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Friday, October 28, 2011

Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 26: "Hellraiser" Fan Commentary

Whilst Timey takes a week off, guest host Logan Blaze is joined by Exaggerated Elegy and SU&WT! newcomer Carl / GodPikachu as they talk about the inaugural (and best) movie in the long-running Hellraiser franchise.

WARNING: may tear your soul apart!

You can find GodPikachu HERE, ExaggeratedElegy HERE and Logan Blaze HERE

Check out LoganBlaze's other podcasts (Shhh! We're Watching a Movie!) HERE

SHHH! We're Watching a Movie! - Episode 14: SHHH! The Dead have re-risen!!

Well, Bazz has finally escaped the ninjas and we are back with all the news on films and TV you may not have wanted but your sure as heck going!!! This week, there seems to be a sense of decay and death may be the season, but some projects and ideas just will NOT die.....

Listen to the latest show

Comment on the boards

Thursday, October 27, 2011

THE RANDOM FANDOM - Episode 44: Off Topic Suspense

So much to talk about on and off topic. This week we feature the Master of Suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock, talk about on screen deaths and even some celebrity gossip.

* Pregnancy Is No Blessing In Brian Netto's DELIVERY
* Matt Smith Retiring as Doctor After His Third Season
* Yoda rescues autistic girl and saves a wedding. Really
* Dark Knight Rises Has 6 Minute Promo on Mission Impossible
* Ben Affleck will take on The Stand
* Steven Tyler Injured
* Anthrax Singer Tackled By Security During L.A. Concert
* Beverly Hills Cop TV Series
* Ray Manzarek's Doors novel "The Poet in Exile" to be adapted for the big screen
* Dark Tower On the Rise...AGAIN with Conflicting Reports
* John Carpenter's First Student Film is Unearthed at USC!
* Zombieland TV Show

TOPIC OF THE WEEK - Alfred Hitchcock
~ Walking with a Ghost by Tegan and Sara
~ Walk this Way by Aerosmith
~ Madhouse by Anthrax
~ Light My Fire by The Doors

Follow Us on Twitter - @TheRandomFandom
Slick - @MsSlick
Nic - @BeatlesDiva

Recorder on October 26, 2011

Stardub - Episode 8: The Steptacular Hologram Man

It’s been a bit too long between episodes but once again Ralph and Andy are back.

Episode 8 sees them cast a critical over Hologram Man, a cinematic masterpiece and absolutely not a stopgap replacement because we couldn’t find Digital Man, no sir not at all.

The musical event of the millennium – the reunion of Steps is celebrated as we look at Steps: The Reunion the recently broadcast program showing the reformation of these pop titans. An insight into the rampaging addiction to Kre-O Transformers that has hit one half of the Turn and Burn gestalt before finishing things off with a fond look at Overkill issue 12 from Marvel UK

Available via itunes or by going to HERE

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Timey Guest-stars in Podcast, Renders host silent

I had the opportunity to talk Bugmen on "The Electric Information Show" recently. Here are the results. WARNING, there will be infodump aplenty!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Back to the Eighties - Episode 82

Where Glenn, Jeremy and Phil spotlight the mysterious world of the Sky Commanders, delve into the news that's important this week, and answer some of your questions to us.

Warning - May Contain Sexy Watermelon.

Listen to episode 82 HERE!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

[PODCAST] Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 25: "Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords" Fan Commentary

Listen to the show HERE

Tell us what you thought of the show by posting on our forum thread HERE

This week, Timey & JiiDee are joined by Grufflock as they talk about the seminal 1986 movie of those Powerful Living Rocks and discover there are sick creatures out there....

Nugget judges you.

You can watch along with us via "Other means" (Because lets face, there is no other way) by clicking on the link here:

You can find Grufflock HERE and HERE

Just because I said I would, you can read JiiDee's reviews HERE

(Big props and thank you to JiiDee for the image used of this week's show. He went above and beyond)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

THE RANDOM FANDOM - Episode 43: Scooby-Doo and Megatron Too!

Can you find a more awesome resume than what Frank Welker has? I think not! So much to catch up on from the last two weeks as well as a homework about you past Halloween costumes. Don't you just love this season!?

