Author Archives: Aaron Boyd

The Measure of a Man – Extended Cut (Tee Hee)

Earlier this year when going to see Dark Knight Rises, I noticed on the marquee those magical words “Star Trek”.  I let out a noise not unlike when Scooby-Doo is surprised. I broke out my phone to research, and discovered a  screening of the TNG season one episodes “Where No One Has Gone Before” and “Datalore” to promote the HD restoration and Blu-Ray release. “Can’t miss this” I decided, and ANO’s Jeremiah and I partook. It was a great time, and surprisingly fun to watch with a crowd. I hoped they would continue this with the subsequent season releases, and they have.

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A Doug Benson Occurrence

I’ve been a religious listener of Doug Loves Movies for well over two years. Doug Benson (@DougBenson on Twitter) the host and namesake of this show graciously “plops” a new, hilarious, and free episode early each Friday morning. Doug Loves Movies is a comedy podcast in which Doug and several guests (usually comedians or actors) talk about movies and play a few movie related games, including A,B,C,Deez Nuts, Build-a-title, and the centerpiece, The Leonard Maltin Game.  In this time, I’ve played at least a hundred rounds of The Leonard Maltin Game while listening along to the podcast.  On Sunday August 5th 2-Oceans-12, I got a shot at The Leonard Maltin Game for real.

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Happy Holidays from ANO!

What a great half-year it has been since the founding of A Nerd Occurrence.  From app reviews, booze thoughts, comic intentions, table-top games, lesser known celebrity birthdays, and action figures; we’ve covered a range of topics (hopefully from an amusing and unique perspective.)  As we approach the end of the year and the holidays, I’m feeling thankful.  I want to express my gratitude to the readers, and writers of ANO.  What a pleasure it has been, to both hear and share the voice and opinion of some of my favorite people on this planet.

To the readers of A Nerd Occurrence (I know there are a couple of you out there) I hope that the blog has been fun to read.  I know we don’t have daily (or sometimes weekly) content, but understand that these people have been crudely mind-tricked by me to write for my amusement during their spare time.  I’m just saying, keep us in your periphery and perhaps we can bring a smile to your face from time to time.

Finally, I want to wish a merry Christmas to the ANO writers and everyone out there.  I’m a fan of this blog and of you, thanks for the stories and comments.  Have a wonderful and prosperous new year.

Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online is Upon Us

I hope you are all as pumped as the staff here at ANO, for Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online, which drops August 24th on XBLA.

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Roku is My Friend

It began last November, when I received a surprising gift from my brother.  I unwrapped the gift, having not a clue as to its contents.  Behold, the best friend to someone who wants to stream internet content to their television.  I give you Roku.

Wireless not pictured

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Sharp Like an Edge of a Samurai Sword

What’s that I hear? Swords being unsheathed! Stomachs growling? Delightful hip-hop influenced soundtrack?

Samurai Champloo is now available to stream on Netflix! (HD where available)

Join Jin, Mugen, and Fuu as they journey across Japan to find “The samurai who smells of sunflowers.”  I dare you to watch this amazing title sequence!

All Hail! Star Trek: The Next Generation is on Netflix!

I can’t believe that I paid one hundred dollars each, for the first three seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but that’s precisely what happened.  I’ve seen this show backwards and forwards several times over the years, and it’s safe to say that there isn’t a more beloved show in my history. Even though I managed to collect all the seasons over the years (perhaps my only legitimate collection goal), when I discovered that TNG would be on Netflix instant streaming, I cherished the idea of not having to fumble through the awkward seven (or six disc for season two) disc sets.  Today, that dream is reality. To celebrate this, I’ve compiled some favorite episodes that aren’t the usual suspects.

***Contains Spoilers***   Y’know… for a 20-year-old show.

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