curtain stuff over at WWE. Now that the ink has dried on the merger of WWE with UFC to form TKO (because ya can't have too many three letter abbreviations can ya?), it appears that the rollercoaster of "Who's In Charge Around Here?!" is finally over with Triple H officially having complete creative control over WWE without the interference of Vince McMahon. What does it all mean? We break it down. Also, we get yet another update on The Man They Call Tim's fake football team, some thoughts on Baylan Skoll from Ahsoka, a theory of how Thrawn got his night troopers, and remembering the acting icon that is Burt Young in this episode's Week In Geek!   LINKS OF INTEREST: - Is Baylan Skoll more important to Ahsoka Season 2 than Thrawn? - Theory explains how Thrawn’s Resurrected Night Troopers lines up with Canon - Yo Paulie! - RIP Burt Young, 83 - SmackDown season premier starring Triple-H’s sh*t-eating grin - Here's Triple H at Lemmy's memorial service   ...AND ANOTHER THING: The Man They Call Tim recommends watching the revival of Frasier over on Paramount+ Uncle Todd advises you to check out the Beckham limited series documentary on Netflix   FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL MEDIAS: Facebook - http://facebook.com/freerangeidiocy Instagram - http://instagram.com/freerangeidiocy YouTube - http://youtube.com/@freerangeidiocy
Episode 141: The Double Turn!
15-09-2023
Episode 141: The Double Turn!
One of the rarest tricks to pull in professional wrestling is the double turn - somehow making the good guy into the bad guy and the bad guy into the good guy. That's tough enough, but doing it in a single match? The most successful execution of this that we can think about is "Stone Cold" Steve Austin versus Bret "The Hitman" Hart from Wrestlemania 13... and we're gonna watch it all and drop some commentary as well! Also, we dive deep into the firing of CM Punk by AEW in this episode's The Week In Geek!   LINKS OF INTEREST: - CM Punk fired by AEW after backstage incident (ESPN) - Jim Cornette on CM Punk & Jack Perry's Confrontation Backstage at AEW All In London (NSFW)  - Uncle Corny specifically talking about the definition of "goozle" (NSFW) - Uncle Corny’s take on the firing of CM Punk from AEW  - Here's the CM Punk press scrum from about a year ago that started this whole thing - Here's a link to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin versus Bret "The Hitman" Hart at Wrestlemania - we start at timestamp 1:21:07 - A couple of articles of background info on the Austin-Hart match   ...AND ANOTHER THING: The Man They Call Tim recommends watching (or rewatching) the Bret Hart episode of Broken Skull Sessions on Peacock Uncle Todd advises a watch of the Becky Lynch - Trish Stratus cage match that opened this year's WWE Payback PLV   FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL MEDIAS: Facebook - http://facebook.com/freerangeidiocy Instagram - http://instagram.com/freerangeidiocy YouTube - http://youtube.com/@freerangeidiocy