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    The Ratchet Retrocast

    Ratchet RetroCast Episode 35 – And Now for Something Completely RetroCast

    Ratchet RetroCast Ep 35Message for you sirs! Stop us if we’re being too silly, but today, the RetroCast is talking about Monty Python. Listen in as Q, Ratchet, John and Ashley share their favorite memories and sketches from the legendary comedy troupe as well as their final live show and their impact on comedy. They also manage to pull it together for the most coordinated show ever in the Ratchet Retrospective about Weird Al Yankovic and the Clockwork Conversations interview with Kato before throwing it to the llamas in Final Thoughts. So don’t grumble and be prepared to whistle for this episode of the Ratchet RetroCast!

    Show Notes:
    Monty Python’s Flying Circus
    Monty Python Live (Mostly)
    Life of Brian’s Heresy Debate circa 1979
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Graham Chapman’s Eulogy
    Live at Aspen
    Superman Skit
    Undertaker Skit
    Top 10 Skits
    Cleese on Creativity

    Ratchet RetroSpective: Weird Al Yankovic
    Weird Al
    His latest album, Mandatory Fun

    Clockwork Conversations with Kato
    Kato

    SteamGirl
    Steampunk Couture
    Salt City Steamfest

    Final Thoughts
    R.I.P. James Garner
    Dash Con
    Monster Con

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    Ratchet RetroCast Episode 33 – From Ghosts to Groundhogs: A Harold Ramis RetroSpective

    Ratchet Retrocast Ep 33In this episode, we take a deeper look at one of the great comedy writers of all time: Harold Ramis. Ghostbusters was just the tip of the iceberg, as we crash into some classics like Animal House and National Lampoons Vacation to Caddyshack. In addition we have a special return from CD as she dazzles and confuses the air waves. Joining us for our Clockwork Conversation we have the talented Myke Amend to give us insight into his art. And last for the RetroSpective we discuss Danger Mouse! So get out your golf clubs and watch out for crazy grounds keepers!

    Show Notes:
    Harold Ramis Memorial Service (Caution: You may need a tissue.)
    Discussed works:
    Animal House (1978, writer)
    Meatballs (1979, writer)
    Caddyshack (1980, writer & director)
    Stripes (1981, writer & actor)
    SCTV (1981-1982 writer, director & actor)
    National Lampoon’s Vacation (1982, director)
    Ghostbusters (1984, see our last episode)
    Back to School (1986, writer)
    Groundhog Day (1993, writer)
    Multiplicity (1996, director)
    Year One (2009, writer & actor)
    How long did Bill Murray spend in Groundhog Day
    Bruce Cambell’s Birthday
    R.I.P. Casey Casem

    Ratchet RetroSpective: Danger Mouse & Count Duckula
    Danger Mouse
    Count Duckula
    Danger Mouse returns to TV

    Clockwork Conversations with Myke Amend
    Myke Amend
    Myke’s DeviantArt Page

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    Ratchet RetroCast Episode 31 – GOJIRA – KING OF PODCASTS!

    Ratchet RetroCast Ep 31Run! Its Perry Mason!!! No wait, its GODZILLA!!!!! The kaiju have arrived in this episode of The Ratchet Retrocast! While Tokyo is attacked, Q, Strangeway, Ratchet and newcomer Ashley discuss the history of kaiju films and the King of Monsters himself, Godzilla. Joining them is Timothy Price, author of Big in Japan, to talk about his favorite films, his book, and Monsterama. Meanwhile, Brett King of ConTemporal visits for Clockwork Conversations and Ashley takes to MomoCon to find out what everyone’s favorite kaiju film is. So hide your children, hide your wives as we destroy Tokyo yet again(and there goes Pod 6).

    Show Notes:
    History of Kaiju
    King Kong – http://amzn.com/B001KVZ6LQ
    Godzilla (1954) – http://amzn.com/B000VXWK86
    Secrets of the Dead: World’s Biggest Bomb – http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70198157?trkid=2361637
    Pacific Rim
    (Bonus Pac Rim Cosplay of awesome)
    Godzilla Final Wars
    Giant Robo – http://amzn.com/B0002UB30Y
    New Godzilla Film (check out ESO’s review of the movie) – http://esopodcast.com/earth-station-one-episode-215/
    Big in Japan
    Monsterama
    Shatterdome Atlanta – http://www.shatterdomeatl.com/
    Reaction Interviews taken at MomoCon
    Alabama Phoenix Festival
    King of Tokyo

    Clockwork Conversations with Brett King of ConTemporal
    Contemporal
    Mystery Radio Theatre Radio Plays produced by Contemporal

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    The Ratchet RetroCast Episode 30 – You’re Friendly Neighborhood RetroCast!!

    Ratchet Retrocast Ep 30Hey true believers! Welcome to an off-road edition of the RetroCast where Q and Strangeway take to the street and record live from Dr. No’s on Free Comic Book Day to dive into the world of Spider-Man! From Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962 to now, we go over the legacy of America’s favorite wall crawler. Joining us this time are REAL PEOPLE at the comic book store giving us their nostalgia of the web slinger. Capping off, for our Clockwork Quarter Hour, we leave you with an explosive interview with the band Automaton! If you like metal, if you like Steampunk, they are the band for you!

    Show Notes:
    Spider-Man
    Spider-Man the `66 Collection
    Spider Man and his Amazing Friends
    Maximum Carnange
    The Many Origins of Spider Man
    Spider Man Reading List
    Amazing Spider Man 2 Review on ESO
    Free Comic Book Day
    Dr. No’s Comics & Games

    Clockwork Quarter Hour with AUTOMATON!
    Automaton, Steam Powered Metal
    Look to the Skies EP/B00F0AGYSM

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    Ratchet RetroCast Episode 23 – Super Dimensional Leap Into Robotech

    Ratchet Retrocast Ep 23In this highly anticipated, controversial, emotional rollercoaster of an episode, we finally tackle one of histories greatest animes from the 80’s: ROBOTECH! Tune in to hear the greatest moments of Ratchet and Strangeway’s childhood relived and then torn asunder by the warmongering Q and his hate for all things lovable. Joining him in his crusade of tyranny is a newcomer to the show, Gwen, who also fell off the wagon and we found on the side of the road. In addition this week is the great and powerful Jessica Merriman – co-founder and runner of the gaming and anime Con, MomoCon. Lastly, we return to our new segment – The Ratchet Retrospective – and once again host another Clockwork Quarter Hour with Nicole Write of the Progress web series. So engage the fold and tune in to another installment of the Retrocast.

    Show Notes:
    Robotech
    Everything You Need to Know About Robotech
    Minmei is a horrible singer
    Bob of Bob & Carl sings is better
    Full Robotech Series on DVD
    Robotech/Voltron Crossover
    Macross Do You Remember Love the Movie
    MomoCon
    MomoCon’s Career Fair Kickstarter (again)
    Giant Robo
    Bruce + Nathan = Mind Blown
    ….and in other news, it seems IHateEverything.org is taken. If anyone wants to get it for us, Q promises to make good on his word.

    Ratchet RetroSpective:
    Perfect Strangers
    Complete Season 1 & 2 on DVD

    Clockwork Quarter Hour with Nicole Wright of Progress the Web Series:
    Progress
    Progress YouTube Channel
    Progress on FB
    Progress on Twitter

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