Remember back in the day with The Rogues’ Gallery did podcasts. Pepperidge Farms remembers. Basically. this week is absolutely nuts with schoolwork, so C&L is taking a week off. That being said, it would suck you leave you guys with NOTHING, so myself and perennial friend of the Rogues Nick H got together to shoot the shit about the week in geek. We talk: Just Cause 3 getting announced, various anime and “fan service: yay or nay?”, Dungeon of the Endless, our feelings on Legend of Korra so far, and much more!
Joined by the long-absent member of the original five, Shan and Vince kick the tires on our fancy new mic with a really interesting discussion on the tricky subject of introducing cultural mythologies into media (movies, games, etc), as well as geeking out on a number of subjects, including, but not limited to:
- The awesomeness that is Suits, and why watching it will immediately make you a better person.
- Shan brings us up on the season premier of Avatar: The Legend of Korra
- VIDJA GAMES!! We talk Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, Infamous: Second Son, and Beyond: Two Souls.
Look in any Internet forum and you’ll find no shortage of people yearning for the days of yore when music, movies, or television was so much better than the crap they have on today. Typically, I dismiss this mindset because the things we tend to remember also happen to be the best things that particular era had to offer. They stood the test of time because they were THAT good. Ask someone who grew up in the 1990s to name a cartoon, and the response you’ll get is probably one of quality like Gargoyles or Batman: The Animated Series. Significantly less likely is the possibility of The Smoggies or Mega Babies, since those shows were just not worth remembering (or in the case of Mega Babies, simply god-awful). In addition, as we get older, we get additional responsibilities, and tend not to actively pursue new media. According to Sturgeon’s Law, it takes some digging to get past all the dross and find anything of quality in just about any media. When we don’t have the time to dig, typically we start drowning in the muck instead.
However, at least in the case of animated series, something has changed. Though groundbreaking series that both kids and adults can enjoy like Avatar: The Last Airbender and Adventure Time still exist, these are no longer the majority. Compare this to the 90s, where there is no shortage of ballsy, mature, complex cartoons aimed at kids that still hold up. ReBoot, Beast Wars, Gargoyles, Disney’s Recess and The Weekenders, Sonic: Underground, The Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures… the list goes on and on. But to keep myself from undercutting my previous point,I don’t think that this change is necessarily due to a drop in quality, at least not in the traditional sense. Instead, what has happened is a polarization of audiences, specifically based on age.
Here at the Rogues’ Gallery, we commit ourselves to only get angry about the things that REALLY matter. So this week, we throw down on such important issues as Bane’s pimp coat, Battleship, and eviscerating the war crime that is Ultimate Spiderman. Check it!
Running time: 01:32:52
Young Justice (0m51s-10m35s)
Sandy and Noah’s Cabin In The Woods Review (13m38s-21m05)
Avengers Cartoon (21m05s-24m38s)
Nick, Noah and Sandy discuss Game of Thrones Season 2 (24m38s-32m13s)
Nick takes on the Diablo III Beta! (32m13s-39m37s)
Avatar: The Legend of Korra Redux (39m37s-50m03s)
Noah and Vince tear Ultimate Spider-Man A New One (50m03s-1h03m31s)
Summer Movie Extravaganza!! Amazing Spider-Man, Men In Black 3, Dark Knight Rises, and Battleship (1h03m31s-End)
POW! BAM! SPLAT! (Noah: Wait, SPLAT? Vince: Just go with it.) The Rogues return with a vengeance for yet another installment of the eternal saga of the Rogues Gallery podcast!
Total Runtime: 1h11m29s
Wes reviews the Hunger Games movie (3m00s-18m50s)
Michael remaking The Ninja Turtles…. kind of (18m51s-27m41s)
TV Time! The Rogues talk Avatar: The Legend of Korra, and modern day cowboys in Justified (27m50s-40m49s)
The Comics Corner: Noah and Vince talk Brian Clevinger’s Atomic Robo and Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors by Mark Andrew Smith (40m50s-48m06s)
And after the break, Nick, Noah and Wes discuss EA/Bioware’s response to the Mass Effect 3 ending fan backlash (48m07s-End)