PODGODZ 264

Podgodz 264 Been working too fuching much

Recorded 17 October 2017

Thinking of dropping my Story Telling playlist (The Moth, Story Collider, The Mortified Podcast)

Dune: Still hasn’t fucked me!

Patreon Update

Destroying a bad podcast

Watched Spiderman Home Coming again

 

Lax Adds/Drops/Updates

 

Add: I Need an Adult, Breakdown Breakdown

Drop:

Updates:

 

Shows that pissed me off/weren’t good

Top 10 shows of the Week

 

Up for contention but not making the list this week

Eureka Podcast: Captains Morgan & Coke

Do By Friday: Hitherto, I Have Demurred

Roadwork #84: The Editor in Chief

Roderick on the Line #260: My Snapchat Years

Reconcilable Differences #62: The Old Lady and the Duck

 

Lax Top 10

10) The  Incomparable Game Show #72: You’re Rolling Like Terrible People (Trivial Pursuit)

9)   Defocussed #166: Seven Jumps in Our Head Canon (Blade Runner)

8)   No Agenda #970: Golf Bag Nuke, #971 Madcom, #972 Menprovement, #973: Exit on the Floor

7)    CBC This Is That: Ottawa Rage Room & MMA For Kids

6)   Top Four: Pumpkin Spice Everything

5)   Do By Friday: Fortunate Son

4)   Skip To The End #81: Blade Runner 2049

3)    Roadwork #85: The Humidity and Roderick on the Line #261: Two Swords in Da Nang

2)   TV Guidance Counsellor #256: Kendra Cunningham & #257: Garrett Wang

1)    Eureka Podcast: Craig Pulls a Larry David

 

GIO Top 10

10. TFATK #298 Frank Grillo and TFATK #301
09. We’ll See You in Hell 4.21 GG and 4.22 BR
08. Bill Simmons #269
07. CUpodcast #109
06. Adam and Dr. Drew Show #680 pussy thermostat
05. The 40 Year Old Boy Episode Seventeen, Year Ten
04. Best Debate in the universe #70
03. The Adam Carolla Show #2176 Titus
02. After Disaster #408
01. The Adam Carolla Show #2177 Gilbert Gottfried

Also Runners: your mom’s house #416 Bert, AD #407 Beauty less, bertcast #255 Titus, How Dud This Get Made #173 Virtuosity, JRE #1024 Bert, TFV Top 5 heroic sacrifices, best debate 71, defocused #166

Hated Ya Bro: nothing this week

Adds: That’s Deep Bro, Bill Simmons
Drops: that’s deep bro, I think you’re interesting

 

Don’t forget that we are a listener supported show…blah blah…Crown Royal sack.

On the next Lax and Gio Watch Shit

On Next Week’s Gio and Lax Watch shit it’s something horrible, picked by ME, Lax.

Gio gets punished with something fundamental to my media upbringing

 

 

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PODGODZ 260

Podgodz 260 Welcome to Dongletown

Recorded 11 September 2017

A day early…for REASONS

 

Been running out of pod pretty hard

Indian Food

New iPhones tomorrow

New laptops: so….many…dongles!

OS Update – good so far

EarPod case replaced under warrantee

Bojack Horseman

Joined Patreon for Do By Friday – 50K toolbox guy next?

Saw The Matrix in theatre

 

 

Adds/Drops/Updates

 

Add:

Drop:

Updates:

 

Shows that pissed me off/weren’t good

 

 

Top 10 shows of the Week

 

Up for contention but not making the list this week

The Incomparable #369: We’ve Eaten All the Vegetable (GoT)

Eureka Podcast #231: The Tramp Stamp’s the Last Laugh

Reconcilable Differences #60: Anything Can Be a Smoothie

Do By Friday: Jardine D’Olive

Skip to the End #78: Logan Lucky

No Agenda 960-963

 

LAX Top 10

 

10) The Incomparable #370: Someone We’ve Never Heard of (SW Directors Draft)

 

9)   Roadwork #79: The John Roderick Simulator

 

8)   Liar City: Satanic Panic V:Mazers and  Monsters

 

7)    That’s What we’re Tarkin About: Volcano Head & Boba Fett Is My Friend

 

6)   The Villain Edit 27, 28, 29?

 

5)   The Incomparable Game Show #69: Victoria Parlour Games

 

4)   TV Guidance Counsellor #250: Larry Murphy

 

3)   Roderick on the Line #257: Sonic Posture

 

2)   Do By Friday:: She’s A Saucy Dumpster

 

1)    This is That: Can-Con Netflix…

 

On Next Week’s Gio and Lax Watch shit it’s something horrible as picked by Gio

 

GIO Top 10

10. The Film Vault Top 5 Sacrifices and TFV Top 5 uses of the F word

09. Defocused #163 Matrix Reloaded

08. No Agenda #960/Sketchy #267 ‘Cool World’
07. The Chud Show #125/ JRE #1009 James Damore
06. LBFM ‘Ever Go To Far?’
05. TVGC #250 Larry Murphy
04. TFATK #290 Taran Killam
03. ADS #661 The Shales Article
02. The 40 Year Old Boy Episode Eleven, Year Ten
01. The 40 Year Old Boy Episode Twelve, Year Ten
Also Runners: TFATK #288 Bill Goldberg, After Disaster #401, FCOl ‘Who Thinks That Way?’ Cinemaddicts #74 Sep. 2017, Reasonable Doubt #110 Arizona, The After Disaster #402, miscellaneous adventures of Mike Carano #214, Sketchy #266, We’ll See You In Hell 4.17, AD #403, No Agenda #961, #962 and #963, JRE #1010 Redban, The Chud Show #126 ‘It’, Bertcast #250 Doug Stanhope
Adds: The Chud Show, Doughboys, Obsessed, I Think Your Interesting, Stop Podcasting Yourself, off book
Drops:
Hate Ya Toad!: JRE #1007 Drunken Madness,
GIO saw: ‘The Mummy’ (2017), ‘It’ (2017)

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PODGODZ 259

Podgodz 255: Death Note

Recorded 5 September 2017

First day of School

Everything is fucking smoke brown again

The Tick

Preacher has lost me

Going to Chipotle

 

Death Note (2017)

Beautiful looking – but ultimately not worth the time

 

 

On the next Lax and Gio Watch Shit

Lax picks something with thought, that was an important movie…like this is supposed to be.

 

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PODGODZ 258

Podgodz 258

Recorded 29 August 2017

Super hot and hazy again

Ran out of pod

 

The Tick (Amz)

Comrade Detective (Amz)

 

Adds/Drops/Updates

 

Add: Stick it! with Mr. Biggs, The Unmade Podcast

Drop:

Updates:

 

Shows that pissed me off/weren’t good

 

 

Top 10 shows of the Week

 

Up for contention but not making the list this week

No Agenda #956 Identitarian, #957: Upstaged

TeeVee #287; The Defenders Origins

Incomparable Gameshow #68: Inconceivable: It’s Not All Horrible Childhood Memories

Reconcilable Differences #59: Herbal Bourbons

TeeVee #284: Preacher Review S2 E6—8

TeeVee #288: Game of Thrones

That’s What We’re Tarkin About: Everyone is in a Pissy Mood on the Star Wars Holiday Special

 

Top 10

 

10) Top 4 #31: Nightmare Vacations

 

9)   Eureka Podcast #229: Sometimes You Gotta Talk Trump (But First, Vegas)

 

8)   The Incomparable #367: Batman! Aaaah! (Batman Forever) #368: This Movie Ends, Right? (Batman & Robin)

 

7)    Do By Friday: Uncle Vinegar

 

6)   TV Guidance Counselor #249: Kenice Mobley

 

5)   The British Museum Membercast #10: The man who collected the world

 

4)   Roderick on the Line #256: Behind My Skis

 

3)   No Agenda #958: The Talking Stick, #959: Stay Safe

 

2)   Roadwork #78: Cooked on the Vine

 

1)    Do By Friday: My Lady Wad

 

 

On Next Week’s Gio and Lax Watch shit it’s something horrible as picked by Gio

 

GIO TOP 10

  • 10. We’ll See You In Hell The Thing
  • 09. Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend Laura London
  • 08. The Best Debate In The Universe #65
  • 07. Dana Gould Hour Tympani
  • 06. Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend Rider Strong
  • 05. BertCast #248 Brad Williams and Adam Ray
  • 04. Adam Carolla & Dr. Drew Show #649 I’m Gross Because You’re Stupid?
  • 03. About Last Night Andrew Keegan
  • 02. Adam Carolla Show 2139 Rob O’Neil
  • 01. Bertcast #247 Stu Stone and Jamie Kennedy
  • Also Runners: About Last Night Chris Porter 2017, About Last Night Justin Roiland, Defocused #162, TFATK #287, JRE Mayweather vs. McGregor, No Agenda #958 and #959
  • Hated it: nothing
  • Adds: ALN, Literary Disco

 

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PODGODZ 257

Podgodz 257

Recorded 22 August 2017

The Eclipse

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Josie and the Pussycats

Defenders

Logan Lucky

Josh Whedon is scum

Had the last of Gio’s Sauce

 

The Thick of It Series 1 (Don’t mind the pedo)

In the first batch of three episodes, Hugh Abbot is installed as a new minister following the forced resignation of his predecessor Cliff Lawton. These episodes follow his attempts to make his mark on the department by introducing new policies while following the party line enforced by Malcolm Tucker. Due to a series of complications and mistakes, this leads to the minister coming close to resignation on a number of occasions.

