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The Pre-Weekend Recap: January 17, 2014

It’s Friday and you know what that means: another edition of the Pre-Weekend Recap is upon us! Once again, the podcasters, writers, and other contributors of One of Us have worked tirelessly to bring you stories, blog posts, and other features about your favorite geeky passions. Each image is linked to the relevant post, so all the hard work has been done for you. All you have to do is sit in front of the computer and revel in the content. Cancel all your plans for the weekend, you’re going to be pretty busy right here.


Digital Noise Episode 27: Danger Zone

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This week’s Digital Noise contains reviews for some pretty phenomenal titles, such as the fourth season of FX’s hit spy comedy Archer. There are also some…lesser titles, but that’s the lot of this game. Thankfully, Brian and Chris have taken the liberty of watching these duds so that you don’t have to! They’re pretty great guys, eh? Of course, there’s an amazing giveaway for you lucky listeners, but you’ll have to check out this week’s episode to find out what it is and how you can win it for yourself! 


Saltire: Scotland’s First Superhero

Our very own Chris Harrison recently had the opportunity to sit down with John and Clare Ferguson, the heads of Diamondsteel Comics, to discuss how the company developed Scotland’s first superhero, the mighty Saltire. In this One of Us exclusive interview, Chris chats with John about the the comics Scotland has contributed to the world, how Saltire factors in the current political climate of Scotland, and what the future holds for blue-skinned warrior. Check it out and be sure to pick up Saltire when it hits the shelves! 


Ash & Fern – Five Lost Days in January

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If you live in the Midwest, it’s likely you experienced the massive snowstorm that rolled through at the beginning of the year. Hopefully, you were like Fern and you had a multi-snow day contingency plan that involved binge-watching the shows and movies you’ve needed to complete for some time. Of course, what fun is a plan that goes perfectly? Fern recounts the events of the day and how she got a bit sidetracked on her quest. You’ll be able to appreciate this post if you’ve ever gone down the spiral of binge-watching. I know you have, so give it a look!


Eric Snider Channels Randy Newman in His 12 Years a Slave Song

There’s not a lot of humor to be found in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, but freelance critic and humorist Eric Snider managed to find it all and write it into a song. Randy Newman didn’t write a song for the Oscar-nominated film, but thanks to Eric, we have pretty good idea what it would’ve sounded like. Another Best Original Song opportunity lost! Well, at least you’ll be able to hear it, right here on One of Us! That’s basically the same thing, I’d say.


Archer Season 5: A Few Secrets Declassified

The latest season of Archer premiered this week to universal acclaim from critics and fans alike. This season of the hit show is notable for the drastic changes that have occurred at  our favorite spy agency drug cartel. Perhaps you’re a diehard Archer fan and you are eager to find out some of the upcoming plot points and guest stars that will appear in the next few weeks. Fortunately for you, Brian Salisbury attended the Austin performance of Archer Live and learned a few juicy tidbits about what will happen on the show. He’s shared a few details here with you, so read this article and get excited for the trials and tribulations ISIS will soon face.

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