El Rey Nation

Season 1 Episodes

  1. Dragons, Debates, and Reboots, Ohmy! on El Rey Network
    Episode 1

    Dragons, Debates, and Reboots, Ohmy!

    The first episode of El Rey Nation begins with The Lightning Round! Panelists pull cards, and defend split decisions pertaining to fandom. A discussion about late sequels vs. franchise reboots is held and the show is wrapped up when Cameron cooks some exotic foods based on a popular TV show!

  2. Long Day's Journey into FIGHT BOARD! on El Rey Network
    Episode 2

    Long Day's Journey into FIGHT BOARD!

    The cast starts off with the Lightning Round before saying 'goodbye' to their favorite video game consoles of yester-year. Later, the FIGHT BOARD is unveiled as they let fly with darts, opinions and maybe even insults on El Rey Nation!

  3. That IS a Tasty Burger! on El Rey Network
    Episode 3

    That IS a Tasty Burger!

    Get ready Pumpkins and Honey Bunnies! Vivian Martinez joins the crew to discuss the superhero movies that weren't, right before they dig into a sack of tasty Big Kahuna burgers to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tarantino's Pulp Fiction

  4. The Talk of Atonement on El Rey Network
    Episode 4

    The Talk of Atonement

    Omar Najam joins the gang to discuss their favorite versions of popular fictional characters before they all take turns embarrassing one another for the popular shows and movies they haven't seen and the references they shamefully don't get!

  5. Nerds 'n' Knuckles on El Rey Network
    Episode 5

    Nerds 'n' Knuckles

    El Rey Nation's favorite resident nerds breakdown all things pop culture with THE LIGHTNING ROUND before the FIGHT BOARD is unveiled in a segment filled with flying darts and death defying debates only on El Rey Nation.

  6. Comedy, Comics & Comedy on El Rey Network
    Episode 6

    Comedy, Comics & Comedy

    From pop culture to popping bottles, El Rey Nation has something for everyone as our resident four favorite friends debate one another with THE LIGHTNING ROUND before they create cocktails based on their favorite characters - only on El Rey Nation.

  7. Restrictions and Progression on El Rey Network
    Episode 7

    Restrictions and Progression

    The group commiserates over their traumatic first experiences with R-rated movies. Later, they discuss progressiveness in Science Fiction and name the characters and films which have done he most work to normalize inclusion in the game. 

  8. Weird Love & Normal Comics on El Rey Network
    Episode 8

    Weird Love & Normal Comics

    This week, the gang puts away their capes and discuss their favorite non-superhero comic books. Afterward, they name their fictional crushes, put aside their pride, and describe their dream dates with aforementioned characters.

  9. Young Adults & Children's Games on El Rey Network
    Episode 9

    Young Adults & Children's Games

    This week on El Rey Nation, Kelly leads the group in a discussion of Young Adult and classic movies are given the YA treatment before a round of The Name Game is played wherein the players must guess the characters their co-hosts have chosen for them. 

  10. Bats, Both Vampire and Otherwise on El Rey Network
    Episode 10

    Bats, Both Vampire and Otherwise

    The gang joins up to name their favorite and least favorite Batman story lines. Afterwards, Hector gets made-up like a bloodsucker while the finer points of vampire movies are discussed. 

  11. Inglorious Bast-Nerds on El Rey Network
    Episode 100

    Inglorious Bast-Nerds

    The cast celebrates the 100th episode by watching outtakes, and discussing the value of fandom.

  12. Off To The Racists & Looking To The Super Future on El Rey Network
    Episode 11

    Off To The Racists & Looking To The Super Future

    Racism in American animation is discussed, as panelists bring to light what was meant as satire and what… wasn’t. Later, theories fly as the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is speculated upon.

  13. Tears For Jeers on El Rey Network
    Episode 12

    Tears For Jeers

    The squad holds vigil for the most heartbreaking moments in comic book history before discussing popular fad toys they wanted that never came to fruition, only on El Rey Nation. 

