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Friday, August 31, 2012

Back to the Eighties - Episode 115

This week's episode sees Glenn and Phil discussing how your own personal montage would go - the music, what would happen, and so on, as well as some interesting tidbits about Swansea City, Hans Zimmer, and Doctor Who.

Add to that mix the usual eclectic seasoning of news, views, and questions about times gone past (especially some stories about very disappointing toys), and you've had your 2 a day! 2 a day of two old codgers rambling on, that is.

Listen to Episode 115 HERE, or subscribe on iTunes, or Stitcher (using the promo code EIGHTIES)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Back to the Eighties - When the Music Stops: The A-Team - Room, Bath & Spider

Welcome to a new series for Back to the Eighties; When the Music Stops! In this series, we'll be listening to, and enjoying Readalong audios from yesteryear, starting with this one, an A-Team adventure from 1984, "Room, Bath & Spider"!

Listen to Room, Bath & Spider HERE, or subscribe on iTunes, or Stitcher (using the promo code EIGHTIES)

The Old Oilhouse - (30/08/12) Mega-Update

First up, it's the Lock-In:

The Lock-In returns with a DHD in tow, and spend the time alloted speaking of so very little. SO VERY, VERY LITTLE.

Download it HERE

Next up is a new KhaosEnvy's Question Korner:

There is a reason for Explicit tags. This is that very reason.

Download and Comment HERE

Finally for this update is Episode 09 of the Happy Hour!

The Happy Hour rolls on with some very interesting looks back at younger days. 

Download the show HERE

No Ol' Arcade in this bump-date, expect to see that over the weekend. Enjoy, and as always, thanks for listening.

RCP vs FF - Episode 87: Flashback Time AGAIN!

Ok so for nearly over a year now me and my co-host Matty (AKA Random Crap Ranger) have been reading this fanfic titled 'Code Of The Living Dead'.

It's written by Dying English which is how we met him and this chapter is in short a flashback for one of the OC's he created for this.

Regardless it's still a fun chapter and hopefully you'll enjoy it.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Back to the Eighties - The Radio Show!

OK people, here's the lowdown, our very own Glenn Jakeman, aka Dreadwind of the Back to the 80s Podcast, has joined South Wales community Radio company Oystermouth Radio and is launching the Back to the 80s Radio show! And because I kinda like Glenn (Don't tell him I said that) I want to pimp out his DJ début the only way I know how, by posting it everywhere!

You can listen to the show every week by clicking on the link Oystermouth Radio's official website HERE

To Glenn: good luck on the show, and you have everyone from the Nerdsphere Network's support :)

The Random Fandom - EPISODE 75: Bohemian Brights

Once again the ladies bring you the smooth sounds of legend on the screen as well as one in the recording studio, Mark Hamill.  News and lots of talk about your favorite cartoons.



Intro/What We Did This Week
News - 15:13
Spotlight - 59:30
Listener's Homework - 1:30:06
Announcements & What We Learned - 2:18:48
Song of the Week - 2:25:31

MEMORIAL - Jerry Nelson
MEMORIAL - Neil Armstrong

* Philip Anselmo Lands Publishing Deal For Autobiography
* Kurtzman And Orci To Bring Dragonology To The Big Screen
* Gillian Anderson offers hope a 3rd X-Files pic could be out there
* Fan Made Captain Planet Trailer
* New Trailer For Joe Dante’s ‘The Hole’ Brings Back ‘The ‘Burbs’ Vibe!
* Disney Rebooting Rocketeer
* Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The First Teaser for 'The Girl'
* Sam Raimi Successfully Stops Production On Unauthorized ‘Evil Dead’ Sequel
* 1st footage from Seth Green's hilarious animated Star Wars comedy
* Renner to Play Steve McQueen
* If Only These ‘The Thing’ Action Figures Were Real!
* Lego: The Piece Of Resistance

SONG OF THE WEEK - "Uprising" by Muse

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Because I can never take too much on, I've begun a site reviewing the best and worst of 90's comics. I'm starting it off with the first issue of Malibu Comics Mortal Kombat series.

And there's better / worse yet to come.


Monday, August 27, 2012

RCP - Episode 142: Finger ... Finger ...

Shortly after we recorded our review of the 1st part of the TMNT OVA, we went through the DVD pile and found this show, BAROM ONE!

So please join me and my co-hosts as we watch a show where the above guy beats the living day-lights out of a giant hand monster which chases a young boy whilst shouting 'finger, finger'.


