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#54 Chat w/ Borg Queen Alice Krige, Reviews Hell Or High Water/ Deadly Intent/ Untold Comic/ The Grand Tour, Top5 Inspiration

#54 Chat w/ Borg Queen Alice Krige, Reviews Hell Or High Water/ Deadly Intent/ Untold Comic/ The Grand Tour, Top5 Inspiration

Well my friends it has been sometime since Chris and I were just in the studio doing a straight up 365Episode and we are back with a belter.

We do our usual pimping of the networks and follow that with a healthy dose of News including the news that the new Highlander Remake has found its director.

Then its our usual What have we been Watching/ Playing/ Reading section, starting with a cheeky talk about Newcastle FCC where we had the chance to speak to Borg Queen Alice Krige. I also purchased a great Comic called Untold.

I surprise Chris with a 365Flicks Title challenge with the movie quiz box.

The show is rounded off with a Top5 of Inspirational movie Battle cries.

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    Top 5 Favorite Dining Experiences at Disney Parks – WDW After Dark: November 29, 2016

    Top 5 Favorite Dining Experiences at Disney Parks – WDW After Dark: November 29, 2016

    Hosts Aljon, Kristen, Jeff and Eric discuss their TOP 5 favorite dining experiences at Walt Disney World and Disneyland theme parks.

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      WWE Survivor Series aftermath, TLC preview, TNA settlement – Pro Wrestling Cast: November 28, 2016

      WWE Survivor Series aftermath, TLC preview, TNA settlement – Pro Wrestling Cast: November 28, 2016

      Hosts Aljon and Stephen talk about THIS WEEK IN WRESTLING NEWS including a review WWE’s Survivor Series, highlight RAW and Smackdown, preview WWE’s TLC, 205 Live, Billy Corgan’s settlement with TNA/Impact Wrestling, indie wrestling and randomly talk about WCW’s Uncensored (2000). The PROMO OF THE WEEK features Hulk Hogan challenging Ric Flair to a Yapapi Strap Match!

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        DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 32

        DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 32

        Your Dynamic Duo of Junior Justice Leaguers is back this week with all the news, reviews and previews from around the DC Multiverse. More

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          NXT TakeOver Toronto Aftermath, Jericho and Undertaker’s WWE contracts – Pro Wrestling Cast: November 20, 2016

          NXT TakeOver Toronto Aftermath, Jericho and Undertaker’s WWE contracts – Pro Wrestling Cast: November 20, 2016

          Hosts Aljon and Stephen review NXT TakeOver Toronto as well as discuss Chris Jericho and Undertaker’s WWE contracts, Ring of Honor news and more..

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            The Mickey Mouse Club, behind-the-scenes – WDW Tiki Room: November 25, 2016

            The Mickey Mouse Club, behind-the-scenes – WDW Tiki Room: November 25, 2016

            Aljon presents audio from the 1995 Disney Channel special “The Mickey Mouse Club“.

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              Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Wonder Woman #11

              Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Wonder Woman #11

              Jim and Eric get together and talk Thanksgiving, Fast Food and of course, Wonder Woman.  It’s the conclusion of the “Lies” story…or is it?!?  They try to figure that out and possibly shed light on what happened in this comic.  Do they succeed?  You be the judge.  If you like what you hear, download the weekly podcast that comes out every Sunday Night where we discuss every DC Comic released that week as well as read a ton of listener mail, talk DC Comics News and have a whole lot of fun.  And yes, it is actually 10-12 hours long…that is not an error!

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                GW1 Issue 80 – Playing Catch Up

                GW1 Issue 80 – Playing Catch Up

                We’ve finally recovered from Con on the Cob and we’re catching up on a few things. There’s some geek news to chat about in the tv and comics realms, plus a bunch of trailers dropped this week that we need to dissect and discuss.  More

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                  The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 151–I Really Like The Mistletoe Promise!

                  The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 151–I Really Like The Mistletoe Promise!

