Regular Joes Podcast
They're into Movies and Toys and TV Shows, Comics and Collecting and Super Heroes, there's no end to the useless stuff they know, but don't call them Geeks, they're just Regular Joes!
info_outline Episode 265: What is Thy Bidding… 12/07/2018
Episode 265: What is Thy Bidding… For years the Regular Joes have been talking about prop auctions. This week all three of them finally stepped up and bid on a piece of Star Trek history. Find out what they bought and what Dave should have bought. Long before Game of Thrones George R. R. Martin wrote the Science fiction Novella Nightflyers. First adapted as film in 1987, Nightflyers is back as limited series on SYFY. Does it live up to the hype? Does it, as promised, push the boundaries of Science Fiction? All this plus Random Topics, a brief observance of the passing of Netflix DareDevil, and a round of What’s in the Box. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 264: The Walking Dead is Dead to Me! 11/30/2018
Episode 264: The Walking Dead is Dead to Me! The Walking Dead has slowly shuffled its way to the season nine mid-season finale. Does anyone still care? Viewership is way down, Tod just quit . . . again, and Dave never went back. What happened to this once must-see show? But first we catch up on Random Topics including, inevitably, another pass at The Last Jedi which, Barry now concedes has flaws (which he is willing to overlook), and Adam Savage blames on Russian interference. All this plus What’s in the Box and a Hot Toys Minute. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 263: Excelsior! 11/23/2018
Episode 263: Excelsior! After taking a week off, the Regular Joes are back just in time for Thanksgiving and Black Friday…on this weeks show, Dave, Barry and Tod start off with their usual round of random topics and then they discuss the passing of comic legend and pop-culture icon Stan Lee. Then the boys share their thought on Daredevil season 3. All this, plus a round of What's in the Box and more. As always, thanks for Listening Spider Friends…Excelsior!
info_outline Episode 262: Time To Get Your Con On 11/09/2018
Episode 262: Time To Get Your Con On It’s time again to join the Regular Joes as they make their annual visit to Providence Rhode Island for the RI Comic Con, the biggest Con in the smallest state. Joined once again by 4th Regular Joe Derryl DePriest, the guys run down the highs and lows in what has quickly grown to become New England’s premier Comic Con. As is tradition, the guys stage their Guerrilla podcast from the lobby of the Providence Omni, this year joined by 200 or so of their fellow Con attendees. Find out what they bought (there’s always a lot of that) the celebrities they met, (a lot of that too) and yes…the costumes they wore. Like they say, what happens in Rhode Island stays in Rhode Island…well, I’m sure somebody says that. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 261: The Chilling Adventures… 11/02/2018
Episode 261: The Chilling Adventures… Sabrina has been a “Teenage” Witch since 1962 ... and you thought your teen years were rough. This week the Regular Joes check out Netflix The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the most recent, and creepy, adaptation of Archie’s spell slinging classmate. Despite Dave thinking Melissa Joan Hart is cuter, the crew are unusually in sync. Barry has a dilemma and Tod and Dave weigh in on, of course, diametrically opposite perspectives. What would you do? All this plus Random Topics and a round of What’s in the Box that includes breakfast cereal, cinematic Apes, and Pleistocene era creatures. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 260: Hard Hitting Heroes 10/26/2018
Episode 260: Hard Hitting Heroes In a dark alley a stick wielding masked vigilante brutally dispatches a handful of violent criminals. This could be a scene from Daredevil, but it’s not (we will talk about that later.) This is how we are introduced to Robin of DC’s streaming service TITANS in the premiere episode. It’s a decidedly darker take on what was once a junior sidekicks club. In a split decision we are intrigued. Despite having a building dropped on him in last year’s Defenders the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen is back, As Marvel’s DAREDEVIL gets a third season on Netflix even as the axe falls on two of its sister shows. Find out if Daredevil is worth the wait. All this plus a goodly scoop of Random Topics, a round of What’s in the Box and a rare occurrence of Shirt Up. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 259: Resistance is Futile 10/19/2018
Episode 259: Resistance is Futile Just a few weeks after House of Mouse CEO Bob Iger conceded they may be pushing out Star Wars content “too much to fast” Disney XD’s newest animated offering Star Wars: Resistance has landed. As is their new tradition, the Regular Joe’s review the pilot episode and weigh in with their thoughts. Is it a worthy successor to Clone Wars and Rebels? Is it even intended to be? As one might guess, opinions are mixed. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into a lunar orbit another film has been released about the US space program. Dave and Tod both checked out First Man in its first weekend, and while the film has failed to draw audiences, at least two viewers liked what they saw. Find out what distinguishes this film from others like The Right Stuff (1985) and Apollo 13 (1995) And if it’s truly possible, as Tod states, to make an “intimate” film on one of the most watched events in human history. All this plus What’s in the Box and the usual helping of Random Topic. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 258: Con and Done It 10/12/2018
