Episode 20 – Stingray

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”

Episode 18 – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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”

Episode 17 – Fallout

The Bloobcast venture out into the wasteland and tackle Black Isle Studios classic 1997 game Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game! They discuss comparisons to table top role playing games, the insane violence, the sense of humour, naming your characters silly names, the stop motion character animations, why Tony Jay is the best, andContinue reading “Episode 17 – Fallout”

Episode 16 – Resident Evil 2

For this year’s spooktacular Halloween special, the Bloobcast take a look at Rob’s favourite PS1 game of all time – Resident Evil 2! They discuss the unique zapping system, giant crocodiles, comparisons to Dawn of the Dead, the 2019 remake, the game’s unsettling body horror themes, the soundtrack, and the terror of being stalked byContinue reading “Episode 16 – Resident Evil 2”

Episode 15 – She Ra and the Princesses of Power

The Bloobcast tackle a more recent show as they take a look at Netflix’s “She Ra and the Princesses of Power” They discuss how the show divorces itself from its origins as a literal sister series to He Man, comparisons to shows they grew up with, the show’s melding of science fiction and fantasy elements,Continue reading “Episode 15 – She Ra and the Princesses of Power”

Episode 14 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Bloobcast delve into the gritty comic book roots of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles They discuss parallels to Daredevil, the distinctive artwork, how the comics were adapted for the first live action movie, the absurdity of naming your evil Ninja organisation “The Foot”, the whole UK “Hero Turtles” debacle, and the dodgy direct toContinue reading “Episode 14 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”

Episode 13 – Tomb Raider

The Bloobcast take a look back at Lara Croft’s spectacular debut, 1996’s Tomb Raider. They discuss how Lara became a mascot for both the PS1 and gaming in general, the games sense of atmosphere, Segata Sanshiro, it’s unique depiction of Atlantis, and the time when David Hasslehoff and Ecco the Dolphin teamed up to teachContinue reading “Episode 13 – Tomb Raider”