 

So the setting. The UK is in the grips of “fly on the wall” fever, more reality documentaries the likes of which The Office (UK) is taking shots at. Thrilling subjects like Estate Agents and retail clerks were investigated. The country also had their ‘New Labour’ moment, a pretend Labour government is in power behind the secretly Catholic (a major concern) Tony Blair, think Bill Clinton. New Labour, Cool Britannia, Spice Girls, finally paying off the WW2 debt!

 

Peter Capaldi is playing a thinly veiled Alastair Campbell (ding!) – the foul mouthed Scottish puppet master that got shit done. Think…James Carvel (Google: crazy southern democrat advisor clinton).

 

This series starts slooooow, sorry about that.

 

Chris Langham   …    Hugh Abbot

Peter Capaldi       …    Malcolm Tucker

Chris Addison     …    Oliver Reeder

Joanna Scanlan …    Terri Coverley

James Smith        …    Glenn Cullen

 

 

Episode 1

 

Minister goes (because of media pressure, but we can’t say it’s media pressure), new minister (the pedo) wants to make a splash and due to his personal relationship with the PM leaks a benefits rat squad and calls press conference only to have to back track because the PM is supporting it. They have to say they did announce the rat squad at the press conference where they didn’t.

 

Episode 2

The minister is finding commuting difficult, he is reluctant to use his London flat. It also appears to be before “respectful workplace training” hit the UK, he is also fucking out of touch so is going to have to watch the concentrated popular culture tape. They are using a lot of focus groups, and have picked out one favourite – and bring her in to have a super focused focus group. Too bad she is an actor that was hired to simply fill a spot. But she liked the getting criminals to stop being criminals by giving them music funding. No one likes the arts policy, they think focus group lady stitched them up so threaten her…but for no reason, she wasn’t in with the reporter.

 

Episode 3

The minister has a bit of success with a housing bill, and no one is bothering to listen he got invited to #10.

To solve the problem of the second vacant house, just put it up for sale – but don’t take any offers.

Malcolm has to run to try and stop what they thought was a friendly interview, but she went to (I think) the right wing paper, in an all glass meeting room which leads to muffled very loud swearing. Maybe it was a racist thing? Nope, just Flatgate. Instead of resigning, there will be an enquiry, he does get to eat some biscuits in a closet though. The report is not good, he got stitched up by the driver he had been complaining about. They are sticking with Abbot, but need to offer up someone, either Ollie or Glenn…and then Dan Miller, golden boy minister swoops inane resigns for the glory while Hugh was going to resign.

 

 

 

On the next Lax and Gio Watch Shit

Gio picks…

 

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PODGODZ 256

Podgodz 256

Recorded 1 August 2017

There’s this weird blue stuff up in the sky

Snowfall

Next week movies: The Hitman’s Bodyguard or Logan Lucky

 

Adds/Drops/Updates

 

Add:

Drop:

Updates: Mr. Biggs coming back?

 

Shows that pissed me off/weren’t good

 

 

Top 10 shows of the Week

 

Up for contention but not making the list this week

Do By Friday: Hand Taint

Skip to the End #77: Valerian and the title that never ends

Roadwork #76:On Your Knees, Admiral

No Agenda #952 iChip, #953: His Name is Nimrod

Defocused #159: I am No One’s Father, Papa, or Daddy (Kingsman)

Roderick on the Line #255: The Fancy-Enough Window

No Such Thing As A Fish: NSTAA Barking Spy

 

Top 10

10) Eureka Podcast #228: The Boys Are A Tad Testy

9)   Do By Friday: Scaramuchci’s Hog

8)   TV Guidance Counsellor #243: Dylan Brody, #244: Langston Kerman

7)    That’s What We’re Tarkin About: How To Teach A Wookie To Cook Banta Surprise

6)   The Incomparable #366: Spoon! (The Tick)

5)   No Agenda #954: Rasiss, #955 Outrage Addiction

4)   TeeVee #279, 281 Game of Thrones

3)   Eureka Podcast #227: Bella Looney

2)   Roadwork #77: Hello Sister

1)    CBC This is That: MP Forgets Names, Iceberg 150, Street Art Trashed, Cross Country Skiing

 

GIO Top 10

10. Reasonable Doubt #107 Michael Shermer
09. AD #399 Medical Police
08. JFC Prince of Darkness Live
07. The Best Debate In The Universe #62
06. TVGC #244 Langston Kerman
05. The Best Debate In The Universe #63
04. TVGC #246 Steve Bannos
03. CUPodcast #104
02. Sketchy #264 Disney’s Tailspin
01. The 40 Year Old Boy, Episode Eight, Year Ten

Also Runners: TFATK #282 and #283, ARIYNBF Dustin Marshall, The Film Vault Top 5 Writer Director pairings, We’ll See You In Hell 4.14

Hated It: JRE #997 Pauly Shore

 

On Next Week’s Gio and Lax Watch shit it’s The Thick of It Series 1, 3 episodes, 2005.

 

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PODGODZ 255

Podgodz 255: Nuclear Armageddon here we come

Recorded 8 August 2017

A trip to the south for vital supplies and possible smuggling

Other Shows

Rick and Morty

People of Earth

Snowfall

Claws

King of the Hill

 

Alien: Covenant. SHAME SHAME SHAME <ding>

 

Family Guy S13E01 The Simpsons Cross over

Why?

 

On the next Lax and Gio Watch Shit

Lax picks…(pay no mind to the pedo) The Thick of It Series 1

 

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PODGODZ 254

Podgodz 254

Recorded 1 August 2017

It’s the smoke smog that makes it feel like Mad Max

Been working a long time, today was day 7 of 10

 

Devil At Your Heals thoughts?

Dunkirk

Fleabag

Claws

Rick and Morty

Atomic Blonde tomorrow

 

Adds/Drops/Updates

 

Add: That’s What We’re Tarkin About (Previously.tv – Star Wars)

Drop:

Updates:

 

Shows that pissed me off/weren’t good

The Dana Gould Hour Hottslyvania 6-5000!

 

Top 10 shows of the Week

 

Up for contention but not making the list this week

No Agenda #948: Chow Hound, #950: Race: Other

Defocused #157: Partial Media Brownout (Baby Driver)

Help Internet #85: Another Person I’ve Never Heard Of

The Incomparable #364: The Show of Theseus

Do By Friday: The Duck Goes Coin Coin

The Incomparable Game Show #66: Low Definition: I Will See a Wrinklepuff

Defocused #158: Every Day is a Winding Refn (Drive)

 

Top 10

10) Reconcilable Differences #57: Losing my Stormtrooper

9)   The Incomparable #363: From Cold City to Atomic Blonde

8)   Road Work #75: Absodoodly

7)    TV Guidance Counsellor #240, #241, #242

6)   TeeVee #273: Preachers SeE3-5

5)   Roderick on the Line #254: One of My Favorite Actresses

4)   Eureka Podcast #225: The Suite Life of Craig & Jeremy, #226: Poo Splatter Specialists

3)   No Agenda #949: Bro_splosian, #951: Hard Forking

2)   Skip to the End #76: Dunkirk

1)    Do By Friday: A Bear of Honey

 

GIO Top 10
10. Dana Gould Hour Hottslvania 6500
09. ADS #636
08. Cinemaddicts #73
07. JRE #991 Eddie Bravo
06. Phone Booth Fighting #138
05. TV Guidance counselor #242
04. WTF #832 DAG
03. CUPodcast #103
02. Reasonable Doubt #105 Gad Saad
01. ACS #2129

Also Runners: You Made It Weird Roy Wood Jr., TV Guidance counselor #241, LBFM Mr. Hiss, The Adventures of Danny and Mike #43 and #44, No Agenda #948 Chow Hound, Phone Booth Fighting #137, Best Debate #59 and #60, Defocused #158, Nerdist #888 Damon Lindelof

Hate Ya: Chewin It Nick Swardson, JRE #988 Nick Swardson

 

On Next Week’s Gio and Lax Watch shit it’s something…animated?

 

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PODGODZ 253

Podgodz 253: Not the most aerodynamic vehicle

Recorded 25 July 2017

Other Shows

Valerian and the title that never ends

Dunkirk tomorrow

American Gods

People of Earth is Back

 

The Devil At Your Heels (1981)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA5WCpFY0PE

 

Year 1 (75)

We meet Ken Carter, a 37 year old Canadian cut-rate Evil Kneivel breaking his ankle, again, jumping a shitty car at a shitty race track.

He wants to jump a car, a mile, across the St. Laurence Seaway from Canada to the US in a rocket car.

Aim for the roses, not the trees, cows, or wooden navigation aids.

All he has is a 30K yet car that can’t make it and no sponsors.

Detour to his childhood Montreal slum, left school in the 4th grade at age 14!?, and we see the groundwork in his inferiority complex.

Oh god, his replacement driver doesn’t even have his own, lets call it a crash helmet. But hey, lets fire up the yet car while its still on the truck! Do we ever see that jet car off the truck? NO!

 

Year 2 (76)

Sports and business manager acquired, money problems solved. ABC is in for a quarter of a million dollars.

50 acres are cleared just for the audience.Too bad it seems to rain a fuck ton in Morrisburg. Everything is behind. The ramp will refinished.

Mean whiling Chicago the designer braintrust duo areon the job. They created the Blue Flame Special world faster car, at that time.

The car? a Lincoln Continental. Surely not the most aerodynamic choice.

The training? getting flown in a biplane doing loops which Ken Carter could not really handle. 16 days to go.

ABC is worried, so they send noted racist and violent felon Evil Kneivel to check on things. Rain won’t hurt, but wind will. They will get the ramp ready (they will not)

Evil also thinks this is dangerous and you better have people to get you out of the water. They do not get the Kneivel sign of approval.

