First vs Last 04 – The Fast and the Furious vs The Fate of the Furious


Thanksgiving is the time we think about family. And when we think about family, we think about the Fast & Furious franchise!

First vs. Last returns from its slumber to look at this summer’s blockbuster The Fate of the Furious and see how it compares to the original The Fast and the Furious!  Find out  just how far Dominic Toretto and his familia have come over the last 16 years!


First vs Last 03 – X-Men Origins: Wolverine vs Logan


In 2009, after the abomination of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, who would have thought the Wolverine trilogy would rise from the ashes like a phoenix to bring us Logan, one of the best superhero movies of all time.

In this spoiler-filled episode, we discuss the whole Wolverine “trilogy” and how Logan and Origins have remarkably similar beats (only one movie is, you know, good). We also reflect on Hugh Jackman’s 17-year tenure as James Howlett/Logan/Wolverine. And what scenes in Logan made us cry (spoiler alert: it’s different for each of our panelists)!

Plus the answers to questions you didn’t even know you needed to know about Wolverine’s healing factor!

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First vs Last 02 – Raiders of the Lost Ark vs Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull


On the 2nd episode of First vs Last, we go back to a simpler time when everybody agreed that Nazis were bad and worthy of punching.  Chris and Kimberly join Vince to discuss the film history of everyone’s favorite whip-wielding community college professor: Indiana Jones!

We’ll look at the much beloved Raiders of the Lost Ark and compare it to 2008’s Kingdom of the Crystal Skull — which if you ask the internet, was the worst movie ever made!

Also covered: Reddit’s top fan theories, which panelist’s dad REALLY wants to be Indiana Jones in real life, and was Crystal Skull doomed to be a hated film from the start?


First vs Last 01 – Super Mario Kart vs Mario Kart 8


We’re pleased to announce our newest show: FIRST VS LAST! FIRST VS LAST covers long-running music and videogame franchises by discussing at length the first and most recent entries of the series.

FIRST VS LAST seeks to answer questions like: How have characters, storytelling techniques, and plot points changed over the years? Did the series change focus over its sequels? What series mainstays were there from the beginning, and what was added over later entries?

Our first episode covers the long-running Mario Kart videogame series. Vince and special guest Cody start with 1992’s Super Mario Kart (for the Super Nintendo) and compare it to 2014’s Mario Kart 8 (for the Wii U).

Listen as Vince and Cody are surprised to see how much of the Mario Kart formula was right there from the start (like the lightning bolt, Lakitu saving you when you fall off a cliff, and freaking Rainbow Road), and what things went away and came back (picking up coins on the track).

Along the way, they cover when the pesky blue shell was added, when the battle mode stopped being a major focus, and the rise of online gaming. Also, they talk about their favorite kart racing games that sprung up in the Mario Kart wake (Diddy Kong Racing: Yay! / Star Wars Super Bombad Racing: Boo!)!


Next time: Raiders of the Lost Ark vs Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!