Episode 16 Show Notes

September 28th, 2009 by Kyle


Geek News Segment:

From Remake Corner:

Announcement:

Stuff You Should Know About:

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Episode 16: The Episode… of STUFF!

September 28th, 2009 by Kyle

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Mamoru Oshii Presents: KFC Assault Girl Hinako

September 27th, 2009 by Kyle


Thank you to William Gibson for alerting the podcast to the existence of this short film by Mamoru Oshii, director of Ghost In The Shell and The Sky Crawlers.


Check this one out – it just might fry your brain, extra crispy!

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Why EA sucks harder than Fox

September 22nd, 2009 by Dave

Dave here,

So, I’ve been going through my stash of old games. Like really old games. Like games I had on my Apple II and my IBM 386 PS/1. And no, that didn’t stand for ‘PlayStation/1′; it stood for ‘Piece of Shiat/1′, but I digress…

I’ll get into how I’m able to play these games on my new machine on the next podcast, but one game in particular totally recaptured my attention: Wing Commander. This was the game that let me live out all my Star Wars fighter combat fantasies before ‘X-Wing’ came along a few years later. and was still fun even after that. So I was thinking about making a post about classic games series that should be brought back. And I hopped over to the ever helpful Wikipedia to find out what the status of the franchise, and Origin Systems in general, was. I was pretty sure Origin had been disbanded, but I didn’t know the whole story.

Origin was bought out by EA in 1992, 2 years after Wing Commander hit the shelves and things went decent. In 1997, Ultima Online hit and was pretty well recieved. But when Ultima IX flopped in 1999, EA pulled the plug on all of Origin’s upcoming products. Like Ultima Online 2. Privateer Online. And Harry Potter Online.

Yes, Potter-heads. If it weren’t for EA, you’d be running around a virtual Hogwarts by now instead of having to wait another few years for the online game to come out from developers at Turbine. Ask some Dungeons & Dragons Online players about Turbine’s development schedule some time then go cry a bit in your butterbeer.

Seriously, EA has two legendary game franchises in Wing Commander and Ultima. And instead of trying to so something with them, the franchises just sit there, gathering dust until some hack at EA decides it’s time again to dust them off and re-release them in a nostalgia shovelware pack.

At least Fox let Joss Wheedon give Firefly fans some closure by letting Universal do Serenity.

This is why EA can’t develop a game title outside of the EA Sports line or Medal of Honor series to save it’s life. It’s why our good friend and video game commentator Chris Jones lost his job in a mass firing at EA that hit their non-sports sector. It’s why I have little faith Warhammer Online will survive. It’s why EA reported a $1.08 billion loss on $4.2 billion of revenue that rose from the $3.6 billion of the previous year. The only thing keeping EA on life support are the sports games and distributing Rock Band. This is a prime example of a company that used to be innovative at the begining, but now is content to just rest on it’s laurels and piss and crap over itself like some diseased Hutt-spawn.

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Episode 15 Show Notes

September 22nd, 2009 by Kyle


Here are our our links and notes for the latest podcast!

Geek News Stories:


Anniversaries! This year is the 50th Anniversary of Rocky & Bullwinkle (Nov. 18th, 1959), the 40th Anniversary of Scooby Doo (Sept. 13th, 1969) and Monty Python’s Flying Circus (Oct. 5th, 1969), the 30th Anniversary of Buck Rogers (premiered September 20th, 1979), and the 20th Anniversary of Quantum Leap (Mar. 20th, 1989).

But we chose to foocus on two esecialy groundbreaking television programs, The Twilight Zone and The Simpsons.


Twilight Zone 50th Anniversary Spotlight:

Kyle’s Favorite Five Episodes:

  • The Obsolete Man
  • The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street
  • In Praise Of Pip
  • Kick The Can
  • The Lonely
  • Bonus: I Of Newton (1985)
  • Favorite Episode Name: “Mr. Bevis”


Dave’s Favorite Five Episodes:
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts
  • Death’s Head Revisited
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Of Late I Think of Cliffordville
  • Number Twelve Looks Just Like You


Browncoat Lisa’s Favorite Five Episodes:

  • Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge
  • Time Enough at Last
  • A Nice Place to Visit
  • The Howling Man
  • To Serve Man
  • Escape Clause



Simpsons 20th Anniversary Spotlight:

Kyle’s Favorite Seven Episodes:

  • Last Exit To Springfield
  • Homer’s Enemy
  • Bart vs. Australia
  • Homer The Great
  • Marge vs. The Monorail
  • Two Bad Neighbors
  • Lisa The Iconoclast

Dave’s Favorite Seven Episodes:
  • The Telltale Head
  • Das Bus
  • Bart The Murderer
  • Kamp Krusty
  • ‘Round Springfield
  • Bart Sells His Soul
  • The Principal And The Pauper


Mike’s Favorite Seven Episodes:

  • A Fish Called Selma
  • Cape Feare
  • A Streetcar Named Marge
  • Homer At The Bat
  • Marge vs. The Monorail
  • Who Shot Mr. Burns?
  • Treehouse Of Horror

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Eposide 15: Listmania!

September 21st, 2009 by Kyle

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Kanye On Sci-Fi

September 20th, 2009 by Kyle


A whole lot more of these posted over at Sci Fi Wire. Check them out.

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Yarrrr, Mateys!

September 18th, 2009 by Kyle


We remind ye lubbers that tomorrow be International Talk Like A Pirate Day! If ye forget, we’ll be forced to board yer poop deck and plunder yer booty, ye sea wenches! Yar harr!

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What Other Comics Are Made In Oakland?

September 18th, 2009 by Kyle


Trust me kids, of all the comics produced in Oakland, you want to stick with NPC Comics. The others may be a thrill, but in the long term, they’ll just destroy your brain.

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Generatus Cashus!!!

September 16th, 2009 by Kyle


News from Hogwarts: Universal is opening a 22-acre Harry Potter-themed theme park in Florida next year.

Which will feel just like England, if you ignore the 90% humidity and the Palmetto bugs.

This of course means that we will be losing David and his paramour Pixy Gina for a week sometime next year as she gets her Potter on.

Careful though, we already know what the clientele will look like.

Here’s the park’s official site.

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