We jump right into the first film by George Lucas, the dystopian flick called THX 1138. If we had a choice–and we didn’t–we’d of watched something else, but the good news is, we watched it so you don’t have to! The movie is about two people living in a repressive, underground and medicated society and what happens when they–gasp–stop taking their meds! (If you do actually want to watch this movie, you may need some meds to stay awake.) Turn on your holograms, and let’s Get To The Good Part! This episode was originally published as a Chapter 29 bonus...
It may have taken us a year to get here, but we can finally wrap up our three-part review of “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” and talk about some of the parallels with “Ready Player One.” Don’t worry, we are still picking thematic drinks for each Ex, and we threw in a few bonus drinks while we’re at it. Grab your gin and tonic, Coke Zero, or whatever wets your whistle, and let’s Get To The Good Part!
We had so much to say about “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” we had to do this episode in multiple parts! It’s time to deal with the dirty business of breaking up with Knives, and outsmarting (and outfighting) more of Ramona’s evil exes. Get your hair dye ready, grab your favorite Deadly Ex themed drink, and let’s Get To The Good Part! — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/get-to-the-good-part/support
Just over a year ago, we decided to record a bonus episode about the movie “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.” Obviously, we never got around to posting it, but better late than never. If there were ever a non-1980s movie that deserves to be included in Parzival’s Grail Diary, this is it! Join us for this in-depth review of a movie that ranks at the top of both of our lists of favorite movies. One might say, we are in lesbians with this movie. We have 7 Deadly Exes to go through, and to numb the pain we are having...
Can you believe that Chris has never watched The Breakfast Club? I know, right? Can you think of something better to do on a Saturday? We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a little time to watch this movie. We knew it was the right thing to do. But we think you’re crazy if you didn’t expect us to record a podcast about it. Did you ever doubt us? You see us as you want to see us… in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions. You see us as gunters. Does that answer your question? Grab...
Even though Parzival probably knew WarGames even better than he knew Real Genius and Better Off Dead, Aaron hasn’t seen Better Off Dead. Truly a sight to behold! So… your Grail hunting gunters are going to see if we can get to know this movie well–for less than two dollars! Put your skis on, and go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, Get To The Good Part!
Parzival called the movie Explorers, “easily one of the greatest kid flicks ever made.” But that is not how your GTTGP gunters remember it. Aaron and Chris go back to their childhood where they find the hopes and dreams of creating a spacecraft and meeting extraterrestrials, to rehash their first impressions as adults. Does it make the grade or will its bubble pop and take a nosedive into the ground. Along the way we count the ways the kids in this film should have died and mark the point when this movie goes “Full Pee Wee”. Let’s Get To The...
Destination: Sector 21, Planet Syrinx. Objective: Break down the RUSH opus that is 2112 and pop Chris’s RUSH cherry. This episode unfolds this 20 minute song that is pivotal to the book Ready Player One, one movement at a time. Will Chris learn to love rock through RUSH? Can he last a full 20 minutes on his first time?! It’s time penetrate your ear holes with Ernest Cline’s musical love, and Get To The Good Part! This episode was originally published as a Chapter 27 bonus episode on August 22, 2018 to our Patreon campaign. If it’s been a while since...
Both are furry and played pivotal roles in the Star Wars universe but which would you side with? Who would you choose in your battle? In each episode of Aech’s Basement we tackle the kinds of questions that keep gunters up at night, relating it back to Ernest Cline’s book and movie “Ready Player One.”
Grab your Jade Key, because in this episode we are continuing our quest by breaking down the movie Blade Runner. This is Chris’s first full viewing of the 1982 classic, and there are a lot of questions to be asked. How is life like a death cake? Why wouldn’t this movie fly in today’s social climate? What is up with the crazy social plot holes? Prepare your attack ships off the shoulder of Orion, and fire up your c-beams at Tannhauser Gate! It’s time to take the Voight-Kampff test, and Get To The Good Part! This episode was originally published...
Would you hit 88 miles per hour to traverse time in your Delorean, or dial up some history in Bill and Ted’s Phone booth? In each episode of Aech’s Basement we tackle the kinds of questions that keep gunters up at night, relating it back to Ernest Cline’s book and movie “Ready Player One.”
