Episode 78: My Little Pony & Jem!

My Little Pony

Ah, girls entertainment in the 80s. Pastel and sparkly.

Stopping by this week is our old pal Kittyhawk of Valkyrie Yuuki and special guest Zuey from Destroy All Podcasts DX. Our topic is My Little Pony and Jem! Yes, to conclude our Sunbow spotlight (for now), we’re talking about the girl cartoons. Keep in mind, we could have talked about Robotix, Inhumanoids, or Big Foot & The Muscle Machines, but we decided to spare you guys some torture.

We talk about a lot of fun stuff, like the different generations of Ponies, later iterations of MLP that you may not (and should not) remember, and how the My Little Pony movie manages to be even more of a toy commercial than the Transformers movie. Speaking of which, My Little Pony: The Movie demonstrates why you should never mix animation from AKOM and Toei. Don’t do it!

We talk at length about “Rescue From Midnight Castle”, which might actually be one of the most badass things that Marvel/Sunbow ever produced. It’s a shame that the quality of MLP dropped so rapidly afterward.

And at the end of the show, stick around, because we have some bonus animation talk with our guests about obscure shit that you may or may not have heard of. One of our listeners requested that we get Robin & The Dreamweavers. Funny enough, we were already talking about that before the request was made! And guess what! Kittyhawk is going to get it for us! OH NOES!!!!

Pre-Crisis Megan

Pre-Crisis Megan


Showtime, Synergy!

Episode 74: Spider-Man Through The Ages

60's Spider-Man

Wait... What the heck is he swinging from?!

This week, we’re joined by Space Captain Steve of Blade Kitten and Hal Hefner of Heavy Metal’s Gates, as we talk about Spider-Man through the ages! We go over pretty much every Spider-Man animated cartoon ever made, and even some of the live action ones. We talk about all incarnations of Spidey, Peter’s love life, and our ideal production of Spider-Man.

In a bonus round, we’re joined by 1UP’s Bob Mackey, where we make a discovery of something that was overlooked in the main part of the show. Could this episode be…TO BE CONTINUED!?!??

Spectacular Spider-Man

Again I ask; considering how far up he is, what exactly is he swinging from?

Sexy Girls Episode 5 – Dressing Up Your Sexy Girls!

Donna Troy Wonder Woman

The tragically rare Donna Troy Wonder Woman costume

Today, we invited Kittyhawk of Valkyrie Yuuki over to play dress-up with the sexy girls. Annoyed by what the mainstream comic publishers consider sexy these days (especially with the new and “improved” Carol Danvers), we launch into a tirade about how hot chicks in fiction ought to look…at least from our perspective. This is mostly a superhero topic, so expect a lot of talk about tight-fitting clothing.

Topics covered:
Footwear: Flats vs. Heels
Sleeves or no sleeves
The French cut
Cloaks: It’s all about what’s underneath
Athletic costumes versus underwear
Sporty chicks are hot
Snaps, buckles, and zippers: How much is too much?
Using nanotech to explain why the clothes don’t just fall off
Neil and Kittyhawk make some not-so-subtle references to their own comics
And finally…LEOTARDS!!! (Yes, I’m that lame.)

Jean Grey costumes

Discussed in the show - The many costumes of Jean Gray

Star Sapphire from Justice League

The SUPERIOR Star Sapphire costume, without the crappy Witchblade shit all over her

Ed Benes' Fairchild

Ed Benes' Fairchild

Jennie Breeden's Boots

Jennie Breeden's boots - Proof that girls can look awesome without heels. Seriously, knock it off with the heels! Nobody fights in pumps.

Episode 44: The Transformers

The Optimus Prime puppet from the so-called "Season 5"

"Are Kup and Hot Rod gonna be alright, Uncle Prime?" "Kup and Hot Rod are gonna be just fine, Li'l Tommy."

How has it taken 44 episodes to get to this?! Ben and I sit down with TFG1 Mike and JT from Saskatoon to talk about robots that turn into cars, planes, and boomboxes. Yes, it’s The Transformers. At last, this day has come!

I know that it’s not great storytelling. Heck, the show can barely go an episode without contradicting itself. But when it comes to creating iconic characters by the seat of its pants, nothing… I mean, NOTHING tops G1 Transformers. Optimus Prime, Megatron, Hot Rod, Starscream, Jazz, Soundwave, Grimlock, Ironhide, Cyclonus, Kup, and many, many more.

Today, we make fun of G1 a lot, but it’s all out of love.

Topics Discussed
Optimus Prime: Death and Resurrection
The immaculate conception of Spike Witwicky
Robots with souls
Gay love Autobots
Of Mice And Dinobots
“No one’s ever really disabled as long as they have COURAGE!”
“Don’t sneak up on me, Tommy!”
Daniel cries like a baby
Rodimus listens to old Cure albums and cuts himself
The birth of AKOM
Toy-accurate Ultra Magnus makes us cry
Targetmaster contortionists
Ninja consultants
A life support system that you wear into battle
Putting dead giant robots into wooden caskets
The Go-Bots movie SUCKS!!!!!!!!!1111oneoneone

Grimlock! Shhh!

Proof that Rodimus is a terrible leader. Optimus would NEVER have taken Grimlock along on a spy mission.

Daniel jumps down Arcee's empty neck!!

And Mike Blanchard wants an explanation for why I think that this is a terrible episode. Isn't it obvious?!??!

The dying and rising Optimus Prime

Here's the guy I pray to every Sunday!

Episode 42: GI Joe

Ze Viper is Coming....

Today, we talk about some REAL AMERICAN HEROES with Thomas Revor and Eric(Eric slips out silently… is Eric a Ninja?).    80’s Patriotism, Consistent animation, hot chicks… this cartoon had it all!  Well, except for people hitting targets worth a darn, but it was the 80’s!

Topics Covered:
Jello fights
Punching a dog!
The Cobra Clutch
Five-Part Episodes
Whatever happened to Major Bludd?
A Cobra to the heart!(and you’re to blame!)
…And knowing is half the battle!

Before Team America, THIS was “America, FUCK YEAH!”