If you've not realised now that Japan is weird then something is clearly wrong with you!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Stardub - 2.17: There’s Methadone in the Madness of the Sixth Doctor

No you haven’t missed a fortnight, we are skipping an episode – 2.16 will be with you in two weeks time. We’ve bumped this podcast forward to serve as a timely rebuttal to friend of the podcast little Philip Ayres. He is currently watching an episode of Doctor Who a day and blogging about it HERE. He’s recently moved onto The Sixth Doctor and gave the Twin Dilemma and the regeneration a kicking. We’ve decided to talk about this particular show and the Sixth Doctor in general.

Comic wise Ralph brings us one of The Real Ghostbusters Choose Your Own Adventure Minicomics packaged with Trio! chocolate biscuits. This one was called Electrical Shop Shocks! Our intrepid team take up the challenge. Will they be successful?

Ralph’s real life allows him the chance to give us an illustrated leaflet – Methodone and Your Teeth for Andy to discuss and read through.


Ralph - @stardubbing

Andy - @andrewdturnbull

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Back to the Eighties - Episode 114

We also discuss the classic 80's montage (and a few others that have been 80's inspired), and have a look at the toy news for this week. You can tell that the Road to Christmas is about to get tarmacced - there's very little in the way of news at the moment.

Then again, we're talking to Harry Partridge. Which is more awesome than news anyday.

Listen to Episode 114 HERE, or subscribe on iTunes, or Stitcher (using the promo code EIGHTIES)

Harry's Twitter feed: @HappyHarryToons

Harry's YouTube

Friday, August 24, 2012

Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 49: Mutant Turtles: Choujin Densetsu-hen Fan Commentary

In our fourth in the series of Ninja Turtles commentaries, Timey & Grufflock take a look at the 90's Turtles Japanese anime OVAs and ask........ why? Well, Timey asks why, a lot. Grufflock is mentally unstable and needs professional and spiritual help in every way possible. He also wants to be ridden on like a pony, but that's not relevant here.

You can watch the magic with us via "other means" by clicking on the links here: EPISODE 1 and EPISODE 2

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Old Oilhouse - (23/08/12) Mega Update!


You can find this brand of chaos HERE

Secondly, The Ol' Arcade rolls on with more madness than you can shake a milkshake at...

The Arcadians return with more fun, frolics and swearing. Lots and lots of swearing. The technical issues that have plagues the Old Oilhouse shows this week continue. This should be sorted soon though.

Download it HERE

NEXT, here's a little thing we recorded at Auto Assembly with one of the Turn and Burn Duo. Words utterly fail me.

Download KQK HERE

The NomCast - Season 2 Episode 7: Go SAN JAPAN GO!

Ever been to Texas,  Wonder what Con to go to.  Worry no more, Kappa Lizzy was at San Japan Mach 5 in San Antonio and caught the flavour of the Con in this short lil episode.

Be sure to check the show notes for details about the con and Links to sites mentioned.

The Episode can be found at HERE

Show Notes Can be found as usual HERE

Ways to contact us:
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Twitter - @NomPod

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Random Fandom - EPISODE 74: Hurt So Good

With a CV as long as a roll of toilet paper, we talk about a master of the cinema John Hurt.  News, questions and talky talk all under two hours.  What more do you want?!?


Intro/What We Did This Week
News - 00:10:32
Spotlight - 00:47:23
Listener's Homework - 1:08:27
Questions for the Hosts - 1:20:36
Announcements and What We Learned - 1:30:49
SONG OF THE WEEK - 1:35:48

MEMORIAL - Tony Scott
MEMORIAL - Phyllis Diller
* 'The Grey' Producer Developing Female Version of 'The Expendables'
* Michael J. Fox to Return to TV
* See spoilerly promise French theaters started making to audiences
* Harry Potter has Been De-throne as Amazon Bestseller
* Adult Swim Announces ‘Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III’ Details
* Snow White and the Huntsman Star Will Not Be Returning
* Rumor: Could Clark Gregg or Vin Diesel Play Vision in 'Avengers 2'?
* Price is Right Changing Things Up
* Why Steven Moffat 'completely' rewrote the Ponds' Doctor Who exit
* Sawyer and Finn Steampunk TV Show In Works for ABC
* Bruce Campbell Has Seen The New ‘Evil Dead’ And Says “It’s Fabulous”!
* Raiders Coming to IMAX

SONG OF THE WEEK - "Some Nights" by Fun

Recorded August 21, 2012

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Monday, August 20, 2012

[REVIEW] Moriarty Recommends: Gerry Anderson's UFO

YouTube reviewer ProfessorMoriartyX has kindly allowed us to share her one-off review of Gerry Anderson's seminal live action science fiction series: UFO.

