2011-01-25 11:16 am (UTC)
*not commenting on the show yet still listening*
I don't have a preference - but I think I like beta 1 better (and as i kept clicking between them for bit to actually see a difference, I did have the feeling I was at my optometrists).
I've yet to listen to the podcast, but I'd like to cast a vote for Beta 2.
George, fantastic job as a guest this episode. That said, I have an original full-sized deconstructable Voltron figure.... right next to an original full-sized deconstructable Megazord. And while I've never been able to make it through more than a couple episodes of Voltron the series, I've watched all 17 seasons of Power Rangers, and eagerly await the debut of the 18th in February. I acknowledge its a silly, ridiculous show that I mostly enjoy just for the hell of it, but I recommend checking out some of the Disney years (especially Power Rangers S.P.D.), where it took a huge leap in quality, not just visually, but in terms of the writing.
I love the central question of the episode. I would say what I love that's outside the fringe of general geekdom, but I kinda made a podcast about it. I don't love every remake, but I love the art of adaptation and I'm always fascinated to see what changes and what stays the same in the transition from one form to another. And this doesn't just apply to remakes, but any form of adaptation/re-interpretation. You wouldn't believe my collection of film novelizations.
As for what I can't stand: Marvel and DC. These continuities need to shut up and die. There are fantastic, amazing arcs out there, but there's never an end, and even as one run comes to a close, another picks up right after it and typically jerks the character off in a contradictory direction to what preceded it. Dayna recently got me to read Sterling Gates' run on Supergirl, and while he's a fantastic writer, and Jamal Igle a great artist, it nailed home why I dropped both houses around '05. Not only is the excellent run by Peter David still being treated as though it never existed, but any momentum the series builds instantly butts up against the company crossover of the month, which no longer allows books to have their own identity. The continuities have dragged out so much that they've wrapped around each other, creating a web that looks a little more like the tangles of hair left in a brush. It's too much for me. I now just focus my comics reading on manga or indie titles, where most series, from beginning to middle to end (yes, an actual end - provided it's not cancelled first), typically feature the consistent creative voice of one or a small handful of people working together. I find that much more satisfying overall than the constant creative juggling and character resurrections and retcons up the whazoo of the Big Two.
Kevin, I understand the underlying themes of Lexx. That doesn't make it any less gross or juvenile in execution. Granted, again, I've only seen season 1. My recommendation, follow up the Farscape rewatch blog with one for Lexx, where I will volunteer to be the cringing semi-noob.
You guys don't really need to record an endcap. Devin can just cut and paste the spoken link from a past episode.
Great episode. All the way, Dayna. All the way. Can't wait to see everyone in Chicago!
Congrats to Kevin and Trekkiegirl for their engagement!
And Voltron shoutout! That was my first anime love, even before I knew what anime was.
And I fully admit to having a massive crush on Keith.
What? I was TEN!!
*hums theme song*
Congrats to Kevin and Trekkiegirl! May you live long and prosper. :)
Another excellent episode! Some great food for thought there at the end - I've been feeling really lonely in my geekiness in the last few years because I've fallen out of the habit of connecting with others geeks. Made of Fail has reminded me how important making connections is.
I'm loving Straight Guy Reviews Of Bad Romance Novels and I Hate/Love Remakes. They've been highlights of my year so far. ;) I can't wait to see what is next!
Oh, and I like Beta Two better - it looks more like an O and less like a nebulous floating dot.
(And since this is my first comment - feel free to take a shot! I came over from Cleolinda waaaay back on episode seven and I've been lovin' ever since.)
He named a trope five minutes in? I love this guy!
"I'm having a girl-emotions. I'm blushing. What is this?"
Oh, Dayna … *sighs*
She asked you to marry her?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(The noise that Dayna made was hilarious and very apt.)
Dayna's gonna be Best Man? Oh hell yes! Awesomest wedding EVER!
"Yeah, but the fans love that."
Dayna, why must you make this podcast so not safe for lunch? I have to wear headphones when I listen to this, the risk is too great!
She was 'stumped?' *sporfles* I love puns!
"We gave birth to another podcast. I doesn't look a thing like you, Kevin, that doesn't mean anything!"
*can't stop giggling*
I care about Tessa!
"Perhaps there could be … a new hope."
"Are you a LARPer, George?"
"I was for many years."
George, you just got MAJOR respect points in my book!
"At least you weren't a vampire who lived in a tree."
*sporfleDIEZ* You're never gonna let him live that down, are ya, Dayna?
I wish there were people in my area who LARPed. I wanna get into Boffer LARP before next year, but that probably won't happen.
Oh yeah, Lexx! I saw the pilot … kept meaning to follow-up on that …
PLUTO IS A PLANET!
"Just hook yourself around Scarlett, then he can't do anything."
"Don't encourage her!"
*sporfles and blushes* No comment!
(Thank you for not linking.)
"Scarlett, look, Jason David Frank has just walked into the room …"
I am NOT writing that!
That is all.
Hey, someone else who's read The Princess Bride! At long last! (Forty pages of packing and unpacking indeed …)
Did you seriously just quote Charlie the Unicorn? Dayna, will you marry me when I grow up?
Dayna: I'm afraid you're gonna accidentally have sex with Joss Whedon.
Kevin: Oh, it's gonna be no accident!
*jawdrop* You … guys … you … ack! *faints*
"Why would you ever have concerns about my behavior at your wedding?"
Dayna + wedding = a recipe for pure awesome. And lots of mortified guests, but what wedding is complete without that?
Kevin as Moist von Lipwig?
Excuse me, I need to go lie down, my head is spinning …
(Dayum, that's a lot of money … and a long way to travel … but I REALLY want to go to that convention! *dithers*)
And finally the name of the episode makes sense! I was so confuzzled up until that point!
*wibbles* What is it about this podcast and helping people cope with relatives with cancer? *rubs at eyes* MoF: it makes you laugh, it makes you cry, it gets you interested in more geeky things than you have time to get into, and it's really NSFW.
Kevin, Sophie is right: that evil chuckle of yours is dead sexy. Trekkiegirl is a lucky, lucky lady.
Fantastic episode! George was a great guest and would make a fine addition to the team. (An upcoming episode with no Kevin? Booooooo! … An episode run by Dayna? Yaaaaaaaay!)
Congratulations, Kevin, fantastic news!
I know the knee-jerk reaction to Xander/Dawn is probably because she's too young/kid sister material, but she's old enough by season 8, and there isn't as big an age difference between them as half the couples on that show.
Luckily, she's not mentally four. Besides, Anya was already hundreds of years old by the time Xander was born.
Ooooh, you just got told, Kev.