                  The HOBI Gang welcomes Neil from Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks back into the studio to talk all things that glisten! The guys debate the newest Westworld episode, Neil betrays Bon Jovi in a fight against Ab Fab but does invite him to Thanksgiving! The gang talk season two of Stranger Things while Jason gets excited for Kong: Skull Island and Neil gives an updated weather report. The guys list their Top 5 People They Want To Show Up for Thanksgiving and a listener provides the Bad Idea of the Week!  This episode sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

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                    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Marvel’s Inhumans movie news, holiday deals and food – WDW After Dark: November 22, 2016

                    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Marvel’s Inhumans movie news, holiday deals and food – WDW After Dark: November 22, 2016

                    Hosts Aljon, Kristen, Jeff and Eric discuss the latest DISNEY HEADLINE NEWS including Marvel/IMAX/ABC’s new film and series “Inhumans”, holiday deals at Disney Springs, seasonal food at Walt Disney World and Disneyland and our thoughts on the live-action Beauty and the Beast film.

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                      155 Fantastic Beasts of Neverland

                      155 Fantastic Beasts of Neverland

                      Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!
                      In a world filled with magic, there are amazing creatures, or dare I say, Fantastic Beasts that you should be very interested in knowing how to find them.
                      This is the show for you, my friend as we follow the adventures of Newt Scamander, Magiczoologist. We’ve got a movie to review, and a few creatures to discuss this week.
                      Along with that we have a look at Kong: Skull Island’s new trailer in the Neverland Trailer Park and a some information pertaining to the wonderous world of Pandora opening soon in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
                      It’s all tied in with a fun ride on The Forbidden Journey and the story of Mary Poppins, who I think may be a Hogwarts graduate.
                      Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

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                        DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 31

                        DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 31

                        Your dynamic duo of junior Justice Leaguers is back after a week off at Con on the Cob. And they brought all of the news, reviews and previews for the entire DC Multiverse with them. More

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                          Disney’s Moana red carpet cast interviews, Muppets Mobile Lab and Great Moments in History – WDW Tiki Room: November 18, 2016

                          Disney’s Moana red carpet cast interviews, Muppets Mobile Lab and Great Moments in History – WDW Tiki Room: November 18, 2016

                          Aljon presents highlights from Disney’s red carpet premiere of Moana featuring the cast – Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Dwayne Johnson (Maui), Temuera Morrison (Chief Tui), Nicole Scherzinger (Sina) and more. You will also experience audio from the Muppets Mobile Lab and Great Moments in American History with the Muppets. This program represents highlights of WDW Tiki Room radio show broadcast on Sorcerer Radio.

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                            The Non-Spoiler Moana Film Review!

                            The Non-Spoiler Moana Film Review!

                            Written by Jason Brigger

                            Directors: Ron Clements and Don Hall

                            Writers: Jared Bush and Ron Clements

                            Starring: Auli’I Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House

                            Moana is Disney’s latest animated film and may end up being the most original and best animated film that Disney has released in years.  Disney used folklore from the Polynesian culture and based on this film, Disney should start using more culture folklore in the future to guide their films.

                            Moana tells the story of Moana Waialiki, voiced by the amazing newcomer Auli’I Cravalho, a sixteen-year-old daughter of Chief Tui Waialiki (Temuera Morrison) who dreams of venturing out on her own and away from her mystical island in Polynesia but is forbidden based on tales told of unknown dangers in the ocean.  When the ocean (yes, the ocean is literally a character) and Moana’s grandmother (Rachel House) encourages Moana to search out her destiny as the “Chosen One” to save their dying island from an ancient curse, Moana must find the demi-god Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to help her on her journey to destroy the lava witch and restore life to the islands.

                            If this all sounds odd, amazing, weird and completely different from anything Disney has ever done before, it’s because it is and it’s wonderful.

                             

                            The Good:

                            -Moana.  Moana is not only a strong lead character but she defies the typical “rebellious girl” character that can be easily inserted in animated films.  Moana respects her family and is overall a good daughter but is just curious about the world outside her island.  There is no major rift between her and parents and that is actually nice change of pace from most films.  To top it off, the kids will fall in love with Moana’s strength and character and come next Halloween, a lot of little Moana’s will be ringing people’s doorbells.

                            -The Supporting Cast.  A large amount of praise should be given to the writers for allowing Moana’s whole family to be given enough time to connect to the audience and actually feel like real characters in this world.  Moana’s father and grandmother go above the typical “protective dad” and “crazy grandma” stereotypes and present a family that actually loves each other and not just there for a point of conflict.

