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Three Blerds talking about gaming, anime, geek & pop culture.
1 day ago
The Mandalorian - Season 2, Episode 5 Review
Ashoka Tano's live action debut and we finally find out what Baby Yoda/The Child's real name is. Along with a bunch of Easter Eggs, episode 5 was just as amazing as we thought it was.
6 days ago
Something Old, Something New -- Animaniacs Returns & Onyx Equinox Debuts
What is old is new again - Animaniacs returns and Onyx Equinox debuts on Crunchy Roll.
Nov 20, 2020
The Mandalorian: Is Baby Yoda Really Evil?
Watch out, Mando! Baby Yoda may actually be more evil than we thought. We talk about The Child's non-vegan dietary habits (lol) as well as the importance of the appearance from a Clone Wars character in the latest episode
Nov 17, 2020
Gaming Review: Spider-Man: Miles Morales & Star Wars Squadron
Spiderman: Miles Morales video game is out! Is it worth your $59? Also what is the best way to enjoy the latest Star Wars flight sim - Star Wars Squadron, in VR or traditional console play?
Nov 9, 2020
Gods of Anime
Which anime has the better Gods, Blood of Zeus or Gods of High School? Why are the Greek Gods so much more fallible than humans?
Nov 2, 2020
Mando & The Child are back! Mando's latest journey returns him to Tatooine to find another legendary Mandalorian....
Oct 25, 2020
Bad Movies: Are They A Guilty Pleasure?
Harlem Son & Base Panda God (the hosts of Cashmere Thoughts & Polyester Pockets) joined us to discuss some of the worst movies we have viewed (it's a lot). What makes a movie bad and do some of our classics actually hold up over time.
1 hr 32 min
Oct 21, 2020
Full Circle: Lovecraft Country, Episode 10 Recap
We review the season (series) finale of Lovecraft Country. Is afro-futurism the new trend?
1 hr 21 min
Oct 19, 2020
Gaming Review: Ghost of Tsushima Legends
Ghost of Tsushima provides gamers with a new DLC with 4 new game modes, dozens of appearance options, and several new player class types. All of this is FREE, unlike other DLC/micro-transaction games that have come out recently.
Oct 14, 2020
Zombies: How long would you last in a zombie apocalypse?
We share our favorite and worst zombie films, what we would do in a zombie apocalypse and what weapon would we choose. Also, what show/film/brand would be great if zombified.
1 hr 5 min
Oct 12, 2020
Rewind 1921: Lovecraft Country, Episode 9 Recap
Hippolyta has returned! We discuss the moral dilemma of being a black time traveler as Leti, Tic & Montrose travel to Tulsa on the eve of the 1921 massacre. We also witness the root of Montrose's self destruction and we provide our predictions on who will survive next week's season finale. "He will be my faith turned to flesh."
1 hr 13 min
Oct 7, 2020
Vampires vs. The Bronx - Can A Chopped Cheese Sandwich Stop A Vampire
Kay & Haneef review Netflix's latest comedy horror. We also discuss the current Golden Age of Black Horror and what other new horror/scary films are out this October on the popular streaming services.
Oct 5, 2020
Jig-A-Bobo: Lovecraft Country, Episode 8 Recap
After the gruesome death of Emmett Till (Bobo), Dee is terrorized by Topsy & Bopsy. Also, Kay & Kareem debate whether or not we can trust Montrose.
1 hr 14 min
Sep 30, 2020
I am: Lovecraft Country, Episode 7 Recap
We follow Hippolyta's journey of deeper self discovery as she unlocks the secrets of the orrery.
Sep 27, 2020
Navigating the Metaverse: A Guide To New York Comic Con 2020
Kay & Haneef provide a guide on which virtual panels, guest events you should check out at this year's New York Comic Con
Sep 22, 2020
Meet Me In Daegu: Lovecraft Country, Episode 6 Recap
We're treated to a flash back revealing Atticus' time in South Korea and his introduction to Ji-Ah, a Korean nurse who has a deadly secret of her own.
Sep 14, 2020
Strange Case: Lovecraft Country, Episode 5 Recap
What would you do if you were white for a day? We ride along with Ruby as she explores the other side of the color line.
1 hr 9 min
Sep 7, 2020
History of Violence: Lovecraft Country, Episode 4 Recap
Montrose, Leti, & Tic go to Boston to search for the Book of Names.
1 hr 10 min
Sep 5, 2020
Behind The Pen With Da Vyrus
We spoke with the super talented graphic designer, *Ozzy Oz Da Vyrus*, about his career, getting into anime, as well as his upcoming manga series - *Addixtion48*.
Sep 3, 2020
Holy Ghost: Lovecraft Country, Episode 3 Recap
We discuss the third episode of Lovecraft Country. We also debate which Hokage would survive in a horror film :)
Aug 31, 2020
Chadwick Boseman: Rest In Power
We were all shocked by the recent passing of Chadwick Boseman. We discussed how important he and the characters he played were to Black America. Mr. Boseman will be sorely missed. Rest In Power, King.
Aug 24, 2020
Whitey On The Moon: Lovecraft Country, Episode 2 Recap
We continue our trek through Lovecraft Country in our episode 2 review.