But, Ken will have oxygen and frogmen, not to mention the car will float.

 

More training. Ken finally gets in a rocket car…but oddly not his own rocket car. What ever happened to it?

Does Ken bring a helmet or safety gear? Oh fuck no. Has he ever gone faster than 90 miles per hour? Fuck no.

Ken comically squeezes into a safety suit that you really don’t need. But, because of it he can’t fit in the car, so off it comes. Jeans, a t-shirt, and bread bag booties it is.

Now Ken is ready, almost 250MPH. Ken has to be going 280 when he takes off.

4 days to go. Road isn’t ready, car still in Chicago with too many unknown factors. They will not sign off on the car. Ken Carter is sick to his stomach. The jump is off. Knievel called it suicidal.

 

Year 3 (77)

A new crew! The jump is on with a new manager and backers. All Canadian!

 

That’s some quality Montreal engineering! Will it be ready? No way.

 

The car is in Montreal. They just need to put on the wings and fuel tanks. Why wings? Stability. STABILITY! The car absolutely will make the jump!

 

Oh no. Tom and Dave blew up the front of the car. That’s why they tested it. They replaced the tank.

Oh no. The ramp doesn’t fit. The engineer has no time for interviews. All the equipment keeps getting bogged down in the mud.

 

Tom and Dave also blew up the tank again. They will make the tank themselves this time. it blew up too. They gave up and went back to Chicago. The jump is off.

 

Year 4 (78)

Does ken live in Florida? Fuck yes he does. It’s where he makes fake phone calls on camera about being the first civilian astronaut.

 

Ken explains his dual personality.

 

They finally managed to get a tank that won’t explode.

We meet Slamming Sammy Moore.. who crashes the car because the wings…generated lift. Maybe there are design problems, luckily this was only minor damage maybe caused by a crosswind.

No backers, no money, no jump.

 

Year 5 (79)

Ken won’t sell tickets, to dangerous, the backers will only film it.

Sammy lies to Ken about the thrust. And I think he is really mad and trying to cover.

 

The big jump at last!

The lead up road is VERY bumpy, but the backers are out of money and upping the pressure.

Ken is mad. No white line

 

It’s only bumpy because he was off the power!

 

No jump, a secret deal has the backers pulling their support and crew. No one showed up!

Ken is staying until the car jumps…this week…then Ken leaves.

 

2 weeks later, Ken is faking footage for the new Hollywood backers and we meet Kenny Powers, friend and stunt driver.

Kenny fucking Powers people.

 

Jump day. But the jump has to go in secret. We meet Jim Deist, car specialist, and Dar Robinson, stunt man who jumped off the CN tower.

 

Dar notices the wind is going the wrong direction.

 

The crew goes on strike for more money.

Ken explains how dangerous everything is to the firemen.

 

Money arrives, 5pm, time to go.

Rescue boats are ready.

 

6:45 Kenny in the car, they have to jump between boats.

 

And we have an abort…but everything is under control.

Sammy freaked out, the tank vented, a valve broke. No jump today. 5 minutes later it is dark, the rescue boats have no search lights.

 

7 days later.

The weather is bad, no ground crew 2 boats and a barge are replaced by 2 guys in a dingy. No firemen, just a tow truck and a bored kid. Less than 50 people.

Ken is in the car, but keeps doing checks, until it rains. But rain wasn’t a problem earlier.

The jump is off.

 

2 days later.

Kenny mother fucking Powers has the support of the backers.

 

KENNY POWERS is ready to go. Too badge forgot his special back brace.

It’s a race against time and Ken Carter finding out!

Kenny wants to GO!

 

AND IT GOES. It disintegrates and falls into the water so close to shore everyone just wades out.

 

Kenny Powers is fucked up, even more so than his wives ‘eyebrows’

 

And here is where Gio cuts in the Gordon Pinset narrated failure sequence. Bumps lead to the body breaking, which kind of made everything explode. And the wings? They ripped right off.

 

This is the best documentary about failure.

 

A year later? Ken is still going to jump the car a mile.

 

Nope, he dies 3 years later when his car lands upside down in a shallow lake in Peterborough.

 

Lady and Gentlemen you better just have watched The Devil at your Heels!

 

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PODGODZ 252

Podgodz 252

Recorded 18 July 2017

A fortuitous surprise day off

Preacher (A couple back)

American Gods (half way)

Cleared alley old backlog, added some back and caught up

(Road Work, Back to Work)

 

Adds/Drops/Updates

 

Add:

Drop:

Updates:

 

Shows that pissed me off/weren’t good

 

Top 5 shows of the Week

 

Up for contention but not making the list this week

No Agenda #944: Ming the Magnificent #946: High Falutin

Cortex #53: Worst Business Decision Ever

Teevee #271 Game of Thrones S7E1 Dragonstone

Reconcilable Differences #56: Living Inside an Apology with Pie

 

LAX Top 10

10) This American Life #620: To Be Real

9)   Skip to the End; Spider-Man:Home Coming

8)   Defocused: But I Must Complain

7)    Do By Friday: The Alp Got’em, & I Cream Twice

6)   No Agenda #945: Jigabits

5)   Eureka Podcast #224: This is Howie Doowit,  #223: This Marriott Sucks

4)   TV Guidance Counselor #239: Curtis Armstrong,  #237: Jen Kirkman

3)   This is That: Fake Ontario Trees and Selfie Kid

2)   99% Invisible: The Pool and the Stream

1)    No Agenda #947: Mix Tape

 

GIO TOP 10

Top 10
10. TVGC #239/#237
09. ADS #625
08. Bertcast #242
07. Sketchy #561 Beauty And The Beast
06. JFC RoboCop with Brushwood/TVGC #238
05. ACS #2116 Matt Schrader and DD
04. ACS #2118 Dr. Derek Muller
03. Sketchy #560 5 Year Anniversary
02. Best Debate In the universe #56
01. TFATK #275 Michael McDonald/ The 40 Year Old Boy Episode Four, Year Ten

Also Runners: Best Debate In The Universe #57 and #58, JRE #985 Gad Saad, Nerdist Tom Holland, How did this get made Timecop, WTF Jenji Kohan, AD #395. YMIT Anthony Atamanuik, JRE #986 MJK, RD #103, Phone booth Fighting #125 Miesha Tate, Hear Me This Book #009 ‘The Hike’ Paul Scheer, Ari Shaffir Skeptic Tank #295.

Hate Ya Bro: JRE #982 Honey Honey, Bertcast #242, Defocused 156

Adds: Hear Me This Book, Nerdist, roderick
Drops: Hate to break it to you (no new episodes)

 

On Next Week’s Gio and Lax Watch shit we bask in the greatness that is The Devil At Your Hills (1981) by the National Film Board of Canada. Available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgIhGTpKTwM

Perhaps a Buick Continental was not the most aerodynamic chassis. Make sure to click the gear and watch at least at 1.25 speed

 

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PODGODZ 251

Podgodz 251: Don’t make it green and glowing

Recorded 11 July 2017

 

Other Shows

Spider-Man:Homecoming (2017)

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

 

Movies I have no interest in seeing

Alien Covenant

Fate of the Furious

 

 

Green Lantern (2011)

Extended Cut

 

[From Wikipedia]

Green Lantern is a 2011 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, and Tim Robbins, with Martin Campbell directing a script by Greg Berlanti and comic book writers Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim, which was subsequently rewritten by Michael Goldenberg.[1] The film tells the story of Hal Jordan, a test pilot who is selected to become the first human member of the Green Lantern Corps. Hal is given a ring that grants him superpowers, and must confront Parallax, who threatens to upset the balance of power in the universe.

 

Plot

Billions of years ago, beings called the Guardians of the Universe used the green essence of willpower to create an intergalactic police force called the Green Lantern Corps. They divided the universe into 3600 sectors, with one Green Lantern per sector. One such Green Lantern, Abin Sur of Sector 2814, defeated the malevolent being Parallax and imprisoned him in the Lost Sector on the desolate planet Ryut. In the present day, Parallax escapes from his prison after becoming strengthened by an encounter with crash survivors on the planet, feeding on their fear to gain strength before pursuing and nearly killing Abin Sur, who escapes and crash-lands on Earth where he commands his power ring to find a worthy successor.

 

Hal Jordan, a cocky test pilot working at Ferris Aircraft, is chosen by the ring and transported to the crash site, where the dying Abin Sur appoints him a Green Lantern, telling him to take the lantern and speak the oath. At home he says the oath and is later whisked away to the Green Lantern Corps home planet of Oa, where he meets and trains with veteran Corps members Tomar-Re and Kilowog and Corps leader Sinestro, who believes he is unfit and fearful. Jordan quits and returns to Earth, keeping the power ring and lantern.

 

Meanwhile, scientist Hector Hammond is summoned by his father, Senator Robert Hammond, to a secret government facility to perform an autopsy on Abin Sur’s body, under the watchful eye of Amanda Waller. A piece of Parallax inside the corpse enters Hammond, giving him telepathic and telekinetic powers at the cost of his sanity. After discovering that he was chosen for the secret work only due to his father’s influence, Hammond attempts to kill his father by telekinetically sabotaging his helicopter at a party. Jordan saves the senator and the party guests, including his childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris. Later, back at the government facility, Hammond uses telekenisis to successfully kill his father by burning him alive. Hammond also slams Waller into a glass window high above the floor. As she’s falling, Jordan saves the injured Waller by creating a pool of water which wisks her away out of further danger. During the encounter Jordan learns of Parallax coming to Earth.