  14. Chip 'n' Quip on El Rey Network
    Episode 13

    Chip 'n' Quip

    We dare you to say EL REY NATION 3 times into a mirror, as the squad discuss urban legends! They'll also be playing a game of Charades like only nerds can on El Rey Nation.

  15. The Unwatchables on El Rey Network
    Episode 14

    The Unwatchables

    The team discuss movies you can't watch twice before saluting the most pointless video game characters in history on El Rey Nation. 

  16. How To Make Friends and Influence Nerds on El Rey Network
    Episode 15

    How To Make Friends and Influence Nerds

    After identifying their favorite super-powered animals, the gang teaches us how to behave and what to look for in a comic shop.  

  17. Welcome To Fad Camp! on El Rey Network
    Episode 16

    Welcome To Fad Camp!

    The Gang makes heartfelt appeals for the return of their favorite cancelled shows right after they look back to analyze fads from the past.

  18. Corporate Puppets & Effect Affection on El Rey Network
    Episode 17

    Corporate Puppets & Effect Affection

    A talk about our favorite puppets in media paves the way for a debate to determine the the superiority of CGI or practical effects in present and future film making. 

  19. Kaiju 101 with Professor Vanessa on El Rey Network
    Episode 18

    Kaiju 101 with Professor Vanessa

    Vanessa gives us a crash course in Kaijus before the group bands together to lodge complaints about the most unfair and infuriating video game bosses.

  20. Random Connections & Subsequent Superkids on El Rey Network
    Episode 19

    Random Connections & Subsequent Superkids

    A game connecting random celebrity careers is played before hypothetical super-romances and resultant love children are thought up.

  21. Mistakes Were Made, Endings Were Fixed on El Rey Network
    Episode 20

    Mistakes Were Made, Endings Were Fixed

    Sometimes mistakes make movies even better, but nobody likes a crappy ending. The group discusses their favorite movies goofs, then band together to fix the worst movie endings.

  22. Fight Board with a Vengeance! on El Rey Network
    Episode 21

    Fight Board with a Vengeance!

    The FIGHT BOARD once again challenges the group after Hector teaches a class on the perfect entry points to those new to DC comics. 

  23. Love in the Time of Gymkata on El Rey Network
    Episode 22

    Love in the Time of Gymkata

    What did 80s movies do best? Fight scenes, or love scenes? Find out this week as the cast discusses the finer points of both before a movie-based parlor game is played. 

  24. Look and See, It's On TV, It's El Rey Nation on El Rey Network
    Episode 23

    Look and See, It's On TV, It's El Rey Nation

    A discussion about toxic fandoms leads the episode before the cast remembers the books that shaped their childhoods as well as their generation. 

  25. Fun and Games and Anime on El Rey Network
    Episode 24

    Fun and Games and Anime

    The Nation cast name their favorite anime and the talk about the future of the medium. Additionally, the group shares memories of fights with family when board games (both problematic and fun) are discussed. 

  26. Kids in the Halloween on El Rey Network
    Episode 25

    Kids in the Halloween

    Halloween is a week away and in preparation the group talks about weird Halloween traditions and assembles the best Halloween movie watchlist. 

  27. Annie Halloween on El Rey Network
    Episode 26

    Annie Halloween

    It's Halloween! This week the gang hands out trick or treating tips and talks about the best and worst costumes they've ever seen!

  28. Block-buster Party Summer! on El Rey Network
    Episode 27

    Block-buster Party Summer!

    The Nation Cast talks collections and why hoarding baubles and fetish properties are such an integral part of nerd culture. Afterwards, a look back at summers gone by determines which year had the best blockbuster season. 

  29. Dungeons and Dragons and Democracy on El Rey Network
    Episode 28

    Dungeons and Dragons and Democracy

    A discussion of the finer points of Dungeons and Dragons campaign creation gives way to a debate regarding television's best fictional presidents. 

  30. The El Rey Nation Affair on El Rey Network
    Episode 29

    The El Rey Nation Affair

    Heist movies are discussed this episode alongside the less than desirable aspects of gaining superpowers. 

