Episode 312 – Sonic the Hedgehog

How can we follow up heavy-hitting guests like Griffin Newman and Chris Weitz, you may ask? Uh, well how about with JAMELLE BOUIE, New York Times columnist and guy you’ve definitely seen saying smart things on the news. Why does he like us? Who knows! But he stopped by to discuss Sonic the Hedgehog, about some sort of hedgehog who has definitely never been pregnant on the internet. Meanwhile, Jamelle gives us his history with SEGA, Stuart uses literary terms correctly, Dan only has old man references, and Elliott adds a few physics goofs to Sonic’s IMDB page.

He lives his life a billion quarter miles at a time.

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Wikipedia synopsis of Sonic the Hedgehog

Movies recommended in this episode:

Newsies – Sammy recommendation!


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May 9th, 2020



  1. Wildride says:

    Strangely enough, Dorm Daze was a surprisingly serviceable farce movie, sufficient enough for it to be worth making a second one, which turned out to be largely the same movie, but set on a ship.

  2. Tshiif says:

    Shame on you, Elliott, Descent was literally the opposite of a railshooter, being the first proper six degrees of freedom not-at-all railed fps. And here I came to the podcast for accurate video game history.

  3. Vardulon says:

    Here’s a low-bitrate version for people with data caps:


  4. Christoph Jeremy Schuerch says:

    Glad they went back to whether or not there were any good videogame movies. As soon as Elliott mentioned it I was hoping they’d actually discuss. That could be a topic for a mini. I can’t think of a single good one, but there’s so much opportunity now in the right hands. Stuart mentioned in one episode that Snowpiercer was the closest thing we’d ever get to a Bioshock movie. That’s a game I fantasize about bringing to the screen. It could be so goo, and was in the works at one point, I believe…

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