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All hail Poobala

By | November 16th, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

I mentioned Poobala's Crossovers & Spin Offs site in a 2007 post about some of my favorite TV crossovers. Allow me to restate how fantastic this site is. Sure, the web design aesthetic is straight out of the year 1997, but the content cannot be topped. Take this little example. My wife's latest guilty pleasure [...]

Nerd Lunch Podcast 265: Movies Based on TV Shows

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , |

CT and Pax welcome back to the show Thom Holbrook from the poobala TV Crossovers website to talk about movies that were based on TV shows. Talking about both the movies that served as sequels and extensions and those that were reboots, the crew outline some of their favorites and least favorites. Then they end [...]

Nerd Lunch Podcast 100: Fourth Chair Carryover Question Review

By | August 27th, 2013|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

Break out the Doritos and Mountain Dew, the Nerd Lunch Podcast had reached triple digits! It's episode 100 and to celebrate, CT, Jeeg and Pax welcome the two other members of the Nerd Lunch Family. Joining as guests are Nerd Lunch blog co-founder PLee and Nerd Lunch: The Web Series co-host Savannah Staverosky. However, the [...]

Nerd Lunch Podcast 90: Superman Celebration

By | June 18th, 2013|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Superman Week continues! This week on the podcast, we celebrate a 75th birthday and the release of Man of Steel with a discussion about this long-enduring granddaddy of all super hero characters, Superman. CT and Pax are joined by Michael May and Thom Holbrook for a look back at what the character means to all [...]

Nerd Lunch Podcast 56: Turning Movies Into TV Shows

By | October 9th, 2012|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Thom Holbrook of Poobala.com returns to join Pax, CT, and Jeeg for a discussion of TV shows based on movies. After a brief trip around the horn to mention some of our favorites and what made them work, we all pitch concepts using movies that have never been translated to TV. We come up with [...]

Nerd Lunch Podcast 38: TV Crossovers

By | May 22nd, 2012|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |

Perhaps the Internet's leading expert on TV crossovers and the founder of Poobala.com, Thom Holbrook, joins us for a great episode this week. We discuss what makes a crossover great, run down some of our favorites, and then propose some crossovers we wish would happen.  Our conversation is a roll call of great TV from [...]

This Day in Nerd Lunch History: December 30, 2004

By | December 30th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

JEEG:If only more people knew about this episode. http://www.poobala.com/manimalandnightman.htmlCT:So I click on the link, read the article. I wonder if the same actor played Manimal in Nightman. So I look him up on IMDb. Simon MacCorkindale played Manimal in "Manimal" and Manimal in "Nightman."As I'm looking through his list of other work, I notice that [...]

Internet Movie Firearm Database

By | November 28th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: |

What do you get when you combine pop culture, gun nuts, and wiki software? The Internet Movie Firearm Database. The site is one of those insanely detailed resources, in the vein of Poobala's Crossovers and Spinoffs Master Page, that the Internet was made for. Most of the entries in the IMFDB give a rundown of [...]

Captain Kirk, meet K.I.T.T.

By | August 10th, 2007|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , , |

Since the time I could understand what they were, I've found TV show crossovers to be fascinating. Seeing how favorite characters from different environments interact with each other is the primary draw, but there are also several "inside baseball" factors which have nerd appeal (the behind the scenes finagling to bring the crossover to reality, [...]