E8 Ant-Man and The Wasp – Size Really Doesn’t Matter

The most iconic duo in the ‘Marvel Superheroes Who Can Alter Their Size And Control Bugs’ category finally get a title to share, but more importantly, clash against the most iconic duo in the ‘Aspiring Podcasters Who Apparently Only Watch Marvel Movies’ category: Curtis and Sol! As they put the first film in a post-Infinity War MCU under the microscope (heh, see what I did there), the few and relatively small (heh) flaws are found to be miniscule (heh) compared to the overall fun, refreshing sequel in this series.

If you haven’t already, check out our first impressions video.

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E7 Avengers: Infinity War – Infinity is just a Number

Eons ago, in the first moments of the universe, two friends decided to make a podcast. That podcast split into 6 episodes, each controlling one element of the pop culture universe; Spider-man, Arcade Fire, Thor, The Avengers, Star Wars, and the Disney Fox merge.

It was inevitable that someday, someone would wield the power of all six episodes, and slowly, methodically, almost two months after the release date of the film in question, wield the Infinity Podcast to gush over the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Avengers: Infinity War.

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E6 Disney/Fox – The Fox and The Mouse

Curtis and Sol return with a thorough[ly uninformed] discussion about Disney’s upcoming buyout of 21st Century Fox. What does it mean for consumers? What does it mean for digital streaming? What does it mean for Star Wars? What does it mean for that oh-god-we’re-so-obsessed-we-can’t-ever-seem-to-stop-talking-about-it Marvel Cinematic Universe? Do they actually have answers to any of these questions? They don’t? Don’t they at least pretend to? How does one escape a rhetorical question style? Is it too jarring to just cut mid-sentence? Why choose this style of writing if there’s

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We Apologize For The Delay

The statistical likelihood is that other civilizations will arise. There will one day be lemon soaked paper napkins. Till then, there will be a short delay. Please, return to your seat.

Apparently it’s easier for us to find things to talk about that are Marvel Cinematic Universe related. Also Christmas/New Years/February. Point is, sorry about the long delay in content. We will be resuming regularly unscheduled podcast production shortly.

E5.1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Part 2 of 2) – Don’t Cry Over Green Milk

Letting the past die, Curtis and Sol finish their epic podcast saga, standing back to back to defend the film against the collective ire of the internet. Pointing out some of the things that The Last Jedi actually did well and dismantling some of the unfair claims of plot holes, our heroes share their final thoughts on the most controversial entry in the series to date, and speculate about the future of the franchise.

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E5.0 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Part 1 of 2) – Gambling on a Side Quest

A long time ago, in a podcast far, far away…

The DISNEY EMPIRE reigns supreme. Having dominated the peaceful independent film studios, Supreme Leader Iger now deploys the merciless talent scouts to seize financial control of the blockbuster movie properties.

Only Curtis and Sol’s band of PODCAST listeners stand against the rising complaining, fantheories, and nerdy-nitpicking from the internet, certain that Jedi Master Rian Johnson will return and restore a spark of creativity and risk-taking to the franchise.

But the risk has been executed, and the audience reaction has been mixed. As the Disney Empire speeds toward an infinite number of Star Wars movies, the brave Podcast hosts mount a desperate and critically fair review of the film’s shortcomings….

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E4 Trailer Trash – Avengers Infinity War

Curtis and Sol proudly present “Trailer Trash”—a new format on the Surplus Conjecture Podcast doing something no one on the internet has ever done before: dissecting a movie trailer! This episode, Curtis and Sol take an in-depth and overly presumptuous look at the mostly-spoiler-free trailer for Avengers Infinity War.

Content Warning: contains mild spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming, medium-to-hot spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok, and many awful puns.

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E3 Thor: Ragnarok – God of Hammers Nails Comedy

Straight from the land of the ice and snow, Curtis and Sol confront the bearer of the hammer of the gods and whisper tales of Thor: Ragnarok. Driving the Podcast ship to new lands, they sing and cry over the unique comedic style, revel in the growth of the cosmic side of the universe, extol the virtues of the incredible supporting cast, and wax eloquent regarding what this latest and funniest MCU installment sets up for future films. Listen to their terrible attempts at New Zealand accents! Witness Sol struggle to properly pronounce “Taika Waititi”! Valhalla, they are coming!

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E2 Arcade Fire – Everything [Was Fine Until] Now

Perching precariously on the precipice of the cutting edge, Curtis and Sol return with an in-depth conversation about indie rock band Arcade Fire and their latest release, Everything Now. The conversation covers everything (now) from first impressions, unfavorable comparisons to other songs, and the (sometimes depressing) perspective of Arcade Fire’s lyrics regarding life, religion, love, and death. Also on the menu is Arcade Fire’s broader discography, and in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of Neon Bible—Arcade Fire’s ‘sophomore slump’—Curtis offers a fan-edit, re-sequenced version (check it out at http://surplusconjecture.com/NeonBible) that they believe represents the best possible version of the album.

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E1 Spider-Man: Homecoming – The Greatest Spider-Man Movie Ever Told

Hoping to secure a place in the annals of podcast history, Curtis den Otter and Sol Walters debut their new podcast, Surplus Conjecture, by taking cheap shots at that web-headed-menace: Spider-Man. Prepare for an unpopular opinion—they actually really liked it!

The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe prompts Curtis and Sol to discuss the importance of a grounded universe, a stellar supporting cast, and a unique take on Spider-Man. Your hosts try to contain their fanboy gushing over the film, what differentiates it from other (worse) superhero movies, and the one unexpected scene that they both (independently!) thought was the key defining moment for Spider-Man—both the character and the film as a whole.

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