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Toby Wan-Kenobi

Serial nerdist and lover of inappropriate jokes, Toby is mostly interested movies with explosions, yucks and aliens. He tends to be anything but serious...unless he's talking about music of course. As a fan of Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim (Movie and Comic), Top Gear (UK not US) and Holiday Inn (Movie not Hotel) you cannot trust a single opinion he has...on anything, because he is bound to contradict himself at some point. As an "adult" he still finds joy in playing video games, listening to loud music, drinking and listening to NPR. Occasionally he watches movies and pontificates with his fellow friends and contributing writers at Echobase.

Halloween Hangover: The Righteous Road to Recovery

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As Halloween is on a Saturday this year, that means there will be a lot of ghouls and goblins recovering this Sunday from all sorts of late night shenanigans. My guess is with all of the great Halloween releases this year like Ash vs. The Evil Dead and Bone Tomahawk you’ll still be craving some […]

Midnight Releases: Halo 5 Guardians

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We here at Echo Base are all about the user experience. Whether it’s going to a movie, a convention or a concert, we yearn to understand what makes fans of geek media tick. Today we’re going to look at video game releases, but not just any release, we’re going to look at this week’s midnight […]

Amazon’s Vinyl Disaster

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What can only be described as hilariously absurd, feedback for Amazon’s 13 Day Vinyl giveaway is starting to show the level of discontent with their shoppers on Facebook. So a little background: In an effort to promote their newly redesigned Vinyl Store, Amazon.com has come up with a promotion to give away 1 vinyl record […]

At the Movies: Kickstarter 2015 Film Festival

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Fair warning, this is a spoiler free review with the exception of World of Tomorrow. Last night was the 5th annual Kickstarter Film Festival and Toby Wan Kenobi was there to bask in all of its glory. So let me start by saying this was a double treat for me, not only because I got […]

My Geek Obsession- Vinyl!

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The first in an occasional series about the offbeat things we are passionate about. It could be a book, a movie, an album, or something else to collect. But it means something to us and maybe other people do not know about it or that we obsess about this thing. This episode takes a look […]

Breaking News: Dying Light Drops New DLC Teaser

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Dying Light just dropped another teaser for it’s new DLC “The Following”. Although no date for the release has been announced yet, fans of the game will surely be delighted to see it’s new addition… a zombie crushing dune buggy. In a message to fans, Techland had the following to say: Dear Dying Light fan, We […]

Does Fox’s Scream Queens Pass Horror Muster?

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As the weather gets colder, the leaves change color and school buses are back on the road we welcome the changing of the seasons. Another sure sign of fall is the return of new shows to the cable networks. Riding on the popularity of shows like The Walking Dead and FX’s American Horror Story, Fox […]

John Oliver To Close His Own Church

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In what can only be described as a shocking turn of events last night, John Oliver, the host of Last Week Tonight on HBO announced the closure of his church Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption. Wait, you didn’t know John Oliver, protégé of John Stewart, had founded a church? Well, the story of his church […]

Real Detective Work: Postmortem of True Detective Season 2

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This is a spoiler free article so if you haven’t seen True Detective yet, you’re safe here, we got your back. So far at Echo Base we’ve been mostly quiet when it comes to talking about True Detective. With the conclusion of season 2 last month there is so much to talk about, so where should […]

TV Theme Bloodsport: True Detective

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Hello Echo Base readers!  In preparation for a future article on the True Detective series I’d like to pose a question to everyone: Which True Detective theme song is better, season 1 or season 2?  The good news is that you don’t even have to know anything about the show to answer this question, just […]

MisterWives Debut Could Be the Future of Indiepop

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OK, let’s start with a couple of caveats. Number 1, yes I know this album came out at the beginning of the year. I’m a little slow and we didn’t have a website up then, stuff it. Number 2 being that I’m incredibly torn by this band primarily because the more and more I listen […]

Yo La Tengo…on Public Radio!

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A super nerd convergence happened this past Tuesday on National Public Radio. Yes, I know, not exactly the sexiest of places, but I did say it was a super nerd convergence, didn’t I? It all started on Monday afternoon while I was listening to the afternoon news show, All Things Considered, on NPR. It was […]