If you could choose the Atari or the Colecovision to show up under your tree for Christmas, which would you choose? In each episode of Aech’s Basement we tackle the kinds of questions that keep gunters up at night, relating it back to Ernest Cline’s book and movie “Ready Player One.”
What would you choose as your OASIS ride? Falkor from the movie ‘The NeverEnding Story’ or the iconic X-Wing fighter from the ‘Star Wars’ movies? In each episode of Aech’s Basement we tackle the kinds of questions that keep gunters up at night, relating it back to Ernest Cline’s book and movie “Ready Player One.”
Welcome back to Get to the Good Part! We have wrapped up Ernest Cline’s novel “Ready Player One” and have started a new chapter in the podcast that we are calling the Grail Diary. Each episode will focus on a piece of pop culture referenced in the book, and what better was to start than with The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension! Time to activate the oscillation overthruster, and Get to the Good Part!
Gunters, the contest is over. We’ve won! Now it’s time to take off our visors and face reality, because we have reached the end. But don’t fret! It’s only the end of the book, not the podcast. Let’s wander through the hedge maze of Chapter 39, talk a little bit about the future, and Get To The Good Part! Chris and Aaron would like to thank all of our listeners for joining us for our extended review and analysis of “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline. Get To The Good Part will continue, but you’ll have to listen to the...
Gunters, it’s almost time to blow this pop stand. We have a few things left to discuss before the final credits roll, the big red button on our chapter-by-chapter review of Ready Player One is pressed, and we move on to the next big thing. It’s time to get back to reality, grab a decent meal, and Get to the Good Part!
Gunters, it is time to put on your problem solving hats, and your hacker gloves. After 37 chapters (plus a prologue), we need to take all of our Halliday knowledge, make like David Lightman, and figure out how to crack this password without starting global thermonuclear war. It’s time to win the game, and Get To The Good Part!
Whoa there! It is us, Chris and Aaron from the Podcast of Get To The Good Part. Gunters of the OASIS, readers of the novel Ready Player One, defeaters of trolls, and watchers of the movie by the same name! We have spoken at length and in great depths of Chapter 37 in search of Easter Eggs. We must Get To The Good Part!
Well Gunters, we have entered the Third Gate, and what’s past is prologue. There are a few challenges ahead of us!, and with all this pressure, you better be cool or be cast out. It’s time to play out the nightmare turned video game, bang some coconuts together, and Get To The Good Part!
Okay, enough mass death… time to talk about everyone’s favorite thing… OASIS economics. And to sweeten the deal, we are going to be looking up a few words in the dictionary. It’s time to put our thinking caps on and figure out how to get up to the Third Gate. Did any of you have any artifacts? Let us know, so we can Get To The Good Part!
That was a big bada boom, and now, everyone is DEAD, except for Parzival. You know what that means… it’s time to talk about your favorite high death toll movies. Yeah, it’s going to be super uplifting. We have only one gunter left, so we’d better Get To The Good Part, and fast!
IT IS ON LIKE RED DAWN!!! Since our favorite robot-clad Gunters are in the toughest final boss battle of their lives, we asked our listeners to send us what they thought were some of the toughest boss battles they have encountered in video games. Get your controllers ready, because it’s time finish up the best chapter in the book. Don’t wait too long to use that ace up your sleeve, and let’s Get to the Good Part!
IT IS ON!!! Yes, Gunters, it is time for all hell to break loose! This is arguably the best chapter in the book, and we certainly have lots to say. Join us as we talk about various epic battles, that is, if you can avoid being stomped on by robots. Pick your favorite battle cry, and let’s GET TO THE GOOD PART!!!
Are you STILL ready to rock? Our robot-clad heroes are a bit outnumbered, but hey, at least there isn’t any server lag. While we’re waiting for the big event, it’s time to discuss our robot of choice for the epic battle we hope will unfold, if Han can get that shield down. If you notice any supply droids roaming around with anti-matter friction induction bombs roaming around, let us know, will ya? Enough goofing around, let’s Get To The Good Part!
