Saturday, 31 October 2020

Show #196: Scooby Doo On Zombie Island

Anthony Askew braves our dread waters on a moonlit Halloween night in search of his faithful old dog who's still got a few tricks left in him! For a direct-to-video movie with no great weight of expectation on it Scooby Doo On Zombie Island sure did push the boat out in terms of doing much more exciting things with the Mystery Inc gang after decades of rehashes had inured audiences to their schtick, and is credited with revitalising the franchise as a whole. Was it the witty self-awareness? The monster butts? Was Terror Time really THAT good of a song? Our investigation proceeds after the link, within which we can also share the Halloween treats of our Post-Podcaste Repaste!

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Saturday, 10 October 2020

Show #195: Samurai Jack - The Final Chapter

Almost 5 years to the day since we last had him on, Leon Everett of Ace Comicals emerges from the mists of time to lay to rest a legendary hero, whose long and continually inspiring journey finally came to a close against all odds. Samurai Jack seems a story whose timelessness was due to its lack of a definitive ending, but director Genndy Tartakovsky saw a ripe opportunity to bring the curtain down alongside much of the original creative team. With a more sombre and brooding atmosphere that throws that distance of years into stark relief can Jack really go home again? The call of the void, stupid sexy Aku and more Twin Peaks Series 3 comparisons than one would expect add up an epic saga of a recording, leaving us hungry for a heroic feast of a Post-Podcast Repaste!

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Saturday, 3 October 2020

Let’s Go! #172 – Let’s Headbutt God!

The God Of High School abandons all pretense of academic advancement and goes all in on apocalyptic encounters between dieties and magical nuclear warheads. A grand spectacle to be sure, but not enough to detract from the respective grand finales of Deca-Dence, Appare-Ranman and The Millionaire Detective, which in their own ways arrive at the shared viewpoint of collaborating with the most unlikely of comrades towards a mutual beneficial goal (also, sticking it to all the old rich bastards wrecking things for everybody!). We're crude but effective!

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