SIDEBAR: The MCU and the Multiverse of Madness

With Tony Stark gone, Captain America having Back-to-the-Future’d himself, and Spider-Man facing off against the villainy that is the Sony Pictures Legal department, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to undergo some massive changes. Following the recent announcements during San Diego Comic-Con and Disney’s D23 Expo, the boys felt it was time to regroup and talk about those reveals and what we see for the future of the franchise.

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Episode 37: How Many Yards Are In a Yeet?

Our boy Link has recovered a lot of equipment in the form of treasure throughout the years. From bombs to arrows to slingshots, his arsenal is a veritable tool belt for adventuring. So this week, we ask: What if you could take only one of Link’s items on a deserted island? Todd stands by the grabby/pointy Hookshot, Andrew builds a block-based economy with the Cane of Somaria, and Kyle fus-ro-dahs coconuts into the horizon with the Deku Leaf.

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Episode 36: You Merely Adopted Corporate Synergy, I Was Born Into It (ft Jeramy Kahle)

LinkedIn has told us that, as Millennials, we’re always looking for the next “big thing” in our career paths. The “thing” could be a bigger paycheck, more fulfilling work, or to follow in the footsteps of an enigmatic leader with an idealistic vision. But what if, instead of trolling Talent Management Managers on social media, we instead decided to hitch our proverbial wagons to the dynamic leaders among Batman’s rogues gallery of villains? Yeah...that might not have been the right call.

Special thanks to Jeramy Kahle of Canned Air for joining us in this weird team interview process! If you like comics and pop culture (and we bet you do!), then check out their show at cannedairpodcast.com.

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FLAVOR TEXT: Neon Genesis Evangelion

NERV. The Evas. Human Instrumentality. ADAM. This week’s FLAVOR TEXT dives into the twisted psyche of one of the most influential anime series of all time, Neon Genesis Evangelion! Now that the complete series has re-dubbed for streaming on Netflix, we’re taking the opportunity to evangelize this masterpiece by shoving each and every psychosomatic plot beat down your collective brain-throats. Also there’s a penguin and his name is Pen-Pen.

Links to the Angels image gallery and the Evangelion Units image gallery referenced during this episode.

Full versions of this episode’s intro and outro music.

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Episode 35: The Ballad of Sad Brent

Before Guitar Hero taught the world about Dragonforce, before Dance Dance Revolution brought us Darude, there was only one game series defined by its licensed music. And that series is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. Everyone has fond memories of grinding rails and doing siiick reverse indy nosebones skating to Goldfinger’s Superman. Or how about kickflipping a 520 ollie and wallplanting while Powerman 5000 blares in the background? A 360 shove it to a benihana and Primus is playing? Are these even words? What the hell were we all thinking back then?

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SIDEBAR: Jon Favreau Is My Stepdad

**SPOILER WARNING FOR SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME**

Todd and Andrew saw Spider-Man: Far From Home and oh my God now it’s time to geek out over it. Does Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio top Keaton’s Vulture? What is the future of the MCU now that the Avengers are gone? Could J.K. Simmons dethrone Rami Malek as our new God-King? It’s very possible all of these questions have answers. It’s also very possible we just spent 35 minutes talking about the now-very-real ship of Happy & Aunt May.

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Image Credit: Sony Pictures

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Episode 33: Make America Gotta Go Fast...Again

Oh Sonic...our very fast boy with a very complicated past. He’s been a street fighter, an Olympic athlete, a zero gravity surfboard racer, and even a knight facing off against King Arthur. We decided to give everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog yet another second chance by fixing some of Sonic’s more pained gimmicks. Our crack team of armchair-quarterbacking game designers are proposing massive overhauls to Sonic and The Secret Rings, the Werehog, and the edgy ‘dark’ version of Sonic whose power is gun-having.

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FLAVOR TEXT: Magic: The Gathering (Pt. 2)

On Part 2 of our journey through the lore of Magic: The Gathering, we cover everything after The Great Mending up to where the story stands today. Our main focus is the Gatewatch, the unlikely alliance of demi-gods that consists of an All-American quarterback, a lovestruck wizard, a goth necromancer, and one very swole cat.

The art behind Magic is still really tight! Here’s this episode’s rad image album.

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Episode 32: Please Stop Trying to Domesticate My Near-Sighted Son

Yeah, sure, your pet is your best friend because and they provide you with unrequited love and companionship, yada yada yada. But your dog would be waaay cooler if it could breathe fire. Hypothetical situations like this are what we here at Debate This! do best. And so, we’re taking some of Mario’s most iconic baddies and housebreaking them. Oh no, Chargin’ Chuck peed on the carpet again…

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Episode 31: The Waaahmazing Whimsy of Wario and Waluigi

From Dinosaur Blade Runner to CG hedgehogs with real human teeth, we here at Debate This! unequivocally love when video games get adapted to other things. So this week, we’re asking what video game could be the next great cinematic masterpiece. Will it be the anime-esque adventures of Monster Hunter, the hilariously unoriginal space-pirate-ninja drama from Blood Wake, or the very smelly misadventures of Nintendo’s dirty boys Wario and Waluigi?

Debate This! is going on the road...kind of! Come see us at CORGS-Con on Saturday, June 1, at the Makoy Center in Hilliard, OH. We’ll be hanging out and giving away free merch!

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