Are you ready to rock? It’s time to fly your favorite ship to the nearest Stargate towards Sector 10, and get your asses to Chthonia. Before all hell breaks loose, we thought it was the right time to judge the robots that Parzival, Art3mis, Aech and Shoto chose. That’s right, it’s time to dig deep into the powers of each robot, and discuss the age old question: does size matter? Try not to hit the shield around Castle Anorak and get vaporized, because we need to Get To The Good Part!
Welcome, my friends! Thank you for flying Automated Airlines, please sit back and enjoy your in-flight entertainment. Today, your favorite Gunters are serving up part 2 of Chapter 33 on our way to the lovely state of Oregon. But don’t wander off looking for Frodo and Samwise, It’s time to learn all about Aech, and figure out how much, exactly, does Og know about the High Five. Get yourselves suited and booted in the latest model Habashaw rig you can find, because it’s time to Get To The Good Part!
Pick your jaws up off the floor, it’s time for Chapter 33! That’s right, The Great and Powerful Og has trespassed into Aech’s Basement to make an offer they can’t refuse. Let’s get together and work out some trust issues, discuss who we first imagined could have portrayed him in the movie, and if Og’s deus ex machina would be considered cheating, and of course, the moment we’ve been waiting for, Parzival and Aech meet IRL! Set your destination to Oregon (and try not to knock over any comic books) because it’s time to Get To The Good Part!
We’re back with the rest of Chapter 32, and we’re pretty sure the number 3 is pretty, pretty, pretty important, some might say even magical. This part of the chapter got us talking about the past and the present and the future, trust issues, and a few “what ifs.” Let’s just say, it got a little dark. It’s time to show our trust in Parzival’s plan to take down the shield around Castle Anorak, and get ready to talk face to face with–you don’t have to guess—The Great and Powerful Og! Get your heart and brain and body ready, cuz...
We’re back for Chapter 32! Yes Gunters, we have materialized at the top of the stairs of Aech’s Basement. But hold on, there’s no time for a quick game of Joust or to flip through your favorite issue of Starlog, because Parzival is here to recap his Hero’s Journey while simultaneously getting the stink eye from Art3mis. Will the (surviving) members of the High Five have FAITH in Parzival and his plan? Will Art3mis forgive Parzival for violating her privacy, or is it beyond HOPE? Of course, we’re still wondering about those 10 zettabytes and just how much data that...
H-h-hey there, compadre! Good job making it through the cool down period for Part 1 of Chapter 31. We are back with Part 2, and we’re pondering all the important questions, like, could a haptic suit effectively simulate a handgun being fired? Plug in to your fat pipe connections, and don’t forget to order the Mondo Upgrade Package, because we have a bunch of zettabytes to upload to you. Get your ass to the nearest OASIS parlor, and let’s Get To The Good Part! PS–If you’re interested in the same piece of wearable tech that Aaron mentions in this episode,...
It’s time to remove your ear gear and high-tail it the hell out of IOI HQ! Yes Gunters, we’re in the very exciting Chapter 31! Parzival is busy making his daring escape from IOI, while your Gunter-hosts are off talking about ‘The Martian’ and ‘Star Wars.’ Don’t look so confused, it’s all part of the plan. We know you all have Executive Oologist Supply Requisition Orders to submit, so how about we Get To The Good Part!
Everybody relax, we’re here. Sorry to leaving you hanging last time, but now we have had some time to think over the question you’ve all been wondering and we weren’t ashamed to ask! That’s right, we’re talking about horny indentured servants! It’s time to hack our way into the Star Chamber, or as we like to call it, sniffing IOI’s pipeline. So sit tight, hold the fort and keep the home fires burning. And if we’re not back by dawn… you better Get to the Good Part!
It’s time to swallow the red pill and talk about the exciting world of cubicle jobs! There’s so much stuff to talk about in Chapter 30 that your cubicle dwelling Gunters had to split this chapter into two parts. Plant yourself into that office chair, grab your spoon and get ready to tunnel through the labyrinth of firewalls that is this chapter. Part Two will be out soon, and won’t cost you any perk points! Punch that time card, grab that cup of coffee and let’s Get to the Good Part!