  31. El Rey Assassi-Nation! on El Rey Network
    Episode 30

    El Rey Assassi-Nation!

    The cast talks up their favorite fictional assassins before the future of the fantasy genre is discussed. 

  32. Random Reimaginings & Conscious Connections on El Rey Network
    Episode 31

    Random Reimaginings & Conscious Connections

    Spielberg and Abrams are celebrated and compared before classic films are randomly reimagined. 

  33. Wolverine and the X-Mas on El Rey Network
    Episode 32

    Wolverine and the X-Mas

    On the Christmas special, the gang split their time to discuss the worst Christmas villains and the best Christmas TV episodes.

  34. It's all Art & Games on El Rey Network
    Episode 33

    It's all Art & Games

    Titles that define the RPG genre are listed after the cast names the most iconic looks for their favorite comic heroes. 

  35. A Slaying Song Tonight on El Rey Network
    Episode 34

    A Slaying Song Tonight

    Animated movies you don't remember are discussed then Kelly gives us the finer points of vampire stakes and Whedon's Slayerverse. 

  36. A Shot at the Title... of the Episode on El Rey Network
    Episode 35

    A Shot at the Title... of the Episode

    Before Cameron strips down to his Wrestling outfit, the gang talks about couch co-op games they remember most fondly. 

  37. El Rey Noir on El Rey Network
    Episode 36

    El Rey Noir

    The gang takes a seedy look at film noir and their favorite examples of the genre. Also, Cameron attempts to solve a mystery. 

  38. The Last Five Films You'll Ever See on El Rey Network
    Episode 37

    The Last Five Films You'll Ever See

    Top Five movie lists are shared right after the gang learns a thing or two about CG animation in the magical 90's.

  39. Our Entrance into the Hall of Game on El Rey Network
    Episode 38

    Our Entrance into the Hall of Game

    We talk about the films that might have been had their original casting been maintained. Later, personal achievements in gaming are shared.

  40. Rolling with the E.T.s on El Rey Network
    Episode 39

    Rolling with the E.T.s

    Vivian gives a class on aliens before the gang reimagines classic movies with the return of a favorite game. 

  41. Zombie's Symposium on El Rey Network
    Episode 40

    Zombie's Symposium

    The cast bands together to teach us the best ways to survive the zombie apocalypse. 

  42. The Presidential Cheat Codes on El Rey Network
    Episode 41

    The Presidential Cheat Codes

    The best and worst movie Presidents are remembered after a discussion of the most useful video game cheat codes.

  43. Run For Covers! on El Rey Network
    Episode 42

    Run For Covers!

    The cast discusses the worst behavior they've witnessed in movie theaters after they name some of the finest examples of great comic book covers.

  44. The Devils and the Duplicates on El Rey Network
    Episode 43

    The Devils and the Duplicates

    The gang discusses their favorite versions of Lucifer and compare carbon copy comic characters. 

  45. The Best of 2019! on El Rey Network
    Episode 44

    The Best of 2019!

    It's March on El Rey Nation and to cure a case of the crazies the gang holds a single elimination tournament to determine the best movie of 2019!

  46. Good job, Sport! on El Rey Network
    Episode 47

    Good job, Sport!

    The best sports movies are discussed and the most egregious examples of science in science fiction is discussed. 

  47. Like Father, Like John Romita Jr. on El Rey Network
    Episode 48

    Like Father, Like John Romita Jr.

    John Romita Jr. is celebrated alongside a discussion of past TV shows that would no longer be acceptable by today's standards.

  48. Sexism and Other Realities on El Rey Network
    Episode 50

    Sexism and Other Realities

    The cast describes their lives in their favorite fantasy words and discusses sexism in comic books.

  49. Separation of Art and Artist on El Rey Network
    Episode 51

    Separation of Art and Artist

    Product mascots get their own movies before the cast discusses if it's possible to separate the value of a work of art from the social stigma of the artist. 