 

Back on Oa, the Guardians tell Sinestro that Parallax was once one of their own until he desired to control the yellow essence of fear, only to become corrupted by fear itself. Arguing that the way to fight fear is by fear itself, Sinestro requests that the Guardians forge a ring of the same yellow power, preparing to concede Earth’s destruction to Parallax in order to protect Oa. Jordan appears and tries to convince the Guardians that fear will turn the users evil if its power is used, but they reject his pleas, and he returns to Earth to try to defeat Parallax alone feeling defeated.

 

Upon returning to Earth as the Lantern, Jordan saves Ferris from Hammond after a brief showdown with him. Parallax arrives, consumes Hammond’s life force, killing him and then wreaks havoc on Coast City. After a fierce battle, with new-found strength, Jordan lures Parallax away from Earth and toward the Sun, destroying and killing Parallax. He loses consciousness after the battle and falls toward the sun, but is saved by Sinestro, Kilowog, and Tomar-Re. Later, the entire Green Lantern Corps congratulates him for his bravery. Sinestro tells Jordan he now bears the responsibility of protecting his sector as a Green Lantern.

 

In a mid-credits scene, Sinestro steals the yellow ring and places it on his finger, causing his green suit and eyes to turn yellow.

 

 

On the next Lax and Gio Watch Shit

Lax picks… The Devil At Your Heels (1981)

 

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PODGODZ 250

Podgodz 250

Recorded 4 July 2017

Celebrate America by blowing some of it up

Baby Driver

Bought a Spider-Man ticket

Adds/Drops/Updates

Add:

Drop:

Updates: Getting SO CLOSE to clearing Story Telling, so close to being able to add back

 

Shows that pissed me off/weren’t good

 

Top 10 shows of the Week

 

Up for contention but not making the list this week

Top 4 #29: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Flavours.

The British Museum Membercast #007: The Holy Roman Empire

Unjustly Maligned #81: Tapeheads with Kelly Guimont

Skip to the End #74: Baby Driver

No Agenda #940 Dealio, #942 Force Multiplier

 

LAX Top 10

 

10) Go Pirates S01E03: Meet John Smith

 

9)   This American Life #619: The Magic Show

 

8)   Do By Friday: There’s No Condoms in the Fantasy Suite (The Bachelor)

 

7)    Hello Internet #84: Sloppy Buns

 

6)   Reconcilable Differences #55: Dog-Shapped Dog

 

5)   No Agenda #941 Shmoo, #943 Ed Mubarek

 

4)   The Incomparable #360: A Dwarf Named Elwood (Dungeons and Dragons 2000)

 

3)   The Irrelevant Show: Season Finale

 

2)   Roderick on the Line #250: Disaster Coffee

 

1)    TV Guidance Counselor #234: Dino Stamatopoulos

 

GIO Top 10

Top 10
10. The 40 Year Old Boy Episode 1 and 2, Year Ten
09. No Agenda #938, #939, #940 – #943
08. ARIYNBF Al and Jenna farewell show/ CUpodcast #101 and #102
07. Sketchy #259 Beavis and Butthead return
06. ADS #611 Extruding/ WTF #824 Jason Mantzoukas
05. Your Mom’s House 401 Ari Shaffir
04. Episodes of the irrelevant show season finale
03. The Adam Carolla Show #2101
02. Low Budget fm Moscow We Love You, Do Over
01. TV Guidance Counselor #234 Dino Stamatopoulos

Also Runners: TFATK #269 Judd Apatow, JRE #978, AD #392, Reasonable Doubt #100, Dana Gould Hour Holiest of Molies, Your Mom’s House #402 Wheeler Walker Jr. Junk food Cinema ‘The Gate’, Cinemaddicts #72, Bertcast #239, Bertcast #240

Hated it: WTF #822 Sofia Coppola, JRE #979 Sargon, Nerdist Trey Parker

Just Saw: Twin Peaks pilot – Ep. 3, Kong Skull Island

Adds: Nerdist, The best debate in the universe
Drops: Nerdist

 

On Next Week’s Gio and Lax Watch shit we chew on Green Lantern 2011, staring Dead Pool and his future wive.

 

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PODGODZ 249

Podgodz 249: Well that took a turn!

 Recorded 27 June 2017

Other Shows

Preacher, GLOW, Fargo, Silent Running (1972)

Sunshine (2007)

 

[From IMDB]

Plot

In 2057, the sun is dying and the Earth is freezing. A ship named Icarus I, has been sent with a massive stellar bomb intended to reignite the sun, failed on its missions seven years ago for reasons unknown. A crew of eight pilot a colossal nuclear bomb aboard the spaceship Icarus II in a final attempt, as all of the Earth’s fissile materials have been mined for the bomb. As they slingshot past Mercury, Icarus II discovers the distress beacon of Icarus I, the first ship to attempt their mission, which disappeared seven years earlier. Reasoning that two bombs have a better chance of success than one, physicist Capa recommends Captain Kaneda change course and commandeer Icarus I. Mace, the ship’s engineer, opposes the deviation as risky. Navigator Trey calculates a trajectory to intercept Icarus I, but forgets to realign the shields that protect the ship from the sun, causing damage to four shield panels.

 

Kaneda and Capa embark on a spacewalk to make repairs, assisted by Pilot Cassie, who angles the damaged portion of the shield away from the sun. The angle however allows the sun to destroy the ship’s oxygen garden and oxygen reserves. As Icarus II’s autopilot returns the shield to its original alignment, Kaneda orders Capa to safety and repairs the last panel, moments before he’s immolated. Trey blames himself for the loss of Kaneda, and psychiatrist Searle assesses him as a suicide risk, sedating him.

 

Icarus II docks with Icarus I. Capa, Searle, Mace, and former communications officer now-Captain Harvey search the vessel, leaving Cassie and botanist Corazon on board Icarus II. They discover Icarus I’s mainframe has been sabotaged, making its bomb delivery impossible. In the ship’s log is a rambling message from Captain Pinbacker, who abandoned his mission. The crew of Icarus I is found charred to death in the solar observation room, where they were long ago exposed to the un-shielded sun. Suddenly, the two ships explosively decouple, destroying Icarus I’s outer airlock, stranding the four crew members on it. Mace suggests one crew member stay behind to manually operate the airlock while the other three jettison between airlocks, using the vacuum release for propulsion. Searle volunteers to stay behind. Capa is sealed in the only space suit, while Harvey and Mace wrap themselves in salvaged insulation material. Searle releases the airlock and the three crew members rocket into space. Harvey misses the airlock and freezes to death, while Capa and Mace make it back to Icarus II. Searle, having spent the entirety of the mission obsessed with looking into the sun, voluntarily exposes himself to its full, deadly force in the observation room.

 

Corazon calculates that there is enough oxygen left for four of the five survivors to reach the sun. After a contentious vote, Mace decides to kill Trey, but discovers Trey to have already committed suicide. Capa learns of a stowaway on-board and discovers an insane and disfigured Pinbacker. Pinbacker attacks Capa and locks him in an airlock. He then kills Corazon, and removes the mainframe from its coolant bath, shutting down the computer. Pinbacker pursues Cassie, who flees into the bomb payload.

 

Mace attempts to manually lower the computer back into the freezing coolant, but when his leg catches on the descending computer he becomes trapped, and the computer disabled. As he freezes to death, he radios Capa to escape the airlock, decouple the bomb from the ship, and activate it as it plummets into the sun, delivering the payload to its destination. Capa blows the airlock, separates the bomb from the ship, which explodes, and enters the payload, where he finds Cassie. Pinbacker ambushes them, telling them God ordered him to send all humanity to Heaven. As they hurtle into the sun, Capa escapes Pinbacker while Cassie dies, reaching the bomb controls. Not sure if it will work under these extreme conditions, he watches as the bomb begins to successfully ignite, at the edge of the sun itself.

 

Back on Earth, on the frozen Sydney Harbour, Capa’s sister and her children witness the sun returning to its full power, implying the success of the mission.

On the next Lax and Gio Watch Shit

Gio picked Green Lantern (2011)

NOT the worst DC movie.

 

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PODGODZ 248

Podgodz 248

Recorded 19 June 2017

The end of bidg podcast

 

Adds/Drops/Updates

 

Add: couple of food podcasts

Drop:

Updates: Tobolowsky Files ends the season

 

Shows that pissed me off/weren’t good

Top 5 shows of the Week

Up for contention but not making the list this week

No Agenda

Eureka Podcast #219 Butt Metal

Low Budget FM: Sensual Elbowing

 

LAX Top 10

10) Dune Read Goosebumps: Monster Blood iv parts 1 & 2

9)   No Agenda #938 Humalgo

8)   Do By Friday: Enliven the photo

7)    TV Guidance Counselor #231 Dave Higgins

6)   No Agenda #939: Bigdala

5)   Planet Money Podcast #777: Free Love, Free Market

4)   Go Pirates S1E1: Pilot

3)   The Irrelevant Show: Inside the House &  Denise Goes to a Movie

2)   This American Life #618: Mr. Lie Detector

1)    Eureka Podcast #220 Craig’s Great-Uncle Shot Someone

 

GIO Top 10

10. Your Mom’s House #399 and #400
09. WTF #820 Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon/Jim Florentine
08. After Disaster #390 The Madonna Incident, #391 Let Me See Your Camera
07. Junkfood Cinema The Witches of Eastwick and Sorceress
06. CUpodcast #100 and #101
05. TV Guidance Counselor #231 Dave Higgins
04. The 40 Year Old Boy Episode Fifty-Two, Year Nine and Interlude
03. ACS #2095 Dave Dameshek and Sean Donnelly
02. Dune Reads Goosebumps Monster Blood IV – Part 1
01. Dune Reads Goosebumps Monster Blood IV – Part 2

Also Runners: JRE #974 Megan Phelps-Roper, Bertcast #236 Wheeler Walker Jr., TFATK #267 Will Sasso, Phone Booth Fighting #128, TFV Top 5 Surgeries, Carcast Forza 7.

