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Zero Room 086: Unfulfilled Promises

We’re back with new technology this week, and it’s very exciting. We’re talking about what everyone was talking about this week: the NBC Late Night Meltdown. Also, Spiderman 4 news and Golden Globes talk. As usual, we run down the best and worst of the week and Jose tortures Doug with some talk about the penultimate episode of Dollhouse.

Zero Room 085: Our Best of 2009

This week we skip the usual chit-chat and dive right into a recap of what we think was some of last years best stuff in Film, Movies and Video Games. And we talk a little Dollhouse, too.

Zero Room 084: The Doctor is Dead, Long Live the Doctor

We’re back after the holiday break to talk about Doctor Who. With the end of the Tennant/Davies run upon us, we discuss The End of Time and where Tennant fits into the Doctor Who pantheon. Also some Avatar talk and Best and Worst of the week. These descriptions just keep getting shorter and shorter. I don’t think Jose’s heart is in it anymore. Not that anyone reads this page, but it’d be nice to put on the appearance of a professional organization with regard for public image.

Zero Room 083: The True Meaning of Christmas

Our last ‘cast of the year brings a look back (AWARDS Season!), a look ahead (trailers!) and a look at the now (Avatar). Also Dollhouse recaps and Best and Worst.

Zero Room 082: The Solution to Network TV

Once again we bombard the internet with news! DC Comics talks 2010, Flight of the Conchords calls it quits, the Sorcerer’s Apprentice gets a trailer, and there were some video game awards and announcements. Also Dollhouse recaps and Best And Worst.

Zero Room 081: Comtastic

We are back this week with a much better show than last week! NBC/Comcast merger news, Producers pick their best of TV for 2009, a list of what the US searches the web for, and the director of a video game gets to direct real people. Also, Doug recaps the Mid-Season Finale of Stargate : Universe and Jose recaps TWO Dollhouse episodes.

Zero Room 080: Turkey Hangover

It’s the Sunday after Thanksgiving and nothing happened this week, but we still want to offer you a show full of some news. Loser’s pics surface on the web, the Science Channel offers something good to watch, and FlashForward goes on a brief re-tooling hiatus.  All this plus best and worst in this not-so-great episode of the Zero Room.

Zero Room 079: Bark at the New Moon

This week : New Moon shatters some records and some hopes for humanity, Doctor Who goes mad in his final outings, and Smallville gets a Hawkman. Also Best and Worst of the week and Doug’s Stargate : Universe Recap.

Zero Room 078: Just a Little Bit Off

Modern Warfare 2 talk, Caprica posters, Dollhouse CANCELLED,  Gattaca Series in the works and a Clash of the Titans trailer. Also, Doug’s Stargate : Universe recap and Best and Worst of the Week.

Zero Room 077: Should Have Timed That Better

Doug talks about the new movie The Box. We also discuss the possible Roger Rabbit sequel, the Prince of Persia Trailer, and casting news for David Tennant. Doug’s SG:U recap and Best and Worst including the New Moon trailer/commercial and the new video game Borderlands.

Zero Room 076: Wanted – Double Amputee

This week we talk about Battlestar Galactica’s The Plan,  Thor Casting News,  the Birth of the Internet, and more. Also Best and Worst of the week and Doug’s recap of this week’s Stargate: Universe.

Zero Room 075: The Thick of Venture

Hulu wants your money, but they don’t know yet how to get it from you, Paranormal Activity makes a lot of domestic cash, and is Disney the savior of our digital future? Also Dollhouse and SGU recaps. Best and Worst with a whole lotta talk about The Thick of it and Venture Brothers.

Zero Room 074: Journalistic Integrity

Tennant and Pegg get a gig with John Landis, John Faverau is NOT directing the Avengers, Brian Singer is directing everything and Dollhouse is UP! Plus more news, viewer mail, Best and Worst and more!

Zero Room 073: Ramble On

This week is an EPIC two hour conversation with our special guest Jay Holben. We talk “at length” about the current state of the entertainment industry in the economic meltdown, we provide plenty of opinion and few answers. Also the news, best and worst, plus a new segment where Doug tells us all about Stargate:Universe.

