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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Back to the Eighties - When The Music Stops: Transformers - Attack of the Decepticons

This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

Marvel at the adventures of the Kid Stuff Transformers, as Optimus Prime, Prowl, Megatron and Soundwave sit idly and watch action going on, and describe that action to you. Listen in wonder as Optimus Prime discusses the morality of combat in the most tedious way possible, before going back to not doing anything at all.

Oh yes, people. This is the good stuff. After this, the Ladybird audios will have never sounded so sweet.

Download the episode HERE, subscribe on iTunes, or Stitcher

Monday, April 29, 2013

Turtle Talk: Classic TMNT Michaelangelo

This week it's the turn of everyone's favourite party dude - Michaelangelo!

For more 80's related shenanigans,listen to the Back to the Eighties Podcast: HERE

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Old Oilhouse - Lock-In EP 115: Tea And Crumpets with Dirk Maggs

Gruffy, Tricky (tickles) and Matt have the pleasure to chatting with Dirk Maggs, the audio producer behind Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Batman:Knightfall and so much more.

Many thanks to Dirk for his time and patience through many, many technical difficulties.

Download the show HERE

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Super Saturday Radioplay: Batman - The Lazarus Syndrome

Batman: The Lazarus Syndrome is a 1989 BBC Radio 4 broadcast, produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the popular comic book character Batman. The story was originally written by Simon Bullivant and Dirk Maggs. It contains references to such Batman stories as Batman: The Killing Joke, Batman: A Death in the Family, Batman: Year Three, and Batman: Son of the Demon.

Like what you hear? Please support the official release by purchasing from the AudioGO website HERE for mere pennies

Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 97: Bravestarr - The Price

This time around Mikey and the staby one himself - JiiDee - look at…well YES this IS one of those VERY SPEICAL episodes of something - in this case it’s Bravestarr and a cautionary tale of handling your high. SO sit back, grab a shot of firewater and listen to a tale from the high plains of New Texas.

Download the episode HERE

Back to the Eighties - Episode 147

This week's show sees Glenn, Phil and Jii team up with an awesome power; Superstar Artist and firm friend to the podcast Sam Palmer! Like a mighty buzzard, Sam swoops down and raises the podcast's power to OVER 9000!!!

He joins the boys as they discuss which short films and cartoons YOU liked as a nipper!

We also take a look at the news that's worth looking at this week, as well as answering some questions from a resurrected Mr Bubbles, and everyone avoids death by NOT turning to Page 23.

Turn to page 23.

Download the episode HERE , subscribe on iTunes , or Stitcher

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Review: Transformers Prime Voyager Powerizer Thundertron (intro)

A prelude of the next review...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

CC: Transformers Kreo Superion

Another kreo set this time is a bit on the bland side bit hey that's the Aerialbots all over.

The Old Oilhouse - Oiley's Ol' Arcade - S2 EP 3: FISTING A FIST OF CROWS

WE RETURN! With crows, hedgehogs and..well. A question.

Download and fear a hog HERE

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Back to the Eighties - When the Music Stops: MASK - Double, Double Cross

Masked crusaders are indeed working overtime, fighting crime in this tale of a VENOM agent who finds that perhaps trusting the word of a criminal like Miles Mayhem isn't the best decision he's ever made...lucky for him, Matt Trakker and the MASK crew are there to help him out!

Download the episode HERE, subscribe on iTunes, or Stitcher

RCP - Episode 168: 'No one told me it was shit when they gave me the cheque'

Thankfully Uncle X was kind enough to join me to discuss this bizzare cult movie. Yeah we went off-topic a lot in this episode, including the discussion of 'just because it's a cult movie does that automatically make it good?'.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Breakfast with Scott McNeil

During Slagacon 2012, former ABC Podcast host / Nerdsphere founder member Owen Slaughter interviewed Scott McNeil over a glass of apple juice. Will his sanity survive to tell the tale? Here's the interview in it's entirety.

Turtles Talk: Classic TMNT Donatello

New to Dread Tidings, here's a look at one of the toys of 2013 - the Classic TMNT Donatello figure by Playmates!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 96: Gary Chalk Interview

NOTE: This interview was recorded during Slagacon 2012 but due to technical difficulties we've been unable to release it until now.