Hated It: Bertcast #237 – Dave Attell & Tom Segura, JRE #973 Wheeler Walker Jr.

Just Saw: Fast 8, Belko Experiment, Chips, Rick and Morty S3 premier, Detour (2016)

 

On Next Week’s Gio and Lax Watch shit we watch Sunshine (2007) a sci-fi movie that takes an off turn.

 

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PODGODZ 247

Podgodz 247: RADICAL! (aka: A Girthy Bottle)

Recorded 13 June 2017

Spider-man 1994 TV Series

Season 1, episodes 7-9 The Alien Costume (Venom)

100% pure, uncut 90s

Next time Lax and Gio will watch Sunshine (2007) Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland. Staring Cillian Murphy, Michelle Yeoh, Rose Byrne, Captain America, Mark Strong, Benedict Wong, Cliff Curtis and Hiroyuki Sanada.

 

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PODGODZ 246

Podgodz 246

Recorded 6 June 2017

(feat. Marc Chambers and Tod Perry)

Low Budget FM

LBFM – RSS

Adds/Drops/Updates

Add:

Drop:

Updates: Not Playing with Lex and Dan returns.

 

Shows that pissed me off/weren’t good

Defocused is making angry.

 

Top 5 shows of the Week

 

Up for contention but not making the list this week

No Agenda 932 Roundly Debunked 933 Learn Russian!, Weaponized Tech!, #935 Phallocentric Age

Eureka Podcast #218: Is he? IS HE?!

Roderick on the Line #247: George Martin’s Butt

The Irrelevant Show: Apple Pay Robbery & Fun Kelowna Facts

Hello Internet #83: The Best Kind of Prison

 

Top 5

5)   The Incomparable Game Show #62: Dr. Tiff and the Electric Catfish

4)   Do By Friday: The Bentley Boys

3)   TV Guidance Counsellor #229: Terry Sweeney

2)   Eureka Podcast #217 Craig Hates Everyone

1)    The Dana Gould Hour The Beat Goes Off

 

 GIO Top 5

Top
5. Cinemaddicts #71/TFV Top 5 Actors Playing Multiple Roles
4. RD #97
3. AD #389 Balls to the Malls
2. Low Budget Fm (The PODCAST!) ‘S on a Shingle’ and ‘The Trough’
1. ACS #2086 Al Madrigal ACS #2088 French Stewart

Also Runners: The Adventures of Danny Mike #40, TFATK #265, ARIYNBF May 31st, We’ll See You In Hell 4.11 ‘Fire Walk With Me’
Hated It!: Fight Companion Jun. #3rd, JRE #967 Bill Burr.

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PODGODZ 245

Podgodz 245: It was bigger than Star Wars!

Recorded 30 May 2017

Battlestar Galactica (1978 AKA Saga of a Star World AKA Episodes 1 to3)

Lax pulled one deep from his emotional archive. Battlestar Galactica 1978 Theatrical Release.

What do you get when you grab a handful of Mormonism, Ancient Aliens, and Star Wars and smoosh it altogether? The beige paste known as Battle Star Galactica. Surely the most expensive TV show made at the time. This shit was meant to be huge, but NOT a TV series,but rather a run of made for TV movies, 7-11 hours in total for 3 to 5 airings.

 

And now that you will have watched this movie, you have seen ALL special effects shots used for the entire run of 22 episodes.

 

Because the production was so costly, it was decided to release these first three broadcast hours as a theatrical movie in the Summer of 1978 in Canada and Europe and then the following year in the United States.

 

Star Wars had just rocked the world, this was the first ‘knock off’. There was a lawsuit from George Lucas, early advertising touted the participation of John Dykstra as the creator of the effects of StarWars.

 

The second made for TV movie was to be Lost Planet of the Gods and then Gun on Ice Planet Zero and I would presume the  two other two parters, The Living Legend, and War of the Gods.

 

The switch to a series lead to many bad episodes, stretching the meagre remaining budget and falling back on old tropes (and Universal back lot sets) that included castles and cowboys. It also lead to Jane Seymour

 

In this Battle Star, unlike the more recent remake, they actually had black people, but no Asians.

 

You have no idea how BIG this was to a little 5 year old Lax Dude.

 

This show is also to blame for NCIS and a whole string of shitty TV,which I would dare say includes Galactica 2004, or at least about half of it.

 

 

From Wikipedia

Synopsis

 

Battlestar Galactica is set in a distant star system, in an age described as “the seventh millennium of time.” Twelve colonies of humans, living on different worlds, have been fighting a 1,000 year war against the robotic race of Cylons, who seek to exterminate all of humanity. The Cylons have unexpectedly sued for peace, through the diplomatic agency of a human, Count Baltar. The human leaders, called the Council of the Twelve (with one representative from each colony), and the commanders of their military fleet are all too pleased by the Cylon offer of peace, which ends so many years of warfare. The powerful “Battlestars” are assembled for armistice talks with Humanity’s age-old robotic enemy. But it’s all a deception – Baltar has betrayed humanity for personal gain, and the Cylons have no intention of making peace.

 

Only Commander Adama, of the battlestar Galactica, suspects that the Cylons are planning a trap, and orders a recon patrol, consisting of his two best pilots: his eldest son, Apollo, and Lt. Starbuck. Adama’s younger son, Zac, convinces Starbuck to let him go in his place. The patrol discovers a vast Cylon armada waiting in ambush behind a moon named Cimtar, but the Cylons jam their communications. Cylon fighters pursue the two Vipers, and Zac’s fighter is hit. This forces Apollo to leave him behind, so that the fleet can be warned. Zac’s Viper is destroyed by the Cylons just before he reaches the fleet.

 

Baltar manipulates President Adar into prohibiting the launch of fighters as the Cylons close in on the fleet. Frustrated, Adama orders the Galactica’s Viper squadrons be placed on full alert, with their fighters ready to launch. As the Cylons attack, the Galactica is able to launch its fighters first, while the other battlestars are caught off-guard. The Atlantia, with President Adar aboard, is destroyed, as are apparently the other battlestars; Galactica alone survives the Cylon assault. Apollo informs Adama that the Cylons were accompanied by refueling tankers, and Adama realizes that this would allow the fighters to operate far from their base ships (known as “basestars”), which must be operating somewhere else. He orders the Galactica to withdraw and protect the planet Caprica, Adama’s homeworld, but they are too late, as the Cylon fleet has launched simultaneous massive assaults on all the Colonies at the very same time the attack on the battlestars has commenced.

 

With the Colonies in ruins, Adama collects as many survivors as possible, and orders every intact civilian ship to take survivors and follow the Galactica. They hope that the Galactica can protect this ragtag fleet long enough to find the legendary thirteenth human colony. It is called Earth, but the location of this lost colony is known only to the last lord of Kobol, the planet which was the original home of Man, but which was abandoned thousands of years earlier, when the Thirteen Tribes migrated to the stars. Helping Adama in the quest for Earth are his son, Captain Apollo, commander of the Galactica’s strike wing; Lieutenant Starbuck, the Galactica’s best fighter pilot and Apollo’s best friend; Lieutenant Boomer; and Colonel Tigh, Adama’s second-in-command.

 

The Cylon Imperious Leader, determined that no human at all shall survive, orders Baltar’s execution after his usefulness is over, but (as retro-actively revealed in the TV series version of the film) he is spared at the last moment in order to help the Cylons hunt down the human fleet. After initially escaping the Cylons across a massive starfield called the Nova of Madagon (referred to as such due to its extremely dangerous, hot environment, and Cylon mines), the Galactica and the fugitive fleet find brief respite on the resort planet of Carillon, where they hope to find food and fuel for their journey. As much of the fleet’s food supplies were contaminated by pluton bombs during the Cylon attack, the fleet is in desperate straits, and must find a food source soon or face starvation.

 

It quickly becomes apparent that there is more to Carillon than meets the eye. The fact that Carillon has more than enough food and fuel for the fleet’s needs makes Adama wary. It is also apparently the largest tylium (fighter fuel) mining facility in that part of the galaxy, as well as a popular gamblers’ den, but nobody has ever heard of the place. Adama discovers that Baltar was responsible for performing the initial Carillon survey, and reported that tylium was too minimal for mining, and he immediately smells a Cylon trap.

 

But in the meantime, Sire Uri, Adama’s self-serving nemesis on the new Council of the Twelve, uses the opportunity the planet presents for the morale of the fugitives to make his move against Adama, whose strict but selflessly benign intentions hinder his own ambitions. The Council of the Twelve, led by Uri to believe the Cylons have been left far behind, propose that the humans pause to celebrate their escape and dismantle their military and weapons to prove to the Cylons that humans are no longer a threat to them. The Council arranges a banquet on Carillon, and orders all fighter pilots to attend. Adama suspects that this might be a golden opportunity for the Cylons to launch an attack on their fleet, and orders Colonel Tigh to surreptitiously hold back their fighter pilots from attending the party while he is to outfit noncombat personnel with fighter uniforms.

 

Down on Carillon, Apollo and Starbuck gradually discover that something is amiss when they see strangers walking around clad in the uniforms of their squadron, and after some investigation they discover the truth behind the planet’s prosperity. The natives of Carillon, the insectoid Ovions, have set up the gambling resort to lure humans to them to serve as living food for their hatching larvae in their underground chambers. They are also secretly in league with the Cylons and mine the tylium solely for their purposes in exchange for their freedom, and they are cooperating in the Cylons’ efforts to eradicate the human fugitives. During a subsequent fight with Cylon soldiers, the laser fire from both parties sets the tylium mines on fire, threatening to destroy the planet once the fire rages fully out of control.

