Nerd Lunch Home Edition: Ultimate Movie Trilogies

Every Tuesday, I eagerly await the new episode of the Nerd Lunch podcast, starring three guys I have got to know and appreciate over the years, CT, Pax, and Jeeg. I’ve had the honor of being a guest on the show twice, which was enough for me to realize I have a voice made for writing, and stash my microphone high up on an unreachable shelf. I still find myself wanting to contribute to the conversation somehow, so I asked CT if he would mind if I chimed in on the conversation every now and then in blog form, and the gentleman with the wonderful hair (how does he do it?) was gracious enough to allow me to do so.

This week’s episode of Nerd Lunch was excellent for two reasons — 1. the guest was Rondal Scott of Strange Kids Club, who is always great, and 2. it focused on movies, a topic that I always enjoy. Jeeg was running the show and assigned the challenge of Ultimate Triple Features. I can’t argue with the excellent selections that were made by the guys on the show (and you really should go listen to it now!), but here is how I would have answered the topics…

 Bruce Willis Ultimate Triple Feature:

  1. Die Hard
  2. Armageddon
  3. Pulp Fiction

Reasoning: These are great examples of Bruce Willis being Bruce Willis. Plus, this is a trilogy I can see myself watching on any given weekend. (BTW Pax’s numerical sequence trilogy was genius.)

Vampire Movie Ultimate Triple Feature:

  1. Lost Boys
  2. Underworld
  3. From Dusk Til Dawn

Reasoning: I fell in love with the lead actresses in all three of these movies when I saw them for the first time. I’m not a big horror guy or classic movie fan, but I do love a good big budget action movie.

Movie Titles that Start with the Letter “P”:

  1. Pretty Woman
  2. Princess Bride
  3. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Reasoning: This would be a trilogy I could enjoy with my wife. Yes, I realize I passed up the chance to have a trilogy with both The Planet of the Apes and Predator, but they were sacrificed due to the reasoning alone.

The last segment of the show had the guys giving a movie to each other to which they would then have to add two movies to make the ultimate trilogy. Rondal was given Flash Gordon, one of my all-time favorite movies, and his answers were excellent.  I would have to go with Logan’s Run and Buck Rogers as my choices — but I would definitely have Ted as the second movie in a double feature.

So, that’s how I would have responded to the topic of this week’s episode of Nerd Lunch. If you haven’t tuned in yet, go do it now, and let the guys know some of your ultimate movie trilogies!


  1. says

    Nice call with From Dusk Til Dawn – I can’t believe I didn’t pick that one, it totally would’ve bumped out Bordello of Blood!

    • Brian says

      Like CT, the number of vampire movies i’ve watched pales in comparison to you and Jeeg. I’ve never seen Bordello of Blood or Twilight — they’re the same thing pretty much, right?

  2. says

    For the Flash Gordon trilogy I’d finish off with Batman: The Movie and Barbarella as they’re all colorful, campy film adaptations of characters who originated in comics.

    For “P” I had some trouble. Originally I was thinking “Patch of Blue” and “Psycho” since those could have been shot in color, but choose black and white for thematic purposes. I was going to finish with Lon Chaney’s “Phantom of the Opera” but that has the reverse with a black and white film having a single color sequence for thematic effect.

    • Brian says

      Barbarella was actually one of Rondal’s selection. I really have tried to enjoy that one, but just haven’t been able to figure out the right concoction to drink while viewing it yet. You would think it would be right up my alley, but no.

      I like your theme for the “P” movies. That was actually a pretty difficult topic for me to answer — plus it ended up with me outing myself as a fan of Pretty Woman. 😉

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