The Pre-Weekend Recap: January 3, 2014 | One of Us

The Pre-Weekend Recap: January 3, 2014

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Welcome to the first edition of The Pre-Weekend Recap of 2014! After a jam-packed holiday season, you’re probably looking for a way to relax this weekend. In addition, many of you will likely be snowed in by Snowstorm Hercules in the next few days, so you’re not going anywhere. Now that the family’s gone and you’re essentially trapped in your house, you have plenty of time to catch up on some of the blogs, podcasts, and other features that debuted on the site this week. Fortunately for you, you’ll find a short list of a few of these features down below, so take a look!

 

In Defense Of

Our newest feature, In Defense Of, is the brainchild of Mr Chris Harrison. In this series, Chris serves as the advocate for much-maligned films, video games, and other properties unloved by the geek community. He already has a few entries available for your viewing pleasure, including defenses of Batman and Robin and Dead or Alive. Check them out and be sure to let us know what properties you’d like to see get Chris defend next!

 

The INTERN-Net’s Favorite Films of 2013

With 2013 behind as and the 86th Academy Awards fast approaching, the time has come to choose the best films of the past year. Of course, the opinions of the INTERN-Net, our ragtag crew of volunteer writers, are much more important than those of the nameless. faceless members of the Academy. Which of the year’s films got a little extra love from our crew? Check out our selections and let us know how yours compare!

 

Big Finishing Move: Doctor Who: Seasons of Fear

John Eckes is back once again with another entry in his Doctor Who audio drama review series, Big Finishing Move. In this edition, John’s rounding out his Eighth Doctor marathon with Seasons of Fear, a harrowing tale in which the Doctor and his faithful companion Charley face off against the sinister Sebastian Grayle and his evil benefactors. Is this an adventure worthy of your time and money? What surprises are in store for the passionate Whovian who listens to this story? Check out John’s review for these answers and more about this drama!

 

Ash & Fern: Bring on 2014!

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If anyone is ready to take on the new year, it’s the buddy cops of geekery, Ash and Fern. The latest entries in these ladies’ featured blog includes a list of the goals they seek to achieve in 2014. They have a lot of things they want to accomplish this year, such as learning to count cards, getting a better handle on technology, and personally getting the U.S. Men’s Soccer team through the World Cup in one piece. They’re certainly an ambitious duo, so give their list a look and cheer them on throughout the year in future posts!

 

Inside The Locker: Retiring 2013

Your favorite locker rats have returned to bid adieu to 2013 and look forward to the future. Brian, JC, and Elliott are joined by Brian’s brother Blake to talk about the NFL playoffs,  update you on the College Bowl games, and talk about all of their favorite things from the last year. Also, they’re giving away a free copy of the second volume of ESPN’s 30 For 30 documentary series to one lucky winner and there is no reason why it can’t be you! This episode is bursting at the seams with exciting content, so hurry up and listen to it!

One of Us’ writers and podcasters would also like to thank you, the listeners and viewers, for helping us grow since our inception in the middle of 2013. We’ve made great strides in our quest to conquer the internet and 2014 will only see a continuation of the growth of the last few months. We can only succeed with your help, so please continue to check out our content, comment on our features, and tell your friends about us! Thanks again everyone, have a great weekend!

 

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