Since a new episode of Gravity Falls is airing tonight, why not listen to an episode of the ScratchCast that’s about the show, am I right? Ryan takes up the hosting role to lead us in discussing everything to do about the mysterious town of Gravity Falls, Oregon. From initial reactions to favorite episodes, we let you guys know how we feel about this relatively new Disney Channel animated series…and why you should watch this comedic gem if you aren’t already.
San Diego Comic-Con 2012 stuff. Can’t say much more than that. Since most of the stuff here has either already happened, like Riders of Berk, or will be happening within the next few weeks (The DC Comic #0s). And the stuff that hasn’t already happened, is most likely stuff you’re aware of by now (like Legend of Korra episode orders and MLP news on Season Three). So there is no reason to listen to this podcast other than to hear our thoughts on this news back when it was actually news…not that that’s a bad thing. While this isn’t our best, it’s a decent listen. So give this two-hour episode a listen while you’re reading a book or playing a video game, okay? The most-recently recorded Gravity Falls episode will be posted this weekend, so keep an eye out for that.
Well, I think all we animation fans are well-aware of what happened back in late May. Toonami came back to our television screens, once again featuring awesome anime and commentary from a robot. And…it was pretty sweet. The whole internet was ablaze with complete and utter joy, us at the ScratchCast included. This episode, recorded on May 27th, has us showcase our memories of the cartoon tidal wave in its Cartoon Network days, and our hopes for the block in its Adult Swim return. And we have a lot of memories and hopes. From crushes on Wicked Lady to our love of Deadman Wonderland, we spill all our thoughts surrounding everything involving our main man and the Absolution. On a side-note, next episode will be Sunday afternoon instead of Saturday night, for obvious Toonami-related reasons.
P.P.S. Toonami: Adult Swim Edition has been airing for an entire summer. Did you enjoy Deadman Wonderland? Are you enjoying Casshern Sins? What shows do you want to see in the future? Tell us on Twitter, Facebook, via email, or in the comments below!
Did you guys notice how last year, I stopped posting podcast episodes around mid-Spring, and didn’t start back up again until late August/early September? And did you guys notice that I pretty much did the same exact thing this year? Weird, ain’t it? Well, I’ll try to make up for it with three days of episodes in a row. Tomorrow’s episode — yes, I’ll be posting an episode tomorrow AND Saturday — will be all about our experiences with Toonami, but today’s episode is a little look at the Marvel and DC Comics animation blocks, back when they first premiered. Well, it ends up being more so a look at the shows we love (Young Justice) and the shows we hate (Ultimate Spider-Man), but…well, the interstitial bits aren’t huge conversation makers like Toonami’s. Not counting DC Nation shorts, which are bloody awesome, and are kinda like backdoor pilots that can be picked up for full series. New Teen Titans is making the jump, and I’m glad about it, even though the show will be a pure comedy with…wait, what? Okay, a little less happy now. In any case, after this week of backlog episodes, we’ll be officially back with FRESH CONTENT. Fresh like clean towels right out of the dryer. Podcasts! Articles! Who the hell knows what else!? See ya tomorrow, and sorry for the episode’s sudden end.
P.P.S. New episodes are returning to both DC Nation and Marvel Universe soon! Are you hyped for new episodes of current shows. And brand-new series like Beware the Batman and Agents of S.M.A.S.H.? Or are you just shaking your head at some of this stuff? Tell us on Twitter, Facebook, via email, or in the comments below! We’re back for the school year, baby!
Yeah, I’ll admit it. This episode is extremely late. Like, extremely late. I mean, the cable upfronts took place in late MARCH. And this episode was recorded shortly after. There is absoulety no reason for this episode to be so late, beyond my own laziness. And I apologize for that. But you know what? There’s a bright side! Because this episode being late means we can all sit around and laugh at our reactions to certain bits of news. Who would have though we’d all fall in love with Gravity Falls after giving it the finger? Or that The Legend of Korra would leave all of us in anger about the pacing and the romantic subplot after we constantly praised it? Ah yes, things have changed between then and now. So please; sit back, relax, and enjoy the silly antics of our slightly younger selfs.
After a long, long break caused by both laziness and my inability to figure out how to register for college classes, the ScratchCast is finally back! That is to say, we’ve been recording some episodes during this time, but I haven’t started editing them until recently (this episode was recorded in March). So let’s hope I can successfully play catch-up and post the other two episodes we’ve recorded this week as well.
In this episode, Ryan takes the helm and leads a two-hour discussion on the ever-popular Disney animated series Phineas and Ferb, and manages to keep us on track for once, despite having to deal with an inebriated Don East. So stay and listen for a bit, at least up to the part where Don gives an award-winning performance of a typical Phineas and Ferb episode. Or you can stay until the end, where Don gets his finger stuck in a bottle for a few minutes and we all mock him…yeah, Don does some weird stuff this episode. (As for the Shonen Jump Alpha interview…*shrug*)
We start off with erectile dysfunction and robot cancer jokes before Don East takes charge in leading the celebration of the Transformers franchise. From the original 80s series to current Transformers Prime, the guys tackle pretty much everything about the sentient robots. When they weren’t talking about the Hub’s schedule changes, 80s songs, masturbation, and other bizarre topics. Joining the ride is the mysterious BloodyMarquis (aka Mr. Wednesday), who serves to add some well-needed humour.
Next week, I return to the podcast to help lead discussion on the world of independent comics.