Dear Network Executives,

We know your libraries of intellectual property are full of perfectly good shows, ready to be dusted off and revived for modern audiences. That’s why our panel of esteemed Idea Men is here to provide you with some suggestions about what shows to bring back, and how.

Also, please consider casting John Hodgman in everything.

Featuring panelists Andy Ihnatko, Philip Michaels, David J. Loehr, and Moises Chiullan.

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Battle of the Network Stars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Magnum, P.I." (1980)

The Rockford Files - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The X-Files - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Take your flu medication, head west out of the abandoned cities, and join us for our discussion of Stephen King’s classic novel “The Stand.” We discuss why we enjoy (literary) apocalypses, question King’s setting of the revised edition in 1990, and join forces with an impossibly wise Yoda figure to plan the ultimate battle between the forces of good and the forces of Vegas. Baby, can you dig your man?

Post-show: Our own personal apocalypse plans, revisited.

With panelists John Siracusa, Lisa Schmeiser, Erika Ensign, and Monty Ashley.

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"The Stand": The Graphic Novel Adaptation

"The Stand" (TV miniseries)

Bonus Track: Horses Die a Lot in the Future

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Set your phasers to stun and join us for a celebration of everything we love… and hate… about Star Trek. Our panel of Star Trek fans picks their favorite episodes and characters! But we balance out the niceness by also picking the worst episodes and characters “Star Trek” has brought us over the years across five different TV series.

With panelists Scott McNulty, Brianna Wu, Tony Sindelar, and David J. Loehr.

Want more Star Trek? Then don’t forget to listen to our very own Random Trek podcast, hosted by Scott McNulty.

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Sharpen your shivs and barbecue some rats, because it’s time for us to talk about the apocalyptic video game “The Last of Us.” We talk about the story and the characters in this relentlessly bleak story of a man and a girl trying to survive both zombies and people. If you want even more, stay tuned after the music for an entire bonus episode about gameplay and technical aspects of the game.

With panelists Brianna Wu, Tiffany Arment, John Siracusa, and Steve Lutz.

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Put in your mix tape and get ready for a climactic dance-off! We’re talking “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Marvel’s latest hit movie and a real departure in so many ways. What makes the movie work? What are its flaws? We break it all down.

With panelists Serenity Caldwell, David J. Loehr, Monty Ashley, and Tony Sindelar.

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Oi, guv’nor! In this episode five people from North America spend a lot of time talking about British TV we love. If you are not from the UK, you’ll find a lot of fantastic “programmes” from the telly that are worth your attention. And if you are from jolly old Blighty, please laugh along as ignorant Americans assume that every TV show from England is produced by the BBC. Grab a cuppa and a curry and join us, won’t you?

With panelists Erika Ensign, Andy Ihnatko, Monty Ashley, and David J. Loehr.

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Yes Minister - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

QI : Quite Interesting

Torchwood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Born and Bred - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Black Books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Man to Man with Dean Learner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hotel Babylon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Jeeves and Wooster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hustle (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As Time Goes By (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bottom (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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In the long tradition of big, giant robots came 1999’s “The Iron Giant,” the film Brad Bird made before he made “The Incredibles.” It was kind of a flop in its initial release, but this animated feature has become rightfully recognized as a classic. We debate the Giant’s original purpose, break down a surprisingly large succession of poop jokes, and ponder the Giant’s ultimate destiny to be the benevolent robot-king of Iceland.

Featuring panelists Merlin Mann, John Siracusa, Steve Lutz, Tony Sindelar, and David J. Loehr.

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On Comic-Con weekend, we convene to discuss the latest rash of re-casting comic book heroes. Thor is now a woman! Captain America is black! We’re all for increasing diversity in a medium whose classic characters are dominated by white men, but what are the right ways to do it? And are there wrong ways, or does every little bit help?

With panelists Brianna Wu, Andy Ihnatko, Monty Ashley, and David J. Loehr.

Links for this episode:

Marvel’s Thor Will Now Be a Woman - Hollywood Reporter

Marvel Announces New Captain America on ‘The Colbert Report’ - Hollywood Reporter

Jaime Reyes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Spider-Man (Miles Morales) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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X-23 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thor: Walt Simonson Run

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