You can find Moriarty in the following places - YouTube | Twitter

RCP - Episode 141: Not Your Daddy's Megaforce

Sorry we're releasing another episode early but there were some big announcements this weekend at PMC3 and not just the PR: Megaforce teaser.

A load of new toys were shown off, a new TCG is being released and the MMPR morpher is getting re-released!

Oh and something about a new cast but you know we've got to prioritise here LOL.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


The ever-popular Transformers Tech-Specs get a right good looking at here, courtesy of Back To The Eighties host Glenn "Dreadwind" Jakeman. Adding to the information of the Tech-Spec, he also shares his memories of the transforming toys of yesteryear.

Check it out HERE

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Old Oilhouse - Shows for this Week (18/08/12)

Posting these up for Grufflock whilst he's stuck at work, lol.

Listen to the show HERE

In the last ten minutes or so, the sound quality takes a bit of a nose dive. Apologies for that.

Listen to the Show HERE

This was originally intended as a Happy Hour supplemental. Due to timing this week though, here it is in it's entirety as a Lock-In. Enjoy!

Listen to the Commentary HERE

Stu and Rob are joined by the Sugar Bear to, what the hell is this MegaForce thing?

Listen to the show HERE

DHD just played Slender for 45 mins. This is the broken end result.

There's something for everybody here, and the madness never stops! Enjoy!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Back to the Eighties - Episode 113

It's that time of year again, folks - yep, the Newsless Times are upon us again! In this news-light episode, Phil and Glenn discuss your hauls from Auto Assembly this year (amongst other things), and try and eke out some news from our favourite franchises! Much like pimpin' though, it ain't easy.

Listen to Episode 113 HERE, or subscribe on iTunes, or Stitcher (using the promo code EIGHTIES)

Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 48: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze fan commentary

This week, Timey & Grufflock (In the third of their series of Ninja Turtles commentaries) talk about the second movie in the TMNT franchise. One tries to keep a level head, the other one just outright hates it. Either way, we hope you enjoy the ride.

You can watch with us via "Other means" by checking the YouTube link HERE

Next week, we go into bizarre territory as we look at the two Ninja Turtles Japanese OVAs.... you have been warned.

The NomCast - Season 2 Episode 6: Everyone Loves Townsend Coleman

Missed Auto Assembly 2012? Well we can't have you missing out on all the fun. Sit back and listen to the awesomeness of Townsend Coleman as we Proudly present his laugh packed panel.

Ep can found on itunes or Streamed/Downloaded HERE

Show notes can be found HERE

Thursday, August 16, 2012


So yeah: Andy will try anything once. Here's what happened when, at Auto Assembly 2012, he tried Panda Snacks and Pokky. Both were strawberry-flavoured, but did they get the Andy seal of approval? You'll have to watch the video and find out!

As a bonus, I include previous Andy tries where Andy (From Botcon 2011) tried Arnold Palmer Iced Tea, Ranch Corn Nuts and a Tijuana Mama!

Will Andy do any more? Who can say. All I know is: Andy will try anything once...


In today's episode ... I have no doubt the hardcore Kamen Rider fans will kill me for calling this movie a confusing mess. In case your wondering it's the directors cut of Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed Love.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


A new episode of the RCP vs Fanfiction is up folks and today our heroine Helga is questioning if she's going crazy! Because as we all know she NEVER showed signs of going completely nuts in the cartoon ...

The Random Fandom - EPISODE 73: The Yowie Stole My Baby

A podcast about a podcast, but not just any've heard us mention them tons of times, so why not give Ben and Aaron of Mysterious Universe their due credit and spotlight them.  News, questions and your homework about the best and worst of surprise endings.


Intro/What We Did This Week
News - 00:17:11
Spotlight (Mysterious Universe) - 1:06:20
Listener's Homework - 1:39:10
Questions for the Hosts - 2:13:15
Announcements and What We Learned - 2:31:57
SONG OF THE WEEK - 2:37:15

* David Duchovny Wants To Continue 'The X-Files' with More Films
* Mike Nesmith Returns to Monkees and Announces Tour
* Uni Releasing Guillermo del Toro-Produced ‘Mama’ January 2013
* A Behind the Scene Look of Making the Alien Queen
* Check out the 1st set pics from Doctor Who's Xmas special
* Bill & Ted Have Their Director
* Jesse Eisenberg And Dakota Fanning Turn Terrorists In Night Moves
* Lego Celebrates 80th Anniversary with Pixar Style Short
* Rosamund Pike Finds The World's End
* Expendable 3 Rumors Have Already Started
* KISS: 'Destroyer: Resurrected' Audio Samples Available
* New Words for Webster's Dictionary

TOPIC OF THE WEEK – Mysterious Universe
SONG OF THE WEEK - "Settle Down" by No Doubt

Mysterious Universe Website

Mysterious Universe Episode 422 (Camping along with Black Eyed Kids)


Recorded on August 14, 2012

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

[REVIEW] Chaos Theory!