Zero Room 072: I Disagree

Kill Bill 3, A-Team pics in movie news. Day One and J.J.’s new pilots for Fox and NBC. Best and Worse also this week’s Dollhouse recap

Zero Room 071: Block Transfer Computation

Our weekly trek through the media landscape continues with talk about Jennifer’s Body, Brad Pitt as Moriarty, Leno making bank and Glee getting a full season pickup. Also our Best and Worst of the week plus more, more, more. Listen up!

Zero Room 070: Money Does Not Equal Good

Emmy talk, Green Lantern Casting, Star Trek II tries to go deep. We also talk a bit about Flash Forward and the True Blood Finale.  Best and Worst.
And, Do you want to know what the Joker sounds like in German. Stay Tuned!

Zero Room 069: I am the Knight

D.C. Entertainment is born, and it looks a lot like Warner Brothers.  Pirates 4 gets a name, “Up in the Air” gets a trailer, and it’s the end of King of the Hill but no one cares. Also, we talk a little bit about The Beatles : Rock Band. All that plus Best and Worst of the week and the Box Office news.

Zero Room 068: Censored For Your Protection

The Zero Room returns from a week off with a cavalcade of news items, most notably Disney’s acquisition of Marvel Comics and what that may mean for both parties. We also discuss the revelation that is Bad Boys 3 and another Martin Lawrence sequel that isn’t nearly as exciting, as well as a Tron release date, a Fantastic Four reboot, and more. As always, there’s True Blood, best things, and worst things.

Zero Room 067: Chicken Lady

This week on the Zero Room : Excalibur Remake news, Avatar and Wolfman trailers,  Kick-Ass finds a home, and Kids in the Hall news. Also we talk about the Spider-Woman motion comic, True Blood, Best/Worst of the week and a whole lot more.

Zero Room 066: Relaunching the Reboot

Another week another Podcast. This week everything is old is old again. New Battlestar Galactica, Walking Dead, Spider-man fails on Broadway, Downey as Vampire Lestat and more. Also Best and Worse, True Blood Recap and zany effects. Tune in!

Zero Room 065: Neo-maxi-zoom-dweebie

This week we cover the tragic death of John Hughes, along with the impact and influence of his reign in the 80′s. We also talk Spielberg and Halo, writers for Mission Impossible 4, writers get snubbed by the Emmys, and Doug talks about his G.I. Joe experience. All that plus Box Office news, True Blood recap, Best/Worst of the week and a whole lot more.

Zero Room 064: Sunshine and Lollipops

This week we talk about the Alien prequel, a Dead Space movie, and HBO’s renewal of a bunch of shows. Also, we discuss Torchwood and the Green Lantern animated film, Best and Worst of the week, news and more.

Zero Room 063: Greetings, Programs

Comic-Con is over and we’ve got some of the highlights for you, including Tron footage, Marvel and DC Comics movie news, Ron Moore gets upset at the Emmys, and some Lost News. All that plus Best and Worst of the week, a True Blood recap and tomfoolery with sound effects.

Zero Room 062: The Eagle Has Landed

This week the Zero Room talks about the Apollo 11 anniversary, the Emmy nominations, and a few news items. As always, we chat about the box office numbers, True Blood,  and Best and Worst of week.

Zero Room 061: Words We Never Thought We Would Say

This week in the Room we talk at length about the huge Green Lantern casting news that happened over the weekend.  In the news we go into the new District 9 trailer,  Brian Vaughn leaving Lost, a new scribe hits Spiderman 4, Clooney as Jack Ryan, WB wants more of your Watchmen money, and new Quantum Leap in the future? Also the Best and Worst of the week and a Spoiler-Free talk about Torchwood – Children of Earth.

