It’s a grab-bag episode of the eighth wonder of the world as Mike and Jack review various movies and television premiers.

Mike finally sees Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He and Jack have a more in-depth discussion about the film and whether or not it deserves the scorn it’s getting. Is the CGI ugly? Was the story terribly plotted? Is Megan Fox a disaster?

Mike gives his thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy. Was it the shark jumping film he thought it would be or did it live up to the standards Marvel has set for themselves? What does this mean for Ant-Man? And how does this bode for potential Black Widow and Hawkeye movies? 

Mike talks some Doctor Who as he reviews the first episode of Series 8 and gives his thoughts on Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, as well as what he thinks about the direction of the season thus far.

Mike and Jack finish things up as Jack talks reviews the premier episode of NBC’s new Constantine series and the two discuss supernatural television shows in general, including Lifetime’s new series Damion, based off of The Omen! The two agree that nothing tops the X-Files.

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This week on BASS: Jesse Ventura nominates Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for President resulting in an actual civil discussion of politics. The Cleveland Browns are terrible and will continue to be terrible. Penalty flags are flying fast and furious in NFL preseason games. Your favorite band can play the Super Bowl halftime show - provided they’re willing to pay for the privilege. Has the NFL finally reached it’s tipping point? Greg’s Ottawa REDBLACKS finally embrace plaid - and it kinda works. Nike doesn’t know how to make a midnight green jersey. No one seems to know how to fix the San Jose Sharks. Zach’s Tabs, and all the usual BASS-type stuff. 

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Mike and Jack discuss Blizzard Entertainment’s slate of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. Orcs! Time travel! Satan flavoured Kool-Aid! Jack reviews the new Ninja Turtles movie and provides some comparison with the original live action film. Mike and Jack discuss the main event from WWE SummerSlam and revel in seeing BRRRRROCKKKKKKKK LESSSSSNARRRRRR suplex John Cena into oblivion. Mike closes out the show by talking some Doctor Who as the premier of series 8 looms on the horizon.

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The eighth wonder of the world returns! Mike and Jack pay their respects to Robin Williams and reflect on his career. They then discuss Warner Brothers’ plan to develop two separate scripts for an Aquaman movie in the hopes of getting the most “badass” script possible. Mike and Jack respond to listener feedback on the announcement that The Rock will play Shazam.

Mike thinks the casting will work so long as Rocky can channel the performance he gave in Hercules. Michael Bay says he’s contemplating leaving the Transformers film franchise to focus on other projects. Projects which include a Ouija Board movie! Will the Transformers film franchise continue to make billions without the director who has been with it since day one?

Mike and Jack wrap things up with a World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor discussion. Mike rants about the destruction of another Alliance city and he and Jack discuss the ever-present question of Horde bias.

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This week on BASS: Did The Flintstones inspire the new Kansas Football uniforms? There really are people who believe that the Earth is flat - is NASA is hiding the truth? Zach takes the ice bucket challenge. Nike-speak and Gary Bettman’s legs. The San Antonio Spurs aren’t crazy about the Raiders coming to town. The Kansas City Royals are in first place - maybe the Earth really is flat. Zach’s tabs, and all the usual BASS-type stuff. 

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"An Angry Oil Rig with a Hockey Stick."

This week on a “Super Sized” edition of BASS: A ton of uniforms and logos talk. The NCAA is blatantly pandering to the “Big Five” conferences. Mike reluctantly gives Zach the win in their Mighty Ducks debate. Greg subscribes to the Hockey News just so he can cancel his subscription. Zach’s Tabs, and all the usual BASS-type stuff. 

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Mike and Jack discuss Transformers: Age of Extinction reaching the one billion dollar mark! Paul Feig wants to reboot Ghostbusters will an all female cast that will probably include Melissa McCarthy. The conversation steers itself into a discussion on writing female protagonists effectively. The Rock is cast as Shazam as DC attempts to flesh out their own cinematic universe to complete with Marvel.

Second quarter earnings are out as Mike and Jack discuss geeky business. The WWE Network made it to 700,000 subscribers but lose over 120,000 as people find a way around the six month commitment. World of Warcraft loses 800,000 subscribers to drop to 6.8 million, but things look promising with the new expansion coming up. Mike and Jack talk some NationStates, paying homage to the game where they met.

We finish up this landmark episode with a Bad Movie Public Defender as Jack attempts to defend Highlander II, a film many consider the worst film of all time.

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BASS #239 - “A Cacophony of Suck.” 

This week on BASS: The San Antonio Raiders has a nice ring to it. So does Los Angeles Rams. The numbers game with Bryan Burke, Lebron James, Michael Jordan, and Wayne Gretzky. The NFL is finally back - did it ever go away? Tampa Bay’s new uniforms are a “cacophony of suck.” There are great big holes in Siberia. Zach’s Tabs, and all the usual BASS-type stuff. 

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