Needless Things Podcast 118 – San Diego Comic Con 2016 Part 1 – The Toys

July 29th, 2016
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It’s time once again for the Needless Things Irregulars to look at the big toy news out of San Diego Comic Con!

Every year at Comic Con the toy companies reveal some of the most exciting items that will be offered in the year to come. NECA, Mezco, Hasbro, Mattel, and more display the hottest toys from the biggest franchises.

Listen in as Phantom, Head of Research Ryan, Belligerent Monkey Jay, and Mr. Beau Brown talk about the products and news that came out of SDCC 2016!

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Needless Things Podcast 117 – Big Trouble in Little China

July 21st, 2016
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It’s time for the Needless Things Podcast to pay tribute to Phantom Troublemaker’s all-time favorite movie!

In order to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Big Trouble in Little China Phantom Troublemaker hosted a special screening in the Phantom Zone, followed by a group discussion of the 1986 John Carpenter classic!

Listen in as Phantom, Sean Reid, Arian, and Ryan Cadaver from The Casket Creatures discuss John Carpenter and Kurt Russell’s weirdest and wildest collaboration!

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Needless Things Podcast 116 – Ghostbusters

July 14th, 2016
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Thirty-two years after the original supernatural comedy made history and created a pop culture phenomenon, there’s an all-new Ghostbusters movie set to reignite the franchise! It’s time for the Needless Things Podcast to talk about the history of Ghostbusters!

Phantom Troublemaker is joined by the RevCast’s Gary Mitchel, Noel Wood from Dork Droppings, and Salena, the lady behind sexy horror host Ghouella DeVille, for a conversation about one of the most unique and beloved pop culture franchises of all time. From the 1984 movie to The Real Ghostbusters to toys and even competing brands, Phantom and the gang discuss the impact and history of “those guys on TV”.

Listen in as Phantom, Salena, Noel, and Gary discuss their Ghostbusters fandom and their expectations for the new movie!

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Needless Things Podcast 115 – Animation vs. Live Action

July 7th, 2016
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Phantom Troublemaker and Mike Gordon compare storytelling in animation versus live action!

Over the years it has been every fan’s dream to see their favorite comic book characters adapted into cartoons; be they ongoing or feature-length. From there the next step was live action movies. Adapting original cartoons into live action movies has also been an exciting and anticipated development. To fans, it often felt like acknowledgment or validation that their franchise was important enough to be portrayed in a “real” medium for a mainstream audience.

But over the last two decades animation has evolved into a serious medium unto itself. With visual possibilities that go far beyond what any live action could offer and a storytelling style that can be adapted for everything from kid-friendly content to adults-only stories like Batman: The Killing Joke, is animation now a superior medium to present to fandom?

Listen in as Phantom and Mike debate the pros and cons of animation and live action and take a look at each medium’s service of genre storytelling over the years! Plus, the guys discuss Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso's new graphic novel, Dark Night: A True Batman Story.

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