Aug 20, 2020
Sundown: Lovecraft Country, Episode 1
Kay is our greenbook guide as we navigate through the first episode of HBO's adaptation of Matt Ruff's novel - Lovecraft Country. New recap episodes every Monday afternoon!
1 hr 17 min
Aug 16, 2020
What's Your 5 Minute Power?
AMC is tempting movie goers with a $0.15 movie tickets? Would you risk exposure to Covid-19 to go see a movie? Is Mulan worth the $30 price tag to watch it at home? Project Power star is Jamie Foxx's recent Netflix film where people can get a random super power (albeit for 5 minutes) by taking a government produced pill. Would you want one of those power pills?
Aug 10, 2020
Marvel's Avengers, is it worth the hype?
Kareem & Haneef use their early access to review the upcoming Marvel Avengers game on the PS4 (also available on Xbox One).
Jul 27, 2020
If a samurai cuts down a Mongol in a bamboo forest, does he make a sound?
In an age long gone bye, listen to three hokages discuss the effects of dying by bear. (lol) We reviewed Playstation's Ghost of Tsushima. A story of a Samurai's journey to rally the island's citizens to fight back the Mongol army invasion.
Jul 20, 2020
Conventions & Comics in the Covid Era
During this episode, we spoke with the *Joe*, the owner of Awesome Minis & Autographs, to take a deeper dive into the comic book & convention industry. How has the Covid-19 pandemic changed business practices and is the future of conventions really virtual? Joe has been involved in the comic industry for 30 years, been attending conventions for over 20 years and has been vending at shows and conventions for 5 yrs.
Jul 13, 2020
The Old Guard Takes on Big Pharma While Japan Sinks
Immortal warriors & a sinking country, Netflix kept us busy this weekend with a cataclysmic anime and a comic book-to-movie action film, filled with a diverse cast of five immortal warriors battling a enemies who want to take their unique ability.
Jul 7, 2020
A Warrior Nun & A Beastman Walk Into A Bar...
Netflix released Warrior Nun & BNA (Brand New Animal) this past weekend. Both shows provide a good source of action, intrigue and some poignant views on religion. We'll let you know which one ruled the weekend. Also, which beastman would you be?
Jun 29, 2020
June's Video Game Round Up
Kareem provides his review on Playstation's Last of Us 2 and we review the recent gameplay footage for Star Wars Squadron, Cyberpunk 2077 & Avengers. Which game will you be playing the most this Fall?
Jun 15, 2020
Episode 16: Da 5 Bloods & Sony's Major Reveal
Da 5 Bloods is Spike Lee's recent film about African American veterans of the Vietnam war, did it hit the mark? Also, we review Sony's next-gen console, the PS5. What games will you be playing on the new console? What did you think of the new design?
Jun 8, 2020
Darkseid vs Thanos
Who would win in a fight, Darkseid or Thanos?
Jun 8, 2020
Episode 15: Go Home, DC, You're Drunk?
We reviewed Justice League Dark: Apokolips War as well as discuss the upcoming release of the Snyder Cut version of Justice League film. Are they worth your time/money? Also, in DC news, we discuss the importance of CW's Batwoman in the Arrowverse and the departure of Ruby Rose (Kate Kane) from the show.
Jun 5, 2020
Bonus Episode: All Black Everything
There was a lot of emotion in this episode as we tried to process witnessing the public lynching of George Floyd last week and the many protests that have taken place since then. We took a break from our usual discussions to talk about racism, police brutality and what we can do as a community, as Blerds to help fight it. Thank you for listening. #BlackLivesMatter
May 25, 2020
Episode 14: Video Games That Defined Our Youth
We discuss some of the most important games we've played during our childhood. Also talked about games that we hated playing and why.
May 21, 2020
Episode 13: Anime Food
What foods in anime have you tried or wanted to try? Kay & Kareem discuss their favorite dishes during their trips to Japan as well as foods from popular animes we would like to try.
May 11, 2020
Episode 12: Importance Of Music In Anime
How important is music to an anime series? Music is supposed to cat your attention, set the mood/theme. Memorable shows can do both. What are some of your favorite anime songs?
May 6, 2020
Bonus: Westworld Season 3 Finale Recap - Host Just Want To Have Fun
We recap the season finale of Westworld: Season 3. Westworld theme song was done by 2400Baud (Soundcloud).
May 4, 2020
Episode 11: Hokage Kareem Returns To The Hidden Leaf Village
After AMC theaters vows to never play Universal Pictures' films again, is the movie theater industry in trouble? Plus we review Netflix's recent action movie - Extraction. During the month of May we are continuing the 30 Day Anime challenge. We give our thoughts on the most overrated animes as well as Kareem gives his review of Boruto. Covid19 still has you on lock down? Streets of Rage 4 is out now. Is it worth your time? Haneef gives his thoughts on the button masher.
Apr 27, 2020
Episode 10: All About Anime!
We break down what is anime and its main genres. We also talk about the top animes in each category, as well as jump back in time to talk about our first times watching an anime. We also list our favorite animes and offer titles for newbies to check out. Check out the 3Hokages.com for our links for our suggested titles for newbies.
