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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“Procrastibate” by LeSexoflex.com

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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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“Living in A Box” by Living in A Box from their debut album Living in A Box

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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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“Spiderman” by The Ramones

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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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“Procrastibate” by LeSexoflex.com 

"Miami Fast Lane" by RF.extreme

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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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Needless Things Podcast 162 – Alien: Covenant

May 25th, 2017
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In the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast Phantom Troublemaker, Mike Gordon, and Ryan Cadaver talk LIVE in the Phantom Zone about Ridley Scott’s newest outer space epic!
 
There’s been a whole lotta aliens goin’ on lately around Needless Things, and there’s no better way to put a lid on it (for now) than with a discussion about the newest entry in the franchise, Alien: Covenant. Claiming to be both a follow-up to the divisive Prometheus and a prequel to the classic Alien, Covenant had a weighty task to accomplish. Find out if Scott and company delivered a satisfying film that connected his other works or if this new movie goes off the rails into the cinematic dumpster!
 
Listen in as Phantom, Ryan, and Mike discuss the finer points of genetic engineering, PLUS and preamble about the recently released trailer for Star Trek: Discovery!
 
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Needless Things Podcast 161 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

May 18th, 2017
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In the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast Phantom Troublemaker, Beth V, Head of Research Ryan, and the Rad Ranger break down the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster!

 
James Gunn changed the game with Guardians of the Galaxy. He took the tone and ideals that had been established with the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a galaxy not-so-far away and thrust a group of unique and compelling characters into classic situations. It was a risky move to take characters that the general public hadn’t heard of and create a franchise around them, but much like Jon Favreau before him, Gunn pulled it off with style and skill. The first Guardians was a massive success.
 
Having earned the fans’ (and, perhaps more importantly, Disney’s) trust, James Gunn was given the ability to continue the story he sowed the seeds for in the first movie. The musically named Vol. 2 continues to develop the characters and the galaxy that Gunn introduced us to in 2014 while opening up the possibilities for more stories in this far-flung part of the Marvel Universe.
 
Listen in as Phantom, Beth, Ryan, and Rad Ranger discuss the highs and lows of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
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“Guardians Inferno” by The Sneepers featuring David Hasselhoff

 
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Needless Things Podcast 160 – Aliens Needless Commentary

May 12th, 2017
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Cover Art by Vance Kelly
Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!

Continuing the Alien-centric themes of the last few episodes, this month’s Commentary is James Cameron’s masterpiece, Aliens!
 
After seeing Ridley Scott’s Alien in glorious RPX, there was no way the Needless Commentary team could do anything but watch the incredible – and vastly different – 1986 sequel. While Scott’s film delivered unparalleled atmosphere and suspense, Cameron’s follow-up used tight action, military-industrial intrigue, and blazing bombast. Utilizing a cast that would become very well known to fans of 80s action, Cameron went in an entirely different direction and created a different kind of blockbuster.

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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Needless Things Podcast 159 – News Blitz w/ Ryan & Jay

May 4th, 2017
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Phantom Troublemaker, Head of Research Ryan Schweck, and the Belligerent Monkey take a look at the latest in pop culture goings-on!
 
New trailers for The Dark Tower and Defenders! DC’s Rebirth is still hot – or is it? Ridley Scott seemingly poo-poos Neil Blomkamp’s idea for Alienses! There’s plenty of genre news out there, and today on the show the Needless Things Irregulars convene to discuss these items and more!
 
Listen in as Phantom, Ryan, and Jay have a good, old-fashioned nerd jam in the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
 
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