Needless Things Podcast 174 – Dragon Con 2017: Dragonslayer Needless Commentary

August 17th, 2017
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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!

Special guest Award-Winning Bobby Nash joins the Commentary Team for the first-ever Dragon Con-themed Commentary – 1981's Dragonslayer!

Everyone knows that dragons are badass, but for some reason Hollywood has rarely done a good job of capitalizing on their badass-ness. One of the seminal early 80s HBO standards was Matthew Robbins' Dragonslayer, a film set to cash in on the fantasy craze of the day, with a little Mark Hamill-ness thrown in by way of a young Peter MacNicol.

Featuring gorgeous locations and tremendous production design, the film failed to become the blockbuster that had been hoped for and even today hasn't managed to achieve even a cult status. In a tribute to the awesomeness of Dragon Con and of dragons, the Irregulars delve into Dragonslayer and offer up their thoughts as to what, if anything, went wrong.

Listen in as Phantom Troublemaker, Bobby Nash, Arian, and Rad Ranger gather in the Phantom Zone to bear witness to the might of Vermithrax Pejorative, the best-named thing ever!

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Needless Things Podcast 173 – Dragon Con 2017: Revenge of the Horror Track

August 10th, 2017
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Dragon Con 2017 coverage continues on Needless Things!

In this week’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast Horror Track Director Derek Tatum returns to discuss ghastly business old and new, as well as the keys to successfully programming a Track for the third pillar of speculative fiction – horror!

Listen in as Phantom and Derek talk movies, television, and the expectations of the modern horror fan! Plus, how would Phantom’s mother react to the gore-fest that is Santa Clarita Diet?

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Needless Things Podcast 172 – Dragon Con 2017: Back to the Classics Track

August 3rd, 2017
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Dragon Con 2017 coverage continues on Needless Things!

In this week’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast, Joe “Virtuoso” Crowe and “Glorious” Gary Mitchel return to the show to play a surprise game of Classics Roll-A-Panel and discuss the ins and outs of running a Track for the ever-evolving entity of joy that is Dragon Con!

Listen in as Phantom and Gary do their best to keep Joe from talking about Amazon Women on the Moon for an entire hour!

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You can follow Phantom Troublemaker on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for Dragon Con news!

If you’re here checking out Dragon Con stuff and haven’t visited Needless Things before, thanks for coming by. We’re all about toys, movies, music, and all manner of pop culture dorkery. The Needless Things Podcast drops once a week, usually on Friday.

Be sure to come back in October for our 31 Days of Halloween! It lasts all month long and everything on the site is thoroughly Halloweeny!

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Needless Things Podcast 171 – San Diego Comic Con 2017

July 27th, 2017
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It’s time once again for the Needless Things Irregulars to look at the big news out of San Diego Comic Con!

Every year at Comic Con Hollywood, comic book publishers, and toy companies reveal some of the most exciting things that will be offered in the year to come.

Listen in as Phantom, Head of Research Ryan, Belligerent Monkey Jay, and Josh Wilson talk about the products and news that came out of SDCC 2016! Plus, a special look at Super 7's Masters of the Universe product with Mr. Beau Brown!

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Needless Things Podcast 170 – Masters of the Universe Needless Commentary

July 20th, 2017
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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!

Special guests Mr. Beau Brown and Award-Winning Bobby Nash join the Commentary Team for the 1987 Masters of the Universe!

Thirty years ago children all over the world were disappointed by Cannon's live action adaptation of Mattel's Masters of the Universe toy line. While director Gary Goddard, production designer William Stout, and the rest of the cast and crew worked their hardest to create an epic science fiction and fantasy experience, The Cannon Group's notorious budget limitations kept them from providing the movie fans wanted.

Now, three decades later and thirty years wiser, the Needless Commentary team reviews He-Man's Hollywood debut to see if there are, perhaps, redeeming qualities that were missed the first time around. Or if not, if the movie is at least better than Krull!