 

Adama’s ruse works, and the Cylons, believing that all of the pilots are at the banquet, launch a fighter attack against the Galactica in orbit, but Adama is ready to spring his trap. Once the Cylon fighter contingent is fully engaged with the Galactica, Adama recalls all his Vipers from the surface of Carillon, taking the enemy by surprise. During the fight, Apollo realizes the Cylon fighters couldn’t have come so far without a basestar, and he and Starbuck disengage from the battle and find a Cylon basestar hidden on the far side of Carillon. In defiance of Commander Adama’s recall order, they decide to attempt to destroy it, in order to enable the refugee fleet to elude pursuit, and use fake radio chatter to fool the basestar into thinking it’s under attack by multiple Viper squadrons. The basestar descends into Carillon’s atmosphere to avoid detection, and is destroyed when the planet finally erupts in a massive tylium explosion. Despite their victory, however, the humans realize their enemies will still be pursuing them, and they set out to Earth, their last hope for survival.

 

 

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PODGODZ 244

Podgodz 244

Recorded 23 May 2017

Cleared my Daily feed for the first time in nearly a month, little progress on others.

 

Lax Top 10

 

Shows that pissed me off/weren’t good

Defocused?

 

Top 10 shows of the Week

 

Up for contention but not making the list this week

Roderick on the Line #245: An Ongoing Situation

BBC Radio News Quiz Extra

Bonanza #24: Toothbrush and Q-Tip

No Such Things As A Fish

 

Top 10

10) TV Guidance Counsellor #225: Wendy Liebman, #221 Michelle Barbera, #220 Anne Beatts

9)   No Agenda #928 Watergate II, #929 Sologamy, #930 Off Script, #931 Putin’s Playbook

8)   Do By Friday: People Have Died Here

7)    Eureka Podcast #215: A Worthwhile Conversation (For Once)

6)   99% Invisible #259: This is Chance: The Anchorwoman of the Great Alaska Earthquake

5)   The Incomparable #352: Hold My Space Beer (Guardians of the Galaxy)

4)   Skip to the End #71: Alien Covenant

3)   Hello Internet #82: God of Bees

2)   Eureka Podcast #216: Man Spreading with Amy with Earbuds and Earworms

1)    Do By Friday: The Milky Boys

 

GIO Top 10

10. AD #387
09. Carcast #920/TV Guidance Counselor #226
08. No Agenda #931
07. DDP #276 Listener Calls
06. We’ll See You In Hell 4×10 Alien Covenant
05. ADS #585 Jimmy O. Yang
04. The Fighter and the Kid #260 Andy Stumpf
03. ACS Billy Vera
02. The 40 Year Old Boy Year Nine, Episode Forty-Nine
01. ACS # Roy Wood Jr.

On Next Week’s Gio and Lax Watch shit we watch the 70s masterpiece, Battle Star Galactica (1978 Theatrical Cut).

 

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PODGODZ 243

Podgodz 243: Gio gets punched in his muppets.

Recorded 16 May 2017

Gio picked Farscape, a show that he likes and maybe gets good eventually. Did he start Lax out where it starts getting good? NOPE! Swim that river of shit!

In two episodes time Gio has a decision to make. Pain now or pain later.

 

From Wikipedia

Farscape is an Australian-American science fiction television series, produced originally for the Nine Network. The series was conceived by Rockne S. O’Bannon and produced by The Jim Henson Company and Hallmark Entertainment. The Jim Henson Company was responsible for the various alien make-up and prosthetics, and two regular characters (the animatronic puppets Rygel and Pilot) are entirely Creature Shop creations.

Although the series was planned for five seasons, it was abruptly cancelled after production had ended on its fourth season, ending the series on a cliffhanger. Co-producer Brian Henson later secured the rights to Farscape, paving the way for a three-hour miniseries to wrap up the cliffhanger, titled Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, which Henson directed. In 2007, it was announced that the creator was returning for a web-series but production has been repeatedly delayed. A comic book miniseries was released in December 2008 that was in continuity with both the series and the hoped-for webisodes.

In February 2014 it was reported that a screenplay for a new Farscape movie was in development. At WonderCon 2014, Rockne S. O’Bannon confirmed to Nerdacy. that a Farscape movie is in development but in very early stages.

 

Season One

Earth astronaut John Crichton is unexpectedly hurled to an unknown part of the Milky Way galaxy via a wormhole. He is dropped into the middle of an escape attempt by Moya, a living spaceship, from the militaristic Peacekeepers, who had been using it as a prison transport. In the chaos he has an accidental collision with a Peacekeeper fighter, resulting in the death of its pilot. Although the escape is successful, the Peacekeeper Captain, Bialar Crais, fixates on Crichton as the murderer of the pilot – his brother – and begins a campaign to chase Crichton down.

The various crew have no common goal, each only wishing to go home. Unfortunately to avoid Crais’s pursuit they have to travel into the Uncharted Territories, and thus have no idea how to get home. The other crew also have little respect for Crichton, seeing him only as a “primitive hoo-man” who does not understand even the basic tenets of life in space.

Various episodes explore the characters’ back stories. Aeryn begins to learn that the Peacekeepers are not always as correct as she had believed. Zhaan is forced to bring up the dark side she had worked to suppress. D’Argo admits he was framed for his wife’s murder and has no idea where his child is. Rygel confronts his former jail keeper and torturer. And Moya herself becomes pregnant after a Peacekeeper experiment is accidentally activated.

Meanwhile, Crichton continues to research the wormhole that brought him here. He is forced to sell what little progress he has made to an alien mechanic as payment for repairs on the Farscape module

 

Going in production order, not airing order..

 

 

Episode 1: Premier

Present day human John Crichton is unexpectedly sucked through a wormhole and flung to “…some distant part of the universe on a ship, a living ship, full of strange alien life forms”, where he becomes trapped with a group of escaped prisoners after he accidentally kills a local law enforcer.

 

Lax: Not a good start, what’s his name from Galactica 80 still hasn’t learned to act, the show looks cheap and like it they randomly cut out large sections of the show where maybe they explained things.

 

 

Episode 2: I, E.T. (#4)

A Peacekeeper beacon goes off and Moya has to land on an alien planet to prevent its signal being intercepted and Moya being discovered. Crichton, D’Argo and Aeryn leave Moya and explore the planet in search of a substance that can be used to numb Moya’s senses so the beacon can be removed but Crichton gets separated from the group and meets up with some inhabitants of the planet who hide him from the authorities.

 

Lax: No wonder they delayed this one, not good. Not good.

 

Episode 3: Exodus from Genesis (#5)

Moya is invaded by spawning space bugs, which produce clones of the crew. To complicate matters, a Peacekeeper retrieval squad arrives and Aeryn begins to suffer heat delirium.

 

Lax: Heat delirium? Really?.

 

Episode 4: Throne for a Loss (#2)

Rygel’s plot to appear regal backfires when he, along with a much needed part of Moya’s propulsion system, are snatched by Tavlecs who possess drug-dispensing power gauntlets.

 

Lax: Not a horrible one, which was justifiably moved up in airing.

 

Episode 5: Back and Back and Back to the Future (#3)

The crew comes across a ship that is molecularly de-stabilizing. D’Argo makes everyone bring the ship’s escape pod aboard when he discovers that the ship’s passengers are Ilanics, long-time allies of the Luxans. Aboard the escape pod, Crichton gets a shock and starts experiencing strange visions of the future, first of himself and one of the Ilanics, then of Moya’s destruction.

 

Lax: Probably the best of these eleven episodes, still horrible acting and out of no where twists and little to no explanation of what the fuck is happening and why.

 

Episode 6: Thank God It’s Friday

D’Argo, after threatening the crew with Luxan hyper-rage, is later found docile and happy on a planet and decides to stay. Crichton discovers that the planet’s food contains a drug, with the help of a small band of rebels immune to its effects, and must determine a way to convince the others of the truth and the true nature of the drug.

 

Lax: Not horrible

 

Episode 7: PK Tech Girl

The hulk of the legendary Peacekeeper ship, the Zelbinion, holds a pleasant surprise for Crichton, but Rygel must confront the time spent on the ship where he was tortured by the sadistic commander Captain Durka, while the crew work to reactivate the ship’s shields to defend themselves from an attack.

 

Lax: Of course they just happen upon a Peacekeeper ship that the muppet was of course imprisioned in.

 

Episode 8: That Old Black Magic

On a commerce planet, Crichton finds himself lured into an alternate reality controlled by Maldis, a being who feeds off negative energy. He is pitted against Crais in a fight to the death, leaving Zhaan to tap into her old darkness to try to help him.

 

Lax: Good idea, cheaply done, poorly acted.

 

Episode 9: DNA Mad Scientist

In exchange for samples of their DNA, a genetic scientist offers the Moyans star charts to reach their respective homeworlds, but his demands become too extreme when he takes one of Pilot’s arms and his experiments result in Aeryn mutating into a Pilot hybrid.

 

Lax: Where the fuck did this come from? Fuck them. When a hack writer all of a sudden writes a body horror episodes that comes from nowhere you really have to wonder if anyone has any idea what the fuck is going on.

 

Episode 10: They’ve Got a Secret

While inspecting access shafts D’Argo is flushed into space. The DRDs turn on the crew and Moya cuts off life support, while the crew attempts to find the cause from a revived but delusional D’Argo.

