Retroist Revenge of the Nerds Podcast

Welcome to the Retroist Revenge of the Nerds Podcast. On this week’s show I talk all about the classic film, Revenge of the Nerds. A lot of people talk about rebooting this film, but I am not sure anything approaching its effect could happen today.

I start off the show discussing how you find your way into various groups as you move through life.  Often never realizing that you have been running with the wrong crowd.  This happened to me in High School when I decided I preferred the school’s trivia and academics team to the track team.

Then I discuss the film.  I talk about the cast, the plot, the sequels and much much more. Music on the show was provided by the great and powerful Peachy.

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Production Notes

I recorded this show one other time before editing and releasing this version. A lot of great oral history articles online, so it is very easy to find information on this movie. This is also a film with a DVD commentary track, which is a fun way to get more info and immerse yourself before a show.

In the end, I probably editing out about 22 minutes of “other” stuff that slowed things down. I might have wanted to knock another 4 or 5 minutes off this, but my fandom for the film makes that a bit difficult.

Thanks for listening to the show and I hope you have a great weekend.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Revenge of the Nerds was one of the first movies I ever rented. (I think my family even had to rent the VCR itself!) Great topic for the podcast.

  2. Saturday World

    Great podcast topic! Now I need to watch the movie again!

  3. The Retroist

    Watch it afterwards with the commentary. A lot of great stuff on there.

  4. Vincent

    I was way too young to see this movie. My sister was watching it in the living room on Showtime and I was supposed to be watching something else on the kitchen TV. So I kept it on Revenge of the Nerds and quickly changed it whenever she came into the room. I think I was too young to know what boobs really were, but I realized I liked them a lot that night.

  5. The Retroist

    I bet a lot of people had that sort of experience with this film when it ran on cable. I sure that has only contributed to the love people have for it.

  6. Atari Adventure Square

    Great fun.
    I’ll have to check out that DVD.

    Too bad I missed out on the scratch n’ sniff tie-in for the third Nerds TV movie.
    It’s a great idea whose time has yet to come.

    I wonder if they included the aroma card in the box set?

  7. Paxton Holley

    I love this movie. I thought I knew it like the back of my hand. I am a fan of three of the four Nerds movies (the last two mostly out of nostalgia for the first two).

    However, again, Retroist, you drop some knowledge on me that I didn’t have. I had no idea there was a Fox Nerds series. I will have to track that down. AMAZING.

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