Nerds Drink Whiskey: Episode 138 Korochka Tavern Part 01

Nerds Drink Whiskey: Episode 138 Korochka Tavern Part 01

Seattle's Korochka Tavern

Featured Whiskey:
Sazerac Rye

Nerd News:
Nerds Drink Whiskey Event
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Tenacious D announce The Pick of Destiny sequel
Consequence Of Sound reports that comedy folk rock act Tenacious D have announced a sequel to their 2006 movie The Pick of Destiny. 
The shocking part is that it is scheduled to be released in October! 
Jack Black let the news out during the band’s performance at Shaky Knees Music Festival on Sunday.

Rick Moranis and Dark Helmet Return May 9th?
Screencrush reports that Rick Moranis is coming out of retirement to lend his voice to an episode of The Goldbergs. 
He will be reprising his famous Spaceballs role as Dark Helmet.
The episode called Spaceballs airs May 9th.

Deadline reports that a 3rd Bill & Ted movie is confirmed!
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are now confirmed to reprise their roles in Bill & Ted Face The Music.
The movie is in Pre-production with no release date yet that we could find.

Kotaku announced that Virtual Console Is Not Coming To Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Switch’s online subscription service will include a Netflix-like library of NES games.
“There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems,” a Nintendo spokesperson said.
Nintendo doesn't plan to ignore its older games on the Switch.
There won’t however be a dedicated brand for the classics.

TBS Orders Season Two of Final Space
The show features David Tennant voicing the role of the evil Lord Commander.
The series centers on astronaut Gary, and his alien sidekick Mooncake, who are travelling the universe together trying to unlock the secret of 'Final Space'.
US viewers can catch up via the TBS website.

CNN Reports that Senate Democrats force vote to reinstate net neutrality
Democratic senators called for reinstating net neutrality protections, and moved to force a vote on the proposal.
The issue is poised to pass the Senate, not the House, and be vetoed by President Donald Trump.

Marvel Is Dead, Long Live Marvel!
Disney has teased a new Marvel movie franchise following next year's Avengers 4.
Disney CEO Bob Iger discussed the future of the MCU during an earnings call, teasing there could be a brand new Marvel superhero team that's not the Avengers.
"I'm guessing we will try our hand at what I'll call a new franchise beyond Avengers, but that doesn't necessarily mean you won't see more Avengers down the road."

Gizmodo reports that Han's Expanded Universe Story Is Now Star Wars Canon?
A new clip seems to confirm that part of his EU background has made it into Disney’s new canon.
The clip, shared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, focuses on Beckett (Woody Harrelson) and Val as they plot to steal some shit during an Imperial assault on what looks to be Mimban (also from the Expanded Universe).

WhistlePig just released another great rye?
FarmStock Rye Crop No. 002 is the second blend of their limited edition annual FarmStock estate release. 
They claim that the nose is "Orange zest, white chocolate, vanilla bean and fresh pear combine with a gentle Rye spice."
The Palate is said to have a "Delicate fruitiness gives way to a full-bodied burst of spice, rounded by notes of allspice and cinnamon and balanced with a pleasant dryness."
They end by saying that the finish is a White pepper and oak spice that leaves a light and surprisingly lengthy finish.
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Hollywood Reporter posted that Rick Moranis has Joined 'SCTV' Reunion Documentary for Netflix.
Moranis will join, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short and Dave Thomas in the comedy special to be directed by Martin Scorsese.
Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas played SCTV and Saturday Night Live's beer-loving McKenzie brothers during the 1980s. 
The live taping will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday in Toronto.
Netflix will premiere the title globally in all territories except Canada, where CTV will debut the special.
After that airing, the SCTV comedy special will exclusively stream in Canada on Netflix.
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Cosmopolitan reports that Game of Thrones Whiskey Is Coming!
Johnnie Walker is coming out with an official Game of Thrones whiskey.
Of course it will be called White Walker, but this won't be a white dog whiskey.
It will be a Scotch and it will be released in the fall.
We will review it as soon as we can get on hands on it!

Ars Technica reports that Net neutrality will die on June 11th.
This means that rules against blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization to be eliminated.
This is six months after the Federal Communications Commission voted to eliminate the rules that prohibit Internet service providers from blocking and throttling lawful Internet traffic.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was quoted as saying "For months, many politicians and special interests have tried to mislead the American people about the Restoring Internet Freedom Order," Pai said. "Now everyone will be able to see the truth for themselves."

Reason Reports that A Self-Taught Chemist makes 20-Year-Old Whiskey in 6 Days.
Bryan Davis created a chemical reactor that compresses time, bringing an artistic sensibility back to aged spirits.
Davis created a reactor that mimics the natural aging process of booze left in a barrel. 
The result: bottles of spirits with the same chemical signature as those aged for the lifespan of a young adult. 
His products have won multiple awards, and the technology could transform the aged spirits market by bringing bottles that used to cost more than $1,000 within reach of the masses.
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Polygon reports that Rick and Morty is getting 70 new episodes.
Co-creator Justin Roiland tweeted a drawing of the show’s titular characters, announcing that Adult Swim has ordered 70 new episodes. 
That works out to be seven more seasons, based on the show’s history of 10-episode seasons. 
70 episodes will bring Rick and Morty to more than 100 episodes, and that means the series can be syndicated. 
It’s a big move for Adult Swim, and one that other networks, like FX, have also done in the past. 
Roiland didn’t say anything about when the fourth season will premiere.
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What we know about Bill And Ted Face The Music so far:
It's thankfully NOT a reboot!
The story is about them not writing the song that saves the world yet.
Bill's daughter Thea and Ted’s daughter Billie help them.
They now have a 24 hour deadline to write that song.
They try to steal the song from their future selves. 
They're middle aged, their wives (the princesses), are now working double shifts at Denny’s, and they're poor.
The humor is not cynical, snarky, or dark. So they still have a sense of innocence. 
The budget is not that big.
They still want to 'Party on dudes!'
They still want us to 'Be excellent to each other.'

The Expanse is cancelled
Syfy network cancels critically-acclaimed sci-fi series The Expanse.
There will be no fourth season.
The last episode of season 3 is due to air in July.
Season 3 currently holds a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Producer Alcon plans to shop it around to other networks.
Are you a fan? What are your thoughts?

Google now says controversial AI voice calling system will identify itself to humans.
After Google showed off their new enhanced voice assistant, many called it creepy. 
Google now says that it will have “disclosure built-in.”
Are we the only ones that were just impressed? 
Did it creep you out?
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Facebook Cryptocurrency Anyone?
Facebook is exploring the creation of its own cryptocurrency. 
Cryptocurrency is a virtual token that would allow its billions of users around the world to make electronic payments.
Facebook started studying blockchain almost a year ago.
Blockchain is the digital and decentralized ledger that underpins cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
Would you be interested in Facebook cryptocurrency?

Recorded at:
Korochka Tavern
12348 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125

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Mark Carras:
Host, producer, and editor

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Jeff Morris:

Ed Halbert:

All Camera work:
Kara Hillius

Alan Smithee:

Michael Arms:
Intro and outro music

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