Episode 258: Con and Done It Barry, Dave and Tod are back from a day at NY Comic Con and give their impressions of the worlds largest fan event. Also Doctor Who has returned and the Joes give their varied reactions to this freshly gender swapped incarceration of the Doctor. The first of four Star Trek Shorts is up on CBS all Access, plus a new Discovery Season 2 trailer has been released, making this, wait for it ... a good day to Trek. All this plus Random topics, Dave’s Travel Notes and a quick Venom review that is maybe two minutes longer than it deserves. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 257: Mag Numb PI 10/05/2018
Episode 257: Mag Numb PI Are we ready for another X-men movie? Fox thinks so. The unexpectedly intriguing trailer for “Dark Phoenix” queues up the first discussion topic as the Regular Joes brace themselves for another entry in the uneven, and convoluted, series of X-Films. Next, it’s the second round of “Take Me To The Pilot” as the Joes continue to assess the particularly barren Fall TV landscape. Find out whether Manifest, NBC’s most recent attempt to crack the mystery/drama formula lands or crashes. Also, see how the rebooted Magnum PI holds up to scrutiny by two fans of the original show. Is it a respectful homage or pale imitation? SPOILER we give it two Ferraris down. All this plus the usual random topics and Last Jedi and Crystal Skull trash talk. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 256: Batman’s Junk 09/28/2018
Episode 256: Batman’s Junk This week the Regular Joes debut a new segment, Take Me To The Pilot, where they take a first look at the pilot episodes of some new series. First up is The First, the Sean Penn mission to Mars series from House of Cards creator Beau Willmon. Find out what their “First” thoughts are, and what they all found unsettling. Also in this episode a Round of Random Topics, and What’s in the Box. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 255: Joes and Cons 09/21/2018
Episode 255: Joes and Cons The Mighty Marvel Movie Machine just keeps chugging along. This week the trailer for Captain Marvel dropped heralding the arrival of Marvel Studios first ever film with a female lead. The Joes give their initial reactions, with perspectives ranging from little to deep Captain Marvel knowledge. Next up its time to start planning the next big Con. Or maybe the next two or three as the Joes make plans to take in the New York Comic Con, perennial favorite the RI Comic Con, and possibly Chiller Expo. Learn valuable tips for making the most of your Con experience and hear Tod rationalize line cutting as a public service. All this plus A Hot Toys Minute and the usual Random Topics. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 254: Not your Father’s Jack Ryan 09/14/2018
Episode 254: Not your Father’s Jack Ryan Vacations are over, the kids are back in school, and it’s time to take a look at what the Regular Joes will be watching this fall. Which new shows have peaked their interest (Hint: There aren’t many) which returning shows are they most eager to see, and which late summer offerings made their watch lists, including … JACK RYAN, the intrepid CIA Analyst (former Marine, stock broker & economics professor) created by Tom Clancy moves beyond his literary and big screen incarcerations to headline a 10 episode Amazon Prime series staring John Krasinski. Yes, the guy why played Jim in The Office. The Regular Joes give their first impressions of the series, and their thoughts on the Jack Ryan legacy as a whole. All this plus the usual Random Topics and a round of What’s in the Box. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 253: Props to the Props 09/07/2018
Episode 253: Props to the Props After a week off, the Regular Joes are back. First up Dave explains how to conquer the four Disney parks in a day. Next they dive into the catalog for the upcoming Prop Store Memorabilia Auction. Basically everything you loved in your childhood is up for sale. While much attention has been given to Han Solo’s Empire Strikes Back jacket the Joes mine for some of the other gems that will soon be up on the block. Also the usual Random Topics, and pretty much the quintessential round of What’s in the Box/Show And Tell were Tod shows rolls out a shiny new piece of Tech., Barry features a new Hot Toy and Dave shows off his most recent project. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 252: The Thing About the Thing 08/24/2018
Episode 252: The Thing About the Thing Who Goes There, the classic 1938 Sci Fi novella by John W. Campbell Jr., has inspired three films, the Howard Hawkes produced 1951 The Thing From Another World, John Carpenter’s 1982 The Thing and most recently the 2011 The Thing ... prequel? What makes a story so compelling that is cinematically revisited every three decades? How do the earlier films hold up over time? How does the newest film compliment and compare with it predecessors? This week the Regular Joe’s go to polar extremes and examine what lurks below the ice. There are SPOILERS, but hey the newest of these films is seven years old. It time to get your Thing on. Also what’s in the Box and a quick take on Random Topics. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 251: Tom Spina’s Cantina 08/17/2018