  50. Child's Play and Hero's Pay on El Rey Network
    Episode 52

    Child's Play and Hero's Pay

    The gang weighs the pros and cons of paying superheroes. The building blocks of a believable child protagonist are also discussed.

  51. Time, and Trinkets Made Treasure on El Rey Network
    Episode 53

    Time, and Trinkets Made Treasure

    Movies that perfectly encapsulate the times in which they were created are discussed before the cast prices out their most desired movie props. 

  52. Not All Journos Wear Capes on El Rey Network
    Episode 54

    Not All Journos Wear Capes

    The cast debates the ethics of superheroes working as reporters before discussing the best viewing format for movies. 

  53. The Pages of the Sages and the Comics of the Kings on El Rey Network
    Episode 57

    The Pages of the Sages and the Comics of the Kings

    After sharing the most memorable pages they've ever come across in comics, the cast discusses royal comic book characters. 

  54. Surviving the Movies and Remembering the Cartoons on El Rey Network
    Episode 58

    Surviving the Movies and Remembering the Cartoons

    The cast tests their survival instincts before discussing Hanna-Barbera cartoons and their importance in the history of TV and animation.

  55. Apes-They're Just Like Us on El Rey Network
    Episode 63

    Apes-They're Just Like Us

    The work of Rick Baker and the cultural importance of Planet of the Apes are discussed.

  56. Taking A Trip on El Rey Network
    Episode 64

    Taking A Trip

    We determine what makes a great road trip move and examine the concept of "The Hero's Journey."

  57. Reopening the X-Files on El Rey Network
    Episode 65

    Reopening the X-Files

    The X-Files special, topics include best standalone episodes and the series' impact on TV.

  58. Ladies Night! feat. Cameron on El Rey Network
    Episode 66

    Ladies Night! feat. Cameron

    Romantic comedies are discussed before the funniest women of TV are celebrated.

  59. Historical Friction on El Rey Network
    Episode 67

    Historical Friction

    We learn about the nation's history through film, and successful TV shows are hypothetically demolished. 

  60. Insert Coin to Survive on El Rey Network
    Episode 68

    Insert Coin to Survive

    We remember the glory of arcades before playing a game to see who would live through a horror movie. 

  61. Reloading the Canon on El Rey Network
    Episode 69

    Reloading the Canon

    On-screen deity depiction is discussed before the cast remembers Pre-Disney Star Wars.

  62. Cons for Cons on El Rey Network
    Episode 70

    Cons for Cons

    We break down the best video game movies and discuss the Pro's and Con's of attending conventions.

  63. Easter Egg Hunt on El Rey Network
    Episode 71

    Easter Egg Hunt

    We discuss the legacy of Tim Burton before chatting about the best movie Easter eggs never found.

  64. All's Fair in War and Lovecraft on El Rey Network
    Episode 72

    All's Fair in War and Lovecraft

    War movies are discussed before a celebration and examination of the work of author H.P. Lovecraft.

  65. PLOT TWIST! on El Rey Network
    Episode 73

    PLOT TWIST!

    The gang talks the greatest movie plots of all-time...OR DO THEY? No they are. Then it's all things trading cards but only on El Rey Nation. 

  66. Time Capsules on El Rey Network
    Episode 74

    Time Capsules

    The gangs chatting super cool cameos you never saw coming then they're tasked with choosing only one comic, video game and movie for their post-apocalyptic time capsules but only on El Rey Nation. 

  67. Pilot Sings Debuts on El Rey Network
    Episode 75

    Pilot Sings Debuts

    We discuss how to make a perfect TV pilot before we laud the debut films of our favorite directors.

  68. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turmoils on El Rey Network
    Episode 76

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turmoils

    We discuss the TMNT and list the franchise's best story-lines, and the whole of its cultural impact.

  69. Action-Lacked, Collision Course on El Rey Network
    Episode 77

    Action-Lacked, Collision Course

    Life-sim video games and television shows ripe for crossover are up for discussion this time.

  70. The Cricht Thing on El Rey Network
    Episode 78

    The Cricht Thing

    We talk the work of Michael Crichton, and the scientific concepts he introduced to the mainstream.

