After an accidentally extended hiatus and an episode stuck in the pipes, Ian and Vincent are finally back to figure out what approach Illumination should take with that Super Mario movie they're supposedly working on, while trying to get a handle on what the canon actually is according to creator Shigeru Miyamoto and whether he'll ever start making sense. What is Mario's last name? How much younger is his brother? What species are they? What do Smurves have to do with any of it? All these questions and more get barely touched upon in the first IP Consultants Podcast of 2019.