Needless Things Podcast 191 – A Very Gordon Christmas!

December 14th, 2017
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Our pal Mike Gordon joins the show to discuss the most wonderful time of the year!
 
From television specials to movies to music, Christmas cheer is available in every corner of pop culture. Over the decades artists have embraced this time of year as an opportunity to celebrate fellowship, joy, and hope (and also to make some money – we're not naive). As a result there are countless ways to enhance your own personal yuletide experience!
 
Listen in as Dave and Mike talk Serious Christmas Business on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
 
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Jingle Bells” by Gwen Stefani
 
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Needless Things Podcast 188 – Justice League

November 24th, 2017
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The Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to discuss the newest entry into the DC Comics movieverse, Justice League!

Starting with Man of Steel in 2013, Warner Bros. has been trying to ape the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Despite having an available roster of arguably the best-known superheroes, the films have struggled to find acceptance, much less the acclaim of the MCU.

After a major course correction with this year’s Wonder Woman, WB has been attempting to right the ship with a lighter overall tone and more fan-pleasing interpretations of the characters. Leaving behind the darker, more grounded influence of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, the marketing of this newest film has been promising more action and high adventure, as well as some much-needed levity.

Listen in as Dave and the rest of the Irregulars discuss the highs and lows of Justice League in the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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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 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 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 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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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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Needless Things Podcast 177 – 1987: Live from Dragon Con

September 8th, 2017
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LIVE from Dragon Con 2017!

Dave – formerly and sometimes still known as Phantom Troublemaker – is joined by Nicole Gould, Rebeccah Hunter, Michael Bailey, Gary Mitchel, and Noel Wood for an all-new panel about the pop culture from thirty years ago!

Listen in as the panelists and audience share their favorite things – from Spaceballs to Guns N’ Roses, we’ve got the year covered, LIVE from Dragon Con!

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