We’re back in the paddywagon again, on our way to IOI HQ for an inside look at indentured servitude. But hold on to your butts! This is a particularly wacky episode, chronicling the misadventures Chris and Aaron analyzing Chapter 29! Could the OASIS be an effective weight loss tool? Did you know that KFC has a virtual reality training program? Is there more to ’42G’ than just a bra size? It’s time to juggle decoy chicken, reverse inflation, and of course, balls! Don’t just sit there, let’s Get to the Good Part! For our Patreon Team’s bonus episode, we reviewed...
Like sardines pulled from the can, your Gunters are thrown into indenturement with Parzival. Bill collecting from prostitutes? Getting arrested for bouncing a $20? What’s the best movie featuring kids? And what does “going full PeeWee” mean? This chapter answers all of those questions and more! Get ready to be handcuffed and thrown into the back of the IOI paddywagon as your fearless fans Get To The Good Part! For our Patreon Team’s bonus episode, we reviewed the movies “Explorers” (1985, Joe Dante). Parzival called the movie Explorers “Easily one of the greatest kid flicks ever made.” But that is...
Your intrepid Gunters brave the Temples of Syrinx in search for the Crystal Key. Along the way we ask ourselves what character best voices Ernest Cline? How is Duran Duran like RUSH? How is the Temple hinting at a ghost in the machine? Join us on this 2 hour episode covering one of our favorite chapters AND keep listening past the outro music for 5 minute bonus material of Chris popping his RUSH cherry! Let’s Get To The Good Part! What more than just a 5 minute clip? Check out the full hour long episode over on Patreon! Your Gunters...
Parzival rises up from his depressing state of hopelessness to discover the clue that leads him to the 2nd gate and down the Voight-Kampff rabbit hole. But wait a sec… Chris has never seen Bladerunner?! Well that cherry has been popped and we get his fresh take on the details woven into the book. What does a WWII code breaker have to do with Replicants? What’s up with floor 440 in the Tyrell building? Zip up your haptic suit as we Get To The Good Part! …and don’t forget, get access to EXCLUSIVE bonus content! Check out our Patreon page...
We dove deep into Chapter 24 AND 25 and it threw us into a deep sulking depression, reflecting on our darkest moments with our closest friends. But we are BACK with Season Three and we are presenting our review of the darkest chapters in the book. Time to light a torch, fend off the Grues of our minds, and Get Back to the Good Part!
After weeks of multiple viewings, we have finally taken to the mic along with returning guest Willie Simpson from the XMen TAS podcast, to dig into this miracle of a movie that, under most any other circumstance, would never have been made. We hash out what we loved, and what drove some RPO fans nuts with frustration so grab your popcorn and lets Get To The Good Part!
We are on the hunt! Touching down on Frobozz for a virtual Zork adventure on the way to the jade key. Under threat of IOI gun ships we explore the realm of phone freaking, cereal munching, and dangerous creatures that lurk in the darkness beyond. Grab a torch and Let’s Get To The Good Part!
This chapter lands us on planet Archaide where Parzival is searching for trophies but ends up finding himself while deep inside an out-of-order game. Along the way your hosts uncover some strange artifacts that made its way into the real world so slap a quarter on your favorite game because it’s time to Get To The Good Part!
Welcome back Gunters! We open up on our trip to our graceland of Columbus Ohio for a book signing with Ernest Cline and we dig into chapter 21 to find a few hidden eggs in an otherwise short chapter. Will Chris finally concede that Art3mis is the better gunter? What three words did Ryan say to Ernie? Hit play and Let’s Get To The Good Part!
Welcome back Gunters as visit Parzival’s fortress of solitude, his moonbase alpha, his Oasis asteroid home of Falco. We deep dive into his paranoia, his obsessions, and his rendezvous with the DaiSho Team to obtain a pivotal rare artifact. Let’s Get To The Good Part!
Welcome back to the most uncomfortable chapter we have reviewed yet as your band of gunters tackle the limits of high-end tech, the slow spiral into loneliness and the challenges of being a teen with raging hormones with a side of the Oasis we have not yet touched. You knew this was Coming, but we took a hold of this chapter, grappled with the sticky topic, and beat it into the ground. Let’s Get To The Good Part!