                            Maui, a cross between Hercules and Stich, could have been a one-note sidekick but the writers gave him depth with a sad but compelling backstory and all the while still allowing Moana to be the real star of the film.  Even nature, from the islands to the ocean, is a character in this film and the beautiful animation allows all of it to feel alive in the film.

                            -The Songs.  Written by Opetaia Foa’i, Mark Mancina, and Lin-Manuel Miranda (yes from Hamilton), the songs capture the uniqueness of the Polynesian folklore and even advances the storyline, something that can’t be said for musical numbers in all animated films.  The songwriters deliver on each individual song, except for the Tamatoa song which I’ll explain later, and the soundtrack, with a whopping 40 songs, will be playing in every minivan this winter.

                            -The Story. The Moana story is unique and is similar to the style of the Lilo and Stich film in which it’s not a “typical” Disney script.  The animation is beautiful and brings the story to life and the Polynesian feel to the film makes the audience feel they are part of this world.  The story does not take any easy ways out and the best part? No love interest for Moana.  For once, twice if you count Frozen, the female lead can stand on her own merits and overcome any obstacles thrown at her without having the storybook romance of a prince as a subplot.  Maui does help Moana succeed but in the end but Maui is no more than a friend and Moana is shown as a true strong hero.

                            The Bad:

                            -Tamatoa.  Moana and Maui’s first big test in teamwork is retrieving Maui’s magical fish hook from the 50-foot crab, Tamatoa (Jermaine Clement) that has an affliction to stealing anything that is shiny.  The only cringe-worthy song of the film is sung by Tamatoa and a five minute song feels like double that amount of time.  The positive part of seeing Tamatoa is Moana and Maui’s voyage into the Realm of Monsters, one in which I wish the filmmakers would have spent more time in, but unfortunately we get a prolonged fight with the only clichéd villain in the film.

                             

                            The Middling:

                            -Hei Hei.  Yes the main character has an animal sidekick (two if you count the barely visible pig) and it’s an annoying rooster.  Hei Hei (Alan Tudyk) is not a bad animal sidekick and he does produce some humorous jokes but a little of Hei Hei can go a long way.  Hei Hei does not fall into the “Bad” category only because the kids in the audience loved him and laughed every time he appeared on the screen but the adults may grow tired of the character by the end of the film.

                             

                            Final Grade: A- (Amazing)

                            Moana is one of the great Disney animated films of all time and that isn’t overselling it.  From the animation to the songs to the characters to the fun story, Moana is a gem to watch and a great time for the whole family.   Disney could have relied on their old formula of the typical princess story ideas but they didn’t and in changing things up, Disney made one of the best films of the year.

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                              NXT TakeOver Toronto press call with Paul “Triple H” Levesque – Pro Wrestling Cast: November 18, 2016

                              NXT TakeOver Toronto press call with Paul “Triple H” Levesque – Pro Wrestling Cast: November 18, 2016

                              Aljon presents audio of a recent press call with Paul “Triple H” Levesque where he discusses NXT TakeOver Toronto, 205 Live, Shawn Michaels’ role at the WWE Performance Center and more.

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                                GW1 Issue 79 – Cobster’s Paradise

                                GW1 Issue 79 – Cobster’s Paradise

                                It’s our annual Con on the Cob episode, recorded in front of a live convention audience! We have some con coverage, plus plenty of talk about recent geek news. And we close things out with a great interview with game developer (and friend to all) Sean Patrick Fannon.

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                                  The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 150–Baby Cakes and the Electoral College!

                                  The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 150–Baby Cakes and the Electoral College!

                                  It’s episode 150 for the gang at HOBI that is almost three years in the making! The guys hope Fox gives up on rebooting the X-Men, Blake and Jason question The Walking Dead and Jeff answers another question from his number 1 fan, Nick!  Blake and Jeff are excited that Dungeons and Dragons is finally getting the respect it deserves and the gang is congratulated by their many podcast buddies on not hurting each other after 150 episodes! The guys debate their Top 5 Favorite Sci-Fi Films since 2000 and Jason welcomes our new supreme overlord! This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

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                                    Top 5 Disney voice casting decisions – WDW After Dark: November 15, 2016

                                    Top 5 Disney voice casting decisions – WDW After Dark: November 15, 2016

                                    Hosts Kristen, Aljon, Eric and Jeff discuss their TOP 5 favorite Disney voice casting decisions as it pertains to films, shows, and attractions.

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