 

Lax: So, that’s what space pregnancy is like?

 

Episode 11: Till the Blood Runs Clear

After creating a wormhole Crichton’s module is repaired on a nearby planet by Furlow, while Vorcarian Blood Trackers Rorf and Rorg attempt to collect the Peacekeeper bounty placed on their heads.

 

Lax: So he records his super-important information on a fucking cassette tape?

 

 

So many stupid things about his show. What the fuck is treble bitch about? Why have they not airlocked the muppet? What didn’t pilot kill them all. or for that matter Moya? She doesn’t need them. Word can go fuck himself, tall people can’t act. His makeup is bad. Really bad.

 

I was at least expecting space boobs but this aired, at least in Canada, on YTV – think Nickelodeon.

 

Gio now has an option. Take his punishment now (Star Cops 1987 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWWFwLWJZEc&list=PL5nu0EE47YsMSaI7NPCzqLFfChR6nUaU9 ) or wait and instead watch Battlestar Galactica (1978 Theatrical)

 

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PODGODZ 242

Podgodz 242

Recorded 9 May 2017

So how did that Writers Strike work out for the podcast vampires?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Whacking a lot of shows

 

Adds/Drops/Updates

Add: Download from Relay.fm

Drop: Night Attack, Road Work, Back to Work, Business of Machining, Making It, Turning This Car Around, /Filmcast, Pop Culture Happy Hour, Connected (relay.fm), TeeVee The Flash,  Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, Laugh out Loud from CBC Radio

Updates: Still off Max Fun, walked Merlin and Roderick out back of the barn

 

Shows that pissed me off/weren’t good

Top 10 shows of the Week

 

Up for contention but not making the list this week

Eureka Podcast #214: Glitchfiddich

Extra Hot Great #154: Raising Consciousness With Dear White People

Do By Friday: White King Screamy Face

Criminal: Bully

No Such Thing as a Fish

Skip to the End #70: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

 

LAX Top 5

5)   The Incomparable #351: You’re Right Father—Kill All Humans

4)   No Agenda #924-927

3)   Eureka Podcast #213 Lubbock of Leave It

2)   Liar City: The Boys in the Bank

1)    Dana Gould Hour: Let’s Go Crazy

 

GIO Top 10
10. GLL #830 (feat. Rebecca Ferratti)
09. No Agenda #926 ‘GREP’
08. We’ll Se You In Hell 4.8/BFF ‘Ennis Envy #54’
07. TFV Summer Preview 2017
06. Defocused #146/ Eureka #211
05. Junkfood Cinema ‘Project X’
04. We’ll See You In Hell 4.7 ‘Prisoners’
03. ACS #2062 Sean Gunn
02. Dana Gould Hour ‘Let’s Go Crazy’
01. The 40 Year Old Boy Episode Forty-Seven, Year Nine

Also Runners: AD #385, Bertcast #231 Al Madrigal, Cinemaddicts #70 May 2017, JRE #953 Shirley Manson,
Hated It: JRE #952 Thaddeus Russell, JRE #955 Al Madrigal, JRE #956 Guy Ritchie

Drops: Probably Science, Jesse Vs.
ADDS: Big Brown Breakdown

 

On Next Week’s Gio and Lax Watch shit Gio picked THE WORST EPISODES IN THE WORLD of Farscape thinking that would be the trick.

 

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PODGODZ 241

Podgodz 241: The Second Best New Show of 2016: People of Earth

Recorded 2 May 2017

A second in a row pick by Lax…for reasons. Gio was supposed to pick away at watching this on a tablet during his move while not dodging characters from the Road Warrior trying to kill him with flying dildos. That didn’t work, again, for reasons.

 

In two episodes time, who the hell knows when that will be, Gio will pick something horrible for the next TWO episodes of us Watching Shit. I bet it’s muppet related.

It Is, It’s Farscape and LAX already hates it, look out!

 

From Wikipedia

People of Earth is an American comedy television series created by David Jenkins about a support group for alien abductees. TBS ordered the pilot under the name The Group in May 2015, and announced a 10-episode order in January 2016. The series premiered on October 31, 2016, on TBS. On December 13, 2016, TBS renewed the show for a second season.

The show HAS been picked up for a second season.

 

Plot

 

The series follows city journalist Ozzie (Wyatt Cenac) who travels to Beacon, New York to write a piece on a support group, “StarCrossed”, centered around alien encounters. Although skeptical at first, Ozzie realizes the truth to the group’s claims when he begins to have similar experiences. Ozzie eventually quits his job and moves to the town to investigate further and resolve issues in his past surrounding the town’s strange happenings.

 

Cast

“Star-Crossed” members: A support group for “experiencers” – the term they prefer to abductees.

Wyatt Cenac as Ozzie Graham, a reporter

Aaron Davis as young Ozzie

Ana Gasteyer as Gina Morrison, a psychoanalyst

Luka Jones as Gerry Johnson, a toll booth attendant who has never been abducted

Brian Huskey as Richard Schultz, VP of a tech company that makes jacks for internet cables

Alice Wetterlund as Kelly Grady, a temp receptionist at a funeral home

Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Yvonne Watson, a mailperson

Tracee Chimo as Chelsea Wheeler, a homemaker

Daniel Stewart Sherman as Ennis Hart, a farmer

Nancy Lenehan as Margaret Flood, a retiree

 

Aliens

Ken Hall as Jeff, a grey working on the alien spaceship (the “Sub-Ship”)

Björn Gustafsson as Don, a white working on the Sub-Ship

Drew Nelson as Kurt, a reptilian working on the Sub-Ship

Nelson also voices The Deer

Michael Cassidy as Jonathan Walsh, a reptilian working on Earth as owner of the Glint media empire Ozzie works for

Debra McCabe as Nancy, an android working as Jonathan’s Earth assistant

  1. Jon Benjamin as Officer Glimmer, a reptilian disguised as a human police officer

Victor Williams as Assessor, a reptilian and senior operative on Earth

 

Supporting characters

Oscar Nuñez as Father Doug

Amy Landecker as Debbie Schultz, Richard’s ex-wife

Michael Crane as John Wheeler, Chelsea’s husband

 

FromIMDB

 

Season 1

S1, Ep1       31 Oct. 2016

Pilot

Ozzie Graham arrives in Beacon, NY and joins an alien abduction support group called StarCrossed. Abductions are considered “experiences,” and each member has had an experience by a “Grey” or a “Reptillian.”

 

S1, Ep2       31 Oct. 2016

Sponsored By

Trying to win over Ozzie, Gerry goes above and beyond what a good sponsor would do; Chelsea opens up to Father Doug about her marriage; tensions run high as Jeff, Don and Kurt prepare for the alien invasion.

 

S1, Ep3       7 Nov. 2016

Acceptance

Ozzie helps Richard face his broken marriage meanwhile Yvonne and Gerry investigate a mysterious cover up. Jonathan Walsh delivers some upsetting news to Jeff and Don.

 

S1, Ep4        14 Nov. 2016

Past, Present and Future

Jonathan Walsh, Ozzie’s former boss, makes a surprising visit to Beacon. Gina takes a trip down memory lane. The origin of StarCrossed is revealed.

 

S1, Ep5       21 Nov. 2016

Unexplained

Unexplainable visions and hallucinations have Ozzie thinking he’s losing his mind; Chelsea and Father Doug connect through Bible study; Kelly continues to struggle with relationships.

 

S1, Ep6       28 Nov. 2016

Significant Other

Ozzie and Father Doug have a night out; Gina holds a coming out event for the members of StarCrossed; Jeff makes a connection with a stranger in an online chat room.

 

S1, Ep7       5 Dec. 2016

Last Day on Earth

Gerry says goodbye to StarCrossed as he readies for his own long-awaited experience; Jonathan Walsh shares game changing information with Ozzie; Don and Kelly go on a date.

 

S1, Ep8       12 Dec. 2016

Mars or Bust

Ozzie makes a surprising confession during an interview; Father Doug has an experience; Jeff is determined to find Kurt’s killer.

 

S1, Ep9       19 Dec. 2016

Lost and Found

Ozzie leaves Beacon hoping to return to a normal life; Chelsea goes on the road with Operation Mongoose; the members of StarCrossed contemplate an uncertain future.

 

S1, Ep10      19 Dec. 2016

Snake Man & Little Guy

Ozzie has a significant breakthrough; Jeff and Jonathan Walsh square off before the impending invasion; the members of StarCrossed struggle to find meaning after the group’s break-up.

 

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PODGODZ 240

Podgodz 240

Recorded 25 April 2017

Gio has moved to the land of racist potatoes.

Apple Ear Pod thoughts

I was on Eureka Podcast (#211)

@laxdude@noagendasocial.com (Mastodon)

Mother’s Day

Started automotive wrenching.

 

Adds/Drops/Updates

 

Add: BBC World Service Newshour, BBC World Service Newshour Extra

Drop:

Updates: Still off all things Max Fun because of Max Fun Drive. Not missing it.

 

Shows that pissed me off/weren’t good

Defocused #142: The Law Firm of Keaton, Turner, and Hooch (Turner and Hooch)

S-Town from NPR

Road Work

Radio lab… I forget why.