Zero Room 060: The Crash on the Fourth of July

This week we conquer over technical glitches and downright computer crashes to bring you a new installment of the Zero Room. First, of a quick recap of HBO’s True Blood and Hung. Then into the news with Superman, naked & drug-filled Terminators rampaging through Tahoe, new Motion Picture Academy members (hint: they are alive), SVU stars make more money than you and me, plus Best/Worst Thing of the Week and a whole lot more.

Zero Room 059: 19 Percent

Another week and another Zero Room comes at you from the intertubes. This week: Transformers 2 talk, the Oscars turn it up to 10, more video game awards, and video game movies, Spiderman (the musical) finds its new Mary Jane, and Watchmen gets 20 more minutes. Plus, the Best and Worst of the Week, the box office numbers, and more!

Zero Room 058: Now With Cushy Mic Covers

We’re back (again) after a week’s hiatus with some news about Ron Moore’s new show Virtuality, the new G.I. Joe trailer, BAG as Metallo, Liam Neeson as Hannibal Smith ,and more. Also, we finally talk about the Lost finale LONG after the fact and as usual we chime in with best and worst of the week. Oh, and Jose makes a wild casting suggestion for the A-Team movie.

Zero Room 057: Metal Gear Resort

This week we dive into the rest of the video game news from last weeks E3, so if video games are not your thing skip ahead to 40:00 min mark to get the usual TV/Film goodness.  That said, in the segment we’ll talk about most of the big announcements from Sony and Nintendo along with some of the other games that made an impact at the show. After the break we chat a bit about the passing of David Carradine, Chris Pine’s next flick (it’s not Green Lantern),  the next in a line of bad remake ideas, a Blade Runner web series,  Marvel’s movie plans, the weekend box office and Brian Blessed as Odin? Hell, yea. We also have best and worst of the week along with the ususal nonsese.

Zero Room 056: OMG, It’s The Beatles!

So we went to the Microsoft E3 Press Briefing and we saw THE BEATLES!!! Oh yeah, we saw a whole lot of video games , so we’ll talk about that too, including Splinter Cell: Conviction, Crackdown 2, Forza 3, and a whole lot more. Also, we’ve got a bunch of Doctor Who news, some talk about Drag Me Hell, Transformers 2 footage, the horrible MTV Movie Awards, Best and Worst, and a whole lot more!

Zero Room 055: The Cheesecake Show

We’re back after a long break to talk about TV, movies, video games and more! This week we go in depth into the new broadcast TV schedule including the new shows that are getting our attention this time (hint: not many).  Also, Thor casting news, Doctor Who’s David Tennant finishes filming, Doug’s T4 review, wearing iPod’s to the movies, and more.

Zero Room 054: Making Room For Watertubes

So the big day is finally here… J. J. Abrams’  revisualization of Star Trek arrives and we’re here to talk about it… TO DEATH. In a massive two hour podcast we are joined by our friend, Enterprise and Original Series Remastered Producer Dave Rossi to talk about the good, the just okay, and the water tubes in the Enterprise’s latest adventure. We actually manage to discuss the movie for longer than the running time of the movie itself.

Zero Room 053: Summer Movie Blowout

It’s summertime. That time of year when summer blockbusters bloom. So
this week we run down some of the biggest movies this summer season and
talk a bit about what has us excited. Also we talk a bit about the
underwhelming Wolverine, the penultimate episode of Dollhouse, and Lost’s
big 100th episode.

Zero Room 052: The Multiverse Lives!

This week’s Zero Room is a veritable orgy of news items as we address reality television’s replacement of the sitcom, Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming Predator reboot, and a rubber mold of the governor of California. More video game items then usual, with a look at Bioshock 2 and possible new Fallout media, plus the delay of Gore Verbinski’s Bioshock feature. The Brothers Bloom and Dollhouse pop up in Best Thing/Worst Thing, and Jose manages to slander NBC.

Zero Room 051: Resolute

Another week, another show. This week as the Summer movie season approaches we talk about the new Transformers 2 footage, new Trek ads, and the latest Harry Potter trailer.  Furthermore we talk about the absurdness of Crank 2 and Michael Vick looking for a reality show. As usual we recap Lost and delve into out Best and Worst thing ever.

