Needless Things Podcast 187 – GI Joe: The Movie Needless Commentary

November 16th, 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!
 
This month’s movie is the 1987 animated feature, GI Joe: The Movie. The Irregulars are joined by special guest Noel from GI Joe cosplay group The Finest’s Southern Command.
Thirty years ago Hasbro planned to release an animated theatrical GI Joe feature, but those plans were derailed by the failure of similar Transformers and My Little Pony releases. The feature – which had completed production – was instead moved to a VHS release and eventually made part of the regular animated series’ syndication as a standard five-part miniseries.
 
Over the years many elements of the feature have come under fire, from character selection to continuity to the introduction of the feature’s villains, Cobra-La.
 
Listen in as Dave, Arian, Ryan, and Noel revisit this landmark in GI Joe history to discuss its worthiness!
 
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Needless Things Podcast 186 – Kamikaze Zombie

November 9th, 2017
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Dave talks to Clint from Birmingham, Alabama horror punk/metal band Kamikaze Zombie!
 
Kamikaze Zombie started in 2014. They are heavy crossover band from Birmingham Al, with multiple influences from hardcore, metal, and punk. All of these very different influences led them to become their own genre of heavy music with multiple styles flowing through every KZ song. Kamikaze Zombie pushes to bring "old school" back to the masses with horror movie, serial killer themed stage shows and lyrics, black metal melodies, doom/sludge/death metal breakdowns, and in your face punk /thrash aggression.
 
Kamikaze Zombie has share the stage with Superjoint (Phil Anselmo and Jimmy Bower), Max and Igor Cavalera, Doyle, Crowbar, Raven, OverKill, Venom, Child Bite, GoatWhore, Iron Reagan, Battle Cross, Valient Thorr, Havck, Toxic Holocaust, Decapitated, Hammer Fight, Dark Sermon, Exalted, and many more.
 
Listen in as Dave and Clint discuss horror, metal, and comics in the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
 
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Needless Things Podcast 185 – A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

November 3rd, 2017
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Recorded LIVE at Dragon Con 2018!

The third entry in the Elm Street series set the tone for the future of the franchise, introducing a group of strong, unique kids that audiences would remember for decades, as well as upping the ante on the nightmare visuals and Freddy’s puns.

Many – including our own Dave West – consider this the best of the franchise, or at least a favorite.

Listen in as Dave, the folks from Horror News Radio, and the Horror Track’s Ichabod talk Dream Warriors in the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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Needless Things Podcast 184 – 31 Days of Halloween: Halloween III Needless Commentary

October 26th, 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! October’s film was chosen via fan poll on the Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group!

Have a happy Halloween, Halloween, Halloween with the Irregulars’ October Commentary for a movie that was once seen with a degree of disdain but that seems to have gained support in the last decade or so – Halloween III: Season of the Witch!

Over three decades ago the creative control behind the Halloween movie franchise decided to leave superstar slasher Michael Myers behind and forge ahead in a new direction. John Carpenter and Debra Hill chose to try a format that would turn any future sequels into more of an anthology of Halloween-themed stories rather than centering around a single character or setting. As a result, we now have this apocalyptic tale of terror!

Listen in as Dave, Arian, Ryan, and Rad Ranger gather together thirty-five years to the day after the original release date to share their thoughts on Season of the Witch!

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Needless Things Podcast 183 – 31 Days of Halloween: Corpsewood Manor

October 19th, 2017
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This special episode of the Needless Things Podcast presents the exploration of Corpsewood Manor, the site of murders that shocked Georgia in the early 1980s. Dave, Ryan Cadaver, and Rad Ranger traveled to Trion, Georgia to examine the once majestic ruins of the ill-fated paradise.

In December of 1982 Dr. Charles L. Scudder and his partner, Joseph Odom were murdered inside their dream home in the remote woods of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The openly gay couple had a reputation for Satanism and homemade drugs, and were despised by some in the local community.

Listen in as the Needless Commentary crew investigates the occurrence and explores the site in the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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Needless Things Podcast 182 - 31 Days of Halloween: Friday the 13th

October 12th, 2017
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It's a celebration of Friday the 13th!

Join Dave and a massive cast of Needless Things Irregulars for a surprise cornucopia of audio delights all about the Friday the 13th horror franchise!

Listen in as the Needless Things Irregulars talk about everything from Creighton Duke to Jack Marshak to who Jason should fight next!!

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Needless Things Podcast 181 – 31 Days of Halloween: The Horror of Kane

October 6th, 2017
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LIVE from Dragon Con 2017, but the perfect way to kick off 31 Days of Halloween on the Needless Things Podcast, Dave talks to one of the most notable horror icons in the history of professional wrestling – the Big Red Machine, Kane!

As one of the longest-tenured athletes in WWE, Kane has personified evil many times throughout his career. From long-running feuds with his brother the Undertaker to Inferno Matches to being a masked monster seeking revenge upon those that have wronged him, Kane’s legacy is steeped in the macabre.

Outside of wrestling Kane portrayed one of the latest and biggest in the grand lineage of slashers, Jacob Goodnight in the See No Evil movie franchise!

Listen in as Dave and Kane discuss wrestling, film, and what it took for Glenn Jacobs to become the Devil’s Favorite Demon!

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Needless Things Podcast 180 – Star Trek: Discovery

September 28th, 2017
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The Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to watch Star Trek: Discovery!

Discovery is the newest entry into the mighty Star Trek franchise, and one that CBS is hoping will lure customers to subscribe to their proprietary streaming service. Basically nobody is happy about that, and it's possible that before too much longer CBS isn't going to be happy about it, either. But that's neither here nor there.

In today's episode, the Commentary team is joined by Mike Gordon, Gary Mitchel, and Monica Moniker to watch the premiere episode of Discovery and provide pre- and post-show thoughts.

Listen in as Dave, Arian, Rad Ranger, and the rest react to Star Trek: Discovery - “Vulcan Hello”!

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Needless Things Podcast 179 – The Dark Crystal: Making the Mystics with Tim Clarke

September 21st, 2017
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LIVE from Dragon Con 2017!

Dave – formerly and sometimes still known as Phantom Troublemaker – talks to the wonderful Tim Clarke about his time with the Jim Henson company and his work on The Dark Crystal.

Listen in as Tim talks to Dave about his start with Henson, the experience of creating such an immersive world, and what happened to the toy line that Tim worked on!

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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 178 – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Needless Commentary

September 14th, 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!

It’s Rad Ranger’s birthday, so he picked 1995’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie for September’s Commentary!

There was no bigger children’s franchise in 1995 than the Power Rangers, so obviously Hollywood wanted to capitalize on it with a silver screen adaptation. Featuring a new villain, the cast from the TV show, CGI Zords, and a strangely good soundtrack, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie sits in a weird place between canon and pure Hollywood narrative.

Listen in as Dave, Arian, Ryan, and Rad Ranger’s Girlfriend (no, really!) mock the ever-loving shit out of their pal Rad Ranger! Happy birthday, indeed!

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