Chapter 18! dancing, drinking, and heartbreak in the Oasis! But how DO you drink in the oasis? What’s with the acid trippy glowing blobs of dancing avatars? And were the Sixers really Art3mis’ bale-out buddy when the date went south? These questions and more on Get To The Good Part!
Level Up with your GTTGP hosts as we explore a special edition podcast that covers all of Part 1, the first 17 chapters. You may be thinking that this is a rehash but Nope, we are treating this like a movie review where all the pieces to the 1st of 3 episodes provides new insights into the plot. Gunters, get ready to Get To The Good Part!
Fellow guest and gunter Rae joins us for the horror that is teenage dating in 2045. Will we make it through this chapter without tearing out pages? Do parts of this chapter qualify as harassment in the digital age? Is Art3mis more than a plot device? Find out as we explore chapter 17 in Ernest Cline’s book ‘Ready Player One’! Let’s Get to the Good Part!
On to Chapter 16 in Ernest Cline’s book ‘Ready Player One’ where we dive deep into the hero’s journey! Is this chapter a metaphor for the underworld, is Sorrento the Hydra of the digital realm, and how is the OASIS the futuristic opioid of the masses? Join us for a chapter that was easy to gloss over on the first read but opened up holes to dark places.
Together again! Your GTTGP guys are exploring Chapter 15 in Ready Player One, where the High Five come together after shocking tragedy, new characters are introduced, and Wade is momentarily distracted from the failed assassination attempt on his life to get googly eyed over Art3mis. Kids. let’s Get to the Good Part!
We are back with Chapter 14, tackling what is arguably one of the best chapters in the book. Should Wade have met with Sorrento? Should he have taken the deal? And what do the Illinois Nazis have to do with it? Another crazy episode, so strap in and let’s Get To The Good Part! Also, Big shout-out to our guest Willie Simpson, musician and nostalgic podcaster for ‘The X-Men TAS Podcast’ You can checkout his music here And his podcast here.
After a brief hiatus we’re back with Chapter 13! In this episode, John and Ryan pick apart a prelude to one of the book’s most important chapters. You know what it is… Thanks for listening!
This week we invite our close friends from the RPO community on the show to discuss the upcoming Empire Magazine article covering the Ready Player One movie. Special thanks to goffmachine, oneamongthefence, Adam and Paul for joining us on this episode. Special announcement at the backend. Stick around to learn how you can be a part of our next project! Thanks for listening! Geekritique’s Trailer Breakdown: Ben Mendehlson “Just Can’t Wait to be King” Oneamongthefence’s RPO audiobook SFX adaptation Empire Magazine article posted by our friend GunterRae <3 https://readyplayerobsessed.tumblr.com/post/164030563142
The morning after! Parzival jumps from being a complete unknown to a near god-like figure in the OASIS, sought after by everyone. But more importantly, we are introduced to two characters in depth, uncovering possibly the true source of Wade’s skills. It’s a great chapter that is about as important as any we have read so far!
Welcome to Middletown, OH. Home of the first gate. It’s Ch. 11 and Wargames is…basically what we have to work with here. There’s more, but mostly it’s Wargames. The only winning move is to play to the gate. Strap on your haptics and tune in! Thanks for listening.
We were on the edge of our seats waiting for the new trailer to drop, and when it did, we did a live stream watching it, and breaking it down second by second. What did we find? Listen and find out! Catch the live stream on our Facebook page
To Middletown we go in this week’s Get To The Good Part. After a romp in the Tomb of Horrors, Wade makes his way to Halliday’s hometown. We talk old stomping grounds and our childhood battle stations (bedrooms). Thanks for listening!
We’re back with Part 2 of Chapter 9! More Audrey, more Art3mis! Thanks for listenting. Join us 7 pm July 28 for our FIRST EVER LIVE EPISODE! Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern 409 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN Also Live Streaming on YouTube, Twitch and Facebook We’ll be raising money for Extra Life Foundation Click here to donate and learn more.