 

Top 10 shows of the Week

 

Up for contention but not making the list this week

The Incomparable #347z: I Tore My Pants (Star Trek Episode Draft)

The Incomparable Gameshow #59: We Are the World (UK Trivia)

Reconcilable Differences

You’re the Expert

Skip to the End #68: Ghost in the Shell

 

Top 10 – Lax

10) Tv Guidance Counsellor #215: Liz Miele, #216 Tabitha Soren#219: Jon Fisch

9)   Random Trek #142, #145

8)   The Incomparable #349: I’ve Got a Creamy Nougat (Legion)

7)    No Such Thing as a Fish x4

6)   Do By Friday

5)   The British Museum: The Cat Man

4)   No Agenda x8

3)   The Irrelevant Show X3

2)   Eureka Podcast x3 (except #211)

1)    Top 4 #27: Girl Scout Cookies

 

 

 

Top 10 – GIO
10. ADS #565
09. Reasonable Doubt #91
08. Chewin’ It Haley Joel Osment
07. AD #383
06. TV Guidance Counselor #220/TV Guidance #216
05. The 40 Year Old Boy Forty-Four, Forty-Five
04. B.E.E. Andrew McCarthy
03. Low Budget 2-4-17
02. ACS Jay Chandrasekhar
01. ACS Steve Byrne

Also runners: The Adventures of Danny and Mike 2016-2017, TFATK #252 Randy and Jason Sklar, WTF #804 Amanda Peet, Bertcast #229 Chris Fairbanks, CU Podcast #196, ADS #558 James Deen, WTF 801 Anne Hathaway. Hate To Break it to you #4.
Hated it: ARIYNBF Guy Branam, JRE’s 948 BS ED, 949 Josh Zepps, Harmon Kumanji, Defocused #142

News, Sklars leave earwolf, origin of dumb people town.

Adds: Harmontown
Drops: Harmontown

 

On Next Week’s Gio and Lax Watch shit, Lax Picked ‘People of Earth’ (2016)

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PODGODZ 239

Podgodz 239: A stake to the heart of my childhood

Recorded 4 April 2017

G.I. Joe: The Movie. Not that one. Not that one either. The 1987 animated movie.

 

From Wikipedia

G.I. Joe: The Movie is a 1987 animated film spin-off from the animated series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, based on the original Hasbro toyline.[2] It was produced by Sunbow Productions and Marvel Productions and was animated in Japan by Toei Animation.

Created at the height of the G.I. Joe craze in the 1980s, G.I. Joe: The Movie was intended as a theatrical release to be closely followed by The Transformers: The Movie. However, the G.I. Joe film encountered unexpected production delays which allowed the Transformers feature to be released first. Due to the poor box office performances of The Transformers: The Movie and My Little Pony: The Movie, G.I. Joe: The Movie was instead released direct-to-video as well as aired on television in syndication, first in feature length format and later split into a five-part miniseries format as part of the show’s syndication package.

 

Plot

While Cobra Commander and Serpentor blame each other’s leadership of Cobra as the root cause of the organization’s failures, Pythona, a woman from the secret civilization of Cobra-La, infiltrates the Terror Drome. While there, she reveals to Serpentor that Cobra-La was responsible for planting the idea in Doctor Mindbender’s mind to create Serpentor. At her urging, Serpentor plans to capture G.I. Joe’s latest weapon—the Broadcast Energy Transmitter (B.E.T.).

Cobra assaults the Joes as they test the B.E.T. in the Himalayas. The Joes use the B.E.T. to activate their automated weapons systems. Serpentor is captured and Cobra Commander orders a retreat. Cobra Commander leads his troops into Cobra-La.

 

As the Joes celebrate their victory, a new group of rookie Joes are brought onto the team, including the unlucky kunoichi Jinx, military police officer Law and his dog Order, former basketball player Big Lob, EOD specialist Tunnel Rat, covert operative Chuckles, and Duke’s reckless half-brother, the green beret Lt. Falcon.

In Cobra-La, the Joe forces are ambushed and detained within the Lovecraftian living environment. The Cobra soldiers are met by the civilization’s ruler, Golobulus, who has Pythona and his other henchman, Nemesis Enforcer, arrest Cobra Commander. While there, Cobra learns about their history: 40,000 years ago, Cobra-La was an ancient civilization that ruled Earth. However, the Ice Age, the evolution of humans and their development of scientific technology resulted in Cobra-La’s survivors being forced into caverns within the Himalayas. Cobra-La rebuilt their society in secret as centuries passed. Golobulus vowed to destroy humanity so that his people could re-claim the earth. He eventually discovered a nobleman who was working on biological weapons. The nobleman later became Cobra Commander, charged with conquering the world for Cobra-La. However, Cobra Commander’s repeated failures caused Golobulus to use a Psychic Motivator on Mindbender to create Serpentor.

 

Meanwhile, Falcon takes his girlfriend to G. I. Joe headquarters. His girlfriend is really Zarana in disguise, and her visit was a ruse to infiltrate Serpentor’s holding cell. For abandoning his training, Duke puts Falcon on guard duty until he says otherwise. After Falcon abandons his post to flirt with Jinx, the Dreadnoks and the Nemesis Enforcer free Serpentor, injuring Alpine, Bazooka, and Gung-Ho in the process. General Hawk is furious with Falcon for abandoning his post and confines him to his quarters until court-martial.

In Cobra-La, Cobra Commander is tried for his repeated failures, and Golobulus reveals his plans to launch spore pods, filled with mutative spores into space and use the B.E.T. to hatch them. The spores will cause mankind to devolve into mindless beasts, allowing Cobra-La to reclaim the earth. Golobulus punishes Cobra Commander by exposing him to the spores, which transforms Cobra Commander into a snake. He flees and makes his way to the Joes’ camp with Roadblock.

 

Convinced by Duke to spare Falcon a harsh punishment, General Hawk reassigns Falcon to the “Slaughter House” where he is to be retrained by Sgt. Slaughter and his “Renegades” consisting of ex-Viper Mercer, former football player Red Dog, and former acrobat Taurus. On a weaponless recon mission in the Terror Drome, the five learn of Cobra’s plans and that the Baroness has discovered the location of the B.E.T. As Falcon and the others destroy the Terror Drome, Cobra launches an assault on the Joes. The Joes launch a counterattack on Cobra, but the B.E.T. is stolen. Serpentor attempts to kill Falcon with one of his snake spears, but Duke jumps in front of Falcon at the last minute. The spear hits Duke, knocking him into a coma.

Falcon, the Renegades and the new recruits head to the Himalayas to stop Cobra-La. The other Joes are led to Cobra-La’s lair by Cobra Commander. The new recruits prove themselves valuable soldiers as the Joes rescue their captured teammates. Falcon, Jinx and Sgt. Slaughter confront Golobulus, Pythona, and Serpentor. The ensuing fight culminates in Jinx and Slaughter sending Pythona and the Nemesis Enforcer falling to their apparent demise. Finally, Falcon sends Serpentor out of Cobra-La and reconfigures the B.E.T. to incinerate the spore pods in space. The B.E.T. overloads, destroying Cobra-La as Golobulus escapes. Immediately following the battle, the strike team receives news that Duke has come out of his coma and is recovering.

 

In two episodes time, who the hell knows when that will be, Gio will pick something horrible.

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PODGODZ 238

Podgodz 238

Recorded 28 March 2017

Anyone want some mother trucking rain? Because today we got ALL OF IT.

Got my Apple Ear Pods.

 

LAX Top 10

Adds/Drops/Updates

Add:

Drop: Untitled Adam Savage Project. Everything MaxFun (Judge John Hodgeman, International Waters, Dead Pilot Society)

Updates: Tobolowsky Files is back for…10 episodes? Dana Gould Hour.

 

Shows that pissed me off/weren’t good

See all my drops. #MaxfUNLISTENABLE

 

Top 5 shows of the Week

 

Up for contention but not making the list this week

The Irrelevant Show: Titles starts with Important Man song

Skip to the End #67: Get Out

No Such Thing as a Fish #156, #157

You’re the Expert: Colorful Dyes and Fluorescence

The Talk Show with John Gruber #184: Hubbo Is in Decline with Merlin Mann

 

Top 10

10) No Agenda #915 One Belt One Road, #914 Fack Base, #913 Toxic Chat, #912: Bully Box

9)   TV Guidance Counselor #214: Brice Beckham

8)   Intercepted: Snowden vs. Trump

7)    Defocused #141: Always the Toddsmaid, Never the Todd (slit scan and crackers)

6)   Eureka Podcast #207: Standing at the Edge of Tomorrow.

5)   Do By Friday: Metal Nature Shit (use your voice)

4)   Top 4 #26: Holidays

3)   The Incomparable #345: Evil Giggle

2)   Do By Friday: The Ennoblement of Water (meditate)

1)    Radio Lab Shots Fired: Part 1

 

GIO Top 10

10. FCOL ‘Did I Really Just Say That’
9. Reasonable Doubt #86 and #87
8. ADS #543 NOT OK RAY
7. AD #378 and #379
6. JRE #936 Colin Moriarty
5. The 40 Year Old Boy Episode Forty, Year Nine
4. TV Guidance Counselor #214 Brice Beckham
3. Junk food Cinema ‘Scanners’
2. ACS #2035 No Guest
1. ACS #2032 James Gunn

Also runners: CUpodcast #94, TFATK #242 Jim Norton, Carcast #911, GLL #799 Fatboy Slim, We’ll see you in hell 4.3 and 4.4, WTF #795 Paul Rust and Dax Shepard, Chewin’ It Jay Chandrasekhar #4, JRE #933 Julie Kedzie, TFATK #244 Frank Grillo, The 40 Year Old Boy Episode Forty-One, Year Nine, Defocused #140, YMIW Sarah Silverman Returns, TFV Listener Questions VII, Sketchy 255 Moonwalker.

Hate it: Defocused #139, How Did This Get Made #158
Adds: Talk Salad And Scrambled Eggs
Drops: Dumb People Town

 

On Next Week’s Gio and Lax Watch shit Lax picked G.I. Joe The Movie

 

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