We kick off the episode with some shilling for the impending Scotcon gathering before diving in to the titanic text that is Transformers: Retribution. The latest official prose Transformers novel will it be the first prose effort to come close to unseating the mighty Eugenesis from pride of place? Place your bets and listen on…
After that we experience Mamma Mia – the film based on the musical based on the songs of Abba, which sees Colin Firth, James Bond, Thor’s scientist friend and Howard Stark and other people butcher the songs of Abba and plunge Andu into a pit of despair without the solace of alcohol to help him through.
After that to bring joy back into our hearts we look at two issues of a very rare Marvel UK comic – Marvel Action Hour from the space year 1996 which we’d forgotten about till all round swell bloke and ace cartoonist Lew Stringer mentioned them on twitter and his blog.
Also we’d like to be a bit serious for a moment and point you in the direction of http://www.tfradio.net/jd to help raise funds for podcaster J D Church’s widow to help cover medical bills and other costs following his passing. As listeners to the show, you no doubt spend money on tat of dubious merit, spend a little less and throw some money to a good cause, especially if like us you enjoyed his podcast contributions on Fanboy Vs and Radio Free Cybertron.
This was the final original Transformers content from Marvel UK and was a text story in the last annual. I have turned it into a comic strip. The cover was designed to feel like an old school cover, hence the limited colour palette. Anyhoo, come along and get a free comic from yours truly.
The attached images are all going to be prizes at this year’s Scotcon (see previous blog post). They are Kreo based reinterpretations of recent Transformers covers using the Regeneration One 96 blank cover as the basis.
Cover 1 based on RG1 96, which was in turn based on Transformers: Generation 2 Issue 5. Original covers by Guido Guidi and Derek Yaniger
Cover 2 based on RG1 Issue 80.5 Original cover by Andrew Wildman
Cover 3 based on RG1 96. Original cover by Geoff Senior
Cover 4 based on Transformers Issue 19. Original cover by Herb Trimpe
Cover 5 based on Transformers: MTME Issue 1 which was in turn based on Justice League Issue 1. Original covers by Nick Roche and Kevin Maguire
The date: 29th – 30th March 2014
The place: Glasgow
The Stardub team, along with TMUK’s finest and anyone else who wants to come along shall be gathering for our annual Scottish gettogether. During said weekend, there will be booze. Trips to toy and comic shops (and the comic mart in Glasgow) inbetween the booze.
There will also be some dreaded competitions which will let you win a fabulous prize or two, also anyone who turns up will get a free copy of the printed edition of my comic adaptation of Another Time and Place. Another Time and Place is the last prose text story and the last original Transformers material from Marvel UK.
If you plan on coming let us know by chiming in on the comments here or via twitter or hitting up the Scotcon thread over at the TMUK Forum.
Continuing on from Episode 64 – a sweary intro from Andu prompts Rolph to talk about The Smugglers from Doctor Who. Which holds the honour of being the least remembered Doctor Who story of all time, the discussion runs the way of the Hartnell era and missing episodes in general.
Our team then turn their attentions to Zenith, the popstar superhero from the pages of 2000ad as created by Grant Morrison and Brendan McCarthy and Steve Yeowell. Andu splurged on a copy of the limited edition (271 of 1000) HC run last year, and no he isn’t upset that there will be softcover editions later this year.
We then revisit the Hogmanay Hell that Andu endured (along with Stunt Ralph’s, Karl and Nick) in the form of the DVD of the film “The Car”. Rest assured gentle listeners, your pain is insignificant compared to Andu’s.
To cleanse the palette the team round off the episode with another dramatic reading from Zardoz!