Slip into your Chucks, strap on your brother's Packers helmet and climb into the Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket, because this week, Ian and Vincent go on a journey of childlike wonder, babysitter-eating aliens, pogo sticks, dizzymaking rayguns and very little ammo, with the groundbreaking early-'90s MSDOS sci-fi platform game series Commander Keen! Where did it go? Where should it go? Listen and find out, and reach us on the photachyon transceiver (or Twitter, email, whatever's convenient) if you have a better idea!
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This week, in honor of the recent unreboot announcement, Ian and Vincent respectfully measure the PKE levels of the Ghostbusters franchise and try not to cross the streams as they figure out how to move forward in a way that can hopefully please anyone who's not a gatekeeper.
His name is Bond. James Bond. Or so he says. He has a license to kill. Whatever that means. He's on Her Majesty's secret service, and he's kind of a terrible employee, but he gets the job done, so Her Majesty just sort of goes with it. He does a lot of drinking and gambling at work. He might have a problem. He's a relic of a bygone era and a walking lawsuit waiting to happen, but don't worry, because Ian and Vincent are here to figure out how to keep the name relevant. Will they succeed? Will the use all the gadgets and return none of them in one piece? Will they deliver a blend of obvious and unworkable ideas, shaken, not stirred? Find out in this week's IP Consultants Podcast!
IP, uh, finds a way, and sometimes that way comes down to changing the title slightly so it's a double entendre that might get you out of the damn park eventually. This week, Ian and Vincent marvel at the wonders of the genetically modified and cloned natural world. That's how it always starts, but then later there's running and screaming.