03/30/2017: Dick Ryder: Pathfinder

Rydin The Space D

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Featuring John “MusiM” & Jake “TheOtherJZee”

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This episode we discuss:  April’s stellar/not so stellar “free” games, Some anime game about children, Nintendo hardware, additional remakes and re-releases, Jake confirming his status as a nerd pariah, some good tv finally coming out, the case for a tri-streaming membership setup, “Pirating” something you paid for, retiring from self-employment, ANOTHER re-envisioning/”re-release, Wrapping up the horizon, what constitutes “enough” fisting, Getting out and getting down, and the elephant that for some reason still hasn’t loaded into the room.

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06/23/2016: Coulda Been a Dickballbutt

Fuzzy Carbuncle

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Featuring John “MusiM”, Jake “TheOtherJZee” & Randy  “Splooie”

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This episode we discuss diseased hedgehogs, A Japanese mystery game, Plastic people, keeping caged humans, space and monkeys (but not in that order), Sam Neill’s choice in companions, Jake’s fundamental misunderstanding of how comics work, Steaming open your wallet, Robot lions, Lion-robots, How you should NOT Google image search ‘carbuncle’ (seriously, DON’T.), The completion of a playpen, and First-person-knockoffs

10/26/2015 – It’s a MOMster!


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This episode we discuss Never Alone, Tales From The Borderlands, Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, Undertale, More Horror Stuff, and more of the Marvel Universe, because Jessica Jones.

Turn 104 – Get in, Beat it, Get out


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Featuring John MusiM, Scott “Artisan002”, and Stretch.

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And we’re back for a very quick show, sorry for the delay and getting up the audio version.  This week we talk about Waframe, PS4, Tiny Death Star, Thor The Dark World, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Borderlands 2.

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The Amazing Spider-Man Movie Review

My expectations were pretty low as I walked into the Spider-Man reboot, merely 5 years after the travesty that was Spider-Man 3.  Marc Webb isn’t a director I was familiar with nor Andrew Garfield an actor I knew.  Rumors always spread around that the way Sony and Fox keep the rights to their Marvel movies is by continuing to make them which makes this reboot feel like Sony clinging on to the property.  But I went in with an open mind and the only expectation being that the Lizard would be pretty disappointing.  This movie is going to incite more conversation than it deserves.  Its just above mediocre.  Every well done thing is paralleled by something done horribly.

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Movie Review: The Cabin in the Woods

Upfront: I am a bit of a Whedonite.  There are plenty of things I am critical about and wholeheartedly think are bad in Firefly, Buffy, and Angel but overall I’m a huge fan of those series and what they do.   I don’t mind Alien Resurrection and  I have never gone back to watch any Rosanne.  Whedon wrote the movie.  Drew Goddard, the director, I am not familiar with at all but according to IMDB he was a writer on several Buffy and Angel episodes.  The Cabin in the Woods is a difficult movie to talk about because there is so much to spoil so I will keep it simple and basic.  There are two parts to this movie each with their own cast.  The actual cabin in the woods section stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Kristen Connolly, Ann Hutchison, Fran Kranz (Topher from Dollhosue) and Jesse Williams.  The other half primarily features Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White, and Amy Acker (Fred from Angel, Illyria from Angel, Dr Saunders from Dollhouse).  Cabin in the Woods is an outward examination of typical horror movie tropes.

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TV Review: Wolverine and the X-Men

The hardest part about loving any comic property turned TV show, anime, or movie, is letting go of the comic.  This is especially true in the X-Men’s case, a series with so many characters that cause such extreme loves and hatreds that translating it becomes nearly impossible.  Wolverine and the X-Men has stories and characters that are shadows of the comic series.  At times it seems like Grant Morrison’s New X-Men or Chris Claremont’s two issue Days of Future Past are the inspiration for the series.  The writers purposely ignore the essence of the characters, simply carrying over the look and power of the character, which is more than X-Men 3: The Last Stand did.  Its a complicated series to critique because its 26 episodes vary to such a  degree in quality.  Either way, I will tell you what I know.  I understand now what fans see in this series and why its such a disappointment the second season was never finished.

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TV Review: Terra Nova

It’s hard to be in the sci-if genre these days and poor Terra Nova is paying the price.  Now don’t get me wrong, this show has its fair share of strengths but it also has its weaknesses.  I should start from the beginning. Fox and Steven Spielberg wanted to make a show with Dinosaurs in it and they succeeded in that respect.  Hell, even when I first heard the premise of the show (people travel back in time to re-populate earth in the dinosaur era and Spielberg is involved) I was on deck to watch the whole season bar hell or high water.  But it’s hard to say if the show will get picked up, for the few reasons I state below.

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Movie Review: Cujo


Distributed By: Warner Bros.

Release Date: August 12, 1983

Running Time: 91 Minutes

!!Warning Minor Spoilers!!

So I like classic horror and suspense movies like everyone else but going back to watch Cujo was a huge disappointment.  I do need to start by stating that this is my first viewing of the film ever and that I never read the story that it was based on.  I generally like Stephen King movies and books but this was a true let down.  All of the right elements for a film were there. It was just the delivery that failed to deliver and I will get to that as this goes on.

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TV Review: X-Men Evolution

X-Men Evolution has been a favorite kid’s TV Show of mine for a few years now although I had never seen the last season.  Luckily Netflix has it on streaming so now I can without guilt talk about my likes and dislikes of this series.

In every single instance of X-Men being translated from comics to TV or film, tons of things are significantly changed.  From the made up characters such as Morph to the complete fabrications, the source material never stays anywhere near the same.  So when I tell you X-Men Evolution takes a handful of the X-Men and puts them in high school, any grip is null and void.  Plus when it comes down to it the original five X-Men started as teenagers.

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