Jun 22, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 218 – Eric & Julia Lewald: X-Men The Animated Series

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On this week’s episode Dave talks to two of the minds behind the seminal 90s X-Men animated series!
 
­The early 90’s X-Men cartoon (now typically with “The Animated Series” attached) was a landmark in not only comic book adaptations, but in animated storytelling. It presented the complex stories and themes of Marvel’s Mutants in a more palatable, streamlined form while preserving the edgy and mature nature of the source material, as well as the social consciousness that the comics were known for.
 
Listen in as Dave goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest comic book cartoons of all time with the creators themselves!
 
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Order their new book detailing everything you want to know about the X-Men animated series!:
 

   

 

 
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Jun 14, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 217 – Blue Hawaii Needless Commentary

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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!
 
The Needless Commentary Team welcomes special guest ELZIG to the Phantom Zone for a viewing of the classic Elvis Presley film, Blue Hawaii!
 
Straight from the strip of HellVegas, just south of Memphis, and just across the Georgia state line – ELZIG, the Demon Elvis has been decimating the South with soulful, shredding rock n’ roll wherever he goes! And now, ELZIG helps kick off Needless Summer with a film featuring none other than the King himself!
 
Listen in as ELZIG and the Needless Commentary Team trade in their Hard Ticket for something Blue for their return visit to Hawaii!
 
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Jun 7, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 216 – MomoCon 2018 with Mike Gordon

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Our old pal Mike Gordon returns to the show to join Dave for a recap of MomoCon!
 
2018 was Needless Things’ first year at MomoCon! Not knowing exactly what to expect, our own Dave West spent two days and a night finding out what the anime/video game/comic book/pop culture convention is all about. From panels to the dealers’ room to guests, MomoCon had a very different set of offerings.
 
Mike Gordon, on the other hand, has had a table at MomoCon for his Tiki Zombie comic for several years now. With more experience and a different perspective – from behind the table – Mike was a perfect guest for this reflective conversation.
 
Listen in as Dave and Mike discuss the Momo-pros and Momo-cons of Atlanta’s fastest-growing pop culture phenomenon!
 
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May 31, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 215 – Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Screenwriter Chad J. Shonk and Needless Things’ Head of Research Ryan Schweck join Dave to discuss the newest Star Wars film!
 
Initial trailers for Solo: A Star Wars Story were met with mixed responses from fans. Already wary of prequels, many wondered if a Han Solo origin story was necessary. Others took issue with the casting of Alden Ehrenreich as the young smuggler.
 
Beyond all of that, the production itself was fraught with drama. Lucasfilm – who seem to have a very clear vision for certain aspects of their beloved and profitable franchise – fired original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, replacing them with reliable Oscar-winner Ron Howard.
 
Whatever the case, this was a new Star Wars movie and theaters were going to packed with those curious to see this new vision of an old story.
 
Listen in as Dave, Ryan, and Chad analyze this adventure from a slightly longer time ago and a galaxy far, far away!
 
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May 25, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 214 – Flash Gordon Needless Commentary

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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!
 
1980's Flash Gordon holds a place of esteem in the annals of sci-fi cinema. Not because of Max von Sydow's spectacular portrayal of Ming the Merciless. Not for the electric soundtrack by masters of rock Queen. Not even for the heart-quickening sights of Timothy Dalton in tights and Brian Blessed in leather panties.
 
No, Flash Gordon is part of an elite group of movies that shaped the very persona of the founder of Needless Things, Dave West. This prestigious group includes such classics as Swamp Thing, Alligator, and Robert Altman's Popeye. These were just a few of the movies available on the broadcast marvel known as HBO during Dave's formative years.
 
Listen in as for the first time ever and in the company of the irrepressible Mike Gordon and the award-winning Bobby Nash, the Needless Things Irregulars experience FLASH A-AH!
 
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May 17, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 213 – The Casket Creatures: Return to Wolfton

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On this week’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast Dave interviews those lovable horror punks The Casket Creatures, LIVE in the Phantom Zone!
 
Today marks the release of he Casket Creatures' newest album – Return to Wolfton
 
Featuring some of the best work in the Creatures' history, this album sets a new benchmark for what independent music can be. Between live shows, social media, and convention appearances throughout the year, this band has a work ethic and a standard of quality not often seen from people who drink so fucking much.
 
Listen in as Dave talks to Kevin, Cliff, and Ryan about the culmination of years of hard work and dedication!
 
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May 10, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 212 – Renee Cooper from MomoCon

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On today’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast Dave talks to Renee Cooper, Director of Media Relations for MomoCon!
 
MomoCon 2018 will take place over 4 days, May 24th – 27th, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center. MomoCon is a multi-genre fan convention encompassing American and Japanese animation, gaming (video gaming, board and card gaming, Live Action role play gaming), comics and costuming, held every year in Spring.
 
In 2018 for the first time ever Needless Things will be covering this long-time favorite Atlanta convention. From panels to cosplay to live events, look to Needless Things for our unique take on MomoCon! And it starts today with this special interview.
 
Listen in as Dave and Renee discuss the history of MomoCon and the massive variety of attractions that the con has to offer!
 
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May 3, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 211 – Avengers: Infinity War

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On today’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast the Irregulars assemble in the Phantom Zone to discuss the biggest superhero movie of all time – Avengers: Infinity War!

SPOILER ALERT!

Live in the Phantom Zone, Dave, Arian, Mike Gordon, and Bobby Nash discuss absolutely everything about the newest chapter in the ongoing saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Heroes, villains, story, and more will all be covered, so if you haven’t seen it yet…

WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?

Listen in as Dave and the Irregulars do their best to keep it together while discussing the devastation of Infinity War!

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Apr 27, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 210 – Precious Things

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On today’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast Dave is flying solo to address various happenings in the Phantom Zone!

 
Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque, Weird Al Yankovic’s Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, and portraying an intergalactic supervillain are just a few of the topics Dave covers on the show. Lots of stuff has been happening lately, and sometimes you just have to take some time to reflect and process.
 
Plus, Dave addresses the status of The Dirty Dirty Con Con Game Game Show Show.
 
Listen in as Dave shares all of the gory details about the last few weeks of Phantom Life!
 
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Apr 19, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 209 – Evil Dead (2013) Needless Commentary

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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!
 
Selecting April’s movie proved to be quite the trial for the Commentary Team. The desire to do something 4/20 appropriate was strong, but also presented a batch of movies that could prove… challenging.
 
Finally, at the eleventh hour, a chance Instagram post from none other than Fede Alvarez, director of 2013’s Evil Dead, inspired the final selection.
 
Evil Dead was released five years ago to mixed reactions. Despite a strong cast, a new central story that created compelling narrative options, and a strong emphasis on practical effects, many die-hard fans of the original films refused to accept this newest entry into the franchise.
 
Listen in as the Team reviews Evil Dead to determine if it is the new ultimate experience in grueling terror!
 
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