Monday, January 29, 2018

Episode 3: Attack of the Amazon Women

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Noel, Michael, and David follow Thundarr to South Dakota for some time at... the ocean? "Attack of the Amazon Women" has undersea warriors, a warhead, and a worrisome spider. We discuss it all.

Unfortunately, we didn't have any luck pulling up a good image for a "Jack Kirby Moment" of the episode, and we get into why during the show. Were there any images that leapt out at you, listeners?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Interview with Thundarr writer Buzz Dixon

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In this special episode, we take a break from recapping the show to talk with very special guest, Thundarr the Barbarian writer Buzz Dixon! Dixon's a great storyteller and had lots to tell us about not just working on Thundarr and his time with Ruby-Spears, but anecdotes from all across his prolific career: from Tarzan and the Super Seven to GI Joe, Transformers, and beyond!

If you're a fan of cartoons, especially the Saturday morning variety, you don't want to miss this episode!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Episode 2: Wizard Wars

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David, Noel, and Michael visit Saint Louis with Thundarr and the gang. There's a head in a jar, killer elevators, and a fish-man to talk about in the second season episode, "Wizard Wars."

Behold, the most Jack Kirby moment of the episode!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Episode 1: Secret of the Black Pearl

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Thundarr's journey begins in New York City with the first episode in both production and airing order. He, Ariel, and Ookla meet Gemini, arguably the most iconic of the series' villains. Michael, Noel, and David cover the episode in detail with focus on characterization, world-building, backstory, and the rules of magic.

Behold, the most Jack Kirby moment of the episode!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Introducing: Thundarr Road

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On Thundarr Road, Noel Thingvall, David May, and Michael May explore the episodes and cities of the Thundarr the Barbarian cartoon in geographical order: not as episodes were produced or aired, but as Thundarr, Ariel, and Ookla would have traveled across the country.

In this introductory episode, the companions talk about the history of Thundarr the Barbarian and their own, personal histories with the show.