The Rabblecast

On this episode we talk about the passing of the Bright Knight, Adam West(aged 88). It's no surprise to anyone that we are big Batman fans. Comics, movies, cartoons, video games... It's safe to say we've indulged in our love of the Dark Knight over the years. But in this case, we talk about the impact made by the Batman '66 version of the show and how it influenced and even saved the comic book itself from being canceled at one point.

 

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Hernandez brings up sharing 80's cartoons with his son and focuses on a particular Voice Over talent in, Frank Welker. Mr. Welker is the voice of Fred Jones from Scooby-Doo, Megatron from Transformers G1, Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget and many, many more. His broad spectrum of character voices, noises and other vocal effects that have appeared over the last 40 years in motion pictures, have vaulted him to number one on the "All Time Top 100 Stars at the Box office" list. The revenue of films he has participated in have generated over 12 billion dollars worldwide. His work in over 90 films has put him ahead of Eddie Murphy, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks and Samuel L. Jackson.

The guys also follow up on their experience with Friday the 13th The Game. This time they talk game play. Does it hold up to their expectations? How detailed is the game for a fan of Jason Vorhees?

Also on this episode, a follow up from Jimmy as he sends in his first report from Taiwan!

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A little over a year and half ago a Kickstarter campaign from Gun Media was launched for Friday the 13th The Video Game. What originally began as a game paying homage to the film franchise quickly became a full blown project with the name and license. Originally scheduled for an October 2016 launch, the game was finally released around Memorial Day weekend of 2017. From what we can see online and what we can read as far as game play reviews, the game does a good job of giving you the full Camp Crystal Lake experience.

However, glitches, server issues, and more have plagued the launch of this long awaited title. We here at The Rabblecast have yet to play an actual session. But that doesn't deter us. We still want our chance to survive a night running from the legendary horror icon. Or, play as Jason Vorhees himself and stalk the group of counselors. Have you played Friday the 13th The Video Game? What was your experience?

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First and foremost, we want to wish our good friend Jimmy safe and happy travels as he departs on a new adventure in his life. Thank you for everything you've ever done for the show and its humble host. Until we meet again you derailing son of a gun.

We say goodbye to two very strong character actors in the world of acting. Michael Parks(aged 77) was an American singer and actor. He appeared in many films and made frequent television appearances but was probably best known for his work in his later years with filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and Kevin Smith. His portrayal of Texas Ranger Earl McGraw in From Dusk Till Dawn was especially memorable.

Powers Boothe(aged 68) was an American television and film actor. Some of his most notable roles include his Emmy-winning portrayal of Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, and his turns as TV detective Philip Marlowe in the 1980s, Cy Tolliver on Deadwood, "Curly Bill" Brocious in Tombstone, Vice-President and subsequently President Noah Daniels on 24, and Lamar Wyatt in Nashville.

And finally we also talk about the passing of Stanley Weston(aged 84) was an American inventor and licensing agent who created the G.I. Joe toy line in 1963, as well as the very concept of the action figure. Weston later sold the rights to his invention, which he called "outfitted action figures", to Hasbro for just $100,000 dollars. During the 1980s, Weston oversaw the creation of the ThunderCats animated series (1985–1989), which spawned the successful ThunderCats toyline.

 

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First and foremost, we address the brevity with which we talked about the passing of Erin Moran. During the course of the show we talk about many different actors, artists, athletes, etc. Erin Moran(aged 56) was an American actress, best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the television sitcom Happy Days and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi. Erin Moran left her mark in Pop Culture along with the rest of the cast from Happy Days.

If you're a fan of films, you might know the name of, John Demme. Demme was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He rose to prominence in the 1980s with his comedy films Melvin and Howard (1980), Swing Shift (1984), Something Wild (1986), and Married to the Mob (1988). He became best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs (1991), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director.

And due to our talk about Mr. Demme we get into our love of certain films and some of the techniques used in making them. Storytelling is an art form. Be it movies, books, comics, etc. Being able to do it well and capture an audience can often transcend various types of media.

 

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From time to time, Jimmy will take his leave from the studio on recording nights. Normally we don't get to talk about his adventures. Mostly because we try to cover other current events or celebrities that have passed on but leave behind a big body of work.

On this episode, we get to hear about some of Jimmy's spontaneous nights. Free tickets to a concert to watch Okilly Dokilly, Metalachi, and Mac Sabbath. Or how about the time that Jimmy got a chance to meet one of his heroes in, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan! We also get to hear about one of Doug's recent trips to visit a friend as they went to the Hump Film Festival.

 

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Charlie Murphy(aged 57) was an American actor, comedian, voice artist, and writer. Murphy was best known as a writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle's Show. He was the older brother of Eddie Murphy.

Matt Anoa'i(aged 47) was a Samoan-American professional wrestler, best known for his time on the independent circuit under numerous ring names, and his time in WWE, where he competed as Rosey. He was the brother of WWE wrestler, Roman Reigns.

Also on this show, Hernandez recounts a tale involving car troubles. Doug admits defeat after eating a dish of Phaal. Phaal is touted as the "spiciest curry dish ever". And Jimmy provides color commentary.

 

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We find out if Jimmy had an accent while growing up in Texas. Asain guy growing up in Texas. Fair question, right?

Any fan of comedy should recognize the name, Don Rickles(aged 90). Rickles was an American stand-up comedian, actor and author. Although he became well known as an insult comic, his pudgy, balding appearance and pugnacious style led to few leading roles in film or television; his prominent film roles included Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) and Kelly's Heroes (1970).

The Wrestling world lost another notable name in Larry Sharpe(aged 66). Sharpe was an American professional wrestler, manager and trainer better known under his ring name, "Pretty Boy" Larry Sharpe. Sharpe is perhaps most well known for creating the Monster Factory professional wrestling school. He grew up in Paulsboro, New Jersey, and was the original trainer of Kevin Von Erich, and many other well-known wrestlers.

"Horrible Events in History" returns as Doug brings us the tale of the Sawney Bean Clan. A story of murder, tragedy, and cannibalism. It also may or may not have happened. All of this and more!

 

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On our last episode we did a run down of WWE's Wrestlemania 33 event. On this episode we bookend it by giving our thoughts, critiques, and overall reaction to WWE's "Ultimate Thrill Ride". Who won? Which title(s) changed hands? What surprises were unveiled?

But that's not all. We also touch upon the Monday Night RAW after Wrestlemania and how that affects some of the story-lines. Who doesn't like a good wrestling conversation?

 

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It's that time of year again folks. The biggest show in professional wrestling is about to take place! WWE calls it..."The Grandest Stage of Them All", "The Showcase of the Immortals", "The Show of Shows", "The Greatest Spectacle in Sports Entertainment"... and now "The Ultimate Thrill Ride". This is Wrestlemania!

On the episode, Doug and Erik get back to familiar territory as they run down the upcoming Wrestlemania card. Who will shine? Who might get called up from NXT? Who might make their long awaited return/debut? All of this and more!

 

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