Episode 251: Tom Spina’s Cantina On this episode. Dave, Barry and yes, even Tod (finally) join special guest Tom Spina in his personal “cantina” talking about the latest projects from Regal Robot and Tom Spina Designs, including the Magic Wheelchair SDCC event that Tom took part in. Next, the Regular Joes dive deep into the stories surrounding Tom’s amazing collection of movie memorabilia. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss. As always, thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 250: Should you Choose to Accept it... 08/10/2018
Episode 250: Should you Choose to Accept it... Hello Podcast Listener. For at least 250 episodes Dave has been trying to convince Barry and Tod that Tom Cruse’s Mission Impossible series is worth checking out. For anyone who stopped after Mission Impossible I and II this might see unlikely ... or even Impossible. This week however he is successful, as the Regular Joes check out the newly released Mission Impossible: Fallout, and revisit the five films which preceded it. Next up we do some DVR clean out and take a look at the shows we are catching up on over the summer. All this plus the usual Random Topics. And, oh yes, this podcast will self-destruct in the next 5 seconds. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 249: Trek and Trailers and Toys…Oh my! 08/03/2018
Episode 249: Trek and Trailers and Toys…Oh my! This week the Regular Joes discuss two nerd Meccas, one they visited one they skipped. First up Barry and Tod returned the the Official Star Trek Set Tour in Ticonderoga New York. Hear what they saw and what is in the works for this remote, but nevertheless awesome, destination in the Star Trek Universe. Next up the guys discuss some of the more interesting action figures, teasers and trailers to emerge from the annual chaos that is the San Diego ComicCon. All this plus a hybrid round of Show and Tell / What’s in the Box, and the usual helping of Random Topics. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 248: Raider of the Lost … Filming Locations 07/27/2018
Episode 248: Raider of the Lost … Filming Locations The Regular Joe’s have met some interesting people in their travels over the years, but few compare with David West Reynolds. Archaeologist, explorer, New York Times #1 best-selling author, Skywalker Ranch alum, authority on both NASA and Star Wars and 1970’s GI Joe fan. Oh ... and he also just happens to be the dude who located the long-lost shooting locations from Star Wars, as detailed in his Documentary Journey to Tataouine. We could have ta talked to him for hours, but instead we kept it to an easily digestible 109 minutes. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 247: Required Viewing? 07/20/2018
Episode 247: Required Viewing? In the final moments of Avengers: Infinity War the Mad Titan Thanos eradicated half the Marvel Universe. In this week’s episode Barry does pretty much the same thing! There have been 20 Marvel Studios films to date. If you were going to cut that list in half, which 10 films would you consider indispensable to a hypothetical new viewer who needs to catch up? Not the 10 best, but rather the most 10 significant. No surprise, there is a fair amount of disparity between our hosts respective lists. We also squeeze in some random topics, and give a heads up on next week’s special episode. As always, thanks for Listening true believers!
info_outline Episode 246: Actually, Size Does Matter 07/13/2018
Episode 246: Actually, Size Does Matter Marvel Studios is back with another heaping helping of Superhero awesomeness. Wait…was that a SPOILER? No, we have come to expect Marvel to deliver and Ant-Man and The Wasp does just that. Find out what the Regulars Joes like best and where it fits on their scale of super-heroic cinema offerings. Last week we mentioned the semi-obscure 1970’s Harlan Ellison series The Star Lost. Find out what the team thought after tracking it down. All this plus Random Topics and an unusual round of RJ picks. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 245: Jurassic Whirled 07/06/2018
Episode 245: Jurassic Whirled This week Barry and Tod went to see Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom and they let Dave, and you, know whether it’s worth taking yet another trip back to the park. Hint: it is very likely this franchise may have just jumped the T-Rex. Also, in Recognition of the passing of sci-fi legend Harlan Ellison the guys revisit the classic Star Trek episode, City on the Edge of Forever, IDW comics recent adaptation of Ellison’s original script for that episode, as well as his other TV contributions. Some familiar, some less so. All this plus the usual random topics and What’s in the Box. Thanks for listening.
info_outline Episode 244: GI Joe Con 2018 06/29/2018
Episode 244: GI Joe Con 2018 This past week, Dave, Barry and Tod attended the 2018 GI Joe Collectors Convention, in lovely Chattanooga, Tennessee. It was bittersweet since it’s the last GI Joe convention of its kind. Join the Regular Joes as they celebrate the end of an era along with the 4thRegular Joe Derryl DePriest, GI Joe Convention and Club president Brian Savage, and a host of other long time GI Joe collectors and friends of the show as they reminisce about conventions past and speculate on GI Joe’s future. It’s a show that anyone who every collected anything will appreciate, and a very sentimental show for the Regular Joes, who all met at the GI Joe convention back in 1999. As always, Thanks for listening…and Yo Joe!
