The Dorking Out Show

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May 8, 2017

Show Rundown: In this week’s show we review the 15th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 with friend of the show, and my better half, David Tracy from the Chaos Group. In our second segment, we talk about the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and answer the question, “Are franchise movies getting better?” And finally we end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including the MTV Movie & TV Awards and Edge Of Tomorrow 2.

Topic 1: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

Even though it’s only the first week of May, the summer movie season has officially started with the release of “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2,” the 15th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which made $145 million this past weekend, pushing the Marvel Cinematic Universe past $11 billion. The misfits from the first “Guardians Of The Galaxy” return, including Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, and the voices of Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon and Vin Diesel as Baby Groot. Michael Rooker as Yondu also returns, and we are introduced Mantis an empath who can feel people’s emotions played by Pom Klementieff and Ego The Celestial played by Kurt Russell.

Joining us to talk about “Guardians” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is David Tracy, who co-hosts my other podcast Old Movies, New Beer and works for Chaos Group, which creates the rendering software that is used in pretty much every TV show and movie you love, including “Game Of Thrones,” “The Walking Dead,” “Doctor Strange,” “Rogue One,” “Deadpool” and - of course - “The Spongebob Squarepants Movie.”


Topic 2: The Marvel MCU and Are Franchise Movies Getting Better?

The state of the Marvel MCU and the wider world of franchise filmmaking, all based on some Dorking Out Show research Smith did, which can be found on our Facebook page here:

and our twitter page here:


What We’re Dorking Out About This Week:

Did you know that MTV Movie Awards are now the MTV Movie & TV Awards? And the categories are not broken by gender. Best Actor is male and female ...

Edge of Tomorrow 2 is on the way


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