Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Book Was Better Episode 110: Blinky Bill the Mischievous Koala (with guest host Jacinta)!


The Book Was Better podcast is back with a whole new series of episodes! Today we finally turn the tables and take a good hard look at Australian culture when we read the novelization of the crudely animated Aussie "classic" Blinky Bill the Mischievous Koala! And who better to join me that you beaut, true blue, bloody fair dinkum legend Jacinta! Will Blinky Bill sober up enough to find his missing mother? There's only one bloody way to find out, cobber!

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for January 26th 2015! Australia Day!


G'day, Cobbers! It's our true blue, fair dinkum, down under Australia Day episode where your mates Milto and Cintsy are gonna' tell you all about our golden brown land! So grab hold on yer Chiko and get this you beaut poddy up yer!

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Friday, January 23, 2015

StarWTF!? Special Episode: Marvel Star Wars #1

We got together for a quick discussion about Marvel's return the Star Wars comics! The issue has been out for a week and has made quite an impact on both fans and sales numbers. This is probably due to its 75 DIFFERENT COVERS.

The new story takes place between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back and features the original trilogy characters and original trilogy tone. (Possibly a little too much at times). But there's some real good stuff in this new issue including a potential link to Episode 7.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 20: The Island, or, "Selling the Product"!


After a holiday hiatus our in depth study of the films of Scarlett Johansson continues, this time delving into her performance in Michael Bay's The Island. Is Michael Bay an incoherent tyrant or a shrewd star-maker, and what can the Bay unlock that we haven't seen before? Whether you're a fan of Bay (or even Scarlett) or not, we're going to dive in and thoroughly pull this thing apart and see what makes it tick!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

StarWTF!? Episode 14: Sifo Dyas

Who is Sifo Dyas!? I have been asking myself this question since the opening day of Attack of the Clones and I barely have more of an answer today. Now, after recording this episode, I feel a wee bit better about it.

So... will we just add to the Star Wars confusion? Or do we have something smart to contribute? You'll have to listen and see.



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Sifo-Dyas was a male Human Jedi Master who served the Jedi Order during the last decades of the Galactic Republic.

Monday, January 19, 2015

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for 19th January 2015! Kingsman!


This week we take a second look at Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service, discuss the Golden Globes wins and the Oscar nominations, plus talk new trailers and new TV. And probably more!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

StarWTF!? Episode 13: R5-D4

Today we are discussing Luke's original choice of astromech droids... R5-D4! If it didn't have a bad motivator, Leia's message may have never been delivered and the entire original trilogy may not have even happened. Thank the maker for bad motivators.

There's a lot to discuss here because there is a bonkers backstory for R5-D4. It's up there with IG-88's. I think the Expanded Universe writers love their droids.


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R5-D4, Arfive-Deefour, or Red as Luke Skywalker called him, was a white and red striped R5-series astromech droid on Tatooine.

Monday, January 12, 2015

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for January 12th 2015! Into the Woods!


This week we review fairytale musical Into the Woods, discuss the Ant Man trailer, catch up on Agent Carter and Galavant, and lay down some thoughts on ridiculous reality TV and bronies.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

StarWTF!? Episode 12: The Max Rebo Band

It's the Max Rebo Band! Everyone's favorite blue-skinned Ortolan jizz-wailer (WTF!?). We discuss all 12 members of the band, plus the one that was assassinated by Figrin D'an! There is so much to talk about here, so let's jump right into it.

This is one of the best episodes so far, and if you are a new listener... welcome and thanks for checking us out!



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The Max Rebo Band, also known as The Max Rebo Twelve and (originally) Evar Orbus and His Galactic Jizz-Wailers, was among the most well known bands of the galaxy, thanks in part to their status as the regular band at Jabba's Palace.



Sunday, January 4, 2015

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for January 5th 2015! The Future!


This week we ramble about our predictions for the future, talk about Wortho's engagement, and sample an odd selection of Japanese treats! This is first class filler for 'fifteen!

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