Needless Things Podcast 51 – WrestleMania 31

March 27th, 2015

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Listen up, Phantomaniacs – it’s that magical time of year when the WWE comes to the forefront of the entertainment world and puts everything it’s got into producing the biggest, wildest, and most entertaining spectacle of the whole year!

Phantom Troublemaker put out the call to some of the Needless Things Irregulars to assemble a team of commentators with different outlooks and opinions to speculate on the big show and the events leading up to it. For your own personal reference, here’s the WrestleMania 31 card as it stood at the time of this recording:

Los Matadores v. The New Day v. The Udos v. Kidd & Cesaro (Champions) for the Tag Team Championship

The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

AJ Lee & Paige v. The Bella Twins

Randy Orton v. Seth Rollins

John Cena v. Rusev (Champion) for the United States Championship

R-Truth v. Dean Ambrose v. Luke Harper v. Dolph Ziggler v. Stardust v. Daniel Bryan v. Bad News Barrett (Champion) in a Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship

Sting v. Triple H

Bray Wyatt v. The Undertaker

Roman Reigns v. Brock Lesnar (Champion) for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Join Phantom Troublemaker, Mike Gordon of New Legend Productions, Jonathan Williams of Wrestling With Pop Culture, and Noel Wood of Dork Droppings as they take a look at the biggest show of the year!:

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Needless Things Podcast Episode 50 – Leonard Nimoy

March 19th, 2015
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In what was supposed to be the start of an ongoing series of episodes focusing on Star Trek, Phantom and Gary Mitchel end up discussing one of the great heroes of science fiction – Leonard Nimoy.
Over a month ago Phantom Troublemaker and Gary Mitchel had agreed to start a secondary podcast – a subcast, if you will, with just the two of them talking about the Trek franchise. The first episode was scheduled to record on Monday, March 2, 2015. Sadly, on the Friday prior to that recording, Leonard Nimoy passed away.
Obviously there was no other decision than to dedicate a show to memories of Mr. Nimoy and his legacy. As such, there's no intro, no musical feature, and no outro. Just Phantom and Gary talking about a legend.
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Needless Things Podcast 49 – James Bickert

March 13th, 2015
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In today’s episode – the second this week! - Phantom Troublemaker interviews James Bickert, the director of the cult biker/exploitation/Bigfoot movie Dear God No! and its follow-up Frankenstein Created Bikers, which is currently raising funds on Kickstarter.
Phantom and James talk about the process of creating films independent of the Hollywood system, James’ personal history with movies, and the state of independent horror today. Perhaps most importantly, James answers one of Phantom’s long-standing questions – “What the heck is up with Fellini, anyway?”
So join Phantom as he gets an education in film and more from one of the most interesting guys working outside of Hollywood today!:
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This episode’s theme song is “James Gang Bang” by The Forty-Fives, as heard in Dear God No!
Be sure to visit Frankenstein Created Bikers’ Kickstarter page and check out this weird, unique, and amazing project:
About this project
Greetings! 
We're taking our cause to the people! Our goal is to make a stand-alone sequel to our award-winning feature film DEAR GOD NO! and not loose any creative control. We love our script and this may be our last chance to shoot on 35mm, We have the stock and cameras but we need your help to finance what may be the last horror film shot on film! If you long to see something "wild as hell" and completely different in the horror genre, this is
your film!
The Plot
FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS centers around the re-animation of the South's most notorious biker gang, The Impalers. Dr. Marco and his assistant are performing gruesome experiments in their asylum lab and have resurrected the thrill-kill Motorcycle Club to capture a Bigfoot containing a pathogen that will allow them to perform a human head transplant. When news of the gang resurrection draws the attention of bounty hunters, law enforcement and rival gangs, the lofty aspirations of these mad scientist starts to spiral out of control. Things get even worse for the occupants when failed experiments escape from the basement and the lab is attacked by a bomb-happy femme fatale named Val. 
The Theme
Stylistically FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS pays homage to several of our favorite films like the Hammer Studio's Frankenstein series, FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL KILL, THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE, HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMBTHE RE-ANIMATOR, Biker flicks and Hicksploitation drive-in pictures from the 70s. There's buckets of blood, scares, nudity, action, weirdness and REAL explosions (requiring insurance!), but the real star of this script is an underlying theme about addiction. We're not talking drugs but EVERYTHING that chains us from feeling fulfilled in life. We explore this issue through the actions of really rotten characters doing really rotten things. All in the context of an entertaining FUN-filled smorgasbord, obviously.
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Needless Things Podcast 48 – 2015 New York International Toy Fair Part 2 & The Great Atlanta Toy Convention

March 9th, 2015
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Phantom Troublemaker and the Needless Things Irregulars once again convene to discuss and review Toy Fair!

The 2015 New York International Toy Fair was held from February 13th – 17th so that toy manufacturers from all over the world could get retailers and journalists excited about their offerings for the upcoming year. Hasbro, Mattel, Funko, NECA, and many more all bring out their prototypes, concepts, and newest licenses to display in the biggest toy-oriented gathering of the year!

Some of the heavy hitters this year were Funko’s ReAction and Legacy lines, Hasbro’s Marvel Legends, and TWO huge announcements from DC Collectibles. The crew covers all of that and much more in this episode.
Join Phantom, Needless Things' Head Researcher Ryan Schweck, Jay Hornsby The Belligerent Monkey, Reverend Dan Wilson, and The Oncoming Josh as they take a look at the very best of this year’s toy exhibition!
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Phantom also talks to Marten Jallad of Joelanta and The Great Atlanta Toy Convention about what's happening this weekend!

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Needless Things Podcast 47 – 2015 New York International Toy Fair Part 1: Masters of the Universe

March 3rd, 2015
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Phantom Troublemaker and the Needless Things Irregulars once again convene to discuss and review Toy Fair!

The 2015 New York International Toy Fair was held from February 13th – 17th so that toy manufacturers from all over the world could get retailers and journalists excited about their offerings for the upcoming year. Hasbro, Mattel, Funko, NECA, and many more all bring out their prototypes, concepts, and newest licenses to display in the biggest toy-oriented gathering of the year!

Due to technical difficulties, the first recording of this episode is unlistenable. Fortunately the whole crew was willing to give it another go. Unfortunately we couldn't get everybody together again. Fortunately this means that certain aspects of Toy Fair will get more attention. Like Masters of the Universe Classics.
Join Phantom and his co-host Mr. Beau Brown as they look at not only the Toy Fair figure reveals and the new 200X mini-sub, but also the MASSIVE surprise that was revealed the day after we recorded the first time!
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This episode’s theme song is “Brunhilde” by The Mystery Men?
The Mystery Men? Online
The Mystery Men? On Facebook
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