Dan Wheldon
Mikey Welsh
Steve Jobs

* Scream Awards Winners And Red Carpet Talk Of 'Hatchet 3' And 'Insidious 2'!
* Nathan Fillion for Transformers Prime...*squee*
* Warner Bros. Heads to 'The Twilight Zone' With.....!!!!!!
* Piranha 3DD and The Amityville Horror Not to Have Theatrical Release
* MacFarlane wants to ditch Family Guy and reboot Star Trek for TV
* TV Cancellations
* Duff McKagan's 'It's So Easy' Lands On NEW YORK TIMES Best Sellers List
* Tone Loc Collapses
* Ken Foree Joins 'The Lords of Salem' Cast. Surprised?
* Sesame Street Got a BIG Surprise
* 'Deeply troubled' Quinto comes out, wishes he'd 'done this sooner'
* Back to Back Transformers Movies in Discussion

* Grim Grinning Ghosts by The Barenaked Ladies
* It's So Easy by Guns n' Roses
* Funky Cold Medina by Tone Loc

Recorded on October 18, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Back to the Eighties - Episode 81

Where Glenn, Phil and Jeremy try to answer the age-old question of who is better - Kirk or Picard? They also delve into the news, including some interesting news from the New York Comic Con, especially for any fan of 80's toys.


Listen to episode 81 HERE!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Shhh! We're Doing a DVD CAGE-TASTIC Commentary – GHOST RIDER!!

The Cage-athon continues!!! Next up me and Adam take in a fiery dose of vengeance in the shape of GHOST RIDER!!! Our you ready to deal with our Penance Stare?

Then download or listen to the show HERE

Play along with the Cage-Bingo with our Handy-Dandy print-able Bingo card HERE

And comment on the show HERE


Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Old Oilhouse - Lock-In EP 70: TopNinjas

This week, Stu and Adam are joined by a Master of Malaproisms and a Lady Dynamite. It's up to you to work out who is who.

Download and Comment HERE

The Random Fandom - ENCORE EDITION - 2010 Halloween Supplemental

We bring you a encore edition of last year's Halloween Special, filled with scary stories and fun music!

Help make this year's edition even better. Send us an audio file of your personal strange encounters or favorite stories along with any music suggestions to


* The Mysteries of Skinwalker Ranch
* Night of the Harlequin
* A Sleep Study Gone Wrong...Very Wrong
* The Encounter with the Black Eyed Child

* Paul aka LoganBlaze's YouTube Video
* Short Story Feature by Brandon Guymon

Music Featured in this Episode
* Theme from “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”
* “Bang Bang” by Nancy Sinatra from the movie “Kill Bill”
* “Never Know” by Nitzer Ebb from the movie “Saw VI”
* “Martian Hop” by The Ran-Dells
* Theme from “The Addams Family”
* “On the Heels” by Marco Beltrami from the movie “Omen 666”
* “Reunited” by James Newton Howard from the movie “I Am Legend”
* “The Return to Boston” by John Williams from the movie “War of the Worlds”
* “Circle of Hell” by Brian Tyler and Klaus Badelt from the movie “Constantine”
* “The Party” by James Newton Howard from the movie “Lady in the Water”
* Theme from “Psycho” by Bernard Herrmann
* “Holcane Attack” by James Horner from “Apocalypto”
* Music Score by Phillip Glass from “The Illusionist”
* "This is Halloween" by Marilyn Manson from the movie "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

Saturday, October 15, 2011

[PODCAST] Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 24: Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider: Movie CORE fan commentary

Listen to the commentary HERE

JiiDee returns from his latest killing spree to join Timey and Shut Up & Watch This! newbie Stu / Darkageis (from The Old Oilhouse podcast) as they talk over the Kamen Rider W / OOO crossover, Movie CORE, and explain why the movie hurts their heads so such.

Followers of our other Kamen Rider shows will note there is no Mikey / Gwolf. He is currently experiencing internet woes and will return as soon as he is connected again.

Sorry, no "Other means" in our shownotes, but the movie is available from both the Overtime & TV-Nihon fansub sites.

You can find Darkageis HERE

(NOTE: Blog image was a request from Moon. No, we can't figure this scene out either)

Latest Offers from All the Cool Stuff

Hello & welcome to the latest updates of Transformers and Roll Out Roll Call at All The Cool Stuff.

Pre-orders for the next Generations toys are up, Junkheap & Black Shadow HERE

We have also listed a few Takara United and Takara Encore pieces too, head over to HERE

Since announcing Larry Hama's attendance, there's a lot of excitement and interest in Roll Out Roll Call 2012, the UK Transformers, GI-Joe & Action Force show.

Want to know next 2 guests for Roll Out Roll Call 2012? Checkout & listen to Episode 25 of "What's on JOE Mind" for the exclusive new guest announcements HERE

In addition the details of the first Custom Competition are also up, check out the threads over at HERE

There will be more exclusive announcements over the next few weeks, so stay tuned or follow the show on Twitter @rolloutrollcall.

All the best,

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Roll Call Roll Out News: Custom Competition

(Originally reported on the "Blood for the Baron" site HERE)

Out of all the GI-Joe figure repaints in the Action Force line, only Steeler in Z-Force shares the same name and specialty as the GI-Joe character.