Listen in as Phantom Troublemaker, Bobby Nash, Beau Brown, Arian, and Ryan Cadaver gather in the Phantom Zone to offer up their thoughts on this 1987 Courtney Cox classic!

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Needless Things Podcast 169 – Spider-Man: Homecoming

July 13th, 2017
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Phantom Troublemaker, Ryan Cadaver, and the Award-Winning Bobby Nash once again gather in the Phantom Zone, this time to discuss Spider-Man: Homecoming!

The newest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is one that for years seemed impossible – a movie starring Peter Parker, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Thanks to fan demand and probably more than a little corporate greed, Sony and Disney got on the same page and decided to share Marvel Comics' best-known and most profitable character.

Did they pull it off? Is the MCU Spidey the best Spidey? Where does this new film fit in to the grand scheme of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Listen in as Phantom, Bobby, and Ryan discuss the history of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in comics, TV, and movies!

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Needless Things Podcast 168 – Spider-Man

July 6th, 2017
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Phantom Troublemaker, Ryan Cadaver, and the Award-Winning Bobby Nash discuss everyone’s favorite wall-crawler, Spider-Man!

Spider-Man has been everywhere and done everything as Marvel Comics' highest profile and most consistently profitable character. He's been the subject of cartoons, movies, TV shows, and countless toy lines. Regardless of the media support or lack thereof, Spidey's face is one that the public loves and will always throw money at.

From his birth in 1963 up through the most recent movies from Sony, it's time for the Needless Things Irregulars to talk about their love of one of the greatest superheroes ever created!

Listen in as Phantom, Bobby, and Ryan discuss the history of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in comics, TV, and movies!

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Needless Things Podcast 167 – 1987

June 29th, 2017
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The dynamite team of Phantom Troublemaker, Beth V, Rad Ranger, and Chris DePetrillo reunite to look thrity years into the past!

1987 was another banner year of the eighties, presenting us with new TV shows and toy lines and an absolutely stellar slate of films from Hollywood! As part of a new annual tradition, Phantom Troublemaker gathered some of the Needless Things Irregulars to reflect on the pop culture that made us who we are today. From farting alligators to transforming food to unforgettable giants, this week’s episode travels back to a time when things were far more awesome!

Listen in as Beth, Phantom, Sean, and Chris discuss their favorite – and not-so-favorite – pop culture from 1987!

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Needless Things Podcast 166 – Memory Lane Comics

June 22nd, 2017
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Recorded on location at Memory Lane Comics in Wilmington, North Carolina!

Phantom Troublemaker sits down with Jake, the owner of Memory Lane Comics, a Local Comic Shop which has been operating since 1983. Wilmington has been Phantom’s home away from home for his entire life, and as it turns out he was shopping at Memory Lane when he was just a little Phantom. The opportunity to talk to the current proprietor of such a legendary institution was too good to pass up.

Nobody has quite the same perspective on the comic book industry as the retailers that work within it. Jake’s years of fandom and business experience provide an interesting look at how things have evolved over the years. Plus, his story will be familiar to anyone that has been loyal to their Local Comic Shop for years!

Listen in as Phantom and Jake discuss independent business and the modern comic book market!

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Needless Things Podcast 165 – Orgazmo Needless Commentary

June 15th, 2017
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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!

Arian's birthday is in June, so he got to pick this month's legendary superhero film – Trey Parker's Orgazmo!

Perhaps not as well known as South Park, Team America, or Cannibal: The Musical, this film is not appropriate for anyone under the age of 17. Or over. It's an early example of Parker's obsession with Mormonism, and also with porn. Orgazmo is the story of an earnest young Mormon and his unwitting recruitment into the porn induistry. And also the world of crimefighting. Just watch it.

Listen in as Phantom Troublemaker, Rad Ranger, Arian, and Ryan Cadaver gather in the Phantom Zone to offer up their thoughts on this 1986 tour de force!

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“Now You're A Man” by Hot Beef Injection

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