The Bloobcast invite their good friend Eng to join them in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sam Raimi’s original Spider Man film! They discuss how the film is a comic book brought to life, James Cameron’s abandoned version, the perfect casting, the UK’s rating debacle, and Bruce Campbell being awesome.
The Bloobcast close to door to darkness and take a look at the bizarre melding of Final Fantasy and Disney – Kingdom Hearts! They discuss the franchises fascinating origins, the weighty hack and slash combat, the awesomeness of having a key as a weapon, the beautiful soundtrack, and the time when Winnie the Pooh gotContinue reading “Episode 26 – Kingdom Hearts”
WARNING: INCOMING BLOOB! For their 25th episode, the Bloobcast take a trip to Mainframe for a look at Rob’s all time favourite TV show – the 90’s CGI Cyberpunk series ReBoot! They discuss the show’s evolution from Saturday morning cartoon to serialised epic, the strong storytelling, battles with broadcast standards the episode that lead toContinue reading “Episode 25 – ReBoot”
The Bloobcast delve into one of James’ childhood favourites – The first book in Brian Jaques anthropomorphic adventure series Redwall. They discuss different adaptations of the book, children’s media tackling more mature subjects and themes, the series potential influences, debate its placement within the fantasy genre, and James makes another comparison to Paradise Lost.
The Bloobcast journey to Candy Mountain to talk about the phenomenal YouTube animated series Charlie the Unicorn. They discuss the absurd nature of the shorts, the nature of YouTube of that era, the catchy songs, the parody series Charlie Teh Unicron, and how the series is more than just whacky and disturbing antics.
The Bloobcast tackle their first listener request and take a look at the 2009 season of Power Rangers – the post apocalyptic Power Rangers RPM. They discuss how this season came about, similarities to Mad Max and Terminator, it’s self aware sense of humour, comparisons to other seasons of the show, it’s cast going onContinue reading “Episode 22 – Power Rangers RPM”
The Bloobcast delve into the first entry in the Oddworld Quintology – 1997’s Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee! They discuss the game’s ambitious scope, how well it still holds up visually, Euan’s newfound craving for Paramite pies, the heartwarming origin of Alf, and why all games should have a fart button.
STAND BY FOR BLOOBCAST! The Bloobcast return to the world of Supermarionation with Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s 1964 gem Stingray. They discuss its strong pulp adventure serial vibes, why James prefers it to Thunderbirds, some of the several notable episodes, whether Troy should get with Atlanta or Marina, the 1980’s compilation films, and Rob’s childhoodContinue reading “Episode 20 – Stingray”
The Bloobcast kick off 2022 with the stop motion children’s horror classic ParaNorman! They discuss the film’s witty and borderline adult in places humour, how it balances the comedy with the horror, the strong and relatable characters, and childhood exposure to the horror genre
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of its cinematic release, the Bloobcast revisit the first instalment of Peter Jackson’s legendary Lord of the Rings trilogy – The Fellowship of the Ring. They discuss how the film adapted the book to the screen, why the Fellowship not taking the eagles to Mordor isn’t a plot hole, theContinue reading “Episode 18 – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”