GI-Joe team members were often attached to new units to expand their training, specialty, or in some cases counter a specific new threat (Tiger Force, Night Force, Slaughters Marauders etc)

Reporting For Duty is one of the custom competitions for Roll Out Roll Call which allows for the idea of GI-Joe team members attached in new colours to the Action Force units of either SAS, Z-Force, Q-Force or Space Force.

The ideas might make sense, i.e. Footloose as part of the Z-Force infantry, Wetsuit with Q-Force or perhaps they might be verging on the ridiculous, i.e. Jinx in Space Force colours - because you need Space Ninjas, right?

The contest is free to enter, however there are some guidelines that need to be upheld:

1) The base figure has to be an original existing GI-Joe toy/ character. No new characters/ resculpts/ kit-bashing, just the regular original figure with its accessories.

The figure does not have to be from a particular line, any line is fine for submission i.e. RAH, 25th, ROC, etc.

2) The figure can only be as part of SAS, Z-Force, Q-Force or Space Force. No other team unit will be accepted.

The figure needs to be repainted in the colours that most commonly associated with the respective team.

3) In line with the other team members, the logo of the respective team must be displayed somewhere on the figure.

4) Up to one submission can be entered for each team per person, i.e. one person can submit one Z-Force repaint, one SAS repaint, one Q-Force repaint, one Space Force repaint.

5) Each submission needs an appropriate figure base to display upon and includes the name, contact number and email address clearly labelled for the entrant on the underside.
  • Those wishing to enter and are attending the show can bring submissions for display before 11am on the Saturday of the show.
  • Submissions can also be posted and need to be received before Monday 5th March 2012.
  • They are sent at the owners risk and can only be returned with a suitable stamped addressed envelope or package equivalent if not collected in person.
  • Submissions returned by post will be within 1-2 weeks after the show.
Roll Out Roll Call cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or accidental damage at the show or in transit.

Judging will be done via a panel and vote with prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for each team.

This is the first custom competition planned for the show, keep checking back to the site for more additions HERE

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Back to the Eighties - Episode 80

Where Glenn and Phil (Jeremy has had technical issues this week) test their luck by rolling a die and finding out what your favourite Choose Your Own Adventure or Fighting Fantasy books were in the 80s, report on the minuscule pieces of news that have been floating in the ether this week, spotlight the merits of both Captain Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard, and answer some of your questions.

Enter, stranger.

Listen to episode 80 HERE!

[NEWS] Hasbro Unit:E .....oh my

Taken from TOYARK and all I can say is.......HOLY MOLEY!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Shhh! We're Watching a Movie! - Episode 13: SHH**!! Someone has been been taken by ninjas again!!!

Yes we are back again people!! the show which gives you all things in film and TV you could ever want...and lots more you did not want is here. Yes, Bazz has been kidnapped by ninjas once again – he is just so good at ironing all those pyjamas they are taking him on a weekly basis now BUT to help me out I have done a ship to ship transport from the Enterprise and got Tony Thrustle to help me out...

Enter the funhouse....HERE

Discuss on the forums.....HERE

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Old Oilhouse - The Litter Tray EP 4: Old Friends

Once again, it's time to dig deep into the Litter Tray....

Download and Comment HERE

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Old Oilhouse - Roundtable EP 29: MOTU Classics Bios

Gruff N' Rob go forth and steal other Podcast hosts this month, namely Phil "The Rod" from Back To The 80's and Chris "Vintoman" Vint from the Masters of the Universe Chronicles. And we all discover so, so much about the characters we once loved.

Really. Wait for the Corn.

Download and Comment HERE

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Roll Out Roll Call 2012 - Travel Information

Originally posted on the All the Cool Stuff website HERE

The venue is easily accessible from all major transport points in Southampton city.
Whether arriving by air, rail or car, these easy-to-follow directions should help you find the venue.

For those travelling by car, public car parking is available nearby (charges apply).
Jurys Inn Southampton Hotel GPS Coordinates
•N 50 54 38
•W 1 24 3.3

Public Transport The nearest bus stops to Jurys Inn are:
•East Park Terrace
•London Road
•Civic Centre Road
•High Street

London - 1 hour 15 minutes
Convenient and fast rail link to central London.

Portsmouth - 21 miles
Just 45 minutes away by rail.

Directions from Southampton Central Train Station - 0.5 Miles
From Southbrook Road, Turn right onto Blechynden Terrace. Turn left onto Wyndham Place, then right onto Commercial Road. Turn left onto Cumberland Place and Brunswick Place. Turn left onto Charlotte Place.

Directions from Heathrow Airport - 68 Miles
At Concorde Roundabout, go forward (signposted Central London) to join M4 Motorway. At junction 4 (A408) roundabout take 1st exit (signposted The West) to join Main M4 Motorway. Branch left (signposted for Gatwick M23) then keep left to join M25. Branch left (signposted for Basingstoke) then take right-hand lane to join the M3. Follow signs for Winchester, Southampton. Take right hand lanes (signposted M27 East, Portsmouth) then left-hand lane. In 0.6 mile join A33. At roundabout take 2nd exit. At the Memorial Roundabout, take 1st exit. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto Charlotte Place.