Zero Room 050: No Effect

A small technical glitch prevents you from hearing any of our sound effects (we heard them and they were flawless), so ignore the awkward moments as Jose and Doug discuss this week’s new high-def Doctor Who special, complete with pink gels and a flying bus. Jose fills us in on happenings in the Dollhouse, and news items include the Venom movie, a death knell for Kings, NBC’s preposterous upfront plan, and discussion of the numerous screenings and online reviews of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek.

Zero Room 049: Viva La Revolucion!

It’s a slow news week, but we manage to fill it with the week’s news, including more Chris Pine/Green Lantern news, the end of E.R.’s 15 year run on television, Rorschach is Freddy Kruger, Paramount is very confident in the Trek scribes, and somewhere along the way Jose goes off on a complete and total rant.  Also this weeks Dollhouse recap, Lost discussion and our Best and Worst thing ever.

Zero Room 048: All the Breasts in the World

This week on the show we check out EW’s list of the “coolest” pop culture heroes, the Farrelly Brothers’ Three Stooges film and its all-star cast, Matthew Vaughn and Mark Miller ride again, and the box office numbers. The Office vs. Parks and Recreation and the latest Lost and Dollhouse episodes, which Doug does not watch. Finally we agree on The Best Thing Ever.

Zero Room 047 : The Battlestar Show

Well, it’s finally here, the series finale of Battlestar Galactica. We spend the first half of the show going back and forth on the both the good and bad about the two hour finale. Some quick news about Green Lantern casting, BSG’s ratings and next moves and then in the last segment our Best and Worst of the week. Oh yeah, we talk about Dollhouse as well.

Zero Room 046 : The Non-Entity

This week we bring you a complete show, with all kinds of news and talk from the Film and TV world. We start with angry Star Trek letters, then move right into the weeks news with Watchmen’s huge drop in the second weekend, major Marvel movie news and dates, Dollhouse numbers and DC comics cartoon news. The new segment “Best/Worst Thing Ever” keeps rolling along with Battlestar and Bioshock 2 rants and praises. Also a little Dollhouse and Lost talk. All that and more in this weeks Zero Room.

Zero Room 045 : The G4 Edition

This week in the Zero Room, Doug and Jose talk about what everyone else is talking about, the release of the much anticipated Watchmen film. We also manage to cover some of the weeks news including: the release of a lot of movie trailers, the Seinfeld gang reuniting for some Curb Your Enthusiasm and some Doctor Who casting news. Finally we begin the second chapter of our new “Best/Worst thing ever” segment which is then abruptly cut off and lost for all time to the bowels of my old G4 Macintosh. Such are the perils when dealing with older tech.

Zero Room 044 : In Which We Try to be Positive

It’s a super-sized edition of The Zero Room this week, kicking off with discussion of Battlestar Galactica’s slow crawl to the end. News items include Green Lantern casting rumors, Green Hornet director oddities, and a look at the upcoming television premieres as midseason is officially upon us. Lost and Dollhouse are dissected, and we end the show with a new segment that looks at our most loved and hated issues of the week. Giant CGI snakes! Turmoil in Monkey City! Visions of Light! Halo Wars! There are not enough exclamation points to do this episode justice.

Zero Room 043 : Handholding the Mic

We’re rocking the mic and rocking the mic right this week on the Zero Room.  Listen as we comment on the results of this year’s Academy Awards live (on tape) as they come in. Also, we talk about some of the news of the week including Joss Whedon’s possible exodus from broadcast T.V. , Babylon 5′s birthday, lost Doctor Who tapes, Battlestar Galactica 3.0,  and Batman makes 1 biiiiilion dollars.  As always, we also discuss some of this week’s genre TV with Dollhouse and Battlestar Galactica.

Zero Room 042 : Pandering to the LCD

Zero Room celebrates the Valentine’s holiday by talking smack about the exposition explosion that was last week’s Battlestar Galactica, the rise of Paul Blart, Dollhouse’s premiere, and Lost’s 16 act structure. All that and some more of the week’s news in the latest  ZERO ROOM!

