Appropriately timed for both the release of The Last Jedi and the Holidays, GBBV starts off the season with the often mentioned and utterly horrible Star Wars Holiday Special. Joined once again by friend of the show Jordan (Spider-Man 3, Batman and Robin) and foregoing the usual beer for whiskey (something stronger was required) the guys dig in deep with conversations about fandom, representation, gatekeeping, and expanded universes as they suffer through the special with the occasional screams of “why?!?!” and “Who is this for!?!” as the podcast slowly descends into madness.
It seems like after the success of 2003’s Freddy Vs. Jason, Hollywood decided it was time to have all the 80s franchises meet up in one way or another. While the two alien races had clashed in comics and video games it wasn’t until 2004 that two of the 1980’s most iconic sci-fi series meet up in a frozen free-for-all in Alien Vs. Predator. Of course hapless humans that we don’t really care too much about are also in tow for the ride. On the beer side, Max, Ryan, and James enjoy a seasonably appropriate Barleywine that they absolutely could not get enough of: Batch Brewing Company’s All the Fixin’s.
Jean Claude Van Damme is known for many things, however being a French-Canadian former firefighter/hockey player and now fire inspector for the Pittsburg Penguins in 1995’s Sudden Death is not one of them. Hockey and hop head Stephanie joins us this episode as we cheer on the Chicago Blackhawks (as we are not cheering on Pittsburgh) as we enjoy some of her very appropriately named homebrew: Jean Quad Van Damme
Friend of the show Claire joins us for our second Halloween episode as we cheer on Youths making poor decisions in Freddy Vs. Jason.
The horror icon matchup that slasher fans have been longing to see since the stinger of Jason Goes to Hell that took countles rewrites to “work,” the end result… well at least it isn’t Batman V Superman
With the rampant success of the new It movie, GBBV decided to start the Halloween season on a similar note with Killer Klowns from Outer Space. While enjoying the antics of space alien clowns Ryan argues that the only thing creepier than a clown is a moist one while Max and James have a discussion on small town-college relations of years past all while enjoying a tasty blackcurrant saison from Clown Shoes.
If you’re going to have a movie that satirizes fascism and tries to convince people that Denise Richards is an actual human being with a non-wooden face, i.e. Starship Troopers, then maybe you should actually satirize fascism and try to have Denise Richards act like she doesn’t have a wooden face. Other such topics of discussion in this episode include cellaring Belgian Quads, the Micro-Machines of childhoods past, Space-Nazis and their trenchcoats, the majesty that is Clancy Brown and Space Bug Design: Good and Bad.
Long ago when Image Comics were the fresh new kids on the block and people weren’t looking back on 1990s comics and cringing there was Spawn, Todd McFarlane’s crispy hell-powered hero that somehow managed to get a movie 5 years after his creation. While we complement the makeup that’s aged like a nice high gravity stout and suffer through CGI that’s aged like milk, we enjoy some fresh beer from Short’s Brewing Co that we absolutely adore.