Directions from Southampton Airport - 3.8 Miles
Follow signs for London, Eastleigh. At roundabout take 1st exit A335 (signposted Southampton). At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit. At the traffic signals, go forward and take the left-hand lane. At the traffic signals turn left (signposted City Centre) and at the next set of traffic signals go forward. Bear right onto Onslow Road, turn left onto Dorset Street and at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Charlotte Place.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

[REVIEW] Theatre Obscura #01 - Inframan

Scott D. Harris, who some of you might remember from our "Autobot City" days, returns with a new series of reviews! He looks into the depths of the obscure and the bizarre to bring us Theatre Obscura. In this installment he brings to us the divine justice that is Inframan!!! Enjoy.

[PODCAST] Shut Up a Watch This! - Episode 23: Tokusou Sentai DekaRanger/Power Rangers S.P.D. Episode Commentary & Comparison

This week, Timey is joined by Moon as they watch and talk over four episodes, two from DekaRanger and two from it's American counterpart, S.P.D.. They all tell the same 2-part storyline, but with very different contexts. Also, S.P.D. Red shows us a new way of getting "Ric Roll'd"

You can follow with us via "other means" by following the links below:

(Sorry about the ads. Cannot be helped)

We'll be doing the episodes in this order Deka - S.P.D. - Deka - S.P.D. for comparison's sake.

You can find Moon HERE

Friday, October 07, 2011

The Old Oilhouse & The Nerdsphere Network have merged!

We are happy to announce that after a year of working side by side, The Old Oilhouse & The Nerdsphere Network have merged their forums. The blog will still exist as part of our "Blogs of the Nerdsphere" but if you were a member of the TOO forum, you'll need to relocate to the Nerdsphere forum.

As a knock on effect, we're happy to announce to addition of several new members of staff. Darkageis has now been promoted to full admin status, and Tricky has also joined the team. Already a partner since last year, Grufflock is now a co-owner of the site.

We're also going to be changing up the sections in the next few days, so look out for further updates.

Dave Thomas: 1989 - 2011

It's normal here for me to post obituaries for famous people we know from stage & screen, but it's downright surreal to be posting one here, now, for one of our own. Especially for someone so young.

David Benjamin Thomas, known to many as Cyrus Fangus on, the now defunct Moonbase 2 and even on our original Autobot City forum, died peacefully in hospital at 1.57am on the 5th of October 2011.

David was born with severe health problems and his parents were told that he would be lucky to live past 2 months old. Somehow he managed to turn the tide, and lived into his adult life. Even though he was confined to a wheelchair, he fought against the odds and he attended multiple Auto Assembly conventions, and was well known amongst the Transformers fan community. I was told by David once that I was to blame for his love of Kamen Rider, a fact that I am extremely humbled by. David had a good sense of humour, and brought levity to his condition. His pressense was felt so much, that AA2012 will be a strange new world without him.

David also had a Youtube channel, which you can find HERE

On behalf of the Nerdsphere Network, I send out my deepest sympathies to the family of David at this time.

Sleep well, Cyrus.

- Matt.

Congratulations, KhaosEnvy & MrsRobimus!! Hello, Baby Neve!!

On behalf of the entire Nerdsphere Network, I would like to send out our congratulations to Robert & Becca Coy, aka KhaosEnvy & Glitter Faerie / MrsRobimus of The Old Oilhouse podcast on the birth of their daughter, Neve Kira Coy, at 10.48 this morning (7th October 2011) and weighing in at 6lb 6. Both mother and daughter are in good health, but we believe the father might have fainted :P (Only kidding).

Once again, congratulations Rob & Becca on the birth of their beautiful daughter.

- Matt

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We're officially kicking off our coverage of Roll Out Roll Call 2012 right here, right now! Check in with us for all information over the next few months through our sponsor "All The Cool Stuff".

Thursday, October 06, 2011

The Random Fandom - Episode 42: Older and Wiser

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Back to the Eighties - Episode 79

Where Glenn, Phil and Jeremy talk about your favourite Readalong tapes and books from the 1980s, navigate their way through the autumnal news drought, and turn to page 43 as they spotlight Choose Your Own Adventure Books!

Do you listen to the podcast? If so, turn to 10. If you choose not to, turn to 116.

Listen to episode 79 HERE!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

The Old Oilhouse - Lock-In EP 69 and the 2 Year Anniversary Show

It's a Double-Dip of Oilhouse this weekend, with both episode 69 and the 2-Year Anniversary show out for your enjoyment!

Listen to Episode 69 HERE

Listen to the Year 2 show HERE

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