Zero Room 041 : 8-Bit GnR

As the final issue of Final Crisis is released, Doug and Jose talk for a while about the ramifications of the event, prehistoric Batman, and whether or not the comic medium deserves Grant Morrison. Random sound effects punctuate a fairly boring news week, which includes Green Lantern news, the announcement of a Sex and the City sequel, the WGA award winners, and other nonsense. The second half of the Battlestar coup and the latest chapter of Lost are discussed, and there is some Guns ‘N Roses in there somewhere

Zero Room 040 : The Stench of Disappointment and Broken Dreams

This week on the big show we discuss some poor tactical and survival instincts shown by the Admiral and the XO in this week’s Battlestar Galactica, why G.I. Joe could be greater than Transformers (hint: it’s all in the promise), and why Lost may or may not know what it’s doing. All that plus, an incomprehensible look at TV’s big four’s pilot orders, Jose’s allergy attacks and the possible upcoming marketing nightmare for Carl’s Jr.

Zero Room 039 : KZRM

A new age of sound comes to the podcast as Jose does a dry run of integrated sound effects that works about half the time. Academy Award nominees are discussed at length. Should Dark Knight have been nominated? Will Paul Blart sweep next year’s awards or will the poor choice of release date mean that Kevin James is forgotten come nomination time? Some news is read from a sheet of paper, Battlestar Galactica descends further into the darkness while Adama brushes his teeth, and Lost bounces through time.

Zero Room 038 : B is for Bleak

We kick off this week with a discussion of Battlestar Galactica’s premiere and all the darkness and misery that comes with it, then move on to cover the Watchmen settlement, and possible movies for both Jericho (which just won’t die) and Pushing Daises (which shouldn’t have died). Our quest to watch all the possible Oscar nominees continues with reviews of Gran Torino and an argument about exactly how good The Wrestler really is.

Zero Room 037 : Angry Whopper

Sweet Baby Jesus! We’re back with some actual interesting and prepared conversation this week. We chat about the news this week including revisionist Batman history, Iron Man news, and Wii Sports becomes the number one Video Game of all time. As usual we talk the Weekend Numbers and we delve into three Oscar contending films Revolutionary Road, Milk and Slumdog Millionaire.

Zero Room 036 : Slow News Week

We’re back after a few short days to get back on schedule, only to discover that not much happens over the New Year’s break. So we’re delivering a shorter show than usual this week where we discuss the Top 20 XBox Live games of the year, the weekend Box Office numbers and the casting of Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor.

Zero Room 035: Of Cyber-Kings and Phone Calls

We’re back, albeit delayed, for a new episode of the Zero Room. Doug and Jose discuss the simultaneous craziness and awesomeness of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special. We also talk about Ron Howard’s Frost/Nixon, particularly about the problems with inventing moments in a Biopic. This along with the news of the week including the nerd apocalypse inducing movements between Warner Brothers and Fox regarding the Watchmen film. All this and more in the last episode of the Zero Room for 2008. Don’t miss it!

Zero Room 034: The John Larroquette Show

The Zero Room pre-holiday special kicks off with a brief tangent on aging television stars as Boston Legal comes to an end, and then moves on to a discussion of the Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In, filled with spoilers and somewhat inappropriate topics. News items include Judge Dredd, Jack Ryan, Buck Rogers, the 2D direction of Frank Miller, and the upcoming 3D Tron sequel. Doug ruins Seven Pounds and Jose ruins Marley & Me. Happy holidays!

Zero Room 033: We’re Back

Doug and Jose return from vacation to talk about NBC’s bold, history-making, and creatively bankrupt move of broadcasting Jay Leno five nights a week at 10pm. How long before they give up on scripted altogether? News coverage includes the voice of the Star Trek computer, the Terminator: Salvation trailer, Golden Globe nominations, and more. Plus, Doug rants unintelligibly about why the True Blood finale was a heavily flawed ending to an otherwise excellent series, and the climax of Marvel Comics Secret Invasion is dissected.

