When we record a Podcast, we never fully know what we are going to get at the end of it. Sure, we have a list of topics that we set out to discuss. For the most part, we do a fine job of covering them. Sometimes though, we like to go off on tangents and bring those thoughts and feelings into the original topic. Therefore it shouldn’t surprise you that when we start discussing a movie about the Devil trying to claim souls, that we begin talking about Dante’s Inferno and English research papers. It is just a natural progression of thoughts.
Besides talking about the movie Devil’s Carnival and its idea of Heaven and Hell, we also find time to discuss other movies like The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises. Specifically, we grill Mr. Khon on just how good The Avengers is and what we should expect from it. The resounding feeling from Mr. K and everyone else we have talked to about the film, says that it’s one of the best comic book movies ever made. That’s high praise!
In terms of The Dark Knight Rises, the latest trailer just came out. How do we feel about it? Well we really don’t know to be quite honest. The trailer looks cool, but we do not have a clear idea of what the movie will be about. Sure it will have Batman, Catwoman and Bane, but other than that we just don’t know what the crux of the plot will be. Obviously that doesn’t deter us from wanting to see the movie, but it has been odd seeing trailers as they slowly come out. Don’t worry Warner Bros, we want to see a new Batman movie. You don’t need to try that hard, we’ll come on our own.
The other major topic this week is the announcement of the new video game Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. We normally don’t discuss Call of Duty games, but there is a lot of buzz about how developers Treyarch are trying to make some needed changes to the standard CoD format. A greater emphasis on story, futuristic setting, more emotional resonance with characters, and even branching storylines. No idea if all of that will actually happen, but their promises to look into those areas are very intriguing to non-CoD fans like us.
As always please leave comments on what you think about our topics and our tangents, and let us know what you would like us to talk about in future episodes!
Show Topics By Time
- Katie Rant – Katie talks about our trip to the Toys ‘R Us | 00:02:42
- Weekend News – Go check out Free Comic Book Day, and Mass Effect Marathon 2.5 | 00:08:00
- Games – Will Black Ops 2 change the formula enough to make you care about a Call of Duty game? | 00:21:12
- Movies – We discuss Avengers, The Devil’s Carnival, and The Dark Knight Rises trailer| 00:35:15
- Valenti Rant – We discuss High School / College term papers and our love of mythology | 01:05:42
- Not Yogi’s Links – Black Widow’s Butt, Trailers, and Dark Souls Full Play | 01:29:09
Not Yogi’s Links
- Free Comic Book Day
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Trailer
- The Devil’s Carnival
- The Dark Knight Rises Trailer
- Black Widow’s and Avengers Butt
- Fully Functional Iron Man Armor from Master Le
Mass Effect Marathon 2.5
To celebrate the release of Mass Effect 3 and the conclusion of Commander Shepard’s epic journey across the galaxy, the Mass Effect Marathon team is proud to be bringing viewers a live playthrough of Mass Effect 3 for everyone to enjoy. The event will be broken up into three Saturdays in May, allowing people to watch as little or as much of the playthrough as they want.
Viewers and fans will also have the choice of determining whether we continue the story of our Male Shepard from MEM1 or our Female Shepard from MEM2. Additionally, there will be polls determining class, alignment and much more!
As always, the Mass Effect Marathon team will be on hand to interact with you in chat, play multiplayer games of Mass Effect 3, and perform various challenges in return for donations to Child’s Play Charity. We are willing to sing, dance and generally embarrass ourselves for your entertainment! Oh yeah, and you can win prizes by donating and watching!