He was He-Man, he was Man-At-Arms, he was lots of different characters in Bucky O'Hare, he was the Russian General in Stargate SG-1 and he also played both a Monkey and a Truck in the Transformers franchise! He's Gary Chalk! And he faces a grilling by our roving reporter Owen Slaughter.

Download the episode HERE

Stardub - Episode 54: Free The Portland Bill Two!!!

It’s our third episode without Ralph, but fear not his ghost permeates the podcast. What? I totally didn’t kill him, how many times do I have to say this? He will return in our hour of need, like Optimus Prime but without the robot bits, but right now we have another Stunt-Ralph.

We welcome friend of the podcast JiiDee, who I managed to pry away from the Back To The Eighties team for a few hours to talk about stopmotion animation and in particular Portland Bill, as well as finding out what fresh hell he plans on visiting upon the absent Ralph.

Now gentle listener you must go to Abbey Home Media - and politely email as Jii requested to to ask them if they will release the last two episodes of Portland Bill on DVD or Blu -Ray.

Here is their email address -

Or write a real actual letter on paper and send it to – Hello Abbey Home Media, 435-437 Edgware Road, London W2 1TH, UK

You will earn the undying gratitude of the Stardub team, which of course is what you all strive for.

To get the episode head on over to HERE or download via iTunes.

Top Ten Reasons To Book Auto Assembly 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Super Saturday Radioplay: Superman On Trial

In this week's offering and in light on Superman's 75th Anniversary, we rewind the clock back to 1988, and to the Man of Steel's 50th year. An original story written and directed by Dirk Maggs, this was the BBC's first foray into the Superman mythos, and they place the entire franchise on trial (Something the BBC was very good at in the late 80s....but I digress). Anyway, back to the plot: Ganthet (From the Green Lantern comics) is the judge, set in the Phantom Zone, and calls upon witnesses from both the fictional world and the "Real World" (Like Adam West and artist Dave Gibbons). Representing the defence is Lois Lane, and the prosecution is presented by Lex Luthor. Will Lois succeed in clearing Clark Kent's name, or will Lex subject Superman to the ultimate fate? Stay tuned to find out.

Please support the official release by buying from the official site HERE for mere peanuts.

Back to the Eighties - Episode 146

This week's bumper episode features a certain Mr D Tree, who you may or may not know has been to Joecon recently. So we'll be having a good, long 4-hour conversation about that trip, All the Cool Stuff, Roll Out Roll Call 2013, his thoughts on GI Joe: Retaliation, and life in general!

We also have all the news that matters of our favourite franchises, and sadly say goodbye to one of the hosts of the podcast, as they move on to pastures new! (Good Luck, Brian!)

NB: The homework this week has been put on hold, so you have another whole week to complete it! Use your extension wisely kids!

Download the episode HERE, subscribe on iTunes, or Stitcher

Friday, April 19, 2013

Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 95: Clue

So – do you know Who did it? Logan Blaze and the Curry-tastic crew get all sleuth-y and continue the occasional series with CLUE. Logan, Mellski, Shawn and Simon as they cut a long story short… TOOO LATE!!

Download the episode HERE

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Back to the Eighties - When the Music Stops: Challenge of the Gobots: Collision Course Comet

Yes folks, When the Music Stops is back, and this time we're bringing you a doozy! All the way circa 1986, it's a tale of cosmic intrigue as the Guardians take on the Rengades with no less than Halley's Comet at stake!

That's Halley's pronounced 'Hal-lees'. Not 'Haw-lees' like you're apparently you're supposed to today. Tsk.

Listen to the episode HERE, or subscribe on iTunes, or Stitcher (using the promo code EIGHTIES)

Remember to check out the Back to the Eighties blog - HERE!

Monday, April 15, 2013

TV-tf: Universe (Henkei) Hound

Let's take a look at one of the great successes of the Universe/Henkei line, shall we? Namely, the guy who should have been where Bumblebee is now - Hound!

RCP Vs FF - Episode 104: Damsel In Distress My Arse!

That's it, Dying English and myself are done with this fanfic for now! Seriously how on earth did we manage to read through this many chapters!?!

Also yes I know that's a canon show character as the cover art but darn it I'm just too lazy to put Odd's head onto Yumi's body ... That sounded weird didn't it?

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Geek Solo Show - Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Episode 4 Review

This week we take a look at one of the best episodes of Transformers Prime to date.