This week on Get To The Good Part we meet Ready Player One’s heroine and the object of Wade’s obsession Art3mis. We also welcome Audrey to the show! Thanks for listening! Join us 7 pm July 28 for our FIRST EVER LIVE EPISODE! Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern 409 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN Also Live Streaming on YouTube, Twitch and Facebook We’ll be raising money for Extra Life Foundation Click here to donate and learn more
It’s time for Chapter 8! But before we dodge the horrifying stuff to make our way to the Throne Room and face the evil demi-lich Acererak for the Copper Key, we have a special special announcement! We will be doing our first ever live episode at Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern 409 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN. Mount your ostrich or stork, grab your lance and your Dungeons and Dragons module, and let’s Get to the Good Part!
How are Anakin Skywalker and Sorrento similar? Is Sorrento the defeated hero to this story? What movie will the trailer headline? This week is a special treat! We are covering the new cannon added to the story, written by Andy Weir, author of “The Martian” and talking about some movie news. Strap in because we are having a few drinks and going head-to-head. Let’s get to the good part!
How did we not figure it out sooner?! Alone time with Ladyhawke? Who we think inspired Art3mis? Matt aka “IronBeabull” our guest host joins us to unpack a short but surprisingly telling chapter. Let’s Get To The Good Part!
Cliffhangers abound as we sew a button on Chapter 6. We had a blast recording with our contest winner and new friend Aaron! Thanks for listening!
This week our guest and community contest winner ThePeatAhhThePeat (aka Aaron) joins us in our quest to tackle a nerd-gasm of pop culture references, the pains of cliffhangers, and Ranking up with latin. It was so good we split it into two parts so Chapter 6 pt 2 will land next week. Thanks for listening, now, let’s Get to the Good Part!
Time for a history lesson! This week on the podcast we dig into the story of James Halliday, GSS and we meet Og! Chapter 6 will land two weeks from today and feature our community contest winner ThePeatAhhThePeat. Thanks for listening!
We’re back . . . and in greater numbers! Well, it’s still just the three of us, but this time we come armed with a quiver of your OASIS rides! Episode 5 will be out later this week to get us back on track. Until then, thanks for listening and PLEASE don’t forget to rate the show!
Thanks to u/IronBeabull for the awesome artwork!
Chris joins the podcast as a permanent host as we make our way into the basement to talk Ladyhawke and i-Rok. Cannon Fodder postponed and will debut next week! To the haptic rig!
Hola, compadres! As spring staves off the last remnants of frost, warming the ground underfoot, we sally forth toward our copper, jade and crystal horizon — 37 glorious chapters ahead. We promise to stop if you have to pee. With chapter two logged in the annals of gunter history, we look to that horizon with hope. The kind that rises from lessons learned and skills sharpened by the grindstone of experience. Stilted language aside, we’re super psyched for what’s ahead. First, an announcement. Going forward, Chris will be joining John and I as a host on the show. We had...
It’s part deux! We finish Chapter 2 with special guest Chris! Enjoy! We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our show. If you’re enjoying the show, please leave a review on your preferred platform. We value your feedback and reviews help us reach a larger audience!
We had so much fun talking to our first guest we couldn’t fit it into one episode! This week, we welcome Chris to the show to discuss schools in the OASIS, some tech stuff and the importance of picking a good gamertag!
Welcome back to Get to the Good Part! In this week’s episode we push past the prologue and into the heart of the story. We meet our protagonist Wade Watts, talk stacks and explore the existential crisis facing mankind. Who’s ready for some fun?!
It’s our very first episode! We kick off the podcast with a look at Chapter 0 of Ready Player One, the bestselling novel by Earnest Cline. We’ll be discussing it chapter by chapter over the next 40 weeks. In this episode we acquaint ourselves with the rules of the hunt, discuss Val Kilmer’s best movie and why John is wrong about national treasure Winona Rider. Thanks for listening.
Get to the Good Part debuts February 2017 with a deep dive into the instant classic Ready Player One. After two years of suggestions, John still has not read Ready Player One. Join us as we explore the books themes, nostalgia and even somethings you missed the first time through — or completely if you didn’t read it…like John.