Foundation - S02E03 – King and Commoner

It’s hard to tell what is real and what is an elaborate hologram. What is going on with Hari Seldon? First he’s not leaving footprints (very cool effects), and later found unconscious. And we have a reunion that isn’t as joyous as one might think. But reality is hard to trust here. Listen to the podcast, this is what the Prime Radiant requires.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - S02E03 – Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Some crew members wander NYC, wait, that’s not right. The crew wanders Toronto! La’an is given some essential character beats. This version of Kirk has never been to Earth before, but still has all the classic Kirk quirks. As they charm and bluff their way through the Canadian metropolis, Jim and A.Ron wonder, could OnlyFans solve the financial needs of a stranded crew?

The Bear – S02E01-3

This is a special edition episode for your Bald Move Prestige feed. Jim and A.Ron love the flavor of The Bear, and want to dish on all the best parts. It’s a dry comedy about a bunch of dysfunctional people trying to open a restaurant. It examines joy, existential dread, and obsession in a setting that is literally falling to pieces. Grab a plate as Jim and A.Ron serve up some hot takes on an even hotter show.

Growth Decay Transformation - S02E03 – “Tuco and Fugue in D Minor”

Courtney and Pete connect the dots of the subtle details in Bit By a Dead Bee. Walt takes notice of a painting that is mundane in appearance, but rich in sub-textual story. The very same painting appears in several episodes across Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. As Walt further traumatizes his family with his “fugue state”, Hank descends on Jesse with an avenging force. Could Walt turn this boat around? What does the painting mean? And will Wendy ever get her root beer?

Yellowjackets - S02E03 – Digestif

The identity of the Antler Queen is still a mystery, but maybe not for long. Misty and Randy get up to some hijinks involving a Dremel and Fanta. That makes for light comedy compared to laying Jackie’s bones to rest. As Tai continues to sleepwalk, Jim and A.Ron wonder how many versions of Tai are within her mind. And finally, what we’re all wondering; will they eat Coach before he wastes away to nothing?

Why is Mr. Feeny a Car? - S02E03 – MacGyver (1985): “Pilot”

This week we take a look at Big Dick Anderson’s Magnum Opus, MacGyver. MacGyver was James Bond with Bill Nye the Science Guy sensibilities, and when Jim heard he was the subject of our next Feeny, he had to join. This is a great introduction to the character and his schtick, as Mac has to travel to an underground bunker that has suffered a catastrophic bombing, and now threatens to leak powerful acids into the local water table. It’s up to Mac, with a busted pair of binocs, some chocolate bars, a gram or two of pure sodium, and a few cold capsules to save the day. As a bonus, I tell the tale of how MacGyver nearly blinded a kid back in the third grade!