Why hello there! Welcome to episode 346 of the Synthaholics podcast! In this one we talk about one of the better and worst movies from the 1980s. Big Trouble in Little China starring Kurt Russell and his truck. On top of that we also discuss the good Tears of the Kingdom, the bad Redfall, and the ugly the writers guild protests. Brian says give the writers what they want, we need them! Also Dune because the spice must flow! Until next time take care and remember to email us at Synthaholics@yahoo.com
Greetings and welcome to the one and only Synthaholics podcast episode 330. Join the duo David and Brian while they take you on the journey of Invincible season 1. Have you ever thought to yourself that American animation is designed for kids? Well let us prove you wrong as what most certainly is one of the most adult animations created. Also join the crew as they discuss their thoughts on current video games monetization standards. Are you old enough to remember when 60 freedom dollars got you years on content? Pepperidge Farm remembers. As always take care and see ya next time. Email us at Synthaholics@yahoo.com I would at least.
Episode 329: Internet Archive Dumpster Dive 1: The Return of Captain Invincible
\Why hello there and welcome back to the Synthaholics podcast episode 329! Join hosts David and Brian as they completely decide to not be topical anymore and review The Return of Captain Invincible. Never heard of it? Well let the two take you on a journey of what superhero movies were before the MCU. They were, well, different. In what we think a better but worst way which doesn’t make sense but after watching Captain Invincible you will understand. The song that was referenced a few times was Name Your Poison performed by the great Christopher Lee seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ9se8i4ujs&ab_channel=zimperliese Have you seen this film? Let us know and join the conversation! Email us Synthaholics@yahoo.com because why not. Until next time take care.
Lloyd Evans returns as our guest! This week David, Aaron and Llyod do our post mortem of Star Trek: Picard Season 1. The return of Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard has been greatly anticipated. Did this season do justice to one of Star Trek’s most beloved character? We have mixed feelings on the outcome. There were high points that we enjoyed. But there are plot points that left us scratching our heads. Or in David’s case, shaking his fists in anger. Either way this season was noteworthy. And if you are a Star Trek fan it is a must watch. Pour yourself a tasty beverage, pop in your earbuds and lets reflect on Star Trek: Picard. Enjoy together responsibly!
Lloyd Evans is an ex-Jehovah’s Witness writer and activist. He is the founder of JWsurvey.org – an online resource aimed at assisting those who wish to leave the Witness faith. Lloyd Evans host the popular YouTube channel “John Cedars”. His recently has written a book “The Reluctant Apostate” about his experience leaving the faith.
Aaaah, back to some classic Trek! This episode Dave and Aaron look back at the classic (but silly) Original Series “The Gamesters of Triskelion”. Over the years this episode has had a lot of cultural references and it has generated some internet memes. But is it a good episode? You can bet 1000 quatloos that Dave and Aaron will discuss it ad nauseam! What young pubescent boy wouldn’t love an alien green hair warrior woman wrapped scantily in tin foil? Some of us boys enjoy Captain Kirk fighting a giant caveman and kissing Lady Gaga… er, Shahna. Put on your training harness, step into the arena and listen with your favorite adult beverage as we break down this offbeat episode of Star Trek. Enjoy together responsibly!
Episode 258: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2 with Jeff Heller of Screen Radar
The finale of Star Trek: Picard is here! We unpack this loaded episode with our guest Jeff Heller from Screen Radar. We all come out of Season One with different thoughts and feelings. Some of us felt that it was a good finale and season. While others feel it was a hollow ending. Will Soji become the “Destroyer”? How can Picard appeal to the Synths to not start Ganmadan or “Judgment Day”? Will the Romulan fleet destroy the Synth’s homeworld? Is this season purely a goodbye for Commander Data? Will Picard say his last goodbyes to his friends? Will there be a Season Two? We discuss all these questions and more. Please join us for a lively examination of this episode. Enjoy together responsibly!
Episode 257: Et in Arcadia Ego Part 1With Guy Davis
This week we have a full house as we welcome Guy Davis from Rocky Mountain Geek Tank Podcast! We discuss this week’s episode of Star Trek: Picard, “Et in Arcadia: Part 1”. After the last episode answered a lot of questions this episode gives us many more questions to ponder. This is a long podcast as there are so many possibilities to discuss now that the story has opened up considerably at the end of the season. Also for those that enjoy the outtakes there are quite a lot of them this week. Enjoy together responsibly!
This week we welcome Captain Stuart Foley of Trekyards! We discuss this week’s episode of Star Trek: Picard, “Broken Pieces”. This episode a lot of our questions are answered. We find out the history of Commodore Oh. We get more background for the secretive Zhat Vash. The broken pieces of Captain Rios’ past is put together by Raffi Musiker. Picard and Soji learn about each other and their pasts. Soji travels to her home planet. And Seven of Nine drives a Borg Cube! Dave, Stuart and Aaron make some predictions for the next two episodes. As we wait for the epic build up and showdown of this season’s finale. Enjoy together responsibly!
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This week David and Holly are away. But Aaron is joined by the talented and knowledgeable Guy Davis from Rocky Mountain Geek Tank Podcast. Guy and Aaron have a LONG discussion about this week’s episode of Picard. From the deconstruction of the plot and benefits and pitfalls of group mind think. Enjoy responsibly!
This week Dave, Holly and Aaron discuss the Picard episode “The Impossible Box”. Picard finally makes it to the “Artifact” (AKA the Borg Cube) to search for Soji. Picard is met by an old friend Hugh the ex-Borg. In the meantime, Soji is haunted by a nightmare. With the help of Narek, Soji is able to explore her dream only to find more questions about her identity. Picard and Soji finally meet and have to escape the Artifact. While we discuss Dave expresses his feelings of a tedious story arc. Holly is enjoying the series and is excited to see where the story goes next. While Aaron is happy with the story but feels like the plot is moving along too slow. No matter what our feelings are, the Picard series serves up nostalgia and builds on that framework to deliver a new narrative to the Star Trek universe. Enjoy together responsibly!