Needless Things Podcast 283 – Heavy Metal Needless Commentary

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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!

Special guests Dan Kelly and Evil Jim join the Commentary Team for the legendary 1981 animated feature Heavy Metal!
A truly magnificent feat of genre storytelling, Heavy Metal features the talents of John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Rodger Bumpass, Eugene Levy, Harold Ramis, Marilyn Lightstone, and dozens more providing voices for some of the most striking and innovative animation of the era. A phenomenal team of artists brought life to stories from Dan O’Bannon, Richard Corben, Bernie Wrightson and more; all set to a driving soundtrack that deserves its own paragraph:
As if the animation and voice acting weren’t accomplishment enough, the filmmakers compiled an amazing selection of pure rock to accompany the visuals – Sammy Hagar, Devo, Blue Öyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Black Sabbath, and Grand Funk Railroad are just a few of the bands that contributed to the aural power of the film, while the incredible Elmer Bernstein provided the score!
Listen in as Jim, Dan, and the entire team sell their souls for rock n’ roll in this month’s Needless Commentary!
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Needless Things Podcast 277 – Dragon Con 2019: The Wild, Wild Classics Track

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Dragon Con 2019 coverage continues on Needless Things!

On this week’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast, Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track Directors “Jolly” Joe Crowe and “Gorgeous” Gary Mitchel return to the show to play some all-new minigames that demonstrate the fun of one of Dragon Con’s most beloved and interactive Tracks!
Listen in as Dave, Joe, and Gary highlight some panels and discuss this year’s exciting Classics Track celebrity guests!
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Needless Things Podcast 263 – Avengers: Endgame

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Listen in as Dave, Head of Research Ryan Schweck, and Arian SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast.
SPOILER.
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Check out this week’s special musical selection – The KBK!
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Needless Things Minicast Episode 4 – Raymond Carr’s Joyriders

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Dave talks to writer, director, and puppeteer Raymond Carr about his new upcoming project, Joyriders.

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Needless Things Podcast 252 – Alita: Battle Angel

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Dave, Ryan Cadaver, and Nicole Ghouled caught an early sneak preview of Robert Rodriguez’ adaptation of the classic manga, Battle Angel Alita this past Monday. All three were so enthralled by and impressed with the movie that they had to get together to discuss it for this week’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

Starting with the manga in 1990 and then the animated adaptation in 1993, the story of this warrior has been inspiring fans for decades. Battle Angel draws from many classic genre styles while retaining a unique voice and style of its own. Those same inspired fans have been curious about a live action adaptation, and when James Cameron announced his intention to create one, things seemed promising.
The production process, however, was a long one. This left many doubting the project would ever truly see the light of day. But then the pieces starting coming together, with the unparalleled Robert Rodriguez as director, Rosa Salazar as the titular cyborg, and perhaps most impressively, Cristoph Waltz as Dr. Ido.
With such a promising team assembled, the ambitious film was a go and is now ready to be unleashed upon the world to inspire a whole new generation!
Listen in as Dave, Ryan, and Nicole break down this compelling cyberpunk fairytale!
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Needless Things Podcast 240 – RoboCop Needless Commentary

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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!

This time around the Needless Commentary Team takes on the future of law enforcement – RoboCop!
Released in 1987 and depicting an unspecified dystopian future, RoboCop is a violent, funny, action-packed flick with a little something for everyone. Director Paul Verhoeven and writer Edward Nuemeier take a cynical look at America and all of the things we love so much about her.
With a powerful cast and effects that were groundbreaking for the time, RoboCop remains a landmark of genre film.
Listen in as Dave, Battle Cougar, Ryan Cadaver, Rad Ranger, and Arian as they visit Detroit for a taste of cybernetic mayhem!
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Needless Things Podcast 231 – The Predator

 

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Ryan Cadaver shows up in the Phantom Zone to discuss the newest entry in the Predator movie franchise!
Dave and Ryan are huge fans of the Predator movies, from the 1987 original to 2010’s Predators. After hearing Ryan’s enthusiasm for The Predator from a preview screening, Dave knew he had to see it as soon as possible. Afterward there were things that needed to be dissected and discussed, so an impromptu Phantom Zone meet was arranged and recorded for your enjoyment! Spoilers will ensue!
Listen in as Dave and Ryan break down the good and the bad of The Predator on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast
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