Zero Room 032: Vampire Fornication

This week on the show: Jose finally sees the Star Trek Trailer, Captain America gets some writers, ABC axes 3 of its good shows, we talk about where James Bond turned into Jason Bourne, and  the NXE launches on the X-Box. Doug and Jose are confused about Twilight’s Vampires, and what the hell happened to all the promise of the Wii? All this and more on this weeks ZERO ROOM!

Zero Room 031: FPS or RPG?

It’s a super-sized episode of the Zero Room this week, as we tend to ramble and forget. News items include Ridley Scott’s Monopoly film, the movements and cancellations of various network shows, a peek at the Doctor Who Christmas special, and the casting of the new Karate Kid. We then move on to a brief argument about Fallout 3 before turning our wrath on Star Trek once more to discuss both the trailer and the 20 minutes of footage screened overseas.

Zero Room 030: Friday Night’s Alright for Low Ratings

Welcome to the 30th edition of the Zero Room where we rant about the weeks events. This week, Doug gets a sneak peek at the new Star Trek trailer, Brian Fuller might move to Heroes, Life gets the pick up, Australian comedy comes to HBO, Michael Crichton passes away and lots more news. Also Doug and I delve into the new release Fallout 3 and the BBC mini-series Dead Set.

Zero Room 029: Simpletons

We’re on remote this week at Doug’s pad, so we may sound a little bit different than normal while we discuss the week’s topics including: Video Game Commercials, Saint’s Row 2, MTV and Harmonix signs The Beatles, David Tennant leaves Doctor Who, Loeb and Alexander exit Heroes, Millar talks Superman and Movie Tickets.com polls viewers on the most anticipated movies of 2009.

Zero Room 028: The Young Man’s Inner Psyche

In which Doug and Jose recount the week’s events, including: The continuing impending apocalyptic signs as Knight Rider gets a full season pick-up at the expense of Pushing Daisies falling ratings. Rumors and rumblings of a Doctor Strange movie. Details on Doctor Who’s next outing. Bryan Fuller talks about Star Trek. The week’s Box Office numbers. And we take a slight detour to Crispin Glover and his film “What is it?”

Zero Room 027: New Muppet Tech

A brief and partial review of EA’s Dead Space opens this week’s Zero Room before the show plunges into a cacophony of madness including discussion of Terrance Howard’s exit from Iron Man 2, the death of He-Man, murderous muppets, Ratner bashing, and more, plus True Blood and opinions on the Star Trek images released this week. Jose does a Kermit the Frog impression.

Zero Room 026 : Playing Catch-Up

It’s a solid week of news items as Doug and Jose make up for lost time. Can ABC bring back V without screwing it up? Will NBC figure out a way to halt the perilous descent of their programming prowess? Will Doug ever get back the 90 minutes of his life lost while watching Sci-Fi’s blatantly mediocre new Sanctuary? What if Ridley Scott were your grandpa? Could you beat up Harvey Keitel? Most of these questions are answered and many more news items are discussed in this week’s rapid-fire episode of The Zero Room.

Zero Room 025 : Star Trek : Schadenfreude

Doug and Jose celebrate their 25th episode by talking about Star Trek for two solid hours. Featuring guest Dave Rossi, who recently completed production on Star Trek: Remastered. The group discusses possible reasons why the Trek franchise stagnated, as well as makes wild pre-judgements about the upcoming J.J. Abrams feature and the overall future of Star Trek.

Zero Room 024 : Better Than Michael Bay

Jose plays the new Star Wars game The Force Unleashed while Doug checks out the new D.J. Caruso film Eagle Eye. Als,o tons of news including disappointing ratings for Heroes and expected ones for Knight Rider, Disney puts Johnny Depp into everything, Doctor Who says no to Star Wars, Moby Dick reimagined and the sad passing of Paul Newman.

Zero Room 023 : Are You There, Michael?

