Friday, July 27, 2018

Episode 5: Battle of the Barbarians



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Thundarr and friends travel to San Francisco's Chinatown where they encounter an evil wizard who hires a barbarian warrior to fight Thundarr. Is the showdown everything we hoped it would be? David, Michael, and Noel talk that out alongside discussions of Chinese stereotypes, the appropriateness of dragons, and the best way to escape a slime pit.



Thursday, May 10, 2018

Episode 4: Stalker from the Stars


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Michael, David, and Noel try to figure out just where Thundarr, Ariel, and Ookla have traveled to. With only a couple of clues to guide them, the fellas have come up with different answers, talking that through before getting to the business at hand involving an ice cavern amusement park, a deadly alien, and a very sick Mok.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Interview with Thundarr writer Buzz Dixon, Part 2


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We'll be back on the Road soon with the next recap, but until then, enjoy the second part of our interview with writer Buzz Dixon. Noel talks with Buzz about life after Thundarr with special focus on GI Joe. It's another great conversation with great, new stories that you won't want to miss.

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, Part 1


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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!