Today, it’s the Rankin-Bass action block. We examine Thundercats, Silverhawks, Tigersharks, and whatever else we can dig up, plus our usual aftershow discussion.
As usual, we give our thoughts on what we like and what we don’t. Two movies are worth a watch. One is not. I’m sure you know which one.
Joining us on this ride through insanity is Kittyhawk, and Pablo drops by later in the show! Yep, the gang’s all here for this spectacular jaunt through Middle Earth.
We also have a MAMMOTH pre-show, the longest ever, in which we talk about the bullshit that is Platinum Studios and their acquisition and subsequent destruction of Drunk Duck.
And oh yeah… Cowboy And Aliens can eat a dick!
Find out who is guilty of being a weeabo and who isn’t. Like it’s any mystery who our #1 offender is.
The appeal of a crossover should be simple enough to understand. It’s a chance for popular characters to meet and share the spotlight. It’s like watching two of your favorite shows simultaneously. It’s a chance to mix and match styles of different universes to play off of one another. But usually what happens is that one half of the crossover will assume the lead and the other will simply be along for the ride. Sometimes there’s no chemistry and no reason is ever given for the crossover to have occurred. And sometimes, crossovers fail because the hype surround a crossover becomes so great that the people making it forgot to tell a story.
In any event, Ben and I talk about some of our favorite and not-so-favorite cartoon crossovers that have happened over the years.
Defenders Of The Earth
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Jetsons Meet The Flintstones
Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue
The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour
Daffy Duck Meets The Groovie Goolies
After the show, we have was is apparently an impromptu episode of Comic Connoisseurs. In essence, today’s podcast is a two-in one show, as our post show is as long as the main show. In the extended segment, we talk about our experiences as webcomic authors and spill some webcomic community dirt.
One moooooore thing:
Between the first and second segments, you’ll hear a clip in which “Bill Cosby” reads the opening crawl to Star Wars Episode 2. This is actually an old clip from DVDpodBLAST. It’s an old favorite podcast of mine, in which a bunch of mid-westerners transplanted to north Hollywood record their own alternative commentaries for some of the worst movies ever made. Nothing is scripted, and they’re funnier than Riff Trax.
There, I said it. Blasted, Riff Trax!
Check out their entire archive rightch’ere!