Jose and Doug are nearly speechless over the extreme ridiculousness of Knight Rider’s first episode, but find plenty to say about the current state of NBC in general and its tenuous leadership. Plus, a bevy of news stories including Green Hornet, Green Lantern, Flash Forward, Sherlock Holmes, and Mass Effect.

Zero Room 022 : Die Hard in a Podcast

This week Zero Room talks about Die Hard and its influence and effect on the action movie genre. Was it the best action movie ever? Also we wade through a ton of news, including gobs of Iron Man news, Dollhouse goes on hiatus, DC vs. MK character news, Disturbia gets sued, and a Doctor Who Movie in the works? Finally, we discuss the pilot episode of True Blood and how it stacks up to Showtime’s current offerings. Oh yea and we go off on a J.J. tangent.

Zero Room 021 : Side Three, Track 1

Zero Room celebrates Jose’s birthday by discussing the relevance of Microsoft’s ten million dollar investment in Jerry Seinfeld as the savior of their brand. Can throwing money and celebrities at a problem make it go away? There’s lots of news to get through, including a Ghostbusters 3 announcement, Spiderman 4 (and 5) updates, and the worst box office weekend since 2003. Finally, join us for an enlightening discussion on whether or not the hardcore gamer truly matters anymore in the new era of mega-budget event games and grandma playing Wii.

Zero Room Episode 20 : Not-So-Labor Day

It’s Labor Day weekend and as such Doug is only slightly prepared for this week’s session, unlike Jose who is completely unprepared. Listen in amazement as we stumble through the week’s news and engage in a little discussion about The Force Unleashed Demo as well as add the more fuel in the fire that is Mouse and Keyboard vs. Thumbsticks.

Zero Room 019 : The Guest Room

Doug and Jose welcome special guest producer-director Jay Holben to discuss the future of television on the web, sparked by Warner Brothers’ upcoming launch of thewb.com and the ever-reliable Hulu. With a major studio finally committing to exploring so-called new media, will the rest of the industry finally extract their heads from the sand and realize that people actually use the internet? Has The Dark Knight doomed us all to nothing but brooding, dark superhero tales from DC? Plus, the week’s news and a discussion of the this year’s excellent summer movie season, quite possibly the best slate of summer films since we were in grade school.

Zero Room 018 : Viva Plagiarism!

Doug and Jose wonder if video games have gotten easier with the release of the very, very hard Bionic Commando:Rearmed. Also as a controversial ABC memo comes to light we talk about the British TV conversion to American TV. That along with some of the weeks news and an tangent about game shows all comes to you in this exciting episode of the Zero Room.

Zero Room 017 : Now With Music

Doug and Jose discuss Final Crisis and Secret Invasion, the big summer events from Marvel and DC Comics. Plus, since when did Nicholas Cage become synonymous with garbage, and is Grand Theft Auto 4 not the second coming of the video game messiah, as some would have us believe? These questions and much more are answered, at least partially, in this week’s Zero Room.

Zero Room 016 : Use Your Illusion about Star Wars

This week with nothing planned we still managed to ramble on for an hour about Guns and Roses, the Mummy, casting news for Life on Mars, Batman killing everything, the awful Madden 09 demo, and DC vs Mortal Kombat. Plus, Doug’s inner Star Wars geek dies and Jose tries to resuscitate him… to no avail.

Zero Room 015 : Keeping the Riffraff Out

We talk about the Emmy nominations and the merits of reality TV host. Also we talk about the mess that Comic-Con has become and the glut of remakes/sequels that plague Hollywood. Oh and some talk about the Dark Knight numbers.

Zero Room 014: The Dong Show

Holy cow! It was a busy week. So busy, we left out the Emmy nominations. Doug and Jose discuss penmanship at the local Starbucks, Doctor Who’s pull in the UK, E3 Video Game news, the “as promised” Inglorious Bastards script, and more. Oh, and we liked The Dark Knight, along with the rest of civilization.

