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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A geek in Thailand - Part 1

One man on an adventure.... watch as Simon Skey takes on Thailand!

RCP Podcast Re-Release: Power Rangers Dino Thunder

Seeing how due to Christmas I'm WAY BEHIND on the editing, I thought I'd re-release this classic episode after re-discovering the original higher quality recording.

In this episode FezOfAlcon (then RandomCrap Ranger), TZMHero and Rider Jetfire joined me for a discussion on the opening 2 parter for Power Rangers: Dino Thunder!

Man they really don't make good Power Rangers like this anymore.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

He-Man - MUSIC from ETERNIA - Mystic Grounds - BONUS VIDEO

Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 120: Pacific Rim (Commentary)

In our last new commentary of 2013, Mikey & Vangelus gush over Guillermo Del Toro's love letter to the Kaijin film franchise.

Note: there's a rather lengthy intro sequence. If you want to jump to the commentary itself, skip ahead to 20 mins, 45 seconds.

Download the episode HERE, or subscribe via iTunes

Friday, December 27, 2013

He-Man & She-Ra - A Christmas Special - COMMENTARY

At the Royal Palace, King Randor and Queen Marlena watch as Eternians and Etherians alike decorate and prepare for the upcoming birthday celebration in honor of Prince Adam and Princess Adora.

Meanwhile Adam and Man-At-Arms are busy setting up the Sky Spy; a new spaceship that will allow them to watch Skeletor's every move. A curious Orko climbs into the Sky Spy and accidentally starts the engines. Within moments he finds himself and the ship being pursued high above the skies of Eternia by Skeletor and his Evil Warriors. He-Man and She-Ra prevent Skeletor from capturing the Sky Spy, but they are unable to reach the ship, as it suddenly hits warp speed, vanishing from sight.

After crashlanding on the planet Earth Orko saves a young brother and sister, Miguel and Alicia, from an avalanche. Back on Eternia the heroes realize that Orko was in the Sky Spy when it launched. Man-At-Arms reveals that he can bring Orko back with a transport beam, but requires a Kerium Water Crystal in order to power it; a crystal not located on Eternia.

Adora transforms into She-Ra, and with Swift Wind heads to Etheria. Mermista informs She-Ra that a pool within the Old Ruins is where the crystal can be found, but the Beastmonster guards it. She-Ra, Swift Wind, and Mermista are successful in overpowering the Beastmonster and obtain the crystal. As Mermista departs the Monstroids appear and imprison She-Ra and Swift Wind. The villainous robots leave for Monstroid Central, enabling She-Ra to escape.

Back on Earth the children tell Orko about Christmas. When Man-At-Arms' transport beam activates, Orko and the children walk towards the light, and all three appear on Eternia. As the water crystal cannot be recharged for a few days, Queen Marlena declares that Adam and Adora's birthday will double as a Christmas celebration so that Alicia and Miguel will not miss out.

Meanwhile on Horde World, Horde Prime is furious that a new spirit of goodness has arrived on Eternia. He summons Hordak and Skeletor, and commands them to destroy the spirit of Christmas.

On Eternia, Bow and Perfuma entertain the children, but their enjoyment is short-lived when Hordak captures Alicia, Miguel, and Orko. On his way back to Etheria, Hordak encounters the Monstroids who take the children for their own, fully aware that Horde Prime wants them.

He-Man and She-Ra visit Peekablue who uses her special vision to inform them that the children have been captured by the Monstroids. Orko and the children are freed from their jail cell by Cutter, one of the Manchines. Orko, Cutter, Alicia and Miguel leap aboard Cutter's cousin, Zipper, and attempt to escape the Monstroids.

Just when it appears they will be captured, He-Man, She-Ra and Swift Wind appear, and with the help of the Manchines defeat the giant transforming robots. As the heroes celebrate their victory Skeletor captures Alicia and Miguel and zooms away on his War Sled. Hordak follows Skeletor and blasts him out of the sky, but not before Skeletor can prevent Hordak from giving chase.

Determined not to stay in one place, Skeletor orders the children to walk ahead through the snowy tundra. However the children are cold and weak, and the Manchines' puppy, Relay, cannot move through the thick snow. Skeletor feels a little compassion and gives the children coats and carries Relay himself. The children tell Skeletor about Christmas, but he does not seem to understand the concept.