Listen to the episode HERE

Super Saturday Radioplay: Judge Dredd - The Apocalypse War

In this week's installment, I offer you the second and last of Dirk Maggs / BBC Radio 1's Judge Dredd audio adaptations. For a bit of background, read the blog entry on The Day the Law Died (The first serial). Included as an easter egg are a few TV commercials (Mostly from the 1990s, but includes the original TV spot for issue 1 of 2000ad, way back from 1977!) Enjoy!

Back to the Eighties - Episode 145

Lots to talk about this week. Glenn's back, Becca's absent. Margaret Thatcher died, Glenn saw GI Joe: Retaliation and wants to talk about it, at length (so SPOILER WARNING if you haven't seen it yet).

After that though, things get a little less hectic and a whole lot more charming, as Jii spotlights the classic kid's TV show BERTHA!

As for the news: Joecon, Joecon, Joecon. Yep, that was last weekend, so lots of Joe news this week! (Hopefully we'll be having Dave Tree at BTTE Towers again soon to report on how that went this year, as he was lucky enough to attend). There's also a smidgin of Masters news, and a sliver of Turtles, as well as Thundercats and Transformers!

All in all, a very packed show this week. Bon Appetit!

Listen to the episode HERE, or subscribe on iTunes, or Stitcher (using the promo code EIGHTIES)

Remember to check out the Back to the Eighties blog - HERE!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 94: G1 Transformers Megamix

Mikey grabs the hirsute man of legend, Grufflock, to agonise over some of the most….questionable episodes of G1 Transformers. Fear for your sanity as they cover Carnage in C Minor, B.O.T, and Web World.

Download the episode HERE

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Old Oilhouse - Lock-In EP 114: Tea and Crumpets with Nick Roche

Huge thanks to Nick for coming on to talk about...oh man. The things we talk about. The utter filth.

Download and comment on the new spanky forums HERE

The Nerdsphere 3.0 forum is here!

The old forum has now been stripped down, with a simple message explaining why we've had to make the change (For those who haven't read our previous blog entry). With that, we say goodbye to Nerdsphere 2.0, our home of three years, and move on to Nerdsphere 3.0. We hope to see everyone back, so please join the forum, and help make us bigger and better than ever before! - Matt

Monday, April 08, 2013

RCP - Episode 167: Jack The Emo Robot Pilot!

This episode is pretty special to me folks, not only did we finally get Asylum screeners again but also Random Crap Ranger was kind enough to join me.

I started this podcast with him so long ago now and it's great we've been finally able to record a new episode together after a long few months.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Mikey Reviews: Fisher Price Imaginext Dinosaurs Raptor


Announcement: Nerdsphere 3.0 is coming...

Hello people, this is Timey, the Mad Idiot in Charge. Over the past few days, we have had problems with our servers on the forum. Because of these problems, our webhost, Madmooseforums, will be closing the forum on the 19th April. Is this the end? Hell no. This coming friday (12th April), we will be launching a brand new forum on a new webhost, with exciting new features including full Social Media Log In, interaction and a Shoutbox to chat with. All the current podcasts are being archived into the new site right now. I'm also going to look into linking things to our Youtube reviewers, making this a full "Nerdsphere Network" in more ways than one. We're still developing the forum, so a launch here and now just isn't possible, but Madmoose's foul up has actually worked well in our favour. I'm truly sorry that this means we're basically starting at ground zero, but I hope to see every one of our posters and listeners on the new site, and maybe even a few new faces too. I would like to thank Andrew Turnbull, Grufflock, Mellski and Nemesis Scourge for their help over the last few hours. We're not done yet, but I guarantee you that when were done, there will be a website that even your grandmothers would be proud of. I'll be contacting the podcasters within the hour to begin a full migration onto the new site. I'll be providing a link to the new forum on launch day, and this blog will be connected likewise. The old forum will still be in place for a week until it's eventual shutdown. Until then, it's business as usual, so feel free to continue to post there. As a teaser, we have already changed our logo on the blog to that of the new forum. Hope you like. Big thank you to KhaosEnvy for the new banner. Again, sorry for all this, but needs must. Blame technology. It's all gonna get bigger and better from here on in!

Stardub - Episode 53: Wonder Who-Man!!!

Right, the first living and breathing Stunt Ralph takes his place alongside Andy for your irregularly scheduled Stardub podcast installment.

