Another out-of-sequence episode! This episode was recorded after July 4, which explains Dana’s obsession with 1776. The TRF crew takes the time out to read listener mail. If you posted to either Facebook or the website, there’s a good chance it’s discussed in this episode.
Some of the stuff covered are: Batgirl’s new costume, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Wicked and the Divine, the upcoming Shannara TV series, music, free hugs, Marvel movies and TV, Defiance, Dana and De’s acting careers, websites regularly trafficked, the new Harry Potter story, and sequel talk.
Episode 44 – Better Than Old People Magazines
Batgirl’s New Costume
The Wicked and the Divine
Shannara TV series
Mike Sterling’s Progressive Ruin
Siskoid’s Blog of Geekery
Replica Prop Forum
New Harry Potter story
This episode is a bit of a departure from our normal routine as De and Dana (Matt was busy shaping the youth of tomorrow) open up a vintage 1977 Mego Batman’s Wayne Foundation Playset and attempt to assemble it without the benefit of an instruction sheet.
Photos from our grand experiment are forthcoming!
Direct link to audio file: Episode 43 – Malibu Batman’s Dream House
Batcave Toy Room’s entry on the Wayne Foundation playset
With Matt under the weather, he was unable to take part in the festivities surrounding Dana’s new car! Among the smorgasbord of topics Dana and De chat about are Power Lords action figures, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, modern-day oddities of going to the movies, and National Treasure 2: The Book of Secrets. We close with a rant by Dana regarding the idiocy of some Doctor Who fans over stealing episodes prior to air.
Episode 42 – Stuck in Neutral
The TRF crew returns with a discussion about Pacific Rim, which leads to another chat about our experiences with anime and manga with a brief stop in The Matrix.
Episode 41 – Pacific Funk
Hope everyone had a fun and safe Independence Day! Totally Random Fandom is back with a discussion of the Stargate franchise, including the film creators’ plans to reboot it into a trilogy of films. In the news section, it’s a bit of Marvel news as we chat about Josh Brolin’s role of Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy and the Winter Soldier DVD/Blu-ray release, which leads to a discussion of digital distribution, Net Neutrality, and the state of physical media.
Stick around for the end where the TRF lads will serenade you
Episode 40 – Open the Iris
Roland Emmerich Is Rebooting Stargate With A New Movie Trilogy
Josh Brolin to Play Thanos in Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Avengers’ Sequel
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Blu-ray Details
It’s been well over a month and all three of the TRF Crew finally got around to seeing Captain America: The Winter Soldier! It should be no surprise that this podcast is full of spoilers! Work efforts have begun to ratchet up again for De so this episode is not as smooth as most. Chances are you’ll hear many a verbal crutch and perhaps some profanity. Please don’t hold it against us
Episode 39 – Day Late-Dollar Short – Captain America – The Winter Soldier
De returns for this episode where we chat about general geekery before diving into some news. News for this week includes more Star Wars movies, Sad Batman, and nuTrek’s new director. The mailbag features some new commenters asking the TRF Crew about their “solo space mission” entertainment picks, go-tos on bad days, and a query about the new TV show, Gotham.
Episode 38 – Prickly
This was recorded the week after May 4 and De was out once again. Pinch hitting once again for part of this episode is Ann-Marie! The TRF Crew recaps Free Comic Book Day, which segues into a discussion of comics and the news of renewal for Agents of SHIELD and the green light for Agent Carter.
Eventually, things get around to the virtue of standalone stories in the form of Star Wars and the Hobbit, which leads into talk of Michael Moorcock’s Elric books, Hugh Laurie, Red Dwarf, and Dana’s costuming obsessions.
Episode 36 – Waffle Men
De is away once again, so the TRF Crew brings in Dana’s better half: the amazing Ann-Marie! Lots of book talk this week, including experiences with book signings and working said book signings.
Episode 35 – Read A Book!
The TRF Crew immediately starts off with a discussion of the Expanded Universe’s role within Star Wars. During our weekly roundups, Dana recaps his birthday haul and unveils the Harold Ramis memorial pins we’ll be offering in a contest coming soon. Our news item is the upcoming Death of Wolverine story, which provided a nice segue into Free Comic Day and our current reading (Matt = Wonder Woman, De = Dead Boy Detectives, and Dana = 1960′s Green Lantern). The mail bag this week has us discussing Agents of SHIELD, speculation regarding the occupation of one of our listeners, and our website.
Episode 34 – I Won’t Drink It
Death of Wolverine
Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: Blood
Dead Boy Detectives
Green Lantern Archives
John Buscema Silver Surfer Artist’s Edition
First of May (Warning: NSFW)