1 hr 5 min
Apr 23, 2020
Bonus: Kay’s Spaztic Ducktales Rant
Kay single-handedly tackles our 80s/90s Ducktales nostalgia. What classic cartoons do you still enjoy watching? Have they remade it, if so, do you like the new version? If not, would you want them to?
Apr 20, 2020
Episode 9: Adventures of Door Dash & Green Mile Healing
What superpowers would be great to have during the Corona virus pandemic? Haneef also reviewed the recently released (on Netflix) superpower film *Code 8*. We also chat about Verzuz's recent music battle between Teddy Riley & Babyface. How some artist just aren't too savvy with technology.
Apr 13, 2020
Episode 7: Quarantine and the games that keep us sane.
Kareem & Haneef discus Half Life:Alyx, Square Enix's remake of Final Fantasy 7 as well a suggest video games to play while on Corona virus quarantine
Mar 30, 2020
Episode 5: Conversations From The Bunker
Well into our quarantine in NYC, we discuss life & work during the COVID19 outbreak. We also reviewed several shows (Altered Carbon: Resleeved, Beast Stars, Ozarks & West World) that are available on the different streaming channels.
Mar 16, 2020
Episode 4: Coronoavirus (COVID19) won't stop us!
We separate facts from fiction about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID19), how it is affecting the convention industry as well as everyday lives. We also review the recent films (The Hunt, Bloodshot) and TV shows (Castlevania: Season 2, Black Lightning & Doctor Who).
Mar 11, 2020
Episode 3 (part 2 of 2): Go Plus Ultra!
We reviewed the latest film release for *My Hero Academia: Hero Rising* and then deed a deep dive into the cyber punk world of *Altered Carbon: Season 2*. Still in space, we covered the recent episode of Star Wars' Clone Wars
Mar 10, 2020
Episode 2 (Part 1 of 2): The Photograph, is it worth your time?
Kareem reviews the Issa Rae / Lakeith Stanfield film "*The Photograph*", plus Kay gives us a review of Part 1 of the *Doctor Who* season finale
1 hr 1 min
Mar 3, 2020
Bonus Episode: VR Gaming
We review the pros & cons of VR (virtual reality) gaming. We also discuss the effects that the Corona Virus has on the convention industry
Feb 25, 2020
Episode 1: Did Sonic Really Kick Harley Quinn's Butt?
Kay, Kareem and Haneef's first episode, covered several films (Birds of Prey, Parasite, Sonic The Hedgehog) and TV shows (Locke and Key, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Doctor Who). Kareem briefly gave a preview of VR Gaming, stay tuned for Episode 2 for that ;)
Feb 9, 2020
Doctor Who: Can You Hear Me?
Lady K’s review of Doctor Who’s February 9th episode.
Feb 6, 2020
Day 6 & 7: 29 Days of Blackness, Virginia Hamilton
* * Virginia HamiltonVirginia Hamilton Virginia Hamilton was born on the March 12th, 1936 in Yellow Springs Ohio and passed away on the February 19, 2002. She was born into a family of storytellers and from a young age was told the stories from her grandfather who was born into slavery and escaped via the underground railroad. Virginia Hamilton, is a name I quickly came to know as a young child. My first introduction to her work is not the book you would think. My mother read to me The House of Dies Drear. Listen to the episode to hear my reaction & thoughts of my introduction to her great literary works. You thought I was going to say: The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales, right? I mean that only seems natural. It’s the perfect book, aimed at young children. A few years later, her book titled Many Thousand Gone entered my home library and a few years after that Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales. Many of her novels are highly…
Feb 5, 2020
Day 5: 29 Days of Blackness, Cree Summer
What’s up, it’s your Hokage Haneef. For Day 5 of our 29 Days of Blackness, I wanted to talk about Cree Summer. Like many of us children of the 80s, we were first introduced to Cree as Freddie in the TV sitcom “Different World” but what some of us may not have known was that by the time that show aired, she was already an accomplished voice actor. Her earliest known role was in 1983 as the original voice of Penny in the Inspector Gadget cartoon. For the next 37 years she’s been in our lives, giving life to some of our favorite characters. To say Cree Summer is talented is vastly understating her abilities. She is one of the few, if not the only one (I may have to do a deep dive online to find out) to say they are part of the DC/Marvel/Disney/Starwars/Jim Henson/Transformers/Voltron universes. Check out the audio to hear me do a deeper dive into all that is Cree Summer
Feb 4, 2020
DAY 4: 29 Days of Blackness (Captain Benjamin Sisko)
Lady K discusses the Captain Sisko (Deep Space Nine) and his impact in the Star Trek world.
Feb 1, 2020
29 Days of Blackness
Representation is everything. When was the first time you saw yourself in art? *Lady K* recalls the impact that this had on her. During this Black History Month (also known as February) we will be celebrating the many (known and not so well known) contributions we have made to pop culture for #TheCulture.
Jan 27, 2020
Doctor Who: Fugitive of the Judoon
Lady K’s review of Doctor Who’s January 26th episode.