He-Man and She-Ra appear to save the children, but so too does Hordak and an army of Horde Troopers. Hordak deflects one of Skeletor's blasts back at the Lord of Destruction, and the villain is knocked to the ground. Horde Prime arrives and prepares to take the children. A confused Skeletor, motivated by the spirit of Christmas, saves the children. He-Man and She-Ra throw Horde Prime's ship back to Horde World. A perplexed Skeletor is reassured by She-Ra that Christmas only comes once a year.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 119: The Snowman and the Snowdog (Commentary)

In our 2013 christmas special, Timey & Lunadoxy / Becca look over Channel 4's 2012 sequel to The Snowman, and Becca calls Matt names.

Download the episode HERE, or subscribe via iTunes

Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 72 (Re-uploaded): The Snowman (Commentary)

NOTE: this podcast was originally uploaded as episode 72 of the podcast on december 24th 2012. but due to the loss of our podomatic archive, is re-uploaded here for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

Timey & Becca / She of the Doxy commentate over the Channel 4 traditional Christmas tale on it's 30th anniversary. (It's the David Bowie intro, of those who want to know).

Download the episode HERE, or subscribe via iTunes

Da Night Before Orksmas - as told by Orkspeare

Noted ork wanderer, minstrel, and knower of 'gud fings', Orkspeare, regales us with the classic ork yarn about an encounter with the festive Mek Niklas.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

He-Man - MUSIC from ETERNIA - Skeletor's Theme - BONUS VIDEO

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Warhammer Online Collector's Edition Reboxing

The Bard returns from the abyss to lay to rest the recently departed Warhammer Online by taking a brief look at its excellent collector's edition. Come join in crying tears of quality over the fallen game and the dreams of what might have been.

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Control Zone - Episode 2

It's our Xmas episode where we discuss our top 3 games of 2013 and spotlight the arcade classic Outrun. Plus the news and usual waffle!

Download the episode HERE, or subscribe via iTunes

Thursday, December 19, 2013

He-Man - The Shaping Staff - COMMENTARY

During dinner at the Royal Palace Orko prepares to entertain King Randor, Queen Marlena, Prince Adam, Man-At-Arms, and Teela. Proceedings are interrupted when a beautiful female magician calling herself Magestra appears wishing to entertain them with her wondrous illusions. After a few moments of magic she presents the Cabinet of Wonders, which an intrigued King Randor volunteers to step into. When the door to the cabinet opens King Randor has vanished, prompting shock and horror from those gathered. Seconds later, King Randor exits the cabinet, praises Magestra's talent, and invites her to stay overnight in the palace.

Orko becomes suspicious and discovers in the dungeons that Magestra and the King are actually Evil-Lyn and Beast Man in disguise. Evil-Lyn reveals to the real imprisoned King that she is now in possession of the Shaping Staff, an incredibly powerful weapon. Evil-Lyn uses the staff to transform the King into a goat, and Orko into a cricket. Orko manages to warn Prince Adam and Cringer of the situation, and as He-Man and Battle Cat they battle the villains, with Man-At-Arms and Teela joining the skirmish. Evil-Lyn uses the power of the Shaping Staff once more and transforms Teela into a frog and He-Man into a gold statue.

Outside Castle Grayskull Skeletor creates an evil double of He-Man which he dubs Faker. Faker successfully tricks the Sorceress into appear outside of the castle, where she is immediately overpowered by Evil-Lyn. He-Man manages to break free from his statue form and battles Faker, with the villainous double falling into the abyss that surrounds Castle Grayskull. He-Man breaks the Shaping Staff and the villains hurriedly depart.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 81 (Re-uploaded): Guyver-Dark Hero (Get Mega-smashed!)

Some more Guyver action this month, this time the sequel to the AWESOME!!! Mutronics - yes a soon to be Solid Snake and writer for X-Men - David Hayter, Bio-boosts like nobody’s business. This commentary was originally uploaded on the old server as episode 81 of SU&WT.

Download the episode HERE, or subscribe via iTunes


For a few months now I've been re-uploading onto YouTube some of the older episodes of RCP but in higher quality.