We welcome Kaptain Karl Thurgood to the show (as he was the very, very first Stunt Ralph - waay back in our Eurovision special a few years back) and we subject him to the failed Wonder Woman pilot of a few years ago, before moving on to some quality with the first episode of the latest series of Doctor Who.

It's been out a week so twitter, facebook and every other inconsiderate bawbag should have spoiled it for you so don't complain at us!

HERE or via the iTunes.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Super Saturday Radioplay: Independence Day UK

It's that time again. Time for another Dirk Maggs' produced radioplay! Getting special permission to adapt a summer blockbuster movie (So long as nothing of the movie's script was used), Maggs made a version that was set in the UK, using the same method Orson Welles used for his War of the Worlds adaptation. It was set in real time, and was aired straight after the UK Top 40 chartshow on Sunday night (with DJ Mark Goodier even feeding into the "Live broadcast" between shows). Among the cast is Sir Patrick Moore, (playing himself) and Sixth Doctor actor Colin Baker. Like most of Maggs' Radio 1 offerings, this is no longer commercially available, but is presented here in it's entirety for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

Friday, April 05, 2013

Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 93: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Have you all got your suspenders, water pistols and umbrellas? Then get ready for the camp classic as Logan Blaze and a Curry-tastic crew starts a new occasional series starting with THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. Logan, Mellski, Shawn and Simon as thet put on the makeup and get ready to do the Timewarp.

The Old Oilhouse - Lurkers In The Lobby EP 6: Whisperer In The Darkness

Gruffy, Andy and a man named Colin walk hand in hand down a dark and lonley path to a house of evil. There... We watch 2011's Whisperer In The Darkness by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society

As always, download and comment HERE

Back to the Eighties - Episode 144

Still having the run of the Nostalgia Tardis, Phil, Becca and Jii decide to blether on about random stuff. While also reading your home work (SPOILER - T-Bob is awesome), trying to find some news....when suddenly a tale of a duck nature appears!!

Tune in as the gang have only this last show before Glenn returns and kills them all! After love us really...right?

Listen to the episode HERE, or subscribe on iTunes, or Stitcher (using the promo code EIGHTIES)

Remember to check out the Back to the Eighties blog - HERE!

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Mikey Reviews: Jurassic Park 3 Re-Ak Ak-Tak Triceratops

Public Service Announcement

Hi guys this is @The_Mellski here just letting you all know that at this current time (9:11pm 4th April 2013) there is a critical error with madmoose. this means that the forums are not accessible by anyone.

we will hopefully post when we notice the forum is back up

CC: Kreo Devastator

We had single packed Kreons now what if they could combine together? and so Kreo Combiners were born of course why not start off with the very 1st combiner Devastator

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The Old Oilhouse - Lock-In EP 113: The Unprofessional Episode

Yeah, we made an episode. It's been a few Here you go.

We're sorry....

Download it HERE

Timey & Gruffy Get "Care Packages" from a Sugar Bear!

One can not describe what's about to transpire in these videos. You simply must experience through the viewings of these videos of an unboxing nature:

'Nuff said. But people of a certain disposition might need to go seek medical advice before watching these videos....

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 92: Flight of Dragons

HERE IT IS PEOPLE – the FINAL ANIMATION DOMINATION…for now!!! The epic ends with a TRUE classic. Join Logan, the hairy winged menace that is Grufflock, and the stabby one himself – JiiDee, as they drrrrrroooool over A FLIGHT OF DRAGONS.

The Geek Solo Show - Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Episode 2 Review

This week we take a look into the second episode of the Beast Hunters series.  New characters are revealed and old characters show back up.

Listen to the episode HERE

RCP - Episode 166: WHACK! Metal Turd To The Face!

The same week I recorded the Gravion Zwei, my co-host StaticRift was crashing for the night. I thought after how much he hated Zwei I needed to restore his faith in anime and giant robots.

Was there any other show I could show him?

So please join us and StaticRift experiences King Of Braves GaoGaiGar for the very first time!

Monday, April 01, 2013

The Geek Solo Show - Doctor Who Series 7 Episode 7 Review

Doctor who has started back up and my good friend Matt AKA Timey has joined me to talk some Who.  He actually is a walking knowledge book on Who.  So, sit back and enjoy the review and some awesome history!

Listen to the episode HERE

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