Zero Room 013 : Like Caligula but with Elves

Episode thirteen finds our heroes lamenting the death of Star Trek: The Experience and the inevitable ridiculousness of the Elfquest films. Wanted is slandered, Wall E is praised, and the possibility of an Aronofsky Robocop makes someone’s head explode. In addition, Doug and Jose review HBO’s recently announced plans for the future and discuss changes in the works for DC Comics’ film strategy. It’s a fairly short week, so be sure to listen twice.

Zero Room 012: UNIT – Keeping the World Safe

This week’s news: Diablo III announced, Ghostbusters game sans the Keymaster, Schwartzman and Imperioli join new series, just say no to Robin, Apatow does Sherlock Holmes, the “new” Prisoner series, Mark Millar’s Superman plans, and the weekend numbers. Finally, we dive head long into the whackness that is the series four finale of Doctor Who – Journey’s End.

Zero Room 011 : No Longer Trying

Sienna Miller gets a lift. Emmy narrows down the field. Saturn Awards go outside of their boundaries. Titans vs. Gods. Goldblum starts Law and Order. BSG Movie could be a go. Dark Knight goes light on the CGI and Doctor Who heads towards it’s finale at full speed.

Zero Room 010 : No Pod Necessary

Jose and Doug celebrate their tenth episode by commenting on the week’s news items, including Robotech, Ridley Scott’s take on the legend of Robin Hood, the weekend box office numbers, and the blockbuster third installment of the Mummy franchise. EW publishes their 100 New Classics list, which somehow does not include Babylon 5, and the UK airing of Doctor Who’s “Turn Left” is discussed. A fart button is proposed, deliberated, and vetoed.

Zero Room 009 : Damn Them To Hell

This weeks news: Smurfs Live action film, William Katt joins Heroes, Hulk does 54 million, and Jon Voight Joins 24. The Dark Knight is really, really long. The Clone Wars Trailer does not impress. What’s going on with Iron Man 2? Then we delve into the big Battlestar Galactica mid-season finale and the latest Doctor Who episode from the UK – Midnight.

Zero Room 008 : Rocket Breasts

We run way long this week chatting about the weeks news, including T4 rumors, the latest Hulk commercial, a female Transformer, D&D 4th ed, Watchmen. Also we talk about the last two weeks worth of Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who and what is wrong with the Master.

Zero Room 007 : Stan Lee’s Strippers

Another week of chat and discussion with Doug and Jose. This week we discuss Ratner on Beverly Hills Cop IV, Neil Gaiman could be writing for Doctor Who, video games pre-E3, Stan Lee’s cameos and the season finale of Lost.

Zero Room 006 : Gophers!

Moffat takes over Doctor Who. Indy opens and it’s good. Comics cost a lot. Obviously, this early in the game we didn’t spend too much time on our descriptions.

Zero Room 005 : Steve Allen – The First Avenger

We’re back with another week of chat. Doug and Jose discuss Iron Man and the Marvel Studios grand plan, the under-appreciated Speed Racer, the worst Doctor Who episodes, the 2008 television Upfront presentations, and the Cosby show. Really.

Zero Room 004 : Our Friends Don’t Count

After a week break we’re back with episode four of The Zero Room where we learn a new truth about friendship. Doug and Jose discuss the Bioshock film, Iron Man, Speed Racer, The new Hulk Trailer, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, and Canada’s How It’s Made.

Zero Room 003 : Technical Difficulties

Episode 3 of The Zero Room, in which technical difficulties abound. Doug and Jose discuss The Hobbit films, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, The Antiques Roadshow, and much more. Please forgive our audio problems and the fact that it sounds like Jose is calling in from prison.

Zero Room 002 : The Second One

It’s Episode 2 of the Zero Room. Doug and Jose talk about the Spirit trailer, the latest Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who episodes, Marvel’s Secret Invasion, 80′s Cartoons and more.

Zero Room 001 : The First One

It’s episode one. Due to technical difficulties it’s only about 19:00 minutes long, but it’s a good 19 minutes. Doug and Jose discuss the Michael Chabon Spiderman script.