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PodCulture 333: TARDIS Interruptus – Vol. 23

After an introduction by the inestimable Peter Davison, Brad, Christina, Adam and Nick welcome listeners to a spectacularly special PodCulture: TARDIS Interruptus!

Following a brief recap of Fandomfest, Brad plays the TARDIS Interruptus Parsec Submission samples.

Back in the studio, the gang talks about all the Whovian goodies they were able to bring back from Fandomfest, especially from the brilliant Who North America booth! Brad picked up Torchwood Miracle Day on blu-ray and a K-9 from the Australian kids’ series. He got the 11 Doctor collection of Character Building figures as well as a plush Adipose for Christina. Christina picked herself up an Idris figure and appreciates the detail and articulation. She is hoping someone will make a prop replica of the Adipose pendant. Brad got the Doctor Who Comic, The Only Good Dalek, as well as The TARDIS Handbook, and Douglas Adams’ Shada from Barnes and Noble. Nick gives some background on Shada and how the future of this nearly-lost story is yet to be seen.

Brad and Christina sit down with Peter Davison and talk to him about Doctor Who’s enduring quality, the fact that it has become a family business, and even answers a question or two about Law and Order UK.

In closing, Brad and Christina were thrilled to meet Peter, while Nick wishes he could have spent more time at Fandomfest. Brad shares an uncanny Peter/Doctor moment. Nick announces that WhoNA.com is bringing Jason Haigh-Ellery and the voice of The Daleks himself, Nicholas Briggs to Gen Con in Indianapolis, talking about the various WhoNA-vents with the pair of Big Finish stars. In a final thought, Adam appreciates the stories from Fandomfest, since he was unable to attend, and looks forward to more projects and fun. Christina hopes Peter had a good enough time in Louisville to want to come back next year! Brad closes, having had a fantastically brilliant time, and is most pleased to be able to share it with you, the listeners!

PodCulture Presents: VOG – The Voice of Geeks Network

First Annual VOG Virtual Media Briefing Extravaganza

On Friday June 1st 2012 our friends at VOG (The Voice of Geeks Network) held their first annual VOG Virtual Media Briefing Extravaganza, and launched Phase Two of the 24/7 network where Every Geek Has a Voice.

PodCulture 324: PodCulture Assemble!

Suit up! It’s time for the Joss and The Fury, in PodCulture’s Spoilerific Avengers episode!

If you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for? Go see it and come back to us, because no holds are barred.

Glenn gives us a brief synopsis and doesn’t know what they could have done to make it better, Joss Whedon being just the icing on the cake. Adam touches on the rapier dialogue and timing that has proved to be so Whedonesque. Brad and Adam discuss why Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner is standing alone amongst portrayals. Everyone loved the unlikely camaraderie between Bruce and Tony Stark. Glenn appreciates the concise recap of all the main characters for the audience who haven’t seen their solo movies. Adam lovingly discusses some of the finer points of CGI and Christina asks questions of the resident comic book boys. It leads them to discuss some of their favorite homages, especially Nick Fury’s awesomeness. They compare 3D to Digital Projection versions and whether, or not, the 3D worked. The excited group looks forward to all the extra things that will inevitably be on the dvd. Sidetripping, just for a moment, they compare the Whedon Alumni in Avengers to Cabin In The Woods. Christina points out some of the highlights of the former film being partially shot in Cleveland.

After the break, they return to plan all-day marathons of the Avengers’ solo movies. Adam pulls up the box office numbers, and Christina hopes it can knock James Cameron out of at least one in the top two spots. They talk about Cabin In The Woods again, both the good and the bad. The after-after-credit scenes in Avengers made it all the more worthwhile. Each theorizes about the future of the franchise, including villains and vices. Christina wishes for a Hawkeye and Black Widow movie, while the boys vote on ways to bring back bad guys.

In closing, four out of four geeks absolutely loved Avengers. Brad takes a moment to compare Marvel and DC successes on both the large and small screen. Adam remarks on the tight script and ensemble play. It would not be a Joss Whedon movie without certain plot points. Glenn touches on the costume hits and nearly misses, and Brad loved the quintessential cameo by Stan Lee. The whole room enjoyed the Lego Avengers short before the film and all look forward to what is next on the horizon for Whedon and Co.

Special thanks for the song Ant-Man by Insane Ian.

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PodCulture 302: Six Years and Geeking – Part C

Welcome to the final part of the 300th episode of PodCulture!

To start us off, Brad adds up the total hours of geekness over the past years. Everyone speaks on some of their favorite moments over the past 300 episodes.

We come back with some pre-holiday Geek and Tell! Glenn is excited about getting his first Android phone, the HTC Amaze. He mentions some of the cool camera features it has. Adam compares it to his Motorola Photon. Brad and Christina helped Brad’s step-mom pick a phone for his little sister, and settled on a Droid Incredible 2. Brad picked up his own piece of Android tech in a Nook Tablet and shares some of his favorite perks. Glenn is anticipating the Asus Transformer Prime. Instead of one for Carly, he bought her up a Kindle Fire.

Brad opens a very special package from Decal Mike, to be opened on our 300 episode. It is a giant, gorgeous decal to commemorate our anniversary. The shiny silver and gold decal is simply the finest present! Thank you!

The gang’s all back for a giant Geek Cuisine! Welcome back Andy, Nick, Richard and Justin! Christina provides the chocolatey goodness this week with Oreo Cookie Bark. She followed the recipe on the Nabisco website, so if it sounds good, go for it!

In closing, the crew discusses the things that have come and gone over the course of three hundred episodes. Glenn is looking forward to playing the new Battlefield 3 downloadable content, while Brad is excited about the Dead Island add-ons. Brad is apprehensively excited about the over-the-top Lollipop Chainsaw. Glenn shares a bit about the debate between he and Adam Baldwin on Twitter. Brad had a geek squad moment with Patricia Tallman in Tweets. Have you had a brush with someone famous on Twitter? Let us know! Adam entreats us all to have or plan an adventure and then play Star Wars The Old Republic. Christina wishes everyone a happy holiday season. Brad thanks the listeners for taking the time to listen to this quartet of quirk every week!

Our music this week includes One Damn Lane by Tony Goldmark and Arcade Gaming Shrine by Palette-Swap Ninja. Special thanks to The Critical Myth Podcast for their promo.

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Stay tuned after the credits for a Throwdown 2011 update!