In this episode FezOfAlcon and StaticRift were kind enough to join me for this rather ... odd film, namely 'Defenders Of Space'.

Before you ask, yes this was a terrible movie. Logic? Clearly no one had any in this train wreck of a film!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Back to the Eighties - Episode 171

It's Christmas at BTTE Towers, and it's time to celebrate by spotlighting that oh-so-staple Christmas gameshow of the 1980s, 3-2-1!

So join Jii, Glenn, Phil and Sam as they delve into the depths of Dusty Bin, and see what weird and wonderful news stories they can dig up, even though it's the Christmas period, and there really isn't much news around.

This is more than likely the last show of 2013, but we'll be back in 2014 to annoy and upset you even more than we have in the last 3 years - yes, we'll be 4 in March 2014.

We'd all like to wish you a happy and bright Christmas, and a brilliant New Year!

Download the episode HERE, or subscribe via iTunes

Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 80 (Re-uploaded): Guyver-Mutronics (Get Mega-smashed!)

A new month... and a new mix of old and new shows for December - and now we turn to your favourite Bio-Boosted Boyo - yes, it is he..The Guyver...and we start with THE BEST thing in the series (we wait for people to hit me) - The American CLASSIC - Mutronics. This commentary was originally uploaded on the old server as episode 80 of SU&WT.


Download the episode HERE, or subscribe via iTunes

Thursday, December 12, 2013

He-Man - Behind the Scenes - He-Man animation test

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

RCP - Episode 191: Oh No! It's An Alien Invasion review

In today's episode FezOfAlcon was kind enough to endure this terrible show alongside me, namely 'Oh No! It's An Alien Invasion'.

From what I can gather this show has started airing in Austrailia at the moment and judging by the 1st episode, I've not got high hopes for this series.

Let me put it this way people, if you enjoy your Codename: KND knock offs then you'll love this!

Sunday, December 08, 2013

The Control Zone - Episode 0 & 1

First ever episode of the Control Zone, the podcast discussing retro gaming as well as modern titles! On this debut show we discuss the Xbox One vs PS4 debate, talk about what we've been playing recently, and spotlight on a 16-bit classic! Hosted by Rob aka Predaking79 & Rikki32, editing and music by Steve SCM.

Download Episode 0 HERE

First proper podcast after week's trial run! This week we talk about what games we've been playing, bring you the latest news and spotlight a very well loved Megadrive classic...

Download Episode 1 HERE

Thursday, December 05, 2013

He-Man - Skeletor's latest scheme (Hee-Hee-Man)

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 118: Logan’s Turtle-based Penance

The Shell’tastic November concludes!! A few days later than expected... err yea - miscounted that... AND WHAT A WAY TO END - sorry... just... geeehhh... at least you hear the pain of a evil man getting his comeuppance.

Download the episode HERE, or subscribe via iTunes

The Old Oilhouse - Closed for Refurbishment

It is with a little bit of a heavy heart that I write this, but I feel that the listenership, you guys without which we would just be talking to empty air, out there deserve to be told some behind the scenes stuff.

Unfortunately, for the foreseeable future, I've decided to put the Old Oilhouse on a hiatus, as those pesky real life goblins have managed to invade all over the shop of late for us all. We're not done, not by a long shot, but a well needed, and I would say, deserved, break is taking place. There will still be the occasional show out, as there's still a ton of the Archives to go up, as well as some already recorded stuff. I'm unsure of when we shall return, but know that when we do, It'll knock your socks off! I want to thank the people wh have, over the years, come onboard and lent their voices to the Oilhouse collective, from my esteemed co-hosts Rob and Stu, and that impressive enabler Tricky (Mark) and the Ol' Arcade crew, Ross, Billy and Garry, to those like Slick, Jii, Mikey, Andy and Matt who have from afar helped shape this tiny project I once thought up when unemployed, into this monstrosity that I could never be more proud of. We achieved something and that will stay with me forever. Most of all, I want to thank you guys, who listened and commented (a select few for the second :D) over the last four years, and a massive thank you to all the guys we had on as special guests over the years, whom I feel incredibly privileged to have met, and in some cases, even more privileged to call friends.

As always, we're gonna take a quick break... so here's a bit of music:

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