Episode 16 – And Then All That Happened, The End

When we last left Zack Lightman, he was submerged beneath the Antarctic Ocean, trying to retrieve his father and save the world. But then it was getting close to happy hour, so Ernest Cline decided to just wrap things up and hit publish on one of the most unsatisfying, unbelievably rushed endings we’ve ever seen. We’re talking about an ending where cancer is cured IN ONE SENTENCE, and then the fact that MOST OTHER DISEASES were also cured is tacked on as a parenthetical to that sentence.

Conor & Mike are here to talk you through it though, with ruminations on MLB.tv’s playoff feeds, contorted faces, and a leaked scene featuring their new favorite character, The Emissary. Thanks for reading along with us, it’s been a lot of fun!

Since this is the FINAL Armada episode, we’re auctioning off our copies of the books. PLUS, Lucas Antoniak did an original, one of a kind painting of Chuckette, the original inflatable rig cow, that we’re including in the auction. All proceeds will go to 826 National.

Tickets are still available for our live show, April 11th in Minneapolis, but they’re going fast!

Need something to fill the Cline shaped void in your reading schedule? Get Conor’s book, The Pole Vault Championship of the Entire Universe!

4 Replies to “Episode 16 – And Then All That Happened, The End”

  1. I had a mixed reaction to the end of this book. First I hated it, because the ending was so thrown together. Then I was glad that it was over. Then I felt sad that the podcast was ending. I have already put my vote in for them to do Twilight next, but Conor didn’t seem too excited to wade back into that world again.

  2. *Puts in my best Complicated Book Guy impression.*

    Well, actually, the line “a wizard did it” is in reference to Xena: Warrior Princess, not Itchy and Scratchy. The line was spoken in episode BABFO1, “Tree House of Horror X” by guest star Lucy Lawless in response to a question asked by Professor Frink at a panel discussion for her before-mentioned television series.
    https://youtu.be/sVgVB3qsySQ

    1. *Puts in my best Comic Book Guy impression.*

      Well, actually, the line “a wizard did it” is in reference to Xena: Warrior Princess, not Itchy and Scratchy. The line was spoken in episode BABFO1, “Tree House of Horror X” by guest star Lucy Lawless in response to a question asked by Professor Frink at a panel discussion for her before-mentioned television series.
      https://youtu.be/sVgVB3qsySQ

  3. Just finished listening to this and I’m already missing it! I can’t wait for you guys to skewer another deserving book.

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