Well, more a interview of sorts. Irish palaeontologist GWolfV3 and his likewise palaeontological chum spend an hour talking about the Transformers: Chaos Theory trade from IDW and try and prove that not everything from the Ongoing series was bad.

You can find Palaeofreak HERE, and you can find GWolfV3 HERE

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Photos from AA 2012

So as some of you know I took a Digital SLR camera to AA this year as well as the video one. well I did not really use the video but I did get a ton of shots on the Thursday and Friday. So I've uploaded my best shots to my FB gallery and made it public.

So feel feel to go look and tag the people that have not been tagged.

So here is the gallery

And remember A camera doesn't lie. and I have only tweaked the colour and brightness.

Stardub - 2.15: State Fair? Have you seen these guys?

Right we are back after the sweary interlude of Stardub After Dark.

We resolve 2.14's cliffhanger thanks to the help of listener, little Philip Ayres.

We give you our insights into Step Up 4: Miami Heat because the thoughts of two thirtysomething guys will give new meaning to this cinematic offering.

Comic wise you can thrill to the Uncanny X-Men at the Dallas State Fair from the space year 1983, and the Botcon 1997 comic by Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman.

Another Turnbull Taste Challenge is sprung upon an unsuspecting Andy.Rounding things off we let you know what's in store for 2.16...DARK something or other.

Head on over to HERE or you can subscribe via the iTunes.


Twitter - Ralph - @stardubbing
Andy - @andrewdturnbull

Oh and hello to Nick Roche.

The Nerdsphere @ Auto Assembly 2012!

NOTE: The idea is we should be adding pictures to this blog entry afterwards, but in the meantime, here's a little something The Old Oilhouse crew put together.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 47: Event Horizon Fan Commentary

This week, the "Sugar Bear" Logan Blaze is joined by Grufflock and CobracommanderTFW as they talk about the 1997 "Hellraiser in Space" horror movie, Event Horizon.

This is a long one, so here's some timecodes to help you out:
  • Opening / Trailer: 00:00:00
  • pre-commentary chat: 00:02:21
  • commentary: 00:11:38
Plus if you want a giggle, here is a special feature at the end of the show where the guys, whilst preparing to record the podcast, chatted about, amongst other things: masturbation, Anne Summers and Lego. Don't listen if you're prudish.
  • Chit-Chit: 01:56:20

Back to the Eighties - Episode 112

Jii joins us this week for his MOTU news round up, as well as some VERY interesting news about Hanna Barbera toys which haven't been released yet...also, the guys round up all the usual news, and answer some of your questions, including a trip down memory lane...a sweet, sweet trip.

Listen to Episode 112 HERE, or subscribe on iTunes, or Stitcher (using the promo code EIGHTIES)

Friday, August 10, 2012

RCP - Episode 139: MOONWALK MAGIC!

It REALLY says something when the Taiwan made knock off of a popular anime and manga is more true to the source material then the big budget Hollywood movie.

Yes folks today we are talking about ... DRAGONBALL: THE MAGIC BEGINS!

Lord help us when the live action Bleach hits ...

The Old Oilhouse - Lock-In EP 95: Live From AA

A small tech-based-problem meant the actual audio for this episode was lost. forever. So we put out heads together and ripped this for a video camera. apologies for the bad sound quality.

Download it HERE

Wednesday, August 08, 2012


I'm still amazed I managed to find a title card that fits this Hey Arnold/Silent Hill crossover fanfic we read for todays episode. Please enjoy folks.

Vaudiosonic - Episode 5: Robovention XLR


Deathly ill with convention influenza at Botcon 2011, Vangelus sits down with gentlemen of the animation industry George K, Will F, and Josh L to talk about why giant robots are awesome. With sickness support from Gogdog and Quinjester!

Want to download an audio copy or subscribe on iTunes? Head to the show page on HERE

Vangelus Central's series page HERE

The Random Fandom - EPISODE 72: A Bigger Boat

Just when you thought it was safe to go into the water, the ladies bring you the JAWS!  We tackle the good, the bad and the ugly of this franchise.  News and questions for all to go with it!