info_outline Episode 243: Eternally Yours 06/22/2018
Episode 243: Eternally Yours We skipped a week...hey, summer happens, but we’re back in the saddle catching you, and each other, up on what we missed. Barry and Dave made the trek to Eternal Con we they caught up with William Shatner (largely indifferent) Brandon Routh (gracious) and MEGO guy Marty Abrams (relentlessly self promoting). Because Tod didn’t really do much of anything interesting, he shoehorns in a run down of recent films as we reach midpoint of the summer movie season. Also, What’s in the Box, and a last thought regarding Chris Hardwick’s sudden fall from grace. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 242: Lost in…The Expanse of…Star Wars 06/08/2018
Episode 242: Lost in…The Expanse of…Star Wars Barry was in Philly, Tod is just coming down from May madness, and yet we still pulled together a show. There some residual ruminating about Solo, some consideration of old Ben Kenobi’s idea of inconspicuous, and we contemplate the rumored departure of Star Wars boss (and recent addition to Dave’s List) Kathleen Kennedy. Shifting universes, Dave has finally gotten on board with The Expanse, which leads to some discussion of props, which leads to What’s on my Workbench encompassing stuff from Lost in Space, The Expanse and yes, Star Wars. Ah, now the title makes sense. WARNING: listen to this podcast in a well ventilated area as it may contain dangerous levels of plastic residue. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 241: Going Solo 06/01/2018
Episode 241: Going Solo Five months after the controversial “The Last Jedi”, the newest film in the Star Wars franchise hits theaters. While the box office may have been disappointing, most people seemed to enjoy the ride. As we should now expect, the Regular Joe’s positions vary. Two feel it’s an entertaining film and a fun time spent in the Star Wars universe while the other regards it as a mostly unnecessary exercise. Listen in to find out who falls where. All this plus the usual Random Topics and a round of What’s In The Box. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 240: Fifty Chewbaccas’ all in a Row 05/25/2018
Episode 240: Fifty Chewbaccas’ all in a Row Coming down from their big 5 year anniversary episode, Dave, Barry and Tod explore some random topics before Tod and Barry share their thoughts on Deadpool 2. After that, they try and decipher the season finale of Marvel’s Agents of Shield. All that plus a Hot Toys Minute focused on the recently announced Infinity War Dr. Strange figure and they wrap things up with a reveal of something they saw at Tom Spina’s studio a few months ago but couldn’t talk about until now. As always, thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 239: And so it Goes 05/18/2018
Episode 239: And so it Goes Five years ago three friends sat down to talk about their common interests, and the conversation continues. Holy crap, has it really been 5 years already? On our 5th anniversary episode, Dave, Barry and Tod look back and pick our favorite things from the last half-decade, including, but not necessarily limited to, Desert Island DVD’s, What’s in the Box, Show and Tell and lots of memories from the first 5 years of podcasting goodness. All this plus the usual helping of random topics and more. As always, thanks for listening…and listening…and listening…and listening…
info_outline Episode 238: Still Sweeping the Leg 05/11/2018
Episode 238: Still Sweeping the Leg It’s time to talk TV. With the regular season winding down, and several mid season offerings in play, Barry, Dave and Tod take a look at which series they are watching and which series they are actually enjoying. Have the Arrow-verse/Berlanti shows run their course? Are eagerly awaited returning series like The Expanse and Legion measuring up? What’s new, and worth watching? And, are two guys with a three-decade-old teenage rivalry worth subscribing to YouTube RED for? WARNINGS: we do drop some SPOILERS for Cobra Kai, and Tod’s audio is impaired due to his recording live from the Negative Zone. All this plus a quick round of Random, and some accumulated What’s in the Box action. Also, check the feed for a bonus episode recapping archive interviews with Karate Kid and Cobra Kai Star Billy Zabka and his ever-formidable sensei Martin Kove. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 237: Avengers Disassembled 05/04/2018
Episode 237: Avengers Disassembled Avengers Infinity War, the new reigning box off champ, and the film Marvel Studios has been building towards for a decade, is finally out, and It changes everything. There is no talking about this film without Spoilers ... so, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS, lots and lots of spoilers. Find out what Barry, Dave and Tod thought, and where they think the MCU goes from here. Also, there’s a new trailer for the next Marvel offering, Antman and the Wasp, and yes, we spoil that too. Thanks for Listening!