  71. Blow My Cartridge on El Rey Network
    Episode 79

    Blow My Cartridge

    We talk the best video game duos ever before discussing the best of post-credit scenes.

  72. Livin' on the Edgy on El Rey Network
    Episode 80

    Livin' on the Edgy

    We discuss the coolest board games, and edgy animation.

  73. Spurs and Swords on El Rey Network
    Episode 81

    Spurs and Swords

    The gang compares Samurai films and Westerns before listing the TV shows that defined their decades.

  74. Musicals with Issues on El Rey Network
    Episode 82

    Musicals with Issues

    We talk what we can take or leave from musicals, and look at memorable first issues of comic books.

  75. Industry Authority on El Rey Network
    Episode 83

    Industry Authority

    Films about film-making are discussed before a debate on the necessity of the Comics Code Authority.

  76. Remembering Forgotbusters on El Rey Network
    Episode 84

    Remembering Forgotbusters

    A discussion of forgotten, yet successful, films, and defunct video game companies.

  77. Diagnosis: Disaster on El Rey Network
    Episode 85

    Diagnosis: Disaster

    TV medical dramas are discussed before the sensational nature of disaster movies is examined. 

  78. Criminal Content on El Rey Network
    Episode 86

    Criminal Content

    Criminals in pop culture are analyzed before the cast discusses the value of documentary film-making.

  79. Ladies With Lenses on El Rey Network
    Episode 87

    Ladies With Lenses

    The gang celebrates female directors then discuss the growth of Virtual Reality gaming.

  80. Crossover Episode on El Rey Network
    Episode 88

    Crossover Episode

    We discuss comic book crossovers and the most memorable biographic films.

  81. Son of a Pitch on El Rey Network
    Episode 89

    Son of a Pitch

    We talk parody films and do our worst pitching movies to each other in a new game.

  82. The Multiplayer Theories on El Rey Network
    Episode 90

    The Multiplayer Theories

    The cast talks about MMO video games and potential alternatives to major film franchises.

  83. The Maine Man on El Rey Network
    Episode 91

    The Maine Man

    The cast celebrates the life, work, and influence of bestselling author Stephen King.

  84. Toys After Dinner on El Rey Network
    Episode 92

    Toys After Dinner

    Shows created to sell toys are discussed after a talk about the cultural significance of food.

  85. Totally Radical! on El Rey Network
    Episode 93

    Totally Radical!

    The Squad discusses the legacy of John Carpenter's Halloween but only on El Rey Nation.

  86. Level Up! on El Rey Network
    Episode 94

    Level Up!

    We talk classic horror tropes then discuss the most memorable levels of video games.

  87. Singers Who Act & Actors Who Sing on El Rey Network
    Episode 95

    Singers Who Act & Actors Who Sing

    We discuss actors with golden voices and the most misquoted movies ever.

  88. Get Ready Corksuckers! on El Rey Network
    Episode 96

    Get Ready Corksuckers!

    We celebrate the legacy of SNL, and discuss our favorite fictional vehicles!

  89. Gettin Gnarly With Nickelodeon on El Rey Network
    Episode 97

    Gettin Gnarly With Nickelodeon

    We recall the golden-age of Nickelodeon, and discuss what we want in a henchman.

  90. Cities Yet to Come on El Rey Network
    Episode 98

    Cities Yet to Come

    The gang discusses what they really look for in a horror movie after examining sci-fi cities.

  91. Pretty Floral Bonnet on El Rey Network
    Episode 99

    Pretty Floral Bonnet

    In a special episode celebrating Joss Whedon's Firefly, the gang discusses the visual styles the show inspired as well as their favorite episodes and characters.

  • About El Rey

    El Rey Network is an English-language entertainment brand founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City, Spy Kids, Machete). Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the Latino-infused network revels in the courage, capacity, and creativity of ordinary people on extraordinary journeys through its unique original programming. In addition, El Rey Network showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and TV series including genre, cult classics, action, and horror/sci-fi.

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