Intro/What We Did
15:38 - News
52:20 - Spotlight
1:38:39 - Listener's Homework
2:04:39 - Questions for Hosts
2:30:34 - Announcements/What We Learned
2:36:27 - SONG OF THE WEEK

* Gutting a Zombie with Greg Nicotero
* A New Best Movie of All Time Arises
* Marvel to Let Fox Take Time on 'Daredevil' in Exchange for Galactus?
* Punch it Chewy!...With a BioPic
* One Actor, Two Roles For “American Horror Story: Asylum”
* Wes Craven and Steve Niles Team Up
* Matt Smith really, really wants Chris Eccleston back for Who's 50th
* The Future of “Dark Tower” to Be Decided Shortly
* See All-Time Top 10 Lists from Coppola, Scorsese, Mann, Tarantino
* Want To See Stars, Watch Sesame Street
* It's Official, Whedon is Back

SONG OF THE WEEK - "Waving Flag" by K'naan

Recorded on July 7, 2012

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The Old Oilhouse - Lock-In EP 94: Livio Ramondelli Interview


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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The Old Oilhouse - Happy Hour EP 6: Live From AA

Whilst sitting in the bar at Auto Assembly....this happened. And it happened hard.
Apologies for the soundquality here, it was life, and in a bar.

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Recorded on Sunday night at the end of Auto Assembly 2012.

I apologise for the slightly dubious quality of it, as it was done at the bar itself. This both refers to the audio and the language used, which is explicit to say the least.
We tell the world what Hollyoaking is, Ralph gives us insights into fighting behind enemy lines in World War II, and we run down and we do mean run down the Fun Publications comics before giving some feedback on Botcon 2010. A little out of date but still pertinent.

Guest stars aplenty - Karl Thurgood, Nick Davidson, Tony Baker, Matt Marshall, Andy Kiernan, Marc Graham, Matt "Timelord" Clarke and Glenn Jakeman of Back to the Eighties are all involved.

Get it from HERE or when it drops through iTunes.


Monday, August 06, 2012

[NEW PODCAST!] Collector's Corner - Episode 0: The Pilot & Episode 1: MOTUC 2012

A new show débuts this week, and it's all about toy / merchandise collecting from every walks of life.

In every instalment, hosts Wheelbreaker41 (Back To The Eighties / Glenn & Jeremy STS), Jii Dee (Shut Up & Watch This! / Back to the Eighties) and Dom Blanco (Happy Hour) talk about their experiences and why they do what they do.

Episode 0 is an introductory show where the guys tell you who they are and what they're into, then Episode 1 goes right on into it as they talk about the Masters of the Universe Classics range.

Listen to Episode 0 HERE and Episode 1 HERE

Thursday, August 02, 2012

RCP - Episode 138: In The Name of the Drunken King, 2 Pubs!

You guys remember Dolph Lundgren right? Remember how awesome he was in the Masters Of The Universe movie? Well he's clearly DRUNK in this movie. I'm not joking, seriously go and check it out for yourselves before listening to this review.

Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 46: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (The Movie) Fan Commentary

This week, in the second in our Turtles commentaries (after the Turtles Forever show) The Sugar Bear is joined by Timey & Grufflock as they chit chat through the first movie in the Ninja Turtles franchise.


Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The Old Oilhouse - Lock-In EP 93: Are You Going To Auto Assembly?

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The Random Fandom - EPISODE 71: Strong and Proud

Talky talk about the queen of voice acting...Tara Strong! We answer your questions, discuss entertainment news and have talk about who your favorite characters in comics are. So many characters = very hard choice


MEMORIAL - Sherman Hemsley
MEMORIAL - Mary Tamm
* Walking Dead producer crash landing Area 51 series at AMC* The Shining Prequel in the Works
* Lars Ulrich Sets Approximate Release Date For Next Metallica Album* DreamWorks Acquires Classic Media
* Robert Rodriguez Reveals Lady Gaga in 'Machete Kills' with a Poster
* He-Man Coming Soon...Again
* Marvel and ABC Teaming on Avengers-Themed Series?
* After 50 Years, Spider-Man Gets a Side-Kick
* Devlin wrote ID4 sequel, didn't like it, returned his paycheck
* Mark Wahlberg And Liam Neeson Up For Vincenzo Natali's Neuromancer
* Bloody, Bloody Bible Camp
* Bill Murray, The Coloring Book

SONG OF THE WEEK - "London Calling" by The Clash

Recorded on July 31, 2012

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